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The Lakeview House- Perfect for Large Families and Retreats!

Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


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! Multiple spacious rooms and outdoor areas are great for larger gatherings. Something for all ages... the baby grand piano in the formal living room, a pool table, TV, games, and toys in the family room, 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 living room where there is a baby grand piano and spectacular view from the large bay window. The house sleeps 17 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 (maximum 30 people total, including non-staying guests... extra fee for additional non-staying guests). 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 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

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 Gold Country / High Sierra

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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The Lakeview House- Perfect for Large Families and Retreats!
average rating of 4.877193 based on 57 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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Mulri-Family Holiday Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Three of our children with their families joined us for a week over an Auburn New Years Eve Wedding nearby. All found the house very accommodating, and very well organized (and labeled), which we appreciated. Everything was spotless, with books, toys and games galore for all ages. The kitchen was well stocked and no additional supplies were required. It is a very peaceful location with a awesome view and the deer were in site every day. The towns of Auburn, Grass Valley and Nevada City offer fun outings. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The house is a wow as soon as you walk in. There is so much room. The owners were very welcoming when we arrived and they were also very responsive through text messaging.The house was decorated according to the season and had lots of kitchen utensils and cookware. We had a big group and everyone slept well. We had enough parking space for two cars in the garage and three cars outside. The rooms are spacious and the place is very clean. There were a lot of board games in the house, which was great! Not only that, there were also different sports gear/activities provided to us, but we weren't able to utilize them due to the rain during our stay. There were more than enough refrigerator space, temperature was easy to adjust, and the place was close to convenient stores. The house also had a lot of good sitting areas inside and outside if you would like to take pictures. Overall, great house and great owners to work with. We all enjoyed our time there and are already talking about going back for our next year's retreat.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Garden Valley, CA

Overall stay was perfect

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we've stayed at Lakeview House. Our experience the first time was so great we decided to stay again. We were equally impressed the second time. Beautiful home that has every amenity you could want. The rooms are large and the home accommodates families or group events. Several rooms and areas are our favorite. We love the kitchen, living room in the morning, front porch in the afternoon and in the evening the upstairs family room, with pool table, tv and games.

I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The pictures do not do this property justice!

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the house, the set up and the amazing views. This was a perfect spot for our family to gather in preparation of my son's wedding and afterwards. Dealing with Priscilla was very simple. We couldn't be more pleased with the entire experience. I am so glad we rented the house instead of getting hotel rooms. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lots of sleeping space

  • 4 of 5

This house has a lot of places for people to sleep. The kitchen table holds 8 people easily and could squeeze a few more in. It would be nice to have a little more counter space as one of potentially usable surfaces has been painted and cannot be used. The view great. The balcony is wonderful for star gazing and sunsets.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi James, Thank you for your return again for your group's retreat! I appreciate your comment about the shortage of kitchen counter space and your respecting my request not to use the white hutch counter top... we quite recently had the kitchen cabinetry painted. You motivated me to put my thinking cap on and I've come up with a solution! :) I will put a custom fabric tablecloth there so that it will be usable for guests and still protect the paint. I've been doing a lot of upgrades and maintenance over the past six months to give the house a fresh look.. new paint colors and light fixtures throughout the common areas as well as a new Bertazoni cook top, new counters, and a carrara marble tile back splash in the kitchen. In the two weeks since your departure, I've replaced the dining room table and chairs as well as new sofas and chairs in the living room... pictures soon to follow! When you return again, I'm sure you will enjoy these more comfortable and updated spaces!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Sacramento International Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 49
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
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

Lake of the Pines Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + 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.

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Lake of the Pines Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
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 18
  • 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
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
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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