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Gold Country Hide-Away Near Grass Valley & Nevada City

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

The Nomad House

This beautiful home was built in 1982 on 60 acres of hillside property above the south fork of the Yuba River in northern California's historic Mother Lode gold country. It's just 20 minutes from the historic towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City. The interior features a twenty foot high cathedral ceiling, with three bedrooms sleeping up to seven, and two full baths on the upper floor. It includes a fully equipped kitchen, outdoor gas grill, hot tub and swimming pool. Broadband internet access is included. The large outdoor deck offers a view of Lake Engelbright, which is fed by the Yuba. Our caretakers, Matt and Miranda, are available to provide any help and information you may need.

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018


Penn Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Gold Country Hide-Away Near Grass Valley & Nevada City
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Great house for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the nomad, we plan on going back every chance we get for holidays with our family. Great amenities, secluded, and the tables expand. Netflicks, internet, pool, spa,books and games. We were even allowed to bring my Moms dog, welcomed with two dog beds.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, California

beautiful area

  • 4 of 5

I loved how this property was out in the country and from the house the only other house you can see is the caretakers' house. The caretakers were super helpful but also respected our privacy. It's a beautiful area with almost no traffic so we loved walking along the gravel roads of the neighborhood. The hot tub is great and the pool was refreshing and fun for the kids. The back deck under the big oak tree was my favorite spot. The fenced backyard was great for the dog and the area was perfect for walking him. The house has many nice features but the one problem I had was the windows. It was really hot during my stay and many of the windows upstairs did not open or would open only partially so it was hot in the bedrooms. I would still come back and stay again. Also this house was a great value for the rental cost.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albany, CA

Great Family Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Our Family really enjoys staying at the Nomad House. The space allows us to be together or have private time. The kitchen is well stocked & spending Thanksgiving here has become our tradition. Lots of room outside for kids to run around and a great hot tub to unwind in under the stars at night. This year we're going in the summer to enjoy the beautiful pool. We can't wait. I'm almost sorry to share this with others - such a good location & wonderful house, deck, hot tub, pool...Exploring the local parks & towns is thoroughly enjoyable!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2012
  • Stayed: November 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States


  • 5 of 5

I think people come here for a lot of different reasons, but if you are in your 20s and like to enjoy a few beers in the woods but your friends can't imagine sleeping in a tent, this is the perfect place for you.

Everything about this house is perfect. I came in the summer for my 23rd birthday with 8 of my friends. First of all the price is amazing because its $700 for 3 nights in high season and you only pay half when you book it...and there are no bullshit cleaning fees. The pictures really don't do this place justice because we walked in and were completely overwhelmed with how nice it was. The house basically sits on top of a mountain and when you go out back (where the pool is) all you see is a downsloping forest that ends at a lake. The fact that you really don't see any other houses makes you feel truly secluded. The Yuba River is a short drive away so you can enjoy the river for awhile and then if you feel like heading back away from the crowds or if you just want to float around the pool with a drink in your hand (no glass though!) then you can do that easily. My friends and I had so much fun here that for a few days after we left, we all had PNHD - post nomad house depression. We already booked our stay for this year and I'm sure it's going to be a regular tradition.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Concerts, music festivals, farmers market




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

Two-tier rate structure (high & low season)
From Memorial Day-Labor Day, Thanksgiving-President's Day
$800/weekend .. $1300/week .. $2200/2 weeks .. $3750/month
All other times: 20% discount off high season rates

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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