We offer value, comfort, free street parking and security! This private room in our 4 bedroom, 3 bath tri-level home has a comfortable double bed with a duvet and comforter. The room shares a bath with our Wisteria Room (listed separately). It is decorated with souvenirs from our travels worldwide, and the decor was inspired by our trips to South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. As of March 1, 2017, we are no longer able to offer breakfast with your booking. Coffee and tea are served.
The Hakuna Matata Room is the most basic of our three listings. In-room amenities include a clock radio, and a small TV connected to our aerial antenna. The TV has a built in DVD player (you can borrow DVDs from our large DVD collection) and a Roku box with access to other stations and a subscription movie service. Internet connection is through wi-fi or ethernet. Your room has a dresser with empty drawers and closet space with hangers. There is also a luggage rack and a rocking chair. The room has central heat and air as well as a ceiling fan.
If you'd like a bigger bed, please see our listing for the Wisteria Room, which has a queen sized bed and which also has a small refrigerator and microwave. If you'd like more space and a private bath, please see the listing for our California Dreamin' three-room suite.
We have a keypad lock on our front door. You will receive your own code, so you won't need a key. Codes are deleted when guests check-out. You are free to come and go as you wish.
Guests staying in the Hakuna Matata Room will share the adjacent hall bath with any guests who may be staying in our Wisteria Room. Often you will have the bathroom to yourself. Toiletries, robes, fluffy cotton towels and a hair dryer are provided.
You may use our kitchen. Laundry facilities are available for a small fee to cover our costs and to encourage water and energy conservation. An iron and ironing board are available (just ask).
The room overlooks our garden, which has a gazebo, pool, and pond. You are welcome to sit on the deck or take a swim in the pool under the redwood trees. For cooler days and nights, we have an outdoor propane heater. Indoors, you can relax in the living room, where we have tourist information for the entire state and a binder of menus for local restaurants. You can play board games or watch movies on the big flatscreen hdtv in the family room. The shared space has a large screen TV with Dish satellite (with 250 channels), Roku, Netflix, and a surround sound home theater system. If you play, you are welcome to play our piano or guitars.
Interaction with guests
How much interaction you have with us is up to you. We are happy to chat with you. If you want privacy, that's fine too.
Other things to note
We want you to feel secure. We (not the bank) own our home so there is no risk your reservation will be canceled due to foreclosure or landlord issues. All bedrooms have a keyed lock, and every room in our home has a new, functioning carbon monoxide and smoke detector. Your room comes with a guest book that contains emergency information, including an evacuation plan. We have working fire extinguishers and a fire hydrant on our property. We are both trained in CPR and first aid. Our pool and pond are separately fenced, and there is an outside phone with emergency instructions.
Check-in is normally 3-6 and check out is at 11. If you need an earlier or later check in, please ask. We may be able to accommodate you, depending on other guests who stay before or after you in your room. Even if we are unable too accommodate an early check in or late check out, you are welcome to leave your bags.
We have two very friendly medium sized dogs that are part of our family and live In our house. The dogs have a dog door out to their separate run, through our laundry room, so you don't need to worry about dog mess if you use our yard. We have a nice walk-through wooden pet gate in our entry hall to keep the dogs or cat from getting out or under foot while you are moving your luggage in and out. Our dogs (a border collie mix and a bassett hound mix) are friendly and well behaved in the house once they get over their initial excitement of meeting new people.
We accept cash, credit cards or (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) for any additional charges. If you use (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), please designate the payment for friends and family rather than goods and services so that I am not charged a fee that I will have to recover from you. Credit charges will include an additional 3% to cover bank fees.
We are here to make your stay as comfortable as possible. If you have any concerns, please let us know so that we can help.
If we have other guests staying with us, we will let you know when you check in. If so, please be respectful of them, particularly if you have a very late arrival or very early departure.
If other guests are staying, please be courteous about sharing the bathroom. If you'd like to leave your toiletries in the bathroom, you are welcome to do so in one of the drawers in the bathroom vanity.
Please keep the front door and side gate closed at all times (except when you are going through it), so the dogs don't get out to the street. Please do not feed the dogs table scraps. They don't beg during meals and we hope to keep it that way. If you want to give them one treat, there is a jar of dog cookies on top of the file cabinet in the family room. Tell the dogs to sit when you give them a treat. They will. Sophie (the Border Collie mix) is always gentle taking treats, but you have to remind Colin (the Bassett mix) to be "Gentle."
Please do not leave wet items on the wood floors, furniture or bed covers. It ruins them. Coasters are provided for your glasses and there are hooks in your room to hang wet things on. You are also welcome to hang stuff on our laundry line in the side yard.
Please leave your dirty breakfast dishes in the sink or dishwasher. If you cook, please clean up after yourself. If you need pots, pans, or other cooking stuff, please ask. We probably have it. If you use them, please wash pots, pans, and knives (except table knives) by hand and do not put them in the dishwasher.
Please remember to leave your room key! There is a $25 charge for keys that are not returned.