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Casa Del Campo Casita Mexicana: Hidden Treasure In The California Gold Country!

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq ft
Property type studio


About the property

Casa Del Campo Casita Mexicana: Hidden Treasure In The California Gold Country!

Located at a private residence minutes from both downtown Grass Valley and Nevada City, California, the Casa del Campo Guest House is a perfect getaway for visitors to the Gold Country. The Casita Mexicana features a bright, quirky decor, with repurposed art, furniture, textiles and more created by homeowners Peter and Catherine Perkins. The Casita has a full kitchen, bathroom with walk-in shower, a comfy full size bed, satellite television and DVD player. Free wireless Internet access is featured, and Verizon Wireless customers have access through our network extender. Guests are welcome to enjoy the wonderful gardens and outdoor seating, as well as the main house. Available in the Casa is a home theater with an eclectic movie collection, a quiet library and great conversation and coffee with your hosts. Perfectly situated between Grass Valley and Nevada City, the Casa is a jumping off point for the history buff, the outdoor enthusiast, or the art lover. Spectacular Lake Tahoe and the majestic Sierra Nevada are an hour away. Biking and hiking trails abound, and the Yuba River offers an energizing and refreshing experience. A perfect place to relax and regroup on your visit to the Gold Country, the Casa del Campo is not just a place to stay--it is an experience.

Peter Perkins
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Peter Perkins

Catherine Ione-Perkins is a brilliant designer of clothing, costume and textiles. Native to California, Catherine holds a Masters Degree in Fine Arts, and she is an award-winning theatrical costume designer. A co-creator of the Casa, Catherine not only does brilliant work with fabric and tile, but she also pursues a passion for re-imagining textiles, clothing and home accessories through her exclusive Flop House brand of products. For more about Catherine, please visit her website at

Peter Perkins, a native of New England, is a geologist, teacher, writer and artist. Drawn to the challenge of any task at hand, and finding great satisfaction in a job well done, Peter can be found always on the move at the Casa, roaming the landscape in search of new ways to innovate and create in this peaceful and whimsical place.

The Casa del Campo is truly a statement, and an encouraging example, of what imagination and risk-taking can lead one to in turning just an old house into a kitschy and vibrant home.

Peter Perkins purchased this studio in 2003

Why Peter Perkins chose Grass Valley

Ten years ago Peter Perkins and Catherine Ione-Perkins came upon their present day home, the Casa del Campo--a diamond in the rough located at the end of a quiet country lane near Grass Valley, California. Comprised of a main house, a guest house and a variety of out buildings, set on several acres featuring open spaces and old growth forest, the property had the bones of greatness--it just needed some loving and purposeful attention. With the creative inspiration of a brilliant local craftsman, the willingness to learn and innovate, and no small amount of artistic vision on their part, Peter and Catherine undertook the process of transforming the houses and land, room by room, yard by yard, into a unique and exciting testimony to what is possible with sincere good intention. Still a work in progress, the Casa is a vibrant canvas, constantly evolving--a spiritual place of positive energy, a fun and relaxing place to rest and plan each day.


Grass Valley Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk in shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Full sized bed and a twin day bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
The Casa del Campo Guest House is a warm, friendly family home. We welcome you to stay with us for a quirky, unique alternative lodging experience during your stay in the Gold Country.


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Casa Del Campo Casita Mexicana: Hidden Treasure In The California Gold Country!
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
Sacramento, CA

charming and comfy casita mexicana

  • 5 of 5

great location close to the empire mine state park, downtown grass valley and the nevada county fair grounds yet quiet, surrounded by delightful grounds with wonderful hosts. A stay at the casita mexicana with peter and catherine is a treat.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Petaluma, CA

Private and peaceful and very clean space!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful first experience!

I wanted a place we could stay after we moved our daughter into her new home in the area. It was a very pleasant surprise to find Casa Del Campo Casita Mexicana, so we could get a break after a long full day of moving her and her fiance' into their home. The owner's are so kind and even had a bottle of Sparkling Cider and delicious chocolates chilled in the refrigerator. I really appreciated how clean, and safe the property is. I will be back for sure! Thank you for providing the perfect space for us to relax and get a good night rest.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crystal Bay, NV

Our Grass Valley Stay

  • 5 of 5

Very charming lodging, great and convenient location. A quiet place to stay and very secure.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful casita, wonderful hosts, more than 5 stars

  • 5 of 5

Warm welcome, thoughtful in every way, great environs – and truly lovable doggies!

We plan to return and highly recommend this getaway treasure to compatible folks.

Thanks so much, Peter and Catherine – and Boo and Marley, too!

With much appreciation,

John and Laura

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely casita with very warm and welcoming hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Peter and Catherine are excellent hosts. Marley and Boo are quite the welcoming committee. Fully equipped kitchen, very comfortable bed and we enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly a place to treasure!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay with Peter and Catherine in the Casita Mexicana. Our hosts were wonderfully attentive as we explored the beautiful grounds. We enjoyed both the outdoor and indoor beauty that was enhanced by all of the hand crafted art that they have created. Every need was taken care of during our stay. We would definitely recommend Case del Campo to others.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $25
Tax Rate 10.0%

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

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