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Wonderful! 4.8/5
Free cancellation until30 days before check-in

Stefani Mistretta

Property # 1271vb

Comfort, Privacy, and Panoramic Views at 7000 Feet!

Property overview

About this rental

  • House
    • 1300 sq. ft
  • 2 bedrooms
    • 7 beds
    • Sleeps 8
  • 3 bathrooms
    • 2 full baths
    • 1 half bath
  • Spaces
    • Kitchen
    • Living Room
    • Terrace

Private Home, 2 Bedrooms + Futons in Greatroom, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)

Rooms and beds

Bedrooms: 2(People: 8)

Master Bedroom

super king · single

Bedroom 2

single (3)

Upstairs Greatroom

Sofa bed/futon (2)

Bathrooms: 2, Separate WCs: 1

Bathroom 1

Toilet · Bath with shower

Bathroom 2

Toilet · Bath with shower

Bathroom 3



  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Terrace
  • Dining
    Seating for 9 people



  • Children Welcome
  • Washer & Dryer
  • No Smoking
  • Heater
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Pets Welcome
  • Parking

Safety features

  • Exterior lighting
  • Carbon-monoxide detector
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Fire extinguisher

Location Type

  • riverThere are scenic creeks in the area, the large Mokelumne River canyon, and Union Reservoir.
  • villageThe house is about a mile and a half above Bear Valley Village. There you will find a small General Store and a few shops and deli or restaurant services. Seasonal.
  • lakeThere is a small man-made Bear Lake a mile or so from the house. Lake Alpine Resort is 4 miles east of the village. It has a great little restaurant. It's 10 miles to Mosquito Lake for good fishing.
  • Mountain viewPanoramic mountain and forest views; spectacular sunrise and Alpenglow view; quiet and privacy--no houses or roads in view.
  • ResortBear Valley Ski Resort is about 5 miles east of the village.


  • TelephoneOne cordless, with extension downstairs. One antique! Answering machine. Keep your cell phones charged.
  • HeatingTwo wood stoves give the best, fastest heat. Electric floorboard heaters for back-up. House is very well insulated, and the low sun on the south-facing glass facade warms up the winter days.
  • Wood stoveWood Stoves in living room and master bedroom are the fastest and most efficient way to heat the house; firewood is provided, as well as axes and hatchets for splitting kindling.
  • Hair dryer
  • Basic soaps
  • ParkingDriveway accommodates at least two cars most of the year, with additional on-street parking. Complimentary use of Snowmobile for access provided in winter when residential roads close.
  • Towels availableTowels and extra linens for the futons are stored in the Master Bedroom closet.
  • Toilet roll
  • Washing machineMaytag stacked Washer/Dryer
  • InternetThe house has High Speed Internet service and WiFi.
  • Linens providedYou'll find the beds made for you. When you leave just pull back the covers on beds that were used, so my housekeeper will know.
  • Wireless InternetThe house has High Speed Internet service and WiFi. WiFi is also available in the village at the Bear Valley Library--even if it's closed, and in the comfortable Lobby of Bear Valley Lodge.
  • Clothes dryerMaytag stacked Washer/Dryer


  • Coffee grinder
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker10-cup Braun. Also deluxe grind and brew coffee maker with timer.
  • Pantry itemsSupplied with salt, pepper, some spices.
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & utensilsKitchen is especially well supplied for gourmet cooking and group dining. Deluxe coffee maker/grinder, Crock Pot. Abundant cookware, serving pieces, dishes, cups, glasses, wine glasses.
  • Barbecue
  • HobJenn-Air C202. 4 burner electric. Separate electric oven.
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen island
  • OvenBuilt-in electric oven
  • FridgeStandard full size refrigerator
  • Blender
  • Dining table
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • GamesLots of puzzles, board games, playing cards and poker chips provided.
  • BooksTravel books, Nature and local guides, general interest, some children's books. Books on wildflowers, birds, stars, trees. Also maps and info on local trails (inquire)
  • Games for kids
  • Television TV with ROKU stick attached.
  • Books for kids
  • Stereo
  • Smart TV
  • Video library"Vintage" favorites and lots of kids' videos provided. DVD collection is growing.
  • DVD playerSome DVDs, also a collection of "vintage" videos and a VCR!


  • Kayak/canoeBear Valley Adventure Company Water sport rentals. In Bear Valley Village.
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Ski & snowboardShort drive to Bear Valley Ski Resort and rentals. Bear Valley Adventure Company Winter sport rentals. In Bear Valley Village.
  • Water sports equipmentBear Valley Adventure Company Water sport rentals. In Bear Valley Village.


  • wheelchair inaccessibleEntry to the house includes a short downhill path from the driveway, interspersed with Railroad Tie steps. In the winter the path may be covered with snow and may include steps cut into the snow near the house during heavier snowfall. A mountain adventure--wear boots!

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper included


  • Once Bear Valley gets enough snow in the winter, the residential roads are closed to cars and groomed for over snow travel. Then the limited use of a snowmobile (strictly for transportation to and from the house) is included in the rental price. Please contact owner for further information and requirements.


Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
  • 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
  • No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Learn more about cancellation policies.
100% refund
30 days before check-in
50% refund
14 days before check-in
No refund
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Damage and incidentals

You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.

House Rules

Check in after: 15:00
Check out before: 11:00
  • Children allowed

  • Pets allowed

  • No events

  • No smoking

  • Max guests: 8

Cleaning practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)

  • All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC


Bear Valley, California, United States of America
Detailed location provided after booking

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