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Turn of the Century Ranch-Perfect for a great get away

People17
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms + detach cottage (Total sleeps 12)

Amidst the rolling hills and dramatic Sierra Foothills, this spacious turn-of-the-century 4,100 sq ft home on five rustic acres is within walking distance from Folsom Lake. Located in Newcastle, California this historical home has a classic veranda with swings and rocking chairs.

Enjoy the working fruit orchard with over 200 trees with multiple varieties of almond, apple, apricot, cherry, grapefruit, lemon, lime, nectarine, orange, peach, pear, persimmon, plum and tangerine.

Enjoy as well the refreshing swimming pool with outdoor shower, tennis court, basketball court, ping pong table, tether ball, horseshoes, cornhole and plenty of bicycles. There's a separate pool house with pool toys, his/her changing areas and a bathroom.

The property sleeps 11-12 comfortably (4 bedrooms in the main house and a guest cottage). The air-conditioned home is decorated in a charming European style with plenty of comfortable reading nooks and quiet spaces along with five fireplaces (non-working). Enjoy the billiard room complete with vintage pool table and plenty of kid's games. Bike to downtown Folsom or old town Auburn and experience gold rush history along with fine dining, antique shops and boutiques. Nearby, there are horse stables, riding trails, wineries, golf courses, whitewater rafting, water-skiing, canoeing, fishing, camping and kayaking . We also have a new standing paddle board that is perfect for Folsom Lake. Tahoe ski resorts are an easy drive. A Property Manager couple live on the property.

Our family and siblings lives in Southern & Northern California. We have been coming to 'The Ranch' since we were kids and my father came when he was little. Once you have experienced the rustic charm, you will see how special the place is and will want to come back again. The ranch is a place where time stops. It's like stepping into a Norman Rockwell painting.

This home was passed down from our grandfather and has been in our family for four generations. It has some amazing memories and is a great place to relax and get away from the busy activities of daily life. Much of the furniture is over 100 years old and the home has a timeless elegance. It is only a couple hours from San Francisco and Lake Tahoe so is centrally located.

In the main house we have four bedrooms, three bathrooms ; the Master bedroom has a King bed and the other three bedrooms have one set of twin beds each for a total of seven beds. Two of the bedrooms are adjoining and share a bath, the Master and the back bedrooms have their own full bath.

We have five adult sleeping bags, four child’s sleeping bags and two full size air mattresses, two twin air mattresses plus blankets and pillows for everything.

The bungalow, or 'Honeymoon Cottage' as it’s called, has a bedroom with a king size bed and a sitting room with two pull-out sofas with a single bed in each. It has a small bathroom with shower but no kitchen.

The area has beautiful rolling hills for running or biking. There are a few golf courses close by and you are 10 minutes from Folsom Lake.

We have a full regulation tennis court, with an informal half basketball court, ping pong table and horseshoe pit. We have regulation horseshoes and plastic ones for the kids. If you are serious about tennis or table tennis, you may want to bring your personal rackets or paddles, although we do have older ones.

The large swimming pool has a ‘springy’ diving board and is sparkling clean and inviting. We have pool towels, a blow-up toddler pool for the little ones, some pool toys and floats, including some child friendly flotation devices but you may want to bring any favorite water toys and plenty of sun screen lotion.

We have a number of other things here you may enjoy including everyone’s favorite, the orchard, which has nearly every variety of fruit available; all kinds of citrus as well as many varieties of almond, apple, apricot, cherry, grapefruit, lemon, lime, nectarine, orange, peach, pear, persimmon, plum, tangerine and more! While here, you'll never have to buy fruit at the store. You and your family can pick your own fresh fruit off the tree. You can even take a box home with you. In the summer, you can pick fresh blackberries to your heart's delight. Perfect for blackberry pie. Folsom Lake is only a few minutes from the Ranch and you can rent horses and boats. We can help with that and there are a number of interesting local attractions, restaurants etc. we can recommend.

Note we do not do any weddings or large events.

More Details

Owner
Anthony Marguleas
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About Anthony Marguleas

Our family and siblings lives in Southern & Northern California. We have been coming to 'The Ranch' since we were kids and my father came when he was little. Once you have experienced the rustic charm, you will see how special the place is and will want to come back again. The ranch is a place where time stops. It's like stepping into a Norman Rockwell painting.

Anthony Marguleas purchased this house in 1950

Why Anthony Marguleas chose California

This home was passed down from our grandfather and has been in our family for four generations. It has some amazing memories and is a great place to relax and get away from the busy activities of daily life. Much of the furniture is over 100 years old and the home has a timeless elegance. It is only a couple hours from San Francisco and Lake Tahoe so is centrally located.

In the main house we have four bedrooms, three bathrooms ; the Master bedroom has a King bed and the other three bedrooms have one set of twin beds each for a total of seven beds. Two of the bedrooms are adjoining and share a bath, the Master and the back bedrooms have their own full bath.

We have five adult sleeping bags, four child’s sleeping bags and two full size air mattresses, two twin air mattresses plus blankets and pillows for everything.

The bungalow, or 'Honeymoon Cottage' as it’s called, has a bedroom with twin beds and a sitting room with two pull-out sofas with a single bed in each. It has a small bathroom with shower but no kitchen.

What makes this house unique

The area has beautiful rolling hills for running or biking. There are a few golf courses close by and you are 10 minutes from Folsom Lake.

We have a full regulation tennis court, with an informal half basketball court, ping pong table and horseshoe pit. We have regulation horseshoes and plastic ones for the kids. If you are serious about tennis or table tennis, you may want to bring your personal rackets or paddles, although we do have older ones.

The large swimming pool has a ‘springy’ diving board and is sparkling clean and inviting. We have pool towels, a blow-up toddler pool for the little ones, some pool toys and floats, including some child friendly floatation devices but you may want to bring any favorite water toys and plenty of sun screen lotion.

We have a number of other things here you may enjoy including everyone’s favorite, the orchard, which has nearly every variety of fruit available; all kinds of citrus as well as many varieties of

almond, apple, apricot, cherry, grapefruit, lemon, lime, nectarine, orange, peach, pear, persimmon, plum, prune, tangerine and more! While here, you'll never have to buy fruit at the store. You and your family can pick your own fresh fruit off the tree. You can even take a box home with you. In the summer, you can pick fresh blackberries to your heart's delight. Perfect for blackberry pie. Folsom Lake is only a few minutes from the Ranch and you can rent horses and boats. We can help with that and there are a number of interesting local attractions, restaurants etc. we can recommend.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Newcastle in Placer County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , We can also put a king instead of 2 twins beds in here
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , We can also put a king instead of 2 twins beds in here
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 14 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Swimming pool with diving board and floats & toys Tennis court (Regulation size) Basketball (1/2 court) Plus an adjustable height basket for the younger ones Badminton Croquet Ping Pong table (regulation size set up on the front porch) Tetherball (on the front lawn) Horseshoes. I’ve constructed a regulation ‘pit’ near the tennis court. We have soft plastic shoes for kids and regulation weight metal ones for adults. We also have push scooters, skateboards, wagons, 8 kids’ bikes of varying sizes from ‘Monkey’ to 20 inch, six adult bikes, both mountain and 10 speed, plus a double jogging stroller. We have a fire pit/campfire near the porch that is always a big hit for evening relaxation and marshmallows or smores.’ We also have a large gas BBQ in the front yard. The orchard has over 200 trees, so we have fruit to pick almost year-round. Plus the surrounding country invites wonderful nature walks!

Reviews

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Turn of the Century Ranch-Perfect for a great get away
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 72 reviews
5

Spectacular house, pool, tennis court and fruit orchard!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent the last week in July 2017 at Green Hill Ranch with our two children, their spouses and our four grandchildren (ages 11, 10, and two 7 year olds). This was our second time at Green Hill Ranch and we all loved our return visit as much as our first. The place has everything you might want on vacation -- beautiful, comfortable house, terrific pool, lighted tennis court and a wonderful fruit orchard with delicious peaches, plums, pluots and more. In addition to enjoying everything on the premises, our family went white water rafting (a very big hit) and fishing (catching 14 salmon that we all had for dinner). When our stay ended, our grandkids all raved about the visit and wished they could stay for 3 weeks. We can't wait for our next visit. I can't recommend this place highly enough.

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

Wonderful Family Vacation Home!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's third trip to the ranch and we are already counting down for next year! Being from the Bay Area we love the short drive for a long weekend. Once we arrive there is never a dull minute. We love hanging by the pool, swimming, riding bikes, playing basketball, picking fruit, cooking, playing pool, having our annual poker game and just hanging out on the front porch. The house is fully stocked and feels like home. Thank you for another great vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing place. All the old school charm with modern amenities

  • 5 of 5

Would recommend this wonderful retreat to anyone wanting to experience a true gem in the gold country.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Ranch that is more like an all inclusive family resort.

  • 5 of 5

WOW!! We rented the ranch as a gathering place for family and friends before our daughters wedding. It is really like an all inclusive resort inside and out. Extremely well maintained, lots to do for children and adults, very comfortable and plenty of space to be together or go off when needing some quiet time. Very clean with all needed linens, kitchen items and extras if needed. We had originally planned on going out to dinner but no one could tear themselves away from the pool or porch and we grilled both nights instead. The description and pictures are accurate. No one wanted to leave! Highly recommended!,, Stephanie, the caretaker was lovely and helpful and not at all intrusive, also fun to be with. This ranch is worth every penny and you will be assured of a great time and comfortable vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fun-filled property

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time: large pool, tennis+basketball courts, pool table, ping pong, croquet... all on site! Hard to beat. We look forward to visiting again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming!

  • 5 of 5

Our visit will be a wonderful memory for our family. 4 generations gathered together. The property has activities for all, tennis, basketball, swim, fire pit.

The front porch was our place to gather and where ever I lay my eye there were cousins playing, visiting with grandmother and picking fruit.

The house is very spacious, more so than I anticipated. The poolroom is a great place for some friendly competition. Every room is unique.

The caretakers, Stephanie and Don are gracious and quick to respond. One of the AC units "died" temp outside was over 105. Don ran into town and came back with a condenser and like magic we had AC again.

We plan to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Location

Ikeda's Country Market
"Huge Produce mart. Great for lunches too. Huge selection of pies! You can see it from the f..."
La Fornaretta
"Great Italian food. Nice for large parties. Owner is great guy"
Newcastle Produce
"Fresh produce, gourmet goods and good sandwiches"
Old Town Pizza
"Good old fashioned pizza parlor, located right in old town auburn. Great for kids."
Auburn Alehouse
"Fun place and great food conveniently located in Old Auburn"
Joe Caribe Bistro and Cafe
"Fun place if you are looking for a little different type of food"
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
"Lots to do. Rent boats, Bike, fish."
Griffith Quarry
"Walking trails through the 23-acre park wander around the ruins of the first polishing mill ..."
Sutter's Mill
"Step back in time to where GOLD was first discovered on January 24, 1848, triggered the Cali..."
Empire Mine State Historic Park
"You could easily spend ½ day here. The Empire Mine is the site of the oldest, largest, and r..."
American River Raft Rentals
". 45 minute drive from the Ranch. This is a peaceful, leisurely rafting ride floating down t..."
American Whitewater Expeditions
"If the American River Rental sounds too tame, then this will definitely get your heart pumpi..."
Folsom Lake Boat Rentals
"www.folsomlakerentals.com It’s the only boat rental on the lake"
Knicker Knob Stable
Bicycles Plus
"only $8/hr (or they used to be), and they’re 100 feet from the American River BIKE trail! (..."
Sky Zone Recreation
" Indoor TRAMPOLINE Park in Rocklin (20 min from Ranch). It's like NOTHING you've ever seen. ..."
Westfield Galleria at Roseville
"15 mins away). With 223 stores, there’s something for everyone! Dir: 80 SW (towards Sacramen..."
Golfland Sunsplash
"It’s in Roseville, 20 minutes before the Ranch. You can see it off the 80 on your right when..."
Mt Vernon Winery
Wise Villa Winery Llc
Fairgrounds Placer County
"Tons of stuff to do but it can get hot"
Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Sacramento Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Valencia Club and many others
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Indian Creek
Nearest Train
6.5 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
80
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Valencia Club and many others
Nearest Ski
66 Miles
Sugar Bowl

Nearby there are horse stables, riding trails, wineries, golf courses, whitewater rafting, water-skiing, canoeing, fishing, camping and kayaking. Tahoe ski resorts are an easy drive.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Newcastle, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,743
for 3 nights
From
£503
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £233.04
Additional Guest Fee £38.84 per person per night
Pet Fee £116.52
Damage Deposit £388.4

Damage Deposit $500
Cleaning fee $300
Pets $150 per pet
For parties over 10 (not counting kids under 5) there will be an additional charge of $50 per person per night for those extra people.
Holiday Rates add 20%: New Years, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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