This lovely creek-side cottage is surrounded by a natural garden setting replete with stone paths and benches on this 3/4 acre property. An abundance of birds lay sanctuary to this richly planted space. An organic vegetable sets off the front deck.
Having said that, most everyone that visits this property is impressed and quite a few are inspired by it.
It has been my living work of art for the past 20 years. It is very cozy and it won't take any time before you feel right at home.
My place sleeps 3-4 people comfortably. Recently I purchase a white noise maker (helps to mitigate noises from the bathroom and was designed to help with sleep) for the back bedroom along with installing a solid wooden door to the bathroom. Any noise from the bathroom is now imperceptible.
The creek that meandering through the property runs year round and is both beautiful and serene. The sound of crickets and the peaceful sound of the creek will put you into a restful sleep at night.
My guests will have access to the entire garden. There is another small dwelling on the property and that is where you will likely find me. I run a small landscape business from the property, but that area is at the other end of the lot. There is plenty of unique and private spaces to hang out on this large property.
I try to leave this up to the guests. I am very respectful of peoples need for privacy .
This is a beautiful property that I have worked on for 18 years. It has brought a lot of joy to me and those that have visited during that time. I hope it is a memorable experience for all that come.
Be respectful to the surrounding neighbors. Though this may seem like you are out in the country, sound travels. Remove your shoes before entering inside. No loud music and try to keep voices down while enjoying ourselves outside. There is a noise ordinance in the City of Oakland starting at 10:00 p.m. which means any noise that can be heard from your neighbors including talking can be reported to the police. No parties. No smoking allowed inside.
I allow up to one infant (under 1 yr of age and not walking) to be a non- paying guest.
Any small children need to be supervised while they are outside at all times. anytime they are outside.
I am a landscape designer and contractor, so interesting plants and great landscaping are like works of art to me. I would consider myself a bet of a foodie, though I don't have the income yet to support that love - maybe in the near future : )
Would love to go skydiving someday so there is a thrill seeker inside of me dying to explore though I should have phrased that differently.
Treat people like you'd like to be treated - certainly a motto I try to live by.