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MAUNA HOUSE: BIKE, HIKE, FISH, OR JUST SIT ON THE PORCH!

April Masters Ruhne

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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April Masters Ruhne

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MAUNA HOUSE: BIKE, HIKE, FISH, OR JUST SIT ON THE PORCH!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Downieville House Rental Photos and Description

The Mauna House (Mountain House) is located on Commercial Street in Downieville, California. It is approximately 150 feet from downtown Downieville, next door to the Native Daughters Hall and Library and across the street from the historic Masonic Hall and Tin Cup Diggins. Yuba Expeditions, 49 Vines (wine and beer tasting), the grocery store and restaurants are a 1 minute walk away. Both rivers are a 15 second walk away. The Mauna House is located adjacent to the Yuba River levee, where the Downie and Yuba rivers meet to form a wonderful swimming and fishing hole. Downieville is known for outdoors recreation - there is something for every one - mountain biking, fishing, hiking, rafting, swimming and panning for gold.

There are two spacious bedrooms, one bathroom, full kitchen, laundry room, outside dining (wine drinking) deck to watch the sunset, large open living room, bike storage and workshop and a front porch to sit on and watch the world go by. The house has high-speed internet (OK for movie downloads), digital TV, telephone, espresso and coffee makers, coffee grinder, BBQ, washing machine, dryer, microwave, hot water kettle, pancake and waffle grilles, blender, mixer, food processor and more!

This is a nice quiet location to work remotely from; you can ride, walk, run the trails on your breaks!

Built in 1938 after the 1937 flood it is a classic 1930's bungalow. Light, cheerful and extremely clean it has been decorated in Island Style prints to enhance the outside/inside living of the Mauna House.

Please, NO perfume, fragrances, smoking, or pets any where on the property. We want to keep the house odorless and free from smells that may bother guests with chemical sensitivities.

1% of the rental fees from the Mauna House are donated to the Sierra Butes Trail Stewardship.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
April Masters Ruhne (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About April Masters Ruhne

Brent is a professional sail boat racer and I work for the best company in the world as the director of human resources. We are both athletes and enjoy mountain biking and trail running. I have been known to do an Ironman Triathlon or two. We both live in Santa Cruz, CA and go to the Mauna House as often as we can. We hope you love it here as much as we do.

April and Brent

April Masters Ruhne purchased this house in 2011

Why April Masters Ruhne chose Downieville

We have been going to Downieville for the last 15 years, riding mountain bikes, fishing and trail running. We wanted to spend more time in Downieville and we fell in love with this house last summer because of it's simplicity and the history of the property. The house had been in the same family since the turn of the last century: 1900. The fact that it was rebuilt after the 1937 flood with wood recycled from the town's gold mining days and still had some the original light fixtures and fencing just added to the charm. We have deliberately kept the furnishings simple and uncluttered so that we can enjoy the house and garden and not be overwhelmed by stuff.

What makes this house unique

Listening to the river, sitting on the porch or back deck, people watching and being in a calming, peaceful environment.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Mauna House: Bike, Hike, Fish, or Just Sit on the Porch!
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Mauna House: Bike, Hike, Fish, or Just Sit on the Porch!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p421635vb
-831.295.1750
Downieville Gold Country / High Sierra
Sacramento, CA
5

Best place in Downieville!!

  • 5 of 5
Myself and three other adults rented this house for a long weekend of mtn biking and had the best time ever! You really can't get a more convenient location. The house was really nice and had everything you could want - BBQ, comfortable living room to hang out in, comfortable beds, fully stocked kitchen, basement to lock your bikes up in and even a bike stand in case you need to do repairs. We'll definitely be staying here again the next time we come up to ride!
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Rates & Availability

From $170 Per night

Downieville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Fall and spring
Oct 15 2014 - Apr 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$170
$1,190
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
 

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Tax Rate 10.0%
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Amenities

Downieville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 940 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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