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Spacious Home in Downtown Merced

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Spacious Home in Downtown Merced

Our renovated turn-of-the-century 2400 sq ft home and back gardens are available for individual, couple or family.

Located in the old-town area of Merced, our home is situated on a large lot off a quieter downtown street. Our home has a large back yard with outdoor patio, small pond and garden, and offers guests a comfortable and quiet home as a base during guests' stay in the area.

Inside our home, the downstairs was has been include an open modern kitchen with cooktop, oven, stainless refrigerator, filtered water, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, and food processor for the cook. Dining, front living room back family room, a small library room with piano & desk, a private office, guest bedroom and full bathroom round out the lower floor.

Upstairs are three bedrooms, where you'll find a the master suite with a king bed with full private bath with jacuzzi tub, a bunk room with a double/ twin bunk bed, and a bedroom with a double bed next to the 3rd full bath. The house has a tankless water-heater system for endless supply of hot water, and there are two HVAC heating and air systems - both upstairs and downstairs for climate control. Indoor washer and dryer.

If you area visiting UC Merced, Yosemite, or surrounding area this 4 bedroom home is a great place to stay for those looking for an alternative to the local motel scene. It is located about 1/2 mile from the train station and about 2 miles from the in the downtown corridor of Merced. We can help make your stay more enjoyable offering local insight and the best places to dine, shop, and be entertained.

The home has cable internet with WiFi network. Feel free to watch movies on Netflix or Hulu on the flatscreen TV in family room.

The fully landscaped backyard includes decks, patio and koi pond, a trellised walk and gardens Also sitting at at the back of the property is a a separate studio with a full kitchen, bath and its own private patio. (If you are in need of extra space the studio may be available, sleeps up to 4, please inquire for availability)

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Merced House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full Bath
    Downstairs Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full Bath
    Upstairs Master [Jacuzzi Tub] - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Full Bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Upstairs Full Bedroom - 1 double
    Upstairs Bunkroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Downstairs Queen - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Merced Knowledge Restaurants Fresh Mex: J & R Tacos, good stuff Traditional mexican: Treveno's Sushi: Sushi Cuisine Funky Japanese: Nagame Italian: Pinocchios, Strings Old school diner: Cinema cafe 510 Bistro DeAngelos Branding Iron Coffee Coffee bandits Starbucks Bars The Partisan 510 Bistro Public House Shopping Grocery Store: Raleys Bikes: Kevins Bikes Small town sidetracks Rollerland Merced zoo County library Destinations Yosemite: 1:40 to hwy 140 gate, 2:00 to valley floor. Great day hiking destination for those not wanting to stay in the mountains. Castle Air Force Museum Lake Yosemite UC Merced Merced County Arts Council Playhouse Merced Merced Theatre


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Spacious Home in Downtown Merced
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Exactly as advertised and depicted

  • 5 of 5

The pictures and other reviews are extremely true to the experience you get. I would even venture to say that the home is even lovelier than shown. It's very relaxing, spacious, comfortable, and quiet. The location is fantastic for all aspects of Merced. We were there for business but we also took the time to exercise etc. Since we had to work as a team and we used this as a team bonding work trip, it was incredibly nice to have a place to work and relax, as well as have our own private space. The hosts were extremely responsive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beachy artistic home for peace and beauty

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 stayed in this beautiful home. The front and back yard were well landscaped and provided a beautiful outside setting as well as a fun place for my kids to play and explore. The rooms were cute, welcoming, and serene. We happened to be in Merced for a family funeral, so it was so nice to have a home to find peace and comfort.

My girls loved the bunk bed and the boys enjoyed sharing the other room. We especially enjoyed the simplicity but beautiful decorations. It made it possible to enjoy a beautiful place with out stressing about kids easily breaking something. My husband and I enjoyed the sunroom directly off of the master bed room. It was a great place to go first thing in the morning, for a marvelous view and feeling of being surrounded by the outdoors.

There is a particularly large closet for the master bedroom. The kitchen was a wonderful place to cook food and store groceries. The family room was so welcoming with lots of windows to the outside but large bushes also provided privacy. We also did laundry the night before leaving which helped with immediate travel plans. My kids particularly enjoyed the large roll of paper and markers/crayons to make pirate and treasure maps for each other to follow.

We could not have asked for a better place to stay. Would go back again in a heart beat and stay longer! The owners were fabulous about staying in contact, being so welcoming, and even helping us get a towel returned we had left behind.

A wonderful home to stay at and enjoy! Felt like a beachy vacation and respite for our family.

Thankyou for making our stay so wonderful!

The Tuckers

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leavenworth, Washington

Very Comfortable Home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our 3 adult children. It was very comfortable with enough room for all of us to have our own spot. The kitchen is beautiful and well appointed and the front and back yards are very well kept with places to relax. It is located in a good neighborhood in the heart of Merced.

The owners were great and were available to answer any questions we had. I recommend this home for anyone needing a roomy place to stay in the central valley.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A pleasant, peaceful sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

Our New York based family needed to find accommodations for 8 of us attending a memorial service in Atwater on very short notice. We were lucky enough to find Diedre and Jason's home available for the three nights we were in town. It couldn't have fit our needs any more perfectly. The pictures don't go far enough to capture how spacious and comfortable the home is. As an owner of an older home, I thoroughly enjoyed looking at the photo album of the home renovation. Diedre was very attentive and helpful as we arrived and settled in for our stay, too.

We have shared our experience with our Merced family and look forward to staying at this location in the future when we visit.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long stay at UC Merced

  • 5 of 5

We are still enjoying our stay! While my husband is doing 4 months of research at the university of Merced, I am taking care of our 1.5-year-old son.

Jason and Diedra are incredibly friendly and helpful. They are such good people and have two nice boys of (nearly) 8 and 10, so their house is perfect for traveling with children. There are games, books, paper, crayons and much more, even a kids-sized table and chairs and plastic plates and cutlery.

The weather is so nice and we enjoy eating in the spacious garden. The kitchen has all the equipment a professional cook would want. And one can have a cook-out on the large BBQ too.

There are shops, bars and restaurants at walking distance. Yosemite and Sequoia National Park, San Francisco, the beautiful beaches are about a 2-hour drive.

There are so many positive things to say about this house that this review is too short. Just come over and stay here, you'll see for yourself!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wichita, Kansas

Working in the area

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home has all the amenities your own home would have. Traveling with 3 coworkers, this was the perfect home to stay in. The big kitchen allowed us to cook meals and save money on eating out. We visited the Sequoia National Park, Castle Air Museum, and Yosemite, which are well worth the money and drive. Owners were easy to communicate with and recommended places to eat and local attractions to visit. If we are in the area again we will definitely stay with them again.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jason and Diedra Liske
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Jason and Diedra Liske

We are a family of four based in Merced, frequently traveling the US and Canada. Jason is a photographer and web developer, who works everywhere, and Diedra was a public school teacher for 12 years before promoting herself to road schooling our two boys, ages 11 and 12.

We have lived in and made Merced our home base since 2001, when we purchased and renovated our 1918 home. It was a labor of love and wonderful project, which we enjoy sharing with travelers who visit the area. We welcome you to our home, and are always more than happy to answer questions about our home, the area or Merced.

Jason and Diedra Liske purchased this house in 2001


Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Public House
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Stevenson Ranch
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 99
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Branding Iron
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Yosemite National Park Ski Area
Nearest Beach
120 Miles
Monterey/ Santa Cruz
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $145
Tax Rate 10.0%

$25 fee for occupancy over 2 [daily and weekly stays]. Please inquire about occupancy fee for stays over 30 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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