Patio Cottage on Permaculture Farm

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Penginapan pertanian. Tuan rumah: Nancy

  1. 2 tamu
  2. 1 kamar tidur
  3. 1 tempat tidur
  4. 1 kamar mandi
Area kerja khusus
Kamar pribadi dengan wifi yang cocok untuk bekerja.
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Elegant 4-poster bed with sumptuous linens, hardwood floors, full-sized open kitchen with bottom freezer fridge, ceramic cooktop w/ 2 ovens + professional microwave. Dining area is spacious and looks out over the patio with raised beds filled with herbs & veggies available to pick and eat by guests. Patio gazebo has outdoor dining with gas grill nearby. Bath has Hollywood-style lighted vanity, deep tub w/ shower and pedestal sink. Sorry, this is not a pet-friendly cottage.

Tempat
630 sq ft, (Queen) studio + 1 bath with Tub/Shower, new gas heater controlled by wall thermostat. Blond laminate floors, new kitchen, bottom-freezer fridge, ceramic cook-top w/dual oven & microwave. Luxury linens, TV/DVD, WiFi. Front loading laundry & covered parking.

On the north border of Marin County across the Golden Gate Bridge only 20 minutes to the wine country and very close to downtown Novato, Indian Valley is behind one ridge, yet it seems like stepping into a gentler past. If you drive west, you can visit Stafford Lake, or continue out to Point Reyes, Tomales Bay and Bolinas in less than 30 minutes.

Green Gage Farm is a 2-acre permaculture artistic retreat with a small 'village' of housekeeping cottages, an orchard, a field, a barnyard, vignette gardens, horseshoe pit, basket swings, a bocce ball lawn, a cool tree house, chicken coops, hot tubs, an infrared sauna, W/D, homegrown food and outdoor dining

Kamar Anda

Kamar tidur
1 tempat tidur queen

Fasilitas yang ditawarkan

Dapur
Wifi
Area kerja khusus
Parkir gratis di areal properti
Bak mandi air panas Bersama
TV
Mesin cuci
Mesin pengering
AC
Patio atau balkon Bersama

7 malam di Novato

1 Sep 2022 - 8 Sep 2022

4.94 dari 5 bintang dari 187 ulasan

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Novato, California, Amerika Serikat

Indian Valley is a 'Special District' of unincorporated Marin County. There are 350 residences here, some are 2nd generation. We self-govern, take care of our own fire-protection (we are in the official regional fire district, but we do our own brush-clearing, trails, etc.), and we many of us are on 'NextDoor' so it is über safe. I happen to be the webmaster and newsletter editor for the HOA, so a lot of neighbors are close friends who exchange homegrown produce, eggs, etc.

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  1. Bergabung sejak Juni 2010
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In (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) I found myself living on a 2-acre farm in northwest Marin, a property I had intended to do a spec-build on, but instead, I ended up keeping the 5 cottages and renourishing the farm - having never farmed before. The (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) 9 recession had pretty much debilitated my real estate development career, so I decided to upgrade the structures and go with the idea of a 'Permaculture B & B.'
I'm a Marin County native and have lived in California my whole life. My last job was as a local entertainment & tourism journalist. I had majored in writing and philosophy in college, after which I spent several years in retail - in the bedding industry! Worked for several vendors such as Macy's, Sheridan & Scandia Down Shop and, because I became very skilled at the window displays - having gone through the local community college's interior design certification program - as well as real estate studies, it all turned out to be a perfect blend of things to prep me for what I'm doing now!
I love local history, and I am a graphic artist, photographer, painter, and textile nut. I was a local landlord for 30+ years and enjoyed great relationships with my tenants. I am keenly interested in the whole affordable housing issue and served on several committees involved with community development. I do a bit of volunteer work locally (mostly graphics and PR for various non-profits), but mostly I work around the farm on a gazillion ongoing projects. Since being here I've really gotten into power tools and came to the realization that building has a lot in common with sewing - and is especially fun if you look at it all as art. The permaculture aspect is very compelling, and the more I learn, the more I am able to implement things that bring my costs down and my yields up - guest satisfaction, too!
One thing that changed in the past few years is that I don't think I'm 'pretending' to be a farmer anymore. I graduated in May (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) from the Marin Master Gardener Program, so now I feel a little bit more capable of managing the landscape. I no longer look forward to sundown or shorter days, and I take my showers at night instead of the morning. My favorite time to be in the garden is in the summer hours before the sun sets when the light is all golden as the heat recedes. I love to garden in the moonlight on those balmy windless nights during the summer - with my headlamp. Warning - I'm a serious night-owl!
I have a great helper/partner in managing the farm. Hillary and I went to grade school together and met again on (Hidden by Airbnb) 40 years later. After our friendship developed into new dimensions during the various struggles of the past few years (COVID, politics, middle-age…), she decided to leave the wet and dreary Northwest and come back to California.
Recently I entered a 10-year lease with 'Homeground Habitats,' a group of volunteers helping friend Charlotte Torgovitsky-Holst with her non-profit in my lower acre. Charlotte is probably the most experienced and knowledgeable gardener in Marin County. She currently works with the Marin Municipal Water District in the designation of invasive species in our open-space, as well as just having authored a book for them for residents to learn about fire-safe, Bay-friendly, water-wise, and butterfly/bee gardening. Her resume goes on and on, so ridiculously impressive! She has turned the lower field into a display garden, nursery and outdoor classroom partnering the College of Marin’s Organic Farming Program. If you see her in the lower field, don't hesitate to introduce yourself!
I am definitely 'in my element' here - I love the challenge of developing the farm for the ultimate country experience for guests, where they can learn [hands-on, if they like] about composting, planting, animals and art.
Supplemental note: In regards to our connectivity to the Internet and Wi-Fi network here on the farm, I have recently been ‘schooled’ by a friend who works in IT. I will try and explain it to the best of my ability. First of all, we are in a rural valley that has always had minor (cell phone) reception issues in the 15 years I’ve been here. Secondly, the only truly viable carrier for our needs (LAN lines, Wi-Fi, TV) is Comcast.

We have two modems on the property at two facing locations. Through these two access points, we strive to provide the bandwidth needed by our guests to hop on our Wi-Fi network with their cell phones, laptops, and to stream entertainment in the cottages through ROKU.

We do not provide broadcast cable for each cottage. With this said, if you, the guest, have a HULU account and a portable ‘stick’ to bring here, you can probably get live TV (sports, news) via your own account through our Wi-Fi.

Since the onset of the pandemic, I know many folks have found ways to work at home through their computers. Often this involves meetings by Zoom or other video sharing. This poses a particular problem for us because the download speed from Comcast is 125Mbps, but the upload speed is only 10Mbps, and any upload platforms would suffer latency during times of higher traffic volume.

To be honest, I have never promoted an ‘office park’ type of Internet environment here. It is a rural farm in a quiet setting where guests seeking to relax and ‘disconnect’ return year after year for specifically this reason. Several of our reviews over the years have mentioned that ‘connectivity seems spotty’ or inquiries ask, ‘How is the Internet/Wi-Fi?’ The answer to both of these questions is that we are reliant on Comcast for our network performance. We seek always to improve our signal distribution on the property through up-to-date equipment purchases, but beyond that there’s very little we can do aside from investing in a whole system upgrade. If you are an IT person who wants to suggest anything to us, please do!






In (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) I found myself living on a 2-acre farm in northwest Marin, a property I had intended to do a spec-build on, but instead, I ended up keeping…

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Initial tour is not required, but recommended. Other than that, I (host) live on the property and work in the gardens often (sometimes into the night, if it's balmy...), so you can always strike up a conversation! I try to be helpful, not nosey or cloying. (To be honest, I'm pretty busy!)
Initial tour is not required, but recommended. Other than that, I (host) live on the property and work in the gardens often (sometimes into the night, if it's balmy...), so you can…

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