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Dutch Flat, Serenity Central: Cozy Home in the Woods

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4) plus

Serenity Central: Get cozy in the woods! Historic Gold country!

I welcome long and short term stays and will be happy to work with you on arrangements.

Discover your own personal sanctuary. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, a place to regroup and reinvent your life, write the great American novel, or maybe just find a fabulous napping haven and chill out, this could be your nest. Whatever you wish, it is truly serenity central.

Surrounded by pines and cedars, this beautifully furnished home welcomes the exhausted traveler or escapee from the stress of urban life.

You will have a sweet bedroom with Queen bed, a full bathroom, a cozy living and dining area with a wonderful fireplace and a completely equipped kitchen. It is perfect for a couple at $175/night.

Winter offers snow retreats, snuggling near the fire and maybe some cross country skiing. Downhill skiing is about 45 min directly up I 80 at Borreal or a bit further into Tahoe country. With easy access off I 80, this is the perfect location for Sierra adventures.

In the summer, a community pool awaits within walking distance. Town is a brisk 15 min walk down the hill The historic Dutch Flat Hotel offers breakfast and lunch, and the Monte Vista Inn offers a spectacular local watering hole and fabulous dining experience. A private catering service is also available and offers gourmet meals delivered to door.

Hiking, fishing and exploring old gold country haunts and antiquing are just part of the fun.

Come and renew yourself!

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Geri Lennon
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Geri Lennon

We are free lance writers and video producers. This is a fabulous place for

creativity and exploration. Since we write worldwide, Serenity Central is filled with photos from many cultures.

Geri Lennon purchased this house in 1988

Why Geri Lennon chose Gold Country / High Sierra

The Sierras are spectacular all year round. It is a perfect place for nature, hiking, winter and summer sports and just plain chilling out.

What makes this house unique

Exquisite nature is one of our favorite benefits. No freeway traffic jams while enjoying pure relaxation. This is a perfect writer's haven.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Dutch Flat, Serenity Central: Cozy Home in the Woods
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Truly a relaxing home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Serenity Central was a fantastic home base for exploring the nearby national parks--and the fantastic, local Dutch Flats community pool. The property was spacious, cozy, stocked with anything you might need (and more), and offered indoor and outdoor space. We especially appreciated the grill on the upstairs deck, which made our Labor Day adventure complete. Add to all of this the overall spiritual, supportive vibe of the decor, and you have a truly special place to stay.

Communication about the property and details for check-in and out were fantastic. I really appreciated the print outs waiting for us at arrival, with lots of information beyond just the property, but also the local town and nearby things to see.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redwood City, CA

Peace and Relaxation - What a Way To Spend Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

We couldn’t have asked for a more inviting place to stay. The house relieved us of any stressors we’d brought with us as soon as we walked in. It was a perfect place to read, watch a mystery or two, complete a few crossword puzzles, and catch up on sleep. Everything we needed was there, and the owner was very accommodating before, during and after our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Great fun!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time at this relaxing comfortable cabin. Close to an awesome pool with nice families and a fun walk into town. Many different sounds of birds, squirrels, chickens and trains are a welcome change from city life.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkeley, CA

Heavenly Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

The house was in excellent condition and along with the location, it provided the serene environment I was seeking for the weekend with friends.

It is a cozy place with a view of majestic trees out of every window. The kitchen has everything you need to care and feed yourself and the living room area is open and inviting. The deck off the living room is perfect for morning coffee or a glass of wine in the afternoon. The small town of Dutch Flat is walkable and offers all the provisions you might need. And there is a nearby community pool, also surrounded by trees, to cool yourself on a hot summer day.

The owner is very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and enthusiastically shares historical information as well as specific locations. It is a pleasure to be in the beauty of Gold Country and feel so cared for and safe.

I plan to return again and would recommend this place to anyone seeking the perfect place to soothe their soul and celebrate all that is good in life.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

Cozy winter mornings in the trees

  • 5 of 5

I dream all year of the cozy winter mornings we spend in this beautiful cabin on the hillside of Dutch Flat. The upstairs living area gives you the impression of being in the tops of the trees as you comfortably sip your coffee in front of the fire and gaze out at the snow tipped trees with the birds flitting about. There is a calmness that can’t be duplicated. The house is clean and well-maintained. It is a short walk into the quaint town of Dutch Flat where you can purchase groceries or just enjoy a scenic walk through a picturesque town. The house is decorated with exquisite finds from around the world and the kitchen is well equipped. The kids like to stay downstairs where they have their own space to hang out, their own bathroom, and nice warm heater. We look forward to our annual winter visit to this cozy retreat in the woods. I would definitely recommend this house to anyone looking for a quiet vacation in the mountains.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jupiter, Florida/USA

Peaceful Pines

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our refreshing visit to Dutch Flat. The mountain air is clean and invigorating, the nights are wonderfully dark, great sleeping weather. The house is charming, serene and inviting, very clean and neat. We found a stream up the road an easy walking distance away, and enjoyed relaxing in the calming environment. The little town of DF is quaint, and Grass Valley is nearby for shopping and entertainment. We look forward to staying there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Sacramento Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Monte Vista
Nearest Golf
28 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I 80
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Monte Vista
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lower Lake (rustic)
Car: necessary

Half hour hike to American River, fabulous trails to explore

Antiquing in town and towns nearby

Snow skiing about an hour away. Fabulous community pool open in summer, less than a block away.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $20
Cleaning $75
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
$175; 2 person limit. Call owner for any special request.
Security deposit $150 (returnable upon review); cleaning $75;, pet fees to be discussed. $150deposit for pet $20/night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Dutch Flat House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • 2 bathrooms. Both have bathtubs. Upstairs has shower as well.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Lovely serene bedroom with adjoining deck 2nd bedroom downstairs, with bathroom with bathtub
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Reiki treatments booked upon request.

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