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One Mile From Murphys Private Garden Cottage Get-a-Way

Bedrooms 1
Space 425 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Enjoy a private and cozy cottage for two in the beautiful wine country of Calaveras county.

The cottage is located in historic Douglas Flat, just one mile from the charming downtown of Murphys. The cottage was originally built in the 1960's as the post office for Douglas Flat and is a separate building at Harmon Gardens. The cottage has all the amenities you'll need to enjoy dining on the patio or in the cottage, including coffee pot and coffee for your first days' morning brew. Also, table setting for two, refrigerator, microwave and flat screen tv. Free Wi-Fi that works in our hills, thanks to switching to Comcast. And a super comfy Queen sized bed. New enlarged bathroom with separate toilet and sink from the shower. The shower has great water pressure and perfect height for all those tall folks. And the best part of the cottage, it's private and quiet yet only a mile to busy and hip Murphys.

Enjoy your morning coffee from the cottage deck or stone patio, watching the ever present hummingbirds sipping flower nectar. Or, stroll through the gardens with a glass of wine and enjoy the water ponds. If you're an artist, bring your easel for plein-air painting in the garden. There is always something in bloom or ready for picking at Harmon Gardens.

Nearby Murphys was named the best small town getaway by Budget Vacation Magazine, with plenty of free or nearly free outdoor activities in the area. Downtown Murphys also boasts over a dozen wine tasting rooms and great restaurants.

Enjoy the many vineyards that compliment the beautiful hills in the area or walk to 2 wineries in Douglas Flat. Travel up Highway 4 a short distance to Big Trees State Park for a fantastic outdoor hike and picnic. Bear Valley skiing is an hour away. Ironstone Vineyards summer concerts are just over the hill from the cottage and a new folk music artist venue is Twisted Oak Winery just 2 miles away. Awesome outdoor under the sky venue with reasonable ticket prices! And no traffic jam when you leave the concert. We love the concerts at Twisted Oak.

Privacy yet close to everything, come for a visit at Harmon Gardens cottage.

Keywords: Private Cottage

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Douglas Flat

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 425 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • New bigger bathroom in January 2016. Shower separate from toilet and sink area. Lots of room and additional wall heater. High water pressure. No sharing hot water heater; its just for the cottage.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • New Serta Queen size Beds (1)
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The cottage is private and a separate building on the garden property. Guests are welcome to stroll through the garden or just a enjoy the view from the patio with a morning cup of coffee.


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One Mile From Murphys Private Garden Cottage Get-a-Way
average rating of 4.883721 based on 43 reviews

Very cute and cozy home away from home. Perfect size for two people.

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time on our stay. The cottage was a great home away from home, very cozy and private. A beautiful garden and very cute small pond with little fish were fun to explore and admire. The town of Murphy's, which is just down the road, gave us lots to do and see. Some great caverns are very close, the Sequoia National Forest, great winerys and restaurants also. Unfortunately we went during a rainy weekend so we weren't able to enjoy the lake nearby but it did not slow down our fun one bit. Would definitely recommend a place for a nice couples getaway.

  • Submitted: 8-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review of our cottage and our area for activities. I’m sure if it weren’t raining you would have enjoyed the hike down to Natural Bridges cave and creek. It’s just a short drive from the cottage to reach the trailhead. Angela
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Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! It was very clean and homey with plenty of room for 2 people. The air conditioner kept us very comfortable in the hot weather. We enjoyed the deck and gardens and the fact that we were removed from, but still very close to, all the action gold country has to offer.

  • Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for you review! Always appreciate hearing from our guests. And yes the cottage A/C works great beating back our typical hot July weather. Angela
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Cute cabin in tiny town of Douglas Flat

  • 5 of 5

Loved this cute little cabin near Murphys CA. Simple place with little fridge, bathroom with shower, wifi and a pretty sitting area. Nice and private but with easy access to the main road. A quick drive to Murphys and Angels Camp to get all your supplies. Peaceful and quiet. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was lovely and charming. The owners are very sweet. I loved staying here.

  • Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely spot for a romantic getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Angela & Don have created an oasis. From the well-appointed bathroom, to the comfortable bed, to the peaceful patio and garden...we couldn't have asked for a sweeter spot to rest and relax. The cottage is close enough to central Murphys for convenience, but far enough away to avoid feeling overrun with tourists. We would definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: 3-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Connie for your kind review of our garden cottage. We truly appreciate guests like you and Mike that enjoy our private getaway and look forward to your next visit! Angela and Don
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Lovely property!

  • 5 of 5

Very quite and close to everything. The grounds are lovely, be sure to meet the owners, they are just as lovely!

The flower garden behind the art studio is gorgeous!

  • Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A dozen plus wine tasting rooms in nearby Murphys, Concerts at Ironstone Vineyards, Farmers Market, historic 1854 pioneer school house just down the street, caving and hiking, skiing Bear Valley, bird watching, and enjoying the chicken antics.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Douglas Flat

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Booking Pmt Service Fee C$6.59

Since we don't charge a cleaning fee nor require a security deposit we do ask our guests to acknowledge leaving the cottage in the good condition as when they arrived.

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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