About the property
- House1800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
The first thing that strikes you when you arrive in the California Delta: is this really California? The Delta is unlike the stereotypical California in many ways. The California Delta is the largest estuary in Northern America. It is one of the only few examples of an inverted River Delta. The total area in the California Delta is around 1,100 square miles with around 70 reclaimed islands, surrounded by 1,100 miles of levees and 700 miles of waterways. The California Delta was a marshland reclaimed by the building of the levees. These levees were built by the Chinese laborers in the 1850’s.
Because of its unique ecology and location, the California Delta is rich in history and wildlife. There are many designated historical sites and museums. Some of the wildlife here: otters, beavers, pheasants, egrets, blue herons, cormorants, hawks, eagles, vultures, quails, bats, and amazing birds in flight. Don’t miss the graceful Sand Hill Cranes, which migrates here annually. The Sand Hill Crane is honored here annually at the Sand Hill Crane Festival. Fishing is renowned in the Delta and the fish taste great. Imagine fresh stripers, bass, sturgeon, salmon, catfish, crawdad, and flounder. The peat soil of the California Delta makes it one of the most fertile agricultural areas in the country. There are numerous orchards, U-pick farms, and wineries. Likewise, wild fruits and nuts are abundant for the foragers. This is the ideal location for nature trips, fishing, boating, family reunions, swimming, inner tubing, water skiing, wake boarding, and sightseeing.
The California Delta and its “Thousand Miles of Waterways” is a major recreation destination. The Delta consists of many small natural sloughs and exspansive recreational lake areas. The home resides on Andrus Island along the banks of the Georgiana Slough, a calm pristine deep water channel in the central Delta. Many of the islands here are accessible only by boat, ferry, or aircraft. There are many kinds of draw bridges and even a barge ferry that takes you from one island to another. The warm, breezy summers here is reminiscent of Hawaii; this is your Hawaii on the main land. This is the closest you get to Hawaii without the hassle and the expense of traveling to Hawaii.
The Oxbow Marina is centrally located at the entrance to the Delta Loop. It is near Isleton, Rio Vista, Walnut Grove, and Locke (Delta Chinatown). You are near restaurants, grocery shopping, museums, and bait shops. Some of the unique restaurants by land or boat from our dock are: Moore’s River Boat, Guisti’s, the Point, Tower Park, Foster’s Big Horn, Rojelio's, Al the Whop, the Grand Island Mansion, and the Ryde Hotel. Nearby are also the Rio Vista Trilogy Golf Course and a nine-hole par 3 at the Ryde Hotel. The Oxbow Marina is located on Andrus Island, accessible by both land and water. The house sits waterfront on a natural oxbow. The Oxbow Marina features guest docks, club house, and a boat launch. The grounds are lush with towering palm groves, fruits trees, and well-maintained flat lawns for a game of Bocci or Horseshoe. There is a full playground for children. The marina has a swimming pool and a club house available for people who dock their boat with the marina. Or, jump in and float down the river around the natural oxbow loop for 20-30 minutes to the marina dock and walk back to the house in five minutes. The house is waterfront with a large deck and a boat dock on the Georgiana Slough. The spacious covered deck has gorgeous views of the Delta. The dock is ideal for fishing, swimming, and boating. This is a perfect location for entertaining or just relaxing. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The living room couch has a pull out queen bed. The master bedroom has a king size bed and the guest room has a queen size bed and both beds are solid Rosewood carved in China and shipped here. There is a well equipped over-sized in-door kitchen and an outdoor BBQ grill and sink. The deck has a small refrigerator and two separate eating areas. Enjoy amazing views of the sunrise from various places in the house. Or, step out on to the deck and breathe in fresh crisp morning air while savoring the sunrise over a cup of coffee. Later in the day, stroll down the marina levee and gaze at the spectacular sunset. Look again, see a flock of birds flying over the painted sky – these are the amazing birds of the Delta. As the birds fly over the waterways, you ponder your navigation to San Francisco, and to the world.
"Please be advised"
"Sorry but we don't allow pets no matter how small or trained they are; guests will be asked to leave immediately if they fail to respect this simple NO PET policy"
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- Apr 24, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Delta Dream Vacation
My wife and I got together w my brother and his new girlfriend for a weekend getaway at Steve’s place in the Oxbow marina. The house was perfect - it had all the amenities, it was comfortable and best of all, located right on the water ! We fished, bbq’d, relaxed, watched some movies, it was perfect. Steve was even nice enough to allow us to checkout a little later than normal. What a guy ! This was my second time staying here and I will be back in the spring ! Highly recommend this place.
Paradise in the Delta
I believe this is our 3rd year in a row that me and the fellas have stayed in this home. The house is clean, open floor plan, and right on the Georgiana Slough. We barbecue right out on the back deck. The place has a dock with a ladder which I use to tie up my 20' pleasure boat.
The neighborhood which is Oxbow Marina is mostly quiet, clean and the neighbors all wave as they go bye. Its starting to feel like a second home. Hope I can return next year.
Great place to relax!
It was very relaxing, having the dock out the back door was great. Very enjoyable!😊�
50th Anniversary on the Delta.
Great time and great house. Oxbow is wonderful. We know the area and were very comfortable there. Celebrated our 50th anniversary there. Great deck and enjoyed floating and fishing in the Georgiana Slough. Rio Vista is a great little town, also.
One thing to know the guest bathroom toilet float does not shut off and I had to lift the tank cover to shut it off by hand. Other than that every thing went great.
river home with all the essentials and comforts
This is a wonderful home on the Georgiana. The home is spacious, clean, and well-equipped. In reading other's reviews, I made sure to bring household items (paper towels, dish soap, garbage bags, etc.) but some of these items were present, perhaps leftover from previous guests. The outdoor shower and remodeled bathrooms were perfect to gussy ourselves up in after a day playing in the river. The filtered water tap was very appreciated since we didn't have to spend money on bottled water and we enjoyed cooking in the kitchen, taking advantage of all the counter space. Launching the boat at the marina was straightforward and the neighbors we met were all very friendly. Steve helped with our questions and provided ample guidance for our stay. My only "complaint" is that the master bedroom window covering is too thin as the room receives lots of morning light, illuminating the entire bedroom (at 6am!). We didn't catch any fish this trip, but thoroughly enjoyed trying from large deck. We hope to book another visit before the end of summer!
Perfection on the Delta!
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! Our party of four had an absolutely fantastic time staying at this wonderful river house, what a neat hidden gem! We loved the convenience of having our boat right outside the house. Our trailer and truck fit perfectly In the carport. Everyone at the marina (especially Willy at the gas pump) was so friendly and helpful! I don't think we could have had any more fun if we tried! Everyone we chatted with or saw on the water were so kind and nice- not something you see every day.
We will definitely be booking again, your home really made our weekend!
WATER SKIING, WAKE BOARDING, FISHING, SWIMMING, BOATING, HUNTING, GOLFING, BIRDING, WINE-TASTING, SHELLING, FRUIT PICKING, HERITAGE SITES/ MUSEUMS, UNIQUE RESTAURANTS... The California Delta and its “Thousand Miles of Waterways” is a major recreation designation. The Delta consists of many small natural and man-made channels (slough). The Georgiana Slough, which the house is next to, is a calm deep water channel way without the roughness of the rivers. Many of the islands here are accessible only by boat, ferry, or aircraft. There are many kinds of bridges and even a barge that takes you from one island to another. There are many events held here annually. Not to be missed is the 4th of July fireworks at Mandeville Island. The warm, breezy summers here is reminiscent of Hawaii; this is your Hawaii on the Main Land. This is the closest you get to Hawaii without the hassle and the expense of traveling to Hawaii.
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