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Jolly Tar Mine House for Groups & Families - 13 Beds 19 Rooms

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Large but charming house. 13 beds. Parking, seating, & play area in the back

Large but charming house. 13 beds. Parking, seating, & play area in the back Over 1 acre of parking available. Fenced and gated property. Room for RVs Wood fireplace, central heating, two coolers. Large fridge, separate pantry. 18 seats in the dining area! Open concept, Great for entertaining. Dishes, silverware, Utensils, platters, bowls, bake-ware .... we have it! middle floor main living room. Seating for 10 people, room for more chairs Spiral staircase, large bath attached. Many Seats. Games, toys & TV/DVD/Cable Downstairs living room. Convertible sofa/bed. Seating for 10. Player piano. Instruments on top. Downstairs. Just outside living room. Below is patio, seating & the stage. Wraparound deck! Versatile stage. acting, skits, DJ, seating, speaches, teaching, & more Large back yard, great for events! Posing by the neighbor's mule. Have your dream wedding at The Jolly House. The Jolly House is great for any occasion, any season. Western Room Queen bed on middle floor Owner's Room with a queen bed on middle floor. TV/DVD Foreman's Room, middle floor Uptown Suite living room. Trundle bed, additional twin out of view. TV/DVD/Cable King canopy bed in Uptown Suite, across from semi-private rooms. Uptown Suite: semi-private room. Great for large family! trundle bed in semi-private room. Green Room Downstairs Cal-king bed with attached bath, jetted tub, TV/DVD/Cable

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Last updated: 04/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Angels Camp farmhouse description

The Jolly Tar Mine House is more than a vacation rental - its an experience. This is a fun place to be for families & groups, 19 total rooms - 3 stories with the wrap around decks & seating, saloon, dance floor and stage area, situated on almost 2 acres. Parking enough for huge amount of cars. We have had weddings and vents for as many as 150 guests. We can seat about 26 in the dinning room. Ideal for fishing groups, large family reunions and more. We have all the cooking & serving supplies - can easily handle large groups. Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/JollyHouseCA/

Near Ironstone Vineyards where they have a summer concert series, and Frogtown where they have all kinds of events.

This charming huge house was first built by the Jolly Tar Mine's owner era 1860 during the Goldrush and Wild West times. It was added onto in the 1950's and then again in the 1980s. It was updated in 2009-2010. The house is packet full of interesting Antiques, Art, and unusual things.

If you are looking for a prefect mint condition vacation rental than this is not the place for you. The Jolly Tar Mine House is a very old house with imperfections. Its a great place to relax, have fun, celebrate a wedding, anniversary, birthday party, family reunion, church retreat, large family vacation and more. People get happy just being in the house, its a very special place.

This is the place most kids want to have their birthday party. Its a place that groups of fisherman want to stay so they down have to unhook their boats, its a place that a family can have a reunion year after year, its a place where bikers, cyclists, spelunkers, 4 wheelers, and other groups can be together and have fun.

Vacation rentals like this are an inexpensive way to have a vacation since you can cook your own food, split the cost amongst several people and have all the comforts of a large family home at your disposal.

Layout
The base floor has two bedrooms (queen and Cal-King) and one bath. The middle/main floor has three bedrooms (2 queen, 1 double) and two bathrooms. The top floor has one bathroom and two main rooms, the Uptown Suite and the Living Room Suite. The Uptown Suite has 1 king, 1 double, and 1 trundle. The Living Room Suite has 1 trundle and 1 twin.

We have a list of 27 great wineries in the county for wine tasting.

Antique shopping and Art Galleries in Angels Camp, Murphys, Jamestown and Sonora – all have great shops – no charge to browse.

Casinos
Black Oak Casino – Tuolumne City – about 40 to 50 minutes away – worth the drive – free shows and good dining
Chicken Ranch Bingo and Casino – Jamestown about 25 minutes away

Gold Mine and other Cave Adventures
Gold Cliff Mine – in Angels Camp (reservation only)
Kennedy Mine – in Jackson about 35 minutes away
Sutter Gold Mine – in Sutter Creek near Jackson
Black Chasm Cavern – in Amador County about 35 minutes away
Mercer Caverns – a guided 45 minute tour
Moaning Cavern
California Caverns

Museums
Angels Camp Gold Rush Museum – in town
Heritage Museum – Murphys – Ironstone Vineyard – 20 minutes away
Old Timers Museum – Murphys – 15 minutes away
Markleeville – Mi-wuk museum – 1 hour and 30 minutes away
Tuolumne County’s Veteran’s Museum Sonora – 25 minutes away

National Parks
Yosemite National Park – 2 hours away

State Parks
Calaveras Big Trees State Park – about 35 minutes away
Columbia Gold Rush Historical Park – has many museum exhibits 15 minutes away
Railtown Museum & Park – about 25 minutes away
Grover Hot Springs State Park – about 2 ½ hours away

Other Parks
Utica Park – Angels Camp
Murphy’s Community Park - about 15 minutes away

Golf
Greenhorn Creek Golf Course – Angels Camp
Saddle Creek Golf Course – Copperopolis
La Contenta Golf Course – Valley Springs
Forest Meadows Golf Course – Murphys

Lakes
Lake Melones – boat rental and water recreation 5 miles from town
Lake Tullock – 20 minutes away
Camanche Reservoir – 45 minutes away
Lake Pardee – 45 minutes away
New Hogan Lake – 45 minutes away
White Pines Park and Lake – about 40 minutes away

Other Lakes in Surrounding Areas
Spicer Reservior
Lake Alpine
Pinecrest Lake
Lake Don Pedro

Skiing
Bear Valley – about 1 and 15 minutes away
Dodge Ridge – about 1 hour and 15 minutes away

Live Theater
Fallon House Columbia & in Sonora Sierra Repertory Theater
Bret Hart Theater, Angels Camp

Horseback Riding
Columbia State Park – also has stage coach rides
Moaning Cavern Horseback Riding Adventures

San Francisco and Tahoe 2 1/2 hours away.
Sacramento 1 1/2 hours away.

Keywords: Extra Large Home, Wine Tasting, Frogtown, Large Family, Family outings and get togethers, Weddings, Parties, Group, Fishing, Ironstone Concert, Goldrush, Mining, 4-wheelers, Yosemite, Horses, Casinos, 49ers, Black Oak, Greenhorn Creek, Motherlode, Golf, Caving, Adventure, Fun, Romantic, Parks, Lakes, Sierra Mountains, Murphys CA, Columbia CA, Hiking, Natural Bridges, Sonora, Angels Camp,retreat, reunions

Property Type

  • 4200 sq. ft.
  • Farmhouse

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Flea-free and friendly pets are allowed with approval. Pets must be in good health. Pets are only allowed downstairs in the Green Room and Butterfly Room...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            We have a play area, toys, DVDs, games and more for the kids. There are kids safety rules adult must ensure are followed....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking okay on covered porch areas...moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Ramp into main floor, see above...moreless

          • Alternative Lifestyle

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26, Beds for 19-26

          • Green Room: 1 king

            Lower Floor, private bath...moreless

          • Butterfly Room: 1 queen

            Lower Floor...moreless

          • Lower Floor Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Lower Floor...moreless

          • Western Room: 1 queen

            Middle Floor...moreless

          • Owner's Room: 1 queen

            Middle Floor...moreless

          • Foreman's Room: 1 double

            Middle Floor, bathroom close by....moreless

          • Uptown Suite: 1 king, 1 double, 2 twin/ single

            Closet contains 3 extra mats. Semi private rooms across king...moreless

          • Uptown Living Room Suite: 3 twin/ single

            Upstairs entry/living room. Semi-private. Bath nearby....moreless

          • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (5), Baby Cribs (1) We have a portable crib, a high chair, and a changing mat for your convenience., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Besides the Queen Sofa bed, we have two twin trundle beds and other mats stored....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Main bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

            Middle Floor next to living room...moreless

          • Bathroom: toilet, shower

            Middle floor. Near Foreman's Room....moreless

          • Downstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

            Private next to Green Room...moreless

          • Uptown: toilet, tub, shower

            Next to Uptown Living Room Suite...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator:

            Large side by side with water and ice dispenser...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            We have enough for over thirty guests...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Large and regular sized coffee makers...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Some pantry items included....moreless

          • Ice Maker
          • Kitchen
          • Child's Highchair
          • Toaster
          • Dishwasher

          Amenities

          • Wood Stove:

            Wood stove is located between the dining area and the living room....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Many bath towels, hand towels, and wash cloths are provided....moreless

          • Living Room seats 11:

            Seats eleven in the middle floor, more if you add seating...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Laundry of the Linens is included....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central Heat & two swamp coolers...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            2 acres of property....moreless

          • Heating
          • Hair Dryer
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Washing Machine

          Other Amenities

              • Near Ironstone Vineyards where they have summer concerts and Frogtown Mountain Air concert, World Record Bass caught 2010 Lake Melones (10 mins away) Perfect for special occasion or family reunion, cooking and dinnerware supplies to accommodate a large group over 50, one acre of parking, stage & dancing area with saloon, front porch bar, TWO - 2-PERSON JACUZZIs, playground, fenced yard for pets, walk miles down country roads or walk to Starbucks in minutes....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                Uptown Living Room Suite, Western Room, Owner's Room, Main Living Room, & Green Room...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Comcast: avaiable in Uptown Living Room Suite, Main Living Room, & Green Room...moreless

              • Stereo:

                I-pod/I-phone plug to play music over the stereo. Disc changer, tape player...moreless

              • Books:

                Kids books in the living room, and antique books throughout most rooms....moreless

              • Toys:

                Stuffed animals, toys, cards, & board games. ...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Children's and grown-up movies available. ...moreless

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                Access code is located on the bottom of the wireless router....moreless

              • Telephone
              • Free Long Distance

              Pool & Spa

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    House is surrounded by lawn with landscaping. Fig and peach trees. Rosemary bush in the front yard. Several grape vines around the house....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Propane Grill; you provide the propane. Available at the nearest gas station....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Adventure
                  • Budget

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View

                      Activities

                      • Hiking
                      • Golf
                      • Tennis
                      • Spelunking
                      • Fishing
                      • Rafting
                      • Kayaking
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Swimming
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Hunting
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Hunting Big Game
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Skiing
                      • Boating
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Sledding
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Antiquing
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Cinemas
                      • Museums
                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • Laundromat
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Shopping
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fitness Center

                      Other Activities

                          • Lakes: Lake Melones – boat rental and water recreation 5 miles from town World Record Bass caught 3/2010, Lake Tullock – 20 minutes away, Don Pedro – 35 minutes, Camanche Reservoir – 45 minutes, New Hogan Lake – 45 minutes, 27 great wineries most within 15-20 minutes, Antique shopping and Art Galleries in town, Black Oak and Jackson Rancharea Casinos within 1 hour drive, 5 cave adventures within 15 minutes drive, 5 local museums, Yosemite North gate 1 hour away, Golf: Greenhorn Creek – 5 minutes, Saddle Creek 20 minutes, Forrest Meadows 20 minutes, La Contenta 25 minutes away, Skiing: Bear Valley – about 1 hour a way, Dodge Ridge – about 1 hour and 15 minutes away, Live Theater: Fallon House Columbia & in Sonora Sierra Repertory Theater, Bret Hart Theater in town, Horseback Riding: Columbia State Park – also has stage coach rides, Moaning Cavern Horseback Riding Adventures, Gold Mining – 15 minute Columbia State Park, and many other places, Goldrush wild west. Yosemite - 1.5 hours away...moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Exceeded my (very high) expectations!!!!!

                            Exceeded my (very high) expectations!!!!!

                            • Guest Eric
                            • Date of stay 01/10/14
                            • Review Submitted 01/15/14
                            I needed to find a place, and I wanted a place where: 1)11 guys from the Bay Area could get together for a bachelor party weekend; 2)Everyone would have their own bed, no couches, inflatables, cots, etc; 3)There was plenty of space for cooking, eating, having some drinks, tossing around a ball; 4)Enough privacy to have fun and be loud if desired, but not remote; And someplace with character, reflecting the rich history of the Gold Country but with plenty of modern comforts. Pretty easy, huh? Except there aren't that many rentals that fit that bill, and of those most were very expensive, and it really didn't matter because those other places either didn't have vacancies when we needed them, or didn't respond to calls and emails. Upon seeing the Jolly Tar on this site I was nodding my head and grinning. I contacted Diane and she immediately responded, and that turned out to be the case each time I had a question or needed information from her. Honestly, it sounded to me like this wonderful woman just wanted us to go to her rental home and have a great time-- which we did! The house is eclectic and interesting, and stocked with all sorts of little oddities. Even a player piano, and a cabinet full of piano rolls for your enjoyment! There is a huge yard, a stage, an outdoor (but under cover) bar with a fridge, a fire pit (Diane had firewood ready for us!), and a deck that encircles the entire house, with strategically placed chairs and tables at key areas. On the inside there is a kitchen with pantry, gas range, dishwasher, enough serving ware, plates and glasses for a small army, 6+ coffee makers and urns, and dining space for well over the amount of people we had. And such peace and quiet at night! Everything was great: the rooms, beds, bathrooms, Jacuzzi tubs, televisions (only watched ONE game though!), all of the bedding and towels that were included, the grounds-- ALL of it! We took a ride up the road to Murphy's for some nightlife, a trip to Copperopolis for olive oil tasting (try the pickled habanero garlic!), but mostly found the house too much fun to leave. And then there's Diane; whom, upon getting my message that we were leaving, left a voicemail of her own to say she was glad we had a great time and to have a safe trip back home! So if you're reading this then I urge you contact Diane and rent this awesome and wonderful home-- DO IT! NOW! We are all talking about when we can go back there again. And Diane, THANK you!!! Xoxo

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, pet owners, age 55+, people with disabilities, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

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                          • Rustic Charm

                            Rustic Charm

                            • Guest Sasha (Sonora, CA)
                            • Date of stay 10/11/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/21/13
                            This is such a great house! It is very unique and the owner is very nice. We rented this house for our wedding, and it was perfect! There is so much space for everything in this house, my bridal party stayed overnight for fun and games and everyone got a bed, no floor/couch sleeping. This is truly a great house.

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, pet owners, age 55+, people with disabilities, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

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                          • Mother/Daughter weekend

                            Mother/Daughter weekend

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 10/04/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/17/13
                            There were 17 of us gals spending a few days together and having a ball. We found the kitchen well equiped and had plenty of room for eating and playing games in the kitchen/dinning area. The rooms were comfortable and each set of Mom's and Daughter's shared a room. Spent one day in Murphy's looking around. A good time was had by all.

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                          • GREAT Family Reunion Home

                            GREAT Family Reunion Home

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 08/02/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/10/13
                            Every year we try to get together with our siblings and their children. This home was one of the only, and one of the most affordable (in the Northern California area) that could accommodate us all. We had 6 adults and 14 children in attendance this year, and room for more. Over and over again we heard the kids say this was their favorite reunion house ever :). When we went out for different outings, they were anxious to get back to the house. They loved the back yard, the toys, the dress up clothes, and the stage. The house itself, and all of the extras, provided for hours of endless entertainment. We were a little worried about coming in the middle of the heat of the summer with only two swamp coolers but we found the coolers to work effectively and to be perfectly adequate for keeping us comfortable. The house was also stocked with a fan in every bedroom to aid in air circulation. We loved how much seating there was in the living and dining areas and outside. The house provided the perfect accommodations for our family gathering! Diane was very helpful in answering our questions and was really easy going and understanding. Angels Camp is a charming town and the access to other wonderful places to visit (Calaveras Big Tree State Park, Caverns, etc.) made for a perfect family reunion getaway location. (And if you are looking for a good pizza place in the area, Mike's of Angels Camp is EXCELLENT!)

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers.

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                          • GREAT Family Reunion Home

                            GREAT Family Reunion Home

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 08/02/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/10/13
                            Every year we try to get together with our siblings and their children. This home was one of the only, and one of the most affordable (in the Northern California area) that could accommodate us all. We had 6 adults and 14 children in attendance this year, and room for more. Over and over again we heard the kids say this was their favorite reunion house ever :). When we went out for different outings, they were anxious to get back to the house. They loved the back yard, the toys, the dress up clothes, and the stage. The house itself, and all of the extras, provided for hours of endless entertainment. We were a little worried about coming in the middle of the heat of the summer with only two swamp coolers but we found the coolers to work effectively and to be perfectly adequate for keeping us comfortable. The house was also stocked with a fan in every bedroom to aid in air circulation. We loved how much seating there was in the living and dining areas and outside. The house provided the perfect accommodations for our family gathering! Diane was very helpful in answering our questions and was really easy going and understanding. Angels Camp is a charming town and the access to other wonderful places to visit (Calaveras Big Tree State Park, Caverns, etc.) made for a perfect family reunion getaway location. (And if you are looking for a good pizza place in the area, Mike's of Angels Camp is EXCELLENT!)

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers.

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                          • family reunion

                            family reunion

                            • Guest Jackie (Roseville Ca.)
                            • Date of stay 07/11/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/26/13
                            We were a family that represented a wide range of ages and all found plenty of spaces to hang out. The yard is great , the kids, ages 4-9, loved the play area. The house is older but functioned well. The house was clean and well maintained (except for the upstairs shower) had broken and hadn't yet been repaired. The rooms upstairs were not quite as separated as I had thought . We loved our visit to Big Trees park and Silver Pine lake , we revisited each. Also we drove up tp Lake Alpine for a day and found it beautiful, then had lunch at the lodge that was really good while being entertained by delightful jazz music.

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, pet owners, age 55+, people with disabilities, girls getaway.

                            Owner response: We just love to share the Jolly House with large family's like this. We are happy they enjoyed their stay. Owning the Jolly House is like owning a wooden yacht, there is always something to repair. It's a very big house. The upstairs shower is a rare size. This house was built over 150 year period. We repaired the shower a few weeks before this last leak happened, but it didn't hold. The entire shower has to be replaced, but they don't make that size anymore. Meanwhile, there is a nice soaker tub right next to that shower, and we have made that into a shower/tub combo until the small shower is fixed. We will need a 10 day opening in the schedule to make the repairs. Wishing you all a Jolly Time. ~Diane

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                          • Parents 55th Anniversary get together

                            Parents 55th Anniversary get together

                            • Guest Don (Monterey, CA)
                            • Date of stay 06/28/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/03/13
                            We had a group of 22 people coming from two states and this was a great place for all of us to stay together instead of having to rent multiple rooms in a hotel. We enjoyed the gathering room next to the kitchen, it is a great place for conversation and laughter. We went to a play in Columbia's Fallon Theater and dinner out at Mike's Pizza in Angels camp. Mike's was happy to accommodate our big group when I called them a week prior. Great pizza! The house was clean and well stocked in the kitchen and the kids enjoyed the backyard play area and running through the sprinklers. We just happened to be there when the temperature was over a 100 degrees and the only wish was for air conditioning instead of swamp coolers. Otherwise we had a great time. The owner was prompt with answering the few questions we had and was very accommodating. Would stay there again!

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

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                          • Cozy, Homey and Perfect for Wedding Party

                            Cozy, Homey and Perfect for Wedding Party

                            • Guest Chris (Mill Valley, CA)
                            • Date of stay 05/30/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/06/13
                            We loved it! My daughter's wedding was mostly imported - decor and people. My family and extended family stayed during a 4 day period and to the person, everyone loved it. It came with anything you could think of. It felt like home. I am a traveler and it is rare to find such a great place for 20+ people. Thanks to the Jolly Tar Mine House :)

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

                            Owner response: Gosh, it was our pleasure to have your group; thank you for your kind words and for sharing the Jolly House with us! ~Diane

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                          • Perfect Family Getaway

                            Perfect Family Getaway

                            • Guest OliveOyl (United States)
                            • Date of stay 11/21/12
                            • Review Submitted 12/23/12
                            We rented the Jolly Tar House for 5 nights for our bi-annual Thanksgiving getaway. We had 26 people (14 adults and 12 children) and the house was a perfect fit for us. Plenty of beds, sheets, towels, and sitting areas. After years of renting houses together as a family, we've learned there are a few things we absolutely require: a room for the boys to play video games, a spacious and safe backyard for the kids to run wild, and a couch in the kitchen for the ladies to lounge and chat while we cook. This house met all our needs and more! There were plenty of tables to spread out on to eat and do crafts and puzzles and games and more. We spent hours upon hours on the beautiful back porch watching our kids play tag and soccer and dance on the stage. We even took a few hours to get away to the Calaveras Big Trees and a stop for fresh pies on the side of the road. We all agreed as we were packing up that it was the best and most relaxing Thanksgiving getaway we've had in the 16 year history of this tradition. We are already anticipating renting the facility again for our next family getaway! The only thing we would advise is if you are planning on cooking large meals and are particular to your own pans and knives, make sure to bring them. The baking pans and cookie sheets were lacking, but the pots and pans for cooking were plentiful. We also were struggling to chop large quantities of vegetables with the less than sharp knives. But this is just us being particular, we know to bring our own supplies next time. Other than that, everything was perfect! Thanks again for the use of your home! It truly is a wonderfully welcoming and comfortable place!

                            Recommended for: Families with young children.

                            Owner response: Great, I am so glad you had a wonderful time. I just personally went through the kitchen and replaced some of the cooking wear. I will add some more baking sheets, and sharper knives, thank you for letting me know. There is a lot of love at the Jolly House, thanks for being part of it.

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                          • Unpretentious and Quirky

                            Unpretentious and Quirky

                            • Guest Glorious (Monroe, WA USA)
                            • Date of stay 11/01/12
                            • Review Submitted 11/09/12
                            We had a family reunion with parents, grandparents, great grandparents and 7 children under the age of 6, there were lots of toys, books and safe places for them to play. It also had enough spaces for quietness if it was needed. The upstairs suite only has curtains to separate the King Bed, Double Bed, and 2 twins and you have to go through the room with two trundle beds to get to those rooms. That was a bit of a surprise and made for some interesting communal living but we made it work. If you're O.C.D. about clean this is probably not the place for you. There were a lot of stores that have closed up in Angel's Camp, however there is still a lot going on in Murphy's only 20 mins. away. There is a Starbucks 1 block away which was a HUGE hit for our Seattle folks! All in all it worked perfectly for what we were doing and the owner's were super helpful.

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+, people with disabilities, families with teenagers.

                            Owner response: We usually do clean good enough for someone who is OCD. I have a check off list the housekeeper have to do with over 200 items on it. I know before these visitors came, the Quality check wasn't done, and the work was split between three housekeepers, so back to making sure the QA checks are done each time. We like Quirky, it's what makes the Jolly House so special. It was built over a 150 year time span. Wishing everyone wonderful vacations. ~Diane Jolly House Owner

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Summer
                          Jun 1 - Sep 15, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $400
                          $2,200 $6,000
                          My Standard Rate
                          1 night min stay
                          $400
                          $2,200 $6,000
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Tax Rate 10%

                          Notes:

                          $500 refundable security deposit check or credit card due upon arrival. Pets ok with clearance, contact us for more info. Weddings require 2 night minimum and special arrangements, plus depending on the size of the group additional fees may apply. Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

                          $400 for 6-13 guests per night; $450 for 14-26 guests per night. $200-$250 Sanitizing Fee.

                          Weekly $2200 (-13) to $2500 (+14) /6 nights, 1-night rate $500 (N/A June-Sept). 25% down to confirm reservation if over 60 days from date. Total is refundable if canceled before 60-days from reservation date. $25 per night for heating October 1 - April 31. We accept checks or most major credit cards.


                          This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Maury Rasmussen Field (SMF 85 mi) at 7 Miles
                          • Nearest Train: Railtown 1897 (State Historic Park) at 16 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: Hwy 49 at 0.2 Miles
                          • Nearest Barpub: Claussen's Corner at 1.6 Miles
                          • Nearest Ski: Bear Valley Ski Resort at 50 Miles
                          • Nearest Golf: Greenhorn Creek at 2 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: McDonalds, Round Table, La Hacienda, Far East,... at 0.3 Miles
                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1986

                          About the owner: I am a writer and the CEO of ProvidersWeb, an international caregiver's organization. Over the years I raised many kids in this house. It's always been a house full of fun, love and joy. It's my desire to share this wonderful place with families and groups that want to spend time with one another and have fun. ~ Diane

                          The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                          Over Easter we had a family get-together and had a lot of people spend the night. It was so much fun, we had a sing-a-long around the camp fire BBQ pit in the backyard, and the next morning a wonderful Easter breakfast for 40 people and egg hunt. Since Jan 2010 we have had 4 birthday parties and 6 other parties for my family and friends at the house - it was pure joy. It's great when you can all stay together and cook meals and have fun.


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                          • Large but charming house. 13 beds. Parking, seating, & play area in the back

                            Large but charming house. 13 beds. Parking, seating, & play area in the back

                          • Wood fireplace, central heating, two coolers. Large fridge, separate pantry.

                            Wood fireplace, central heating, two coolers. Large fridge, separate pantry.

                          • Dishes, silverware, Utensils, platters, bowls, bake-ware .... we have it!

                            Dishes, silverware, Utensils, platters, bowls, bake-ware .... we have it!

                          • Spiral staircase, large bath attached. Many Seats. Games, toys & TV/DVD/Cable

                            Spiral staircase, large bath attached. Many Seats. Games, toys & TV/DVD/Cable

                          • Player piano. Instruments on top. Downstairs.

                            Player piano. Instruments on top. Downstairs.

                          • Versatile stage. acting, skits, DJ, seating, speaches, teaching, & more

                            Versatile stage. acting, skits, DJ, seating, speaches, teaching, & more

                          • Large back yard, great for events!

                            Large back yard, great for events!

                          • Have your dream wedding at The Jolly House.

                            Have your dream wedding at The Jolly House.

                          • Western Room Queen bed on middle floor

                            Western Room Queen bed on middle floor

                          • Foreman's Room, middle floor

                            Foreman's Room, middle floor

                          • King canopy bed in Uptown Suite, across from semi-private rooms.

                            King canopy bed in Uptown Suite, across from semi-private rooms.

                          • trundle bed in semi-private room.

                            trundle bed in semi-private room.

                          • Over 1 acre of parking available. Fenced and gated property. Room for RVs

                            Over 1 acre of parking available. Fenced and gated property. Room for RVs

                          • 18 seats in the dining area! Open concept, Great for entertaining.

                            18 seats in the dining area! Open concept, Great for entertaining.

                          • middle floor main living room. Seating for 10 people, room for more chairs

                            middle floor main living room. Seating for 10 people, room for more chairs

                          • Downstairs living room. Convertible sofa/bed. Seating for 10.

                            Downstairs living room. Convertible sofa/bed. Seating for 10.

                          • Just outside living room. Below is patio, seating & the stage. Wraparound deck!

                            Just outside living room. Below is patio, seating & the stage. Wraparound deck!

                          • Posing by the neighbor's mule.

                            Posing by the neighbor's mule.

                          • The Jolly House is great for any occasion, any season.

                            The Jolly House is great for any occasion, any season.

                          • Owner's Room with a queen bed on middle floor. TV/DVD

                            Owner's Room with a queen bed on middle floor. TV/DVD

                          • Uptown Suite living room. Trundle bed, additional twin out of view. TV/DVD/Cable

                            Uptown Suite living room. Trundle bed, additional twin out of view. TV/DVD/Cable

                          • Uptown Suite: semi-private room. Great for large family!

                            Uptown Suite: semi-private room. Great for large family!

                          • Green Room Downstairs Cal-king bed with attached bath, jetted tub, TV/DVD/Cable

                            Green Room Downstairs Cal-king bed with attached bath, jetted tub, TV/DVD/Cable

                          VRBO #301491

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                          This listing was first published here in 2010.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

                          $400 per night (USD)
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                          6 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 26

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                          Minimum stay: 1-2 nights
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