summertime sunset -- photo taken from the deck.spectacular nighttime views of the city from the mountain top - this is photographed on the deck
Luxury Mountain Home on Paivika Ridge

Entire home/apt

8 Guests

4 Bedrooms

4 Beds

Entire home/apt

8 Guests

4 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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About this listing

The Luxury Mountain Home on Paivika Ridge is close to the charming historic California mountain town of Crestline. This home was originally built at the turn of the century and upgraded in recent years (most recent work in 2016). There are 2 private master suites and additional guest rooms. 3 fireplaces, game room, hot tub spa, 2 decks and off street parking. Snow play stuff is available in the winter.

The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $150
Security Deposit: $1000
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price: $325 / night


The space

The property sits on almost 1/3 flat acre parcel with some of the best mountain views on the ridge. This area has local wildlife and has an excellent location with easy access year round, less than 1 mile from the state highway and about 2 miles to the center of town. Drive time is only 75 minutes from Irvine and 85 minutes from Downtown Los Angeles.

THINGS TO DO on the mountain are both recreation and vacation oriented. Shopping and restaurants are close by, Antique stores are great, horseback riding stables are within 2 miles, Lake Gregory is 2 miles (water slides, swimming, kayaking and fishing). National Forest has hiking trails less than .25 miles from the house.

Lake Arrowhead is 10 minutes away with ice skating, movie theaters, great shopping and art galleries. We have a large binder full of activities and amenities on the mountain for you to explore. Games include: air hockey, and more...

Guest access

This beautiful 3 story 4,000+ square foot mountain view home has 4 bedrooms and 4 baths. There are 2 private master suites, one king and one queen and 2 guest rooms with a shared bathroom.

Wood floors in living room, lounge and loft, tile in kitchen and bathrooms, and carpet in the bedrooms.

There are 3 fireplaces, a loft, living room and den.

A large deck is off of the kitchen with patio furniture perfect for afternoon sunsets and there are 3 additional balconies. Full access to kitchen, game room and hot tub spa.

Televisions are located in the living room and 2 bedrooms have standard TV/DVD/CABLE.

Interaction with guests

Interaction with guests as requested.

The neighborhood

SNOW SEASON runs from about Thanksgiving until March depending on the year.. the house is at 5500' elevation and typically gets about 5 feet of snow per season. The lot has an excellent slope for sledding with little kids and older kids may walk up the road to a great sledding location at the hangglider launch point. Snow Valley is the closest ski resort accessed by major mountain roads and is 17 miles distance. Very good cross country skiing is found on old service roads at the end of the street about 1 mile from the house - there are few sets of cross country skis boots, poles etc available at the house to use. We also have some sleds and disks at the house for the kids upon request.

SUMMER is terrific in the Crestline area. Lake Gregory is 2 miles from the house and has waterslides, a public beach, paddle boards, fishing and kayaking. The average summer daytime temperature is between 80 - 90 degrees from June through September with clear skies and gentle breezes. 4x4 roads for ATV's and backwoods exploring are abundant. There is great hiking trails and Deep Creek hotsprings near by. Summer is great fun on the mountain and the area has over 300 days of sunshine!

Getting around

You want to have a car and if you like hiking the property is close the national forest boundaries. There are great hiking trails close by to Deep Creek hotsprings and other landmarks. Also, dining and vintage shops are worth investigating.

Other things to note

Firewood and general housewares, towels are provided.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

• No smoking

• No parties or events

• Check-in is after 1PM

• Please, NO VISITORS without clearing it with us first.


- Upon arrival contact owner with an acknowledgment of all is well or immediately report any issues or concerns.


Keep it polite outside in the outdoor and garden sitting areas and please keep it quiet after 9pm - Smoking is only allowed outside the patio. No parties. This space is a sanctuary. We love our neighbors and want to respect their tranquility.

Although it is private, THE SOUND FROM THE DECK DOES CARRY, so we ask that you use talking voices cautiously - Especially at off hours. We love our neighbors and want to respect their tranquility. The property has full-time neighbors on all sides. NO MUSIC OUTSIDE please.

If you're a smoker there is an ashtray on the front patio. You can smoke in the patio at all hours, but no loud talking after 9pm. Voices really carry here.  Please do not smoke in the house.

If you use the kitchen or outdoor BBQ for cooking , please leave the kitchen in the same condition you found it with the dishes clean - or there will be an additional $50 cleaning charge.

WATER: Please conserve water as there is a severe drought in California.


- Do not leave any fires unattended at any time.

- Leave all used towels and linens on the bathroom floors.

- Leave kitchen cleaned and all dishes put away.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Safety card
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit

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10 Reviews

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Ramon User Profile
January 2017
Super great view, overlooking city San Bernardino , great big cozy home. We had a great weekend good weekend get away.
David User Profile
Response from David:
AWESOME - -glad you had a good time. I feel bad about the weather... come back in Summer.. its EXCELLENT too in a different way. We can add on days to compensate for the snow issues, etc......
January 2017

Brittany User Profile
January 2017
House is very spacious and is a lot larger than it looks in the images. The views are simply incredible, and my favorite part of the home. Very easy to get to using Hwy 18, and a quick 20 min drive to Lake Arrowhead or Crest Park for sledding and playing in the snow. I recommend this home for large groups, however it isn't the safest home for small children under the age of 5. Overall a great stay.

Gevorg User Profile
January 2017
House was cozy and accommodating to all our needs; we especially enjoyed the interesting art work around the house and the breathtaking view.

Camlo User Profile
January 2017
David is a top class host and this place is a little bigger than expected. There are 6 beds and a loft, which for me unexpected. Lots of room for gathering and the kitchen is huge with everything you need. The decor is interesting but the view is amazing. Driving there was much easier than driving to big bear. I would come back again for snow time.

Patti User Profile
December 2016
Great place with very eclectic decor. Big enough for a large group and plenty of supplies necessary to cooking, cleaning and relaxation. David was very communicative and had the place clean and heated upon our arrival. We would definitely stay here again!

Carlos User Profile
October 2016
The house was amazing and the view was even better!! I would definitely recommend staying here and David was a pleasure to work with! It's not too bad of a drive to big bear and the house has an enormous amount of room and plenty of sleeping space!

Sasha User Profile
September 2016
The host canceled this reservation 96 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
David User Profile
Response from David:
This was a mistake on my part learning the host system -- I should not have accepted the offer because it was not clear that the requested dates were going to be available. I wanted to reply and accidentally accepted the offer when explaining the situation. My apology to the guests for making a mistake was immediate. Thanks, David
September 2016

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Los Angeles, California, United States · Joined in December 2012
David User Profile

Born and raised in Los Angeles. Very active in contemporary art and community based projects and social activism. Travel, dinners and music are a big part of my life. Happy to make local recommendations for entertainment and also secret LA hideaway daytrips, etc.

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