1 Bedroom 1 Bath
About Michael Hammond
I'm a Native Californian that has spent the last 40 years on the east coast and in the Midwest. When it came time to retire, California seemed like a better choice than Nebraska winters! My partner, Clint and I now live in a wonderland and have spent the last 5 years developing this property little by little until last year when we kicked it in to over drive! We began renting our tiny house that we purchased and have loved having guests on our property and our now expanding to a small, more traditional guest cottage!
Michael Hammond purchased this Guest House in 2012
Why Michael Hammond chose Somerset
This property has been in my family for 40+ years. My father gifted it to me and we have been trying to make it live up to its full potential!
What makes this Guest House unique
Situated on 13 private acres in the middle of El Dorado County within a few miles of 40+ vineyards and striking distance of Lake Tahoe, Sacramento and even San Francisco! Come see why we love this slice of heaven and experience it with us!
Max guests: 3
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Cozy and comfortable
We stayed at this property for a single night and it was perfect. Our dog enjoyed running the grounds and playing with the owners dogs. We were very comfortable in the cottage and found the bed to be firm and comfortable.
On the evening of our stay we drove 30 minutes into Plymouth for dinner, only to return to a car that had a computer malfunction and would not start. AAA said it would be two hours before they could get to us. The owners of the property, Michael and Clint, came into Plymouth to make sure we could get back to the property. In the end, AAA arrived much earlier than expected and were able to get the car started. Thank you Michael and Clint for following us back up to your property and making sure we were safe. Your thoughtful concern and help were very much appreciated.
We will definitely return to your Tiny Cottage!
In the Woods
Pleasant country quiet. Enjoyed the art work and porch with a view. Thanks for having me. Just what the Doctor ordered.
Perfect spot for weekend getaway!
We had a fantastic time at this property. While we only stayed for a night it was fantastic. Waking up and drinking coffee with the fall foliage was a dream. Michael provided great directions as we arrived after dark and it was tricky to find. Would absolutely stay again!
One of the Absolute Best!
From the minute we arrived, my daughter and my dog and I were immediately relaxed. The property gorgeous, and the tiny cottage was absolute adorable and perfect. The pictures don't do it justice. All I really wanted was to take a couple of trips to Apple Hill, which was a quick and easy drive on back roads from the property, and relax, which wasn't very hard at all. The kitchen has a mini fridge and a 2 range electric stove top. I cooked both nights and we ate outside on the patio and watched the sunset. There was an a/c unit to turn on when it got a little too warm, and space heaters for at night, which we didn't really need - but good to know there's that option. The whole environment was warm and welcoming, and the owner greeted me and offered me a bottle of wine, which I thought was really, really nice. I traveled with my dog and child as I said, and my dog has severe travel anxiety, and I have a two year old. So... after a long and very loud car trip, it was nice to just crack open a bottle of delicious wine and rest.
There was also netflix on the TV, so we were able to curl up on the couch and watch movies in the evening, which is one of our favorite things to do. There is also a grocery store nearby, as well as some takeout places and pubs. Again, we just cooked and stayed at home, because the point was to just relax. It all depends on what you want to do - but there is plenty.
I hope to definitely come back here. I am already starting to look at dates in the spring time - and I recommend the venue to anyone who wants to get away and be super comfortable and cozy.
The owners also helped answer any questions I had right away. It's really nice to know they're available and really want their guests to have a nice stay. Their dogs are also very nice and friendly, and it was awesome that they were out and about, watching the property and investigating everything. My dog really liked them all too.
Thank you for a wonderful time!!!
Michael was great to work with. The friendly dogs on the property a big plus for us. Thank you for making our stay easy.
Perfect little getaway!
Had a very quite and enjoyable stay here. The surroundings are peaceful and relaxing. Will come again 😁