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Romantic & Cozy with Hot Tub, Wifi and Walk to Wineries

Bedrooms 1
Space 860 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This is an actual cottage not a house claiming to be one! located in Fair Play, the Heartland of El Dorado Wine Country. If you are looking for a romantic spot to spend some long deserved 'off time' this is the place! The cottage is newly renovated and shares a five-acre ranch property. It’s a spacious yet cozy wine country home, offering 860 Square Feet of living space with Hot Tub privileges, WIFI and a 43' flat screen for entertainment. The vaulted ceiling living room has a Tuscan Country feel and the dining area with antique ice cream parlor set seats four and is perfect for special occasion dining. The cottage has Shaw wide plank flooring giving a old country feel throughout. The master bedroom with King Iron four poster bed is tastefully decorated and features wall-to-wall luxury carpet and plenty of dresser and closet space for any travelers needs. The fully equipped kitchen provides all the needed wares for preparing and serving your specially planned meals, and don’t hesitate to use any of the specialty cooking oils and herbs left out for all visiting culinary artists.

The cottage décor is Wine Country and Sierra Mountain inspired, giving guests the true feel of the region. Completely furnished and equipped with all the comforts of a first class accommodation, your stay at the cottage is sure to leave you pleasantly surprised.

The property is heavily vegetated and dotted with granite rock outcroppings, huge walnut and cedar trees, as well as old stone walls that provide charm and ambiance to the grounds. Private and serene you can enjoy outdoor barbecuing in your private back yard, or just lounge under the trees and enjoy a glass of wine and a good book.

If you enjoy evening or morning walks you can head out the front gate to either side and pass along vineyard laden roadsides and various horse pastures. And for those that are inspired by walks with purpose you may even choose to stroll up to a vineyard to enjoy a tasting and or picnic!

Gold Vine Grill 'Exceptional for dinner' worth every penny, say hello to the owner 'Mary' she's a sweet heart! located in Somerset on corner of Grizzly Flat Rd. & Mt Aukum Rd (just 2 or so miles up from Greys Market)(530) 626-4042

Fair Play Pub. Located in Fair Play on corner of Fair Play Road and Perry Creek Road

Fitzpatrick Winery 'Oven Roasted Pizza Fridays' outdoors, on deck, in-season only, reservations in advance only!(530) 620-3248 or (800) 245-9166

There is an excellent supermarket (Holiday Market), a pizzaria and an asian restaurant in Pleasant Valley. Just go right on Mt Aukum Road, there about 10 minutes up the road.

For area info search google terms fairplaywine or eldoradowines or amadorwine


If you have time after discovering Fair Play, Definitely go to Apple Hill

google applehill

You have to go through Placerville to get to Apple Hill, Placerville 'Old hang Town' is great to walk! shops, galleries and antique stores.


Placerville is only (say a 20 minute drive) from the cottage. Apple Hill is just next to (or actually part of) Placerville area.

My favorite restaurant in Downtown Placerville is Powells Steamer House-Get the Oyster Pan Roast-on Sundays they usually have a little Jazz Trio. The Sequoia is nice also...its historic and its nice to sit on porch for lunch! for quick food 'Z-Pie' is great on a side street down from Powells on Main.

My favorite winery in Apple Hill is Boeger (on the El Dorado Wine Trail) see maps at cottage in basket! Madrona and Lava Cap are great too. Get an apple pie at Boa Vista Orchards!

If you have more time go through Shenandoah Valley/Amador wine regions and even on to Sutter Creek, there are maps in cottage to this area, and its only 30 minutes away. There are some fabulous new wineries being built in this region.

Ski and board in Lake Tahoe, the closest is Sierra at Tahoe Just a 50 minute drive.

Go to Old Town Folsom for lunch and walk the old time streets. Hop Sing Palace is the best Asian food I have ever had!

Keywords: Fair Play,California, El Dorado Wine Country Cottage, Gold Country, California, Vacation Rental Home, Bed and Breakfast Style

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Member since: 2005
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
10 April, 2017

About Nancy

Living in Fair Play was my life's dream and now I'm able to help others discover how wonderful the area and it's people are! Come be my guest and let me help you and yours to a most enjoyable vacation experience.

If you like come pet the horses B.W. and Cody 'Big Boy'. You can see them gallivanting about through the cottage windows. They love to get attention so bring some carrots or apples.

Nancy purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Nancy chose Gold Country / High Sierra

I love wine and I love horses. This area has over 45 wineries to visit, and horse ranches everywhere. The weather is wonderful and the countryside beautiful. I also love to ski in Tahoe for the day or go to San Francisco overnight, everything I love is so close yet we are tucked away from the bustle.

What makes this cottage unique

You can walk to Perry Creek and Windwalker wineries! The roadways are rolling so taking walks along the Fair Play 'wine loop' is easy for anyone.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We appreciate the way the cottage was stocked-just like home!
Aug 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Somerset in California

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 860 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Sink, shower, toilet, all towels and bath amenities provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Luxury Pillow Top, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In living room, comforter and extra pillows and blankets provided
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Wine country gem! visit over 80 wineries within 30 minutes....860 Square Feet, 1 Story Floor Plan, Air Cooler, Ceiling Fans, 1 Bedroom plus queen sleeper sofa, 1 Full Bath, Luxury Pillow Top King Mattress, All Linens, Towels and Toiletry Products Supplied, Hair Dryer, Personal Size Shampoo, Lotion and Soap, Living Room Dining Combo with Vaulted Ceiling, Hi-Fi Stereo with CD Player TV with DVD Player, Various Movies for Viewing, Dining Area Table Seating for 4, Fully Equipped Kitchen with Gas Range, Full-Size Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, First Nights Coffee, Tea with Sugars and Creamers, Paper Towels, Dish Towels and Dish Detergent, Iron/Ironing Board, Outdoor Propane Barbeque and Utensils, Outdoor Patio Table with Umbrella, Seats 4, Backgammon, and Other Board Games


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Very nice place has everything you could need.

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is very nice has full stocked kitchen and owners provide lots of items that you wouldn't think to bring. Everything is very well posted on how everything works and is very cozy.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were wonderful guests! sorry I was to busy to rate you :0
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Perry Creek

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful - thank you!

~Rebecca M.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful stay in delightful Fair Play!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I love the Fair Play appellation for wine tasting and were fortunate to find the Cottage at Perry Creek on VRBO. Nancy, the owner, who lives in the main house, is a superb host, as befits someone who has been in the resort industry. Not only is the cottage charming, she has made certain that it contains everything one would want for a comfortable stay...a wonderful bed, fully outfitted kitchen, big, flat-screen TV (though we barely used it; too many things to do outside), comfy couch, and spotlessly clean. And ask her to turn on the hot tub...just the thing after a day of wine tasting. All of this within easy driving (even walking!) distance to the fabulous Fair Play wineries (our new favorite: Toogood...yes, that's the winery owner's name). Nancy was available to answer all of our questions and give recommendations about wineries and places to eat. She's gotten into the specialty food business, too, with her yummy, all natural Kam's Chili Sauce (no pressure from her, but we highly recommend it). We try to get to El Dorado and Amador Counties for wine tasting once a year. Now we have a great place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon

A gem of a home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, and our two large dogs, visited relatives in Somerset, California. We needed a dog-friendly place to stay and happened upon this home. It was beautifully appointed, offered treats and snacks in the kitchen free of charge, and was as comfortable to stay in as a friend's home. I would highly recommend this cottage!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sonoma County / Northbay, California

Cozy Cottage For a Perfect Wine Country Weekend

  • 4 of 5

I stayed at The Cottage at Perry Creek while taking care of some business in the area. My dog came with me, and at the end of the time, my husband joined us. The cottage is cozy and comfortable, and the kitchen is fully equipped. There are horses and another dog on the property, and for the little time we had to actually relax, it was wonderful! There are so many wineries close by, and Nancy has thoughtfully provided great information information about the area. There are also games, a TV, and stereo to wind down after a full day. An excellent value for the money!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minnepolis, MN

This place is wonderful a...

  • 5 of 5

This place is wonderful and relaxing. We slept like babies and enjoyed the cottage very much. We visited wineries, the Big Trees park and went to a museum in San Andreas. It is central to many interesting and beautiful places. Would come again anytime!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pet Fee £15.58 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £136.32
Tax Rate 10.0%

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