The McBride Guest House, Comfort in Semi-Rural Residential Area of Merced County
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Merced house description
The McBride family is pleased to share our beautiful guest house with you while you are away from home. Whether you are on a business trip, seeing family, or vacationing in our great Central Valley, The McBride Guest House is a perfect place for you to relax and spend private time. We are located in Atwater, CA in a semi-rural residential neighborhood in Merced County. We are ideally located for vactioners who are traveling through the valley. We are 2 hours from the San Francisco Bay area, 2 hours from the northern Central coast, and 2 hours from Yosemite National Park, 2 miles off Highway 99. Our guest home provides a large space (1150 square feet), which includes: 2 bedrooms (and 1 roll-away bed), 1 full bathroom, fully-equipped kitchen (stove/oven, microwave, full size refrigerator, coffee pot, pots/pans, dishes, and untensils), family room, 2 televisions, one in each bedroom, radio / Ipod dock, washer and dryer, and a private garage. The McBride Guest House is detached from the main house to provide complete privacy. It sits on the back portion of our 1-acre of land, nestled in a park like setting. Behind the guest house, you will find fruit trees, berry bushes, and a vegetable garden, bursting with home-grown delights that are yours for the picking during the summer months, as well as a picnic table under the trees and a BBQ grill. You may also relax on the patio area off the kitchen, while you listen to the gentle water fountain or practice your golf on the putting green next to the patio. During the hot summer months, enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool or a morning or evening soak in the jacuzzi. Rather than stay in an impersonal hotel room, choose the The McBride Guest House for a true home-away-from home experience.
- 1150 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 1 full bathroom with large shower.
Kitchen & Dining
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- Daily housekeeping is not provided.
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool:
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- Away From It All
- Water Tubing
- Fly Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Hunting Small Game
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
- Medical Services
- Wildlife Viewing
- The McBride Guest House is the perfect launching pad to day trips to Yosemite National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, and Sequoia National Park or the Motherlode communities of Sonora, Columbia, and Mariposa. In addition, Merced County is filled with beautiful lakes for fishing, boating, tubing, and swimming, most notable being Lake McSwain, Lake Don Pedro, and Lake McClure. We are also just a short 2 hour drive to the gorgeous northern central coastal communities of Santa Cruz, Capitola, Aptos, Monterey, and Carmel. Merced County maintains two great golf courses, Rancho Del Rey and Stevinson Ranch. Downtown Merced has an active night life, with many locally owned restaurants, bars, and theaters. Other sites of interest in the area include Applegate Zoo and Park, Castle Air Museum, the Merced County Courthouse Museum, the state's newest University of California campus, UC Merced, and the San Luis Wildlife Refuge. ...moreless
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felt like home!
felt like home!
Great property and super hosts. Resort like setting with the comforts of home. so relaxing and peaceful kids never turned on a tv! hot tub was awesome.
- Guest Wendy P.
- Date of stay 12/23/13
- Review Submitted 12/30/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
We used to stay at motels as we drove from Oregon to Arizona for our winter retreat...no more motels for us.....this beautiful little oasis is our new stop.....close to shopping and restaurants....and in an upscale neighborhood....spoil yourself.....stay there.
- Guest Herb D.
- Date of stay 11/28/13
- Review Submitted 12/04/13
Recommended for: People with disabilities, age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, pet owners.
This is such a great get-away! Whether you are visiting the city of Merced, hiking the Sierra Foothills, doing a visit or some work at UC Merced, vacationing at amazing Yosemite Park or just passing through on HWY 99, this charming Guest House is a must. The house is spacious, clean and comfortable and very reasonably priced. Kitchen is fully equipment and the grounds are immaculate. Plus, how can you go wrong when you can chose between relaxing under some palm trees in the quiet of the neighborhood or taking a dip in pool after a soak in the hot tub! Lastly, and to top it off, the owners are lovely people.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 11/01/13
- Review Submitted 11/05/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
excellent location... nice folks... all you need. Very hospitable.
- Guest jason (Ohio)
- Date of stay 09/23/13
- Review Submitted 09/30/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing, pet owners.
Perfect In Every Way
Perfect In Every Way
My daughter and I had a wonderful stay at the Guest House. The home is well appointed and clean and has everything you'll need for a pleasant stay. The guest home is in the back area with plenty of privacy, peaceful and access to the pool and hot tub, and the lush landscape gives off plenty of shade and tropical ambiance. Jennifer, Scott and the rest of the family are very nice and hospitable and will go out of their way to make you feel at home and comfortable. We'll be back.
- Guest Philip M.
- Date of stay 09/13/13
- Review Submitted 09/16/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.
My husband and I came here to celebrate my birthday and to get away from it all (we're in the Bay Area) somewhere pleasant and calm. We LOVED the McBride house and cannot say enough. The house was immaculate when we arrived, and is big enough for two couples to share, or for a couple to feel quite royal! Our hosts, Jennifer and Scott, were very pleasant and helpful (guiding us around Merced at night by cell phone and text when the dinner place they'd recommended was unexpectedly closed). We were left entirely to our own devices but felt that at any moment, if we needed anything, one of them would have been there to help. The pool and hot tub were likewise immaculate and the "big" house, the gardens, the palms, the "little" house (ours), the landscaping, the lawn - everything was beautifully kept and obviously loved. The property was so huge that we hardly knew anyone else was there, and now the only thing we have to decide is when to go back - the sooner the better! I know we'll bring my 3-year-old daughter to meet the friendly cats, and hope to send my parents to sample the amazing Mexican and Mennonite cuisine in the area. Oh, did I mention that when we arrived there were freshly baked goods on the counter for afternoon tea? And that the kitchen is perfectly appointed? What a great place!
- Guest Steppe (Bay Area)
- Date of stay 09/06/13
- Review Submitted 09/09/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, people with disabilities, age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, pet owners.
Jennifer and her family are the most intentionally inviting people. They accommodated our family and puppy with a gracious attitude beyond expectations. The guest house is immaculate and so warm at the same time. You can feel totally safe and welcome in their beautiful and spacious property. We would love to stay again!!!
- Guest Leah (La Vista, NE)
- Date of stay 07/05/13
- Review Submitted 09/04/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, pet owners.
Central Valley Oasis
Central Valley Oasis
Fantastic property with gracious hosts! The home has everything you need. Scott and Jenifer couldn't be more accommodating. We put over 1800 miles on a rental car in a week and saw everything from this great hub!
- Guest BWBW (Pike, NY)
- Date of stay 08/06/13
- Review Submitted 08/16/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
Amazing place to stay
Amazing place to stay
This was the first night stay on a 4 day business trip up the central valley and down the coast. Just amazing, only wish we had the time to stay longer and enjoy.. The house is immaculate, the pool & Jacuzzi were awesome. Jennifer was a great host and we will definitely stay again the next time we are in the area
- Guest David H. (Ojai, CA)
- Date of stay 07/23/13
- Review Submitted 07/27/13
Lovely, quiet and private get-away
Lovely, quiet and private get-away
My husband and I stayed at the McBride Guest House for a week and were very happy with our experience. The house is set at the back of a beautifully landscaped property, including a vegetable garden and apricot and plum trees. Jennifer and Scott were very gracious hosts in all ways, and we especially loved that they told us to help ourselves to the garden and fruit trees and even left us a couple of jars of homemade apricot jam. The pool is beautiful and feels quite private as it is set back from the main house. For additional things to do: Yosemite Park is a 2 hour drive east and San Francisco is a 2 hour drive to the west. We would definitely return!
- Guest Shannon F.
- Date of stay 06/21/13
- Review Submitted 07/23/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, people with disabilities, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
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- Nearest Airport: Merced Municipal Airport at 4.7 Miles
- Nearest Train: Merced Amtrack Station at 6.5 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Highway 99 at 2 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Santa Cruz at 117 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Rancho Del Ray at 2.8 Miles
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: Hi there! We are looking foward to meeting you and assisting in any way with your travels through the Central Valley. We grew up in Merced County and know the valley in and out. We can give you the 'local' perspective on what to see, where to eat, where to shop, and how to get around. Scott works in local government for the City of Atwater and Jennifer is an English professor at a local college. We have 2 teenage children. We are pleased to share our guest house and knowledge of the Central Valley with you.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The McBride Guest House offers many things that a traditional hotel room cannot. When you stay with us, you will be in a quiet, established, semi-rural neighborhood, with all the comforts of home. Imagine strolling out to the vegetable garden and picking fresh tomatoes and zucchini for a home-cooked meal prepared in the large kitchen, or picking fresh berries, apricots, or plums for a sweet snack while you spend the day by the pool or putting on the green. The local hotels are cold, small, and impersonal, but The McBride Guest House is your home-away-from-home, comfortable and private, with beautiful outdoor features. So please be our guests and enjoy all we have to offer.
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Roof top view of the guest house and property from the main house.
Pathway to pool and spa
The McBride Guest House
The family room looking into the kitchen
Roof top view from the main house of The McBride Guest House and pool area.
The McBride Guest House and Pool
Pool and jacuzzi
Putting green and outdoor patio
Second bedroom with full size bed
Large, full kitchen
Seasonal vegetable garden for your picking
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