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New Scenic Vacation Bungalow View of the River

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Bungalow
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath House, Comfortable accommodations for 2 to 4.

Full stainless steel kitchen, dining area, granite tile bathroom and living area. Wireless high speed internet, TV, local channels. Private redwood deck with view of river. Walk to town,
steps to the river.
Located on “Walking Tour Map of Downieville”.
Available year-round in historic Downieville
Call or E-mail to book your stay in this magical, historical place. Sorry no Pets!

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry please no pets even if it states elsewhere differently. Thank you for not asking....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Master: 1 queen

    Single rollaway bed and a full inflatible bed are available...moreless

  • Bedroom/ Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    New Double size, memory foam sofa-pullout bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • ATTEND! Gold Rush Days, a step back in time, Fourth of July 'Fireless Fireworks' and Parade, Yuba Theater movie nights, Downieville Classic Bike Race, and the Antique Bottle Show, to name just a few. EXPERIENCE! Within walking distance, The Sierra favorite “Grubstake Saloon n Restaurant', La Cocina Mexican takeout w/ river deck seating, Two River’s Café International Cuisine and ”, & the Mountian Bakery. 7 restaurants/café’s, St Charles Saloon and 49er Wine Bar. EXPLORE! Re-live the gold rush days as you drive along Hwy 49 to Downieville or view memorable Fall colors in October. Visit our museums/mines. FISH! and Swim! In the clear waters of the Yuba River and its tributaries and in mountain lakes. SHOP! 9 shops along 3 blocks! RIDE&HIKE! To hidden lakes or lofty mountain peaks on the well-marked trails maintained by the USFS. WALK! Grab the “Walking Tour Map” from any merchant. 23 fascinating historical sites from the gold rush era. This is “The Playground of the Sierras!'...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


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


  • Library
  • Museums
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Outdoor dining 6 chairs / 1 round tables...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    New 2010...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    plenty of room store bikes on deck...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Bring your own to use on river/lakes...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    our 'communal pool' is the 2 rivers running through Town!...moreless



Write a review 4.3
from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
4th July
Jul 2 - Jul 5, 2017
3 night min stay
DV Classic
Aug 2 - Aug 7, 2017
5 night min stay
Aug 25 - Aug 28, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$145 $160
Thu, Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning $45
  • Tax Rate 10%


A cleaning deposit may be higher for long term stays.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
St Charles Place
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Historic Hwy 49
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Grubstake Steak House

Car: Not Necessary


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2010

About: 'Major' William H. Downie, a renowned gold prospector, recognized as the founder of Downieville, California.As the first house built in the area, this was a rustic log cabin situated high above the river. It is by virtue of this structure that Downie claimed to be the founder of Downieville. He was said to have offered a coffee can full of gold if they would name the town after him.

Why Downieville, CA, USA:
A destructive fire in the early 2000, claimed Downie's original cabin site. Happily, a new bungalow has recently been completed on the site and is available for short term rental. You can experience the beauty and serenity which William Downie recounted in his memoirs. 'The scene that burst upon us was one of marvelous beauty and after these many years, it still lays before me like a lovely panorama in my recollection of the moment I first saw it.'

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
Walk to town, steps to the river. Available All Year. River view bedroom, pillow top queen bed. Granite and marble tile full bath. Spacious kitchen, breakfast bar, dining and living area. Full, pull-out sofa bed. Relaxing river view on private redwood deck. Large patio space available for special events.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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  • Major William Downie Quarters

    Major William Downie Quarters

  • Deck space for barbecue and outdoor gatherings

    Deck space for barbecue and outdoor gatherings

  • Inside living room adjacent to fully equiped kitchen

    Inside living room adjacent to fully equiped kitchen

  • Pillow top Queen bed

    Pillow top Queen bed

  • Granite tile Bath

    Granite tile Bath

  • Downie Manor with 'the Quarters' nestled in Tahoe National Forest

    Downie Manor with 'the Quarters' nestled in Tahoe National Forest

  • Hansen Bridge looking toward Downie Manor

    Hansen Bridge looking toward Downie Manor

  • Beautiful swimming holes

    Beautiful swimming holes

  • Plaque at Quarters

    Plaque at Quarters

  • 'Major Downie Quarters' Redwood viewing deck/patio of the Downie River.

    'Major Downie Quarters' Redwood viewing deck/patio of the Downie River.

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • View of River from bedroom

    View of River from bedroom

  • Extra patio space for events

    Extra patio space for events

  • Downie River From Hansen Bridge

    Downie River From Hansen Bridge

  • Hiking trails abound

    Hiking trails abound

  • Fun Times In Downieville

    Fun Times In Downieville

  • Famous Gallow

    Famous Gallow

VRBO #464692

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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