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Navigate the World - Andrus Island Waterfront House w/ Dock in Delta

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steven (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english


based on 8 traveler reviews

Navigate the World - Andrus Island Waterfront House w/ Dock in Delta
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Nice place but needs Attention

  • 3 of 5

Kitchen area needs to be taken care of a little better, the knives were dull, No organization of the kitchen at all, and the dishes in the kitchen were still dirty and on the shelves. The dishwasher does not not either, so we washed the dishes ourselves.

We were given an early check in when we arrived at 3:30 they were still having it cleaned till 4:30 before we had the place to ourselves

They did not let us know when the garbage needed to be put out and the cans were full, if I did not ask the neighbors when the garbage was picked up we would not have had any place for the garbage

The outside needs to be cleaned monthly as the cobwebs were everywhere.

On the better side, the bedrooms, bathrooms and the patio were wonderful and updated very clean and inviting. This made made the stay very nice for a family environment.

We really enjoyed the stay but for the pricing charged it should have been nicer as we stayed in Monterey and Temecula at resorts for less money and less work.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome spot in the Delta

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. The dock was great, the deck was a perfect gathering spot, and the location is just about ideal. You're close to the Delta Loop, Isleton, Rio Vista, and more. Nice kitchen, nice bathrooms, good air conditioning...I hope we can come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing on the River!

  • 4 of 5

We were in the area for a family event, so we wanted something close to town (Rio Vista), but with a vacation feel. This house definitely gave us that! The house is right on the water on a slower part of the river, which is nice, because we were able to tie up some rafts and float! Very peaceful location. We only saw a few boats go by the entire weekend. There is no shoreline or beach, which is a bummer but we enjoyed the water just the same. The house is well kept and has all the nececsities. It is a little dated and there were some minor cosmetic things wrong, but overall very nice and comfortable. The Marina is quiet and well-maintained. They have a little park for the kids and horseshoe pits for the adults. They offered free continental breakfast on the weekend, which was a nice surprise. Not sure if they do this every weekend. The office staff was not extremely helpful or friendly so I didn't get that info. There were a ton of bugs (par for course), which made it hard to enjoy eating outside - I would suggest brining bug spray and a citronella candle or something similar, if you want to enjoy the back patio. The rental process was super easy. Overall, we were very happy with the rental, and would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review. We're so happy you and your family had good time. For those of you that read this review please note there is no office on prem. Our guest is referring to the Marina staff which is a separate entity. They're nice and sonetimes extend an invitation to our guests to join them for the marina weekend breakfast. There is never any obligation but they are a business that wants to attract new Marina boat slip clients. Lastly, the home has a mix of classic 70's wet bar and breakfast counter with all bathrooms and bedrooms and other rooms newly remolded. In addition, the high end composite deck with plexiglass railing is all less than a year old. This place is our "boat house" jewel on the river and we'll strive to make comfortable for all.
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Excellent stay !

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and beautiful. It was located right on the water which was ideal for us because we came to fish ! Steve was great about communicating with us and made sure I had all the information I needed for a comfortable stay. I highly recommend staying here. We hope to back again !

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springtime at Delta

  • 5 of 5

A friend of mine and myself recently had an opportunity to enjoy an extended weekend with our sons.

We were looking for a place to stay that could offer full comfort, as well as useful amenities such as a outside

patio with a view, area for cleaning fish, boat doc and access to a launch ramp. THIS IS THE PLACE! HAS IT ALL!

Steve (owner) was awesome was able to accommodate our needs. If your family or friends are looking for a great

place around the Delta Loop with restaurants and access to some of the best fishing in California you should consider

contacting Steve for availability. HAD A GREAT TIME! Hope we can stay longer next time. With some of prices to stay

on the Delta this was defiantly one of the best deals.


  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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calm water retreat

  • 5 of 5

We attended a wedding on 9/19/15 at Delta Diamond Farm just past downtown Isleton about 7 minutes from the boathouse. We rented the boathouse so that we did not have to drive home to Sacramento after the evening wedding. I drove my car and my husband drove our ski boat. What a great place to relax! The boathouse is on a calm water slough that connects to the Oxbow Marina. We simply tied up the sky boat to the boathouse's private dock and came and went as we pleased. The huge deck off the living room was great too. Morning and evening views will not disappoint. We did not fish but If you do the outdoor stainless steel "kitchen area" is a bonus! The boathouse is a modular home with a great floor plan. It has a large master bedroom with a master bathroom that has been updated. The laundry room separates the master bedroom from the guest bathroom (also updated) and second bedroom giving everyone a little more privacy. The kitchen is open to a very large dinning room and has an island counter with stools. The living room in another very large room near the kitchen at the back of the house and has beautiful views of the deck, dock and water. We had lunch and dinner at Moore's Riverboat Restaurant on the water. The food is good and they have a live band and dancing on the weekends. We also had dinner at Peter's Steakhouse in the town of Isleton. It's a big red victorian building right at the entrance of Isleton off 160. The steak is fantastic!!! I highly recommend the boathouse. Everything was as advertised. We had a great time and will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're super happy you had a nice time and were able explore the area. Our little town of Isleton and small adjacent towns are great places to visit and dine. Have a great year!
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Rio Vista Muni
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Delta Island Ferries
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Trilogy, Rio Vista
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
CA 12 and CA 168
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
0.1 Miles


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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Linens (for 6 people) $80
Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59

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California House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Boat Master - Oversized Tub
    Guest Bath - Next to Nautilous Room
    Outdoor Shower Area - outdoor shower , Please wash sand off. Ruins washer and dryer!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Boat Master - 1 king , Optional Bed Linens with Spare Set
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Highend Sofa Sleeper with Foam Mattress -Optional Bed Linen
    Nautilous Room - 1 queen , Optional Bed Linens with Spare
  • Optional Beds available
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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