ENJOY one private bedroom, hall bath, great room, dining room, and kitchen, in our relaxing Colfax Cabin.
Our house has just been "rehabbed" including a new redwood deck, plus gorgeous new floors have been installed thoughout! We are painting too, but only one wall at a time so it's not overwhelming. Currently the library is in process (very slowly).
We have 3 and 3/4 acres of oak forested property with blackberries, blueberries, cherries & wild grapes!
Skiing/water sports nearby!
Please indicate you are NICOTINE FREE in your first contact, BEFORE booking.
NO additional animals allowed.
A warm and relaxed three bedroom, two bath home, on 3 and 3/4 oak covered acres! Make us like you! This is our primary residence, our HOME (we are gone quite a lot). We want to love our guests!
WE are about 7 minutes from highway 80.
OUR cabin is surround by gardens with an extraordinarily long growing season. We have a moderately open floor plan and a definite country feel. One of the "bedrooms" opens into the great room, which we use as a library/movie room. A bison rug* adds to the cabin's atmosphere.
WOOD is the primary heat source from our wood burning stove. Located in the great room, it provides cozy and romantic winter warmth. There is furnace heat as well, if preferred.
DINE in the separate dining room or large kitchen nook. We have seating for up to ten.
BARBECUE on our charcoal grill, rather than gas, - it creates juicier, more flavorful food than the gas grill we have at our other home. It only takes a very few minutes to fire it up with our coal tower, (with no chemicals) and we have plenty of mesquite charcoal available for your use, and kindling to start it with.
COOK in the large full kitchen with a gas range including oven, if you prefer. Basic spices and kitchen supplies are available to you. If we are present, (Jerry is a fab cook!!!) and you wish, we will include you in whatever meals we have, but do plan to provide and prepare your own food, just in case. We have three fridges, and the one in the kitchen we share.
HOT TUB, if you like. It is located off the library.
RENTAL includes the secondary bedroom only, use of the living room, library, kitchen and both dining areas. Additional rooms will be locked off when we are absent.
BATHROOM - we have one which available to our guests. We have a master that is almost complete. The shower is not finished yet so we do shower in the hall bath as well.
ELEVATION is just low enough that chains are almost never required, but close to serious snow when it's available. We do get a few dustings of snow in the winter at the ranch, which we call "postcard snow".
GENTLE slopes allow for walking in the yard and on the land. We have a chicken coop, enclosed vegetable garden and a green house, none of which is currently in use, over time we will get our home back to its original glory.
(If we get chickens, you might get to feed them, but then you can also cook the eggs!)
*the bison was humanely put down by a family member and all of the meat consumed by the Edson clan.
WE offer access to our entire property except the Master suite, garage, the enclosed porch, the "Cottage" and the Tuff shed in the back yard. That sounds like you miss out on a lot, but there is a lot available to you!
GAMES: There are games and cards and surround sound for your rented or downloaded movies. We are building our library to share, and we have or about 30 movies plus some TV series. You can also stream whatever you like on our Chromecast. Our internet is rural, and therefore not perfect, but decent enough.
WALK: Our oak covered hills take a while to walk, featuring deer and turkey cutting through the property.
RELAX as you sip your coffee in the early morning or enjoy a glass of wine on the deck in the evening. You can barely see the nearest neighbor in any direction! Keep an eye out for those deer and other wildlife, including fox, opossum and coyote. We have on very rare occasions seen skunks and raccoons, but they are there. Stay clear of both!
BIRDWATCH: SierraFoothillsAudubon period com, lists dozens of birds that you can watch from our deck, or while hiking. We have posted videos of 6 known types on our "page"... today I saw two hawks playing right outside my window. Usually it is our year round hummingbird couple that is right outside.
BLACKBERRY PICKING: Blackberries abound in the summer and you can pick them to your hearts content. Same with the cherries if you can beat the birds to them! There are wild grapes, if you are ambitious! We have several Blueberry bushes but not being fans, can't tell you when they ripen.
WIFI is available. We have ATTnow by subscription so when we leave it may too!
HOTTUBING is only available if we already have it up and running unless you are staying a week or more. For longer stays we will make sure it is available whenever possible.
Interaction with guests
IF we are not present, you would want to make sure you have both our cell phone numbers stored in your phone before you leave your home.
WHEN present, we are generally in the great room, (Jamie) on the porch (Jerry) or working in the yard. You might find Jerry in the kitchen. We are happy to eat family style. Jerry will blow your mind with his cooking.
Other things to note
If you are here while you conduct a house hunt, Jamie is a REALTOR® with REMax Gold.
OTHER Professional business services available:
~Real Estate Loan Signing
IF YOU SMOKE ANY SUBSTANCE AT ANY TIME, PLEASE DO NOT ASK TO STAY WITH US. If we see ANY evidence of smoking, we will charge you a minimum of $150 of you deposit. This can include cigarette or cigar wrappers, ashes or odor on guests or guest's belongings.
A $100-250 security deposit will be held, and unless there is damage or SMOKING, is fully refundable. We want to give it ALL back!
We have a toy poodle service dog, Blizzard. He is extremely well behaved. He will ignore you (unless you are friendly to him) and is HYPOALLERGENIC and flea free.
!!!!!DO NOT Try to to pet him!!!!! Give him time to warm up to you!!!!!
IF WE HAVE TO MAKE ALTERATIONS TO THE HOUSE, OR YOU HAVE UNUSUAL NEEDS, IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE YOU, WE MAY CREATE AN ADDITIONAL CONTRACT ABOVE AND BEYOND AirBnB's TOS.
We are not at the property every day. While this is our primary residence, business and travel keep us from being on premise as much as would like.
Our main concern is that our guests are NON SMOKERS/ NICOTINE FREE. We are serious about this and super ultra sensitive.
If you need something, YOU AGREE TO tell us. If we can, we will provide it. Don't blindside us in a review.
The kitchen must be clean by 9 PM at which time it is closed until 7 AM.
Please eat and drink in the kitchen nook or dining room only. (Except water.) We are in a forest with bugs.
Please wear socks in the house, no shoes. If you need socks, just let us know. We have clean white socks for guests.
If you shower, please use your bath towel to dry down the shower for the next person, and to prevent mildew.
EMPTY THE HAIR TRAP. We charge to clean up your DNA. Not kidding. The only part of hosting that doesn't work for us.
Dirty laundry goes in the basket in the on the laundry room. Please don't leave wet towels in your room or in the bathroom.
Ask before doing laundry.
You can watch our movies on your computer if you like. We have a small library at this moment.
TURN OFF THE HEAT, A/C AND LIGHTS WHEN YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE!
PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE DOG ANYTHING! EVER, NIET, NADA!
Yes, we DO eat a lot of waffles around here!
We are a modern, married couple in a fun, stable relationship. We both work hard but enjoy skiing, dancing and travel as well. We have enjoyed hosting parties and dinners, but now we have put that aside to host travelers instead. It was good practice, though for Airbnb. Jerry likes to cook and you might be able to coax him into a delicious dinner to enhance your stay with us. Don't ask Jamie though, or you are likely to have soggy cornflakes!
Jamie comes with a small service dog, named Blizzard. He is randomly friendly (probably not at all random to him!) but don't be offended if he is stand offish. His job is to attend to Jamie.
We prefer to stay in extremely clean homes, as dust doesn't like Jamie, so we keep a very clean house. If you think something needs to be cleaner, tell Jamie, she loves learning new ways to be OCD!
We suggest that you familiarize yourself with the room that interests you, and perhaps the house rules BEFORE you contact us, They are not ALL rules: Think of the Pirate's Parley: they're more like guidelines, lol. We REALLY don't want you to be surprised by anything.
Just a little description of the photos!
1: In line at the set of Dancing with the Stars!
2: The Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield!
3: The Tea Garden at Golden Gate Park!
4: Sailing on the Carquinez Straights at night!
5: In Cinderella's Pumpkin at Children's Wonderland with our oldest grandson peaking over!
6: Blizzard saying it's time for a walk!
7: Our grandson in the Teacup at Children's Wonderland!
8: Jamie on the slide at Children's Wonderland!
9: Our tenth wedding anniversary!
10: Yacht Club, 100th Anniversary of the Titanic Party!
11: Peju Winery!
12: San Diego Zoo with our granddaughter!
13: Last New Year's at a fellow Airbnb host's party!
14: Our wedding!
15: Our honeymoon in Kawaii
16: Jerry thinking big in Las Vegas!
17: Steamboat Springs, Colorado!
On another note, if you come stay with us and need a Realtor®, Jamie is an agent with ReMax Gold BRE#
Jamie and Jerry