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MVV #16, Low Rates - Bike, Hike, Fish, and Cool Off!!!

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-5)

Our condo in Mammoth View Villas is a second home for us and is in a very quiet location set back from the road. Our building has only 4 units in it, two studios below and two studio/loft units above. So there is never anyone walking on top of your head or tromping down the hall in ski boots. The only sound you may hear is the snow sliding off the roof, the birds singing, or the whistling wind.

The condo is a non-smoking studio/loft unit with 2 bathrooms and a beautiful view of the mountains and Crowley Lake. It has a full kitchen with brand new stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher, microwave, wood-burning fireplace, 42" Widescreen TV, VCR, DVD, stereo with a cassette and CD player. Free wi-fi is provided. The condo is quite large, approximately 800 sq. ft.

The living room has a new full size futon (very comfortable) and the loft has a queen-size bed and a full bathroom. There are also two single futons. Note that the loft is completely enclosed to provide total privacy for those sleeping upstairs. The entry level has the living room, fireplace, kitchen, dining area and a full bathroom. The entry level was recently recarpeted.

The living room area can be divided from the rest of the downstairs in order to provide privacy for those sleeping downstairs. There is a heavy accordian divider that can be pulled across to separate the downstairs into 2 rooms. This unit sleeps up to 4 adults, or 3 adults and 2 children.

Wood, linens, towels, and other necessities are supplied. There is also an extensive collection of books and ski magazines for the times when you are not outdoors. The condo is on Lakeview Blvd. and the Blue Line Shuttle bus stops directly in front of the development (in winter). It is a short walk to the new Village where you eat, shop, and enjoy various activities. You can also catch the Gondola up to Canyon Lodge from the Village.

No pets, smoking, or Recreational Vehicles such as campers are allowed. SUVs are fine, of course.

Mammoth Mountain is a fabulous ski area with runs from beginner to expert for everyone to enjoy. It is easily accessible from Los Angeles or Reno. Our condo is a great place to enjoy everything Mammoth has to offer.

Mammoth Mountain is a four season resort. Just because winter has ended doesn't mean there's nothing to do there. On the contrary, the air is clean and fresh, the skies are blue, it's warm and dry during the day, and it cools down nicely at night. When you are tired of the heat and humidity and pollution of wherever you live, book with us for a refreshing change.

You can bicycle on the roads or trails, have your bike transported to the base of the mountain, or take your mountain bike to the top via the Gondola and ride down from there. You can also take a scenic ride to the top of the mountain. At 11,053 ft. it may be cool, so bring a light jacket. There are numerous lakes and streams for swimming, fishing or boating. There are tons of trails for hiking, rock climbing, backpacking, and camping out. There are a number of festivals which take place throughout the summer. You can enjoy golf or tennis at 8,000 ft. You can also visit the hot creeks or take a day trip to Bodie (old authentic ghost town) or Yosemite.

Note that this is a private unit and is not on a Mammoth rental service. Thus we an provide you with lower rates. However, daily maid service is not provided. We provide a mid-stay clean free of charge for stays of 6 or more days.

If you read the reviews, you may notice that a couple of them have spoken of a smoky smell in the condo. This is absolutely no longer a problem.

Let me explain:

We no longer have any smell of smoke. This was something we could not avoid previously, though we made every effort by plugging the vents from downstairs and replacing the carpet.

The truth is that the elderly woman who lived below us was a chain smoker, smoked inside, and the smell sometimes drifted up through the floor.

This woman no longer lives below us. She moved to a hospice in Los Angeles. So you do not need to be concerned at all. We are presently in the condo and the air is clean.

Please note that there are 2 flights of stairs to access the condo. There is also a fairly steep flight of stairs to reach the upstairs bedroom. So unfortunately the condo is not wheelchair accessible.

Come on up!

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Barbara Kelman
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

About Barbara Kelman

We live to ski and ski to live. One of the reasons we moved to the Los Angeles area was the ability, in many years, to ski through Memorial Day or later. This season is about the 3rd chance we have had to ski after July 4 (into August!!!).

Mammoth is one of the best ski mountains in the country, and the closest to Los Angeles. There is also air service through Los Angeles, Reno, and a growing number of other cities.

Barbara Kelman purchased this condo in 1990

Why Barbara Kelman chose Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth View Villas is unique in that your accommodation is more like a cabin than a hotel room. Each building has 2 or 4 units. It is also set far back from the road, and is very quiet. We grew up in New York City, so quiet surroundings are very important to us.

In addition, it has a beautiful view of the mountains. The first time we looked at the condo and I walked upstairs to the loft, I said to my husband "This is it!". It was everything we were looking for, plus it had a view that was awesome. On those rare days when we're not skiing, we love to relax by the fire (a genuine wood burning fireplace) and watch the snow covering the trees.

What makes this condo unique

Access to the condo does includes some stairs, providing for a great way to get acclimated to the altitude before you ski.


Mammoth Lakes Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) very comfortable double futon
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Linens provided for upstairs queen bed and downstairs double futon, No Pets, No campers, No Smoking


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MVV #16, Low Rates - Bike, Hike, Fish, and Cool Off!!!
average rating of 4.368421 based on 19 reviews

Fabulous stay, Barbara was great at communication and the place is perfect for a weekend getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the hot tub in the main building, we were usually the only people in it!

Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Erin. Our condo is comfortable, clean, and well located. We enjoy working with potential clients and meeting their needs for both information and lodging. Please come back anytime.
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Cozy and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Easy access, close to the village and the mountain

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Basic, clean unit

  • 4 of 5

The unit seems old, but it is kept clean. Having two bathrooms is a plus and the owner charges reasonable price. We were satisfied with our stay. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Met our expectations

  • 4 of 5

The owners were very easy to work with. They made sure that the keys and directions/instructions were received in time for our trip. Close proximity to The Village was a plus. The condo is clean and is sufficiently furnished. All we used the condo for was to shower and to sleep and it met all of our needs. The second bathroom is a huge plus for a one bedroom unit. If you're expecting a luxury unit then you need to spend at least $100 more a night as we have in the past. The fan was necessary upstairs in order to sleep and downstairs could probably use one too. The other suggestion that I have is to install a screen on the sliding glass door. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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nice enough

  • 4 of 5

The condo was in good shape, but it's nothing fancy. Great location with easy walking access to The Village and The Woods (Sam's Wood Site). Barbara was kind enough to tell us to bring an extra fan to deal with the summer heat, but the upstairs windows need screens. There was only one nightstand and lamp next to the comfortable enough bed, yet there were two of us. With multiple networks and a long, complicated password, we weren't able to get the wifi to work, but it wasn't important enough to us to pursue. We didn't cook much, but the kitchen met our needs. We had a great time in Mammoth Lakes and the condo served well as home base.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Hershcel, for your visit and for your review. I agree that we do need screens on the upstairs windows. As Mammoth has grown in warm weather popularity, we realize that we have to make some changes to accommodate our increasing number of summer guests. We recently repaired our downstairs screen and are looking at installing screens on the upstairs windows. That project should be complete by next summer. We recently brought up a fan for use on either level, and will probably add a second fan the next time we visit. We also have portable heaters for our winter guests. On a lighter note, we recently purchased an electric fly swatter for use at home, and we may bring it up to Mammoth if we come up again this summer. I highly recommend it. As to a nightstand on the other side of the bed, I would like one there also as that's "my side". However, I have yet to find a nightstand that will fit well into that space. I generally use the nearby dresser, which also has a lamp, as my nightstand. We leave several night lights in the hall closets, and our guests may put one anywhere if they need a bit of illumination in the middle of the night.
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Good value

  • 3 of 5

The property is clean and worth the price. I can definitely say the stairs are not safe for young kids or individuals with disabilities or issues with balance. Good value though for a young couple looking for a getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The stairway is safe and very stable. However, as always, children do need some additional supervision in an unfamiliar environment. I have had guests from babies to toddlers to skiers in their 80s. However, you should keep in mind that there are 2 flights of stairs to access the condo, and there is a 3rd fairly steep staircase to reach the upstairs bedroom. You should also keep in mind that Mammoth is a high alpine environment. The altitude may make it unsuitable for some vacationers. Thanks, Rob, for pointing that out.
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Nearest Ski
0.35 Miles
Village Gondola, Blue Line shuttle
Car: not necessary

Walk to Village for Gondola, shopping, restaurants, entertainment


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 14.0%

There is a 14% TBID (Occupancy) Rate added to the above amounts. No other fees or taxes are added.

If you are booking more than 30 days in advance, the $300 fully refundable security deposit will be billed as a separate invoice about 30 days prior to your check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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