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Russ McConnell

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

A Big Bear Alternative, Just 1.5 Hours from LA!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Central Coast California Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This Pet Friendly Home was featured as Log Home of the month in Log Home Living Magazine! Booking the week of your arrival can result in great discounts.This cozy getaway may be a little pricier than most in Pine Mountain but there is something to the old expression 'you get what you pay for' and this is arguably Pine Mountain Club's most premium property! We have never not received less than a 5/5 star rating since we opened! Ask about reduced pricing for stays over 3 nights.

The 'Log getaway' is a 1200 square foot log cabin made with 18' average diameter hand crafted logs, soaring cathedral ceilings, a huge master loft with log bed, stainless steel appliances, copper sinks, stone shower, and wide plank wood floors.

I look at the cabin as an artist's retreat and as the owner I use it to create and display art ( I am a photographer from Carpinteria). The common feedback is that it does not feel at all like a vacation rental! This is an unknown area to most in LA but it is quieter than Big Bear and an easier drive!

We just installed a 55'' LCD Flatscreen TV with DISH and a large DVD collection!

We are just one hour north of the San Fernando Valley, one hour south of Bakersfield, and 15 miles west of Frazier Park. We are within 2 hours of LA, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Santa Maria. Pine Mountain Club is truly an undiscovered escape that is so close to so many!

Our cabin is perfect for one or two couples or a small family so we cannot accommodate more than four (4) occupants at any one time. Heat for the cabin is provided by a cozy gas fireplace/stove.

There is beautiful hiking to a magical waterfall just a short walk up the road and you can enjoy the snow in the winter as we are at 6500'feet elevation (which keeps it cool in the summer as well)! A 9-hole PGA executive golf course and a quaint village center with shopping and restaurants are just 5 minutes away.

Due to this elevation the CHP requires that you carry chains when there is a chance for snow. Check the PMC link below for weather and road condition information and links for more information. Due to the high fire danger no smoking is allowed on the property.

The Master is a large open loft with a king bed, an office, and a sitting area and 1/2 bath. The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed and is next to the full bath. High speed wireless and an iMac computer with high speed internet is provided. A speaker system with sub-woofer is also supplied for hook up to your laptop IPOD, or phone. There is also a collection of games, poker chips, a large DVD collection and Satellite TV.

I have put our heart and soul into this place and now I hope others can enjoy it too!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Russ McConnell (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Russ McConnell

I'm a freelance photographer and photo teacher and you'll find this to not be your typical vacation rental in that it's filled with unique art, pottery, and photographs by local artisans!

Russ McConnell purchased this cabin in 2003

What makes this cabin unique

I built this cabin to escape to total peace and quiet and it has done just that. It is an amazing get away!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Gina and Russ,

Wow! What a beautiful, unusual cabin! It's all you said and more! You are so talented! We love all your pottery and artwork! This really customizes and makes your log so very homey! Our shelties loved it, too! :) Your stock of videos and games were great. We had so many special moments here with us four bonding! We'd love to make pmc our home. We hope to meet you both! Russ and you are so talented, we can see and feel your love for this special Log every day! Thanks again for sharing your home with us a;;! We're looking forward to coming back soon.

Woodland Hls. Ca



Russ and Gina

This place is bliss. You should have seen Greg's face when we walked in the door. I was able to keep him completely in the dark and he was stunned, amazed and euphoric. This little log cabin you've created

Dear Gina and Russ,

Wow! What a beautiful, unusual cabin! It's all you said and more! You are so talented! We love all your pottery and artwork! This really customizes and makes your log so very homey! Our shelties loved it, too! :) Your stock of videos and games were great. We had so many special moments here with us four bonding! We'd love to make pmc our home. We hope to meet you both! Russ and you are so talented, we can see and feel your love for this special Log every day! Thanks again for sharing your home with us a! We're looking forward to coming back soon.

Woodland Hls. Ca



Russ and Gina

This place is bliss. You should have seen Greg's face when we walked in the door. I was able to keep him completely in the dark and he was stunned, amazed and euphoric. This little log cabin you've created is magical. Our time here will be a cherished memory for the rest of our lives. We want to try the winter time here.

Thank you again for helping me to give Greg his best birthday ever!

Amy and Greg





My husband could not have picked a better place for our 26th wedding anniversary getaway! The log cabin construction is so beautiful along with your earthy decor-so comfy, but so classy. As a fellow artist myself... it is evident that the architechtual details were orchestrated everywhere you look. the loft is an incredible sanctuary amongst the tree tops-so relaxing and romantic. Thank you for sharing your place. we will definitely be back again!!!

Warm regards to you Russ and Gina

Goleta CA.
Dec 2009
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)
A Big Bear Alternative, Just 1.5 Hours from LA!
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 39 reviews
5

One of a kind!

  • 5 of 5

This is such a stunning log home! Comfortable, beautiful and unique!

If you are looking for an exquisite getaway than look no further.

Thank you Russ!

Lori Harmon

Equine Alliance Youth Foundation

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Well Equipped Cabin

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is beautiful, comfortable, and very well equipped. We brought all kinds of supplies for the kitchen and didn't need any of them. The appliances are all very nice. We enjoyed some of the games and movies, and had a very relaxing and pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

We went this place for our daughter's first birthday. Our daughter loved the cabin. We saw a deer in the morning around this beautiful cabin. Interior and exterior wise, this cabin is well built. It has everything you need in this cabin.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the cabin, will be my favorite getaway place going forward!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the little cabin in the woods. Had everything that we needed. Very thoughtfully done and little instructions on everything were very helpful. We were playing board games and watching movies from their DVD collection a lot! The only thing that I felt really wary of is that there were huge windows but no blinds or curtains in any of them except the bedroom. The windows were great in the morning for all the light but after dusk, it was not private. May be it is surrounded by a lot of trees and hence they think it's not required.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing place to reclaim your zen.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful cabin for our 10th wedding anniversary and it was absolutely perfect! Every item in the cabin in perfectly positioned and makes you feel warm and welcomed. You will fall asleep gazing at the stars through the skylights above the bed and wake up to a remarkable view from the floor to ceiling windows that line the front of the cabin. Amazing attention to detail and plenty of information for visitors on how to best enjoy your stay. All you need to pack are your clothes and food. Anything else you may need is already there. I would recommend this cabin to anyone! Seriously perfect for a couples retreat or a family vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carpinteria, CA
5

Wonderful cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time staying at this cabin. The owners have thought of every little detail to make you feel at home and comfortable. Beautiful and quiet location and just 25 minute drive to the top of Mt Pinos for some family fun in the snow. It was a perfect rental for my wife and I and our two girls. We would love to stay again!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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We are the perfect Mountain retreat from the LA or Bakersfield area without the congestion of Big Bear. Excellent, un-crowded cross-country skiing at Mount Pino's! We're 40 minutes from Pyramid Lake, 50 minutes from Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia. Seasonal 'Mountain' events include: live Theatre productions, summer 'Concerts on the Green' series, Lilac Festival, Wine in the Pines, Antique Car Show, Oktoberfest, Trunk or Treat (a safe Halloween alternative), along with other events throughout the year. Village Center has restaurants, an ice cream shop, gift shops, coffee shop, bakery, and a general store..

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Rates & Availability

Pine Mountain Club Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$199
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 6.0%

Please don't hesitate to offer a reasonable lower rate since I can get very negotiable, especially the more last minute you are.

Let me know if you have a pet...the added fee is $30 per pet per stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Central Coast California Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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