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Beautiful Creekside Cottage

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Beautifully designed, this guest house is nestled into a wooded bank overlooking pristine waterfalls. The cottage and owners' residence is situated on 12 acres with nearly half mile of creek frontage and 400 feet of the North Fork of the Yuba River.

The cottage comes equipped with a kitchenette, fireplace, and private slate patio with gas barbecue. Vaulted ceilings with double sliding glass doors open into a large screened-in porch. Total privacy within three miles of historic Downieville.

Keywords: Studio Cottage

More Details

Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017


Located on 12 1/2 acres with 400 foot of the North Fork of the Yuba River and 1800 foot of one of the largest tributaries. One of the most beautiful settings in the Sierras!


Downieville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One queen size and one twin.
  • Books
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Cook-Top, Small Refrigerator, Coffee Machine, Cooking Utensils, Gas BBQ, Screen Porch, No Smoking & No Pets


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Creekside Cottage
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Cabin hideaway near the creek

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved staying at the cabin. It has a very unique design and had everything we needed. We loved the screened porch and the private sitting area next to the creek. We slept with the sliding door open and listened to the sound of the creek. The location is great, close to drive to Downieville or up to Sierra City, but so very private.

Jim was a wonderful host sharing his piece of heaven with us. He showed us his private trails and we hiked and fished without seeing another human. Just his dog, Sherpa who joined us and showed us the way home.

Can’t wait for a return visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wanted to thank you for your 5 star rating of our cottage and enjoyed reading about the relaxing fun that you had. The setting is rather magical and having both the North Fork of the Yuba River and one of its largest tributaries on my property makes it kind of a water Wonderland. Sherpa is always happy to show guests around the various trails that I have created over the last 12 or so years. Regards, Jim
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  • 5 of 5

We will definitely be back. This was such wonderful escape from the city. Thanks Jim!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad that you enjoyed the cottage and thank you for the five-star rating. I think the 2 of you made the most of your time here, hiking and biking and then doing a little bit of relaxing. Cheers
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United States

Terrific quiet very private hideaway

  • 5 of 5

First off, we will be back!!!! This totally private secluded cottage looks onto an uninhabited creek bed with lovely creek sounds. Jim is a terrific host; there when you want him; unobtrusive when you want privacy. The cottage is as advertised. It is a studio, but has a kitchenette for those of us that cook, you can do a lot with two burners and a microwave! We left the place completely open and unlocked the entire time. A bit warm in July during the day but totally cools off at night to the 50's. Sherpa, the golden retriever dog of the property, is a well-behaved host as well. I am not a dog person. Sherpa welcomed us but no licking or jumping; delightful dog. We enjoyed a glass of wine with Jim at the main house and learned a lot about the property and got to know Jim. Jim, can't wait to return!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Unique stay in a beautiful place. Wonderful setting in the forrest! Great creek running to fall asleep to! Loved the tour of the main house.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, I'm glad that you and your wife enjoyed your time at the cabin and thanks for the five-star rating. For this time of the year the creek and Yuba River were really high which is exciting to see. Believe it or not, the volume in the creek can easily get 3 to 4 times what you saw – absolute Whitewater. Cheers, Jim
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San Francisco

Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spot, cozy cottage. It had everything we needed for our stay. Jim was so accommodating and helpful with details requested in advance of arrival. This is a secluded spot but within a very easy distance to town. Great for catching up on some reading and just enjoying a break from the city. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah, Thank you for your nice review of our cottage in Downieville and the five-star rating. I'm glad that you guys had a good time and the relaxing atmosphere helped you recharge. I agree that it is a beautiful cozy cottage and having a waterfall right out of your window is a nice feature to both see and hear all night long. Hope you guys get to come again! Cheers, Jim Steinbarth
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Wonderfully remote and lovely.

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of being at "Creekside Cottage". Very restorative.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathryn, Thank you for your nice comments and five-star rating. It was nice to meet the 2 of you and I'm glad that you enjoyed the sound of the Creek every night. The cottage is very remote and that's what most people like about it. It's just nice to get away once in a while. Cheers,
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40

Two night minimum stay except on holidays and special events. Contact owner for minimum stay requirements for holidays and special events.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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