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Lakeside Cottage-Blue Lake Springs, across the street from Fly In Lake!

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Arnold Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps up to 4), outdoor spa and large deck

One of a kind escape bungalow in secluded Blue Lake Springs, just on the outskirts of Arnold, Ca. Amazing, one of a kind cottage with beautiful views and ambiance! Outdoor spa and large wrap around deck with breakfast nook make for an amazing relaxing vacation spot!

Located on a secluded drive with a view of Fly In lake, you’ll feel like you are miles away from anyone or anything. Our cabin includes some great modern amenities, while still giving you the feeling that you’re far away from the day to day hustle and bustle of the city.

Decorated in the classic style of the rustic American cabin, our getaway is decorated with knotty pine throughout. The spacious wraparound deck overlooks the lake. The outdoor spa and Brazilian Teak breakfast table (available during the spring & summer) are perfect for enjoying the solitude of the mountains. Listen to the sounds of the ducks and birds while enjoying your favorite beverage as the sun sets over the Sugar Spruce laden hills.

Fly In Lake is directly across the street from the cottage. The gently sloped beach makes for a perfect swimming hole for the kids. During the evenings enjoy a view of the stars while unwinding in the heated spa. Take in the romantic summer sunsets on the deck and enjoy an outdoor meal on the beautiful teakwood dinner table.

Small and cozy, the two bedroom/1 bathroom (shower only) cabin sleeps a family of four comfortably. The kids room has a bunk bed with 2 twin beds. The master bedroom has a Queen bed with a window overlooking the forest and lake.

The kitchen is small but fully equipped, and includes a small stove, fridge, microwave, butcher block and coffee maker.

For those who absolutely must maintain some sense of what’s going on in the real world, the cabin is equipped with wireless internet access, and a wireless Bluetooth Boombox. There is also a flatscreen TV with access to Netflix and Apple TV, as well as basic cable.


Arnold is surrounded by the Stanislaus National Forest, Big Tees State Park, the Gold country of Sonora, numerous lakes and rivers, 12 wineries, 3 golf courses, Mercer Caverns and much more.

You will be 5 minutes from Calaveras Big Trees State Park, 30 minutes from Bear Valley Ski Resort, 20 minutes to Stanislaus National Forest, and just 15 minutes from historic towns of Murphy's and Angel's Camp.

Please be aware that while our renters currently have access to Fly In Lake, access to Snowflake Lodge in Blue Lake Springs is not currently available.

HIKING, MOUNTAIN BIKING, camping & backpacking are all at your doorstep in this scenic and vast Stanislaus wilderness area.

WINE TASTING with award winning wineries such as Stevenot Vineyards, Chatom Winery, Hatcher Winery, Black Sheep Vitners, Indian Rock Vineyards, Kautz Ironstone Vineyards, and Milliaire Winery.

SKI/SNOWBOARD at the Sierra's 'best kept secret', Bear Valley Ski Area for downhill, cross country, and ice skating.

FISHING is plentiful in one of the many lakes, streams and rivers including the Stanislaus River, Mokelumne River, Bear Creek, Rattlesnake Creek, New Melones Lake, Alpine Lake, Mosquito Lake, Union & Utica Reservoirs, New Spicer Reservoir and many others.

BOATING and WATER SPORTS at one of many lakes including New Melones, Don Pedro, Hogan, Tulloch, Comanche & more.

CAVING is also available at Moaning Caverns, Mercer Caverns or Cave City.

Its location is perfect for a quiet weekend get-a-way or, better yet, a week’s worth of fun!

Amenities include:

AMENITIES: Wood-Burning fireplace (there is plenty of wood available) Full Kitchen, Microwave, linens, Pillows and Towels are provided, Stove, Refrigerator, Cooking Utensils, Plates, Cups, Glasses, Flatware, Gas BBQ with side burner. butcher block, small dining table, wifi, Netflix, Apple TV, basic cable and wireless boombox. Outdoor dining table along with lounge chairs and outdoor coffee table.

Outdoor Spa

Large Trex deck (not available in winter)


Wireless internet access

Wireless Bluetooth Boombox

Deck lounge chairs

Outdoor dining nook with umbrella (available during the spring/summer only)

Walking distance to Sequoia Woods Golf Course

Call or email for more info.

Peak season Regular rates - $195/nt - (Jun- Sept)

Off season rates - $150/night - (Oct-May)

Holiday rates - $225/nt (Presidents Day, MLK Day, Labor Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas)

Reduced rates available for 5 or more nights.

Maximum of four people per stay.

Additional $100 cleaning fee applies. This fee covers cleaning before and after your stay.


Keywords: ski cottage, cabin, lake, mountain,

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Scott C. Munos
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2016
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About Scott C. Munos

I'm a white collar professional , father of two who loves to travel both for work and pleasure. I use VRBO extensively, as both a traveler and a host. I pride myself on taking very good care of my property, and also ensuring that I am available to my guests anytime they need me.

I survey all of my guests, in an effort to not only ensure that I understand what they enjoyed most about their visit, but also how I can improve their experience at the cottage.

Scott C. Munos purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Scott C. Munos chose Gold Country / High Sierra

I purchased the Lakeside Cottage in 2006. Over the years, I've tried to give the place the feel of a secluded, tahoe style lodge.

I have several guests who return every year, from as far away as Spain. I try to continually improve the Cottage so as to ensure a great experience for my guests.

There is no other property in the area that can match the view, ambiance and secluded nature of the Lakeside Cottage.

What makes this cabin unique

The wraparound Trex deck, beautiful breakfast nook and spa overlook Fly In Lake. There is no other location in this area that provides the solitude, views and ambiance that can be enjoyed at the Lakeside Cottage.

The Outdoor deck furniture provides for a great view of the surrounding scenery and gorgeous sunsets!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cabin was great and just what we were looking for!
Oct 2010
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based on 25 traveler reviews

Lakeside Cottage-Blue Lake Springs, across the street from Fly In Lake!
average rating of 4.56 based on 29 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at Scott's lakeside cabin. The location was perfect -right next to the lake and close to town. His instructions were very clear, so we had no problem at all getting situated even though we arrived after the sun had set. His cabin is very inviting and organized. We felt right at home! Thank you for sharing your little piece of Arnold with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Wonderful cottage visit

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is well maintained. It was clean and ready for our arrival. It is important to go through the check-in list to get it completely up and running, but that only takes a few minutes. Our only issues were trouble with the grill - propane seemed to leak a bit and it was difficult to light, and the driveway was a bit of a problem to navigate with our low-to-the ground Chrysler rental. Other than that, we enjoyed our time there. We visited Calaveras Big Tree State Park, Mercer Caverns, enjoyed walking around Murphys - enjoyed lunch at Alchemy and some wine tasting at Twisted Oak. The fireplace heated the whole cabin and it was pleasant to sit and enjoy the fire and drinks after sightseeing. Half of our party was from New York State and half was from Florida. If any of us lived closer to CA or were planning another visit any time soon, we would definitely rent the cabin again.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, Woodsy Cabin Feel

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a cabin with a hot tub as we were traveling to this area for a cycling event, and we were lucky to find this jewel in the woods. The cabin more than exceeded our expectations and it suited all of our needs. The queen bed has a soft mattress topper which made sleeping very comfortable! We were slightly worried that the cabin didn't have any air conditioner, however with the bedroom window open after sunset the cabin cooled down to a perfect sleeping temperature. The hot tub worked great and it felt so good to soak our sore muscles after a long day of cycling. The cabin was very clean and very comfortable. We spent most of our time on the outside deck lounging with views of the lake and the trees all around. The cabin is well stocked with towels, pillows, blankets, etc. The Owner's welcome packet was very thorough and informative, and therefore we had no unexpected surprises. Everything in the cabin worked well including the wifi connection for accessing the Internet with our smart phones (which was good thing since there was no AT&T cell phone service at the cabin). Fly In Lake was a close walking distance for swimming, however this summer due to the drought, the lake is very low and the water stagnant because there is no water flow in and out of the lake , so it wasn't suitable for swimming. We will definitely recommend this cabin to our friends as we feel it is a fair value for what you get. We will be back again next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Amazing Stay in Arnold

  • 5 of 5

We went as a family of four (preschooler, my husband and myself and my mother- all age groups!) It was fantastic for all! It is clear that everything is well thought out in advance. There were toys and games for my daughter when we were inside, an amazing deck where we ate, read (and napped!). Also, although we were away from it all, there was wi-fi and tv when we wanted it. The beds were comfy. I was worried we would be too hot, but there is a large fan which cools down the cabin quickly. I was also a bit freaked out about the driveway after reading other reviews, but it is as Scott says, just switch into low gear and go up the hill. By the second day I was maneuvering like a pro! It is not difficult. Although you can see there are other houses nearby, you do feel secluded. Fly in lake which is just across the street is AWESOME to swim in. One of the best vacations we have had in a long time. We are already planning our trip for next year. I honestly can't think of anything I would change! Thank you again for an amazing stay! On another note, I emailed Scott a million times for small questions. He was always happy to answer and responded very quickly.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Merced county

I'll be back

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Oakland, CA

Lovely retreat

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Lakeside Cottage and hope we can return. The cabin is simple, clean and comfortable and in a good location to explore the area. The deck and built-in table were the highlights for us - we had most of our meals outdoors enjoying the lovely view, as well as the evening serenade provided by the frogs in the lake across the way. There were houses in the vicinity but we didn't see or hear the immediate neighbors while we where there - it was very quiet and peaceful as advertised. Scott was a great host and replied to our questions quickly.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Sarafina's Italian Kitchen
Moaning Cavern
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Sequoia Woods
Snowshoe Brewing Co
White Pines Lake
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sequioa Woods Country Club
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Sequioa Woods Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 4
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sarafina's Italian Restaurant
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Bear Valley
Car: necessary

Wine tasting in nearby Murphy's. Bear Valley ski resort is about 30-40 minutes east of the cabin. Excellent hiking throughout the area, including Calaveras State Park. Kayaking, snow skiing and cross country skiing nearby.

This property is not wheelchair accessible.


Rates & Availability

Arnold Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 25 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
xmas week
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59

Nightly rates for the holidays (Christmas, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving) are $225.
$50 cancellation processing fee applies for all cancellations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Arnold Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin bunk beds in kids room
  • (1) Queen size bed, Bunk Beds (1) Kids bunk beds with 2 twin beds. Plenty of kids toys for the little ones to play with
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Large Trex deck with covered breakfast nook overlooking Fly In Lake.

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