The cottage is essentially a small house with 1 bedroom, 1 bath, and a screened-in porch for dining or sleeping or just sitting.
There is a fully equipped kitchen which includes stock items of 12 different spices, olive and canola oil, sugar, and salt and pepper. There is a coffee maker and coffee bean grinder, a full size refrigerator, a gas stove/oven, and a microwave. Additionally there is a washer and dryer located within the house. Sheets and towels are provided.
We provide Wi-Fi access on a dedicated line to the cottage. In the cottage is a Blue-Ray DVD player in the living room, as well as in the bedroom. There is no standard TV available at this time. The stereo system has an I-POD terminal for your own music listening pleasure. Additionally, there are a variety of DVD's and CD's available, as well as some random books and nature reference guides. There is a local DVD rental store in town.
Air conditioning, an alternative swamp cooler and whole house heating is available to accommodate seasonal needs. The screened-in porch can accommodate a portable queen-sized bed that makes sleeping "outside" a delight - free of critters!
Outside the house is surrounded by newly planted gardens in progress, outdoor table with umbrella, and a gas "Weber" bar-b-q and outdoor furniture - all with relative privacy.
Please note that our setting is definitely rural and is located in a blue oak woodland. We have deer, wild turkeys, skunks, possums, and raccoons that wander thru, not to mention coyotes and that sound off in the background at dusk and into the night. Rarely an errant black bear wanders out of the park and entertains us by ravaging our garbage. They are harmless and yelling at them sends them on their way. Our neighbor has ponds behind the cottage and at sunset the red-wing blackbirds and hawks come in for the night ... quite vocally (it is delightful but doesn't last long).
We do have our complement of insects and spiders. We are in the woods. Since we are not on the river, for the most part mosquitos are minimal.
AT THIS TIME ONLY ATT CELL SERVICE IS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR CELL PHONE USE. THERE IS A LAND LINE FOR LOCAL AND 911 CALLS ONLY. YOU MAY WANT TO BRING A PRE-PAID LONG DISTANCE CALLING CARD IF NECESSARY.
**PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE INDIVIDUAL WELL WATER - IT IS GOOD AND COMPLETELY SAFE TO DRINK - IT RISES OUT OF AN UNDERGROUND AQUIFER OF GRANITE.