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True country solitude for $399,000
South Manteca home, property perfect for horses plus people
A large pond protected from the road by a stand of California pepper trees is ideal for swimming, riding horses, watching the wildlife, scuba diving, fishing or just plain enjoying the view. - photo by DENNIS WYATT
Horse lovers – or those who like the idea of country solitude with stunning views from a home on 10.7 acres complete with a large pond – have an opportunity to buy real country property for $399,000.

It’s off the beaten path and out of growth’s way yet it is just under eight miles to shopping at stores such as JC Penney, Best Buy, Kohl’s, Bass Pro Shops as well as entertainment venues including Big League  Dreams sports complex and California’s first all-digital cinema – the 16-screen Kerasotes ShowPlace.

The property is nestled between vineyards that produce grapes for Ripon’s McManus Winery. It allows a stunning approach along Two Rivers Road with both sides flanked by vineyards while on the horizon looms the Coastal Ranges.

The road itself is actually a loop swinging by the much touted fishing spot known as Sturgeon Bend near the confluence of the Stanislaus and San Joaquin rivers.

It is an idyllic setting made all the more appealing by a massive pond that is as deep as 12 feet off a pier that doubles for diving. The pond is ideal to take horses through for a cooling ride, to swim, to scuba dive, to drift lazily on a tub or to simply watch the ducks play.

The pond also has Koi, catfish, bass and blue gill. It is filled naturally by the water table.

Nile Garden School – among Manteca Unified’s perennial top three performing schools – is a country school for kindergarten through eighth grade about five miles away.

You’ve got two commute options to the Bay Area – Airport Way to the Highway 120 Bypass or Airport Way to Kasson Road and then Highway 132.

Comparables show simply 10 acres of country property are going for right around $300,000 making it a bargain considering the improvements. The home is in a 40-acre agricultural zoning.

There is a portable Rainbird system which means you do not have to irrigate at 3 a.m. as flood irrigation requires. The current owners have been able to do dry land farming on up to six acres producing oat hay for their horses getting the hay cost down to $2.50 a bale compared to prices that recently reached $10 a bale.

The entrance has an electric ranch style gate that can be opened remotely.

Vineyards and orchards provide stunning views in all direction thanks to the elevated building site for the home.

You are six-tenths of a mile from one of the best kept river secrets in the Northern San Joaquin Valley – the quaint and quiet Two Rivers Campground and RV Park. It has launching facilities that cost either $150 a year to use or $10 a day.

Picnicking is $10 a day and camping $18 a day with launching fee include.

The home built in 2002 has 1,248 square feet with three bedrooms and two bathrooms and is located at 30601 Two Rivers Road.
There is a large living area complete with sky light. The kitchen includes a dishwasher and a propane gas stove.

The front porch overlooks the pond while a large fenced in back yard provides a grassy play area and patio.

The home is not under duress making the sale and escrow process much easier.

For more information contact Dave Greeley of Coldwell Banker Real Estate at 986-0524.