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Vintage Comfort in Downtown Murphys! Easy Walk to Main St.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,313 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The Cappelli House is a renovated and updated vintage home appointed with original mid-century modern furniture and decor. Freshly painted inside and out with refinished fir floors, porcelain and stone tile and new redwood deck. Located 2 blocks off Main Street, this three bedroom two bath home is ideally situated to enjoy all that Murphys has to offer: walk to restaurants, wine tasting, shopping and live music. This little town has been called the 'Carmel of the Foothills' and was named 'One of the top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America' by Frommers. Once the stomping-grounds of the likes of Mark Twain and Brett Harte, today Murphys is a well preserved and welcoming gold rush town with a laid-back atmosphere and modern amenities.

Surrounding areas offer something for everyone. Winter sports fans will enjoy the world-class downhill and cross country skiing at Bear Valley, about an hour drive east on Highway 4 from Murphys. There are several outstanding public golf courses within easy driving distance that will challenge and delight golfing enthusiasts of all skill levels. The Stanislaus National Forest offers year-round recreation opportunities including hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, horseback riding, camping, picnicking, rock climbing, low speed boating, whitewater rafting and kayaking, stream and lake fishing, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and more, on over 250,000 acres of spectacular alpine terrain.

Calaveras Big Trees State Park features two magnificent groves of giant sequoia, as well as over six thousand acres of pine forest, campgrounds, picnic areas, and miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. Calaveras County is also blessed with some spectacular caves and caverns, all of which are open to the public and offer a variety of tour options, including Mercer Caverns, Moaning Cavern and California Cavern.

Nearby Lake New Melones provides boating, water and jet skiing opportunities. The more adventurous can try whitewater rafting on the Class IV North Fork Stanislaus River, or flatwater kayaking or canoeing on one of the many beautiful alpine lakes in the Stanislaus National Forest.

For you cyclists, there's no better way to enjoy a day in Murphys than on a bike.

Keywords: bungalow, downtown

More Details

Belinda Cappelli
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

About Belinda Cappelli

Marco and I met in Napa in the wine industry in the late 90's. We moved to the Sierras a few years ago and Marco started making wine for Indian Rock in Murphys. We instantly fell in love with this charming town.

Belinda Cappelli purchased this house in 2010

Why Belinda Cappelli chose Murphys

Marco and I love the history of the Gold Country, enjoy the great wines being produced here and the closeness of a small town community.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy walking and especially appreciate being able to stroll into town for great food and wine!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Murphys in Calaveras County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1313 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Vintage Comfort in Downtown Murphys! Easy Walk to Main St.
average rating of 4.8135595 based on 59 reviews

Clean, cozy and convenient

  • 5 of 5

The Cappelli House was great. It was a clean, relaxing spot to vacation with family and was easily accessible to town. We had a great weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Had quality time with my daughters. Got to play in snow at Bear Valley. My youngest got to hug her trees at Big Tree. Love the shopper in Murphy's. Took the cards you left and have handed all of them out. Watched the blue, blood moon, which was awesome. Will definitely recommend and return again

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific location and property!

  • 4 of 5

We had a terrific time in Murphy's. the house is close to everything. The space is wonderful and the beds are super comfortable. Awesome house, I'd love to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. The decor was fun and 60's funky! The beds were super comfortable memory foam, so that was really nice. The only comment was that there were no towels for the kitchen, except paper towels. Other than that, it was only 1 block to walk to the closest business on main street in Murphys! We hope to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review! I'm sorry you didn't find the kitchen towels. They are in the drawer next to the stove.
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Great place!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place in Murphy's. You can walk to Main Street and be there within 5 minutes. We had plenty of room to play games, watch TV, cook, and sleep. I would highly recommend this place to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location close to town!

  • 4 of 5

We loved how close to downtown Murphys this property was. We were able to walk to town every day to grab a coffee and check out the shops. We also spent a day skiing, and it was only about a 45 minute drive to Bear Valley.

The beds were very comfortable, which is always so nice when you are away from home. The kitchen was spacious and had everything we needed to cook dinner at home. We hope to come back during the summer to enjoy the beautiful deck and yard.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Wine Tasting


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £72.21
Pet Fee £36.1
Damage Deposit £144.42

1 Dog considered for a $50.00 fee

3 night minimum on Holiday, Frog Jump, Grape Stomp and Irish Day Weekends - Auto Quotes do not account for Holiday Rates. Please contact us for a quote directly.

2 night minimum - Last minute and mid-week exceptions made

We may make a claim on your damage deposit, not just for physical damage but also if we become aware that you have exceeded the maximum occupancy of the property, brought an undisclosed pet with you, check out late etc. We may also charge $100.00 against the deposit if you cancel your reservation per our rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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