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Lofty Haven with Panoramic Country View

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Last updated: 07/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Placerville house description

* SEE RATE DETAILS at the bottom of THIS section. VRBO's Rate section does not allow me to list my rates accurately* (Please note: WIFI NOW AVAILABLE)
Our country home is situated on 11.5 private acres of foothill countryside. Gorgeous in any season, you will cool off in the pool from Memorial Day through September, and warm up in the outdoor covered hot tub (on the deck right outside the master bedroom,) any time, even in the rain. There is Dish TV/DVD/VCR in the master bedroom and the downstairs family room. The family room also has ping pong, a Kareoke machine, many games and puzzles, and an extra queen Aerobed.

On the main floor are the master suite with a king bed, and another bedroom with twin beds and a small TV showing only videos - with videos suitable for children. The great room, with wood burning stove is comfortable for gathering all the guests. The kitchen, well stocked for the cook, will allow you to provide impressive meals. Downstairs, are two more bedrooms, a bathroom, and the family room. The larger downstairs bedroom has one queen and one double bed, and the smaller one has a double bed.

Outside the master bedroom and the great room is a very large deck with hot tub, wrought iron table and chairs, Adirondack chairs, and gas grill. On the lower deck, there is a shaded swing chair outside the large bedroom door perfect for a peaceful morning cup of coffee and a book. Nighttime stargazing is spectacular especially when you lie on the foam mats located in the great room. A large fenced-in area adjacent to the house can be used for a dog run. Also outside, are 3 flat camping platforms and a tree house for those who want to get even closer to nature for sleeping, drawing, or meditation.

Access to the property is at the end of a private road. The last .8 mile is a gravel and then dirt road. One must go slowly on this part of the drive, but my car is a Prius and I've had no problems with it due to the road. Because it can be tricky to find, my property manager will meet you at a convenient spot several miles away, shepherd you into the property and acquaint you with the house. You will feel very much in the country at the house. The two closest neighbors live there full time; one raises cashmere goats, and the other has horses, a donkey, and a peacock. Although the feeling being there is very rural, you are only about 10 minutes from convenience stores in Diamond Springs or Somerset, and about 15-20 minutes to supermarkets, a movie theater, and the center of Placerville.

If you visit for just a weekend you probably won't want to leave, but if you do, or are here for longer, try wine tasting in the town of Fair Play, white water rafting from Coloma, hiking to the Cosumnes River Gorge, or sledding in winter near Sly Lake. (We rarely have snow here, but driving only 15 minutes will provide fun in the snow in the winter.)

*Rates: $200/night base rate for 1 bedroom + $35/each extra bedroom up to $305/night. 2 night minimum except June - August and holidays when there is a 4-5 night minimum. Discounted price for 4+ nights. Other charges are: $190 cleaning fee, $50/dog for whole stay, $40 for use of the Aerobed during your stay, and 10% El Dorado County Occupancy Tax. Refundable security deposit of $500 is required.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Well behaved and housebroken DOGS ONLY...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking outside on Upper Deck ONLY...moreless

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            DISH network TV, DVD, VDR, HD premium Channels...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            Small TV - Plays only videos...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 double

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 double

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

            Family Room with optional Queen Aerobed. TV, DVD, VCR, Kareo...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet

            1st floor powder room...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            Downstairs...moreless

          • 2.5 Additional Outdoor Shower on outdoor lower deck in warm weather.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Kitchen
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Towels Provided:

            Renters asked to bring their own towels or wash and dry soiled towels more than a quantity of 8 before leaving....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Centrat heating and air conditioning...moreless

          • Parking Off Street
          • Heating
          • Living Room
          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Wood Stove

          Other Amenities

              • Karaoke, Electric Keyboard, games and puzzles. See other descriptions for more details....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Small collection including novels, nature guides and Gold Rush era local history. Also my families favorite children's books....moreless

              • Games:

                Board Games, jigsaw puzzles, some art supplies...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (2) Many HD movie channels but no PPV...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Modest collection for kids and adults...moreless

              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Ping Pong Table

              Communications

              • Mobile Phone:

                AT&T, Verizon and Sprint get reception here...moreless

              Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                Outdoors on back deck, but covered from the rain...moreless

              • Private Pool

              Outdoor Features

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Spa

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    We are nestled in the Sierra foothills outside of Placerville, CA, situated atop a foothill with beautiful views down into the valley....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Hiking
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Walking
                  • Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Antiquing
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Restaurants
                  • Playground
                  • Museums
                  • Library
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Rock Climbing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $200
                  $1,400 $5,550

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 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

                  Fees:

                  • Queen Aerobed $40 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
                  • Cleaning $190 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 10%

                  Notes:

                  See Rate notes at the bottom of the first description information.

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                  Last updated: 07/10/2014
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                  Location

                  About half way between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe, we are about twenty minutes from the Fairplay area Wineries. (I'll let you know my favorites if you ask.)

                  Apple Hill in Camino, is about a half hour away. Their yummy Harvest festival is in October. Whitewater rafting trips on the south fork of the American river are available in season from Coloma, which is about 35 minutes away.

                  About 20 minutes from here there is a spectacular hike into a portion of the Cosumnes river where rock climbers come to climb up a sheer face. Placerville's Oldtown, known in the gold rush days as 'Hangtown,' is loaded with loaded with restaurants, shops, and antiques.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2000

                  About the owner: My family has owned this piece of Paradise since our 20-something younger son was an 8 year old boy. We are SF Bay Area city folk, but here is where he was able to learn about the joy of nature, stillness and quiet. We’ve had as many as 4 families here are a time. (That’s too many, but 2 is perfect.) Two to three couples works well. I’ve hosted several different women’s music group retreats and I have to say that making harmony in the tree-house was one of my life’s highlights. I used to call this place Camp David because this was the place we could bring our severely disabled and medically fragile older son David to care for him on weekends and truly find peaceful, relaxed, close family time together. Since David’s death, this is where I feel his spirit asking us to slow down and rest, read, wonder and remember the simple joys of laughter, connection, and reflection. I am taking a leap of faith that I can find renters who will respect this place and treat it as they would their own home. I look forward to sharing my piece of Paradise with you and yours.

                  Why the Owner Chose Placerville:
                  As I drive to Lofty Haven from the density of Oakland (2.25 hours when traffic is flowing – talk to me about the right times to leave to minimize traffic), I begin to feel all my cells expanding as I pass through El Dorado. Once I arrive, the privacy, country sounds and spectacular view from the deck including graceful birds with large wingspans, allow my eyes to shift to distance viewing and my nervous system to calm me to the core. Even in the house, which is about 3000 sq. ft., each bedroom is separated allowing for privacy when wanted. The large common spaces are large enough for groups to come together comfortably. We’ve had kids & teens birthday party weekends which easily provide adults and kids their own spaces.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  On the lower deck there is a shaded swing chair perfect for a peaceful morning cup of coffee and a book. Also on the lower deck is an outdoor shower. A large fenced-in area adjacent to the house can be used for a dog run. Also outside are 3 flat platforms and a tree house for those who want to get even closer to nature for sleeping, drawing or meditation.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english
                   

                  Photos

                  • Lofty Haven Retreats

                    Lofty Haven Retreats

                  • Great room sitting area

                    Great room sitting area

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Larger Downstairs Bedroom

                    Larger Downstairs Bedroom

                  • Upstairs 2nd bedroom

                    Upstairs 2nd bedroom

                  • Family Room

                    Family Room

                  • Top Deck

                    Top Deck

                  • Downstairs deck with swing chair

                    Downstairs deck with swing chair

                  • Camping Platform

                    Camping Platform

                  • Wildlife - mostly they are too fast to photo, but you'll see deer and turkeys

                    Wildlife - mostly they are too fast to photo, but you'll see deer and turkeys

                  • Part of View from Deck

                    Part of View from Deck

                  • Wood burning stove in great room

                    Wood burning stove in great room

                  • Dining table seats up to 8 comfortably

                    Dining table seats up to 8 comfortably

                  • Master Bedroom - (There are now Drapes)

                    Master Bedroom - (There are now Drapes)

                  • Master Bath

                    Master Bath

                  • Smaller Downstairs Bedroom

                    Smaller Downstairs Bedroom

                  • Downstairs bathroom with shower stall

                    Downstairs bathroom with shower stall

                  • Family Room

                    Family Room

                  • Top Deck at Sunset

                    Top Deck at Sunset

                  • Late Afternoon Pool

                    Late Afternoon Pool

                  • Tree House

                    Tree House

                  • Sunset from the Deck

                    Sunset from the Deck

                  VRBO #435525

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, March 15, 2014

                  $200 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

                  View calendar: Updated 07/10/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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