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Cabin at Lake Vera AVAIL 12-22-16 TO 1-2-17

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Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)


THE FINE PRINT: The dam has been opened due to poor water quality.

MORE FINE PRINT: This is a nonsmoking cabin, smoking is permitted at the fire ring on the waterfront. The use of "medical cannabis" is not permitted. We are not a fit for you if you plan on using this product on our property. If discovered you will be charged an additional $250 cleaning fee, the remainder of your reservation will be canceled and you will be asked to leave.


WINTER SPECIAL (Nov 1-March 31): $99/night. Does not apply over Holidays. 3 day minimum over holidays.

This charming cabin is located on the property of Watanda Lodge, Nevada City, California, 2 1/2 miles from downtown Nevada City. This is a secret hide-away with lake, canoes, stage and large camp fire ring. Sleeps up to 5 (or 4 adults), linens provided for queen bed; bottom sheets & 4 pillows provided for the twin bunk (bring your own sleeping bag or you can make bed with linens provided) and linens for queen sofa sleeper or bring your own. You will need to bring your own towels unless your travel is by air. Direct TV/DVD. Wall furnace, window A/C in livingroom. Phone for local calls. Port-a-crib available.

The remodeled fully equipped kitchen contains everything you need including BBQ tools and high chair. Pots, pans, dishes, microwave, toaster, cofee maker all provided. A large picnic table and charcoal BBQ sits on the porch. Single bedroom with queen bed and bathroom with shower.

The cabin sits on Lake Vera (lake views from the back porch), canoes, chairs and umbrellas provided. Charcoal BBQ and picnic area on waterfront. No license needed for fishing. Life jackets are provided and required for all boaters. Lake is seasonal and is drained from November (depending on rainy season) to mid-April. Lake levels begin to drop in August and can be quite low in dry summers.

Lodge located on property may be rented to others at the same time so waterfront may be shared. Inquire at time of rental if this is a concern for you. There is an ALL-LAKE quiet from 9:30 pm to 7:00 am. Only activities that do not create a noise disturbance are allowed. For larger groups, see our lodge listing @ VRBO listing #33190.

Nevada City: The Spring and Fall in Nevada City are not to be missed, this small Gold Mining town is a definite destination for a week (or weekend) of fun. There are several wineries in the area as well as many fine restaurants, and antique stores. Both Empire Gold Mine and Malakoff Diggings are open for tours. Grocery stores, hospital and other services less than 5 miles away.

SUMMER USE: April, May and June are my favorite months Watanda, the days are warm and evenings are long. There are numerous lakes in the area and Yuba River is 3 miles away. Hwy 20 has many Equestrian trails and staging areas. The fairgrounds is close by and has a variety of antique and quilt shows, horse events and home shows.

WINTER USE: Nevada City and Grass Valley both have weekly Christmas Fairs in December offering many local artisans. Great location for Tahoe skiers who do not want to pay resort prices. Cross country skiing 45 minutes away on Hwy 20, snow play less than 20 minutes up Hwy 20. Cabin at 2500 ft elevation and is located off main road which is plowed but has long gravel/dirt driveway. There is parking at the road entrance if snow is a problem, but rarely is. Saucer sleds and snow pants available in most sizes from children size 6 to adult 2x. Scattered sizes of boots, gloves and hats.

PETS: Well behaved owners with good citizen dogs (2 dog limit) are welcome. Please bring their own food dishes and towels. Pets cannot be left unattended unless crated. Please help us to remain pet friendly by keeping pets off furniture and using door gates as needed. Dogs must have current rabies vacinations. It is recommended that dogs be treated 3 days before arrival with a topical flea and tick medication such at 'Advantage'.

Go to our web site for additional pictures and information.

**DO NOT USE MAPQUEST DIRECTIONS...THEY ARE WRONG. Rental application, directions and 'What to bring list' are on our web site.

Keywords: Cabin, lake view, cottage

More Details

Kathryn McNitt
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Kathryn McNitt

Husband John is retired from California Dept of Corrections and I am a registered nurse. Both of us love being outdoors and are blessed to have had the opportunity to acquire Watanda Lodge which will someday be our retirement home.

Kathryn McNitt purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Kathryn McNitt chose Gold Country & High Sierra

I worked at the summer camp next door for 20 years. My husband and I always wanted a vacation home on water and the opportunity to purchase Camp Watanda dropped in our lap.

What makes this cabin unique

Sitting on the deck in the evening and watching all the animals come out.

We have deer, geese, birds of all kinds, ground animals, an occasional bobcat and bear.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Cabin at Lake Vera AVAIL 12-22-16 TO 1-2-17
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 24 reviews

Beautiful and peaceful setting, cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

We're approaching the time in life where travel may not be possible much longer. Our stay over Christmas was magical and a memory that will last. The ground sparkled with ice crystals in the early morning sun, and on Christmas morning the tall tree in front of the deck shone in the sun, with bright red berries decorating the branches. Our very own Christmas tree and the beginning of a peaceful and joyful Christmas with family. The bed was superb, the rustic surroundings gave a cozy feel, and we would love to stay here longer than just a few days.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very functional, clean, and comfortable plus beautiful surroundings on the lake even in winter!

  • 4 of 5

Very functional, clean, and comfortable plus beautiful surroundings on the lake.Even in winter!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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very private

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the privacy very much and being away from the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley. Thank you very much. There was no internet service or phone signal in the cabin, so it forced us to appreciate life together without it!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and the perfect size!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this sweet cabin last minute and had a remarkable time! The cabin had everything we needed including spectacular views, a warm and cozy space on a rainy weekend, electric blankets (ahhhh), geese honking in the morning, a beautiful sunset over the fire pit, and a running river for our dogs (the upside of the low lake... a running river). The bathroom was clean with a great shower head and plenty of shampoo, soap, etc. The kitchen was stocked with anything we needed (we brought food and spices) and there is a campsite style barbecue near the front deck, placed conveniently near the kitchen. If TV and games are your thing, it has that, too! Kathryn was a gracious host and checked in to make sure we would be OK with the rain. Thank you for a wonderful stay! We highly recommend this rental if you enjoy getting away to a peaceful retreat. No cell service, although Nevada City is nearby. We were looking forward to feeling off the grid without having to burn down time off with a long drive. Perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. Appreciate your taking such good care of the place. And happy you had such a good time. K
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Fantastic weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property and cozy cabin.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

We rented a little cabin in the woods, which was just what we ordered. But the heater wasn't working that first night so we called the owners and were rewarded with a great up-grade at the lodge. This made our trip even more wonderful. I want to thank our hosts for responding so quickly and making our vacation even better. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Boreal and Sugar Bowl
Car: necessary

Close to winter ski trails and multiple lakes and rivers


Rates & Availability

Nevada City Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Winter Rates 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45
Tax Rate 10.0%

$99 rate for short notice less than 14 days.
20% cancellation fee, no refunds for less than 14 days.
3 day minimum over Holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nevada City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Corner shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • (1) Queen size Bed with full linens (1), Baby Crib/Play pen/travel bed combo. Please ask if needed as it is stored away, (1) Queen sized sleeper sofa, bottom sheet only provided, additional linens in dressers. Bunk Beds (1) Only bottom sheets and pillows provided; sleeping bags provided. Cabin will take 2 adults and 3 children or 4 adults.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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