About This Listing
The artist created suite is surrounded by food and fauna gardens behind a quiet bungalow home where meals are served laced with fresh ingredients from the yard. Guests can view or purchase artwork in the adjacent studio and scattered in the gardens .
This peaceful unit is a separate suite behind the main house tucked into the quaint, secluded backyard. It is a tranquil space of meditative healing with use of the Vibra Therapy Machine (search Whole Body Vibration ), outdoor non-chlorine hot tub, or indoor 2 person Japanese tub, fire pit on "The Beach", gardens of art and edibles, friendly pets, and samplings of natural skin products and infusions.
The artist and creator of the atmosphere has her studio in the attached garage where you can usually observe her working and view her gallery of diverse artwork.
Though the property feels like it is in its own little world, it's just off Hwy.101 with easy access (within a half hour) to Wine Country, Coastal attractions, San Francisco, Sausalito, Berkely, Mt. Tamalpais, Muir Woods, and Sonoma Raceway.
We will do our best to accommodate your needs for the most pleasant and memorable stay, but please refrain from smoking anywhere on the premises~ Thank you.
The front driveway is for guest parking. With a few hours notice, the hot tub can be ready for a soak. There is wood and a firepit for a bonfire, and a table in the courtyard for dining. There is a hot pot for tea in the room, and a microwave and mini frig where you'll find breakfast goodies. A chef's choice garden inspired breakfast is available for $10 each upon request. When the artist is home, the studio is open for viewing.
Interaction with Guests
Guests can determine the level of interaction they desire. Teri is from the south and hospitality runs openly and freely, but for those who wish to have a more romantic or introspective visit, privacy is respected. The cats are not as mindful, but usually can be gently discouraged from sitting in your lap if not desired. The bunny is very friendly especially to those bearing dandelion treats.
The neighborhood is quiet with a hint children's giggles in the background. Though restaurants, groceries, and entertainment are as close as a walk to the end of the street, the property feels very secluded and far away from civilization. We were featured in the Marin IJ on Sept.2, 2014, the article is available online.
A bus stop is located at the end of the street to the left on South Novato Blvd. and another on Redwood Blvd. (10 minute walk).
The Marin Airporter is 2 exits away.
No smoking is preferred, but if it is a must, the firepit area is available with butts going in the pit please.
Teri's cottage is called "fairy garden" for a reason--it was so majestic and enchantingly beautiful. This room, separated from the main house, is tastefully furnished. The bed is extremely comfortable (I enjoyed the pillows the most). The bathroom is very unique, with all amenities included. The work out machine, inspiring quotes, books, etc. are over-the-top touches to an already-perfect room.
The hot tub and fire pit were the perfect way to end any night. Teri asks in advance if the hot tub will be used so she can have it prepared for your stay. Wood is provided for the fire. We just brought our bathing suits and s'mores necessities.
Teri was a great host, who really went out of her way to accommodate our stay. She is a very knowledgeable native who has a lot of insight and recommendations to offer. Aside from being so social and informative, Teri was great at giving us privacy when we wanted it.
Although we love going out for brunch, we opted for the breakfast--it was amazing!! Tip: don't miss out on this chance to try the chef's amazing harvest, & don't forget a side of mimosas!
Thank you Teri for an incredible weekend.
The space that Teri has provided, (and created herself) is even better in person! Teri was an absolutely fabulous host, lending herself to any needs we had. She went above and beyond what we had expected. We weren't able to stay long but we hope to stay again!
I arrived for my 10 day stay tired and ready to land in Novato. The neighborhood was safe and friendly. I entered another world in Teri's backyard eden. Then I was welcomed into the cottage which is a cozy living space as well as a work of art. It was quiet, secluded, and there were many pleasant surprises in and out of the cottage. I came and went with ease and when I wanted to connect Teri was more than welcoming. I will be staying at the Fairy Garden Cottage from now on when I go to Novato. Thank you for creating a home away from home for weary travelers!
Teri was great, super helpful with all my travel details, and the cottage is lovely. Enjoyed the hot tub and the fire pit, all set in a peaceful and cozy yard. The cottage is sweet and beautifully designed -- a great place to stay while I took a weekend class nearby. I'll be back (already booked, in fact!).
Teri is the best host we have ever met. Staying at Teri's cottage was one of the best experiences in our life. The cottage was lovely and comfortable. Hot tub was great. Having a bon fire in the evening was a very soothing pleasure. Teri also gave us some coupons to have free wine tasting in the area. We'll definitely visit Teri's place again.
About the Host, Teri
My life is a work of art, and it is evident in my home and gardens. The intention is to explore and find something captivating in each step, and new in each return. There is art and artistry in everything I do, and everything I create. From food to furniture, practical to aesthetic; it all gets touched with a little magic to elevate it from ordinary to unique and extraordinary.
I declared myself an atist at age 5, but the core of my being is a healer. I find truth in the ancient use of food and botanicals, and I continue to seek out methods of natural health, youthfulness, and longevity that I can share with others. The gardens are a continuous growth process to foster this passion.