Auburn, California

This vacation cottage pool house is built on a lush green 5 acre estate surrounded by pastoral views. This second story cottage overlooks the 24 by 48 foot modern salt pool, kiddie pool, and spa and boasts a full length sunny patio on the second story and a deeply shaded pavilion with comfortable cushioned patio furniture at pool level. The pavilion is complete with with barbeque facilities, a generous outdoor stone fireplace and a second downstairs, outside accessible pool bathroom and shower.

The pool house is one bedroom with a plush queen pillow top mattress, down pillows, and Egyptian cotton high thread count bedding. A sofa bed provides additional sleeping accomodations for a total of up to four adults.

The bedroom has an adjoining all tile bathroom with a large double headed shower, granite counter tops, and extra large capacity washer and dryer.

This modern kitchenette has a large farm style apron front sink, convection microwave oven, Fagor Double Burner Induction cooktop, new Sur La Table Tri Ply Stainless Steel cookware, a beautiful set of porcelain dishes, double drawer Fisher-Peykel dishwasher, double drawer refrigerator freezer with ice maker, generous white cabinets, travertine backsplash, and granite countertop, all in neutral colors complete the old world look.

The living room, with darkly stained hand hewn beams, walnut colored genuine hardwood floor is surrounded by windows that overlook the pool and surrounding country side. Living room seating includes a couch, love seat and two wingback chairs by the second stone fireplace for lounging, reading or even watching the 42' flat screen satellite TV. Ceiling fans throughout as well as central heat and air conditioning. Couches can be used for additional sleeping area for young ones.

Pool house overlooks a 50 foot grassy paddock available to folks who come to ride the many endurance trails. Check on your horse from the deck as often as desired.

Poolhouse is very nicely appointed. The pool is not heated, except upon five days advance notice and and upon payment of an extra fee for the 500 gallons of propane required to heat it. Pets will be considered on a individual basis.

Keywords: romantic, new, fun, cottage, pool, house, exclusive, private, clean, extras, golf, swimming, estate, wine, spring, sunshine



  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Basketball Court
  • Water Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Wind-surfing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Hunting
  • Snowboarding


  • Fitness Center
  • Hospital


  • Museums
  • Winery Tours
  • Health/beauty Spa


  • Recommended


  • Property Has Guest Safety Measures


  • Antiquing
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Bird Watching
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Boating


  • All Towels And Bedding Washed In Hot Water That’s At Least 60ºC/140ºF
  • Check In And Check Out With No Person-to-person Contact
  • Cleaned With Disinfectant
  • High-touch Surfaces Cleaned With Disinfectant (like Countertops, Light Switches, Handles, And Faucets)


  • Mountain View
  • Water View


  • Not Sure


  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices


  • Rural


  • Not Sure


  • Coffee Grinder
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dining Table
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Kettle
  • Dishes & Utensils For Kids
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
  • Toaster

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Game Room
  • Toys
  • Games
  • Books
  • Games For Kids
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Ping Pong Table


  • First Aid Kit
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Exterior Lighting

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters


  • Fire Pit
  • Golf
  • Deck/Patio
  • Balcony
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Porch/Veranda


  • Air Conditioning
  • Living Room
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • EV Car Charger
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Paper Towels

Pool / Spa

  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool


  • Fire Station Contact
  • Emergency Exit Route


  • Police Contact


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered


  • Smoke Detector


  • Romantic
  • Family


  • Hospital Contact

Property SuperType

  • Cottage

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining


  • Dining Area

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 4


Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

92 Reviews

    Private Paradise

    5/5 Stayed May 9, 2021
    Submitted May 23, 2021

    Beautiful home. Thank you for sharing your space with us.

    Very nice cottage - home away from home

    5/5 Stayed Feb 18, 2021
    Submitted Feb 24, 2021

    Very nice country atmosphere. The cottage was wonderful, overlooking pastures. It was very clean and modern. We stayed for 6 days with a small dog. The owners are on the premises and are very nice. Enjoyed the seclusion but shopping and restaurants are just a couple miles away, if desired.

    Classy and beautiful

    5/5 Stayed Dec 21, 2020
    Submitted Dec 23, 2020

    My 9 year old granddaughter and I stayed two nights in Jeanne’s lovely cottage pool house. What a delight! Very high end design with superior details that will be appreciated by the most picky guests, but also extremely comfortable. Excellent queen bed in the one Bedroom and a large, very cozy sofa bed in the wonderful Living Room by the fireplace. Lovely all around. Definitely recommend.

    Great for Adventurous Dog!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 6, 2020
    Submitted Oct 18, 2020

    Us humans loved the bed, furniture, dishwasher, microwave, cool fridge/freezer, bathroom & the huge tiled shower especially! Our 4 year old Brittany loved playing with the donkey, goats & hogs. Lots of hiking area nearby. Amenities & kitchen supplies were excellent. Proximity to everything was awesome! Quiet & private. Great owners!

    Spa was filthy, algae in wading pool too.

    1/5 Stayed Aug 10, 2020
    Submitted Aug 14, 2020

    I mentioned the spa and pool were unsanitary immediately on arrival. Jeanne the owner said do you own a pool, I don't know what to tell you. Also had trouble with the TV, at one point Bob the other owner demanded i let him in to set the TV. He said this is my house I don't want you screwing with the cords and messing it up. I literally had to explain we are in a pandemic, I prefer you not come in while we are staying here. He ended up walking me through the process over the phone it was very easy. He didn't need to get so agitated. I'm very sad and disappointed... I thought this was a place we would have enjoyed for years to come.

    Exceeded all expectations

    5/5 Stayed Jun 12, 2020
    Submitted Jun 19, 2020

    Absolutely loved our week long stay. The kids spent each day swimming in the pool/hot tub, biking and interacting with the animals around the property. The home was beautiful and close to great breweries and wineries. The property owners were wonderful and helpful whenever we had any questions. Highly recommend!

    Detailed oasis

    5/5 Stayed Jun 9, 2020
    Submitted Jun 12, 2020

    Giant pool, great wading pool with spillway from hot tub. This place is inspiring. Grounds are lush! Charming and peaceful. We will be back! Close to near perfect!

    Thanksgiving Journey

    5/5 Stayed Nov 25, 2019
    Submitted Nov 30, 2019

    My wife and two pups thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This 1 Bedroom apartment of approx 700sg ft is very nicely appointed and sits over a pool area overlooking the surrounding grounds, countryside and various country animals. It could not be better! We will definitely be back!

    Lovely stay!

    4/5 Stayed Aug 22, 2019
    Submitted Sep 1, 2019

    We as usual had a great time at Jeanne and Roberts place. We come every year to visit our Grandkids. Wonderful pool with Gardens and farm animals. We love the pool house which is clean and full of light. Love hanging out on the balcony overlooking the pool! See you next year!

    Beautiful Piece of Heaven on Earth

    5/5 Stayed Jun 23, 2019
    Submitted Jul 1, 2019

    What an amazing get away! Kids loved it. Mom and Dad loved it. Hosts were excellent. It was just perfect.

    Amazing Pool Cottage

    5/5 Stayed Jun 4, 2019
    Submitted Jun 8, 2019

    We stayed at the pool cottage for 3 nights with our dogs. Jeanne and Bob were the easiest, most delightful hosts. It was if we were staying in Tuscany. The cottage and the grounds were fantastic. Did some river rafting, went to the Confluence, and took the dogs to swim and kayak with us at Natomas Lake. What an amazing 4 days in Gold County!

    “Timeless and exquisite”

    5/5 Stayed May 22, 2019
    Submitted May 24, 2019

    Such an amazing space to be in! This pool house is truly elegant with such beautiful details in every little corner. It’s lavish and luxurious in a class all of its own! The host is accommodating in every way. Thank you for a lovely stay:)

    Adorable bungalow

    5/5 Stayed May 3, 2019
    Submitted May 16, 2019

    Could not ask for a more beautiful weekend getaway. Absolutely gorgeous property, design in the house, well stocked for staying in and cooking. The view is spectacular, pool is huge and private. Great entertaining area with stone fireplace and even game room. Will def stay here again.

    A Very Cozy Peaceful Cottage!

    5/5 Stayed Dec 24, 2018
    Submitted Dec 29, 2018

    My wife and my dog and I stayed here and we couldn’t have been happier. The owner was waiting to greet us when we arrived and he was super nice and available by phone or text if you have any questions. It was immaculate inside and and appears to be a no expenses spared cottage. Who ever built it took their time to make it something special. Very classy interior and it was so quiet we felt like we were the only people around. It was Dec. when we visited so we didn’t get to take advantage of the beautiful pool facility but it was a nice part of our view. We have relatives in Auburn and will definitely want to stay here again when we’re up to visit.

    Lazy summer days.

    5/5 Stayed Aug 26, 2018
    Submitted Aug 29, 2018

    We stayed at R & J's pool house and it was wonderful. Swam during the day and hot tub in the evening. Not much else one can ask for.

    Very Nice

    5/5 Stayed Aug 12, 2018
    Submitted Aug 14, 2018

    Picked this because of the the high reviews and we were not disappointed. We met three of the Vaughn family - Jeanne, Bob, and son were friendly and helpful. The upstairs pool house looks over the large, beautiful, CLEAN pool and was a joy to swim in. The bed was comfortable, the unit is well laid out and location is quiet. Very Nice.

    2nd Stay

    5/5 Stayed May 18, 2018
    Submitted May 24, 2018

    This is our second stay at Bob and Jeanne’s. We always feel so welcome and cozy here. They have animals on the property, a pool, pool house and a very comfortable house. The bathroom is to die for and am using some of their ideas for the remodeling of our bathroom. We drove to Lake Tahoe one day. About 2hours depending on North or South Tahoe. Also very close to the Foresthill bridge. One of the tallest in the US. Great place to stay!

    It’s like being in your own private oasis!!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 28, 2017
    Submitted Nov 11, 2017

    Sometimes your personal excitement and expectation will overwhelm the reality of your selected location. Lay every fear aside, as that is not so with this treasure. The grounds are beautiful and orchard feeling as you arrive. There are views out every window and farm fresh eggs in the fridge. Beautiful shower with premier bathing essentials. We stayed three days...and never left the cottage!! Honestly, the kitchen is top of the line and we had the perfect amount of room in the fridge/freezer combo to eat in all our meals. The bed and couches were comfortable and the decor was current and charming. We only live twenty minutes away...but we’ll be back to this gem for more personal retreat time soon!!!

    Beautiful and very well kept

    5/5 Stayed Oct 20, 2017
    Submitted Oct 24, 2017

    We went for a long weekend in October 2017 and had a great time. Auburn is a really nice town and much larger than we expected. Lots to do in Auburn, if you are bored, it's your own fault. The pool cottage is really beautiful inside and out. Inside is custom built with beautiful kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and living room. They even supply nice shampoo, conditioner etc. Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to try the fresh eggs from their chickens, but it's so nice that they leave them for you, as well as fresh coffee and condiments, spices, etc. Lovely stay and would highly recommend it! Thanks Jeanne and Bob!!

    Luxury facilities and lovely location

    5/5 Stayed Apr 7, 2017
    Submitted Apr 28, 2017

    My husband and I spent 10 days in the pool house and even though the weather didn't cooperate we loved it. Everything is provided, and everything is top of the range. We didn't use the pool as it was too cold and wet but we did enjoy the nightly light show. Bob and Jeanne were wonderful hosts as everyone else has said! Their daughter was also great and did a guided tour of the animals for our grand children who were staying in the carriage house. We grilled out a couple of times and enjoyed the spa and the outdoor fire. The outside room is great - only wish we could have packed it in our suitcase and brought it home with us! Couple of words of warning - it really wouldn't be suitable for two couples unless you are very friendly!! And the bed is a small queen - for those used to a king sized bed that can be a problem.

    The property is outstanding!

    5/5 Stayed Mar 8, 2017
    Submitted Mar 18, 2017

    We love coming to the Auburn Pool House. Every window you look out has a beautiful view. The property is so welcoming. We love the flowers, the citrus and the farmland around. It is so fun to look out and see goats, chickens, turkeys and cows. Inside the home is just perfect for a couple. The kitchen is easy to use, complete with everything you need. One can sit on the outdoor patio for breakfast, lunch and dinner and love the privacy and the scenery. The hosts are just that: Wonderful Hosts. It is a special place to stay.

    Serene Country Getaway

    5/5 Stayed Dec 27, 2016
    Submitted Jan 16, 2017

    We were looking for a cozy, peaceful spot to get away for a few days after the holiday, and this delightful poolhouse was the answer to our prayers! It was a roomy one bedroom apartment, above the poolhouse, equipped with the modern comforts - a wi-fi that met the needs of a wired husband, a kitchen that was thoughtfully stocked with cookware, utensils, nice quality kitchen small appliances, and even a generous selection of kitchen seasonings and staples. The poolhouse was decorated tastefully and welcomingly, and the large fireplace kept the main room toasty warm for enjoying the books & games in the living room cabinets, or even just stretching out on the sofas and chairs for TV watching. Both the bedroom window and the kitchen window overlooked wide open fields, and from our second floor apartment windows (and the large deck outside our front door), we enjoyed the picturesque views. The poolhouse was a stone's throw from the owners' lovely home, and we had an opportunity to have an enjoyable conversation with Bill and Jeanne, the gracious hosts/owners. They're well versed in hospitality and pay attention to even the smallest details to ensure a welcoming experience for their guests. The distance between the main house and poolhouse was far enough for privacy, but near enough in case we had any questions or needs. Our hosts shared recommendations of some of their favorite restaurants in the nearby towns, where we enjoyed stellar dinners! They even brought us a dozen eggs from their own hens, which paired nicely with bacon and toast for breakfast! The property has a pool, hot tub, an outdoor living room for guests with a BBQ and pizza oven, outdoor volleyball/badminton court, ping pong table - just enough activities for a relaxing getaway. This place is a treasure - we're already planning a return visit!

    Wonderful Retreat!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 3, 2016
    Submitted Aug 15, 2016

    This was the 2nd time my family stayed here, and it was just as I remembered it. I can't say enough about the owners and their property~ absolutely wonderful! We stayed at the Pool House which was immaculately kept with all the extras of a resort and comforts of home. This time we didn't venture out and decided to spend the whole time at our little oasis. The owner's children were courteous and even invited my two younger boys to play a pool game with them... they had so much fun! After two nights, we didn't want to leave and will definitely be back again next year.

    Exceeded expectations

    5/5 Stayed Jul 26, 2016
    Submitted Aug 9, 2016

    Great place for a retreat from the daily routine! This property is as beautifully represented in the listing. It exceeded all our expectations which is in large part due to the hosts who are fantastic! At first I thought it might feel a bit odd vacationing in someone's backyard pool house, but from our arrival to departure it felt like we practically had the place to ourselves. They were friendly and attentive to our needs during our stay but never in our business. They opened up the full use of their beautiful property, pool, game room, pool house and the grounds to us during our stay. And further when our oldest son managed to forget to repack several items he brought on vacation with us, they were more understanding than I would have been and took the time to package it all up nicely and ship it to us. The property is conveniently located on the edge of town which makes it feel like you are in the middle of country while you are on the property, but you will find all the amenities and conveniences of suburbia just a couple miles away. We hope to visit the property again for a break from the SF Bay Area and as a great home base to explore the gold country.

    Property was top notch all the way! The owners did a wonderful job building this very tastefull and

    5/5 Stayed Feb 28, 2016
    Submitted Mar 6, 2016

    We were very comfortable many extras including fresh eggs, organic soaps, lotion ,shampoo and a plug for your electric car. My wife really enjoyed the hot tub and my son enjoyed visiting with the many animals on the farm. Definitely will stay here again when in auburn

    A RETREAT we keep returning to....

    5/5 Stayed Nov 9, 2015
    Submitted Nov 15, 2015

    We have stayed at the Cottage Pool House numerous times and continue to come back. The views of the pastures, garden, pool and yard are so relaxing you don't want to leave and many times we don't. They spared none on the open floor plan, large bathroom and fully equipped kitchen. There is nothing you will need staying at this beautiful cottage. When the weather is nice, the outdoor covered living area with a large flat screen TV, three BBQ's, ping pong table and comfortable seating makes the definition of OUTDOOR LIVING what it should be. Bob and Jeanne are very gracious and wonderful people. You will not be sorry choosing this place. It's a Gem.....


    5/5 Stayed Jul 22, 2015
    Submitted Jul 25, 2015

    My wife and I had a great time. We will come back again.

    One of our FAVORITES!!!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 19, 2015
    Submitted Aug 7, 2015

    We absolutely treasured our time at the Poolside Cottage. It was a haven of rest after traveling for almost 3 weeks. The open, airy floor plan, and the luxurious decor, from the well-equipped kitchen to the beautiful 2-headed, giant shower was so delightful for us. The views out of all the windows, especially during the heat, when we needed to stay inside more, was so refreshing in an air-conditioned, roomy accommodation. Even a washer and dryer, which we desperately needed by then. Thank you so much Bob and Jeanne. We appreciate what you have to share with others! We look so forward to our next visit!

    Amazing getaway!

    5/5 Stayed Mar 6, 2015
    Submitted Mar 9, 2015

    My husband ran the Way To Cool Ultra 50k this past weekend, and we stayed at the poolhouse for 2 nights. It is the most beautiful property and we wish we could have stayed longer! The house is impeccably decorated with top of the line appliances- everything you could need is there. The spa was heavenly and my 10 year old son enjoyed ping pong and badminton in the sun. Our host was friendly and accommodating- letting my son visit the cow, pigs and chickens, as well as some fun time with one of their beautiful Collies. We will definitely be back!

    Incredible Pool House and amazing hosts

    5/5 Stayed Sep 24, 2014
    Submitted Jan 7, 2015

    We recently moved to the area and were waiting for our new house to become available. Our first inclination was to stay at a hotel but with 2 adults, 2 kids and a baby it was going to be expensive and cramped. We found pool house and it was incredible. We ended up staying extra nights (over a week total) because the kids were having so much fun in the pool. We received fresh eggs daily along with some fresh fruit/veggies from the garden. Kids enjoyed the ping pong table, hot tub and pool daily. We had access to a bbq, smoker and brick pizza oven along with a nice kitchen. We live in the area now but plan on coming back this summer for an in-town getaway. Thanks so much for an incredible stay and we look forward to seeing you again.

    Stunning pool, friendly hosts.

    5/5 Stayed Aug 10, 2014
    Submitted Aug 20, 2014

    We stayed at the pool house for three nights and had the most wonderful time. The pool area is beautiful, with everything you could possibly want - loungers, shower room, eating area, BBQ, ping pong table - that you are likely to use the pool house itself just to sleep in. The entire property is beautifully appointed and tastefully furnished. The hosts are very friendly and accommodating - we were visiting family in the area who we invited over to take advantage of the pool - and the fresh eggs and vegetables from the farm were wonderful. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property, the only note I'd make is that if you are planning to spend a lot of time indoors (and why would you?), living arrangements might be a little cramped for four adults.

    Exceded Our Expectations!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 30, 2014
    Submitted Aug 9, 2014

    During a mid-summer heat wave where temps were in the 100's, our family found an ideal place to relax and cool off in the foothills around Auburn, CA. The pool house was exactly as described in the ad, and so much more. Everything about the rental, from the linens, to china to the pool and exterior were well maintained and high quality. You could tell the owners had created a space that they themselves would be very comfortable staying in - something that is hard to find in a vacation rental. From our arriving through our departure, we were made to feel at home and even though the owners live adjacent to the pool house, we felt at times as if we had the property all to ourself. This was the perfect spot for our family to enjoy the sun & warmth (we're from Washington). Close enough to town and a shopping area, but secluded enough from the noise and bustle of nearby I-80. Close to downtown Sacramento or a beautiful drive up to Tahoe, the location was perfect. This gem of a rental was a real find and one we intend on returning to whenever visiting family and friends in Northern California.

    Lovely place

    5/5 Stayed Jun 8, 2014
    Submitted Jun 13, 2014

    This place is so charming. Four of us stayed here to go rafting nearby. Two to three people is ideal, cots available but space is tight. The fresh eggs were yummy. Two full bathrooms was good to have with one lower so kids don't have to drip on the way to the upper one. I would come stay here again if I were in the neighborhood.

    Beautiful! Peaceful and Full of Amenities!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 5, 2014
    Submitted Jun 15, 2014

    This pool cottage was absolutely AMAZING! It was exactly as explained in the description. Bob (owner) is a wonderful friendly man! We stayed for 3 nights and I have to say, it wasn't enough! The kitchen is all decked out with stainless steel appliances and is very open. The shower….oh the shower….it is very large with two shower heads! There is a new washer and dryer in the cottage which is really nice also. I would recommend this cottage to anyone whether it is a couple or a couple with 2 kids. The pool and spa are just wonderful! Thank you, Bob for a wonderful time and we look forward to coming back with our kids and grandchild! Kellye and Matt

    Fantastic Stay!

    5/5 Stayed May 2, 2014
    Submitted May 8, 2014

    We absolutely loved staying here! The Cottage Pool House is so charming and comfortabe view great views of the Auburn countryside from the windows. The pool and hot tub were wonderful and relaxing. The property has a cow, some pigs, goats, and chickens that just added to its charm. The host family was also very nice and made sure we had everything we needed. I would definitely stay here again.

    Beautiful and peaceful

    5/5 Stayed Apr 11, 2014
    Submitted Apr 17, 2014

    My stay at this wonderful property was perfect. The cottage is so comfortable and inviting. Has everything you may need. The property is stunning, as is the cottage. It is so quiet and private. The owners were also a pleasure.

    Most Excellent, could not get better....

    5/5 Stayed Mar 19, 2014
    Submitted Mar 24, 2014

    This getaway was our best ever. Being an outdoor person and loving animals and scenery this was the perfect getaway to relax and enjoy outdoor living. The accommodations were more then anyone would expect and the pool house was decorated beautifully. there was nothing you needed, it was all there. We enjoyed it so much we never left for dinner etc. we wanted to stay there an enjoy the wildlife and beautiful setting it had. Watching the deer in the meadow and goats in the pasture made our stay quite enjoyable. We went wine tasting which was recommended by Bob and Jeannie just down the road and had a wonderful time. They are great hosts and have done such a wonderful job with the property and farmhouse. I think it's something all of us can appreciate that love the outdoors to see the efforts they have put into this lovely property. We will definitely go back more then just once a year....

    Fabulous, Relaxing & Entertaining

    5/5 Stayed Feb 15, 2014
    Submitted Feb 20, 2014

    What a wonderful retreat! We came to Auburn to visit my husband's family in the area. We invited all of the family for a Sunday barbecue and had plenty of room. Everyone enjoyed the spa and used the shower/bathroom facilities downstairs. We used two out the three barbecues, thank you Jeanne for starting the wood for us, had the fireplace roaring and the olympics on the wide screen TV for the ones interested. We had a delicious dinner looking out onto the beautiful farm with an wonderful garden, chickens, entertaining pigs with adorable piglets that helped make us laugh. Even the canadian geese flying into an out of the pastures added to the enjoyment as well as falling asleep with the frogs serenading us. Some of our local family made the comment that even they felt like the were no longer in Auburn and on vacation. When some of us needed a quiet moment we could slip upstairs to our very comfortable accommodations an read by fireside. Highly recommend both units as you have the best of the whole property to yourself. We will definitely will be back. The Vaughan's were the perfect host and help make our stay most enjoyable. Thank you again an we are looking forward to our next visit.

    Awesome Auburn Retreat

    5/5 Stayed Jun 13, 2013
    Submitted Jun 24, 2013

    Our family was heading to the Sacramento/Gold Country area to visit the Capitol and learn about the gold discovery history in the area. We started searching VRBO for a location to be our home base for our 8 days away and came across this amazing property. The pictures and the description of the Auburn Cottage Pool House made it a stand out among the rest. After reading the over fifty 5 star reviews, we immediately booked our stay. The rental process that the owners have in place is the best we have used during our many vacations with VRBO, their process allows for immediate booking and payment as long as the dates are showing available on the rental calendar. This sped up the process, as there was no back and forth emails or mailing of a check for deposit or payment. Our rental documents and information from the owners arrived within 48 hrs. We spoke to the owners briefly prior to our arrival and they were very helpful, they even made up the bed in the living room for our 9 yr. old son so it was ready upon our late arrival. The property in Auburn is easy to find, and even more beautiful that the pictures show. The beautiful Cottage Pool House is even more spectacular in person. The owners have truly designed a custom retreat with all the top furnishings. Both beds are extremely comfortable, the kitchen is stocked with every utensil or appliance that you could possibly need and the satellite TV and WIFI allowed us to stay connected. The cottage as well as the entire property is extremely clean and well cared for, the owners were seen many a morning tending to the beautiful pool, spa and grounds. We enjoyed meeting our wonderful hosts Robert & Jeanne and our son absolutely loved playing with their son. They are extremely generous in offering to share their farm eggs and produce, very knowledgeable and sharing with info & recommendations regarding the area and quite hospitable in allowing our son access to all their animals with the opportunity to feed them as well. The owners have truly made every effort to pamper you during your stay, providing luxury spa robes with the added bonus of the ability to turn on and set the spa temperature via the cottage iPhone. The Cottage Pool House was conveniently located, allowing us to sightsee in Sacramento as well as Auburn, Nevada City and Coloma. We absolutely enjoyed every moment of this vacation & would recommend this property to anyone coming to the area. Thank you to our hosts for a great week.

    Relaxing Getaway

    5/5 Stayed May 23, 2013
    Submitted May 30, 2013

    Spent the beginning of the holiday weekend here with the family - and the cottage pool house did not disappoint! We spent the day relaxing poolside & enjoying the grounds! This is truly a home away from home - all the amenities & supplies were of top quality! The kids were so sad to leave - but we will definitely be back! This is a real find!

    A heavenly stay!

    5/5 Stayed Mar 30, 2013
    Submitted Apr 13, 2013

    Our friends recommended the Auburn Cottage Pool House to us and it was perfect! Bob and Jeanne have decorated a lovely apartment on the second story of their pool house. The big deck was a wonderful place to take in the views, and the large bathroom and kitchenette were great! We were there for five nights and enjoyed every minute of our stay! We can't wait to visit again and bring our grandchildren to see the 5-acre farm and its animals! They will love the kiddie pool between the spa and main pool. We loved the beautifully maintained gardens around the main house and the pools. Thank you, Bob and Jeanne, for a wonderful experience!

    This should be the gold standard of rental units.

    5/5 Stayed Mar 24, 2013
    Submitted Apr 28, 2013

    We were moving from a home in the area and our new place wasn't ready yet so we stayed at the pool house simply because it was the closest rental we could find, but I suspect it must also be the nicest little rental in town. We got lucky! It could not have been more perfect. The bed was incredibly comfortable. The shower was spacious. All the linens were of high quality. The apartment was well-appointed and it decorated very nicely. The views of the garden and the pool were stunning. The owners live in the main house and were friendly and accommodating. The location is great - just a couple minute drive to restaurants and grocery and a few minutes more to Auburn's wonderful downtown. The spa was the icing on the cake!

    Idyllic and unbelievable

    5/5 Stayed Feb 16, 2013
    Submitted Feb 25, 2013

    It would take a review the length of a Tale of Two Cities to properly extoll this amazing VRBO. But in shortened order it is a 5 star property that is part of a 5 acre farm. It is exceptional. It is modern and fully equipped. It is spotless. Its location is ideal. The small farm is lovely. Its owners are superb human beings with equally superb children. They accommodate every request with grace. It is, down to its 3 collies, Martha the pig, Bella the cow, and chickens, absolutely a beautiful and perfect place. Auburn has some good restaurants and a restaurant (Edelweiss) that makes 49 kinds of omelettes with 4 eggs. Don't miss Katrina's for breakfast! There are a lot of interesting side trips one can make from Auburn, a very interesting town. You can go east to the upper elevations of the Sierras.. You can go west to Napa Valley, however, you can probably spare yourself that trip and go to the Mt. Vernon Winery not far from the property. Its wines are quite excellent and, at least to us, rival the wineries of Napa for less money. You can go west to Roseville with lots of mall shopping and good restaurants or go all the way to Sacramento. You can go northeast to Nevada City, and find excellent leather goods! If you want to gamble go to the Thunder Bay Casino near Roseville with a top notch Asian restaurant. If you want to take in some real history go to The Folsom Penitentiary and visit its museum and then tour the Folsom zoo, a rescue operation with everything from peacocks to bears. Superb and magnificent understate this find. As diamonds go this is the Hope Diamond of vacation accommodations. ------- Bill and Maggie

    home away from home

    5/5 Stayed Jan 1, 2013
    Submitted Jan 19, 2013

    I almost hesitate to write a review because we want to be able to return often. It not only had a clean and comfortable environment, it also had a superior attention to detail. Fresh flowers were in the rooms, fresh eggs, milk in the fridge. There is an abundance of storage and a washer and dryer. Our only regret was that the piglets didn't arrive until after our stay. Job well done and we'll see you this summer!

    Relaxing Getaway Weekend

    5/5 Stayed Dec 28, 2012
    Submitted Jan 2, 2013

    The Pool House and our hosts were amazing. Everything was perfectly maintained with attention to every detail. The views from all around are absolutely gorgeous! We will definitely return.

    Better than the photos

    5/5 Stayed Oct 1, 2012
    Submitted Oct 10, 2012

    We spend a restful four day vacation in the pool house, We were lucky enough the weather still allowed us to enjoy the amazing salt water pool. The spa, views, and landscaping are just as photographed. The interior is done with an understated elegance with a eye for subtle details. Clean and generously appointed with velvety sheets, lush towels and the most decandent robes imaginable. Comfortable, quiet, with views from every window yet private. The kitchen if very functional and eggs awaited us in the small refer. You will have a great selection of glasses, flatware and dishes to choose from in plating your meals. We hope to return in the future.

    Perfect for sight seeing

    5/5 Stayed Aug 22, 2012
    Submitted Sep 9, 2012

    We were very pleased with this lovely cottage. it was more spacious than it appeared on the photographs, and the pool is truly lovely, perfect for relaxing yet large enough for a bit of exercise! The cottage is clean and beautifully furnished with comfortable sofas, and excellent kitchen appliances, plenty of storage space, which was important for us as we were staying for 2 weeks. We were spoiled with 'home grown' melons and vegetables, and also a box of eggs from the chickens, in fact, we found that our hosts were very friendly and helpful. We found that there was a lot to do in the area, looking at where the first gold was discovered, wandering around Old Auburn was charming, and we also went a little further afield, Napa Valley is very 'doable' in a day, we also got over to the coast to see Bodega Bay, where Alfred Hitchcock based 'The Birds'. Tahoe was another day out, and we also got to Yosemite - though that was a long day, and in retrospect, we could have stayed overnight. We really enjoyed a day in Old Sacramento, which happily was having an event day, with lots of people dressed up in gold-rush era clothing. We found it a perfect spot to combine sight-seeing and relaxing, and cannot believe that it all passed so quickly. We thoroughly recommend this for foreign visitors who want to experience a slice of American life, relax AND sight-see. Thank you Jeanne and Bob for making our holiday one to remember.

    Quite a Find

    5/5 Stayed Aug 19, 2012
    Submitted Sep 10, 2012

    The Pool House is a lovely stylish accommodation with many amenities, including sparkling clean upscale décor, fabulous pool & spa, ping pong room, and badminton court. We spent our 41st anniversary here and enjoyed every minute, especially since our hosts made sure all needs were met. Add to that fresh eggs and garden vegetables – quite a treat. We will return!

    Always enjoyable!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 16, 2012
    Submitted Aug 22, 2012

    Spent a long weekend up here with the family and just hung out at the pool the entire time. Everyone had a fantastic time and the pool house is such an enjoyable getaway. Will be back again be next year.

    Absolutely Perfect!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 13, 2012
    Submitted Aug 20, 2012

    Bucolic views from every window, rolling golden hills dotted with green, farm fresh eggs from resident chickens, 3 pigs, 2 visiting horses, pristine saltwater pool, hot tub, luxurious accommodations, fully stocked kitchen, al fresco dining, gracious hosts, clear starry nights, and a delightful host/playmate for our boys - our stay at this lovely cottage was so much more than we anticipated. We can't wait to go back!

    Relaxing vacation!!!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 6, 2012
    Submitted Aug 13, 2012

    I never write reviews, but feel compelled after having one of the most relaxing vacations I've had in a long time. I agree with all the previous posters. The hosts, Bob and Jeanne, and kids were so welcoming and kind. My mom recently left Orangevale after having lived there for over 40 years and we were looking for something more homey than a motel for our return visits. This was so much more than we expected. My mom LOVED sitting outside, looking at the view, and listening to the chickens and pigs off in the distance. My kids and I loved the pool, spa, and outdoor areas. The cottage was beautiful! We felt like we were in a villa in the European countryside. My 15 year old who complained about not getting to stay at the beach longer wished we could have stayed at the cottage longer. It was also within close proximity to the Rocklin/Roseville area. I made the trip a couple of times one day shuttling everyone around and it only took me about 20 minutes to get down the hill. I could go on and on. Thank you so much Bob and Jeanne! Hope we get to see you again next summer! We miss the cottage already.

    Insurance rental

    5/5 Stayed Aug 1, 2012
    Submitted Sep 17, 2012

    We live in Auburn but surprisingly needed a rental last March. I accidentally flooded our hardwood floors/home two weeks prior to having our first baby. We were able to stay at the pool house via our insurance carrier and it was lovely. We brought our first born baby boy to this property and felt safe secure and overly welcome from the owners. We will most likely rent the pool house again on his first birthday to relive the memories. (weather and availability permitting). Pigs, chickens, views, and location are a plus. If your looking for a great vrbo in auburn this property is top notch with class act owners. -Will, Tori and baby Talon

    A Slice of Heaven...

    5/5 Stayed Jul 24, 2012
    Submitted Aug 7, 2012

    Perfect. We spent a week in the Cottage Pool House and perfect sums it up! Beautiful home, peaceful setting, gracious hosts. We were looking for a relaxed, easy vacation where we could slow down (and I could write). We found just that! The home is picture perfect and beautifully maintained. Soft sheets, thick towels, comfortable decor and FRESH eggs!! Access to pool, spa, barbeque (and wifi) meant we really never had to leave the property, and on a few days we didn't. While in the area we took time to explore a couple of the old town foothill communities, went whitewater rafting and hit a few wineries. Yes, when you read the reviews there is a sense of its too good to be true. But it isn't!! We are SO glad we chose to stay and hope to return...often!

    Pretty Pool House

    5/5 Stayed Jul 22, 2012
    Submitted Aug 2, 2012

    Staying in the pool house was a true vacation. The property was beautiful and inviting. The property was extremely clean and was picked up and cleaned while we were there. The two areas were beautifully decorated. We could not have asked for more. We will booked again next year.

    Perfect Pool House

    5/5 Stayed Jul 22, 2012
    Submitted Jul 29, 2012

    The pool house in Auburn was absolutely perfect. The rooms were exactly what we expected. Comfortable yet stylish. Everything was clean and neat. It was wonderful watching the animals around the property. The Vaughns were readily available to fulfill every request. We spent most the afternoon in the pool. We will be scheduling time here again. We couldn't have asked for more.

    Gold Country paradise!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 1, 2012
    Submitted Jul 9, 2012

    Looking for a place to experience the feel of the Auburn area, this proved to be the perfect location! Bob, Jeanie and their wonderful family could nbot have been better hosts and the pool house came with unlimited charm! Peace, quiet, charming quaint farm setting and all so close to the major roadways and sights off the area. Wonderful experience that got us to fall in love with the area!

    A Wonderful few days

    5/5 Stayed Jun 19, 2012
    Submitted Jun 25, 2012

    What a wonderful time we had. Such a wonderful home away from home. We even had eggs for breakfast from the hens in the yard! Every detail and want was considered and provided. The hosts were very attentive and we were so pleased with the time we spent there. So spacious, so luxurious, so will not be disappointed. The view was amazing from every spot, fine linens, close to any activity you are interested in. You will not be disappointed with your stay at the pool house.

    Wonderful Experience!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 10, 2012
    Submitted Jun 21, 2012

    What an amazing vacation! Our hosts, Bob and Jeanne, whom we had never met, could not have been more hospitable! The accommodation was 5 star. Every inch of the pool house was beautifully designed and so welcoming. Our kids spent most of the week in the pool and the rest of the time playing on the volleyball court or the ping pong table. We BBQ'd and dined outside with beautiful views all around. We stayed at the house most of the time just because it was so beautiful! Come, stay, and be blessed here!

    Wedding weekend

    5/5 Stayed Jun 8, 2012
    Submitted Jun 13, 2012

    I rented this beautiful poolhouse for a small bachelorette party, and the girls had a wonderful time hanging out in the spa, sitting by the fireplace, and playing ping pong. The owners are wonderful people. We definitely want to do a girls' retreat here sometime soon. We also rented the house for a second night for the bride and groom. They absolutely loved it! The house is beautiful, and the bed is so comfy! The owners decorated all the rooms with flowers from the property that matched the wedding colors.


    5/5 Stayed May 25, 2012
    Submitted May 28, 2012

    We had a wonderful stay, including the two children the hosts provided for our kids to play with, who happened to be about the same ages as our 3 children. Our kids roamed the beautiful acres of the farm with their new friends while my wife and I relaxed in the hot tub and enjoyed the top of the line amenities in the guest house. Everything was well thought out for our maximum comfort and delight. There were too many nice features for us to take advantage of in less than 24 hours, so a longer stay next time is definitely in order!

    Golden Weekend

    5/5 Stayed Feb 24, 2012
    Submitted Feb 29, 2012

    We were in the Auburn area for a 6 month reunion of our Golden Retriever's siblings. We were able to bring our puppy who enjoyed her stay as much as we did--although her focus was more on the family dogs, chickens and two pigs! We loved both the cottage and the surroundings! Bob and his family couldn't have been nicer. There is not much that hasn't already been said,but we want to add that the cottage is just as nice as the descriptions we read from 2009. We highly recommend staying here.

    Its all true!

    5/5 Stayed Jan 18, 2012
    Submitted Mar 2, 2012

    Everything you have read in the previous reviews about this property is true so there isn't anything new that I can add. Although what made our stay work is the fact that even though my wife and I got brutally sick for 48 hours during our stay we still made it work. We can't imagine how much harder it would have been had we been in a nondescript hotel or motel room somewhere else. To have a washer & dryer available, a couch by the fireplace, our own kitchen, and a friendly environment made our stay much more tolerable. Will we be back? You bet!

    Great hospitality and a beautiful rental

    5/5 Stayed Dec 30, 2011
    Submitted Feb 2, 2012

    From the start Bob and Jeanne were welcoming and accommodating. After a long drive we were arriving in the evening and the cottage was ready for us and Bob gave us a tour. Towards the end of our stay my wife took sick and we were able to extend our stay a night without any hassle (luckily there wasn't a guest following right after too). The cottage itself is just as the pictures show. Built with great materials, equipped with everything you'd need and comfortable so that we were able to just relax. Exactly what we were looking for. We used the hot tub and bar-b-que on the main level one night, which was very convenient. The washer & dryer in the unit was also fabulous and we made good use of it. We made some short trips around Auburn to visit the small historic downtown area and caught a weekly farmer's market, sampled at one of the local wineries and did some hiking down on the North Fork of the American river. We had a very tasty New Year's dinner at Monkey Cat in Auburn as well. To top it off their lovely daughter took our 3 y.o. daughter (and us) to pet their pigs and chickens several times during our stay which was probably the highlight of her (our) stay. We definitely plan to return, perhaps in the summer to try out the beautiful pool.

    Luxurious and Relaxing Retreat

    5/5 Stayed Sep 3, 2011
    Submitted Sep 5, 2011

    Our family feels fortunate to have discovered The Cottage Pool House and have enjoyed two separate weekends there over the summer. Bob and Jeanne are gracious and generous hosts, and they have thought of every detail to make the stay luxurious and relaxing! Our kids had a great time swimming, visiting the chickens and pigs, and playing ping-pong and volleyball. My husband and I enjoyed relaxing in the sun with a glass of local wine and evening soaks in the spa gazing at the stars. We are already planning our next stay -highly recommended!

    Janie, from Nottingham, England - stayed 27th August 2011 for 7days

    5/5 Stayed Aug 27, 2011
    Submitted Sep 12, 2011

    My holiday staying here as a guest of Bob and Jeanne was wonderful. I loved this place so much! The description is 100%, the location is a perfect get away from the hustle and bustle that is so easily accessible if you want it. I wanted a place to stay with peace, quiet and a swim every morning, and that's what I got with so much more! The Pool House is stunning, the design, layout and fittings are superb, so much better than staying in a hotel - AND - you get to see the dogs, pigs, chickens, wild turkeys and humming birds too. Bob and Jeanne made me very comfortble, the house has all the equipment that you need for a lovely holiday, the pool and amenities are beautifully crafted and exceptionally well cared for. My family and friends were made very welcome when they visited, and we all enjoyed the pool, hot tub and table tennis. If you have any questions Bob is only too happy to help. I would highly recommend this property to anyone visiting the area, if I could keep it a secret and for myself then I would but that would be a real shame - go and see for yourself. Thanks to Bob, Jeanne, the children and the animals - I had a wonderful holiday.

    A very peaceful setting

    5/5 Stayed Jul 15, 2011
    Submitted Jul 24, 2011

    My wife and I stayed here while our own home was being rented. We must agree with other reviewers that the property is even nicer than the pictures. It is a very peaceful setting with long views over the surrounding fields. The grounds are very well maintained with a variety of interesting plants & flowers. The pool house itself is well constructed with high quality components and amenities throughout. Best of all, Bob is a great, friendly host - we hope to stay here again soon.

    Anniversary Getaway

    5/5 Stayed Jul 6, 2011
    Submitted Jul 15, 2011

    My husband and I rented the poolhouse for our 4th anniversary--a much-needed getaway from all responsibility! The poolhouse provided that for us in spades! You know how sometimes the pictures on sites like these are old or taken in such a way to make things seem bigger or nicer? Not so with this rental. It was even more beautiful in person than in the photos. It's obvious Bob and Jeanne take great care with the property (unlike others I've been to where the 'vacation' property gets the cast-off/hand-me-down furniture); everything in the poolhouse is appointed for the comfort of the guests. My favorite, which you can't see in the pictures, was the shower. There were two shower heads, both pointing into the same corner (so not just a long stall with heads at opposing ends), and dark travertine tiles that gave one the impression of entering a modern cave. I'm trying to figure out how to redo my bathroom at home to make something similar! When we arrived, Bob was there to greet us, and show us the property and amenities. Not only did we have the poolhouse, but we had access to the grill, the smoker, the fire pit, the volleyball court, the pool, the spa, the garden (we were offered to pick through for fresh vegetables). The pool and spa were controlled by an iPhone, so we could set the spa temperature while upstairs, wait for the phone to tell us when it was hot, and only then head downstairs. Bob even offered for us to invite our kids up to play in the pool during the day (we had to make ourselves not take him up on that, because this was a trip for just the two of us, but it was tempting!!). Our only problem came with the kitchen windows, which were uncovered and positioned opposite the TV. When we brought it up with Bob and Jeanne, they not only covered the window for us with butcher block paper, but offered us the option of moving to an apartment over the garage that had the ability to be made much darker (we got to tour that space, and it was just as beautiful as the poolhouse, but without the uber-shower, so we stayed put). My husband and I will definitely be returning...we've talked about renting it for a weekend, just so this time we could bring the kids!

    So relaxing.....WILL be back!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 27, 2011
    Submitted Aug 16, 2011

    My daughter and I stayed here back in June. Robert and Jeanne were just absolutely wonderful hosts and made us feel very welcome! Their children were very great as well, seeing that my little one had as much fun as possible with the animals and gardens! We also bbq'd with the family on our last night there and sure did put the cooker and outside fireplace to work! The pools, scenery, accomodations, amenities are much more than the pictures show. This place is a definite must with plenty of attractiosn near by! Enjoy!

    The Perfect Retreat

    5/5 Stayed May 26, 2011
    Submitted May 1, 2012

    The Wife and I both needed to work on our business strategy for the year, so we headed to the country, to Auburn, California to the most luxurious and well-appointed vacation home we've stumbled upon. The owners, Jeanne and Bob, provided everything we desired: a variety of pleasant work spaces, inspiring surroundings, and a relaxing environment--truly paradise for these two city mice. Design and style-wise, much thought and effort have perfected this gorgeous place. We worked, yes, but we also reclined a lot and luxuriated in sumptuous details: arrival wine, exquisite flower arrangements, a gloriously comfortable bed, and a vast garden in full bloom. We spent work breaks in the pool or the hot tub or playing chaotic games of ping pong. And the birds! They entertained and serenaded us through several very serious meetings and brainstorming sessions. What an unexpected delight! The kitchen appliances and equipment made cooking a joy. The two fireplaces made lousy weather a non-issue. Bob and Jeanne have achieved that perfect balance of of presence and privacy--something many vacation rental owners foul up. We felt we had access if there were questions and we felt we had the privacy we needed to relax.

    Pictures don't lie

    5/5 Stayed May 21, 2011
    Submitted May 25, 2011

    Based on all the prior reviews we decided to stay here and we weren't disappointed. The property does Auburn well, it's a beautiful place to stay and relax or explore the Auburn area. The surroundings are gorgeous, quite and peaceful. The pool cottage was so comfortable and had everything we would ever need. They thought of everything. Bob and Jeannie were very nice, helpful and knowledgeable about getting around Auburn. We loved meeting their 3 Collies. Thanks for a wonderful weekend and we look forward to returning.

    Felt like Italy!

    5/5 Stayed May 6, 2011
    Submitted May 12, 2011

    I was fortunate enough to find this fantastic home while visiting VBRO. We honestly felt like we were in the Italian countryside. The Pool House was spared no expense when decorating; the kitchen is gorgeous and functional, the bathroom is very large and beautifully tiled with a two-head large shower and the bedroom is heavenly with the most comfortable bed ever! We had quite a show from the pheasants on the property, was mating season. Our hosts Jeannie and Bob are wonderful and very hospitable...loaning me a bathing suit for the spa and loaning me a large pot in which to boil our lobsters. A very romantic setting and a beautiful place to spend the weekend. Thank you for your good taste in everything, Jeannie and Bob! Lynn and Harry

    The Ultimate Luxurious Treehouse

    5/5 Stayed Apr 24, 2011
    Submitted May 3, 2011

    This was one of the best places I have stayed. The attention to details and the graciousness of our hosts made the entire experience simply delightful. I loved the feel of the open air, with windows and doors that opened wide to let the breeze through. The place was perfectly suited for a few nights of elegance in peaceful and quiet surroundings. The elegant spa was fantastic, with great jets that felt like a shiatsu massage kneading my back, and super comfy robes to wrap in when we got out. The pool is nice and big, with a deep end with diving board and waterfalls and enticing places for lounging all around. Even though we were only able to stay two nights, we came home feeling as relaxed as if we had experienced a long vacation away.

    creme de la creme

    5/5 Stayed Feb 19, 2011
    Submitted Feb 25, 2011

    I've stayed at various B&B's and VRBO rentals, but this is the best experience so far. We decided to go to Auburn since my kids are not into skiing, but want to play in the snow. We thought we don't have to deal with crowd in Tahoe area by staying here. First of all, we achieve that, mostly by staying at pool house, I think. The pictures on the web sites are nice, but even better in person. What's more amazing is how wonderful Bob and Jeanne are. They are such great hosts that I decided to leave a review, after all. In one sentence, I'll put it this way. Expect the best - you will still be surprised~

    luxurious find

    5/5 Stayed Feb 16, 2011
    Submitted Mar 20, 2011

    Wow, now this is a dream get away. You could run away from home with nothing and be completely comfortable. The hosts clearly like the best from the shampoo and wine to the linens and have shared it with their guests. They thought of everything one might need. This would be an amazing find for a safe respite, a honeymoon or a family get together if you rented the carriage house too. It was roomy enough to host a party and I did. There was plenty of everything. All my guests loved it and wanted to return. Besides the roominess of the pool house you have access to all of the grounds, out door fireplace, pool, barbecues and smokers, hot tub, ping pong. The views slowed my heart jmrate. I felt like I was in a glass tree house. Yet, if I wanted privacy, I could close the blinds, light the fire and retreat. I stayed in the carriage loft too and would recommend them both without hesitation


    5/5 Stayed Nov 4, 2010
    Submitted Nov 12, 2010

    We were looking for a special place to celebrate a special occasion and we certainly found it at the Auburn Cottage Pool House. From the clear communication and ease of making the reservation, the professionalism of the owners, to the beauty of the grounds, to the fabulous surroundings, to the obvious love and attention to detail that went into the cottage, we couldn't have asked for a nicer get-away. Truly a romantic spot for couples or enjoyable for small families. The spa and outdoor fireplace were wonderful! Our hosts provided little touches, including a lovely bottle of wine, to make the time even more special. Another stay at the Pool House will be in our future! The only challenge was finding the driveway and we didn't realize that the kitchen didn't have an oven, but these were minor issues that did nothing to take away from the wonderful experience. Thank you!

    Stay here if you can!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 10, 2010
    Submitted Nov 20, 2010

    I rented the Cottage Pool House for several partial-weeks-in-a-row this Fall while I attended a nearby garden design school. My mom came with me to watch my two year old while I was in class. They had fabulous days visiting with the friendly collies, horses, chickens and piglets that my daughter never wanted to leave. The pool house itself was perfect. Beautifully decorated and really, really well thought out. Bob and Jeanne and their son Walter couldn't have been nicer or more considerate. We looked forward to the great bottle of wine upon our arrival every Sunday and all the fancy soaps and details. The bed and linens were so comfortable that I'm now buying the same bed for my home with the exact same sheets. You should have seen my daughter's face light up when she was plunked down on the fluffy pillows. She just loved it. Everything we needed was there including great toys and kids books in the drawers. The kitchen worked really nicely for us and the living room was a great size. I could spread out and do my drafting homework and there was still room for my mom and daughter to hang out. The view from the bedroom window at sunset was something else. The fans over head, lovely. My husband, who had to stay home and work, got down-right tired of hearing about how nice it was up there when we'd come home between weeks! I'd recommend to anyone - and have. Stay there if you have any reason at all to be in the Auburn area. Great place.

    L & M & Our Happy Dog

    5/5 Stayed Sep 10, 2010
    Submitted Sep 22, 2010

    We stayed for two nights in mid-September. The cottage is by far the nicest place we have rented in the Bay Area. It is decorated in a Ralph Lauren/Pottery Barn/Ethan Allen style and every possible need seems to have been considered. The cottage was spotlessly clean. The pool, surrounding grounds, and distant pastures are lovely. I waited awhile to write my review because I wanted to see if my opinion would change after leaving. Not a chance. I adore the cottage and wish I lived there. We are plotting our return and our dog still cherishes his swim across your pool. Thank you for sharing your bucolic paradise with us.

    Our stay at the cottage

    5/5 Stayed Aug 29, 2010
    Submitted Sep 22, 2010

    Found the property easily and was very close to several interesting activities and dining. The photos shown could never reflect the overall effect of how beautiful this place was, but they are well done. The property was exceptionally clean and exceded our expectations. Bob and Jeanne were extremely gracious and very personable people as was their family. We would highly recommend this property as it was very pleasureable and relaxing trip for us. It was by far the best VRBO we have ever stayed in. We have plans to return soon. Our favorite resturant was Bootlegers. Thanks again to the Vaughan family for their warm welcome.

    A Spectacular get-away destination/Beautiful setting/Private/Deluxe Accomodations/100%Recommended

    5/5 Stayed Aug 27, 2010
    Submitted Aug 31, 2010

    We stayed last weekend at this property and couldn't have been more was perfect--secluded peaceful,romantic,exceptionally furnished and close to all sorts of great restaurants, wineries, towns and shops as well as all varieties of outdoor activities. The owners are very accommodating, helpful and accessible for any info or needs. The pool and spa are as pretty as the pictures and are programed for your desired temperatures,,,we used the facilities every night looking up at the stars, just gorgeous and hard to leave--we wanted to live there:)!! We certainly would recommend this rental to everyone--we will definitely return when we can.

    Excellence in Auburn!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 20, 2010
    Submitted Aug 25, 2010

    My wife, dog and I were in town for a wedding in Foresthill. The stay at the pool house was excellent! The condo/pool house is perfect for a get-away; everything is new, beautiful, and comfortable. There is a huge dog run for our much loved pet. The pool and hot tub were thoroughly enjoyed. The overall experience was top-notch. The web-site accurately described the place, the pictures were an accurate representation, and the owners were very friendly. We hope to be a return guest!

    Just Perfect

    5/5 Stayed Aug 2, 2010
    Submitted Aug 30, 2010

    I was a guest for 5 days in early August 2010. I was looking for comfort, relaxation, quality pool time while house hunting in the local area and vacationing as well: I found everything here!! The pool house was beautiful and luxurious, sparkling clean, perfectly decorated and the pool and grounds were spectacular. All features were as described or better. It was welcoming, great to be there, hard to leave. Amazing! Bob and Jeanne are very gracious hosts and could not be more polite or interesting. I really had an excellent time and would highly recommend the Auburn Cottage Pool House. I hope to visit again very soon.

    Ah, serenity!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 28, 2010
    Submitted Aug 11, 2010

    We rented this beautiful pool house for 2 days in July to go on a rafting trip (with All Outdoors - another GREAT find!). We had high expectations given the reviews and photos, and the experience was even better than anticipated! The pool house is much roomier than expected and perfect in every way. It was sparkling clean, had air conditioning, a pool and spa right outside the door - even ping pong and volleyball! I have never slept in a more comfortable bed (wow - that is a plush bed!), and I just about fell in love with the shower. This place is heaven on earth, right down to the very high end shampoo and soap they provide! Honestly, I can't recommend any lodging more highly. We plan to return for sure! Thanks for a truly wonderful experience, Bob and Jeanne!

    Excellent Value, Lovely Setting

    5/5 Stayed Jul 20, 2010
    Submitted Jul 27, 2010

    The pool is fantastic and the gardens surrounding the home add color and atmosphere. There were fresh flower in every room upon arrival. The hosts were not hovering, but available for advice and requests. I would stay here again in a heart beat.

    Made our trip!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 18, 2010
    Submitted Jul 18, 2010

    Thank you for renting us the amazing pool cottage! We truly could not have picked a better place to stay with our little dog and two year old son. There were so many amenities that you provided that I cannot begin to say how much I appreciated, but to name a few the pools, trampoline, ping pong table, and sand volleyball cart...We were in heaven! Everything was perfect and we look forward to our next visit! Your family is amazing and it was great to meet you!


    5/5 Stayed May 16, 2010
    Submitted Jul 3, 2010


    Easter in Auburn

    5/5 Stayed Apr 2, 2010
    Submitted Apr 7, 2010

    We spent a relaxing Easter weekend at the Cottage Pool house and were delighted with our experience. The pool house is cozy, comfortable and extremely stylish and well appointed. Sitting in the steaming hot tub in the rain was lovely! Bob and Jeanne provided everything we needed and it was great to explore Gold Country and learn more about this beautiful area. We hope to come back some day!

    We were the first guests ...

    5/5 Stayed Jan 19, 2010
    Submitted Jan 19, 2010

    We were the first guests to stay in the pool cottage. We were so impressed by the detail and extra touches that are built into the rooms. The kitchen and bathroom are amazing. The bed is extremely comfortable and the linens are superb. The views from every room are incredible. We spent our days relaxing by the pool, walking on the trails, amnd having wine and appetizers on the deck. Even more enchanting than the amenities were the hosts. We were made to feel very special and enjoyed talking with them. They saw to it that every need was taken care of - hot tub was ready at night, cold drinks in the fridge, fresh vegetables from the garden. We enjoyed the beauty of the landscaping and rolling hills. We will definitely return many times. Jillian and Jonathan

    Me and my girlfriend stay...

    5/5 Stayed Jan 4, 2010
    Submitted Jan 4, 2010

    Me and my girlfriend stayed there for nye and nyd and bob and jeanne were very nice. They gave us a free bottle of champange to toast the new years with. The property is very nice! Bed was extremly comfy as well as the couches! property has an amazing view of horses and farmland. And the jaccuzzi was just a great bonus to enjoy! My only complaint while, I was staying there is that there wasn't enough cooking utensils such as a large skillet or pot to boil pasta. And the satelite cable in the bedroom was not functioning properly one night. But Bob was very accomendating by giving us a prorated discount towards our next stay which, I though was really nice! Overall me and my girlfriend had an incredible time staying there and would recommend the property to friends and family!

    My husband and I stayed 3...

    5/5 Stayed Sep 22, 2009
    Submitted Sep 22, 2009

    My husband and I stayed 3 nights while visiting and we enjoyed everyday. This is great for a family as we barbecued and enjoyed the pool and spa. The Pool House is beauitful and every comfortable. Bob and Jeanne were very helpful. I highly reccommend if you want a getaway to the foothills.

    Exceeded our expectations...

    5/5 Stayed Sep 6, 2009
    Submitted Sep 6, 2009

    Exceeded our expectations! We have stayed at more than a dozen VRBO properties over the years and this by far was the most beautiful accommodation. Bob and Jeanne have provided all the luxury you could find in a 5 star hotel and gone a step further by filling your fridge with beverages and breakfast fixings and your cupboard with snacks. Jeanne also left us wonderful tomatoes picked fresh from her garden. The property is gorgeous. The landscaping is beautiful and as mentioned in other comments the pool is HUGE. Not only do they have a dog run where we could have kept our dog Lucy if we left the property but since the property is fenced in Lucy had the run of the place. They even provided dog treats to make Lucy feel at home. This place is a must for people looking to enjoy what the area has to offer or to just relax like we did and never have to leave. Bob and Jeanne have created a tranquil, idyllic and most welcoming environment for their guests and we look forward to enjoying this property again.

    Thank you Bob and Jeanne ...

    5/5 Stayed Sep 1, 2009
    Submitted Sep 1, 2009

    Thank you Bob and Jeanne for such a wonderful experience! My stay was incredible. The pool house itself is amazing and the owners have sparred no expense - molding, two fireplaces, marble, granite, hardwood floors, dual showerheads - it’s absolutely gorgeous! The pool is one of the largest I’ve seen and is perfectly clear and the spa is wonderful especially at night. Bob and Jeanne were fantastic hosts and even had cold Diet Coke (my favorite drink) stocked in the refrigerator upon my arrival. The place was immaculate and was prepared like a high-end hotel room with every convenience. I travel frequently for both business and pleasure and it is rare to find a place so beautiful and hosts as thoughtful. I was also impressed with Auburn, which has plenty of activities including hiking trials, horseback riding, and wine tasting. I can’t wait to come back again!

    My wife and kids and I ha...

    5/5 Stayed Jul 31, 2009
    Submitted Jul 31, 2009

    My wife and kids and I have made multiple trips to Auburn to visit family over the years. We are always disappointed with the lack of nice accommodations in the area. Our problem has been solved. We went searching for vacation rentals and/or B&Bs in the area, and Voila. The outdoor area is wonderful: the pool is larger than life, while the hot-tub is nestled close to the bungalow and patio/BBQ area for a perfect 'play in the day', 'relax in the evening' experience. The bungalow itself is like a small, high-end apartment - perfectly equipped, very clean, very comfortable. And yes, plasma TV and Wireless Internet. The hosts were gracious and eager to make our experience flawless. I asked where the nearest Starbucks was located, and within 30 minutes we had freshly ground coffee and a french press in the kitchenette. While the area is packed with things to do (rafting, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, biking, iron-man racing if you like), the historical significance of Placer County is unmatched - this area is the focal point of the 1849 Gold Rush - my wife and I spend many hours visiting Old Town Auburn and the surrounding gold country. Clearly the owners (Robert and Jeanne) are in it for their passion to provide a perfect vacation experience and NOT to make money on this property - they can't be. Before we left, my brother, who lives locally, said he will rent this property for a quick weekend getaway for he and his wife - especially for the pool and barbecue area. My family and I will be back whenever we visit the area - there is no place of better value and stress-free demeanor in the area.


      Auburn, California

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