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Charming private guest cottage; Mt. Diablo valley

SuperhostAlamo, California, United States
Entire guest house hosted by Kathy
6 guests2 bedrooms3 beds2 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the guesthouse to yourself.
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15 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Kathy is a Superhost
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Our cottage is private, quiet and in a gated court with 2 full bedrooms & bathrooms, full kitchen (refrigerator/oven/stove/dishwasher/microwave), coat closet, linen closet, & laundry closet. There are 2 patios to enjoy our outdoor weather with an ice chest, charcoal bar bq & chimenea. Near dinning, BART, entertainment, outdoor activities (bike trail/Mt. Diablo), wine country & several airports. Please read full description, so there's no misunderstanding about sleeping accommodations.

The space
IMPORTANT NOTE: We here in California (Bay Area) are in a “shelter in place” as of 3/16/2020 due to the DEADLY corona virus “covid19”. We are taking this very seriously to flatten the curve of new cases, and to keep from overwhelming our first responders as well as our healthcare workers. WE ARE EXPECTING A SHELTER PLACE THROUGH APRIL 30TH. Please DO NOT book my home in the month of April. STAY safe. STAY home. SAVE lives. Thank you from our family to yours.

Our cozy cottage is 1000 sq/ft with a fully equipped/stocked kitchen, 2 bedrooms (1 King/1 Queen & 1 full sofa sleeper) and 2 full bathrooms, laundry closet, and can accommodate up to 6 people comfortably. In addition, there is a paved bike path that runs from Pleasanton to Walnut Creek (Iron Horse Trail). Plenty of hiking trails on nearby beautiful Mt. Diablo State Park. Very quiet, peaceful, and private (gated) if you are looking for an escape.

There is an eastern king bed in the master bedroom with a smart TV, full bathroom (separate tub & shower) and walk-in closet, a queen bed in the guest bedroom with a bathroom in the hallway, and a double sleeper sofa in the living room. There is also an up/down washer & dryer in the hall closet. Great for a small family, a couple or a single traveler.

It is conveniently located to so many Bay Area attractions and activities. The BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) is close by in Walnut Creek (approx. 5 miles) and goes to both the San Francisco and Oakland International Airports. Concord Buchanan General Aviation Airport which now has limited commercial flights in/out, (Napa Airport & Livermore Airports close by) is only 15 minutes away as well. Napa Wine country is only 30-45 minutes away. Sonoma Raceway is also only 45 minutes away. Come play or come relax...

Guest access
There is access to an upper and lower patio in the rear yard with views of our small vineyard and Mt. Diablo. A fire pit (upper patio), ice chest, & a charcoal bar-b-q for your use with some tools, etc..

Private court for parking. Two car maximum (prior approval for more cars please). No large parties or events at my home please!

The pool & spa at the main house are unavailable. The private cellar can be accessed with prior approval.

Other things to note
If you will be checking in after 10:00 P.M. I will give you instructions on how to get in the entry gate with the gate code, and where to park in front. The front door will have a lock box with the keys inside (I'll give you the code on reservation is confirmed), and the lights left on for you.

For your convenience we also have lots of items that you may have left at home (shampoo/conditioner & hair dryers in both bathrooms).

We leave breakfast goodies on the counter and in the refrigerator when you check in (may include fruits from our garden, fresh pastries, OJ, granola, assortment of milk/almond milk, & yogurts). This should hold you over for breakfast until you make it to the grocery store if you choose to do so.

Our gardener Ljubo, comes on Tuesdays morning each week, so it gets a bit noisy for a couple of hours during the day. My neighbors gardener comes on Wednesdays.
Our cottage is private, quiet and in a gated court with 2 full bedrooms & bathrooms, full kitchen (refrigerator/oven/stove/dishwasher/microwave), coat closet, linen closet, & laundry closet. There are 2 patios to enjoy our outdoor weather with an ice chest, charcoal bar bq & chimenea. Near dinning, BART, entertainment, outdoor activities (bike trail/Mt. Diablo), wine country & several airports. Please read full descr…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Wifi
Iron
Cable TV
Hangers
Hair dryer
Dryer
TV
Indoor fireplace

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Alamo, California, United States

We are in a small unincorporated town with a quaint downtown for dinning, banking, coffee, salons, hardware and necessities (CVS, RiteAid, Safeway, EJ Phair Brewery, Five Guys Burgers, Ace Hardware, Starbucks, Petes Coffee, etc...). Conveniently located to the entire Bay Area.

Also, great for business people working in the area temporarily. Livorna park is walking distance down the street and beautiful Mt. Diablo State Park and Sugarloaf open space within walking distance (Livorna Road Trail Head at the end of the street) great for hiking and biking. Bishop Ranch business park is only a short drive from our home.
We are in a small unincorporated town with a quaint downtown for dinning, banking, coffee, salons, hardware and necessities (CVS, RiteAid, Safeway, EJ Phair Brewery, Five Guys Burgers, Ace Hardware, Starbucks,…

Hosted by Kathy

Joined in January 2014
  • 209 Reviews
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My husband Steve and I have been married for 34 years, and have 2 grown children. While my entrepreneurial husband loves to read, race and fly, I love the outdoors, traveling, reading, gardening, hiking, camping and decorating. I also have an identical twin sister, Julie that you may have the opportunity to meet if we are not available. I love sharing our charming cottage with those who enjoy the outdoors, gardening, cooking, traveling, and visiting new destinations, as well as those with family/friends in the area. We do live on the property in our main home so we are usually just a phone call/text/email or door knock away. Come, relax, and enjoy! If you choose to stay please don't hesitate to ask questions before your arrival, during your stay and after you have checked out. Happy travels.... "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do...Explore, Dream, Discover." - John Muir
My husband Steve and I have been married for 34 years, and have 2 grown children. While my entrepreneurial husband loves to read, race and fly, I love the outdoors, traveling, read…
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During your stay
We may or may not be home during your stay. However, we have 24 hour access as well as names & phone numbers if any problems arise during your stay on an "Important Information" sheet located on the refrigerator and throughout our home.

We leave a selections of breakfast items for your arrival (example: coffee, teas, milk, OJ, fruit, yogurt, pastries, & granola); I also try to leave my fresh fruits from my garden that are in season.
We may or may not be home during your stay. However, we have 24 hour access as well as names & phone numbers if any problems arise during your stay on an "Important Information" sh…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed