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Cozy Coloma - Lotus Waterfront Home, Private Beach, Views

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Come to Paradise!

This is 'River Rock,' our vacation home on the river. How about a summer weekend lounging on our private beach, watching the kayaks and rafts float by? Take a day and do your own raft trip--we're LITERALLY within a 2-minute stroll to more than one rafting outfitter.

River Rock is a river cabin that was built in the 1940's--long before there were records. Over the years, a few upgrades have been added. We like the cottage-cabin feel of River Rock, and have only made improvements where it will add to the comfort of our guests. River Rock now accomodates both large and initmate groups with ease.

One guest commented, 'Never mind your typical rundown, creaky old vacation cottage. River Rock is solidly constructed, with modern heating and cooling systems. It's complete with everything you'd want away from home: supremely comfortable beds, spotless linens, fully-equipped kitchen, toiletries--even nightlights throughout the home. Topping it all off, the owners' gracious hospitality will make you feel like their guests and friends, rather than somebody who just stopped in for a couple of nights.'

In the house, enjoy the great floor plan which accommodates up to six people, and is still a cozy and romantic setting for a quiet getaway for two.

The main floor features a HUGE country-sized kitchen with stove, microwave, dishwasher, and all the typical amenities. There's a counter height bar and a dining area, plus an intimate sitting area all in the same room (great room style).

The kitchen/dining/sitting area has an entire wall of windows which look onto the filtered view of the river. Step outside from here onto a large, covered, carpeted, outdoor room that can be enjoyed all year 'round.

Also on the main floor are the bathroom and the spacious yet intimate master bedroom, as well as the smallest bedroom in the home. Just the right size place if you are two people traveling together.

For the larger group, the rest of the house is downstairs, and features a large family room and the third bedroom.

The entire home has been renovated and refurnished by the new owners during late summer 2010. The owner/manager home is also on the property (a respectful and private distance away). This ensures that we spend a great deal of time maintaining caring for River Rock. We believe you'll feel quite happy with your experience here.

You can also wander over to Henningson-Lotus Park or Camp Lotus, or even several local restaurants. No need to drive when you stay here!

While staying here, you can enjoy barbequing in our garden or on the beach. How about exploring a historic pioneer cemetery or contemplating the ancient native American grinding rock!

On the beach, you'll find chairs and picnic tables, and an adobe patio for setting up camp for a day. There's a small creek that trickles into the river too, and blackberries abound in that shady location. Our grounds are expansive, and blend with the local environment to provide numerous places to relax and read, take a siesta, or even shoot some photos or have a stroll.

*** PLEASE NOTE *** We are very specific about the quality and condition of this home. This home is NOT a place for big parties, and we do require that all guests staying or visiting the home be disclosed at the time you reserve the home. This is not a 'Party House' type of vacation rental.

Keywords: Bungalow, Cabin, Historic, Riverfront, Waterfront, Cozy, Romantic, Beach House

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years of age....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely NO SMOKING....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    We have much praise and positive feedback from families who've stayed with us. AND, please note that this home is not well-suited for children. We have appointed the home with rather expensive items, and we expect that they will be used by responsible guests. We believe that if you choose this property for your vacation, you are seeking a high-quality home, and that you will be as vigilant as we are in your enjoyment of this home....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Main floor Bedroom - Br 2: 1 double

    Small closet and window with front porch view...moreless

  • Downstairs Bedroom - Br 3: 1 queen

    Spacious bedroom with double closet & valley view...moreless

  • Master Bedroom - Br 1: 1 queen

    Very spacious room with small walk-in closet & garden views...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) Master bedroom and bedroom 2 both offer queen sized beds with quality matresses. ALL beds have matress and pillow covers., Double Beds (1) Our 3rd bedroom freatures a double bed with high quality matress., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon in downstairs family room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Large bath on main floor next to Br 1 and Br 2...moreless

Other Amenities

  • PRIVATE BEACH, Located in historic site of 1849 Gold Discovery, Near state park, Historic sites on property, Near many wineries...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Vintage board games....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    New (2011) flat panel TV. NOTE: For TV you may bring your own mobile hot spot or other device and an HDMI cable, and connect to our TV. Verizon and Sprint work well here....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    We have both DVD & VHS players and offer an assortment of videos for your entertainment....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    Stroll about 300 feet to the private beach. Enjoy campfires, beach BBQs, and more....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Indoor dining table seats 6, plus breakfast bar with stools for (2) next to dining table. Outdoor dining seats 6, also....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    WiFi available for $10 per day, up to $30 max....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High quality, designer bedding, linens, and towels are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Two seperate living spaces. Downstairs room has some games, and VCR/DVD with movie collection. HD TV is available but will require guest to provide internet access and HDMI cnx if internet desired....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Please let us know if you need to bring a trailer. We can accomodate your parking needs, but we need to know in advance....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls are free, other calls require a calling card or cell phone. NOTE: There are only two cell carriers that work reliably in this area: Verizon and Sprint....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bathing towels provided, beach towels are NOT available....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    If you need a chef or caterer, please let us know. We have several we can refer....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    As well as coffee grinder....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Typically used items are provided, as well as an assortment of spices, salt and pepper, teas, sugar, and various other items....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    A kitchen large enough for three chefs to work! ALL appliances including: dishwasher, glass-top stove, microwave, refrigerator, hand mixer, toaster, toaster oven, blender, coffee grinder, coffee maker, crock pot. and other items....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built-In, over range/stove...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Most typical spices, oil, salt and pepper, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Large and elegant covered and CARPETED custom deck is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors in any season. We also have a spacious covered and slate-floored entry deck with bench to remove shoes, and hooks for your wet bathing suits, beach towels, or raincoats....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2014
May 1 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$235 $285
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,600
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$149 $169
Fri, Sat, Sun
$895 $2,950
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Additional Persons: We allow a maximum occupancy of six people. On rare occasions, when our guests convince us that it can work for all parties, we may elect to allow 1 or 2 extra people. Our minimum "extra person" charge is $50 per person, per night. In the summer season, we may allow additional campers for a fee, on the beach area only.

Our cleaning fee is deducted from the damage deposit.

- Payment in full secures reservation.

- Extra people allowed ONLY with prior approval, and will incur an extra fee.

- Violation of the "No Pets/No smoking" policy may result in loss of deposit.


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Location

Car: Recommended

Fantastic Wedding Accomodations! We are so near to many, many wedding venues, and River Rock cottage makes a perfect place to stay for the families of the bride or groom, or the wedding party, or even a great place to refer to a special guest.

Consider River Rock for Scrap-Booking retreats, bachelorette parties, 'Girls Getaway,' writer's retreat, and many other events.

River Rafting, Gold panning, Living history, Christmas tree cutting, Harvest Festivals, Wine Tasting.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: People who visit are simply in awe. This place is incredibly unique, and so full of quirky history, too. Because we've been managing cabins (which are also our own homes) for well over 10 years, we know what we need to do here. It's very rewarding to be able to provide people with a nice place and something different than what they do, or live in, when they are at home. Because it's a vintage home, we're proud of how we've re-created River Rock to retain the character of the original home while still offering a modern level of comfort and quality.

Why the Owner Chose Coloma:
We love this spot, and have lived in the area for many years. We've enjoyed managing other vacation homes in the region. The choice on the river and surrounded by history simply seemed a 'natural fit.' That's us on the left and right, with Mum in the middle.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The BEACH! Having a beach right here--we are the ONLY vacation rental in the area with a beach, private, or otherwise. We also have a small flock of chickens (no rooster) and are able to share the fresh eggs with our guests whenever we have extra. The morning feeding of the chickens and horses on the property is one of our favorite daily rituals, and some guests enjoy meeting the animals. We have a historic pioneer cemetery on our property, which is highly unusual. It has many people buried there who were the orignial pioneers of the gold rush era; the history of the site is overwhelming. One other hidden treasure is a centuries-old grinding rock that is just steps outside the cottage, in the garden. It's a very historic, peaceful, spiritual place. In terms of the cottage itself, River Rock has this wonderful covered deck that is carpeted; we treat it like an open air room--an extension of the house. It overlooks the river, and you can hear sound of the water. There are lovely views of Mount Murphy from the deck, and special views from every one of the many windows in the home.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Happy guests at River Rock!

    Happy guests at River Rock!

  • A View of Our Private Beach, with Guests Enjoying the Summer Day

    A View of Our Private Beach, with Guests Enjoying the Summer Day

  • Welcome to River Rock Cottage!

    Welcome to River Rock Cottage!

  • The rest of the great room area with dining and a HUGE kitchen.

    The rest of the great room area with dining and a HUGE kitchen.

  • Enjoy walls of windows for lovely views everywhere.

    Enjoy walls of windows for lovely views everywhere.

  • Master bedroom on main floor.

    Master bedroom on main floor.

  • 3rd bedroom, downstairs.

    3rd bedroom, downstairs.

  • Original artwork and quality furnishings complete the comfortable atmosphere.

    Original artwork and quality furnishings complete the comfortable atmosphere.

  • Covered and carpeted outdor dining area.

    Covered and carpeted outdor dining area.

  • One of the many garden and outdoor sitting areas.

    One of the many garden and outdoor sitting areas.

  • The beach area has tables, chairs, a hand-laid adobe patio, BBQ, water, bathroom

    The beach area has tables, chairs, a hand-laid adobe patio, BBQ, water, bathroom

  • Don't forget to have an adventure while you are here!

    Don't forget to have an adventure while you are here!

  • Come, stay, and enjoy the BEST privately owned beach in the Coloma Valley.

    Come, stay, and enjoy the BEST privately owned beach in the Coloma Valley.

  • The rear of the cottage with covered living space facing the river & valley view

    The rear of the cottage with covered living space facing the river & valley view

  • Main floor sitting area in 'great room.'

    Main floor sitting area in 'great room.'

  • Large downstairs family room.

    Large downstairs family room.

  • 2nd bedroom, also on main floor.

    2nd bedroom, also on main floor.

  • Clean, light, bright, and spacious bathroom with tub and shower over.

    Clean, light, bright, and spacious bathroom with tub and shower over.

  • Covered and carpeted outdoor sitting area.

    Covered and carpeted outdoor sitting area.

  • BBQ area just outside.  Enjoy garden paths & sitting areas, or BBQ on the beach!

    BBQ area just outside. Enjoy garden paths & sitting areas, or BBQ on the beach!

  • Campfire ring at dusk.

    Campfire ring at dusk.

  • Evening on our stretch of the American River.

    Evening on our stretch of the American River.

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