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Organic Architecture, Center of California, for One or a Couple, and a Good Dog

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Lencioni Residence secluded in a forest of oaks and honeysuckle

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Last updated: 07/14/2013

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sanger cottage description

Spacious master suite with balcony and quiet work spaces with wifi and cell service. Linens provided. Guest bdrm with 2 single beds and less privacy, but a bathroom all its own. Full kitchen and laundry room, with all necessary utensils and some special ones (such as crystal glasses). Furnished and decorated. Large deck and lawn--beautiful surroundings for walks around creeks and farms. Secluded, yet close to restaurants, fruit stand, and store. Perfect for a creative or romantic retreat, or as a home base for travel in California.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            only outside...moreless

          • Pets Considered
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            master suite...moreless

          • Bedroom 3

            could sleep a guest with an air mattress...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 double, 2 twin/ single

            attached bath, but limited privacy in loft bedroom...moreless

          • large upstairs master suite with a queen bed and balcony and attached bathroom...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            with a view...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            built for kids...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            downstairs--guest bath...moreless

          • deep and comfy tub in the Master Suite

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            part of great room. Table actually folds out to seat 6, and there are more chairs, but the house is mostly suitable for a retreat, so there are 3 chairs currently at table ...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            opens out to great room--sculptural view window for wildlife viewing...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            all dishes, plus some special items, such as crystal and Dansk. ...moreless

          • Stove:

            gas--looks out on forest...moreless

          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Coffee Maker
          • Seating for 3 people

          Amenities

          • Wood Stove:

            with wood...moreless

          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Garage
          • Living Room

          Other Amenities

              • You will find this sensuous, stimulating organic space an ideal retreat from daily pressures. Come here to write, create, connect, or unwind. It is also a perfect base for adventure and sightseeing travel in California as its situated between Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks....moreless

              Entertainment

                  • Books

                  Communications

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Private Pool:

                        not a pool, but a swimming hole at the creek....moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        1 acre lawn, encircled by oak forest and tended weekly by a gardener...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        many pleasant times out on the deck...moreless

                      Theme

                      • Away From It All
                      • Romantic
                      • Sports & Activities
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Location & View

                      • Rural:

                        Completely secluded in an oak forest on 6 acres. Pick blackberries in late summer, take a walk around the neighbors' cattle pasture and orange orchards...moreless

                      • Water View:

                        The street name Rio Vista is not far off. Thorburn Access Park to the Kings River is about a half-mile down the road....moreless

                      • Waterfront:

                        Collins Creek flows through the property. Take a dip in the creek to cool off....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Winery Tours
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Cycling
                      • Kayaking
                      • Golf
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Medical Services
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Restaurants
                      • Churches
                      • Hospital
                      • Fishing
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Standard pricing
                      1 night min stay
                      $220 $250
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $1,050

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Minimum stay is 7 days, but we have been known to accept a shorter stay (3 night absolutely minimum) for 220/night or 250/night weekend for people who are earnestly interested in organic architecture or the Kings River. Maximum stay 60 days. Refundable deposit of $600 for pets and parties. Email owner for details.


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                      Location

                      16 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      FAT (Fresno Yosemite International)
                      30 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Fresno
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Hwy 180/Kings Canyon
                      152 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Cayucus/Cambria/San Simeon
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Schoolhouse Restaurant & Tavern, Cedar View Winery
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Sherwood Forest
                      6 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Blossom Trail Cafe

                      Car: Necessary

                      a) You need a peaceful secluded place to write, create, retreat in a beautiful home surrounded by forest and creeks.

                      b) You want privacy to celebrate your honeymoon or anniversary in a sensuous organic home with a beautiful master bedroom and silence, except for the wind in the trees and the music of the creek.

                      c) You want a home base for California’s national parks, wine country and beaches: Sequioa/Kings Canyon (less than an hour), Yosemite (90 minutes to the gate), Paso Robles wineries (2 hours), Hearst’s Castle, San Simeon, Cambria and other beautiful beaches (2-3 hours). You’ve heard of the Blossom Trail and want to stay in the middle of it (February-March).

                      d) You want to stay where you can bike and kayak, walk and hike without crowds.

                      e) You’ve wanted to experience organic architecture from the inside, up close and personal with a chance to meet the architect Arthur Dyson (protege of Frank Lloyd Wright, Bruce Goff, and William Gray Purcell), whose office is in Fresno.

                      As remote and secluded as the Lencioni Home is, it’s only 30 minutes to Fresno, 10 minutes to Sanger, and there’s a fine popular restaurant-bar called School House and the casual Blossom Trail Cafe a short drive or bike ride away. Award-winning Cedar View Winery and the Art Stand artists’ co-op are both right down the road from School House. The house is suitable for an individual or couple–perhaps one other person who doesn’t require much privacy (eg. an infant or a one-night visitor) or a well-behaved dog. It’s furnished and decorated with a queen bed in the master and two single beds in a guest room, kitchen necessities and some luxuries (such as crystal glasses), tables, chairs, and workspaces. Design details make the home constantly thrilling. The house is comfortable, designed to be passive solar, plus heating/AC and ceiling fans and a wood stove.

                      It's 3.5 hours drive from LA or San Francisco and less than 3 hours from the coast or Sierras (the town is called Centerville because it is in the center of the Golden State).

                      Contact Deborah or Greg Lapp 559-787-2321 for pricing and availability by the week or by the month.

                      There's something for you!

                      Writers, artists, composers: incredibly quiet, creative workplace with space to walk, ride a bike, or enjoy a meal out for a break. The Artstand artists welcome you and plein aire opportunities abound. Fresno is home to a vibrant poetry and writing scene.

                      Architects and organic architectural enthusiasts: Owners are 2-time Art Dyson clients, one of whom also works in an Art Dyson building (University High School on the Fresno State Campus). Tour possibilities possible (although not guaranteed--please arrange ahead of time).

                      Travelers to California: Sequoia/ Kings Canyon National Parks are closest, but Paso Robles, Yosemite, and Hearst's Castle, Morro Rock, even San Francisco and Los Angeles are not far--and you are staying in the 'Fruit Basket' of California: Fresh produce abounds.

                      Outdoor enthusiasts: Besides hiking in the local National Parks, you are in the Kings River Valley, known for fly fishing (rainbow trout) and lake fishing (bass). Kayaking, white water rafting on the upper Kings River (Kings River Expeditions or Zephyr Rafting ) as well as mellower kayak paddles and biking are very popular: The Blossom Trail Ride and the Kings River Ride are two of many rides if you want to join a group. There are several Cycling Shops in the area if want to rent. Horseback riding is available literally around the corner.

                      The closest city is Fresno (35 minutes), which has a philharmonic, several theater opportunities , speaker series http://valleytownhall.com/, the Tower District and more!

                      The house is very cool, but not handicap accessible.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1986

                      About the owner: Deb teaches English at Reedley College and has built two homes with Arthur Dyson, who apprenticed under Frank Lloyd Wright, Bruce Goff and William Gray Purcell. Greg is a composer and teaches choral music and music theory at University High School, also a Dyson building. While writing a book about living in these homes, I am blogging at orgatecture.org. Check out this site to see more photos and stories of this incredible home. http://orgatecture.org/2013/07/05/rent-organic-architecture-lencioni-residence-available/

                      Why the Owner Chose Sanger:
                      This is an important architectural home, featured on Extreme Homes, winner of numerous awards. According to In Search of Natural Architecture (see photo), 'a dramatic and sinuous design.' The setting is lush and secluded and the location is within a short distance of recreation and agri-tourism and only 2-4 hours from most sites in California, including the National Parks, Paso Robles Wine Country, Central Coast beaches.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      Watch wildlife from the deck; relax in secluded splendor, experience sculptural organic architecture in 'person.' This is a creative and sensuous home. Just a half hour from Fresno, but seems a world away. Good restaurant/tavern and winery close by.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Lencioni Residence secluded in a forest of oaks and honeysuckle

                        Lencioni Residence secluded in a forest of oaks and honeysuckle

                      • view of deck and livingroom windows.  See orgatecture.org for more photos

                        view of deck and livingroom windows. See orgatecture.org for more photos

                      • comfortable kitchen looks out on the forest

                        comfortable kitchen looks out on the forest

                      • from kitchen--all views face the forest

                        from kitchen--all views face the forest

                      • light streaming in the master bath

                        light streaming in the master bath

                      • looking down from master suite

                        looking down from master suite

                      • master bath soaking tub

                        master bath soaking tub

                      • looking down from loft barroom

                        looking down from loft barroom

                      • architectural details like the staircase throughout

                        architectural details like the staircase throughout

                      • woodstove, heater and AC keep the house comfy

                        woodstove, heater and AC keep the house comfy

                      • 1 acre lawn spills off the deck and surrounds the house

                        1 acre lawn spills off the deck and surrounds the house

                      • balcony off the master bedroom and steps leading from lawn up to the deck

                        balcony off the master bedroom and steps leading from lawn up to the deck

                      • look through the hand-crafted front door

                        look through the hand-crafted front door

                      • from the dining table towards the staircase--Dansk and crystal place settings.

                        from the dining table towards the staircase--Dansk and crystal place settings.

                      • wysteria shades the kitchen window without obscuring view

                        wysteria shades the kitchen window without obscuring view

                      • from entry into kitchen

                        from entry into kitchen

                      • from the balcony off the master suite

                        from the balcony off the master suite

                      • even master bath has original artwork

                        even master bath has original artwork

                      • bath 2 off loft bedroom

                        bath 2 off loft bedroom

                      • master bed and French doors to balcony--screens on all doors

                        master bed and French doors to balcony--screens on all doors

                      • loft bedroom--one bed can move to bedroom downstairs

                        loft bedroom--one bed can move to bedroom downstairs

                      • table folds out to seat 6

                        table folds out to seat 6

                      • down the driveway--house is secluded from the road

                        down the driveway--house is secluded from the road

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

                      $220 - $250 per night (USD)
                      1

                      3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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                      Minimum stay: 1 nights
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