About this listing
Your oasis next to a small park and library! Our fully renovated two-story 2800 square foot house (5 BRs, 3 baths) is set back from the street at the end of a short, winding driveway. Bright, open floor plan and lots of fruit trees and flowers. Lush!
Three magnificent redwood trees anchor the circular driveway. A small stream runs at the edge of the almost one-acre property which is dotted with beautiful flowers and fruit trees. There is a feeling of peace and seclusion even though one is in a residential area. The property is 7 miles from Amgen's headquarters (9 minute drive without traffic).
The first floor is characterized by an open, bright floor plan. Turn left from the front door into a large living room with fireplace. Turn right from the front door for a bedroom with attached full bath on the first floor. Towards the back is a newly renovated open kitchen and dining room, and large French doors to the back patio and yard (more on the wonderful patio and back yard later). There are brand new solid walnut distressed wood floors throughout first floor. A good-sized family room and attached extra bedroom/work room are off the living room.
On the second floor there is a master suite with bath as well as two additional bedrooms with a shared bath. The master suite has a private patio overlooking the backyard, while a second, larger patio overlooks the front yard.
The house has newly-installed two zone heating and cooling (separate zones for upstairs and downstairs). It also has an attic fan that refreshes the air in the house very quickly.
The shaded back patio and yard has a peaceful and lush feel to it. The fountain is surrounded by trees and flowers. There’s a rose garden and a grape vine that produces the sweetest grapes in the summer. There are numerous fruit trees: lemon, orange, grapefruit, fig! Beyond the fence is a wonderful park for evening strolls or for kids to play. Often in the summer there are various festivals. And a further two minutes of walking brings you to the very impressive Thousand Oaks community library.
Interaction with Guests
The owners will not be around, and thus will not have any personal interaction with guests. Someone will be available close by to help with any issues that arise.
Quiet, residential neighborhood.
You will need a car in Southern California!
No smoking and no pets, please! This house was just fully renovated with lots of loving care. We expect our guests not to abuse it. And finally, we would like guests who are respectful of our neighbors' privacy and comfort (no loud parties, please).
The house and property were beautiful and as described in the photos. Rashid was prompt on accepting the reservation request and very quick to respond to any questions. We enjoyed our stay and found the location to be great with local grocery stores and shopping close by.
We did encounter an issue with the AC unit that led to the house becoming very warm during the day time. The whole house fan was powerful enough to cool the house once the sun went down. Rashid was very responsive to the ac problems but unfortunately the part to fix the unit did not come on until our stay was complete. Nothing Rashid could do about it and we understood.
Our group loved this property and would gladly stay again.
Rashid made us feel welcome by his thoughtful, thorough and prompt communications before and during our stay. He was a gracious host. The property was exactly as described, and worked perfectly for our large group. The kitchen was lovely and large and lacked for no equipment we needed. The property is interesting and comfortable. The neighborhood is very convenient in terms of highway access and shopping. And, a lovely plus it neighbors on a great public park and children's playground.
The house was very nice with a lot of space. It was a great option for my family, and the pictures and description were accurate. Rashid accepted our reservation request promptly and was very thorough in giving us instructions for checking in. There were some plumbing problems in one of the bathrooms while we were there which were outside of the owner's or our control. Rashid was prompt and communicative while helping resolve the issue, and he refunded a portion of our fee for the inconvenience.
This home is absolutely beautiful and the host was awesome. He communicated often and left very clear instructions about everything. I would highly recommend renting this home- you won't be disappointed
Rashid was a wonderful host, the home worked out perfect for the needs of our family. The location and grounds of the house were fun for our kids and very accomodating to what we needed for our trip. Thank you again.