Welcome to our small, family-owned fish farm just 50 minutes west of Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park. Located in the scenic Sanger river bottom, guests will delight in the diverse wildlife & serene views.
Little House on the Fish Farm was built in 2013. The three bedroom, two bath guest house is located on property that has been in our family for generations.
The house comfortably sleeps six people. A rollaway cot will be provided for a 7th person @ $15/night extra.
Danish teak furnishings, bamboo flooring and recessed lighting give the house a simple yet modern feel. The space is tastefully decorated with water lily prints, artifacts picked up on our travels, and local art.
The family room is a comfortable place to relax after a long day of sightseeing. The library is filled with books to encourage you on your next adventure. There is also a Smart TV, DVDs, and board games.
The efficient galley kitchen has custom granite countertops and includes everything you need to create a delicious home-cooked meal.
•stainless steel fridge
•plates, cups, and utensils
The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and is furnished with a queen bed. A favorite feature in the master bathroom is the soaking tub. The other two bedrooms share a bathroom and are furnished with twin beds. Each bathroom has a blow dryer.
The house has a washer, dryer, iron and ironing board.
THE OUTSIDE SPACE
Little House on the Fish Farm is located in the Sanger river bottom, known for its peacefulness and beautiful scenery. Our ponds play host to a variety of wildlife including fish, insects, frogs, beavers, waterfowl and birds of prey. In the late spring, splashes of vibrant color dot our ponds as water lilies begin to bloom.
A stone’s throw from Little House, sheep, goats and cows graze in the pasture. Feel free to visit the hen house and collect eggs for your morning breakfast. The “floating” goat house greets you as you drive down the dirt road.
Sunrise is a magical time. Grab a cup of coffee, head outside, and experience the farm as she wakens from her slumber. Sunsets are equally spectacular. Go ahead, fire up the BBQ and enjoy a leisurely dinner on the spacious wrap-around deck. There is a kind of hush as darkness slowly envelops the farm. The stars shine brightly in the stillness. It is a perfect ending to an unforgetable day.
Interaction with Guests
When you arrive, John will greet you, show you around and answer any questions.
Throughout your stay, we are just a phone call away. We live down the dirt road about half a mile away.
Even though your nearest human neighbors are half a mile away, you are within three miles of shopping and restaurants.
Sanger is at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. A quaint town of 25,000, Sanger is literally that place where you can’t walk down Main Street without bumping into somebody you know. Within this close-knit community, you can find modern stores next to family restaurants and shops that have been in business for the greater part of the past century.
SEQUOIA, KINGS CANYON AND YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARKS
Just a 50-minute drive away up Highway 180, the entrance to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks affords guests convenient access to hiking, fishing, birding, and backpacking opportunities within the parks.
Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, is also just a short drive up Highway 41 from Little House on the Fish Farm. Hike up to Bridalveil Falls, climb El Capitan, or backpack out of Tuolumne Meadows.
- Weddings at The Grove, Sanger - 4 miles
- HWY 180 - 5 miles
- Wolf Lakes Park, Sanger - 10 miles
- Fresno Pacific University - 14 miles
- Fresno Yosemite International Airport - 15 miles
- Downtown Clovis - 18 miles
- Downtown Fresno - 20 miles
- Save Mart Center, Fresno - 20 miles
- California State University, Fresno - 21 miles
- Forestiere Underground Gardens, Fresno - 26 miles
- The Cat Haven, Dunlap - 26 miles
- Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park - 54 miles
- Yosemite National Park - 77 miles
Other Things to Note
• As is typical of most small, rural communities, our internet speed is on the slow side. It is usually fine for checking email, browsing the web, and uploading photos.
• Little House is on a septic line. Please do not flush feminine hygiene products or anything besides toilet paper.
• As this is a working farm, you may hear occasional farm animal sounds.
• There is a 3/4 mile drive down a dirt/ gravel road.
1. No pets or animals of any kind are allowed on the premises.
2. No smoking or candles inside the house.
3. Only the guests included in the original reservation are permitted on the property.
4. Be kind. Leave the house in the same condition in which you found it with dishes washed and counter/stove wiped. You don't need to strip the beds but please leave dirty towels on the washing machine.
5. No eating in the bedrooms.
6. Children must be supervised at all times when outside.
7. Take off shoes before entering the house if you've been exploring the farm.
From the moment I booked our stay at the Little House I knew we would have a great time. John and Janet exceeded any expectation for great hospitality, taking time to show us around and make our stay extra special! My grandson will always remember his time fishing and meeting a sweet baby goat.
The house and garden are impeccable. Neat as a pin and well stocked with basics... as well as farm fresh eggs and fruit!
A perfect place to stay in the central valley.
Amazing AirBnB - our new go-to for visits to Fresno / the Central Valley! We visit Fresno on a regular basis to see family, and have stayed in a very wide range of places: hotels, AirBnBs, VRBOs, etc. This is by far the most beautiful, relaxing, special and enjoyable space we’ve stayed in the area! The guest house sits tucked away in a gorgeous, vibrant pastoral setting of an active fishery, farm and orchard. We loved watching the sunrise and sunset over the fields, trees, and ponds, the goats & calves frolicking in the grass, chickens clucking and roosters crowing, cows meandering about, and birds soaring and diving in the breeze. We spent a day working outside on the large outdoor patio under a sunbrella, and that was really special. We slept to an orchestra of crickets and frogs. The house itself is quite nice and well appointed, with everything you might need to stay a night (or a month!). Patios in both the front and back mean that the outside environs were very much a part of our stay as well. The fresh-laid eggs from the chicken coop near the house are also worth mentioning - we had two delicious farm fresh egg breakfasts. John & Janet were amazing hosts, and communication and coordination was seamless. Last but certainly not least, we really enjoyed learning about aquaponics from John; in fact, we were so intrigued that on the last morning of our stay we had the rare opportunity to go with John and Janet to visit the Sanger High School aquaponics lab! We feel fortunate to have learned about innovative sustainable food production work & research that John is engaged in from California’s Central Valley. Thanks so much John and Janet - it was such a pleasure to meet you both, we so appreciate the time you shared, and we hope to stay in touch! Bottom line: this is an excellent AirBnB, and we hope to be back the next time we’re in the Fresno area! Highly recommended.
We loved this house, it was totally amazing and one of the best airbnb-places we've rented. Fantastic host, would recommend it to everyone. And will definitely come here again!
This listing is definitely one of the best experiences we had with Airbnb.John and Janet are great hosts.We spend our weekend with friends here exploring king canyon. The place is so comfortable and has all the amenities for comfortable stay. Place was perfect for our group of 7.Communication with host was prompt over phone and messages. John and Janet gave us farm tour in the morning, even though they had a busy day ahead. Really appreciate that. They also sent us the pictures Janet clicked on the farm which was so thoughtful.If you want to spend relaxing time away from routine this is the perfect place. We hope to come back sometime soon :)
It was such a delight to host this group. They were super polite and considerate, and they left the house in great condition. Our dogs, Jackie and Jennie loved all the petting and attention! Aparna even told me that they had their favorite spot to eat breakfast... on the front steps where they could see the farm animals and ponds. What a great group of friends. We hope you can visit again!
Janet and John's house was beautiful. When John came to greet us he showed us around and even let us look for chicken eggs in the coop! The beds were good and the farm itself was very nice. My family and I got a nice look at the sheep, cows, chickens, and the goats. The animals didn't make too much of a noise too! They had games (Apples to Apples and Dominoes) for our enjoyment and books for all ages. I would definitely like to come back, but this time for a much longer stay.
First off, I just want to say that you can't beat renting a house that has fresh raw honey and brown eggs upon arrival. It's really a beautiful house; the inside is very clean and every room had a Bluetooth radio in it. I personally like to listen to music before bed so I enjoyed that. The house has a full back porch that seats at least sixteen people and a grill if you feel like having a barbecue. We all took full advantage of that. If you don't like to grill the kitchen has everything you need and more. The women pretty much made that their domain though. If we needed anything we called John and he took care of it right away. Overall our experience at the little house on the farm was nothing short of great. We will definitely be going back and, as long as it's not booked, that's where we will be staying.
I spent a wonderful week on this farm just outside of town.the home was very comfortable with lots of books and games for my kids to play with.We made use of the gas grill regularly and enjoyed sitting on the large deck.the kids enjoyed going for walks on the farm.Living room was very comfortable and so were the beds. kitchen was well stocked. I recommend it highly. John respected our privacy.
An avid fisherman in his youth, John studied fisheries biology at the University of California, Davis. Upon graduation John served in the Peace Corps in Papua New Guinea.
A farmer’s daughter, Janet grew up eating, local, sustainable and free-range long before it was fashionable. Her father raised fruit, vegetables and cows in California’s fertile Central Valley.
John and Janet settled in the San Francisco Bay Area but continued to long for a more simple, self-sufficient lifestyle. In 1985, they moved to Sanger, California and broke ground on their first fish pond.