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Views from Deck House in Sierra Foothills, Private Country Setting; Min. 29 days

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 29 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
29 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths with Views

NEW POLICY AS OF NOVEMBER 2016. MINIMUM ONE MONTH RENTAL. Gold Country Deck House has a charming private master bedroom with its own private bath and view. Eat out or in -- a fully furnished kitchen -- everything from a cork pull to a gas BBQ. Take in the hundred-mile view to the west -- end the day with a magnificent sunset. On cool nights, brush off the chill with a fire in the wood stove. Ideally suited for a secluded getaway, a jumping off point to explore wine country and historic Coloma, or kicking back with friends on the decks.

Built to take advantage of natural light, the Deck House kitchen's eating nook fills with morning sun. Step out of the kitchen to a wood deck and majestic oak trees that shade the south side of the Deck House. Built to take advantage of the view, the second deck extends the length of the house to the west overlooking the rolling foothills; on a clear day you can see the coastal range, Mount Diablo and the Sutter Buttes. Relax in the living room by the wood stove, watch TV, listen to music, or simply enjoy the view in the peace and quiet.

Master bedroom with a four-poster queen bed and its own bath has sliding doors that open to the west deck and views of the Sierra foothills; antique Pine furniture and TV. Den with sliding door can sleep two on a queen futon Sofabed or floor futons.

Downstairs is a private bedroom and bathroom, TV and recliner for relaxing. Ping pong Table downstairs in Rec Room for recreation, opens to the back lawn and picnic area.

Located on a quiet street with ample parking five minutes from downtown Placerville, you will enjoy the country ambience and secluded feeling with great views.

Keywords: Vacation rental, house, furnished house, sleeps 4-6, views, decks, fireplace, balcony, TVs, Washer, Dryer, Kitchen, outdoor living, two bedroom, Den

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Connie Stephens
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016

About Connie Stephens

High school sweethearts, we met at El Dorado High School in Placerville. We purchased the Deck House from my parents who built the home in 1970 and remodeled it for a vacation rental. Always a favorite for the extended family, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandchildren, everyone loves coming to Gold Country Deck House.

Connie Stephens purchased this house in 1998

Why Connie Stephens chose Gold Country / High Sierra

My Dad loves to tell the story of finding a contractor to build this house at the price he could afford. Dad hauled in the rocks for the fireplace and stone walls from a nearby quarry. The large rocks with the manzanita tree were hauled in Dad's pickup truck and the truck skimmed the roadway with its overweight load. Dad makes sure everyone knows how he situated the home on the property to take advantage of the shade of the oak trees in summertime, morning sun and the views year round. The Deck House includes family history.

What makes this house unique

We love sunsets at Gold Country Deck House. We love the proximity to historic downtown Placerville and its shops, antique stores, art galleries and cafes. We love the country ambiance, the secluded natural setting. In summertime, we drive to the American River to swim, have BBQ's, drive to Coloma to Marshall Gold Discovery Park. September begins Apple Hill season and visits to orchards, wineries and farms. November finds us visiting the Christmas Tree Farms. December we love wood fires and proximity to cross country skiing and Lake Tahoe downhill skiing. In spring, Daffodil Hill makes a spectacular display. Always there are farms and vendors of locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We absolutely loved your home. Thank you! Loved learning about the Veirs. Sounded like incredible people.
Oct 2015
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Views from Deck House in Sierra Foothills, Private Country Setting; Min. 29 days
average rating of 4.8 based on 47 reviews

The Perfect Home Away from Home in the Foothills

  • 5 of 5

We have been consistently renting the Deckhouse for the last several years on our Summer stays in the Gold Country. It is truly a home-type property where, after a long day, you look forward to coming home to the most incredible sunset viewing you will find anywhere in the area. The house is like a time capsule right from 1971 and everything works and all you could ever need or want is at your fingertips. The location is ideal - not too far from Placerville and Hwy 50. The inside of the home is warm and inviting with a true Tahoe-style architecture - soaring beam and wood ceiling, stone fireplace and a huge deck that spans the width of the house with views going on forever to the West. Connie and Bill are very helpful and prompt with all communication, as well as always being available if you ever need anything. We always look forward to returning every year we come back to the area.

A strict NO smoking and NO pets policy is why we stay here. If that was different, we wouldn't consider it. Anyone that allows pets is asking for problems and once any fleas are in the home or pets have accidents on the carpet, you never get things back to the way it was before. Everything has always been clean and fully stocked with any supplies needed. The washer and dryer are also a big plus as well as a full kitchen.

There is a fold-out futon bed in the living room that has a privacy wall that folds out to create a mini temporary room. Our two kids who are 11 and 16 love to sleep on it and never have any complaints as the pads are without any hard metal frame or springs. There are instructions on how to use the fold out feature, right there with the couch.

In the morning and evening, you will see deer and turkey walking just below you on the deck. The whole ambiance of the backyard is one of feeling you are miles out in the country

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

My husband, Mother-In-Law, and myself spent 10 days at the Deck House. It felt just like walking in to our own home. It had everything we needed and more. The views were wonderful and all the wildlife around was great as well. We highly recommend this house for extended stays.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Placerville Wedding

  • 3 of 5

Gold Country Deck House is located in a nice, conveniently located neighborhood. It has an amazing view. Though dated, the house was immaculate and was the "best supplied VRBO" we have ever stayed in. Our party consisted of 4 adults and 2 children. The standard rental price is for 1 bedroom, including additional "sleeping arrangements" in the living room--a sleeper sofa we could not open and an uncomfortable futon . It was disappointing to have to pay extra to use the 2nd bedroom and bathroom which were downstairs. It is a nice place for 2 people......

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chery, We apologize for the confusion that you paid extra for use of the downstairs bedroom and bath. The downstairs is included in a rental. We explain in our instructions at the house the living room sofa sleeper bed is not useable. Our web site states: A futon sofa bed can sleep two adults in the Den. Two floor futons [stored in Den closet] can sleep two people. The den sofa bed is made by IKEA. For future guests, the IKEA sofa pulls out and two large futons unfold into a firm bed. All in all, there are beds for six and the extra floor futons can be moved near parents for small children. We always encourage our renters to call us if they are having any concerns or problems and we will do our best to resolve them. Bill and Connie Stephens Owners, Gold Country Deck House
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Felt Like Home

  • 5 of 5

All of us were very pleased with everything. The view is spectacular, unfortunately we were not there for the sunsets as we were at a seminar and the days were full from sun up to sundown. All needs were supplied and all slept well. Great to have internet! If we ever need to stay in the Placerville area again we will definitely return to the Gold Country Deck House.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

From the moment my husband and I walked into the home until the time we unfortunately had to leave, we enjoyed every amenity and detail of the house. The owners have thought of everything! The place is so comfortable and quiet. We really enjoyed learning about the owner's family in reading the newspaper articles and looking at family photos, etc. We had fun playing ping-pong in the downstairs recreation room while taking a break from sitting on the deck watching amazing sunsets. And if you're into mid-century modern, this place has it all. Mercifully, the original touches and accents are mostly still there and meticulously maintained. What a great weekend we had! Hope to be back in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gold Country Deckhouse

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed over three months at the Gold Country Deckhouse and it was a great place to stay. There were many extra amenities that were included and the owners were very open and friendly. We had a beautiful view of the foothills and the sunsets were unbelievably gorgeous. We spent the winter months there and would love to return to enjoy the other four seasons. We would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweetie Pie's
Gold Bug Park
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park
Apple Hill
Helwig Winery
Boa Vista Orchards
McLaughlin's Daffodil Hill
David Girard Vineyard
Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Sacramento International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.25 Miles
Bricks Eats & Drinks
Nearest Golf
4.94 Miles
Cold Springs Golf Course & Country Club
Nearest Train
46 Miles
Amtrak Station, Sacramento, CA
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 50
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Miles
Sequoia Restaurant
Nearest Ski
49.5 Miles
Sierra At Tahoe Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
American River in Coloma

El Dorado County Wineries and Fairplay Wineries; Apple Hill to purchase local apple products, visit orchards, crafts for children, picnic areas, nature walks, farm animals, bake shops ; Christmas Tree Farms for selecting and cutting your own tree; Gold Discovery Site in Coloma, swim the American River; Indian Casino; antique stores and boutique shops in downtown Placerville; art galleries, home of artist Thomas Kinkade Gallery, Bennett Sculpture Gallery; gold mining shaft in local Cozmic Cafe; lots of history of gold mining, ore extraction at Gold Bug Park and Mine; rafting on south fork of the American River


Rates & Availability

Placerville House Rental Rates

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29 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping 1-2 guests $150
Housekeeping 5-6 guests $200
Housekeeping 3-4 guests $175

Minimum rental period: 30 days or one month
Monthly rate $1960
One-Time Housekeeping Fees: 1-2 people $150 3-4 people $175; 5-6 people $200
The monthly rate of $1960 INCLUDES all utilities, trash pickup, yard maintenance, water [provided tenant abides by reasonable water usage and does not exceed water allowances for a family of four during the California drought, in which case tenant will reimburse owner for water over and above designated amounts for a family of four by the water district]. The monthly rate of $1960 also includes bi-monthly housecleaning, dates to be set between housekeeper and tenant. The Gold Country Deck House does not have a land line telephone; however, Wi-Fi is provided with access to the Internet.
Please visit our web site for more information and photos
Visiting Guests are limited to 4 unless permission is granted in writing from owner. A "visiting guest" is defined as a friend or relative that visits the property while tenants are renting and is not actually staying on the property.

Contact Owner at 510-746-6577 or for 30 night rental.

A deposit of $250 is required to be paid in full at time of reservation as security against damages, to be refunded in full if there are no damages to the property or furnishings. Cleaning charges of $30 per hour will be deducted from any additional cleaning above and beyond the normal cleaning of 4 hours after tenant vacates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Placerville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Separate Vanity/Sink
    Half Bath - toilet , Sink
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Four Poster Pine Bed
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sliding door for privacy;2 sngl floor futons in Den Closet;
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , For more than 2 people, additional cleaning fee
  • Master Bedroom has TV. Downstairs Bedroom has TV.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Large, level lawn and picnic area in back of home; two picnic tables by back lawn under shade of oak trees; wood bench on back lawn; lawn in front of home great for somersaults or tumbling

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