Horizon Villa & Vineyard
A River Retreat in the Sierrra Foothills
Nestled in a secluded canyon in the Sierra Foothills is an Tuscan-style villa with a vineyard, mature olives trees, an orchard and 1000 feet of riverfront. With the perfect combination of beauty and function, this property is truly unlike any other. From the perfect location on the North Fork of the Cosumnes River, to the high-end amenities, to the personality built-in throughout the design, this estate is ready and waiting to become your ideal vacation retreat. The Villa has four fireplaces, an 1800 square foot deck, and stone pathways and walls that provide an old world atmosphere. Take a stroll through the gardens, vineyards, and olive groves and enjoy the peace and serenity of this country property.
There are two Tuscan styled homes on the property. The Villa Main House accommodates up to eight guests- six guests in three private bedrooms, each with a king bed. There's also a very comfy queen tempurpedic sofa bed in the library for two additional guests. The Guesthouse accommodates up to six guests in three bedrooms, each with a king bed. Additional sleeping options are available upon request.
ABOUT OUR PROPERTY
There is a full-service chef's kitchen in the Villa main house and a second kitchen in the guesthouse. The closest grocery store is about 20 minutes away so bring what you will need. You won't want to leave.
We've recently installed Starlink internet in the Main House. Internet and Wifi can also be accessed through cell service with AT&T or Verizon either through hotspotting from a phone or using a jetpack you can bring with you. We do have cell phone reception (AT&T or Verizon only), and it can be spotty in certain locations.
Our 41 acre property has three acres of vineyards, over 500 mature olive trees, 50 pomegranate bushes, gardens full of roses, perennial flowers, grasses, vegetables and fruit trees. Many large heritage oaks grace the property along with Italian Cypress trees.
Ask us about holding your wedding, family and friends reunion, corporate retreat or life cycle event in this idyllic setting.
Tell us what you need or desire We can arrange for a housekeeper , yoga instructor, masseuse, or chef to come to the property to pamper you. Just ask, and we will work to make it happen for you.
The Villa property is located in a canyon along the banks of the Cosumnes River. The terrain is steep and is not suitable for those who cannot navigate stairs or hills.
THINGS TO DO
There are many great wineries in El Dorado County. Some excellent local wineries include Holly's Hill Vineyards, Sierra Vista winery, Miraflores Winery, Ursa Winery, and Starfields Vineyards
The Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic park is located about 30 minutes from the Villa and is where the gold rush began. There are museums, tours, gold panning and scenic hikes.
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area is about 45 minutes from the Villa. Activities include hiking, biking, running, camping, fishing, horseback riding, water skiing and boating.
Sly Park Recreation Area/Jenkinson Lake is also a beautiful 45 minute drive from the Villa. There is an easy walking trail around the lake.
For golfing, the Apple Mountain Golf Resort is located in Apple Hill
For skiing, Sierra-at-Tahoe is 55 miles from the villa and takes less than 1 1/2 hours to drive. A bit further away are Kirkwood (64 miles) and Heavenly (69 miles) ski resorts.
Also check out great hiking options in the area.
White Water Rafting
Rafting on the American River out of Coloma, California is a short 40 minute drive. Check out OARS, American River Outpost, or American Whitewater Expeditions.
Allez in Diamond Springs serves delicious French fare. Check out Poor Reds BBQ for great barbecue and salads. There are also a variety of great options both in downtown Placerville (a 20 minute drive) and in Folsom (a 40 minute drive).
Kayli, October 2021
This villa is one of a kind... the amenities and views are exceptional, and you won't want to leave. The kitchen has everything you need (and way more!), beds are very comfortable, and the house is well-equipped. I advise arriving in the daylight if possible just due to the rural roads, but Barry gave us excellent instructions, which were very helpful. We brought groceries in with us on the way in, and I highly recommend that due to the rural location.
Priya, September 2021
This villa is beautiful and sits on a gorgeous property. We took full advantage of the amenities, and loved swimming in the river. Barry is a wonderful host and made sure we had everything we needed before and during our stay. Would definitely recommend!!
Marisa, August 2021
The Villa is a magical place, the pictures can't do it justice. It has pretty much every kitchen gadget and amenity you could want. Lots of comfy beds, sofas, a projector, and great river access. Barry is an excellent host and an open communicator. He will give you recommendations for things to do in the area, and is around for any questions that may come up. I would recommend the Villa to anyone looking for a beautiful and remote place to stay. Speaking of remote: the Villa does not have WiFi so be aware that you and your guests will need to create a hotspot on your phones, or just enjoy your time without internet!
Jen, July 2021
This is truly one of the most extraordinary airbnb experiences ever. The villa is a carefully crafted work of love and perfection. Everything from the espresso maker to the bedding is luxury quality. We were truly blown away. Barry was always available and checked in several times to see if we needed anything. Don't plan on leaving the property. Between the incredible deck with dinner table, breakfast table, sofas and lounge chairs and the beautiful river to swim in, you won't want to leave. It doesn't have wifi, which made the weekend that much better for quality time with friends. We almost didn't book this place because it was a bit farther from San Francisco and didn't have a pool. Swimming in the river was even better, and the drive was well worth it. I'll be back. Thanks.
Saravanan, July 2021
Excellent place to spend time with your friends!! Great host with clear instructions and clean & calm place !!
Jason, June 2021
One word, amazing!!! The home and surrounding property is spectacular and Barry has done a wonderful job filling it with beautiful furniture and finishes. Barry was a great host making sure your every need is met. A very good communicator and has the best cooking tips! Our group of friends will be back. This really is a hidden gem.
Ragnar, June 2021
Barry is a super host indeed, very attentive, always aspired to make our stay even more enjoyable, on top of an amazing house. The check-in process was easy-peasy, the house was very clean and had a very elegant flair to it. We spent a lot of time on the spacious deck with a gorgeous view and in the kitchen which has everything you need for a delicious weekend. The house has its own vineyard and private river access, just a 2 minutes walk. Would love to come back now once a year. One weekend is just not enough!
Kavitha, May 2021
This villa with its own unique style, vineyards, and river is like a dream. We gathered with a small group of friends here to celebrate a 50th birthday and we loved this place! Barry is an exceptionally good host and was available to respond whenever we needed any help. This Italian style Villa will make u feel as if you are in Italy -from the elevation of the house to the surroundings to dishes and decor. We left the place with our hearts filled with joy and memories. Can’t finish this review without saying that this was a million dollar experience, from sitting on the balcony stargazing to enjoying the amazing views. I highly recommend coming here. Thank you so much Barry!