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 (update: stream is dry due to the drought). 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.
Guests will have access to the entire house except for one study (that is not described above) and a couple of closets which have the owner's possessions in them. Guests will not feel that they're missing anything :).
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).