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Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)


This Charming Fairytale like Cottage is located in Downtown Murphys. It is always decorated for the holidays and the season. You can walk to over 20 wine tasting rooms, upscale restaurants, boutiques, spas and much more. You may park your car and never use it until your departure. Or you can drive 1 mile to Mercer Caverns, 2 miles to Ironstone Winery, about 5 minutes to Moaning Caverns. Drive 20 minutes up Highway 4 to visit the internationally known Big Trees State Park and see trees over 2000 years old!

The queen bed has a pillow top mattress that is sooooo comfortable!

Bear Valley Ski Resort is less than an hour away offering downhill, crosscountry and snowmobiling. Nearby Stanilaus River, Utica Lake, Union Lake, Spicer Reservoir and New Melones Lake offer fishing, hiking, swimming and boating. The Gold Rush town of Columbia is just 20 minutes away too! Year round, there is always something to enjoy when you visit Murphys! 1 night stays available during the week and on the weekend if someone else books the other weekend date.


More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Denise

Welcome to my little cottage! I have been an art teacher, a professional artist and a realtor in my past. This is my favorite time of life right now taking care of my little charming cottage in downtown Murphys. The cottage is spotless clean and welcoming! I love to garden and decorate and bake goodies for my guests. I enjoy decorating the cottage for every season and holiday. I live next to the cottage in my own little cottage which is always convenient in case you need anything. Your stay will be a pleasant one to remember!

Denise purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Denise chose Gold Country / High Sierra

This charming cottage is only 1 block from Main St! You will choose your own digital code to unlock the front door. Previous guest codes will be deleted upon their departure. You can feel safe that no one else will be entering the cottage during your stay!

What makes this cottage unique

To quote many of the guests that have stayed here, " I will never stay in a motel again while visiting Murphys! I love coming back to this charming comfortable cottage that is so close to everything downtown!" Step outside to smell the cinnamon rolls baking half a block away at the bakery on Main St. What a great way to start the day!

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thank you SO very much for letting us use your wonderful and darling cottage. It was everything AND MORE what we expected. What a fabulous treat and pure relaxation away from the busy Bay Area. We truly enjoyed ourselves and loved coming "home" to your cottage. We WILL be back again soon. Thanks again.

All the best,

Sybil and Patrick
Aug 2010
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Murphys Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The tiled tub/shower bathroom is off of the dressing area which is through the bedroom. Towels, liquid soap, shampoo and conditioner, toilet paper, kleenex, hair dryer, hand mirror, sewing kit, iron & iron board are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Pillow Top Mattress, soooo comfortable!, (1) Full size bed, leather sofa in the living room, good size for children, there is also a fold up foam futon if you wish to bring a sleeping bag.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Massage and day spa available in downtown Murphys.


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average rating of 4.9666667 based on 55 reviews
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perfect location

  • 5 of 5

was the most convenient spot to visit Murphys downtown just around the corner and short hop to the concert at Ironstone. Perfect cottage for the perfect location and you'll love Denise the owner.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Denise is the best at making you feel welcome and making sure you have everything you need! Will return for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay in Murphys

  • 5 of 5

The house was great for 2 adults and 2 young kids (4 year old and 2.5 year old). Equipped with everything we needed, Denise the host even baked us Banana bread that was an awesome addition. Denis was perfect as host- very helpful with recommendations, welcoming and nice. Made us feel at home away from home.

Location is also perfect- 1 minute walk from the center of the town that is full with restaurants and shops.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, Comfortable and Convenient!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here over a concert weekend and we're glad we did! Murphys Main Street was packed with concert goers so finding parking looked nearly impossible. But we had none of that! Located only a block from Main St, we had access to all the restaurants, tasting rooms and shopping. That alone was worth the stay. But the Cottage was wonderful as well, very clean, cozy, comfortable and surprisingly quiet. We definitely recommend this cottage to anyone looking for comfort and convenience.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint and Comfortably Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this lovely cottage just about every visit to Murphy's. It is absolutely lovely and Denise is quite accommodating and very sweet. She always has the 'special' touch and ensures your stay will be wonderful. I look forward to my next stay. Thank you Denise for everything!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this lovable cottage many times now and never get tired of it. It is darling, clean and there are always special touches that go along with the rental. Denise, the owner, is a real gem and bends over backwards to see that your stay is over the top. The proximity to the quaint town of Murphy's and the wonderful hikes up at Calaveras Big Trees State Park makes it the ideal spot! Thanks again Denise for a wonderful experience!!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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10 minutes to Zip Lines

Visit over 20 Wine Tasting rooms without driving

Don't miss Mercer Caverns, only 1 mile away!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $64
Additional Guest Fee $13 per person per night
Damage Deposit $100

One night stays are available on Friday, Saturday or Sunday night if Friday or Saturday night is already booked as a two night stay. One night stays are also available during the week

I will show you around the cottage about five minutes after you arrive. Please let me know the approximate time that you think you will be arriving. There is a security camera on the carport and I will watch for you to arrive.

The service fee does not go to the owner it goes to

CANCELLATION POLICY: if you need to cancel, your payment will be refunded if that night rebooks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.