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

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type studio


About the property

Casa Del Campo Casita Fresca: 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 Fresca features an inviting, fresh color palette, with an impressive mirror mural headboard to a great queen size bed, original textiles and a fabulous ceramic tile bathroom. All of the work at the Casa del Campo has been done by owners Peter and Catherine Perkins, using many repurposed and recycled materials. The Casita Fresca studio has a kitchenette with a mid-sized refrigerator, gas range and oven, microwave and a large sink. The bathroom has a step-in shower. The studio has a walk in closet and storage perfect for an extended stay. There is satellite television and a DVD player in the studio, as well. Free wireless Internet access adds convenience to your stay, and Verizon Wireless customers get reception through a 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:
March 21, 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.

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:
  • house
  • 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 ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Step-in shower, pedestal lav, vanity
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen sized bed and twin size day bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
The Casita Fresca is a cool, quiet, cozy getaway studio, perfect for a couple or small family looking for a fun place to stay while enjoying the California Gold Country!


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Casa Del Campo Casita Fresca: Hidden Treasure In The California Gold Country!
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

The Complete Casita!

  • 5 of 5

Really comfortable, well-thought-out casita, has everything, including comfort, quiet, and artistic design. Exceptionally well-maintained and safe as there's always someone present. Hosts are friendly and responsive, and there are two resident dogs, Boo and Marley, that add a lot of love to the experience. Beautiful country setting, close to grass valley (about 5 miles) so really convenient, relaxing and enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Gem in the Sierras

  • 5 of 5

Peter and Katherine were great hosts. The accomodations well exceeded expectations and the rate was very reasonable. We're already planning a return trip with our kids. Thanks for the hospitality Peter and Katherine.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Park City Utah USA

A truly relaxing, comfortable respite!

  • 5 of 5

The Casa is great place to get away and enjoy nature in a beautiful, clean and guest house where all the little details have been meticulously and tastefully taken care of. Peter and Catherine are terrific hosts who will help you with a smile and a solution to your needs. The Casita Fresca where we stayed was spacious, the bed comfortable and all the descriptions very accurate. We will be back and would recommend to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not enough stars and I rarely write reviews

  • 5 of 5

I rarely write reviews, but I am making an exception for Casa Del Campo. I am million mile club member of a major airline, so I have stayed in many places over the years. When other members of my family visit this area, this will be my first recommendation. I recommend Casa Del Campo for any individual or family.

For basics, I stayed at the Casita Fresca and it gets an 11 on a scale of 10 for cleaniness, spaciousness and comfort...and the grounds are delightful.

The host and hostess are warm and friendly, knowledgeable of the area, and happy to spend as much time with you as you want. They are extremely proud of the space they've created and it shows in every detail...including the artistic touches throughout the property.

I stayed only one night, but both Casita Fresca and Casita Mexica are suitable for much longer stays. They have full kitchens and dining spaces. The grounds are open to guests and there are plenty of places to relax with a cup of coffee or dessert after supper.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sonoma County, California

Beautiful grounds in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Casa del Campo for just one night with my boys earlier than this stay. We live close enough that one night felt fulfilling but the owners were so hospitable, the Yuba River so magical, and the studio so charming that we came back for a few more nights. The owners (including Boo and Marley) are very warm, welcoming, friendly, and helpful. As far as the grounds, there is a lot of beautiful and artistic detail at every angle, most, if not all, is custom work by the artistic owners. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. We went to see what swimming in the Yuba River would be like and found this little place that we will return to again and again...

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stockholm, Sweden

Creative, inspirational, friendly hosts

  • 5 of 5

If you want to be surrounded by peace, quiet, natural beauty, and an environment infused by creativity, this is the place for you. Our stay in the Casita Fresca was everything we could ever hope for. The apartment was very private and was beautifully and creatively decorated by our hosts, Peter and Catherine. These two imaginative folks have devoted themselves to reimagining the things they see around them, and they have succeeded marvelously. Their property is a testament to what can be done with a little (or should I say "a lot" of imagination. For example, an old aviary becomes a beautiful, restful retreat for reading or just being. A goat shed becomes a meditation room. The whole place gives a peaceful, tranquil feeling. Our hosts were friendly, welcoming, and lots of fun to chat with. Although we couldn't spend as much time at the Casita as we would have liked (we were in town to visit family, so we spend most of our time with them), we felt like Casita Fresca was our home away from home. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • 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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