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The Queen Anne House on Main Street.

The Queen Anne House on Main Street. view of the backyard...perfect for afternoon coffee or family barbecue. patio... view of the parlor from the living room Master's Bedroom overlooking Main Street upstairs bathroom bathroom downstairs the dining room... part of the backyard Taken in winter. The Queen Anne during winter... The Queen Anne House comes alive--fully decorated during the holiday season!

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Last updated: 04/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Murphys house description

Built circa 1900, this beautiful Queen Anne house was first home to the prominent Jim Stephens and his family. Fifty five years later, it entered ours. The story goes...Ralf Carter Sr. purchased the home in a 'cash only' auction for several thousand dollars. It was here that he lived with his wife Ruth till their mid-nineties. Ralf Sr.'s hope was that his only son Ralf Jr. would retire to the Murphys home with his own wife, Evelyn. In the years following the former Carter's passing, Ralf and Evelyn lovingly restored the home to its former beauty. Until retirement day comes, the Queen Anne on 558 Main Street is now a beautiful home-away-from home for all those needing a place to stay in the charming town of Murphys, CA..

As it goes with old homes, the Queen Anne began to show its age following the elder Carter's passing. It took a year and a half to restore the home to its former beauty and no detail was overlooked. Much remains original, except for the windows. Showcasing 10' ceilings, the salon of this house was a popular place to be after the turn of the 20th century, with the parlor adjoining the living room. From the intricate woodwork details, original hardwood floors throughout, a stunning staircase, large eat-in kitchen and windows everywhere, nothings has been spared in making this house a true home. You wouldn't even know that it had no bathrooms when it was first built! The 'outhouse' has since been moved inside and made much more comfortable and modern. In fact, there are even two!


Keywords: Historical Queen Anne House, two-story home, very private and spacious.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            DOGS ONLY! Please advise us if you are bringing your dog(s) upon booking. A charge of $20.00/day will be charged to your bill. Please also bring proof that your dog has been treated for fleas, heartworm and has current vaccines. This is to help prevent flea infestation in the property and also, as a courtesy to all staying and will be staying in this house. The fenced yard is perfect for dogs. However, they are NOT ALLOWED to roam the house as they will destroy furnishings. Dogs may sleep in the kitchen. Owners are responsible to clean up after their pet....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            This is a home, therefore a family with kids are very welcome. The parents are expected to supervise their children at all times and must take responsibility on their safety. There are flights of stairs and the yard is big enough and there are always things that could hurt a child, so parents must be aware of their children at all times....moreless

          • Senior Adults Only Community:

            NOT recommended for people in their late seventies and up unless of course they are healthy and fit to climb up and down the stairs....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Paying guests must be at least 21 years old to make the booking....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            DEFINITELY NOT INSIDE the house!...moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Kitchen is not modern, but very functional. The layout has been kept original. There are 2 stoves. One is propane, the other electric....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            New stainless steel refrigerator with ice maker and filtered cold water dispenser....moreless

          • Stove:

            Two old but functioning stoves--one is propane, the other electric....moreless

          • Dining:

            Eat-in kitchen, plus a separate dining room....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Pot and pans, big and small are available....moreless

          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave
          • Pantry Items
          • Oven
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street:

            Guests may park alongside the fence on Main Street, or may park at the back of the house inside the property....moreless

          • Living Room:

            TV, Karaoke, lots of books and board games available....moreless

          • Heating:

            Every room has a portable electric fireplace....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Linens, towels etc., are provided....moreless

          • Parking:

            May park inside the backyard....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            sufficient towels available...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            all bedrooms with a.c.....moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Small events may be held at the Queen Anne and her surrounds with a fee. The nightly charge does not include events and other functions held in or outside of the house without prior consent from the owner with agreed fee. The nightly charge only covers for up to 6 adults. There is a $50/charge for every extra persons. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                assorted books for older and young readers alike, including baby books....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Service is provided by DIRECTV. Will provide premium channels....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Games

              Communications

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    A nice spot for morning breakfast or a place to cool off in the afternoon. Wonderful little area!...moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Balcony is at the front of the house facing Main Street....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    ample yard space to play badminton or volleyball....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Historic
                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Location & View

                  • Ski-Out:

                    Bear Valley Ski Resort is just about 35 miles up of Murphys....moreless

                  • Mountain View

                  Car

                      • Recommended

                      Activities

                      • Hunting Big Game
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Hunting
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Laundromat
                      • Hospital
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Medical Services
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Cycling
                      • Tennis
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Fishing
                      • Spelunking
                      • Racquetball
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Live Theater
                      • Museums
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Synagogues
                      • Churches
                      • Restaurants
                      • Playground
                      • Water Parks
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Boating
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                      • Walking
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Antiquing
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Other Activities

                          • Guests can enjoy playing cards, board games, to those musically-inclined, there is a guitar on board.There is also a Karaoke system for those wanting to practice for the next 'American Idol'!(please take care of these items as they will be inventoried later and charges could appear in your card if damages occur)...moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Girl's Weekend Away

                            Girl's Weekend Away

                            • Guest Sue (Rancho Cordova, CA)
                            • Date of stay 10/18/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/23/13
                            The house is charming; very clean and comfortable. The location was perfect, being right downtown Murphys so walking distance to great restaurants, wine tasting, shopping. The beds are upstairs so may be difficult for anyone with difficulty walking up stairs.

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Owner response: Dear Sue, Thank you so much for posting a review of your stay at the Queen Anne. Please know how much I appreciate it, and how grateful I am of your positive experience. Your kind of review is what makes me want to do better. I hope you and the girls will consider staying with us again next time. Sincerely Yours, Evelyn

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                          • Queen Anne Sept 27-29

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                            Queen Anne Sept 27-29

                            • Guest Kathy
                            • Date of stay 09/27/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/11/13
                            E-mail sent: Sept. 30, 2013 Hi Evelyn, We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves this weekend, the Queen Anne was a perfect place for us to gather. The house was very well appointed and comfortable, slept better than I do at home. Hopefully you found everything in order. As you can tell by the empty bottles in the recycling, we supported the local economy to our fullest. Thanks for a wonderful weekend, we will all highly recommend your beautiful home to others. Kind Regards, Kathy

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                          • We so enjoyed our stay in your lovely home--

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                            We so enjoyed our stay in your lovely home--

                            • Guest Carolyn
                            • Date of stay 09/27/12
                            • Review Submitted 10/11/13
                            E-mail sent: Sept. 30, 2013 "I am one of Jerry's sisters and stayed in your wonderful home this past weekend in Murphys. We had such great fun and so appreciated being all together to celebrate Jerry's 50th birthday and my parents 63rd Wedding Anniversary. It was so nice outside, too, with the spacious outdoor back garden. Hopefully we can make another trip for the next family gathering. Thank you for setting the beautiful flowers. It was a special touch for a lovely table for us to gather around". Warm regards, Carolyn

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                          • great Spot!

                            great Spot!

                            • Guest dl (MN)
                            • Date of stay 06/20/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/27/13
                            thanks Evelyn, for sharing your place with us, this is a great place to be! being close to downtown is ideal for us, Must also visit the awesome bakery in town!!! yum!! I would recommend this for anyone, it is very clean, beds are comfy and just all round easy going experience!! Great location for day trips to the caverns or Big trees park. Be sure to have dinner at Camps in Angels Camp - best restaurant in area.

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, girls getaway.

                            Owner response: Dear Cheryl, Thank you so much for your favorable review. I am grateful beyond words. I try very hard and would like to keep doing all I can to make sure my guests are comfortable during their stay. I hope to have you again at the Queen Anne in the future. Sincerely, Evelyn

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                          • My 50th Birthday!

                            My 50th Birthday!

                            • Guest CindyO (Alameda, Ca)
                            • Date of stay 03/01/13
                            • Review Submitted 03/14/13
                            The Queen Ann was beautiful and Evelyn the owner was very hospitable. A group of my close girlfriends and I went up to celebrate by 50th birthday. The house was recently renovated, large enough and very comfortable. The towels and beds were comfy and cozy! We went out one night and cooked in the other. It is located on the main street of town and the perfect walking distance to everything. We could not have asked for more!

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners.

                            Owner response: Cindy, It was my warmest pleasure to have you celebrate your special birthday at The Queen Anne. You and your friends are just nice and warm people. I feel I have made new friends in all of you. Thank you very kindly for the nice review and I hope to keep improving and doing better with my service. I am so glad to be a part of your happy celebration! Evelyn Carter

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                          • Perfect Weekend!

                            Perfect Weekend!

                            • Guest Ali B. (Oakland, Ca)
                            • Date of stay 06/01/12
                            • Review Submitted 06/11/12
                            The place was so perfect for my boyfriends birthday weekend. It is walking distance from town and the house itself is so quaint and exactly what we were looking for. We had 6 other friends stay here with us and all of us really loved the Queen Anne. Evelyn was so attentive and quick to respond to us when we had questions about the house. It was very clean and comfortable. It is obvious how much family history is there, and how much she loves the place. So having her share it with us felt like an honor. The yard is huge, in fact we played croquet in the back yard, drink wine we had purchased from the wine tastings that day! Just a perfect weekend all around. We will definitely be back! Thanks Evelyn for contributing to such a special weekend!

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners.

                            Owner response: I cannot thank you enough, Allison. Your review is very much appreciated and would appreciate still to know how else I can better serve my guests. i try not to "over-sell" the Queen Anne and want guests to see her as she is--a home! Indeed, the Queen Anne is perfect for families with teenagers and young children. The yard as most guests agree is huge.We play badminton in the backyard. There are badminton rackets, frisbee available in the house. I will add a volleyball to the items that can be played in the backyard. The setting is one that is romantic enough for those who want privacy in celebrating something special in their lives. Summer evenings are best spent in the backyard or anywhere in the yard, just drinking coffee or sipping wine. Inside the house, guests can try out singing using the Karaoke system, or one can just relax by choosing a book from the many books available. Again, many thanks Alison and I hope to be able to serve you even better next time. Thank you also for leaving the place clean and in order. You were good guests!

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                            • Guest Dianne
                            • Date of stay 08/13/10
                            • Review Submitted 08/18/10
                            E-mail sent 8/17/2010...."just want to say thank you again for a wonderful weekend in your beautiful home. The entire experience was very special. The first thing we all said when we woke up the first morning...ahhh, that bed was sooo comfortable! We all felt so at home and can't wait to come back! Thank you so much". Second e-mail: ....."you will definitely get referrals from us because we can't stop talking about it. From the moment we walked through the doors, we were all mesmerized by the warmth and hospitality that exudes from your home. I totally cannot pinpoint exactly what it was--maybe the special touches you added like fresh flowers all throughout the house, the attention you give the yard, or the effort you put in to provide all the comforts of home. All of it was very much appreciated".

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                          • Best Anniversary Trip at the Queene Anne!

                            Best Anniversary Trip at the Queene Anne!

                            • Guest LWEBB (Sacramento, California)
                            • Date of stay 08/13/10
                            • Review Submitted 08/17/10
                            We stayed at this home for our 18 year anniversary with three other couples and were given top of the line treatment. The home is quaint and relaxing and just feels as if it's your own vacation home. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. We saw ZZ Top at the Ironestone and had a blast there! The owner Evelyn was a gem to deal with, thank you so much for a wonderful stay!

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                          • Guest comment entered by owner

                            • Guest Geoff and Julie--
                            • Date of stay 07/08/10
                            • Review Submitted 07/11/10
                            " We had a blast! The house was great! We saw Sugarland at Ironstone--best concert! Made wonderful memories"! (copied from comments entered in our guest book) Thank you Geoff, Julie, Ben and Amy!

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                          • Guest comment entered by owner

                            • Guest Ben and Amy
                            • Date of stay 07/08/10
                            • Review Submitted 07/11/10
                            (copied from comments entered in guest book) From Ben and Amy--"we had the best time! Thank you, thank you! We love this place"!

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Spring to Fall
                          Apr 8 - Nov 30, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $400
                          $2,500
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $400
                          $2,500

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • One time cleaning fee $120
                          • Pet Fee $20
                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • Tax Rate 10%

                          Notes:

                          The nightly charge covers for 6 adult only. Additional $50 per extra persons. Events or any function held at the Queen Anne is per approval by the owner with an agreed fee for using the facility.

                          One night non-refundable deposit, 10% tax and a one time cleaning fee of $120. is due upon confirmation of reservation. Refund only within 24 hours of cancellation and may be refunded only by re-booking to a new date. Payable in check or credit card. If by check, it must be received with sufficient time to clear before check in. Remaining balance payable in credit card, due 7 days before check in.


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                          Last updated: 04/20/2014
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                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1955

                          About the owner: My family and I live in the quiet hills of Oakland. It is very tranquil living among nature. The Queen Anne House offers us similar feeling of peace and quiet. Even though Main Street is often busy with traffic, sitting in the backyard gives us the feeling of being away from it all. My husband and I love Murphys and had planned to retire here someday. While retirement is not feasible yet, we decided to share our home to folks like us who like to stay in quiet places and relax.

                          Why the Owner Chose Murphys:
                          Less than a five-minute walk into 'downtown', the Queen Anne is perfect for private functions or family gatherings. (please inquire for more info on this) Sitting on an over-sized, completely fenced-in compound on a prime location on Main Street, it's the ideal place for hosting a large barbecue, (with added fee)sipping coffee at twilight or playing badminton on the lawn. And with flowers, fruits, and vegetables growing abundantly around the house, you'll find everything at your disposal.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Other things of interest include: * a farmer's market in the summer every Friday, just around the corner from the house. * Mercer Caverns is about a mile away. * more than twenty five wine tasting venues and vineyards dot the Murphys landscape. * Wildly popular concerts at the local Ironstone Vineyard's Amphitheater. * Outdoor live music and concerts at Murphys Park. * Lots of restaurants and shops just down the street. * Calaveras Big Trees Park is a short drive away---for hiking, biking and picnicking. * White Pine Lake in Arnolds offers good fishing and only about 20 minutes drive. Whatever you choose to do, we hope your stay provides you a well-deserved vacation-peace, quiet and plenty of fun. You are guests in our home. Enjoy!


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                          Photos

                          • The Queen Anne House on Main Street.

                            The Queen Anne House on Main Street.

                          • patio...

                            patio...

                          • upstairs bathroom

                            upstairs bathroom

                          • the dining room...

                            the dining room...

                          • The Queen Anne during winter...

                            The Queen Anne during winter...

                          • view of the backyard...perfect for afternoon coffee or family barbecue.

                            view of the backyard...perfect for afternoon coffee or family barbecue.

                          • view of the parlor from the living room

                            view of the parlor from the living room

                          • Master's Bedroom overlooking Main Street

                            Master's Bedroom overlooking Main Street

                          • bathroom downstairs

                            bathroom downstairs

                          • part of the backyard

                            part of the backyard

                          • Taken in winter.

                            Taken in winter.

                          • The Queen Anne House comes alive--fully decorated during the holiday season!

                            The Queen Anne House comes alive--fully decorated during the holiday season!

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                          $400 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

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                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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