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Mary Dearborn

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Twain Harte 4 Seasons Resort - Lake Privileges

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Twain Harte House Rental Photos and Description

3 full bathrooms, 2 bedrooms, 2 lofts, 2 sleeper sofas

This 3800 sq ft. three story home on an acre of land has a wonderful mountain cabin look and feel that has been updated with modern amenities to make your stay convenient and comfortable. A/C in both lofts.

In summer, have a barbecue, sunbathe, enjoy happy hour and dine on the rear deck, or read a book in the front deck all under the tall pines.

We have books to read, games to play, basketball, foosball, ping pong all to entertain you. Or if you prefer relax and take a snooze in the hammock out back.

For swimming, sunning, and socializing you will want to spend time at beautiful Twain Harte Lake. You have LAKE PRIVILEGES! Choose the sandy beach or 'the rock' and swim out to one of the many docks. For the young or young at 'HARTE' go down one of the two water slides. You will enjoy this serene, private oasis. We have beach towels and chairs for the 12 of you. Note the gatehouse charges $8.00 per person per day.

Twain Harte also has a public golf course and tennis courts. For family fun you will love the not-too-challenging miniature golf course downtown and grab a soft serve ice cream cone afterwards at “The Rock” or if you prefer enjoy one of their 15 beers on tap.

Saturday nights from 6 to 8 PM mid June through early September, walk downtown to Eproson Park for 'Concerts in the Pines', a free outdoor concert featuring a different band every week.

In the winter, Dodge Ridge is 20 miles up the highway where you can spend the days skiing and snowboarding, or go to Leland High Sierra Snowplay in Strawberry, for sledding and tubing.

Come back home and get cozy in the living room by the (gas) fireplace with a glass of wine then walk to one of the nearby restaurants for dinner or stay in and cook your own in one of our two well-equipped kitchens. Eat at the dining table, kitchen nook, or at the bar.

Make a day trip (just over two hours) to visit world-famous Half Dome, one of many splendors in Yosemite National Park. Also visit nearby wineries, bistros, art galleries, and boutiques. Sonora is 15 minutes away and Murphy’s is 45. Enjoy boating, fishing, and jet skiing at Lake Tulloch, a quick 25 minute drive.

After your travels you will look forward to returning to the pine forests of Twain Harte and the quiet comfort of Button Willow.

The master bedroom has a CAL King bed. There are two lofts one with a queen bed, the other with a full bed. The downstairs bedroom has a double bed. There are two sleeper sofas; one in the downstairs living room and one in the TV room. The beds will be made with clean sheets and pillow cases when you arrive. At the end of your stay just leave the beds unmade and the dirty towels on the floor. Our housekeeper will clean the cabin for you. Access to the private Twain Harte Lake is also included for a $8.00 per person charge payable at the lake.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Mary Dearborn (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Mary Dearborn

The home was originally purchased as a retirement home for the Dearborn patriarch and matriarch which they enjoyed to the fullest. Now the time is come to share it with others. We are both originally from San Mateo and now live in San Ramon. We have two adult children both in college. We are looking forward to the time we can retire full time and spend more time traveling.

Mary Dearborn purchased this house in 1988

Why Mary Dearborn chose Gold Country / High Sierra

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 very comfortable for our guests to enjoy. We've included books to borrow, games to play, and menus of local establishments. We know you will notice the difference from the moment you walk in the front door. Why this house? It is the best value anywhere in the Twain Harte Area! Send us a note and let us know the how we can serve you better.

What makes this house unique

Comfortably sleeps up to 12. - very clean throughout. Two driveways; upper and lower with private entrances. The house boasts two complete kitchens one upstairs and one downstairs and three full baths. The house is just minutes from downtown Twain Harte. We are one of the few remaining properties that have a Twain Harte Lake membership. Please note we are kid friendly, but not childproof for exploring toddlers.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)
Twain Harte 4 Seasons Resort - Lake Privileges
average rating of 4.787879 based on 33 reviews
5

Great experience

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Button Willow house. This house had it all!!! Spacious, clean, well organized, stocked and loaded with tons of entertainment for the kids. Visited the Twain Hart Lake and had a fabulous time. The lake and beach is clean, had plenty of shade, great snack shake and perfect for cooling off on hot days. Enjoyed the mini-golf and breakfast place in town. Best of all was the communication between myself and the owner. She replied to all my questions quickly and promptly.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sheila, First of all thank you and your party for taking such good care of our home. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. This time of year is perfect weather in the mountains. Please come back and enjoy the winter amenities. We are only 30 minutes away from Dodge Ridge or Leland Snow Park. We look forward in seeing you again soon. With warmest regards, Mary & Mike
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5

Your search is over!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many vacation homes in California and this is one of the most welcoming and comfortable homes we have stayed in with our family. The Dearborn’s have gone above and beyond to provide almost everything you need to enjoy your stay….it is as much like staying in a friend’s home as possible. You truly almost only need to bring your clothes and food – I don’t think we’ve ever stayed any place that provides so much of what you require to relax and just enjoy yourselves. The property owners are responsive and helpful; Mary was open and accommodating in every interaction and she was particularly understanding when a lamp shade was accidently broken during our visit (and again when we were leaving! :/ ); their property manager was highly professional and went the extra mile to help facilitate the necessary replacement. The property very well-maintained and is set-up great for a large group with two fully-equipped levels and many extra amenities – perfect for family togetherness (and those times when you need a little peace and quiet). During our recent stay, adults and kids alike had a wonderful time and many special memories were made. If you are planning a trip and, like me, have looked at what seems like a hundred rental listings, consider your search over – Buttonwillow is the place to stay in Twain Harte!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lisa, First and foremost we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. You and your family are welcome anytime at Button Willow. Your kind words make it all worthwhile. You went above and beyond my expectations with located the lampshade replacement. I am truly grateful at such a thoughtful gesture. With warmest regards, Mary & Mike
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Palo Alto
5

Great House for Big Group with Beautiful Deck and Yard

  • 5 of 5

Wow, this house was fantastic for a large group with all ages. We all had plenty of room and the kids loved the games! The house is extremely well organized and well stocked. We had everything we needed and loved sitting on the deck enjoying the beautiful and quiet surroundings.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tatiana, We want to thank you for taking such good care of our vacation home away from home. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come back soon. The area has so much to offer both in the summer as well as the winter. Dodge Ridge is a spectacular family resort, great for all ages. Please think of us again. Warmest regards, Mary & Mike
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Nice stay, issues with deposit refund...

  • 3 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful stay at the cabin. It was a great fit for our large family to enjoy and relax over the long 4th of July weekend. The weather was perfect, and the location was central to Pinecrest Lake, the city of Twain Harte and lots of other fun activities. The downstairs apartment with a full kitchen and living room was an added bonus. Everyone enjoyed their stay enormously.

Now, to the deposit refund. Upon preheating the oven for the first time (2 days into our stay) something caught fire inside. Since we were able to remove the item and get the oven working again before leaving, and because we were enjoying our stay so much, I neglected to inform the owner right away. When she reached out to me because the oven was actually not working for the next guests, I apologized to her multiple times for not informing her immediately. With some delays according to the rental agreement, she eventually refunded our deposit saying that it was not worth it. Her correspondence, however, implied that the oven fire was negligence on our part (even after admitting she had problems with the electricity to that unit in the past) and that I was being dishonest or trying to hide the oven issues from her. I am disappointed that such a wonderful stay was soiled by a poor deposit refund process and the owner not giving us the benefit of the doubt.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tyler, almost everything you said is true with a few missing pieces. You did not notify us or our property manager that you started the fire in the oven. The fire resulted in damage to the oven. As well as when pulling out whatever caught on fire you managed to burn a hole through the rug which also burned a hole in the linoleum floor. (Pictures are available for anyone who requests). It was the incoming guest which informed me the oven was not working. After emailing and texting you did reply and called, only then admitting to what had happened. Yes you were apologetic. However you even stated during the conversation you unplugged the oven and used the one downstairs, why because it was not working. The deposit was delayed since I was waiting on repairmen to tell me if the oven could be repaired. I kept you abreast of the status through emails (Again, available to anyone upon request). Yes, I did tell you about a problem I had with the oven a year earlier (sensor replacement) which upon inspection from two separate repairman it was unrelated and the control panel was damaged due to the aforementioned fire. Not only did the repair cost me $600 but more importantly I now have inconvenienced three incoming guests and offered them each $100 discounts. I returned your deposit in total; why some would ask..... because it would not be "worth it" to withhold a such a small portion of money which doesn't come close to the cover the cost of the repairs and loss of rental income. Had you simply contacted one of us at the time of the incident I could have addressed the repair sooner and hopefully not tarnished the vacation of the three other guests after you.
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5

Better than we imagined!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great house for multiple families. Felt like we were at home. Kids had so much fun with air hockey, ping pong and so much more. House was very clean and super organized. Owner is friendly and quick to respond. We are already trying to schedule another trip to this house!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gina & Family, First of all let me thank you for taking such good care of the home. We are thrilled that you made it feel like your own. It is first and foremost a family home for all to gather in a relaxed setting. I hope you will stay again and enjoy the beauty that make Twain Harte so special. Don't forget we are also only 30 minutes away from Dodge Ridge Ski Resort. The skiing this past year was FABULOUS! Please do come back. Warmest Regards, Mary & Mike
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5

Large house in Twain Harte

  • 5 of 5

House was larger than expected. Very clean. Everything was well labeled. Lots of activities provided (basketball hoop, horseshoe pit, foosball, ping pong, air hockey). Owner was friendly and responsive. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jesse, First of all let me thank you for taking such good care of the property. Thank you for your kind words and we hope you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will consider us again for a summer time retreat. The weather is spectacular and the lake is the perfect spot for families of all ages. With warmest regards, Mary & MIke
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Nearest Airport
114 Miles
Sacramento
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Rock
Nearest Golf
0.6 Miles
Twain Harte Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Eproson House
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Dodge Ridge

The perfect 4 seasons resort. The summers in the pines are pleasant during the day and nights are generally mild, making Twain Harte a pleasant escape from the long, hot summers of the California Central Valley and the chill of the Bay Area. Summer events start in full swing by Memorial Day. There are endless activities till the fall approaches and Oktoberfest is celebrated. During the winter months, Twain Harte is famous for winter sports and snow. Skiing and snowmobiling are the main attractions during this period. The snow laden pine trees present an excellent scene to thrill the soul. In the spring, when snow starts melting from the mountains and flowers start blooming, it is time for boating, golfing, hiking, camping, fishing, rock climbing, horseback riding, and biking through the forests & along the many rivers and streams.

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Rates & Availability

Twain Harte House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter Rates | Ski Season
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$265
From
$300
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,855
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Deposit $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change without notice. There is a manditory 10% occupancy tax established by the Tuolumne County.

A cleaning fee (non-refundable) of $125.00 is charged to ensure the home is sanitized before your stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Twain Harte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , Enough towels for guest staying in both lofts and TV room
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Loft One - 1 queen , Open view to the great room with a privacy screen
    TV room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , TV room separates the master bedroom and great room.
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 double , Private bedroom with locking door. Full bathroom downstairs
    Downstairs Livingroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Just for the kids or extra guest a sleeper sofa is available
    Master - 1 king , California King - two large closets, private bath and TV
    Loft 2 - 1 double , Open view of the great room with a privacy screen
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Two sets of men's and one set of women's golf clubs are are available for guest use. There are basketballs for the hoop and horseshoe equipment. All items including beach chairs, sand toys, coolers and extra seating are located in the outside storage room.

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