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Baxters Mountain Cottage-Charming, Private, Cozy, Cabin

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 8)

4 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, Newly Remodeled Kitchen and bathroom with sinker wood custom cabinets, Dishwasher, garbage disposal, granite countertops, stone floor, new stove and oven, and refrigerator. Office set up printer and internet just connect your lap top or phone and you can commuicate with your office if needed. Cabin Secluded on 3/4 acre lot, Quiet, Cozy, Comfortable cabin surrounded by trees not close to other cabins, 1/2 mile walk to town, .1 mile to shaver library and church, Large Deck, Large family room, Reading room,, Stone Fireplace, Washer/Dryer, Flat screen TV, Internet, Cable, DVD/VCR, DVD library, Closet filled with games, DVD library and jigsaw puzzles, Lots of Books, Lots of parking.

Jill Baxter
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2017

About Jill Baxter

My husband is college football coach at USC and founder and creator of Academic Gameplan. I am Sports Law attorney/and CEO of our company Academic Gameplan, which teaches students how to learn. We have two daughters in college. The cabin is our place to relax. We bring our horses in the summer, hike, boat, and spend time with all the cabin owners we know in Shaver. In the winter we ski, snowboard, sled, and snow shoe. We currently iive in Redondo Beach, CA.

Jill Baxter purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Jill Baxter chose Gold Country / High Sierra

We looked for two years to find a cabin in Shaver. We wanted to buy a cabin not a house built in the mountains. This cabin has 4 bedrooms but was only 1,500 square feet. However, it felt much bigger, why?

This cabin was owned by the McQuaids for thirty years, a ship builder. Mr. McQuaid knew how to use space efficiently and used high quality building materials. It has great pine walls, well built, lots of big windows, 3/4 acre lot , but just needed some clean up. We spent two weeks putting in new flooring, decorating, and clean up. We found great antiques in the garage that now hang on the wall in the reading room. The table in the family room is the original door of the cabin. The stone fireplace is made of quartz. The deck is huge and faces the beautiful trees. We can walk to town, the library, and to restaurants. This cabin is one of kind! We have been renting this cabin for ten years and everyone loves this cabin including us!! So if you rented this cabin from Bill, he retired. The second property management company isn't renting cabins anymore. So we are now renting this by owner. We love that other families enjoy our cabin, too!

What makes this cabin unique

This year we remodeled the kitchen and bathroom. The kitchen and bathroom customer cabinets were made out of a shaver tree my husband assisted well known logger Jeff Young hoist out of the bottom of Shaver Lake. The beautiful stone floors were installed by well known mason Dan Young. A beautiful stone shower in the bathroom makes you feel like you are outside. It is the only cabin in shaver with sinker wood custom cabinets. The Deck is the same size as main level of the cabin. Beautiful View of Trees from every window in the cabin, Close to town, Not close to other cabins, lots of parking, Pine walls, well built, a cabin not a house built in the mountains, Four bedrooms, reading room, living room, large kitchen, separate mud room.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an awesome time at shaver. You cabin is fantastic. Very homey and comfortable. It snowed Saturday night so kids woke up to frosted trees. They had a blast sledding down the hills behind the cabin. Again thank you for working with our schedule. We want to come back again next year!
Jan 2013
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Shaver Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • New remodeled bathroom with Rock shower and sinker wood cabinets!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Baxters Mountain Cottage-Charming, Private, Cozy, Cabin
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 18 reviews

modern cabin in the woods

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time with the fam. The livin room with the large tV,stone quartz framed insert fireplace and comfortable recliners durin the snow and rain was great atmosphere for the fam. The location for parking and entry is off hwy 168 not the address on Sunset as posted on VBRO. Its close but didnt hear any road noise from 168.We hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, cozy with nice new kitchen. Not clean.

  • 2 of 5

Overall the place was nice and comfortable with a large, modern kitchen. The kids also enjoyed the sledding hill right next to the cabin.

Unfortunately, we couldn't get over the fact that the place was not clean, even though we were charged a very high cleaning fee. It looked clean at first but it wasn't. The bedrooms smelled dusty, the carpet was not clean. Even the bed sheets didn't look fresh, although I'm not 100 percent sure they weren't clean. My son got some bug bites on his neck one night. There was dust or some kind of sand in all the drawers so we didn't even unpack, we just left the clothes in the suitcase. We also found a couple of candy wrappers and some dirty ear picks. There was a ton of empty beer cans spread outside the back porch and under it.

Overall, the cabin was clean enough to be comfortable in, it wasn't shockingly dirty, there is no way however that someone got paid to clean it.

We feel like we were charged this money for nothing and the honest thing to do would be to reimburse us.

We stayed in cabins before that were not completely clean but we were charged a very small fee for the cleaning and that was fine.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry Ana i had no idea it wasn't clean enough for you. i will discuss with my cleaner.
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Very quaint cottage, we really enjoyed our stay. Kitchen is great to cook in.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, very comfortable family room and great kitchen. Only challenge was height in shower and upstairs bathroom for those over six feet, but adequate. Had a great time, loved the deck and bbq provided. Made wonderful memories with my family. Thank you for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clovis, CA

Great Cabin in Shaver!

  • 5 of 5

Baxter's cabin was very nice! Just south of the west village - it was convenient to drive into town. The kitchen is new and modern with nice appliances and well stocked. The kids enjoyed their rooms and selection of DVDs to choose from. The TV is large and clear and the living room furniture is comfortable. The large deck would be great for an outdoor BBQ! The communication before we arrived was good by Jill Baxter. We parked our boat trailer on the property. I would recommend this cabin if you want to be close to town or the lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hanford, California

Quintessential Mountain Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This Cabin is the quintessential cabin for which we were searching! The setting feels very private, and has a lovely deck to enjoy. All though the rooms and set up is cozy, warm, and charming, the kitchen is beautiful with all the modern conveniences. We had a great time, and the owner was very accommodating!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking such great care of our cabin Carla. Loved sharing our cabin with your family.
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somewhere in the hotter part of California...


  • 5 of 5

The cabin is in a good location, VERY close to town. If you are going during the winter and they are expecting a snowstorm make sure that you have chains as the driveway is a bit tricky when covered in snow. However, it was absolutely beautiful when it did snow and there is a great little area for "snow play" as well! An added plus is the tankless water heater, there is only one shower but plenty of hot water! Kitchen is very well stocked and there was indeed a home office with a printer, a reliable internet connection and best of all a lovely view...

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Fresno Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Shaver Lake Pizza, Whatoke, Trading Post
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
China Peak
Car: necessary

Shaver Lake is great for boating, paddle boarding, kayaking, and fishing. Huntington Lake is for sailing. Dinkey Creek is a great place to fly fish. China Peak is the ski resort and is 20 minutes from the Cabin. Guests can sled, snow shoe, and cross country ski at the cabin. You can easily walk into town from our cabin and the library is right down the street. The Pot Holes are fun Hike and swimming for the family.


Rates & Availability

Shaver Lake Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Special 20% Discount
Mar 17 2017 - May 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Independence Day
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jul 10 2017 - Sep 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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