Kate's Place-Enjoy a Vintage Victorian W/All Modern Amenities-Ez Walk to Town!!!

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

'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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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Children Welcome:

    Small/medium, well-behaved kids are always welcome. A small extra cleaning charge may be assessed. KIDDING!!! KIDDING!!! LOL!!!!!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Small/medium, well-behaved pets are always welcome. There is a 'Doggy Door' in Kitchen/Porch Door. A small extra cleaning charge may be assessed....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Family Games Library


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace:

    In Master Bedroom-Downstairs...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Free local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 5
from 53 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Jan 6 - Mar 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $275
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Presidents Day W/End
Mar 17 - Mar 21, 2017
3 night min stay
Low Season
Mar 27 - May 22, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $300
Fri, Sat

Changeover Day: Friday

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Memorial Day W/end
May 26 - Jun 1, 2017
3 night min stay
Peak Season
Jun 2 - Jun 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$275 $300
Fri, Sat

Changeover Day: Friday

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Independence Day
Jun 30 - Jul 9, 2017
3 night min stay
Peak Season
Jul 10 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$275 $325
Fri, Sat

Changeover Day: Friday

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day W/End
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
Fall Season
Sep 6 - Nov 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$275 $300
Fri, Sat

Changeover Day: Friday

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Nov 17 - Nov 26, 2017
4 night min stay
Fall Season
Nov 28 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$275 $300
Fri, Sat

Changeover Day: Friday

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Christmas/New Years
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250 $275
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 10%



*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!

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Grass Valley, CA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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'!!!!

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Welcome to the Garden!!!

    Welcome to the Garden!!!

  • A Trio of Classics!!!!!!!

    A Trio of Classics!!!!!!!

  • Great times w/Great Friends

    Great times w/Great Friends

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Master Bedroom looking out to patio

    Master Bedroom looking out to patio

  • Queen Bedroom

    Queen Bedroom

  • Twin/Day Bedroom

    Twin/Day Bedroom

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Guy's Corner!!!!-Living Room

    Guy's Corner!!!!-Living Room

  • Breakfast Nook

    Breakfast Nook

  • A Perfect Romantic Getaway!!!!

    A Perfect Romantic Getaway!!!!

  • Decorated for the Holidays!!!!

    Decorated for the Holidays!!!!

  • Patio/Gazebo


  • Master Bed-Cal King

    Master Bed-Cal King

  • Twin Bedroom

    Twin Bedroom

  • BBQ Anyone???-1 of 2, Gas (Shown) & Charcoal (on patio)

    BBQ Anyone???-1 of 2, Gas (Shown) & Charcoal (on patio)

  • Kitchen


  • Happy Froggie!!!!

    Happy Froggie!!!!

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 22, 2016

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