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Member since: 2012
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The River's Edge - DaVidgil House: Studio, Upstairs or Complete House

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Gold Country / High Sierra House Rental Photos and Description

STUDIO:1Bd/1Ba (2+); UPSTAIRS SUITE: 3Bd/2Ba (sleeps 5);SUMMER SLEEP-OUT (2)




****- FOR RENTAL****

Seasonal Pricing:

Studio ––––– $175.00

Upstairs Suite - -275.00

Complete House 375.00

HOLIDAYS***** 450.00

Enjoy elegance, natural beauty, and wilderness surroundings with all the amenities of an up-scale sophisticated rental that provides privacy, relaxation, peace, and romance. It will quickly become your favorite get-away located in the foothills below Sequoia and Kings National Park. It is ideally situated to accommodate day excursions for site seeing adventures, but the grounds and accommodations at the DaVidgil House are a destination in themselves. One can sun bathe on the edge of the river, dine under the stars, and walk among the sycamores; listen and see hawks and quail, and every now and then catch sight of the heron going up or down river. There is an an abundance of wildlife.

The Studio vacation rental is an independent dwelling taking up the complete bottom floor. The Upstairs Suite is a spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house with exquisite views, and all the comforts of home. DaVidgil House Complete secures the entire accommodation for an extended familiy and / or friends, all of which is surrounded with walkways, outside dining areas, gardens, and just a few paces farther, a deck overlooking the South Fork River. Often times, the wayfarer can see wild ducks, deer, mountain lions, bears, bob cats, possums, skunks, snakes, squirrels, to name just a few, and the insect life is teaming with energy. The DaVidgil House is located approximately 5 miles from Lake Kaweah, 10 miles from the Entrance to Sequoia National Park (which is home to the world's largest living things - Giant Sequoia Redwood Trees), 255 miles north of Los Angels, 265 miles south of San Francisco, and 225 miles east of the Pacific coast. In other words, centrally located for your vacation needs.

Keywords: Sequoia National Park, flat, bungalow, house, apartment, studio, abode, dwelling, boutique, vacation rental, artist's quarters, living area, home away from home, Three Rivers,

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Greg (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Greg

This house was built by an artist, designer, woodworker, the daughter of a building contractor; and an environmental scientist, artisan builder, and the son of a water/civil engineer. With eyes for detail, an artistic bent, and the love of nature, DaVidgil House is well appointed, luxurious, and unlike anything else.

Greg purchased this house in 1983

Why Greg chose Gold Country / High Sierra

This property has a perfect location nestled in the Canyon with the South Fork River running right through it. The wild life is abundant and the natural surroundings majestic and gorgeous.

What makes this house unique

The benefit of staying at the DaVidgil House is not only the luxurious ambiance, but how centrally located it is, in as far as it is conveniently close to town, Sequoia National Park, Lake Kaweah, and numerous other sites while remaining remote and peaceful in its location.


based on 33 traveler reviews

The River's Edge - DaVidgil House: Studio, Upstairs or Complete House
average rating of 4.909091 based on 33 reviews

Perfect House, Perfecvt Location, Perfect Owners

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED and truely enjoyed our stay in what I like to call the tree house. We rented the top of the house and felt like we were sitting in the trees when we looked out the kitchen windows. My daughter and I have a love of art and are also artists and we really enjoyed staying in a one of a kind work of art. Every detail is so well planned out and it is just spectacular.

The location was also perfect for daily visits to Sequioa National Park. The house was well appointed and had everything we needed and it was so lovely to sit one night witha beverage near the river enjoying the outside too. We also really enjoyed Lona and Greg. They were so pleasant to talk to and we felt like we were part of the family. This is THE best VRBO rental we have found over the years.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lil traveller

  • 5 of 5

The Davidgil house is a once in a lifetime opportunity to stay in a work of art. The home is immaculate and absolutely beautiful. The amount of detail put into the home is mesmerizing and my husband and I would wonder around the house for hours marveling over the artistic detail of the home which the owners built themselves. The property itself is equally gorgeous and my family loved spending time in the huge yard and dangling our feet in the pristine river running through the property. The home had everything one could want or need in a vacation home and the owners are the nicest and most down to earth people. They made us feel right at home. If you want a peaceful retreat this is the spot to be.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

My Fiance and I stayed in the studio of the Davidgil house as bday vacation for me. We had the best time, and I will never forget the peace and serenity I felt there. We woke up and had our coffee by the river every morning, and ending our evenings with a campfire and listening to music all weekend long. Greg and Lona were the most gracious hosts, and we felt a bond with them right away. If all goes well I plan to go back and have a small wedding at the property, its just THAT GORGEOUS!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wondeful home, Wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed with Lona and Greg in late August for four nights. This home is beautiful and warm. Lona has put her heart and soul into creating a magical space. She has an incredible eye for detail and beauty. Although we were disappointed that the river running through their back yard had dried up due to severe drought conditions, this did not hamper our stay. There are plenty of great watering holes and beautiful spots to get your feet wet close to the home. The highlight of our stay was when we were asked to stay for dinner with our hosts and their friends visiting from Hawaii. A beautiful paella and other delicious foods. Wonderful hosts and a beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful retreat right on the river!

  • 5 of 5

This unique custom home is right on the river and is just a few miles down the road from the entrance to Sequoia National Park. Three Rivers is a quaint little town with all the amenities one would require for a restful retreat from the city. With incredible views of the river and the mountains this home did not disappoint. The home itself had everything you needed plus it was clean and well kept. Were from Florida, stayed here a couple days to see the Giant Sequoias and then headed off to San Francisco for a few days. We all wished we had just stayed here for the entire trip! We definitely will plan another trip here again. If your looking to get away from the hustle and bustle and reconnect with nature in the comfort of a home, this is the place to go!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

When we travel around the country, my wife and I always try to locate a "best kept secret" type VRBO in the area we're staying. Something close enough to humanity to access an acceptable cooked meal and see the local sights, but apart from people, with outdoor space for ourselves. Unique accommodations with thoughtful, artistic design, eclectic furnishings, solitude, and a view of nature. We can rarely find all of this in one VRBO, but Davidgil met all these expectations. Davidgil is "museum level quality comfort". We stayed in the studio for two nights, separate from, and beneath the main house. Absolutely perfect for a couple.The artisan/owner's, Gregg and Lona humbly showed us the entirety of their work throughout the main house They have left no stone unturned, no detail missed, in their restoration, design, and furnishing of this California home and the adjacent studio Reclaimed and natural materials throughout, their home is a work of art with a California mountain-home Sierra scheme. Surprising that it can be rented at all. Both the studio and full house are priced very reasonably for this unique quality of accommodation. The two rentals combined, this is a perfect home for quite a few people, a family, or several couples. Build a campfire on the riverbank right out the back door; 30 minutes to the Big Trees, or see no one; Tastefully furnished kitchens, or nearby restaurants.

Had we known how nice it was, we'd have rented longer to spend more time here, than sharing our days with the National Park crowds.

Huge plus if the owners happen to be there and everyone has the opportunity and desire to engage one another. We were not sure they were even on the property, as they were virtually invisible-but-available during our stay, but after meeting them, the house and property are simply an extension of their artistry, creativity, and kinship. Wonderful people.


  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Nearest Airport
77 Miles
Fresno Yosemite International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
River View
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Twin Palms
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Amtrak out of Hanford
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 198
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Pizza, Mexican Food, Sub Sandwiches, Restaurants
Nearest Ski
29 Miles
Woolvertin Ski and Recreation Park
Nearest Beach
171 Miles
Pismo Beach

The DaVidgil House is located approximately 10 miles from the entrance to Sequoia National Park, 5 miles from Lake Kaweah, 1 mile from village shopping, and luxuriously located on the South Fork river.


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Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fee $180

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Gold Country / High Sierra House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • W. Blue Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The Most Elegant and Unique, Located in the Upstairs Suite
    The Green Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located Next the E. Bedroom in the Upstairs Suite
    Bathroom 3 in Studio - toilet , shower , The Studio
  • 3 Bathrooms: 2 upstairs and 1 downstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Studio Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The Studio
    Upstairs E.Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Located E. of Living Room & Adjoining the Screen Porch
    Upstairs W. Bedroom 3 - 1 double , This Bedroom Adjoins the Blue Bathroom
    Upstairs 3rd Story Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Located on the 3rd Story in the Office / Library
    Extra Summer Sleep-Out Bed 5 - 1 double , Air Bed set up on the Deck Overlooking the River
  • Queen size Beds (2); Double (1): Single (1): Ai-Bed Double (1); Air-Pad Double (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
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