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Steven

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Navigate the World - Andrus Island Waterfront House w/ Dock in Delta

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Ox-bow Marina - Delta Boat House

The first thing that strikes you when you arrive in the California Delta: is this really California? The Delta is unlike the stereotypical California in many ways. The California Delta is the largest estuary in Northern America. It is one of the only few examples of an inverted River Delta. The total area in the California Delta is around 1,100 square miles with around 70 reclaimed islands, surrounded by 1,100 miles of levees and 700 miles of waterways. The California Delta was a marshland reclaimed by the building of the levees. These levees were built by the Chinese laborers in the 1850’s.

Because of its unique ecology and location, the California Delta is rich in history and wildlife. There are many designated historical sites and museums. Some of the wildlife here: otters, beavers, pheasants, egrets, blue herons, cormorants, hawks, eagles, vultures, quails, bats, and amazing birds in flight. Don’t miss the graceful Sand Hill Cranes, which migrates here annually. The Sand Hill Crane is honored here annually at the Sand Hill Crane Festival. Fishing is renowned in the Delta and the fish taste great. Imagine fresh stripers, bass, sturgeon, salmon, catfish, crawdad, and flounder. The peat soil of the California Delta makes it one of the most fertile agricultural areas in the country. There are numerous orchards, U-pick farms, and wineries. Likewise, wild fruits and nuts are abundant for the foragers. This is the ideal location for nature trips, fishing, boating, family reunions, swimming, inner tubing, water skiing, wake boarding, and sightseeing.

The California Delta and its “Thousand Miles of Waterways” is a major recreation destination. The Delta consists of many small natural sloughs and exspansive recreational lake areas. The home resides on Andrus Island along the banks of the Georgiana Slough, a calm pristine deep water channel in the central Delta. Many of the islands here are accessible only by boat, ferry, or aircraft. There are many kinds of draw bridges and even a barge ferry that takes you from one island to another. The warm, breezy summers here is reminiscent of Hawaii; this is your Hawaii on the main land. This is the closest you get to Hawaii without the hassle and the expense of traveling to Hawaii.

The Oxbow Marina is centrally located at the entrance to the Delta Loop. It is near Isleton, Rio Vista, Walnut Grove, and Locke (Delta Chinatown). You are near restaurants, grocery shopping, museums, and bait shops. Some of the unique restaurants by land or boat from our dock are: Moore’s River Boat, Guisti’s, the Point, Tower Park, Foster’s Big Horn, Rojelio's, Al the Whop, the Grand Island Mansion, and the Ryde Hotel. Nearby are also the Rio Vista Trilogy Golf Course and a nine-hole par 3 at the Ryde Hotel. The Oxbow Marina is located on Andrus Island, accessible by both land and water. The house sits waterfront on a natural oxbow. The Oxbow Marina features guest docks, club house, and a boat launch. The grounds are lush with towering palm groves, fruits trees, and well-maintained flat lawns for a game of Bocci or Horseshoe. There is a full playground for children. The marina has a swimming pool and a club house available for people who dock their boat with the marina. Or, jump in and float down the river around the natural oxbow loop for 20-30 minutes to the marina dock and walk back to the house in five minutes. The house is waterfront with a large deck and a boat dock on the Georgiana Slough. The spacious covered deck has gorgeous views of the Delta. The dock is ideal for fishing, swimming, and boating. This is a perfect location for entertaining or just relaxing. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The living room couch has a pull out queen bed. The master bedroom has a king size bed and the guest room has a queen size bed and both beds are solid Rosewood carved in China and shipped here. There is a well equipped over-sized in-door kitchen and an outdoor BBQ grill and sink. The deck has a small refrigerator and two separate eating areas. Enjoy amazing views of the sunrise from various places in the house. Or, step out on to the deck and breathe in fresh crisp morning air while savoring the sunrise over a cup of coffee. Later in the day, stroll down the marina levee and gaze at the spectacular sunset. Look again, see a flock of birds flying over the painted sky – these are the amazing birds of the Delta. As the birds fly over the waterways, you ponder your navigation to San Francisco, and to the world.

"Please be advised"

"Sorry but we don't allow pets no matter how small or trained they are; guests will be asked to leave immediately if they fail to respect this simple NO PET policy"

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steven (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks English

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)
Navigate the World - Andrus Island Waterfront House w/ Dock in Delta
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews
5

Property is great! Very comfortable house in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time during our stay. The house is very comfortable and well-stocked. Very inviting. Nice to be on so much water since we live in a severe drought area. Hubby enjoyed the fishing and our granddaughter and I enjoyed relaxing. Played games out on the fantastic deck and enjoyed the view. Very peaceful there during the week.

House was exactly as described and instructions were well planned and clear. Everything was clean and comfortable.

We rented a pontoon boat at Sugar Barge Marina and cruised the waterways. A MUST SEE is the town of Locke. AMAZING!!!! Old Chinese settlement established in 1915 by Chinese immigrants brought over to build the levees. Be sure to turn down the street behind Locke Garden Chinese a Restaurant. I can't describe how it is. Then stop at Locke Garden Chinese Restaurant. Not fancy at all-- but amazing food. We were the only ones there. Cook and one other person working. They served us a feast family style. Ate til we popped and brought home leftovers! Check it out!

My thanks to Steve and his family for sharing their home!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Nice place but needs Attention

  • 3 of 5

Kitchen area needs to be taken care of a little better, the knives were dull, No organization of the kitchen at all, and the dishes in the kitchen were still dirty and on the shelves. The dishwasher does not not either, so we washed the dishes ourselves.

We were given an early check in when we arrived at 3:30 they were still having it cleaned till 4:30 before we had the place to ourselves

They did not let us know when the garbage needed to be put out and the cans were full, if I did not ask the neighbors when the garbage was picked up we would not have had any place for the garbage

The outside needs to be cleaned monthly as the cobwebs were everywhere.

On the better side, the bedrooms, bathrooms and the patio were wonderful and updated very clean and inviting. This made made the stay very nice for a family environment.

We really enjoyed the stay but for the pricing charged it should have been nicer as we stayed in Monterey and Temecula at resorts for less money and less work.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and we'll be sure to sharpen those knives. We strive to make our boat house comfortable for the majority of our guest which includes my own family.. We learn each and everytime a little bit more of what we can do to make changes within our home or be more selective about which guests would be a better fit. For those of you that read this review and response please note I was not sure if this guest would be a good fit since they had to leave their dog behind (no pets allowed) and they asked about what hours the front office would be open. This was a red flag and I should have recommended something else. VRBO is really staying at someone's home with little to no support nearby. Our home is a great boat house on the river, not a resort, and never web free ever. Our cleaner is usually there one or two days before. In this case we had guests one after the other and this guest requested last minute for early check-in. We were accommodating but being there early most likely impacted our cleaners ability to move about freely and cross-check and clean webs outside. Lessons learned on our part. As for the dishwasher, we'll check it and add trash pick-up times to our arrival packets. thanks for the input, As for the kitchen layout it's long and narrow like a boat galley and we love it. All the dishes and silverware are kept high above the floor to keep creepy crawler critters away and we point this out in the arrival information. In the end we're glad this guest managed to have a good time even though it was not a good fit either way. We wish them well.
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5

Awesome spot in the Delta

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. The dock was great, the deck was a perfect gathering spot, and the location is just about ideal. You're close to the Delta Loop, Isleton, Rio Vista, and more. Nice kitchen, nice bathrooms, good air conditioning...I hope we can come back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Relaxing on the River!

  • 4 of 5

We were in the area for a family event, so we wanted something close to town (Rio Vista), but with a vacation feel. This house definitely gave us that! The house is right on the water on a slower part of the river, which is nice, because we were able to tie up some rafts and float! Very peaceful location. We only saw a few boats go by the entire weekend. There is no shoreline or beach, which is a bummer but we enjoyed the water just the same. The house is well kept and has all the nececsities. It is a little dated and there were some minor cosmetic things wrong, but overall very nice and comfortable. The Marina is quiet and well-maintained. They have a little park for the kids and horseshoe pits for the adults. They offered free continental breakfast on the weekend, which was a nice surprise. Not sure if they do this every weekend. The office staff was not extremely helpful or friendly so I didn't get that info. There were a ton of bugs (par for course), which made it hard to enjoy eating outside - I would suggest brining bug spray and a citronella candle or something similar, if you want to enjoy the back patio. The rental process was super easy. Overall, we were very happy with the rental, and would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review. We're so happy you and your family had good time. For those of you that read this review please note there is no office on prem. Our guest is referring to the Marina staff which is a separate entity. They're nice and sonetimes extend an invitation to our guests to join them for the marina weekend breakfast. There is never any obligation but they are a business that wants to attract new Marina boat slip clients. Lastly, the home has a mix of classic 70's wet bar and breakfast counter with all bathrooms and bedrooms and other rooms newly remolded. In addition, the high end composite deck with plexiglass railing is all less than a year old. This place is our "boat house" jewel on the river and we'll strive to make comfortable for all.
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5

Excellent stay !

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and beautiful. It was located right on the water which was ideal for us because we came to fish ! Steve was great about communicating with us and made sure I had all the information I needed for a comfortable stay. I highly recommend staying here. We hope to back again !

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Springtime at Delta

  • 5 of 5

A friend of mine and myself recently had an opportunity to enjoy an extended weekend with our sons.

We were looking for a place to stay that could offer full comfort, as well as useful amenities such as a outside

patio with a view, area for cleaning fish, boat doc and access to a launch ramp. THIS IS THE PLACE! HAS IT ALL!

Steve (owner) was awesome was able to accommodate our needs. If your family or friends are looking for a great

place around the Delta Loop with restaurants and access to some of the best fishing in California you should consider

contacting Steve for availability. HAD A GREAT TIME! Hope we can stay longer next time. With some of prices to stay

on the Delta this was defiantly one of the best deals.

Darin

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Rio Vista Muni
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Rogelio's
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Delta Island Ferries
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Trilogy, Rio Vista
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
CA 12 and CA 168
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Rogelio's
Nearest Ski
0.1 Miles
Backyard

WATER SKIING, WAKE BOARDING, FISHING, SWIMMING, BOATING, HUNTING, GOLFING, BIRDING, WINE-TASTING, SHELLING, FRUIT PICKING, HERITAGE SITES/ MUSEUMS, UNIQUE RESTAURANTS...

The California Delta and its “Thousand Miles of Waterways” is a major recreation designation. The Delta consists of many small natural and man-made channels (slough). The Georgiana Slough, which the house is next to, is a calm deep water channel way without the roughness of the rivers. Many of the islands here are accessible only by boat, ferry, or aircraft. There are many kinds of bridges and even a barge that takes you from one island to another. There are many events held here annually. Not to be missed is the 4th of July fireworks at Mandeville Island. The warm, breezy summers here is reminiscent of Hawaii; this is your Hawaii on the Main Land. This is the closest you get to Hawaii without the hassle and the expense of traveling to Hawaii.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ox-bow Marina, Delta

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Additional pricing information

Linens (for 6 people) £61
Cleaning Fee £114
Property Damage Protection £45

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ox-bow Marina, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Boat Master - Oversized Tub
    Guest Bath - Next to Nautilous Room
    Outdoor Shower Area - Outdoor Shower , Please wash sand off. Ruins washer and dryer!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Boat Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Optional Bed Linens with Spare Set
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Highend Sofa Sleeper with Foam Mattress -Optional Bed Linen
    Nautilous Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Optional Bed Linens with Spare
  • Optional Beds available
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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