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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 - 3 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
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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 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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Amenities

Sutter Creek Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
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
  • Television
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! 4.9/5 -
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Sutter Creek cottage set in a large private garden
average rating of 4.869565 based on 59 reviews
San Francisco, CA
5

Wonderful house in Sutter Creek

  • 5 of 5

Such a delightful place. The minute you walk into Carma's home, you feel like it's yours. Every amenity you could want, including a lovely bottle of wine and strong coffee! Conveniently located to Sutter Creek, Jackson and Amador City, this house is just perfect. I can't wait to go back and stay there longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect weekend getaway for my 3 daughters and myself! The cottage was meant for relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

I would love to book this home again. It was clean and inviting. Very relaxing. Loved that it didn’t have a TV. We spent the time talking and playing games. A much needed get together. Sutter Creek had enough to do to keep us entertained for the weekend including a wonderful morning at Refresh the local spa. Joined a couple of wine clubs. We will be back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Private and cozy, but still an easy walk to town

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful place to stay. Had all we needed for dishes and cookware. Bed was super comfy - we slept like babies! We would love to stay again next time we are in the area. The epitome of VRBO - the care they have taken of this place was evident. I can’t say enough good about the place.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dublin, CA
5

Thought is was really cute and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We came in for a wedding and the place was cute, clean and comfortable. I liked very much that you had cream and coffee available!! I brought my own coffee but the cream was great! Loved the swing on the front porch and the beautiful yard in the back with the blooming roses.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder Creek, California
5

Quaint and charming

  • 5 of 5

This small house has a lot of outdoor private space. The interior is clean and has the feel of a country cottage. We felt very relaxed there and would come back to this house in a heart beat. It does not have a TV, but we all decided that was a good thing. We spent more time drinking wine and talking!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Santa Barbara, CA
5

Lovely getaway

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a wonderful stay! The property is perfectly situated in a quiet neighborhood close to town. The beds were soooo comfortable and we enjoyed the complimentary bottle of wine during sunset. We would definitely recommend and stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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