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Cozy hearth and LaZboy couch set


Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 Bdrm Condo, Sleeps 5, 1.5ba, Wifi/hot tub/bbq/linens & firewood incl

Contact me for a custom quote with the sale price. Sale price is not valid for the Independence holiday. Our rental has a low nightly rate and NO RESERVATION fee. There is NO LINENS FEE! It includes bedding, bath towels, and pool towels! Shaver Lake Basecamp is an owner operated vacation rental located in Shaver Lake, CA. This one bedroom condo sleeps up to five people and offers access to a communal pool, hot tub, and sauna! Enjoy the bbq on the spacious deck that backs up to peaceful forest and busy bird feeders. On cooler nights you can relax in front of the woodstove that sits on a beautiful custom hearth topped with a locally milled Sugar Pine mantel. Kick back on the La-Z-Boy sofa set and watch a movie on the 40' smart tv (NO CABLE) or listen to music on the bluetooth enabled soundbar. Play hard all day and sleep like a king and queen on the Cal King bed with memory foam topper. You can come to escape or stay connected with high speed wifi and local phone. Basecamp offers a full kitchen with all the basics and a full size washer/dryer in the unit.

The McGee family owns and operates this vacation rental with the same straight forward approach we embrace on a daily basis. Our rates include linens. We have no hidden reservation fees, or linens fees. We charge a $200 refundable damage fee that will be refunded as soon as we can verify that everything is in good shape. We are an honest, hard working family that feels you deserve a quality, clean rental for your next vacation adventure.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, some spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Pack n play, high chair available...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 3-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    cal king & twin...moreless

  • queen sleeper sofa downstairs, pack n play available upon request

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet


  • Full bath upstairs, half bath downstairs

Other Amenities

  • The great outdoors theme runs through this place from the book selection to the maps and nature decor. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Lots of adventure books, both fiction and non-fiction (Into the wild, Life of Pi, Lord of the Rings, Call of the Wild, Kite Runner, Hunger Games, etc)...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    There are 30+ dvds at the condo & rental place in town...moreless

  • Games:

    Monopoly, Balderdash, battleship, cards, Rummikub, dominoes, cribbage, checkers...moreless

  • Music Library:

    About 50 cds (U2, johnny cash, James Taylor, Norah Jones, Bob Marley, Blues compilation, Mason Jennings, etc)...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bluetooth enabled soundbar to play music through your smart phone or play cds...moreless

  • Television:

    40' smart tv & bluetooth enabled soundbar, NO CABLE...moreless

  • Video Library:

    30+ dvds...moreless


  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Propane furnace or woodstove...moreless

  • Internet:

    high speed wifi...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    No extra fees for linens, they're included! Bedding, bath towels/washcloth & pool towels!...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking, can accommodate 2 vehicles, small trailers/boats...moreless

  • Telephone:

    local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Firewood provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is well stocked with spices, utensils, dishes, serving platters, pitcher, tupperware, microwave, toaster, coffee maker w filters & sugar, blender, pots & pans, cookie sheet, etc...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Spacious deck w great wildlife viewing, perfect for a lazy bbq...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna


from 64 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Independence Holiday
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2017
3 night min stay
Winter holiday
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$120 $140
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $115
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200


Cancellations/changes made to shorten the length of stay 30 days prior to reservation dates will be fully refunded. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior, but greater than 7 days will be fully refunded minus a $100 fee. Cancellations within 7 day of the reservation dates will be refunded 50% of the nightly fee, plus the full damage deposit & cleaning fee.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pub n grub
50 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Trading Post
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
China Peak Ski Resort
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Shaver Lake

Car: Necessary

Shaver Lake Basecamp is conveniently located 2 miles from Shaver Lake in the private community of Bretz Mill Condos. Spend the day at the lake, ski resort, or a day hike through giant sequoias. You can soak in the hot tub after a day of horseback riding or cool off in the pool.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: I left my job as a wildlife biologist in 2014 to have my son Granite. As soon as he was born, I was hooked! Managing/maintaining our 1 bdrm vacation rental allowed me to stay home with our son. In 2016 we moved from our 3 bdrm condo ( and turned that one into a second vacation property. We live in Shaver Lake with our son and our adopted cattle dog that is beyond OCD about fetch.

Why the Owner Chose Shaver Lake, CA, USA:
Eric McGee bought this condo in 2003 because it is close to all of the things he loves. Mountains, climbing, mountain biking, skiing, caving, and a wood stove which Eric refers to as the cowboy tv.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
We have spent countless hours on the back deck watching the wildlife pass by. At night you can listen and maybe catch a glimpse of flying squirrels! It is only a two minute walk from the front door to the pool/hot tub. So taking a quick soak after dinner is practically mandatory. Flexible check in/out times. Normal check in time is 4pm, and check out is 11am. If I don't have another group checking in/out on your group's arrival/departure days, then those times can be more flexible. When I have another group checking out on your arrival day; I do my best to clean the place quickly so you can check in as soon as possible.

Contact us

Speaks: english, some spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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  • Cozy hearth and LaZboy couch set

    Cozy hearth and LaZboy couch set

  • Cal King with memory foam topper

    Cal King with memory foam topper

  • front entry with 1/2 bath and kitchen on the left

    front entry with 1/2 bath and kitchen on the left

  • downstairs half bathroom

    downstairs half bathroom

  • Bring your skis!  Front of the condo!

    Bring your skis! Front of the condo!

  • Top of Red Mtn (near China Peak ski resort)

    Top of Red Mtn (near China Peak ski resort)

  • Enjoy the hummingbird show as they fight over the feeder!

    Enjoy the hummingbird show as they fight over the feeder!

  • twin bed next to privacy wall

    twin bed next to privacy wall

  • Anyone staying at Shaver Basecamp will be set on firewood!

    Anyone staying at Shaver Basecamp will be set on firewood!

  • Endless road biking & mountain bike trails

    Endless road biking & mountain bike trails

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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