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A charming, Victorian setting with all the warmth and friendliness of Grandma's house... wrap-a-round porch and porch swing give view to the Sierra foothills and look off to the distance toward Yosemite. Beautiful grounds, trees and flowers, a fish pond, gazebo, grape arbor, even a pomegranate tree... The MAIN HOUSE offers nearly 3500 sq ft of room to relax, play games, watch TV... whatever takes you away from the bustle of the everyday. (Sleeps 8) The GUEST HOUSE (optional - additional pricing) is next door and affords accommodation for larger groups. (Sleeps 16). The homes sit on 10 nicely wooded acres which means you won't see or hear the nearest neighbors. You'll have all the peace and privacy you like. Make yourself comfortable in the family room, the parlor or the Great Room. 3 family rooms in the MAIN HOUSE. The MAIN HOUSE offers 3 bedrooms, 2 with queen beds, 1 with a full size and 3 bathrooms. A day bed and trundle provide additional sleeping in the Great Room which is a great space for large gatherings or meetings. The GUEST HOUSE has 2 large sleeping rooms and can sleep 16. 2 bathrooms, small kitchen and family room. The last 3 photos show the guest house. Enjoy the pool in the warm months (June 1 to October 1), tennis court with basketball hoops and night lighting, BBQ, and fire pit-great for roasting marshmallows. You'll find everything you need to refresh, revive and restore.
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$400
Guest house is optional (separate pricing) and charged at the same rate as the Main house ($250. per night). Can rent either or both. Hosting an event will assess additional charges. Damage protection will be required. Per night fee based on 8 guests in main house and up to 16 in guest house.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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I am surrounded by vacation wonderland on every side... lakes, rivers, ski slopes, golf courses, caverns, casino... Enjoy Yosemite National Park, Columbia State Park, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Stanislaus National Forest, Big Trees State Park, Whitewater rafting, Horseback riding, Black Oak Casino, Ironstone Vineyards, Mercer Caverns, Moaning Caverns, Mountain Springs Golf, New Melones Lake, Pinecrest Lake, Cover's Apple Ranch, and yes, there's more...
Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: I purchased Shepherd's Hill the end of 1999. For many years I operated a group home for developmentally delayed women. Upon retiring, I decided to offer my home as a vacation home. I also offer a Guest House (retreat) on the same property separated by the patio and the pool. Each home rents separately but guests often rent both to accommodate their group needs.
Why the Owner Chose Sonora: I am surrounded by vacation wonderland on every side... lakes, rivers, ski slopes, golf courses, caverns, casino... Enjoy Yosemite National Park, Columbia State Park, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Stanislaus National Forest, Big Trees State Park, Whitewater rafting, Horseback riding, Black Oak Casino, Ironstone Vineyards, Mercer Caverns, Moaning Caverns, Mountain Springs Golf, New Melones Lake, Pinecrest Lake, Cover's Apple Ranch, and yes, there's more...
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House: I love the look and feel of the home. It looks like it might belong in another era. It has an antique woodburning stove in the kitchen - might remind you of what your grandmother used, and a beautiful antique woodburning stove in the wood beamed Great Room - can warm right to your heart. A single Virginia Creeper vine covers half of the tennis court, lovely all summer but brilliant amber and burgundy leaves in the fall. Deer wander through the property especially in late summer when their favorite foods become scarce and they love to eat my flowers (to my dismay), but they are beautiful. The sky is crystal clear at night, a million stars come out (well, actually, I never counted... but I'm sure I am close). It's quiet every day; can hear the woodpeckers doing what they do best, and the frogs in the pond singing (well, croaking) all night, and the wind chimes, and the little waterfall running into the fish pond. They're good restoring sounds. If you are careful you might even hear yourself think. What a concept in this age of media that never stops inputting.