The Shed in Vallecito


Entire guesthouse hosted by Bev &  Rod

  1. 2 guests
  2. Studio
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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This charming little studio cottage was originally built sometime between 1910 and 1925 to house a bakery in conjunction with the butcher shop next door (main house). In the early 1930’s the bakery was closed and the shed was converted into a studio apartment for a young man who lived there for over a decade. In later years it has served as a polling place for Vallecito elections and as a storage facility for various owners.
In 2010, after years of neglect, we began a major renovation project in the hopes of returning it to its former glory as a livable cottage. The renovation included new foundation and flooring, new exterior siding, energy efficient windows and doors, and the reframing of the interior walls in order to accommodate the 10” thick insulation. A new bathroom was installed along with the promise of a complete kitchenette to be added in the winter of 2014. The result is a refurbished cottage that is extremely quiet and very comfortable due to the extra thick walls, new insulation, and dual pane windows and doors. It is now completely handicapped accessible. The queen sized Murphy bed has a comfortable memory foam mattress, plenty of pillows and a down comforter and can be folded up for more space during the day. There is a private patio out side the sliding glass door for relaxing. The cottage sits back from the street and is surrounded by a beautiful garden area that offers visitors a quietly, serene setting in which to sip a morning cup of coffee or unwind with a nice glass of locally made wine.

A visit to the Vallecito area offers a wide assortment of historical, cultural and outdoor activities. The small town of approximately 300 people is both quiet and welcoming. A short walk, can allow a visitor a peaceful journey into the surrounding countryside where cattle and horses graze in the pastures and birds sing in the trees. Within a 5 minute drive, visitors can wander the shops and sample the wines of the area along Murphy’s trendy Main Street; go spelunking in Moaning Cavern, hike the trail and swim the creek through Natural Bridges or hit the historic district of Angels Camp and a movie at the 75 year old Angels Theater. A 15 minute drive will take you to Columbia State Historical Park and it’s well known Fallon House Theater, New Melones Lake for fishing, boating and waterskiing and Calaveras County Fairgrounds, site of the historic Jumping Frog Jubilee. A 30 minute drive will take you to Calaveras Big Trees State Park, the shopping district of Sonora, Mercer Caverns and Cave City or the Stanislaus River at Camp 9. Summer hikes, kayaking and fishing abound within a 1 hour drive from ‘The Shed’ in the Stanislaus National Forest. Winter activities include skiing or snowshoeing at Bear Valley or Dodge Ridge 1 hour away, even Kirkwood Resort is a 2 hour drive. For those with a passion for driving, we are situated about a 2 hour drive from Yosemite National Park, The San Francisco Bay Area, and Sacramento. When the pass is open in summer a 2-3 hour drive over the Hwy 4 National Scenic Byway takes you through the majestic scenery of the Sierra Nevada, past cold rushing streams, meadows of wildflowers and blue alpine lakes to Markleeville, Grover Hot Springs State Park, and the Lake Tahoe region. A drive along Historic Hwy 49 will take you through the heart of California’s Gold Country where the many small towns offer a bounty of antique stores, unique boutiques, small independent restaurants and interesting museums and mining sites.

The space
The original structure dates back to the early 1920's and was originally built as the town bakery. The Main house was built in the 1890's as a butcher shop. Both have been beautifully refurbished into very comfortable homes.

Where you'll sleep

Common space
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
Hair dryer
Dedicated workspace

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Where you’ll be

Vallecito, California, United States

Vallecito is an incredibly rare community where everyone knows everyone else, but rarely do people get into your business. It is a very quiet community made up of mostly retired people. It is not uncommon for neighbors to stop by for an afternoon chat or to drop by a basket of fresh eggs or home cooked goodies.

Hosted by Bev & Rod

  1. Joined in October 2014
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Retired couple, I am retired from UPS my husband Rod is a retired carpenter. We love our little community and enjoy volunteering for various community agencies. I am an avid Gardener and Rod's creative abilities are evident in the refurbishment of our home and garden. The five things I can't live without would have to be: Food, Water, Shelter and the love my husband and best friend...well thats only four so how about a carrot...I always like to have a new project, trip or experience to plan for in my future, I call this my carrot. Rod and I love the outdoors and have backpacked extensively in the Mountains surrounding our home. We spent 16 days river rafting the Colorado river through the Grand Canyon in 2014 where I was the permit holder and Rod was my boatman. We love the Big Island of Hawaii and spent a lot of time there until 2016 when we shifted gears and headed South to Costa Rica for our first time. While there we took classes at Intercultura Spanish Language and Cultural Immersion program in Samara and they placed us to live with a Local Tican couple. Jose and Marlene were amazing hosts and we absolutely fell in love with the Country, the culture and the people. We now have a small casita that we lease for the year and spend many, many months there every year. Bev is a volunteer at Mareas Academy which is an international school with students from all over the world , ages 2 to 18. We are usually home through the summer to host our guests but have done our own share of enjoying Airbnb accommodations in Central America, Canada and throughout Europe. We are avid hikers and have been blessed with time on the Camino de Santiago in France, Spain and Portugal. We also have a small travel trailer and venture out to explore new sites in the US and Canada, with a long trip planned to Alaska for the summer of 2021. When we are home we love to entertain and find our visitors to be a highlight of our time here. I would have to say that as far as a motto the only thing I can come up with is 'Happiness is wanting what you've got' and we are very happy.
Retired couple, I am retired from UPS my husband Rod is a retired carpenter. We love our little community and enjoy volunteering for various community agencies. I am an avid Garden…

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    Checkout: 11:00 am
    No smoking
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    Pets are allowed

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