Secluded, stone and wood beam guest cottage located on a 10 acre retreat style property with a Pool. King Bed, Full Kitchen, Fireplace and Full Bathroom. Wifi and a TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime. Back Deck overlooks a 2 acre pond and pasture with horses. Incredibly magical and picturesque place to relax :)
We have shared it with our friends and are now for the first time offering it on Airbnb for 2017. Come be one of our first NEW friends that we share our piece of paradise with. :-)
Guest House: Completely separate from the main house. (Approximately 50 yards away) It was gutted and remodeled 3 years ago. It's the perfect place for a couple or single to relax and recharge :) Bed, bathroom, kitchen and sitting area are on the main floor.
Access to the loft is via the ladder shown in photos. In the loft you will find a quiet place to work (a desk) and a nice sitting area to look out at the property in from the second story.
Back door leads to a full length back deck with views of the pond and where the horses feed. Friends and family have spent many a morning drinking coffee and nights on the back deck drinking wine and enjoying the view.
Property: 10 acre Ranchette with a pond, pool, gazebo, walking trails and firepits. Pond is a catch and release with bass fish. We are at the end of a dead end road and the back of our property borders 180 acres of county owned pasture land. All of the roads to get here are paved.
Pool and Property: Guests will have full free roam of all of the property including the pool, gazebo etc. We leave and go to an office off the property almost everyday so you will more than likely have the entire place to yourself a lot of the time :)
Animals: 5 horses, 1 goat, barn cats and our house dogs. For the barn animals you can interact with them if you like or just look :) If you would like to feed and/or pet just let us know -we feed them at 9am if you would like to join us. We keep our house dogs inside when we have guests unless guests request a play partner and we are happy to share our young goofy black lab. (and take them to our office with us during the day) Other occasional wildlife include deer, ducks, cranes, geese, wild turkeys, pheasants, otters, muskrats. Ducks and the one lone resident crane are more common. Geese, wild turkeys and pheasants are seasonal. You will occasionally hear coyotes off in the distance at night.
Kids: This is a great property for kids to roam and experience semi ranch life. There is A LOT of water here. The pond is about 2 acres and there is a pool. We trust you know your children and can properly discern if this is the right place for them. :-) Over the years we have had tons of kids stay and enjoy.
Your Dogs/Cats/Horses: Friendly fur animals are welcome. Most dogs here go off leash but if your dog is a runner please note the area is not completely fenced off. Just let us know if you are bringing a pet as we have special welcome packages for them :)
About us: We are entrepreneurs and live in the main house on the property. We have an office that is 2 miles away and take our dogs there almost everyday of the week. We are both originally from cities and enjoy the peace and solitude this property provides. We are more than willing to be friendly and socialize or give you complete privacy.
Things to Know Before You Come:
Secluded: We are 20 minutes away from a real grocery store so make sure to stock up before you come. There is gas station 2.5 miles away that has snacks and basic items. We keep tea and coffee and standard kitchen items stocked in the cottage.
Ranch Life: The guest house is luxurious but this is a ranch with animals and wildlife and dirt :) Please bring appropriate attire to fully enjoy the ranch life.
Seasons: Winter brings a lot of rain and it can be soggy so bring boots. The rain makes the grass green but there are not as many flowers as in the summer. We enjoy a lot of fires in winter and the pool in summer :) (Guest House is fully heated and air-conditioned.)
We also make our own olive oil and will leave an open bottle for you to try. If you are super interested, I could even talk my Dad to come over to give you a proper olive oil introduction and tasting experience.
Pool in the summer
Pond with the paddle boat or canoe
Walk around the pond and property (we also border 180 acres of county owned pasture land to explore)
Interaction with guests
Meredith and Dori go to work at their office which is 2 miles away from the property and are available via text if anything should come up. We are quiet and want you to enjoy your seclusion :)
Other things to note
In the summer remember to bring your bathing suit as you will have access to the pool. Or not- and just enjoy the relaxing back porch and shade of the cottage :)
In the winter bring your boots as it very well could be soggy. Lol, or just your bedroom shoes as most people do not even leave the cottage and stay by the fire :)
We have 4 indoor dogs that you may or may not see, a barn full of ferrel cats that you probably will only see in the distance and a goat that follows the 4 horses around that you can't miss.
We do walk to your end of the property to feed the outdoor animals once a day, but we can show you how if you want to learn to through a flake of hay to a horse. ;-)
We also offer an "Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tour & Tasting." My 84 year old father is an artisan farmer that has won GOLD multiple times at the very prestigious Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition.
He has nurtured this 100 tree olive grove for 13 years and it is located just over the hill from us (you can walk).
He will give you a tour of the olive grove and educate you on what makes a GREAT extra virgin olive oil, teach you how to properly taste olive oil while you taste and compare different selections of his favorite EVOOs..
Duration: approx 1 hour
Price: $20 per person. (Payable in cash, check while here.)
We are also open to renting out the entire property for complete and total seclusion- just ask :)
- Smoking is allowed outside.
- Events and Weddings are Negotiatable
- Quiet Hours are from 8pm to 9am