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Family Cabin - Quiet Location - Large Private Deck - Lake Member

(46 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

The cabin is located on a very quiet stretch of Mark Twain Dr., adjacent to a wooded lot which belongs to the property, providing a very private setting. The treed area adjacent to the cabin features a seating area with hammocks and chairs providing a shaded setting for reading, relaxing and unwinding. The spacious private deck is surrounded by black oaks, ponderosa and sugar pines and both young and mature cedars and is equipped with a propane barbecue, picnic table, assorted utility tables, lounge chairs and shade umbrellas.
The living room features a large stone fireplace with an efficient wood burning insert and the raised hearth is surrounded by several couches, providing a cozy place to hang out in the cooler seasons.
The bedroom on the main floor has one queen size bed and private access to the main floor bathroom. This bathroom is also accessible from the main living area.
The large, semi-private bedroom upstairs has one double and two single beds.
A double futon/couch is available in the living room.
There is one bathroom on each floor consisting of a shower, a toilet and a sink.
There is an outdoor shower at the back of the cabin, easily accessible from the main deck.
There is a washer and dryer located in the basement and there is also a clothesline available.

Twain Harte Lake is a private lake which renters of our cabin will have access to.
The daily fees for 2016 ( Memorial Day - Labor Day) are $8/per person 3 years and older/per day.
In addition, there are lots of swimming options in the area which are free or have a small ($5 per vehicle) day-use fee which we would be happy to recommend.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/09/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

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

    All adult renters must be age 25 or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Front and back stairs from deck have safety gates for small children...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    There is a $50 non-refundable fee for pets...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books:

    guidebooks of the local area and children's books...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Boardgames , card games and puzzles...moreless

  • Television:

    32 inch flatscreen television with HDMI inputs...moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning insert with glass doors and fan...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Main floor only...moreless

  • Internet
  • Living Room:

    In front of the floor to ceiling stone fireplace are three couches(one of which is a double futon) and a large coffee table. ...moreless

  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Automatic drip...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    24 inch electric stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Golf:

    10 minute walk to Twain Harte nine hole golf course...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large treed lot good for hammocks and lounge chairs...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas barbecue...moreless

  • Tennis:

    15 minute walk to Twain Harte community tennis court...moreless



Write a review 4.5
from 46 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Cleaning $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%

Manager's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 04/09/2017
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Modesto California
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Twain Harte Golf Course
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 108
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several in downtown Twain Harte
22 Miles
Nearest Ski
Dodge Ridge
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Twain Harte lake

Car: Necessary

Twain Harte is the perfect jumping off place for exploring the historic gold rush country.

Downhill and to the west you will find:

Sonora with it's historic downtown and weekly farmers market.

Jamestown and the Steam Train Museum.

Columbia Historic State Park for gold panning, stagecoach rides and live theatre.

The town of Murphy's with its many vineyards and tasting rooms.

It is a two hour drive to the magical Yosemite Valley with its many attractions.

Up the highway and to the east is the entrance to the High Sierra including Pinecrest Lake, Dodge Ridge ski resort,

numerous lakes, rivers,and hiking trails.

You can obtain information about fishing and hiking at the Mi-Wuk or Pinecrest Ranger Stations.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1957

About: My sister and I grew up in Berkeley where our father taught engineering at the University 0f California. We began coming up to Twain Harte in the early fifties during summer vacation from school to escape the fog of the Bay Area. We rented at first but soon fell in love with Twain Harte's laid back lifestyle and in 1957 our parents decided to buy property and build our own place. We spent much of our childhood and adolescence at the cabin, skiing at Dodge Ridge in the winter and enjoying the endless summers swimming at Twain Harte lake, hanging out with friends and enjoying the many activities available in the area. We both eventually moved to Canada, married and had children but returned to Twain Harte each summer with the kids and now they are coming to Twain Harte with their children.

Why Twain Harte, CA, USA:
The cabin has been in the family since 1957 and has been a huge and very influential part of our childhood and continues to be our family oasis now into the fourth-generation.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The cabin is located on a very quiet street on a large lot which provides lots of privacy. We love to sit out on the deck in the early morning and watch the local wildlife begin their day. There are wildlife feeders in several places providing us a close-up look at the many varieties of squirrels and birds and it is fairly common to see deer in the meadow just beyond the deck. We have maintained a small library of books about the natural environment of the Sierras and Gold Rush history, which is available to guests.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/09/2017

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Links to more information:



  • Outdoor Shower

    Outdoor Shower

  • Local swimming hole

    Local swimming hole

  • Waterhouse Lake

    Waterhouse Lake

  • Under construction 1958

    Under construction 1958

  • The Johnson sisters today

    The Johnson sisters today

  • Lounging under the oaks

    Lounging under the oaks

  • Flyfishing on the Stanislaus River

    Flyfishing on the Stanislaus River

  • Hiking in the high Sierra

    Hiking in the high Sierra

  • Pinecrest Lake

    Pinecrest Lake

  • Johnson family 1958

    Johnson family 1958

VRBO #586158

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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