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Kate's Place-Enjoy a Vintage Victorian w/all modern Amenities-EZ walk to town!!!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

'Kate's Place' is a 4 Bedroom, 2 1/2 BA 1891 Victorian Home which has been meticulously restored & decorated to reflect it's unique heritage, with all modern amenities, & within EZ walking distance to historic downtown Grass Valley (1/2 mile) & Empire Mine State Park (1/3 mile to West walk-in entrance, 1 mile to Main entrance). An excellent location for a romantic getaway, group gatherings, etc. We can comfortably accomodate 8-10+. We are confident you will enjoy the comfort & ambience of our lovely Victorian home on Historic Kate Hayes St.

We have strived to maintain a comfortable environment for our guests with 4 bedrooms: 1 large Master with Cal King Bed, 1 Queen bedroom & 2 bedrooms with 2 twins each with superior quality linens, towels & amenities provided; formal dining room & breakfast nook; comfortable living room with satelite TV & video cassette/DVD player with video library; free wireless hi-speed internet. Just bring your clothes & personal items & enjoy your stay. WHY STAY IN 2-4 B & B/HOTEL ROOMS WHEN YOU CAN RENT OUR ENTIRE HOME FOR LESS THAN 1 OR 2 ROOMS?????????

There are numerous supermarkets nearby if you wish to utilize our gourmet equipped kitchen &/or BBQ areas to prepare your own meals to enjoy in the formal dining room or breakfast nook. Professional Waffle & Ice Cream makers are available for your enjoyment. A Crock Pot for throwin' in the goodies in the AM & it'll be 'cookin' while you're out cruisin'', with dinner ready when you return! Bring your favorite recipes or use one of ours, you'll love 'em & we've got a bunch with all the 'how to' info necessary. We have both gas & charcoal BBQs & outdoor seating/dining facilities in our lovely patio/gazebo garden area.

It's hard to know where to start when describing the almost endless activities available in Grass Valley/Nevada City & the surrounding area. We are approximately 1 hour drive to Sacramento or Lake Tahoe. Numerous excellent lakes, rivers & streams within minutes, wineries/wine tasting, museums, antique shops & specialty shops galore, walking tours, Empire Mine State Park (just up the street!), County fairgrounds activities (1-1/2 miles), fly fishing, excellent local restaurants, etc., etc., etc.

Drive up Hwy 49 thru Downieville & Sierra City & experience the beauty of the fall colors that rival (many say surpass!!!) the northeastern United States in their splendor. Additionally, there are more great restaurants & excellent picnic sites along the streams & rivers that flow alongside the highway.

Even snow play activities are nearby in the winter along with skiing less than an hour away. We could go on & on, but suggest checking out OUR WEBSITE (see below) &/or contacting Grass Valley &/or Nevada City Chamber of Commerce (click the Links on our website) for an even more complete list of events & dates. COME STAY & PLAY!!!!

Keywords: 1891 Victorian Home

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About Richard

My wife & I are native Californians, born & raised in the Central Valley & Bay Area, respectively. Our daughter & son-in-law moved to the Grass Valley area a few years ago & when visiting we fell in love with the area also. We now have our youngest grandson, born in May, 2009, & our newest granddaughter, born in May, 2011, to bring us here for numerous visits. We purchased our vacation home on Kate Hayes St. in April, 2008 & enjoyed so much furnishing & decorating it that friends suggested we share it as a vacation rental with others. We were reluctant at first but found that it has worked out so well & folks that have stayed have been so nice & appreciative of the home and all the surrounding area has to offer.

Richard purchased this house in 2008

Why Richard chose Gold Country & High Sierra

There are so many activities & fun things to do in & around the beautiful Grass Valley/Nevada City area that it would be impossible to list them all. The Cornish & Victorian Christmas, Car shows, farmers markets, theatre, rivers, lakes, excellent wineries, Empire Mine State Park, etc., etc., etc. We originally purchased the home for our own enjoyment & for a place to 'getaway' & enjoy family & our Grandson, Trye, born May, 2009 & our newest Granddaughter, Kyla, born May 2011. We've also found that we really enjoy sharing our home with others.

What makes this house unique

Our Victorian home is exceptionally comfortable, especially considering its' age. Built in 1891, it has been meticulously restored & we have decorated & furnished our home to help preserve its' unique heritage & to make it just as comfortable for our guests. We especially enjoy sitting out on the front porch & chatting with neighbors as they walk by on our narrow little lane, Kate Hayes St., named after the famous Irish Opera singer, Catherine Hayes, who was born in Limerick, Ireland in 1818 & enjoyed an illustrious career singing & performing around the world & in the Gold Country & particularly in the Grass Valley/Nevada City area. So, as you can tell it was a 'no-brainer' to name our home 'Kate's Place'!!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Allie, for such kind words. We're so happy you enjoyed your stay @ Kate's. Please say Hi to your Grandma & Grandpa for us, as well as your sis, Dad & his new wife Kate (great name, LOL). Please come visit us again soon. Keep in touch. Rich & Earlene
Jul 2011
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Grass Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(61 traveler reviews)

Kate's Place-Enjoy a Vintage Victorian w/all modern Amenities-EZ walk to town!!!
average rating of 4.9836063 based on 62 reviews

Great for our family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We gathered for a small celebration of life for my father in law. We had 10 people there at one time and it was absolutely the most comfortable home. It is a historical Victorian home so it has all the charm of a home that old. It was very clean and came with all the things we needed for a four day stay. We had a fire in the fire pit one night and it was very cozy. Everyone enjoyed there stay immensely. After the first day it seemed like home. Richard was most helpful the whole time. The master bedroom bed is so comfortable that I did not want to get up. We loved it so much we are staying for a whole week coming up. I highly recommend this home for your next Grass Valley area stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well maintained, well equipped, very clean, roomy, welcoming, accommodating

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved it and would recommend it to others. My husband loved the BBQ, I loved the water pressure and all the hot water! There were plenty of dishes for the 5 of us. It is very roomy, we never felt like we were in each other's spaces. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very cute cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. Warm, comfortable, all amenities provided.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great venue for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Richard was so helpful and attentive. He offered all kinds of useful information for our stay. The place was very much what you'd expect in Grass Valley- Victorian charm. The house was a clean and comfortable meeting place for our fairly large group to celebrate an early Christmas together. It was well stocked with much more than just the basics and allowed us to relax and enjoy ourselves. Great little boutiques and restaurants within walking distance. Most fun I've had in a long time!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie---Thanks so much for your kind words. It truly touches our hearts when we know our guests enjoy Kate's & the surrounding area just as much as we do. We try to keep everything up to date & well stocked for our guests as well as for ourselves. Whenever we can & Kate's is not occupied we jump in the car with our dog Bella with not much more than our toothbrushes & head up for short stay. ---- Rich & Earlene
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Girl's Annual Weekend Retreat

  • 4 of 5

This was a very charming place and we had fun just catching up and playing games. There were plenty of beds for all of us but if you have a handicap person in the group you only have a half bath upstairs so that person had no access to a shower. Definitely limited parking so glad we only had 1 car as there is no parking on the street. Actually I'm not sure it qualifies as a street for 2 way traffic; pretty narrow and if someone is coming off the street you have to let them complete turn before you can enter. I also didn't feel that sights were within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would definitely stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

The house was in a great location, was so clean and perfect for place for group to hang out. We played cards on the back patio and had a great time. I would advise bringing fewer cars if you can, but other than that, 5 out of 5 rating for sure!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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***Bring your best Waffle or Ice Cream recipe (we have 'em if you don't) to use in our Professional Waffle Maker or Ice Cream Maker, respectively, of course!!!

***Crock Pot/Slow Cooker-throw in your favorite goodies in the AM & it'll be "cookin' while you're out cruisin'" & dinner will be ready when you return!!!!

***Weber Gas BBQ on back porch for quick dinners inside (& when it's raining/snowing) AND Weber Charcoal BBQ w/gas starter on patio for wonderful Spring/Summer/Fall evenings on the Patio!!!!!

***Bake or BBQ a Pizza on our Pizza Stone


Rates & Availability

Grass Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day W/end
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 29 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Independence Day
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jul 10 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day W/End
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 16 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 21 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Charge-$125+/- $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

*Rates subject to change until Reservation confirmed
*Pet Fee= $50/pet for stays of up to 7 days. Additional charge may apply for more than 7 day stay!
*$25/night per additional guest above 6
*Cleaning charge=$125+/- (Deducted from Damage/Security Deposit)
*Holidays/Special Events not noted above may be subject to different rates!

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