Welcome to the spacious great room with the big views!Fully equipped kitchen if you feel like cooking
Retreat to a Private Peaceful Refuge!


6 guests

3 rooms

3 beds

2.5 baths


6 guests

3 rooms

3 beds

2.5 baths

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About this listing

A very special house, perched high above a canyon with 50-mile views. Secluded on the national forest border, yet convenient to lakeside amenities, shopping, dining, skiing, hiking. Relax on the deck or lounge by the fireplace. Our tranquil vacation home is located in Lake Arrowhead, a resort area in the San Bernardino mountains outside Los Angeles. A perfect place to get away from the city and recharge in a natural setting!


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Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $55
Security Deposit: $350
Weekly Discount: 20%

Description

The space

Unwind in the peaceful beauty of the San Bernardino mountains, just 90 minutes from Los Angeles. Our light and bright Cape Cod home includes a vaulted great room with plenty of seating around the river-rock fireplace, a wrap-around deck, a master bedroom with fireplace and jetted tub ensuite, and spectacular views from every room. (Attention, writers: there is a dedicated office area where you can focus on your next chapter.)

Outside is a large deck with a bird's eye view of a canyon creek. Beyond the canyon, you can see the high desert and distant mountains, with far-off city lights at night. Bedrooms and common areas offer panoramic National Forest views and technicolor sunsets.

The kitchen is fully equipped, and if you wish to dine out, Lake Arrowhead's restaurants are just a few minutes away. High speed wifi and a range of satellite TV channels are included. This is a pet-free property, in case you suffer from allergies. Lake Arrowhead's shops and lakeside amenities are nearby, and hiking trails are steps away.

Guest access

You will have access to all the living areas of the house, indoors and outdoors. All kitchen and laundry appliances are available to you. Bedrooms and bathrooms have complete sets of bed and bath linens. If you're staying for an extended period, extra linens can be delivered at your request.

Interaction with guests

We do not live on-site, but if you have any questions about the house or the area, or need help, we are just a phone call away. If we happen to be traveling, we have an additional Airbnb certified host in the neighborhood who can give you assistance at any time.

The neighborhood

This secluded area of Lake Arrowhead looks out across the high desert to the Tehachapi Mountains and the southern foothills of the Sierras. Shopping, restaurants, and lakeside parks are close, but not so close that they intrude on your peace and quiet. For hikers and rock climbers, the Pacific Crest Trail, Pilot Rock, and Forest Service trails are nearby. For bird-watchers, the canyon below the house is home to a variety of birds, including mountain quail, acorn woodpeckers, black-headed grosbeaks, and merlin falcons. For stargazers, the local observatory offers evening astronomy presentations with views from their telescope.

Getting around

There is a 3-car parking area, with additional street-side parking at the vacant lot next door. Public transportation is inadequate in the San Bernardino Mountains, and we recommend that visitors travel by automobile to enjoy everything Lake Arrowhead has to offer.

Other things to note

Interim housekeeping can be available during your stay, with advance notice and an additional fee.

We provide passes which give you access to Lake Arrowhead's exclusive amenities including the marina beach park, the lakeside walking trail, and the golf club park.

Our house borders National Forest land, the home of many mountain natives: bears, coyotes, deer, bobcats, raccoons, etc. Please do not leave trash overnight in the outdoor garbage cans, or leave food outdoors (the blue jays are always looking for snacks).

Thank you for reading through this lengthy but important description. And now for the Easter Egg: Include the words "Me love cookie" in your reservation email, and we'll let you know where we stash the Oreo cookies. Because who doesn't love Oreos?


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 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox

We're big fans of Air BnB, and we love to welcome people to our beautiful home. And that's what it is: our home. We hope you will respect and cherish it the way we do, and treat it with care. A friendly reminder: If you're booking a group, choose your fellow guests wisely. It's your name on the reservation, on the security deposit, and on the review we write after your stay.

Not a lot of rules, but we're pretty serious about them:

- Our house is a strictly 100% non-smoking, non-vaping property. In addition, because of our fire-prone location, we cannot permit outdoor smoking of any kind.

- Do not engage in illegal activities anywhere on the property. No hotboxing even with the card (see strict non-smoking rule above.)

- No parties and no more than 6 overnight guests.

Breaking the above rules is grounds for cancellation of your reservation.

Some additional requests:

- No open-flame candles, please. (It's that fire-prone thing.)

- If you choose to use the fireplace, please follow the instructions beside the fireplace, and in the house "user's manual."

- If you damage or break anything, please let me know and arrange for repair or replacement.

- Please park in the 3-car parking area in front of the house, or street-side by the vacant lot next door if you need extra parking. Avoid blocking the neighboring driveway.

- Please put used dishes in the dishwasher and start it before you leave.

- Please put used towels in the bathtub. No need to strip the beds.

- Please lock the door when you go, and return the key to the lockbox. (And take happy memories with you.)


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


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

Availability
1 night minimum stay

29 Reviews


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Debra User Profile
April 2017
Judith's place is amazing! 3 parking spaces right in front of home, with a cute bridge/deck access to house. Backyard is the mountains with amazing views. Upscale home, very comfortable and nice decor. The 3:00 pm check -in and noon check-out is very nice. We were able to access early on our check-in day as the home was available. Close to Lake Arrowhead Village and the Pinnacle Hike - a must do!

Michael User Profile
April 2017
We have already made so many great family memories at Judith's place. Everything about the house is perfect and I can't say enough about how seamless and lovely it is to work with Judith for every stay.

Linda User Profile
March 2017
This home is a great place to rest and relax!! Judith made us feel welcome to be comfortable in the house. The beds were super comfy with NICE thick sheets, The glasses were really glass... which I really like. There were nice serving dishes that added a touch of comfort, and the plates were not plastic!! The jet bath water was hot enough, and the towels were nice and thick too. Ahhhhh ... just wonderful! The scenery was breath taking, the hikes that we took were easy enough for the varied abilities of our group. Judith pointed us to nice hiking areas though her delightful texts ... We could not have asked for a nicer experience!
Judith User ProfileJudith is a superhost.
Response from Judith:
Thank you for your lovely comments, Linda! I'm so glad you enjoyed some of the many outdoor experiences that the mountains offer, as well as the house itself. We absolutely loved hosting you and your family, and can't wait for your next visit!
March 2017

Michael User Profile
February 2017
As always, we had a wonderful time at Judith's. I wish I could give more stars as Judith is my favorite host and her place is my favorite rental. There are too many positives to list, just know that her place is special.
Judith User ProfileJudith is a superhost.
Response from Judith:
Michael, the feeling is mutual! You and your family rate 10 stars at least.
February 2017

James User Profile
February 2017
This is a beautiful and immaculate home with a breath taking view. Arrive with your tooth brush and food, the rest is waiting for you! Great host & hostess. Easy to contact &communicate with. The Cookies are waiting as promised!

Wendy User ProfileWendy is a superhost.
February 2017
"Wow" we each exclaimed as we entered this beautiful home. The views were wonderful. The house adorable and it have everything you could need from a stocked kitchen, bathroom and even games to play and extra blankets. A wonderful home offered by a very kind, caring host. We will certainly be returning!
Judith User ProfileJudith is a superhost.
Response from Judith:
Thank you, Wendy! As a host yourself, your kind words mean a lot! Come visit again soon.
February 2017

Jade User Profile
February 2017
My friends and I decided to get away from the city for the weekend and came upon Judith's listing. Her communication was excellent, very accommodating to our request for early check in and late check out. She has a manual that has everything you can possibly have questions about/need in it. The home was beautiful and parking was great. The only drawbacks were the masters bed creeks a lot so does the floorboards. One of the guest bed (we call it the blue room) was too soft with little support. The numbers on the oven dial has been worn off so we have to it to see the temperatures. But overall, it was a great experience and she was an awesome host. Will book again.
Judith User ProfileJudith is a superhost.
Response from Judith:
Jade, we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the heads-up about the oven dial and the beds!
February 2017

Lake Arrowhead, California, United States · Joined in February 2013
Judith User ProfileJudith is a superhost.

We're so happy to welcome guests to our beautiful mountain vacation home again! Several years ago we offered part of the house as a writer's retreat where creative minds could focus on their work in peace. Now we're offering the complete house to guests who need a getaway from the rigors of city life, within a short distance from Los Angeles.

As a TV commercial producer (me) and a rock-drummer musician (my husband), we've traveled all over the world, but for complete relaxation and escape, our mountainside house with a 50-mile view is unbeatable. (Although my husband would say our stay in Waikoloa on Hawaii's Big Island is a close second!)

When we travel, we love a blend of the familiar and the unexpected, luxurious and rustic. We like to explore and learn about new places on our own, but we also do our homework before taking off on an adventure. We both enjoy staying in back-East lake cabins and beach houses, and we've tried to bring a little of that laid-back eclectic style to the southern California mountains.

We hope the secluded, peaceful atmosphere of this house brings balance to your life, as it does for us.

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