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1 story house near Sacramento, California, USA
I have a single level home with a large deck facing Folsom, Lake Natoma and the Sierra Nevada foothills. All the rooms except one bedroom and one office open to the deck and view. My property extends to the edge of a steep bluff adjacent to the American River Parkway.
There is a circle drive at the front of the home with two redwood trees, two liquid ambers, two crepe myrtles and one tupalo tree. The yard is extensively landscaped. The rear yard includes over 90 rose bushes, four citrus trees, an enclosed vegetable garden, an apricot and maple tree and several bird feeders and fountains. Many additional shrubs, flowers and an observation deck are at the edge of the bluff.
Wild turkeys, finches, grosbeaks, hummingbirds, butterflies, lizards and frogs are in our yard daily. Racoons make their evening rounds to drink water from the fountain. I have one dog, Chemo. She will live with my daughter while you are in my home.
- 1 Adults
- 0 Children
- 21 Exchanges made
- Retired Architect
- House Type: Single storey home
- Floor: 1
- Environment: In the suburbs
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 2
- Sleeping Capacity: 4
In my house
- Pets - Not allowed
- Small children - Allowed
- Home exchange
- Free internet access
- Computer available
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Bicycles: 3
- No smoking
- Car necessary
- Use/Exchange of car
Our Destination Wish List
- Open for all offers
- United States
Nearest Airport: Sacramento International Airport SMF - 33 miles=37 minutes
- Aquatic Center (6.7 km)
The landscaping goes over the edge of the bluff and then becomes a forest of oak trees. At the base of the bluff are horse and bicycle trails. The land from there to Lake Natoma is gravel and boulder tailings from the gold mining of the 19th century. The original gold discovery site that started the 49er gold rush to California is just a few miles upstream on the South fork of the American River.
The bike trail goes all the way around Lake Natoma and also downstream to Old Sacramento and upstream to Folsom Lake. There are canoe and kayak rentals at both ends of Lake Natoma and the Western States rowing competitions are headquarted at the aquatic center above the Nimbus Dam and fish hatchery.
Orangevale, a suburb of Sacramento, is centrally located for day trips to San Francisco (Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Pier 39), Lake Tahoe (Alpine Lake at 6200' above sea level) and Napa Valley (wine country), all within 90 minutes driving time. Yosemite (the Falls, El Capitan, Half Dome) is about four hours away. Sacramento is the state capital and has the largest railroad museum in North America. It was the western terminus of the Pony Express and Transcontinental Railroad. Old Sacramento and the riverfront are worthy tourist destinations including some great dining. Google Earth will give you a much more detailed view than the map below.
- Retired Architect
- No children will be traveling with us.
- My dog, Chemo, will stay with her friend, Mini while I am on the exchange.
About Our Family
Dick, a retired architect, designed commercial, educational, governmental and medical facilities. He is a bicycling enthusiast and has toured in over 26 countries in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. He enjoys weekly cribbage tournaments sponsored by the American Cribbage Congress.
Dick designed and built most of the improvements in the back yard.
My wife, Fran, died two years ago after a three year battle with CMML, a form of leukemia. We did 14 home exchanges together. My first wife, Phyl, died in 1999 after a five month battle with Ameloidosis, a blood disorder. We did 8 home exchanges together. It is my hope that I can continue the wonderful experience of home exchanging as a widower. Some of my children or an adult friend would possibly accompany me. There would not be more than five of us doing the exchange. My last exchange was done with my brother and his wife.