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Last updated: 07/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Murphys cottage description

Enjoy a private and cozy cottage for two in the beautiful wine country of Calaveras county.

The cottage is located in historic Douglas Flat, just one mile from the charming downtown of Murphys. The cottage was originally built in the 1960's as the post office for Douglas Flat and is a separate building at Harmon Gardens. Enjoy your morning coffee from the cottage deck or stone patio, watching the ever present hummingbirds sipping flower nectar. Or, stroll through the gardens with a glass of wine and enjoy the water ponds. If you're an artist, bring your easel for plein-air painting in the garden. There is always something in bloom or ready for picking at Harmon Gardens. And our little Douglas Flat community has two wineries, just a short walk from the cottage. Chatom Winery is one of the first wineries in the county and Ayrael View Winery is a new boutique winery.

Nearby Murphys was named the best small town getaway by Budget Vacation Magazine, with plenty of free or nearly free outdoor activities in the area. Downtown Murphys also boasts over a dozen wine tasting rooms and great restaurants. Enjoy the many vineyards that compliment the beautiful hills in the area or travel up Highway 4 a short distance to Big Trees State Park for a fantastic outdoor hike and picnic. Bear Valley skiing is less than an hour away. Ironstone Vineyards summer concerts are just over the hill from the cottage.

Privacy, yet plenty to keep you active, if you want to!

Keywords: Private Cottage

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided
          • Parking Off Street
          • Air Conditioning

          Other Amenities

              • The cottage is private and a separate building on the garden property. Guests are welcome to stroll through the garden or just a enjoy the view from the patio with a morning cup of coffee. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • DVD Player

              Communications

                  Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio

                      Activities

                      • Cinemas
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Spelunking
                      • Tennis
                      • Cycling
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Golf
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Rafting
                      • Swimming
                      • Medical Services
                      • Groceries
                      • Museums
                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Walking
                      • Boating
                      • Antiquing
                      • Shopping
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Sledding
                      • Fitness Center
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Rock Climbing
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer Fall
                      May 1 - Nov 2, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $89 $100
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      My Standard Rate
                      1 night min stay
                      $89 $100
                      Fri, Sat, Sun

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Tax Rate 6%

                      Notes:

                      2 night minimum May through October. Single night weekday $100 plus tax.

                      Single night weekend $135 plus tax.

                      Discounted rate when reserving for 5 nights or more.

                      50% Payment reserves the cottage dates and is invoiced via PayPal. Balance Due two weeks prior to reservation date. Cancellations two weeks prior to reservation date receive full refund less 3% PayPal fee. Cancellation less than 2 weeks of reserved dates will be given comp dates. Comp dates are not available for holiday or local event dates.


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                      Location

                      A dozen plus wine tasting rooms in nearby Murphys, Concerts at Ironstone Vineyards, Farmers Market, historic 1854 pioneer school house just down the street, caving and hiking, skiing Bear Valley, bird watching, and enjoying the chicken antics.

                       

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                      Photos

                      • Cottage French Doors Deck & Patio

                        Cottage French Doors Deck & Patio

                      • Cottage Sitting Area

                        Cottage Sitting Area

                      • Cottage Patio and Deck

                        Cottage Patio and Deck

                      • Maiden Fountain

                        Maiden Fountain

                      • Calla Lilies in Waterfall Pond

                        Calla Lilies in Waterfall Pond

                      • Flowers at Gallery Cottage

                        Flowers at Gallery Cottage

                      • Wedding Reception on the Lawn

                        Wedding Reception on the Lawn

                      • Art Gallery and Gift Shop

                        Art Gallery and Gift Shop

                      • Snow!  Not too often but beautiful.

                        Snow! Not too often but beautiful.

                      • Tilling and De-bugging Worker Chicks

                        Tilling and De-bugging Worker Chicks

                      • Two Day Old Chicks

                        Two Day Old Chicks

                      • Cottage Queen Bed

                        Cottage Queen Bed

                      • View from Bathroom

                        View from Bathroom

                      • Roses in Summer Garden

                        Roses in Summer Garden

                      • Poppies in Spring Garden

                        Poppies in Spring Garden

                      • Art Gallery

                        Art Gallery

                      • Seating area at Waterfall

                        Seating area at Waterfall

                      • Art Gallery and Gift Shop

                        Art Gallery and Gift Shop

                      • Pepper aka pepperoonie

                        Pepper aka pepperoonie

                      • Angela & Don Harmon, your hosts

                        Angela & Don Harmon, your hosts

                      • De-bugging the Lavender Garden

                        De-bugging the Lavender Garden

                      • Two Day Old Chicks

                        Two Day Old Chicks

                      VRBO #279248

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, April 24, 2014

                      $89 - $100 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

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                      Minimum stay: 1-2 nights
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