Enjoy a brand-new one bedroom bungalow with separate living room, full bath, rustic pinewood floors and wall paneling (harvested on property), perched on a hill next to our orchard, in a large park-like setting with a view of our pond.
Enjoy healthy mountain living -- ten acres of native forests, meadows, a beautiful garden and a pond!
The cottage is on a little hill overlooking our own pond, and sits next to our fruit orchard. The living room and bedroom windows are west-facing and get plenty of light. There is lots of privacy and distance to the other units on the property. The interior is rustic but very new and bright, with your own wood burning stove and electric radiant heat.
There is no kitchen, but we do offer a microwave, small refrigerator, sink and coffeemaker with coffee.
Our water is tested clean -- delicious well water from our property.
For our cool mountain nights we can heat the cottage using the wood stove or electric heaters. The mountains usually don't get very hot so we don't have air conditioning, but we do have a ceiling fan.
The cottage sits inside a residential compound including two other units, a large beautiful central garden and an orchard. The residential area is enclosed by an 8 foot high deer fence, so that the deer don't eat everything. Please close the deer gates when you go in and out of the compound
Kids will enjoy looking at our chickens and ducks, but please do not open the coop.
We have one friendly resident dog (an Australian cattle dog) named Hazel. Because she is excitable, we ask that you don't bring other pets. Please don't feed Hazel or let Hazel outside the deer fence.
We have a pond on our property outside the fence that you are welcome to walk around. Please be careful not to fall in the pond -- it is deep and is dangerous to small children or non-swimmers. Please don't fish or use the rowboats.
There are many wild animals around the property, including many birds, deer, rabbits, bobcats, coyotes, and mountain lions, altho the deer fence tends to keep most of them out of the residential area.
We are in a rural area with only Verizon cellular coverage (we have a Verizon minitower on an adjacent unit) but no other carriers. We don't have a TV or cable in the cottage. We recently put a Wifi extender into the Cottage so the signal should be very good there now. The Cottage also has a OOMA VOIP land line (party line with another unit) for free nationwide calling.
We have a beehive at the back of the orchard, so please stay away from those white boxes!
Enjoy your stay!
Servicios y zonas comunes
You will have access to our large central garden with flowers year round, and you can take walks down around our pond.
Atención a los huéspedes
Ed lives on the property and will be available especially in the evenings
Otros aspectos destacables
Our resident dog, Hazel, is very friendly and loves guests. We have a couple of ducks and one chicken roaming the property.
There are lots of wild animals and birds in and around the property, especially outside of the deer fenced area.
The closest grocery stores are in Felton (New Leaf) and Santa Cruz (Safeway, New Leaf and Costco).
If you plan to go by the pond in the evening, bring mosquito repellent.
We accomodate a maximum of two guests (plus one infant).
Please take off your shoes when entering the Cottage to keep things tidy.
No parties, this is a residential compound with two other residential units.
Please do not play music outside -- sound carries in the mountains and the neighbors have complained in the past.
Please use your own beach towels for the beach.
NO SMOKING, No pets; No fires of any kind (other than in the wood stove)
Please do not pick fruit from our orchard or flowers from the garden.
If you break something, we request that you pay for the replacement.
Howard and Dana Chao
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I'm an electrician, been in this area for 30 years. Moved here from the Bay Area. Somewhat of a mountain man. Love outdoor activities -- hiking, nature walks, beaches, dogs, riding Harley's, etc.
I like people, and want to provide a quiet place so people guests can relax. I am a part-time caretaker for this property.