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Charming Creekside Country Home

Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

Beautiful renovated home with a good balance of indoor/outdoor living. This 5 acre property includes an amazing hot tub deck with views of the canyon. Enjoy hikes around the land and to the creek.Spacious and private retreat in an ideal location.

Our open plan living area is great for entertaining and the kitchen has concrete counter tops and plenty of room. We have used it before as a yoga retreat as it is a beautiful and secluded place. Outdoor dining in the summer on the deck or just laying in the hammock as the sun goes down. Our 3 bedroom home has 1 king bed, 1 queen, 2 double beds. Also available is a double futon and 2 double air beds.

Guests will have access to the full 3 bedroom home with spacious entertaining open plan kitchen and living room. We have a beautiful covered deck with plenty of lounge area's and a separate hot tub deck on the hillside. There are trails around the 5 acre property that include creek access.

Always available to answer questions regarding the property or anything that will make your stay more comfortable.

Our home's location allows you to experience the best Gold Country has to offer. Local activities include exceptional wineries, fine dining and Black Chasm caves. It is a great area for road biking and Silverlake and Kirkwood Ski Resort are an hour away. Jackson Rancheria Casino is a 15 minute drive away.

Everything is accessible by car

Upon arrival you will find a book with all the pertinent information regarding your stay. Enjoy!

More Details

Louise Baranowski
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Louise Baranowski

I was born and raised in London and now reside in San Francisco. When we were looking to buy a place we decided to get a place with land and peace and quiet for our weekend getaways. I love being near water and riding by bike on quiet roads.

Louise Baranowski purchased this chateau / country house in 2002

Why Louise Baranowski chose Sutter Creek

We have had many fun parties at the house and camping on the land. There is a great sense of release as you lay in the hammock as the sun sets or sitting in the hot tub underneath the stars. We never feel the need to leave the house as it is relaxing and you can explore up and down the creek. We also have fuze ball and horseshoes and an outdoor shower at the end of the deck

What makes this chateau / country house unique

It has a great indoor/outdoor living space with dinners on the deck and lots of lounge area's. It has been used as a yoga retreat as well. The best part about the Red house is it is very private


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Sutter Creek in Amador County

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed , + double futon.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • We have a king downstairs and in the first upstairs room we have 2 doubles and a double futon. The third bedroom has a queen and there is a single bed in closet and 2 blowup doubles.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • Snowboarding
When you get to Sutter creek turn right on church road at the church and go 5 miles / 7 minutes and you will pass Lyons park on your right. It is an open area next to creek and when you have passed it take next right at Valley bottom road and cross over bridge. Stay left and in half a mile the road turns to dirt and stay left up a short hill where you will see our Red gates.Sutter Creek was an old gold mining town and is very quaint and Volcano has Black Chasm caves and Indian grinding rock. It has an amazing restaurant which is 7 miles from the house, Union inn. There are great wineries nearby and a casino. It is an hour to kirkwood ski resort and silver lake. Many things for all types to do so take your pick


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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Charming Creekside Country Home
average rating of 4.230769 based on 13 reviews

Nice out of the way retreat to unplug and unwind from the real world.

  • 3 of 5

We had a total of 6 people (2 kids, 4 adults) at the house, and it accommodated all of us nicely. Wi-Fi is excellent, but there is no cell phone service, so it makes it a little difficult to plan get-togethers without going into town. We did see deer and the fish in the creek were great fun for the kids. I liked the country feel.

The whole house and grounds need a good cleaning. We had ants in the bathroom and on the kitchen counters and found a wasp in the bathroom. There was nothing in the way of a cleaning cloth to wipe down counters and tables. We bought some ourselves instead of using paper towels. Some one should go through the pantry and refrigerator to clean up the expired condiments and spices left by to other guests. We arrived on a day that was 105 degrees. It took a while for the house to cool down. Especially the upstairs. A couple of window AC units would probably be beneficial to guests and to the life of the house.

All in all we had a wonderful stay at Red House and would recommend it to those who like country living.

Thank you to our host for allowing us to take part in your quiet little oasis.

The Steinfeldts

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable but dirty..reason I loved it was because the family was together

  • 3 of 5

When we got there the coffee pot had coffee in it and the grounds were full of mold... we had to put boiling water in it to clean.... refrig was dirty..... someone had made what looked like pancakes and the dried batter was flung all over which we had to scrap off and clean... the dish drainer had dirty forks in it and was dirty itself... the place needs a thorough cleaning... big dust balls under the beds and behind the couches (I dropped an earring and had to go looking for it)...

My son (who's house is high tech so understands these things) could not get the TV to work so we missed the Warrior championship final game as well as the Preakness where a triple crown winner was declared... so disappointing.

No one could use their cell phones... we connected with the wi-fi so if you have something important going on you need to have the landline number which wasn't given to us.

The tables are dirty so take tablecloths.

Overall we had a good weekend just being together and it's fun to "play" in the creek... there are no horseshoes and the pit needs work. We had wanted to play.

The house is old and a eclectic mix of decor and furniture. The only wash cloths we found were badly stained. If the owner is going to try to make money off this place they need to spend some. And our paying a cleaning fee is a joke as we spent a lot of time cleaning before we settled in. It is well supplied with linens and kitchenware but everything is very old and obviously has seen better days.... think that they probably bought a lot of it used. The beds were comfortable but they have a strange bed set up in the master... headboard doesn't match the mattress. Very little lighting so if you want to read at night you're kinda out of luck.

Like the location and the weather was fantastic. The Gold Dust pizza downtown Sutter Creek has some of the best pizza I've ever had and we had a wonderful dinner at the Ledger Hotel in Mokelumne City ... also the coffee shop in Volcano was great for breakfast.

The day before we left a pig came wandering onto the property. I was really frightened because she went running toward our dog and I was afraid she was wild... turns out she is very friendly and is a pet... the person who owns her has a business card in the kitchen but we didn't read it before as I thought it was a realtor's card and ignored it..anyone going be aware... she loves to be petted but when you first see her she is startling

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sharon So sorry you had a bad experience at my house. My cleaning lady of many years moved out of state and I was dealing with a new cleaner she had trained but there were a few hiccups in the beginning. The house was purchased in 2003 and remodeling began after that and everything was brought new over the years as we got it set up. I charge $250 per night and it sleeps 8 which works out at $33 per person with a hot tub on the hillside and 5 acres to wander around on. The hot tub, laundry and cleaner are all are all costs I incur and maintenance as things break and constantly need to be fixed. The master bedrooms is a platform bed and doesn't have a headboard just a bolster behind the pillows so you can sit up, so not sure what you meant. Texts come through but phone coverage is spotty in the valley and the house number is in the manual. sad you didn't enjoy it as much as other guests have Louise
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Wonderful hideaway, quiet, yet not far from things to do

  • 5 of 5

We just spent four nights over the Fourth of July, wanting peace and quiet for our dog, who hates fireworks, as well as some time away with friends, and some friends who came up for a day. And this rental fits the bill perfectly.

The view off the full back deck is beautiful; you look at trees and nature; we ate breakfast almost every day on it. Neighboring houses are hardly noticeable. Wildlife abounds; I saw deer twice on the property, and several times on the drive into or out of Sutter Creek.

Facilities are very good; the kitchen is above average for a cabin-type rental, and two grills are provided, one charcoal, one propane. The house sits above Sutter Creek, which this year is flowing nicely, and our Golden Retriever enjoyed very much. (Note that the hillside is a bit steep). We also drove to the nearby North Fork of the Mokelumne River and spent some time on a beach. (The water was higher and faster than normal, so no chance for our dog to get out there.)

Inside there is a large sectional, and one of the largest ottoman/pouf/lounging thing-a-mabobs I've ever seen. You can even fall asleep on it! The TV is upstairs, part of a little entertainment area/sleeping area (with foosball table). The downstairs bedroom was very nice, opening on to the deck, with a great mattress. Our friend reports her bed was comfortable as well.

The cabin's location is about 10 minutes from the city of Sutter Creek, 15 minutes from Jackson, 20 from Plymouth and the Shenandoah Valley AVA. From Sacramento, it's a little over an hour away, and is well worth the drive.

One caveat this time of year: there were quite a few wasps flying around. I suspect a lot of this is due to the good rains we've had the past couple of years.

We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Jose, CA

Bad Experience and costly lesson.

  • 1 of 5

First the communication was poor with owner. Never received directions and access info to place or checkin times from owner - had to call VRBO who gave me her number and texted her to get info. Once we got there, unpacked the car, dogs and family. When we walked upstairs, noticed an infestation of wasps, located around every window and in an unfinished bathroom. Killed about 20 of them then texted owner (since VRBO gave me her text number from above). She called the phone at the property and advised she just got back from vacation and could not make it out that day as she was too busy and had a hair appointment. She didn't know if she could get a service to come out and thought we could get some bug spray to resolve. She acknowledged that they have issues with ants but not with wasps. There were many wasps around the outside of the place so just killing more of the ones inside was not going to stop the access given to them by the unfinished bathroom (exposed studs).

Advised her the place wasn't habitable with this situation and that we couldn't stay here. She advised to call VRBO for a refund. After I hung up with owner, went back upstairs to take one more look to see if we could make it work, but in the time of a phone call downstairs, there were already another round of wasps in the windows. Since I didn't want my family exposed to either potential stings or inhalation of bug spray fumes, we packed up and left. Since we planned to travel with our pets, we were left to cancel the rest of our planned vacation as staying in a hotel was not a viable alternative. Very disappointed.

After the fact, the owner decided not to refund some of our rental after all, as she thought we didn't give her ample time to fix the issue, which was not disclosed during our earlier discussion.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: All the details of check in and check out are on the websiteand I give out address the week of renters coming in As soon as I got a message I called and I was working and doing clients so I told the renter I could get someone out but would have to call inbetween clients. It is a country house and sometimes things out of our control happen. There had been rain for months and the sudden change in temperature brought out bugs. They had been caught in that room and when the guy came in he explained there was no nest. He said there was no need to spray. The room upstairs is covered and there is no way for them to get in and just the regular small amount you see outside. The renters really didn't give me a chance to fix it and someone was out and it was sorted by 3pm. I kept a $240 deposit for calling out the guy as it wasn't necessary and feel that was small compared to money lost from a last minute cancellation
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Sacramento, CA

Lovely spot for a get-away!

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay there in early March of this year - even with the storm that passed through, we had a great time. We loved the large deck, and the layout of the house was very nice. The owner was easy and pleasant to work with for our reservation and appreciated her quick responses. We would highly recommend this property to get away for a break.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Weekend in Gold Country

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay with our 2.5 year old triplets. So good that we had a hard time getting them to leave. The house is tucked away in the trees and feels wonderfully secluded, while being just a few minutes down the road from the town of Sutter Creek. We loved sitting in the hot tub under the stars, and relaxing on the big hammock on the porch. The house has everything you'll need for a comfortable stay. We look forward to coming back (we promised the kids!)

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
sutter creek
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 49
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Union Inn
Nearest Ski
51 Miles
Kirkwood ski area
Car: necessary

The Gold country has great wineries, Black Chasm and panning for gold, Indian grinding rock and museums. 8 miles from the house is a great Restaurant in the town of Volcano. The surrounding towns are quaint and worth a visit. An amazing Bakery in Amador city. There is a casino in Jackson and for those that ski it's an hour to Kirkwood ski area. There are some great bike trips from the house following the road along the creek


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Sutter Creek, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Thanks giving
19 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £38 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £76.27
Cleaning Fee £114.4
Refundable Damage Deposit £381.35

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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