ALL CABINS HAVE A STANDARD $300 REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT, A HOUSEKEEPING CHARGE AND 6% COUNTY TAX IN ADDITION TO THE RENT. 3 Night Minimum during holiday periods. This beautiful home is a delight in the woods. With 3 Bedrooms, a loft, a rec room, and a well stocked kitchen, this property has all the comforts of home and is one of our most coveted rentals. Master bedroom has a King size bed, 2nd bedroom has a queen size bed , 3rd bedroom has a queen bed, loft has a queen size hide a bed and is a library with reading chairs. Game room downstairs has a double sleeper sofa. There are 4 twin size sleeping pads in the game room closet as well. High chair available. Brand new 55 inch TV in living room. 3 Baths,3 TV's & 3 VCR's, DVD player,Cable,WiFi,Pool Table in Rec Room with a double hide a bed,Gas BBQ on beautiful deck,Peaceful view from deck , linens are available. Level driveway, covered entry that backs up to forest for snowshoeing/cross country skiing, gas BBQ, patio table with 6 chairs on level, additional table on lower deck with 4 to 5 and a picnic table. Linens provided. Rec Center access. Guest fees apply. Would be good for wheelchair access.
Additional Features: * Business: Internet Access-Comcast, Nearby ATM, Nearby FedEx, Nearby Golf Course, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Shopping * Convenience: Area Fitness Center, Medical Services Nearby, Nearby Grocery, Restaurants/cafes, Shopping * Culture: Calaveras County Frog Jump, Casinos, Plays and concerts, Theatre, Wineries * Entertainment: Cable Television, Central Heat, library, Pool table, propane stove, Television, VCR, woodstove * Family: Golf, Library, Movie Theatre * Geographic: Big Trees Area, Near Lake, Near River * Kitchen: Blender, Coffee Maker, Cookware, Dishwasher, Full Kitchen, Ice Maker, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, Trash Compactor, Utensils, W & D * Living: Blankets, Pillows, central heat, Linens, Washer & Dryer, Wireless Internet, wood burning stove, Internet, Dishwasher * Outdoor: BBQ Grill, Biking, Boating, Caverns, Deck, Fishing, Fly Fishing, Near Big Trees State Park, Near County Fair Grounds, Near New Melones Lake, Recreation Center, Sight-Seeing, Skiing, Snowmobile Rental, Wineries
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Great winter getaway!
Jennifer O. from Concord, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in December, 2016 The Vargas cabin was great for our extended family- 3 couples, with5 kids. The house was well stocked and the layout was perfect. The kids could play downstairs in the game room or upstairs in the loft, and the bedrooms were private and comfortable. Overall, the cabin was spacious, yet cozy. We'd certainly recommend it to friends!
George P. from Los Altos, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in December, 2016 We had family visiting from the tiny island-nation of Mauritius. Their dream vacation was to stay in a chalet in the snow for Christmas. Things couldn't have worked out more perfectly. A storm Christmas Eve day brought the necessary white stuff. The Vargas cabin provided the shelter with all the amenities. The cabin is tastefully and amply appointed. We had 11 people and it did not feel at all crowded.
Lucette Z. from San Jose, Calif. recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2016 The Vargas cabin was awesome. The cabin was very clean and put together. Decorated very nicely. It had all the amenitities for a renter that you could asked for. Nice location, close to rec center. Very accomendating.
Diana R. from Ceres, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in January, 2015 This being our third year renting from Sierra Vacation rentals we are very satisfied with this year?s winter trip. This was our first time at the Vargas cabin and we absolutely loved it! It was more than we expected which is always lovely. The pictures and description don't do this cabin justice. I tend to pack everything but the kitchen sink but I will feel more at ease when we return next year because the cabin is so nicely stocked. The Vargas owners put a lot of thought into their property and really took the time to think of the renters and what could be needed during our stay. We found the cabin to be warm and cozy, it feels welcoming, and has a lovely updated kitchen. I was amazed at how much they really consider the renters and all the love they put into it for us. The library had a wonderful array of books, and the pool table was a big hit with the fellas. A TV in every floor and a great selection of movies was a nice addition. Having a cup of coffee looking out of the beautiful window view was definitely a site to see. The cabin is roomy and has tons space for everyone. There?s plenty of seating for relaxing or entertaining in all three levels of the house. The Vargas?s put a lot of thought and care into their bungalow and it definitely shows. My family and I have already decided to return to this cabin for our next trip.
Property Manager Response: Response from Big Trees Real Estate, Inc. Thank you Diana for your kind words! We are glad you found another cabin that fit your family's needs! The Vargas cabin certainly is one of our most popular and beautiful, and you are quite right when you say the owners put tons of thought and love into the place. The setting, amenities, ease of access, location, and updated appliances and furniture are only some of the charm this beautiful home has to offer. We look forward to seeing you again and thank you again for your comments!
Helen G. from Fairfax, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in December, 2014 We stayed in the Vargas cabin again this year, and enjoyed it very much.
Property Manager Response: Response from Big Trees Real Estate, Inc. Thank you Helen for your kind comments and repeated business! We are very pleased that you enjoyed the Vargas cabin and look forward to seeing you again!
Jim B. from Vancouver, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2014 We were staying in the Vargas home for a family reunion. Other family units stayed at other homes nearby. Beautiful forest setting. The Vargas home was perfect for my girlfriend and I, my brother and his wife and my mom. We also used the home as a gathering place for the larger family. The deck was nice and had a barbecue. The only unfortunate issue was the hot weather--we timed our stay for a nice heat wave! The home was not air conditioned and it did not cool down at night much. A/C would be nice but realize the vast majority of days it's much cooler. Visited White Pines Lake, Lake Alpine, Calaveras Big Trees park, caverns, horseback riding and just plain relaxing at the homes and decks with family.
Property Manager Response: Response from Big Trees Real Estate, Inc. The Vargas cabin certainly is one of our most popular. The beautiful forest setting can't be beat! Most homes in the area do not have air conditioning because the elevation is 5,000 feet. The best thing to do during hot periods in homes without a/c is to open all windows at night and close them up first thing in the morning while leaving the fans going. It's what locals refer to as "mountain air conditioning". We do tend to see the hottest days at the end of July. It makes for a great reason to visit the many area lakes, creeks, and the Stanislaus River!
Karen S. from Antioch, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in July, 2014 Our 5 night stay at the Vargas cabin was wonderful. The cabin is large and very well equipped. The view from the main living space to the back of the cabin is beautiful. The large windows open right out into the forest behind the property. The area is very quiet. Very little traffic on the street. We loved our stay and look forward to returning.
Property Manager Response: Response from Big Trees Real Estate, Inc. Thank you for your comments. The Vargas cabin certainly is a great rental, and is one of our most popular. The lovely setting, well appointed furnishings, and owner's attention to detail and pride of ownership are very evident in this beautiful home.
Leonard N. from Concord, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in July, 2014 We keep coming back year after year. That should tell you how much we enjoy it.
Property Manager Response: Response from Big Trees Real Estate, Inc. These are long time renters of ours who return to the same house each year. We love that families find the perfect rental to fit their needs and return to this beautiful area each year. The Vargas cabin is certainly one of our best and anyone who stays there will understand why!
Robert H. from Cupertino, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in February, 2014 The Big Trees rental experience has always been a positive one for our chapel. For our yearly retreat, we rent out a few cabins in Arnold and every time I have personally been involved in planning this event, the staff is more than accomodating, the places are immaculate upon arrival and the cabins they rent out are beautiful in and of themselves. Zero complaints about the locations and the service
Property Manager Response: Response from Big Trees Real Estate, Inc. We are so glad this guest enjoys returning to our area year after year. We pride ourselves in providing friendly service and beautiful rentals for all of our guests, new and returning alike. Thank you and we will see you again next year!
Leonard N. from Concord, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2013 Multiple visits for over forty years. Third generation now enjoying the experience. Now afamily tradition. Hope to continue for years to come.
A guest from Santa Clarita, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in July, 2013 We had a family reunion involving 21 members. We used the Vargas cabin and another cabin nearby. The portion of our family that stayed at the Vargas cabin were definitly "delighted" to have spent the week there. Thanks for a great week!
Very good. We enjoyed the cabin and were please with the property
A guest from Salinas, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2013 We were very pleased with all the amenities and comfort the cabin offered . We also liked the lakes and other places we visited
A guest from San Bruno, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2013 House fits our family of 7 to 8 people perfectly. The location is quiet and private, but close to either winter or summer activities.Great spot...we will be back soon!
Margaret M. from Millbrae, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in February, 2013 Furnace not adequate for heating house. Needed to use wood-burning stove to be comfortable.Walls & floors thin so that crying baby in top bedroom was heard below and kept occupants awake.
Heidi M. from Stockton, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in February, 2013 My family and I have come up to Dorington since I was a child and it is always and amazing experience. This year was no different-the cabin was perfect! For several years we have moved from cabin to cabin trying to find the perfect one for us and we have found it! We ate already looking at dates for next winter to reserve again.The staff at Sierra Vacation Rentals is like no other. They treat us like family and go out of their way to make sure we are happy customers.Thank you for continuing to allow my husband and I to make wonderful memories with out children :)- Heidi McIlrath
David E. from San Francisco, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2012 The Vargas Cabin was great. We've rented a cabin every year for the past 5 or so and this was our favorite. Big, clean and well stocked. It was perfect for our group of 4 parents, three young adults and two elementary school kids. Plenty of room for everyone, a nice deck to cook and eat on and clean, well located bathrooms. We'll definitely be back!
Leonard N. from Concord, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 10 days in July, 2012 Been staying at cabin since before Vargas owned.Wife and family always looked forward to it.Wife passed away in 2009 but family keeps wanting to come. Grandkids think its their right now!
A guest from Pleasanton, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in July, 2012 We loved this cabin! It was everything we were looking for! We loved that it backed up to forest land, so peaceful and quiet. The pool table room and the library were terrific! The cabin was very clean and well maintained. Would love to stay there again sometime. Thank you!
A guest from manteca, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in May, 2012 We were extremely pleased with the location and size of this beautiful home. The kitchen was great and the pool table was a big hit with everyone.
Peter C. from Roseville, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in April, 2012 On our way there we saw some snow on the side of the road, so everyone got very excited about it. We really wanted to have snow during our stay at the cabin and it was there. On the second night of our stay we got some more snow and took advantage of it immediately. The balconie on the cabin was beautiful and was a good place to appreciate the forest from. In the library we found interesting books and some amazing old fashion movies. The pool table was awsome and the balls were cracking into each other almost constantly. Overall the stay was awsome and definently worth it.
charlene r. from Modesto, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in February, 2012 The Vargus cabin is a very nice cabin, which we will diffentely rent again. Fully equipped kitchen, reading room with books for everyone and videos for all also on all three floors w/TV's. Such a relaxing cabin & decorated nicely. Thank you to the Vargus's for sharing with others.
A guest from Fremont, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2011 The property was completely furnitshed down to books to read and spices to use. It was nice to be able to step in and really just start relaxing! I was very close to the Rec Center which was one of the reasons we choose the property to begin with. My husband and I were able to relax on the deck and look at the beautiful view of the trees while the kids were able to play in the woods below. Overall, we have a wonderful time!
Jennifer P. from Palo Alto, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in August, 2011 Some beds were not too comfortable and blinds didn't keep out light, but otherwise it was wonderful. Very well-stocked kitchen, lots of nice towels! Pool table was fun. LOVED the loft/library.
Dan O. from Winters, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2011 Loved the cabin and the rental staff were excellent. The cabin was stocked well with utensils, etc. The views in the mornings were beautiful. Also, White Pines Lake was wonderful for fishing and leisure.
Abhinav H. from Santa Clara, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in January, 2011 We liked the house very much, it was spacious and very neat and clean. I'll certainly book it again for next trip.
Jennifer R. from Heber, Utah recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in June, 2009 We have stayed at this cabin twice now and have loved it each time. We have 6 small children who thoroughlyl enjoy all the amenities and are easily accommodated. Everything was clean, well-stocked and it made the trip very memorable! Lots of great memories!
A guest from Castro Valley, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in May, 2009 A wonderful home with all of the amenities. We loved our stay in this spacious home surrounded by trees. The kitchen is well stocked.
Kitty Q. from San Francisco, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in January, 2009 The cabin had everything we wanted: a warm, cozy living room with plenty of seating, a fireplace, comfortable beds (even the pull out sofa in the library), a well-stocked kitchen, and a great pool table. We highly recommend it.
Leonard & Joyce N. from Concord, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 10 days in August, 2008 We have been renting this particular home once or twice a year for the past 12 years. What more can I say?