100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Our time in this cabin in the woods was the best!
Staying at Cabin for Best Bang for Your Back was an amazing experience. Victor was an excellent host and was always prompt to answer all my questions. The cabin has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are spacious, the beds in the bedrooms were extremely comfortable, the firewood was free for the living room stove(all other cabins we stayed in the past do not provide the firewood). The cabin has plenty of board games to play around. The place has also enough cooking and baking pans,pots and trays, and plenty of serving dishes and cutlery. To synthesize, we had an excellent time, including a beautiful snow fall that was not included in the price for free :) We will definitely stay here again... Probably during the summer time just try different weather. If you are readying this review, please stay here, you will not regret it. Thanks Victor and Family.
Very nice stay!
Property was exactly as discribed in the listing. Most updated than other listings in the area. It Has everything you’ll need for a weekend get away.
A Nice Place That Could Be Better
The cabin itself is quite nice, in a good location and was perfect for our whole family. But ours was not the 5-star experience we were led to expect on the VRBO website. We ran into some issues which really hampered our January stay.
I shared this review with the owner first, per VRBO protocol, but it was met with terse, non responsive replies.
"Although we used kindling for the wood stove, the piled wood outside was too large and there was no hatchet or ax provided. Making do with what was there, it took awhile for the fires to catch. Each time, the downstairs filled up with smoke from the wood stove; causing us to have to open the exterior doors to clear it. Which allowed a cold draft to flow through the room. (All the adults in our party know how to work a wood stove.)
Plus, cooking on the range was challenge. Although the hood vent over the stove turned on, it didn’t draw at all. Then the combination of smoke/steam from the stove and wood stove caused the smoke alarms to go off a few times. (Five of us witnessed the hood not drawing steam)
Also, as you know, (because we had to call him) the door to the upstairs bedroom locked unexpectedly. We were glad to have some handy people in our party, who removed the door jamb with a butter knife and hammer, with minimal damage. The situation could have been much worse, but it made for a tense hour while we figured it out. You may wish to install safer bedroom door handles in the case of a child being accidentally locked in.
Finally, we found the cabin to be lacking some basic necessities and conveniences; i.e. house manual, keys to interior doors, can opener, salt and pepper, a large pot in which to cook pasta for a large group, (We found one pressure cooker and a small sauce pan).
Although there was a comforter on each bed, extra blankets would have been welcome for those times when the doors were hanging open or people needed some extra warmth in the night."
Additionally, a pool table was one of the amenities listed at the cabin. There was a foosball table, not a pool table.
Here is the owner's response:
Per the posting: wood was provided for the wood stove, the stove is to be operated with the door close to avoid smoke in to the house , the stove fan does work, the bedroom doors were open on your arrival.. No I will not be able to accommodate a refund,
Janis, I am happy to hear you reported and enjoyed the cabin itself is quite nice, in a good location and was perfect for our whole family including the beds are very comfortable, thank you for the suggestions... the items has been address.
Great and Clean Property
We stayed here for Christmas this year. We were a group of 14 - so we packed the place. There was a room upstairs for the kids (as well as the whole outdoors). We enjoyed the cabin. It's clean and well-stated. It was full, but we were comfortable. Victor is also very responsive. Would definitely recommend!
Everything was as advertised. We were happy.
Nice cabin and easy access. Great beds. Perfect for our family
My family greatly prefers a place that feels like a cabin and not a fancy house, while still having most of the comforts of home (Wi-Fi, etc). This fit the bill for us and we’ll definitely check back here as our first choice for a place to stay next time we’re planning a hwy 4/Arnold/bear valley trip. Thanks for your hospitality and ready access whenever we had questions via email.
Paul Robins, Watsonville