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Home With Pond In Park Like Setting

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 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 estate 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 estate 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.


La Grange Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • water skiing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
San Ramon, CA

Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at John and Cathy’s place for 4 days. Very well maintained with the beautiful pond. Fishing was great, the sky was filled with stars that we never get to see in the Bay Area any longer. John and Cathy were great hosts and we’ll definitely be back next year...if not this one!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Absolutely a hidden gem and oasis

  • 5 of 5

John and Cathy were excellent hosts! They gave us a tour of the property and made us feel very welcome. The property is absolutely breathtaking. There is a fantastic stream in the back that our kids spent hours playing in and fishing for blue gill. We used the pedal boat and took walks around the property. The donkeys were quite entertaining as well. There's so much to do! We truly felt like we at a home away from home. We spent some time at Lake Don Pedro which was only about 10 minutes away. We want to go back again! Our kids didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream Get Away

  • 5 of 5

John & Cathy were two very friendly and accommodating hosts. The property is break taking and no matter how wonderful the pictures are, they cant do them justice. The home has all the amenities that you would ever need and has more then enough room to spread out. My favorite part of the trip was the outdoors. The front of the home and the pond is separated by a perfectly landscaped lawn. The pond leads into smaller streams that are teaming with fish. The pond itself is stocked with more bass then you could ever catch as well as crappie and bluegill. If fishing isn't your thing, John and Kathy have a paddle boat at the dock that you have access to. Plenty of yard to roam around on and even a play area for the kids. 2 donkeys and a flock of geese also make this ranch their home. I can't say enough about the whole experience and my family and I look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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  • 5 of 5

The grounds are absolutely gorgeous and the house had everything we needed. So close to don Pedro and lots of grass for all sorts of games. John and Cathy were great hosts. We will definitely be back again!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A heavenly weekend

  • 5 of 5

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!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Beautiful one level home perched between the large pond with paddle boats and creek/river

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Historic La Grange saloon built in1897
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Louie's Place excellent prime rib and steaks
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Rates are subject to change until reservations are booked

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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