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The McBride Guest House, Comfort in Semi-Rural Residential Area of Merced County

(64 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

2 bedroom, 1 bath with pool, spa, and garden in California's Central Valley

The McBride family is pleased to share our beautiful guest house with you while you are away from home. Whether you are on a business trip, seeing family, or vacationing in our great Central Valley, The McBride Guest House is a perfect place for you to relax and spend private time. We are located in Atwater, CA in a semi-rural residential neighborhood in Merced County. We are ideally located for vactioners who are traveling through the valley. We are 2 hours from the San Francisco Bay area, 2 hours from the northern Central coast, and 2 hours from Yosemite National Park, 2 miles off Highway 99. Our guest home provides a large space (1150 square feet), which includes: 2 bedrooms (and 1 roll-away bed), 1 full bathroom, fully-equipped kitchen (stove/oven, microwave, full size refrigerator, coffee pot, pots/pans, dishes, and untensils), family room, 3 televisions, one in the living room and one in each bedroom, radio / Ipod speaker, washer and dryer, and a private garage. The McBride Guest House is detached from the main house to provide complete privacy. It sits on the back portion of our 1-acre of land, nestled in a park like setting. Behind the guest house, you will find fruit trees, berry bushes, and a vegetable garden, bursting with home-grown delights that are yours for the picking during the summer months, as well as a picnic table under the trees and a BBQ grill. You may also relax on the patio area off the kitchen or practice your putting on the putting green next to the patio. During the hot summer months, enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool or a morning or evening soak in the jacuzzi. Rather than stay in an impersonal hotel room, choose the The McBride Guest House for a true home-away-from home experience.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1150 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Responsible renter must be 21 years of age or older....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in the house. Smoking outdoors permitted....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Please inquire about pets. Keep in mind that the owners have two dogs on the premises....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • 2 bedrooms, 1 full size bed and 1 queen size bed. Sleeps 4 comfortably. 1 roll-away bed and linens for use for an extra guest. Each bedroom has a small dresser with lamp, large closets, and a television....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • 1 full bathroom with large shower.

Other Amenities

  • Daily housekeeping is not provided.


  • Television:

    One television in each bedroom. ...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Residential neighborhood in semi-rural area of Merced County...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining area is in the kitchen. Dining table seats 4, island sits 2, and bar top sits 2....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Living Room:

    Living room contains one couch, one love seat, one chair, and one reclining chair....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking in front of the house and in the private garage....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline available for local calls only....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, kitchen, and beach towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry detergent provided....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig coffee pot with assorted coffees and teas. Additional coffee pot, filters, sugar/sweetener, cream...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and untensils to serve 8, as well as cooking untensils, pots/pans, mixing and serving bowls....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt and pepper, paper towels, foil, plastic wrap, cooking spray, tea...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio off the kitchen, patio table seats 4, 2 additional chairs....moreless

  • Golf:

    Small putting green. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 flat-bottom ocean to lake kayaks for rent to our guests. $20 per kayak per day. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large expanses of lawn surround the property. Vegetable garden available to renters. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Outdoor jacuzzi attached to the pool....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Outdoor pool enclosed with a fence and gated entry. The pool is for exclusive guest use. ...moreless



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from 64 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 - Sep 30, 2017
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


Cancellation Policy: 100% refund if cancelled 30 days prior, 50% refund if cancelled 29 days or less, no refund if cancelled 48 hours or less. Please note: Cancellations in excess of $1,000 may be refunded in disbursements of 2 or more separate refund payments.

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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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4.7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Merced Municipal Airport
2.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Rancho Del Ray
6.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Merced Amtrack Station
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 99
117 Miles
Nearest Beach
Santa Cruz

Car: Necessary

The McBride Guest House is the perfect launching pad to day trips to Yosemite National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, and Sequoia National Park or the Motherlode communities of Sonora, Columbia, and Mariposa. In addition, Merced County is filled with beautiful lakes for fishing, boating, tubing, and swimming, most notable being Lake McSwain, Lake Don Pedro, and Lake McClure. We are also just a short 2 hour drive to the gorgeous northern central coastal communities of Santa Cruz, Capitola, Aptos, Monterey, and Carmel. Merced County maintains two great golf courses, Rancho Del Rey and Stevinson Ranch. Downtown Merced has an active night life, with many locally owned restaurants, bars, and theaters. Other sites of interest in the area include Applegate Zoo and Park, Castle Air Museum, the Merced County Courthouse Museum, the state's newest University of California campus, UC Merced, and the San Luis Wildlife Refuge.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: Hi there! We are looking foward to meeting you and assisting in any way with your travels through the Central Valley. We grew up in Merced County and know the valley in and out. We can give you the 'local' perspective on what to see, where to eat, where to shop, and how to get around. Scott works in local government for the City of Atwater and Jennifer is an English professor at a local college. We have 2 teenage children. We are pleased to share our guest house and knowledge of the Central Valley with you.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The McBride Guest House offers many things that a traditional hotel room cannot. When you stay with us, you will be in a quiet, established, semi-rural neighborhood, with all the comforts of home. Stroll out to the vegetable garden and picking fresh tomatoes, prepare a home-cooked meal in the large kitchen, or pick seasonal fresh berries, apricots, plums, peaches, or pomegranates for a sweet snack while you spend the day by the pool or putting on the green. The local hotels are cold, small, and impersonal, but The McBride Guest House is your home-away-from-home, comfortable and private, with beautiful outdoor features. So please be our guests and enjoy all we have to offer.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

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  • Roof top view of the guest house and property from the main house.

    Roof top view of the guest house and property from the main house.

  • Pathway to pool and spa

    Pathway to pool and spa

  • The McBride Guest House

    The McBride Guest House

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • The family room looking into the kitchen

    The family room looking into the kitchen

  • The patio

    The patio

  • The McBride Guest House and Pool

    The McBride Guest House and Pool

  • Pool and jacuzzi

    Pool and jacuzzi

  • Putting green and outdoor patio

    Putting green and outdoor patio

  • Second bedroom with full size bed

    Second bedroom with full size bed

  • Large, full kitchen

    Large, full kitchen

  • Roof top view from the main house of The McBride Guest House and pool area.

    Roof top view from the main house of The McBride Guest House and pool area.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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