Cabin like home, near a city,near a lake, simple amenities, all for a great price. Great place to start if you are bound for the Sequoia National Park or the Sierras. In the country, no stress, no pizza or traffic!
Shelby and Mark (dad) Welcome you!
Travelers needing a base before going to the Sequoia National Forest will love this place. Lots of room inside an older, rustic home of 1600+ Sq feet. Relaxed space not stuffy or delicate. Man cave with a daughters touch. Now, this world traveling, empty nester, welcomes you. Plenty of parking for RV's. 3 miles from Hwy 198. River in the back yard is emotional..... rushing, trickling, pounding, roaring, puddle, ponding, streaming on any day, who knows what you are going to get.
33 miles from the Ash Mountain Entrance at the Sequoia National Park.
No snow, road or travel issues here.
Internet is satellite from DISH network they say 10 MBS, it is not cable and does not compare for data exchange like my office. Then again, this is an escape not an office.
My old rustic home exists near Venice Hill, a Tulare County Landmark. The St. Johns river, in the backyard, is seasonal and the rain is making the river ever changing. The residence has a full kitchen, stove top and a large room air conditioner. Each room has an electric heater to accommodate warmth requirements.
BBQ just outside the front patio runs on propane that I supply.
Parking or areas for tents exist on the land for any size. The furnishings and décor have a cabin feel. The valley heat will always be something to contend with, especially in June. The high last year was 107 degrees F. (June 2015). In Winter temps can reach freezing 32 degrees F.
I enjoy traveling and am a Fly Fisherman. I love the idea of having international guests stay here without any California or big city concerns for their safety, their equipment, language barriers or having a good time. I am very close and can assist with needs, translations, directions and advice.
The home is on 3/4 of an acre. You get to use the entire house. Garage and the tool sheds adjacent to the home are off limits and are for maintenance and for my car.
I can help with traveling ideas and needs. I speak Spanish too.
The riparian area is a mix of hills, rivers, oaks and farm land. Many critters exist in the area such as; hawks, woodpeckers, bobcats, pesky raccoons, coyotes and herons. Gophers eat my lawn, roses and plants like it was candy.
Closest shuttle to the Sequoia National Park during the summer is about 5 miles away at Hwy 198 @ Road 196. Summertime bus hours are frequent and the station is called the "Red Barn", Exeter. Rural areas around here require an auto.
Remember the heat and the dusty nature of our summers. Sometimes mosquitos. Large valley oaks to the front and rear. Sometime dense fog in the winter.
Kayakers this is a calm, class 3 or easier ride. I can help you shuttle gear upriver. My favorite river ride is from the Woodlake airport to my home. Just have to walk around four weirs...Seasonal ask about flow conditions.
Parking is ample. Just park in front of the garage. or beside drive.
Zugang für Gäste
I will unlock door and have the place ready or...
I will give you storage code for keys or...
Guests will be provided keys or access to them.
We have a cleared 1/2 acre, the river, the home and the deck.
Off limits are the maintenance shed and workshop with a garage.
The river supports kayaks in good years.... and I forgot to mention that I have an archery target set up for archers needing 20-30 or 40 yards to practice.
Interaktion mit Gästen
I am a working man that can be reached easily and not far away. I am here to help, phone or in person. My wife speaks Hmong and is also area savvy. My daughter is an a graduate and has just joined the USAF. Spanish is spoken as well.
Neighbors pets sometimes visit, an old labradoodle and a couple of fat cats, friendly and love BNbrS.
Weitere wichtige Infos
Going 40 miles east and up into the Sequoia National forest drops the temperature by twenty degrees. (Lodgepole)
In the winter, 30-40 degrees is normal.
Remember Check out time is 11:00 am, help out with this if the next family comes in right after. If no one follows, ask and late check out is possible, lastly, Occupancy tax is charged (to me) by this County, Thanks for staying.
Respect the property and state accurately the number of guests. I will leave bedding and sheets for known guests. Check in is at 2:00pm and Check out is 11:00 am, cleaning crew gets in there right after. Try to separate recycle items in trash outside.
This rustic home is ready for families and outdoor enthusiasts. Other folks have used it for "get togethers" and business. Not set up for weddings or parties.....yet.
Lots of room for business folks with trailers but remember the home is on a narrow road. Internet is on a "Dish" system works well but not like cabled connections.
I have had no problems thus far and everyone has enjoyed their privacy in this rustic environment. Don't worry about the neighborhood or any other big city concerns. they just don't exist. Lady travelers need not be concerned you are safe here.
Guests hoping for a place to thrash, pass this place up. The property is used by law enforcement they frequent the area because it is peaceful. Use good judgement.