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Vineyard Cabin in the Heart of the Fairplay Wine Country!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom with Sofa Bed in the living room surrounded by vineyards

The Crush Pad is a two bedroom two bath home in the heart of the Fairplay wine region. Built in the 1940's, the house sits on Oak studded lands with a seasonal creek and is surrounded by vineyards and wineries including it's own 7-acres of Zinfandel. The home has been carefully restored to it's original state with metal roof, fir floors and board and batten redwood siding. It is rustic and masculine with feminine sensibilities; gourmet kitchen, BBQ, large flat screen TV, eat in kitchen, patio dining, and more. Wrap yourself in all the finest linens that you would expect in a luxury hotel: Egyptian cotton towels, high thread count bed sheets and linen duvets. One minute drive to Toogood Winery and the Fair Play Pub, and easy access to all that Fair Play has to offer including 20+ wineries.

We are also just 15 minutes from Amador/Shenandoah Valley wineries in one direction and Pleasant Valley wineries in the other. There are music and food events every week in the immediate area in addition to a number of restaurants and a coffee shop.

Jenkinsons Lake / Sly Park Reservoir offers cooler temperatures, wonderful hiking, picnic areas, boat rentals and trout and bass fishing. With over 50 ranches, wineries, breweries, crafts, and lots of kid friendly activities, Apple Hill is a classic family destination just 30 minutes away.

The uniquely Californian Gold Rush Towns of Sutter Creek, Amador City and Jackson make another great day trip, just about 1/2 hour away. Unparalleled charm, great food and wines and a rich historical experience await!

Take the kids panning for gold, explore a cave, go white water rafting, skiing, or stroll down Placerville's historic Main Street.

More Details

Belinda Cappelli
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Belinda Cappelli

Marco and I met working at Swanson Vineyards in the Napa Valley. We moved to the sierra foothills a few years ago to start a family and explore an exciting wine region. We love the lifestyle that food and wine bring together and the people that it attracts.

Belinda Cappelli purchased this house in 2013

Why Belinda Cappelli chose Somerset

We believe that Fairplay is a world class wine growing region and we love the people here. The wineries are family owned and operated by people with a passion for great wine that also see the potential here.

What makes this house unique

Your own 7 acre Zinfandel Vineyard and in the center of the Fairplay Wine Loop!


Somerset House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing


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Vineyard Cabin in the Heart of the Fairplay Wine Country!
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Very much enjoyed our stay. The perfect location with so many wonderful wineries close by. It's the perfect home for 2 couples. The home was equipped with everything we might have needed. Nice, Clean, Enjoyable! I recommend this cottage and would stay again:)

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely little cottage

  • 5 of 5

I had a ladies trip with my sister, cousin and aunt and we stayed at the Crush Pad. We all kept saying what a great little place it was. Two bedrooms, two full baths, spacious kitchen and cozy lounging area. The only downside for me is that it was a cold March weekend and we couldn’t enjoy sitting on the porch with our wine. The beds were comfy, the sheets were soft and the location was perfect. I will be back for sure. Maybe a couples trip next time.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for two couples

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in the Crush Pad. Unfortunately, the weather was not nice enough to grill and enjoy the porch but the house was cozy. The house has a great set-up, supplied with everything we needed and close to the wineries of Fairplay. We are already looking forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location. Well appointed. Charming.

  • 5 of 5

Very convenient to El Dorado wineries. Everything you need for a weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Clara, Ca

Charming and very comfortable -great setting

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! The reason I’m not giving it a 5 star review was the outside garbage was over flowing and TV/Satelite was very intermittent. Our 7 year old was less than understanding about the TV. Our dog really enjoyed the area and the landscaping was absolutely gorgeous. The Crush Pad and the surrounding area is great for Adults but will have to pass when considering a family friendly vacation. Will definitely share to others planning an adult getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry about the issues with the TV and garbage. I don't know what the problem could have been with the reception because we haven't had a problem before or since. The garbage was totally our fault. We were away for the holidays and forgot to arrange for someone else to take the cans to the street for pick-up. There are lots of outdoor activities for children (hiking, fishing, lakes, cave exploring, and gold country town exploring) but the immediate area is commercially focused on wine tasting. Thank you for the nice review!
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice and relaxing, just what we needed

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Best restaurant in the area! Fabulous Monday 3 courses for around $30.00.
Holly's Hill Vineyards
Great views, wonderful wines
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Bones Raodhouse
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Pub at Fairplay
Nearest Ski
53 Miles
Sierra at Tahoe
Car: necessary

Our home is in the heart of the Fairplay Wine Growing Region. There are over 20 wineries within a 5 mile radius.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

Please note that we charge the higher, weekend rate for holidays and require a 3 night minimum on holiday weekends. The quotable rates here do not account for holidays. We will send you a quote via email.

We will consider one dog on an individual basis. A Pet fee of $50.00 plus tax will apply if accepted.

Normally we have a 2 night minimum, but we will make exceptions for one night stays if it fits well in our calendar or it's a last minute visit!

We may make a claim on your damage deposit, not just for physical damage but also if we become aware that you have exceeded the maximum occupancy of the property, brought an undisclosed pet with you, check out late etc. We may also charge $100.00 against the deposit if you cancel your reservation per our rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.