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Details in and around The House

The House

Rejuvenate in nature and enjoy the comforts of home. This 3 bedroom house is located at the merging of two streams and overlooks the water from the deck and kitchen windows. Easy access just off a county road with loads of privacy and space to breathe. The woods around are rich with wildlife and the house has been carefully renovated to provide an open space while retaining the charm of the original one room schoolhouse build in 1916. There are gardens for you to enjoy as well as a seasonal swimming hole (May-August).

The residence is for your private use which includes a deck with an outdoor bathtub. The entire grounds including the creek are an integral part of your stay here and you are encouraged to explore. The cabin at the back of the property is also a vacation rental and could be occupied during your stay.

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Full Kitchen
  • Family/Child Friendly
  • Satellite internet WiFi
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Stove & Electric Heating
  • Free Parking Available
  • Suitable for Events
As cell phone reception is not reliable, there is a land line available for you to use.

The Bedrooms

There are 3 queen bedrooms and 1 king bedroom and the bedding is good quality cotton cleaned and air dried in good weather. All rooms feature very lush views of the surrounding flora during spring and summer, and during autumn the colors of the leaves compliment perfectly the fresh cool and clean air of the canyon.

What you can expect when you stay here

I’m calling this a homestay because the property has two houses about a football field apart with a vegetable garden separating them. You are in the main house and the cabin in the back might be occupied during your stay, so there could be light traffic passing by the main house.

The Creek

The creek surrounds the property and there are a a couple of ways to access the stream during the summer when the water is low. In the winter if there is a big rain storm you can hear the creek crashing as the water rises and you need to keep a safe distance. There is a swimming hole which has water during the early summer months if it’s not a drought year.

The Chickens

There is a chicken coop on the property so feel free to collect fresh eggs from the nesting box – please do check the coop in the morning for some tasty wholesome eggs for your breakfast!

Observation Deck

There is an observation deck in the tree to the side of the house for your use – it’s very enjoyable to spend time meditating in the very heart of nature; hearing the beautiful song birds surround you and stream gushing through the rocks. Please be particularly careful especially with children as the sides of the deck are open.

Wildlife

The woods are all around and there is plenty of wild life and you should watch for deer when driving on Mix Canyon Rd.

Some History

I moved here in 1996 from the Bay Area to raise my family in the country. The property was purchased by my grandmother in the late 1980′s so she could spend her final days in the town where she was born. After my grandmother passed on my mother had the little house moved (by resourceful neighbors on rolling timbers) to the far end of the property so the main house (the homestay) has privacy. My mother went back to Kabul, Afghanistan (where she currently resides) and left the property to me so I could invest in the needed improvements. In 2014 I moved to Vallejo so I could be in an Artist community and continue my creative pursuits as the Homestay is now operating smoothly with both local and international visitors.

Originally a one room school house in the early 1900′s for the families who lived in Mix Canyon, ‘Rhine School’ is recorded in Vacaville history as a landmark. One neighbor remembers attending school in order to have the needed head count, even though she was too young to sit in class.