Lofty Haven with Panoramic Country View(22 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 8-12)
Our country home is situated on 11.5 private acres of foothill countryside. Gorgeous in any season, you will cool off in the pool from Memorial Day through September, and warm up in the outdoor covered hot tub (on the deck right outside the master bedroom,) any time, even in the rain. There is Dish TV/DVD/VCR in the master bedroom and the downstairs family room. The family room also has ping pong, a Kareoke machine, many games and puzzles, and an extra optional queen Aerobed.
On the main floor are the master suite with a king bed, and another bedroom with a queen bed and a small TV showing only videos - with videos suitable for children. The great room, with wood burning stove is comfortable for gathering all the guests. The kitchen, well stocked for the cook, will allow you to provide impressive meals. Downstairs, are two more bedrooms, a bathroom, and the family room. The larger downstairs bedroom has a king bed, a Captain's twin bed and another optional twin mattress can be set up on the floor. The smaller downstairs bedroom has a double bed.
Outside the master bedroom and the great room is a very large deck with hot tub, wrought iron table and chairs, Adirondack chairs, and gas grill. On the lower deck, there is a shaded swing chair outside the large bedroom door perfect for a peaceful morning cup of coffee and a book. Nighttime stargazing is spectacular especially when you lie on the foam mats located in the great room. A large fenced-in area adjacent to the house can be used for a dog run; but in the dry seasons, you must be careful about burs and foxtails. Also outside, are 3 flat camping platforms and a tree house for those who want to get even closer to nature for sleeping, drawing, or meditation.
Access to the property is at the end of a private road. The last .8 mile is a gravel and then dirt road. One must go slowly on this part of the drive, but my car is a Prius and I've had no problems with it due to the road. Because it can be tricky to find, my property manager will meet you at a convenient spot several miles away, shepherd you into the property and acquaint you with the house. You will feel very much in the country at the house. The closest neighbor has horses, a donkey, and a peacock. Although the feeling there is very rural and unmanicured, you are only about 10 minutes from convenience stores in Diamond Springs or Somerset, and about 20 minutes to supermarkets, a movie theater, and the center of Placerville.
If you visit for just a weekend you probably won't want to leave, but if you do, or are here for longer, try wine tasting in the town of Fair Play, the October Apple Hill festival 30 minutes away in Camino, white water rafting from Coloma, hiking to the Cosumnes River Gorge, or sledding in winter near Sly Lake. (We rarely have snow here, but driving only 15 minutes will provide fun in the snow in the winter.)
- $250/night base rate for 1 bedroom + $35/each extra bedroom or each extra 1-2 people up to $390/night, as when the family room is used as an extra bedroom with the Queen Aerobed. For stays of 5+ nights the daily rate will be discounted, with deeper discounts the more nights you rent.
- 2 night minimum except June - August and holidays when there is a 4-5 night minimum.
- Discounted rate for 5+ nights using all bedrooms
- Other regular charges are: $190 cleaning fee, $50/dog for whole stay, and 10% El Dorado County Occupancy Tax. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required.
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Member since: 2012
- 2800 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 12
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Alternative Lifestyle
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
- Beds: 2 kings, 2 queens, 1 double, 2 twins
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- 2.5 Additional Outdoor Shower on outdoor lower deck in warm weather.
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Game Room:
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Mobile Phone:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Pet Fee $50 + tax
- Cleaning $190 + tax
- Tax Rate 10%
Please See Rate notes at the bottom of the first description information.
Owner's cancellation policy:
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About half way between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe, we are about twenty minutes from the Fairplay area Wineries. (I'll let you know my favorites if you ask.)
Apple Hill in Camino, is about a half hour away. Their yummy Harvest festival is in October. Whitewater rafting trips on the south fork of the American river are available in season from Coloma, which is about 35 minutes away.
About 20 minutes from here there is a spectacular hike into a portion of the Cosumnes river where rock climbers come to climb up a sheer face. Placerville's Oldtown, known in the gold rush days as 'Hangtown,' is loaded with loaded with restaurants, shops, and antiques.
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: My family has owned this piece of Paradise since our 20-something younger son was an 8 year old boy. We are SF Bay Area city folk, but here is where he was able to learn about the joy of nature, stillness and quiet. We’ve had as many as 4 families here are a time. (That’s too many, but 2 is perfect.) Two to three couples works well. I’ve hosted several different women’s music group retreats and I have to say that making harmony in the tree-house was one of my life’s highlights. I used to call this place Camp David because this was the place we could bring our severely disabled and medically fragile older son David to care for him on weekends and truly find peaceful, relaxed, close family time together. Since David’s death, this is where I feel his spirit asking us to slow down and rest, read, wonder and remember the simple joys of laughter, connection, and reflection. When David was a few years old and my younger son was a babe in arms, I undertook a year long project with a group to make a sculpture to help me move through my process as a mother of a severely disabled child. My sculpture sits in one corner of the living room near the hearth. She is a not quite life sized nursing mother (me) with the 'shadow' of David on my shoulder. One renter found this too emotionally intense while others have told me it enhanced their experience. (see the photo of the wood burning stove with her in the corner.) If you think this will disturb your stay, please don't rent with me. I am taking a leap of faith that I can find renters who will respect this place and treat it as they would their own home. I hope it will help you renew your soul as it does mine.
Why the Owner Chose Placerville, CA, USA:
As I drive to Lofty Haven from the density of Oakland (2.25 hours when traffic is flowing – talk to me about the right times to leave to minimize traffic), I begin to feel all my cells expanding as I pass through El Dorado. Once I arrive, the privacy, country sounds and spectacular view from the deck including graceful birds with large wingspans, allow my eyes to shift to distance viewing and my nervous system to calm me to the core. Even in the house, which is about 3000 sq. ft., each bedroom is separated allowing for privacy when wanted. The large common spaces are large enough for groups to come together comfortably. We’ve had kids & teens birthday party weekends which easily provide adults and kids their own spaces.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
On the lower deck there is a shaded swing chair, perfect for a peaceful morning cup of coffee and a book. Also on the lower deck is an outdoor shower. A large fenced-in area adjacent to the house can be used for a dog run. Also outside are 3 flat platforms and a tree house for those who want to get even closer to nature for sleeping, drawing or meditation.
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Lofty Haven Retreats
Livingroom part of the "Great Room"
Master Bedroom - (There are now Drapes)
Second upstairs bedroom sitting area
Twin bed end of Large downstairs bedroom
Downstairs deck with swing chair
Wildlife - mostly they are too fast to photo, but you'll see deer and turkeys
Part of View from Deck
Wood burning stove in great room
Dining table seats up to 8 comfortably
Second Upstairs bedroom
Large Downstairs bedroom
Smaller Downstairs Bedroom
Top Deck at Sunset
Late Afternoon Pool
Sunset from the Deck
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017
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