Our place is close to parks, art and culture, great views, restaurants and dining, and the beach. You’ll love our place because of the neighborhood, the light, the comfy beds, the coziness, and the mini in-room kitchen space that we have created for you that includes a stocked refrigerator, microwave oven, toaster oven, and a stocked snack center. Our place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families (with kids over age 12), and big groups.
This space is unique because it is really an upstairs area, including a spacious bedroom, a separate bathroom, a huge hallway and open landing that faces the downstairs on one side and a large outside covered deck on the other side.
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Guests will have access to the entire upstairs space if the home, except a locked office. Occasionally, we work from home and might occupy the office during normal working hours with the door closed.
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We interact with our guests as much or as little as they choose. We leave the amount of interaction to the guests. We do most of our communication with our guests by texting, email or phone. Many times, we are traveling ourselves and our guests will not personally meet us.
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We ask our guests to be completely honest with us when booking, in terms of how many guests will be staying. We previously permitted guests to bring one small crated dog when traveling but we had several guests sneak in pets, some of which were not small dogs, and others who have brought extra guests without paying for them. We have therefore had to terminate our pet policy and no longer permit travelers to bring their pets with them. Sorry! We really go the extra mile for our guests and having pets and extra guests translates to extra costs for us. The Airbnb experience is based in large part upon honesty and trust. PLEASE be honest with us and pay our posted charges. Please read our House Manual-it clearly sets forth our extra person charges and the fact that our home does not accommodate children under the age of 12 years. If we find there are additional people in your group that were not part of your reservation when you check in, we will expect you to pay the difference to us for the extra guest(s) upon arrival or we reserve the right to ask you to leave for failure to honestly disclose the number of persons in your traveling group. Thank you for understanding and accepting these reasonable Airbnb policies. We really want to avoid any misunderstandings about our policies and charges and we want to make this a wonderful traveling experience for everyone! Let's get off in the right foot, with a clear understanding of what is what and who is who, shall we?
We do own a mostly-outdoor male neutered cat named Groucho Marxx. He is black and white with a goatee and mustache. He sometimes comes in to his garage "home" at night. We sometimes allow him inside for very short periods for some petting and play and often-times he enjoys hanging out on the upstairs patio deck and tries to entice our guests to pet him. He is very loving and very friendly. However, Groucho is a hunter...big time. He loves to bring us "gifts" of nature and they usually are presented on the driveway. We apologize in advance if you happen to discover one of his gifts before we have the chance to remove it and clean up the remains. Often times it can be quite shocking to see what he is capable of gifting to us. He is otherwise a very gentle cat and this is his way of showing his appreciation to us for feeding him and caring for him. It is what cats do. Please immediately let us know if you find one of Groucho's "presents" before we do so we can promptly clean it up. Again, our apologies in advance if you happen to come across a messy gift from Groucho. If you want to pet or play with him, please do not bring him inside your room or allow him on your bed. Thank you!
PARKING. There is ample street parking at the curb in front of the house. Please take care not to park in front of any of our neighbors' homes.
ENTRY: ( for downstairs Airbnb) You will enter the premises from the front door that is off of the main flagstone patio. There is a large porch with a café table and chairs and many potted plants. You will enter through the front door. Prior to your arrival, we will provide you with a key/code to the front door and to the lock to your bedroom.
ANIMALS: We used to permit our guests to travel with one small crated dog, but all it took was for a couple to sneak in a large uncrated dog and violate our pet policies and then not pay the posted pet fees for it to ruin it for everyone. Sorry!
EFFICIENCY CENTER: Your room is supplied with a complete efficiency and snack center that is well-stocked and permits you to prepare simple meals in your room with the use of a small refrigerator, Kurig, microwave oven, and toaster oven. We also have stocked the center with basic breakfast items like instant oatmeal and cream of wheat cereals, cereal and fruit bars, fruit, nut bars, teas and coffees and various other items. For this reason, we do not permit access to our main kitchen, unless advance special permission is requested and granted.
EATING/DRINKING: Your room is equipped with a small table and two chairs for your use in eating snacks and meals. We have also provided you with two additional folding chairs in the event your traveling group is full capacity for your room (4 people). Please do not eat or drink in bed (except for water), as this is the quickest way to destroy and stain the bedding. Thank you so much for honoring this rule.
ESSENTIALS: Your room and bathroom are also equipped with nearly all essentials one would need while traveling. We provide these items as a courtesy to our guests to use and enjoy while they are in our home. If during your stay you find that you do not need to use the items that are stocked in the drawers and cupboards, please leave those items behind for other guests to use if necessary. Extending this courtesy will permit us to continue to provide these extra amenities without increasing our prices.
EVENTS AND PARTIES: We built a backyard and have a home for entertaining. If you would like to host a party for friends or family during your stay, let us know ahead of time and we can help you do that for an extra fee. We are known in the local area for the parties we throw and would thoroughly enjoy helping you host your own party at our house!
LAUNDRY: We have a laundry room with a large washtub sink that is next to the downstairs bathroom designated for our downstairs Airbnb guests. You are welcome to do up to one load of laundry for every day you stay. Detergent, bleach and fabric softener are provided for your convenience. If you use the washer and dryer, kindly clear the lint trap in the dryer after every load and wipe off the appliances when finished.
LINENS AND TOWELS: We change the bed linens and towels after every guest and sanitize the mattress. We will change your bed linens and provide you with fresh towels once every four days, unless you request otherwise. Please do not launder towels and sheets items yourself. To maintain the highest level of cleanliness, we must launder these items ourselves. Extra towels are located in the top cabinets behind the bathroom door. Extra hand towels and wash cloths are located in the hanging basket behind the toilet in your bathroom.
CONSERVATION EFFORTS: You are provided with four (4) sets of towels, including beach towels, (4)bath towels, (4)hand towels and two (2) wash cloths. Please help us conserve water, which is regulated and extremely costly in this city by reusing your towels during your stay. There are full-size toiletry items in the soaking tub and shower that are there for your use and convenience. Please do not use the towels you are provided to wipe off make-up or soak up blood or coffee. You have been provided rags and paper towels in your room for those types of situations. If you have an accident that requires an immediate change of linens or towels, please notify us so that prompt action may be taken to mitigate any damage. Thank you!
ADDITIONAL AMENITIES: We have beach cruisers, helmets and locks for your use, along with beach towels, sunscreen of varying strengths, sunhats, beach blankets, boogie boards, kick boards, ice chests and ice packs. All of these items are complimentary. However, we have a price list posted in the room, such that if you return any of the equipment in damaged condition or fail to return it, you agree by using it that you will be assessed the posted fee.
ACCESS TO THE MAIN HOUSE AND BACKYARD: You are welcome to join us in the main living room area or family room area located off the main kitchen or to go into the backyard and enjoy the garden and seating back there. However, we do not permit shoes on the carpet and ask that doors not be left open to prevent mosquitos and other pests from entering the house. There is a wood-burning fire pit at the top deck of the backyard. If you are interested in using it , please ask and we will see what we can do to accommodate your request. You also have full access to the covered patio deck just outside your room. It is a great place to watch the sunset or have morning coffee if the weather is nice.
RECYCLING: Just inside the garage door, which is located downstairs to the left of the laundry room, are two recycling bins. The larger one is for plastic bottles, cans and glass bottles. The smaller one is for recyclable paper and plastic products. Kindly place any of your recyclable trash in the applicable containers. Thank you.
GENERAL MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING: Please make sure that the plastic insert for the shower curtain in your shower is on the INSIDE of the shower when you shower. If you fail to do so, water will do everywhere! Thank you. Your room is equipped with cleaning supplies which are located at the top of the left side of your closet. If you use dishes or utensils, please wash them in the utility sink located in the laundry room and dry them with the dish rags or paper towels that are also provided in the convenience center. If you spill in the refrigerator or the microwave or toaster oven or on the counters or shelves, please wipe up after yourself. If you track in sand or dirt on the floor, please use the broom to sweep up. Thank you for using common courtesy and helping us maintain our Airbnb in great condition.
USE OF CANDLES AND SMOKING: You are permitted to burn real candles in your space, but only when you are room. Please do not leave the room when the candle is lit and do not allow the candle to burn when you go to sleep. While we do not permit smoking indoors, you are free to smoke outdoors, particularly outside on the upstairs deck next to your room. We are 215 friendly and a can make recommendations for quality medical deliveries here at the house if you carry a valid recommendation with you, which is still required in California even though the recreational use of cannabis is now legal.
CABLE TELEVISION: We have cable television in your room with all the basic cable channels through OnDemand.
THEFT AND LOSS: We have posted in the room House Manual a price list of the convenience and furnishing items that we expect will not be removed from our dwelling when you leave. These items include but are not limited to dishware, utensils, spices, full-size toiletries, laundry supplies, small appliances, bedding, towels, robes, housewares and décor. Our policy is to assess the charges listed on the price sheet to any guest who permanently removes any priced item on the list. When you become our Airbnb guest, you agree to this policy. To that end, we request that our guests immediately notify us if any item is missing from the list when they arrive so they are not improperly assessed any additional charges.
BEACH EQUIPMENT: Besides the beach basket located under your efficiency center, we also have beach chairs and beach cruisers with helmets and locks available for guests' use. These items are located in our garage. If you wish to use them, just ask and we will make them available.
ADDITIONAL REFRIGERATOR SPACE: We offer additional refrigerator space to guests who need room greater than the small refrigerator in their room. We have a full-size refrigerator/freezer located in our garage which can be accessed from the door at the end of the hallway past the laundry room. Help yourself to any clear space in this appliance to store additional refrigerated and frozen items you bring with you. Please do not take any additional items that are stored in this refrigerator/freezer without first asking permission. Thank you!
DEPARTURE: When you depart after your stay, kindly strip your linens and put them in the clothes hamper located in the bathroom next to the sink in your bathroom. If you have used the bathrobes provided to you on the back of your bathroom door, please also place those in the laundry hamper. If not, please leave them hanging behind the door. Please also empty the trash receptacles in the bedroom, bathroom and laundry rooms and place all trash in the cans located in the enclosure next to the driveway. Be sure to secure the enclosure when you are finished. Thank you. Please be sure to leave your room key in the door lock to your room too.
If you need anything at all during your stay, please do not hesitate to let us know. We are available via text message at all times and of course, we are on-site too many of the times during your visit.
Most importantly, RELAX. Enjoy yourself and make yourself at home in our home!