USA California Shaver Lake Ockenden - Shaver Lake Listing #12325

Whispering Pines - Shaver Lake, CA

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Max. occupancy: 14 2 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Double Bed, 4 Twin Bed 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms 4 dog max 
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Dog-Friendly Home Surrounded by Nature w/ Private Decks, Game Room - Near Tennis

Whispering Pines is located in Ockenden Ranch, a quiet and family friendly community two miles from Shaver Lake. This dog-friendly, two-story home has three outdoor decks, perfect for entertaining or relaxing. The back decks have evergreen views overlooking the greenbelt. On quiet, breezy days one can actually hear the pines whisper as the wind gently rustles through the trees.

A well equipped kitchen with eating area is available for the family chef. Waffle maker, griddle, crock pot and coffee grinder are only some of the premium amenities available. A large living room area offers a great place to gather with family and friends and enjoy your favorite movie on the 55 inch 4K Smart TV with Bluray player. A stereo with an aux cord is also available for listening to your favorite music. WiFi High-speed internet is also available throughout the home. Next to the living room area is a separate dining room.

French doors lead out to a large 9 foot by 60 foot covered deck where you’ll find plenty of seating for your entire group and a large 6 burner gas grill to prepare your next meal. Three bedrooms and two baths are located upstairs. The master bedroom with king has a private on-suite bathroom and is located on opposite side from other bedrooms for maximum privacy. Queen bedroom has lovely morning views through the bay window and kids bunk room has two sets of beds sleeping up to five. The downstairs is accessible through the house and garage and can be used as a retreat for the teens or extended family. A separate bathroom with shower is located downstairs for our guests’ convenience. A bunk bed with a full and twin is great for the kids and private bedroom with a king is perfect for the adults. Also downstairs is a large family room with a 55 inch 4K Smart television with a Blu-ray player.

The gameroom is set for fun with a full size air hockey game and plenty of board games. The game room opens to a large, outside deck with seating and availability to the outdoors for additional hiking or playing. A two car garage is available to keep your cars clean and dry during your stay. An extra refrigerator is located in the garage for the convenience of large families. Beach chairs and umbrella are available for trips to the lake. This home holds many happy memories for the owners and hope it can create many happy memories for its guests.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.



Children's games

Common areas

Game room



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Wood stove

House rules


Kitchen & dining









DVD player

Wireless router

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

On-site activities

Board games

Tennis court : Shared

Foosball table


Gas grill : Private


Beach chairs


37 reviews

Leyli D. Jan 2023
So wonderful cozy home,thank you👍👍👍
Misti N. Sep 2022
Great place … 12 family & friends ages 7 - 60 and everybody loved it!
Peter S. Aug 2022
We really liked the home for its size. The downstairs was nice and spread out for the kids. Virtually no noise upstairs which made it nice. Also, the games were played constantly...air hockey is great. Hot water for all three showers going at the same time is a plus, stuff you normally don't think about.
Not a lot of space for food as all the cabinets were taken with stuff...which was nice as the kitchen is fully stocked with what you need.
The negative - AC is a smart unit controlled by owner and it took over 3 hours for them to release it so we could cool the house. The first night was HOT.
The front door push button code wasn't right so we had Vacasa get us a new code.
The master bedroom lock stayed locked so we could never close the door fully.
The can lights downstairs doesn't have a switch so we couldn't use those and lastly, the downstairs TV didn't have a remote.
Manager response:
Thank you, Peter, for taking the time to share your feedback with us, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time in our home, overall. We sincerely apologize for the issues you encountered regarding the A/C, front door code, lights, TV remote, and master bedroom lock during your visit, and we appreciate you for calling in an order for local staff to promptly resolve these issues you encountered. Please know that it is never our intention to disappoint and cause such frustration. The comfort and satisfaction of our guests is our priority. We appreciate you allowing us the opportunity to improve. We look forward to hosting you again in the future for a truly carefree stay.
SETH B. Jul 2022
Cabin was challenging getting into, electronic entry instructions not clear. The cabin was well furnished and looked clean as you first enter BUT, several areas of the cabin were dirty and did not look like it had been cleaned in awhile.
Manager response:
Hi Seth, Thank you for taking the time to leave this review.  We are sorry to hear your stay with us did not go as well as we hoped it would. Cleanliness is one of our highest priorities, so rest assured we spoken with the housekeepers to ensure they are paying very close attention to detail when cleaning going forward. We have also assessed our check-in instructions to ensure they are clear and accurate. Thank you again for sharing your feedback with us. We hope to have the chance to host you again and make a better impression next time.
Elidie R. Jul 2022
The space, the set up,
Everything, I loved everything
Mary G. Jun 2022
Such a beautiful cabin! Enough room for my family, beautiful views of the woods, kitchen was fully stocked with everything you can possibly need and then some, The game room was perfect for the kids with a whole different living space that was perfect! And its a couple of steps to a nature trail to some exploring and take some beautiful pictures of nature. We also got to see a Deer right in the back of the cabin, it was a beautiful sight... My whole group Loved the cabin and our stay. Thank you!
Linda W. Feb 2022
Very clean and large cabin. Great place for children especially for games on the lower floor. We were lucky to get snow on the first day and there was plenty of room to play and sled right out in the back yard of the cabin.
Denise M. Dec 2021
I booked for Christmas and this house was perfect! Quiet area with plenty of space for the 11 of us with room to spare. It snowed the entire time, which is what we were hoping for, and the kids loved it. There are lovely trails in the back of the house to explore and the kids to play in. The house is well stocked so if you forget something they will probably have it for you to use. The game room was also great with plenty of board games as well as the air hockey table. This house is EXACTLY as advertised; it's a beautiful home.
Leti R. Oct 2021
Nice comfortable spacious home. Upper level master bedroom/ bathroom was great for 90 year old Great Grandma, (no stairs). Well appointed kitchen except for peeling cooking pans and dull knives. Upstairs guest bath/shower needs privacy window. That being said, we would stay here again.
Manager response:
Thank you for choosing to stay with us, Leti! We are happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay at our home. We have passed your feedback to our home manager and will look at the pans and knives and replace them if needed. We will also look into getting some type of privacy screen on the window of the upstairs bathroom. We hope to see you soon!
Ellen U. Oct 2021
Location of the home, the large layout would be ideal for big families, nice spacious garage
Hilda A. Apr 2021
My family had a great time and really enjoyed our stay. we were a large group (14) and the place accommodated us very well. I thought it would be hard to cook since it is large group, but was pleasantly surprised to see that the kitchen was very well stock. The bunk beds were not comfortable and did make a lot of noise when the children moved.
Heidi H. Apr 2021
Perfect place for two families to enjoy time together and still have privacy
EVELYN G. Mar 2021
We had a family vacation here this past weekend and it was amazing! the rooms were big and very comfy beds. For some reason the Cable wasn't working and when the internet was on after a while it would kick us off. That was frustrating when having family time watching a movie. We enjoyed the snow out doors lots of room. There is a lot of houses being remodeled but over all no noise. some areas of the house gets hotter than others but its ok. kitchen had everything you need and labeled. has 2 refrigerators which was a bonus for us. will book again but looking for a bigger house for more family or looking into a house close by for extra people next year.
Rachel C. Feb 2021
It was a very nice house for all my family to enjoy. It had everything we needed to cook and games for family night. I would definitely stay there again. Also very clean.
Abraham D. Dec 2020
Everything was perfect from location, room layout, and space. Would recommend this for those families trying to get away.
Ken T. Aug 2020
Very comfortable. Great location. Perfect for multiple families staying together.
Kim P. Jul 2020
We headed up to Shaver for the week, along with one of our son's and a few of his friends. The setup of the house was great for families with teenagers. The boys were able to hang out in the basement level, which had three beds, a bathroom, a family room (with TV) and a game room. The garage also had a separate fridge that the boys were able to access for things like snacks and drinks.

My husband and I stayed in the main level, which had a nice large deck. As I mentioned previously, the layout of the house was great. Overall, my recommendations to the owners are as follows:

1) The dryer is still not working! I saw a previous review about this and assumed it must be fixed by now, but it is still not working.
2) When we arrived, housekeeping left behind a full load of dishes that had not yet been out away. There was also a considerable pile of dog poop in the front yard, left by the previous guests.
3) There were several kids hand prints on mirrors.

I called Vacasa and followed up with an email and received no response about these issues.

4) Lastly, for all fuure renters, please note that there is a house next door that is currently being built and I wouldn't expect it to de complete until next summer. This may be bothersome to vacationers who are hoping for quiet mornings. We did have one morning where a crew was there working before 6:00 a.m.
Manager response:
Hi, Kim! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and apologize for the inconveniences you experienced. The local staff is working diligently to resolve the issues before the home is able to reopen after the Creek Fire. Thank you!
Kenneth B. Jun 2020
Would stay again very spacious and had everything you need including second fridge in garage awesome
Leah F. Mar 2020
We found this house for a last minute winter getaway. I got notified about early check in which was awesome because it was during the beginning of a long snow storm. However when I arrived the codes on the door did not work. My only option was to be on hold with Vacasa to get another code option. I was on hold for over an hour! Let’s not forget it was already snowing and I had my young children with me. I also emailed Vacasa about it hoping they would call me back quicker. Anyway an agent picked up and we got in. The house was very clean, there was definitely plenty of room. 3 bedroom 2 bath upstairs. Master was nice with nice French doors out to deck. My boys loved the bunk bed room as it was spacious and cozy. Thankfully we brought our own wood for the fireplace because it stated the house wood was for the owners/ or you’ll be charged. When I emailed Vacasa about using the fireplace before our trip I wish they would have mentioned that, because we would have brought more wood (especially because we lost power for 45 minutes one night Most lily due to the storm ) . I preferred staying upstairs due to the warmth/ more windows and light. We were allowed to keep house at 68 degrees according to home information. Downstairs was cool for the kids but it was colder and a bit musty smelling. I loved the decks! I wish we could have got to lower deck easier. You have to go inside through garage to get to any lower level of the home. Lots of seating on deck was nice as we just watched the snow fall some evenings. Kitchen was small, but manageable. There were plenty of dish ware and utensils. They did have one baking pan that didn’t even fit in the oven... (I had to switch to another...probably could toss it in my opinion). Oven did seem a bit smaller. (definitely burnt stuff due to higher elevations beware! Lol) We had to restart wifi box and it finally worked, so my husband could get a few work emails done. Also we couldn’t find any tv shows etc. Thank goodness I brought my kids dvds. I didn’t see one dvd option in the home. Also not sure the dryer was working correctly we attempted to dry some of our snow gear and it never dried. The information that is emailed vs the information in the home needs to be on the same page for “leaving/ checking out” one said start laundry and the other had it crossed out. So we didn’t start any.... but then we totally forgot to run the dishwasher before we left. I guess too much confusion. Again 4 stars because we enjoyed our stay other than little things here and there. Plenty of play area for kids. Comfy house. As a vrbo owner myself I just know there’s room for improvement in this home, but we made it work.
Audra D. Feb 2020
Just rented this house over the 3 day weekend. Gameroom is great for the kids ( and adults!) family room is cozy and the house is well taken care of. Easy in and out access. A couple things that might be helpful to know that we’re not on the website.
1) the gameroom and additional bedroom are accessed through the garage.
2) the kitchen is a bit small and dated without a lot of counter space so if you plan on doing a lot of cooking keep this in mind.
3) a more detailed list of what is available in the kitchen would be nice. We should have brought some of our own stuff and left some stuff at home!
We did have an excellent meal at the Trading Post in Shaver which was nice.
Mary H. Jan 2020
It’s located in a nice and quiet neighborhood. The surroundings of the home were perfect for the kids to play in. Loved the bottom level for a family with kiddos! It was spacious enough for the kids to run around in with plenty of games to play. Sufficient amount of parking since the owners allow guests to use the 2 car garage. Amenities were all in working order. Appreciated the extra refrigerator in the garage, especially with the Christmas holiday! We all had a great time! We would recommend this home to our friends and family. We will be back next year!
Omar G. Dec 2019
It’s really good house I’ll have a space very clean I really like it for my group we are a meditation group and this house is a clean energy house thank you so much
Ana G. Jul 2019
This house was perfect for Our family. Game room down at the basement was perfect for all the kids and teenagers. Loved the quiet backyard and the location was perfect for those who are planning to visit to lake. The only problem we had was either we didn’t know how to work the AC right or maybe the house didn’t come with it. The one option it had was Heat or Fan. Not good for summer stays. House was at 80-83 degrees thru all the night (even with windows opened).
Manager response:
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! This home does not have air conditioning listed as one of the amenities. We hope to host you again soon!
Valentin R. Mar 2019
We had a great time. This home was perfect for our vacation. Kitchen was fully equipped, the entire home was super clean. Loved the long deck with extra sitting for everyone. Kids enjoyed the air hockey table. Hope to be back soon.
Shyla G. Jan 2019
We felt so at home with this house! The backyard had the perfect set up for snow play. We loved our stay!
Zolzaya M. Nov 2018
This home was very lovely,clean and lot of space comfortable.
The downstairs family room was great entertainment for our kids they wants to stay more days...Nice location. We would rent again summer..Thank you
Trish H. Feb 2018
This home was close to town, and had neighbors, but there is endless nature off the back deck. It worked well for our large group, and the teens and tweens loved having their own space downstairs.
Taleen K. Jan 2018
After a very bad experience with a different vacation rental, we had no choice but to pack up our things and leave our trip early. At the last minute we found this home via Vacasa and it saved our vacation! The staff was very helpful when we had trouble getting into the home, and the home was very clean and welcoming. Thank you for saving the day!