Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed


Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

THE GUEST HOUSE CAN ONLY ACCOMMODATE TWO ADULTS.
Everything you need without the kitchen. Guests love walking to town for food and entertainment .
There is a small deck next to the guest house for your enjoyment. Table and chairs, great for morning coffee. Please do not use the deck after dark.
PLEASE PARK IN THE DRIVE WAY.
PLEASE KEEP THE GARDEN GATE CLOSED (LATCHED) AT ALL TIMES
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The space

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 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
Cable television
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
The wall heater quickly heats the cottage . You turn it on when you arrive. and turn it off when ever you leave the guest house.
The bed is queen sized, 2 years old, and quite comfortable for most guests.
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
Full bathroom
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 .

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.

Guest access

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 DAY YOU CHECK OUT
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 am always available , by cell phone, email etc. 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 guest house is a seperate building and self contained. I want guests and my self to have privacy, and to feel like they have their own space.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 2AM (next day)
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 2AM (next day)

No smoking of any kind
No candles
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 do not use the small deck next to the guest house AFTER DARK
You are more than welcome to use it during daylight
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
Thank you

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 6 steps to guests house
Amenity limitations - wifi is weak for some, others do well. Cell phone service is best on deck or front garden.

Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector

Availability
1 night minimum stay

490 Reviews


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Mark User Profile
May 2017
We had a great time at Joan's. We loved the surrounding area especially being so close to nature. Joan treated us like family. A+

Pam User Profile
May 2017
This quaint little cottage was quiet, clean and had wonderful garden views out the windows.

Ross User Profile
May 2017
It all was good

Mighells User Profile
May 2017
Everything was lovely

Jose User Profile
May 2017
Great place No bathtub. She but she does live there and was watering the plants early in the day right in front of the cottage. She's a very nice lady.

Tara User Profile
May 2017
We loved our stay at Joan's place. It was a great stoping point on our road trip from Big Sur and San Fran to wine country. Took us just 45min to get to some wineries. The place was clean and cozy and Joan is a great host. We also loved exploring the town- great restaurants within walking distance!

Nora User Profile
May 2017
This hidden little garden jem in a cute cali town was exactly what we were looking for! Joan's place is ticked into an scenic canyon. It is quiet and relaxing, just what we needed after traveling all day long. Fairfax is an adorable town, with plenty of entertainment. This place has everything you'd need, plus beautiful gardens all around!

Fairfax, California, United States · Joined in August 2012
Joan User Profile

I have had the privilege of traveling extensively and love accommodating guests that enjoy traveling to this special place.
I am an avjd gardner and enjoy sharing my garden with others
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.

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within a few hours
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