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Shepherds Hill... a Place to Relax, Revive, Restore

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Last updated: 08/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sonora chateau / country house description

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 home offers nearly 4000 sq ft of room to relax, play games, watch TV... whatever takes you away from the bustle of the everyday. The home sits 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. The home 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.
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.

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Pets are considered. Pet fee required. Must clean up pets doo doo....moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            covered patio / designated areas / cans provided for ashes. ...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 5-8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

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          • 3 bedrooms designed to sleep 6. Two bedrooms have queen beds and one bedroom has a full. 2 twin beds (day bed and trundle) in large (private with bathroom) great room. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Plenty of room for additional table. Counter space for 3 or 4. Plenty of outdoor eating space with serving window....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Keurig and traditional. 30 cup pot if requested. Tea pot....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Fully efficient kitchen....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            everything you'll need...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Heating:

            Central heat and individual heaters in each bedroom. Propane fireplace in main living area. Wood stove and electric heater in great room. ...moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Tennis court, basketball, pool, exercise bike, tennis racquets, balls available ($1. charge for each lost ball)...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central air and individual cooling systems in bedrooms. Ceiling fans in every room. ...moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Antique woodstove - warms you to the heart. ...moreless

          • Parking:

            Ample parking and turn-around room....moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Entertainment

          • Video Library:

            Wide variety of adult and children's movies...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Direct TV...moreless

          • Television
          • DVD Player
          • Music Library
          • Games
          • Books
          • Toys

          Communications

          • Telephone:

            Fax machine available if requested....moreless

          Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Concrete patio with plenty of outdoor seating...moreless

              • Tennis:

                racquets and balls available...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Gas grill and fire pit...moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Balcony
              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Ski Lift Privileges
                  • Ski Privileges Optional
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Golf
                  • Tennis
                  • Rafting
                  • Sailing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Library
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Festivals
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Shopping
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Boating
                  • Basketball Court
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $250
                  $1,750 $5,498

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 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 and Rental Conditions:

                  • above 8 persons $10. ea/per nite $10
                  • linen/cleaning $100
                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Pet Fee $25
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Hosting an event will assess an additional charge. Damage protection will be required. 1-4 hour event is $50. All day event is $100. Weddings vary depending on services needed but average $250.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 08/18/2014
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                  Location

                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Columbia Airport
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Hwy 108
                  23 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Pinecrest Lake
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Black Oak Casino
                  23 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Dodge Ridge Ski Resort
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Mountain Springs Golf Course
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Black Oak Casino

                  Car: Necessary

                  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...

                   

                  Owner info

                  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.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Refresh, revive, restore...

                    Refresh, revive, restore...

                  • Quiet mountain retreat

                    Quiet mountain retreat

                  • Driveway - away from the bustle...

                    Driveway - away from the bustle...

                  • Bedroom 2

                    Bedroom 2

                  • Plenty of outdoor seating...

                    Plenty of outdoor seating...

                  • Lighted for night games.  Tennis or shoot some hoops...

                    Lighted for night games. Tennis or shoot some hoops...

                  • Woodburning cook stove (just an option)

                    Woodburning cook stove (just an option)

                  • Dining area.  Can seat 6. Lovely view.

                    Dining area. Can seat 6. Lovely view.

                  • Great room

                    Great room

                  • Mountain views all around

                    Mountain views all around

                  • Bedroom 1

                    Bedroom 1

                  • Bedroom 3

                    Bedroom 3

                  • Lighted for night swimming

                    Lighted for night swimming

                  • Watch the sun rise on the porch swing

                    Watch the sun rise on the porch swing

                  • seating for 3 or 4 around the Viking cooktop

                    seating for 3 or 4 around the Viking cooktop

                  • Parlor

                    Parlor

                  • great room

                    great room

                  • Winter wonder...

                    Winter wonder...

                  VRBO #490092

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Monday, August 18, 2014

                  $250 per night (USD)
                  3

                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 08/18/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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