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Sierra Vacation House - With Private Neighborhood Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Comfortable, cozy and clean property for your getaway!

This beautiful house is only minutes from Twain Harte, and it's a perfect place to enjoy your family getaway to the Sierras.

Enjoy the cozy comfort of a wood burning fireplace during the fall and winter months while watching the new HDTV in the inviting first floor living room. Free WiFi is included for your convenience as well.

Our guests are within walking distance (1/2 mile) to Cedar Ridge Community Lake, which features a playground and bbq area. There is no additional fee to access the lake, the water is clear and there is parking and clean restrooms too!

When you arrive at the house, you will walk into a galley style kitchen which opens into the downstairs living room and dining area for 6.

Down the hall is the master bedroom, with a Cal king bed, dresser, blanket chest, and rocking chair.

The first floor also has a brightly lit full bathroom with a tub/shower combo. Just behind the bathroom is the laundry room with a washer and dryer and secondary entrance to the home.

Returning to the main living room, there is a sliding door leading to the deck which seats 8-10 guests, and has a gas bbq. During snow season, enjoy the snow flurries and watch the snow cover the trees outside the house! It is truly beautiful to watch!

On the second floor is a loft area and a HUGE bedroom. The loft area has a futon, two recliners, a t.v., and an alcove with an incredibly comfortable queen bed.

The upstairs bedroom sleeps 6 guests! Twin, twin bunk beds, a twin trundle and a queen sleigh bed with a pillow-top mattress as well as a table and four chairs are in here. There is a cedar chest with additional blankets for guest use. Even with all these furnishings, there is still ample open space.

The large, bright upstairs bathroom features hand-scraped hardwood floors, ample counter space, and a shower.

This home has a wonderful balance of warm and cozy mountain charm while providing the comforts that our guests deserve.

Please send us a note and let us know the size of your group (adults and children). Also include if you wish to bring your family dog (two max).

'THIS IS A NICE HOUSE!' said one recent guest, and that's exactly what you will say too.

More Details

Jim and Jill
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 25, 2018

About Jim and Jill

Growing up and living in the Bay Area, both of us have visited the Twain Harte area since our teen years.

We introduced our own children many years ago and have loved going to places only this area can offer. Whether it's Columbia State Park, Pinecrest Lake, horseback riding, snow play or skiing at Dodge Ridge and Leland Park, the options are endless and ever changing.

We have tailored our property to those who work hard and want to relax while away.

Jim and Jill purchased this house in 2012

Why Jim and Jill chose Phoenix Lake-Cedar Ridge

This beautiful house is only minutes from so many local attractions, and very comfortably fits the entire family or small group too.

The house is kept VERY clean and comfortable for our guests to enjoy. We know you will notice the difference from the moment you walk in the front door.

Why this house? We provide an exceptional experience for our renters from start to finish. We want our guests to enjoy their stay. This house provides an excellent value for your family.

Send us a note and let us know how we can serve you.

What makes this house unique

Unique benefits include:

- Comfortably sleeps up to 10.

-Two separate gathering areas (great for kids, and parents too!)

- VERY clean throughout.

- Bathrooms located on each level.

- Front and rear decks, perfect for quiet relaxing or watching activity.

- Located in the beautiful Cedar Ridge neighborhood, just minutes from Twain Harte.

- Large, gently sloped property (1/3 acre)

- FREE ACCESS to Cedar Ridge Community Lake (gorgeous!).

- Within walking distance to hiking trails of Stanislaus National Forest hiking (half-mile away).

-All firewood is provided during the colder months.


Phoenix Lake-Cedar Ridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • 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 ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Plenty of space in Primary (first floor) bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Includes very nice vanity and plenty of space!
  • Tub/shower in main level bathroom. Full headroom in all areas of bathrooms Beautiful hardwood throughout upstairs bath with standing shower. Good lighting and well maintained fixtures
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Loft + Den - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen bed is in alcove area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Sleeps 6 in beds and has plenty of room to spare!
    Bedroom 1- Master bedroom on main level - 1 king , CA King, closet, dresser, blanket chest and rocker
  • King size beds: 1 (CA King in Master BR), Queen Size Beds: 2, Twin or Single Beds: 3 plus pull out trundle, Sleep Sofa or Futons: 1. All mattresses are good quality, most are pillowtop.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
There are great hiking trails located very close nearby. Easy trails that follow 'The Ditch' to more advanced trails that explore the beauty of the Stanislaus National Forest.


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Sierra Vacation House - With Private Neighborhood Lake
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 24 reviews

It was very nice and cozy for our first Christmas away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Overall we loved it.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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San Jose

Mixed feeling ....

  • 3 of 5

When you first walk in the smell reminds me of my grandma's house, sorta like a musty smell, I assume from not having the windows open much. Its a bit overwhelming at first but you kind of get used to it. We went during a heat wave and the swamp coolers really did help and quite honestly I don't know if we could've stayed the entire time had there been no cooling system. My husband had a hard time sleeping with the noise from the swamp coolers but we couldn't turn them off either since we were hot. We went to the lake twice, the first time the passcode left for us was incorrect but luckily another family who had the same problem the day before let us in. I recall another review had something about the code being a problem and I don't know how often they change it but you first might want to make sure the code is up to date. Kids enjoyed the rope swing, my husband and I floated around on tubes. The bathrooms were clean, especially the one upstairs. I missed it in the details so didn't realize there was no dishwasher, I re-washed everything I used since I knew all of it had been hand washed by others and I wasn't sure how well someone would clean the dishes at the end of their stay when trying to pack up and leave. It would've been nice to have a new sponge. The deck was peaceful, we did BBQ both nights we were there. We tried to eat outside but there were a lot of flies so gave up. I have pet allergies and surprised to see an actual dog crate in the bedroom upstairs, I was worried but it was cleaned pretty well as it did not bother me at all and I slept in that room being that it was also the coolest room at night.

The owners were really good with communicating with me considering they were on a vacation themselves, which I totally appreciated. I did inform them of a couple of items that I noticed needing some TLC and they responded back thanking me for bringing it to their attention and would take care of it.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and nicely kept.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was great very clean and had the full kitchen set up. Jim was very helpful and informative regarding our stay. Will definitely be going back.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cabin

  • 5 of 5

The property was just great. We saw lots of deer and bats. The deer were two different Bucks seen at two different times along with two does and twin babies.

Lots of fun.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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overall not bad

  • 3 of 5

found lot of dog hairs. bathrooms are really tough to have bath. No bodywash or soap provided as a basic requirement

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always our hope that every guest enjoys a fun and wonderful stay at the house. Since several issues are mentioned, we'll address each of them here. If some dog hair was found, it was likely in a small area, since the entire house (including the furniture) is completely vacuumed after each guest leaves, especially after those guests that bring a dog. There are two bathrooms at the house. In the upstairs bathroom, there is a shower only (perhaps this is what the renter was referring to). But in the main level, there is a full bathtub, so showering (or bathing a child, etc.) is no problem whatsoever. And the renter is right: we do not provide bath soap and shampoo (hand soap, dish soap, and laundry detergent are all provided). This is because of the various tastes and allergies from one person to the next. For this reason, we always ask that our guests come prepared with the bath soap and shampoo of their preference. It's very rare (perhaps 5% of the time), but due to an excessive (and unexpected) late departure, a small deduction ($20) was made from this guest's deposit to compensate our housekeeper's time. It's possible that this deduction was a factor in the three star review.
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Apple Valley, CA

Great Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a most enjoyable week. The house was very nice and well stocked. We were here during a very hot week, but the swamp coolers kept things nice and cool. We enjoyed our evening meals out on the deck, under the stars. There are many things to do in the area, something for everyone. The owners were very accessible and provide the best for their guests. Definitely hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
114 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Twain Harte or Phoenix Lake
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Railtown Steamtrain (Jamestown) - really cool
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Highway 108
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
Dodge Ridge
Car: necessary

There are so many fun and historical attractions to see in the Sierras and surrounding foothills, and they’re all within easy reach from Cedar Ridge. Here’s just a few:

• Yosemite National Park

• Horseback Riding

• Fishing

• Pinecrest Lake

• Moaning Caverns

• Historic Columbia

• Jamestown Steam Train

• Dodge Ridge Skiing

• Black Oak Casino


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $40
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

If you choose the "Book it Now" feature or use the credit card option, the fees will be deducted from the deposit collected. It is approximately 3%.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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