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Baxters Mountain Cottage-Charming, Private, Cozy, Cabin"""

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 8)

4 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, Newly Remodeled Kitchen and bathroom with sinker wood custom cabinets, Dishwasher, garbage disposal, granite countertops, stone floor, new stove and oven, and refrigerator. Office set up printer and internet just connect your lap top or phone and you can commuicate with your office if needed. Cabin Secluded on 3/4 acre lot, Quiet, Cozy, Comfortable cabin surrounded by trees not close to other cabins, 1/2 mile walk to town, .1 mile to shaver library and church, Large Deck, Large family room, Reading room,, Stone Fireplace, Washer/Dryer, Flat screen TV, Internet, Cable, DVD/VCR, DVD library, Closet filled with games, DVD library and jigsaw puzzles, Lots of Books, Lots of parking.

Jill Baxter
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Jill Baxter

My husband is college football coach at USC and founder and creator of Academic Gameplan. I am Sports Law attorney/and CEO of our company Academic Gameplan, which teaches students how to learn. We have two daughters in college. The cabin is our place to relax. We bring our horses in the summer, hike, boat, and spend time with all the cabin owners we know in Shaver. In the winter we ski, snowboard, sled, and snow shoe. We currently iive in Redondo Beach, CA.

Jill Baxter purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Jill Baxter chose Shaver Lake

We looked for two years to find a cabin in Shaver. We wanted to buy a cabin not a house built in the mountains. This cabin has 4 bedrooms but was only 1,500 square feet. However, it felt much bigger, why?

This cabin was owned by the McQuaids for thirty years, a ship builder. Mr. McQuaid knew how to use space efficiently and used high quality building materials. It has great pine walls, well built, lots of big windows, 3/4 acre lot , but just needed some clean up. We spent two weeks putting in new flooring, decorating, and clean up. We found great antiques in the garage that now hang on the wall in the reading room. The table in the family room is the original door of the cabin. The stone fireplace is made of quartz. The deck is huge and faces the beautiful trees. We can walk to town, the library, and to restaurants. This cabin is one of kind! We have been renting this cabin for ten years and everyone loves this cabin including us!! So if you rented this cabin from Bill, he retired. The second property management company isn't renting cabins anymore. So we are now renting this by owner. We love that other families enjoy our cabin, too!

What makes this cabin unique

This year we remodeled the kitchen and bathroom. The kitchen and bathroom customer cabinets were made out of a shaver tree my husband assisted well known logger Jeff Young hoist out of the bottom of Shaver Lake. The beautiful stone floors were installed by well known mason Dan Young. A beautiful stone shower in the bathroom makes you feel like you are outside. It is the only cabin in shaver with sinker wood custom cabinets. The Deck is the same size as main level of the cabin. Beautiful View of Trees from every window in the cabin, Close to town, Not close to other cabins, lots of parking, Pine walls, well built, a cabin not a house built in the mountains, Four bedrooms, reading room, living room, large kitchen, separate mud room.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an awesome time at shaver. You cabin is fantastic. Very homey and comfortable. It snowed Saturday night so kids woke up to frosted trees. They had a blast sledding down the hills behind the cabin. Again thank you for working with our schedule. We want to come back again next year!
Jan 2013
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Shaver Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • New remodeled bathroom with Rock shower and sinker wood cabinets!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(19 traveler reviews)

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Baxters Mountain Cottage-Charming, Private, Cozy, Cabin
average rating of 4.4210525 based on 22 reviews

Quaint Cabin Retreat December 2017

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of room for everyone. Clean, warm, and well equipped with everything you'd need in the kitchen. We were there over the Christmas holiday so we did a lot of cooking. The kitchen is roomy for as many cooks as you'd like. It had snowed before we got there so the driveway down to the house was difficult to find at first. When we picked up the keys we were given a map to the house which was extremely helpful because the house address is not what you use to get to the house. Beautiful deck to watch sunsets or to organize our 5 year old's first snowball fight. We would definitely choose this home again.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vicki, So happy you had a great and memorable Christmas at our cabin. Thanks for the review and we look forward to you visiting again!
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Had a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at the Baxter's Mountain Cottage. It had plenty of room for all of us and was very conveniently located close to town, which was very handy. We would love to come back sometime!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome family cabin

  • 5 of 5

The Baxter cabin is great. Great room and spacious. Our family really enjoyed our time here and will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with three other couples. Very charming home with 4 bedrooms & 1/4 bath up stairs and 3/4 bath with shower down stairs. Worked flawlessly. Kitchen is updated with center island so all can get in and give a hand in cooking, or just socializing. Best part is large deck overlooking forest, great for relaxing and viewing the night skies. Plenty of parking for vehicles and water craft. Close to the lake and Shaver Village. Would highly recommend when looking to stay in Shaver Lake!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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modern cabin in the woods

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time with the fam. The livin room with the large tV,stone quartz framed insert fireplace and comfortable recliners durin the snow and rain was great atmosphere for the fam. The location for parking and entry is off hwy 168 not the address on Sunset as posted on VBRO. Its close but didnt hear any road noise from 168.We hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, cozy with nice new kitchen. Not clean.

  • 2 of 5

Overall the place was nice and comfortable with a large, modern kitchen. The kids also enjoyed the sledding hill right next to the cabin.

Unfortunately, we couldn't get over the fact that the place was not clean, even though we were charged a very high cleaning fee. It looked clean at first but it wasn't. The bedrooms smelled dusty, the carpet was not clean. Even the bed sheets didn't look fresh, although I'm not 100 percent sure they weren't clean. My son got some bug bites on his neck one night. There was dust or some kind of sand in all the drawers so we didn't even unpack, we just left the clothes in the suitcase. We also found a couple of candy wrappers and some dirty ear picks. There was a ton of empty beer cans spread outside the back porch and under it.

Overall, the cabin was clean enough to be comfortable in, it wasn't shockingly dirty, there is no way however that someone got paid to clean it.

We feel like we were charged this money for nothing and the honest thing to do would be to reimburse us.

We stayed in cabins before that were not completely clean but we were charged a very small fee for the cleaning and that was fine.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry Ana i had no idea it wasn't clean enough for you. i will discuss with my cleaner.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Fresno Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Shaver Lake Pizza, Whatoke, Trading Post
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
China Peak
Car: necessary

Shaver Lake is great for boating, paddle boarding, kayaking, and fishing. Huntington Lake is for sailing. Dinkey Creek is a great place to fly fish. China Peak is the ski resort and is 20 minutes from the Cabin. Guests can sled, snow shoe, and cross country ski at the cabin. You can easily walk into town from our cabin and the library is right down the street. The Pot Holes are fun Hike and swimming for the family.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $200

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.

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