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Cute & Woodsy 1 BR + Loft sleeps 4-6. Cable, WiFi, movies, games, pets welcome.

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Enjoy the pines, close to town and lake, pool/spa, lots of movies/games.

The condo is located a quarter of a mile off the main highway, one mile from Shaver town and 25 minutes from China Peak Ski Resort and Huntington Lake. Kate's Condo is great for summer hiking and beach going, winter snow sports, and spring and fall exploring and fishing. Our dog-friendly condo is locate near the pool, spa, and sauna in the quiet upper circle of Bretz Mill Condos off Ockenden Ranch Road. Very easy access off the highway and a 5 minute drive to town, 8 minutes to the lake.

The fully stocked kitchen and outdoor electric grill will meet all your needs for a comfortable vacation. In town you'll find markets, restaurants, coffee shops, and a sporting goods store. Everything to meet your needs for a fun vacation.

We manage our own rental and do not charge reservation or linen fees (though VRBO/Homeaway has added a booking fee) and we do not use a management company so no extra fees there. We have been busy improving the condo this year. We now have a large TV in the living room, a new fridge, and a security screen door. The biggest change though is the new expanded deck. We now have a great place to relax, barbecue, and enjoy the Sierra redwoods. There are no condos behind us, just trees!

There is plenty of room for your family with the queen bed in the bedroom, full futon in the living room and full futon bed in the sleeping loft up the ladder. We provide bed linens and bath, kitchen and beach towels at no extra charge.

Two T.V.'s with cable that includes local channels and cable stations such as HGTV and sports are available. We recently upgraded the TV to an HD Smart TV with access to your movie services like Netflix and Amazon Prime. In the cabinet under the TV you will find a lot of DVD movies for use in the Blu-Ray/DVD player. Also for you entertainment we provided board games, books, pool noodles, and snow sleds and disks.

Our comfortable and cozy condo also has a wood-burning fireplace to snuggle up to in the evening. You can also relax with a soak in the hot tub or a steam in the sauna. The pool is open and heated from Memorial Day to Labor Day for your enjoyment.

WiFi and local phone service are also available for your convenience.

Single night rentals available Sun-Thurs, non-holiday. Please contact us if interested in single night stays. During the month of July, any single night can now be booked online. Use the instant booking option to guarantee your reservation!

More Details

Ray and Kathy Mulvey
Member since: 2015
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:
April 25, 2018

About Ray and Kathy Mulvey

Ray and Kathy Mulvey have enjoyed their weekend get-away with their three kids for many years. With skiing/snowboarding nearby at China Peak we made many winter trips to the mountains with our active kids. The spring and summer are our favorite seasons though. We love to hike and kayak here and in the Huntington area, and fish in the many nearby lakes. Our favorite activity is renting a pontoon boat and cruising around Shaver Lake. This is the perfect place to escape the Central Valley heat in the summer and enjoy snow sports in the winter.

Ray and Kathy Mulvey purchased this condo in 2004

Why Ray and Kathy Mulvey chose Shaver Lake

Kate's condo is conveniently located off Highway 168 about 5 minutes from the town of Shaver Lake and 1 hour from Fresno. The unit is tucked into the redwoods at the upper circle of Bretz Mills condo complex close to the pool, spa, and sauna. We love dogs and know many people won't go anywhere without Fido so we allow pets with no extra fees or deposits. Also, we do not charge a reservation fee and all linens and beach, bath, and kitchen towels are provided. We want you to have a relaxed and enjoyable visit when you visit the mountains.

What makes this condo unique

We want you and your family to have a wonderful vacation. We provide snow sleds and disks for winter fun and pool toys for the summer. Our condo comes well stocked with kitchen supplies and an outdoor grill for cooking up all the fish you catch. We also provide many board games, cable TV, and tons of DVD movies for a relaxed evening after a hard day of play. Our quiet end unit is conveniently located just a short distance to the pool, spa, and jacuzzi. And town is just a mile up the road! Located just an hour from Fresno deep in the Sierra forest, Kate's condo is a great place for a vacation in a wonderful woodsy location.


Shaver Lake Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub/Shower combo. Bath, hand, and washcloth towels are provided. We also have available for your use large towels for the pool/spa.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 double , There is a double bed in the sleeping loft up the ladder.
  • The bedroom has a queen bed with a memory foam topper and a small TV connected to cable for local TV and cable stations. Sheets, blankets, and pillows with cases are provided for the queen bed, the full bed in the loft, and the two full futons in the living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Cute & Woodsy 1 BR + Loft sleeps 4-6. Cable, WiFi, movies, games, pets welcome.
average rating of 4.8490567 based on 53 reviews

Nice cozy place

  • 4 of 5

Has everything you need.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Cute, cozy and clean Well stocked

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Everything was just as expected. Our doggie Bernie loved it as well Want to go back

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Very Clean and Enjoyed !!

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfect for a stay in the Mountains. We highly recommend you booking this. It has everything you need to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Morro Bay, California

Great little place

  • 4 of 5

We stayed a little off season so it was quiet. Wonderfully quiet. Nice end unit in nice, spread out complex. Had everything we needed and they allowed us to bring our small dog. Not super fancy but that’s what we like. Good kitchen supplies and fireplace was used each night. Did not dare it but hot tub was steaming when we walked by at night. Clean condo and clean complex. Lots of parking. Super easy and attentive owner to work with. Felt we got a great value. Rated at four stars just because it’s not a high end property but there was nothing at all wrong with our stay. I would definitely look here first if we come back to shaver lake, summer, winter,spring or fall!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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The condo was beautiful and has everything avaible, basic needs are all met.

  • 5 of 5

The condo was amazing, clean, and very ready for our arrival. We had Thanksgiving here and anything that we didn't bring, was available for us. The fireplace warmed the whole place and at night, our blankets provided the perfect heat.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Latah, WA

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, pet friendly, and great customer service.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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The Trading Post
Excellent place for a nice meal. They also have a friendly bar.
Bob's Blue Sky Cafe
Great coffee, breakfasts, and lunches. I love the fruit crepes. Free WiFi.
Dinkey creek
Cafe Velasco
Great Mexican food.
Shaver Lake Pizza
Great pizza to eat in or take out.
China Peak Ski Resort
Great winter skiing and snowboard and in the summer enjoy music and biking. Good food and en...
Shaver Lake Pub N Grub
Love the food and it's a nice place to stop for a drink and catch up on sports.
Camp Edison
Good place to picnic along the lake. They have a small marina and store. They do charge an...
Shaver Coffee & Deli
Great place for breakfast or to pick up a sandwich for lunch.
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Fresno Yosemite International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Several in the town
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Amtrak Fresno
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 168
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Several in the town
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
China Peak Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Day Use Area at Shaver Lake
Car: necessary

So much to do at Shaver Lake!


1. Ken’s Market, 42137 Tollhouse Rd, on the far side of town.

2. Bob’s Market, 41781 Tollhouse Rd, on the right just before the gas station.

Fast Food

1. Mexican food: available inside the gas station store on the corner of Tollhouse and Dorabella on the right. Great burritos.

2. Shaver Lake Pizza: Call to order in advance. This is my kids’ favorite food joint. Well reviewed, limited seating but we usually take out.

3. Hungry Hut: 42005 Tollhouse Rd. Service inside or outside window. Average burgers and good but expensive shakes. We like the chicken wrap Lots of outdoor seating.

4. Shaver Lake Coffee and Deli: 41758 Tollhouse Rd, on the left past the sporting goods store. Seating for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Excellent breakfasts, good sandwiches for eat in or take out, mini mart for drinks, breakfast burritos, donuts, and chunky bread, an ice cream counter. They also rent DVD’s.


1. Trading Post: 41760 Tollhouse Rd. , upscale food and nice bar. Call ahead for reservations.

2. Bob’s Blue Sky Café: Next to Bob’s Market. Free WiFi. The coffee shop is open for breakfast and lunch.

3. Shaver Lake Pub and Grub, 41782 Dorabella Rd, behind Shaver Lake Pizza. They have a good variety mostly burgers and sandwiches. Nice bar with sports on TV's.

4. Falls Café: 41830 Tollhouse, next to the Pizza Parlor on the right. Great breakfast and lunch, reasonable prices. Sometimes open for dinner in the summer.

5. Short Horn Bar and Grill: Right behind the gas station on Dorabella, well reviewed for burger, wings, fries, and onion rings.

Sporting goods

1. Shaver Lake Sports: 41698 Tollhouse. A very well stocked store for fishing , boating, camping, and bait. Fishing licenses and Snow Park passes here.

2. Some supplies also available at gas station and the markets.

Marinas and boat rentals:

1. Sierra Marina: Located at the far end of the lake, they have lots of boats to rent. We like the 6 man pontoon for fishing. Larger boats available

2. Shaver Lake: At the first day use area, just outside of town as you arrive at the lake. They rent fishing and pontoon boats, wave runners, kayaks, paddle boats, a floating trampoline.

3. Camp Edison Marina: 42696 Tollhouse Rd. The turn in is on the right just outside of town. Entrance fee and charge for dogs plus rental fees. Pontoon boats seem older than those at Sierra.

Winter sports

1. China Peak Ski Resort: located 20 miles north of Shaver Lake, excellent ski/board resort.

2. Rancheria Polaris snowmobile rentals and sales, just past the ski resort entrance at Huntington Lake.

3. Snow Parks: three are located between Shaver and Huntington Lake, two on the left and one on the right. Good sledding and cross country skiing areas. Make sure to purchase a Snow Park Pass before heading up.


1. Day Use area near Shaver Marina: Just past Camp Edison, as you reach the lake, you will see it on the right. Bathrooms available. Beach size varies with the lake level. Good for the kids because of easy access to cars and rental equipment is available here. It is easy to launch kayaks and paddleboards here.

2. Day use areas past the Sierra Marina at the far side of the lake: To reach these areas, enter the Marina parking lot and follow lake shore. There is a pay booth for the Day Use Fee ($5) at the gate. Then drive clockwise around the lake to roads 1 through 4. We like Road 2 because it leads to a nice peninsula with open lake to the right and a nice cove to the left. Park at the top where you will find restrooms, or if you have an all-wheel drive vehicle, drive down the bumpy path to the shore.

3. Camp Edison: They have nice beaches and picnic tables here. Plus supplies and rentals at the marina. Entrance fee plus fee for dogs.

Other areas to visit:

1. Shaver Lake Stables: Located a half mile past Camp Edison on Tollhouse Rd, they offer one hour and two hour rides near the lake.

2. Dinky Creek: Turn right from Tollhouse onto Dinky Creek road. Drive through the campground until the road dead ends and park. Fun little river to fish and play in. To the left, behind the bathrooms you will find a gated road that lead to a hike trail along the river. Good swimming holes and fishing away from the crown. It’s a short hike up around the bend then leave the road and hike toward the river. Easy to find the trail.

3. Huntington Lake: Two marinas, two restaurants, bar, sporting good store. Nice fishing and boating here. It’s a bit cooler and windier at this lake, good for sailing.

4. Florence and Edison Lake: long twisted drive up to these lakes. Turn right after you cross the bridge at Huntington, just past the Ski Resort.

5. Wishon and Courtright Lakes. Turn right on Dinky Creek Road, go 13 miles, then turn right across the bridge. Follow signs. These higher lakes are good for fishing and boating.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110
Damage Deposit $200

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.

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