About the property
- Estate3900 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Luxury Horse Property in the Sierra Foothills
Words will escape you when you drive through the entrance of this breathtaking property. This beautiful 20 acre estate is unlike anything you will find in the sierra foothills or even the state of California. Custom home built in a New England style begs enjoyment and relaxation. Enjoy sitting on the covered porch overlooking a pristine landscaped pond and listen to fits of laughter as your friends and family jump from the dock and splash around in the crisp water. Relax in the garden with a good book or get some exercise on a hike or a bike ride and catch a glimpse of the Bear River. Stop and nuzzle velvety noses along the way (this is a horse property) or pick a few blackberries and bake a pie in a beautiful cook's kitchen. Get the competitive juices flowing with a game of croquet on the manicured back lawn or head to the horseshoe pit. Unwind by the fire and feel as if you were transported to a spa. Take an ultra refreshing outdoor shower and you won’t be disappointed!
Feeling Adventurous? Try wine tasting at Mount Vernon Winery or visit historic Old Town Auburn, Nevada City or Lake Tahoe. Breathtaking hikes and top notch skiing is a mere hour drive on Interstate 80. Fabulous golf courses abound in every direction. Pets welcome here but it should be noted that they may never want to leave. First time on the market so come and have a look for yourself and start making your plans!
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- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Megan DeWeerdt
No matter how far up in the corporate ladder you get, you are still reporting to someone! I retired from 'corporate restructuring ' in 1996 at the age of 52. I wanted, for once, to do build something I could say 'I did it my way.' It has taken 16 years of complete joy to build this serene and private ranch. I felt it was time to share it and my horses, dogs and mini donkeys with others that seek this private and quiet vacation. Horses enrich my life and I hope they do yours when you are here. I promise a unique experience. You won't want to leave!
Megan DeWeerdt purchased this Estate in 1999
Why Megan DeWeerdt chose Auburn
Because it is not a property, but a ranch all to yourself.
What makes this Estate unique
From wherever you look it is yours.
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The Perfect Peaceful Paradise!
This was the perfect place to rest and restore after an exhausting move out of our home nearby. We had two weeks in-between our move out and the move in to our next home and we needed a place to settle in with our dog and relax. We put our belongings in storage and looked to VRBO. When we saw this home on the site, we were instantly drawn to its beauty and serenity. We are so grateful to Megan, Dan and Ian for welcoming us (and our golden retriever) with open arms. We didn't want to leave. We absolutely loved the peacefulness, the views of the gorgeous pond out every window, and the way it felt like home. The first day we were there, Dan came by with dinner and dropped it off for us--they are THAT kind of hosts--such thoughtful, caring people. Several of our friends in the area came by to see us during our stay and they raved about the place--they all talked about wanting to have family reunions or staycations there because it is so special that when you see it, you want to stay. You can see from the photos that it is beautiful, but the experience of being there is not to be missed. Thank you Megan, Dan and Ian for renting us your amazing home. We were so blessed by our time there and with meeting you. See you at our favorite chicken place, or yoga, or Taco Tuesday soon? Much appreciation.
Great Location for Family Gatherings!!
This home is a wonderful location for families to gather! The owners are thoughtful and accommodating, and so easy to work with. The property and the home are gorgeous...and there is so much space outdoors to keep the whole family busy...kayaking or swimming on the pond, a zip-line over the pond, visiting with the horses, sitting on the beautiful porch overlooking it all. None of us wanted to leave the property at the end of our stay!! We would love to return!!
Disneyland in Auburn
Beautiful property with so much to do, three nights was not long enough. Plenty big for two families. A great getaway.
Amazing property that fit our family of three generations.
We all loved this place so much, the open layout of the house, the many bedrooms, and living areas and play areas for kiddos. The beautiful property. We are already planning our next trip back.
Nothing tops this!
I hesitate to lavish much more additional praise on this property for fear that it will get booked up and prevent us from returning for another visit. Finding a house and grounds spacious enough to accommodate our family of three generations (8 adults and 6 children) has always been a challenge, but this spot was the perfect solution. In 90+ degree weather, we spent almost more time in and at the pond than we did indoors! And when we did return to the house, it had everything we needed to make our weekend comfortable, relaxing, and special. The grandchildren all loved interacting with the animals (horses, donkey, cat, dogs) and are begging to return. They are not the only ones--it's definitely someplace we all hope to visit again.
Beautiful private ranch with lake pool.
We spent an excellent week here - 2 families with 3 children per family. Very comfortable and well equipped.
The lake/pool was lovely and the children spent hours every day playing in it and spotting turtles. They also loved the horses and donkeys.
A problem with the air con was dealt with swiftly and professionally, whilst the owners were very discrete.
We would definitely go back again! A fabulous place.
This is a special and private retreat yet very close to all kinds of recreation that the Lake Tahoe area has to offer. Plenty of fun to be had in Nevada City, Grass Valley and locally in Auburn. Swimming, horseback riding, mountain biking....it's all here to enjoy