The SpaceThis is a fully renovated 100 year old 2-story 3000+ sq foot classic ranch home in rural S/E Fresno County (north of Dinuba and east of Reedley) in a rural agricultural setting amid a multitude of crops including citrus and stone fruit trees. Home is set back from road with long paved driveway providing ample space to park a number of vehicles. There are two complete upstairs bedrooms with full-sized beds, each sleeping two, plus a comfortable queen sofa-bed in the downstairs den. Both bedrooms have full closets and ample drawer space for extended stays. Two full baths with showers are located down/upstairs. All bath and bedroom linens are washed only with biodegradable, hypoallergenic and unscented detergent. There is a large kitchen and table for 6, plus formal dining room that comfortably seats another 12. Downstairs also includes a formal living room and separate den with large-screen TV and Blu-Ray player. Wireless Internet is included. See Guest Access information for pets. Smoking inside is prohibited.
Guests will have access to entire property except garage, master suite and office which are locked off for exclusive use by owner along with adjacent ag/farm buildings. Access includes full front/rear yards (rear yard is completely fenced and includes a large, partially covered, redwood deck part of which is currently being renovated. A charcoal or propane grill is available by advance agreement with owner. Yards are pet friendly; pets are only permitted indoors in den entrance area and tiled kitchen/utility rooms, but not on remainder of property interior.
Owner travels extensively with little advanced notice, so may or may not be on the property during time of reservation.
This is California's rural Central San Joaquin Valley at its finest! Enjoy millions of Spring blossoms when fruit trees - and foothill wildflowers - are in bloom. Fresno County's famed Blossom Trail (bicycle and vehicle tour) is just minutes away. Only a short drive further are three of the nation's most popular National Parks, Kings Canyon/Sequoia and Yosemite, or the many other exploring and hiking opportunities of the Central Sierra Nevada mountains, including access to the famed John Muir Trail. Use this rental as a hub for a wonderful Central California experience!
Private auto is needed for travel, though there is a local taxi service for the Dinuba/Reedley area. Fresno-Yosemite Intl Airport (FAT), offering a number of rental car options, is 30 miles away. Guest AccessGuests enjoy full access to the property except for the three owner lock-off areas (garage, master suite & office) plus adjacent ag/farm buildings to the rear/south side. Interaction with GuestsOwner travels extensively for his job and is typically not on the property during rentals, but may stop into his office or other lock off areas, generally but not always with prior notice to renters. The NeighborhoodMay/June 2016 Update: Picked daily fresh fruit (berries, cherries, nectarines, peaches, and plums) and vegetables are now available at a number of local roadside stands! This is an older agricultural neighborhood that is several miles from the closest towns, with a number of local families having lived here for over a century. Nearby towns offer a wide variety of shopping including (in Dinuba to the south) several "big box" stores (Walmart, etc), plus the historical and well preserved Reedley downtown area to the west and historic Kingsburg with its Danish heritage and cuisine 12 miles to the southwest. There are a wide variety of both American and ethnic eating establishments to choose from when dining out, from Armenian to Danish/Swedish to the best tasting "hole-in-the-wall" & "taco coach" plus full sit-down Mexican choices to very high-end steakhouses. Getting AroundInexpensive "Big Trees" public transit is available from Fresno and nearby Sanger and Squaw Valley to both Kings Canyon/Sequoia Parks (making a daily sightseeing loop) from May 28 to September 5 2016 with a detailed schedule posted on-line; Yosemite is scheduled to start shortly. A private auto is strongly recommended for other area travel, though there is a local taxi service for the Dinuba/Reedley area. Fresno-Yosemite Intl Airport (FAT) is 30 miles away, and for the last 5 years has offered the lowest annual average airfares of any airport its size or larger in the U.S. FAT offers a number of rental car options. The Fresno Amtrak station serving Amtrak's popular San Joaquin route is 32 miles away. Other Things to NoteA House Manual is provided for guests that includes instructions for a number of appliances and other house-related equipment (Internet, television, etc). It also includes a list of local restaurants and stores in the Dinuba-Reedley-Sanger area plus local maps. A detailed check-in email will be sent to guests a few days before the start of a reservation.