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Autumn colors surround the Cottage at Quail Hollow

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Last updated: 07/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Markleeville cottage description

We both have lived in this unique and peaceful part of the Sierras near Lake Tahoe for over 35 years, and when we met 20 years ago and were searching for a piece of property on which to build our dream home, friends would ask us where our favorite location was. It was always Alpine County, and more specifically, a stretch of the West Fork of the Carson River which meanders through the famous old Ace Hereford Ranch. Miraculously, in 2001 a small 20-acre section of the ranch became available, complete with a beautiful old rambling Cliff May ranch house badly in need of repair.

After purchasing our dream-come-true, concurrently with the restoration process, we began building a cottage near the main house for our retired parents. The property is resplendent with willow and wild rose thickets providing a protective home for quite literally hundreds of California Quail as well as the occasional Mt. Quail and elusive Chukkar. It wasn't long before the site became affectionally known as Quail Hollow.

The cozy cottage was built in the Arts and Crafts style by local friends and craftsman, utilizing green materials and local stone. The numerous windows in every room welcome the rising sun in the East and take full advantage of the awe-inspiring view of the Carson River and the stunning volcanic basalt cliffs beyond. The kitchen, living room, dining nook and reading nook are all part of a spacious yet comforting great room which invites conversation and comraderie. The sleeping areas are quiet and comforting, the patios soothing and restful. The local wildlife which may include bobcat, raccoon, beaver, wild turkey and muskrat often saunter past the dining nook window, and of course the ever-present quail and hummingbirds appreciate an occasional handout, the former showing off their adorable families of tiny 'quailets' throughout the summer months. Golden and Bald Eagles soar overhead, Jays nest in the nearby pines and Cliff Swallows build their mud colonies on the cliffs.

A peaceful presence can always be found here, whether the Fall colors have begun to dazzle, a dusting of fresh snow is on the ground or when the summer-blooming lavender is ahum with bees, as the sounds of the city and the pressures of everyday life are left far behind. Come rest your spirit here, explore the area, paint a landscape, work on the story you started to write, bring several favorite books to read, and return home completely rejuvenated!


Keywords: Cottage

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only:

                no smoking anywhere on the property...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              • Bedroom 1

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2

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              • Other (See Description)

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              • King size beds (1) king bed in the master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) queen bed in the second bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 single beds in a reading nook, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) futon in office room...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                round dining table in nook seats 4-5 additional seating of 4 at counter...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                coffee maker, coffee grinder, toaster, blender, juicer, popcorn popper,...moreless

              • Catering Available:

                local catering by appointment...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                5...moreless

              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Kitchen
              • Seating for 5 people

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                linens are all natural materials, wool, down, cotton, silk...moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Washing Machine
              • Wood Fireplace

              Other Amenities

                  • a green and nontoxic environment using all natural fibers and all natural cleaning products...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • VCR
                  • Music Library
                  • CD Player
                  • Television
                  • Stereo

                  Communications

                      • Telephone

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        (3) main patio, and 2 smaller patios outside each bedroom, all facing the river...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        views of nearby bluffs across the river and vies of Sierras and Woodfords Canyon...moreless

                      • Waterfront:

                        Carson River frontage with great views and access to the river...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Cinemas
                      • Golf
                      • Skiing
                      • Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Sailing
                      • Swimming
                      • Rafting
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Hiking
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Parasailing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shopping
                      • Sledding
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Boating
                      • Antiquing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Restaurants
                      • Museums
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 14 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $235 $265
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $1,695

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • cleaning fee $100
                      • Tax Rate 10%

                      Notes:

                      usually require a 3 night minimum during peak holidays but be sure to inquire

                      when making reservations, a 50% deposit to hold is required ahead of time, payable by check or money order

                      The remainder is due upon arrival in addition to the fully refundable 400. security deposit. These can be paid by check or charged for a small fee.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 07/21/2014
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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2004


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Autumn colors surround the Cottage at Quail Hollow

                        Autumn colors surround the Cottage at Quail Hollow

                      • Cozy reading and sleeping nook with view of river

                        Cozy reading and sleeping nook with view of river

                      • Master bedroom with king bed French doors open to patio and river

                        Master bedroom with king bed French doors open to patio and river

                      • Comfortable great room with wood 
burning fireplace

                        Comfortable great room with wood burning fireplace

                      • Well-equipped kitchen adjoining living room

                        Well-equipped kitchen adjoining living room

                      VRBO #261370

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, July 10, 2014

                      $235 - $265 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 07/21/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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