Sutter Creek Cottage Set in a Large Private Garden

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The front porch and swing at Opal Street.


Last updated: 10/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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 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 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 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 keep complimentary popcorn, a bottle of our favorite local wine and our favorite Philz coffee from San Francisco along with other essentials waiting for you in the pantry. 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 i-pod/i-pad), 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, 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.

Our nightly rate includes Sutter Creek's hotel tax. We require a two-night minimum stay and offer significant discounts for visits of a week or longer.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 960 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We love pets from afar, but suffer from allergies. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 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....moreless

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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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. ...moreless


  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Spelunking


  • Dining:

    Dining area shares large open living area with living and kitchen spaces as well....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Parking for one-car inside garage. Door is manual, but once in garage there is a door to the house and the backyard....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Complimentary Wi-Fi is very fast. Pass word is clearly labeled in many convenient spots in the house....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Luxury linens. All items allergy free OR clearly marked as down....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living area is large open format and includes kitchen and dining areas as well....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for two cars outside of garage is available in drive area....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are not to be removed from property....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Two french-press coffee pots and an auto-drip coffee maker....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Good selection of dishes, serving bowls, platters, etc. Basic tools and utensils and flatware....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Comfortable kitchen area and large pantry equipped with the basics. We like to cook, and we want you to enjoy cooking here too. We supply a variety of pantry essentials. ...moreless

  • Oven:

    Built into gas range....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We stock the pantry with olive oil, vinegars, spices, sugar, honey as well as Philz coffee, Jiffy popcorn, tomato soup, granola, a selection of teas, etc. We'll shop for specifics--call to arrange....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Our old fashioned front porch is outfitted with a swing. We have a large patio in our back yard, and a we have a 'secret' mini-patio on the top terrace of the back yard....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Cottage is nestled in very large private yard which was once an orchard. Planted with fruit and nut trees, grapes, roses, and herbs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Classic webber, with tools, briquettes and instructions provided....moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas at Opal Street
Dec 23 - Dec 26, 2016
2 night min stay
New Year's Eve at Opal Street
Dec 30 - Jan 2, 2017
2 night min stay
2017 Rate
Jan 3 - Jan 1, 2018
2 night min stay
$1,245 $3,925
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/22/2016
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57 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sacramento International (or Westover Field .86)
0.87 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Multiple, on Main Street in Sutter Creek
19 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mace Meadows (or 41 miles to Saddle Creek)
45 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrack (Sacramento Station, also serves Auburn)
0.89 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 49
0.87 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Multiple, on Main Street in Sutter Creek
58 Miles
Nearest Ski
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).


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1994

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Sutter Creek, CA, USA:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The front porch and swing at Opal Street.

    The front porch and swing at Opal Street.

  • Kitchen


  • Detail of kitchen

    Detail of kitchen

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Room with queen-size bed. This room is adjacent to bath and has large closet.

    Room with queen-size bed. This room is adjacent to bath and has large closet.

  • Bathroom


  • Bathroom


  • Evening natural light in the living room with view of backyard and patio

    Evening natural light in the living room with view of backyard and patio

  • View of the backyard with patio installed November of 2014

    View of the backyard with patio installed November of 2014

  • View of front entrance in late fall

    View of front entrance in late fall

  • Opal Street Kitchen

    Opal Street Kitchen

  • Kitchen sink and view of front yard

    Kitchen sink and view of front yard

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Bed room with king-size bed

    Bed room with king-size bed

  • Queen bed room looking towards bath.

    Queen bed room looking towards bath.

  • Bathroom


  • Front of house with portion of front yard showing

    Front of house with portion of front yard showing

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 22, 2016

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