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Romantic Log Cabin Retreat Nestled in the Pines with Lake View

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description/Amenities), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Located in the 'Estate' section of Pine Mountain Club, this special 'true log' home we call 'Log Haven,' is perfect for a romantic get-a-way or creative renewal retreat. It has been a wonderful get-away for writers who need inspiration in their work. This two story log cabin has three comfortable bedrooms with two full baths. It is very comfortable for 6 people but can accommodate up to 10 with additional fold out couch, futon and Areobed. Log Haven is tucked away in tall pines within walking distance to the village and clubhouse. Once you park your car you never have to drive anywhere during your stay.

Relax on the front porch and gaze at the breathtaking views of the mountains. The back porch has spectacular views of the lower lake, golf course and greenbelt which is a wildlife sanctuary. In the evenings, snuggle on the couch in front of the fireplace and hear music on a Bose surround sound stereo where you can plug in your iPod or smart phone and stream Pandora or play your music play list. Cook gourmet meals in a fully stocked kitchen. Take hikes to spiritually inspiring places we have listed in our caringly put together information book. Take a break from your computer, TV and cell phones. Take the time to listen to your inner knowing. Let the mountains heal you. Take a deep breath, gaze at the stars and feel rejuvenated!!

Keywords: Log cabin, lake view, golf course view, close to village, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, new amenities, romantic, retreat

More Details

Mary Ann & Joe
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Mary Ann & Joe

I am a portrait photographer with a home studio in Los Angeles. My husband works with me and is also a jazz singer in a legendary big band group, The Modernaires. A few times a year he plays and sings at the Pine Mountain Clubhouse.

I have facilitated women's retreats and photographic workshops in our log home for 14 years. Pine Mountain is a perfect retreat spot for those who want to get away and recreate and refresh their creativity.

I love to hike and Joe loves golf. Of course, I call golf 'a good hike gone bad.' He loves it and I am happy for that.

Mary Ann & Joe purchased this cabin in 1996

Why Mary Ann & Joe chose Pine Mountain Club

After creating my first photography book, I was pretty burned out. It took five years in the making. So we went to visit friends in Pine Mountain. After the third visit they said, 'So when are you buying a place here?' We looked at each other and thought, 'Why not?' That was almost 18 years ago. We spend as many weekends as we can in Pine Mountain in our beloved Log Haven. This home is so special to us. When I first walked in the door I vowed that it would be a healing retreat for all who entered.

Indeed, it is!

What makes this cabin unique

This is a non-smoking home, inside and out!

Log Haven is our home. We have put love, creativity and joy into this cabin. Because it is made from logs, it feels like a living breathing being. I always feel like it wraps it's arms around me when I am there. In the summer, I sit on my front porch and sip my tea in the morning and gaze at the meadow in front of us and the beauty of the mountains. It's like a wild kingdom in front of our cabin as we see rabbits scampering, squirrels chasing each other up and down the trees and quail herds racing by with their little ones tagging behind. And we do have bears! A couple of months ago I look out my living room window to see a teenage bear on it's hind legs sniffing our BBQ! They are very submissive, so I just yelled at him and stomped my feet for him to go away. So remember, don't leave any food outside or anything that would smell in your car! We have a beautiful hawk that frequents our area and a scrub jay we call Scruffy that lands on our knee and takes peanuts from us. Yes, there is such peace and relaxation. It holds me all week until I return.

At night we bring our Apple TV and stream Netflix or Hulu (of course it's the mountains and sometimes you get buffering) or watch a DVD or video out of our library. Having surround sound makes it like we are in a movie theater. In the winter, we have a roaring fire going. We have fire wood provided for all our visitors.

I have to admit, I love my recliner in the corner of the living room that was my Mother's. I have a reading lamp above it and have the luxury to read in peace for hours while Joe plays the piano.

Since we are only a block and a half from the village and the clubhouse and golf course, we never have to drive. We can walk to the village or clubhouse for breakfast. Our favorite splurge is walking up to the bakery owned by John and Sy. They make the best pastries and Latte's.

Can ya tell I love it here?


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Pine Mountain Club in Kern County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Each bathroom has a shower and bath tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King/trundle bed, can be separated into 2 single beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Has a library of books in the room, view of forest.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Large mater bedroom with a full size comfortable futon.
  • King size bed in master bedroom and also full size futon. Second king located in the third bedroom (the Lake Room) This is a trundle bed and can be separated into two twin beds, The Forrest Room has a Queen size Beds, In the living room is a queen convertible sofa bed. Note: Rates are based on 6 guests. Add $20 per night per additional guests up to 10 people only. Please see rates and also rental quote details. No charge for children under 5 years old.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
If you are interested in a women's retreat and photographic retreats or having a personal retreat in the mountains please inquire. Mary Ann is a prominent photographer and does mountain portraits for families and individuals. If you are interested please inquire. We believe that in this fast paced world, it is important to take the time to refresh and regroup. So come to the mountains, breathe fresh air, walk in the woods and remember the powerful being you truly are!


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Romantic Log Cabin Retreat Nestled in the Pines with Lake View
average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews

Oh so lovely and enjoyable!

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy and sweet home. We very much enjoyed our stay at this cabin. This home is spacious, comfortable, with absolutely everything you need to celebrate and take care of family. Kids really loved the Christmas decorations the owners left for us. Location can not be better especially for families with small children. It’s close to the village yet still perfectly nestled in beautiful pines with the magical view of forest and mountains all around.m, and short walk to the pond. In afternoons, We just sat on the porch and watched kids play outside, run , and gather pine cones. We didn’t even miss the snow that much. Perfect taste of nature and comfort. I highly recommend ordering cleaning service.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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not satisfied

  • 1 of 5

We wouldn't stay here again, we liked the place but it's not good with children at all, there are lots of small pices of things and things to be fall easily, lots of books and magazine and cds and very small brokeable decoration, I think it's done by purpose that they can keep your deposits , it's not seems like that at the beginning owner looks friendly and nice but we paid extra money for not doing things on purpose and just an accident , which was not our fault . The master bedroom was smelling the fire place smoke the whole time .

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have shared our cabin, our home, with many many families with children who give us glowing reviews. We create our cabin as a homey and warm atmosphere (not a sterile empty house like most rentals) and leave a few decor (not much breakables), books on the shelves and a large collection of DVD movies for our guests to enjoy. We have only a few very strict house rules: 1) No smoking in or around the cabin as it is a fire hazard and most people are highly offended by the smell of cigarette smoke. 2) Do not leave food outside as we have bears and other animals that would bring them down to our area. It is a federal offense to leave food out for bears. Both these rules were broken. The cabin smelled like cigarette smoke when we arrived and cigarette butts were thrown out into the back yard (which we took pictures of). There was food thrown off the back porch which we had to clean up. We did not keep the $500 deposit but a small portion to pay a cleaning crew for extra cleaning, washing of curtains etc. We do our best to be accommodating to our guests. This is our home of 20 years and all we request is respect and observing some simple and practical rules.
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  • 4 of 5

Amazing LOCATION! We loved being able to easily walk to the village and clubhouse even on cold evenings. The space was beautiful (better than the pictures even!) and very comfortable. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Trip to remember!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this beautiful Log Cabin. The house was so cozy and spacious. It was absolutely perfect for 5 adults and three kiddos. Although, it could easily accommodate more. We loved cooking and eating in the kitchen that had absolutely everything. It has this perfect "cabin in the woods" feel with all the comforts the family needs. We were blessed with the snowfall on the New Year night and enjoyed perfect snow day without getting in the car. Kids spent 5 hours outside sledding, building snowman, playing snowballs just steps away from the house. We didnt have to deal with mountain driving or the city crowds. I cant imagine a better place for a nature getaway. And you will be so pleasantly surprised by these personal touches that you will find all around. Our girls were giggling all day, when they saw that mom and dad chose "Romantic Room" to stay in, and the sign above the bed had a word "kiss" in it. :)Thank you Mary Ann and Joe, we cant wait to come back. Happy New Year!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun for Family of Four

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved driving up to the real log cabin, although it is truly a house. Everything was very clean and the owners were very nice and concerned that we enjoy our stay. We consist of a family of birdwatchers who found the raptor bird watching nearby one of the best ever. The kitchen was well equipped and we used it! It was a chilly while we were there so we only took advantage of the lovely porch for our Christmas picture. We all four read by the fireplace, one son played piano, my husband brought his guitar, and I drank the moonshine I had brought as gifts to our sons. They weren’t fast enough. The amazing little store within walking distance was well stocked. We could shop for anything we might need to prepare a lovely meal the same night. All in all, a wonderful getaway!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well kept log cabin

  • 5 of 5

The property and host were very nice and there was plenty of room for my party of six. The pictures were representative of the cabin and it was very close (walking distance) to town, which was perfect.

All the folks in my party, including me, were very pleased with the accommodations!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Bob Hope Airport, Burbank, CA
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
interstate 5
Car: necessary

Horseback riding is available at the equstrian center. Info is available at the clubhouse and in Our special information package emailed to you when you rent Log Haven.

Extraordinary hikes to places of beauty and spiritual connection. We list them in a book at Log Haven.

There is a library of books to be read, a DVD collection for you to view movies with surround sound and a connection to the TV if you bring up your Apple TV to stream movies.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Pine Mountain Club, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £372.25
Cleaning Fee £63.28 + Tax

Our guests need to know that we have bears around and you need to be mindful not to leave anything in your car that will attract the bears, air fresheners, gum, candy etc. We can not be responsible for any damage to your car if you leave anything in it that would attract them to break in. Do not leave any food outside on the porches or throw into the yards! Please ask us for more details so we may be able to educate you on how to live with our beautiful bears.
Absolutely NO SMOKING ANYWHERE IN THE CABIN OR AROUND THE PROPERTY!!!! IF WE FIND EVIDENCE, YOU WILL BE FINED $200! We live in a serious fire hazard zone! We have family that are highly allergic to cigarette smoke!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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