'Timbertop' - Mountain House Family Vacation

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BV - summer drive in access


Last updated: 07/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Your family will enjoy an ideal location in Bear Valley, 5 minute walk to the beach, a 15 minute walk or 10 minute ski downhill to the village center and winter shuttle bus to the mountain.

The house sleeps up to 10 people. Two bedrooms are equipped with a queen, one bedroom has a pair of bunk beds plus a single. A large loft has two singles in one area and a third single (which can expand to a double) in an alcove with curtains. There is full bath on both the first and second floors plus a full utility bath in the basement. The main floor is “open-plan”, kitchen, dining and a big mud room on one level, a great-room opening onto a covered deck on a slightly lower level. The finished basement includes a rec room with ping pong table and a laundry area. The house is Wifi equipped with Netflix and Roku for TV, XBOX, dance revo pads, games, books and puzzles for plenty to do during indoor moments.

Winter guests enjoy sledding, snowshoeing, alpine , cross country and back country skiing. When we get a major snowfall, Bear Valley subdivision roads may be closed to cars and groomed for snow mobiles. Parking is provided free in parking areas around the village. We can arrange a snow mobile shuttle for your arrival and departure to ferry your gear to the house. We can also provide a discount on local snow mobile rentals, highly recommended, especially for families with children (they really enjoy the adventure). A ten minute downhill ski gets you to the village shops, FREE shuttle buses to the mountain or to the cross country ski area. Intermediate and advanced skiers can ski back to our cabin door on Home Run or Lunch Run.

Summer activities include kids' camps and the music festival. Our guests hike, bike, canoe, kayak, fish, swim, relax and play Frisbee golf (free) at our 17 hole course. Bear Valley village has a general store, several nice restaurants, sport shops and a library. Two beaches at the lake are a short walk from our house. Children's camps are available in July and August on a drop-in basis, Cub Camp for 3 to 6 years, Grizzly Camp for 6 and up. Beach days with swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, also hikes, rock climbing, arts/crafts at the library etc. The August Bear Valley music festival is a well loved tradition. In late September and October the village is decorated with aspen turning to gold. Though Indian summer may warm the days, evenings are cool enough to cozy up in front of the fireplace in the great room.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    ROKU + Hulu + Netflixx with wifi...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Wood dining chairs for 10, extra folding chairs for more...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    wifi router...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Driveway and street in summer BV village lots in winter...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calling within 209 area code...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio


Write a review 4.9
from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 19 - Sep 18, 2016
3 night min stay
$275 $300
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$275 $300
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 10%


A $49 fee for property damage insurance of $1,500 will be included at booking. vrbo does not show the fee in the Detailed Quote. The damage insurance is in lieu of requiring a damage deposit.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 07/22/2016
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: Susan and I built our Bear Valley vacation home so our daughters could grow up learning and loving summer and winter activities in an alpine wonderland. Our girls are grown now and we want to share the house with other families.

Why the Owner Chose Bear Valley, CA, USA:
Our lot on Quaking Aspen Road is proximate to activities (the lake and village) and in a very quiet location. It looks out to wooded and open common spaces, has an excellent southern exposure and a nice view of Osborne Ridge.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This house is one of several truly unique homes in Bear Valley. A modern 'timberframe', its' posts and beams are fit together with mortise and tenon joints held in place by wooden pegs. Like a large piece of furniture, the exposed frame is an expression of the wood butcher's art. Engineered to carry huge winter snow loads, and withstand California's earthquakes, it feels very comfy and secure even during the most challenging winter storms.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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    BV - summer drive in access

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    BV - you're finally home!

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    BV - who'll set the table

  • BV - kids bunk here

    BV - kids bunk here

  • BV - lake alpine just up the road

    BV - lake alpine just up the road

  • BV - house at dusk

    BV - house at dusk

  • BV - lets start dinner

    BV - lets start dinner

  • BV - curl up by the fireplace

    BV - curl up by the fireplace

  • BV - time for a nap

    BV - time for a nap

  • queen bedroom #2

    queen bedroom #2

  • swingin at the lake

    swingin at the lake

VRBO #482513

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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'TimberTop' - Mountain House Family Vacation

Bear Valley, CA, USA #482513

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