The SpaceWe call our home 'Apple Abbey' because of it's history of being the church for the town.
Each room is so large that you could do cartwheels across them (we know, we've done it!). Our 3500 square feet, two story home has a massive living room, additional family room, dining room, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (one has a super fancy-shmancy jacuzzi tub), and lots of extra spaces that are fun to try to define.
The home was originally a church, so over the years, the remodels have created an incredibly unique space. Some of the ceilings are slanted because there were church pews on the second floor! My favorite bedroom has 4 bunk beds for the ultimate sleep over party! There is an old piano that has been there since the days of it's church role, fun lofts to peer down on friends from, and the sunniest window seat you'll ever see.
We have the house set up to hold up to 5 families comfortably. Each room is HUGE and has large closets to tuck a crib or cot inside of.
1.) Upstairs Master Bedroom with 1 Queen Bed
2.) Upstairs room with two Queen Beds
3.) Upstairs room with one Queen Bed (smaller, adorable with french doors and it's own porch)
4.) Upstairs massive bathroom with jacuzzi tub and glass shower and separate toilet area
5. ) Downstairs Master Bedroom with one Queen Bed and attached bathroom (shower)
6.) Downstairs bedroom with 4 bunk beds (and a HUGE closet that can fit 2 more people/children if needed)
7.) Downstairs bathroom (tub/shower)
In addition to the biggest living room you've ever seen (so big that we have TWO giant sectional couches, and they barely fill it!), there is an expansive dining room. In the dining room there is an extra-extra large table that seats up to 25 comfortably (we've fit 32 in the past).
Next to the large kitchen (which is stocked with any cooking device that you could ever hope for. My sister loves to cook so she spared no expense here!) there is a family room that is perfect for curling up and watching everyone cooking in the kitchen.
Outside there is a large fire pit and a large table for outdoor sunset dinners. Our kids love to ride tricycles around the yard! Guest Access~Large Smart TV that can be connected to your own Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime account. Also, cable TV with HBO
~Large backyard with fire pit, 8 person outdoor table, and lots of room to ride bikes and soak up the sun.
~Full house access- we won't be there when you're there!
~There is room for 3 cars on the side of the house, parked perpendicular. If you have more cars, you can open the backyard gate and drive them into the backyard. The other option is to park extra cars down the block at the 'Forester' restaurant. *NOTE* If you have more than 3 cars parked outside, they WILL get towed. The town is reallllllly small, and the police and neighbors get really excited to have a little action in the neighborhood *laugh*. Interaction with GuestsYou have the house to yourself! If you need me at any time, please call me:
Laecee (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Ceara (my sister) (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Alex (my husband) (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
My parents live across the street, so please mind the 10pm noise rule. If you have the windows open during the summer, please note that the sound carries FAST and FAR in the neighborhood because the house is high up and taller than the others. The NeighborhoodI grew up in this neighborhood and love returning to it it's small (tiny) town charm. It is within walking distance to a small grocery store, local restaurant, and coffee shop. There is also a small park up the street.
Camino is the heart of 'Apple Hill', which has been described as the up-and-coming wine country of the Sierras. During Apple Hill season, you can visit over 50 adorable Apple ranches that have lots of entertainment to create the perfect Fall memories. Find out what's happening there at the Apple Hill website!
The house is easy to get to (no curvy roads to travel on like most of Camino), and is often rented as an alternative to expensive South Lake Tahoe lodging. We are 45 minutes to the Sierra at Tahoe ski resort.
All around the town there are fantastic rivers to visit. Growing up there, that was my favorite thing to do after school. The water is crystal clear and the giant granite cliffs have really fun climbing areas.
15 minutes up the road, there is a really fun lake where you can rent boats, swim, and BBQ. Find out more about it at the Jenkinson Lake website
10 minutes down the road, you can visit Historic Placerville. The lively downtown area has entertainment and lots of gold rush town quirkiness. There is a coffee shop that backs into an old gold mine!
One more time about parking…yay for reminders for you! Please do not park more than 3 cars perpendicular outside the side of the house. Extra cars can go in the backyard (open the fence) or down the block at the Forester Restaurant. Tada! Getting AroundThere are shuttles to the local Apple ranches during Apple Hill Season, and limited public transit. Typically, my family takes the train to Sacramento (45 minutes away) and then we either rent a car or take the bus to Camino. Other Things to NoteWe love having children stay in the home, and have created special spaces for them. There is a fun toy area in the living room, and other little child-friendly treats around the home.
All of the furniture is brand new, and the home is pet free, so it's perfect for the more sensitive guests. We use fragrance free, environmentally safe detergents and cleaning supplies when caring for the house.
A tiny backstory for you…my sister and I bought this house together in 2015. We both have young families, and when we would come back to Camino to visit our parents, we would barely all fit in their house. One evening, we were sitting on our mom's porch, and saw the 'for sale' sign across the street. A month later, it was ours!
We hope to bring our families together here and watch them grow together when we visit our parents (Kim and Bill, you'll probably meet them when you visit, they live across the street), and when we aren't there, we want to share it with you!