About the property
- Cabin1500 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 8)
4 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, Dish TV, Internet, Newly Remodeled Kitchen and bathroom with sinker wood custom cabinets, Dishwasher, garbage disposal, granite countertops, stone floor, new stove and oven, and refrigerator. Large Deck, Stainless Steel BBQ, Great Views and Sunsets, Office set up printer and internet just connect your lap top or phone and you can communicate with your office if needed. 2 King Beds, 1 Double, 2 Twin, 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.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
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 Shaver Lake
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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Quaint Cabin Retreat December 2017
Plenty of room for everyone. Clean, warm, and well equipped with everything you'd need in the kitchen. We were there over the Christmas holiday so we did a lot of cooking. The kitchen is roomy for as many cooks as you'd like. It had snowed before we got there so the driveway down to the house was difficult to find at first. When we picked up the keys we were given a map to the house which was extremely helpful because the house address is not what you use to get to the house. Beautiful deck to watch sunsets or to organize our 5 year old's first snowball fight. We would definitely choose this home again.
So happy you had a great and memorable Christmas at our cabin. Thanks for the review and we look forward to you visiting again!
Beautiful, comfortable, and very well maintained
We spent the weekend with two other families and there was plenty of room for all of us (including the kids). The cabin was stocked with a variety of DVDs and games. We were lucky enough to arrive during the first big snow storm of the season. I was worried that the single house heater wouldn't keep us warm but it worked AMAZINGLY and kept the entire cabin, including the upstairs bedrooms, very comfortable. The electric fireplace was also a huge plus because we didn't have to worry about hauling in wood during the storm and it provided a great amount of heat. THE ONLY ISSUE was the water. Initially the hot water didn't work. I text the owner and she called me back immediately to resolve the issue. While the water warmed up, the water pressure never improved beyond a trickle so we were unable to take showers during our stay and the toilets didn't always flush. I'm assuming this had more to do with the weather and cold pipes so we'll give this cabin another visit in the future.
Thanks for the review. After your visit my house cleaner mentioned how low the water pressure was in the Cabin. I called our water master and the cold weather had created a broken pipe at the well for our entire track. So luckily you visited and our community didn’t lose anymore water from the well. Problem resolved!
Had a wonderful time!
We had a wonderful time staying at the Baxter's Mountain Cottage. It had plenty of room for all of us and was very conveniently located close to town, which was very handy. We would love to come back sometime!
Awesome family cabin
The Baxter cabin is great. Great room and spacious. Our family really enjoyed our time here and will be back for sure.
Stayed with three other couples. Very charming home with 4 bedrooms & 1/4 bath up stairs and 3/4 bath with shower down stairs. Worked flawlessly. Kitchen is updated with center island so all can get in and give a hand in cooking, or just socializing. Best part is large deck overlooking forest, great for relaxing and viewing the night skies. Plenty of parking for vehicles and water craft. Close to the lake and Shaver Village. Would highly recommend when looking to stay in Shaver Lake!
modern cabin in the woods
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.
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.