Entire House

Northern California Foothills Hideaway near lakes, rivers, biking, and hiking

2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
1 Bath
Vegan Kitchen

About this space

A little oasis in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California. Come decompress in this little studio cottage with a big yard. Compact and comfy, you'll find everything you need to relax and unwind. Free bikes for guests to use (and maps to local biking and hiking trails), pets welcome, and just a three-minute drive to downtown Nevada City and its vegan-friendly restaurants, wineries, and boutiques. Guests get a map to special spots on the Yuba River (just a 15-minute drive), and access to simple amenities including an outdoor yoga platform, petanque, badminton, and outdoor dining space.

The space

Our guesthouse is a roughly 300 square feet, with lots of windows and natural light, a well-equipped bathroom (with shower), and a fold-out sofa bed that's easy to make and comfy to sleep on.

The kitchen is simple, with a stovetop, small refrigerator, kettle, tea and coffee, and filtered water for drinking and cooking with.

Guests can make themselves at home and explore the yard (feel free to pick ripe blackberries and plums from the many trees around the property), play games (petanque, badminton), ride bikes (offered to guests for free), and do some wildlife viewing (we have deer, foxes, coyotes, the occasional bear, birds, lizards, and other creatures).

Seating areas include a table and chairs for dining, a bar and stools for working or simply appreciating the outdoor views, the convertible couch, an outdoor table and chairs, and a vintage chaise longue for lounging.

The kitchen

A small refrigerator is available to guests, as is a water kettle, small stovetop, cooking utensils, and space for meal preparation. We also provide drinking water for guests.

Other things to note

Our home and studio cottage are located just off a two-lane highway connecting Nevada City and Lake Tahoe. Depending on the time of year, the road can be busy, but the cottage itself is peaceful and quiet. Internet connectivity isn't the best (it's slow), but it works! And we do share our home with an old but spunky rescue Chihuahua mix. We ask that you keep your pet on leash while you're here.

The space

Accommodates: 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bath

Bedrooms: 1

Check In: Flexible check in time

Property type: House

Room Type: Entire Place

The Kitchen

Kitchen Type: Vegan


Type not specified: 1




Laundry – washer

Meditation / yoga space


Private entrance

Free parking on premises


Hiking trails


Air conditioning




Hot water


Wifi / Internet

Coffee / tea

Vegan snacks


Large salad bowls

Desk / workspace

Water filter

Essentials (towels, sheets, soap, toilet paper and pillows)

House Rules

Not suitable for children (2-12 years)

Not suitable for infants (Under 2 years)

Companion animals allowed

No parties or events

No smoking

No long-term stays

Vegan-only cooking / food storage

We hope you'll enjoy your stay at our guest house! Your well-behaved dog is welcome, but this area is also home to a lot of wildlife (coyotes, foxes, deer), and there is a busy road at the top of the driveway, so we ask that you please keep your companion animal on-leash for safety!

Additional Services

Meal Preparation

Cooking Classes


Tour Guide



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund minus service fees back.

Safety Features

Smoke detector

Fire extinguisher

Lock on bedroom door


2 nights minimum stay

7 nights maximum stay


Hosted by Aurelia

Nevada City, CA . Joined in August 2021

My husband Jeff and I are longtime vegans (20+ years) who love animals, food, travel, nature, and outdoor adventure.

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Walk up our driveway, cross the road, and you'll find yourself on a multi-use biking/walking/hiking path that meanders through scenic foothill landscapes. Stellar bicycling is also easily accessible right out the front door. Let us know if you're interested in tips on where to bike, hike, and swim. We're also available (for a fee) to shuttle you up to a popular bicycling area nearby. Getting home is a fun downhill ride!

Aurelia's property is located in Nevada City, CA, US

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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