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COZY COUNTRY HOME, AWAY FROM IT ALL!

Brittany

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Brittany

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
66%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2014
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COZY COUNTRY HOME, AWAY FROM IT ALL!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Sequoia Park House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-10)

This attractive three bedroom home is nestled among the orange and mandarin groves of McKellar Farms. Remodeled in the fall of 2007, the house has central heating and air conditioning, satellite TV, full kitchen, wireless internet access, washer and dryer, sun room, and much more. Decorated with original Albert Marshall paintings of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the 8 room house is well furnished and comfortable, with a big back porch and pleasant patio looking over the landscaped grounds. The gardens are so attractive that small signs now tell visitors the names of the plants.

In the late 1920's, Hugh McKellar planted seven native Sycamores and began planning the family homestead. His plan was to build a home and buildings out of the native adobe clay, and by 1938, he had created a work building and a wash house over the cistern that would supply water for many years.

Using granite hauled from the Big Meadows area between the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, he laid out walkways by hand. In 1939, he built the foundation for his home. It was unusual for the times, but Hugh then arranged for his house in Ivanhoe to be picked up, placed on a truck, and moved to the ranch. Hugh McKellar and his wife, Vernice, slept in the home that very night.

Hugh and Vernice had two children, Norene and Robert, and a second house was moved to the property when the two were too old to share a bedroom. Bob's house later became The Bunkhouse for employees, and then in 2006 and 2007 was remodeled and redecorated into an attractive cottage for travelers. In 2013, Bob, now owner and manger of the farm, saw the need for some separate space that would allow the on-site wedding coordinator to meet with brides. The Bunkhouse is now an office and meeting space for wedding consultations.

The lovely grounds are now rented often for weddings, special events, receptions, and family reunions. Bob also gives specialty tours of the farm to house guests and travelers just passing through!

Keywords: House, cottage, Sequoia National Park,

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Brittany (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
66%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2014

About Brittany

Bob McKellar, owner of McKellar Farms, opened his childhood farm house to the public in 2008. The home was originally in a different location in the small town of Ivanhoe and McKellar's father built a new foundation and moved the family home to McKellar Farms in 1939. Today, Bob McKellar shares the legacy of his family farm tradition with travelers around the world and is passionate about educating visitors about agriculture and family farmers.

Brittany purchased this house in 1927

Why Brittany chose Sequoia Park

Bob was born and raised in this home and it holds a special place in his heart. His hope is to share it with travelers from around the world and to give them each a feeling of coming home. The home holds many memories and much history, but it can hold many more! Bring the family, escape with your honey for the weekend, or just take a peaceful getaway on your own. You're sure to walk away relaxed and rested and with your own memories from a wonderful stay at Hummingbird Cottage.

What makes this house unique

Guests will enjoy a unique farm setting and will be treated to the wonderful aroma of fresh oranges from the groves surrounding the property. Guests will also have access to a full kitchen, living room, bedrooms, and bathrooms. Upon arrival, guests will be greeted with a basket of fresh local produce. Farmer Bob is also available to chat and give a behind the scenes tour of the property (advanced notice is appreciated!).

Hummingbird Cottage is minutes from the cities of Visalia and Exeter, both of which offer a unique arts and culture scene, award winning restaurants, boutique and antique shopping, and more. The Cottage is also just 30 minutes from the gateway to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, home to the General Sherman and General Grant Giant Sequoia trees (the first and second largest trees in the world). The National Parks also offer outdoor adventures of all kinds; rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, cave exploring and more!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Cozy country home, away from it all!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Cozy country home, away from it all!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p246645vb
+559 -798-0557
Sequoia Park Gold Country / High Sierra
5

Just what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5
We were looking for a quiet place with plenty of room for our visit to the Sequoias and this place worked great. The kids loved being able to stay on a farm and had a blast playing hide-n-seek in all the rooms. They also provided plenty of food for breakfast and lots of farm fresh fruit. We felt very comfortable having our kids there, which is always a big deal for us. It is good to know that this is an old farmhouse and although they have kept it up nicely, it will have its own farmhouse charms. It feels a lot like staying at your grandma's house, which we liked. But if you are looking for something more modern and with less quirks, you might be disappointed. Our last night there, there was also a wedding on the property which was definitely inconvenient, but the owner was great at stepping up and making things right. The house is a reasonable distance between Kings Canyons and Sequoias making it easy to get to both, but the large trees are actually about an hour+ drive away from the entrance, so it isn't as close as staying in the park itself.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Cozy country home, away from it all!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p246645vb
+559 -798-0557
Sequoia Park Gold Country / High Sierra
Merced, CA
5

Dennis

  • 5 of 5
A very nice and quite place to stay. The staff was wonderful. If you are looking for somewhere private this is the right place.
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dennis! We always enjoy having you and your group here, and look forward to seeing you again next year.

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Fresno Yosemite International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Downtown Visalia
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Valley Oaks Golf Course, Visalia
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrak, at Visalia Transit Center
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
CA-198, CA-99
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Downtown Visalia
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
Pismo Beach
Car: recommended

We offer a full farm tour where guests can learn about agriculture and the process of growing citrus. Guests are also encouraged to roam the property and pick fresh oranges from the trees. With the entrance to Sequoia National Park so close, travelers will have a playground unlike many others! The area in which Hummingbird Cottage is located is rich with arts, culture and history and is even what some would call a foodie's ultimate paradise.

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Sequoia Park House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,000
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Cancellation policy: Guests may cancel and receive a full refund up to 7 days prior to check in date. Any cancellations received less than 7 days in advance will not receive a refund.
Rates are subject to changed until reservation is confirmed. A deposit of $150.00 to be put towards final balance is due at time of reservation. Remaining balance is due at check-in or closest business day prior. Cash, check and all major credit cards are accepted.
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Amenities

Sequoia Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom number 2 is attached to bedroom number 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Located in the living room
  • Queen size Beds (2) Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa bed located in the spacious living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Guests a basket of fresh locally grown fruit.

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