Picturesque Delta Cottage Next Door to Grand Island Mansion
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Walnut Grove cottage description
Studio cottage available for vacation rental in the beautiful Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Located on Steamboat Slough near Walnut Grove and Courtland, this cozy cottage is perfect for a night's stay after a party at the Grand Island Mansion, right next door (about a quarter-mile away). Also within 5 miles of the Ryde Hotel and a fantastic public boat launch (Hogback Island County Park). A unique sunset awaits every evening.
Dating to the 1920s, the cottage overlooks a cherry orchard among thousands of acres of pears, apples, wine grapes, and other family farms. Nearby to historic Delta towns, award-winning wineries, U-pick farms, boating, paddling, cycling, cruising, fishing, wake-boarding, wind-surfing, hunting, art galleries, and restaurants.
The cottage features comfortable antiques, Douglas fir floors, a full kitchenette, bathroom with shower, balcony deck overlooking the orchard, wisteria-covered patio, and private river access. The owners live on-site in the main farmhouse and share a lushly landscaped, kid-friendly yard with large adventure-play structure. Transportation available to and from the Grand Island Mansion.
Sleeping accommodations are a full-size bed and full-size futon to comfortably sleep 4, plus limited floor area for others. A clean and cozy travel trailer can be available for additional accommodations, plus tent-sleeping may be possible, too.
The kitchen features an oven, 4-burner range, mini-fridge, toaster-oven, microwave, coffee maker, sink, dishes, utensils, and cookware.
On-site kayak and bicycle rental available, featuring 2 tandem kayaks and 2 mountain bikes.
Keywords: studio, farmhouse
- 324 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Hunting Small Game
- Freshwater Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Winery Tours
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Paddle Boating
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Annual events: Isleton Crawdad/Cajun Festival (Fathers' Day weekend in June), Clarksburg 4th of July parade, Walnut Grove Buddhist Bazaar (4th of July weekend), Courtland Pear Fair (last Sunday in July), Rio Vista Bass Derby & Festival (October), Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival (November), other events daily in Sacramento and Stockton (less than 30 minutes away) Special attractions: Historic Chinatown in Locke, the only remaining rural Chinatown in the United States; nearby wine-tasting in Clarksburg and Lodi, Brannan Island State Park, Delta Meadows State Park, Franks Tract State Recreation Area Where to eat: Giusti's in Walnut Grove, Locke Garden in Locke, Foster's Big Horn in Rio Vista, Shorty's in Clarksburg...moreless
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My husband and I stayed in the cottage for two beautiful Delta nights. It's a peaceful location outside of town, with a waterway across the street and nature all around. The owners were thoughtful and the place was spotless. I highly recommend it. The Delta has so many interesting towns and places to explore!
- Guest Julie G. (San Rafael, CA )
- Date of stay 09/28/12
- Review Submitted 10/14/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you for the wonderful review! We were glad that we could be part of your special getaway weekend and hope the photos you took of the picturesque Delta towns and landmarks make for lasting memories. Please come again!
wonderful delta getaway...
wonderful delta getaway...
the cottage was small, but comfortable for our family of 4. the owners were kind enough to have an aerobed all ready for our 2 kids upon our arrival. the photos are true representations of the cottage - it is a cozy, light-filled space, furnished with nice antiques...and the location is ideal for anyone looking for a true delta experience. right on steamboat slough, just a ways down the road from grand island mansion - it is perfectly isolated, peaceful, but close enough to towns and restaurants. we rented the kayak for a day and had a blast! the orchards are lovely to walk through, and with the owner's encouragement, we picked a few apples and pears, which were delicious! chris, his wife, and their kids are very nice and accommodating. for places to eat - giusti's is a delta must, the levee cafe in isleton is simple and honest, and the sunday brunches at both the grand island mansion and the ryde hotel are surreal. the delta is full of adventure, rich california history, and new surprises waiting to be discovered - and time moves super slow - enjoy!
- Guest chiapet (san francisco)
- Date of stay 10/07/11
- Review Submitted 10/18/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children.
Owner response: While it has been a year since your stay with us, we just wanted to let you know that we now have a comfortable full-size futon for your kids and a big, adventurous play structure. The kayak is ready any time you want to come back!
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Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: We are a water resources consultant and architectural designer, along with our 3 kids. We were drawn to the California Delta as students at University of California, Davis, moving here in 2001 after restoring an 1882 Victorian in Midtown Sacramento. The Delta is a unique 'working' landscape providing food and water for millions of people while also representing a picturesque treasure-trove of recreation, adventure, fish and wildlife habitat, and other opportunities.
Why the Owner Chose Walnut Grove:
While seeking escape from urban life in Sacramento, this little cherry orchard found a special place in our hearts with 360-degree views and an ideal mix of water (with Steamboat Slough across the levee to the west) and land (with vast acres of orchards all around). The guest cottage and main farmhouse date to the 1920s, on the site of an older farmhouse lost in a fire. It is a charming and relaxing rural setting.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Our friends and guests love to visit because even an afternoon can feel like a vacation due to the peace and tranquility.
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Sunset on Steamboat Slough from the cottage driveway.
Room as seen from the kitchen. Air conditioner in right window.
Bed from deck. Note antique full-size bed and cabinet.
Toilet from bathroom doorway.
Seating area from bathroom doorway.
Deck overlooking cherry orchard through sliding glass door.
Cottage at right, looking through wisteria-covered trellis to orchard in bloom.
Kitchen from sofa. Note charming antique dresser.
Bathroom from sofa. Shower door through bathroom doorway.
Sink from shower doorway. Note elegant pedestal sink and stone-top cabinet.
Room from bed. Beautifully sunlit throughout the day.
Cherry orchard in full springtime bloom.
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