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17360 Whispering Pines Cobbin on 1/2 acre, Pet friendly.

Bedrooms 1
Space 746 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

And into the forest I go....to lose myself and find my soul

Check out our 25, 33, now 36 5 star reviews, and growing!

The reviews are unbiased testimony of our guests experience.

There is no Wi-Fi at the Cobbin but it is available at the coffee shop just a mile away. We have reduced our damage deposit to $200 due to the care our guest have shown in using the cabin. Your Security Deposit will be refunded within a day or two. Most often on the day you leave.

We do not charge extra for people or pets. We include that in the rental price. We do charge extra for cleaning. We keep our Cobbin very clean. A 5 hour clean is done between each guest. A clean environment is very important to us. Obviously that is working. Most all of our guests mention this in their reviews.

The Cobbin and surrounding area was blessedly saved from the Valley Fire. It is so amazing that you can barely tell there was a fire from our property, although it was stopped 50 feet away.

With the large expanse of windows the Cobbin offers the feel of living in the trees, similar to a tree house. The Cobbin in Whispering Pines is a place to unwind and reconnect with nature. Enjoy the peace, serenity and privacy. Due to all the rain you can now hear the spring that feeds water to all the houses in the area. This is what you will experience when you visit our cozy Cobb Mountain cabin, lovingly referred to as ' The Cobbin'. Take advantage of our flexible check in time. If we don't have a guest booked in the day before your arrival you can check in as early as you like!

The Cobbin is a remodeled 1940's vacation cabin on half an acre, surrounded by over 100 redwood, pine, dogwood and oak trees. It features a large fenced backyard, perfect for your two or four-legged companion(s). Watch them frolic from your rocking chair on the deck. Enjoy the sun rise over the mountain with a (complimentary) morning cup of coffee. This dog-friendly retreat comes with a fully equipped large kitchen, roomy bathroom with a claw foot tub, washer and dryer, and a cozy bedroom. The living room is well appointed with a NEW sofa/ double bed and cozy chairs, perfect for curling up with a book or gazing at the trees through the large expanse of windows. At night choose a movie from the large DVD library, over 150 and growing, amuse yourself with a deck of cards, a board game, puzzle, or venture out to one of the several restaurants nearby.

Your dog will appreciate the large comfy dog bed, raised feeding station, toys and treats. For your convenience there is also an x-pen and baby gate at the kitchen.

You will find the Cobbin impeccable when it comes to clean. When we say clean we mean clean! A five hour clean is done inbetween every guest. We take extra care because we do encourage pets. The backyard is patrolled before each visit and pet bedding washed. Included in the list of house cleaning duties is the front and back decks are swept and parts of the yard raked.

Nearby is a lovely nine hole golf courses, grocery store, bohemian coffee house ( with its own book store), Brickoven pizza ( our favorite, menu in kitchen drawer), restaurants, boutiques, pub, gas station and post office. A 10-20 minute drive down one side of Cobb Mountain will take you to Twin Pines Casino, Hidden Valley 18 hole golf course, and Middletown. A 30 minute drive down the other side will take you to Clear Lake (perfect for boating , fishing and bird watching). There are many small wineries and more small towns around the Lake to explore, along with 11 free boat ramps. The driveway at the Cobbin can more than fit a vehicle and boat trailer.

Located just 2 hours from Sacramento and 2 hours from San Francisco it makes for a pleasant drive to Cobb Mountain. Take a 2 hour day trip to the coast and check out Mendocino and Fort Bragg.

Check out Robert Louis Stevenson State Park about 15 miles from the house, towards Calistoga, for a beautiful hike, sorry but not dog friendly.

Looking for dog friendly hikes, checkout Dogtrekker.com type in Lake County, Ca. Highland Springs and other dog spots are listed.

The cell phone reception at ' The Cobbin' is a bit sketchy- the best reception is on the back deck. The reception has improved in the last 6 months. Text reception is best, phone calls and Internet are about %80 successful now, mattering on the weather. Free wifi can be found at the Mountain High Coffee House a 5 minute drive away.

We think you will be so happy enjoying the fresh air, peace and solitude that you will soon forget about surfing the internet.

To be clear, the rental is for the whole cabin , large fenced in backyard on 1/2 acre. No one else is on the property. We do recommend , for comfort purposes, a max of 4 adults and 2 dogs. The owners can be reached 24/7 if needed. Response time ASAP.

We look forward to sharing our Cobbin with you. Be prepared for your kids, your pet and yourself to fall in love with the Cobbin. It truly is heavenly.

More Details

Meghan Shively, Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
3 November, 2017

About Meghan Shively, Property Manager

I have lived in Petaluma for 35 years and have enjoyed using VRBO for our get a ways the last 20 years with my husband and our dog.

We fell in love with this cabin while staying at a near by VRBO house while on vacation. The Cobbin is now our number one vacation destination, always.

Meghan Shively, Property Manager purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Meghan Shively, Property Manager chose Middletown

First of all it was love at first sight(: I grew up in Washington state and always respected and loved Mother Nature, especially the trees. I always dreamed of having a cabin someday. Well sometimes dreams do come true! For me it is the Cobbin.

What makes this cabin unique

The expanse of windows is like living in the trees. Yet the remodel has been so well done the house is a wonderful blend of old and new. The dual pane windows and excellent insulation make it comfortable all year around.

The peace and solitude surrounding the Cobbin is incredible. It makes you want to just soak it all in, and in. I could stay on the back deck and watch mother natures gift to us for eternity. The birds singing, the sunlight caressing the trees, the trees swaying, it is all captivating.

The toughest part is leaving!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in the Middletown in the Lake County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 746 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 09:00 / Check-out: 18:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Roomy bathroom with antique pedestal sink and claw foot tub. Shower/ tub combo. Beautiful view, through large window, of back yard. Full sized washer and dryer in the closet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • One bedroom with a queen size bed. Also, NEW sofa / double bed in living room Please use the extra mattress pad, sheets and blankets provided for the bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
We want you to get the most out of your time at the Cobbin. The rental is for the whole cabin on a 1/2 acre. No one else is on the property. The owner can be reached 24/7 . Response time ASAP.


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17360 Whispering Pines Cobbin on 1/2 acre, Pet friendly.
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 52 reviews

Enjoyed our stay at the Cobbin.

  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth stay at The Cobbin, and we always enjoy our stay while we are here. A few minor things have changed since the new owners/managers took over, but the location and the coziness of The Cobbin have won us over. We really enjoy the fact The Cobbin is dog friendly and has a fenced in yard, as our dog travels with us everywhere. The Cobbin has always been clean and comfortable. We cannot imagine staying anywhere else when we travel out to California.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thoroughly enjoyed the Cobbin! Recommended!

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful weekend at the Cobbin - peaceful, remote and quiet getaway - without being too far from restaurants, bars, coffee shops etc..

The place was super clean, dog friendly, spacious (enough for 4 guests) and had a great back deck and yard.

Bonus items: the extras, i wasn't expecting were a fully functioning kitchen, with foil and wrap, and sandwhich bags (The things you forget to pack yourself) as well as condiments and spices. the DVD collection was entertaining as were the board games in the Cobbin.

Only downside was the lack of air conditioning - but there are so many windows and fans in the place we hardly noticed!

Thanks for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely mountain cabin

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this lovely mountain cabin! We were traveling with our yellow lab who felt equally at home in this mountain retreat that was super dog friendly!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House is as advertised. Very peaceful area.

  • 4 of 5

Be sure you are ready to live without internet and television(has library of DVD's). Cell phone receives 1 bar.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I loved the Cobbin! The kitchen was wonderful and was fully equipped!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful getaway.

  • 5 of 5

I loved staying at "The Cobbin" and cannot wait to go back. It was a very clean, warm, and homey getaway that was extremely dog-friendly. Never have I stayed anywhere where my dog was not just allowed but welcomed! I have an Irish Wolfhound, and many places restrict the size of dog but not true at The Cobbin. I enjoyed breakfast each morning watching the sunrise on the back porch and relaxing to the sunsetting on the front porch in the evenings. I would recommend bringing bug spray as on my last evening I was a feast for the mosquitos.

Although, I did not travel as my trip was to get away from it all; Napa is less than 20 miles away and the scenery was beautiful getting there as you drove past a National Forest if nature walks is your thing.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The pub
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Brickoven Pizza


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in the Middletown, California

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150.98
Cleaning £75.49
Tax Rate 9.0%

The Cobbin is fully ready for your visit! Just bring food and clothes! I pay my cleaners $100 For a 5 hour clean. This is done each and every time between guests, especially since we accept pets. The front and back deck are swept and the yard patrolled.
Security Deposit will be refunded within 1-3 days, if all is found in good order. It would be most appreciated if you could text me when you are leaving (808)989-4466 I have the house inspected ASAP for damage and securely locked so you can get the Security Refund you deserve promptly. Due to fire danger, NO Fires or BBQ out of house are permitted Thank you! Meghan

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.
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