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I love architecture.
Unfortunately wasn't able to stay at the flat but wanted to note that she was very understanding about the cancellation. Thank you
From the moment you drive onto this property you will start to relax. The land/trails are gorgeous and we truly enjoyed every sunrise/sunset/moonrise while we were there. It's very quiet and private, but not too far from the adorable town of Occidental. Carol is a fantastic host and as other reviewers mentioned, she provided enough food for breakfasts. This place is truly magical and I hope we can make it back again someday soon.
The host's description of the house and property matches its reality. But the pictures cannot prepare you for the grandeur of the setting. It is jaw-droppingly beautiful. The house is a transparent gem that opens itself to the landscape by day and the sky by night. The spareness of the house is balm to a cluttered mind. We were so stunned by the place that it took us a while to notice a very good bottle of champagne waiting for us on the counter, along with delicious, healthful snacks. There were enough breakfast fixings to last us a week. Carol was a perfectly responsive and gracious host. Last and not least, the radiant heating was a marvel. We were never cold, especially our feet. I am so glad we found this place. We'll be back.
The Glass House is a place of stillness, comfort and unusual beauty, perfectly nestled in the landscape, with views that will take your breath away. The house is impeccably furnished and equipped down to the last detail. An attentive yet unobtrusive host, Carol had organized everything to make our stay as relaxing as possible. We highly recommend a visit to the Glass House.
Beautiful location and view, nice short local hikes, tasty breakfast treats left for us, comfy space, and such a clear sky at night that we could see the milky way. Just gorgeous.
Carol's house is splendid. We had an amazing weekend lounging on couches, cooking dinner, going for hikes. The hike on her property down to the river below is particularly beautiful. Even the drive up to her property is spectacular! Highly recommended. You won't regret it!
My weekend at the glass house was everything that I'd hoped for ... a beautiful and peaceful setting for a totally relaxed get away. Carol provided very helpful directions to the house, which we found exactly as clean, neat and organized as it appears in the pictures. She had all of the bases covered -- flashlights in handy spots to aid our nighttime arrival, the kitchen stocked with breakfast and drinks/snacks, a detailed guide to the house, property and surrounding area, etc. -- and she responded very quickly to my questions beforehand about what was and wasn't there. I'm already trying to think of excuses to make a trip back to the glass house as soon as I can ... thanks Carol!
This place was perfect. Not much more to say than that.
My wife and I recently stayed at Carol's amazing house - we absolutely loved it. The views are spectacular, and we enjoyed venturing through the entire property. Carol does a fantastic job of making you feel at home and goes the extra mile to make sure you enjoy everything the area has to offer. We can't wait to go back. Thanks Carol!
This an architectural treasure on a remote ridge, but not so far from civilization that you can't get a great meal a few minutes away. The combination of total privacy and fantastic landscape unfurling into the distance is enchanting. Most of our time there, we spent moving around from one corner to another delighting in the details and proportions of this gem as the sun traveled from one side to the other. And when it got too hot, the coast was not too far away. We never met Carol, but felt privileged that she let us and our dog into her home. I will recommend this highly to my most choosy friends.
This is a great house in a great location & there is no place more relaxing. Go!
Carol is an amazing person! Her land in Occidental is one of the most private and inspirational places in California. The simplicity of the modern cottage set into the amazing natural landscape make her place a total gem. Carol has total integrity on all levels and I wouldn't hesitate to offer my highest recommendations.