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Adorable Two-Person Bungalow in Downtown Nevada City

Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom Downtown Nevada City cottage on a quiet street

An adorable and private cottage in downtown Nevada City - just a 5-6 minute walk to the shops, galleries, cafes, bars, restaurants, and events of the charming and historic Nevada City. The Downtown Bungalow features a bedroom with a queen sized bed, flat screen HD TV, closet and sitting area. The bathroom includes organic shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, and lotion, plus a hairdryer and luxurious towels. The kitchen has a full set up including a coffee cone, coffee press, coffee grinder, juicer and all the appliances, pans, and dishes you need for your stay. A gas grill is on the patio. There is a dining area and lovely outdoor patio for your morning coffee or afternoon cocktail. We provide Starbucks coffee beans, tea, and bottled water. The Bungalow is a separate building on our property, with owner interaction at a minimum. There is private parking for one car. There is heat and AC (during warm months only) in the Bungalow, + a ceiling fan. Please note that the Bungalow is a small granny unit, appropriate for one person or a couple.

As of Feb 1, 2016: Please note that we charge a 10% bed tax on our nightly rate (i.e. $12 for our standard $125 nightly fee). This is payable at the Bungalow at check-in. cash preferred. It is a hospitality tax that goes to Nevada City.

The Bungalow is on a quiet street yet just a short 5-6 minute downhill walk into lively downtown Nevada City. The property is beautifully landscaped and there is a seasonal creek running just outside the Bungalow. There are numerous hiking, biking, and running trails within walking distance from the property. The gorgeous Yuba River is a short drive away.

More Details

Kathy Dotson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Kathy Dotson

Kathy moved to Nevada City in 1994 after graduating from UCSB and growing up in Southern California. While working at a summer camp, she met the Southern man of her dreams, Brett (from Southwestern Virginia) and they married in 2002. They have two young girls, Roxy and Scarlet.

Kathy worked for the South Yuba River Citizens League for 10 years, and while there founded the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. She was the Festival Director for the first 8 years. Currently she is a graphic designer, working for a large variety of local businesses and non profits. She also teaches spinning at the South Yuba Club (one of the best and most intense spin classes around!) Brett has been in solar sales for over 10 years, working for SMA America.

The family loves adventuring in the Sierra, seeing live music and enjoying their incredible and magical community of Nevada City.

Kathy Dotson purchased this bungalow in 2007

Why Kathy Dotson chose Nevada City

We bought this property because we LOVE downtown Nevada City.

What makes this bungalow unique

The community around us and in Nevada County makes for such a magical place to live! We love sharing it with others.


Nevada City Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • a newly remodeled bathroom with body wash, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer and towels
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • A queen-size bed with memory foam mattress
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

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Adorable Two-Person Bungalow in Downtown Nevada City
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

Wonderful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This bungalow is a wonderful place to stay while visiting the area. I have stayed here before and will stay again when in the area. As a matter of fact, I stayed at a different house last time I was in the area for work and was very unsatisfied. Now I plan my work trips to the area around when this unit is available. Kathy is the most wonderful host, leaves you goodies in the refrigerator and on the counter. The bungalow is clean, has everything one could need to cook your own meals, even has a BBQ available for use. It is close to town, has many activities close. I will be renting this unit again.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Downtown Bungalow

  • 4 of 5

Lovely place, just as shown in the pictures. It is a short stroll to the town center, but a very quiet location. The host asked me my preferences for beverages and had them in the kitchen. The bed is a queen and very comfortable. Charming place.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint Cottage for Two

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a weekend away recently in Nevada City, CA. Found this cottage that was darling. Very neat and tidy and impeccable design down to the last detail. Our host was kind enough to even provide special snacks and local wine for us to enjoy. Easy walk to the downtown shops and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to hang your hat while visiting NV City!

  • 5 of 5

Clean and quaint with all the necessities one could need. Kathy made us feel welcomed. The property is beautiful and a short walk into NV City’s main drag.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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sweet home away from home

  • 4 of 5

The location, the ambiance, the host, we loved it all. The only drawback was the bed which wasn't comfortable for our taste. It was soft with a dip where it was most worn. Other than that Kathy had thought of everything to make our stay sweet! Nice kitchen and well equipped although we ate out most often. And the bath products were top quality. Easy walking distance to town.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy with Great Location.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I planned a visit to Nevada City for the Victorian Christmas and wanted a place within easy walking distance to the event. We were delighted to find this cozy bungalow in a tranquil setting so close to town. We stayed for only two nights, but the place was equipped with a complete kitchen and everything that you would require for an extended period. Kathy was a gracious host and made sure that we had everything we needed and provided recommendations for local places to eat and shop. Really enjoyed our stay and hated to leave. Thanks Kathy!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

A 10% bed tax is added to all reservations. Payable at the Bungalow. It goes to our wonderful town of Nevada City.
In addition, a $50 cleaning fee is collected for stays of 7 nights. The cleaning fee is paid at the Bungalow.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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