Deck Surrounded Room in Tree House

House - Private room · Tamalpais Canyon, Marin County, CA, United States

The Space

Romantic hide-away for one or two. Unique charming cross between Ewok village, high tech Shire and Olympian eyre: suitable for the eco tourist, burned business traveler, honeymooners, student walk-abouters, athletically / aesthetically inclined artist nerd, exotic dignitaries, celebrity monk, training retreater wanting to experience nature by visit/ living an experiment in social future building. Ultimate quiet and privacy with separate entrance and house privileges, laundry, hot tub, hiking/bike trails, ample outside parking. WIFI, work on site office facilities and many unusual options. Access by trail or ascending meandering stairs suggesting minimum baggage while leaving smoking to the old fashioned stone fireplace. Be energized and relaxed enjoying organic gardens, honey from resident happy bees, chlorine and fluoride free water, and breathe pollution free air. About a mile from the bus and the trendy Mill Valley stores and restaurants for all tastes. Come around the right time of year to see the world renowned art and movie festivals.
Coffee and Tea provided. Access to eccentric fully equipped kitchen and living room included.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $500
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
  • The description is quite off to say the least. It states "ultimate quiet" but the kitchen is over the bedroom, and the host enjoys having loud, late dinner parties with pot smoking out back, etc. Woke up to find a stranger sleeping on the couch. The host was intoxicated at one of the parties while I was there with my 5 year old son, being inappropriate. When this was mentioned to her the response was: "this is my home and drinking and smoking is not against the rules" which seems to go against her own stated house rules that there is no smoking, only down in the valley parking lot..? There is not a "hot tub", as stated, but a buried 4 foot barrel, small, deep - dirty water, no jets, etc.. Cob webs and dirt everywhere - the floors are filthy. The host has a couple of "tenants" living there - one had a cat jumping in the window, hissing and biting my son. (AirBNB has rules about notifying about animals/pets, etc which was not abided to). The deck surrounds the house, but was under major construction, being completely resurfaced (at 8 in the morning and all day) with noxious smelling weather-proofing chemicals, literally, right outside the window. Loud and smelly place. Opposite of how she describes the accommodation. Some of the towels seemed previously used, were dirty and wrinkled. Broken plywood cabinet in the bedroom and wood pieces falling off the wall in the bathroom. Stairs are really steep (over 50, going up a mountain) in case, which we actually enjoyed - but if you have limited mobility or aren't physically fit, could be tough. The host took pictures of us (especially of my son) and I asked her not to. She dismissed my comment and said she wanted to "use it for her profile", which I reiterated I felt uncomfortable with her having photos of my 5 year old son. She told her other guests to go down into our private room to look at my son's artwork. She wouldn't leave my son and me alone, kept knocking and talking alot. Work on site office facilities? Laundry facilities? I had requested, but was not able to use. Also, there was no access to the kitchen during her dinner party, so it was a challenge planning dinner time. The coffee she provides is just instant. Not to be petty, but in essence, this place is a dirty, noisy place VERY UNLIKE the one the host described. The chemical fumes and the intrusive host are why I write this review to warn people about how she operates. There are much nicer places for less expense on Airbnb, where the posting and description are true and accurate.

    November 2013
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I was born in New York, welcomed by many older siblings who have since moved to locations all over the US. I have traveled extensively and I am grateful for the abundance of opportunities available to me. I have a media company focused primarily on optimizing the well being of all life through sharing knowledge, connection and the experience of living as naturally as I can in a suburban rain forest so close to San Francisco. Truth, beauty and seeking the light guides my decisions while paying the bills and getting along with the neighbors. I hope to offer a unique and fun ecco tourist experience to the AirBnB members coming to the Tree House.
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