About the property
- House2600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
House: 4 bedrooms and 3 baths (Sleeps 8). For detail please contact us
A Great Home in a Resort-Like Setting
This gorgeous 4-bedroom/3-bathroom, split-level home has a fabulous view of the Calaveras River and expansive oak-covered hills and is located in private, one-of-a-kind settings. It has a combination of hardwood floors (living room, dining, stairs and landing and tile (lower stairs and entryway) and plush carpet (in the four bedrooms) for you to enjoy. Three discrete redwood balconies circle the top level of the home furnishing nearly a 360-degree view of the surrounding country.
The wrap-around deck about the swimming pool is also a good place to repose after a day’s activity and drink in the rustic grandeur that abound the home: the mountains, a plethora of birds (including a flock of wild turkeys), deer and other animals, and the lap of green and a carpet of flowers along the foothills (during the winter and spring seasons, golden grass during the summer), the drooping mature oaks, the free form in-ground Geremia pool, the 20-by-20-foot covered gazebo and fenced garden with sprinklers and drip irrigation.
The sound of the river is hypnotic, lulling you to readily fall asleep on the deck or in the gazebo for an afternoon siesta. The gazebo, furnished in a living-room style with comfortable sofa and chairs, cushioned stools and coffee table is equipped with refrigerator, large table and several extra chairs that can be used for more sitting.
It is located 115 miles North-East from San Francisco-Bay Area, about the same distance from Lake Tahoe, 75 miles from Sacramento and 25 miles from Stockton.
Besides the local beauty one can enjoy, there is a lot to see and do in the greater Calaveras County. These range from the historic and picturesque gold rush towns to the great foothill vineyards and taste rooms, microbreweries and pubs to the eclectic art galleries, antique shops and gold rush museums and the Heavenly Valley snow ski resort which is about 1 hour away.
Then there are the natural wonders: the hundreds of limestone and crystalline-filled caves and caverns–-many that you can explore on your own but there are also public ones (cave city, mercer and moaning caverns being examples), the abundance of lakes and reservoirs (some of which are listed below), Big Tree and Stanislaus Natural Forests and ski resorts (such as Bear Valley which is about an hour away). You can enjoy different activities at all seasons–-winter and summer sports, hike and bike, go gold-panning or horseback riding, fishing and boating as well as enjoy a round of golf on professional courses laid out along canyon ridges in the pines or among 200 year old oaks in rolling hills.
Lakes, water views and fun: The Calaveras County in general and the Central Sierra Foothills in particular are blessed with a great number of beautiful lakes and reservoirs. Here are a few examples:
HOGAN RESERVOIR--A 5-minute drive from the house covers 50 miles of shoreline and is surrounded by oaks, manzanita and chemise. It is open all year round and contains campgrounds, day-use and picnic areas as well as launch ramps for boats and a marina.
LAKE CAMANCHE--a 15-minute drive from the house is located at the western side of the Sierra-Nevada foothills. It is a sprawling aqua mass, covering 53 miles of shoreline, and bounding 12 square miles of water at a depth of 150 feet. It is pleasantly calm and beautiful to behold with its backdrop of the rolling hills and the sky-touching mountains beyond. It is great for fishing and boating and is open all year-round with several picnic areas and campgrounds.
LAKE MELONES--A 30-minute drive from the house, Lake Melones has more than 100 miles of shoreline and is hugged by oak-studded foothills and rugged river canyon cliffs and is the located between Senora and the historic, gold-mining town of Angels Camp. It is a great place for boating, fishing, and camping, if you do not have your own, you can rent patio or house boats for an afternoon excursion or week-long enjoyment.
LAKE TULLOCH-–Located south-east of Valley Springs, at distance of about 20 miles from the house, Lake Tulloch contains great shoreline with many alcoves, stunning table mountain ranges with a spare population of mature oak trees. This lake is purported to offer one of the best water skiing lakes in California. As in all the others, the surrounding lake area offers picnic and camping grounds as well as fire pits.
Location: Valley Springs, CA
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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Private, great for a relaxing getaway for large families
Would love to come back during the summer and use the pool... Great BBQ area, great for families to come together and relax in a quiet and peaceful atmosphere where tv and internet isn't really a thing to do
Great guests! Clean, orderly and followed the house rules well.
Would have come and stay any time.
We loved our stay at JP's home in Valley Springs. It was extremely warm that weekend, and the beautiful pool and deck were just what we needed. The home was perfect for our group of 4 adults and 2 young children. Would love to come visit again!
This was an amazingly relaxing property for our family vacation of 8 adults. Beautiful setting and views of the Calaveras River. Short drive the heart of the Gold Country from Murphy's Jamestown, Angels Camp, Sutter Creek. We rented a pontoon on Lake Comanche for the day which was a blast, spent a day at the Sequoia National Park. And the best part "no TV" even though there is one the family opted for family game nights, cards, monopoly, Uno etc. Not to mention BBQing by the pool or just lounging around doing nothing.,
JP is amazing and answered all our questions before and during on week visit - its most likely going to be our go to property for short or long trips.
Staci and party were great guests. They were friendly and easy to work with.
They left the home clean and orderly. All the plates, glasses and utensils were in their right places. Although not expected they had washed the linens and towels and put them back in the closets. These things are always appreciated. We look forward to having them back.
We had an amazing time! The house was very spacious and clean. We loved having our private pool overlooking the river. The gazebo was awesome for afternoon cookout by the pool. We highly recommend this property. JP the owner was very helpful and responded in a timely fashion!
These were great guests! Pleasant and easy going from the start. They were respectful and appreciative of the place, both of which make the hosts happy and appreciative in return. They left the home in a nice and orderly manner. We appreciated this too.
We hope they come and stay at the home again.
Family get away
The property was very clean, lots of room and in a very quiet neighborhood.
We saw wild turkeys, and deer almost every day.
The house felt just like it was our own home.
Quick weekend with the kids
This home was perfect for a quick weekend away with the kids. The view was amazing from the decks and the pool was fantastic. We also enjoyed the access to the river. The home itself is comfortable. The beds were really nice, but keep in mind it is clearly someone's home (or weekend home) not a full time vacation rental. Expect food in the kitchen cabinets, clothes in the drawers etc. Not a problem for us at all, but different from some houses we've rented. The online pictures and other reviews paint a very accurate picture of what you're getting. If you are planning to spend most of your time outside , you really can't beat it.
The home is in Valley Springs. Beautiful rolling hills to drive through, Lake Hogan is about seven minutes from the home so is the La Contenta golf course. For more see the description in the ad.
Rates & Availability
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Our pricing will vary depending by group size or the season or the length of your stay. We also have refundable security deposit depending on the number of people and duration of stay. If guest uses paypal to process rent payment, there is 3% charge added. This fee is charged by Paypal.