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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 - 3 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
Premier Partner

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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

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 Grass Valley

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
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • 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
Family Games Library


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Redwood City California

Comfy beds and a very welcoming home

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing Christmas Day with our family at this wonderful home. Kate's Place is a very warm and inviting home with everything you need for a relaxing retreat away from all the hustle of everyday life. We enjoyed the quaint downtown of both Grass Valley and Nevada City. We were able to take our 3 year old grandson to the nearby state park, Empire Mine, and take a step back in time seeing all the exhibits from the gold rush and even got to experience watching a real blacksmith at work!

Our children also enjoyed the dvd and vhs collection, we revisited movies we hadn't seen in 20 years together!

We definitely recommend this destination and Kates Place, the owners are very accommodating and were always a phone call or text away if we had any questions.


The Campbell Family

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kareena for your kind words. We hope your pooch, Bella also enjoyed Kate's as much as our Bella. Over the years we have really appreciated the thoughtful & caring guests who have shared Kate's Place with us. Have a happy & prosperous New Year. ------- Rich & Earlene
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Stockton, CA

Great location. Very quaint.

  • 5 of 5

We will go back.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris & Dorothy ------ Thanks for your kind words. We're so happy you enjoyed your stay. The holiday season is a magical time in Grass Valley & Nevada City. Happy Holidays to you & your family. ------- Rich & Earlene
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Perfect house for a family!

  • 5 of 5

Our multigenerational family (ages 10 to 85) booked this great house to attend my cousin's wedding in Grass Valley. We all agreed that it was perfect! Perfect location, very very well stocked with everything you could need, quiet neighborhood and clean and tidy. The beds were comfy and the towels were fluffy. And there was plenty of space for each of us to spread out. It was easy to work with Richard and he even sent brochures on nearby things to do. If you need a house in Grass Valley, stay here!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Owner's Response: Janet---Thank you so much for your kind words. We try to keep everything up to date, well stocked & comfortable for our guests as well as for ourselves. We love the area & whenever we can we jump in the car with our dog Bella, with a change or two of clothes, & head up for few days. ---- Rich & Earlene
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Cute house, great location. Nice areas to sit and relax outside. Would stay here again.

  • 5 of 5

Owner was great

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: February 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: January 2017
  • Source: 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Charge-$125+/- $125
SecurityDep(refundable) $400
Pet Fee $50
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!
*$20/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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.