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Pinecrestarearentals#11. Snow is on the way!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Big Strawberry Chalet Cabin

This big cabin has 3 levels, 4 bedrrom +loft, 2.5 bath, 4th bedroom game room with pool table. Full kitchen, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, washer, dryer, 2 fireplaces, wood provided, cable TV/DVD, BBQ, 2 decks +porch out front. Walk to the river in Strawberry, just minutes from Pinecrest Lake, Dodge Ridge, Leland Snow Play, Beardsley Res. 90 minutes from Yosemite, 30 miutes from Black Oak Casino.

Property Manager
Darlene - A1 Vacations Customer Since July 1998
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Darlene - A1 Vacations Customer Since July 1998

We have been serving renters for 33 years, with cabins of all sizes and from Sonora lodge to Pinecrest, Strawberry and Leland Meadows. From 1-7 bedrooms, sleeping 2-30, 1-4 baths. Great family fun vacation rentals. When we started 33 years ago the cabins didn't have TV, vcrs were new but we thought people would want the rest and relaxation of the great outdoors. The cabins had books and board games! There was no such thing as WiFi or cell phones. I still remember car phones in a bag in the 90's. Things have really changed since then. Now there's Verizon cell coverage. Originally I did it myself, booked, cleaned, hauled wood, shoveled snow. Then it became a family thing! My 7 kids grew up with the business. It's still very much a family business we all do our very best! 2093520161

Why Darlene - A1 Vacations Customer Since July 1998 chose Pinecrest

This beautiful ideal cabin home is centrally located for uphill and downhill activities. From Pinecrest Lake to Don Pedro. Dodge Ridge to Yosemite, Calavaras county as well. Every thing from Casino-Spelunking, Water Sports to live theater.

What makes this cabin unique

We also have rentals in Pinecrest summer and winter. Openings in 2018. Call 2093520161

Guestbook comments from the manager


Thank you very much for having us at cabin 11!

We enjoyed our stay, the house was clean, had everything we needed and Pinecrest is such a beautiful place!
Dec 2015
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Pinecrest Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , + 2 twins in loft
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Check in 4pm. Check out 11am. Please remember to bring toiletries, paper products ie toilet paper, paper towels etc. Trash bags, flash lights, soap products. Fire starter log, matches. Wood for supplement heat is provided on site. Shovel for snow provided. Expect to shovel in snow. Driveway is plowed.


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Pinecrestarearentals#11. Snow is on the way!
average rating of 4.0 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful getaway!!! We loved the cabin!!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin, perfectly fit our family of 7. We all had our own bedrooms, and they were very roomy and wonderfully pleasingly decorated and very comfortable and very clean! So liveable and loveable, I want to live here!!! Will definitely rent again soon!!! Thank you so much!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, thank you so much for the heart felt review. The cabin is lovely. You were a wonderful guest. We look forward to your return any time. It was a pleasure to serve you. Thanks, Darlene
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Good One to Stay

  • 4 of 5

Well maintained, neat and perfect fit for 10+ people. We were facing issues only with communication due to lack of signals but per owner's assistance we were well prepared. Before getting there we bought Verizon Hot-spot device, it helped us in many ways. We felt barbecue machine and kitchen's utensils are not enough for 10+ people other than this we enjoyed our stay with peaceful mind.

Thanks Darlene for all your quick responses which are directed us as planned.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a restful, peaceful time. We do want out guests to be prepared for their stay. We supply a lot information on the homeaway cabin amenities list and descriptions. Verizon does get service up here which helps for those who still have some work to do on vacation. I know how that is. Thanks for your kind words. The cabin is very special. It was a pleasure to serve you! Thanks, Darlene
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Family friendly cabin

  • 4 of 5

The home worked well for our group, 3 couples (1 with an infant). The kitchen was functional and had a table for six near the kitchen area and a large table on the deck. The bedrooms and bathroom were fairly basic, but the bedrooms were a good size. The activity room downstairs has a 1/2 bathroom and that was helpful. Overall a cabin that worked for our visit to the area. Close to Pinecrest Lake and area camps.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, so glad you enjoyed your stay. The cabin is getting all new granite counter tops, sinks, flooring and showers. You were a nice guest, hope to have you return soon. It was a pleasure to serve you. Thanks, Darlene
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Barely any heat and terrible King bed

  • 1 of 5

When we arrived it was 44* in the house and the power to the upstairs heater thermostats was off. The manager came within an hour or so to turn the power back on an program the thermostats, which automatically turned the heat down to 58* 4 x per day!

They suggested we use the fireplace for heat and they provided a ton of great firework, but no kindling to start a fire or an ax to cut any wood into kindling. We regularly use a fireplace at home, so we know how to start and keep a fire going, but this was ridiculous. I don't know if it was broken or the chimney needed cleaning, but we could barely get a fire going and it produced little heat. In the end it took over 48 hours for the temperature inside to reach 67* (max temperature allowed by thermostat). Then shortly after the thermostat would reset to 58* and we would have to bump it back up again.

Another issue was the King bed. This bed was so concaved in the middle you could see it from across the room. Sleeping on it was so uncomfortable we moved to the twin beds instead. Really disappointing.

The view was nice and the neighborhood is amazing, but I'm really shocked and disappointed with the heat issue. We will never rent this or any other house by again.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, I'm very sorry you feel this way. Cabin #11 is a lovely family cabin. There are heaters and thermostats in every room. The thermostats are programed to 67 and cycle down to 60 (pge recommended settings) during the day when most guests are out for the day. As you said you can raise the heat any time you like. There are also 2 wood stoves that heat the cabin without any other source, and it is advertised on homeaway amenities and description as well as my site to use wood to supplement heat. Guests do it every weekend. It is a cabin, we have wood stoves for heat. As you said we provide wood. We also provide safe firestarter logs, and advise guests to bring them as well on the rental agreement. We do not leave axes because children could be harmed. As for the king bed it was purchased brand new in June. The area is beautiful and the cabin is wonderful for family vacations. We want all our guests to have great stays, so sorry you had difficulty. Thanks, Darlene
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Memories made!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend. We got turned around at first but Darlene came to us and drove us to the cabin. The cable was out due to the snow and she got someone out right away to fix! PLENTY of snow for the kids and very close to Dodge and casino. We will definitely go through Darlene again for are upcoming getaways!!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely words. I appreciate it we do our best to make sure renters are in and happy. I'm so glad you enjoyed the cabin and the snow. Look forward to many happy return visits. It was a pleasure to serve you. Thanks, Darlene
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We really enjoyed our cabin

  • 5 of 5

Our cabin was very clean, well furnished, and had everything we could possibly need. The game room downstairs was a pleasant surprise! I will be staying here again

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting me know you had a great stay. The cabin is fun. So glad you will be coming back. It was a pleasure to serve you. Thank you Darlene
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning/sheets/towels $170 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

No pets, No smoking, No outdoor burning.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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