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Little House on the Fish Farm ~ near Sequoia National Park

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,335 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on fish farm in the scenic Sanger river bottom

Welcome to our small, family-owned fish farm just 54 miles west of Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park. Guests will delight in the diverse wildlife and serene views.

The house comfortably sleeps six (one queen bed and four twin beds). If there are seven or eight guests, rollaway cots can be provided.

Guided fishing excursions are available at an additional cost. Please inquire if interested.

Little House on the Fish Farm was designed and built by your hosts in 2013. The three-bedroom, two-bath guest house is located on property that has been in our family for generations.

Danish teak furnishings, bamboo flooring, and recessed lighting give the house a simple yet modern feel. The space is decorated with water lily prints, artifacts picked up on our travels, and local art.

The family room is a comfortable place to relax after a long day of sightseeing, watching DVDs on the Smart TV, playing board games, and listening to music on the Bluetooth speakers. If you prefer to spend your evening curled up on the couch reading instead, the library is filled with books to encourage you on your next adventure.

The galley kitchen is equipped with:

• custom granite countertops

• stainless steel fridge

• gas stove/oven

• dishwasher

• microwave oven

• toaster

• coffee maker

• electric kettle

• pots, pans, plates, cups, and utensils

The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and is furnished with a queen bed. A favorite feature in the master bathroom is the soaking tub. The other two bedrooms are furnished with twin beds and share a second bathroom. Each bathroom has a blow dryer.

The house has a washer, dryer, iron, ironing board, steamer, and two full-length mirrors.


Little House on the Fish Farm is located in the Sanger river bottom, known for its peacefulness and beautiful scenery. Our ponds play host to a variety of wildlife including fish, insects, frogs, beavers, waterfowl, hawks and eagles. In the late spring, splashes of vibrant color dot our ponds as water lilies begin to bloom.

A stone’s throw from Little House, sheep, goats, and cows graze in the pasture. Feel free to visit the hen house and collect eggs for your morning breakfast! The “floating” goat house greets you as you drive down the dirt road.

Sunrise is a magical time. Grab a cup of coffee, head outside to the front porch, and experience the farm as she awakens in the still morning air. Sunsets are equally spectacular. Fire up the grill and enjoy a backyard barbeque dinner on the spacious wrap-around deck. There is a kind of hush as darkness slowly envelops the farm. The stars shine brightly in the stillness. It is a perfect ending to an unforgettable day.


A quaint town of 25,000, Sanger is literally that place where you can’t walk down Main Street without bumping into somebody you know. Within this close-knit community, you can find modern stores next to family restaurants and shops that have been in business for the greater part of the past century.


Just a 54 mile drive away up Highway 180, the entrance to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks affords guests convenient access to hiking, fishing, birding, and backpacking opportunities within the parks.

Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, is just up Highway 41. Hike up to Bridalveil Falls, climb El Capitan, or backpack out of Tuolumne Meadows.


Guests have access to the house, deck, chicken coop, and the large pasture in front of the house. Guests do not have access to the rest of the property without permission.


• As is typical of many small, rural communities, our internet speed is very slow and intermittent. It is usually adequate for checking email, but we can’t guarantee that the connection is working at any specific time. For guests who do need access to consistent wifi, there is a Starbucks 3 1/2 miles away in town.

• This listing is on a farm! There will be animal sounds, smells, and insects. Keeping the doors closed will minimize bugs inside the house.

• There is a 3/4 mile drive down a dirt/gravel road to get to the property. Drive carefully, especially at night. Parking is outside in the driveway.

• Cancellation and Changes - Please choose your dates carefully. We are unable to make changes once the reservation is booked. We follow VRBO's firm cancellation policy.


REQUESTING A RESERVATION indicates you have read and understood the entire listing (including Other Things to Note) and that you and your traveling companions agree to comply with the House Rules.

1. Number of guests on reservation, including children/infants, must be accurate. Only registered guests are allowed on the property.

2. Although we welcome families, the guest house is not childproofed. For example, the furniture is not bolted to the wall. It is your responsibility to watch your children and keep them safe. Children must be supervised at all times. The maximum number of infants we can accommodate is one.

3. No smoking inside or near the house. No candles inside the house.

4. No pets.

5. Speed limit is 10 mph while on the property.

6. Little House is on a septic line. Please do not flush feminine hygiene products or anything besides toilet paper.

7. Be kind. Leave the house in the same condition in which you found it with dishes washed.

8. No food or drinks in the bedrooms.

9. Turn the air conditioner/heater off when you leave the house. In the summer, it cools off in the evenings. Adjust the a/c before you go to bed or it will get too cold.

10. Take shoes off inside the house if you've been exploring the farm.

11. Although we have no intention of entering the house during your stay, we reserve the right to do so if necessary.

More Details

John Young
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About John Young

An avid fisherman in his youth, John studied fisheries biology at the University of California, Davis. Upon graduation John served in the Peace Corps in Papua New Guinea.

A farmer’s daughter, Janet grew up eating local, sustainable and free-range long before it was fashionable.

Initially, John and Janet settled in the San Francisco bay area, but they longed for a more simple, self-sufficient lifestyle. In 1985, they moved to Sanger, California and broke ground on their first fish pond.

John Young purchased this house in 2013

Guestbook comments from the owner

Even before booking our stay, John & Janet quickly answered every question we had and were able to accommodate all of our requests, including the last minute request a week prior to our stay. I only wished we were able to meet them in person. The house was a quaint and cozy home. We were welcomed with fresh eggs in the refrigerator (which tasted great by the way). The house was stocked with more than enough necessities - towels, fresh linens, soap, a kitchen stocked with coffee (cream and sugar), oil, salt, pepper and more. The house fulfilled our needs and more. We were attending a wedding in the area and there were multiple mirrors, a steamer, and blow dryers which all made getting ready much easier. As beautiful and as clean the house was, the best treat was waking up to cows, goats, chicken, and multiple species of birds. As we explored around the house, there was a sense of tranquility. It was a great escape from our busy lives back home. Thank you John & Janet! We all enjoyed our stay and if we are ever in the area again, we would love to stay again. Thank you for your hospitality.
Apr 2017
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Sanger House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1335 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , hair dryer
    Master suite bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , hair dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 queen , Private bathroom with soaking tub
    Oak bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Two twin beds
    Maple bedroom - 2 twin/ single , two twin beds
  • The house comfortably sleeps six. Rollaway cots will be provided for the 7th and 8th guest.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Little House on the Fish Farm ~ near Sequoia National Park
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 100 reviews

Beautiful home on scenic farm!

  • 5 of 5

Home was absolutely beautiful on a beautiful scenic property. Great 3 BR, 2 Bath home. Home is located in middle of a 50 acre farm which brings an allure you don't get from normal stays. Location was great if comfortable with a short drive (~20 minutes) to the downtime Fresno area. Beautiful kitchen and patio for stretching out and having a relaxing meal. Owner was also amazing to work with on all aspects of the day.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location in the countryside for realxation or a trip to the Sequoias

  • 5 of 5

Peace and quite with goats on the porch, fresh eggs from the hen-house were much appreciated. Generell well equiped and clean, lots of informations for different excursions. A perfect spot for a visit to Kings Canyon and the Sequoia National Park.

Mats & Christina

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Azle, TX


  • 5 of 5

Quiet, serene, and relaxing. The goats were fun to watch and feed. Everyone in the house commented on how comfortable their bed were and how well they slept. We had a nice stay. Highly recommend this place. Owners were extremely nice.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Clean, quiet, private

  • 5 of 5

Wanting to stay outside of Fresno while visiting a relative for Christmas, we enjoyed a taste of pastoral life. Everything about the house was as advertised. We enjoyed the goats, chickens and the steers grazing nearby. John, the owner, was gracious and responsive. Recommended for city-dwellers that want a taste of country living (as an alternative to a boring room in a hotel chain).

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, private, beautiful place to stay - don't hesitate to book this home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 used this wonderful home as a "crash pad" while we were visiting King's Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. I wish we had had more time to just enjoy everything the house had to offer. The house is well equipped with everything we needed, and the beds and furniture were quite comfortable and in new condition. Located deep within the farm property, it was secluded and quiet except for the gentle sounds of animals. Step outside at night to listen to the frogs and owls and admire the stars. During the day, look for the egrets and herons. The house was within a short drive of a Walmart Super Center with a full grocery store, so you can quickly pick up any foodstuffs you may need. The owner is very responsive and will get back to you quickly if you have any questions. If this property is available, book it before some other lucky person gets it.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orange County, CA

Animals, beauty, and a space to recharge!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our four kids and had a wonderful time. The sheep, chickens, and fresh farm eggs my kids could get daily, wandering around the ponds with goats, and watching cows meander though the grass was a beautiful experience. The fish farm is beautiful with ponds everywhere with beautiful plants growing everywhere like water lilies. It's a working farm so sometimes we saw men working in the daytime or driving a tractor, but come evening and night time we felt alone on the dirt roads, sitting outside, feeding all our veggie scraps to the sheep.

We came looking for a home near sequoia and kings canyon and had no idea how much fun we would have on site! The drive to the entrance to the parks is about 55 minutes but it's a beautiful drive too and flies by.

It was 102 degrees here as it's summer but the air conditioner works fast and is super cold! But weather up in the forest was much cooler! Evenings were also really pleasant outside.

John was really kind and even brought us a baby goat to visit with who was only three weeks old!

And no, it didn't smell like fish or manure! Fresh air all around. 🙂

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Fresno Yosemite International Airport
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Fresno Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 180 East
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
3 star restaurants, diners & taco trucks
Car: necessary

Little House on the Fish Farm is conveniently located near three national parks. We provide an affordable yet home-like alternative for visitors heading out to Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.

We also attract visitors interested in fish farming, aquaponics, and farm life. Many of our guests stay at Little House because they want to know where their food comes from and/or are contemplating growing their own food.

And of course, some come to Little House just to get away from it relax, unwind, and enjoy the quiet stillness reminiscent of days long ago.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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