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Stunning Riverfront Villa

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 1-14)

This is a stunning, large home on the Sacramento River in a quiet neighborhood in Redding, California.

The peaceful setting of the River House provides a perfect venue for a relaxing vacation base, a corporate executive retreat, or small group meetings.

Have a dip in the pool and from the patio watch salmon spawning, trophy trout rising to a hatch, or the ducks and geese flying by at eye level.

Comfortably sleeping eight, and can accomadate larger groups with futons and hide a bed. The large living and formal dining areas provide ample meeting space and the family room with wet bar and fireplace a cozy, informal evening respite. THE HOUSE IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR PARTIES, WEDDINGS, ETC. This is a quiet neighborhood and guests other than those staying at the home are not allowed.

The pool was just re-finished and the home updated with new tile flooring in the kitchen, adjoining casual eating area, and family area. This area is open and perfect for large groups.

Best of all, it is located in the heart of northern California's summer and winter recreation paradise.

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Paul Obester
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


Girvan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Outdoor and indoor noise must be kept to a minimum because of nearby neighbors. No parties or events are to be held at the house.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Den and Living Room - 4 sleep sofa /futon , Living room 1 sleep sofa - Den 2 futons & 1 sleep sofa
    Downstairs Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , TV, access to pool and patio
    Upstairs Bedroom #2 - 2 twin/ single , Shares bathroom with bedroom # 1. View of front garden
    Upstairs Master - 2 queen , Master bathroom, Roll away bed, TV, deck overlooking river
    Upstairs Bedroom #1 - 2 double , Shares bathroom with bedroom #2, view of front garden.
  • Queen size Beds (3), Full or Double (2 ), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (4), Roll Away Bed (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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Stunning Riverfront Villa
average rating of 4.5625 based on 16 reviews
Huntington Beach CA USA

Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

The deck and pool are really the sweet spot of the house. Quality BBQ and your sitting right over the river. There is no access to the river as it is quite steep and over grown with bushes. The house is open and very large, lots of room to spread out.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was a wonderful experiences

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great about the house. The view is even better than the photos. The kitchen is fully equipped with gadgets and utensils. All rooms was clean. I will book this house again if I go to Redding with a group. The owner is caring and super nice.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great place for a large group. The pool was amazing especially since it was 109 while we visited. We will visit again if we have another large gathering.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay / would return

  • 4 of 5

We really place a strong emphasis on where we stay when we travel. We prefer luxury when available. So, we may be a tad pickier than the average reviewer. Having said that...

This home exceeded our expectations and we would definitely return here to stay.

I give it 4 stars as I believe it's worthy of a fantastic 4 star review.

It nestled back in what seems to be a safe and quiet area, right along the river, which boasts beautiful views. The outside is well maintained and the law kept nice. Around back was also kept well and the pool is a great plus for the hot season in Redding.

Our group named this house 'Grandma's House' because the look, feel and even smell reminded us all of our grandparents homes growing up. That's not an insult. The home's decor and style isn't modern or trendy. But the house is well kept, very comfortable, peaceful, warm and welcoming.

There is plenty of seating for good conversation, two separate dining areas which was more than enough for our group of 13. We felt extra comfy when watching tv, relaxing and talking.

The AC works great which is a big plus for the hot weather we experienced. The house was always cool.

The kitchen was stocked well, as well as extra sheets, pillows, blankets, towels, and all sorts of amenities to help your stay.

The binder full of information about the house was very helpful.

Beware that the property's owners highly discourage loud groups, especially outside. They don't like lad music and such. That was something we had to keep in mind since we were traveling with a good number of young adults.

Location seems to be good. Beautiful immediate views. I didn't know Redding well and still don't. It didn't seem to take us too long to get anywhere.

All in all - we loved grandma's house. It was warm, inviting, spacious, well kept, peaceful, clean and suited our group of 13 perfectly. We will stay again when we come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible place

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location by the river, large house where everything in the kitchen, WiFi, TVs, gas barbecues etc. worked. Great pool. We definitely recommend this house and will rent it again if we're in Redding.

2 Families from Norway.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Views and Amenities! Homeowner very attentive and accomodating.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home on some of the hottest Redding days thus far: 106-110. Our family was in CA to attend an outdoor graduation, but our 2 year old grandson gets sick in the heat. So I asked if it was possible for an early check in so that he would have a place to be cool and run around a bit (much needed after a full day in the car, on the plane, and in a small hotel room the night before.) The home owner replied very quickly and said we could check in early. This was greatly appreciated!

Shortly after my daughter arrived, the downstairs wasn't cooling off. We contacted the Obestar's and a repairman came and fixed the air conditioning unit even though it was after hours.

Our family had such an enjoyable time at the River House and there's plenty of space! We didn't even use one of the dining rooms or living rooms- (there's two of each)!

Clean. Clear instructions. Conducive to groups. Huge tables to eat and play games. Great outdoor space with pool, chairs, tables, and shade from upper deck. Pool. River Views. Extra bedding and beds. 3 bathrooms-great for swimsuit changes and morning routines. Kitchen fully stocked with dishes and cookware. Extra refrigerator in garage if needed (we didnt.) Washer and Dryer.

I would stay there again!

Rachel Coleman


  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Janya Thai Cusine
Turtle Bay
Cascade Theatre
Moonstone Bistro
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Redding Municipal
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $30
Tax Rate 12.0%

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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