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Voted 5 Paws Up-1800 sf mountain home, AC/Heating, Dog Run, Spa. huge deck

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


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8) Huge dog run and deck, hot tub and AC

Beautiful new distressed flooring throughout just installed. There are large flat screen TV's, has upgraded huge kitchen and large deck, gigantic dog run, hot tub, gorgeous views of the pines and comfortable new beds and furniture...what more could you want for a mountain retreat? This fabulous dog friendly home has been voted 5 paws up! The home has central air conditioning and heating. It has two stories with the master bedroom ( New California King size pillow top bed and 43'' flat screen TV) , and one bath and a spare bedroom on the top floor (New Queen size pillow top bed and 42" wall-mounted flat screen TV). The living area, dining room, and large kitchen are all on the top floor. The living room has a Lazy Boy sofa and love seat which face the wall-mounted 55' High Definition flat screen TV. It is the epitome of comfort for the family video night or that important football game. Remodeled kitchen and both bathrooms (Dec 2014) and a new central air conditioning and heating system installed January 2015. New floors throughout the home installed October 2016. There is a huge deck that wraps around the entire upper floor of the home with a ramp for your pooch to wander safely into the enclosed 6' high chain link fenced dog run. The bottom floor has a large family room (Brand new Queen size sleeper sofa), laundry room, one bedroom, (Brand new Queen size pillow top bed and 1 bunk-bed) and 1 bath. Stoke up the downstairs wood fireplace while watching TV on another 42' flat screen or playing some pool in the family room. The new master king and two queen beds are furnished with plush bedding so you will have the utmost in sleeping enjoyment. The lazy boy queen size sofa/sleeper in the family room enables you to bring a few extra guests.

The house is very cozy and the deck is a wonderful place to have breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Relax on the deck with a drink and your loved ones while watching the pine trees grow, or just sit in one of the canvas sky chairs with your legs up. relaxing, reading a book or just taking a nap. You will feel like you are floating on a cloud. The large overhang on the deck will keep the sun from your eyes and somehow makes the temperature seem to be just right. The living , dining and kitchen area are open and lead to the upper huge deck. It is a great place to entertain your friends and family. The house is in great shape with newer furniture, (1) 55" flat screen TV (2) 42" flat screen TV, (1) 43" flat screen TV and and new ceiling fans in the living area and bedrooms. There is a private hot tub off the master bedroom and a pool table in the family room. Wi Fi, high speed internet and free long distance calling is provided. The kitchen and both bathrooms were just upgraded (Dec 2014) a new central heating and air conditioning installed (2015) and new distressed floors installed (2016).

Enjoy your day at Alpine Lake fishing or in the winter months skiing or sledding at Bear Valley. The area hosts numerous adventures, including The Big Trees National Forest, Bear Valley music festival, Ironstone Wineries and its series of concerts throughout the summer, the quaint town of Murphy's with its history, small shops and local wine tasting. Drop down into the earth into one of the moaning caves or for the brave go zip lining through the canyon. Visit the town of Columbia, an old gold mining town where your children can pan for gold, check out the old blacksmith or just ride into history on a stagecoach.

Angels camp has its annual Frog Jump extravaganza while Murphys has its annual St. Patty's Day parade and Arnold has a real hometown fourth of July parade down main street followed by a bar-b-que in the park.

Arnold is the perfect 'base camp' for you and your family to enjoy the entire area and all of it offerings.

More Details

Linda Hurd
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Linda Hurd

This picture is of my daughter and myself. I grew up in Orinda in the Bay Area and haven't left. I know a good thing when I see it!!

Linda Hurd purchased this house in 1999

Why Linda Hurd chose Gold Country & High Sierra

When I was looking for a mountain home, I chose Arnold because of the quaint beautiful area with the friendliest people on earth. The drive to Arnold is fun and non-stressful (unlike Highway 80 to Tahoe) and the area hosts a variety of things to enjoy throughout the year from local concerts in town, to concerts at the winery, to music festivals at Bear Valley, Kajaking in the lake, parades, frog jumps, skiing at Bear Valley, white water rafting trips, golfing and more too numerous to name!

What makes this house unique

The area is so peaceful, one can come from the busy Bay Area and immediately relax. I love the Arnold area. It's a short drive but you feel as if you are in a different world!! While you are in a small mountain town with very tall trees, you still have the convenience of nice restaurants, wineries, and a terrific super market to buy your food. There are numerous areas where you can hike, go to the lake, ski or just hang out and do nothing. There is wireless internet in the home, air conditioning and heating plus the huge dog run which connects to the upper deck is terrific and safe for your pooches to run freely.


Arnold House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms are shower over tub. Newly redone with modern glass doors and faucets
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 43" flat screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 42" Flat screen TV
  • (1) King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Bed (1), Single bed (1) Queen size sleeper sofa.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Central air and heating system, (1) 55' High definition flat screen TV, (2) 42: Flat screen TV's and, (1) 43" flat screen TV, Hot tub, child's play area and pool table. A giant dog run attaches to the upper deck via a ramp. The deck is huge and child safe with an nice overhang to keep the sun from hitting you directly. Two sky chairs are provided during the summer months. Remodeled home.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

Voted 5 Paws Up-1800 sf mountain home, AC/Heating, Dog Run, Spa. huge deck
average rating of 4.877193 based on 57 reviews
san francisco

Nicely situated forest getaway where time stands still

  • 5 of 5

Linda's place is very comfortable and the place has recently been renovated (new floors, kitchen and bathrooms...even the hot tub)

Esp loved the hammock chairs on the deck

It is also VERY dog friendly and the dog run caters well for your furry family members

-would def stay again

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very clean and well maintained,excellent for the doggys!!🐶 We will definitely Be returning 😎

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased you like my home. it is the ideal set up to bring your furry friends. I'm happy it worked out for you and your pooches. Come back again! I enjoyed having your family as my guests.
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Great time with family and dogs!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this well appointed, clean, and comfortable home. It came as advertised and exceeded all of our expectations.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy to hear you enjoyed my home and all it's amenities.. Thank you for being such wonderful guests! I would love for you and your family to come back again. Thank you!
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Comfortable spot to call home on vacation.

  • 4 of 5

Had everything we needed to make a home for ourselves during our short stay in Arnold. Lots of space. Quiet. Nice, new hot tub. Relaxing sky chairs to enjoy the trees surrounding the home. Close to town and Big Trees State Park.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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manteca, CA

nice inside. deck could have been blown.

  • 4 of 5

Too many stairs. Not good for older folks like me with a knee replacement.

Great for dogs. My dog loved looking out from a high deck.

Next time I will find a place on flatter ground.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. The house is not for everyone because of the stairs. I, myself, have two new knees (One is only 2 months old). I was at the house right before you and did okay, but I do understand. I also had blown off the deck and cleaned the glass table. Unfortunately the trees that surround the house are dropping pine needles and such constantly so it is impossible to keep them blown off every day. I hope you had a great time relaxing on the deck despite the stairs. It does have a great view!
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Pacifica, CA

Comfy and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed the cabin so much that we can't wait to come back! It was so close to all the fun stuff we wanted to do and had enough space for all of us to relax. The place is quiet and tucked away, but close enough to the local store and some restaurants. The only down side is that we had no cell reception, but we didn't let that stop us from having some fun. It was actually pretty nice being away from technology for a few days (well when we weren't using the wifi from the cabin)

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review. Cell phone service is getting better than it was 5 years ago but it does depend on your carrier. Verizon and ATT do work there. I dont think the remaining carriers have made it up the mountain that far yet. As you mentioned it is nice to detach from technology occasionally and there is free long distance in case a call needs to be made. Im glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet and look forward to your return.
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Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Snowshoe Brewery
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Forest Meadows
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 4
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Bear Valley Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Big Trees State Park, Columbia, Bear Valley Ski Resort, Murphys and Sonora are near by. White Pine Lake is in Arnold which has a small beach and Malones Lake and Lake Alpine are great for fishing. Zip lining for the brave is provided at the caverns between Murphys and Sonora and there are local activities scheduled throughout the year, i.e: St. Patty's Day parade in Murphys, Frog Jump in Angels Camp, Fourth of July Parade, Bear Valley Music Festival in August and concerts at Ironstone Wineries throughout the summer. There are also numerous hiking trails available Columbia is a great old gold mining town between Arnold and Sonora and spending the day watching the fascination on your children's faces while they gold pan is really fun. If it's just the adults, the old 1800's saloon is a real trip.


Rates & Availability

Arnold House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June 1-Aug 21 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Aug 22-Nov 2017
Aug 22 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 26-Dec 21, 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/NewYears 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 2-Mar 31,2018
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
April 1- April 30th, 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
May 2018
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
June 1-Aug 24, 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
Aug 25-Nov 20,2018
Aug 25 2018 - Nov 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nov 26-Dec 21, 2018
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 21 2018
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 22 2018 - Dec 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $110
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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