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Voted 5 Paws up-1800 Sf Mountain Home, Ac/Heating, Dog Run, Spa. Huge Deck

(48 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Kids love the mountains. I have had some returning children choose Arnold over Disneyland. The home is safe. A child gate is provided if you have little ones to block off the stairwell inside the home. The wood slats on the deck are secured with heavy wire metal so you can relax on the deck with your children. There is a child's swing set in the side yard....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outside only....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pooches love this place. The deck is pet safe with the rails of the deck secured with wire mesh so no one can escape!! A ramp from the upper deck leads to the dog run which is surrounded by a 6' chain link fence. This home has been voted by previous visiting pooches as five paws up!! ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are stairs only up to the front door....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    43" flat screen TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    42" Flat screen TV...moreless

  • (1) King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Bed (1), Single bed (1) Queen size sleeper sofa. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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. ...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    One in the living area...moreless

  • Games:

    There are some games including monopoly and scrabble...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    Pool Table is in the downstairs family room...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    (1) 55' High Definition flat screen in living room, , (2) 42" flat screen, one in family room and one is upstairs bedroom and (1) 43" flat screen in Master Bedroom....moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The house is perched between the tall pine trees...moreless

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


  • Dining:

    Dining room table is large and has 6 chairs and 4 additional chairs in the closet. There is also a high chair stored in the laundry room. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air Conditioning...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    Free long distant phone calls within the US....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    Hi Speed internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    55' High definition big screen TV...moreless

  • Parking:

    3 cars can fit in the driveway when it is snowing (no parking on the street when the snow plows come through) The driveway is steep....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless internet...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Large wood stove downstairs...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All utensils including pots and pans, Rice cooker and crock pot and wok....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes and utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch dishwasher (quiet)...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Huge kitchen for you cooking pleasure. It is stocked with everything you could possibly need for cooking, along with spices....moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven:

    Electric stove/oven combo...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, tin foil, paper towels, dish soap, dish washer soap....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Fabulous and large! 2 Sky chairs so you can float on a cloud plus, nice table and chairs for 8....moreless

  • Golf:

    Forest Meadows Golf Course. Sequoia Woods golf Course (Possibility of playing-you must call them and check)...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    You can canoe and kayak on Lake Alpine. There are rentals stores in town to rent equipment or at Lake Alpine....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large propane grill...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Bear Valley ski resort is 25 miles up Highway 4...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Canoeing and kayaking is allowed on Lake Alpine...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Private hot tub is outside the master bedroom sliding glass door on deck....moreless



from 48 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 2017
May 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
June 1-Aug 21 2017
Jun 1 - Aug 21, 2017
2 night min stay
Aug 22-Nov 2017
Aug 22 - Nov 21, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 26-Dec 21, 2017
Nov 27 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
Christmas/NewYears 2017
Dec 22 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Jan 2-Mar 31,2018
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2018
2 night min stay
April 1- April 30th, 2018
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $110
  • Tax Rate 6%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/27/2017
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1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Snowshoe Brewery
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Forest Meadows
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 4
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: 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!!

Why the Owner Chose Arnold, CA, USA:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

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  • Front of Home

    Front of Home

  • Family Room

    Family Room

  • Play area

    Play area

  • Living Area

    Living Area

  • Family Room

    Family Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Downstairs bathroom

    Downstairs bathroom

  • Deck with sky chairs

    Deck with sky chairs

  • Hot Tub

    Hot Tub

  • This makes the pooches very happy

    This makes the pooches very happy

  • Dining-Kitchen-Living Room

    Dining-Kitchen-Living Room

  • Front area of house

    Front area of house

  • Kitchen-Dining Area

    Kitchen-Dining Area

  • Large Kitchen

    Large Kitchen

  • Pool Table

    Pool Table

  • 2nd bedroom

    2nd bedroom

  • Upstairs Bathroom

    Upstairs Bathroom

  • Front Deck

    Front Deck

  • Huge deck

    Huge deck

  • Back deck

    Back deck

  • Dog run

    Dog run

VRBO #42794

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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