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Red Gate Retreat - All New, Nestled In Nature, Walk To Main Street!

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

New 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Loft Cottage, Nestled In The Trees. Walk To Main St.

GOOD FRIENDS, GOOD WINES, GOOD TIMES

Take a well-deserved break, and visit the Red Gate Retreat! Located in the historic gold rush town of Murphys, CA, this fully furnished, 1275 square foot home is a perfect getaway for those who want to make some great memories! With two bedrooms, a loft, and an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, it’s a cozy place to gather friends and family for precious time together - relaxing, rejuvenating, and enjoying the gold country.

Its unique location is just steps away from Main Street, but nestled in the trees up a sweet country road. The deck in the front invites you to enjoy the “Sheep Shack” vineyard across the road, and the deck in the back invites you to enjoy the oaks, pines, and redwoods that surround the home. The preserved land behind our home is an old gold mine, echoing Murphys’ gold rush history. (Our natural yard and the land behind us is off limits to our guests.)

ALL BRAND NEW WITH RUSTIC CHARM!

The Red Gate Retreat has recently been reincarnated – Everything has been remodeled and renewed to make it a new home, perfect for your relaxing retreat from normal life. The home feels cozy yet spacious, with a modern cabin-like charm with its vast windows, interesting angles, vaulted ceilings and skylights. As the remodel progressed, the unique character of the home revealed itself – we call it “clean, industrial, rustic, cottage.” (You have to be there to get it!) PLEASE NOTE: We're sorry, but due to the design of our staircase, our home is not suitable for children under 6 years old. Also, our natural yard beyond our decks is off limits.

MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME

As soon as you walk in the door, you know you’re going to unwind and enjoy. The entire back of the home is all windows, floor to ceiling, giving you a panoramic view of your perch. The open floor plan allows you to get snacks ready in the kitchen while talking to those clustered at the cement island, as well as those chatting in the living room. You can’t miss the occasional splash of red – just for fun!

The kitchen boasts granite counters, a custom cement island, beautiful birch cupboards, and all new appliances. It’s fully stocked for cooking and eating in, when you don’t want to get out of your slippers.

The spacious living room is the hub of entertainment and relaxation. The gas log fireplace keeps you toasty on chilly mornings and adds the glow to the evening conversation. The 50 inch flat screen TV is "smart" so you can watch your own Netflix (or any other) entertainment, or pick a blue ray DVD from our selection, or simply cuddle up with a good book beside the fire. Of course we have WIFI so you don't have to totally disconnect...unless you want to!

BEDS, BATHS, AND LAUNDRY

Both bedrooms have European pillow-top queen beds. The master bedroom’s rustic barn door slides open to reveal its antique metal bed frame and its own en-suite full bathroom with shower. With a whole wall of windows and sliding glass door, you can step right onto the back deck for your first fresh breaths of the day.

The second bedroom is set apart from the rest of the house, allowing a quiet sanctuary, with its own flat screen TV. Up the unique floating staircase, you’ll find the loft. Its bi-fold doors close off the twin trundle and a twin captain’s bed that allow three to sleep comfortably.

The guest bathroom has a shower over a tub and beautiful frosted windows. The new washer and dryer will be handy for those enjoying a longer stay.

COUNTRY ROAD & GOLD RUSH COUNTRY

While the inside of the Red Gate Retreat is beautiful, you'll love exploring the historic town of Murphys. Enjoy the 10 minute stroll down the country road to Main Street, and walk in the footsteps of famous Mark Twain, Ulysses S Grant, Horatio Alger and notorious Black Bart. Known as the “Queen of the Sierra,” Murphys was named “One of The Top 10 Coolest Towns in America” by Frommers. Main Street is the heart of this gold rush town - it's lined with a variety of great restaurants, unique shops, and more than 22 wine tasting rooms! Yum!

The community park is just steps away from Main Street. Like a scene from a movie, the gazebo welcomes brides and grooms or live bands, the creek rushes by to the delight of children’s toes, and the barbeque pits host good grill for parties, big and small. Town loves to host several events throughout the year, making Murphys a destination for big celebrations or any relaxing weekend escape from your every-day life.

NEARBY ADVENTURES

Most find all they need for a memorable getaway right here and never get in the car until they return home. But if you’re looking for adventures, you can find everything from skiing and biking, to world-famous giant sequoias, to boating and golf, to spectacular caverns, to amazing art and horseback riding, all nearby. At 2,000 feet elevation, Murphys climate is perfect all year round – bright springs, warm summers, crisp falls, and a snow dusting or two in the winter (but never have to scoop one shovel!)

LARGER GROUP?

Check out our other home, the ROCKY HILL RETREAT (VRBO #397794). It's just a 5-10 minute walk from the RED GATE RETREAT. Walk to Main Street from each of them. Ask about our Dual Retreat Discount when booking both homes - a great way to accommodate up to 15 retreaters.

WE LOVE RE-TREATERS!

Make the RED GATE RETREAT or the ROCKY HILL RETREAT your favorite getaway, and make it a tradition. We hope to be part of your cherished memories of GOOD FRIENDS, GOOD WINES, AND GOOD TIMES!

More Details

Owner
Jackie Alcalde Marr
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

About Jackie Alcalde Marr

We're Jeff and Jackie (Alcalde) Marr. We love wine tasting (we like to practice, practice practice...!) We were married at beautiful Ironstone Winery on Grape Stomp weekend, so Murphys has a special place in our hearts. Jeff's a mortgage broker, and Jackie's an organization development consultant and leadership & life coach. We live in Folsom and love to do mini getaways to Mendocino, Yosemite, and Tahoe. But of course, our favorite getaway is to Murphys! It's hard to find a place where you feel totally at home (but totally away from home!) We hope you come to enjoy the Red Gate Retreat, stock up special memories, and make it a cherished tradition to come back again and again!

Jackie Alcalde Marr purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Jackie Alcalde Marr chose Gold Country / High Sierra

Murphys was Jackie's home away from home growing up - her sister has been an integral part of the community for more than 40 years. After getting married in Murphys, we knew we wanted a place of our own, and a place others could enjoy as well. In 2011 we found our Rocky Hill Retreat and completed a total remodel. We’ve had a great time hosting vacationers for 3 years.

Then the home two doors down from Jackie’s sister went up for sale, and we couldn’t resist doing it again! This unique home needed a total remodel – just the kind of project we love. So we rolled up our sleeves, and created the Red Gate Retreat! The two homes are only 5-10 minute walk from each other and from Main Street!

What makes this cottage unique

While there are so many adventurous activities to enjoy nearby (Calaveras Big Trees, Bear Valley, New Melones Reservoir, Mercer Caverns, golfing, horseback riding, Mercer Caverns, zip lines...gosh, the list goes on and on...), we have to admit, we're pretty lazy. We enjoy hanging out in town and talking with the local shop owners and vintners. It's a wonderful community of interesting people, and we like to count ourselves among them. For us, the best weekend includes coffee on the deck, hours reading beside our gas stove/fireplace, a game and a good movie. When we need to stretch our legs, we love the short walk to Main Street for great food, fantastic wine, and good chat with our friends.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Guest bathroom
  • Master bathroom: en-suite, toilet, vanity, shower, second prep area. Guest bathroom: toilet, shower over tub, vanity, etched glass windows.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Second Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen, pillow-top, oak bed, closet, great mirror, efireplace
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen, pillow-top, metal bed, closet, view, en-suite, slider
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed , Loft with bi-fold doors, trundle twins & captain's twin
  • Master bedroom: Queen European pillow-top bed, antique white metal frame, en-suite full bathroom with shower, closet, wall of windows including slider to back deck, rustic barn door. Second bedroom: Queen European pillow-top bed, oak and metal frame, large window, closet, large mirror, electric fireplace, flat screen TV. Loft bedroom: Daybed trundle with 2 twins, captain's twin, and bi-fold doors to enclose for privacy.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our home is perfect for the friends' reunion getaway, three couples, or a family with well-behaved children. It's not great for children who need to play outside or for young children (because of our staircase).

Reviews

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Red Gate Retreat - All New, Nestled In Nature, Walk To Main Street!
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5

Perfect Get-Away Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here two nights with my sister and another good friend to celebrate my sister's birthday and go to a concert at Ironstone, and do a little wine tasting. We were so comfortable here, we actually didn't get out to do any wine tasting (planning another stay, though!) because it was hard to leave -- the Red Gate Retreat is just so cozy and relaxing. The location is wonderful, too -- very private, but not secluded -- and a short, pleasant walk to town.

Jackie was great to work with and thought of everything -- books, games, puzzles, music, wine, the works! And all directions for operation of the TV, thermostat, etc. are clear and easy to understand.

It was hard to leave after such a short stay but we hope to be back soon, maybe for a little longer, to do some wine tasting, shopping, and just plain old relaxing!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad everyone enjoyed RELAXING together, Miriam! That's why it's the Red Gate "Retreat." And, it's great that you've already booked your next trip - the tasting rooms are still there, waiting for you! We look forward to welcoming you again. ~ jackie
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5

Perfect girls getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a perfect girls getaway at Red Gate Retreat. A little wine tasting, lots of relaxing and laughs. Home is very comfortable, very clean, and close to town. Just a short easy walk to the cute town of Murphys. Might even bring the husbands next time....or maybe not.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hah! That sounds like my favorite kind of girls' getaway retreat! Have cake and eat it too: plan a girls' getaway, then include the boys next time. Rinse and retreat! Hope to see you again soon!
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Beautiful getaway

  • 4 of 5

This property provides the beauty of the forrest similar to staying in a cabin but with all the amenities, responsibilities and comfort of being in your own home. Excellent condition and loved the interior decor.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the compliments on the decor, Lizeth. Yes, we love the setting of our little retreat. Wish we could have earned 5 stars from you...next time! Come again soon. ~jackie
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5

very lovely place. everything is prestine.

  • 5 of 5

we found the overall experience great. easy to find and gain access, very nice helpfull owner, very clear and reasonable check out instructions. the place was great.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the comments, Ryan. We try hard, and it's really nice to know our efforts make a difference. I'm so glad your family enjoyed our little retreat. Hope you can come again soon! ~ jackie
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5

Nice place

  • 5 of 5

Nice place. Close to downtown Murphys with everything you might need for a getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it, Charity! Come back for another "retreat" soon. ~jackie
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5

We enjoyed our stay. Comfortable, cute house.

  • 5 of 5

Three couples stayed for two nights. Enjoyed Big Trees State Park, wine tasting and a quick trip through the mountains to Columbia Historic Village for their 4th of July celebration. Great time had by all!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad everyone enjoyed the visit to our beautiful gold country! And, so glad you found our Red Gate Retreat comfortable! ~ jackie
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Location

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Sacramento International
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Murphys, California

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£388
for 2 nights
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£156
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£200
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£1,144
 

Additional pricing information

Standard cleaning fee £75.49
Refundable Damage Deposit £188.72
Tax Rate 6.0%

Three night minimum for holidays and event weekends. (Passport weekend, Irish Day, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Grape Stomp, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve), or $300/night for only 2 nights.

Standard cleaning fee is $100. Cleaning fee is $125 for stays between 5 nights - 1 week. Cleaning fee will be negotiated for other scenarios.

Additional $75 for gatherings greater than 7 people in the home. Must be approved prior to booking.

$25 Cancellation fee for all cancellations. Full refund for cancellations more than 30 days from arrival. Cancellations within 30 days of arrival will be refunded for all nights that we are able to re-book.

Ask about discounts for last minute reservations.
Ask about our Dual Retreat Discount when you rent the Red Gate Retreat with the Rocky Hill Retreat (VRBO #397794)!

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT I TALK TO EVERYONE BEFORE ACCEPTING A BOOKING REQUEST. LET'S BOTH TRY TO RESPOND TO VOICE MAIL SO THAT WE CAN PROCESS YOUR BOOKING RIGHT AWAY!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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