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Newly Restored Vintage Cottage - Romantic or Family Getaway

57 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Lake Arrowhead Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 BRs + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps Max. 4 Adults-8 total)

You will fall in love with this beautifully restored, vintage Lake Arrowhead cottage. The perfect destination for either a romantic weekend getaway or extended family vacation.

With its classic craftsman style architecture this cottage blends features from the 1930's and 40's with updated details. Prime location on Burnt Mill Road with a view of the lake, a comfortable walk to the Burnt Mill Beach Club and a short distance to the Arrowhead Village Shops and the Arrowhead Resort and Spa.

Enjoy the peaceful quiet of the mountains and lake. Stay busy playing pool while watching TV in the gazebo. BBQ on the outside grill. If there's snow there's plenty of sledding in the backyard.

Use our kayaks on the lake. 1 tandem/double kayak and 2 singles available for use at no additional charge.

Wonderful restaurants such as Bin189 are close by. We provide almost everything. Just show up and enjoy your time away from it all

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Janice Whittington, Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Janice Whittington, Owner

We are an active family of five that loves Lake Arrowhead.

Janice Whittington, Owner purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Janice Whittington, Owner chose Inland Empire

We enjoy Lake Arrowhead and the classic early 20th century cottage architecture in the Burnt Mill Road Area. We fell in love with this cottage that has been completely restored and preserved.


based on 57 traveler reviews

Newly Restored Vintage Cottage - Romantic or Family Getaway
average rating of 4.877193 based on 57 reviews

Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was an opportunity for us to spend time with our son and allow him some quality time with his dog. Being military---working long hours, sometimes weeks away at a time, his pup has come to live with the parents, so we try and provide 'visitation' whenever possible! Whittington Cottage was pet-friendly all we'd hoped it would be! Cottage was very quaint---particularly taken by the window and latches! Furnishings quite comfortable and amenities very suitable. Gas grill and well-equipped kitchen allowed us to grill and prepare meals there at the cottage and enjoy meals alfresco on the spacious deck. Pool hall and kayaks were bonuses and provided hours of enjoyment when we weren't playing cards or board games. We could very easily have 'suffered' through an additional few days, kicking back, enjoying our leisurely days, no, peaceful nights. Perfect way to end the summer! Thank you, Janice, for allowing us to share your home!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer weekend retreat.

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived everything was so neat, clean and inviting. The home is a comfortable, well-equiped retreat! Loved the Master bedroom and bath!! The owner has done a wonderful job of anticipating customer needs - we were impressed. Barbeque was a little weak and slow, but maybe that was our problem.?? We would recommend this property to others and we may even rent it again!

We enjoyed playing pool - didn't take the kayaks down to the lake, but that could be another activity sometime. Our son and his girlfriend went over to the village to hear the music one evening.

All in all, a very good experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mixed Feelings...

  • 3 of 5

We thought the house itself was lovely. Attention to detail was evident and the furnishings were of high quality. What was upsetting was the fact that the photos show a lake view and there is NO lake view whatsoever. Maybe there was at one time, but there is no more. The owner should update that and be honest about it. The photos posted give the appearance that the house is a block or two away from the lake. That is misleading. Walking to the lake was rather challenging, and we are all women in our 40s and 50s who are in pretty good shape. We first tried to go through a path out the back of the property. It was like going down a black diamond ski slope. We kept sliding and almost wiping out. The slope is too intense. So then we got to the street and there are no sidewalks and the road is very winding and cars whip around corners. There were some close calls walking to the lake. The walk was a good 15-20 minutes. We decided we better drive the rest of the time. There is no driveway, so you have to park on the street. The house is down from the street, so you have to hoist the kayaks up a rather large and steep set of stairs to the street. Not easy for us to do. We checked the book in the house for directions for the keys to unlock the kayaks, couldn't find them. It would be helpful if the directions were in plain sight. So even though the house is very nice, we wouldn't stay there again because it was important to us to have a lake view and be right by the lake and this wasn't the case.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is unfortunate. I hope you will consider our many other reviews before forming an impression about our cottage. I had many email exchanges with this guest both before and after she reserved her cottage. She knew very well the cottage was not a lakefront cottage that was up from the lake with a forest view. I gave her the address and encouraged her to Google the location and distances. She knew it was a 10-15 minute walk to the lake and Village along a windy road with an uphill walk back to the cottage. She knew the kayaks had to be carried on her vehicle to the Burnt Mill Beach Club that is a 2-3 minute drive from the cottage. She knew the parking was either on a parking deck located adjacent to the street or by the side of the street of the cottage. She was keen on bringing her bikes so her and her friends could ride the lake trail but I advised her the lake trail was not a good place for riding bikes. The most perplexing comment is that she could not find "directions for the keys to unlock the kayaks..." She is correct we have never thought to write down directions to find the keys to unlock the keylock securing the kayaks. We have chosen to "hide" them on the only keychain we give our guests to unlock the cottage. This is a pretty logical place is it not? Imagine a guest seeing the kayaks need a key to unlock. Hmm...where would it be? Rather then text us to ask, like this guest did, would one not think to look on the keychain for the cottage? BTW we promptly returned her text seeking directions to find the key and she quickly located it on the keychain! I am sorry this guest's expectations were not met.
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Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

As usual, this cabin is wonderful. We always have such a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home Thanks for Sharing!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home with all that was needed for 7 family members to have an unforgettable July 4th ! Lots of nice decks to enjoy the trees, out side Game room for the guys of all ages was used A LOT and fully stocked kitchen made Family meals easy. Fans worked well in lieu of A/C but temps never wavered much over 80-

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy cabin great for families!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time staying at the Whittington cabin. The property is very comfortable and has plenty of space to accommodate multiple families (as we had two small families staying together). We met friends from out of town here and really enjoyed the quite atmosphere of the patios and decks as well as the close proximity to Burnt Mill Beach Club and The Village for shopping and dining. The kayaks provided with the cabin were great and allowed us to spend several days on the water touring the lake which was great. The only slight challenge was that the weather got very warm during our stay (mid-90's) which made it a little difficult to cool the cabin off but since spent most of the day at the beach club this wasn't a big deal. Janice (the owner) was very responsive on any questions we had which was very helpful. We would definitely consider staying here again and would recommend this place to anyone looking to spend a weekend in Lake Arrowhead.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
Lake Arrowhead Resort
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
BIN 189
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Snow Valley
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Burnt Mill Beach Club
Car: necessary

San Bernardino Mountains, Inland Empire, California

Other Activities: hiking, kayaking


Rates & Availability

Lake Arrowhead Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Holiday season
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Holiday season
Jan 5 2017 - Jan 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Lake Arrowhead Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half 1 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunk bed
  • Convertible double bed available in living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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