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Quiet and private cottage on the banks of the King's River

Reedley, CA, USA
  • Cottage1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum StayNone

Quiet country home on the King's River surrounded by 3 acres of gardens and 7 acres of tree fruit. Farming in full production in surrounding areas. Restful, new cottage with open floor plan. Slate flooring, large rock fireplace (wood provided during cold winter's days or nights), great room, comfy down furniture, fully furnished kitchen for making a pot of soup, pool table, patio with seating. One bedroom, spa bath, luxurious linens, high-end mattress and amenities. Second bedroom available in the main house at your added expense. Crib provided upon request. We are close to Yosemite and the Sierra National Parks. Fresno Chaffee Zoo, local opera house for play productions, fine dining or spa treatments, or just a restful respite.


Jolavonne Videaune

Member Since 2014
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Mar 03, 2018
About Jolavonne Videaune

Both Dale and Jolavone are college grads and have lived in the area their whole lives. Dale is a 4th generation farmer and still farms the family farm today. It was established in the mid-1800's by his great-grandfather. Jolavone is a retired Interior Designer and an amazing cook. She has owned and operated 5 different successful stores in her career as an Interior Designer. Dale and JoLavone raised a family of four. They both love to travel and have covered most of the U.S. and some European countries, starting with their own Paris honeymoon so many years ago. Jolavonne loves to cook, garden and read. Dale loves to work, talk, garden and read. Both love animals and are involved in animal rescue.

Jolavonne Videaune purchased this Cottage in 1996

Why Jolavonne Videaune chose Tulare County

Our property is perfect for a peaceful getaway. If you are looking to host an event that is outdoors with beautiful views and different from your typical enclosed space, this property is the right choice.

What makes this Cottage unique

Located in a country setting. It is quiet, has a beautiful garden, amazing views, and sits on the King's River.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Spacious bedroom with a plush queen size Chattam & Wells luxury mattress. Fine, high thread count bedding. En suite access to a modern bathroom. Bedroom in on the opposite end of the living room and kitchen area.


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Spa tub and shower combo. 15 inch slate flooring. Large sized, modern design sink.

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              Since we sit in a valley, we are surrounded by mountains. The snow-capped Sierra Nevada's can be seen from unobstructed views. Yosemite and Sequoia National Park are just over an hours drive from us.
            • Rural
              We are located in the "country" with many small cities in our vicinity. Our land is large and surrounded by orchards that it resembles country living. If you desire entertainment, it is within reach.
            • Water View
              Our property rests on the banks of the King's River, about 23 miles south east of Fresno, California. Water activities are allowed in the river but its main use is to provide irrigation for farm land.
            • Waterfront
              The King's River is a major river in Central California that travels from the Sierra Nevada mountain range trough the central valley of California, south of Fresno.


                • Away From It All
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Fireplace
                          Wood burning fireplace with wood provided from our very own source; our farm.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                          Our main residence has internet with wifi that reaches the cottage but is not as strong as being closer to the modem.
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                              12 pot coffee maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Complete set of kitchen ware, pots and pans.
                            • Dishwasher
                              Whirlpool Gold® Dishwasher with Silverware Spray
                            • Kitchen
                              Full functional kitchen with beautifully updated stainless steel appliances. Open floor plan concept.
                            • Microwave
                              Stainless steel, 1200 watts cooking power
                            • Oven
                              5.0 Cu. Ft. Freestanding Gas Range with AccuBake® Temperature Management System
                            • Refrigerator
                              Large, LG stainless steel refrigerator with ice and water combo dispense.
                            • Stove
                              5.0 Cu. Ft. Freestanding Gas Range with AccuBake® Temperature Management System
                            • Toaster
                              Dēlonghi two toast toaster


                                • Dining
                                  seats 4
                                • Dining Area


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Pool Table
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television
                                      42 inch flat screen TV


                                        • Boat
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          3 acres of lawn and garden.
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • limited accessibility
                                              The floor plan is open and spacious enough to maneuver a wheel chair around but it is not fully accessible. The property is located on 10 acres of farm land with access to a river.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Private Chef


                                                    • marina
                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • forests
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • churches
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • water parks
                                                    • winery tours
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • roller blading
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • whitewater rafting

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Check-out: Flexible

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  1 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Worst EXPERIENCE - ATTORNEY involved - Owner of home lives on property -BAD

                                                                  Stephanie B.

                                                                  The owner of the property lives next door. THIS IS VERY BAD. The wife doesn't treat you like a hotel guest. She treats you like she is doing YOU a favor by letting you stay in her cottage because in her opinion is 'so nice'.

                                                                  During my second visit with her on the property (the first one lasted 5 mins) she talked of money and how much they have with their fruit business. She made sure to tell me it is in the millions....hmm...ok...I could own a million dollar home but she wouldn't care to ask. She will treat you like you are beneath her anyway.

                                                                  When I arrived at the property, the payment did not go through due to technical issues with HomeAway/VRBO. I had customer service on the phone with her (the property owner) to work it out. But because SHE got frustrated with customer service and didn't want to deal with it, she forced me to pay outside of HomeAway/VRBO and directly to her.

                                                                  I did as she asked and paid her the agreed amount and had her sign an agreement. I gave her two checks, one for each month and the first month included service fees. I figure we are finally square.

                                                                  Out of the blue, a week after she received my two checks then cashed my check for the first month, I get a new VRBO payment request from her for the second month at an increased amount of 60% more than the agreed amount. WHAAT?? Keep in mind, we had a SIGNED agreement that SHE signed for the amount and duration of my stay. But NOW she decided she wanted to go through Home Away on the second month. Because of all of VRBO's fees they add on for renters, she was basically forcing me to pay her fees during my second month stay.

                                                                  I would not pay the increased amount as that was not the agreed to amount before I even arrived at her below average place. She told me to leave after the first month. I gladly did but not without contacting an attorney. I can easily take her to civil claims court and win per my attorney.

                                                                  During my stay, she forced me to keep my AC off during the day and have it turn on only when I was at the property. Because she lives next door she can hear it kick on, so therefore ALWAYS in your business.

                                                                  Also the place is INFESTED with SPIDERS/BUGS. They clearly don't spray for insects. I spent two hours cleaning and spraying home defense to keep the bugs out. She should not be allowed to rent to the public due to her actions. NOT WORTH IT!!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We have read the complaint from our house guest, were very sorry she has left with a bad experience, we have never had a guest respond to our property, or us in this manner. But we are not surprised. It has never been the exception that you can show up and not pay through HomeAway. First uncomfortable problem. Showing up 3 hours early while dusting and damp mopping is going on, and asking to move in then, saying the home looks immaculate, which it was. We have wonderful housekeeping service, no complaints till now.. We also have the grounds sprayed once a month. The real issue here was the dog. Dogs must be walked and kenneled while you are away for the day, dog feces must be picked up, we supply you with the bags to do that. No dogs on the bed or the furniture.No exceptions.We have down furnitre, white bedding , it is not dog friendly,nor can we expect future guest to sleep in a bed that a dog has slept in.

                                                                  We only book and pay through HomeAway. We think the service they provide is excellent, Please don't ask us to do otherwise.

                                                                  We live in an area where our local utilities ask that we set our themostats at 80 if you are going to be gone during the time of your stay for any length of time., the home is cool at 78 , the themostate is set . the slate flooring helps keep the home cool and the trees and river drop the temp of the cottage.There are many cooling centers in our area set- up for those who have no cool place to go, so we are greatly concerned when there are rolling outages in our area.

                                                                  Lastly payment, for room, taxes, dog sitter, all must be paid up front.

                                                                  If you are leaving early, please let us know, we are a gated property and when you pack up and leave in the middle of the night the gate alarm goes off the same as if a buglar has arrived and broken in.

                                                                  . We do keep every tex message we are sent from you, we copy, and place it in the guest name folder, anything that is pertaining to you from you or about you goes into that folder.From one to a total of however many you or homeaway sends .All non payment records from homeaway are also copied and saved . Hopefully we have no file at the end of your stay, as it should be. Happy Trails Travelers, Be Safe.


                                                                  Reedley, CA, USA

                                                                  The Central Valley of California is beautiful and rich in agriculture. Our property is located on the King's River, 23 miles south-east of Fresno California. The cottage is secluded enough for some real quiet country living yet near multiple cities and towns for daily leisure. Come and stay for a few nights or an extended period of time. We also welcome events on our property. Anything from fundraisers to weddings. Our location is large enough to hold 400+ people. If you need more information about holding an event with us, please contact us by email with your inquiry.


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  No uninvited guest, the rental is for 2 adults. No parties without permission and added fees for guest will be an extra charge, no river access for boaters. Campers, or tents.No animals without permission.

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                                                                  For booking assistance, call 888-829-7076

                                                                  Property # 3772985