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Serenity Haven Cottage, 217 Acres, Lake, Skiing,Fishing,Trails

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3 acre serene peaceful lake stocked with fish.

3 acre serene peaceful lake stocked with fish. Cosy & convenient itchen and dining area Living room has sliding glass door to deck and sectional has queen size bed. Charming air conditioned bedroom Cute Ranch Cottage View  from main house overlooking meadow with mountains in the background Ducks enjoying the cool water on a warm sunny dayin one of the rest areas Beautiful spring flowers in the garden Back yard as Star looks on waiting for a treat. 2nd BR with trundle beds & view of back yard Majestic Sun setting in the spring. Fantastic fall colors in rest area near Fellowship Hall & overlooking lake. Wild turkeys enjoying their evening snack One of the beautiful scenes to be enjoyed on the pleasant hiking trails

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Last updated: 04/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Murphys cottage description

Located in historic Vallecito, California, Sierra Gold country on 217 privately owned acres set aside as a santuary for people and animals. This home away from home is furnished for your comfort and pleasure. Enjoy the view of flowers and wildlife amoungst mountain ridges, while relaxing on the front porch. Looking for serenity, nature hikes, adventure, sight seeing, fishing and fun activities? If so, this is the place for you! It hosts a lake stocked with fish, seasonal creeks, walking trails, ranging from easy meditation spots to more challenging hikes. A delight for photographers, bird watchers, rock hounds and nature lovers who desire to get away from the busy life and just relax. Located across from Moaning Cavern, within 15 minutes from Columbia state Park, Ironstone Vineyards and 24 additional tasting rooms, caverns, reserviors, mountains, gold mining towns, antique shops. In winter downhill and cross country skiing are within a 30 minute drive; in summer, boating and water skiing are fabulous in New Melones Lake. There are numerous casual and fine dining establishments, shopping, concerts, live theatre, fishing, rafting, gold prospecting and much more. There are many regular scheduled events, the first friday of December, join Murphys' residents in an old fashion Christmas parade and open house on Main Street at 5PM. The Calaveras county Fair and Frog Jump is the 3rd weekend of May, and the Octoberfest and grape stomp are held in October. We also have a fun street fair and parade for Murphys Irish Days in March, plus many other regular scheduled events.

Keywords: Private, acreage, ranch property, gold prospecting, wine tasting, Murphys, retreats, wedding venues, reunions, hiking, skiing, fishing, nature, adventure

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Stove
          • Kitchen
          • Dining
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Pantry Items

          Amenities

          • Towels Provided
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Living Room seats 0
          • Heating
          • Air Conditioning
          • Parking
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Fishing in 3 acre lake, historical gold rush area, Indian grinding rocks, 217 acres to hike, close to 4 golf courses, Bear Valley Ski Area, New Melones Lake, boating, local caverns across the street, rural setting minutes from Murphys, close to Columbia State Park, Ironstone Vineyards, Angels Camp, Wineries, Caverns, reserviors, Antique Shops, Casual and Fine Dining, abundant wildlife, bird watching, photographers...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                Free movies to check out....moreless

              • VCR
              • CD Player
              • Television
              • Games
              • DVD Player

              Communications

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Adventure
                  • Romantic
                  • Family

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View
                  • Lake View

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Activities

                      • Basketball Court
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Skiing
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Medical Services
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Sailing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Tennis
                      • Cycling
                      • Spelunking
                      • Rafting
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Library
                      • Churches
                      • Marina
                      • Antiquing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Museums
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Cinemas
                      • Restaurants
                      • Live Theater
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Walking
                      • Groceries
                      • Laundromat
                      • Hospital
                      • Shopping
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Sledding
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Boating

                      Other Activities

                          • Across the road from Moaning Cavern and about 3 miles from Natural Bridges. Just minutes from several attractions including Columbia State Park (a delightful gold mining town that the state has preserved) Several wineries nearby along with fine dining & fast food eateries. Nearby museums, live Theatre and many other activities including gold panning, golf, water and snow skiing along with bicycling, hiking, etc....moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Wonderful, warm, cozy house

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                            Wonderful, warm, cozy house

                            • Guest Rupa
                            • Date of stay 12/25/13
                            • Review Submitted 01/01/14
                            "Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful, warm, cozy house. The movies were wonderful to see and we truly liked the accompany of the horse outside. The cookies you packed were truly amazingly delicious. The two bedrooms were very cozy, soft and warm. Also the cavern and Big Trees was very fun to visit, especially visiting the cave. Thank you."

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                          • Wonderful, warm, cozy house

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                            Wonderful, warm, cozy house

                            • Guest Rupa
                            • Date of stay 12/25/13
                            • Review Submitted 01/01/14
                            "Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful, warm, cozy house. The movies were wonderful to see and we truly liked the accompany of the horse outside. The cookies you packed were truly amazingly delicious. The two bedrooms were very cozy, soft and warm. Also the cavern and Big Trees was very fun to visit, especially visiting the cave. Thank you."

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                          • Lovely Time

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                            Lovely Time

                            • Guest Ron
                            • Date of stay 07/24/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/17/13
                            We had a lovely time and enjoyed our stay. Thanks again.

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                          • Great Time

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                            Great Time

                            • Guest Kathy
                            • Date of stay 07/26/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/17/13
                            We had a great time staying here! Thank you so much for having such a nice relaxing place. The girls loved feeding Star - Thank you!

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                          • Amazing Stay

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                            Amazing Stay

                            • Guest Felipe
                            • Date of stay 07/05/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/17/13
                            We had an amazing stay here! Thanks for all of the added comforts of "home", especially the cookies. We also enjoyed visiting the horse, he's very friendly ( :

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                          • Peaceful & lovely

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                            Peaceful & lovely

                            • Guest Kat
                            • Date of stay 05/10/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/07/13
                            We had such a nice time here! Thank you. We hope to come back next year. Your property is as peaceful as it is lovely. Best regards.

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                          • SERENITY IS THE OPERATIVE WORD

                            SERENITY IS THE OPERATIVE WORD

                            • Guest JR (Fresno, CA)
                            • Date of stay 06/18/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/30/13
                            We spent six days at Serenity Haven and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Margaret is a very sweet lady and interested in ensuring your stay is pleasant. The house was neat and tidy and comfortable for the two of us. Always nice to have a kitchen and we BBQ’ed in the evening several nights. You will enjoy the openness of this property including the three acre pond. Take a carrot for the very friendly horse Star. Several mornings and evenings, we viewed the “march of the turkeys” as they travelled near the house. Many places to explore in the vicinity including Angels Camp, Columbia, Murphy’s and several wineries. Take a drive to Lake Alpine at 8,000 ft elevation. We had a picnic at this pristine lake. I took my boat and we fished at New Melones Lake a couple of days. A very nice place for a couples get away. Hal & Glenda-Fresno, CA

                            Recommended for: Age 55+.

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                          • Loved it

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                            Loved it

                            • Guest Corien
                            • Date of stay 12/29/12
                            • Review Submitted 03/08/13
                            "Thank You so much... but I didn't really like it here I Loved it! You have a beautiful property and verry friendly animals."

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                          • Very Cozy & Calming

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                            Very Cozy & Calming

                            • Guest Rebecca
                            • Date of stay 02/23/13
                            • Review Submitted 02/25/13
                            "Thank you Margaret for having us here - and the yummy cookies ( : It's a very cozy and calming place."

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                          • Wonderful time

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                            Wonderful time

                            • Guest Cristine
                            • Date of stay 02/17/13
                            • Review Submitted 02/25/13
                            "Had a wonderful time. Only wish we had more time to explore. Star was our favorite part! Thanks!"

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                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $125
                          $750

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                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                          • linen & cleaning $75
                          • Tax Rate 6%

                          This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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                          Last updated: 04/03/2014
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                          Location

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                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1989

                          About the owner: I love nature & the country and have enjoyed water sports, gold prospecting, photography & wild life so when we came across this property it was near Lake Melones, had seasonal creeks with a small lake and had so much of what I love. The land is composed of gold mining claims and a Homestead. This beautiful property has much history and is being developed into a Biblical Garden. Many trees, Trails & meditation sites have been added for the enjoyment of visitors and to attract birds,, butterflies and other wild life. There is also a fellowship hall and a small chapel. The property has been used for Weddings, Baptisms, Prayer Meetings, Day retreats, family reunions, school group outings, Passover & other Religious celebrations and much more. The use of the Fellowship Hall, outdoor stage and other areas are available for events with or without the rental of the vacation rentals. The development of the Biblical Garden is an ongoing proess with new sites and trails being added. This property is great for those wanting to get away, relax, enjoy time with nature and get back in touch with themselves and loved ones. Many have come only to find that they love it here so much that they keep coming back and have become great friends of ours. We look forward to meeting you.


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                          • 3 acre serene peaceful lake stocked with fish.

                            3 acre serene peaceful lake stocked with fish.

                          • Living room has sliding glass door to deck and sectional has queen size bed.

                            Living room has sliding glass door to deck and sectional has queen size bed.

                          • Cute Ranch Cottage

                            Cute Ranch Cottage

                          • Ducks enjoying the cool water on a warm sunny dayin one of the rest areas

                            Ducks enjoying the cool water on a warm sunny dayin one of the rest areas

                          • Back yard as Star looks on waiting for a treat.

                            Back yard as Star looks on waiting for a treat.

                          • Majestic Sun setting in the spring.

                            Majestic Sun setting in the spring.

                          • Wild turkeys enjoying their evening snack

                            Wild turkeys enjoying their evening snack

                          • Cosy & convenient itchen and dining area

                            Cosy & convenient itchen and dining area

                          • Charming air conditioned bedroom

                            Charming air conditioned bedroom

                          • View  from main house overlooking meadow with mountains in the background

                            View from main house overlooking meadow with mountains in the background

                          • Beautiful spring flowers in the garden

                            Beautiful spring flowers in the garden

                          • 2nd BR with trundle beds & view of back yard

                            2nd BR with trundle beds & view of back yard

                          • Fantastic fall colors in rest area near Fellowship Hall & overlooking lake.

                            Fantastic fall colors in rest area near Fellowship Hall & overlooking lake.

                          • One of the beautiful scenes to be enjoyed on the pleasant hiking trails

                            One of the beautiful scenes to be enjoyed on the pleasant hiking trails

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                          This listing was first published here in 2010.

                          Date last modified - Tuesday, April 08, 2014

                          $125 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 04/03/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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