Sweet cottage near town and river

House - Entire home/apt · Moon Shadow Drive, Nevada City, CA 95959, United States
Jill And Jon

Enjoy this private cottage in a rural setting in beautiful Nevada County. Close to the South Yuba River and historic Nevada City. Our lovely deck, with a great view, is a perfect setting to enjoy morning breakfast or evening meals.

Your host, Jill And Jon
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Enjoy this private cottage in a rural setting in beautiful Nevada County. Close to the South Yuba River and historic Nevada City. Our lovely deck, with a great view, is a perfect setting to enjoy morning breakfast or evening meals.

The Space

Beautiful, 625 sq ft one bedroom home ten minutes from historic downtown Nevada City and ten minutes to Edwards Crossing, South Fork Yuba River. On 5 wooded acres. Amazing view and sunsets. Large deck. Solar powered. Built with green non-toxic building materials. Full kitchen- gas range, under counter -refrigerator, microwave. Fully equipped with pots and pans, utensils, etc. Separate bedroom with queen bed plus double bed in reading nook. Sleeps 3- 4. Gas fireplace, wall air-conditioner. Bamboo floors. Flatscreen TV with satellite premium channels. Hi-speed wireless internet. Private parking. Gas barbecue. Dog friendly. No smoking. Only environmentally friendly cleaning products used.

We live on this 5 acre property, but the cottage is private, and separate from the the main house. This is a rural setting, but Nevada City is about 5 miles away, ten minutes by car. There are many hiking and biking trails close by. Only an hour from great skiing.

Nevada City is in an historic gold mining distric and is a mecca for great food and music. Check-out the Center For The Arts Music (email hidden).

Guest Access

private parking

Interaction with Guests

We respect the privacy of our guests but are available if needed.

The Neighborhood

This is a rural location with many sightings of wildlife.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $700 /week
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Jill and Jon were great! They were super communicative and welcoming. This place was amazing and we cant wait to come back and hang out again!

    July 2014
  • The cottage was spacious and comfortable. Jill gave us a great tip for a hike and Jon was attentive to our needs. Thanks for a lovely stay!

    June 2014
  • We enjoyed the beauty of Moon a Shadow Cottage! It was larger than I expected. The blueberry bread, the lush flowers and the broad deck were all refreshing. The colors and the artwork were so nicely chosen. Thanks so much.

    June 2014
  • We loved this cottage. It was actually WAY nicer and well appointed than the photos suggested. They had the cottage very well stocked and added nice touches like fresh flowers and strawberries in the fridge. We also liked the fact it was totally solar powered. The views from the deck were wonderful. The bed was very comfy too. We loved the relative remoteness of the location sitting on acreage as it does but a quick roll into Nevada City down the hill. The hosts, Jill and Jon, are very kind people with good suggestionss...there for you if you need them or like to chat...but totally respectful of your privacy. Our dogs got along great too. Super comfortable stay. We'll be back.

    June 2014
  • Wonderfully clean & cozy retreat in the woods. Jill was out of town, Jon dropped by one morning to say hi & made himself available for anything we needed, but otherwise gave us plenty of privacy. Jack (the dog) greeted us each morning & was very sweet & friendly. Just a few miles from the river, it was exactly what we were looking for. We'll definitely be back in the future!

    As an update for past reviews, the kitchen has some basics now stocked like a few spices, oils, instant coffee, and other lil goodies you may need for cooking, but might not think about bringing on your trip

    June 2014
  • Our stay at Sweet Cottage (perfect name for it) surpassed our expectations. Hosts were wonderful people - gave us lots of tips on nearby hiking trails, local music, and a great farmer's market. We were greeted with sweet strawberries from their garden, fresh baked muffins, and our dog even had a biscuit to welcome him. The best part of all was sitting on the deck in the early morning and early evening, looking out at the trees, listening to birds (tons of them!), and soaking in the serenity of the forest. A perfect retreat in the midst of nature, only 5 miles from the center of town.

    June 2014
  • I stayed at Jill and Jon's lovely cottage with three other friends and our dog. We had the best time! Upon our arrival, we were greeted with blueberry scones, fresh cream, and home-grown strawberries! There were even beers in the fridge, and a doggie biscuit on the table! The cottage is quiet and peaceful, and the views from the bedroom, living room, and porch are stunning. We enjoyed our breakfasts and suppers out on the expansive porch. The cottage is nearby to hiking trails and excellent river swimming. It was also dog heaven! Our dog had the time of her life, with woods to run in, and other dog playmates nearby. I cannot rave about this place enough. I am dreaming of the next time I can go back ...

    May 2014
  • A delightful stay! The cottage is sweet indeed, nicely furnished, well-equipped, with special touches and secluded, affording complete privacy. Spacious deck, views, great hosts and being able to bring our dog was a huge plus. Thanks for everything!

    May 2014
  • Charlie and I had a great time staying with Jill and Jon. I had been to Nevada City four years prior, however, I wasn't all that familiar with the area. That said, I got lucky staying with Jill and Jon. Their place is perfectly situated for a convenient drive over to Nevada City....took me all of a few minutes....or to Grass Valley.....about 7 minutes. Also, there were great hikes right out my door that Charlie and I enjoyed each morning. Their back patio faces mountains and trees and at night, you can see a faint glow of Nevada City. Every morning the birds were plentiful and chirping their sweet songs. Just down the road...about 3 miles....is the trail head to South Yuba River. Charlie and I had a great time walking the river for the day and swimming in its many water holes. Jill and Jon were very friendly and we shared a glass of wine on the deck one afternoon. We had a nice time talking and because of Jill's suggestions, my next day, was all planned out. They have a lovely yellow lab, Jack, who Charlie enjoyed hanging with throughout the day. It is dog heaven there. The place itself was very accommodating for Charlie and I. I cooked while I was there and found the kitchen quite user friendly. The TV has cable....more stations than me. And, they have wireless that worked very well. My cell phone also worked there. I was quite connected and never did open that damn book I was planning on reading. :) If you are looking to visit the area, I would HIGHLY recommend staying with Jill and Jon. It was truly a treat for us.

    April 2014
    Jill And Jon
    Response from Jill And Jon:

    Thanks Bruce. Lovely having you here.

    April 2014
  • We had a wonderful four days in the cottage. The surroundings are serene and peaceful, the cottage is perfect, nicely furnished, and there is a porch swing down below the deck! Highly recommended.

    April 2014
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Orland High School, University of California, Santa Barbara
We are partially retired and love the river and traveling. We live on 5 acres and have an organic garden and a 3 year old lab named Jack Straw. We look forward to meeting you and sharing adventures.
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