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Beautiful Chalet on 5 Acres Near Lake, Skiing and Winetasting

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Beautiful Chalet Style home on 5 private acres in the Sierra Springs neighborhood is waiting for you and your family to enjoy! 2600 sq ft home with large living room with woodburning stove and large dining room with sun filled windows for your family dinners or a special dinner for two. See our many guest reviews describing this great house and the fun they had.

Enjoy the view from every room: gentleman's vineyard, wild turkeys and deer as you enjoy the outdoor life with wrap around decking and balconies from each bedroom. Two levels with a full bath with tub on each floor. Master bedroom with bath on lower level.

Fully furnished kitchen with tile counter, hardwood floor and all appliances, utensils, dishware provided. Ceiling fans in all rooms. Extra large deck with outdoor dining tables and grill.

Take walks through the woods or venture to Apple Hill or to many of the winery's in the area. It's a short 45 minute drive for skiing and sledding and a short 3 miles to Sly Park Lake Recreation Area for boating, swimming, waterskiing, kayaking, and boat rental

Close to Placerville, Jenkinson's Sly Park Lake Recreation Area, Skiing 45 minutes away, Apple Hill, Somerset, and FairPlay Wineries. Lazy rivers, swimming, boating, fishing, waterskiing, boat Rental at lake, explore the Gold Country as you enjoy your get away.

Please check the VRBO for availability and call or email if you have questions.

Keywords: House, chalet, lake, vineyard, placerville

More Details

Kathleen Tannous
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

About Kathleen Tannous

My husband and I enjoy being outdoors in the country and getting away to the fresh peaceful mountain air. When we were younger, we enjoyed camping, but as we got older we realized we like the feel of being outdoors with the comfort of a bed! My husband planted the gentleman's vineyard on our property to realize his dream of making wine; like his father did in the old country. We feel like our place is 'our little piece of heaven' and enjoy entertaining friends and family.

Kathleen Tannous purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Kathleen Tannous chose Gold Country / High Sierra

We chose this home, not for a vacation rental, but as a mountain retreat for ourselves and our family. We love the area since there is so much to do such as wine tasting, swimming in rivers and lakes, fishing and hiking short trips to Tahoe. Our son snowboards every winter so he and his friends enjoy the closeness of the Ski resorts to get together and have fun. Mostly we have spent our time relaxing and entertaining our friends and family here. We also have a feeling of relaxation and relief when we arrive and cannot wait to return.

What makes this cabin unique

What we most enjoy about our property are the beautiful seasons and dining outside on the large deck while enjoying the broad night sky with all the stars in view. The house is very roomy so it allows our large family to be there without feeling crowded--everyone has their space. The property is on 5 acres with 5 vacant acres next door, so this allows for privacy. I love the fact that rarely do we hear road noise and we can sit in my pajamas on the front deck without a care in the world!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kathleen and Simon,

We are so happy to have discovered your lovely vacation home. Our days were spent water skiing on Sly Park Lake and hiking the Sierra, and the evenings were peaceful and relaxing as we sat on the deck and watched the deer graze in the yard. The house had everything we needed, and the basket of goodies was a nice touch. Pride in ownership is evident throughout the home and property. We'll be back.

Carol McKinney and Sam Van Zandt
Oct 2009
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Chalet on 5 Acres Near Lake, Skiing and Winetasting
average rating of 4.72093 based on 44 reviews

Cabin was very nice and cozy and well equiped.

  • 5 of 5

My family really enjoyed the stay, cabin was clean and well equiped, plenty of room to move around and enjoy. Lots of games which we played and lots of books to read. Community center is few minutes away which we also enjoyed the use of. Would definitaly stay again. Owners are very nice and respond quickly.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Modesto, CA

This is the perfect mountain getaway.

  • 5 of 5

The house is very spacious, the kitchen well-stocked, and the dining and living rooms gave us plenty of room to visit and play games. The only thing that should be mentioned is there is no television available downstairs. Some of us thought this was a big plus and some of us thought it was a slight minus.

We greatly enjoyed our stay. The lake is a short drive away and was beautiful and fun even in the middle of winter. We hope to return in summer and spend more time at the cabin.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cabin in a beautiful area.

  • 4 of 5

Great time in a cozy cabin in a beautiful area

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented the cabin for a weekend to visit Apple Hill. The cabin over all is very nice, the beds very comfortable and plenty of space to visit and play games. I would definitely rent this cabin again!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Will be back!

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, beautiful setting and perfect for a large family gathering!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great from the outside-but we never saw the inside

  • 1 of 5

Poor communication of access details left us unable to get in."Ah well, one of those things, we'll sort it out when we finally get hold of the owner". But no, for the first time in nearly a decade of using HomeAway we find ourselves placing a negative review as the only comeback we have.

This was a late booking for 3 nights which was paid upfront. The owner confirmed by email & promised to be in contact with access details prior to arrival. With nothing received we prompted her just before we left but got only a contact number.

By chance we also downloaded the new HomeAway app to "find & book your next holiday". It seems this was our downfall! The whole process instantly becomes automated to the app, not that anyone told us!

With no further contact & limited connectivity abroad, we got ourselves to the property using the address. Numerous phone calls, voice messages, email, knocking on neighbours got us worries, we had the app! Using the house wifi from the doorstep we searched but still no success. After 2hrs & the sun going down we gave in.

2 days later the owner finally returned our calls. Apparently the crucial app did indeed have the info we needed! How did we miss it? Maybe poor set up with critical info illogically filed? There were many links & we opened most...the welcome, the check fact all that might be vaguely relevant. But strangely enough we didn't open "need driving directions?"...after all, we were already there!

Naively we thought we'd be able to come to some agreement with the owner & that would be that...the information was badly filed/we were not told where it was/we had not found it. But no, we have lost the tax, service charge & rental fee (she did return the cleaning fee & security deposit). We had to find alternative accommodation & wasted fuel & food bought for our stay. So we are left feeling cheated whilst the owner profits, keeping the full rental fee & losing nothing.

Could we have done more that day? Possibly...but should we have had to? She may argue we blocked another potential booking, but this we doubt as we only booked 2.5wks earlier.

So, fellow traveler, you may choose to book this property based on other reviews. Will she stand by her belief that the fault lies with us alone & leave the app just as it is? Or will she add the access code to a more relevant link or improve her notification of this vital info in other ways? We will watch future reviews with let us know!!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Traveler, We are very sorry about your experience; it was unfortunate for both of us. VRBO’s reservation system includes the Hospitality Application which you accessed on your smartphone. Once you accessed the application, it provided all types of information about your stay including directions, information about the area, grocery shopping, links to area attractions, and the access code to enter our home. Recently, VRBO started charging guests a rental fee to offset the cost of providing 24 hour, 7 days a week travel assistance to anyone booking on VRBO for the sole purpose of helping travelers. My husband’s cell phone is also listed in the application for assistance. Unfortunately you did not access any of these resources while you were trying to enter the house. We have been renting our home for several years and have always had good experiences with our guests as you can see by our positive reviews. Though I was out of cell phone range and unavailable that evening, my husband was and you did not contact him. Thankfully, you are the first and only guests that have encountered this situation in all these years. After contacting VRBO they assured me you were capable of accessing the home. Since we have only one home to rent our refund policy requires advance notice since we are not likely to get a booking at the last minute. Hopefully in the future you will have a better experience using VRBO. Again we are very sorry about your unfortunate situation. Sincerely, Simon & Kathleen
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Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Highway 50
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Sierra Ski Ranch
Car: necessary

Wine tasting, explore Apple Hill, Gold Country, 5 acres of quiet, 3 miles to Sly Park Recreation Area, fishing, boating, waterskiing, private neighborhood swimming pools and tennis courts available in summer, white water rafting


Rates & Availability

Pollock Pines Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

Weekly Special $950 per Six nights
Holiday Weekends 3 night minimum $220 per night
Christmas and New Years Weeks $220 per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Pollock Pines Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , gound floor, double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upper level, doube sinks
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , private balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , private balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , private balcony--room for twin pads on floor
    Den - 2 twin/ single , privacy curtain. Room for twin pad on floor
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2) Additional-dining room has 2 twin futon chairs, 3 twin size foam sleeping pads and two queen sofa beds in living room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Gentleman's vineyard view, Balconies and sliding doors off every bedroom, wrap around deck, lots of parking, 5 acres, 2 full bathrooms with tubs and showers,blow dryer, iron, ironing board, coffee grinder

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