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The Buzzard's House at the Buzzard's Roost

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Last updated: 04/13/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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! ***New March, 2015: Large custom-made cedar dining table with 4 chairs, and also 1/2 bathroom added to this rental. 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; #1 sun room, also with view of terrace, river and mountains, has two log rocking chairs and foosball game; #2 sun room also has view of terrace, river, and mountains, and has very long bench with new (spring 2015) custom made thick pad; very lovely, very private/secluded front yard with gas BBQ, 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***

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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, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    walk-in tiled shower with bench...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Tiled and tiny, yet adorable and usable!...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: 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. --- Bathroom 2: Added Spring of 2015. Tiled floor and walls. Cute corner porcelain sink and shelves. This half bath is tiny, but a very welcome addition to the Buzzard's House. ...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

  • Books:

    Misc., including children's...moreless

  • Foosball
  • 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, handmade log furniture, and, new, spring of 2015: gorgeous handmade log dining table with 4 log chairs....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 11 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Swamp cooler 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 bathrooms...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, 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

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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: 04/13/2015
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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.


Contact us

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

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Hitching Post between Sun Room and Living Room

    Hitching Post between Sun Room and Living Room

  • Wedding Reception

    Wedding Reception

  • Buzzard's House private front yard

    Buzzard's House private front yard

  • South terrace

    South terrace

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Bike / walking path into town

    Bike / walking path into town

  • The original buzzards, 1948

    The original buzzards, 1948

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Living room
Foosball

    Living room Foosball

  • 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

  • New March 2015 custom-made cedar dining table with chairs

    New March 2015 custom-made cedar dining table with chairs

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

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

  • 2nd bedroom (Cedar Room) Queen bed, Twin bed, crib

    2nd bedroom (Cedar Room) Queen bed, Twin bed, crib

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

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

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated 04/13/2015
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