Completely renovated 3 bedroom/2.5 home with romantic charm/one of a kind
Russ and Joan Boyd
About Russ and Joan Boyd
Joan and Russ are former Bay Area real estate agents who recently moved to charming Murphys full time. Joan and Russ are California natives as Joan grew up in Menlo Park and Russ in Southern California. We love the Bay Area but were looking for a place to escape the traffic and congestion that exists today on the peninsula. We have owned homes is Tahoe and Arnold but Murphy's is closer and less crowded. . Our wish was to find an upscale vacation home which a Bay Area designer had created and designed in a English cottage style which is unique for this area. Our wish is for you to enjoy Dogwood Cottage as much as we do!
Russ and Joan Boyd purchased this House in 2017
Why Russ and Joan Boyd chose Murphys
We fell in love with this particular Murphy location because it is in an exclusive section of Murphy's which has security at the gates and more to outdoor activities that other sections of Murphys. This includes tennis, golf and swimming plus trails right out the door and nearby skiing. Downtown is only 3.4 miles away .
What makes this House unique
Our vacation home is an upscale home which a Bay Area designer had created and designed in a English cottage style which is unique for this area. We also appreciated the private Forest like backyard with a Zen vibe for grilling and drinking a glass of vino in complete silence. Our final wish is for you to enjoy Dogwood Cottage as much as we do!
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Exceptional Vacation Rental
I have rented several homes in Murphys and this one is top notch. This is a luxury property at a very reasonable price point. The owners were very responsive and lovely to work with. We had a total of 6 people and the home was spacious enough to accommodate everyone comfortably. Upon arrival, we were greeted with a hand written card welcoming us along with fresh baked muffins and other accoutrements to help us settle in. Rest assured, you can't go wrong choosing this home for your next adventure in the Murphys area!
Fantastic place to stay in Murphy’s
This place located in Forest Meadows complex which is a fantastic community with clubhouse, recreation and short trails. The house was in a premium condition and the hospitality was A+++. Our family enjoyed our stay here. Will definitely recommend to anyone visiting Murphys.
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our home and we appreciate the condition our home was left in after your stay. We hope to have you as a guest again the next time you visit Murphys.
We had a great stay. Gorgeous home and close to Murphys. We used the local taxi service several times and getting back and forth to Murphys was easy. Spent a morning in Big Trees, house is in a great location to many amenities. Would stay here again. Owner left cheese, wine, candy, homemade muffins out for us. We felt very welcome! When we used all the regular coffee pods they dropped off more. Lovely owners, they took great care of us!
We enjoyed hosting Jennifers and her friends. Our experience was smooth from the beginning to the end and they left our home neat and tidy. We hope to have the opportunity to host Jennifer again!
What a wonderful home for our girls getaway. The home is beautiful, beds comfortable and hosts are so thoughtful! Couldn’t have asked for anything more. Highly recommend!
Beautiful and comfortable home with everything you need
Well-appointed, comfortable home with all the right touches. We received wonderful hospitality and caring by the owners, Russ and Joan. Our kids enjoyed it, and it was perfect for our large family. We would definitely stay here again!
Perfect in every way...
If you are planning to go to Murphys or the Bear Valley area look no further. This home is ideally located, beautifully furnished and the perfect place to stay. Our hosts, Russ and Joan, could not have been more welcoming. From the chocolates left in every bedroom to the local tips provided, they were the epitome of hospitality.
We look forward to returning next year!
There are trails right out the door plus tennis, biking, swimming, and concerts at the local wineries. One such winery is just minutes away from this location. Downtown is 5 miles and has festivals, wine tasting, restaurants, a park with a creek running through it and a whole lot of charm! Gated and safe with security.