About This Listing
A charming detached cottage ( one room plus bath) in a wonderful BIG garden. A few minutes walk takes you to the eclectic town of Fairfax for great shopping, restaurants and live music entertainment.
The cottage is located right on hiking and biking trails. I supply a hiking guide with map for my guests to enjoy. Several of my favorite hikes are just a few blocks away, Elliott Nature Reserve is approx 1/2 mile away, very easy walk and so amazing.
The gardens are certified organic and produce lavender for shops, restaurants and specialty food stores ( The Scoop Ice Cream Shop in Fairfax is one).
Lighted pathways throughout make it easy to arrive home at night
There is a covered porch to store bicycles on and lock them in place.
I live in the larger cottage in the front of the property.
The cottage is fully furnished:
All linens provided
WIFI Access ( most people stream movies, do email etc., others can not get access on their devices. This is a canyon community)
Small refrigerator and coffee machine
THERE ARE NO COOKING FACILITIES
NO COOKING APPLIANCES are to be brought into the cottage
PORCH LIGHT please turn off when you return for the night
Teas and coffee and half and half supplied
Dishes, flatware, cups and glasses supplied
Towels changed daily
Personal toiletries not provided
Queen size bed
Very clean and quiet.
Parking in private drive way
The cottage is suitable for two people only
No smoking of any kind
No Pets please
Guests must be 21 years or older and show a valid ID upon check in.
I have been having guests, international and otherwise for five years and have regular return guests many times a year.
I have traveled extensively and enjoy having a peaceful and welcoming get away for my guests.
My guests usually check themselves in. A convenience for both of us.
Check in time begins at 3 in the afternoon.
Check out time is 11:00 a.m.
The guest house is completely seperate from the main cottage., PLEASE park in the off street drive (I want to be respectful of my neighbors parking needs on the street..Come in through the garden gate (painted aqua with bells) and follow the walk way around to the RIGHT of my cottage. The cottage will be OPEN and READY and the KEYS, CONTACT NUMBERS and HOUSE MANUAL are all in the guest house ON THE TABLE BY THE DOOR.. The parking area, walk ways and cottage are lit at night for after dark arrival.
You can leave the cottage open when you leave at check out time (11:00 a.m.) and leave the keys on the table in the guest house.You can reach me by cell or email
Guest are welcome to sit in the garden There are tables and chairs throughout. In the rainy season some furniture may not be available.
Interaction with Guests
I generally greet guest when it is convenient for both of our schedules. I am always available , by cell phone, email etc. I am around the grounds most of the time. I communicate with guests before they check in to let them know if I will be there in person. I also give specific directions to get keys etc. I like my guests to have privacy and want them to feel welcome
The neighborhood is an old canyon community great neighbors, very quite. Eclectic in houses and occupants. It is a very safe neighborhood. You can walk to the town of Fairfax in 15 minutes. You can walk out the front gate and go on hiking/biking trails
There is off street parking in my driveway.
Public transportation is in the town of Fairfax.Cabs are available for pick up.
No smoking of any kind
No massage oil
No pets please
NO BIKES IN THE GUEST HOUSE
THEY CAN BE LOCKED AND STORED ON THE BACK PORCH
Please do not bring any cooking appliances into the cottage
Please keep noise levels respectful to the area and neighbors (Not Loud)
Please park in driveway, to give neighbors more room for street parking and hikers
Please keep the front gate closed
PLEASE do not wear bicycle footwear in cottage, they ruin the floor
PLEASE DO NOT USE LINENS (towels, wash cloths, sheets etc). to clean shoes, take off make up, windshields, etc. Just use for showers
Please turn heater, lights etc. off anytime you are away from the cottage
Joan's cottage provides a rustic experience in beautiful Fairfax, CA, with any needed modern amenities still at your fingertips. The cottage is beautiful, with a lovely yard, and trees overhead. The feeling is very private, while Joan is easily accessible for any questions. Joan provided crystal-clear information regarding check-in and other procedures. This amazing clarity enabled us (a couple spending merely one night) a seamless feeling for the transaction, with the lovely environment feeling fully organic. The residential neighborhood is quiet, and a short distance from the center of Fairfax, which has nice shops, restaurants, and atmosphere. Highly recommended.
I spent two very relaxing days at Wood Lane Guest House. It's perfect if you look for a quiet place. The little house is very charming, it's clean and lovely decorated. It has everything you need to feel at home- I especially enjoyed the coffeemaker and -very thoughtful of the host- the milk in the fridge. Thank you! I came without car- it was ok to walk to Fairfax, the hiking trails in Elliot Natural Preserve I'd recommend going by car- it was a bit tiring to walk there (about 45min). Other than that I really enjoyed the stay and can warmly recommend the place. Thank you Joan!
We had a really good time at Joan's place! She was very welcoming and helpful! She also gave us our privacy. She gave us recommendations on hiking places and of course the place she recommend was the best hike we went to all day. The place is a cute little guest house in a wooded mountainside. It's really beautiful there and when we come back to this area, I know where I'll be staying. Highly recommended!
Joan's cottage is a delight! We came in after dark after a flight from London, and the cottage was just what we needed--a peaceful, comfortable and thoughtfully equipped oasis, and the key was waiting for us! Joan herself, whom we met the next day as we were leaving, couldn't be nicer. We will be recommending Joan's cottage to any of our friends needing a place in tranquil, woodsy Fairfax.
Joan is absolutely wonderful as a host. Her set up at the Wood Lane guest house is darling and very thoughtful. Everything you could need for someone who is coming to Marin for the first time, or one who needs to escape from the hustle and bustle. A very welcoming, very tranquil home. I certainly recommend her to any and all.
Joan's little cottage is the perfect hideaway! The neighborhood is adorable and quiet, making it really easy to relax. My husband and I attended a wedding at Deer Villa and all of our friends were jealous that we were staying at a great place just down the road. Joan did a wonderful job with the cottage space; it has everything you would need for a getaway with all the comforts of home. She was extremely accommodating too, even calling earlier in the day to let us know we could check in earlier and relax a bit before the wedding that night. We will absolutely stay here again anytime we find ourselves in the area in the future!
About the Host, Joan
I have had the privilege of traveling extensively and love accommodating guests that enjoy traveling to this special place.
I am an organic grower of lavender and herbs and supply shops, restaurants and specialty shops .
I have lived here for many years and feel very fortunate to live where I live and have what I do be a joy.
I have return guests many times a year, and think of them as gifts.