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The Buzzard's House at the Buzzard's Roost

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Last updated: 08/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Grizzly Ranch house description

Yay! The Buzzard's House is finally ready for you to rent! This rental is absolutely wonderful! Master bedroom, overlooking the Feather River, wainscot on walls, one beautiful log queen bed with matching night stands, satellite TV, awesome railroad and mining photography by our son, LaRell; 2nd bedroom, cedar walls and ceiling, has one beautiful log queen bed with matching night stands, a single bed, satellite TV, and a crib; Railroad and Johnsville photography by LaRell. Absolutely gorgeous custom-made counters in kitchen, dining room, and bathroom, built by Paul from wood slabs he milled himself from a tree fallen on our Quincy property. Tiled dining room is finished with antique barn boards on the walls and antique hand hewn barn beams across the ceiling. Also, custom-made bar stools for the dining room created by a friend using small cedar trees for the legs! Small log dining table with two regular height log chairs. Logging pictures in dining room are pencil drawn prints (look like photos) created by a local artist, and logging photography by our son. Tiled full-size kitchen, complete with full-size electric range, microwave, etc.; bathroom with tiled shower, designed by Glenda with extra large bench (Under the shower, where it belongs! :o) --), footrest for shaving or washing legs, and cubby holes for soap, shampoo, etc., tiled floor; Large carpeted living room with view of river, terrace and mountains. has 2 comfortable futons and rocker/recliner; sun room, also with view of terrace, river and mountains, has two log rocking chairs; very lovely, very private/secluded front yard with gas BBQ, fire pit, porch swing and hammock; huge terrace with fire pit and seating overlooking the river with view of the mountain and passing trains. We have 4 new picnic tables to add to the three we already have; haven't decided exactly where they will go, but you can definitely use them. You will not be sorry if you rent the Buzzard's House. The original 'Buzzards' enjoyed this home for nearly 60 years, and now it's available for you to find the same peace they enjoyed here. Very personal and relaxing environment! ***07/15/14 reduced rent $29/night, you make the beds***

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                Unlike our other rentals, this rental has carpet in the living room; so you really need to convince me that your pet will behave on the carpet. Other than that, the animals love this property!...moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

                ...moreless

              • Living room sleeping: 2 sleep sofa /futon

                2 Queen Futons...moreless

              • Master Bedroom: Overlooking the river with view of the mountains. Hardwood floor, one Log Queen bed, 2 log nightstands, log computer table and chair, wicker dresser. Flat screen satellite TV -- Second Bedroom: Hardwood floor, log Queen bed, log nightstands, crib, twin bed, wicker dresser, flat screen satellite TV, cedar walls....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                walk-in tiled shower with bench...moreless

              • Newly remodeled. Tiled floors, tiled shower with large bench (Under the shower for your enjoyment!), foot rest for shaving your legs, and cubby holes to put your shampoo, etc., new wood slab counter with sink, 'branch' knobs and towel rods. ...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • We don't provide boats, kayaks, canoes, bikes, snowmobiles, etc., but we have plenty of room for you to store anything you want to bring. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Dish Satellite...moreless

                  • Television:

                    Flat screen TV in master bedroom, 2nd bedroom and living room...moreless

                  • Toys:

                    Large framed chalk board and chalk in 2nd bedroom...moreless

                  Theme

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

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    Look down the Feather River toward mountains, look across the river at mountain...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Rafting
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    Dining room gorgeous wood slab counters, 3 handmade cedar bar stools for kitchen counter, 4 handmade cedar swivel bar stools with backs for dining room counter, small log dining table w/2 log chairs....moreless

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 9 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    In living room...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Available if staying a week or longer....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Oil heater in living room, electric heaters in bedrooms and bathroom...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Wi-fi...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    July 15, 2014: I lowered the nightly rate by $29 in exchange for you making the beds. I provide all the bedding (sheets, blankets, pillows, bedspreads)...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Large, carpeted with misc. furniture, including 2 Queen futons and flat screen Satellite TV...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    In driveway, next to private yard and entry to house...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Available if staying a week or longer....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Percolator ...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Everything you need (New Paula Deen dishes.)...moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    Newly remodeled, lots of tile and wood. New oven, microwave, sink, etc. Gorgeous hand made wooden plank counter tops. Utility closet. (Additional food pantry in hall.)...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven:

                    Electric full-sized...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Regular size refrigerator with freezer on top...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Enclosed yard with gas BBQ, picnic table, fire pit, hammock and porch swing; huge terrace overlooking the river with seating, picnic table and fire pit...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Graeagle area...moreless

                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Year around
                  Jul 15 - Jul 15, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $195
                  $1,169

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Tax Rate 9%

                  Notes:

                  Excluding used sheets, towels, etc., if rental is not left clean, including dishes washed and put away, a $100 cleaning fee will be charged in addition to rent.

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                  Last updated: 08/22/2014
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                  Location

                  50 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Reno
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Graeagle
                  Grizzly Ranch
                  Nearest Train
                  Portola
                  Grizzly Ranch
                  Nearest Motorway
                  70
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Portola
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Lake Davis (cross country)

                  Car: Recommended

                  Portola Railroad Museum, Williams House Museum, Walker Mine ruins, Graeagle (golf, shops, 4th of July celebrations, including fireworks show, etc.), Johnsville Museum

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2009

                  About the owner: I'm the youngest of four. My two brothers, sister and I were all born in Portola and we grew up in the Buzzard's House long before it became a vacation rental. We spent our summers building tree forts in the nearby woods, playing in the river, catching fish and crawdads, crossing the river to explore the train tracks and wait for the giant trains to go by so we could get them to honk at us. We also spent countless days camping in the nearby mountains, especially the beautiful Lakes Basin Area. I currently live in Butterfly Valley, outside of Quincy, CA, (45 minute drive from the vacation rentals) with my husband of 35 years, Paul. We have a son, LaRell, living in Oregon, and a daughter, Kelsha, and two granddaughters, Jettie and Laylie, who also live in Quincy.

                  Why the Owner Chose Grizzly Ranch:
                  In 2009, after both of my parents died, my husband and I bought out my siblings and kept my mom's original Buzzard's Roost (the apartment) going, with the intention of adding the cabin and the house. Even though we have our own lovely home near Quincy, I couldn't imagine not owning the home that my parents loved for nearly 60 years. When my parents were first married, and very young, they were hired to dismantle Walker Mine (North of Lake Davis). Dad used the salvaged lumber to build the first part of what is now the Buzzard's House. The rest is history, and there's a lot of it! Great place to grow up!

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Very few homes in the Portola area sit right down by the river the way this one does. So relaxing and private, yet close to town and the convenience of Highway 70 if you need to go somewhere.


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                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • South side of house, facing the river

                    South side of house, facing the river

                  • The original head buzzard, enjoying the sun room and looking down at the river

                    The original head buzzard, enjoying the sun room and looking down at the river

                  • Wedding Reception

                    Wedding Reception

                  • Buzzard's House private front yard

                    Buzzard's House private front yard

                  • South terrace

                    South terrace

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • Dining room

                    Dining room

                  • Bathroom.  (Great faucet for getting a drink out of without a cup!)

                    Bathroom. (Great faucet for getting a drink out of without a cup!)

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Living room (Two futons and a rocker/recliner

                    Living room (Two futons and a rocker/recliner

                  • Bike / walking path into town

                    Bike / walking path into town

                  • The original buzzards, 1948

                    The original buzzards, 1948

                  • Wedding Reception at the Buzzard's House

                    Wedding Reception at the Buzzard's House

                  • Newly landscaped back patio at the Roost

                    Newly landscaped back patio at the Roost

                  • South terrace

                    South terrace

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • Kitchen sink

                    Kitchen sink

                  • Dining room

                    Dining room

                  • Bathroom

                    Bathroom

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Cedar Room: 1 Queen bed, 1 Twin bed and a crib

                    Cedar Room: 1 Queen bed, 1 Twin bed and a crib

                  • Living room

                    Living room

                  • Granddaughter Laylie, Lakes Basin Area, Sierra Buttes, Sand Pond

                    Granddaughter Laylie, Lakes Basin Area, Sierra Buttes, Sand Pond

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                  Date last modified - Thursday, October 02, 2014

                  $195 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

                  View calendar: Updated 08/22/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Member since: 2010
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated 08/22/2014
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                  (530) 249-9159 (California, USA)

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