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.
The cottage was very comfortable and cozy, and Teri took great strides in answering all of our questions. We stayed here to go sightseeing around Marin and wine tasting in Napa, and it was the perfect location. We really enjoyed staying there and hope to come back again in the future!
My boyfriend and I were coming up from San Francisco and stayed here before our next day at Napa. Great price and location for our needs. The backyard is a really unique set-up with the bunnies and chickens. The room definitely has the fairy tell vibe. It was a well-decorated space. She left out coffee and oatmeal for us which was lovely. The mugs/silverware didn't look as clean as we would like but everything else was perfect. She also came out in the morning to check that everything was okay but otherwise gave us privacy. For a private room, there is a lot more privacy since it is a separated from the main house.
Teri was very warm and welcoming. The Fairy Garden Cottage is located behind Teri's house which makes it easy to let her know if you need anything. The cottage has a very comfy bed and an awesome bathtub! The cottage is very artsy and is a great look into Teri's artistic style. It is also located less than 30 minutes from Sonoma so it makes for an easy drive to wine country. Guest who are looking for a more private room may not feel comfortable at the cottage as the cottage has many windows and is within earshot of the neighbors.
Thank you for the wonderful review, Jessica. The blackout shades were on order (just arrived!) so hopefully that will help with the privacy factor~ summer is the best time to be here, but the neighbornood does take advantage of the rare times when we have warm nights!
Our stay at the Fairy Garden Cottage has been a dream! Coming from SF for a weekend of relax and nature we couldn't have found a better place. The cottage and the garden are gorgeous, and Teri's hospitality has been excellent. We enjoyed our time in the hot tub and the super tasty breakfasts with products coming from her own garden. We are looking forward to come back soon.
This was such a wonderful place to stay! It is perfect if you want to get away and relax for the weekend. Teri and her daughter provide such a peaceful little cottage with lots of beautiful foliage and sunny skies. We made a fire in the back, hot tubbed, had a picnic in the yard, enjoyed the site of many little creatures including a friendly fluffy cat! 110% would recommend for anyone looking for lovely romantic weekend!
Really enjoyed our stay with Teri at the Fairy Garden Cottage. Everything was as advertised. This is a truly unique, private little cottage with more than a dash of whimsical fairytale decor. Very clean, great bathroom, and a nice little garden yard. Great attention to detail throughout.
Teri was out of town when we requested on very short notice. She made extra special efforts to track someone down to get it all ready on short notice for us. Private entrance with self service come and go made it all easy. Great value at that price - would surely come back.
We highly recommend Teri. She was very flexible and helpful with our arrival time and the cottage is just beautiful and cozy. We only got to speak with her briefly because we only stayed one night, but she was very warm and very friendly. Highly recommended.
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.