House, 4/5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)
We love Grass Valley and especially the downtown area. Owning a Victorian is a dream come true! Whenever we get a chance, our family vacations at A Victorian Rose. We enjoy sharing it's magic with others! People have taken their vows of marriage and honeymooned in our beautiful home.
Catherine purchased this House in 2005
Why Catherine chose Grass Valley
Grass Valley is a relaxing place compared to our home in the Bay Area. We love the trees, fresh air and the many indoor and outdoor activities in the area. One of our favorite things about A Victorian Rose is its walking proximity to the downtown wineries, restaurants and specialty shops. Occasionally we drive to the Yuba River or Scott's Flat or Rollins Lake to enjoy their beautiful or play in the water.
What makes this House unique
When we stay at A Victorian Rose, we usually have some work to do to our 100+ year old girl or we tend the small gardens, but we don't mind it at all, because it has such a magical, relaxing atmosphere. We love getting up early, drinking our coffee and talking on the front porch (even when it snows)and in the evening unwinding in the relaxing, warm hot tub.
Pool / Spa
Pets allowed - Well-behaved pets, PRIOR APPROVAL NEEDEDWell-behaved pets, PRIOR APPROVAL NEEDED
No parties/events - MUST HAVE PRIOR APPROVAL, extra charges apply MUST HAVE PRIOR APPROVAL, extra charges apply
No smoking - NO SMOKING ALLOWED in the houseNO SMOKING ALLOWED in the house
Max guests: 14
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
FAMILY TIME WITH KIDS AND GRAND KIDS
"Your home is a wonderful retreat home in beautiful grass valley. The space itself is gorgeous with plenty of room for 10 people, fully equipped with quality stuff in the kitchen and a warm atmosphere with Victorian history through out. The hot tub was very relaxing to soak in, lovely comfy beds and the list goes on. My grand kids are still talking about your home. But above all, Catherine you are a wonderful host, communication is fantastic and very understanding of the accident with the rocking chair. We would highly recommend your home."
Comfortable for a large family.
We had a group of 8. There was plenty of room for everyone. I really appreciated how clean and well organized the kitchen was especially.
Central Grass Valley
Well appointed, comfortable and close to downtown. It had everything we needed.
Not family or pet friendly
This property is probably great if you have 6 people or less, no kids under 12, and no pets. You also need to be okay with the owner calling frequently to ‘check in.’
We had 10 people, 5 kids and 5 adults and a 12lb elderly dog. The floors were really dirty when we arrived and the dishwasher was broken (old stagnant water with a terrible smell). I did fix the dishwasher at Catherine’s (the owner)request. The top bedding (comforter and blankets) was also dirty on two of the beds upstairs. This makes sense as Catherine told us before we arrived that she only washes the the comforter and blankets every 1-2 months which I found to be really gross.
Our small dog stayed in the laundry room almost the entire time and yet we were charged extra for cleaning due to ‘excessive dog hair’.
We were also charged extra for ‘excessive laundry’ because we used all of the towels. This seemed ridiculous given that the house can sleep up to 14 people, so I would think the owner would be prepared for there to be a lot of laundry. Given that we had 10 people and were there for 3 nights, we used many towels and sheets on 5 of the beds.
The owner seemed nice, but ended up being very high maintenance. I got 7 phone calls from her during the course of
our stay. When I am paying a lot of money to rent a house, I want to be left alone to enjoy my time there.
Our kids ate only in the kitchen and dining rooms during our time and we followed all of clean out/check out instructions. We were still charged extra for cleaning.
I love the area and location and the house has potential, but I won’t be staying there again. We have rented many houses through VRBO before and have never had any issues or been charged any extra money for anything during any stay.
This review isn't reflective of our home! We take great pride in having 100+ 5 star reviews. I encourage you to read them. We have been in business for 14 years and have had the same cleaning service for over 10 years.
Unfortunately, it took them 8 hours to clean, rather than the usual four. We rarely have issues with guests respecting our home.
Our home does accommodate up to 14, but our rates are for only 10 guests. We charge extra per guest to cover the additional laundry. This guest isn't being completely truthful. As I told her, someone had a potty accident on the bedding and it was all rolled up with the rest of the laundry. It needed extra sterilizing and cleaning.
Erin's group had difficulty with the dishwasher. For some reason, it hadn't drained and I asked her to push the drain button, which solved the problem.
I generally call guests the day they arrive to see if they have any questions or concerns. Erin said there weren't any issues to report and they loved our home. The only other times I reached out to her was after the dishwasher concern and after they checked out.
As Erin was leaving, she texted me, "Thanks for the awesome place. We are leaving now."
After my cleaning service contacted me, I called again and reported to Erin the four extra hours of cleaning charges, which I had to pay. I ONLY charged her for one extra hour of cleaning and paid the rest myself.
I believe this is a retaliatory review.
Wonderful Victorian Grass Valley Experience
My family and I had a wonderful stay at the. Victorian Rose. The property is perfect and excellent location close to downtown (within walking distance) The house was immaculate and inviting for our stay. We could have asked for a better accommodation. Thanks!
We are centralized to many indoor and outdoor activities, Endless opportunities of entertainment and fun!!