This renovated home is located on Long Island just off of Grand Island in the Sacramento River Delta. There are 3 queen bedrooms and 2 baths on two levels overlooking the river. In addition, there is a sleeper sofa for overflow for total sleeping space for 8. For the warm summer, an outdoor shower is privately located just under the main deck. Well behaved family pets are welcome, although the yard is not fenced. TV, satellite and wi-fi are available along with hundreds of VHS tapes and DVDs. The house has private docks both on the river and in back on the slough (or the dredge cut as it's known), so boat in or put the boat in the water at one of several nearby launch ramps. Fish off the docks or relax on the covered deck while watching the local skiers and fishermen work the water out front. Wood fire pit and comfortable outdoor furniture allows our guests to fully enjoy the weather at any time of year. There is an office set up in the lower bedroom, just in case you need to keep in touch while you're away.
- House1800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Boat in or drive to 3 bedroom, 2 bath located on the Sacramento River
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 16, 2018
About Martha Pearson
We bought this house as a fishing shack and to have a berth for our 32' Erickson sailboat and have remodeled extensively in the years since. In fact, we lived in this house while reworking the house next door --where we live today. We are boaters who enjoy all the Delta has to offer and this house puts you so close to the water, you'll never want to leave. At least that was our story and why we moved from Sacramento. We are also active private pilots and involved in Sacramento real estate.
Martha Pearson purchased this House in 1996
Why Martha Pearson chose Sacramento County
Life is just better on the water --and you can't get any closer than this. The view, the immediate access to the water activities we enjoyed were why we chose this place to call home. If you don't do anything but sit and enjoy the view of the river, you'll be entertained by the water skiers and island is quiet and charming with really nice neighbors. This kitchen in this house is a dream and stocked well with good quality appliances, dishes and cookware. If you're looking to cook up a few fancy meals while you're with us and wonder about specific items, just ask and we'll see what we can do to accommodate. We always stock the basics but include coffee, tea, spices, foil and plastic wrap as well. There is usually something edible in the yard --the Delta is known for it's lush abundance, and this property is no exception.
What makes this House unique
Being on the water with your own dock means that you can take a quick water ski run, or fish a little then relax a while only to do it again without the hassle of taking the boat in and out of the water. The Delta is beautiful and this location is convenient to the Grand Island Mansion, Delta Diamond Farm and the Ryde Hotel, all wonderful wedding venues. Isleton is about two miles and Walnut Grove about 10 miles. Delta fishing is awesome and this is great water for skiing -- right out front. From either of the two decks overlooking the water, the line between inside and out is deliberately blurred so you're encouraged to spend the days with the doors wide open to the great Delta weather. For cooler months, there is a cozy gas fireplace and heated floors to make things comfortable.
Sports & Adventure Activities
We had a wonderful stay. The home and hosts are amazing. We can’t wait to stay here again!!
We had put in our reservation months ago to be at this lovely property to spend time with our folks who return to Long Island after six months in Arizona each year. We were able to entertain them and had a wonderful weekend of catching up and enjoying one another's company. Martha has everything so well appointed and being as there were two of us that cook, we had everything one could ask for. The kitchen is wonderful and we really enjoyed cooking in it. The whole house is lovely and so comfortable. The views were amazing. We are going to be making this an annual tradition and will look forward to it every spring. Thanks Martha!
A Pristine Retreat on the River
This house is the result of a wonderfully careful attention to detail and generous hospitality. Martha was close at hand and ready to make our stay smooth and peaceful/
Beautiful, peaceful stay
Thanks for the wonderful accommodations and personal touch on this house rental. The house was clean and had lots of room.
Home away from home
Beautiful and quiet spot on the river. Spacious and comfortable accommodations, fully equipped. Martha is one of the most nicest people you could ever meet. We’d stay here again in a heartbeat!
Although the weather was not cooperating, just staying inside and looking at the views through the opened spaced windows was relaxing.
Our home Away From Home
The River House shows itself as a true labor love as you open the front door and enter a warm and embracing environment of welcome. At the same time your eyes are taken to the balcony and the Sacramento River beyond. We have stayed there six times and each time it feels like going home. This River House is not to be missed. We give this place our strongest recommendation.
Located in the heart of the Sacramento River Delta, this home is located on an island between the levy banks in the Sacramento River. It is an ideal spot for families to relax and enjoy all the outdoor water sports that are so enjoyable in the Delta. Relaxing days spent fishing, water skiing, swimming and floating are all waiting for you. We are located about 35 miles south of Sacramento, 32 miles northwest of Stockton and 32 miles east of Fairfield.Watch the sunset of the river from either of the two decks on the house.