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Ron and Cathy Keil

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Waterfront house with large deck and dock. No WiFi, No cable TV

45 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Bethel Island House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 4, (more if they sleep on deck or on boat)

Charming little house with view of the water. We have a large deck off the house and an additional deck over the water with a fish cleaning table and fresh water. Large Dock, rebuilt in 2013, will accommodate 4 boats. Electricity is available on the dock.

You share the dock and utility room with Bob and Lisa, who have a houseboat tied up there.

Utility room has washer and dryer. Unheated storage room below house has room for 2 more sleepers.

Single bath has shower, and separate wash room has 2 basins. Sheets and towels are stocked. One bedroom has king bed, the other a queen.

Remodeled in 2011, the kitchen has propane gas stove, microwave, lots of counter space and is completely furnished. The cupboards are stocked, and all you need to bring are the perishables, your swimsuit and toothbrush.

Boat launch facilities or boat rental at Sugar Barge Marina are nearby, 5 minutes drive.

The house has a pellet stove for heat in the winter and ceiling fans for the summer. It is well insulated. Propane barbeque and large patio table on the deck are available for your use. Parking space is below the house in the front driveway and yard. We have no WiFi or internet access and no telephone, but what the heck. You are on vacation.

Waterskiing or boating: We are 10 minutes to fast water and located next to Emerald Point Marina. Launching is available at Sugar Barge Marina, 5 minutes away. Boat rental is also available there.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Ron and Cathy Keil (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Ron and Cathy Keil

We have enjoyed this house as a weekend getaway, then as a vacation home and our kids grew up waterskiing here. Now the grandkids are enjoying it, too. We remodeled and upgraded the house in 2009 and it now has all the comforts we need.

Ron and Cathy Keil purchased this house in 1994

Why Ron and Cathy Keil chose California

Less than 2 hours from the Bay Area, it was close enough to come for a weekend and far enough away to really relax and forget about work. The neighbors are friendly if you want to walk around and chat or they will leave you alone if you don't want to go out and meet them.

What makes this house unique

It is a quiet, relaxing place to forget about the stress of work or the rest of your problems. Close to small towns if you want to run in to a movie or a big grocery store and we have small bars, restaurants, and boating facilities close by if you need them. You can walk along the levee and see the unique houses and boats. Overall, it is just a fun place to relax and enjoy.


based on 45 traveler reviews

Waterfront house with large deck and dock. No WiFi, No cable TV
average rating of 4.6444445 based on 45 reviews

Fantastic home on the Delta.

  • 5 of 5

We took our boat and it could not be a better set up. The cabin was clean and had everything we needed. All we brought was food and drinks.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The place is neat n the people are straight forward, kind, friendly n out going. I love this place. It's relaxing n fun. It is really a home away from home. I'll be back for sure. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love The Delta!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time we spent a month along the Delta in (what we call) our "lil yellow love shack." The location of the house is unbeatable along the Piper Slough. It's quiet, peaceful and the home itself has most everything you would need. The fishing is great and the Delta breeze wonderful. And we always enjoy Bob and Lisa!

We look forward to our stay next year.

Thank you Ron and Cathy!

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  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a FANTASTIC time!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice experience... The house was cozy and had everything you would need! The dock was awesome and Lisa (caretaker)was very nice! We can't wait to rent this house again! Wish we had longer to stay.... Thank you

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Absolutely Charming home and location

  • 5 of 5

Charming home on the water, we all enjoyed it immensely and will be returning soon. Everything was clean and the beds were super comfortable!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nice house and location

  • 4 of 5

For the fisherman this is a great property. Nice slip, close to fast water and a cleaning station on the dock.

Lisa and Bob were great hosts - always there to offer help and advice.

The only thing I need to bring up is that the downstairs accommodations for sleeping are not really available.

The owner is in the process of redecorating and the facilities were not clean or ready for our use. Also the airbed did not have the cap so it was not usable. There were three of us so one of us had to sleep on the floor in the living room.

Other than that we really enjoyed our stay and hope to visit again next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Fisher Guys~ Thank you for writing such a nice review. We can't seem to keep air beds intact without all the proper pieces it seems ~ and so the air bed is gone. We would love to have you Fisher Guys back again next year but you may need to come prepared with some equipment for some serious living room floor sleeping. Thanks for coming ~ Cathy
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
'Pugs' or 'The Rusty Porthole' on Bethel Island
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Right here on Bethel Island
Nearest Train
12 Miles
BART in Antioch
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Hwy 4 and Hwy 160
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several on Bethel Island
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
San Francisco
Car: necessary

This is a recreation area on the Sacramento-Stockton Delta. 1000 miles of waterways, it is known for great boating, waterskiing, swimming, fishing and waterfowl.

Golf: Bethel Island public golf course is nearby.


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Bethel Island House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet fee (optional) $50
Cleaning fee $40
Pet Fee $50

Nightly rate @ $120/ $150 for four people. Additional persons add an extra $25 per person per night. Nightly dock fee $10 per night per boat.

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Bethel Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Toilet and shower can be locked off from washroom.
  • Bathroom can be closed off for privacy if you want to use the wash rooms while someone is in the shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Both bedrooms have closets and ceiling fans and windows on 2 sides. Bedroom 2 has a window seat. Room for two in the unheated storage room below house and lots of room for sleeping bags on the decks outside in the summer. We put new carpet in the bedrooms November 2012.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We have NO WiFi or internet access. The house is above ground so to get wheel chair access, you have to drive up on the levee and drop off your passenger and/or supplies. You cannot park there permanently so you must then return your car to the ground level garage. Children are welcome, but parents must be aware that the water is right out front and accessible, and you are responsible for keeping children safe. We have life vests available and insist our grandkids wear them any time they are near the water. We love pets as much as the next person, and you are responsible for any damage caused by them. Electricity is available on the dock.

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