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Baxters Mountain Cottage-Charming, Private, Cozy, Cabin

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 8)

4 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, Newly Remodeled Kitchen and bathroom with sinker wood custom cabinets, Dishwasher, garbage disposal, granite countertops, stone floor, new stove and oven, and refrigerator. Office set up printer and internet just connect your lap top or phone and you can commuicate with your office if needed. Cabin Secluded on 3/4 acre lot, Quiet, Cozy, Comfortable cabin surrounded by trees not close to other cabins, 1/2 mile walk to town, .1 mile to shaver library and church, Large Deck, Large family room, Reading room,, Stone Fireplace, Washer/Dryer, Flat screen TV, Internet, Cable, DVD/VCR, DVD library, Closet filled with games, DVD library and jigsaw puzzles, Lots of Books, Lots of parking.

Jill Baxter
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 December, 2017

About Jill Baxter

My husband is college football coach at USC and founder and creator of Academic Gameplan. I am Sports Law attorney/and CEO of our company Academic Gameplan, which teaches students how to learn. We have two daughters in college. The cabin is our place to relax. We bring our horses in the summer, hike, boat, and spend time with all the cabin owners we know in Shaver. In the winter we ski, snowboard, sled, and snow shoe. We currently iive in Redondo Beach, CA.

Jill Baxter purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Jill Baxter chose Shaver Lake

We looked for two years to find a cabin in Shaver. We wanted to buy a cabin not a house built in the mountains. This cabin has 4 bedrooms but was only 1,500 square feet. However, it felt much bigger, why?

This cabin was owned by the McQuaids for thirty years, a ship builder. Mr. McQuaid knew how to use space efficiently and used high quality building materials. It has great pine walls, well built, lots of big windows, 3/4 acre lot , but just needed some clean up. We spent two weeks putting in new flooring, decorating, and clean up. We found great antiques in the garage that now hang on the wall in the reading room. The table in the family room is the original door of the cabin. The stone fireplace is made of quartz. The deck is huge and faces the beautiful trees. We can walk to town, the library, and to restaurants. This cabin is one of kind! We have been renting this cabin for ten years and everyone loves this cabin including us!! So if you rented this cabin from Bill, he retired. The second property management company isn't renting cabins anymore. So we are now renting this by owner. We love that other families enjoy our cabin, too!

What makes this cabin unique

This year we remodeled the kitchen and bathroom. The kitchen and bathroom customer cabinets were made out of a shaver tree my husband assisted well known logger Jeff Young hoist out of the bottom of Shaver Lake. The beautiful stone floors were installed by well known mason Dan Young. A beautiful stone shower in the bathroom makes you feel like you are outside. It is the only cabin in shaver with sinker wood custom cabinets. The Deck is the same size as main level of the cabin. Beautiful View of Trees from every window in the cabin, Close to town, Not close to other cabins, lots of parking, Pine walls, well built, a cabin not a house built in the mountains, Four bedrooms, reading room, living room, large kitchen, separate mud room.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an awesome time at shaver. You cabin is fantastic. Very homey and comfortable. It snowed Saturday night so kids woke up to frosted trees. They had a blast sledding down the hills behind the cabin. Again thank you for working with our schedule. We want to come back again next year!
Jan 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Shaver Lake in Fresno County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • New remodeled bathroom with Rock shower and sinker wood cabinets!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Baxters Mountain Cottage-Charming, Private, Cozy, Cabin
average rating of 4.4117646 based on 20 reviews

Awesome family cabin

  • 5 of 5

The Baxter cabin is great. Great room and spacious. Our family really enjoyed our time here and will be back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with three other couples. Very charming home with 4 bedrooms & 1/4 bath up stairs and 3/4 bath with shower down stairs. Worked flawlessly. Kitchen is updated with center island so all can get in and give a hand in cooking, or just socializing. Best part is large deck overlooking forest, great for relaxing and viewing the night skies. Plenty of parking for vehicles and water craft. Close to the lake and Shaver Village. Would highly recommend when looking to stay in Shaver Lake!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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modern cabin in the woods

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time with the fam. The livin room with the large tV,stone quartz framed insert fireplace and comfortable recliners durin the snow and rain was great atmosphere for the fam. The location for parking and entry is off hwy 168 not the address on Sunset as posted on VBRO. Its close but didnt hear any road noise from 168.We hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, cozy with nice new kitchen. Not clean.

  • 2 of 5

Overall the place was nice and comfortable with a large, modern kitchen. The kids also enjoyed the sledding hill right next to the cabin.

Unfortunately, we couldn't get over the fact that the place was not clean, even though we were charged a very high cleaning fee. It looked clean at first but it wasn't. The bedrooms smelled dusty, the carpet was not clean. Even the bed sheets didn't look fresh, although I'm not 100 percent sure they weren't clean. My son got some bug bites on his neck one night. There was dust or some kind of sand in all the drawers so we didn't even unpack, we just left the clothes in the suitcase. We also found a couple of candy wrappers and some dirty ear picks. There was a ton of empty beer cans spread outside the back porch and under it.

Overall, the cabin was clean enough to be comfortable in, it wasn't shockingly dirty, there is no way however that someone got paid to clean it.

We feel like we were charged this money for nothing and the honest thing to do would be to reimburse us.

We stayed in cabins before that were not completely clean but we were charged a very small fee for the cleaning and that was fine.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry Ana i had no idea it wasn't clean enough for you. i will discuss with my cleaner.
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Very quaint cottage, we really enjoyed our stay. Kitchen is great to cook in.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, very comfortable family room and great kitchen. Only challenge was height in shower and upstairs bathroom for those over six feet, but adequate. Had a great time, loved the deck and bbq provided. Made wonderful memories with my family. Thank you for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clovis, CA

Great Cabin in Shaver!

  • 5 of 5

Baxter's cabin was very nice! Just south of the west village - it was convenient to drive into town. The kitchen is new and modern with nice appliances and well stocked. The kids enjoyed their rooms and selection of DVDs to choose from. The TV is large and clear and the living room furniture is comfortable. The large deck would be great for an outdoor BBQ! The communication before we arrived was good by Jill Baxter. We parked our boat trailer on the property. I would recommend this cabin if you want to be close to town or the lake.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Fresno Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Shaver Lake Pizza, Whatoke, Trading Post
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
China Peak
Car: necessary

Shaver Lake is great for boating, paddle boarding, kayaking, and fishing. Huntington Lake is for sailing. Dinkey Creek is a great place to fly fish. China Peak is the ski resort and is 20 minutes from the Cabin. Guests can sled, snow shoe, and cross country ski at the cabin. You can easily walk into town from our cabin and the library is right down the street. The Pot Holes are fun Hike and swimming for the family.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £148.9
Damage Insurance £43.93

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.