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.
The guest house is completely seperate from the main cottage. Guest are welcome to sit in the garden There are tables and chairs throughout. In the rainy season some furniture may not be available.
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.
Joan's guest house was just darling. The house is warm and inviting, the bed super comfortable and all amenities one could need. The garden and surroundings are beautiful, and the town is easily walkable. Would definitely recommend Joan's house and would stay again.
Our stay met expectations--clean, quiet, and comfortable. Would definitely recommend to any fellow traveler in Marin County. As a plus, Joan is a great host...finding the right balance between being very welcoming and yet respecting privacy. Hope to stay again.
We had a great stay at Joan's place!
Everything was clean, convenient and very inviting! Joan is very kind and pleasant host and we'll be happy to be back :)
Joan was very responsive, kind and helpful in all of our interactions. The cottage was clean and well appointed, on a lovely property surrounded by trees and gardens. I didn't have cell phone service, but the wifi was very fast and allowed me to get a lot of work done. I would definitely recommend this place if you are looking for a quiet getaway in Fairfax!
Joan was a thoughtful and attentive host, and her cabin is a lovely and quiet retreat for anyone wanting a getaway in central Marin.
Joan and her litte cabin are wonderful! A beautiful garden setting, with lovely sounds of the creek behind. Nice walk to "downtown" Fairfax. I'd definitely stay again.
This cottage is adorable. Quiet... Private ... Very enjoyable.
Great context too. Great neighborhood? Quaint town centers only minutes away.
I will return! :-)
Joan's cottage is wonderful--great location, cozy and clean. Joan is a great host!
We had a wonderful stay in Joan's cottage! She was an excellent host--very responsive and friendly. The bed was comfortable and the heater worked well. The cottage was well stocked (cups, bowls, cutting board, silverware) and the hiking directions she has in the room were great. We went to Elliott Nature Reserve and took the lovely hike to the waterfall. I definitely recommend this guest house!
I highly recommend Joan's wonderful cabin. It is so relaxing to hear the creek. It is the perfect space tucked away by itself.
I came in late and left early as I had to work in SF in the morning. My only regret is I could not spend more time there. I will certainly be back. It is an easy 15 minutes to the ferry to get to SF. Joan was a wonderful accommodating host.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.