About this listing
Charming studio with private entrance. Enjoy the outside seating patio, nestled on a hillside of a quiet neighborhood with nature all around. Fully furnished, full bath, kitchenette and laundry. On valley floor for a quick walk downtown. Pets ok!
It is your french chalet retreat, with a zen twist. We live on the valley floor, but are 40 stairs up on the side of Rockridge, making you feel like you are in a castle. The high iron content of our soil has long made our property a magnetic pole. There are ancient rock bowls carved into the ridge top by the indigenous Miwok's who once inhabited the region.
The space is newly remodeled and Clean! It is a studio apartment with a Queen bed. There is a kitchenette with all needed utensils, a microwave, coffee maker, and small fridge with a freezer. You have your own bathroom, with a roomy standing shower. Your front porch provides a beautiful view of the hills across the valley and an outside area to relax. Free WiFi and fast internet provided.
We also accommodate pets for an added fee of $25/night! We are experienced dog sitters, and are happy to watch your pup, to allow you more flexibility. Sitting fees apply based on your needs.
This is a completely separate studio with a private entrance, that goes through a shared laundry room. The front porch with seating and grilling is also your space. There is access provided to a fenced garden area on the side of the property for your pet. We ask that you stay on the lower level of the property, and respect our privacy on the upper level, as we do the same for you.
Interaction with Guests
We leave interaction up to you as the guest. We live upstairs, so are always available if you have questions. Otherwise we look to respect your privacy. If we are home we will provide keys and an overview of the place. If we can not be there upon arrival, and we are out we will arrange for your access.
Close easy walk to downtown. In a quiet neighborhood, with friendly neighbors, providing a safe and comfortable atmosphere.
Public bus stop is one block away. Quick walk downtown, 5 min max.
We hope that you are respectful of the property. It is our home, and we like to keep it drama free. We are here for your convenience, but respect is a two way street. Please no smoking indoors!
Cara and I had a great time staying with David and Erica. They are very welcoming and the room was very private and clean. Bed was very comfortable and room had everything we needed. Neighborhood was awesome as well. Will return soon and would recommend to anyone.
We had a wonderful stay at David & Erica's. Quintessential mellow Californians, our hosts made us feel both welcomed and unhurried. They were approachable, and still were happy to just let us enjoy our privacy.
The house really is built into the side of a mountain, so if you're paranoid about heights, or have some mobility issues, this may not be the place for you. But if you want a little slice of unconventional heaven and a lovely view the balcony, it's a wonderful choice.
The neighborhood is pleasant but not fancy, which was fine with us: made us feel relaxed and "down-home". The house is charming and has tons of character, and the unit itself very tastefully decorated and impeccably clean. All this and dog-friendly, too!
All in all, we had a great stay.
What a sweet little spot David and Erica have created! Very Marin, and very wonderful. The room is small and nicely accommodated, the bathroom includes a roomy walk-in shower. There is a small kitchen area -- and room on the front porch to eat a little nosh. A lovely view from on high.
David and Erica will give you utter privacy, but are quite helpful if you want some advice on the area. This place really is a treasure!
This place is located 5~10 minutes walking distance from downtown fairfax. It is very convenient for me to get my breakfast, grocery and enjoy beautiful fairfax.
Studio is a great size for 1 or 2 people. Nice bed and sheet, well decorated clean spacious room and bathroom.
David and Erica are very kind and beautiful couple. They were very kind even though I was pretty late to arrive there.
Love to come back this place!
David and Erica emailed several days before to let me know that they wouldn't be there to meet us, and that they would leave a key. The listing is as described, clean and a good size for staying a few nights. In the evening and in the morning we could hear footsteps and movement above us, but I'm a pretty heavy sleeper and I was able to go back to sleep. I love how close it is to town. It was a nice being able to leave our car (we parked on the street across from the steps leading up to the house) and walking in for a nice meal. Thanks for everything!
Clean, warm, friendly, comfortable and easy walk to town and priced right. Thanks!
David and Erica were fantastic hosts! They were responsive and conscientious -- quick to answer my questions, and they'd even set out electric candles to light the stone steps up to their place because we arrived after dark.
The "studio" was clean, charming, and private, with a lovely tree-and-hillside view out the window. It is a humble room, not large, but charmingly decorated, and since we were in town for a half-marathon, having a nice clean shower to retreat to afterwards was a delight. David and Erica had ground coffee in a jar for us, a selection of teas, as well as a handy microwave and mini fridge. In the morning I was drinking my coffee and leftovers from dinner out on the patio, I was confronted two deer in the neighboring yard, not even fifteen feet away, peaceably munching on weeds. Downtown Fairfax was close by as well (and you'll want to try the ice cream at Scoop -- it's worth waiting in line).
For our first airbnb hosts, David and Erica and their place have set the bar high! My girlfriend and I would happily come back to stay again if we're in the area.
About the Host, David & Erica
We are a simple down to earth couple. We enjoy traveling and experiencing new places. Happy to chat and help you explore the area. I work outside maintaining and building hiking trails. Erica is an Animal Service Officer, aka an dog whisperer. We fill our time working on our home, playing softball and exploring. If you want to know some special place to escape into nature, we can help lead you in the right direction.