I have available a small, cozy old house with a garden in a small quaint town in Northern California. It is within walking distance of the downtown where there are adorable shops and cafes. You will see flocks of sheep on the rolling hillsides, huge redwood tree forests and dramatic sea-cliffs with cypress trees and tall pompas grass. It is very picturesque, so if you are looking for a romantic, quiet get-away, this would be ideal.
I have two woodstoves, in case you wanted to exchange in the colder months. There is a beautiful creek with a swimming hole five minutes north for the summer months.
Baby/kid friendly. There is really 3 bedrooms, but one has only a crib in it, so if you have a baby, my place is the perfect choice. Of the other two rooms, one has a full size bed, the other queen. I have a cat named Ichabod who mostly lives outside, and who may want a bite to eat once in a while.
Let me know if you are interested!
I live on a lovely little street overgrown with bay trees and blackberries. My sweet old land lady lives in the house behind me and she will probably bring you peaches and tomatoes from the garden. It is a gorgeous street to just go for a stroll. In early August you can go down a side street and pick buckets of blackberries for making pies. It is a one minute walk to the down town part, where there are chic farmhouse kitchen stores, kids' toys, organic produce, and cozy cafes where you can sip locally roasted espresso and buy organic pastries and fresh bread. There are art galleries in town and even more at the coast. There is hiking, fishing, camping, surfing and horse-back riding close-by.
I am an artist, writer and single parent. My son is two and would not be joining me on the trip. He will stay with his father, so really I won't need much space.
I work for a local winery here in the Anderson Valley, which is known for pinot noir, and I make jewelry for a local shop.
I am still learning French, but I am confident I will be well-versed by the Fall. I have a lot of interests ad there are plenty of books to read on my shelves. I love to bake, so you won't have a problem finding a cookbook either. I will probably make you some red wine chocolate truffles for your stay.