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Charming private guest home/cottage

2br Home/Apartment
Alamo, CA, United States
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
Excellent113 reviews
airbnb$225 - $300

Description

The Space

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 to lots of privacy there is access to a bike(s) if you want to ride 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 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 commercial flights in/out to Burbank & Las Vegas (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 are bikes and helmets available to use (at your own risk). Please make sure you ask for them at least 1 week in advance so I can have them serviced if necessary; I do not leave them out all the time. There is access to an upper and lower patio in the rear yard with views of the 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). Please get prior approval for any parties or private get togethers. The pool & spa at the main house are unavailable. The private cellar can be accessed with prior approval.

Interaction with Guests

We may or may not be home during your stay. However, there will always be someone to show you around (for your first visit) when you arrive or shortly after, and names & phone numbers if any problems arise during your stay on an "Important Information" sheet located on the refrigerator. We leave a selections of breakfast items for your stay. I also try to leave my fresh fruits from my organic garden that are in season.

The Neighborhood

We are in a small unincorporated town with a quaint downtown for dinning, banking, coffee, ice cream, salons, hardware and necessities (CVS, RiteAid, Safeway, Five Guys Burgers, Starbucks, Petes Coffee, etc...). Conveniently located to the entire Bay Area. Also, great for business people working in the area temporarily. Livorna park is 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. If you'd like some assistants with a traveling pet, we do have a reliable contact for a Pet Sitter/Walker, etc.

Getting Around

We have parking in a private court with a private entry gate if you are looking for seclusion (only 3 homes in the court). Leave your car at home and take BART (bay area rapid transit) minutes away in Walnut Creek with easy, convenient transportation to and from San Francisco, Oakland Colosseum & airports. Bus stop also nearby (down the hill on Danville Blvd.) Taxi/Uber ride to Walnut Creek area usually runs about $5-20 depending on how many people and where you are going. Two cars maximum. NOTE: it can get a bit busy around the Bay Area when there are events taking place:-(NASCAR, Bay to Breakers, Sports events, etc..)

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), 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 you breakfast goodies (let us know well in advance if you have any sort of food allergies/intolerance's and I'll do my best to accommodate) on the counter and in the refrigerator when you check in (may include fruits from our organic garden, fresh pastries, OJ, granola, assortment of milk/almond milk, bottled water & yogurts). Our gardener Ljubo, comes on Tuesdays each week, so it gets a bit noisy for a couple of hours during the day. My neighbors gardener comes on Wednesdays.

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Amenities
  • TV
  • Cable TV
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Free parking on premises
  • Pets allowed
  • Breakfast
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Heating
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Suitable for events
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Smoke detector
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • First aid kit
  • Safety card
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Essentials
  • Shampoo
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Self Check-In
  • Lockbox
  • Private entrance
  • Bathtub
  • Children’s books and toys
  • Pack ’n Play/travel crib
Bedrooms
2
Sleeps
6 - Real Bed
Bathrooms
2

Place's rules

1. Steve and I live in a court with 2 other neighbors, so we'd appreciate some consideration when it comes to the noise level in and around the home. Quiet time after 10 p.m. 2. Please park in designated area(s) out front, and use the code that you will be upon check in during your stay with us when entering the court, and do not follow another car in. 2 CAR MAXIMUM PLEASE! 3. Pets upon approval only! 4. Events/parties upon approval only. 5. NO SMOKING ANYTHING OR VAPING inside the home! If I do smell smoke in the house I will have to keep the entire security deposit and charge an additional $500 in order to have the house "deep" cleaned. There are receptacles outside for cigarette butts. 6. I try to recycle as much as possible (trash can available). 7. NO COOKING FISH inside. 8. NO CATS. 9. Help us conserve water. 10. Please attempt to keep our home tidy inside and out. 11. Read description carefully. I can accommodate up to 6 people, but I'm not in charge of who sleeps were; that is up to you (sofa sleeper in the family room sleeps 2). 12. I know what's in my home so please let me know if something gets broken so I can replace it. Happy & safe travels!
Checkin time
3:00 PM
Checkout time
12:00 PM

Location

Address
Alamo, CA 94507, United States

Reviews & Ratings

Overall Score: Excellent100% - 113 reviews
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