Private Getaway With Incredible Views

Murphys, California

If you want to get away from the crowds and enjoy privacy, peace, and quiet, "Forest View" is the home for you. Located just outside of a gated community on a private road, this home is centrally located and perfect for a short or long term stay. The home is about seven miles from the quaint downtown area of Murphys (numerous wine tasting rooms, restaurants, shops, and activities) and about nine miles from the mountain town of Arnold (restaurants and shopping). Just outside of Arnold is Big Trees State Park where you can see some of the world's largest sequoias and enjoy beautiful hiking trails. Located less than an hour away is Bear Valley Ski Resort and numerous lakes to enjoy many winter and summer activities.

The home is easily accessible with no outside or inside stairs. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare your own meals (including a variety of herbs/spices, oil, vinegar, butter). We also supply coffee, tea, hot chocolate, microwave popcorn, and condiments. The bathrooms are very spa-like with rain showerheads with handhelds and a soaker tub in the master.

There are smart tv's in every room to enable access to your favorite shows and WiFi for all of your devices..

Extra parking is available for boat/outdoor toys (please let us know when booking).

Enjoy the spectacular views and sunsets on the large deck including dining for six, a gas fire pit, a gas grill, Blackstone gas griddle, and outdoor games. There are also a couple of hammocks located on the side of the home for total relaxation.

Children are welcome. However, the home is not child-proofed and may not be suitable for children under five.

If you enjoy golfing, bring your clubs as there is a public course in the community less than two miles from the home (

Owners are located on the property if anything else is needed. (Your privacy is very well respected.)



  • Mountain
  • Rural


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


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Children Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Pets Not Allowed


  • Deck/Patio
  • Porch/Veranda
  • Fire Pit
  • Outdoor Furniture


  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Television
  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • Stereo
  • Smart TV


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


  • Desk Chair
  • Desk
  • Free Wifi


  • Dining Area

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters


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


  • Smoke Detector

Dining Checkbox

  • Childs Highchair

Houses Rules

  • 03:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 6

There is an additional charge for over 4 people (adults and/or children) of $25 per person, per night.

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

26 Reviews

    The pictures do not do the property and all the amenities justice.

    5/5 Stayed Nov 25, 2021
    Submitted Dec 1, 2021

    The entire process was quick. All my email questions were answered quickly. Through,easy to read Do's & Don'ts while staying there.There wasn't anything we needed .The Decor from porch to bedroom was comfortable and welcoming. Fantastic experience.

    Perfect in every way

    5/5 Stayed Nov 12, 2021
    Submitted Nov 15, 2021

    This property was one of the best I have stayed at. Every need was anticipated and met. The location was wonderful and the pictures don't do it justice. Absolutely fantastic time staying here.

    Beautiful, cozy, getaway with a view

    5/5 Stayed Nov 5, 2021
    Submitted Nov 22, 2021

    All I have to say was we were pleasantly surprised by this home. Updated, all the amenities, nice little touches, beautiful view, fireplace/fire pit and 7 miles from downtown Murphy's, Perfect stay for 3 ladies - definitely recommend. A little bit of a windy road but the view was worth it. Will be back! Thank you!


    5/5 Stayed Oct 22, 2021
    Submitted Oct 24, 2021

    This was our 2 stay in the last 3 months. Adam and Arlene once again exceeded our expansion. Amazing home with everything one would need with a great view. It was my wife’s birthday and they had a gift waiting for her. My kids, wife, and I love everything about this home and Arlene and Adam. We will be booking it again.

    The Best !!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 7, 2021
    Submitted Oct 14, 2021

    The poster child of property’s and premier hosts!! A real jewel in the line up of property’s. We look forward to coming back!

    Beautiful country locale

    5/5 Stayed Sep 30, 2021
    Submitted Oct 4, 2021

    Beautiful well appointed small home, close to brand new, very quiet and secluded yet nearby to main attractions of the countryside in the greater Murphys vicinity. Excellent property and a perfect stay!

    Beautiful home in a peaceful location

    5/5 Stayed Sep 24, 2021
    Submitted Sep 28, 2021

    The home was amazingly beautiful, from the decor, to the fixtures, to the location. It was so well stocked. It had everything we could ever need, and more! We especially enjoyed the ice cream sandwiches! We will be visting again in the future.

    Beautiful and secluded with just about everything you need.

    5/5 Stayed Sep 17, 2021
    Submitted Sep 23, 2021

    Arlene and Adam's property in Forest Meadows is new, clean and beautifully appointed. It is as beautiful as the pictures. The home is very secluded; it was wonderfully quiet. You can really enjoy the smells and sounds of nature. The kitchen is very well stocked, and when I say well stocked, let me give you an idea of what I mean. In addition to the items you'd typically expect in a vacation rental (coffee, tea, spices), Arlene's home includes a food processor, hand mixer, stovetop griddle, baking pans and baking sheets, just to name a few items. I spatchcoked a chicken for dinner one night. The deck is gorgeous and comes with a large gas grill and gas griddle. The condiments did not appear to be leftovers from other people either. They left us ice cream snacks! Like a hotel room, the home has cotton swabs, qtips, tiny disposable combs, etc. Water pressure in the bathrooms was great with plenty of hot water. All the rooms have blackout curtains (I'm not a morning person), and the beds were comfortable. There are plenty of extra blankets and pillows as well. Wifi speed was fantastic. Unfortunately, we had to work a little on the trip but we also streamed movies with no issues. I'm pretty short and some of the cupboards are high up, but they even had a little step ladder in the closet! The only thing missing was a pen for the guest book! The closest grocery store is a 15-20 minute drive (in either direction). There are restaurants in Murphys and Angels Camp, and Moaning Caverns and Calaveras State Park are also close by. I personally prefer Big Trees Market to Sierra Hills Market. Arlene was very responsive and helpful. As an FYI for people like me that did not know what to expect with a home so secluded, the property is on a septic system and uses well water, but that did not have a material effect on the quality of our stay. Their house rules are very reasonable and not a bit onerous. We will definitely be staying here again!

    Wonderful hosts and stay

    5/5 Stayed Sep 9, 2021
    Submitted Sep 19, 2021

    In early September, we stayed at Arlene and Adam’s beautiful two-bedroom guest house and we fell in love with it! Our first impression when we walked in the door was the “new home” smell and how beautifully decorated it was. Your eyes are immediately drawn to the many windows and the glass sliding doors that present the breath-taking view of the valley/canyon. Since we like to prepare many of our meals, we were very impressed with the well-stocked kitchen. Arlene and Adam have provided nearly every cooking utensil/tool and appliance that you would possibly need. They also told us that if there was anything else we needed to text them and they took care of it right away. The family room is open to the kitchen and furnished with comfortable seating and has a warm, homey atmosphere. The two bedrooms are large, beautifully decorated, have plenty of closet space, and a TV in each bedroom. The beds are very comfortable and we particularly noticed how the bed’s sheets/blankets are made up like what you might expect at a luxury hotel. The master bathroom is spacious with a large comfortable tub and a separate tiled, glass-door shower. Arlene and Adam even included an iron and ironing board, a blow dryer and other hospitality toiletries such as spare toothbrushes, mouthwash, combs, etc. in case you forgot them at home. The main bathroom also was very nice. We really enjoyed sitting out on the large deck to view the beautiful valley/canyon which was furnished with plenty of seating and a brand-new grill and separate griddle for outdoor cooking. On two of the mornings, we saw several deer walk right below our deck. One evening when we were returning from Murphy’s to the guest house, we encountered two adolescent bears right in front of us on the road. On the side of the house were two hammocks that you could enjoy and relax. Being wine tasters, we appreciated the nearness to Murphy’s with all of its wine tasting rooms and restaurants. We loved our stay so much that we are planning to return at the end of October.

    Best Home We've Ever Stayed In!

    5/5 Stayed Sep 6, 2021
    Submitted Sep 9, 2021

    This home is spectacular. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to cook in. The decor is stunning. We will definitely be back for a longer stay in the Spring!

    Beautiful Mountain Retreat

    5/5 Stayed Sep 2, 2021
    Submitted Sep 23, 2021

    We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful mountain retreat outside Murphys, CA. The views from the house were amazing and the house was decorated so nicely! I loved the special touches in the house like an Amazon Alexa, snacks in the fridge, and plenty of toiletries and supplies in the bathrooms. The communication with the owners Arlene and Adam was wonderful and easy. It was more like staying with a friend than in a rental!

    Great get away.

    5/5 Stayed Aug 21, 2021
    Submitted Aug 24, 2021

    We loved our stay. Arlene and Adam were wonderful hosts. The home is beautiful in a quiet location with an amazing view. Everything we could of hoped for. Very well stocked they thought of it all.

    Great place!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 13, 2021
    Submitted Aug 16, 2021

    This place was not only beautiful, but the owners thought of everything! The house is beautiful the extra touches, and the beautiful deck and surroundings! We had a lovely stay and I would highly recommend this place. We’d love to stay again and enjoy it more! Thanks

    The Perfect Place

    5/5 Stayed Aug 6, 2021
    Submitted Aug 11, 2021

    This place is new and had everything we needed. A tasteful build in a quiet location. My wife and I were very comfortable for our weekend stay and they even left us a welcome bottle of wine. This place is a 10/10 and we would love to return for our next Murphys trip. Thank you, Arlene!

    Relaxing and Chilling in Murphys

    5/5 Stayed Jul 31, 2021
    Submitted Aug 7, 2021

    We were fortunate to stay at Adam and Arlene's guesthouse for six nights. It was absolutely wonderful. We enjoyed the house and the amenities so much that we really did not want to do much else besides relax and cook. The house is warm and inviting; beautifully decorated; and has everything you need for a great stay. The kitchen is well-equipped with most everything you will need, even spices. You could even cook Thanksgiving dinner there, if needed. The hosts have thought of almost everything to make your stay pleasant. There's even an outdoor griddle and a BBQ pit. The bedrooms are comfortable and the bathrooms have top-notch amenities. We enjoyed sitting on the back deck and looking at the surrounding views--and watching the birds in the trees. While in a gated community, you are tucked away in the hills and do not really feel that you are in a gated community. In fact, we hardly saw anyone except when we took some country drives. We're already longing to return again for more down time. Thanks to Arlene and Adam for the extra nice hospitality.

    Beautiful and serene

    5/5 Stayed Jul 19, 2021
    Submitted Jul 29, 2021

    I stayed at Forest View with my husband, son and his friend. All four of us were more than impressed with the view and accommodations. Arlene was great making sure everything was ready for our arrival. I can't say enough about this property and its owners. If we visit again, we will be sure to rent this property again.

    Girl get away!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 16, 2021
    Submitted Jul 18, 2021

    We booked this fabulous, cute, adorable home for a girls family trip. We walked in and instantly felt at home. The home was beautiful inside and out. It had every amenity you can think of. And the views..... breathtaking! We cannot wait to come stay here again. I’m already booking my next trip.

    Great home

    5/5 Stayed Jul 1, 2021
    Submitted Jul 6, 2021

    My family was very happy when we stay in this beautiful and comfortable house. If can I get 10 stars for it. Especially for cleaning!!! The kitchen is perfectly equipped . Sleeping was very comfortable too because great beds and AC. Fantastic view from balcony…

    Nice place

    5/5 Stayed Jun 24, 2021
    Submitted Jun 26, 2021

    Easy process. Nice place to stay.

    Beautiful views - Want for nothing!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 20, 2021
    Submitted Jun 25, 2021

    Our family of four with two elementary aged boys stayed here and loved it! The deck and view are spectacular (one of my boys especially loved the nook with two hammocks) - our family spent a lot of time in the outdoor spaces. The kitchen was very well equipped - we cooked our meals almost every night during our stay and I didn't want for anything! The peaceful location was perfect and we would definitely book this again. Highly recommend this rental!

    Secluded, Clean, Modern, Great View

    5/5 Stayed Jun 17, 2021
    Submitted Jun 20, 2021

    New build, well designed, nicely featured, great convenience and decoration details. On a hill, so maybe not the best if you have kids wanting to run around, but an excellent place for adults to enjoy a home away from home.

    Awesome Place - Great Hosts

    5/5 Stayed Jun 5, 2021
    Submitted Jun 21, 2021

    This is a very nice place to stay in the Murphy area, will consider staying there again.

    Exceptional Property in amazing location

    5/5 Stayed May 20, 2021
    Submitted May 23, 2021

    We had own or the best experiences with renting this property! Our family would not heisttate to stay here again. Central location, lots to do, great place to recoup and enjoy family at the end of the day.

    Spectacular home away from home.

    5/5 Stayed May 13, 2021
    Submitted May 17, 2021

    Such a tranquil and private home. The hosts have put their love, hearts and souls into making this special place as comfortable and restful as possible. Loved our stay.

    Amazing view and home

    5/5 Stayed May 7, 2021
    Submitted May 15, 2021

    My husband and I came down for a Mother’s Day weekend with our 3 kids and had a great time. You get a breath taking view, beautiful house that is supplied with so much and the owners are very quick to respond if you need anything. Arlene and her husband also left a cake for us for the special occasion, which we truly appreciated and enjoyed. We will definitely book here in the future. Great for a couple or family. Highly recommend.

    Amazing private escape off the beaten path near Murphys

    5/5 Stayed May 1, 2021
    Submitted May 4, 2021

    We were honored to be the newly finished Forest Meadows house very first guest. The 2-bedroom house is spacious and beautifully furnished and stocked with absolutely everything you might need during your stay. The hosts even stocked condiments, games, movies and a fully stocked kitchen to use during your stay. Everything is clean and cozy. There is a washer and dryer, fast wifi, a desk, indoor and outdoor seating areas, etc. It's a good 15 minutes drive into the town of Murphys, but it's great for extended stays if you like privacy and quiet. The hosts live on the property but you would barely know it as the guest house is removed from the main house. Our stay was too short and we wish we could have stayed much longer. Great for families or solo travelers or remote workers.


      Murphys, California

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