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Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)



This Charming Fairytale like Cottage is located in Downtown Murphys. It is always decorated for the holidays and the season. You can walk to over 20 wine tasting rooms, upscale restaurants, boutiques, spas and much more. You may park your car and never use it until your departure. Or you can drive 1 mile to Mercer Caverns, 2 miles to Ironstone Winery, about 5 minutes to Moaning Caverns. Drive 20 minutes up Highway 4 to visit the internationally known Big Trees State Park and see trees over 2000 years old!

The queen bed has a pillow top mattress that is sooooo comfortable!

Bear Valley Ski Resort is less than an hour away offering downhill, crosscountry and snowmobiling. Nearby Stanilaus River, Utica Lake, Union Lake, Spicer Reservoir and New Melones Lake offer fishing, hiking, swimming and boating. The Gold Rush town of Columbia is just 20 minutes away too! Year round, there is always something to enjoy when you visit Murphys! 1 night stays available during the week and on the weekend if someone else books the other weekend date.


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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2017

About Denise

Welcome to my little cottage! I have been an art teacher, a professional artist and a realtor in my past. This is my favorite time of life right now taking care of my little charming cottage in downtown Murphys. The cottage is spotless clean and welcoming! I love to garden and decorate and bake goodies for my guests. I enjoy decorating the cottage for every season and holiday. I live next to the cottage in my own little cottage which is always convenient in case you need anything. Your stay will be a pleasant one to remember!

Denise purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Denise chose Gold Country & High Sierra

This charming cottage is only 1 block from Main St! You will choose your own digital code to unlock the front door. Previous guest codes will be deleted upon their departure. You can feel safe that no one else will be entering the cottage during your stay!

What makes this cottage unique

To quote many of the guests that have stayed here, " I will never stay in a motel again while visiting Murphys! I love coming back to this charming comfortable cottage that is so close to everything downtown!" Step outside to smell the cinnamon rolls baking half a block away at the bakery on Main St. What a great way to start the day!

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thank you SO very much for letting us use your wonderful and darling cottage. It was everything AND MORE what we expected. What a fabulous treat and pure relaxation away from the busy Bay Area. We truly enjoyed ourselves and loved coming "home" to your cottage. We WILL be back again soon. Thanks again.

All the best,

Sybil and Patrick
Aug 2010
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Murphys Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The tiled tub/shower bathroom is off of the dressing area which is through the bedroom. Towels, liquid soap, shampoo and conditioner, toilet paper, kleenex, hair dryer, hand mirror, sewing kit, iron & iron board are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Pillow Top Mattress, soooo comfortable!, (1) Full size bed, leather sofa in the living room, good size for children, there is also a fold up foam futon if you wish to bring a sleeping bag.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Massage and day spa available in downtown Murphys.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.9583335 based on 49 reviews
Oakdale, ca

Perfect, easy getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Denise thought of everything we needed to make an easy weekend getaway! The location is perfect to be able to walk everywhere in Murphys!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Downtown Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a great cottage in the downtown area, very short walk to main street. The cottage is very comfortable, clean, organized, and quiet. The exterior has a few nice sitting areas perfect for some afternoon relaxing. We can't wait to come back for another visit!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute cottage, great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay when visiting Murphys! Denise was very welcoming and the cottage was nice and comfortable. The best part is that it's so close to downtown. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much Denise for making our Valentine's weekend away so enjoyable! We are frequent visitors to Murphys. We call it our "Disneyland" and we have stayed at our fair share of rental homes in the area. This cottage was so cozy and is a perfect location to do all there is to do in town. Denise, the owner is amazing! She really went all out to make us feel at home. She had homemade treats for us and the house decorated in valentine hearts and candles waiting for our arrival. We felt so welcome. I will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Cute cottage in the heart of Murphys

  • 5 of 5

My husband, toddler, and I had a great stay at this cozy cottage. It was decorated for the season. The owner Denise left us cookies to welcome us and made us feel right at home. The location was perfect for wine tasting, shopping, and dining on Main Street. We highly recommend the cottage.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasanton, California

Wonderful Getaway Walking Distance to Everything!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Denise's cottage for our anniversary. She was so thoughtful and truly cared that we enjoyed our visit. The cottage has absolutely everything you could need - I've stayed in many rental homes and this is one of the best stocked places I've been in. It was very comfortable and homey. There are multiple outdoor seating areas and although it was on the cool side for our stay, we were able to enjoy sitting in the sun on the back deck. The town of Murphys is right around the corner - you have access to everything. There are plenty of great restaurants and wine tasting rooms to choose from, so no need to get bored.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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10 minutes to Zip Lines

Visit over 20 Wine Tasting rooms without driving

Don't miss Mercer Caverns, only 1 mile away!


Rates & Availability

Murphys Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $60.4
Tax Rate 6.0%

One night stays are available on Friday, Saturday or Sunday night if Friday or Saturday night is already booked as a two night stay. One night stays are also available during the week.

Cancellation policy: if you need to cancel, your payment will be refunded if that night rebooks.

Payment by check. When it is received the guest will be notified by email to confirm their reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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