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Downtown Location, Uptown Elegance! Re-Modeled “Murphys Original School House"

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

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...."BY FAR the most gorgeous vacation rental in the town of Murphys"...... from guest: Francesca C. May, 2016

Built in 1855 as the Original Schoolhouse in Murphys, then remodeled to the highest standard in 2015, we welcome you to stay and enjoy the very best Murphys has to offer!

>> Central Downtown Location! Extremely short walk to everything!

> 396 Church St, one block (300 ft) over from the center of all the downtown shops,

. wine tasting, restaurants, microbreweries and The Saloon on Main St.

> 60’ x 30’ private swimming pool no longer available.

> ½ acre paved & gated parking lot behind the house for guest use only.

> So close to everything- Arrive and never have to drive again until your departure!

> 3 full Bedrooms (2 upstairs and 1 downstairs)

> 4 queen sized beds, Flat Screen TV's in Each Bedroom!

> 2 fully Modern Bathrooms (1 upstairs, 1 downstairs) with large showers

> Bathroom Essentials included: Bath Towels, Wash Cloths, Hand Soap, Shampoo . and Conditioner and hair dryer

> Modern Stainless Steel and Granite Kitchen with Gas Stove/Oven, Microwave, Side by . Side refrigerator and Coffee Maker

> Kitchen Essentials included: Full Set of Dinnerware, Drinking Glasses, Coffee Mugs, . Butcher Block, Gourmet Knife Set, Utensils, Pots, Pans, Colander, Bowls, Cutting . Boards, Cheese grater

> Coffee & Tea Supplies include: Coffee, Creamer, Sugar, and Sugar Substitute and tea . bags.

> Fridge Supplies include: Ketchup, Mustard, and Mayo

> 60” Samsung Flat Screen Smart TV in Great Room.

> Fast WiFi Connection, access Netflix, Amazon and Hulu on Smart TV

> Over-Sized Dining Room Table accommodates 8+

> Over-Sized Sectional in Great Room seats 6 easily

> 8 foot wrap around porch with Southern Exposure for a Sunny Breakfast!

> Central Heating and Air Conditioning

> Washer & Dryer under the stairs.

> Upstairs Balcony- perfect place for a twilight glass of wine!

> And best of All > A Complementary Bottle of Local Wine on your Arrival!

It’s the #1 place to stay and play in Murphys!!

More Details

Bob Gularte
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

Why Bob Gularte chose Gold Country & High Sierra

In the late months of 2014 Jimmy was looking for a project. He owned a beautiful home in Murphys already, but wanted something more. He became interested in this property because of it's proximity to downtown, it's size and its history. With our family, the drums beat loudly and we all became interested when Jim asked if we'd take a look at the Original Murphys Schoolhouse that was up for sale with him. Included on the property was the recently decommissioned community pool. We'd all been visitors to Murphys over the years and had taken our children to swim in that pool back in the day.

When we first looked at the home on the property it was a bit of a shock. Time had not been kind to her nor had some of the past residents. Most of the people in town thought we'd have to tear her down, after all, there was no foundation, all the plumbing and electrical were ancient and the structure had been ravaged by rot and unskilled wanna-be carpenters. We didn't want to do that. We wanted to pay homage to the history of the structure but with modern materials and a modern aesthetic.

We knew we were going to need help: enter Rob Westerhoff and Tommy Tutthill. We met with Rob, a local architect, and Tommy, a local magician contractor and tried to relate our vision. Or should I say Jimmy's vision? The rest of us admit that Jimmy knew what he wanted. He could see how it should be and the rest us are glad he led us to where we finished. Before it was finished though, it had to be painted and furnished and decorated. This is where the 3 sisters put their signatures on the project. If you like how it looks it's because of them! They did an outstanding job! It has been a fun ride. We are proud of what we have done and we want to do more!

What makes this house unique


Murphys is a fantastic town but best enjoyed when you are in it!

We are only steps to all its goodness!

Come and see!

We offer:Old country charm with all the modern conveniences!


Murphys House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming


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Downtown Location, Uptown Elegance! Re-Modeled “Murphys Original School House"
average rating of 4.87234 based on 47 reviews

Beautiful place! Like new and very accommodating. Walk to all downtown locations.

  • 5 of 5

Owner very responsive to any concerns. This place made our trip better.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond pleased!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful home.

It was so clean, inviting and comfortable.

I am beyond pleased with my stay at the Old School House.

Would highly recommend this home to anyone who is looking to stay in Murphys.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house to celebrate my father in law's birthday. Everyone was very impressed with the house overall. Very clean, well equipped, nice decor, awesome location - walk to everything in downtown Murphy's. We especially enjoyed the front porch for some great conversation! Bob was well organized and very responsive with any questions. As we were leaving, everyone said let's do this again next year! :) We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spacious house, beautiful furnishings, great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this house. It was spacious for 6 adults. The kitchen and furnishings are all top notch. Great location within walking distance of everything in Murphys yet quiet. The owner is a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location - Great house!

  • 5 of 5

This house looks and feels brand new. It is so nicely decorated and the air conditioning works really well on a hot day. The house is one street over from Main Street. You can go winetasting and just walk back. The owner was very easy to work with and was super responsive when I had questions. I would definitely rent this place again.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything you're looking for

  • 5 of 5

Great property, spacious, clean, and newly renovated. Easy access to all of the down town shops, pubs, restaurants, wine tasting rooms, etc. Couldn't have been better. Owner is extremely responsive to email and very kind. Great process all around. Will rent again in the future. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.