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. Walk or ski in to open forest from the back of this home. What a View! This home is well maintained and exudes warmth and comfort. 2 story, w/deck, w/downslope access. Family room, pellet stove and fireplace w/wood burning insert. Lovely yard in spring/summer. Flat screen tv in living room. 2 TVs, VCR, cable, microwave, DW, W&D, BBQ (summer only). Internet available!!! No guest use of garage.
Additional Features: * Business: Internet access-Big Trees, Nearby ATM, Nearby FedEx, Nearby Golf Course, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby Post Office * 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, Fire Place, Pellet Stove, Television, VCR, Wood Burning Stove * Family: Golf, Library * Geographic: Big Trees Area, Near Lake, Near River * Kitchen: Coffee Maker, Cookware, Dishwasher, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, Utensils, W & D * Living: Blankets, Pillows, Washer & Dryer, wood burning fireplace, Internet, Dishwasher, Pellet Stove, Wi-Fi, DVD player, VCR Player, Linens not included * Outdoor: BBQ Grill, Biking, Boating, Caverns, Deck, Fishing, Fly Fishing, Hiking Trails, Jet Ski Rental, Near Big Trees State Park, Near County Fair Grounds, Near New Melones Lake, Sight-Seeing, Skiing, Snowmobile Rental, Swimming, Wildlife Viewing, Wineries
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Saidu L. from Dublin, CA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 2 days in December, 2015 It was Comfortable stay at this home but two basic issues we have faced.1. Heater was not available in the hall and had to wait almost 2 hours to warm up.2. Hot water not sufficient for even four family member.Overall we enjoyed staying at home. Thank you.
Property Manager Response: Response from Big Trees Real Estate, Inc. Thank you for your review. We are sorry you experienced issues with the heater in the hallway. That heater is for supplemental heat, as the house has a wood stove that is the main source of heat. There is also a pellet stove in the family room downstairs to be used for supplemental heat in the cabin. Please call our office in the future so that we can send someone out to look at or repair if needed. More often than not, when wall heaters do not function, a breaker just needs to be reset. We could have checked this if we had been notified. Hot water heaters can empty quickly so remember to wait at least 15-20 minutes between each shower and wait to shower when doing dishes, running the dishwasher, etc.
A guest from Mountain View, CA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 2 days in January, 2013 Nice rental home. Disappointed with dirty dishes. Also could not use advertised wi-fi Internet since password was provided. Other than that had a pleasant stay.
Property Manager Response: Response from Big Trees Vacation Rentals unfortunately due to the storm the internet service was down but was restored.
A guest from Benicia, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in December, 2011 As an overload from our house nearby, we housed 6 family members at Mendonca during the Holidays . It was warm and cozy; plenty of room and had everything they needed - flat screen TVs upstairs and down, coffeemaker, etc.
A guest from Saratoga, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in February, 2011 Intended to drive up Friday but snow storm kept us home. Drove up Saturday, got keys at 12:30 PM, got to cabin at 3:30 PM. Half of us traveled in 4x4 and were able to get to cabin in snow. Other half drove van that would not make it in as the roads had not had a chance to be plowed. Neighborhood power was out, cabin had electric heaters so no chance we were staying. Neighbor said worse snow storm in years and she did not expect power restored with before next day. Property Manager agreed to refund in full, need to follow up. Looked like a perfect sledding cabin, too bad it couldn't happen.
Property Manager Response: Response from Big Trees Vacation Rentals This was most definitely a very big storm. Our staff called all guests prior to arrival alerting them of the storm conditions and giving them the option of coming or staying home. Many still came and some guests came and then left once they arrived to no power in their cabin. Many decided to stay with no power and enjoyed the mounds of snow that fell and the warmth of the wood burning stove in their cabins. Though our company is not responsible for road plowing or restoring of power, I do know that the power company trucks were everywhere working 24 hrs. to put power lines back up and removing down trees that had fallen upon them. With many inches of fresh powder snow that fell, this ended up being a amazing skii weekend for those who decided to weather the storm. The kids had a snow sledding weekend they will never forget!! "THE ADVENTURE OF THE MOUNTAINS".
Elizabeth L. from Oakland, CA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 6 days in December, 2010 Better indoor lighting for reading and sewing would have been nice.A second snow shovel would have been helpful, plus kitty litter on hand for ice.Wood for fire was plentiful, but no kindling available.A small tool kit (screwdriver, etc.) on hand would have been helpful.Emergency candles and stove for power outages would have been helpful, but fortunately I brought my own!The stairs down to the wood pile become exceptionally icy and dangerous due to the drip from the roof overhang which is positioned right along the stair treads.Having a person on contract to shovel drive was GREAT.
Property Manager Response: Response from Big Trees Vacation Rentals The cabin does host many, many windows. So many people visit up here to take in the outside. The cabin has light fixtures but with the wonderful view and accompanying sunshine the owners decided not to over light the cabin when the cabins location is so scenic.
Abhinav H. from Santa Clara, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in February, 2010 We liked the home and there is plenty of space for 2 families. The house was very clean and is easily accessible.I would certianly recomment the house as a great escape vacation rental.The only thing we missed was no bedsheets and towels were provided.
We has a great time at this cabin. We had stayed at this cabin 4 years ago and we still like it.
Trini D. from San Jose, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in December, 2009 The only concern We had was that the lighter was empty to start a fire and we had forgotten matches. Another thing is that we kept running out of plates.