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House On The Hill - Vacation at the G-P Ranch

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,280 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Vacation In A 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Ranch Style House On 6 Acres

The G.P Ranch is located in Valley Springs, CA. It is complete with horses, goats, sheep, chickens, a pig, rabbits, various birds and other friendly pets that create a pleasant in-the country experience that is a favorite for all ages - especially kids. At the ranch, adults and children can ride horses, feed or care for the animals, take walks, ride bikes, visit nearby lakes in the area, etc. Special party arrangements can be made upon request. There is a beautiful complete golf course about one mile from the ranch.

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Simon Lavoine
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 28, 2018

About Simon Lavoine

As Brother and Sister, we are the perfect combination of native San Franciscans and International citizens. Although raised and educated in the San Francisco Bay area, after college Denise turned her passion of fashion into a career and moved to Paris, France for over 20 years. Bringing that international lifestyle and flair back home, combined with Mark’s exquisite knowledge San Francisco dining, the city’s unique experiences and culture, we are poised to open our home to travelers and tourists to continue our tradition of openness and world living. We are more than welcome to help make your stay as event filled as possible or perhaps give you the space to simply relax, exhale and get as much peace in this unique “little” big city, whatever the intent of your get away trip may be.

With the combined stamps in our passports, there are probably few places we haven’t been, heard of, or would like to visit so we would like to hear your experiences and share ours.

Why Simon Lavoine chose Valley Springs

Mark and Denise would like to invite you to a country guest-house, a ranch style vacation experience located in the California foothills. In spite of its country setting, the house is in fact is located within the city limits of Valley Springs Ca. What this means is that you and your family, group, or work group can enjoy a luxurious country setting on the six acre ranch, yet have access to many nice restaurants, coffee shops, stores, golfing and a host of other activities that are within a 10 minute drive from the house.

What makes this house unique

The G.P Ranch is located one hour and fifty minutes from downtown San Francisco. It is possible to organize a full day round trip shopping and dining excursions to San Francisco. Perhaps you may wish to (upon availability) reserve one of our vacation rentals in or near San Francisco for a night.


Valley Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1280 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 full bathrooms, there is a 2 person Jacuzzi in main bathroom,and there is a 6 person hot-tub in large bedroom Note: The 6 person hot tub available when requested in advance for $50.00 one-time fee. and living room/dining room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 3 bedrooms, two bedrooms with queen beds, one bedroom with king bed, and there are flat screen TV's in each bedroom
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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House On The Hill - Vacation at the G-P Ranch
average rating of 3.0 based on 4 reviews

Wonderful place will book again

  • 5 of 5

I loved this ranch. The place was clean, new appliances, the location ideal, nice views. We felt out in the country, but the restaurants and activities were within 3 miles. Lake Hogan is soo beautiful. Nice place for events.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not as expected

  • 1 of 5

I wish I could give more than 1 star because the owners are really nice but there were a lot of things I wish had been better. First off, this is a duplex with someone living in the other unit with a shared wall and door. So you will not have the property to yourself (did not know this ahead of time and had no mention of this in the posting). The host from the other unit was very nice and friendly and left us to ourselves though. The place needed more cleaning, the jetted hot tub we tried to use but water was brown and left the bottom of the tub brown after we drained it after right after filling it. Inside of toilets were dirty black. Bring bottled water because the tap and fridge water was undrinkable (taste and odor).

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very pretty

  • 5 of 5

Nice and spacious home. Home owners were very friendly.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Nice Country location feeling but needs improvements

  • 1 of 5

We were impressed by the photographs display on VRBO and decided to book. I gave 1 star because the owner was quick to respond to all emails. However the property itself was a huge disappointment as listed below:

1. There is no dish washer. The explanation of the caretaker was that the drought conditions was why it was not there. Also, if drought conditions were the reason, why have the option of a huge Jacuzzi for $50 extra? I'm sure people would like to enjoy there vacation and not be washing dishes all the time.

2. No disposal unit in the sink. Potential of blockage spoiling your vacation.

3. Broken towel holder, broken toilet paper holder in one of the bathrooms.

4. One bathroom has a shower head whose head has needle sharp spray which stings while taking a shower.The second bathroom has a tub only - no shower. I'm not sure why a bucket was not made available- if the drought conditions excuse was a valid excuse, I should be using minimal water using a bucket and not filling up the tub and wasting water.

5. Only about 12inchs counter space if you need to do some cooking!! A microwave occupies the remaining 18 inches - and that's all the counter space that's available. The oven stands free of any adjacent counter ( and the oven had a propane smell while burning)

6. Many corners had spider webs.

7. Needs an iron board and iron.

8. No leaving instructions on where to put the garbage, used linen etc.

9. The constant smell of horse manure when you step outside.

10. Kitchen needs a better set of knives. The current set of steak knives cannot be used for other purposes(need sharpening) Even a bottle opener was not found in the provided kitchen utensils.

I left a list of improvements with the care taker. Hopefully the next person booking gets a better experience.

I would not recommend this property until the above mentioned amenities are fixed for an enjoyable experience.

Stayed 30/31 Dec 2016

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
116 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
La Contessa Golf course & golf range
Car: necessary

The town of Valley Springs sits at the base of the Sierra Nevada foothills, consists of about seven hundred people and is about a thirty five minute drive from the historic town of Jackson California. The town of Jackson includes many restaurants, a movie theaters, specialty shops, a casino and more.

Located in town is a Starbucks coffee, Country Breakfast Café, Roundtable Pizza (87, Hwy26), Taco Bell, Thai food restaurant, Senders Market (Ace Hardware), Burger King (200 Highway 12) Mar-Val Supermarket (55, Hwy 26), Mexico Lindo Restaurant, (55 Hwy 26), #8, Eddies Grill, 10 Nove Way, suite North.

Note: This is just a small sample of businesses in Valley Springs, a 10 minute or less drive from the property.

Bank of America ATM/Wells fargo ATM at local businesses within 10 minute drive of property.

Valley Springs has a variety of sites and activities, to include Lake Hogan, and Lake Comanche. These Lakes offer fishing and boating swimming and other activities. Also there are a host of wineries in the area that offer wine tasting and fine dining. You can find a complete listing of world class local wineries in the area and in nearby Lodi CA

Also nearby you will find La Contessa Golf course and golf range on Quail Oaks Road - 5 minutes drive from property


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $50

Cancellation Policy -
30 days or more 100% Cancellation refund
15 days or more 50% Cancellation refund
Less than 15 days - No Cancellation refund

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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