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Milfiori, Historic Country Retreat, Restored Farmhouse, 5 Minutes to Murphys

(29 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Life at Milfiori is restful and unhurried. The house is spacious and artfully decorated with many period pieces. It is like stepping back in time from the moment you cross the threshold. Each bedroom is completely unique and melds beautifully with the period of the home. One bedroom has a vintage claw foot tub en-suite. All the bedrooms are filled with light and look out on the garden. Local artists are featured throughout the house, many of the paintings were painted "plein air" at Milfiori.

There is a charming caretaker's cottage on the property and a beautiful old barn. Adjacent to the main house is a stone building with heavy metal doors. In decades past this building served as the bank as well as the village store. You can still see the well that served the community of Douglas Flat.

The house is in the heart of Calaveras County's wine growing region. Stop in at any of the wineries to meet the owners and learn about the local wines. You will be pleasantly surprised.

For a more active day, explore the old mining towns and visit one of the numerous museums for the local lore. Go antiquing or spend the day hiking in nearby Big Trees State Park or skiing at Bear Valley.

Or just enjoy the grounds at Milfiori. Sit on the porch and read a book or stroll through the gardens and try to identify the variety of flowers and plants (the name means a thousand flowers). Take the time to enjoy the slower pace of life in the Gold Country away from the crowds.

Please, no entertaining. Due to the age of the house and extra wear and tear, we cannot accommodate guests other than those already staying at the house. Special events in the garden are possible with prior arrangement. Check with the owner for rates and availability.

The owner is on the premises, available to answer your questions or give suggestions on how to make the most of your trip to the Mother Lode.

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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Milfiori is a beautifully restored farmhouse built in 1861. It is surrounded by serene Provence-like gardens and wonderful porches covered with trailing vines....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden
 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $85
  • Tax Rate 6%

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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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: I retired to the Mother Lode from an active and stressful career in the Bay Area.

Why the Owner Chose Douglas Flat, CA, USA:
I fell in love with Murphys and knew I had found something special when I first saw Milfiori. I love the historical buildings on the property and the beautiful garden. It is magical.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I do antique and vintage sales out of the old "Italian Store" twice a year. You might be able to do some shopping right on the property. And I love to give a tour of the property.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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Photos

  • Milfiori

    Milfiori

  • dining room looking into kitchen

    dining room looking into kitchen

  • living room

    living room

  • TV Room

    TV Room

  • window in master bath

    window in master bath

  • 3rd bedroom

    3rd bedroom

  • Upstairs sitting room window seat

    Upstairs sitting room window seat

  • side porch

    side porch

  • fountain in spring

    fountain in spring

  • rose arbor

    rose arbor

  • driveway to house

    driveway to house

  • historic barn at back of property

    historic barn at back of property

  • dining room

    dining room

  • kitchen looking into living room

    kitchen looking into living room

  • living room

    living room

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • 2nd bedroom with tub ensuite

    2nd bedroom with tub ensuite

  • Upstairs hallway looking into sitting room

    Upstairs hallway looking into sitting room

  • medallion on upstairs ceiling

    medallion on upstairs ceiling

  • historic "Italian Store' at front of property

    historic "Italian Store' at front of property

  • side yard in May

    side yard in May

  • still life

    still life

  • cottage

    cottage

  • Pioneer Schoolhouse next door

    Pioneer Schoolhouse next door

VRBO #229194

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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