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 welcomed us as we approached the cottage and made us feel at home. She respected our privacy but was open to any questions. Maps and brochures were available in the cottage to help us get around.
Adorable cottage, exactly as described! Perfect for a one night stay.
The only thing to mention is the bathroom is shielded from the bedroom by a somewhat see through screen, which I could imagine might be awkward in certain situations.
We loved the garden and would definitely stay here again if we're in the area.
I didn't met the Host, but the place worked well for my needs. It's very basic and rustic, but it has everything you need. Shower, TV, Wifi, coffeemaker and hairdryer. Quiet and clean. Thanks Joan.
Joan was a perfect host, un-intrusive but attentive to details. We found her place to meet our needs just fine! thanks, Joan!
We unfortunately didn't get to meet Joan as she was out of town, but she was very prompt in her message responses and gave very clear directions for our arrival at the guest house. Joan's place was in a safe, quiet neighborhood. Having a separate guest house from the home gave lots of privacy and the home was also very clean. It was the perfect place to stay after a long day in the busy city of San Francisco. Definitely recommend this cottage to anyone visiting the bay area!
Me and my husband loved our stay!! We just wished we could stay for a week and not go back to work :)!
This was such a private, cozy and comfortable cabin! its tucked back under these huge beautiful trees and out of every window you can see the tree tops! It is VERY clean and we appreciate that greatly!
Joan was very helpful with our booking and accommodating us with changing the dates when we requested it.
Would go back in a heartbeat!!
It was a wonderful stay in Joan's lovely cottage: every detail showed the kindness of this lady，plus the facilities were very clean and comfortable. Thank you for this great experience as my first airbnb stay, I will definitely recommend to friends and family when they ever have a chance to visit this region.
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.