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Starry Oaks Cottage on 15 Acres

(29 Reviews)

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Springtime at StarryOaks

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Last updated: 05/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

There is still some snow at the Park. The temperatures run from early AM 30's to the 70's during the day. Don't forget your chains as you must have them to enter the National Park until they lift the chain requirement, usually by the end of May. You will not need chains to get to Starryoaks. Built in 2005, this charming home is located on 15 acres in the Dunlap foothills, amongst a beautiful oak woodland. Skylights in the kitchen and living room give you a bright, cheerful atmosphere. The master bedroom has a queen bed and a soothing, romantic rose and green garden décor. The second bedroom, the Woodland room, has a full bed, and the third bedroom, the Bluebird room, has a full bed.

Linens and towels are provided. The kitchen is fully equipped. The picture windows in the living room, frame a vista view of the Central Valley cities, the coastal mountains at sunset and a breathtaking sight at night, of the stars and Milky Way with the city lights twinkling below. On the fourth of July, we watch the fireworks from afar, in over 5 different cities! This is the place to sit and bring your binoculars or telescope, to view the night stars.

In your front yard, a picnic table with umbrella gives you a vista view for breakfast. Along the side of the house there is a shade shelter with a large picnic table and a charcoal barbeque under the oaks, redbuds and elderberries overlooking the deer trail.

Roads and trails meander amongst the 15 acres, revealing lovely, shady spots with granite boulders, to sit upon, in restful contemplation. A horseshoe pit has been added just below the home.

Foothill bird watching offers a host of different species not found in the city, these include California quail, turkey vultures, red-tail hawks, acorn woodpeckers and various towhees, are just a few of the daily visitors. Deer and rabbits usually stop by to nibble the flowers.

Located 15 minutes away are the Twins restaurant and in the town of Squaw Valley: Bear Mountain Pizza, two small mini food marts; two gas stations, a library, feed store, hardware store, and car repair garage. Squaw Valley hosts a variety of small, country events such as a Mule Show in May, Garden Tours in the summer, a rodeo in May and various other festivals such as the Turkey Testicle festival and a Crafts and Art Fair in October. The Endangered Cat Haven, houses and breeds endangered wild cats and they offer unusual tours in this unique foothill habitat. We're also 8 miles from St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Ranch

Located 30 minutes away for water lovers, Pine Flat Dam with water-skiing, fishing, boating and swimming is a refreshing stop. We have even enjoyed sailing on the lake in our small 19 feet O’Day sailboat.

Avocado Lake, near Pine Flat, is a small lake, perfect for children to wade in and practice their swimming. The Kings River flows in this same area and offers more fishing holes and picnicking along its banks. Spend the afternoon golfing at the Sherwood Forest Golf Club. There are wine tasting tours and a fruit trail along the Blossom Trail as well.

Located 30 minutes away is Kings Canyon National Park, (URL link provided below) breathtaking in its views of the great Continental Divide and many of the oldest redwoods in California, including one of the largest redwood tree, General Grant. You enter through Grant Grove entrance on Hwy 180.

The best place to swim in the summer is Hume Lake located in the Park. It has a beach with shallow entry for children and little waterfalls among the rocks.

There are 2 National Parks in our area: Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Park.

Located 45 minutes to 60 minutes away is Sequoia National Forest, the other half of our Kings Canyon Park. In the summer, you can travel up through Kings Canyon Park, into Sequoia National Park. In the winter you have to go around through Visalia and Three Rivers, to reach the Sequoia Park.

Cities nearby include Visalia, Fresno, and Tulare, all with their own special spots and events to explore. We will fill you in on those special restaurants, antique shops, a great zoo, parks and many other fun events in these cities.

It is our pleasure to offer this unique foothill experience for you. We love and care about this area and look forward to providing a restful, memorable vacation. Come and see for yourself why this area is so dear to us.

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Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english, greek
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    With prior approval, additional fees apply. We have a 10x5 shaded kennel as well. Please bring your own dog dishes and bedding....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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Entertainment

  • Television:

    local channels only...moreless

  • Toys:

    Small group of plastic animals, sand buckets, balls...moreless

Attractions

  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    You have views of the Sierra Mountains and the Coastal mountains from this home. Also, the central valley night lights of Fresno, Visalia, and Reedley. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Fast Internet is available at the home, a password will be provided when you check in....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    2-3 vehicles...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Soap provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee, Krups Expresso Machine, Coffie Grinder Coffee is not provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, Pans, cooking sheets and baking needs are provided. BBQ utensils and BBQ baskets are provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes & utensils are provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Roofed patio with large picnic table...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    We have snowshoes for up to 3 adults available. Ask owner....moreless

 

Reviews

5
from 29 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Oct 1 - Mar 31, 2018
2 night min stay
$140
$800
Standard pricing
2 night min stay
$150
$900

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Children 12 yr and over: $10
  • Refundable Deposit $175
  • Pet Fee $25
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Thanksgiving & Holidays 3 day minimum

Children 12 and under- one time $10 linen charge/2 children

$25.00 one time fee for each pet; Balance due before arrival,

Cancellation notice: 60 days in advance Sorry, we do not rent to college students/25 yrs or younger.

We accept Paypal, which will also accept a credit card payment.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 05/28/2017
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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 180
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Twin's Restaurant

Car: Necessary

Grant Grove Entrance, Sequoia National Park

Wild Cat Haven: Refuge for endangered wild cat species

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Kimon came from Greece to go to college and never left. Now retired, we have added a small olive grove and in the fall, harvest olives for oil and for eating.


Contact us

Speaks: english, greek
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

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Photos

  • Springtime at StarryOaks

    Springtime at StarryOaks

  • Trails lead to many shady nooks.

    Trails lead to many shady nooks.

  • Master Bedroom: Soothing green and rose decor

    Master Bedroom: Soothing green and rose decor

  • Living room with a view

    Living room with a view

  • 'Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow....'

    'Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow....'

  • View from the living room!

    View from the living room!

  • Clean & bright kitchen

    Clean & bright kitchen

VRBO #91194

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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