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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
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

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 Arnold

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No more than 8 people allowed Full refund 60 days prior to arrival 50% refund 30-60 days prior to arrival No refunds within 30 days of arrival
  • No dogs allowed on the furniture Wash and dry and put away dishes upon departure Clean bar-b-que
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.


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Voted 5 Paws Up-1800 sf mountain home, AC/Heating, Dog Run, Spa. huge deck
average rating of 4.848485 based on 66 reviews

Wonderful place to spend time

  • 5 of 5

My 9 year old son and I had a wonderful week at Linda's cabin. It was so much more than I was expecting. It is a beautiful cabin in the perfect location. We brought our Golden Retrievers with us and it had the perfect dog run for them to play in. I have rented other cabins in the area and this cabin is by far the best!

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I have rented many of cabins over the years. This was the best one I have ever rented. Very accommodating, heart warming and beautiful. We are already planning our next trip. I highly recommend this cabin to anyone who wants to have a beautiful, relaxing time.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I loved having your family as my guests and I am really pleased you loved it like I do. Please come back again when you can! HAve a great holiday season!
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Perfect for Girls Weekend

  • 4 of 5

This place has it all. It was clean, plenty of space & updated. We ran out off time to use the amenities. But that’s a reason to come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am happy you had a great time. Come back again when you can!
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Great for large group

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house, the bedroom arrangements and the close proximity to so many

great places to hike and sightsee. Ideal for anyone traveling with small children, with the

new pack n play and new high chair. We used the laundry room as the nursery, so that

the 6 month old would not be woke up by the rest of us. If you are not an expert at backing up, try and park on the street, instead of the steep driveway. The large deck and swing chairs were a hit with our group too.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lynn. I am happy the home worked out for you and your group. Thanks for coming and I hope to see you again some day.
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A wonderful place to gather!

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed in Linda's cozy and clean home with my family. There were 7 adults and 2 children and we fit there perfectly. The hot tub was awesome - we had a perfect view of the stars at night. The downstairs den and pool table allowed some of us to hang out while others used the living room and kitchen upstairs. The beds were very comfortable and there were plenty of towels and blankets for our needs. Everything in the house worked perfectly and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. Be aware that the driveway is very steep and it was hard to fit all 3 of our cars there, so two of us chose to park on the street (which is not allowed in the winter). You can fit 3 cars in a row, but it was so steep, we didn't feel comfortable putting them there. Still, though, this was a great place to stay and we hope to return again soon! Thank you, Linda!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. I am glad everything worked out for your family. The driveway sometimes takes a little practice but after you do it once or twice, it's not too difficult. The view from the top deck is worth having the home on a hill!
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The setting was beautiful. We had a couple problems which were addressed with the owner.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear you loved my house and had a great time. I apologize for the fact that VRBO did not immediately refund your deposit. My account is set up for automatic refund for all my guests, but VRBO's system failed to return yours. I never ever see the security deposits because VRBO keeps them. I'm happy I could get the refund expedited once it was brought to my attention. Come back again!
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

Any three days weekends require a 3 night minimum

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.