1000+ guests in over 350+ reservations, so far, have enjoyed our little oasis with us. Very safe clean quiet neighborhood. Our happy dog loves company too. Solar heat Pool. New Hot tub Spa. (pool/spa may be closed in colder seasons). Continental BREAKFAST. Relax in luxury beds. Enter through the arch into completely Private living room which includes 92" TV w/theater quality viewing, cable tv, fast WIFI, priv bath and 1 or 2 Bedrooms (layout in photos). Park in driveway free. $12 a night-Garage.
Yes, we know we could offer multiple rooms in our very large home on Airbnb but choose not to. We have only one guest reservation here at a time. We want you to feel safe and comfortable in our home while here knowing you are our only guests.
I have heard from guests that that tell me that one of their biggest complaints from other Airbnbs they have stayed at, is to show up and find other people in the home or multiple rooms rented out that they were unaware of prior to arriving. I totally understand that and feel the same way.
On that note, Here's who lives here full time. Besides Phil and I, we recently invited a very good friend (and super nice too), Duane, who lost his home with the housing crisis, to move in. He stays in my daughter's old room which has a full bathroom in his room and you actually may never see him. He was well aware that we do Airbnb and that are guests are very important to us. We love having him here and will miss him when he leaves. He works long hours and just relaxes a lot in his room when home. He is on the west side of the 2nd floor and you are on the east side. He is counting the days to retirement with his company that he has been with for over 30 years. His home, and where his spouse lives, is in Oregon. He visits there often. We want you to be well aware of him, before you arrive. No surprises here.
GARAGE - will fit a vehicle the size of a Dodge Grand Caravan or Smaller.
The garage is an extra charge of $12 per night. Message me prior to the reservation if interested.
This is a private suite in our home which includes a private living area with 92 inch screen TV you see in the photos. With a 2 person reservation, you get a one bedroom suite (2nd room stays empty). With 3 or more, you get a 2 bedroom suite.
Children under 7 years old have been a behavioral issue here when they choose not to behave or follow adult supervision. We have an open pool, stairs, etc. and this can be nerve racking, causing us to worry. Please consider your child and if he/she is not the type to listen, choose elsewhere. Thank you. If younger than 7 and you consider your child/children VERY well behaved, we will be happy to have them but it at our own discretion. So get ready for some questions. We did choose not to have any young ones here anymore, but i miss them ( the good ones) so I changed my mind.
BEAUTIFUL MORNING SUNRISE VIEW FROM YOUR SPACE. You just have to get yourself up out of the super comfortable beds to see it. I am told that this is not an easy task. Although, our gorgeous chillean mesquite tree has grown very large so the view is not as great as it once was. May need to go to the back yard to the open fence, depending on the time of year as to where the sun comes up. Also have enjoyed watching the occasional storm from these rooms. Update: they are getting ready to build homes behind us. Still a field even now (9/2017) but streets have just been put in. Very slow process. This has been going on for a year, no building yet.
YOUR BEDROOMS, LIVING ROOM AND BATHROOM ARE TOTALLY PRIVATE AND SEPARATED FROM THE REST OF THE HOME. One wall in the family room being a full black out curtain which blocks the half wall and archway.
FRESH AND CLEAN
All Bedding and towels are freshly cleaned prior to each new guest arriving. The rooms are thoroughly cleaned with each new guest
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST Served in our newly remodeled (11/2015) kitchen. We usually provide muffins, oatmeal, fresh squeezed orange juice when in season (August/sept/Oct is not in season), coffee, tea, hot chocolate, milk and sometimes some other little bonuses. I am also known for my homemade cinnamon rolls. It does take all day to make these but if this is a favorite of yours, let me know prior to arrival and I'll try and schedule to make some instead of muffins.
Kindly take a few minutes to read through all the information we have provided on our site.
Check the calendar for your desired dates.
On your Profile page,
Fill out all requested verifications. (3 for USA, 2 for out of Country)
Upload a true photo of yourself (no sunglasses) and type a bio on your profile page about who you are.
This is recommended by Airbnb and it has worked for us.
Send a message with the purpose of your stay and who you are traveling with. We like to make sure we work for you needs and want to make sure our stop is a perfect place to be with your desired destinations. Having our guests give us 5 star reviews is important to us so we wouldn't want anyone unhappy with your choice to stay here.
DO NOT STAY HERE IF YOU CANNOT GIVE US 5 STARS ON LOCATION. We know we are not at the prime locations, hence the lower price for accommodations compared to those higher priced areas. We know where we are and you know where you chose to stay. I would rather you stay elsewhere then lose my status with Airbnb by giving me less than 5 stars. If we were not honest on where we are located, then I could understand a lower score on Location. Don't chose this place then penalize us, PLEASE! We have great freeway access. We are in the direct path between Yosemite and San Francisco. We are also just off the main artery of Interstate 5. We hosts should not be faulted for you not checking to see exactly where we are. Thank you.
Check with all persons reserving to see if there are any cat or dog allergies or fears. The pets are not allowed in the airbnb section of the home but the fur is still airborne. All pets are friendly. I describe Koda, our malamute/husky as a big teddy bear in a dog costume. Many people compliment on how calm and well behaved our dog is. He would love to show you the tricks he has learned. (for a reward, of course)
Lastly, check that all guests would be able to go up and down stairs as the BNB rooms are located on the 2nd level.
The listed price is based on 2 persons to a bed.
2nd bedroom is available to use only if you have booked for 3 or more persons.
If you are 2 persons wanting separate bedrooms, there is a $14 additional fee to do so. Just plug in 3 people instead of 2, and the price will automatically adjust for the use of both bedrooms with both queen beds readied for you.
Large groups of 5 or more, please message me to confirm the bedding arrangement.
1 guest = 1 Queen bed
2 guests = 1 Queen bed
3 guests = 2 Queen beds
4 guests = 2 Queen beds
5 guests = 2 Queen beds and 1 Twin Bed
6+ guests = contact me for bedding arrangements
THE QUEEN BEDROOM #1
Queen Size Mattress with 600 TC sheets. Super comfy. Most tell me they slept in because they just didn't want to get out of the bed. Have a great nights sleep. Heating Blanket, Ceiling Fan. Closet and Drawers. Partial View & privacy.
THE QUEEN BEDROOM #2
Queen Size comfortable Mattress with 600 TC sheets. Can add a twin bed to the room if desired (with a booking for 5 or more). Heating Blanket, Ceiling Fan. Closet & small drawer space.
If you have a large group, this room is great additional space. Depending on how big your group is, we may set up beds in here as well.
YOUR family room has 2 VERY comfortable couches (great for sleeping or napping), a desk, microwave, mini refrigerator/freezer, pantry. If you need more refrig/freezer space, we have more space in our own for you. Also the 92 inch screen TV, yes 92, with Bose sound system. We currently also offer Netflix, Pandora, Full Cable stations and WII (if you can figure that out) Wifi is available here too with Comcast HIGH SPEED INTERNET SERVICE (best in the area). We also have a large movie collection or you could rent from Redbox down the street for the newer releases.
You have a private bath with Shower/Tub Combo. For our larger groups, we do have a bathroom at the bottom of the stairs with a shower that you are welcome to use. It is our guest bath and not exclusively for you, but anyone is welcome to use it. (we actually have 4 full baths in this home)
GREAT STOPPING SPOT FOR TRAVEL
You probably can't find a home more smack dab in the center of CA than ours. We are also just off the main artery of travel for California by car. Interstate Hwy 5 is the quickest route running through California reaching the borders of Canada to Mexico.
From I-5 to Hwy 120 Manteca, go 2 exits to Airport Way right. First left, first right. YOU'RE THERE. So easy, So convenient.
* Midway point between SAN FRANCISCO and YOSEMITE.
* BIG LEAGUE DREAMS SPORTS PARK. Baseball, Slow and Fast Pitch Softball played in 6 Replica parks of different pro fields of our nation. Also Batting Cages, 2 restaurants that overlook the fields and an indoor soccer field.
* BASS PRO SHOP (Look it up, too much to describe) No one has ever been sorry they took the time to check this place out. Its a store with so much more. Only 2 in California and one right here. People drive many miles to see it.
* DELL OSSO FARMS FAMILY FUN". The Dell Osso's opened their farm up about 12 years ago and have added so much every year. Millions of people visit each year. Depending on the season will tell you what they are offering for your families to enjoy included Pumpkin Farm, Winter fun, Mud Run, Rodeo, etc.
Sometimes I will have family here, in my daughter's old room, visiting. This room is on the opposite side of the 2nd floor Airbnb that you solely occupy. They have their own private bathroom. Your rooms will still remain private. Usually it's my mom or my brother or a daughter.
NO PETS! NO SMOKING! NO DRUGS! If you must smoke, please smoke on the sidewalk, away from the house.
Looking forward to meeting many people from many places. We will do all we can to make your stay a happy one.
Yours, Phil & Gerry
Upstairs has it's own heating and air conditioning system (New 6/2016) and you have full control. At night, we do like to shut AC off and open window for cool Delta breezes to come in and save on AC cost. If too hot, no problem leaving AC on. Ceiling Fans in all rooms. Share downstairs (Remodeled 11/2015) kitchen with lots of seating. Lots of Refrigerator & Freezer space. Table for 4 to 6 in your room but may be removed to provide more sleeping space if needed. (see photos) Loveseat has been replaced with a desk that has become used much more than love seat.
Pool and outdoor Jacuzzi (seasonal). Jacuzzi is new 8/2016 Please let us know you are into Jacuzzi's so we can make sure it is ready for your use. You may swim anytime but its going to be chilly at times. The pool is solar heated so only warm months are when we have a warm pool.
We have a fire pit, fireplace, pool for you enjoyment that is seasonal. Our pool has a beautiful 5 ft waterfall. We also have a Bar-B-Q available all year long under the Palapa Hut that can be used in the winter if your up to it. We can get down to the 30's here in the winter and up to the low 100's in the summer.
THE POOL does NOT have a fence around it. If you have smaller children and this is a concern, you may want to choose another home without an open pool. SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK. With small children, you will be asked to acknowledge a pool waiver.
Interaction with guests
As little or as much as you like. Please feel comfortable as you are part of our family now. We are very social but also realize that some of you have had a very long day and understand quiet time. Just be yourselves. We don't judge. Everyone is different, including us. We are so into Airbnb that sometimes we get overexcited having guests here. Please tell us you are exhausted and need quiet time if we are over talkative. We don't always realize that and certainly understand.
Other things to note
If you need power strips for your additional electronic devices, OPEN the drawers, they are there. I have told guests and showed them and even have it on a small list I have out of "details you may want to know" and still they suggest them as something I should look into getting. Once our guests see the TV, I tend to lose a lot of their attention to what I'm saying. This place is a bit overwhelming with all you see. I love the looks on my guests faces when they first see their space. Pure joy and that's such a compliment.
ONLY THOSE DISCLOSING A FIRST AND LAST NAME UPON RESERVING, THAT MATCHES YOUR ID, WILL BE ALLOWED TO BOOK HERE. BE SURE TO MESSAGE ME WITH THIS INFO WITH YOUR BOOKING. My full name appears to you once the reservation is booked automatically. I have found some guests do not have there full name on the reservation I see and that is a problem for me. If you are not comfortable giving out your full name (first and last), then staying in my home with my family and everything I own is not the place for you. Thank you for understanding.
A HAPPY HOME IS WHEN EVERYONE MATTERS, BEING THOUGHTFUL, COURTEOUS, AND RESPECTFUL OF OTHERS IS OUR MOTTO.
Due to past guests with children that were out of control, we must add this. Please do not book here as we have a lot of breakable items and tender ears and it is not a relaxing environment for anyone. You should not be booking at a listing for rooms. A full house listing would be better for you. Just my 2 cents.
If your group is 6 persons or more, it would be best to ask us about bedding arrangements prior to your booking to see if we are a good fit for you. If you are staying for a long period of time, just keep in mind that it will be tight in the space, but great for sleeping. 5 persons and under sleep in the 2 bedrooms, so no problem with that.
*No Loud music.
*Quiet time 10 pm. This does not mean "go to bed", it just means quiet down
for the rest of the household.
*No Lifeguard on duty. No fence around pool. BEWARE!!!
POOL STATEMENT BELOW
By reserving our place you have a full understanding of the matter written below and that you agree and accept responsibility.
"I and all the adults I am traveling with are fully aware that the pool does not have a fence around it. This is a safety concern and we will take full responsibility to watch and not let the children enter the rear yard without constant adult supervision. We understand that this is a concern of the Perry's and will abide by this rule."
*Swim at your own risk. Pool hours 9am to 10 pm. 11 pm on Friday and Saturdays. You can swim earlier or later but MUST be very quiet as not to upset neighbors. I am very respectful of my neighbors and wish to continue doing Airbnb. Pool and Hot Tub are closed down during the cold months. Inquire first if these are a must have for you.
*Dishes and Pots and Pans available but please clean up after yourselves as everybody uses the house. Pots and Pans do not go in dishwasher. All soaps are provided by us.
*Pick up before leaving. OK to leave bed messy and unmade as we will be stripping beds upon your departure anyway.
Place used towels in bathtub or laundry basket if you see that upon your departure.
*Unnecessary roughness, disrespecting of others will not be tolerated. You will be given a first warning. Our home, Our Rules. If it persists, you will be asked to leave and no refund will be given due to the time it took us to prepare our home for you and not had opportunity to offer it to someone else. If we book any of the nights that you were to stay after being asked to leave, we will refund for those nights that another guest filled. It would be wrong to keep payment from 2 different guests for the same night. We really don't expect this to happen, most people are respectful, just needs to be said. So far, this has never happened.
Your group MUST LOVE DOGS and tolerate (or love) cats. Check for fears or allergies with your group before booking.
Stairs to your rooms. Check with you group to make sure stairs are OK for them.
No heavy drinking, No non-prescription drugs, No marijuana, No smoking. We are not a party house! Travelers or business persons are the guests we prefer. Please contact us first if there is another reason you are staying here.
Thank you, Gerry & Phil
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My husband and I moved here from Fremont CA (SF Bay Area hour away) to Manteca, CA, 15 years ago, in 2002, and said....whatever will we do with this big ol' house? So in 2011 when Airbnb entered my life, I knew It was an answer and the reason we fell upon this particular home. It was made for Airbnb and has brought us unbelievable joy hosting such of variety of people from all over the world. I have learned and experienced so much interacting with my guests. Can't tell you how lucky I feel to be able to do this. So blessed.
Our last daughter is moving to Disneyland and will be attending the Disney College Program and working at the park. I'm so happy for her but sad too that she will no longer be close to us. We will officially have joined the empty nesters club. Our daughter, is a very sweet loving girl and was the reason for the move to Manteca. She has completed her AA degree and now she is off to her next adventure.
We have 2 other older daughters. Our eldest is a nurse with our 2 grandkids and our second daughter is a very talented artist who will soon be working with the Humane Society in Santa Barbara very soon here.
My husband's hobby is Halloween and he and his partner spent a lot of time in the 17 years of presenting the "Scary Perry Haunted House" which showed about 5 nights a year, but takes about 6 months to prepare and pack up each year. It was top quality Haunted House and outdid what a neighborhood haunted house would usually put do. 2014 was our last showing at our home because we outgrew our home and neighborhood. They are still on the hunt to find another location that suits this production better.
We have lived in the bay area all our lives until we moved an hour east of it. So we know the bay area quite well. We have spent many years turning our yard into an oasis and think we are about done. We get many compliments on how beautiful it has turned out and it is great to see my vision become a reality. I love flowers and gardening but since we got the dog, things have changed. The dog who thinks flowers are toys. Flowers make me happy. He is 6 now, so I may try to attempt growing them again.
I love hearing people's stories so I hope, if you stay here, you will tell me yours.
I, myself, happily retired from 34 years in the automotive industry. I have a jewelry business on site. Also sell cinnamon rolls. I was encouraged by guests to post this because they said they wish they had been prepared in advance of knowing this. Just ask me if you are interested. I don't feel right pushing my products onto my guests, so please don't worry about that. If you enjoy looking, that's different.
Hope your plans can be included with a stay in our home.
Happy travels, Gerry & Phil of Manteca, CA