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Romantic & Cozy with Hot Tub, Wifi and Walk to Wineries

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Vintage Ice Cream Parlor Set for romantic dining. Enjoy complimentary breakfast


Last updated: 02/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This is an actual cottage not a house claiming to be one! located in Fair Play, the Heartland of El Dorado Wine Country. If you are looking for a romantic spot to spend some long deserved 'off time' this is the place! The cottage is newly renovated and shares a five-acre ranch property. It’s a spacious yet cozy wine country home, offering 860 Square Feet of living space with Hot Tub privileges, WIFI and a 43' flat screen for entertainment. The vaulted ceiling living room has a Tuscan Country feel and the dining area with antique ice cream parlor set seats four and is perfect for special occasion dining. The cottage has Shaw wide plank flooring giving a old country feel throughout. The master bedroom with King Iron four poster bed is tastefully decorated and features wall-to-wall luxury carpet and plenty of dresser and closet space for any travelers needs. The fully equipped kitchen provides all the needed wares for preparing and serving your specially planned meals, and don’t hesitate to use any of the specialty cooking oils and herbs left out for all visiting culinary artists.

The cottage décor is Wine Country and Sierra Mountain inspired, giving guests the true feel of the region. Completely furnished and equipped with all the comforts of a first class accommodation, your stay at the cottage is sure to leave you pleasantly surprised.

The property is heavily vegetated and dotted with granite rock outcroppings, huge walnut and cedar trees, as well as old stone walls that provide charm and ambiance to the grounds. Private and serene you can enjoy outdoor barbecuing in your private back yard, or just lounge under the trees and enjoy a glass of wine and a good book.

If you enjoy evening or morning walks you can head out the front gate to either side and pass along vineyard laden roadsides and various horse pastures. And for those that are inspired by walks with purpose you may even choose to stroll up to a vineyard to enjoy a tasting and or picnic!

Gold Vine Grill 'Exceptional for dinner' worth every penny, say hello to the owner 'Mary' she's a sweet heart! located in Somerset on corner of Grizzly Flat Rd. & Mt Aukum Rd (just 2 or so miles up from Greys Market)(530) 626-4042

Fair Play Pub. Located in Fair Play on corner of Fair Play Road and Perry Creek Road

Fitzpatrick Winery 'Oven Roasted Pizza Fridays' outdoors, on deck, in-season only, reservations in advance only!(530) 620-3248 or (800) 245-9166

There is an excellent supermarket (Holiday Market), a pizzaria and an asian restaurant in Pleasant Valley. Just go right on Mt Aukum Road, there about 10 minutes up the road.

For area info search google terms fairplaywine or eldoradowines or amadorwine


If you have time after discovering Fair Play, Definitely go to Apple Hill
google applehill

You have to go through Placerville to get to Apple Hill, Placerville 'Old hang Town' is great to walk! shops, galleries and antique stores.

Placerville is only (say a 20 minute drive) from the cottage. Apple Hill is just next to (or actually part of) Placerville area.
My favorite restaurant in Downtown Placerville is Powells Steamer House-Get the Oyster Pan Roast-on Sundays they usually have a little Jazz Trio. The Sequoia is nice also...its historic and its nice to sit on porch for lunch! for quick food 'Z-Pie' is great on a side street down from Powells on Main.

My favorite winery in Apple Hill is Boeger (on the El Dorado Wine Trail) see maps at cottage in basket! Madrona and Lava Cap are great too. Get an apple pie at Boa Vista Orchards!

If you have more time go through Shenandoah Valley/Amador wine regions and even on to Sutter Creek, there are maps in cottage to this area, and its only 30 minutes away. There are some fabulous new wineries being built in this region.

Ski and board in Lake Tahoe, the closest is Sierra at Tahoe Just a 50 minute drive.

Go to Old Town Folsom for lunch and walk the old time streets. Hop Sing Palace is the best Asian food I have ever had!

Keywords: Fair Play,California, El Dorado Wine Country Cottage, Gold Country, California, Vacation Rental Home, Bed and Breakfast Style


Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/09/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 860 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • King size beds (1) Luxury Pillow Top, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In living room, comforter and extra pillows and blankets provided...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Sink, shower, toilet, all towels and bath amenities provided

Other Amenities

  • Wine country gem! visit over 80 wineries within 30 minutes....860 Square Feet, 1 Story Floor Plan, Air Cooler, Ceiling Fans, 1 Bedroom plus queen sleeper sofa, 1 Full Bath, Luxury Pillow Top King Mattress, All Linens, Towels and Toiletry Products Supplied, Hair Dryer, Personal Size Shampoo, Lotion and Soap, Living Room Dining Combo with Vaulted Ceiling, Hi-Fi Stereo with CD Player TV with DVD Player, Various Movies for Viewing, Dining Area Table Seating for 4, Fully Equipped Kitchen with Gas Range, Full-Size Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, First Nights Coffee, Tea with Sugars and Creamers, Paper Towels, Dish Towels and Dish Detergent, Iron/Ironing Board, Outdoor Propane Barbeque and Utensils, Outdoor Patio Table with Umbrella, Seats 4, Backgammon, and Other Board Games...moreless


  • Books:

    Wine and wine country books, collectors books and cook books of course!...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Assort CD's...moreless

  • Games:

    Cards, Yahtzee, Dominos...moreless

  • Music Library:


  • Satellite / Cable:

    42' Flat Screen HD, Programming includes great music channels, Dish Network...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Charming Ice cream parlor set with glass top, nice views out of floor to ceiling windows. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    With Flat Screen, DVD with assort. movies, Satellite with premium channels and music, Hi-fi Stereo with assort,. CD's...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    In private driveway....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Available upon request...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Front house land-line provided upon request for needed use only....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    Pre ground and bean provided, decaf and regular...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All kitchen wares provided for 'just like home' cooking, spices, oils and garlic for cooking....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All provided...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked with expanded continental breakfast and snack items for guest use. Usually Eggs and our famous Chili Sauce!...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Popcorn provided....moreless

  • Oven:

    Bake a Turkey if you want :) new large oven with baking sheets etc....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    some provided, sugar, flour, salt, pepper, spices, oil, pancake mix etc. etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refrigerator and freezer. Self Serve Breakfast inlcudes Muffins, Bagels, Assort. Breads, Butter, cream cheese, jellies and jams, creamer, yogurt and OJ....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas Range, olive oil assort herbs for cooking provided. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Assorted breads, bagels, muffins provided...moreless


  • Boat:

    20 minutes away gorgeous Jenkins lake...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large private back yard with Patio table and 4 chairs, and lounge chair under beautiful plumb tree. Views up into horse pasture, enjoy watching the horses run about!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    New propane...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Sierra at Tahoe or many others and hour plus drive....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    There is a new hot tub between the main house and cottage for shared use with homeowner in front....moreless

  • Shared Hot Tub


Write a review 4.8
from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$149 $179
Fri, Sat
$873 $2,810
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $20 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $175
  • Tax Rate 10%


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Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/09/2017
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Fair Play
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Apple Mountain Golf-Camino
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 50 or Hwy 88
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Gold Vine Grill, Fair Play Pub 2ml
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sierra at Tahoe
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
Slye Park Reservoir, gorgeous swim, boat, picnic

Car: Necessary

Wine tasting at over 25 wineries within 5 mile radius, next door to Perry Creek and Windwalker Vineyards in Fair Play/Somerset, CA, skiing 1.5 hours to Tahoe, El Dorado, Amador and Shenandoah wine regions with over 100 vineyards within 20-30 minutes. Sierra at Tahoe Ski Area 55 minute drive.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Living in Fair Play was my life's dream and now I'm able to help others discover how wonderful the area and it's people are! Come be my guest and let me help you and yours to a most enjoyable vacation experience. If you like come pet the horses B.W. and Cody 'Big Boy'. You can see them gallivanting about through the cottage windows. They love to get attention so bring some carrots or apples.

Why the Owner Chose Somerset, CA, USA:
I love wine and I love horses. This area has over 45 wineries to visit, and horse ranches everywhere. The weather is wonderful and the countryside beautiful. I also love to ski in Tahoe for the day or go to San Francisco overnight, everything I love is so close yet we are tucked away from the bustle.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
You can walk to Perry Creek and Windwalker wineries! The roadways are rolling so taking walks along the Fair Play 'wine loop' is easy for anyone.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/09/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Vintage Ice Cream Parlor Set for romantic dining. Enjoy complimentary breakfast

    Vintage Ice Cream Parlor Set for romantic dining. Enjoy complimentary breakfast

  • The Cottage at Harvest Season

    The Cottage at Harvest Season

  • Full kitchen, Gas Stove/Oven, Full Refrigerator, Microwave, Self-Serve Breakfast

    Full kitchen, Gas Stove/Oven, Full Refrigerator, Microwave, Self-Serve Breakfast

  • Lot's of extra goodies for guests!

    Lot's of extra goodies for guests!

  • Rustic Living Room with Vaulted Ceiling and Queen Sleeper Sofa

    Rustic Living Room with Vaulted Ceiling and Queen Sleeper Sofa

  • Romantic dining with large picture window views

    Romantic dining with large picture window views

  • King pillow top mattress, picture window views

    King pillow top mattress, picture window views

  • Bedroom, Iron Board, extra blankets, pillows, and bed spread for Queen Sleeper

    Bedroom, Iron Board, extra blankets, pillows, and bed spread for Queen Sleeper

  • Gold Country Charm Surrounds You!

    Gold Country Charm Surrounds You!

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Thursday, February 23, 2017

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