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Sierra Vacation House - With Private Neighborhood Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Comfortable, cozy and clean property for your getaway!

This beautiful house is only minutes from Twain Harte, and it's a perfect place to enjoy your family getaway to the Sierras.

Enjoy the cozy comfort of a wood burning fireplace during the fall and winter months while watching the new HDTV in the inviting first floor living room. Free WiFi is included for your convenience as well.

Our guests are within walking distance (1/2 mile) to Cedar Ridge Community Lake, which features a playground and bbq area. There is no additional fee to access the lake, the water is clear and there is parking and clean restrooms too!

When you arrive at the house, you will walk into a galley style kitchen which opens into the downstairs living room and dining area for 6.

Down the hall is the master bedroom, with a Cal king bed, dresser, blanket chest, and rocking chair.

The first floor also has a brightly lit full bathroom with a tub/shower combo. Just behind the bathroom is the laundry room with a washer and dryer and secondary entrance to the home.

Returning to the main living room, there is a sliding door leading to the deck which seats 8-10 guests, and has a gas bbq. During snow season, enjoy the snow flurries and watch the snow cover the trees outside the house! It is truly beautiful to watch!

On the second floor is a loft area and a HUGE bedroom. The loft area has a futon, two recliners, a t.v., and an alcove with an incredibly comfortable queen bed.

The upstairs bedroom sleeps 6 guests! Twin, twin bunk beds, a twin trundle and a queen sleigh bed with a pillow-top mattress as well as a table and four chairs are in here. There is a cedar chest with additional blankets for guest use. Even with all these furnishings, there is still ample open space.

The large, bright upstairs bathroom features hand-scraped hardwood floors, ample counter space, and a shower.

This home has a wonderful balance of warm and cozy mountain charm while providing the comforts that our guests deserve.

We are now accepting reservations for the winter holidays and into 2016. Please send us a note and let us know the size of your group (adults and children). Also include if you wish to bring your family dog (two max).

'THIS IS A NICE HOUSE!' said one recent guest, and that's exactly what you will say too.

More Details

Jim and Jill
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Jim and Jill

Growing up and living in the Bay Area, both of us have visited the Twain Harte area since our teen years.

We introduced our own children many years ago and have loved going to places only this area can offer. Whether it's Columbia State Park, Pinecrest Lake, horseback riding, snow play or skiing at Dodge Ridge and Leland Park, the options are endless and ever changing.

We have tailored our property to those who work hard and want to relax while away.

Jim and Jill purchased this house in 2012

Why Jim and Jill chose California

This beautiful house is only minutes from so many local attractions, and very comfortably fits the entire family or small group too.

The house is kept VERY clean and comfortable for our guests to enjoy. We know you will notice the difference from the moment you walk in the front door.

Why this house? We provide an exceptional experience for our renters from start to finish. We want our guests to enjoy their stay. This house provides an excellent value for your family.

Send us a note and let us know how we can serve you.

What makes this house unique

Unique benefits include:

- Comfortably sleeps up to 10.

-Two separate gathering areas (great for kids, and parents too!)

- VERY clean throughout.

- Bathrooms located on each level.

- Front and rear decks, perfect for quiet relaxing or watching activity.

- Located in the beautiful Cedar Ridge neighborhood, just minutes from Twain Harte.

- Large, gently sloped property (1/3 acre)

- FREE ACCESS to Cedar Ridge Community Lake (gorgeous!).

- Within walking distance to hiking trails of Stanislaus National Forest hiking (half-mile away).

-All firewood is provided during the colder months.


Phoenix Lake-Cedar Ridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Plenty of space in Primary (first floor) bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Includes very nice vanity and plenty of space!
  • Tub/shower in main level bathroom. Full headroom in all areas of bathrooms Beautiful hardwood throughout upstairs bath with standing shower. Good lighting and well maintained fixtures
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Loft + Den - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen bed is in alcove area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Sleeps 6 in beds and has plenty of room to spare!
    Bedroom 1- Master bedroom on main level - 1 king , CA King, closet, dresser, blanket chest and rocker
  • King size beds: 1 (CA King in Master BR), Queen Size Beds: 2, Twin or Single Beds: 4, Sleep Sofa or Futons: 1. All mattresses are good quality, most are pillowtop.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
There are great hiking trails located very close nearby. Easy trails that follow 'The Ditch' to more advanced trails that explore the beauty of the Stanislaus National Forest.


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Sierra Vacation House - With Private Neighborhood Lake
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews
Apple Valley, CA

Great Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a most enjoyable week. The house was very nice and well stocked. We were here during a very hot week, but the swamp coolers kept things nice and cool. We enjoyed our evening meals out on the deck, under the stars. There are many things to do in the area, something for everyone. The owners were very accessible and provide the best for their guests. Definitely hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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fun, rustic-feeling bunkhouse for a family

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice visit to the house in late February. It gave us nice proximity to cross country skiing which was what we came for. The kitchen is well-stocked (though olive oil would be nice) and it was easy to find what we needed. We enjoyed the fireplace as well. It was a bit darker inside than we expected and we also thought there might be more room to hang out in the yard. The owners were very communicative and responsive.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious accommodations for large groups/families

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed this spacious house. Its near enough to town for convenience but far away enough away for quiet in the woods. Jim was an exceptionally helpful host in explaining the ins and outs of the property. Definitely a place worth considering if you are staying in the area since the hotels are very dated and unreasonably expensive.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay was relaxing and comfortable!

  • 4 of 5

The vacation home was clean, well maintained and organized. The owners were very attentive and good communicators. We highly recommend this place for any families who are looking to spend some quiet time together and just wants to get away with the craziness and stress of their everyday lives. Thank you Jim and Jill for everything!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice mountain home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a weekend in this house in September and enjoyed our stay very much. There were 5 adults and 2 boys aged 7 and 3 and a 5 mo. old baby in our group. Jim and Jill were nice enough to let us also have my son's family, who live close by, come and spend the entire Saturday with us at the house and the private lake. The house is extremely clean and well stocked which was quite nice. The deck is very large and it accommodated all of us very nicely. The upstairs is huge and my grandkids loved it. They played up there most of the time when they weren't outside. I would highly recommend this house. We are thinking it would be a nice place to have a Christmas get together (if we get snow this year).

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA

Awesome Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

August, 2015, we stayed in a very nice cabin in Sonora, 134 miles from San Jose. The owner’s, Jim and Jill were very nice and patient to answer all of our questions, and provide us with all the information needed for our stay. This place was the perfect size for our family of eight and two dogs, a Yorkshire Terrier and a Pit Bull.

The cabin is very cozy and clean, and well stock with everything you would need for a stay and all the comforts of home, WIFI, TV, videos, board games, and toys for kids. The two story cabin has a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and a bedroom with a king size bed downstairs. The upstairs to our surprise is a large loft area with a living room and bedroom with a queen size bed, a bathroom, plus a large bedroom with a twin bed, a bunk bed, a queen size bed and table with 4 chairs.

The neighborhood was very peaceful. During the day we watch the deer from the deck pass through, and the stars at night. We were able to take the dogs for walks, and walk to the private lake (no dogs allowed), swam off the dock and swung off the rope into the lake. Our grandchildren got creative and made their own fishing poles, with sticks, thin rope and used bread just like the good old days. A fish jump out of the lake and caught my grandson toe, which created laughter and tears of joy (wish we had the camera rolling). We would definitely return here in the future.

If you need to get away from the city life and have a need to go rustic, cabins, mountains and lakes, then look up Jim and Jill. Just make sure you bring enough groceries for your stay, nearest store is about 20 minutes away.


  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
114 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Twain Harte or Phoenix Lake
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Railtown Steamtrain (Jamestown) - really cool
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Highway 108
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
Dodge Ridge
Car: necessary

There are so many fun and historical attractions to see in the Sierras and surrounding foothills, and they’re all within easy reach from Cedar Ridge. Here’s just a few:

• Yosemite National Park

• Horseback Riding

• Fishing

• Pinecrest Lake

• Moaning Caverns

• Historic Columbia

• Jamestown Steam Train

• Dodge Ridge Skiing

• Black Oak Casino


Rates & Availability

Phoenix Lake-Cedar Ridge House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Fourth of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer
Aug 14 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Winter Holiday 2017
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $100
Pet Fee $40
Tax Rate 10.0%

If you choose the "Book it Now" feature or use the credit card option, the fees will be deducted from the deposit collected. It is approximately 3%.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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