The SpaceTravelers needing a base before going to the Sequoia National Forest will love this place. Lots of room inside an older, rustic home of 1600+ Sq feet. Relaxed space not stuffy or delicate. Man cave with a daughters touch. Now, this world traveling, empty nester, welcomes you. Plenty of parking for RV's. 3 miles from Hwy 198. River in the back yard is emotional..... rushing, trickling, pounding, roaring, puddle, ponding, streaming on any day, who knows what you are going to get.
33 miles from the Ash Mountain Entrance at the Sequoia National Park.
No snow, road or travel issues here.
Internet is satellite from DISH network they say 10 MBS, it is not cable and does not compare for data exchange like my office. Then again, this is an escape not an office.
My old rustic home exists near Venice Hill, a Tulare County Landmark. The St. Johns river, in the backyard, is seasonal and the rain is making the river ever changing. The residence has a full kitchen, stove top and a large room air conditioner. Each room has an electric heater to accommodate warmth requirements.
BBQ just outside the front patio runs on propane that I supply.
Parking or areas for tents exist on the land for any size. The furnishings and décor have a cabin feel. The valley heat will always be something to contend with, especially in June. The high last year was 107 degrees F. (June 2015). In Winter temps can reach freezing 32 degrees F.
I enjoy traveling and am a Fly Fisherman. I love the idea of having international guests stay here without any California or big city concerns for their safety, their equipment, language barriers or having a good time. I am very close and can assist with needs, translations, directions and advice.
The home is on 3/4 of an acre. You get to use the entire house. Garage and the tool sheds adjacent to the home are off limits and are for maintenance and for my car.
I can help with traveling ideas and needs. I speak Spanish too.
The riparian area is a mix of hills, rivers, oaks and farm land. Many critters exist in the area such as; hawks, woodpeckers, bobcats, pesky raccoons, coyotes and herons. Gophers eat my lawn, roses and plants like it was candy.
Closest shuttle to the Sequoia National Park during the summer is about 5 miles away at Hwy 198 @ Road 196. Summertime bus hours are frequent and the station is called the "Red Barn", Exeter. Rural areas around here require an auto.
Remember the heat and the dusty nature of our summers. Sometimes mosquitos. Large valley oaks to the front and rear. Sometime dense fog in the winter.
Kayakers this is a calm, class 3 or easier ride. I can help you shuttle gear upriver. My favorite river ride is from the Woodlake airport to my home. Just have to walk around four weirs...Seasonal ask about flow conditions.
Parking is ample. Just park in front of the garage. or beside drive. Guest AccessI will unlock door and have the place ready or...
I will give you storage code for keys or...
Guests will be provided keys or access to them.
We have a cleared 1/2 acre, the river, the home and the deck.
Off limits are the maintenance shed and workshop with a garage.
The river supports kayaks in good years.... and I forgot to mention that I have an archery target set up for archers needing 20-30 or 40 yards to practice. Interaction with GuestsI am a working man that can be reached easily and not far away. I am here to help, phone or in person. My wife speaks Hmong and is also area savvy. My daughter is an a graduate and has just joined the USAF. Spanish is spoken as well. The NeighborhoodAlthough just 3 miles from Hwy 198, it appears to be very rural. The residence exists on a single lane paved road. The only heavy use on Fisher Dr. occurs at 7:00 am and 4:00 pm, for fifteen minutes, when the workers at Monrovia Nursery a mile away, come and go. The nearest large City is Visalia, ten miles west, nearest fuel is about four miles away. Fast food and other conveniences are also near and on, Hwy 198. The St. John's river in the back yard is a ton of fun. River floats, fishing and kayaking is going to be great this spring.
Lake Kaweah is 20 minutes east and they have a summer marina with many types of watercraft to rent.
Hiking trails and a woodland sanctuary called the Kaweah Oaks Preserve is located two miles south.
All these locations are on the Internet. Getting AroundNearest summer shuttle to the Sequoia National forest is a few miles away, at the Red Barn (Hwy 198 at Road 196).
Fresno Yosemite Airport is one hour north.
Visalia has a small airport.
Bakersfield Airport is 1.5 hours away.
International Tulare Agricultural Show, in Feb is 20 minutes away.
Bike trails are just county roads that are a little rough but Mt. Bikes are a safe bet. Other Things to NoteGoing 40 miles east and up into the Sequoia National forest drops the temperature by twenty degrees. (Lodgepole)
In the winter, 30-40 degrees is normal.
Remember Check out time is 11:00 am, help out with this if the next family comes in right after. If no one follows, ask and late check out is possible, lastly, Occupancy tax is charged (to me) by this County, Thanks for staying.