Cozy, Convenient, Downtown W Parking

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Last updated: 10/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Central location, walk to events and restaurants in this historic Gold Rush town. Enjoy your own quiet, cozy 550 sq. ft. apartment with full kitchen in the lower level of a private home. Children welcome. Plenty of parking.

Comfortable 1 bedroom/1 bath apartment, for 1 to 2 adults (children welcome) with a queen bed and futon couch (Pack n Play available). The flat is in the basement of a home (quiet, single occupant). The ceilings are low (81'; one crossbeam descends 5-1/2') and, while there are plenty of windows, the apartment gets natural light mainly in the mornings. The apartment has its own entrance and an outdoor table and chairs.

Guests are asked to book a minimum of 2 nights and to only bring the number of guests agreed upon. Monthly rentals are welcome. A pet is possible, if quiet and well behaved (pet deposit required).

This is a fabulous location in the heart of an old Victorian gold-mining town that makes a car unnecessary for most your needs.

Your host is a professional writer, teacher and world traveler, and is likely to be available to assist you for much of the year while writing her next book. Otherwise, the apartment is overseen by a very capable couple. We’re glad to recommend sightseeing, walks and local eateries that will make your stay extra special. Someone will check with you after arrival to make sure everything is okay; otherwise your privacy is respected.

• Full, eat-in kitchen with everything needed for making your own meals (purchase your own groceries).
•Bedroom with pillow-top queen bed, en-suite bathroom.
• Bathroom has a large shower.
• Living room has a queen futon couch/bed.
• Wireless Internet, TV with DirectTV (cable) DVD and Netflix/Roku.
- Natural gas, vented potbellied stove heater.
- All linens provided, river and swimming towels available.
- Coffeepot, microwave, oven, fridge.
• Warm in winter. Cool in summer.
• Pack n Play available.
• A small pet is possible.
• Parking is off-street for one or more cars.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 0
  • 550 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    24 years old. One or two small children are welcome....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Pack'nPlay available....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    No stairs. Standard doorways....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Best for small pet; cannot be left alone on property....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Bedroom 1


  • 1 queen-sized bed. No door between bedroom and livingroom.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Convenience to town and events is the main hallmark of this apartment. Monthly stays for courses, events or relocation is encouraged....moreless


  • Books:

    Lots. Take one, leave one, book swap encouraged....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    DirectTV (cable) and Netflix...moreless

  • Toys:

    A small number of young children's books and toys. ...moreless


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    We are less than two blocks from Nevada City shops and restaurants. Walk to everything in town. Plenty of parking available....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    In the foothills of the Sierra Mountains, we are in a mountain valley at 2400 ft. Access to the High Sierras is about 20 minutes away....moreless

  • Rural:

    You'll discover rolling hills, mountain rivers, hiking trails, and farms for horses, cows, vegetables and fruit trees....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Table in kitchen. Can be moved to living area. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Antique-looking potbellied natural gas heater....moreless

  • Internet:

    Hi-speed Wireless....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    100% cotton sheets for both the queen bed in the bedroom and the standard futon in the living room. There are plenty of pillows and extra blankets....moreless

  • Living Room:

    There's double-size futon bed/couch. There's no door between bedroom and living room....moreless

  • Parking:

    Off-street parking for two or three cars....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Additional towels available upon request....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything needed for at least four people....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Enjoy the fully-equipped kitchen, including some basic food staples. Bring your own groceries or buy locally. Eat-in dining room seats four....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Small outdoor area with table and chairs next to the front (kitchen) door, perfect for sitting out with one's morning coffee and catching some sun....moreless

Building Type

  • House


Write a review 4.7
from 23 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$540 $1,550

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $25
  • Pet Fee $35
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Winter/rainy season has special needs due to unforeseeable weather conditions. Please go over these and agree to them with the owner in advance.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/14/2016
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sacramento CA or Reno NV
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
30 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak: Auburn or Colfax
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 49
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
New Moon Cafe, Nevada City

Car: Recommended

This is the heart of California's Gold Country. The Sierra Foothills has a mild four-season semi-arid climate with occasional snow, rain only during the winter rainy season, and mild summers (compared to the blistering central-valley). You'll find festivals, theatre, music, markets, plus lots of hiking and outdoor activites - many within walking distance and others, only a short drive. Sking is only an hour away and swimming in mountain rivers is even closer. This is also a popular area for weddings and other family gatherings.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: I'm a world traveler who's lived in five different countries and six states in the U.S. I make my living writing books and by traveling to teach.

Why the Owner Chose Nevada City, CA, USA:
I moved to Nevada City from San Francisco because I was looking for a slower pace, beautiful environment, and lots of art, culture and interesting events. I'm happy to share my downtown home with visitors to this lovely country town.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
I enjoy being in the midst of things, walking distance to everything, on a usually quiet street (except during festivals and parades). Every time I return from a trip, I delight in driving into my picturesque Victorian town, lit at night by gas-lights and people ambling through the streets, no matter the time. There are plenty of trees around the house, giving the sensation of being in a private oasis (while actually being quite central). Most days the nearly cloudless sky is a sparkling blue and the air is fresh. Even in winter there are summery days while the summer nights are cool. We have our own public radio station, combining the best in music and talk, plus there are plenty of activities from wine-tasting to courses, guided hikes, plays and everything in the arts.

Contact us

Speaks: english, I speak limited Spanish.



  • You enter into the homey kitchen dining area.

    You enter into the homey kitchen dining area.

  • Stepping into the living room

    Stepping into the living room

  • Couch converts to a queen futon bed. TV w/ DVD & Roku.

    Couch converts to a queen futon bed. TV w/ DVD & Roku.

  • En-suite bathroom

    En-suite bathroom

  • Large shower

    Large shower

  • Nevada City winter snow.

    Nevada City winter snow.

  • View of the foothills and Yuba River valley from North San Juan.

    View of the foothills and Yuba River valley from North San Juan.

  • Full kitchen with cooking and dining amenities

    Full kitchen with cooking and dining amenities

  • Comfortable queen bed.

    Comfortable queen bed.

  • Spring.


  • Reminders that we were  originally a gold mining town.

    Reminders that we were originally a gold mining town.

VRBO #578644

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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