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Spacious Comfort Above Nevada City. Quiet, Convenient Home; Big View, Big Deck.

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Last updated: 04/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

'The Merrill Home on Banner Mountain'

This family home is enjoyed frequently by the owners and cared for by a caretaker, so that attention is paid to the premises at all times.

It is a quiet corner property on a developed street that features widely-spaced luxury homes, tall trees and big, delightful views. The cabin-like exterior opens to wonderful views from a roomy, comfortable and quiet retreat.

Who and how?
Just right for two or three couples, a family, a 'guys/girls weekend' . . . or as headquarters for a retreat, family reunion or wedding party. The dining room or deck could anchor a family get-together, gourmet dinner, meeting of partners or a board planning session.

Groups and parties?
You are welcome to entertain, get memorably married, or hold a party at the property. Special arrangements can be made if you expect 20 or more guests. Our rustic meadow and roomy deck have accommodated many a cocktail party, picnic and birthday celebration.

If you have a group or family, please see the description and sizes of beds below . . . We can be flexible on the number of guests; let us know what you have in mind.

Close to charm!
It's an easy drive of 10 minutes to either nevada city or grass valley, with fine restaurants, music, theatre, shopping, art galleries, historic attractions and recreation.

How close to skiing and hiking? Cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing (and warm-weather walking) is available at Washington Ridge recreation area, about a half-hour drive away. For downhill skiing, reach Sugar Bowl and Boreal Ridge in under an hour on good highways and freeways. Our house is somewhat below the snow line most seasons, meaning you can depart from your snow-free vacation retreat to the snow area.

Sleep!
The master bedroom has a king-size bed and the bathroom can be made private to form a suite.

A second full bedroom, with a double bed, is right by another 3/4 bathroom (shower, no tub). A door closes off both the bath and the bedroom from the rest of the house.

The third bedroom has a queen-size bed; it is between the living room and the master bedroom and bathroom. This bedroom is not entirely private, as it is the only indoor passage between the master suite and the living/main room. However, there is a way out the master, and back into the house, without walking through. Anyway, ask us if you need further clarification!

Eat!
The fully equipped dining room / kitchen area is large, with a table that can sit 10 and a big window view. If you need to feed more people, there is room to set up another small table, which we have available. The kitchen has an electric range and oven, dishwasher, coffee maker, blender, food processor, and lots of counter space. Spices, coffee, tea, sugar and other incidental supplies are available for your use. Grocery stores are within 10 minutes' drive.

Wash clothes if you want!
A washer and dryer are available in the utility room.

Sit outside!
The deck is large, has close access to the kitchen, and it is so nice to sit out on. We also have a grassy meadow (great for parties, meditation, or romping). It is ok to smoke outside or on the deck.

Bring your pet?
We bring our dogs there all the time! Pets are welcome and we may require an additional deposit; contact us with details. Our insurance policy prohibits dog breeds that are reputed to be aggressive. Be aware that there is no fence -- only strips of forest. Communicate with us and we are happy to help.

See deer!
Deer come and go, and you may well look out and see a big buck staring at you from down on the lawn!

Check-in:
Our check-in and check-out times are flexible; just let us know what works for you.
Questions?
Please do send us a message with any questions or special requests. We are happy to welcome you at an affordable price in a lovely setting that was made to be shared.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside is OK...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pet friendly, but no gated yard or doggie door. Note: insurance prohibits dangerous breeds...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Bathroom can be closed off into a suite...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Small room near small bathroom; can close off both...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Not entirely private as it is a 'passage' room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Deer sightings from this window! ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • An attic fan cools the house on hot days.

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Village:

    View over Nevada City approximately 3 miles away...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Kitchen-dining room is spacious with beautiful views to the north...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Must know how to start a draft and tend fire. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Password is on the router box...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Complete set in drawers and cabinets...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Oven, Microwave, Electric stove, full refrigerator, small second sink. Fully equipped for cooking and dining. Spices, some basics in cupboards and fridge. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    One microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    One oven...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
 

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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$265 $295
Fri, Sat
$1,600 $3,500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Cleaning $120
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Please contact us for special requests. We will consider more guests than the stated limit of 6; please send a message describing your group. For each guest beyond six, an additional fee applies of $25 per person per night.

Custom rates are available for longer-term rentals.

If you must cancel inside the 45-day period and we re-book, we will refund your money.


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Last updated: 04/27/2015
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Location

4.1 Miles
Nearest Airport
Nevada County Airport (GOO)
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
CA-49

Car: Recommended

Our house is in on Banner Mountain, overlooking Nevada City from the south, about equidistant between Nevada City and Grass Valley. Both charming towns are less than 10 minutes' drive by car.

At about 2,500 feet elevation, our house is usually below the snow line -- though not always! Ski areas are an easy, scenic drive, about 40 minutes for cross-country and 65 to 70 minutes for downhill resorts. In spring, summer and fall, outdoor recreation opportunities include hiking, fishing and panning for gold. Enjoy the Yuba River, with bridges and 'beach' areas just 30-40 minutes away.

You will find nice restaurants, art galleries, museums, music and theatres in town. And, unique walkable shopping for clothes, books, antiques, gifts, collectibles and ethnic goods.

 

Owner info

About the owner: This is our family home dating from the 1940's, when a 'log cabin' was built by Al and Peg Merrill. Al had been born right down the hill in Gold Flat, in 1909. He later made made his way as a young man in San Francisco, providing for his family as the eldest of seven children. He worked as a banjo player, window dresser and ultimately, a stock trader on the Pacific Exchange. Later, Al and Peg, along with their son Mike, made a family home of the 'log cabin' they had built as a retreat near Al's childhood roots. Al became a successful Nevada City real estate broker and property owner, while Peg was a community volunteer leader. Both were especially active with the local hospital and other charities. Adding to the one-time cabin in unpretentious phases, they created a spacious old-and-new home with a view down to Nevada City and northward to, sometimes, the Northern Lights.


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Speaks: english, spanish
 

Photos

  • Big view and roomy dining / kitchen, with big view of course

    Big view and roomy dining / kitchen, with big view of course

  • Larger bathroom with tub-shower.  Deer sightings out this window!

    Larger bathroom with tub-shower. Deer sightings out this window!

  • Part of the meadow. Relax in peace or have a party here.

    Part of the meadow. Relax in peace or have a party here.

  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • Petrified wood fireplace. Candles only please

    Petrified wood fireplace. Candles only please

  • Second sink in kitchen. This area was where the original kitchen was built in the '40's.

    Second sink in kitchen. This area was where the original kitchen was built in the '40's.

  • view from kitchen / dining

    view from kitchen / dining

  • Meadow is great for weddings, parties, and picnics!

    Meadow is great for weddings, parties, and picnics!

  • Meadow overlooking Nevada City

    Meadow overlooking Nevada City

  • House and carport secluded from street

    House and carport secluded from street

  • Smaller bathroom with shower

    Smaller bathroom with shower

$265 - $295 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 2 nights
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  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 04/27/2015
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