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Sutter Creek cottage set in a large private garden

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 960 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Carma Z
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

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 Gold Country & High Sierra

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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Amenities

Sutter Creek Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Sutter Creek cottage set in a large private garden
average rating of 4.818182 based on 46 reviews
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5

Quiet and perfect

  • 5 of 5

On our tour of CA we had several stays in several cities. This stay was the best of all. This home is just right. We loved the way this place was decorated, very classy and it was well appointed. They thought of just about everything. Two things we admire most in a booking is comfortable beds and soft linens and this place had both. The backyard was sweet, cute garden full of hummingbirds. The location was perfect for us. We headed to the wineries of Amador county and were not disappointed. The Flower Farm was really neat too. The guest book that waits for you when you get there has a fantastic list of suggestions for the area. We checked several out and were glad we did. It's a sleepy gold town that has that typical charm for the area. I would stay here again for sure. Maybe a girls trip to the wineries may be a great trip next time. You will not be disappointed here.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house was as advertised. Very clean and well appointed with all the amenities you could ask for. The homeowner was prompt in responding to questions and the directions were very clear. The house is tucked away on a very quiet street. We loved having our meals on the back patio and enjoying the front deck with the swing in the morning with coffee and the evening with a glass of wine. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prescott, AZ
5

Celebration with our family.

  • 5 of 5

Opal Street House is very comfortable and well supplied with everything to make our stay enjoyable. Thank you Carma for the bottle of wine provided for us to enjoy🍷❤️

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nevada City, CA
5

Really felt at home

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property with lots of charm! We really enjoyed our stay here. It is in a great location in a quiet neighborhood. We loved the outdoor spaces. The bedrooms have ample space and comfortable beds. We stayed here while volunteering at the Amador Four Fires event. We would love to stay longer next time so we can fully enjoy everything this property has to offer.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

great

  • 5 of 5

we had a great stay for party at pardee. will use again in the future. loved the zin left for us to enjoy

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Wonderful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Two couples (and good friends) stayed here last week. It felt like a "special aunt" had prepared it for us. So cute, so cozy, so clean, so private, and so well stocked with your needs.. Would definitely stay here again and will recommend to others. One of the most comfortable rentals ever. Wished we could have stay longer.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Map

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).

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Rates & Availability

Sutter Creek Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas at Opal Street
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$800
Flat fee
 
 
New Year's at Opal Street
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$775
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,025
$2,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable 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.
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