Wood Lane Guest House

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Wood Ln, Fairfax, CA 94930, United States
Your host, Joan
129 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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 (email hidden) 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
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
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 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.

Guest Access

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.

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

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

Getting around

There is off street parking in my driveway.
Public transportation is in the town of Fairfax.Cabs are available for pick up.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Joan (email hidden)! Stayed here for a wedding nearby at Deer Park Villa - everything in the guest house was clean and well-furnished. Coffee and cream were provided, along with a few bottles of cold water in the fridge.

    Joan was extremely friendly and also provided hiking recommendations nearby. I accidentally forgot a shirt at the house, and Joan let me know right away before I had traveled too far to come pick it up! Thanks for a wonderful stay!

    July 2014
  • This is a truly delightful space and Joan is such a sweet lady - highly recommend!

    July 2014
  • I was in the area for a non-residential meditation retreat, and Joan's cottage (email hidden) to continue my retreat into the evenings. Immaculately clean. Extremely quiet. Very conveniently located. Joan communicates effectively and replies quickly. In addition to all the comforts and amenities to make for a pleasant stay, she has gone a step beyond and provides lots of local information on the area, including an extensive hiking list. A very hassle free experience. I would stay here again!

    June 2014
  • Joan is fantastic. She communicated quickly and thoroughly and we were happy with our one night stay. She was flexible with our arrival time, which was much appreciated. We didn't realize when we booked it how perfect the location was! It was a 5 minute walk to Deer Park Villa, where our friends got married. If you have an event at Deer Park, it is so perfect.
    Other friends at the wedding stayed at an airbnb in San Anselmo that was, shall we say, unsightly, which made us feel even luckier!
    Joan's place is tucked up against a hill, quiet, edged by beautiful gardens, and clean. The sunrise over the hill in the distance was gorgeous. Max is 6'7" and the bed with no footboard was also a plus! Thanks Joan!

    June 2014
  • The room is perfect- clean neat and very comfortable. Bed is firm and the neighborhood quiet. Fairfax is a very nice small town from which it is an easy launch site for the coastal parks and beaches. In town has multiple dining places of all sorts.
    Joan is a very nice host and makes it very easy and is readily available if you have any needs.

    June 2014
  • Our host, Joan, was very welcoming. Our cottage behind her house was what we expected with a comfortable, queen size bed and very clean throughout. i loved the view of the woods out the window. It was a very quiet setting, perfect for the two of us. We enjoyed the coffee and found half and half in the fridge. Nice addition. The suite had good lighting and two chairs.I would definitely book this cottage another time.

    June 2014
  • Fairfax is such a charming little town. As we drove through it, our anticipation of exploring the area increased. Upon arriving at Joan's sweet cottage, we were greeted by Joan and felt instantly at home. The cottage behind her house was nicely decorated and very cozy. The linens were soft and of high quality and the bathroom was bright, open and quite clean. She surprised us with homemade cookies when we returned for the evening and already had half-n-half for us for our morning coffee. Joan's yard was fun to explore and she gave us the freedom to roam around and make ourselves at home. For our very first Air B&B stay, we were extremely happy with our experience and would highly recommend Joan's cottage to anyone.

    June 2014
  • Excellent and homely, a very good hostess

    May 2014
  • Joan is the ultimate host. She will greet you warmly with a big smile. You will have a big smile on your face as you enter the gate and see the beautiful gardens. She is a master gardener and lavender abounds. The quaint cottage was clean and peaceful and very comfortable. We will certainly be going back.

    May 2014
  • We had a great stay at Wood Lane Guest House. Joan was the perfect host, very friendly, welcoming and accommodating. One gets to walk through her lovely yard, gardens to the separate cottage behind her home. This was by far the quietest place we have stayed and we travel quite a lot. The cottage is small but very cozy, clean and appealing. The queen bed was quite comfortable. There are two sitting chairs, a small table, no closet but shelves and a number of hooks and hangers. In the joint bath and kitchen there is a large sink and 3/4 refrigerator that included creamer to be used with the complimentary coffee and tea. For longer stays one might want a small microwave but it was not something we needed. We also enjoyed the closeness to Fairfax and the easy walk through the quiet neighborhood. We highly recommend this private, cozy, quiet cottage. And, you will definitely enjoy meeting Joan!

    May 2014
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I have had the privilege of traveling extensively and love accommodating guests that enjoy traveling to this special place. I (email hidden) grower of lavender and herbs and supply shops, restaurants and specialty shops . I am an artist and design gardens and paint furniture, dioramas and canvases with sculptural influence. I have lived here for many years and feel very fortunate to live where I live, work with passion and legalize kindness. I have return guests many times a year, and think of them as gifts.
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