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Murphys Hideaway! Private Great View!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms Great Mountain and Sunset Views

Get close access to downtown Murphys and yet stay in a private, scenic location. This charming house is located along a mountain ridgeline offering beautiful views. The spacious rear deck provides a large, comfortable outdoor living and entertainment area. The house, located on 2 1/2 acres of private property, is well furnished and has all the amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The kitchen is outfitted with gourmet pots and pans and cooking and eating utensils. If cooking while on your vacation is not your idea of fun, a variety of restaurants are minutes away. The house has phone service, 2 TVs with DVR and DVD player, free wireless internet access, games, washer and dryer, wood burning stove (wood provided), and is furnished with beautiful antiques, 3 comfortable queen size beds and one bathroom. Murphys Hideaway house provides a restful getaway after your day full of the local activities the area has to offer like visiting wineries and caverns or going antiquing, shopping or hiking

IRONSTONE WINERY in Murphys has a GREAT outdoor concert venue.

More Details

Owner
Gerri Jewell
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Hideaway" is a truly appropriate name. We had a wonderful stay in your cozy cabin. This is a special part of the world and our hike along the Arnold Rim Trail at sunset made a perfect end of our trip. Thank you for sharing this cute cabin.
Dec 2016
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Amenities

Murphys House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed
    Loft - 1 queen , Queen bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Well behaved pets are welcome.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9 based on 93 reviews
5

Very nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The sunsets were amazing!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Everything you need

  • 4 of 5

We loved the house. The setting was gorgeous. The house had absolutely everything that you need. The rooms were pretty spacious and comfortable.

CONS: No AC. Although, there are lots of fans, we had to cut our vacation a day short because the heat was unbearable and made it impossible to sleep at night. The road from Murphys is horrible!!! Better drive a bit further down on 4 and turn on Avery Sheep Ranch Rd and then on the street of the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the kind comments regarding the beautiful setting and furnishings of the house. With regard to Sheep Ranch Road from Murphys, it is a paved country road and one would expect a windy, rural, mountainous road to get to a remote setting which is one of the great appeals of this property. So yes we concur that the Sheep Ranch Road method of access to the property is rural and mountainous albeit faster than the alternate and less windy access via Highway 4 to Averys and to the property from there. With regard to the summer heat in CA at this time of year there's no question that the heat may not be comfortable for some people. From our review of the national weather service data at the time of July 1 and 2, 2017, when it was deemed too warm to sleep, the high for the day was 91 degrees and the low for the day was 57 degrees. At 9:55 PM the temperature was 68 degrees. We understand it could and can be too warm in the house for some to be comfortable sleeping shortly after sunset. The information given to guests right before their arrival encourages those staying in the house during warm periods to help manage possible heat buildup in the house by using the provided blinds and automatic Sunsetter awning during the hottest portions of the day.
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5

Incredible views from a cozy hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Murphy's Hideaway, and we weren't ready to leave when it was time to go. The house is homey and comfortable, and I loved the antique screen and armoires. The deck and location are really special, and I would highly recommend this rental for those who like to be a bit off of the beaten path because it's a few minutes up the road from Murphy's. Nice, country quiet with lots of deer & bird watching available.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful stay in a gorgeous countryside

  • 5 of 5

This was a surprising and welcome find. We stayed here for a writer's retreat and to be convenient to the great food and wine tasting in Murphy's, CA. While initially quite hot, after we opened the place up, we found it to be temperate and pleasant for the remainder of our stay. Gerri (the property owner) was very helpful and accommodating, and the property itself was lovely, clean, and well-appointed, just secluded enough to be peaceful while still close enough to town to be convenient. The beds were very comfortable as well. And the night sky was absolutely gorgeous. We will definitely be returning if we get the chance.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Serene, Comfy, Homely, Convenient +++++

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Gerri’s cottage with our toddler twins and parents on our recent visit to the cozy town of Murphy’s.

The cottage was warm, cozy, comfy and a place where we felt at home for the two days that we stayed. It was stocked will all the necessary supplies and there was nothing that was missing as such, except for some sachets of hot chocolate that my husband hunted for throughout the kitchen but failed to find! Also I was secretly hoping for some microwave popcorn, but well, that’s not deemed as a ‘necessity’ either. There was ample seating, linen, sheets and supplies for all of us. Even the bedrooms were ample, although an extra bathroom would have helped!

The place was clean and the size of the house was just perfect for the six of us. Our babies had a blast in the house as well as on the luxury-sized patio deck too.

We had no trouble locating the house, but that was since our GPS was our guiding angel, however you can easily miss the house if you blink and miss the house number board on the road. So do keep an eye out as you near the ‘point of rest’. The drive to and from the town is roughly about 15-20 minutes so you definitely need to plan your lunch and dinner accordingly if you are not keen on spending time having a cook off in the kitchen on a vacation. Definitely not my idea of fun but the kitchen was used well enough to cook meals for our kids and breakfast for our hungry tummies early in the morning!

In case you are coming from north the sheep ranch road from Avery is a little shorter compared to route from Murphys.

The nights may get a little hot or cold depending on the weather but incase it gets hot, you will have a noisy companion in the form of a table fan. Although the noise of the lone fan may cut through the pin drop silence of the night, it may get a little annoying for some, so a tiring day may come to the rescue to help you fall asleep.

Overall we had a beautoful stay and enjoyed some Californian snow hidden away neatly, an hour’s drive away in bear valley. It’s a good relaxing getaway and we definitely recommend Gerri’s House for having some fun (no pun intended)!

Also last but not the least, we forgot one of the most important members of our family back there, but thankfully Gerri was kind enough to post it back to us promptly enough. It was a bedtime lullaby singing doll without which our toddlers refuse to sleep and today since we received it in post we can have a peaceful night!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Snehal, Thanks for your kind words about your stay at Murphys Hideaway. Since your stay we have installed ceiling fans in all the rooms, very quiet. We often get a very nice breeze coming up the canyon which helps keep the house cooler. We have stayed at this house on 100 degree days and have found the house to stay quite comfortable. We are happy you enjoyed your time there! Best Regards, Gerri
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5

Cozy

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful relaxing time. The home had a beautiful view and was very quiet. The owners provided everything we needed and were they easy to work with. We would recommend this cute little hideaway to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Downtown Murphys
Ironstone
"A winery on your must see list. Beautiful venue."
Moaning Cavern Park
"Fun place to explore, has a zip line."
Grounds
"One of my favorite Murphys restaurants."
V Bistro Murphys
Alchemy Cafe
Twisted Oak Winery
The Spice Tin
V Restaurant & Bar
Rob's Place
Aria Bakery
Car: recommended

Located just two and a half hours east of San Francisco, the town of Murphys (founded in 1848 and known as 'Queen of the Sierra') provides an array of activities: historic sites to see, fabulous restaurants, dozens of wineries, outdoor concerts, antique and eclectic shopping, art galleries, golfing, hiking, fishing, biking, rafting, and a live theater. Big Trees State Park, Bear Valley Ski Area and the Alpine Lake recreation area are located nearby. The town of Murphys was listed in the April 2006 issue of Frommers Budget Travel as one of the top 10 coolest small towns.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Damage Deposit $250

$179.00 per night, two night minimum, plus 6% tax and cleaning fee of $60.00.
$250.00 Refundable Security/Booking/Damage Deposit required.
Pets allowed with advance notice to owner, no fee required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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