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Spacious Countryside Retreat. Recharge & Reconnect w/ Nature, Family & Friends

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bed/2 bath foothill property with convenient comute to National Parks.

Inspired by family, friendship and love...this 1940's farmhouse offers a relaxing and peaceful retreat. Perfect for large groups traveling together to nearby tourist attractions such as Yosemite National Park. Chic art/décor adorns the interior of the home, flowing white curtains and large selection of books throughout the home will also make for a quiet romantic getaway for two.

In the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas, the farmhouse is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Large gated lot, easily accommodates multiple vehicles, RV, trailer or boat parking.

It is within walking distance to a gas station/mini mart for those last minute needs. The winery across the street is part of the Madera Wine Trail and offers wine tasting 7 days a week. There is a Yosemite Area Regional Transit pick up stop 2 miles down the street from the house. For $6/person you can get a ride to the Yosemite National Park Valley!

The farmhouse has a large eating area that can accommodate up to 12. Or you can take advantage of the picnic table on the porch and dine al'fresco as you watch the sun set over the Central Valley. The deep porch offers a great spot to read a book with a glass of wine on a rainy day!

Bedroom #1 offers 2 bunk bed sets (twin over full size beds), which can sleep 6. Bedroom #2 has an open closet and features a Queen size bed. Bedroom #3 has 2 twin beds and leads into the large master bedroom which has a California King size bed and sitting areas.

There is a playground for young kids behind the house and is within sight from the kitchen/dinning table. This side of the property does get some highway noise, however the home is well insulated and when inside, the highway noise is not an issue. The exterior west side is shielded from the noise which allows you to enjoy the porch and outdoor dinning area. Bald Eagles nest nearby and can sometimes be seen soaring over the field to the west of the farmhouse. Just one more reason to take advantage of the porch!

The farmhouse is located 15 minutes from Table Mountain Casino, Chuckchansi Gold Resort & Casino and Millerton Lake,. Millerton Lake has multiple picnic areas, where you can enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, or walk the trail that wraps around the lake.

One of the property owners works in the metal shop near the house and is available for any questions, concerns you may have.

We have great contacts for in-home chef's, mobile masseuse, limo/boat/jet ski/rentals, in home health care etc. We look forward to helping you make the most of your vacation!

More Details

Damaris Lambrecht
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2018

About Damaris Lambrecht

Matthew and Damaris Lambrecht have been friends since childhood. In 2005 they married and later in 2008 moved to the foothill community of Coarsegold. Together they have one daughter which attends a local mountain school.

As business owners, they spend most of their time working. However when they can squeeze in some free time they enjoy being outdoors. Whether it be boating, swimming, hiking, snowboarding/skiing, off-roading, or simply working towards that hard to find hammock-lifestyle; The outdoors is definitely where they will be. Damaris is an avid reader and has filled the farmhouse with many of her favorite books.

If you are ever in a bind, rest assured they live nearby and will be happy to help ensure you enjoy your stay!

Damaris Lambrecht purchased this farmhouse in 2010

Why Damaris Lambrecht chose Madera

In 2007 Matthew and Damaris started a clean-up company for foreclosures. This was one of the homes they were hired to clean, and immediately saw its potential. They loved the location and its proximity to Fresno, lakes, casinos, parks. The fact it was next to the 22 mile house gas station and winery made it even more ideal!

Up until recently the home was occupied by family. In the Spring of 2016 the house became vacant when the occupying family moved to Fresno. Over the summer, Damaris worked on the home to get it ready for a vacation rental. Most of the furniture was built by Damaris out of reclaimed wood/materials around the property.

There are still a lot of features they would like to add. In the winter/spring they will be adding large shade trees in the field west of the home to create a shaded area where they can have a fire pit/sitting area. Other to-do's include: Central air/HVAC system, Car port installation, dutch door installation to lead into the kitchen, and fence off the backyard area from the shop area.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Acreage west of the home allows for some of the most beautiful sunsets in the area. While working on the home in the summer of 2016, Matthew and Damaris spent many evenings dinning on the porch, or simply enjoying a glass of wine while watching the sunset.

The home is located Caddy corner to a winery which offers wine tasting 7 days a week, and within walking distance to a mini-mart and gas station. Convenient access to Highway 41, makes for a faster commute to parks, and attractions. Because it is located at the base of the foothills you can choose between various National Parks: Sequoia or Yosemite National Park as well as China Peak Ski Resort, Madera Wine trail and numerous lakes!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse around the Madera around the Madera County

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • 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 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , open closet
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Bunk Bed , twin over full size beds. (Twin top bunk has weight limit)
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We can help you book boat/jet ski/Limo rental if needed. As well as help you with dinner reservations, arrange meal delivery or masseuse appointments if desired.


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Spacious Countryside Retreat. Recharge & Reconnect w/ Nature, Family & Friends
average rating of 4.695652 based on 23 reviews

Peaceful home near the parks.

  • 4 of 5

The property was just what we wanted. Quiet and peaceful. It was nice to get away from the city. The owner was quick to respond to any of our questions. They even had many suggestions as to what to do in the area. The home was well equipped with everything that you would need to make your stay comfortable. The little extras, like the flowers and snacks and wine made it special.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful scenery

  • 5 of 5

Spacious... beautiful scenery.... Damaris was very attentive with going out of her way to leave us little goodies.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house and location!

  • 5 of 5

Great house to spend the weekend in Madera! Close to amenities but far enough to feel disconnected. The house offers all you need to make your stay wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A comfortable and lovely home for our family.

  • 5 of 5

We were here for a memorial service. This home housed our extended family and friends with with great comfort. We especially loved the view over the fields in the morning and at night while sitting outside. We sat around the farmhouse kitchen table to share and reminisce. Would recommend it highly. Only recommendation is maybe a light on the sign at the top of the drive. Friends had a little difficulty after dark. Matt was great to come over and start a fire for us a always available. Damaris had provided so many little extras in the home and made a special effort to get it ready for us. Would stay again anytime I was in Fresno with family.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wedding/mini reunion

  • 5 of 5

We used the house as home base for our daughters wedding. It was like a mini family reunion. Also the ladies got ready for the wedding in the huge master bedroom.

Definitely recommend using for get a together.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great communication and peaceful

  • 4 of 5

The house was well equipped and spacious. We didn't see the owners but communication was very nice and professional. I always appreciate when people do what they say and make you feel confident that everything will work out as planned. They had good advice on places to visit and eat. I recommend these people as great to work with. The house is cozy and well equipped. Deposit was returned promptly

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT)
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Blackhawk Lodge
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Dragonfly Golf Club
Nearest Train
21 Miles
Amtrak Station Fresno (FNO)
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Sandals At The Beach Grill
Nearest Ski
59 Miles
China Peak Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
135 Miles
Moss Landing Ca (Monterey Area)
Car: necessary

The farmhouse is located within a 15 minute drive two foothill casinos (Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino and Table Mountain Rancheria). Table mountain does not serve alcohol, however there is a dive bar (The Roadhouse) located down the street from it.

Numerous lakes surround this location: Shaver, Millerton, Bass, Eastman, and Hensley. If you would like to rent a boat or jet ski, let us know we would be happy to point you in the right direction.

Across the street from the farmhouse is a local winery (Fäsi Estate Winery). They provide wine tasting 7 days a week. If you enjoy wine tasting have your designated driver grab a map of the Madera Wine Trail and make a day of it! Better yet- rent a limo to take you to all the amazing wineries!

The Riverpark shopping center is located 12 min away in Fresno. It is a great place for fine dinning/shopping and even has a Kidspark (in case you are needing drop-in babysitting) Please be sure to contact kidspark in advance so they have all your emergency contact information and can discuss rates/operations with you personally.

If you are wanting something out of the ordinary, head down to Fresno's Historic Tower District and enjoy a dinner and a show at Roger Rocka's Dinner Theater. The Tower District is a great area for walking around with friends, multiple pubs, pool halls, art galleries, tattoo parlors, antique shops and coffee shops make this area a hot spot for the younger crowd. The city of Clovis has a similar atmosphere in "Old Town Clovis."

Check out the African Safari expansion at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, which is located next to small amusement-like attractions and Storybook Land park where childhood stories come to life.

In the winter take advantage of China Peak Ski resort, or Tenaya Lodge's horse drawn carriage rides!!

We look forward to helping you find what you are looking for, please let us know what you are interested in and we will work with you to make that happen!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse around the Madera,

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £226.08
Cleaning Fee £94.2 + Tax

Check in time 4:00pm
Check out 12:00pm

Rates are for 2 people. ($10/per additional person per night)
Max occupancy 12

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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