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Ranch Getaway in the foothills of the Sierras

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 204 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths with hiking hills and small lakes (220 acres)

Newly renovated ranch home located in the rolling hills of Springville California. This four bedroom 2 1/2 bath home has spectacular views of the Sierra mountains, small lakes to swim and fish in, citrus groves and hills with hiking trails and horses. You are not just renting a beautiful home but over 200 acres of ranch property to enjoy and explore. Enjoy the views from every room and the large wooden deck which looks over the tops of the orange trees. On cool winter nights warm yourself by the large rock fireplace. On hot summer days cool down by swimming in the lake and the house has ample air conditioning. Visit the town of Springville (just one mile away) which is a quaint little country town nestled in a small valley at the base of mountain peaks that reach to over 10,000 feet. Drive to the giant sequoia trees at Balch Park, just one hour away. During most of the year you can pick fresh fruit from the citrus trees, oranges, grapefruit and lemons. Hiking the hills next to the house and you can feed carrots to the horses that rome it. Enjoy the fresh air, serenity, quiet and beauty. Take a break from TVs but it does have high speed wi-fi. Farm house has a large sunken living room with large windows with mountain views and a connected dining room, large kitchen with new appliances and attached family area with another table for playing cards or eating meals, all with spectacular mountain views. In addition, the garage was transformed to a game room in 2015 with a quality pool table, darts and air hockey. It's a great place to play.


Owner
Steve
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2017

About Steve

The ranch has been in the family since 1966, focussing on citrus. We grow some of the best oranges and grapefruit found anywhere. The ranch house was built in 1985 and recently renovated. Now we want to share this special place with others.

Steve purchased this farmhouse in 1966

Why Steve chose Gold Country / High Sierra

Dad picked the most beautiful ranch with three small lakes for fishing and swimming, large hills for hiking, citrus groves and spectacular mountain views. This has now been passed down to us.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Go on a day hike through the groves, hike the hills and swim across the lake while never leaving your property.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Springville, California

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 204 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Guest bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
    Half bath - toilet , Large sink for cleaning up.
    Master bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , two sinks and large mirrors
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , with onsuite bathroom
    Twin bedroom - 2 single bed
    Queen bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Bunk room - 1 bunk bed , Bunks are full over full
    Sleeping nook - 1 sofa bed/futon , Full size, off of family room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
Ponds are fun to swim in with a swing rope or fish for a variety of fish, including big mouth bass. Lots of hiking in local hills and a short drive to Sierras and giant sequoia tree or bring your horses.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Ranch Getaway in the foothills of the Sierras
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 35 reviews
4

Great place to hang out with family and friends

  • 4 of 5

We spent a wonderful long weekend at the house. We enjoyed its specular views, the swimming/fishing ponds and a very sweet downtown. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Unwind. Destress.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a tremendous time on your property... stunning views, great fishing for my little guy, so much fun on the rope swing in the pond, and let's not forget to mention the gorgeous horses who came to say hi each evening. It was peaceful and relaxing, and yet at the same time the kids had enough to occupy themselves.

The house itself is great too. All in all, a wonderful property. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and hope to be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

beautiful, comfortable and unique

  • 5 of 5

The home and surrounding property is very, very beautiful. It offers gorgeous views from just about every vantage point. The home is spacious, welcoming and very comfortable. We spent our evenings lounging about and playing pool and darts in the garage/game room. The deck is really nice for eating outdoors and stargazing. The ranch is big, with plenty of trails to hike and explore the surrounding hills and orchards. There are several ponds, the main one being the most accessible. We fished, but opted out of swimming. A local tenant said her kids love to swim in the pond. We were hoping to use a boat, canoe or kayak, but did not come across a usable one (not too big a deal for us). The location is really good. You feel secluded, but certainly not isolated. The city of Porterville is close enough for grocery runs, dining, etc. Sequoia National Park is about an hour away. It does take another hour or so to drive into/through the park to actually see the Giant Sequoias, but it's definitely worth the trip. Overall, we enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy and quiet ranch getaway!

  • 5 of 5

A group of our friends stayed here because we had a wedding down the street at Spingville Ranch and barn. We knew the house would be great, but the experience turned out to be amazing. Before the wedding we woke up early to hike around the property, down to the lake and orange trees. The oranges were fresh and juicy! The house itself was spacious and beautiful. The best part were the balcony/decks looking out to the ranch. We made coffee in the morning and would just sit out on the balcony enjoying the peace and quiet. Steve was extremely accommodating and helpful during the days leading up to our stay. If I'm ever in the Springville area, I would stay here again!

Thank you Steve!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely be staying here again! Your property and home is absolutely beautiful! We loved every second of it, from the views to the pool table in the game room!

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time. We look forward to having you again.
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5

Gorgeous getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Big, beautiful, well manicured home on the side of a mountain with orange orchards, ponds and amazing views from every angle! We enjoyed living in luxury in what felt like a national park! Plenty of cooking supplies and lots to keep entertained with a gameroom in the basement.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Porterville
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Springville Golf course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
190
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Springville restaurants
Car: necessary

Ranch is 1/2 mile from the Springville Rodeo which is every April.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$220.85
Damage Deposit A$631

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.