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NEW LARGE SCENIC VACATION HOME WITH VIEW OF THE RIVER

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath House, Comfortable accommodations up to 10

The William Downie Manor, site of Downieville's first house (1849) is a newly constructed large, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 Bath home overlooking the Downie River. Large Kitchen with granite tile, stainless steel appliances. Formal dining and bar seating. Living room has sleeper sofa. Master bath spa tub and granite shower. Private upper deck, front deck seating area and BBQ. Sleeps up to 10 persons comfortably. Sorry no pets. Garage is not part of the rental. Located two blocks walking distance to town center. Peak/off-peak season weekly rates. 503 Main St. Book your vacation in this beautiful home!


Property Manager
Downie Manor
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2017

About Downie Manor

'Major' William H. Downie, a renowned gold prospector, recognized as the founder of Downieville, California.As the first house built in the area, this was a rustic log cabin situated high above the river. It is by virtue of this structure that Downie claimed to be the founder of Downieville. He was said to have offered a coffee can full of gold if they would name the town after him.

Downie Manor purchased this house in 2010

Why Downie Manor chose Gold Country / High Sierra

A destructive fire in the early 2000, claimed Downie's original cabin site. Happily, a new house has recently been completed on the site and is available for short term rental. You can experience the beauty and serenity which William Downie recounted in his memoirs. 'The scene that burst upon us was one of marvelous beauty and after these many years, it still lays before me like a lovely panorama in my recollection of the moment I first saw it.'

What makes this house unique

Walk to town, steps to the river. Available All Year.

River view bedrooms, pillow top queen beds. Granite and marble tile full baths. Whirlpool Tub. Spacious kitchen, breakfast bar, dining and living area. Full, pull-out sofa bed. Relaxing river view on private deck. Large patio space available for special events.

Location

Car: not necessary

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Downieville in Sierra County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom SHARED - Toilet , Bath with Shower , DOUBLE SINKS
    MASTER - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , WHIRLPOOL BATH/PRIVATE PRIVY
    GUEST - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom a - 1 Large Double Bed , LARGE ROOM FOR CRIB/ROLLAWAY
    MASTER - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , VERY LARGE ACCOMODATES SINGLE ROLLAWAY/ CRIB
    Bedroom B - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , LARGE ATTACHED CLOSET WILL ACCOMODATE CRIB
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
OUTDOOR DINING TABLE AND CHAIRS LOUNGE CHAIRS

Reviews

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

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NEW LARGE SCENIC VACATION HOME WITH VIEW OF THE RIVER
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 6 reviews
5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely town and house. Central location, nice place, we were happy. Owners super easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I hope you will come back soon. We enjoyed having you.
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Millbrae, California
5

Great Downieville House

  • 5 of 5

The house was awesome and well located. Well-equipped and a garage for bikes. We spent a bunch of time on the front porch grilling, eating, and making new friends :) . We will definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

What a wonderful surprise!

  • 5 of 5

Last week we stayed at the Downie Manor and it's Carriage/Small house. What a wonderful surprise and stay. The two houses were very well decorated, stocked (towels, linens, dishes, cookware, etc) and clean. The multiple patios gave us a great place to visit and entertain. The master bedroom with attached patio, a place to relax and enjoy our time in Downieville, was an extra plus. This is truely a "must place to stay". We will, again next year.

Jo and Harry

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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DISAPPOINTED IN DOWNIEVILLE

  • 1 of 5

As we came into the house on Aug. 15th 2016, the 1st. thing we noticed was the strong odor and musty smell the house had. Even after opening the doors and windows it was still there. Inspecting the house, there were no cooking utensils, no bar-b-q utensils, not even a lighter. No garbage bags, no extra towels, no sponges for dishes except for a dirty, stinky one that the cleaner told us she uses for the whole house, Gross! no foil or clearwrap, no food storage containers for leftovers, zero condiments, no extra toilet paper or paper towels. There was well over 10 bags of household/food garbage stored in the garage! Very unsanitary! No broom to sweep with and cobwebs everywhere. Dirty stove/oven and the microwave vent popped off and hit me on the head. Nice bump! We have pics of everything mentioned. We called the owner and spoke concerning items. He wanted us to write a list and he would resolve the next day! We're on vacation and shouldn't have to deal with these issues at $$$$ a night! Felt more like we were camping with a roof over our head.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location, nice and roomy

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed here twice now and have enjoyed it both times. The bedrooms are big and comfortable, and it is a short walk to the river and downtown. Kitchen could be a little better stocked but overall we loved it and will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sonoma County California
5

awesome house for the week

  • 5 of 5

The house was just great, super clean, and a lot of room for everyone. The front deck area was super fun to BBQ on and eat out side over looking the river. Awesome little town with tons of history.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Downieville, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Nightly Rate
3 Dec 2017 - 3 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£892
for 3 nights
From
£267
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£892
for 3 nights
From
£267
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

CLEANING £90.98
Tax Rate 10.0%

PERSONAL TOILETRIES, COFFEE, AND LAUNDRY SOAP ARE NOT PROVIDED. NO PETS! IF YOU BRING A PET, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO FORFEIT YOUR RENTAL AND IT IS NOT REFUNDABLE.
PLEASE CONSIDER DAMAGE PROTECTION. THIS IS A NEW HOME.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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