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Home With Pond In Park Like Setting

La Grange, CA, USA
  • House2600 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Very private 12.5 acre river front property in historic gold rush town

Pond House is one level 2600 sqft fully furnished with linens, cookware and laundry facilities. Home features 3 bedrooms with den/bedroom and 2.5 bath. Escape to one of the most peaceful and scenic 12.5 acres on the earth! The house is located in a park setting with beautiful natural landscape, 3 acre lake, year around creek , and within walking distance of the river. Day trips include Yosemite National Park, California Gold Country towns and boating and fishing on 5 close by reservoirs.


John or Cathy Adams

Member Since 2015
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About John or Cathy Adams

Cathy and I purchased this property in 2009 after spending over a year looking for just the right get away. Upon arriving and seeing the property for the first time we knew that this was the spot

John or Cathy Adams purchased this House in 2009

Why John or Cathy Adams chose La Grange

Cathy and I purchased this property in 2009 after spending over a year looking for just the right get away. Upon arriving and seeing the property for the first time we knew that this was the spot. The realtor had given us the gate code and told us to drive up and take a look. As we drove thru the gate there were deer standing in the yard. I noticed the pond was spring fed and the river was right next door. The home was impressive and in great shape. The next day we contacted the real estate agent and we were able to enter the home. Impressive, everything we were looking for. Two years latter we were able to buy the vacation rental at the other end of the pond. This home is located in a park like setting with over an acre of lawn area, private dock, river access and picnic area. You will love it

What makes this House unique

If you are looking for a private get away this is the place. The property sits behind a private gated entry along the Tuolumne river with a large 3 acre pond. The home is spacious and well maintained. It is a beautiful property with a year around creek running through the back yard. The front yard has a large lawn area providing a park like setting and pathway leading to pond. This is a great place to relax after a day at one of the five close by reservoirs or day trips to the gold country or Yosemite National Park.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, master bedroom with king bed, on suite and deck
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen


        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, jetted tub
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, half bath located next to the laundry room

          Location Type

            • Waterfront
              Escape to one of the most peaceful and scenic places on earth. This 3 bedroom home with den and 2.5 baths is in a gated community with a private lake and large dock to relax and fish from.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Air Conditioning
                          central heat and air conditioning
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                          Wifi access is available
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Living Room
                          large living room area with plenty of seating
                        • Parking
                          large parking area for boats and RV's
                        • Telephone
                          We do not have a land line. Verizon cell service is the only way to make and receive calls. AT&T works about a 1/2 mile from the house.
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wood Stove


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining Room
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Game Room
                                      As well as games for the adults and children there is also a futon that makes into a queen bed.
                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Direct TV satellite. WIFI access available
                                    • Television


                                        • Boat
                                          peddle boat for your use on the pond
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          deck off master bedroom over looking creek, very relaxing area for your morning coffee or reading a book.
                                        • Golf
                                          Frisbee golf
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Large lawn area in park like setting
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          gas BBQ on back patio


                                            • churches
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • fishing
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • rafting
                                                    • water skiing

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: 1:00 PM

                                                      Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                      14 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      A heavenly weekend

                                                      Jessenia C.

                                                      A hidden gem, wonderful heart of gold owners, and a magical weekend we all had here. No words can describe how beautiful this property is and the house is perfect!!!! I look forward to coming here every year with my husband for our anniversary! Thank you so much to Cathy and john for letting us stay and trusting in us to make our dreams come to life! I appreciate all that you are and all that you do and all that will become of this place! Sent you pictures soon!!!! Perfect place to stay! YOU MUST COME AT LEAST ONCE IN YOUR LIFE!!!!!

                                                      Beautiful one level home perched between the large pond with paddle boats and creek/river

                                                      Nic L.

                                                      John was an excellent host! Property was spotless! I hope to visit again and experience the peace and quite that this gem offers. Minutes from Don Pedro and perched on theside of the river & pond. Walk across the street to the La Grange saloon for a western style pour and good eats. Verizon 4g/lte cell signal only but its so beautiful you wont need it. Looking foward to our next stay!

                                                      Perfect getaway location to get back to nature.

                                                      dustin c.

                                                      This location is amazing. Right on the river and on a huge flat space with green perfectly manicured grass in the front of the house. Totally secluded. Cell phones were out of range so we were truly able to disconnect and get away. House was all equipped and met all of our needs. John and Cathy were great hosts, There if we needed them for anything (which we didn't) but not bothersome at all. Thank you Cathy and John. We will be back.

                                                      Great Vacation Home Gem

                                                      Sam H.

                                                      The home and property were better than the photos and provided a perfect relaxing place for our family to unwind. The owners were great and really helped us get familiar with the property when we first checked in. We will definitely visit again.

                                                      Unique property and excellent experience!!

                                                      Hernan C.

                                                      We had an fantastic experience at this property! John and Cathy are super responsive and flexible property owners. We spent 7 days there -- first half with the family (kids 2 yrs, 4 yrs, and 7 yrs old) and the second half with 7 adults for a work retreat / offsite. We trailered up our boat and spent the days on Don Pedro lake. When not on the lake, the kids just wanted to play outside feeding the goose / ducks, fishing in the pond, playing in the playground set, running around the grass area, walking along the creek in the back, and generally exploring the huge outside "park" area! Everything described and said about this rental are true -- highly recommend it and we will be back!

                                                      Amazing Hidden Gem

                                                      Ixchell L.Boulder Creek, CA USA

                                                      We go boating every summer to Don Pedro lake. We are always looking for a house to rent verses camping but the pickings are slim. We were extremely excited to find this hidden gem. It honestly sits in a park like setting. It has a beautiful pond where you can paddle boat around. There is a stream running behind the house into a river. The grounds are SOOO well kept and beautiful. There really isn't a reason to leave the house once you are there. The owners went out of there way to make us feel comfortable and were there to help with anything that we needed. We will for sure be back! We are still in awe of this beautiful home!


                                                      La Grange, CA, USA

                                                      La Grange is a small unincorporated community in rural Stanislaus County California. It is located along the Tuolumne River where French miners struck gold in 1852. Aside from its French population, the community included a significant Chinatown in its early years. At its height, the community had thousands of residents, but it was a largely lawless town. La Grange is now a registered California Historical Landmark district. Today a post office and elementary school still operate in La Grange. Also functioning is the oldest church in Stanislaus County, St. Louis Roman Catholic Church with a cemetery containing tombstones dating to the mid-1800s. Fishing and boating: There are five reservoirs within 30 minutes of the Pond House. Lake Don Pedro is the closest, about 10 minutes to the boat launch. Lake McClure is about 25 minutes. Other close by lakes include, Turlock Lake State Park and Tulloch Lake. Boating, water skiing, swimming and fishing are the major activities. Sightseeing: Yosemite National Park. Travel the John Muir historic Yosemite Trail (hwy 132) Yosemite Blvd thru the gold country towns of La Grange and Coulterville then on to the Yosemite National Park north gate. Travel time 1 1/2 hours. Historic gold country towns: Visit close by La Grange,Coulterville, Jamestown, Sonora, and Columbia State Park- all less than a 45 minutes drive. Relaxing: Stay home and enjoy the property. You may fish in the lake or the river. There is a peddle boat for your use on the pond and a nice dock area for viewing or relax in the shade next to the creek and read a book. Dining out: Louie's Place (Historic Saloon in La Grange ) built in 1897 is open 6 days a week and serves great prime rib and steak dinners, a must stop for dining out. Not into restaurant food? No problem! Pond House has a expansive and fully equipped kitchen and dining room. Dine outdoors during the warmer summer season and enjoy the park like setting and excellent views. There's a wealth of fun activities to enjoy when staying at La Grange Pond House. Bring your gold pan, family and/or friends and plan to stay awhile so that you can experience the wide variety of what this area has to offer.

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                                                      14 Reviews
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