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We are a family with two boys (11 & 13). As a family we love to travel. Before having children we lived in Vietnam, England & Japan. Melissa grew up in New Zealand & Singapore.
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My host Melissa welcomed our family and was very helpful in giving us advice about the neighborhood. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend her accommodations.
This little cottage in Lafayette was fantastic. Loved the convenient location to BART and the downtown. Walked everywhere! Pictures and descriptions were accurate. Melissa is a great host and answered all my random questions about the town of Lafayette. Thanks for the great stay and the snacks for in the morning!
Melissa was in touch by email to welcome me and to ease my arrival. She was there when I arrived, provided me with the information I needed and was very welcoming. I had asked if my grandsons (4 and 6) could visit while I was staying; she not only agreed but provided age appropriate toys for them. They loved staying over with grandma.
The guest house is lovely and complete--large living space, fully equipped kitchen, bedroom and bath and plenty of closets. There was also lovely outdoor space, including a rope swing which my grandsons loved. Melissa provided snacks, water, and condiments, although I did not do any cooking.
The house was convenient to Bart (walking distance) and very convenient to downtown Lafayette and to the neighborhood where my daughter lives--so it was perfect for my visit. I would definitely stay again.
If you're looking for a roomy in law cottage with a view of the surrounding Lafayette hills complete with a sitting area, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen in an upscale middle class neighborhood then you might want to consider Melissa's cottage. The BART station is short 5 minute walk down the hill and as you will realize, the walk back to the cottage is somewhat more strenuous. Melissa is very welcoming who will offer to answer any questions that you may have and she will leave you alone if that is what you desire.
A very nice welcoming basket with wine and other goodies is provided.
It was a very positive experience for me!
We had a fantastic stay in Melissa's cottage. The house is exactly as same as shown online - it is very nice, clean and cozy. We were provided with everything we needed for stay. Melissa is very friendly and easygoing - she came to welcome us when we arrived, and she prepared for us a bunch of food like cookie, chocolate and white wine. We really appreciate everything she provided to us and thank her for letting us stay.
The host left us juice, berries, snacks and came over to introduce herself. The neighborhood is lovely, just up a hill from the BART station.
the cottage was lovely, and melissa was a wonderful host. cute welcome basket, and great directions and recommendations. melissa was incredibly responsive the entire time. lafayette is also very cute, and the location is incredibly convenient for Bart! thanks again for a great stay ~
Melissa was open and warm, easy to interact with, very accommodating and prompt replying to email exchanges. The cottage is private, tucked away from the road, and a nice space to be in. It is in a great location and within walking distance to the BART. In all, this made for a very pleasant visit to the Bay Area. Mahalo nui loa (thank you very much).
Melissa was a wonderful hostess. We were able to drop our bags off early which helped us out quite a bit. The location is ridiculously desirable...right next to a BART station where you can catch the train or bus. Very close to whole foods, Starbucks, enterprise and great food. The cottage is cozy in feeling yet very spacious.Everything was very neat and clean. It is fully equipped with any amenities you think you may require. *including muffins and cookies, and juice! * My husband and I slept amazing. It was peaceful and quiet at night. Melissa was also patient enough to answer all of the questions we had regarding schools and neighborhoods, being that we are relocating to California. Her information and opinion was invaluable, and much appreciated! She kept in contact with us over the course of our stay to make sure everything was going well in our house hunt as well as making sure we had everything we needed. Melissa went above and beyond as a hostess. My husband and I would definitely stay here again. Thanks again Melissa for keeping me sane! Best wishes to you and yours!
We came all the way from Japan and stayed at Melissa's cottage. Excellent hospitslity as well as nice and comfortable. very private so that we could enjoyed our holidays. Thanks for providing us verycomfortable stay!
Melissa and her family were great guest! I would be happy to accommodate again and would highly reccommend to any other host! Happy 2014!