Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927


Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Office, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

SWITZERLAND IN CALIFORNIA. That is how beautiful Lake Arrowhead, nestled into the alpine mountains of Southern California, is often described. Our home is surrounded by pine trees with one of the best views of the lake. The Lake House presents the ideal relaxation opportunity for those looking to truly get away from it all.

Recently remodeled from top to bottom by an internationally renowned architect, this four bedroom, 2 bathroom house is located on the shore of one of the cleanest, clearest lakes in North America. It is exactly what you would imagine a lake house should be. With a touch of the “Ralph Lauren” vibe and old world charm, you’ll never know you Lake Arrowhead is just a distance form LA

19.5 Cobalt boat is included in the summer price June 1-Sept 5

The boat is also available for May and Sept for an additional charge

We are located one hour and forty minutes from Los Angeles.

It’s no accident that Lake Arrowhead is the getaway of choice for Southern Californians and vacationers from all around the world.

Keywords: Home

More Details

Cathy Cabrera
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Cathy Cabrera

My husband and I have owned 'THE LAKE HOUSE' for over 29 years. Our children were young when we bought the house and they have so many wonderful memories of time spent there. Our children are grown, have children of their own and have moved away. We spend most of our time in NYC and San Francisco where our children now live. While we would never so much as think about selling The Lake House, we are happy to share this magical spot with other families.

Cathy Cabrera purchased this house in 1987

Why Cathy Cabrera chose Lake Arrowhead

We love pine trees, mountains, crystal clear lakes and the four seasons. We found all we were looking for when we bought our Lake House 28 years ago (it seems like yesterday.) It is so much like Switzerland in its beauty. Our home is right on the water and the views are amazing from every room, bringing the unique peace and quiet of another time into each room in the house. The drive to Lake Arrowhead from Los Angeles is only 1 1/2 hours - traffic permitting. For years, we’ve been able to spend most weekends at The Lake House giving our family the best of both Los Angeles and Lake Arrowhead as well as many priceless memories.

What makes this house unique

Our Lake House has easy access from the road and is just steps away from the Lake Arrowhead. There you will find our private dock & boat with a sandy beach near by. The house is nestled in pine trees away from everything. It is so very quiet during the week as well as most weekends. It is a perfect hideaway for a romantic getaway as well as family fun-filled holiday. While we love taking our friends to the Lake House (sometimes never even leaving the property all week-end) you will find that it is the perfect escape when you just want to get away by yourself to repair, relax and ‘find’ yourself. In addition to the unique bedrooms (each one done with its own personality) and the open and comfortable living areas, you’ll find cooking with friends to be the best in our open, gourmet kitchen. To that end, you will find one of the finest grocery stores in California just 10 minutes away in Blue Jay. For anything else you need or want, Lake Arrowhead Village is a 5 minute drive away. The Village is known for its discount shopping, restaurants, and a 5 star spa & gym at The Lake Arrowhead Resort Hotel. If you’re in the mood for a walk, there is path just steps down from our Lake House that will take you for a beautiful 30 minute walk by the lake to the Village where you can rent a boat with a water ski instructor, take a ride around the lake on the Arrowhead Queen. There is snow skiing and sledding only 20 minutes from the home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Cathy,

I have been meaning to e-mail you now for the past week. I cannot tell you how much we thoroughly enjoyed your beautiful home. We especially LOVED your decorating expertise. Everything was just beautifully placed. We all came back to our homes inspired to re-decorate!!

Having the kayaks & paddle boards were a dream. We all enjoyed the warm weather and loved swimming in the lake.

Another favorite of ours was the path in both directions around the lake. It is just amazing. We never made it on any other hikes. We are going to save them for next time.

We hope to make this a tradition.

Thank you again for all your help and assistance in making my 50th birthday a weekend to truly cherish!!

Best wishes to you and yours.

May 2014
  • 1 of 2


Lake Arrowhead House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathtubs are big and deep. Showers are top of the line!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Spectacular lake views from every bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Spectacular view of lake
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , fantastic view of lake
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , View of lake
  • All have top quality beds and bedding. We love spoiling our guest with the best of everything. The office has two trudge beds and we can also put a full size crib there The full size crib includes bedding but please bring your own blanket or sleep sack All baby needs are also available i.e. gates table baby chair and diaper pail. Please let us know in advance if you would like these items set up.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
We have a private dock steps down from the house next to a sandy beach. The kitchen has a reverse osmosis system for drinking water, a trash compactor, a Nespresso one touch pod espresso coffee center (pods included), as well as top of the line gourmet appliances.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)

94% Complete
3% Complete
1% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
average rating of 4.928571 based on 58 reviews
Chino - Arcadia - Alhambra - San Marino

A beautiful property for the New Year

  • 5 of 5

My family had another wonderful stay up in Arrowhead, but this time at Cathy’s Lake House. Extremely comfortable and felt just like home away from home (sans the Lake). Communication was excellent and we found everything we needed. Beds were comfortable, views spectacular as depicted, and it was so nice to have the holiday tree still up. The weather was excellent for kayaking over to the village with my 12yr. old daughter. Would love to and plan to be back next year same time if not sooner.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

2nd time staying, as great as the 1st

  • 5 of 5

This is a magical property where our family creates unforgettable memories every year.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very tastefully decorated, comfortable and spacious. The views and access to walk along the lake are great.

The appliances are quality.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely beautiful. If you are looking for a romantic weekend you cant do much better than this.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Most gorgeous property on earth

  • 5 of 5

This property is beyond beautiful and it an impeccably maintained home. The location and the absolutely breathtaking views make it a perfect get away. The homeowners are kind, responsive and a delight to work with. Overall I would say the most beautiful property we have ever stayed at and the love and care put into every detail of this home makes your stay unforgettable .

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Fountain Valley, CA

The most beautiful house on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent an amazing family weekend in this lovely home. It is absolutely charming inside and out. Great views of the lake from every window upstairs and down. A great deck to sit on and also enjoy the views. House is furnished so well and is very well stocked with everything you need. Beds were very comfortable too. We will definitely be going back again!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Arrowhead Resort
Nearest Train
20 Miles
San Bernardino
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Miles
Arrowhead Village
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Mountain High
Nearest Point of Interest
Arrowhead Village
Nearest Point of Interest
ALA Office & Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Blue Jay
Nearest Point of Interest
Ice Rink
Car: necessary

We include in the summer months May 1-Sept 30

20' Cobalt boat

2 kayaks,

3 paddle boards

life vests free in all sizes

BEST fishing on the lake off of our dock! The lake is well stocked with salmon, etc




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.0%

Renter must be 28 years old or older
Boat operator must be 21 or older
Boat rental in May & Sept is an additional 250 a day

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties