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Cabin at Lake Vera

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

LAKE: 11-1-17 Dam has been opened, Lake is empty until about the first week of April

PETS: Please read entire description for information and Pet Policy

FINE PRINT: This is a nonsmoking cabin, smoking is permitted at the fire ring on the waterfront. The use of "medical cannabis" is not permitted. We are not a fit for you if you plan on using this product on our property. If discovered you will be charged an additional $250 cleaning fee, the remainder of your reservation will be canceled and you will be asked to leave.


WINTER SPECIAL (Nov 1-March 31): $99/night. Does not apply over Holidays. 3 day minimum over holidays.

This charming cabin is located on the property of Watanda Lodge, Nevada City, California, 2 1/2 miles from downtown Nevada City. This is a secret hide-away with lake, canoes, stage and large camp fire ring. Sleeps up to 5 (2 adults and 3 kids) or 4 adults, linens provided for queen bed; bottom sheets & 4 pillows provided for the twin bunk (bring your own sleeping bag or you can make bed with linens provided) and linens for double sized sofa sleeper or bring your own. You will need to bring your own towels unless your travel is by air. Direct TV/DVD. Wall furnace, window A/C in living room. Phone for local calls. Port-a-crib available.

The remodeled fully equipped kitchen contains everything you need including BBQ tools and high chair. Pots, pans, dishes, microwave, toaster, coofee maker all provided. A picnic table and charcoal BBQ sits on the porch. Single bedroom with queen bed and bathroom with shower.

The cabin sits on Lake Vera (lake views from the back porch), canoes, chairs and umbrellas provided. Charcoal BBQ and picnic area on waterfront. No license needed for fishing. Life jackets are provided and required for all boaters. Lake is seasonal and is drained from November (depending on rainy season) to mid-April. Lake levels begin to drop in August and can be quite low in dry summers.

Lodge located on property may be rented to others at the same time so waterfront may be shared. Inquire at time of rental if this is a concern for you. There is an ALL-LAKE quiet from 9:30 pm to 7:00 am. Only activities that do not create a noise disturbance are allowed. For larger groups, see our lodge listing @ VRBO listing #33190.

Nevada City: The Spring and Fall in Nevada City are not to be missed, this small Gold Mining town is a definite destination for a week (or weekend) of fun. There are several wineries in the area as well as many fine restaurants, and antique stores. Both Empire Gold Mine and Malakoff Diggings are open for tours. Grocery stores, hospital and other services less than 5 miles away.

SUMMER USE: April, May and June are my favorite months Watanda, the days are warm and evenings are long. There are numerous lakes in the area and Yuba River is 3 miles away. Hwy 20 has many Equestrian trails and staging areas. The fairgrounds is close by and has a variety of antique and quilt shows, horse events and home shows.

WINTER USE: Nevada City and Grass Valley both have weekly Christmas Fairs in December offering many local artisans. Great location for Tahoe skiers who do not want to pay resort prices. Cross country skiing 45 minutes away on Hwy 20, snow play less than 20 minutes up Hwy 20. Cabin at 2500 ft elevation and is located off main road which is plowed but has long driveway that is not plowed. There is parking at the road entrance if snow is a problem, but rarely is. Saucer sleds available.

PETS: Well behaved owners with good citizen dogs (2 dog limit) are welcome. Please bring their own food dishes and towels.

*Pets cannot be left unattended unless crated. Please help us to remain pet friendly by keeping pets off furniture and using door gates as needed.

*Dogs must be in your direct control at all times and are not allowed to roam freely on the property. Must be leashed if other guests are present.

*Any dog disturbing the enjoyment of other guests with aggressive behavior or excessive barking will need to be boarded.

*Dogs must have current rabies vaccination.

*It is recommended that dogs be treated 3 days before arrival with a topical flea and tick medication such at 'Advantage'.

Go to our web site for additional pictures, directions and information.

**DO NOT USE MAPQUEST DIRECTIONS...THEY ARE WRONG. Rental application, directions and 'What to bring list' are on our web site.

Keywords: Cabin, lake view, cottage

More Details

Kathryn McNitt
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018

About Kathryn McNitt

Husband John is retired from California Dept of Corrections and I am a Registered Nurse. Both of us love being outdoors and are blessed to have had the opportunity to acquire Watanda Lodge to share with family and friends..

Kathryn McNitt purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Kathryn McNitt chose Nevada City

I worked at the summer camp next door for 20 years. My husband and I always wanted a vacation home on water and the opportunity to purchase Camp Watanda dropped in our lap.

What makes this cabin unique

Sitting on the deck in the evening and watching all the animals come out.

We have deer, geese, birds of all kinds, ground animals, an occasional bobcat and bear.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Nevada City in Nevada County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Life Jackets will be worn by all Boaters under 18 and a flotation device in the canoes for all those 19 and older.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Corner shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • (1) Queen size Bed with full linens (1), Baby Crib/Play pen/travel bed combo. Please ask if needed as it is stored away, (1) Queen sized sleeper sofa, bottom sheet only provided, additional linens in dressers. Bunk Beds (1) Only bottom sheets and pillows provided; sleeping bags provided. Cabin will take 2 adults and 3 children or 4 adults.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

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Cabin at Lake Vera
average rating of 4.6060605 based on 33 reviews

Cute Cabin in the woods from responsible pet owners

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week at the cabin and it was everything we needed it to be. Kathryn was a gracious host, and responded to any questions we had immediately. When we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised that it was even cuter in person and oh so private! The kitchen was large enough to prepare our thanksgiving meal. It was great walking down to the fire pit at the edge of the lake area and having a fire....enjoying the night sky - complete with shooting stars! Our dogs had a great time too - it is such a joy to be able to travel with them. Thank you Cabin at Lake Vera - we will be back!

Kelli & Jeff

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint cabin experience

  • 5 of 5

Quaint and refreshing stay. Adorable and friendly feel.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location, quiet and peaceful. Close to the cute little town of Nevada City but far enough away as well. The cabin has everything you could possibly need. If you’re trying to decide to book it or not, I would say go for it!! You won’t regret your decision!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

Rustic cabin in a natural setting. It could be a nice rental with a deep cleaning and some maintenance. It was not very clean, the furniture was very worn and the sleeper couch in the living room was so uncomfortable to sit on, I can't image trying to sleep on it!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacaville, California

Cute cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Clean and tidy cabin which lacks for nothing. Large property with lake. Went canoeing and had an evening camp fire. Will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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True To description

  • 4 of 5

Nice little cabin in the woods next to a private lake. The lake was warm. Canoes were provided! The town was just 2 miles away

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Boreal and Sugar Bowl
Car: necessary

Close to winter ski trails and multiple lakes and rivers


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £36.1

$99 rate for short notice less than 14 days.
20% cancellation fee, no refunds for less than 14 days.
3 day minimum over Holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.