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The Lakeview House- Perfect for Large Families and Retreats!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,700 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths... Sleeps 17 in beds!

The Lakeview House is the perfect blend of Casual Comfort and Traditional Elegance! This 3700 sq. ft., two-story twenty year old Victorian farmhouse combines traditional charm with the practicality of a modern home. Enjoy the attention to detail inside and out!

Because we have currently have the house on the market for sale, we are not presently booking out more than about 90 days as we do not wish to negatively impact anyone's travel plans. If you wish to book farther in advance, please contact me and I will place you on a list.

Multiple spacious rooms and outdoor areas are great for larger gatherings. Something for all ages... downstairs living room, upstairs game room with a pool table, TV, games, and toys, and outside the basketball, decks and patio.

Downstairs, prepare meals in the large country kitchen with all the convenient amenities. Choose where you want to eat... at the large kitchen table, the adjacent formal dining room, the spacious front porch with gorgeous sunset views, or the sheltered back patio with casual seating and a fountain. Relax before the fire in the downstairs living room with a spectacular view from the large bay window. The house sleeps 16 people in beds. Two downstairs bedrooms are perfect for a family unit or stair challenged persons... one room with a queen bed and the other with two singles.

Walk upstairs and the large, high ceiling family room has a pool table, TV, books for young and old, games and even toys for the little ones. Two comfy leather couches and two double futons with inner spring mattresses (each sleep two) provide lots of seating in the spacious family room. For the adventurous, sleep out under the stars on the upper deck! In the master bedroom suite, enjoy the spectacular view as you lay in the king size bed (also a double futon in this room). The large lilac bedroom has another king size bed, a daybed, and room for a porta-crib or kids on sleeping mats.. perfect for just a couple or a small family. The third upstairs bedroom has two single beds. On the loft above the staircase, you can relax and enjoy the panoramic view while you catch up on email or browse the web at the large oak desk.

This house is perfect for a staff retreat or a multiple family get-together (like reunions, out-of-town wedding guests), a 'girls get-away,' or a special celebration... extra fee for additional non-staying guests and permission required). For families or groups, come relax, unwind and spend time with those you enjoy! The location is fantastic... the house is beautiful... all it needs is YOU!

Keywords: House, villa, farmhouse, retreat

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Priscilla (Cissy) Maxwell
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2018

About Priscilla (Cissy) Maxwell

We built the home in 1996 when our youngest daughter was an infant. We raised our five kids in the home and have loved making it a welcoming and hospitable home! We have totally enjoyed living in this beautiful foothill community for the past 30 years, and would love to share its beauty and recreational resources with you! We now have an empty nest and have moved to a smaller home nearby. We look forward to sharing our 'labor of love' with you!

Priscilla (Cissy) Maxwell purchased this farmhouse in 1996

Why Priscilla (Cissy) Maxwell chose Lake of the Pines

When we lived in the home, we had people say how much they enjoyed it. We often thought what a great B&B it would make... except that I doubt people would pay for my cooking! However, I do love decorating... and people seem to enjoy the result. So we have the 'Bed' without the 'Breakfast'. Ppreparing the meals... that's your task! And the beautiful kitchen is functional and friendly for large family style dining. Hey, there is always Round Table Pizza (now delivers), Chinese food, the Northridge Restaurant and various sandwich shops within a 5 minute drive. And Starbucks of course!

What makes this farmhouse unique

We love the fabulous sunsets, the grazing deer (when not eating the roses), the panorama views in the morning light, and the proximity to so many recreational and historic places. We are glad that we are above the valley fog and below the snow line most days in winter. We feel blessed to live in such a fabulous area!


Lake of the Pines Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • No more than 5 cars in driveway and then must be parked to allow for emergency vehicle access. Overflow parking available nearby.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower for two!
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Downstairs Serenity Room - 1 queen , Ground floor near bathroom... best option for seniors.
    Upstairs Family Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Two double Futons with innerspring mattresses.
    Upstairs Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon has double innerspring mattress.
    Downstairs Island Room - 2 twin/ single
    Upstairs Lavender Room - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Very large with room for several floor mats.
    Upstairs Sunshine Room - 2 twin/ single , Two single beds
  • King Size beds (2). Queen Size Beds (1). Double Futon beds with innerspring mattresses (3). Twin or Single Beds (5). Porta-crib
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Lots of privacy (on 1.5 acres) yet less than 5 minutes to the market, drug store, gym and several eating establishments. Enjoy watching the local wildlife... deer, wild turkeys, hawks, etc.


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The Lakeview House- Perfect for Large Families and Retreats!
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 78 reviews
Fremont, CA

Great views from a beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We spent Memorial Day weekend celebrating our mom's 80th birthday in this home and we had a fabulous time. It was so clean and comfortable, with plenty of room and beautiful custom decorator touches throughout. It had features to keep the adults happy, but it was also kid-friendly. We especially enjoyed spending time on the porch taking in the view from up on the hill. The pool table was a big hit, too. This is by far the nicest home we've ever rented and it was a perfect venue for our celebration!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newark, CA

The perfect place for our wedding weekend

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home for my family and I to stay in during the weekend of my wedding following a terrifying situation where my previous rental canceled on me. Priscilla SAVED ME!! Knowing the situation she made sure everything was perfect for my wedding weekend and stayed in touch. She allowed me to have my rehearsal dinner at the property which was perfect. The TV has Apple TV which allowed us to play music to entertain our guests with and the round-about drive way made coming and going from the house a breeze for us all. All of the beds were SO COMFY and the view... OH EEM GEE that view! I swear Priscilla hired a family of deer to visit us. We were all enchanted with the deer and wild turkey that would visit the property daily, the romantic and cozy feel of the home and the impeccable decor of the home in general.

I can only offer three MINOR critiques...

First... in the pictures of the house there is a piano. We had selected the property with the piano in mind as we initially intended for it to be played during the rehearsal dinner. We made some changes and it all worked out... but it would have been nice to know. No biggie.

Second... We were all taking pretty cold showers. For ME... It was a nice way to wake up on my wedding day after one too many glasses of wine... but not everyone staying (my mother) agreed. Maybe something to look into.

Third... The french doors leading to the deck off of the dining room didn't seem to be able to properly latch. We tried everything and eventually secured it with a chair. I only mention it so it could be looked into.

All in all... I would rate my stay a 9.5/10. One of the best VRBO experiences I've ever had and I will wholeheartedly recommend the house to anyone interested in staying. Thank you SO MUCH!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Beautiful Holiday House

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented the Lakeview House over the Christmas holiday. There were 6 adults staying there and 4 adults and 2 children visiting during our stay. The house was decorated for Christmas, including a lighted Christmas tree in the living room. The living room was large enough to accommodate 12 of us Christmas morning as we opened our gifts. But the kitchen, with it's large dining table was definitely the center of our gatherings. It was an easy kitchen to work in and everything we needed was there, from a blender to a large roasting pan for our prime rib.

The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms very clean. The little ones enjoyed watching Christmas movies in the upstairs family room and the weather was mild enough to sit out on the front porch in the afternoon with coffee and a good book. We even saw a herd of deer grazing on the property our last day!

Although the house is about a 15 to 20 minute drive from Auburn stores, we were pleasantly surprised to find a CVS and very nice grocery store right down the road, along with a pizza place, hardware store and a couple of restaurants. Really, there is no reason to drive into Auburn unless you want to.

This house would be a wonderful rental any time of the year, but Cissy took the time to decorate it and turn it into a Christmas home away from home. She also answered my text queries very promptly and even arranged with my Auburn son the return of a robe we left behind. We had a wonderful Christmas at the Lakeview House and would definitely rent it again!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house to share with friends

  • 5 of 5

We spent a great Thanksgiving weekend at the Lakeview house with friends and our kids. The house was clean and had everything we needed to cook and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner together. The kids loved the space too. Cissy was great to work with and available if we had any questions. Recommended if you are looking for a place to stay in this area!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful house for a wedding in Auburn. Everything you could need was there and in excellent condition. Our family of 17 set around the kitchen table eating and enjoying each others company. The outside balcony is also a great place to sit and watch the sunset and spend time together. I have already recommended this house to another person. My family agreed that this should be the go to place for family get togethers! So sad it is being sold.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was BEAUTIFUL.. our entire bridal party stayed there the night before the wedding. We were able to get all our prep work done, and had a gorgeous place to get ready in the morning. Cissy was kind and helpful, and I would love to get to come back and use Lakeview House again! I can't say enough good things!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Sacramento International Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Dark Horse
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 49
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Multiple; Starbucks
Nearest Point of Interest
The Lakeview House
Nearest Point of Interest
Long's Drugs, Gas, Mini Mart
Nearest Point of Interest
Bear River High School and other schools
Nearest Point of Interest
8 minute drive to Auburn
Nearest Point of Interest
15 minute drive to Grass Valley
Nearest Point of Interest
Bear River Bridge- rock jump, swim, wade.
Nearest Point of Interest
Holiday Market/ Round Table Pizza
Nearest Point of Interest
Generations Health Club and Spa
Car: necessary

A 20 minute drive to visit the Gold Country towns of Grass Valley, Nevada City and Auburn. A ten minute drive gets you to the Bear River for a jump off the rocks into the water. There are variety of small independent wineries and local growers in the area. 20 minutes to Grass Valley and enjoy the the gardens and mansion of the Empire Mine . 10 minutes to Auburn to play Frisbee golf. A 1 hour drive to the ski areas of Lake Tahoe. 45 minutes get you to Old Town Sacramento where there is a fantastic train museum and wonderful shops. Coloma where gold was first discovered... and so much more to do in this beautiful and historic area! Ask us!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

*Fee for hosting of non-staying guests will apply when exceeding 14 guests: $10/person minimum.
*PETS AND EVENTS ONLY WITH PRE-APPROVAL!! Damage deposit may be entirely forfeited if not pre-approved.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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