Rooms and beds
Bedrooms: 3(Sleeps: 10)
Small Bonus Room
king · single (2)
Bathrooms: 2, Separate Toilets: 1
Toilet · Shower
Toilet · Bath with shower
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
Children allowed - Graco Port-a-crib, baby basinetteGraco Port-a-crib, baby basinette
Pets allowed - 2 dogs max. NOT allowed on furniture incldg beds.2 dogs max. NOT allowed on furniture incldg beds.
No events - NO PARTIES!NO PARTIES!
No smoking - Smoking outside on Upper Deck ONLYSmoking outside on Upper Deck ONLY
Max guests: 10
Minimum age of primary renter: 28
- Renter must snail mail me a copy of a state issued ID & the signed Rental Contract you will receive from me by email, within one week of receipt.
- $500 Security Dep. sent to owner. Not deposited until after your stay; only if damages occurred during your visit. Taxes of 10% pd to owner not VRBO.
- Guests must abide by all rules stated in the document called "Guidelines for Renters" that will be emailed to you with the rental contract.
Cleaned with disinfectant
Minimum two-day vacancy between guests’ stays
Property has guest safety measures
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
Hosted by Edie Reba MurphyAsk a question
About Edie Reba Murphy
My family has owned this piece of Paradise since our 20-something younger son was an 8 year old boy. We are SF Bay Area city folk, but here is where he was able to learn about the joy of nature, stillness and quiet. We’ve had as many as 4 families here are a time. (That’s too many, but 2 is perfect.) Two to three couples works well. I’ve hosted several different women’s music group retreats and I have to say that making harmony in the tree-house was one of my life’s highlights. I used to call this place Camp David because this was the place we could bring our severely disabled and medically fragile older son David to care for him on weekends and truly find peaceful, relaxed, close family time together. Since David’s death, this is where I feel his spirit asking us to slow down and rest, read, wonder, and remember the simple joys of laughter, connection, and reflection. When David was a few years old and my younger son was a babe in arms, I undertook a year long project with a group to make a sculpture to help me move through my process as a mother of a severely disabled child. My sculpture sits in one corner of the living room near the hearth. She is a not quite life sized nursing mother (me) with the 'shadow' of David on my shoulder. One renter found this too emotionally intense while others have told me it enhanced their experience. (see the photo of the wood burning stove with her in the corner.) If you think this will disturb your stay, please don't rent with me. I am taking a leap of faith that I can find renters who will respect this place and treat it as they would their own home. I hope it will help you renew your soul as it does mine.
Edie Reba Murphy purchased this House in 2000
Why Edie Reba Murphy chose
As I drive to Lofty Haven from the density of Oakland (2.25 hours when traffic is flowing – talk to me about the right times to leave to minimize traffic), I begin to feel all my cells expanding as I pass through El Dorado. Once I arrive, the privacy, country sounds and spectacular view from the deck including graceful birds with large wingspans, allow my eyes to shift to distance viewing and my nervous system to calm me to the core. Even in the house, which is about 2800 sq. ft., each bedroom is separated allowing for privacy when wanted. The large common spaces are large enough for groups to come together comfortably. We’ve had kids & teens birthday party weekends which easily provide adults and kids their own spaces.
What makes this House unique
On the lower deck there is a shaded swing chair, perfect for a peaceful morning cup of coffee and a book. Also on the lower deck is an outdoor shower. A large fenced-in area adjacent to the house can be used for a dog run. Also outside are 3 flat platforms and a tree house for those who want to get even closer to nature for sleeping, drawing or meditation.