“We had a wonderful time and we have been very pleased to meet Patricia and John (and their nice friends too). We highly recommend them and their house. Placerville area is very nice and a perfect location. We visited LA, San Francisco and Yosemite and stayed in Placerville 2 third of the time. We shared cars too and John allowed us to use his boat (great memories). The house is big, quiet and very comfortable. So is the pool (our daughters loved it). Very nice exchange and a great experimentation for us (1st time). ”
John's reviewsAs a host (3)
“John and Patricia’s beautiful house is in the most amazing location, at the top of a wooded hill with the most fabulous views. The house is really comfortable and spacious, with the guest apartment allowing full privacy, yet still part of the main house. Outdoors, the deck and pool are great for relaxing during the day, and at night offer a panoramic view of the night sky. You can also watch out for the resident peacocks and local deer! There are small shops a few minutes drive away and Placeville is a lovely drive along country roads – it’s a great town with lots of touristy browsing shops, restaurants, and many of the big shop chains. There’s loads to do within day trip distance, from Lake Tahoe to White Water Rafting or visiting one of the numerous local wineries. If you like to go further afield (as we did), it’s a great base for northern California touring. John & Patricia made us really welcome, and their friends are the best! Their neighbours were also very friendly and obliging when we needed help. All in all, a fantastic holiday! Thank you John & Patricia!”
“Holidays in California are fine. Holidays in Patricia and John's villa, are better. The house is wonderful, at the top of the hill, surrounded by deer and hummingbirds. The pool is nice, the home comfortable and spacious. But the best is these family who does everything to make your holidays the best of your life. In our case, they succeeded.”
Where is it?
Downtown Placerville is 15 minutes by car. Placerville was founded during the California gold rush of 1849 and still maintains some of its "Gold Rush" atmosphere. Main Street looks like a cowboy movie set, but now consists of antique stores, art galleries, small shops and restaurants offering a variety of American, oriental and Mexican cuisines.
Our house sits on 5+ acres (2,5 hectares) of land, on the edge of El Dorado National Forest, the epicenter of California's skiing, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting and other outdoor activities. El Dorado County is also known for its red wines, with over 50 wineries within 20 kilometers of our house. Nearby Rubicon Trail and Desolation Wilderness are world-renowned hiking and mountain biking areas. Lake Tahoe, and the casinos of Nevada, are ninety minutes away. San Francisco and Yosemite National Park are 2.5 hours away. The American River has Categories 1 through 5 whitewater rafting. Rafting tours are available every day. Nearby Calaveras Big Trees Park offers giant sequoias, lava fields, and abandoned gold mining towns. Placerville guarantees 100% sunshine every day of summer, making it easy to plan your days.
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