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Waterfront House with Large Deck and Dock.

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Last updated: 08/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bethel Island house description

Charming little house with view of the water. We have a large deck off the house and an additional deck over the water with a fish cleaning table and fresh water. Large Dock, rebuilt in 2013, will accomodate 4 boats. Utility room has washer and dryer. Unheated storage room below house has room for 2 more sleepers. Single bath has shower, and separate wash room has 2 basins. Sheets and towels are stocked. One bedroom has king bed, the other a queen. Remodeled in 2011, the kitchen has propane gas stove, microwave, lots of counterspace and is completely furnished. The cupboards are stocked, and all you need to bring are the perishables, your swimsuit and toothbrush. Boat launch facilities or boat rental at Sugar Barge Marina are nearby, 5 minutes drive. The house has a pellet stove for heat in the winter and ceiling fans for the summer. It is well insulated. Propane barbeque and large patio table on the deck are available for your use. Parking space is below the house in the front driveway and yard. We have no WiFi or internet access and no telephone, but what the heck. You are on vacation.

Waterskiing or boating: We are 10 minutes to fast water and located next to Emerald Point Marina. Launching is available at Sugar Barge Marina, 5 minutes away. Boat rental is also available there.

Property Type

  • House
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking allowed in the house. A $250 fee will be charged for evidence of smoking in the premises....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome:

            Our grandchildren are required to wear life jackets when near the water. We encourage you to do the same with your children....moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            You can unload supplies and passengers on the levee next to the house, and then return your car to the lower level and park in the front yard....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            We love pets as much as you do. However, our yard is not fenced. So you need to control your pet. We require an extra $100 refundable damage deposit....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 2: 1 king


          • Both bedrooms have closets and ceiling fans and windows on 2 sides. Bedroom 2 has a window seat. Room for two in the unheated storage room below house and lots of room for sleeping bags on the decks outside in the summer. We put new carpet in the bedrooms November 2012....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Toilet and shower can be locked off from washroom....moreless

          • Bathroom can be closed off for privacy if you want to use the wash rooms while someone is in the shower....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • We have NO WiFi or internet access. The house is above ground so to get wheel chair access, you have to drive up on the levee and drop off your passenger and/or supplies. You cannot park there permanently so you must then return your car to the ground level garage. Children are welcome, but parents must be aware that the water is right out front and accessible, and you are responsible for keeping children safe. We have life vests available and insist our grandkids wear them any time they are near the water. We love pets as much as the next person, and you are responsible for any damage caused by them....moreless


              • Books:

                A small selection of books is available....moreless

              • Games:

                Monopoly, Pictionary, playing cards. ...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                No Blu-Ray, bring your own DVD movies if you are interested....moreless

              • CD Player
              • VCR
              • Stereo:

                We have out-door speakers wired to the CD player inside the house. No indoor speakers....moreless


              • Away From It All
              • Romantic
              • Family


              • Marina
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Boating
              • Bird Watching
              • Walking

              local services and businesses

              • Groceries
              • Laundromat

              Location Type

              • Water View:

                Lots of fishing, boating, waterskiing....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Sand Mound Slough, right out the front door....moreless

              • Town:

                We are actually located near the town of Oakley....moreless

              • River:

                We have a dock right out the front door with a swimming area next to it....moreless

              • Rural:

                Close enough to the city of Brentwood for shopping, but far enough away to feel like we are in the country....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                House is on one side of the levee and water is on the other side. Nice view of the water from inside the house or out on the deck....moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Sailing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Water Skiing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Water Tubing
              • Swimming

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining:

                    Kitchen opens to the living area where we have a bar and dining table....moreless

                  • Seating for 6 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card


                      • Living Room:

                        Large comfortable room with big windows, window seats and plenty of view of the levee and water....moreless

                      • Wood Stove:

                        This is a pellet stove. You need to read instructions if you have never used one before....moreless

                      • Parking Off Street:

                        Cars parked on the street may be towed....moreless

                      • Parking:

                        2 cars fit on the driveway or on the lawn....moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        Electric dryer next to washing machine. We share this with Bob and Lisa, who live in the houseboat at our dock....moreless

                      • Garage:

                        We have our stuff in the garage, but you might be able to use part of the space if needed. No room for a car....moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        Located in the utility room under the house. We share this with Bob and Lisa, who live in the houseboat at our dock....moreless

                      • Internet:

                        No WiFi available at this time....moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        No telephone....moreless

                      • Heating:

                        Two portable space heaters available if needed....moreless

                      • Living Area
                      • Local Maps
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided:

                        Bath towels and wash cloths and kitchen towels. Also hot pads for oven....moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        Sheets, pillows and pillow covers and extra blankets....moreless


                      • Kitchen:

                        This is a cook's dream kitchen with lots of counter space and cupboards. View of the water provided at no extra charge....moreless

                      • Stove:

                        Gas stove and oven with a downdraft vent....moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        Plenty of everything you need....moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Blender, food processor, pans, even a wok....moreless

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        We also have a small coffee grinder if you prefer to bring your own coffee beans....moreless

                      • Pantry Items:

                        Spices, condiments, rice, flour, coffee. It would be nice if you replace some of what you use....moreless

                      • Refrigerator:

                        Full size with ice maker (currently out for repair) in the freezer....moreless

                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Blender
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                      • Balcony:

                        15' x 30' deck with a view of the river. 6' x 30' balcony on the north side of the house....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Propane barbeque on the deck. Please turn off the gas when you are not using the grill....moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Lawn on lower section of property, ok to park car here....moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Large composite deck, 12' x 30' with outdoor tables and chairs and room to relax and read, or drink....moreless

                      • Water Sports Gear
                      • Small Cooler
                      • Fish Cleaning Table
                      • Wood Deck
                      • Boat Dock
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Walkway To Water


                      Write a review 4.6
                      from 21 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $120 $150
                      Fri, Sat
                      $840 $2,100

                      Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
                      • Cleaning fee $40
                      • Pet Fee $100
                      • Taxes Included


                      Nightly rate @ $120/ $150 for four people. Additional persons add an extra $25 per person per night. Nightly dock fee $10 per night per boat.

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                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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                      Last updated: 08/16/2014
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                      45 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      45 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      12 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      BART in Antioch
                      7 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Hwy 4 and Hwy 160
                      55 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      San Francisco
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      'Pugs' or 'The Rusty Porthole' on Bethel Island
                      60 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Right here on Bethel Island
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Several on Bethel Island

                      Car: Necessary

                      This is a recreation area on the Sacramento-Stockton Delta. 1000 miles of waterways, it is known for great boating, waterskiing, swimming, fishing and waterfowl.

                      Golf: Bethel Island public golf course is nearby.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1994

                      About the owner: We have enjoyed this house as a weekend getaway, then as a vacation home and our kids grew up waterskiing here. Now the grandkids are enjoying it, too. We remodeled and upgraded the house in 2009 and it now has all the comforts we need.

                      Why the Owner Chose Bethel Island:
                      Less than 2 hours from the Bay Area, it was close enough to come for a weekend and far enough away to really relax and forget about work. The neighbors are friendly if you want to walk around and chat or they will leave you alone if you don't want to go out and meet them.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      It is a quiet, relaxing place to forget about the stress of work or the rest of your problems. Close to small towns if you want to run in to a movie or a big grocery store and we have small bars, restaurants, and boating facilities if you need them. You can walk along the levee and see the unique houses and boats. Overall, it is just a fun place to relax and enjoy.

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                      Speaks: english



                      • large deck

                        large deck

                      • yard below the house, ok for parking

                        yard below the house, ok for parking

                      • large kitchen

                        large kitchen

                      • view of the water from within the house

                        view of the water from within the house

                      • separate shower and toilet room

                        separate shower and toilet room

                      • Bedroom 2

                        Bedroom 2

                      • view from the house in spring

                        view from the house in spring

                      • view of the house from the water

                        view of the house from the water

                      • lots of room for guests

                        lots of room for guests

                      • room for 4 boats

                        room for 4 boats

                      • New Dock 2/17/2013

                        New Dock 2/17/2013

                      • neighborhood and levee for morning or afternoon walks

                        neighborhood and levee for morning or afternoon walks

                      • Remodeled in 2010

                        Remodeled in 2010

                      • plenty of counter space

                        plenty of counter space

                      • separate wash room sinks

                        separate wash room sinks

                      • Bedroom 1

                        Bedroom 1

                      • deck over the water in summer

                        deck over the water in summer

                      • Some people bring their own bed.

                        Some people bring their own bed.

                      • You can clean fish or set up the bar

                        You can clean fish or set up the bar

                      • deck over the water

                        deck over the water

                      • Just hanging around the old swimming hole.

                        Just hanging around the old swimming hole.

                      VRBO #367836

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, August 16, 2014

                      $120 - $150 per night (USD)

                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 08/16/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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