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Secluded, private property with a view. Definitely off the beaten path and as described!
The house was the perfect spot for a small family reunion. We especially enjoyed sitting on the front porch in the morning. Even though we only stayed a couple of days, it still felt like a retreat.
Dusty provided a code to make checkin quite easy. The space is just as it looks in the pictures...simple and quiet and perfect for a time away. Dusty was incredibly helpful when we left an envelope with cash behind...very grateful for his hospitality and for his willingness to go out of his way on our behalf.
The "Waiting House" proved absolutely perfect for a restful week after the chaos of our wedding. The home is almost one hundred years old. Amidst some lovely antique details, it's clear that Kathy and Dusty spent careful effort restoring the house. It's hard to beat the warm peace of a morning breakfast in the dining room as the rising sun shines through the large windows. The ranch house brought us to a simpler era of grandma's chocolate cake, living off the land, snuggling up in warm blankets, and restful lunches on the front porch. Between their gracious welcome basket and easy check-in, Kathy and Dusty were excellent hosts!
It was a relaxing trip, Dusty's house sits in a beautiful highland area, overlooking a nice relatively flat land. My family had quiet time there, all amenities are good. The portable heaters work but we have to move them around based on where we hang out. When the weather is too cold I wish we can have an AC. But we understand it's an old cute house.
The house was very comfy and clean. The kitchen had a nice amount of pots and pans for cooking and the weber grill is nice and big! We had a great and relaxing time here and would come again.
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We immediately felt at home here, as if the Waiting House welcomed us. We specially liked that the house is situated in rural surroundings, while still being close to the cities east of LA. I repeat what others have written before us: the house is charming, has all you need and everything works fine. A top experience!
We just got back from spending a couple of days at this lovely location. We had such a wonderful time. The house is even cuter and quainter than the photos made it look, and it has lots of details that made it really charming. Dusty was very accommodating and helped everything go smoothly, even though it was my first time making a booking over airbnb. It was definitely a great experience! We especially enjoyed exploring outdoors around the property, and learning about the local area history in some of the books provided. The tub attracted our attention right away, but I worried that older houses like this might lack hot enough water for baths. Definitely not a problem: it was warm and luxurious. :)
I wish there were more houses like this around still!
This place was awesome!! very quiet!! clean and beautiful!!
Dusty and Kathy Rhodes are some of the nicest people I know. I fly hang gliders with Dusty almost every week end. Both Dusty and Kathy put in countless hours supporting our club and are always the first to volunteer when something needs to get done.
Last summer, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to spend a night at The Waiting House. Dusty and Kathy have done a beautiful job restoring this antique home which is now outfitted with everything from cold beers in the fridge (or a nice bottle of wine) to Wifi. The before and after pictures of the restoration project tell a story of hard work, craftsmanship, and a sincere dedication to preserving a fascinating piece of local history.
Hanging out on the porch, enjoying a glass of wine while listening to the trains off in the distance its easy to feel as if you've just stepped back in time. The place if truly a great find for anyone visiting the area or just needing to get away from the city for a while. Not to mention the fact that The Waiting House is just down the road from one of the best hang gliding and paragliding sites in the world. If you fly and want to get a lot of airtime, The Waiting House is the perfect place to land at the end of your day.
Thank you Dusty and Kathy for sharing The Waiting House with me.
I can't say enough about this house. It has everything you need - beauty, charm, a quiet location. In fact, this is where I wrote my fourth novel, MADAME TUSSAUD. If you're thinking about staying here as a writing retreat, I can highly *highly* recommend it! And if you're simply thinking of staying here as a place to get away, you won't be disappointed.