Fairy Garden Cottage

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Entire guesthouse hosted by Teri

3 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bath
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The artist created suite is surrounded by flora and fauna gardens behind a quiet bungalow home. Private 250sq.ft. unit has a queen bed, twin pullout, bath with deep tub for 2, kitchenette, and access to a private hot tub. When I am home, a full garden inspired breakfast is an option for an extra charge, but oatmeal, granola, coffee and tea is comp. Rate is for 2, babies free, pullout use is $35 extra.

The space
This peaceful unit is a separate suite behind the main house tucked into the quaint, secluded backyard. It is a tranquil space of meditative healing with use of the Vibra Therapy Machine inside the Cottage (search Whole Body Vibration ), indoor 2 person Japanese tub in a television-free space.
Though the property feels like it is in its own little world, it's just off Hwy.101 with easy access (within a half hour) to Wine Country, Coastal attractions, San Francisco, Sausalito, Berkely, Mt. Tamalpais, Muir Woods, and Sonoma Raceway. Walking distance to groceries and restaurants.
We will do our best to accommodate your needs for the most pleasant and memorable stay, but please refrain from smoking of any kind inside the Cottage, and ONLY at the firepit in the yard.
The Cottage is frequently disinfected with a UVC Germicidal Bulb since the coronavirus outbreak.

*DISCLAIMER: Essential oils, flowers, and lemon/ vinegar cleaning products are usually used in the cottage, so PLEASE TAKE RESPONSIBILITIES FOR SCENT SENSITIVITIES OR ALLERGIES. Disclose that in your inquiry, or if you or your companion are highly affected by earthy irritants, this may not be the best place for you. This unit is in the middle of a lush garden built just above ground that during our cold/ damp seasons can have an earthy smell! Please understand that with this Disclaimer, I will NO LONGER REFUND for last minute cancellations due to scent sensitivities. I am happy to accommodate "scent-free products” if communicated in your reservation request.

This is a magical place and I strive for a extraordinary experience for everyone who stays here, but please understand this is my home, I do not have a hotel staff, and I have my own business outside of Airbnb. After 7 enlightening and fulfilling years, I have adapted and evolved this space to better accommodate guests, make it more self reliant for times I am not here, and still retain use of my own house. However, for a small (but always to me significant) percentage of guests, that has not been satisfactory, so I feel I must clarify a few things. The rate you are quoted is for a night stay in the Cottage. The yard, fire pit, grill, and hot tub are shared space to which you have access (not guaranteed, just like rides at Universal!). The hot tub is a popular attraction, people have had great experiences with it so I continue to offer it as an extended feature to your stay. It is regularly maintained, but if a previous guest misuses it, or it is being fickle ( as it is older with a temperamental thermostat ), or for some reason it is not in perfect condition for your use, I am terribly sorry, but I cannot guarantee servicing it daily after every one night stay. There are detailed instructions for its use, and troubleshooting to assist in a hopefully successful soak. The gardens are my passion, but also dependent on my time and availability, seasonal variance, and potential projects in process.. unfortunately the fairies do not work through the night like Disneyland! Obviously I feel compelled to rationalize expectations because these "extras" have tarnished a few visits, and stressed me out, and I would like to avoid that for all parties. Above all, I strive for perfection for every visitor, but realistically, at a rate less than an local hotel, and as my personal residence and being the sole caretaker thereof, it is not always possible. This place offers an unimaginable delight to those open to receiving a potentially unexpected experience, but for those needing someone to remedy or compensate for non-essential expectations unmet, reserving a hotel room might be a better fit.

This a poem written by one of my guests who visited in May 2019. His eloquent impression of the unapologetic nature of my mischievous fairy land captures its essence better than my description~
Faerie Cottage by Forrest Gale

Down the street the dwellings prowl
Limn their necklace, cheek by jowl
In vegetation as you swerve
and wheel a circle, one more curve~
A final turn to reveal
The postage stamp of driveway
Feel your way along paths overgrown
with flowers, rioting and gone to unreason
To the soul of the place out of control
Garden lush beyond belief
It's Cottage buried in a sheaf of greensward
Sun out on the street,
Here- half light where faeries meet
And inside the numbered door
Radiate the fabrics noir
on ceiling, windows, and the floor~
The sixties Haight, Nob Hill décor
Meet and greet each other
For a fantasy of mystic lore
And Belle epoch, who could ask for more?

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Backyard
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Microwave
Dedicated workspace
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Novato, California, United States

The neighborhood is quiet with a hint children's giggles in the background. Though restaurants, groceries, and entertainment are as close as a walk to the end of the street, the property feels very secluded and far away from civilization. We were featured in the Marin IJ on Sept.2, 2014, the article is available online.

Hosted by Teri

Joined in November 2013
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My life is a work of art, and it is evident in my home and gardens. The intention is to explore and find something captivating in each step, and new in each return. There is art and artistry in everything I do, and everything I create. From food to furniture, practical to aesthetic; it all gets touched with a little magic to elevate it from ordinary to unique and extraordinary. I declared myself an artist at age 5, but the core of my being is a healer. I find truth in the ancient use of food and botanicals, and I continue to seek out methods of natural health, youthfulness, and longevity that I can share with others. The gardens are a continuous growth process to foster this passion.
My life is a work of art, and it is evident in my home and gardens. The intention is to explore and find something captivating in each step, and new in each return. There is art an…

During your stay

Guests can determine the level of interaction they desire. Teri is from the south and hospitality runs openly and freely, but for those who wish to have a more romantic or introspective visit, privacy is respected. The cat, Cody, will greet you and is very friendly. He is not allowed in the Cottage, but he may try.
Guests can determine the level of interaction they desire. Teri is from the south and hospitality runs openly and freely, but for those who wish to have a more romantic or introspe…

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Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 12:00 p.m.
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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