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1831 Red Fox Rd, Placerville, CA 95667-8999
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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#1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Placerville
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Welcome to The Villa Agave, a distinctly unique bed and breakfast estate in the heart of the undiscovered Gold Hill Winery district. The Villa Agave offers an exclusive experience to adventurers, wine connoisseurs, and history buffs, alike. On our Spanish hacienda's 15 acre estate, hike on our private trail system built just for you, enjoy a picnic at one of our vignettes with sweeping views, sip Viognier from a local winery in the courtyard while watching hummingbirds splash in the Spanish fountain, or venture minutes from the estate for white water rafting, wine tasting, beer tasting, hiking, and exploration of the rich history of the gold country. The Villa Agave is named for the Agave plant we grow on the property and exudes the classic Spanish style of the villa itself. We look forward to our first harvest of blue weber agave, as it is the basis for the wondrous spirit: Tequila.
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sharon f wrote a review Aug 2022
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Villa Agave was such a pleasant mini vacation. Our suite was beautiful and so comfortable. The owner, Bonnie gave a very informative and tasty tequila tasting in the Agave Bar! We found some great historic places to sight see and the wineries on Apple Hill were so fun. Back at the villa we enjoyed watching wildlife from the decks and had yummy breakfasts. I recommend this unique place in the heart of gold and wine country!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Kathy H wrote a review Mar 2022
Escondido, California, United States36 contributions10 helpful votes
Set on 15 acres of woodland, the Villa Agave is a unique, beautiful, welcoming retreat. The house itself is a Santa Fe inspired wonder with soaring ceilings, fabulous rugs, wonderful and interesting art work, terracotta floors and log beams. The Suites are exquisitely decorated with a southwestern flair and a few touches of eclectic elegance. Sit outside to enjoy the natural surroundings or take a walk through the woods for a little fresh air Everything here is designed to help you "rest and reset"
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Bonnie Doyle, Owner at The Villa Agave
Responded Mar 31, 2022
Dear Kathy, Thank you so much for these kind words and for taking the time to write them. You were an absolute pleasure to host, and I hope you will come back soon! -Bonnie
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Jeff_Boatright wrote a review Mar 2022
Decatur, Georgia3 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I spent four days at the Villa Agave outside of Placerville, CA. We highly recommend it. The owner/host, Bonnie, met us at the door; very welcoming, although we arrived quite late (it was close to 11 pm). She is kind, thoughtful, and spirited. Breakfasts were flavorful and filling, being three courses that started with mimosas (champaign optional) and fresh fruit, followed by an egg-based main dish, and finishing with sweet or semi-sweet cakes or breads. In the afternoon, Bonnie hosts a tasting of high-end tequila at a cute little bar area on the main floor of the villa. Very fun! Bonnie is growing agave to eventually produce her own tequila, which would make it the northern-most such endeavor ever! We stayed in the Anejo Suite -- spacious, very comfortable bed, great views. The bath has a spa tub and shower and the separate restroom has a bidet. The Villa has beautiful art and architecture, with calming, peaceful settings inside and out. It sits on 15 acres with walking trails, abundant wildlife, and great vistas across two valleys to distant hills. The surrounding countryside is beautiful to walk and drive through, with several gold-rush historical sites and many fine vineyards and wineries nearby. David Girard Vineyards was our favorite. We suggest using Google Maps for directions to Villa Agave. Though the Villa is actually easy to get to, both Waze and iPhone Maps apps misguided us. Congratulations, Bonnie, for creating a unique experience for your guests!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: Anejo Suite is largest and has best views.
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Shpnout wrote a review Feb 2022
Incline Village, Nevada5 contributions
We spent two nights at the Villa Agave and it was wonderful. The property is very private with lovely views and the Villa and rooms are beautifully appointed and very comforatble. Bonnie, the host, is lovely. She met us upon arrival and made us feel right at home. She was available to answer all of our questions about the surrounding area and provided us great tips for nearby hiking, restaurants, and wine tasting. The tequilla tasting Bonnie provides was truly a unique and fun experience. We learned a lot about tequilla and tasted a variety. The breakfasts that Bonnie served were delicious, healthy, and filling. Save room for the coffee cake - it is so amazing! We look forward to visiting again.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Bonnie Doyle, Owner at The Villa Agave
Responded Mar 1, 2022
Thank you so much, Tracy!! <3
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DocBuckeye wrote a review Oct 2021
Lancaster, California6 contributions1 helpful vote
Great atmosphere, incredible views, fantastic furnishings, awesome food, and the tequila tasting is just plain spectacular! Bonnie is one of the best hosts you'll find anywhere, the place is beautiful, the accommodations are stunning, wildlife all around, safe and secure, just an incredible experience.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Bonnie Doyle, Owner at The Villa Agave
Responded Oct 24, 2021
Dearest Doc, Thank you so much for your kind words and your delightful visit! Big hug, -Bonnie
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Robert L wrote a review Jun 2021
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Staying here was a joy! I love the feel of the place - the natural earthy materials & tones really put me at ease. Bonnie made us feel welcome from the moment we parked our cars, and made amazing breakfasts for us each morning (the coffee cake was AMAZING). It's the perfect place for a getaway.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Bonnie Doyle, Owner at The Villa Agave
Responded Jun 10, 2021
Thank you, Robert! You were a gift to us as well! A joy to spend time with. :)
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Audrey K wrote a review May 2021
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I recently stayed here for a weekend as part of a small group retreat. Everything about the experience was outstanding. Beautiful Spanish style architecture and decor, very comfy luxurious bed, spa style bathroom in the upstairs master, fabulous gourmet breakfast and incredible views from every window. The owner is a great host and tequila expert. She offers tequila tastings as part of the villa experience. Highly, highly recommended!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: The upstairs suite with spa bathroom is fantastic and has amazing views.
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Til W. wrote a review Apr 2021
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This "Santa Fe Style" B&B is absolutely awe-inspiring! Located on a private 15-acre forested meadow, it is completely private, quiet, beautiful, stylishly furnished, and very comfortable. So private, there are no houses or any other buildings anywhere within sight! Only nature, birds, trees, and clear skies! Bonnie, the hostess, is very knowledgeable and pleasantly helpful, not to mention a fabulous chef who prepares and serves your breakfast and coffee! Did I mention the tequila tasting? (Another treat you won't find anywhere else!) I honestly can't say enough about this place!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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A. Maffei wrote a review Aug 2020
Monterey, California4 contributions
How can I put into words the magic of Villa Agave? Remote, unique, charming, detailed, stunning, and bright—it was absolute perfection. The owner Bonnie, was responsive and knowledgeable, and went out of her way to make sure we had a great time. Prior to our arrival we inquired about things to do in the area, as we were spending the weekend celebrating a bachelorette party with 9 ladies. She personally recommended wineries and river spots less than 5 miles from the Villa that were perfect for our group and rounded out the weekend to be a great amount of enjoying local attractions and spending time at the Villa. Upon arrival we had our temperature checked, and you could tell the house had been cleaned and sanitized, which made us all feel a little more comfortable. The details that were put in our stay truly made us feel like we were at an exotic resort. We enjoyed a fantastic tequila tasting, getting to taste different types of tequilas and learning about the regions which they come, it was like nothing we’d ever experienced and a highlight of one of the gracious amenities. The villa itself is stunning. Large and spacious enough that it didn’t feel like we were on top of each other, but quaint enough where we felt like we could make it our “home” for the weekend. The beds were super comfortable and the rooms were all uniquely decorated, even named after different types of tequilas! Every room had a view of the beautiful property, and the sound of the fountain in the courtyard was enough to lull you to sleep at night. Everyone in our group had enough space to sleep comfortably, utilizing the pull out trundle in the master as well as in the tequila bar. The location was perfect, it felt remote because the property is so large and secluded, but we were only a 10 minute drive from wineries, restaurants and the American River. I highly recommend the Villa Agave for anyone looking for a quick get away or an extended stay, as it is easy to make this place feel like your eccentric home away from home!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Villa Agave
Which popular attractions are close to The Villa Agave?
Nearby attractions include Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park (3.6 miles), Red Hawk Casino (4.6 miles), and South Fork of the American River (3.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Villa Agave?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and barbeque facilities.
What food & drink options are available at The Villa Agave?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at The Villa Agave?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Villa Agave?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sierra Rizing Cafe and Bakery, The Argonaut Farm to Fork Cafe, and Cafe Mahjaic - Lotus Inn.
Are there any historical sites close to The Villa Agave?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wakamatsu Colony Farm (2.6 miles).