Darling River Front Cottage with Jacuzzi in the Heart of Historic Angels Camp(62 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Cozy 2 bedroom, 1 bath on Angels Creek
The River House is a charming, hundred year old cottage nestled on the banks of Angels Creek. It has been lovingly renovated and tastefully decorated. With two bedrooms and a bathroom it's the perfect getaway for a couple or a small family. The cabin can handle two couples, but it starts to get a bit tight with only one bathroom.
The River House is located in the quaint, historic town of Angels Camp in the heart of California's Gold Country. Yosemite, San Francisco, Tahoe, and the Bear Valley Ski Resort are an easy, scenic drive away (1-2 hours). Our guests appreciate being able to explore Northern California's big ticket attractions and then returning 'home' to the quiet and tranquility of The River House.
The River House has two bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room, kitchen, & dining area. Each bedroom has a queen size bed with cozy bedding and plush pillows. Both bedrooms have tranquil river views. The newly renovated bathroom has a shower and a separate 'soaking' room with a claw foot tub overlooking the river. The updated kitchen is fully equipped including a full size fridge, coffee maker, microwave, & blender. The charming living room has comfortable furniture and a propane stove for cozy winter evenings. There is air conditioning for the warmer summer months. The multi-tiered back deck, overlooking the river, has a 5 person jacuzzi hot tub, comfortable patio furniture and a propane BBQ. There is also a hammock strung up in the shade of the oaks and pines, perfect for whiling away the afternoon and enjoying the restful sounds of Angels Creek. There is a video link on the main page of my listing. Feel free to watch it and confirm this is exactly what you are looking for.
After relaxing and unwinding at the River House we certainly hope that you'll venture out to enjoy some of the year round activities and adventures that Calaveras County has to offer. In the summer, don't miss hiking or biking amongst the Giant Sequoias at the Calaveras Big Trees State Park. How about tubing and wake boarding on New Melones Lake? Or catching a summer concert while sipping local wines at the Ironstone Vineyard in nearby Murphys? In the winter, be sure to head up the hill to do some skiing or snow boarding at Bear Valley Mountain. And if you visit us in the spring you must plan to partake in the festivities of the world famous Jumping Frog Jubilee right in downtown Angels Camp.
We have also left some DVD's under the video Monitor. We would suggest cuddling up with the fireplace on and watching old Seinfeld Disks, or even 'Forest Gump'.
*There is no cable or internet unless you use the cellular signal. And we require no smoking inside our house.
*There is Poison Oak and thorny blackberry bushes in this area. All guests are asked to be diligent on this matter. The easiest solution is to not rub against any bushes when out walking.
*The hot tub: Such things can be tempermental, or can have mechanical issues. IF the hot-tub ever fails a guest, then there is a preset discount of $10 per day that I will return to you to offset this problem. (as of February 2017 the unit has never failed)
*In June of 2013, there was a report of a rattlesnake near the back deck. This old cabin is more in the wild then other stuff you will find online (even though you are so close to Angels Camp). If you want to rent in a subdivision or a hotel, where there is no chance of rattlesnakes or adventure, then this is not for you.
*If you or your kids collect the crawdads (which is kind of fun to do), then please return them safely to the river after playing with them.
ODD POLICIES: Occasionally I will not accept a shorter stay that is wanted months away, as it has proven to then keep me from taking longer term reservations later.
RETURN POLICY: If you reserve and then need to cancel, I will re-market the dates and if I can rent those dates to another, then I return the money.
-There is no daily maid service, so any guest staying over two days will be asked to put in a spoonful or two of chlorine every other day, while the spa is running.
-The toilet is an old wall mounted tank (100 year old) with a pull handle. It works great and makes a loud flush noise. However... due to being right by the creek, I have to pump the effluent up to the sewer. Due to this, any foreign items can clog the pump and than bad things happen. We ask all guests to be aware of this small item.
We hope to see you soon!
Steve & Stephanie
Gaige, Haviland, & Ellery
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Member since: 2013
- 750 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 5
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- There is NO internet, cable, satellite, etc. Only cell phone and the sound of the river. *There is a preset discount of $10 per day if the Jacuzzi were to fail a guest. *There is Poison oak in the area, and Guests are asked to be aware. There is a nice TV in the living room, but it ONLY plays DVD's. No channels or anything. Note: There is a $50 cleaning charge added to every stay. Note: If a family were to stay for more than a few days, then the lack of laundry facilities could be an issue. There is no local laundromat, and any guests should bring adequate clothes or additional towels, etc. to accommodate their longer stay. **EVEN THOUGH THERE IS A TWO NIGHT MINIMUM STAY, THE OWNER WILL OCCASIONALLY NOT ACCEPT A 2-3 NIGHT (SHORTER) STAY TOO FAR IN ADVANCE, AS IT OFTEN HINDERS THE ABILITY TO ACCEPT A LONGER TERM STAY LATER. ...moreless
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 5 people
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning fee $75
- Tax Rate 6%
There is a $60 cleaning fee added onto every stay.
There is a 6% county occupancy tax as well.
Occasionally, requests for a short stay during Prime-times may be not-accepted, as it then deters the longer duration customers.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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The River House is nestled in the heart of California's Gold Country within easy driving distance to all varieties of year round outdoor activities.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: We're the Stewarts. Steve and Stephanie. And our three kids Gaige, Haviland, & Ellery. We live the American dream. You know - driving kids all over to various activities, conferencing with teachers, laundry, helping teenagers study for driving exams, teaching first graders to read, more laundry, trips to WalMart for sandwich meat and toilet paper, and, of course, working long hours to pay for it all. Occasionally, we stumble upon a weekend with no traveling soccer games and we hit the high road to The River House for a weekend of pure relaxation.
Why the Owner Chose Angels Camp, CA, USA:
We purchased the River House in 2012. We absolutely loved the location on the river and the historic character and charm of the cottage. We knew that it would take some TLC to renovate it, but we were excited to bring it back to its former glory. So we set about cleaning, painting, plumbing, sanding, tiling and spit shining. And now a year later, shiny it is. Some day we hope to retire and bring our grandkids here. But until then, we're offering it for rent so that you might enjoy it in our stead.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The very best thing about the River House is the tranquil, relaxing setting. The gurgling creek, whispering trees, and singing birds encourage us to relax in spite of our dizzying, fast paced 'real' life. We have learned that material things mean very little. So little in fact, that we have placed our 50 year old China (made in Japan in 1967) as some of the dishes in the Cabin. It is fine with us if you (and your kids) use these old dishes and if one happens to break... we will survive it. We have also placed some old cameras and slide watching equipment from the 1940's in the display case. It is OK with us if these items are moved and admired. *We have 3 kids and are pretty bullet-proof by this point in our lives.
- Primary: 209-743-1940
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The River House on Angels Creek in Angels Camp, California
Multi-tiered deck with 5 person jacuzzi overlooking the river.
Full size fridge, stove, microwave, coffee maker, blender, & toaster.
Living room looking out to the wrap around porch and front yard.
Second bedroom with queen bed and cozy linens.
Bathroom has stand up shower & vintage toilet. Claw foot tub overlooking river.
Creekside hammock for relaxing and unwinding.
Steve, Steph & Half Dome in Yosemite. (2 hour drive to the entrance.)
Take a day trip to Yosemite and hike Half Dome. (See us on the ledge?)
Take a day trip and see the sights of San Francisco (2.5 hours away).
Rent a jet ski at New Melones Lake (15 minutes away).
In the winter do some sledding or skiing at Bear Valley (40 minute drive).
Lovingly renovated and tastefully decorated. Wood burning stove for the winter.
Darling, updated kitchen and dining area beyond. Backdoor out to the deck.
Dining Area with seating for 5.
Bedroom overlooking the river with comfortable queen bed and plush bedding.
Second bedroom overlooking the river with private access to the front deck.
Soaking room off of the bathroom with claw foot tub overlooking the river.
Sun deck and patio furniture just above the river.
El Capitan in Yosemite shrouded in fog.
Take a day trip to Lake Tahoe (seen in the background. 2.5 hour drive)
Spend the day at New Melones Lake (15 minute drive away).
Visit historic Columbia State Park and take a carriage ride or pan for gold.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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