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On A Cliff Over National Forest Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Miles of Natl Forest out the back deck w/Hot Tub, Game Rm & Media Rm.

Renovated A-frame nestled on a cliff over acres of national forest with views of Mt. Baldy at sunset.

This party house features private hot tub; party room with new deck, bathroom, pool table, foosball, darts, futon couch (can double as a bedroom), fireplace and oak bar; Loft bedroom converted to media room with loft day beds, poker table/bumper pool; 88' projector, surround sound, recliner couches and DVDs (Connect your game console or computer); separate living/dining area with office/reading area sun porch, log table for 6 diners, leather recliner sofas, day bed Ottoman, and small kitchen; and Lower level 2 bedrooms- one with three twins and master with a queen (share a bath). Miles of hiking, biking and off-roading trails steps away in the National Forest 5 feet from the back door. Lake Arrowhead shops, Snow Summit skiing, Heaps Peak Arboretum, antique stores, great restaurants and Lake Gregory (public lake for swimming) all within 15-25 minute drive. No AC (not needed with canyon winds and low summer temps), no cable (its a cabin not a suburb) and no wifi but cell phones come in well at the cabin (not many other places in the Mountain). BYO WiFi Hot Spot.Parking for 4 cars if you park smartly. House is meant for adults and older kids. NOT child-proofed. Contains railings kids can fit through and is perched on a cliff over forest. No pets. My wife is allergic.

Zoot Velasco
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Zoot Velasco

I run a nonprofit cultural arts center in Orange County. This cabin is one of my loves, my pride and joy. I love sharing it with others. I use it for youth retreats, staff trainings, poker nights with friends, and wrote a book up here last year that is now published. It is a stress free vacation anytime I'm here.

Zoot Velasco purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Zoot Velasco chose Lake Arrowhead

I wanted a place that was easy to get to, but felt isolated in the forest with great views of mountains and no people in sight. This is it! Event though we have neighbors around us, the back is miles of unspoiled forest and that is my muse.

What makes this cabin unique

Besides the view we are low on the snow line, so we don't get socked in, and we are near the high desert as well, so the terrain changes. We are 10 minutes from anything you could want in town or in nature.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Lake Arrowhead, California

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 single bed , Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Glasssed in porch can be a bedroom with sleeper in ottoman
    Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed , Plus 2 reclining sofas & chase lounge- room plus loft
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Game room- can be a bedroom- Futon.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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On A Cliff Over National Forest Views
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Beautiful Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Cabin has an amazing view and it's nice and cozy. Like everyone else has mentioned, the owner is great to deal with. He is always available to answer any questions you may have. I would definitely recommend anyone to stay here and my family and I would love to come back in the summer.

Thank you again Zoot for everything, take care!

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great compliment! It was my pleasure to host you.
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Everything was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Let me start with the owner. He was extremely professional, responsive, and very nice. He answered all our questions very quickly and made us feel comfortable with our upcoming stay.

The house: AMAZING! The views are breathtaking. We could not have picked a better place for our Thanksgiving family gathering. We had a teenager with us who did not want to be there, but upon entering, her words were "this house is pretty sick" and ended up enjoying the place as much as we all did. The house is clean and well-maintained. The pool table is a great "centerpiece" to bring the entire family together. The beds and chairs are very comfortable. Overall, it was a very relaxing getaway and was exactly what we all needed to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Thank you for a perfect vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 26/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review!
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great location with awesome views. Perfect house for a group with plenty of entertainment. Host responds very quickly and is helpful. Definitely would book again.

  • Review Submitted: 12/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Fun in the Snow - Great Time!

  • 4 of 5

Mr. Velasco is very responsive and very accommodating. The place is nice, it’s big and has a lot of space. Great view, overlooking National Park – it’s an amazing view. It’s no more than a 15-minute drive from all you need. The neighborhood is nice and it was great for our family. We went the last weekend of January, 2017, after a huge snow storm so there was a lot of snow. My 2-year old had a great time as well as our 14-year old niece, so good for families with kids of all ages - Sledding nearby. Great entertainment systems with movies for all ages – you don’t need cable or TV. Pool table & foosball onsite for family fun. Although we didn’t use the hot tub there is one onsite. Mr. Velasco will call you before to give you a status update on the place but for us the accommodations were fine. I would recommend Zoot Velasco and his house for your next vacation getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 31/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place, amazing location, amazing Christmas with my family!!

  • 5 of 5

Zoot was great to deal with and his place was perfect for our Christmas getaway!! We were super lucky to get an amazing snow storm and it was the most gorgeous white Christmas we've ever had! The views were absolutely stunning!!! The house is roomy and well equipped. There's lots to do - pool table, fooseball table, darts, an incredible theater room, board games and even a hot tub to enjoy the stars at night!!

  • Review Submitted: 27/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review and for being great guests! And thanks for the wonderful pics of your trip!
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Beautiful View.. Amazing Stay...

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a weekend vacation and had a fantastic time. House was large with all the amenities. View and area were amazing.

Owner was available by text for any questions with tons of helpful information. Will definitely be staying here again and again.

  • Review Submitted: 30/04/2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review!
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Insurance AU$133.45

BYO cell phones, wifi, gaming consoles, sleeping bags if over 6 people (couches and futons don't have linens), food, beverages.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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