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Entire home/apt
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
1 adult
0 children
Ages 2 - 12
0 infants
Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Welcome to our mini retreat! Park in the easement by the cypress tree in front, and go up the stairs to the blue gate. Enter and voila, the Monterey Bay! Check out the large deck, relax,
then come on in. We're expecting you!

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 9PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Cleaning Fee: $60
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly Discount: 10%
Cancellation: Strict
Weekend Price: $135 / night

Welcome to our mini retreat! Park in the easement by the cypress tree in front, and go up the stairs to the blue gate. Enter and voila, the Monterey Bay! Check out the large deck, relax,
then come on in. We're expecting you
My news this season is that I'm now able to offer my guests sole use of all the main house, deck, and loft. My space on the ground floor is now a self contained apt,, so I have no need to share with you. I enjoy my privacy and respect yours. I want you to relax and enjoy my home, and your private space as you would your own. The bedroom space is open to the view, yet private and sound proof and entirely yours. So relax and enjoy your queen-size bed. Guests report it to be hugely comfortable with a down comforter and nice linens. Wrap yourself in a cozy, luxurious spa robe and slippers for you to borrow during your stay. Perfect to go back to bed with morning coffee, or end your day with a good book and pleasant thoughts. Sweet dreams! In the loft also is a long table for you to set up your work space. There is a chest of drawers and rack for hanging clothes, and beach towels to borrow. Beside your bed is a charger for iPhones. And you have your PRIVACY! The easy carpeted stairs go to your full, private bathroom with shower.

Come to your private entry, through the blue gate, onto the very large deck and all, including the charming, lighted, gurgling fountain, propane fire pit flanked by comfy chairs, and propane barbecue grill and dining table, awaits you. Kick back, breathe deeply, relax, and follow your bliss. This deck at night has become one of my favorite places. To me it's magical Step inside and the dramatic loft, dining room, kitchen, great room and full bath with shower are yours to enjoy. All private. The kitchen is fully equipped. For breakfast there's a Keurig beverage maker with coffee, tea, and cocoa, fruit, yogurt and granola. Enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine, or Martinelli's sparkling cider. Your choice. After all, you're in California. Several days before your arrival I'll ask you to tell me which and what kinds of these you prefer, so I can have them onboard for you. So breakfast might look like juice, granola & yogurt, toast or muffin, & coffee or tea. Do you use cream or milk? Anyway, you get the idea, but I'll try to tailor to your wishes,

My whippet, borzoi (Russian wolfhound) and I have our spaces downstairs. We're all quiet and don't bark. Any or all of us are here to talk, answer questions, or make suggestions. Your comfort is our goal! Please note: I charge only a nominal cleaning fee, so please leave home clean as you found it!!!

We're located in a lovely, quiet, family neighborhood. Not a party place; we respect our neighbors! Gotta happen. Thanks for respecting our boundaries inside and out! We have a 2 nights minimum. After all, it is my HOME, and not a hotel. At the same time, your comfort and wishes are a priority for me! Thanks.

There is a bus line 2 blks. away. Car or bike is better.

Setup not suitable for toddlers or small children. Not kid proof or appropriate. Guests must be 21 yrs. or older. You are afforded great privacy and respect. After check in orientation, I basically interact with you only at your request. But I love to hear your stories and about your life if you want to share. Beach stuff: in addition to beach towels, there are beach chairs for you to take to the sand.

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 3PM - 9PM.

House rules are based on common courtesy, remembering that this is my home. Since I have 2 dogs, please leave additional pets home. If you need to smoke, please close the doors, and do so outside on the deck, and mind your butts. Thanks. Please, BEFORE YOU BOOK, read house rules. No surprises! Limit: 2 adults (21 & over)! NO HEAVY DRINKING or recreational DRUGS! No pets! Thanks.

Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Smoke detector
2 nights minimum stay

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Aptos, California, United States · Joined in February 2014

I'm retired but have so many interests that opportunities still present themselves. Always curious about how life works. I'm an avid reader . With a good book, I can imagine anything and go anywhere. I love my family and extended family --- son, daughter, friends, and pets. While eating is great, I get stalled in the kitchen. I'll grow it and clean up if you'll cook. Please. Sunny days make me happy. Life on the Central Coast is good, and I'm grateful to live here!

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