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Mahalia LoMele

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, spanish

Art and Nature Lover's Retreat, 15 Min to Sequoia-Kings Canyon

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Pinehurst Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Quiet, cozy, inspiring, art-filled: Fivespot is a relaxing destination for a week or weekend. Perfect for couples or small families, enjoy the books, the sauna and outdoor shower, the claw-foot bathtub, the fireplace, and lots of cozy pillows and throws.

Feeling creative? Add something to the chalkboard wall, or stroll to the hilltop behind the cabin and sketch the surrounding foothills. Several painters and writers have already used Fivespot as a personal artistic retreat - you can too!

There's comfort and convenience: a covered stone patio, gas bbq, kitchen with all the trimmings, and lots of outdoor space means you can cook and dine inside or out.

Year-round comfort and fun at Fivespot:

Summer is the high season in the Sierras, for good reason: the sun shines from June through October. Hiking trails are open, wildlife and wildflowers abound. But we locals enjoy the fall, winter, and spring even more: sun gives way to rain and snow, life quiets down, time to rest and renew. Fivespot is perfect for an off-season retreat. The road to the cabin is kept cleared of snow, and the road into the Parks is accessible if you have 4-wheel drive or chains (we can help you with that). The fireplace and sauna keep you cozy; you've got time to think, write, read, or just relax. It's a delightful time of year - please consider a visit!

Winter activities at and around Fivespot:

Winter is never far from Fivespot: at 4000' elevation, we get at least one substantial storm each year. If you are lucky enough to be here at the perfect moment, you can snowshoe right out the back door. But the cabin is also perfectly situated for near-certain winter adventures - it's just a 15 minute drive to the entrance of Kings Canyon National Park, where sequoias are blanketed in deep snow all winter. And Fivespot is located on a well-maintained state road, so getting here is easy. Snow play, snow shoeing, and cross-country skiing are these Parks' best winter activities.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mahalia LoMele (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Mahalia LoMele

We are former New Yorkers (Brooklyn, to be precise) and artists. We moved to Pinehurst in 2003, bought the 1940's cabin next to our home in 2007, renovated it, and opened it as 'fivespot cabin' in 2008. Here's hoping you'll stay at our place next time you come to the Sierras!

Mahalia LoMele purchased this cabin in 2007

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved our three nights at Fivespot. A wonderful place to be. We loved the hummingbirds in the backyard very much.



And after our snow-walk in May, in Kings Canyon N.P., there was that great fireplace.



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May 2014
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)
Art and Nature Lover's Retreat, 15 Min to Sequoia-Kings Canyon
average rating of 4.911111 based on 87 reviews
LA, California
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I just spent New Years in this wonderful cabin. I was a little concerned about booking a cabin in the mountains because I'm a 26-year-old, 100% city girl but this cabin matched every hotel that I have ever stayed in. The cabin had a perfect located with modern decor and appliances. It had the added ammenity of a fabulous sauna. The homeowners were very nice even after I broke a plate and even had cute little extras like microwave popcorn and ever variety of hot tea. We are planning another trip to this cabin and I have told all of my friends about it, WONDERFUL.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA
5

Magical cabin, close to Kings Canyon and Sequoia

  • 5 of 5

First, Mahalia is a gem. She informed us when we booked that because we had kids, they shouldn't be charged as adults and refunded some of our money. She called us the evening we arrived and asked us if we needed anything. And when our little one had an accident overnight, she and her husband were very understanding.

The cabin is a wonderful antidote to modern life. We enjoyed the hummingbirds at the feeder, the family of California quail with chicks that scurried away when we went out to the back veranda. The cabin is chock full of interesting books and knick-knacks. The kids and I loved the outdoor shower. At night, we went out to the hill in the back for star gazing.

Having stayed at both Three Rivers and here, there's no question in my mind that this is a better place to stay for a visit to both Kings Canyon and Sequoia. The drive from Pinehurst to the Park attractions was pretty easy (~20min). The drive from Three Rivers to Park attractions was longer (~50min) with lots of hairpin turns.

Needless to say, we hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado, USA
5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Fivespot. It was the perfect base from which to explore Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. It's somewhat centrally located between the two which makes it easy to cover lots of ground. The cabin is cute with tons of character. We especially liked the outdoor shower with honeysuckle growing over the top. Sitting outside on the front porch or the back patio in the evening was incredibly relaxing. Would certainly come back and stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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4

We Felt right at home and it was so peaceful

  • 4 of 5

The home was spacious enough for a family of 4, the location was just about 15 min away from Sequoia-Kings Canyon. The amenities were good except there was not television but that was actually a good thing for us. The property was clean and well maintained. The owners were always so quick to answer any questions we had. I would definitely recommend this cabin to my friends and family. Overall the ambiance was good!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Mountain Retreat

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I had a lovely stay at Fivespot. Great location, close to both Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. The cabin is very cozy and well equipped with lots of books and games, for quiet evenings.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

The property was ALL that it said it would be.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented this cabin from 29 December 2015 until 03 January 2016.

Cabin is well presented and very quite, but this may have been because of the time of year!

You do need to take ALL the food and provisions as it is a long drive to the nearest large town.

For the time of year with snow outside the cabin was warm and the added log fire was a nice touch in the evening.

The local restaurant a short walk from the cabin was good and homely, we had two very good meals and we would not have been surprised if a cowboy on a horse had come in.

If we ever go back to Pinehurst we would stay at the cabin again. We have told friends about the cabin and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Map

Kings River
"The powerful Kings River tumbles out of the back country through one of America's deepest ca..."
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Fresno Yosemite International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Pinehurst Lodge
Nearest Golf
36 Miles
Sherwood Forest Golf Club
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Fresno
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Pinehurst Lodge
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Hume Lake
Car: necessary

Few vacation cabins are as close to Kings Canyon National Park as Fivespot Cabin. A 15-minute drive to its entrance will bring you to the feet of giant sequoias, and an hour more will take you to the bottom of the breathtaking canyon itself. From there discover prime hiking trails, waterfalls, caves and meadows - all without the crowds of Yosemite.

Sequoia National Park might be at the top of your must-see list too. The entrance is the same as Kings Canyons - 15 minutes from fivespot. Then travel down Generals Highway to trailheads and memorable places such as Redwood Canyon, Lodgepole, Giant Forest, and Moro Rock.

Other Activities: Giant Sequoia Tree Viewing, Snowshoeing, Cross-Country Skiing

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Rates & Availability

Pinehurst Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late summer 2016
Aug 1 2016 - Sep 7 2016
2 night minimum stay
$189
$1,085
$4,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
September 2016
Sep 8 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$169
$910
$3,525
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
$159
$875
$3,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$179
$980
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
December 2016
Nov 30 2016 - Dec 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
$139
$770
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter holidays 2016-17
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$179
$980
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$139
$770
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2017
Apr 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$159
$875
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Late spring 2017
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$169
$910
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$179
$980
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$179
$980
$3,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are for double occupancy. Children under the age of 13 are free; $15 per night for each additional older child or adult. For your comfort, total occupancy is recommended to be no more than 4 adults or no more than 6 adults/children.

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Amenities

Pinehurst Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    outdoor shower - outdoor shower
  • The bathroom features a custom designed shower, a vintage clawfoot bathtub, and a separate toilet stall with its own hand-washing sink. The outdoor shower is next to the cedar sauna.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , comfortable sofabed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , loft bed: twin mattress on top, twin futon on floor below
  • The bedroom has a queen sized bed as well as a single loft bed - kids love it! Supported by a tree pole with a safety railing all around, it also has its very own arts and crafts window looking out to the mountain beyond. Below the loft is a single futon on the floor, which can be moved to another room if desired. The bedroom library is eclectic, with an emphasis on classic books. The art on the walls ranges from traditional landscapes to playful minimalism. There's plenty of storage too. The sofabed in the living room is comfortable firm foam - no uncomfortable bar to disturb your sleep.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
The cabin is cozy, but the outdoor lounging areas are spacious, so there's plenty of room for everyone. We use only natural, non-toxic cleaners, and all linens are 100% cotton. Although owners Bachrun and Mahalia LoMele live next door to the property and share a driveway, the cabins are on different elevations and retain their privacy. The LoMele's are happy to advise or assist, if necessary.

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