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Stunning Private Retreat in the Heart of the Gold Country

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms + Guest House (Sleeps 8-10) Secluded custom-built residence

Blue Sky is a stunning, custom-built retreat secluded on 20 private acres. Surrounded by nature, this peaceful hideaway includes deluxe accommodations with swimming pool and a hot tub. Private steps lead down to the famed Sutter Creek, which runs through the property. There is a large deck creek side that offers access to a freshwater swimming hole and spectacular views of the creek and waterfalls. The entire property consists of 2 buildings, the Villa and the Casita; both decorated in comfortable Southwestern style.

The Villa easily accommodates 8 guests in 3 master bedrooms with en suite baths and a studio with queen sleeper (and giant flat screen TV).

Master Suite 1 – has a king bed, huge bathroom with glass brick shower for two. Private door leads to outside decks with access to the hot tub. Incredible views.

Master Suite 2 – has a queen bed and private bath with tub and shower. Adjacent private sitting room has large screen TV, Nintendo WII and Direct TV DVR. Two recliners and comfortable couch make this a great reading/napping room as well!

Master Suite 3 – has a queen bed. Beautiful hand hammered tin mirror decorates the private bath with tub and shower. Offers two comfortable chairs and good size closet.

Studio – queen sized sleeper sofa with giant flat screen TV with Direct TV DVR. Private door leads to outside decks with access to the hot tub. Just across the hall from serene outdoor sitting area.

Living/room and kitchen – the heart of this home is the living room/kitchen area at the center of the house. A wood-burning fireplace adds ambiance and warmth in the winter. Ceiling fans and central air keep things cool in the summer. There is a music system connected to Bose speakers both inside and outside the house. There is a large collection of CD’s for your listening enjoyment or you can connect your IPOD. The large, functional kitchen has tile counter tops and is equipped with a gas range, stainless refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, TV and all the small appliances and utensils you need. The many windows offer spectacular views of the hills and outdoors. A custom bird feeder is located just outside the kitchen windows and draws dozens of wild birds. There is another bathroom on this level. The dining room is adjacent to the kitchen and offers a sweeping view of the outdoors.

Outdoors: Large in-ground, solar heated (in the summer) swimming pool with wet bar, refrigerator, hot tub, and dartboard. There is a separate bathroom poolside and an outdoor shower. There is a charcoal BBQ with gas ignition and several outdoor tables and chairs for entertaining.

The Casita, a detached richly appointed private studio, is just a few steps up the hill from the Villa. The one large main room has bamboo floors, marble bar, full size pool table, giant flat screen TV with Direct TV DVR and surround sound. There is a gas “wood” stove, air conditioning and ceiling fan, lots of natural light and windows that open and are screened. There is queen sofa bed and a daybed with pop up trundle that can be used separately as two singles or together as one king. The fully tiled bath with shower has an on demand endless hot water heater. The kitchen comes with all the basic kitchenware, 4-burner gas range, refrigerator/freezer, microwave and coffee maker. The front of the Casita opens to a huge deck with table for outdoor dining while the back leads to a fenced rose and organic vegetable garden.

Please note: We do not allow large groups, gatherings or special events on the property. We limit the number of guest to 10.

Located within 5 to 10 miles from Ione, Sutter Creek and Jackson, this property will astonish you with its design details and the comfort of its décor.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 October, 2017


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Tilly's in Ione
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Castle Oaks Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1.75 Miles
Hwy. 88
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Susan's place
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Kirkwood Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Located in the heart of Amador County the property is very near historic Sutter Creek and the renowned Shenandoah Valley. The surrounding area is home to dozens of wineries known for producing some of the finest Zinfandels in America and is just 12 miles from Lake Camanche, a popular destination for fishing, boating, watersports and hiking.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ione in Amador County

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , In master suite 2
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Glass brick shower for two in Master Suite 1
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , In Master Suite 3
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Poolside
    Bathroom 6 - Outdoor Shower , Poolside
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Casita bathroom has tiled shower
  • Master Suite 1 bathroom has a huge double shower made entirely of glass bricks.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , McRoskey matteress and en suite bathroom
    Master Suite 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , McRoskey matteress and en suite bath with tub and shower
    Master Suite 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , McRoskey matteress and en suite bath with tub and shower
    Studio - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Guest House (Casita) - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , casita
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

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Stunning Private Retreat in the Heart of the Gold Country
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 34 reviews

Perfect for the crush weekend

  • 5 of 5

Another fabulous trip to the wine country and coming back to this amazing home!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent! Returned multiple times

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this property two times now. Both times it was spotlessly clean and very private from surrounding properties. There is lots of room to spread out. In addition to the pool and hot tub there is a small river/creek down the hill to walk around and swim in when the water is high enough. Note that the stairs down the hill are a little steep but not dangerous, but be careful.

The house and smaller cottage up the hill give plenty of room to spread out. We had a total of 10 guests and didn't feel like we were on top of each other at all.

We will definitely be back next year as the property has everything that we want.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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More stunning, relaxing and magical then any photo can capture!!!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot begin to tell you how much I loved our stay at this amazing VILLA! The photos just cannot do it justice. Every single detail was thought of and the scenery and surrounding grounds are just breathtaking. Me and my bridal party stayed here for a few days before I got married and I couldn't imagine a more perfect place to relax and spend time with my most favorite people! If you are at all on the fence about renting this fantastic Villa - DO IT! You will not be dissipointed!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Spent 3 days at this house and absolutely adored the property. Went with 8 girls for my sisters bachelorette and none of us wanted to leave by the end of the weekend. It has been said before but, the photos do not do it justice. The running river and sitting area overlooking it is a beautiful way to wake up in the morning, just a walk down a small hill. The table by the hottub outside is the best place to have dinner, and the rooms are fabulous. Each of us enjoyed the outdoor shower and mini fridge to make it easy to spend time outside without tracking water and dirt inside. The wild turkeys wandering around in the evening was also a nice surprise, as was the hummingbirds. Just a lovely getaway. Would most definitely go back!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to get away and relax

  • 5 of 5

Photos of the home were right on. This is a great getaway home where you can relax. We had four couples and everyone had a great time. There are a lot of steps everywhere you go but this adds to the uniqueness of the place. We had planned to use this as a base to explore the area but ended up just relaxing here, only went out for dinner one night.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magnificent Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house is a true diamond in the rough - too good to be true. We were 8 females just looking to get away for the weekend. The house is spectacular! The privacy, the pool, the wonderful kitchen and essentially 4 bedrooms in the house plus the casita which sleeps 2. The house was just what we needed to get away and unwind for the weekend. We didn't want to leave to go anywhere. We barbecued and used the pool. The house is big enough that we were not cramped by having 8 people there. It was perfect! we are already talking about renting it again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Ione, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £113.73
Property Damage Protection £59.9
Tax Rate 10.0%

We do not allow weddings, special events or large groups.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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