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Cozy Renovated Victorian Near Downtown

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Built in 1888, our cozy Victorian has been completely updated and is just around the corner from historic downtown Grass Valley. The spacious living/dining/kitchen area is perfect for entertaining, is fully equipped and furnished with warm oak furniture. The two small bedrooms are comfortable, beds and linens are of excellent quality. The king bedroom has its own half-bath and a sliding glass door leading to a lovely deck and a brick patio which is surrounded by camellias and azaleas. The neighborhood is quiet and you can enjoy the sounds of birds in the peaceful back yard or choose to relax on the front porch after your day of exploring and shopping.

Grass Valley offers a wide variety of events throughout the year and you can always take advantage of nearby gold mines (California's largest gold mine is 10 minutes away), bike riding trails, museums, galleries, theaters, wine tasting, fishing, local entertainment, excellent restaurants, and the neighboring gold-rush towns of Nevada City and Downieville.

Keywords: Renovated Victorian house

More Details

Sondra Jensen
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Sondra Jensen

My husband and I are both retired and we bought this house after having visited Grass Valley a number of times to explore the area, fish in the many nearby lakes, and relax in the warmth of a small community. We have found that we are not able to take advantage of the house as often as we had planned and are now happy to offer it for short-term rentals.

Sondra Jensen purchased this house in 2007

Why Sondra Jensen chose Grass Valley

Grass Valley is known for its quality of life and we can see why. Everyone you meet is friendly and welcoming, the community is actively involved in social and environmental issues, and the foothill setting is beautiful. The choice of activities within an hour's drive is endless and a day spent at home in the Little Victorian is priceless.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Good Morning Sondra, 

I just wanted to drop you a note letting you know how much we enjoyed the “Little Victorian”. Everything was perfect. The location was amazing and we loved the front porch. Thank you for sharing such a gem with us. I hope to return soon! 
Aug 2016
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Grass Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Cozy Renovated Victorian Near Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
stockton, ca

Weekend Reunion

  • 5 of 5

My husband, a friend, and I went to Grass Valley last weekend to celebrate our high school classmates celebrate our 70th birthdays. We stayed in this lovely home and it fit our needs perfectly. It is comfy and well equipped. It is a short walk to Main Street so is very convenient to restaurants and shops. Totally happy.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, charming, convenient

  • 5 of 5

We have rented the little Victorian several times. It's a well cared for property that's in the Heart of Grass Valley. Pet and people friendly, well equipped and just a block from the historic downtown with dining, shops, history and charm at every turn. T.he owner has a terrific supply of books and videos plus cDs to enjoy. Because of that thoughtfulness, we've even enjoyed stormy days at the cottage. It's definitely out go-to place for a peaceful getaway.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Meadow vista


  • 5 of 5

I have rented this little Victorian several times, and I'm never disappointed. We make this our destination for our semi annual girlfriend weekend. Close to downtown for shopping and wonderful pizza at Pete's Place.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful refuge!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your lovely house with us if only for a week. We were close to Live Oaks where my grandchild graduated. Grass Valley was close for diversion. But best of all was the comfort of the Little Victorian! We want to return next year when other child graduates from Ghidotti!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cozy Victorian was everything and more than my family had hoped for during our visit to Grass Valley. Sondra had provided for every comfort that we could have imagined. The house was fully equipped and immaculate. The short walk to the lovely town was easy; we found the town fulfilled all of our needs. The book that was provided answered any questions that arose regarding the house and the surrounding area. We certainly took advantage of the beautiful location as we hiked along the Yuba, visited wineries, went downhill and cross-country skiing and toured the gold mines. There is no question that when we return we will request to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Down Town Grass Valley Victorian

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my stay at this Victorian home in Down Town Grass Valley. I am a fifth generation Grass Valley native and most of my family is still there so it is nice to find a home a way from home when visiting. This is my second VRBO in Grass Valley and it was perfect. The home instructions were easy to understand and the home was clean and well equipped.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historic covered bridge nearby which spans the Yuba River at a lovely picnic site w/ hiking trails along the river


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning see below $75
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cleaning fee depends on length of stay. $75 less than 1 week, $100 for 1-2 weeks, $120 for 3 weeks, $150 one month

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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