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Sutter Creek cottage set in a large private garden

Bedrooms 2
Space 960 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Two bedroom cottage with an old fashioned front porch in a large private garden

Opal Street House is a two-bedroom cottage set in a former orchard (now a large private garden with nice fruit trees). Opal Street House is less than one mile from the center of Sutter Creek’s historic Main Street and an ideal location for exploring Amador County’s Gold Rush towns, wineries, special attractions (Daffodil Hill, Black Chasm caves, Kirkwood, Jackson Rancheria Casino are all close by) or attending events like the Parade of Lights, Holiday Open Houses, Behind the Cellar Door, Italian Picnic, Amador Four Fires, Big Crush, and concerts at the Sutter Creek Theater. The house is also a great base for day trips to Tahoe, Sacramento and exploring the historic Highway 49 and scenic Highway 88 corridors. Opal Street House is a serene retreat--for those moments when you just need some time to sit on the porch or patio...

Our home is ideal for up to four guests. It features an old-fashioned front porch (with a swing), central heat and air, french doors, hard wood floors in the living areas and carpet in bedrooms, great natural light, a mix of antiques and comfortable modern furnishings--and thoughtful details throughout. Opal Street is a balance of un-fussy luxury and the simple pleasures of living in the country.

We offer one king-size bed and one queen-size bed—both outfitted with luxury linens. Our bookshelves are well-stocked, and we provide a complimentary bottle of local wine, good coffee, some snacks and treats, and pantry essentials for you. We like to cook, and our kitchen is supplied with the basics. If you'd like us to stock the fridge or enhance what’s in the pantry before you arrive, we're happy to arrange for an array of items. We're also happy to help make arrangements for a special occasion (chilled champagne? flowers?)--just let us know. Once you arrive, our house book will help you explore the area with plenty of local insider tips (from our favorite local butcher to the closest hot springs and a full schedule of local and regional events).

Other specific amenities:

Central heat and air, wi-fi, washer and dryer, stereo system (use with your laptop/phone/i-pad or bring CDs), a gas range with oven and broiler, garbage disposal, dish washer, and a full-sized fridge. The bathroom features a tub/shower combination and complimentary luxury bath products. Our enclosed, attached garage provides parking for a single car and our private drive area has ample space for up to two additional vehicles.

We do not have a microwave, a land-line phone, or TV--this house is about unplugging and enjoying 'la dolce vita'.

The garden that surrounds the house is planted with heritage roses, herbs, lilacs, grapes, fruit and nut trees. The house is nestled at the end of a private drive in the midst of a quiet neighborhood. We are firm on our policy of a 4-guest limit, and our house is not suitable for hosting large parties.

We require a two-night minimum stay and offer significant discounts for a stay of one week or more--as well as discounts for returning guests.

More Details

Carma Z
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Carma Z

I feel lucky to split my time between Amador County and San Francisco, and I love helping people discover Sutter Creek and our 'Gold Country' region.

I crave time to sit on the porch--and Opal Street has a really good one. It makes me happy to take a break from time plugged into media and work to gather friends / family for a walk on a back road, an informal meal or a day of exploring. I love life in SF, and I also love picking flowers in the front yard or eating a just-picked nectarine while standing under the tree. My best ideas of unfussy luxury, fun, and the kind of welcome we give close friends combine here. Opal Street House is a place for la dolce vita.

Friends from Hawaii once told my husband and me that wherever we go we make an Ohana house--a house where extended family gathers--and where everyone who gathers is extended family. I hope you feel that way when you come to stay.

Carma Z purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Carma Z chose Sutter Creek

Just one mile from the center of Sutter Creek's historic Main Street, but set in a garden that feels like a private oasis. I've loved the location of our home from the first moment I saw it in the 1990s. Going into town is effortless, but it's also possible to simply shut our gate and enjoy a private retreat.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Opal Street House was wonderful! Everyday we enjoyed the porch swing and the beautiful gardens in front and back. The setting was peaceful and we look forward to another visit soon. Don't miss the local Andrae's Bakery in Amador City about a 5 minute drive and the new beer bar in Sutter Creek.
Apr 2015
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Sutter Creek Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom features marble floors, antique sink, great water pressure, and luxury linens and bath products. Armoire in bath holds extra linens, and hospitality items like tooth brushes, a sewing kit, tissues, etc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Bedroom with queen-size bed is adjacent to bath. This room features a large closet with a dresser, and a small sitting area. Windows face the side and back yards. Bedroom with king-size bed is across hall from bath (door to bath from hallway is used). This room features a writing desk, bookcases and a collection of hooks, baskets and shelf space (no closet). Windows face side yard and front porch.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • spelunking
Our rates include all City of Sutter Creek hotel taxes. We do not offer daily maid service, but for stays longer than 7 days, we will make an arrangement for our cleaning staff to visit and clean at a mutually convenient time up to once per week. We are happy to help you with requests for a special occasion (flowers, chilled champagne, local advice/recommendations for activities during your stay). We're also happy to stock specific items in the pantry or refrigerator for a small charge. We offer a bottle of our favorite local wine to all guests whose primary renter is 21-years of age or older. When fruit / flowers are in season, you are always welcome to make a small harvest for your personal use.


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Sutter Creek cottage set in a large private garden
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 52 reviews

Quiet, cozy and convenient

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came up for a three day weekend to explore the wine region and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Opal Court. It was quiet and very well appointed. Sutter Creek shops and restaurants were less than a mile away and there were plenty of good tasting rooms right in town. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cute & clean!

  • 5 of 5

Great location for Amador wineries and Big Crush 2017! Had everything we needed. We will be back. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bratton, Wiltshire

Home from Home!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we stepped into this beautiful cottage we loved it! It's beautifully furnished in an electric way, and exuded warmth and charm. The Pantry was extremely well stocked and we enjoyed using a charcoal BBQ, instead of the gas grills we had to use in other rentals, during our stay. (The bed was also very comfortable)!

If I was ever in the business of letting a home, this is how I would like it to be. There was attention to detail and a wealth of information about the house and surrounding area; this is so important to guests, but particularly to those who are coming from overseas.

The owner was wonderful to us during our stay; she answered my questions with kindness and patience. She clearly cares very much about her guests' enjoyment. Thank you for that!

I highly recommend this cottage and the area it's in - perhaps a bit off the tourist trail for those of us coming from the UK. But, we really enjoyed getting to see this side to California! We visited Ironside Vineyard and lots of quaint villages along the wine trail and Route 49. We also went to the State Park, which is on the spot where James Marshall first discovered gold - prompting the Gold Rush. Sutter Creek is also a very pretty town, and whilst we didn't go in for the evening, when we were driving back, around 6 in the evening, it looked pretty lively.

If you are considering this cottage, go for it! You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Labor Day 2017

  • 5 of 5

The home has wonderful air conditioning. We visited the area Labor Day weekend 2017 and the best part of the trip was the high functioning system. The house has everything you need and more....the beds are very comfortable....and the pantry is the best.

Jackson and Sutter City are great towns if you LOVE to go antiquing. Remember to have lunch at the Rosebud in Jackson.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A real special gem of a house in a beautiful town in Gold Country

  • 5 of 5

Opal Street House is very special. With a personal touch, it has character and warmth of a home away from home. It is squeaky clean, very comfortable and has all the amenities needed for a pleasant stay. The porch with a swing and a beautiful yard with many young fruit trees offer an opportunity for a pleasant, relaxing evening. Carma gives wonderful guidance to everything; her deep knowledge of the area and many spots in Sutter Creek and the towns around gave us plenty to do, enjoy and admire and feel we need more time to see it all.

We enjoyed some of the recommended restaurants. We went wine tasting in Sutter Creek and the Plymouth area. The wines are good, especially Zinfandel and Barbera. We met a number of people who live and own businesses in the area and enjoyed every single one.

We had a wonderful weekend of exploration in Amador County and must go back to enjoy this beautiful part of Gold Country and hopefully stay in Carma's home again.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a GREAT place!

  • 5 of 5

There's absolutely nothing I would change about this sweet place. I especially appreciate that there were no complex check out instructions that asked us to function as the cleaning crew, like there are at some places. The whole process, from booking to checking out was streamlined. The house was just perfect for us.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
57 Miles
Sacramento International (or Westover Field .86)
Nearest Barpub
0.87 Miles
Multiple, on Main Street in Sutter Creek
Nearest Golf
19 Miles
Mace Meadows (or 41 miles to Saddle Creek)
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Amtrack (Sacramento Station, also serves Auburn)
Nearest Motorway
0.89 Miles
Hwy 49
Nearest Restaurant
0.87 Miles
Multiple, on Main Street in Sutter Creek
Nearest Ski
58 Miles
Kirkwood Ski Resort
Car: necessary

We are happy to provide guests with a personalized set of suggestions and directions for activities they would like to explore in our area. Fishing, boating, antiques, theatre, wine tasting, hikes, museums, gold panning, great food, scenic back roads, galleries, unique shops, historic sites, caves, and a casino are a few of the options from less than a mile away to approximately 1 hour's drive from our home. Our home also has an extensive 'house book' full of recommendations from our favorite local ice-cream, thrift shops, and hot springs to suggestions from fellow guests. We're also happy to share information on seasonal events (fairs, farmers market, parades, festivals and special activities).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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