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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Beautiful rivers nearby for hiking and mountain biking; Grass Valley/Nevada City approx 45 minutes away. A great restaurant (dinner only); & small grocery store with petrol are nearby. My home is down a 1 mile dirt road.

The space

Country home in the Sierra Foothills with a view. Lots of space. Quiet nights with stars in a clear sky. Your room has maple flooring, a comfortable queen size bed (mostly organic mattress) with quality cotton sheets, a down/feather bed, and down pillows, a closet, french doors with a view of Yuba Gap at one end and a shade garden on the other. The bathroom outside the room is not used by anyone else.

Guest access

Access to kitchen, dining, and living rooms. TV (no cable but have NetFlix streaming). Can use private entrance to the room if preferred. Small table for dining on stair landing outside.

Interaction with guests

Available to let you know local places I enjoy. Respectful of your privacy but enjoy interacting with those who are inclined.

Other things to note

Cell phone reception is limited to Verison, AT&T, Smarttalk, and possibly others but I don't know of them. Reception with those carriers is good at my home (and I have WiFi) and in much of the Oregon House/Dobbins area, but is limited en route between Highway 20 and Oregon House/Dobbins. My home is down a dirt road, as is frequently the case in these rural foothills.


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Cleaning Fee $35 SGD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

Do unto others as you . . . etc. Please conserve water. Do not come after 8:00 p.m. your first day unless we made an arrangement in advance. Thank you.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

29 Reviews

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Scott And Malia User Profile
September 2017
Barbara was the most gracious host. We truly enjoyed our stay.

John User Profile
September 2017
Super-Cali-radicalistic.... (URL HIDDEN) close to lake Francis where I learned front flips off the rope swing is possible... Hikes thru Oregon Creek swimming in Crystal clear California spring mountain fed h2o few miles down the street from solitude. couldn't ask for anything better,seriously...and to top those experiences , Barbara and John had fresh towels and linens fruit and a ice chest for me to take for the days ...Top marks my friends epic home the best hospitality.. And better friendship.. These hosts care about you...I know first hand... Swimming ,hiking, fishing, biking, laughing, loving ,living ,all at solitude.... Thank-you Barbara and John

John User Profile
July 2017
Solitude Tranquility Vibrant energy Love Happiness Home away from home ....

Margaret User Profile
June 2017
Rustic, quaint and peaceful. Highly recommend and would stay again!

Paul User Profile
June 2017
Barbara was a phenomenal host. Incredibly hospitable, warm, welcoming, and very nice to talk to. She was very knowledgeable and resourceful about nearby areas for hiking and mountain biking. My type of breakfast with yogurt, strawberries, cherries, eggs, and coffee (your choice of caffeinated or decaf). Bed was comfortable and room was large and beautiful. Loved the rural forest setting. Beautiful foliage growing around the house. Loved the smell of jasmine outside. Perfect for a nice little getaway. Only wished I could have stayed longer!

Vyrulla User Profile
December 2016
Lovely stay. Everything was precise, the room and location are nice, and Barbara is very friendly.

Gene User Profile
October 2016
Barbara and her roomie John are super pleasant folks very laid back and easy going. I enjoyed full kitchen access for prepping meals, walks along the gravel road leading to their home and hiking trips to the reservoir, park trails and local grocery. Overall a memorable few days in the back country of California.

California, United StatesJoined in December 2011
Barbara User ProfileBarbara is a superhost.

Presently living in the Sierra Foothills, California, north of Sacramento where I have lived most of my life, but I have also lived in Hawaii, Boston, San Francisco, and Santa Barbara, and was born and raised on the Monterey Peninsula in California. Have traveled through Europe on several occasions, as well as in Mexico, Canada, Japan, and Egypt. Enjoy classical music generally and Bach's organ concertos based on Vivaldi in particular, as well as Lila Downs, Bebe, and Lhasa de Sela. I have limited speaking capability in Spanish and even more limited French.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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