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Cute & Woodsy 1 BR + Loft. April /May Special, $50 Off 3rd Nite*. Bring Pooch!

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Lots of snow to play in this year. Easy access to condo.

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Last updated: 02/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

In pines, close to town, lake and China Peak, sleeps 4-6, lots of movies/games.

*Spring Special: $50 off third night (except Memorial Weekend). Use instant booking and I will refund you back the $50 or contact me and I will book it for you with the discount.

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. We have to book it for you.
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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/27/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age to reserve this condo is 25 year....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    For young children we provide a gate to block access to the ladder. Older children love playing in the loft. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking allowed in the unit. Please use the deck or front area to smoke. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    One or two dogs are WELCOME without an additional deposit. Feel free to bring pooch! Our condo is very pet friendly with areas close by to walk your dog. In case of accidents cleaner and rags are available. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There is a flat walkway to the unit but 4 steps up to the front door. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Loft: 1 double

    There is a double bed in the sleeping loft up the ladder. ...moreless

  • 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 and pillows with cases are provided for the queen bed, the full bed in the loft, and the full futon in the living room. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Tub/Shower combo. Bath, hand, and washcloth towels are provided. We also have available for your use large towels for the pool/spa. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A bookshelf with a variety of fiction titles available in the dining room....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD/Blu-Ray player available in the living room. Feel free to bring your own movies. No Red Box in the area but DVD's can be rented at Shaver Lake Coffee and Deli. We provide over 50 movies. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Radio and CD player provided. The best channel is 104.1 classic rock....moreless

  • Television:

    Full size HD Smart TV in the living room and there is a small TV/VCR combo in the bedroom. Basic cable is all that is available in the area but you can access Netflix and other services with the WiFi....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Thirty DVD movies provided for both adults and older children. I don't have too many for younger children yet ( (my kids used VCR cassettes) so feel free to bring your own. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The town of Shaver Lake is just a mile up Highway 168. Here there are stores, restaurants, cafes, and a gas station/convenience store. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    The condo is located in a small community in the Sierra Nevada mountains. There are lots of pines and dogwoods in the area and their are no units behind the condo, just a view of trees. ...moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is seating for 4 at the table and 2 at the counter. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood-burning fireplace but please bring your own wood. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric floor heaters in all rooms and we provide a space heater if needed. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi and basic cable TV provided. The account and password are written on the modem. You can access your Netflix or Amazon Prime with the WiFi flat screen....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    High count cotton sheets or flannel sheets are provided for your comfort. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Full-size futon bed in addition to an older but very comfortable couch. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking near the unit. Short walk to the front door. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    A phone to local and Fresno numbers is provided. Cell phone service is spotty. I have the best luck at the top of the short road to the left. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We provide towels for the kitchen, bath, and pool. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Small over and under unit. We provide detergent and fabric softener sheets. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker and filters provided. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked kitchen with pots, pans, mixing bowls, baking pans, eating, cooking, and serving utensils, place settings for 6, glassware, coffee mugs, wine glasses for adults and plactic cups for kids...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New dishwasher has been installed. Dishwasher soap pods are available to use in it. They are located in the mug under the sink. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Small kitchen with microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender, and fully stocked with dishes, utensils, cookware, and spices. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Small microwave is available. ...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, sugar, and many spices are stocked in the rack and in the cabinet. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    We just installed a brand new refrigerator with freezer. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric stove. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster is on the counter or in the cabinet. ...moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    Boats can be rented in the three marinas. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    A large newly expanded deck with two chairs and small table plus electric grill. Charcoal and propane grills are prohibited in the complex. No open flames due to fire risk. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks available at the first Day Use Area. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawn area is available around the pool ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Electric only allowed. It works very well ....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    You will find sleds and disks for snow fun in the outdoor closet. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    We provide pool noodles, water canons and blow up rafts for pool fun. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The pool is open Memorial Day to labor Day. ...moreless

  • Heated Pool

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Weekend
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$150
July 4th weekend
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
Winter Break
Dec 15 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$150
Winter Holiday
Dec 22 - Dec 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$175
New Year's
Jan 1 - Jan 4, 2018
2 night min stay
$150
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jan 12 - Jan 15, 2018
3 night min stay
$150
Presidents' Weekend
Feb 16 - Feb 19, 2018
3 night min stay
$150
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$120 $140
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200

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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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fresno Yosemite International Airport
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Several in the town
60 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Fresno
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 168
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several in the town
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
China Peak Ski Resort
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Day Use Area at Shaver Lake

Car: Necessary

So much to do at Shaver Lake!

Groceries:

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, 841-7249. This is my kids’ favorite food joint. Well reviewed, limited seating but we usually take out.

3. Hungry Hut: 42005 Tollhouse Rd. 841-3586. 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.

Restaurants

1. Trading Post: 41760 Tollhouse Rd. 841-5394, upscale food and nice bar. Call ahead for reservations.

2. Bob’s Blue Sky Café: Next to Bob’s Market. Free Wi-Fi. 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: 841-3324. 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: 841-5331, 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.

Beaches:

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: 841-8500, 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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Shaver Lake, CA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
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.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/27/2017

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Photos

  • Lots of snow to play in this year.  Easy access to condo.

    Lots of snow to play in this year. Easy access to condo.

  • Large flat screen with WiFi, cable, and Blu-ray plus we provide tons of movies.

    Large flat screen with WiFi, cable, and Blu-ray plus we provide tons of movies.

  • Under the couch you will find a bed for your puppy.  Blankets in cedar chest.

    Under the couch you will find a bed for your puppy. Blankets in cedar chest.

  • The ladder to the loft can be blocked with a baby gate.  Full bed in small loft.

    The ladder to the loft can be blocked with a baby gate. Full bed in small loft.

  • Coffee maker, toaster, blender, oven, and cookware provided. Also spices avail.

    Coffee maker, toaster, blender, oven, and cookware provided. Also spices avail.

  • Queen mattress with memory foam topper in bedroom. Reading lights on both sides.

    Queen mattress with memory foam topper in bedroom. Reading lights on both sides.

  • The level walkway is cleared of snow in the winter to our end unit.

    The level walkway is cleared of snow in the winter to our end unit.

  • The spa and sauna remain open all year.

    The spa and sauna remain open all year.

  • Owner Kathy with son Justin at China Peak. View of Huntington Lake in background

    Owner Kathy with son Justin at China Peak. View of Huntington Lake in background

  • Fishing at Indian Pools near Huntington Lake.

    Fishing at Indian Pools near Huntington Lake.

  • Dora Bella cove at Shaver Lake.

    Dora Bella cove at Shaver Lake.

  • Condo is cool and shady in the summer.  Near pool/spa with lots of trees.

    Condo is cool and shady in the summer. Near pool/spa with lots of trees.

  • SNOW TOYS available in outside closet.  Also shovels and salt if stairs are icy.

    SNOW TOYS available in outside closet. Also shovels and salt if stairs are icy.

  • Couch and full futon, sheets and pillows provided.

    Couch and full futon, sheets and pillows provided.

  • Dining for 4 at the table and 2 at the counter.

    Dining for 4 at the table and 2 at the counter.

  • We have just installed a new fridge (not this old one).  Also a microwave.

    We have just installed a new fridge (not this old one). Also a microwave.

  • Beautiful view of forest out the window.

    Beautiful view of forest out the window.

  • Small washer and dryer.  Great for drying sock and mittens after snow play.

    Small washer and dryer. Great for drying sock and mittens after snow play.

  • We extended the deck last summer.  Electric grill since no flames allowed.

    We extended the deck last summer. Electric grill since no flames allowed.

  • The sauna is available year-round.

    The sauna is available year-round.

  • Community pool and grassy area.

    Community pool and grassy area.

  • Daughter Bri with pooch Zoe at Rancheria Falls near Huntington.

    Daughter Bri with pooch Zoe at Rancheria Falls near Huntington.

  • Daughter sunning at Dinky Creek.

    Daughter sunning at Dinky Creek.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Monday, February 27, 2017

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