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Beautiful,Designer, Fun, Lakeside Custom w TreeHouse, Spa, SUP, Bikes, North Bay"""

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

Welcome. Beautiful Peaceful Pines at Lake Arrowhead, Travel here to enjoy the tranquil and pristine natural beauty at Peaceful Pines, a luxurious lakeside A-frame retreat home (1800 sq.feet) on three levels. Wonderful, spacious outdoor decks and outdoor kitchen for BBQ's weather permitting.

Terrific location on north bay with best calm lake waters for swimming and water play, beautiful lakeside walking trails with beach parks.

The venue provides you with a unique opportunity to be in nature with the comfort and luxury of designer mountain themed architecture, art and furnishings. Enjoyment of the private lakeside trails, beach clubs, SUP, hammocks, decks, corn hole bean bag game, basketball, ping pong, library, bikes, beach chairs, floats, board games, puzzles, wii and new always hot tub are all included in your stay.

Whether you are longing for a quiet, romantic getaway or an adventure, fun filled family gathering, you will find the abundant amenities at Peaceful Pines to be a very special treasured destination.

We are very pleased to welcome families and friends to our home. We are often on-site in our neighboring property and maintaining a great relationship with our neighbors is our priority, so we don't welcome those that prefer a loud party like atmosphere.

FALSIFIED RESERVATIONS – Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money, and the party will not be permitted to check in.

Peaceful Pines is a completely non-smoking home and property.

Designer linens, fully stocked kitchen, games, puzzles, books, movies, new large smart flat screen TV, Wii, sleds, basketball, bikes, SUP, ping pong and all the comforts of home.

Available for weekly summer and longer term rentals.

If you are bringing your dog, please note your dog must not be left alone unless the dog is contained in your pet crate. Our home is dog friendly, however, we have found when dogs are left alone in our unfamiliar home it can be anxiety provoking and damages can result.

Keywords: Discount Longer Stays, North Bay Retreat, Family Vacation, Retreat, Peaceful Pines, Womens Retreat, hot tub, Lake Arrowhead Retreat, custom deluxe mountain decor

More Details

Karen OConnell
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Karen OConnell

We love enjoying and taking care of our Lake Arrowhead Retreat Home, we live in the front cabin home and have fun sharing the Main Retreat Home and Tree House with friends, family and travelers. We are happy travelers too and know how wonderful it is to enjoy all the comforts of home while traveling and we take great care in providing a wonderful space for others. Karen hosts retreats in Lake Arrowhead and is an experienced organic food chef and concierge, happy to cater any of your meals or help you with your vacation planning, Bob is a singer/songwriter and custom home builder and is committed to providing a quality space for quests. We love this area of CA, the amazing beauty of the lake, wildlife and the mountains bring us a sense of peace and well being we deeply treasure and love sharing with others.

Karen OConnell purchased this house in 2004

Why Karen OConnell chose Lake Arrowhead

We choose our Retreat Home, Peaceful Pines, across the path from Lake Arrowhead, nestled in the mountain with a stream running through the property because of it's fabulous location, the North Bay section of the Lake and the sprawling tranquil property. This part of the lake is perfect for swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, because it's a bay where boats must cruise slowly. The home is tucked into the hills with trees, private and serene. There are many outdoor decks, a hammock and an outdoor kitchen space for BBQ's with friends and family.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy the way we can unplug from our busy lives and relax together in nature. Some favorite things we do include having breakfast on the deck, walking around the lake, board games with friends/family, kayaking, concerts/dinner/shopping/wine tasting in the Arrowhead Village. Whether it's just the two of us or with our friends/family, we sure do have fun. Everything tastes better cooked on our outdoor kitchen and shared in the clean, fresh mountain air and splendor of nature.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Added by owner because guest stayed prior to VRBO site listing.

Our family had the best time ever together, what a wonderful place to be, where we could play together and also have space to do our own thing, it was a blast and so incredibly beautiful and comfortable. I loved the kitchen too, it had everything I needed and we cooked all our favorite foods, loved it! We will be back for sure.
Jul 2010
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Lake Arrowhead House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (4) 1 room has 2 queen beds, 1 room has 1 queen bed, loft bedroom has 1 queen and 2 twin beds., Twin or Single Beds (3) 1 twin bed is in TV room, 2 twin beds in loft bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) there are 2 futons in the treehouse that can be used there or brought into main house. There are 2 more futons in upstairs loft.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Tree House with futons and sleeping for 2 with view deck.


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Beautiful,Designer, Fun, Lakeside Custom w TreeHouse, Spa, SUP, Bikes, North Bay
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 49 reviews

Family Fun in Lake Arrowhead

  • 5 of 5

We loved our holiday vacation at Peaceful Pines! The cabin/house is exactly as pictured! There was 8 of us and we had plenty of room! We cooked our traditional prime rib and king crab Christmas Eve dinner in the kitchen with ease! It is fully stocked and has nice appliances! We loved playing hours of games at the beautiful wood table and soaking in the amazing "always hot" hot tub! Thank you Karen for being so organized and personable! We highly recommend this house!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First time summer Lake Arrowhead trip!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our first time to the lake in the summer! Karen's cabin was perfect for our 2 families. We enjoyed the hot tub, kids loft, great kitchen, and a rain storm brought a flowing small river over the rocks and stones down the side of the mountain. Absolutely beautiful!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cozy peaceful house !

  • 5 of 5

Very well maintained and decorated.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sheer Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

After deciding we needed a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we came across Peaceful Pines. The photos and the reviews made it stand out from the rest and we certainly weren't disappointed! The house is truly amazing with every detail carefully thought out. It is fully stocked with anything you could possibly want. The kitchen provided everything we needed to create delicious meals for the whole house. You would be hard pressed to find something it didn't have! The custom furniture was absolutely stunning and offered true luxury while maintaining the beautiful mountain feel. Every breakfast was had on the patio peacefully tucked away under the trees with sunshine steaming through. The hot tub was the perfect ending to each day and there was always more than enough towels! The stone shower is remarkable. We sat by the fireplace (with complimentary wood!) and played board games while steaming music from the Apple TV. The lake was a very short walk away and so was plenty of hiking. While our's was an adult trip, the place is perfect for families and offers entertainment designed for people of all ages. Karen was fantastic, quickly responding to any questions we had. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a peaceful escape to the mountains. I certainly cannot wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply the best

  • 5 of 5

I have rented several cabins over the years in the Lake Arrowhead / Big Bear area but Karen, her husband and their Peaceful Pines were no doubt THE BEST for so many reasons. This cabin not only has everything you could ask for and more (as so clearly pointed out by all the reviews), but it so perfectly managed by Karen who is very hands on, accommodating, helpful and truly a gem. It is very clear that the owners put a lot of thought and heart into this property.

We happen to be a very large family and Karen was beyond accommodating with our group which included everyone from toddlers, teenagers, young adults and grandparents...even our dog. My 2 and 4yo spent the majority of the weekend in the treehouse, playing games and snuggling up watching DVDs downstairs while our dog was constantly off on his own little "into the wild" adventure and the adults soaked in the hot tub, dozed off on the over sized chairs while basking in the sun (hallelujah!) played ridiculous games by the fire, and Grampa grilled huge feasts on the BBQ downstairs while the teens played games in the garage space and we even celebrated my sons 2nd birthday with cake, balloons and presents.

You cannot go wrong, this place is perfect for any group and any occasion. Since our trip I often think of this home. Just book it and enjoy!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Lake Home

  • 5 of 5

This home is amazing! The owner, Karen, was pleasant and accommodating to our family. We had a wonderful time at her home and we were so glad to find it! This home has it all from board games to books and movies to a tree house that my niece and nephew loved. It truly makes you feel like you are far away in a relaxing environment. Also, Karen answered any questions we had during our stay, promptly. I would absolutely recommend this place to my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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access to private lakeside trails, beaches, B&B catering available, yoga, massage services, meditation classes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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