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.
My husband took me to Fairy Garden Cottage on my birthday Feb 14th. He surprised me by taking to the cottage. I was mind blown to see the decorations. It was just out of a movie set. Teri is an awesome host. Love her garden and the hot tub. Highly recommend this treasure for a romantic getaway. Couldn't have asked for a better birthday celebration.
Great little space that was just like the pictures. Teri was very accommodating allowing me to drop my bag off off early to fit with my work schedule.
The bathroom is awesome - I loved the bathtub and I had to take a pic as inspiration for our remodel.
We had a lovely stay in this adorable spot. Although it is located on a "regular" cul-de-sac with closely packed houses, the Fairy Cottage feels like it is worlds away from all civilization. Although listed as a private room, it is really its own unit, with lovely decor and details, and you have all the privacy you need!
Unfortunately we didn't spend any time in the backyard/garden because it was a bit soggy and unkempt after the recent storms. But inside was super cozy (though a little cold at first) after we turned on the space heater and snuggled under the blankets. Plus, the hot shower was amazing!
Teri was super quick to respond to our text messages, and had left out a huge jar of her fancy oatmeal and some baked goods for breakfast. We're sorry we didn't get to meet her during our stay but are grateful to her for sharing her space and her spirit through the Fairy Cottage.
Teri has a nice cottage and I enjoyed staying in it. I didn't have much contact with the host because of my late arrival and early departure, but Teri was nice and made herself available for any questions I had. The cottage was clean and cozy and just what I was hoping it would be. I would stay here again and would recommend it to friends and family.
Teri is an awesome host and her place is cozy, beautiful and welcoming. Highly recommend this secret hideaway. ;)
Teri was so responsive and friendly over the phone. We didn't get to meet but that didn't stop her from welcoming us.
My mother and I were deeply enchanted by the photos of her cottage, but found the actual place to look different. We couldn't hide our disappointment upon arrival.
The manual for us that explained everything was pretty helpful. But it took some time and navigation to get comfortable. At first when we walked in it felt pretty cold in the cottage so upon Terri's suggestion, we turned on the electric blanket and dehumidifier to warm up the place. I also drew a bath in hopes that it will help with the heating.
Another great stay at the "Fairy Garden Cottage". Recent improvements include addition of a fridge to the unit which further enhance quality of the stay. Teri is a kind and gracious host! Very child-friendly environment, my soon-to-be 3 year old daughter loves this environment.
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.