Bright, dog-friendly home nestled in the forest w/ a gas fireplace & great deck

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4 bedrooms, Internet, bed sheets
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books

Overview of Bright, dog-friendly home nestled in the forest w/ a gas fireplace & great deck

Entire home

Bright, dog-friendly home nestled in the forest w/ a gas fireplace & great deck

3.9/5 Good

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Arnold, CA

About this area

Located in Arnold, this vacation home is in a rural area. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Calaveras South Grove Nature Preserve and White Pines Lake, while Sierra Nevada Logging Museum and Murphys Creek Theatre are cultural highlights. Mercer Caverns and Moaning Cavern are also worth visiting. Enjoy the area's slopes with snowboarding and skiing, and don't miss out on the sledding.

Getting around

  • Sacramento Intl. Airport (SMF) - 149 min drive


  • Snowshoe Brewing Company — 13 min walk
  • Arnold Chinese Restaurant — 17 min walk
  • Subway — 17 min walk
  • Round Table Pizza — 17 min walk
  • Dogwood — 4 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Bright, dog-friendly home nestled in the forest w/ a gas fireplace & great deck

Vacation home in Arnold with kitchen and patio
Sierra Hills Hideaway

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Enjoy a serene atmosphere with your family or friends at this spacious home nestled in the pine forests, Stanislaus National Forest, conveniently near shops and restaurants. A circular driveway with ample parking leads to a covered porch with a level entrance. In the great room, complete with a new big screen, ceiling fans, and bamboo floors, enjoy a cozy gas fireplace with hearth seating, a wall of windows for views of nature, plus an immaculate retro-style kitchen with ceramic tile and Bosch appliances. The expansive pine dining table is perfect for up to eight guests, while the living room invites relaxation and conversation. On the deck, enjoy a warm cup of coffee or a barbecue while breathing the fresh mountain air and enjoying rustling breezes through the trees.

All four spacious bedrooms feature new carpeting and large closets. Two bedrooms on the main level include queen beds plus a bathroom with a separate shower stall and tub. Upstairs, there are another two bedrooms (one with a queen-size bed and a second with twins) plus a bathroom with a large walk-in shower. Sierra Hills Hideaway truly is the perfect mountain getaway!

What's nearby:
Outdoor recreation like hiking, mountain biking, and fishing are favorites for Arnold visitors, with many stunning lakes and reservoirs nearby. The Arnold Rim Trail offers scenic hiking and biking, with the trailhead located less than two miles north. Sequoia Woods Country Club is three miles from your home and offers 18 holes of golf in a beautiful mountain setting plus dining options. See the giant and ancient sequoias at Calaveras Big Tree State Park. And come wintertime, hit the slopes at the Bear Valley Ski Resort just 25 miles away. You're only 11 miles away from multiple wine tasting options of charming Murphys.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen with a dishwasher
The family dogs are welcome with a small nightly fee
Please note that cell phone reception is very spotty in this area, so plan accordingly
The Blue Lake Springs HOA has closed off all amenities to guests (residents only) due to local restrictions and regulations.

If you are bringing a dog on your trip, the nightly pet fee is already included in your quote when selecting 'Yes' to pets. If you would like to add more dogs, please contact us. The $20 nightly fee will apply for each additional dog.

Parking Notes: Limited to four vehicles

Damage Waiver: The total cost of your reservation for this Property includes a nightly damage waiver fee, plus tax if applicable (the “Damage Waiver”). (A discount may be applied for stays of 28 nights or longer, if permitted.)

The Damage Waiver covers you for up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the Property or its contents (such as furniture, fixtures, and appliances) as long as you report the incident to the host prior to checking out. The Damage Waiver fee eliminates the need for a traditional security deposit.

More information can be downloaded from the "Rental Agreement" on the checkout page.

Other permit number: EXEMPT

County tax number: 355
Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Vacasa of California
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Close to skiing


  • Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Limited onsite parking (max 4 spaces)


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Kayaking nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 1924 sq ft (179 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Property Registration Number 355

Property is also known as

Bright Spacious Home Nestled Forest House
Bright Spacious Home Nestled Forest House
Bright Spacious Home Nestled Forest
Bright Spacious Home Nestled Forest
Bright Spacious Nestled Forest

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 6 out of 13 reviews
5 - Excellent 46%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 13 reviews
4 - Good 23%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 13 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 13 reviews
2 - Poor 23%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 13 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4/5 Good

Nice Place
Cute house, great location. Lots to do around Arnold and Murphys. Some interior spider webs, but other than that very clean.

2/5 Poor

Horrible stay on a busy street with no AC
Temps in Arnold were hot the time we were there. This house has no ventilation and was just as hot as it was outside. Beds were hard and not comfortable. Overall not a pleasant stay. On a busy street with lots of speeders. Traffic noise is loud especially with the windows open.

2/5 Poor

Great location and very clean. Maintenance issues were a huge problem.
We were very happy upon arrival-no problems getting in, the house was much cleaner than expected and house was well equipped for our stay. It was a great location and very kind neighbors. We knew the house was older and on septic and since myself and all other guests (parents and grandmother) live in homes with septic, we figured we’d need to be careful with water use, garbage disposal, etc so we pretended like we were camping and didn’t shower everyday. We arrived late Friday and by early Sunday morning, the greywater and food sent down disposal had backed up into the shower and almost overflowed. We called property management right away and they sent maintenance out. Really nice guy but was unable to fix it. Once that happened, we limited our water use even more and by that night, the grey water had overflowed onto the bathroom floor. We called again and were told there was nothing they could do even though every time we flushed the toilet, ran water in any way, the water would overflow more. The property management also told us that even if it could be fixed, they have no access to 24 hour emergency maintenance (it was almost 11pm when we noticed the bathroom floor had flooded. Unfortunately my grandmother couldn’t go up the stairs so she was forced to use the highly unsanitary downstairs bathroom. We were told we’d get a call today (the day of our checkout) about the maintenance problem and because we asked about potential compensation since a backed up septic caused all things in the home that involves drainage (dishwasher/showers/toilets/any running water/washer) to not work properly. We understand the home is old so it’s expected that there will be problems, but septic issues affect every aspect of the stay and we definitely didn’t expect that. We will update review if/when we hear back from property management. If no problems arise, I’d highly recommend the house for the location and cleanliness but because of all this, we do not recommend staying there. We’ve stayed at other vacation homes before that had maintenance problems (3 others to be exact) and they all had access to emergency maintenance except for this one.

2/5 Poor

Not well equipped, loud
The house is dated but well kept and clean. However, we had to go to the store for toilet paper, paper towels and trash bags as the house was not equipped. The worse part was the noise, there was construction on the property immediately behind from 8am to 5pm which was extremely loud. We where unable to rest or have any time outside due to the noise. It ruined our ‘quite’ mountain get away.

5/5 Excellent

Nice getaway
The house was extremely clean. It is just as pictured. Easy to get to and a quiet neighborhood. We enjoyed our short stay!