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Dutch Flat, Serenity Central: Cozy Home in the Woods

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Serenity Central


Last updated: 03/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4) plus

Serenity Central: Get cozy in the woods! Historic Gold country!
I welcome long and short term stays and will be happy to work with you on arrangements.
Discover your own personal sanctuary. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, a place to regroup and reinvent your life, write the great American novel, or maybe just find a fabulous napping haven and chill out, this could be your nest. Whatever you wish, it is truly serenity central.
Surrounded by pines and cedars, this beautifully furnished home welcomes the exhausted traveler or escapee from the stress of urban life.
You will have a sweet bedroom with Queen bed, a full bathroom, a cozy living and dining area with a wonderful fireplace and a completely equipped kitchen. It is perfect for a couple at $175/night.

Winter offers snow retreats, snuggling near the fire and maybe some cross country skiing. Downhill skiing is about 45 min directly up I 80 at Borreal or a bit further into Tahoe country. With easy access off I 80, this is the perfect location for Sierra adventures.
In the summer, a community pool awaits within walking distance. Town is a brisk 15 min walk down the hill The historic Dutch Flat Hotel offers breakfast and lunch, and the Monte Vista Inn offers a spectacular local watering hole and fabulous dining experience. A private catering service is also available and offers gourmet meals delivered to door.
Hiking, fishing and exploring old gold country haunts and antiquing are just part of the fun.

Come and renew yourself!

Keywords: House


Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/15/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1350 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome:

    Must be supervised by parents at all times and be familiar with house rules....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets considered but must arrange directly with owner. $20/day plus $150 pet deposit which is refundable upon review. Must not be allowed on furniture or beds and must stay in own sleeping beds provided by guest. Waste cleaned up by guest. If shed, guest must remove hair from home. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Lovely serene bedroom with adjoining deck 2nd bedroom downstairs, with bathroom with bathtub...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub


  • 2 bathrooms. Both have bathtubs. Upstairs has shower as well.

Other Amenities

  • Reiki treatments booked upon request.


  • Books:

    Ecclectic library: books in every room...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Huge ecclectic collection of DVDs AND, yes, indeed, old genre collectible VHS....moreless

  • Television:

    Smart TV with Netflix, Hulu and Amazon . Please use only FREE Amazon option....moreless

  • Toys:

    Games in closet in upper hall. Some toys in chest in master room...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Massive collection of VHS and DVDs in trunk in front room....moreless


  • Away From It All


  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural:

    We are rural but not remote. Just 1 mile off the freeway, there are delightful paths and walks, and yes, Serenity...moreless

  • Village:

    Dutch Flat is a wee village with a trading post and post office. The old Dutch Flat hotel is opposite the Trading Post....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Propane stoves. Please do not adjust any dials at stove. Thermostat is on wall. Leave at lowest when departing....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Two propane stops in front room and downstairs. Turning on fan circulates heat. Electric throw....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    In winter with snow, park up on Main St. near tree. If no snow, parking in cul de sac is available. Do NOT park in cul de sac if there is snow....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline for local calls only. Cell phones may or may not work in house, but work at top of hill near tree. Texts work at kitchen counter....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Habe both coffee maker and French press...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes and utensils for your group...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Modern newly designed kitchen for ease. Has lovely window outlooks. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Dial in time of cooking....moreless

  • Oven


  • Balcony:

    mini deck or balcony off the master. have removed furniture for winter....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Take your pick, there are 3 decks......most favorite is the main one off the front room....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Old fashioned: charcoal briquettes...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Fabulous but open only in summer....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 15 - Oct 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$220 $220
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,300 $4,200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving and Christmas
Nov 20 - Nov 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$250 $250
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$200 $200
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,300 $3,700

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 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 and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Pet Fee $20
  • Cleaning $75 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 8%


Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

$175; 2 person limit. Call owner for any special request.

Security deposit $150 (returnable upon review); cleaning $75;, pet fees to be discussed. $150deposit for pet $20/night

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/15/2017
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sacramento Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Monte Vista
28 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 80
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Monte Vista
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lower Lake (rustic)

Car: Necessary

Half hour hike to American River, fabulous trails to explore

Antiquing in town and towns nearby

Snow skiing about an hour away. Fabulous community pool open in summer, less than a block away.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: We are free lance writers and video producers. This is a fabulous place for creativity and exploration. Since we write worldwide, Serenity Central is filled with photos from many cultures.

Why the Owner Chose Dutch Flat, CA, USA:
The Sierras are spectacular all year round. It is a perfect place for nature, hiking, winter and summer sports and just plain chilling out.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Exquisite nature is one of our favorite benefits. No freeway traffic jams while enjoying pure relaxation. This is a perfect writer's haven.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/15/2017

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VRBO #197488

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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