Perfect getaway cottage. Private, gated, Ask about Pets!
About Claire Laverne
I live in the Bay Area but grew up in the Lodi area. Decided I would like a getaway place so purchased the 6 ares, completely undeveloped. I loved the location and the challenge of doing it "my way" when it came to putting a structure on the land. I put in the road, utilities and house sites. The cottage was built to use while constructing a main house. I lived in it for a little over a year and it was apparent that I am very much a city girl, so I didn't build the main house. The cottage has been a delightful retreat and my daughter put it on VRBO to share.
Claire Laverne purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why Claire Laverne chose Murphys
My roots are in this area and it is the perfect distance from the Bay for long or short retreats. The cottage was well built and very comfortable. Sadly, two yrs ago the original cottage burned to the ground. Mouse vs., wire under the house, they think, and due to the exceptionally dry wood, poof! Fortunately, it rained for 2 days before this event so the fire did not spread! We decided to rebuild, as we love coming here, and now, two years later the cottage is back with a bit more space and a whole new look. Honestly, it's just lovely and oh so comfy!
What makes this Cottage unique
Privacy, close to Murphys, everything is fresh and new, yet it has a wonderful warmth and feel that I know you will appreciate. The sounds of the night and the amazing star shows will amaze. If you are lucky you will see some deer and quail walking around at dusk and dawn and there is literally a "herd" of turkeys that strut around the development below. The deck is so comfortable, share a bottle of local wine, throw something on the BBQ and relax.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful home and property
This is the 2nd time I stayed here. It is a perfect couple get away. Quiet, peaceful, clean and nice. :)
Very clean and relaxing. Loved the location off the beaten path. Felt like staying in a tree house.
Wonderful Cottage & Great Location
Our daughter is looking at property to buy near Murphys, and loved the Country Cottage and location near Murphys!
This little cabin in the woods is perfect for a couple to get away from it all.
Superb Murphy’s Getaway
Loved our stay here. It was very peaceful and remote but just minutes to town. Enjoyed the sunrise and listening to the wildlife from the deck. The place was clean and no bugs inside. The bed was very comfortable with high quality linens provided. This is a fantastic place for a getaway for 2. We will definitely stay here again.
A magical hide-away
A beautiful cottage amongst the pines, tastefully decorated, thoughtfully equipped for convenience and comfort. Thank you for sharing this special property with us!
We are huge fans of Grounds for Breakfast and V, Alchemy and the Murphys Hotel for dinner. Favorite wines and wineries, Hovey, Stevenot, Broll Mt. and Indian Rock.
Christines for shoes and clothing, always fun and good for all ages.
Ironstone has wonderful concerts in the warmer months.
Bear Valley is terrific when there is snow! The caves are a hoot! Alpine Lake is always a treat and stop by the Apple place on your way up. Amazing baked good.
Great coffee in town. Just park and start exploring or hang out in the cottage and enjoy the peace and quiet! Quite Romantic.