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Queen Sized Bed with memory foam topper.The Main room with bathroom in the back and sliding glass door to private patio
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The Shed in Vallecito

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Bev & Rod

The Shed in Vallecito

2 guests
Studio
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
Studio
1 bed
1 bath
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Bev & Rod is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

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.

Amenities

Essentials
Heating
Iron
Laptop friendly workspace
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 king bed

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Availability

237 Reviews

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Tiffany User Profile
Tiffany
March 2018
Bev and Rod were great from the beginning, making sure we had all the information we needed for our stay. From check in to check out, everything ran smoothly. No problems or concerns. We met Rod whom was very friendly and helpful. The place was cozy and very relaxing. All ameni…
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Hella
June 2017
We can't recommend this place enough. We absolutely loved our stay at "The Shed". It was quiet, relaxing and just what we needed. Bev and Rod are very friendly and helpful and very knowledgable of what's worth seeing and doing in the area.
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Response from Bev & Rod:
We would love to see you back here anytime you are visiting the US.
June 2017
Kirsty User Profile
Kirsty
June 2017
Totally loved the shed, just a shame we only had one night here. It's one of those places you need to visit to experience the feeling of calm you get. Very homely, peaceful and serene. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. We just loved Critter and Huck too although being a fema…
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Response from Bev & Rod:
Thank you Kirsty and we are so happy to hear that you found the feeling of peace we are hoping most of our guests will find.
June 2017
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Liliya
August 2016
Lovely little house with incredible attention to detail and very cute decor! We also made friends with the sociable cat :) The space is spacious, very clean, and just lovely. Maybe the best AirBnB experience to date - highly recommended!
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Response from Bev & Rod:
Thank you Lillya...we're glad you enjoyed your stay with us at The Shed in Vallecito...we are honored by your glowing review...and yes Critter is quite the little social attraction!!
August 2016
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Hayley
August 2016
The Shed is amazing! It is decorated so beautifully and has everything you need! We even got a welcome message in the kitchenette! Bev was away but Rod was a fantastic host, providing advise and tips every day. I would fully recommend it! As an aside, we were planning on spending…
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Response from Bev & Rod:
Thank You Hayley for your compliments on your review of our place here in Vallecito. It always makes us so happy to hear our guests have enjoyed their time here and that The Shed met not only your expectations but also filled your needs. We would love to see you again!
August 2016
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Alison
August 2015
We had an amazing and relaxing time here, and Bev and Rod were able to suggest plenty of places to visit. The Shed is beautiful inside and we would have loved to stay longer than a couple of nights.
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Response from Bev & Rod:
We hope to see you and Simon again soon when you come back to the States to see that young nephew.
August 2015
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Martisse
June 2015
Bev and Rod are excellent hosts! Friendly, warm, and so generous l with their invaluable local knowledge. We're lucky to have found them! The Shed is a very comfortable place, quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed being close to lovely towns like Murphys and Arnold; Calaveras Big Tre…
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Response from Bev & Rod:
Thank You Dave and Martisse: I am assuming you are now back in the UK and settling into daily life again. It was such a delight to meet you and share the vision of our area through your perspective. You are welcome anytime and we hope to see you again soon.
June 2015

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Vallecito, California, United StatesJoined in October 2014
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Bev & Rod is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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 …
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