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

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Last updated: 07/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 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.

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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 6000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Home is not child proof so please let me know if you have young children. ...moreless

  • 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

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24, Beds for 24

  • 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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  • Bedroom 5: 1 double, 5 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 6: 1 double, 7 twin/ single

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  • MAIN HOUSE has 3 bedrooms. GREAT ROOM has 2 twin beds (day bed and trundle) in main house. (private with bathroom). GUEST HOUSE sleeps 16 in 14 beds (2 large sleeping rooms) ...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 4 (guest hse): toilet, shower, jetted tub

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  • Bathroom 5 (guest hse): toilet, shower

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  • MAIN HOUSE has 3 bathrooms: 2 with a shower, 1 with a tub. GUEST HOUSE has 2 bathrooms each with a shower....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library:

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

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

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

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

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

  • Internet:

    Wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

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

  • Telephone:

    Fax machine available if requested....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove:

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    everything you'll need...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully efficient kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Concrete patio with plenty of outdoor seating...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
 

Reviews

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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
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • linen/cleaning-per home $135
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

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.


Cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 07/02/2015
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Location

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

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...

  • Mountain views all around

    Mountain views all around

  • seating for 3 or 4 around the Viking cooktop

    seating for 3 or 4 around the Viking cooktop

  • Plenty of outdoor seating...

    Plenty of outdoor seating...

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Dining area.  Can seat 6. Lovely view.

    Dining area. Can seat 6. Lovely view.

  • Parlor

    Parlor

  • great room

    great room

  • Watch the sun rise on the porch swing

    Watch the sun rise on the porch swing

  • Winter wonder...

    Winter wonder...

  • Quiet mountain retreat

    Quiet mountain retreat

  • Driveway - away from the bustle...

    Driveway - away from the bustle...

  • Woodburning cook stove (just an option)

    Woodburning cook stove (just an option)

  • Bedroom 1

    Bedroom 1

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • Great room

    Great room

  • Lighted for night swimming

    Lighted for night swimming

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

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

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Date last modified - Friday, July 03, 2015

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  • Sleeps
    24
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    5
  • Property type
    Chateau / Country House
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 80%
  • Calendar last updated 07/02/2015
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