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SALE! Take $30 off reservations thru May. Owner will adjust price upon booking

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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 or Christmas 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.

More Details

Michelle McGee
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, some spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Michelle McGee

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.

Michelle McGee purchased this condo in 2003

Why Michelle McGee chose Shaver Lake

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.

What makes this condo unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Excellent space with comfy furnishings & all the trimmings. Spent much time on the deck, love that deck. Information binder is excellent self tour with good instructions on all the little things. Everyone was impressed with the set up, it was beyond expectations.
Aug 2014
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Shaver Lake Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Full bath upstairs, half bath downstairs
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , cal king & twin
  • queen sleeper sofa downstairs, pack n play available
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
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
The great outdoors theme runs through this place from the book selection to the maps and nature decor.


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SALE! Take $30 off reservations thru May. Owner will adjust price upon booking
average rating of 4.9 based on 81 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Awesome condo! We enjoyed it very much. That being said, I do have a couple of would have been nice to know in advance that the TV doesn't get any type of cable/dish channels. We did try the Netflix option on the Smart TV, however, it couldn't connect to Netflix. I couldn't even get it to the point that I could enter my login information. We would definitely stay here again in the future; I would just make sure I bring some DVDs from home.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry you experienced difficulty with the smart tv. I wish I would've known you were having trouble connecting, so I could've helped walk you through it. Please let me now next time if you need help with anything.
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Very clean. Fully stocked. Great location. Owner is very responsive.

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay here (2 adults and 2 kids, ages 4 and 8)! There is a notebook full of great information about the area we found very helpful. The kitchen is fully stocked. Linens were provided and even towels for the hot tub. Great location. Close to everything. Condo is very comfortable. Owner is very responsive and made the whole process very easy. There is a nice sized patio on the back with a grill. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wonderful condo in a great wooded location

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking like we were to have a combination trip of exploring some of our beautiful national parks, chilling on the back porch bird watching and catching local hikes and sights this is a perfect place. The house is comfortable and cozy we cooked all our meals in the well appointed but definitely smaller kitchen. Michelle was super friendly and easy to work with immediately correcting the one missing item and the condo was very clean and well kept up. She also left a supply of wood which we used. I'd highly recommend this condo.

There are spices, coffee, tea and sugar inn the place is recommend doing a grocery run at mar-vals in Prather and stocking up. Ken's has basic items in town if you've forgotten anything.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bryson City, NC

Perfect condo, communication, & in a stunning area

  • 5 of 5

I am very picky about what I want in a vacation space: aesthetics are important, clean is non-negotiable, the location needs also be where we can have access to whatever national parks or hikes or escapes we are looking for....AND the owner(s) must be friendly and easy to communicate with. Michelle’s place is clean, comfy, cozy, has everything we needed plus, is decorated beautifully to fit the Sierras, and she was so helpful. We used the condo as our basecamp for visits to Sequoia National Park and took local hikes to Rancheria Waterfall, the McKinley Grove, and more. Michelle not only made suggestions for us about THIS part of our 36th anniversary trip, but about where to visit when we traveled on toward San Francisco...can’t wait to see Point Reyes. Thanks for sharing your condo with us, Michelle. We didn’t want to leave the High Sierras! -Regina & Steve

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Allenspark, CO

Shaver Basecamp - great Home Base for exploring

  • 4 of 5

This is an efficiency condo that suited my husband's and my needs for a whirlwind trip to Yosemite and Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks. (Be aware that EACH is about 2.5 hours' drive, north and south.) We didn't even have time to explore the Shaver Lake area, which is beautiful.

The 1-br condo is older, but very clean and has most everything you'll need. If you don't see it, read the info on the refrigerator, or just look around. Due to its small space, there are some hideaways. Michelle has probably thought of most things you'd be looking for, and will respond quickly by text if you need anything.

There are a selection of spices, pots, pans and tableware that will suffice for cooking most meals. I did suggest a "use one, leave one" policy, as it would be nice to have some basics such as mustard, mayo, a can of Pam, etc. There was a bit of plastic wrap and aluminum foil, most likely left by a previous visitor. Just be aware that you will need most of the basics, even for sandwiches. A nice addition might be a small cooler for picnics.

The bed was comfortable, the grill is great, and I loved the wood stove. Full-sized gas oven and cook-top, refrigerator, microwave and toaster. We did sit on the deck for a bit one evening (nice patio table and chairs), but it's getting cool and with our schedule, we weren't able to enjoy it much. We did not use the hot tub and pool area, which is in the middle of the condo complex.

Closest airport is Fresno, a bit over an hour away. Stop there for groceries before you head up.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful experience staying at Michelle's condominium. It was very comfortable and had all the right amenities, providing us with that home away from home feeling.

Michelle was a gracious hostess and very available if the need was there. We will be coming back here again when we visit this wonderful part of the Sierras.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Pub n grub
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Trading Post
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
China Peak Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $115
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 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.