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Privacy and quiet abound in this smartly apportioned one queen bedroom, one full bath and one full-sized futon couch in the living/dining/kitchen area. Delight in our "Contemporary Bohemian" decor complete with lots of color -- fun marine blue in the main rooms and Tantric yellows, oranges, and reds in the sexy master bedroom. Enjoy cosmopolitan panache, fresh flowers in every room and Buddhist sacred objects from the owner’s extensive travels to 45 countries around the world. Cute and cozy camper with queen bed is available for those interested in a lodging adventure or even more privacy. Seven-person capacity hot tub is always set to your preferred temperature and looks up through a grandmother old growth Redwood tree. Owner is professional massage therapist and ready to smooth out all your ruffled feathers after your soak! Wander around our 6.5 acres and create your own altar in your favorite fairie ring in the ancient Redwood trees. Hike two miles to reach the unspoiled "Grove of the Old Trees" or go mountain biking on the dozens of trails of Willow Creek Preserve one block east. Drive only eight miles to some of the most spectacular and desolate coastline in Northern California. Drink pure water from our three underground springs. Breathe in deeply the fresh, moist marine air. Pick your own salad veggies, gourmet herbs and fresh fruits and berries from our gardens in season. Shanti is pet friendly, 420 friendly and LGBT friendly. Fully stocked kitchen of eco-friendly accoutrements including pots and pans, wooden utensils, coffee maker, compost bin, microwave, gas stove/oven and frig.

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Your private shaded backyard deck with hammock and dog play area.

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The Space
Property type: Cabin
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)


Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $150
Security Deposit: $250
Weekly Price: $1345 /week
Monthly Price: $4750 /month
Cancellation: Strict


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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

Stylish living room and dining room with bamboo wood floors.

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6 Reviews

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August 2015

July 2015
Response from Elizabeth:

Thank you so much, Sandra, for your positive review. It is so nice when two parties click like we did. You and your family are welcome here at Shanti anytime.

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

May 2015
Response from Elizabeth:

Thank you again, Caroline. I was so happy to hear that you decided to relax at Shanti because it is so peaceful and quiet here, rather than go out. This is what I feel the world needs more of: doing nothing. You are all welcome back anytime! Namaste,

May 2015

December 2014
Response from Elizabeth:

Dear Marfam,
It was so lovely to host you and Peter. I really loved your dogs! Thank you so much for the positive review. I am so happy that you enjoyed Shanti’s incredible nature, the hot tub, my dog friendliness and extra efforts to re-purchase your birthday gift for you and take care of your dogs while you were out at dinner with friends. I was also very pleased that you two and your dogs enjoyed the hike out on Willow Creek Road that I suggested. You won’t find anything but locals on that hike!
Based on your suggestion, I spoke to AirBNB for the second time about the photo of the front of my own home. Their photographer had taken the photo and they posted it to my site without any communication with me. I had already spoken to them the first time about the fact that it seemed odd to advertise the front of my own home for the sake of vacation rental, but they said it was normal. The second time, they said the same thing, but they suggested I add a description to the photo, so I have done that.
Regarding the capacity of the unit, I definitely did not mean to infer that it can sleep six in the actual unit. Normally it sleeps two, but if guests want to have one or two kids or small adults on the futon couch, it is also available. The camper is available if indeed there is a need -- it’s a big favorite for more adventurous guests and kids! It does not have any leaks. I always move the camper down to the driveway to the entrance to the vacation rental if it is rented, though some guests prefer it out in the field for spectacular star gazing. I did not know you wanted to rent it, or I would have done this for you. I have done quite a bit of research about other vacation rental’s prices for extra guests, and it’s usually $50 per person, but I’ll double check my research on that, per your suggestion.
Since you arrived on December 27 while I was away for six days over the holidays, I asked my neighbor Donna to turn up the heat and the lights before you arrived that night. Perhaps during that time one of the cats took refuge in your bedroom! I am so sorry about this! I only wish you had let me know so that I could have washed your linens and saved you the suffering of sneezing!
The water in the hot tub was changed on December 21, just before I left for the holidays. Nobody used the hot tub while I was gone. I’m sorry it did not look clean to you. It was at exactly the proper pH when I checked it right after getting your review.
Regarding the wifi connection, since we had more rain in December 2014 than the entire year of 2014, Sonoma County had quite a bit of power and phone outages and wifi mishaps. The AT&T rep told me it was a state of emergency in California and he had 473 clients to service after the severe storms. My neighbors did not have their landline for an entire month! As soon as your partner Peter told me the wifi was intermittent, I called my ISP. I felt that we were lucky it got fixed within the next couple of days. You may remember that it worked fine just before you left. I am so sorry that your new Macbook did not have a disc drive and you were not able to watch movies on your last night here. The universe works in mysterious ways within the nature of Shanti, and it usually favors peace, quiet and unplugging.
Alas, none of these unfortunate items were brought to my attention while you were here! Had that been the case, I would have been much more helpful to you. Nevertheless, Shanti welcomes you and Peter to return in the future.
Elizabeth Medgyesy, Proprietor
Shanti Vacation Rental

December 2014

About the Host, Elizabeth

Occidental, California, United States
Member since April 2014
Response rate: 100% (last 10 contacts)
Response time: within a few hours


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