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 listed as a log cabin, but are a mountain home. VHR / Trip Advisor is correcting this shortly.

Our snow season is here! We have had 16 snow events at our 6000' elevation this season with more to come! Plan your 2017 getaway! There's currently 2+ feet of snow at Mt. Pino's! Carry chains if traveling to the area! We are also taking 'spring' weekend reservations... wildflowers should be awesome this year!

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. NOTE: Two (2) night minimum.

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 nominal fee. Hand and bath soap are provided!

Because this is our second home, we offer endless amenities, including, but not limited to: all paper products (TP, Kleenex, paper towels, foil, baggies, 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!

Beds: 2 Queen Beds, 1 Crib

Further details indoors

Beautiful, Romantic Pine Mountain Club - Views, Sunsets, Snow 6000 ft

Only 1-1/2 hours from LA / Ventura - a great alternative to Big Bear!

Every season on the 'Mountain' offers something special! We are delighted to offer our 'five-star' rated home for your stay in Pine Mountain Club. Our lovely mountain home accommodates UP TO four (4) occupants (two-bedrooms w/comfortable queen beds and two-baths ). Guests bring linens (sheets, towels) unless linen service is elected.

Each season holds its unique beauty in this Mountain jewel of a community! Come enjoy the wonders and colors of the season and one of Southern California's 'best-kept secrets'. We're 90 minutes from Los Angeles. Our home/cabin is perfect for a romantic or couple's getaway or a small family retreat - a wonderful / quiet retreat for writers, a peaceful, place to refresh / rejuvenate from stress or just to escape the noise or heat from the city, a great place for meditation/ yoga, or a mother / father / daughter or 'girls' weekend or a golf getaway! We have High Speed secure Wireless Internet / WiFi (a new Linksys router) accessible throughout our home and property. Bring your laptop, I-Pad or tablet! We also provide an Ethernet cord if needed.

Located at 6000+ foot level, our mountain home is located high in the Valley (snow country) in Pine Mountain Club - a close destination with a far-away feel. And, because there are no stop lights or street lights, no sirens, no car alarms, no noise from neighbors or 'village' activities, no smog or traffic, you'll feel miles away from noise and city life at our mountain home. With a true four-season mountain climate, our home is the perfect year-round destination for a getaway!

Located on a beautiful & very QUIET street (off the beaten path of main / noisy / busy streets like Woodland Drive), one of the quietest areas on the Mountain, yet just a 2 minute drive to the Village / clubhouse / golf course, our home is two-story, has a lovely, open floor plan with knotty pine, high-vaulted ceilings in the great room, open-concept kitchen with custom granite island top, six-panel doors throughout, dual-pained windows (which keep it cool in the Summer and warm in cooler months), heat-wrapped pipes, and Levolor blinds, sleeps UP TO four (4) w/ two (2) private bedrooms and two (2) private bathrooms. Our home is designed for one or two couples, but might also accommodate a very small family of four (4).

With a great southern exposure, our home is considered 'passive-solar'. Modern (built 1/2003), our home is beautifully decorated with mountain comforts (no 'hand-me-down' furniture here!), upscale amenities (we have an incredible 580+ movie collection & Wi-Fi, we offer popcorn, hot chocolate & herbal teas, plus much, much more), our home is exceptionally clean & comfortable (1232+ square ft) with wonderful, unobstructed mountain views. Our upper deck, which we recently replaced, faces south and west and is great for outdoor dining / grilling and stargazing; the sunrise / sunsets / night-sky are spectacular from our deck and will put on quite a show! The lower deck is shaded and is a great place to set-up the hammock (provided)! We back to the Los Padres National Forest - wildlife (deer, raccoon, bobcat, mountain lion, coyote(s), bear, fox, bunnies, squirrels, quail, dove, hummingbirds, stellar & scrub jays) abounds. And when there's SNOW, the hillside behind our home (at 6000+ feet) is perfect for sledding! Mt. Pino's (8300'-8800') is just 15-20 minutes away and, as the locals know, is a GREAT cross-country skiing and snow-play destination! It's also a great hiking /biking / picnic area, too with incredible views!

We provide a BOSE Stereo System with remote (which offers EXCEPTIONAL sound) - so, bring your CD's! We have a new 40' HDTV flat screen cable TV in the great room and cable TV in each bedroom - we also have a Carbon Monoxide detector, as well as heat-wrapped pipes. There's a nice, new glass-top patio table w/four chairs on the deck for outdoor dining, along with a large relaxing hammock - perfect for the lower deck, two large market umbrella's and binoculars for your use and enjoyment. There's also a Weber grill & grill utensils; please bring charcoal & lighter fluid.

NOTE: Due to our 6000' elevation on the Mountain, SNOW may be present or occur during cooler months. (If rain is expected in So. Cal, you will likely encounter snow in the Winter at our 6000+ elevation.) Please know that our roads are very well-maintained, but area CHP requires that you carry chains and/or have a 4x4 vehicle when snow is possible. Snow shovels are provided. PMC Security patrols 24 / 7.

If a close, relaxing, year-round getaway is what you seek, and you appreciate a very quiet, very clean, sophisticated, well-maintained, upscale mountain home - a home that shows 'pride of ownership' - we truly welcome you. Attention has been paid to EVERY detail in our mountain home and, because this is our second home, we offer amenities that are not typical / average of most 'rentals' here on the Mountain.

Rental includes ALL taxes (6%) and up to four (4) guest passes to club facilities; 3 phones (with answering machine) are available for local calls; please bring a calling card for long distance calls. Note: Cell service is now available on the 'Mountain' for Verizon customers!

This is a 'housekeeping home/cabin', which means that we ask you to leave it as clean as you found it to avoid a cleaning charge. All cleaning supplies are provided. We supply Duraflame logs (no need to bring firewood), and ALL utilities/taxes are included in rental rates. Note: Luxury linens (800 ct sheets for the two queen beds, & extra plush/soft white cotton towels for up to 4) and/or cleaning service can be provided for an additional fee. Inquire by email for linen / cleaning rates -- otherwise, please bring sheets / towels and follow the cleaning / closing checklist at our home.

This is a non-smoking home and, due to the drought and the extreme fire danger in the area, smoking is NOT allowed on our property. One well behaved dog will be considered for a small (non-refundable) fee; please disclose when inquiring. Second dog may be considered for an additional (non-refundable) fee. Please inquire / disclose at time of inquiry. (No cats, please.)

We offer personal checks drawn on US banks (received 15 days prior to your reservation.) No employer checks accepted. We also offer credit card payments via Square. Please inquire with your desired dates and we will email our Rental Agreement and Terms and Conditions document to you for your review and signature. We also offer mid-week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday), weekly and return guest discounts!

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Beds: 2 Queen Beds

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
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Safe
  • Wi-Fi available

Appliances

  • 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!'