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Lovely Spacious Home on Private 217 Acres with Lake & Near Town & Attractions

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Last updated: 12/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Murphys house description

Located in historic Vallecito, California, Sierra Gold country on 217 private acres set aside as a sanctuary for people & animals. This home away from home is furnished for your comfort and pleasure. Enjoy the view of flowers and wildlife amongst mountain ridges, while relaxing on the front porch. Looking for serenity, nature hikes, adventure, sight seeing, fishing & fun activities? If so, this is the place for you! It hosts a lake stocked with fish, seasonal creeks, walking trails, ranging from easy meditation spots to more challenging hikes. A delight for photographers, bird watchers, rock hounds & nature lovers who desire to get away from the busy life & just relax. Located across from Moaning Cavern, within 15 minutes from Columbia state Park, Ironstone Vineyards & 24 additional tasting rooms, caverns, reservoirs, mountains, gold mining towns, antique shops. Downhill & cross country skiing are within a 30 minute drive;15 minutes from fabulous boating & water skiing on New Melones.

Location : Historic Vallecito, Gold Countty & High Sierra, California USA. (San Francisco 2 Hours, Sacrament 1.5 hours) Located across from Moaning Cavern; within 15 minutes from Columbia State Park, Ironstone Vineyards and 24 additional wine tasting rooms, caverns, reservoirs, mountains, gold mining towns, antique shops. In winter downhill and cross country skiing are within a 30 minute drive; in summer, boating and water skiing are fabulous in beautiful New Melones Lake.

Amenities on and near property: Fishing in 3 acre lake, historical gold rush area, Indian grinding rocks, 217 acres to hike, close to 4 golf courses, Bear Valley Ski Area, New Melones Lake, boating, local caverns across the street, rural setting minutes from Murphys, close to Historic Columbia State Park, Ironstone Vineyards, Angels Camp, Wineries, Caverns, reservoirs, Antique Shops, Casua and Fine Dining, abundant wildlife, bird watching, photographers delight.

About the Property: The land is composed of gold mining claims & a homestead. This beautiful property has much history & is being developed into a Biblical Garden. Many trees, trails and meditation sites have been added for the enjoyment of visitors & to attract birds, butterflies and other wild life. There is also a fellowship hall & a small chapel. The property has been used for Weddings, Baptisms, Prayer Meetings, Day retreats, family reunions, school group outings, Passover & other Religious celebrations & much more. The use of the Fellowship Hall, outdoor stage & other areas are available for events with or without the rental of the vacation rentals. The development of the Biblical Garden is an ongoing process with new sites & trails being added. This property is great for those wanting to get away, relax, enjoy time with nature & get back in touch with themselves & loved ones. Many have come only to find that they love it here so much that they keep coming back & have become our great friends.

Keywords: Charming country home, a touch of elegance, lake, trails, nature, photographers delight, hiking, fishing, ideal for getaways, reunions, weddings, etc.,

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Natural Features: autumn foliage, spring flowers, caves, forests, lakes, creeks, hiking trails, meditation sites. (Historical) Indian grinding rocks, gold mining tailings, Chinese wall. Hall for special events....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    Mountains surround this lovely home nestled in it's midst with beautiful scenery, sunsets, and wild life such as birds, turkeys, deer, etc. making it a delightful getaway back to nature....moreless

                  • Rural

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Spelunking
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Whitewater Rafting

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Fireplace
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Towels Provided

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

                  Reviews

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                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $155 $185
                  Fri, Sat
                  $990

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                  • linen and cleaning fee $95
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Rates are subject to change until unit is booked. Weekend rates apply to holidays.

                  $250.00 reservation/damage refundable deposit due at time of booking.

                  Rent & fees due 2 weeks prior to arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 12/08/2014
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                  Location

                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Columbia Airport
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Murphys
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Greenhorn Creek
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Hwy. 4
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Murphys
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Melones Lake
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Melones Lake

                  Car: Necessary

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1989

                  About the owner: I grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and love nature. My family moved to California and lived in Los Altos for several years. Missing the country and the wide open spaces we spent a lot of our weekends driving up to the mountains and lakes where we spent a lot of our leisure time enjoying boating, jet skiing, gold panning, fishing, four wheeling, photographing the beauty of the areas and a host of other activities along with the warm and friendly residents.

                  Why the Owner Chose Murphys:
                  When we found this property we fell in love with the beauty of the land and the lake. On our first visit we felt like we had come home and made an offer which was accepted and have enjoyed restoring the homes, clearing areas, planting trees, building and making improvements. We love the animals, the beauty and peace that is here and have landscaped and planted vegetation that would attract birds, butterflies, etc. We are conveniently located close to Angels Camp, Murphys & Columbia State Park (a delightful gold mining town that the state has preserved) which have shopping, fun attractions, golfing, live theatre, fine dining, fast food eateries, etc. so everything is nearby and yet we are secluded and enjoy the serene life. We are close to the lake for boating, jet skiing, fishing and gold panning areas. The drive to any of these places is beautiful with majestic mountains, rivers, canyons, caves and lakes. I feel so blessed to live here among the quaint and lovely towns and wonderful people and there is no place I would rather be.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The property is conveniently located close to recreation, shopping, entertainment and everything one needs. It is beautiful with a lake and large acreage which offers seclusion as well as walking trails, hiking, fishing, meditation and resting sites, bird watching, history, photography and more. The home has beautiful mature trees, lawn and flowers with porches equipped with tables and chairs to sit and enjoy the scenery, animals and birds. Some sunsets are spectacular and the starlit nights are fabulous. The fields dotted with wild flowers in the spring and beautiful fall colors entice one to get out among them and enjoy the fragrances and beauty.


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                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • Enjoy dining in spacious dining room

                    Enjoy dining in spacious dining room

                  • Living room with large picture window - open fields & mountain range view.

                    Living room with large picture window - open fields & mountain range view.

                  • Enjoythe convenience of a full kitchen

                    Enjoythe convenience of a full kitchen

                  • Bedroom #2 - queen bed

                    Bedroom #2 - queen bed

                  • Great views - Lake! Swim, fish, hike.

                    Great views - Lake! Swim, fish, hike.

                  • Georgeous setting sun in the Spring

                    Georgeous setting sun in the Spring

                  • Fantastic fall colors in resting/picnic area near Fellowship hall

                    Fantastic fall colors in resting/picnic area near Fellowship hall

                  • One of many great views when hiking on the trails.

                    One of many great views when hiking on the trails.

                  • One of several resting areas

                    One of several resting areas

                  • Spring Snow

                    Spring Snow

                  • One of several resting areas

                    One of several resting areas

                  • Front porch and yard

                    Front porch and yard

                  • Enjoy cosy sitting area on front porch

                    Enjoy cosy sitting area on front porch

                  • Living Room with cosy fire place - DVD & VHS player with free movies available.

                    Living Room with cosy fire place - DVD & VHS player with free movies available.

                  • Master bedroom - Watch sunset in queen bed - adjoining bathroom.

                    Master bedroom - Watch sunset in queen bed - adjoining bathroom.

                  • 3rd bedroom with double futon or sitting room - view of garden & mountain.

                    3rd bedroom with double futon or sitting room - view of garden & mountain.

                  • Surrounded by Hills with wild life & laced with hiking trails.

                    Surrounded by Hills with wild life & laced with hiking trails.

                  • Wild turkeys enjoying their evening snack.

                    Wild turkeys enjoying their evening snack.

                  • Many spring flowers that attract the butterflies and birds.

                    Many spring flowers that attract the butterflies and birds.

                  • Turkeys

                    Turkeys

                  • Deer in garden at water fountain

                    Deer in garden at water fountain

                  • Flowers in Bloom

                    Flowers in Bloom

                  • Back Porch and yard

                    Back Porch and yard

                  • Beautiful Sunset

                    Beautiful Sunset

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Monday, December 08, 2014

                  $155 - $185 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Member since: 2010
                  Speaks: english
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