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Designer Home in Rural Setting Walking Distance to Nevada City

105 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Nevada City - Honeycomb Ranch

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4).

Our 2 bedroom guest house, with a rural feel, yet only a lovely stroll of less than 3/4 of a mile to the heart of downtown Nevada City, is not just a 'vacation rental'. It is a meticulously maintained 1,100 sf home -- Totally separate, private, sophisticated, quiet, one-of-a-kind, architecturally designed, light filled retreat down a long and private driveway. Honeycomb Ranch is a non-smoking property located in a 'neighborhood' of 4 ranchettes, each 5 acres apart. Please read the reviews to see that our guests consistently tell us they are delighted to discover our unique, peaceful and comfortable guest house. It is the perfect retreat/get-away for a couple or a couple of friends or a small family. The master bedroom is located down the hall and is quite large with a pillowtop kingsize mattress and a sliding glass door opening onto a deck with meadow and forest views. The second bedroom is smaller but has a very comfortable queen size bed, nightstands and a dresser. There is an additional closet in the entry way if hanging space is needed. (See 'Property Details' for additional information.) The furniture in the living room is extremely comfortable, the kitchen is fully equipped and the views from every window are beautiful. Just bring your suitcase. Everything else is provided to make your stay relaxing and fun.

Wake up to the sound of birds and end the night on the deck gazing at millions of stars. It is easy to unwind in this special home with its zen-like feel situated on 5 pastoral acres of open meadows, pine, oak and fruit trees, organic gardens and a picturesque old barn. Wonderful, easy country walks from your door abound and hiking is minutes away. Tucked away in a hidden place with such a rural feel, you will be amazed to find what a very short and easy walk it is past beautiful Victorians to the bustling, historic, charming Gold Country downtown of Nevada City. In combination with 'Twin City' Grass Valley, 3 miles away, there is more than an abundance of great restaurants, world class live entertainment, shops, galleries and museums to keep you busy.

If you are parents or grandparents with family living here you want to visit, it is the perfect spot. If you live in San Francisco and want to make a quick getaway out of the fog, it is just a 2 1/2 hour drive. Reno is only an hour and 15 minutes away and Sacramento is just an hour. Easy drives to come to a 'world away'! Anytime is the right time to make your reservations. Nevada County boasts a gorgeous, eastern style Fall with brilliant color everywhere. You don't even have to leave our property to see an unbelievable display of Fall colors. There are huge crafts faires over Thanksgiving weekend and there are classical music festivals in the Fall and throughout the year. Professional theater and our Center for the Arts concerts and events take place year round. In the winter, the towns of Nevada City and Grass Valley both hold street fairs in the month of December prior to Christmas and the towns are decorated to look like something out of a Victorian fairy tale. Winter brings ski-ing and within an hour, you can be at major ski resorts in Lake Tahoe. In the spring, quince, daffodils and everything else is in bloom, frogs are croaking and the river will be flowing. In the summer, you can swim in our magnificent Yuba River, hike, stroll to Farmers Markets, attend music festivals and just enjoy. Weddings abound in our area from Spring through the Fall so if you are part of the wedding party or a guest coming from out of town, make your reservations now. Staying in our guest house instead of a hotel will make the event that much more memorable.

The Yuba River and Nevada City's Scotts Flat Lake are each only 10 minutes away and the North Shore of Lake Tahoe is an hour. Reserve some time now to stay at Honeycomb Ranch in the Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall before it gets all booked up.

If you like outdoor activities, relaxing, eating gourmet food, theater, musical events including classical music festivals that rival San Francisco and shopping in boutiques, and/or sitting quietly reading a book or meditating while watching birds soaring overhead, you will enjoy staying at Honeycomb Ranch while taking in all that Nevada County has to offer.

Keywords: cottage, guest house, private, countryside,

separate, immaculate, peaceful, light-filled, beautiful grounds, spacious, contemporary, comfortable, quiet, meadows, pine trees, oak trees, sweeping views, barn, weddings,

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Nina Snegg
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 October, 2016
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About Nina Snegg

Mike, my husband, and I have lived in Nevada City for over 33 years and have raised four children here. We have lived at Honeycomb Ranch for over 22 years. We both love Nevada County and have taken advantage of all the wonderful things that there are to do here including sailing and kayaking on Scotts Flat Lake, cross country skiing, biking, hiking, and attending many of the cultural events on an on-going basis. Having lived here for so long, I can send you in the right direction for anything you would be interested in doing. Both originally from Southern California, we would never want to live anywhere else but here. We travel often but always look forward to coming home. We are pictured here with our dog, Barley, who has become our official VRBO greeter.

Nina Snegg purchased this house in 2002

Why Nina Snegg chose Gold Country / High Sierra

We chose to build a guest house on our property in a totally private spot so our friends and grown family members would have a wonderful place to stay when they came to visit. With our children now all living in other parts of the country, we felt the time was right to make our guest home available to people who are interested in coming to our area.

What makes this house unique

The best part of staying on Honeycomb Ranch is the tranquil feeling, the beauty and rural quality of being here and the closeness to town. Our guest house is a very special place, carefully designed to put your soul at ease. It is very quiet and peaceful and the vistas are beautiful. For us, it serves as a retreat and anyone who comes here and stays in our guest house feels the same way.


based on 105 holidaymaker reviews

Designer Home in Rural Setting Walking Distance to Nevada City
average rating of 4.9809523 based on 105 reviews

A Beautiful Stay

  • 5 of 5

This home was such a lovely place to stay for a couple of days or longer. We enjoyed sitting on the deck both in the daytime, but especially at night when there is a beautiful starry sky. Could even see the Milky Way! The beds were very comfortable and the rooms spacious. Very quiet.

An added bonus is the tool museum in the barn. A very restful vacation destination.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful, relaxing, perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at Honeycomb Ranch. The spacious interior perfect in every way, everything is clean and tastefully appointed, with all the conveniences and all the comfort one can need. The house is situated in peaceful, relaxing country setting which is private and beautiful yet only a 5 minute drive to the charming and quaint downtown area of Nevada City. We will definately return every year!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent and quiet unit in Nevada City

  • 5 of 5

I am a regular renter on VRBO and am very particular about where I stay. Mike and Nina's unit met every need on my list. The location was very close to town. The unit was clean and well furnished with everything you need. It was quiet!!! And...Nina was quick, responsive and informative via email. I would not hesitate to rent again. Thanks Nina and Mike.


  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Great weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely and quiet stay at the cottage. Beautiful views and peaceful surroundings we left after the weekend feeling relaxed and happy. A great spot for our girls trip.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Beautiful and relaxing experience

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful and the guest house so comfortable. We loved our staying at Honeycomb ranch and how convenient it is to explore the downtown area of Nevada city. Thank you Nina and Mike for offering such a nice space!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This is one of the nicest places I’ve ever stayed on vacation. The guest house is well-appointed and quiet, with a deck off the back that looks out onto a beautiful meadow. The bedrooms are good-sized and the entire place is very private and clean. The hosts are available if you need them, but leave you alone unless you ask for something, so it’s the perfect place to get away from it all. The property is close to town, yet it feels as if you are far out in the country. We walked to town for dinner in the evenings, and it is a beautiful walk that gives you the opportunity to see the town and some of the Victorian houses up close. There is so much to do in Nevada City. We went swimming in the Yuba River, ate in some of the marvelous restaurants in town, listened to music in one of the local restaurants, and then returned to our lovely little guest house in the trees at the end of the day. Marvelous!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Sacramento, Ca. and Reno Nv.
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Downtown Nevada City
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nevada County Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Auburn, Ca. plus bus to Nevada City
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Scotts Flat Lake, Yuba River
Car: recommended

Nevada City is a gorgeous small town in the Gold Country's Foothills that is a restored Victorian town that has many shops, cultural events, movies, restaurants, festivals and where natural beauty and friendly people abound.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Nevada City, Gold Country / High Sierra

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2 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £82
cleaning fee £53 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Additional charges include $90.00 cleaning fee, 10% lodging tax and $150.00 refundable security/damage deposit. First 2 people are $150.00 per night. Additional people with a maximum of 4 all together is $20.00 per night per person extra.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Nevada City in California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2. Smaller room closer to the common area with a slightly lowered wall near the ceiling but with an entry door and complete privacy.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

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