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
This cottage is beautiful and located in beautiful Fairfax, on a quiet residential street. The place was easy to find and all communications with the owner were quick and easy. I was traveling on business so I really appreciated having a safe quiet place with wifi Internet access and privacy to conduct some work during my overnight stay. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for an peaceful, clean, asthecially pleasing (very nice garden setting) place to stay when in central Marin County.
Really nice and quiet cottage. Indications were very clear. Comfy, everything you need is there.
Joan is a very nice person, but unfortunately we didn't have the chance to talk to her a lot because we had a busy schedule on our trip.
Located near San Francisco, very nice surroundings. We saw deers!!! Looks to be perfect for hikers and also for people like us who just want to have an affordable, nice and quiet stay near SF :)
You were our first airbnb experience and it surpassed our expectation. My wife and I really enjoyed our stay here. The place was clean, comfortable and located within walking distance to the quaint town of Fairfax.
The cottage was as described. It was chilly in the morning so we were able to turn on the heat, which was great. We knew the neighborhood, so we were able to hike each morning. It is a very quiet and comfortable place, perfect for 1 or 2 people. Joan was in and out and gave us her cell just in case we needed something. We will stay with Joan again.
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 a certified 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, work with passion and legalize kindness.
I have return guests many times a year, and think of them as gifts.