Excellent

3 reviews

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Overview

Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
2
Sleeps:
4
Type:
Log cabin
Pets allowed:
Yes
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

Description from owner

Note: We are incorrectly listed as a log cabin - we are a mountain home. VHR / Trip Advisor is correcting this shortly.

Spring is here - while our snow season runs from October through May, the Mountain is alive with wildflowers. We monitor winter weather and report it here. We've had 16 snow events so far and there's currently (3/27/2017) a foot of snow at Mt. Pino's! Plan your snow / spring getaway!! Each season offers the opportunity for incredible sunsets from our deck regardless! Come enjoy our lovely mountain home.

Welcome to ‘Sunset View at Pine Mountain Club’! Since 1/2006, we have shared our home with like-minded folks on another rental site, who recently began charging a large service fee to travelers, so we are sharing our home here – a "no service fee" site. We have 70+ reviews there; if you wish to view them, please email us.

If you’ve never heard of Pine Mountain Club, you’re not alone. Said to be one of Southern California’s best-kept secrets, or the nearby, faraway place, Pine Mountain Club is rich in history – located within the Chumash Wilderness in the Los Padres National Forest, wildlife abounds, as well as endless hiking trails, stair-gazing opportunities and nothing but nature to enjoy. The sunsets from our deck are incredible, hence the name ‘sunset view’! The quaint Village offers restaurants, shops, a pub, a market, an ice cream shop, as well as a laundromat along with a kid-friendly park. The clubhouse boasts a 9-hole PGA rated golf course, as well as a game room, tennis courts, a golf-course view restaurant and a seasonal community pool. Up to four (4) guest passes are included in the rental.

Built 12/2003, our home is located at 6000’ and is two-story – very clean and well-maintained, beautifully decorated with quality mountain style furnishings and décor that blend with the mountain views. Speaking of views… our great room, with living / dining area along with an open-concept kitchen, looks out on awesome unobstructed mountain views. If you enjoy wildlife, you may see deer, bear, foxes, bobcats, as well as squirrels and a large variety of birds. Our newly rebuilt attached deck is right off of the great room and one of our favorite spots for viewing sunsets and star-filled night skies. There are no street lights in the area, which makes star-gazing a real treat! With a 40’ flat screen TV in the great room and TV’s in both bedrooms (all with extended cable), you will be in touch with the outside world, if you desire. Verizon now provides cell service and we provide Wi-Fi, so you’re all set.

Our home sleeps up to four (4) with two (2) private bedrooms (both with queen beds) and two baths – perfect for one or two couples or a small family of four (4). We supply blankets, comforters,pillows and throws – guests may elect linens (sheets / towels) for a nominal fee. Hand and bath soap provided!

Because this is our second home, we offer endless amenities, including, but not limited to: all paper products (Toilet paper, Kleenex, paper towels, foil, baggies, foil, napkins, etc.), popcorn, hot chocolate, herbal teas, salt, pepper and sugar, as well as every appliance. We also provide beautiful dishes, glassware and silverware along with cookware and every utensil imaginable. A complete list of ‘offerings’ is provided to guests once reservation in confirmed.

Our landscape is beautifully maintained with wild sage, fragrant lavender, rosemary and wild mint. Our red maple is a sight to see in the fall! Our quiet street (mainly second homes) provides our guests peace and quiet – enjoy the sound of the wind in the pines or a pine cone rolling down the street.

With our four season climate, this is the perfect year-round escape from city life. You will enjoy wild flowers in the spring, mild summers, awesome fall colors and SNOW in the winter. Mt. Pino’s (8300’-8800’) is nearby and well-known by astronomers, as well as its cross-country skiing and snow-play opportunities when there’s snow. CHP requires that guests carry chains or have a 4X4 when accessing our area throughout the snow season.

While we consider our home a housekeeping cabin, guests will be given cleaning options when they inquire. We are dog-friendly (up to two dogs – 50lbs or less) for a small non-refundable pet fee. Please disclose dogs when inquiring.

Two (2) night minimum on all rentals - 6% occupancy tax and utilities are currently included in our rental rate. We offer credit card payments via Square (similar to PayPal, but much more secure) or personal checks if sent in time to clear. No employer checks accepted. We offer on-site check-in, as well as early check-in and late check-out whenever possible. We also offer return guest discounts along with discounts on week-long stays. This is our second home, so we cannot accommodate long-term (more than 10 day) guests.

Come experience ‘sunset view’ for yourself and one of Southern California’s best-kept secrets!

TripAdvisor Property ID: 7096141

About the area

Our association is PMCPOA. Most folks travel the 'grapevine' and aren't even aware of this special place! Pine Mountain Club is a quaint Alpine community located within the Chumash Wilderness in the Los Padres National Forest. This private community is located in Kern County, California near the Los Angeles County line, not far from the "Grapevine"and Mt. Pino's in southwestern United States. The area surrounding the community is popular with visitors from all over and is a great place to have a quiet, relaxing vacation in a natural setting and to participate in a wide range of outdoor activities. Mountains and forest areas such as the Los Padres National Forest create an area that is suitable for activities such as camping, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, horseback riding, bird watching, nature viewing and sightseeing. Nearby area offers golf and other activities and there are a number of things to see and do all over the region including museums, parks and landmarks. Mt. Pino's is a short drive from our home! Exploring this pristine natural environment is an adventure in itself and while many people choose to venture out on their own, there are a number of tour guides and outdoor outfitters in the region who offer a variety of tours and excursions including sightseeing tours. After a long day of exploring and participating in a wide range of outdoor adventure, visitors love that they can retreat back to our lovely mountain home and relax on the deck or near the fireplace and wind down in the peaceful and natural surroundings all around them. Pine Mountain Club also plays host to the Mountain Shakespeare Festival, as well as a number of festivals and cultural events throughout the year. Come enjoy what is said to be 'one of California's best kept secrets'! SUNSET VIEW at Pine Mountain Club! Hiking, star-gazing, wildlife viewing! And incredible sunsets! Winter SNOW! There are a number of events throughout the year, including Lilac Festival (May), Wine in the Pines (June), Antique Car Show (August), Hoe Down (September) as well as the Concerts on the Greens series throughout the summer. The Carrizo Plains. a nice day trip, are lovely during the spring! We will email a list of area restaurants once you reserve our home. We also include a map of the area, hiking information, a list of items that you will find at our home and a list of things to do.

Getting around

Car recommended. CHP requires either 4X4 / all wheel drive or that guests carry chains throughout the snow season (October - May).

Getting here

Easy access off of I-5 at Frazier Mountain Park Road, or highway 33 / highway 166. We are on the Los Angeles / Kern County line.

Interaction with guest

Once you inquire, unless late at night, we respond within an hour with a rental quote, as well as cleaning/linen options. If you are ready to proceed in reserving our home, we will prepare / email our rental agreement & terms & conditions document for your review & signature. While most owners put a hold on your credit card for the 'damage' deposit, we accept it in check form, which is held/returned once our home has been checked after departure. All taxes (6%) & utilities are included in our rental rate.

Owner profile

Lori & Tim M

Tourist License
KC #1000

About the owner

US: As a general contractor with an eye for design and a human resources director who enjoys cooking, interior decorating, photography, hiking and crocheting, we reside in Ventura. Our mountain home is very special to us and we escape to it often and find the location ideal (just an hour and a half...

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Amenities

Bedrooms

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed

Features

  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Safe
  • Wi-Fi available

Appliances

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (3)

Excellent – based on 3 reviews Excellent
3 reviews

“A treasure in the mountains!”

Reviewed 4 Feb 2017

I cannot express enough how much we enjoyed our stay at Sunset View! What a great place to celebrate my birthday with my two sons and our dogs! Lori, the owner was so accommodating and welcoming from the get-go. It truly felt like we were not just merely renting a place in the mountains, it was more like Lori and Tim were sharing their home with us. This is definitely not your typical mountain cabin, the decor and cleanliness surpass the typical rental by far, and the heated mattress pads and down comforters were such an added delight. It was so nice to unplug, relax and leave the hustle and bustle behind. The views out of every window were amazing and the night sky was absolutely breath-taking. It was great to just go out back into the yard to sled and play in the snow. Feeding peanuts, which were left by Lori, to the bluejays was another unexpected joy. Early morning walks with our dogs up and down the hills in the neighborhood were a treat. Should you require anything you might have forgotten to pack, a walk down to the nearby village to the bakery or market will fit the bill. My goal for this trip was to create memories with my boys that we could all go back and revisit for years to come, and I have to say that mission was most definitely accomplished, ie, on our last morning my youngest said, "thanks Mom for this trip, I'm never going to forget this place." This trip exceeded my expectations and I am already looking forward to going back again next January. Thanks again, Lori and Tim, for sharing your lovely mountain home with us!

Owner's reply: Ana Maria - thank you for your lovely review! It warms our heart to share our home with folks like you who simply wish to enjoy the view, stargaze, and, yes, make special memories. And, as you know, our home backs to protected forest - when there's snow, our backyard is a private winter wonderland; so happy that you were able to enjoy a snowy stay! You are always welcome - do come back! God bless!

“Peaceful Getaway”

Reviewed 20 May 2016

My wife and I recently stayed here to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. From the beginning, when I first inquired about the property, Lori was a pleasure to deal with. Very thoughtful and helpful, and super responsive. When we arrived we were so excited to unwind and relax at the cabin. We were not disappointed .We really enjoyed the deck, where we made fast friends with the local birds. My wife loved feeding them peanuts which Lori provided in the freezer. I grilled on both days and it was just magical to listen to the serene quiet sounds of mother nature. We were able to truly relax and forget about work and city life. I found that we had all the conveniences of home in the comfy cabin, including cable TV. Also there's a nice market and bakery right down the street. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer. We can't wait to come back and visit again!

Owner's reply: Thanks so much for your review, Sven. Pine Mountain Club is said to be 'one of Southern California's best-kept secrets'... and so convenient to LA. You're always welcome!

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

''Love that you include the 6% tax in your rental rate!'

'This place is simply hospitality all by itself!'

'The perfect couple's getaway!'

'"Terrific accommodations!'

'Absolutely the best in PMC!'

'All was so lovely that I didn't want to leave.'

'It's magical up here - truly magical!'

'WOW! This place takes my breath away!'

'If you ever plan to sell your beautiful getaway, call US!'

"Love the new custom granite island counter-top!"

'I do believe we have been spoiled for life now with our experience with your place!'

'Clean, well-appointed and affordable! We wouldn’t think of staying anywhere else.'

'The accommodations were A#1 --- no wonder you own the premier rental in the vicinity!'

'You forget sometimes how to slow down and enjoy life. This getaway allowed us to do just that!'