I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was very clean.
The property manager was more than helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.
We were staying in the Vargas home for a family reunion. Other family units stayed at other homes nearby. Beautiful forest setting. The Vargas home was perfect for my girlfriend and I, my brother and his wife and my mom. We also used the home as a gathering place for the larger family. The deck was nice and had a barbecue. The only unfortunate issue was the hot weather--we timed our stay for a nice heat wave! The home was not air conditioned and it did not cool down at night much. A/C would be nice but realize the vast majority of days it's much cooler.
Visited White Pines Lake, Lake Alpine, Calaveras Big Trees park, caverns, horseback riding and just plain relaxing at the homes and decks with family.
Manager responded on 8/20/2014:
The Vargas cabin certainly is one of our most popular. The beautiful forest setting can't be beat! Most homes in the area do not have air conditioning because the elevation is 5,000 feet. The best thing to do during hot periods in homes without a/c is to open all windows at night and close them up first thing in the morning while leaving the fans going. It's what locals refer to as "mountain air conditioning". We do tend to see the hottest days at the end of July. It makes for a great reason to visit the many area lakes, creeks, and the Stanislaus River!