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One Mile From Murphys Private Garden Cottage Get-a-Way

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Enjoy a private and cozy cottage for two in the beautiful wine country of Calaveras county.

The cottage is located in historic Douglas Flat, just one mile from the charming downtown of Murphys. The cottage was originally built in the 1960's as the post office for Douglas Flat and is a separate building at Harmon Gardens. The cottage has all the amenities you'll need to enjoy dining on the patio or in the cottage, including coffee pot and coffee for your first days' morning brew. Also, table setting for two, refrigerator, microwave and flat screen tv. Free Wi-Fi that works in our hills, thanks to ATT finally getting it right! And a super comfy new Queen sized bed. New enlarged bathroom with separate toilet and sink from the shower. The shower has great water pressure and perfect height for all those tall folks. And the best part of the cottage, it's private and quiet yet only a mile to busy and hip Murphys.

Enjoy your morning coffee from the cottage deck or stone patio, watching the ever present hummingbirds sipping flower nectar. Or, stroll through the gardens with a glass of wine and enjoy the water ponds. If you're an artist, bring your easel for plein-air painting in the garden. There is always something in bloom or ready for picking at Harmon Gardens.

Nearby Murphys was named the best small town getaway by Budget Vacation Magazine, with plenty of free or nearly free outdoor activities in the area. Downtown Murphys also boasts over a dozen wine tasting rooms and great restaurants.

Enjoy the many vineyards that compliment the beautiful hills in the area or walk to 2 wineries in Douglas Flat. Travel up Highway 4 a short distance to Big Trees State Park for a fantastic outdoor hike and picnic. Bear Valley skiing is an hour away. Ironstone Vineyards summer concerts are just over the hill from the cottage and a new folk music artist venue is Twisted Oak Winery just 2 miles away. Awesome outdoor under the sky venue with reasonable ticket prices! And no traffic jam when you leave the concert. We love the concerts at Twisted Oak.

Privacy yet close to everything, come for a visit at Harmon Gardens cottage.

Keywords: Private Cottage

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2017

Amenities

Douglas Flat Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • New bigger bathroom in January 2016. Shower separate from toilet and sink area. Lots of room and additional wall heater. High water pressure. No sharing hot water heater; its just for the cottage.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • New Serta Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
The cottage is private and a separate building on the garden property. Guests are welcome to stroll through the garden or just a enjoy the view from the patio with a morning cup of coffee.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

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One Mile From Murphys Private Garden Cottage Get-a-Way
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5

Much better than expected!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent four days at the Harmon's cute cottage for the July 4 holiday and could not have asked for a better experience! All of the reviews are spot on. Angela and Don have done a beautiful job with their property and the cottage. I like that we could enjoy their lovely gardens from our own little deck and patio, yet we felt like we had plenty of privacy inside and outside the cottage.

The cottage is on the street side of the property and the Harmon's home is situated in the back behind the cottage separated by a fence so we never actually saw their house. The area off our back deck looked onto a patio which we used in the mornings and evenings, a large lawn area with lots of plants and flowers, and then beyond that was Angela's studio and gift shop which is only open on a limited basis. It was closed when we were there but we were able to peak inside and also enjoy the garden areas around it.

Angela was very helpful with suggestions and answered questions about places to go which made our trip even more enjoyable since we were visiting from SoCal and not very familiar with the area. If it weren't for the questions, we might never have spoken in person. She and Don really kept to themselves.

The cottage was very well-appointed and had everything we needed. There were many subtle touches that most people might not notice but we very much appreciated them. It was clean and charming, and definitely a place we would stay again if visiting Murphys and the surrounding areas.

Thank you, Angela and Don, for your hospitality and for sharing your beautiful gardens and cottage to make it a perfect getaway!

Perri & Joe

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Perri n Joe for taking the time to express such a kind and generous review of your stay at our cottage! We always appreciate hearing from our guests. Hope to see you again. Angela n Don
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Yarmouth, Maine
5

A hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

Great location, beautiful grounds and very charming

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. We always love to hear from our guests and appreciate your kind words. Angela
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San Francisco Bay Area
5

Perfect base for exploring Murphys

  • 5 of 5

The Harmons' adorable cottage (a former post office) proved a perfect base for exploring Murphys during the recent Presidents' Day Wine Weekend. The cottage is located on a quiet country road and surrounded by the owners' flower gardens. Inside is neat and tidy with a comfortable queen bed, a spacious bathroom and a small dining area with a mini fridge. The hosts were very responsive via email and text and helpfully supplied a list of their favorite local restaurants. We hope to return someday. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to post this review! We really appreciate knowing our guests enjoyed their stay at our cottage while exploring our beautiful foothill location. Come again! Angela and Don Harmon
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5

Cozy & Cute

  • 5 of 5

Super cute and cozy. Perfect little place and better then a hotel. The owner was very easy to work with. I'd would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Sandy! Happy to hear you enjoyed your New Years Eve stay, partying in Murphys and coming back to the cottage in just a few minutes for a restful night. Murphys has several new music venues and our cottage is just a mile from town. Hope you can visit again. Angela
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5

A perfect peaceful get-a-way

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a more peaceful place to stay. You will find quiet paths to beautiful gardens and stumble upon numerous seating areas for two... rustic garden chairs with pillows that will invite you to stop and breathe for a moment. We found ourselves staying around the cottage, enjoying the patios and gardens instead of spending the days wandering the small towns, which was our intention. The peace and quiet were too intoxicating and just what we needed. A true respite from our hectic daily lives. We will return to explore the gold country another time! The cottage was stocked with everything needed. Thanks Angela!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review! Always enjoy knowing our guests had a peaceful and restful stay at our cottage. Come again in the early Spring when the gardens are showing off a different set of blooming flowers. Angela
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5

Highly Recommended - Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a lovely stay at Harmon Gardens. The cottage was quite comfortable and centrally located. The property is beautiful and we enjoyed sitting on the patio for our morning coffee. Angela and Don were super accommodating - even allowing us to postpone our arrival by one day to let the winter storm pass through. We skied at Bear Valley, did a bit of wine tasting, walked through the sequoias, enjoyed the history of the area and relaxed. It was the perfect long birthday weekend getaway. Thank you both for a wonderful stay!!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We were happy to push back your stay to ride out the nasty weather where you could every day of your stay. And skiing mid-week at Bear Valley even better to avoid the weekend crowds! Hope to see you again. Angela & Don Harmon
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A dozen plus wine tasting rooms in nearby Murphys, Concerts at Ironstone Vineyards, Farmers Market, historic 1854 pioneer school house just down the street, caving and hiking, skiing Bear Valley, bird watching, and enjoying the chicken antics.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Winter rates for Single weekday rate $100 and Single night weekend $125 plus 6% county tax.
Discounted rate when reserving for 5 nights or more.

50% Payment reserves the cottage dates and is invoiced via PayPal. Balance Due two weeks prior to reservation date. Cancellations two weeks prior to reservation date receive full refund. Cancellation less than 2 weeks of reserved dates will be given comp dates. Comp dates are not available for holiday or local event dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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