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Adorable Two-Person Bungalow in Downtown Nevada City

Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom Downtown Nevada City cottage on a quiet street

An adorable and private cottage in downtown Nevada City - just a 5-6 minute walk to the shops, galleries, cafes, bars, restaurants, and events of the charming and historic Nevada City. The Downtown Bungalow features a bedroom with a queen sized bed, flat screen HD TV, closet and sitting area. The bathroom includes organic shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, and lotion, plus a hairdryer and luxurious towels. The kitchen has a full set up including a coffee cone, coffee press, coffee grinder, juicer and all the appliances, pans, and dishes you need for your stay. A gas grill is on the patio. There is a dining area and lovely outdoor patio for your morning coffee or afternoon cocktail. We provide Starbucks coffee beans, tea, and bottled water. The Bungalow is a separate building on our property, with owner interaction at a minimum. There is private parking for one car. There is heat and AC (during warm months only) in the Bungalow, + a ceiling fan. Please note that the Bungalow is a small granny unit, appropriate for one person or a couple.

As of Feb 1, 2016: Please note that we charge a 10% bed tax on our nightly rate (i.e. $12 for our standard $125 nightly fee). This is payable at the Bungalow at check-in. cash preferred. It is a hospitality tax that goes to Nevada City.

The Bungalow is on a quiet street yet just a short 5-6 minute downhill walk into lively downtown Nevada City. The property is beautifully landscaped and there is a seasonal creek running just outside the Bungalow. There are numerous hiking, biking, and running trails within walking distance from the property. The gorgeous Yuba River is a short drive away.

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Kathy Dotson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

About Kathy Dotson

Kathy moved to Nevada City in 1994 after graduating from UCSB and growing up in Southern California. While working at a summer camp, she met the Southern man of her dreams, Brett (from Southwestern Virginia) and they married in 2002. They have two young girls, Roxy and Scarlet.

Kathy worked for the South Yuba River Citizens League for 10 years, and while there founded the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. She was the Festival Director for the first 8 years. Currently she is a graphic designer, working for a large variety of local businesses and non profits. She also teaches spinning at the South Yuba Club (one of the best and most intense spin classes around!) Brett has been in solar sales for over 10 years, working for SMA America.

The family loves adventuring in the Sierra, seeing live music and enjoying their incredible and magical community of Nevada City.

Kathy Dotson purchased this bungalow in 2007

Why Kathy Dotson chose Nevada City

We bought this property because we LOVE downtown Nevada City.

What makes this bungalow unique

The community around us and in Nevada County makes for such a magical place to live! We love sharing it with others.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Nevada City in Nevada County

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • a newly remodeled bathroom with body wash, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer and towels
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • A queen-size bed with memory foam mattress
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

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Adorable Two-Person Bungalow in Downtown Nevada City
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Perfect get away!

  • 5 of 5

This big little house is so charming. We had everything we needed. Kathy was so nice and left us some treats when we arrived. It's super clean. Well furnished and all the details are truly planned out. Corn hole in the yard. Coffee on the counter. Great area and walking distance to main street. We love it and hope to come back again. One thing, if you are VERY tall the bathroom might be a bit challenging. Other than that. Perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very well maintained cottage with a wonderful host.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage that was perfect for our 2 day stay in Nevada City. Kathy was very accommodating in letting us check in a couple of hours earlier due to an appointment reschedule. The place is very clean and had everything needed for a longer stay if necessary. We really enjoyed our time in this quaint city and our host helped make everything a bit better. Communication between us was fast and informative. We will probably stay at Kathy's cottage again at the end of August. All in all, a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully decorated, lots of personal touches inside & out!

  • 5 of 5

The owners obviously put a lot of thought & heart into this tiny getaway Bungalow. Perfect for the two of us for a few days. Decor was simple but beautiful, thoughtful notes left for guests as well as cookies & beverages. Beautiful spot close to downtown and cute outdoor area--also with warm personal touches. All you need for a wonderful, quiet retreat.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous place to stay in every way.

  • 5 of 5

This bungalow is so charming, with amazing attention to detail. Well equipped kitchen, artfully designed directional signage, lots of hooks for hanging things, comfortable bed, and a glorious walk-in shower! In addition, it is very quiet and has a lovely green view out the front windows. Kathy is a charming, thoughtful host, and we look forward to staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Bungalow is PERFECT!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this little bungalow. Kathy goes out of her way to make her guests feel welcomed. The space is lovely and super comfortable. We ended up spending far more time at the bungalow relaxing than we planned because we enjoyed it so much. One of the BEST VRBO rentals we've had. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Little Gem

  • 5 of 5

The bungalow is cozy and it is nice and quiet at night. There is a stream that runs near the porch and a table and chair. Unfortunately, it was raining when I was there so I could not enjoy it. There are all the supplies you need right there. There are spices (Thank You!!), oil, and nice pans for cooking, which is a plus for me when I travel. If I ever need to stay in the area again I hope the bungalow is available so I can stay again. I highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

A 10% bed tax is added to all reservations. Payable at the Bungalow. It goes to our wonderful town of Nevada City.
In addition, a $50 cleaning fee is collected for stays of 7 nights. The cleaning fee is paid at the Bungalow.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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