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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:
August 20, 2017

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 Gold Country & High Sierra

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 23 reviews

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: Jul 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: Jun 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: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely place with unbeatable hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Casa del Campo is a beautiful place to stay. Peter and Catherine are lovely people who take care of every detail and are always attentive in every moment. Casa del Campo is full of art, natural art and hand crafted art, Where you can be and enjoy yourself and nature, being alone or in company. For us it has been a complete discovery and we are enormously grateful for the time we stayed and the friends we did.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a find!

  • 5 of 5

I've had the opportunity to stay with Peter and Catherine on two occasion now -- once in the Casita Mexicana and once in the main house. Ordinarily, I'm leery of Bed and Breakfast stays. I'm not sure I'm going to have the privacy I want and/or I'm not sure how awkward interacting with the hosts will be. Nothing to worry about here. In both instances, I was afforded as little or as much privacy and interaction as I wanted. Having said that, I can't emphasize enough how easygoing and friendly Peter and Catherine are and, of course, the real hosts (their dogs Boo and Marley) are a delight.

The property is very fun, with a colorful, creative, and whimsical look to the rooms. I ended up taking a number of pictures, just to remember how much fun the rooms are. Besides being colorful and fun, the rooms are extremely comfortable, with Peter and Catherine having thought of everything. The beds are comfortable and I got a good night's sleep in both venues. The Casita Mexicana has a full kitchen, sitting area, well-designed and stocked bathroom, accessible TV, and nice views. The property is visually fun, with a meditation hut and larger screened-in sitting area. It's fun just to walk around the property to see what visual delight may be awaiting you. Viewing wildlife on the property is just an added bonus.

I can't say enough about how fun and gracious Peter and Catherine are. Exceptionally easy to talk to and very aware of how much or how little interaction you'd like to have. After asking our preferences the night before, they had yogurt with nuts, fruits, etc. available, along with bagels and cream cheese. And, of course, coffee and tea were always available. My hosts were an excellent reference about places to eat and places of interest in the community.

In short, I plan on staying here again and I would recommend others staying here without reservation. You'll have a fun, friendly, relaxed stay in a comfortable, clean, quiet, and well-decorated room. These, frankly, have been the best Bed and Breakfast stays I've experienced. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay in Grass Valley

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and I feel truly blessed that we were able to stay with Peter and Catherine during our recent trip back to California. The studio and the grounds were exquisite-- the owners' creativity and attention to detail was evident everywhere. More importantly to us, however, both Peter and Catherine were much more than simply gracious hosts. They were generous with their time and knowledge and were particularly great with our 8 year-old daughter. They were wonderful neighbors in every sense of the word.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $25

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.

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