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Garden Cottage Deck and Stone Patio
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Garden Cottage Deck and Stone Patio
Cottage Stone Patio with table and 4 chairs.
Parking next to Cottage
Front entrance.  Door to bathroom.  Table, chairs and table setting for two.
Table, chairs and table setting for two.  Flat screen TV.
Queen size bed.  French doors to deck.
Wet bar, wall cabinet, 2 luggage racks.
Bathroom sink and toilet separate from shower.
Bathroom Sink
Toilet and sink separate from shower.  Wall heater.
Accessory stand in bathroom.
Separate shower from toiled and sink
Armoire, refrigerator, microwave.
Pond seating and Entry to Gardens
Rose Garden in Spring.
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Murphys, Calaveras County, California

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Very good - based on 18 reviews
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510kellyg...
Sacramento, California
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
“Garden lover's dream”
Reviewed 18 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

This place has lots of charm. Best for couple who likes to be outside surrounded by flowers and beautiful plants. The one bedroom studio is small and rustic, but it fits the location and is all we needed. Nothing fancy. Cell reception is nonexistent and their WiFi is weak, but we came to unplug, so this was just what we needed to 'slow down.' Be sure to explore the gardens and multiple sitting areas throughout the property. Gorgeous roses, poppies, bachelor's buttons, fruit and berry bushes, hops, wooly lamb's ear, Jasmine, Calalillies, hops, Japanese maple and SO many more. Those are just the few I remember. Two pretty koi ponds, Chickens, huge grass area with great shade.
We were a bit hesitant when we first pulled up. Not exactly what we expected. It's on "Main Street" which is actually gravel in places and looks more like something out of the movie Wrong Turn at dusk. But it is much more attractive in daylight! We ended up driving to/from Murphy's quite a lot to meet with friends. Be prepared to have no reception.
We would stay here agin.

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Liked best: Gardens
Liked least: bathroom and cabinets on wall
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 May 2015
Thanks for your review and those great pictures of our Spring garden! Sorry about your problems with the cell service. We have AT&T service provider. The Wi-Fi is also AT&T and the recent upgrades we've done the service is generally good, although our country location can be a challenge from time to time. And our Main Street location is a definite throw back to yesteryear! This was the original street through the foothills before Highway 4 was created. Did you see the old stone building with the iron doors down the street? That was the original Wells Fargo bank where gold was stored. We love the quiet and privacy our guests can enjoy and unplug as you say and look forward to your next visit to our private cottage getaway!
Angela & Don Harmon
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dinahwell...
Guilford, Connecticut
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Can't do better than this lovely place.”
Reviewed 16 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We stayed there for three nights while I went to a Kathleen Dunphy painting workshop in Murphys. The workshop is held literally a 3-minute walk up the street in the old schoolhouse. Then we went to Yosemite for three nights, and came back to the cottage for one more night before flying out. The cottage is on a really nice, quiet residential street with lots of interesting trees, birds, houses, etc. to see on my birdwatching walks. All kinds of things to interest a plein air painter! The cottage gardens are really wonderful. Angela and Don are wonderful gardeners and have so many interesting plants and flower beds, water features, etc. It was wonderful to meet and talk with both of them. The patio of the cottage is private and peaceful. Just a very short drive into Murphys. The cottage itself is spanking clean and well-thought out for the convenience and pleasure of guests. This is undoubtedly the best place to stay in Murphys. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

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Liked best: The location and the cleanliness of the room. Loved the street it is on.
Liked least: Wifi is intermittent, but so easy to get wifi in town, so no problem.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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srecreate
Gardnerville, Nevada, United States
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Silver Anniversary”
Reviewed 13 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

This was a great stay in a lovely garden setting. Although a bit small, we didn't spend that much time in the cottage so all we needed was a nice place to sleep and this was perfect. We had everything we needed - frig, microwave, coffee maker, plates - etc. an extremely clean cottage, close to Murphys and other Mother Lode attractions. The only suggestions is getting a larger TV or elevating existing TV so it is more eye level and somehow, if possible, improve wifi connection. Loved the garden which the owners were very kind to invite our exploring. Chickens were fun to check out. Thanks to the owners for helping to make our 25th Wedding Anniversary a memorable stay.

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Liked best: How quaint and charming the cottage and grounds were.
Liked least: Wifi connection was poor at best.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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denisezhe...
Sacramento, California
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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“Great place to relax!”
Reviewed 13 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Wow! This was a great place to stay! We were VERY happy with our cottage.
My sister and I do an annual trip together and we were very happy with our choice to stay at this cottage. Great patio area nice and relaxing.
It was nice to have all the comforts of home when your away.
Thank you for making our getaway such a pleasure!

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Management Response
16 Aug 2014
Thanks for sharing your experience at our garden cottage! Always want to hear from our guests they enjoyed their stay. Hope you and your sister will come again.
Angela
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meowlam
Long Beach, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A little slice of Paradise”
Reviewed 28 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

If you blink while driving through Douglas Flat on the way to wherever you are going, you'll miss this tiny town. Missing it would be a shame, because you'd also miss the slice of Paradise that is this cottage nestled within Harmon Gardens.

Perfectly sized for a couple, with all the amenities you'd need for a weekend away from it all. Comfy bed, hidden pantry stocked with the necessities for enjoying your coffee, wine and snacks, plenty of storage, and a lovely private patio with a view.

And, what a view - GORGEOUS, breathtaking gardens. The owner has created a glorious, hidden, peaceful retreat. We will definitely return!

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Liked best: Peace and quiet and the comfy bed
Liked least: Having to leave...
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Apr 2014
We so appreciate hearing that our guests enjoyed our cottage! Thank you for taking the time to pen such a lovely review. While our little Douglas Flat community is close to all the Murphys action, it's great to come "home" to the privacy and quiet of the garden cottage.
Angela
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