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


Property Details

Updated: Oct 20, 2016
1900 Sf/ 3BR/ 2.5 Baths Plus A Den, Sleeps 11-16

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 considered
  • 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.

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34 Reviews

based on 34 traveler reviews

San Francisco

Comfortable and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Spent a weekend here with friends. Enjoyed the quiet neighborhood, cooking and grilling. Nice place to unwind for a few days.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We came up to Arnold for a wedding. We needed some where to stay for our family of 12. The cabin was beautiful, spacious, clean and had everything we needed and more. We would rent the cabin again. Thank you, Mary Jane


  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

New home in the Forest

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 13 stayed here for 3 nights , We arrived and found the home clean and well stocked . Mary Jane makes it easy and pleasant . I recommend this home to all families with younger children for they will love all the toys in the large walk -in closet in the master suite . We visited Big Trees state park = 10$ per car , White Pines Lake was close by and free . Columbia state park was interesting and free . Natural Bridges was a fun short steep hike down to the caves for a cool down in the 97 degree summer heat , bring lots of water !! for the hike back up !! SourGrass Day use Area for drive to river fun . and Lake Alpine for more cold cool water play in the hot sun . We ran out of time to visit more ... Big trees Super market had it all nearby , We enjoyed this vacation home and will be back for more ... Thank You !! Mary Jane

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An enjoyable family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We returned from Arnold yesterday after staying 4 nights in Mary Jane's home in the Blue Lake Springs area of Arnold. The home was immaculate and very accommodating for our blended family of six adults and four children. Having coffee in the morning on the deck was so relaxing and enjoyable. The kitchen was well stocked with appliances and any condiment we needed. Having air conditioning was a super plus, especially when the temperatures reached over 100 degrees during the day. The pool at Blue Lakes Springs was wonderful for the kids. Overall, this was the best choice for our family. Thank you, Mary Jane, for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this house traveling all over California to see the sights. This house has all the essentials need for cooking family meals to having toys for the litttle one's. It is very well maintained and spacious. It is a quiet home that is in the mountains where it is very beautiful. This house was perfect for all 16 of us to stay at on our vacation in California. The price is very reasonable. Would stay at this house again. Thank you for giving our family a great opportunity to stay at your wonderful home it made our vacation very relaxing and enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we needed and MORE

  • 5 of 5

This rental is awesome. Everything was clean, extremely well stocked, house was decorated nicely and everything was up to date. I would definitely recommend this VRBO to anyone I know and we hope to come back again in the fall. The area was really nice, we really enjoyed the amenities at Blue Lake Springs, nice option to use lakes or pool. Overall an extremely positive experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 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
3 night minimum stay
4th July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 9 2017
3 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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