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Romantic Artist's Bungalow in Downtown Nevada City

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Romantic 1940s bungalow in historic downtown Nevada City. A perfect place for a weekend getaway, or longer term stays. Welcome to your home away from home!

Step inside the handmade gate and up a few steps. Close the gate and come into your own private world, your own house and large yard. Inside, come into the kitchen, which has all the amenities, such as a gourmet Jenn-air range. There's an eat-in nook with a table and benches handmade by the owner, who is a woodworker and guitar builder. Come through into living room: with leather sofa, overstuffed leather arm chair and lounge chair and watch a movie from our selection or bring your own, to stay warm and cozy with a gas fireplace. The master bedroom (it's small, but lovely) has a queen bed, down comforter, a large closet, and goes through to the bathroom, which has both shower and bathtub. There's also a small second bedroom with a double bed.

The whole house has lovely light from dawn until dusk. The floors are original Douglas Fir. There are skylights to let in light and ambient radiance. and yum -- warm radiant floors in the kitchen and bath!

Outside, there is a large redwood (reclaimed wood) deck with an ozonated hot tub, and plenty of room for lounging. The barbeque has seen many a fine meal cooked on it, and it's great to hang out on the deck while cooking and enjoying a glass of wine. The yard is completely fenced for privacy while in the hot tub, and has a good view of the stars. The front yard has a small pond with waterfall, and an enormous wonderful old sycamore tree for a super relaxing space.

There is parking behind the gates for two cars or a trailer, and also plenty of parking on the street. This house is the only one on the block so no one else ever parks in front -- we've had seven cars out there before! It's great if you have skiing or other equipment to park behind the gates and feel secure about it.

We use all eco-friendly cleaning products! For sheets and towels as well as cleaning, for sensitive people.

The owners are both well-known local musicians and artists, and have taken care to lovingly restore and improve this bungalow with lots of handmade details themselves. Wherever possible recycled and reclaimed materials have been used. Also special attention to green building and eco-friendly techniques have been given in order to promote sustainability.

Walk to town to restaurants, shopping, and live theatre and music, or visit the nearby Yuba river with hiking, swimming and kayaking. Many street festivals and farmer's markets happen throughout the year and are great fun to walk to, whereas other people have to fight the parking for the big events. For example, all summer there are several local farmer's markets on Friday and Saturday, and the Summer Nights (a huge street party every Wednesday in July) ; Halloween always has lots of celebrations and costume events; in winter, there is the Victorian Christmas street fair with local arts and food for the Wednesday nights of December and the last Sunday before Christmas. There are several restaurants of very high quality downtown, and we are always happy to give recommendations.

Drive only 30 minutes up scenic Highway 20 in the winter for skiing in the Tahoe/Donner region to be fully into the Sierras.

Or just hang out in the hot tub and stare at the stars, make a dinner, and have a romantic getaway in a beautiful place.

We would love you to enjoy our house, which we have lived for many years in and had many happy times. And we have lived in Nevada City for a long time, so we can offer you many insights and recommendations into the town and the region. Just ask!

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Jahna Marshall
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2017

About Jahna Marshall

The owner grew up in San Francisco and has lived in Nevada City for over 25 years. He and his partner currently run a small organic farm just outside of town.

Jahna Marshall purchased this house in 1989

Why Jahna Marshall chose Gold Country & High Sierra

We fell in love with this property right away due to the location and the sweet calm energy of the house. The family was raised here and it was lovingly lived in for many years before being shared as a vacation rental.

What makes this house unique

We love sitting out in the hot tub on the deck looking at the stars, or reading the morning paper on the front porch in the hanging chairs. It is an easy walk to town to get just the right amount of exercise.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Romantic Artist's Bungalow in Downtown Nevada City
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Best ever

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Perfect home and location. Great walks to downtown and restaurants. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Nice

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my wife and two kids and we loved it. Big back yard with spa was great. Washer and dryer. No dishwasher but we didn't mind. Very peaceful, feels like you are out in the woods!

It's only a 10 to 12 minute walk to the historic downtown. We completely enjoyed our stay!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable home for a couple

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely and comfortable to celebrate our anniversary.

It is nicely situated, within walking distance, to the quaint and charming Nevada City. For our first time discovering Nevada City, we love the area, the surrounding forest and the people are friendly and welcoming visitors.

The home has everything for you to have a meal inside or outside and that is what we did for our breakfast and lunch.

When we return to visit, and we will, we will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Zen Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We were accommodated at the last minute for this lovely property. We were so grateful! It was everything we were needing; peaceful, quaint, clean, private. The town was so much fun too! We actually decided to cab it because it was too hot to walk, but very reasonable rates. We will definitely be back for another stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nevada City stay

  • 5 of 5

The artist's bungalow was a delightful place to stay; comfortable and quiet. I loved all the skylights and the garden with the variety of maple trees.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Bungalow! The house was extremely charming; well decorated, clean and had all the amenities we needed!

The location is perfect! Close from town but far enough to be able to have some privacy on the beautiful gardem around the house! The hot tube was a sucess as well!

We recomend this spot 100%!

You'll love it!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Nevada City House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Minimum cleaning fee $80
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
10% tax is in addition to the nightly fee.
Cleaning fee is in addition to nightly fee: Minimum $80 and increases depending upon number of guests and length of stay.
An extended stay of 7 or more nights requires interim housekeeping with fee.
$20 additional fee per night for each guest over two.

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Nevada City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Small but cute bathroom with toilet, sink shower and tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • (1) Queen size Bed in larger bedroom and (1) Double Bed in smaller bedroom
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Radiant floors in the kitchen and bath. Due to concerns about the Smart Meter near the hot tub, guests will be happy to know we have replaced it with an analog meter.

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