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***Luxury Air Conditioned Home In Blue Lake SpringS ***


Property Details

Updated: Jul 26, 2016
1900 Sf/ 3BR/ 2.5 Baths Plus A Den, Sleeps 11-16

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We have lots of room for family and friends to gather and create lasting memories. Each bedroom can fit a family. The master bedroom w/bath has a CAL King Bed and a futon. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and 2 twins (bunk). The third BR has 3 twins and a full size bed (2 bunks). Our den has a double size pull out couch and our living room has 1 queen size fold out couch with an air mattress for comfort.

The kitchen is modern, fully stocked with gadgets to match all your cooking needs, including a slow-cooker, toaster oven, and microwave. In the summer, enjoy central air conditioning/heat (new) the deck and BBQ.

For in-home entertainment, we have a Foosball game, ping pong table, 3 new flat screen TV's, 2 DVD players, WIFI, Wii system and lots of board games. Don't want to cook? Venture out to our local restaurants, Sarafina's Italian Kitchen, Snowshoe Brewery, Simply Delicious and Susie's Cafe.

If you like tasting wines, shopping and outdoor adventures like exploring caves, ziplining, hiking, fishing and biking the Arnold area has it all. In the winter, have fun skiing or sledding in Bear Valley or nearby sledding hills. In the spring, fall and summer go hiking in the Big Trees National Park to enjoy the magistry of the Giant Sequoia Trees. We are located right near the Stanislaus National Forest, Alpine Lake and the Sierras for all kinds of mountain fun. You can use the facilities at Blue Lake Springs (guest fees apply) to enjoy tennis, lake swimming and fishing and activities for the children.

Bring your friends, families and your dog. Make traditions and memories. We would love to share our home with you.

More Details
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Mike and Mary Jane Kiefer live in Walnut Creek CA. Mike is a scientist and Mary Jane is a Public Health Nutritionist. We have 2 children--married with children. When we found out we were having a 3rd grandson, we wanted to have a cabin in the mountains for them to enjoy and explore the great outdoors.

Speaks: english

28 Reviews

based on 28 traveler reviews

San Francisco

Comfortable Country Home

  • 5 of 5

We spent the Fourth of July holiday and were very comfortable in this clean and well maintained home in Blue Lake Springs. Amenities were as described and location is wonderful and not too far from two different lakes and golf course. My family loves the area and couldn't have been more pleased with our stay and would love to stay again. Thank you Mary Jane!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The house was really nice!! We stayed there during 3 nights in June, 2016 (4 adults, 4 childs, and 2 babies).

We can recommend it everybody who wants a comfortable and funny vacation with their family especially with their chidren.

There were a lot of toys and recreations facilities such as table tennis and some borad game. It was new and the carpet was clean. The blue lake spirng reosrt was also very nice (pool and etc..) One thing you consider is that it is not near Yosemite valley (~>2.5 hrs)

Thank Mary Jane Kiefer for providing us such a nice place!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time here! Already planning our next trip! Thank you Mary Jane.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for families to get together and relax

  • 5 of 5

Great house! Cozy updated all needed amenities. New appliances and TV's including a great washer & dryer. It's like staying in your own home in the forest. Great living space and bedrooms. Bathrooms are beautiful. Great patio and game room. Stayed with another family with kids and had plenty of room, kids had a blast in the game room in garage and running around out back. Owner is super nice and accomodating-process was easy. We will be there again for sure!!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family friendly.

  • 4 of 5

Great place for our whole family. There were plenty of dishes, glasses, flat wear, pots, pans, platters etc. for us to feel right at home. The Wii was a big hit. Living room could have had more seating for the whole gang.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Upgraded, clean, perfect for our group.

  • 4 of 5

Had a great stay with friends. Nice home, clean and well stocked.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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From the Owner

We enjoyed Blue Lake Springs and the Arnold area when our kids were growing up--and want the memories and traditions to continue. It has central air and heat.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Sacramento,CA (SMF) at 106 Miles Nearest Golf : Meadowmont and Sequoia Woods at 1 Miles Nearest Motorway : Highway 4 at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Sarafina's Italian Kitchen at 3 Miles Nearest Ski : Bear Valley at 25 Miles Car: necessary

Enjoy Blue Lake Springs Fun and Activities. Beautiful mountain and forest retreat. Also have fun exploring caves, zip lining, the gold country, shopping, hiking at the Big Trees National Forest or in the mountains, fishing at local lakes or mountain streams, swimming and relaxing. We are members of Blue Lake Springs. Guests have access (a nominal fee applies) to Snowflake Lodge that offers a private swimming pool, basketball, tennis, shuffleboard, ping pong and two private lakes. The driveway is level, so winter access is easy.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday Season
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20 + Tax
cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

No refunds for cancellations. Please get traveler's insurance. If you have more than 10 guests, I need to charge an extra $25.00 for cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

We love this property because it is easy, clean, modern and fun. We drive up on a Friday nite, drive into the 2 car garage and feel at home in the mountains with all the comforts of home. It now has central heat/airconditioning.

Property Type

  • house


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room


  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...


  • recreation center
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cross country skiing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 1900 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Bathroom Upstairs
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, Hall bath downstairs
  • Master bath with full tub and shower downstairs


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, Master w/Bath, Futon, Down Comforters & Flat Screen TV
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, 1 bunk bed, Bunk Bed is Twin over Twin w/Down Comforters
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double, 1 bunk bed, 2 Bunk Beds/1 Twin over Full & 1 Twin over Twin w/Comforters
  • Den - 1 queen, 1 double, 1 full size pull out couch in den, 1 Qn size sofabed in LR


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

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