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Skylight Retreat: Inspiration

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Skylight Retreat: Inspiration

5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Anara is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the lockbox.

The space

Welcome to Skylight Retreat, a sanctuary for writing, reading and creativity.

Nestled in Arnold, California, the Retreat has a fully equipped house and studio, set in a quiet neighborhood, surrounded by towering trees. Big Trees State Park is a few miles up the road, and a coffee shop and supermarket are within walking distance. Arnold sits at the edge of Stanislaus National Forest surrounded by hiking trails, including the spectacular Arnold Rim Trail a few minutes away. A small lake and numerous ponds are also in town.

Amenities

Dryer
Essentials
Heating
Iron

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 single bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Availability

162 Reviews

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Larry User Profile
Larry
September 2018
Excellent location and lovely cottage. Helpful and agreeable host made the stay a pleasure.
Anara User Profile
Response from Anara:
Glad you liked it and that you had a relaxing time.
September 2018
Lynn User Profile
Lynn
September 2018
This is a beautiful home in a lovely quiet wooded neighborhood. Huge master bedroom and bath! The hosts were very responsive and clear in th…
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Response from Anara:
So glad you liked it! We're enjoying the graham crackers you left behind. Come back again!
September 2018
Patrick User Profile
Patrick
August 2018
I've stayed at this house several times and always enjoy it. It's very comfortable and quiet and the owners are very thoughtful and respons…
Julian User Profile
Julian
August 2018
Skylight Retreat is amazing -- beautiful, clean, cozy, peaceful. It's everything you could hope for and then some. Anara and Dave are thoug…
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Response from Anara:
Thanks for reviewing us here and on the (Hidden by Airbnb) site. You left the place spic and span!
August 2018
Kimberlee User Profile
Kimberlee
July 2018
Lovely retreat, clean and just enough off of the main hwy to enjoy nature. The owners, Dave and Anara are very communicative, informative an…
Bill User Profile
Bill
July 2018
This is an absolutely splendid place. Tucked in the middle of a cedar and pine woods at about 4000 feet altitude, with neighbors far enough …
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Response from Anara:
Yes, we keep the landline just in case. And the market is surprisingly good, isn't it? Glad the fans worked well for you…
July 2018
Margaret User Profile
Margaret
July 2018
We choose to be a repeat guest at Skylight Retreat. Our review is one of appreciation for the quality of our experience each time we visit. …
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Response from Anara:
So glad to have you back! It's fulfilling to have guests and friends taking a true retreat in the mountains while explor…
July 2018

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Sacramento, California, United StatesJoined in April 2012
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Anara is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I am a published author of two collections of short stories and four children's picture books on safety topics. My husband, who runs Skylight Retreat with me, has published four nonfiction books, including guides to the internet and an account of life with his cats.
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