The deck Your bedroom
Shangrila in the Redwoods
Hosted by Mary
Mary is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Shangrila has gotten even better. We have a fire table on the deck that is great to watch & to keep you warm on chilly nites. Also, my son, Gino, & his sweet dog, Frida, are cohosting with me. Frida is never allowed in the guest room.

The delightful Occidental Bohemian Farmers Market continues Fri. evenings till the end of Oct. T

If you long to get your hands dirty, but don't have a garden, we'll share ours. There's always something to do!

The space

Your spacious room overlooks a redwood forest with a meadow & wooded hills beyond. You may think you want to visit Sonoma County vineyards, beaches, or the Russian River, but once you're here, you may not want to leave. The room is quiet. You have your own bathroom called "The Mexi" because of Mexican tiles & mementos of travels in that country. There is safe, off street parking. You are within walking distance of the picturesque village of Occidental where there are good restaurants, gift shops, & tennis courts. People also love to ride bicycles around here even tho the roads are narrow, curvy, & steep. We are early risers & will have coffee ready by 7:00 with a gourmet continental breakfast including home pressed organic apple juice, homegrown organic seasonal fruits, homemade jam & special sweets. We are well situated as a stopover, but we could also be a destination. We have lawn Bocce ball & horse shoes. For rest after those exertions, there are hammocks in the redwoods. There is such good bird watching here that the local Audubon stops here during their Xmas bird count. When the weather isn't conducive to outside time, there is a fireplace in the living room. We love to share this beautiful place. Come on over!

Guest access

Front yard, back deck, redwood forest, living room, refrigerator but no cooking. There's a hot pot for making tea & tea provided.

Interaction with guests

I try to interact as much or a little as they want. I enjoy having guests, so I try to at least meet them for my own pleasure.


Amenities
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Weekly Discount: 14%
Weekend Price ₹7027 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 1PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with doorman

no smoking. An infant to child works with one adult. If there are 3 people, the space is not adequate for adding a third sleeping space.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Lowell (+ Whitney) User Profile
October 2017
Mary's place is lovely and quiet sanctuary in the woods. And her breakfast is spot on. What an unexpected treat.

Armin User Profile
September 2017
After a long intercontinental flight we greatly enjoyed the peace and silence of the house, nestled among beautiful trees. Mary is a friendly and charming lady.

Nancy User Profile
September 2017
This was a rustic home but clean. The beds are only twins but very comfortable. This home is not far from the Cal Fire station and we were awoken around 12:30 a.m. by the siren which we had no idea what the siren was for until the next morning. Apparently, it was the call out for the volunteers. Mary also had fresh pressed apple cider for us in the am that came from her trees.

Winifred User Profile
September 2017
Awesome house in beautiful rural neighborhood. Close to town of Occidental...gracious hostess, super comfy beds, private bedroom with views of redwoods, and even fresh squeezed apple juice! Would love to stay here again...

Anna & Joe User Profile
September 2017
Staying at Mary's place was exactly the retreat I needed. Mary was warm and welcoming, and I felt right at home staying at her beautiful place in the redwoods. It's in an ideal location - close enough to town to pop in easily for food and entertainment, but far enough away to feel remote and quiet. The room was private and comfortable. Thanks Mary for a great stay!

Joanne User Profile
September 2017
Mary's home was peaceful, cozy, and welcoming. It is in the middle of the woods and a vast field, with many opportunities for a quiet stroll. But if you need to stop by the town for a meal or supplies, it is a short drive (or walk, as she recommends) away. I really enjoyed my short stay and conversations with her. I would come back again, but for a longer duration I hope!

Krystyna User Profile
September 2017
The place is a very nice, quiet setting in the woods surrounded by nature. Very comfortable accommodations. Mary is warm and inviting.

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Occidental, California, United StatesJoined in February 2013
Mary User Profile

I have met so many interersting people hosting for airbnb. Interacting with guests is enjoyable to me, but I also try to give them their space. I have 5 grown children , one grandchild, & a grand dog who all live nearby. You may meet one or more of them during your stay, especially in the summer when we're all involved in a family garden. If you're hankering to do some gardening, you're welcome to join in. I love traveling, especially in Latin America, & these travels are reflected in my art collection & furnishings, which people seem to enjoy. I've had many a house party of family & friends, so hosting for airbnb feels comfortable. Ya'll come!

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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