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River Island Rancho On The Golf Course

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,150 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 bedroom, 4 baths and sleep 10 comfortably. It is setup for large groups.

Welcome to Springville CA, only 3 hours North of LA and 3.5 hours south of San Jose in the foothills of the Sierra mountains. We are 90 minutes South of Sequoia National Park and 45 minutes West of Balch Park, home of the largest trees in the world.

This is the perfect house for a large group, 5 Bedrooms, 4 baths, (3 of the bedrooms are suites with private baths) and lots of outdoor areas to enjoy. The home sleeps 10 comfortably but can accommodate more, perfect for large groups, weddings, reunions or family vacations.

Our home is on the 13'th fairway right across the street from the River Island Country Club clubhouse. It has a private pool, fenced for safety and is ready for your group. Enjoy Bocce ball, Corn Hole, tons of board games and 2 BBQs (Gas & deep pit charcoal). We have HD Direct TV with most movie channels and in every room a Sonos music system with Pandora, XM, Spotify and other music services.

We just built a wonderful game room with Ping Pong, Darts guitars and plenty of other fun stuff. This is a large air conditioned room to hang out or just unwind and relax. It has become the favorite place in the house with our guests.

The entire house was recently insulated and a new A/C unit installed so the house will stay at your preferred temperature.

The kitchen has a large Fridge/Freezer with an ice maker and a second one in the game room, there is plenty of space for all of your group's food and drink.

We have designed the outdoor living areas to take advantage of the perfect Springville weather. It is a wonderful house for your large group. Preferred tee times are available for our guests.

We located in the foothills of the Sierra mountains so it is a short drive to see the largest trees in the world or a fun day of exploring the Tule river. You can even see a few giant Sequoias from the back yard.

Springville is known for their friendly people and incredible access to nature. It is a place you will want to visit again after experiencing it for the first time.

More Details

Property Manager
Steve Ambrogio
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Steve Ambrogio

I have been coming to Springville (River Island Country Club) since 1994 and fell in love with the area and people. The golf course is spectacular and always in great shape. Even though it is private, they are generous with public tee times and the price is very reasonable. The house is 116 yards from the clubhouse and is a nice walk after a long day on the course. Preferred tee times are accepted only for our guests. It is the perfect place to host your group tournament. We host our annual golf trip every August and it always turns out to be the best week of the year.

Steve Ambrogio purchased this house in 2012

Why Steve Ambrogio chose Springville

This is the only vacation rental at River Island. Since the house is right across the street from the club, you never have to drive once you get here. We have a private pool for warm days, 2 BBQ s and a very comfortable house to relax in. It is truly an amazing place. What a great home if you're having a wedding, party or reunion nearby.

For weddings you have many choices, River Island CC offers catering and event space so for weddings it couldn't be more convenient. There are 2 other legendary venues in Springville for weddings, the White Barn and Rivers Ridge. All 3 are very popular with our guests and offer a great atmosphere for your special day. We book many wedding parties because the house is so private, comfortable and accessible to all ages.

What makes this house unique

This house has a large indoor dining table, a round dining table that flips over to be a professional poker table as well as a huge 10' picnic table outside to take advantage of the perfect Springville weather.

Because the house is so centrally located and is one story, it is the perfect home for all ages. The house is very popular for families with young kids as well as older members. With plenty of beds and a quiet location, it is a favorite for everybody.

We have had a number of groups use the house for the older members of the family for wedding parties and family reunions since it is so easy and convenient.

Whatever the size or age of your group, purpose of your trip or time of year, we really do have it all.


Springville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Hall bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Sequoia bathroom - toilet , shower
    Sycamore bathroom - toilet , shower
    Cottonwood bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 bathroom each with a shower or tub. Please note that for our larger groups, the hot water can be depleted quickly if all the showers are used at the same time. We recommend spacing showers out to avoid this from happening. We also recommend running the dishwasher at night.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Oak room - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds and wonderful morning sunshine
    Cottonwood room - 2 double , 2 double beds with private bathroom
    Pine room - 2 twin/ single , Very comfortable room with 2 twin beds and morning sun
    Sequoia room - 2 double , This is the MBR with its own private bathroom.
    Sycamore room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , This room has its own private bathroom and exit door
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 are suites with private bathrooms. Each suite has "full" size beds, the other two rooms have a pair of single beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
This home and area has become a wonderful place for our family to spend time together. The kids like to swim in the pool, golf and play the games we have. The adults love the quiet, not having to drive and the perfect weather. It is also a favorite of mine for our annual golf trip every August. We have set the house up for the comfort of our guests. Most of our groups have been coming up for over a decade. This is a special place that seems to stays with everyone who visits here. The golf course is the highest rated in the Central Valley and is always is great shape. They really do care about this place.


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(45 traveler reviews)

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River Island Rancho On The Golf Course
average rating of 4.733333 based on 45 reviews

Terrific place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at River Island Rancho back in October 2015 because our daughter was getting married at Springville Ranch. Always meant to write a review. It met our needs wonderfully. Close enough to the venue and plenty of room for us to get ready without being on top of each other. The owner/manager were very accommodating. In hindsight, we would have loved to have more time to enjoy the house and surroundings after the wedding. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cecilia, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. With 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and our new game room, it is the perfect house for larger groups. There is so much to see and do in the area that even after 24 years we are still finding things we didn't know about. We would love to host you again.
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Everything looking great!

  • 4 of 5

Clean and updated

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lots of Beds and Bathrooms

  • 5 of 5

Great place right on the golf course for a large family. We had 13 family members stay there with no problem. The place was really clean and had all we needed in the kitchen.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and we'll maintained property

  • 5 of 5

The house and location made the weekend trip much more fulfilling. We were there for a wedding but we felt that the house accommodated more than the surrounding cities had to offer. Steve's property is a must if you're planning a getaway in that specific area.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is the greatest place to be with your family and friends.

  • 5 of 5

We decided to spend our long weekend in Springville for the golf course, the giant Sequoia trees and the weather. We found River Island Rancho and booked it since it was on the golf course. With our group of 8, it was just over $60/person. The house is amazing, quiet and on the golf course with a private fenced pool, 4 bathrooms and 5 bedrooms, (3 rooms are suites with private bathrooms).

The garage was converted into a wonderful game room that we thoroughly enjoyed, comfortable, fun and spacious. The kids loved the Sonos music system, darts, ping pong and especially the guitars that they encouraged us to use. What a perfect space for the kids, we couldn't even hear them from inside. The second fridge and freezer in the game room was the perfect bonus for all the extra food we brought and prepared, (we used the BBQs for our dinners every night).

We drove up to Balch Park (45 minutes) and saw the giant Sequoias, something I will never forget and will do again next time we are there. The house had everything we needed, fully appointed kitchen, all linens and towels and tons of fun games for the kids. Every room in the house even has its own Sonos music speaker, how cool is that?

I can't rate high enough how much fun we had and what a great experience staying there was. We were lucky the house was available on our weekend as it was booked almost the entire summer.

Thanks you, see you again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house for our group

  • 5 of 5

This place is incredible, the pool and the huge yard were great. The house is larger that we expected, the 5 bedrooms were perfect for our large group. The game room was wonderful, the boys played music, ping pong and darts and with the door closed we couldn't even hear them. There is music in every room and the kitchen had everything we needed for our meals. Loved the area.

We can't wait to go back again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

This property is on the 13'th fairway and across the street from River Island CC, the highest rated course in the central Valley. Guests of River Island Rancho receive preferred tee times by calling the pro shop in advance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $90
Damage Deposit $250

Check in time is 2:00 pm
Check out time is 11:00 am

These times are required for the cleaning crew to have adequate time to make the house sparkle.

Please note that if a earlier check in or later check out time is requested, there will be an additional charge.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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