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Mountain Biking Mecca & Blue Ribbon Trout Streams

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse

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Downieville Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Come for fun and stay for comfort. Our house has been in our family for several years and its lovingly decorated with thoughtful decoration and comfortable amenities. House is situated on a 4.5 acre with the sound of river below and privacy of your own home. Main house has three bedrooms, sunroom/library, two full bath, large kitchen with a separate dining area. Living room is large with wood burning fireplace and abundance of games and books to keep you company. In the guest room, above the storage/garage is a bedroom with en suite bathroom. Two car garage and large storage area for your bikes, canoes, rafts, or fishing pole.

Keywords: 1861 Gold Miner's two story victorian farmhouse. Main house is 1800 sq. feet. Guest room is roomy and spacious. A garage and room for storage - bikes and rods. 5 acre property with room to spread out.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Sun Culpepper
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2016
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Why Sun Culpepper chose Gold Country / High Sierra

We love the quiet of our home and the nature that surrounds us - where we can fish, hike, bike, and swim in various swimming holes. Mostly we love getting away from the big city to connect with nature and with each other.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Moving in nature's rhythm - slow to medium. We love the porch-life with warm afternoon wind caressing us while sipping a margarita after a long day of biking, swimming, or hiking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We received your check today; quite prompt, thanks!

We loved staying at your house. We did have guests over and everyone who saw it was impressed. It was quite well appointed and had everything that we needed. Because of the spacious master bedroom, the bride (and her entourage) dressed there for the wedding. We will most certainly want to stay there again; it is just a very inviting place. It turned out to be a perfect week-end and the wedding was a big success. The newlyweds are off to Barcelona to start their honeymoon.
Jul 2011
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based on 7 traveler reviews

Mountain Biking Mecca & Blue Ribbon Trout Streams
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Amazing historical house in downtown Downieville

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had an amazing weekend riding bikes and relaxing in Downieville. Sun's house was perfect for what we wanted and the garage was a great addition. The wifi was strong which is rare around Downieville so that helped us get some work done after sneaking out of the office early on Friday. There is an awesome swimming hole about 200 yards away and downtown is walking distance. With this house being built in 1861, it has been renovated to be very nice but it still holds it's historical look. I would highly recommend staying at this location.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic old timey getway in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

A group of us came up to Downieville to mountain bike, fish and swim. This place delivered. Amazing house surrounded by open space, walking distance from downtown and swimming holes. And of course, right at the bottom of the trails. Perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Emeryville, CA

Great Downieville house!

  • 5 of 5

This was my 2nd time staying at this historic Downieville house, and I plan on returning again. I was there with 5 friends for a weekend of mountain biking, and the location is perfect - very close to the 1st Divide trail. There is a beautiful outdoor seating area that affords a sweeping view of the mountains as you enjoy your morning coffee, or enjoy the dinner you just grilled up on the BBQ. The house feels tucked away and private, but is still close to downtown. The bedrooms are comfortable, and the house is very well-appointed. The owners are very communicative, and easy to work with. Definitely worth a stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phenomenal Rental

  • 5 of 5

I rented this location for a cabin trip with friends last year. I hopped online to check availability for this year and saw (to my horror) that I hadn't left a review of this absolutely charming place. **hand spank**

Let me tell you, this place is simply stunning!! Tons of privacy for a relaxing vacay away. The deck was massive and great for lounging and a BBQ. We traveled with 4 couples and not once felt crowded. Short walk into the downtown area. Tons of parking. The house had tons of amenities including a fantastic kitchen, wi-fi. I also loved that the home had a cabin/at-home feel, while still having modern up-to-date comforts. My commuication with Sun immediately put me at ease - which can be difficult when you are renting a place you've never seen. She went above and beyond and even provided a very thorough walk-through guide of the house on the counter, that had everything we needed to know and more. Sun was more than a homeowner I rented from, it was like visiting the home of a friend. As you can see, I am returning and planning on making this our annual go-to Downieville spot. Sun, thanks again for opening your home to my friends and I.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exeter, NH

Wonderful Spot

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to be in touch to thank you again for sharing your beautiful home with us. All the little touches were so appreciated - we love the Arts and Crafts style and your home definitely had that feel to it. We even found your stash of vases and used them for the many wild flowers around the property - made our tables lovely when we had people for dinner and brunch. Thank you for the return of the security deposit and your kind note. Hope your next guests found it as special a place as we did. I will send you some pictures when we get them back from the photographer - not sure about copy rights and all that but I'll check to confirm you can use them on your website if you like them.



  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Downieville Delight

  • 5 of 5

This place has everything you could want in a rental and more! It is very welcoming and cozy inside and out from the wind chimes on the front porch, to the reading room filled with books upstairs, to the mountain views, the sound of the Yuba river below, this house has it all. We had a family reunion here and had plenty of room for everyone. There are 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. You might be a little put off by the fact there isn't any wifi or tv, but really, it just adds to the charm. We played games and talked instead. We hiked and fished. The house is right next to a cemetery but even that isn't scary like you would think--it just adds character. We walked to Downieville each evening and also walked down to Pauley Creek Falls from the house. We've stayed in lots of rentals in Sierra City and surrounding areas and have decided this is the best place to stay by far!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Downieville Farmhouse Rental Rates

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House cleaning fee $125
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Downieville Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Two full bathroom in the main house (one with shower only, the other shower/tub combo)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Sunroom - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (1) Day bed, Baby Cribs (1) Play pen for little ones, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Well maintained public tennis courts available within walking distance of the home. Four rivers within easy walking distance each with prime trout waters (North Fork of the Yuba, Downie River, Pauli Creek, and Lavezzola Creek). Major mountain bike trails each directly accessible from the property.

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