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Open floor plan with a large farm style kitchen great for get togethers

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

Comfortable house with 4 bedrooms with lots of privacy yet near everything

This comfortable house next to a creek in the woods has an open floor plan with a large farm kitchen. There are 4 bedrooms with a king, 3 queen and 1 single bed. There is a small house and permaculture garden in the back of this 1 acre property where I am staying. We have 3 hens and one roster and I welcome you with eggs, bread, juice and coffee.

Centrally located in Northern California near the Napa Wine Country and 7 miles to the nearest town of Vacaville. Historic Winters is 25 miles away and Lake Berryessa is nearby for boating enthusiasts. Lake Solano is just a 10 minute drive where you can picnic, swim and go rowing.

Eleanor MacMakin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About Eleanor MacMakin

I am one of life's travelers, curious and open to new ideas. I love this quiet spot on earth and have worked hard to create a sustainable lifestyle in harmony with nature. I just got a roster to grow my flock. Permaculture practices are necessary to sustain the ecosystem and if I want to grow plants I need manure. I black out the roster's space so he does not crow during the night. I cutup fresh vegetables and fruits and feed only the best natural grains to my flock.

Eleanor MacMakin purchased this house in 1985

Why Eleanor MacMakin chose The Bay Area

My grandmother bought this property because she was born and raised here in the early 1900's. My mother passed it on to me when I was raising my daughter. I have made extensive improvements to both homes and the property itself.

What makes this house unique

The property is situated on the headwaters of Ulatis creek so the seasons bring variety in the rise and fall of the water level. The swimming hole in June is really fantastic (except in drought years). The house has old world charm with it's original structure as a schoolhouse in the early 1900's.


Vacaville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor bathtub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Open floor plan with a large farm style kitchen great for get togethers
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Two younger couples and the parents shared this magical spot for over a week - very cozy and well suited for relaxed companionship. Even some hard rains and cool weather could not suppress the mood.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful retreat

  • 4 of 5

After coming up a winding road you enter the gate and are impressed with the scenery surrounding the house. Trees, wildflowers, herbs, a creek (unfortunately dry), chickens and a treehouse. The house was perfect for our 2 families as we arrived to sightsee, wine tour and more importantly, to participate in our son's wedding. We had everything we needed for our stay and Eleanor was there to answer any questions. Bring dvds and lookout for the peacock as you head towards the highway! ;)

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A cozy getaway.

  • 4 of 5

If this had not been the hottest week of the year I'm sure we would have enjoyed our stay much more. It would have been great if our host had cooled the house down before our arrival. We spent our awake time in the kitchen, where the window A/C is located, and were able to keep cool enough until the temperature dropped at night. This and the lack of phone service or cable TV gave us some great together time in this remote canyon. If you live nature and want to get away from it all this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Eleanor was a wonderful host. My family enjoyed the cabin in the woods. The creek was spectacular!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portland, OR

a unique getaway from the regular world

  • 5 of 5

Even though the structure is over 100 years old (I saw a reference to a photo of the Rhine School in Mix Canyon on the Vacaville Heritage Council website that was dated 1898 - same building?), it is a comfortable and clean place to stay. The kitchen and bathroom are up-to-date. The beds are comforable. Once you get it to cool down to overcome the Sacramento Valley summer heat, it is a pleasant temperature indoors. For us it was the perfect getaway after the family events we attended nearby. I would love to be there when the creek is running at high volume. There is plenty of relaxing ambience on the grounds and plenty of birds in the trees maintaining their music all day long. I would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA

Farmhouse Haven

  • 5 of 5

A group of us were in town for a hockey tournament in Vacaville and chose to stay at Eli's property. The house is delightfully charming and packed with necessities for a great stay. Eli made sure to leave the lights and fans on and the windows open for us since it was a warm summer day. The beds were all very comfortable and Eli was super prompt at responding to any questions via email.

The location was perfect and very relaxing. We hope to have more time next time to explore the grounds!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


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