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Laurel Ross

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Breath taking California Delta Riverfront Home with 50' Boat Dock

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Walnut Grove House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Let yourself be indulged and pamper yourself while relaxing in this gorgeous resort style home in the heart of the California Delta in Walnut Grove.

Arrive by your own boat or by car.

Take a stroll across River Road to the raised private deck overlooking the Sacramento River above the 50' private boat dock while watching the amazing sunset with your loved one while sipping your favorite beverage. Or maybe you'd enjoy a sunrise while listening to the migrating water fowl fly over.

Slip into the 6 person jacuzzi enclosed in a romantic cedar gazebo with sliding windows surrounded by the old english secret garden with an outdoor gas fire pit. Have a special event here such as an engagement party, bridal shower, a small wedding, a small family reunion, retirement party or just to get away from it all. The Delta River Grove Cottage is sure to be all you are looking for, or just a romantic get away for two or several couples or friends to enjoy each others company.

Ready to have some fun and action? Why not play a game of pool on the commercial size beautiful pool table in the game room and bar. This room is a one of a kind with decor and collections you've seen nowhere else. It's a room to have a good time in that's for sure! Are you a dart enthusiast, play a game while listening to your favorite CD or radio station with outdoor sound as well. Bar features a refrigerator and trash compactor for re-cycling.

Want some additional entertainment, watch TV on the big screen with surround sound in the cozy family room by the wood burning fireplace. Kick back and relax while reclining in the leather couch or laying on the window seat cushion in the bay window looking out to the lemon trees. This window seat is said to be a very comfortable place for a single person to sleep with the window open feeling that cool refreshing Delta breeze flow through.

Cooking a meal in the fully equipped gourmet kitchen is great for entertaining. There is a large island and there is seating for 6 by the bay window and french doors overlooking the english secret garden with statues and garden art. If you like lemons pick some meyers fresh lemons from the lemon trees they are like no other.

Having company over for entertaining or just want a more formal setting for dinner, enjoy the warm and cozy decor of the dining room with seating for 8. This wonderfully decorated room is right off the kitchen and the game room with french doors looking our to the old english secret garden.

Rather barbeque? The large gas BBQ grill is also great for entertaining and separate burner right off of the kitchen for added convenience and staying a part of the fun.

This 3 bedroom home features a large bedroom with a California king Swedish mattress. It's a fantastic room for sleeping in with dark wood plantation shutters to block out the sunrise. There is a half bath, a large closet and a built in big screen TV, DVD player and a stereo.

There is a large bedroom off of the over sized hall bath with antique furniture, a king size sleep by number bed for dual comfort as you please, a large closet, enclosed flat screen TV with DVD player. A marble vanity for getting ready, windows looking out to the sloped levee front yard of a massive flower garden with roses, lavender, butterfly bushes, trailing ivy and more.

Before retiring for the evening enjoy the jacuzzi tub for two which boasts the feeling of being in your own private grotto with beautiful stained glass windows imported rose marble from China and walk in shower.

The 3rd bedroom off of the living room has it's own separate entrance if desired just off of the garden, jacuzzi area and can be used as an office as well as a bedroom.

Feel like staying in shape? The covered back porch off of the kitchen and laundry room offers a new Gold's Gym treadmill or you might enjoy a run or walk down a back country road and feel like you are in another world where an old Delta town called Vorden used to thrive and passengers would board the Steamships at the landing at Vorden and River Road. In the farming season you never know if you'll be surrounded by corn, alfalpha or tomatoes. Whatever the crop, it's appealing to the sight while enjoying the time outdoors.

When you feel like adventuring out only a mile down river is the famous town of Locke, the oldest Chinese community still in existence, There is a lot to see and do in this little Delta town with museums, art galleries, unique shops, dining and drinking at the famous Al's Place or the Locke Chinese Garden.

Keep going down river another mile or so and enter the town of Walnut Grove, the only town in the Delta with both sides of the River occupied by the town. Great dining options here as well with Tony's Place, Guisti's, Wimpy's, the Ryde Hotel and more. Or venture up river north toward the old Delta town of Freeport for an enjoyable dining experience inside or out at the Freeport Bar and Grill, Grand Island Mansion for Sunday Brunch.

There is also exceptional and unique wine tasting throughout the area in either direction from this home with over 50 wineries within a 20 mile radius. From up river toward Sacramento there is Clarksburg with the Old Sugar Mill wineries, Bogel Winery, Scriber Bend Winery and more or head South to Lodi for the Zinfandel capitol of wineries.

Where ever you end up in the Delta it's going to be a marvelous, unique and memorable experience only to be enhanced by these acommodations.

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More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Laurel Ross (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Laurel Ross

We are travel agents, travel writers and photographers. We fell in love with the Delta many years ago when we were avid boaters and we know the Delta like the back of our hand. From anywhere in the Delta you can find things to do and come back to the Delta River Grove Cottage to continue your experience.

We love the out doors and this property feels like you are outdoors even when you are inside with all of the windows and beautiful scenery surrounding you. The wild life on the property between all of the different species of birds, cottontail bunnies, squirrels really makes you appreciate the wonders of our area. We love to watch sunrises and sunsets and always enjoy being on the water wherever we are. We love to entertain and this home is the perfect place to do that.

Laurel Ross purchased this house in 2003

Why Laurel Ross chose Central Valley California

We have been enjoying the delta since 1966 and it is a beauy and serenity like no other place on earth. After a sunny fall Sunday drive and spotting a piece of heaven we decided to buy and make it our permanent home.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy jet skiing and a ski boat, water skiing and wake boarding and not having to haul the boat/toys out of the water at the end of the day, just tying up to our dock. Floating on a raft tied to the dock, sun bathing either on the dock or in the private english secret garden. Fishing off of the dock, watching the sunrises and sunsets. Relaxing in the jacuzzi in the evening. Sitting out by the outdoor fire pit roasting marshmellows with the kids. Going to breakfast at one of the local cafes. Wine tasting throughout the delta and Lodi. Photography and bird watching. Riding the Harley all around the river. Taking a local fishing charter or eco tour of the area. Great history surrounds you with the old towns in the Delta to explore. Close proximity to many great day trips including Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, San Francisco, Lodi or explore Freeport, Isleton, Walnut Grove, Locke, Rio Vista.


based on 36 traveler reviews

Breath taking California Delta Riverfront Home with 50' Boat Dock
average rating of 4.75 based on 36 reviews

Very charming

  • 3 of 5

We have stayed here 3 times. This last time was no where near as outstanding as the last 2 stays. Laurel is a wonderful owner and everything has always been better than expected.

The cottage is for sale and now has sold and closing on the 12th I was told. Things were not kept up such as... the fire pit wouldn't light, I brought my own General contractor and he tried to get it started but no go. The shower head was drizzling water unlike the last 2 stay's. Dead and almost dead battery's in the TV remotes and the swiffer.

The kitchen had been cleaned out and just the basics listed were there to use. The can opener was rusted and well I could go on but I think I have made my point.

I wish Laurel and family a wonderful rest of their lives, truly!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, serene, and private

  • 4 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We spent most our time in the large kitchen. We cooked, talked, and played games on the kitchen table. The house was large enough that while we were playing in the kitchen, some could watch a movie or take a nap undisturbed. At night we sat in the patio or hot tub just enjoying each other's company. We would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun House!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at this house! It is also a very cool location that allowed us to take the boats up to Sacramento as well as several other fun spots!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Wonderful house with great amenities!

  • 5 of 5

The location of the house was perfect! We had our own dock for our boat right across the street from the house. The house itself had 3 very comfy beds, a pool table, hot tub, and a great front yard to hang out in. I will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing property in the farm belt

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed here each of the past three years for a month each time. This is a laid back part of California with little traffic and some interesting towns close by. If you like wine, Lodi is very worth visiting. The beds here are very comfortable. The kitchen is fully stocked and the pool table and bar are big plusses. You are close to Sacramento. If you have a boat or access to one, you have a great dock right on a good part of the Sacramento river. We plan to come again.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review and your continued business for the past 3 years. We look forward to your returnin .
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Delta River Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful - so relaxing and enjoyable at this house. There is something to do for everyone, play pool, spa, fish and totally relaxing - we loved it........

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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AL The Wop's
Locke Historic District
Sierra Forge Gallery
Giusti's Place
Tony's Place
Ryde Hotel
Walnut Grove Iron Works
Grand Island Mansion
Mel's Mocha & Ice Cream
Locke Art Center
Locke Garden Restaurant
Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Sacramento International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Al the Wop's, Locke CA Tony's - Walnut Grove
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Hogback Island
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Lodi, California
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Al's Place, Tony's Steakhouse and Giusti's
Car: necessary

Wine tasting from over 50 wineries within a 20 mile radius, picnicing, boating, jet skiing, water skiing, wake boarding, fabulous dining options, museums, art galleries, antique stores, driving tours with ferry crossings, fishing, fishing guides and charters, bird watching, Courtland Pear Fair, Isleton Cajun Festival, Delta Farmers Market, Stockton Asparagus Festival, Galt Strawberry Festival, Sacramento Jazz Festival and Jubilee, Old Sacramento, Wine and Chocolate weekend, Bloodless bullfighting, Cosumnes River Preserve, Golf Courses, Limo Rides, Kayaking, sandhill crane festival, Taste of the Delta, Zinfest, Lodi Grape Festival, Lodi Spring Wine show, motorcycling, Delta cruises, bike cycling, sky diving, certified massage therapist available to come to the house or at their facility for additional charge.


Rates & Availability

Walnut Grove House Rental Rates

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Peak Season
Mar 1 - Oct 31
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning and Maintenance $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Walnut Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2380 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5 Bathrooms. Main bath has a shower and a separate sunken jacuzzi tub. half bath has no shower or bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 2 king size beds, Double Beds (1), (1) Bay window in living room offers a comfy cushion for that afternoon nap or for a single person for extra sleeping. Blanket and pillow available and twin sheet set. Great spot for 1 or two small kids. There is also a queen air bed and a double bed with sheets and pillows provided.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
2 Big Screen TV's, 2 trash compactors, private 50' boat dock with private deck above overlooking the Sacramento River, outdoor fire pit, outdoor stereo speakers, gameroom with billiards and dart board. Darts are not supplied. A bar and refrigerator, bay window with cushion suitable for sleeping one, wrap around deck, outdoor furniture, grandfather clock, french doors, baby portable gate, porta crib/bassinet, high chair

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