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***Luxury Air Conditioned Home In Blue Lake SpringS ***

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1900 Sf/ 3BR/ 2.5 Baths Plus A Den, Sleeps 11-16

We have lots of room for family and friends to gather and create lasting memories. Each bedroom can fit a family. The master bedroom w/bath has a CAL King Bed and a futon. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and 2 twins (bunk). The third BR has 3 twins and a full size bed (2 bunks). Our den has a double size pull out couch and our living room has 1 queen size fold out couch with an air mattress for comfort.

The kitchen is modern, fully stocked with gadgets to match all your cooking needs, including a slow-cooker, toaster oven, and microwave. In the summer, enjoy central air conditioning/heat (new) the deck and BBQ.

For in-home entertainment, we have a Foosball game, ping pong table, 3 new flat screen TV's, 2 DVD players, WIFI, Wii system and lots of board games. Don't want to cook? Venture out to our local restaurants, Sarafina's Italian Kitchen, Snowshoe Brewery, Simply Delicious and Susie's Cafe.

If you like tasting wines, shopping and outdoor adventures like exploring caves, ziplining, hiking, fishing and biking the Arnold area has it all. In the winter, have fun skiing or sledding in Bear Valley or nearby sledding hills. In the spring, fall and summer go hiking in the Big Trees National Park to enjoy the magistry of the Giant Sequoia Trees. We are located right near the Stanislaus National Forest, Alpine Lake and the Sierras for all kinds of mountain fun. You can use the facilities at Blue Lake Springs (guest fees apply) to enjoy tennis, lake swimming and fishing and activities for the children.

Bring your friends, families and your dog. Make traditions and memories. We would love to share our home with you.

More Details

Mary Jane Kiefer
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Mary Jane Kiefer

Mike and Mary Jane Kiefer live in Walnut Creek CA. Mike is a scientist and Mary Jane is a Public Health Nutritionist. We have 2 children--married with children. When we found out we were having a 3rd grandson, we wanted to have a cabin in the mountains for them to enjoy and explore the great outdoors. Life gets even better, we have a 4th grandchild--a beautiful little girl.

Mary Jane Kiefer purchased this house in 2013

Why Mary Jane Kiefer chose Arnold

We enjoyed Blue Lake Springs and the Arnold area when our kids were growing up--and want the memories and traditions to continue. It has central air and heat.

What makes this house unique

We love this property because it is easy, clean, modern and fun. We drive up on a Friday nite, drive into the 2 car garage and feel at home in the mountains with all the comforts of home. It now has central heat/airconditioning.


Arnold House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom Upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Hall bath downstairs
  • Master bath with full tub and shower downstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master w/Bath, Futon, Down Comforters & Flat Screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Bunk Bed is Twin over Twin w/Down Comforters
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , 2 Bunk Beds/1 Twin over Full & 1 Twin over Twin w/Comforters
    Den - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 full size pull out couch in den, 1 Qn size sofabed in LR
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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***Luxury Air Conditioned Home In Blue Lake SpringS ***
average rating of 4.866667 based on 45 reviews

Spacious and very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Had a big group for my graduate school program retreat, space for everyone with nobody feeling cramped. Close to recreational spots and easy to find with the directions! Would recommend

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Christmas vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us! Lodge like decor, games and TVs for the kids! They had a blast playing ping pong and fooseball. Plenty of sleeping areas for 14 of us. Every kind of cooking utilities and dinnerware. Although we did not get the white Christmas we were hoping for, it was just a short drive up the hill for the grandkids to enjoy their first snow. Peaceful beautiful cozy home that I would highly recommend to anyone!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much!
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Great cabin, clean and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We rent a cabin every year for Thanksgiving. This was a great cabin for the family. It was updated with nice furniture, TV's, etc. compared to most that we've rented. It was very clean and conformable with a well equipped kitchen.

The houses surrounding the property were fairly close, but we were lucky and most seemed empty for the holiday week.

It had a nice assortment of games and movies, and quite a few baby toys if you have young children (we didn't).

There were 2 living room areas with TV's, which was great for watching movies while football was on :-)

We were very happy, for the price and the amenities it was great.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and Happy Holidays!
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Perfect home! Absolutely immaculate and very cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Thinking of making this one an annual trip! This home is beautiful! We were so impressed with how squeaky clean and cozy this home was. Perfect for a big family trip or even a getaway with friends. We stayed there in October (gorgeous fall weather). We had 10 people (5 were kids) and we slept very comfortably. Having a nice grocery store and some restaurants within a few miles from us was super convenient! We were able to fish at White Pines Lake which was maybe 5 miles away, and spent another day at Big Trees State Park, which was even closer to us. For us, it was what I call glamping. Spending the day doing camping stuff, and getting to go back to a beautiful home to shower, sleep and eat. Not to mention that it's stocked full of games and toys! The ping pong table was definitely a hit! It's just the perfect home to vacation at. We will definitely be booking this one again!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much.
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Great home

  • 5 of 5

Overall we enjoyed our stay. Very spacious and relaxing home

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

I took my whole family here, 3 daughters, 2 son in laws and 5 grandkids. The grandkids range from 12- 15 months. This cabin had everything we could possibly need, from games WII, toys for the little ones, even a high chair. Clean and very cozy. If I had to complain about anything it would just be the mattresses on the bunk beds. Not very comfy. Minor detail though. We had a great time staying there and we will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
106 Miles
Sacramento,CA (SMF)
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Meadowmont and Sequoia Woods
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 4
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Sarafina's Italian Kitchen
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Bear Valley
Car: necessary

Enjoy Blue Lake Springs Fun and Activities. Beautiful mountain and forest retreat. Also have fun exploring caves, zip lining, the gold country, shopping, hiking at the Big Trees National Forest or in the mountains, fishing at local lakes or mountain streams, swimming and relaxing. We are members of Blue Lake Springs. Guests have access (a nominal fee applies) to Snowflake Lodge that offers a private swimming pool, basketball, tennis, shuffleboard, ping pong and two private lakes. The driveway is level, so winter access is easy.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Pet Fee $20
Damage Deposit $200

No refunds for cancellations. Please get traveler's insurance. If you have more than 10 guests, I need to charge an extra $25.00 for cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.