Gorgeous, open, soulful home residing on a beautiful 11 acre property with trees, sunshine, sweet wild life, stunning views, pool, hot tub and divine privacy! A "far away" retreat a mere 12 minutes to downtown Santa Barbara. Rest, recalibrate, renew. Be. Happy!
Hello and welcome to the land!
So pleased to have your beautiful presence here! Please read below for manual/ agreement & DIRECTIONS. And let me know if you have any questions!
This beautiful realm is a retreat offering.. a place to unravel, renew, reorganize. Though community is a lovely thing, this is not the time or place to invite guests or have parties sorry to say. Perfect for people who wish to enjoy the nature Santa Barbara has to offer as well as taking advantage of the cosmopolitan attractions of the city.
Below some information about the space and land here. By agreeing to be a guest at my home through airbnb, you are agreeing to not hold me in any way liable/responsible for accidents, injury etc.. You are a visitor of this magic, sweet home and land and are agreeing to be here at your own risk!
Really pleased to get to share in this remarkable piece of Earth with you and appreciate you taking great care with it. Mutual respect and gratitude is the energy of this exchange and makes for a beautiful experience all around. Hope being here is as inspiring to you as it is to me and my family.
From 101 (in the city of Santa Barbara) Exit Hwy.154/ State street/ Lake Cachuma (follow signs to hook onto the 154!)
Go 2 miles up the 154 pass
LEFT TURN onto private unnamed drive (you'll see a row of mailboxes/ one says 1705)
Take drive down into the valley 1/2 mile staying to your RIGHT on paved road
When you reach the bottom of the valley, cross bridge and continue straight. Just before you dead end you'll see the driveway of the house (metal gate) which you manually open. Please be SURE to ALWAYS close behind you!
*PLEASE NOTE: Surrounding neighbors may ask who you are, so to let them know you are "friends visiting Jennifer". Thank you!
HOUSE/ LAND INFO FOR YOU!
Ah, feel free to open all the windows and doors! The front door in the kitchen opens on both sides which is a sweet way to experience the outside while inside. One of the most beautiful things about this place is using the outside as an extension of your living space. Stretch out and feel welcome!
CHECK IN/ CHECK OUT:
You may arrive as early as 2:00pm and checkout is by 11:00am. Please let me know when you will be arriving so I can welcome you and show you around!
There are no keys to the house. If there is something truly valuable to you, please bring along when you go out. For myself, I don't lock my home. Feels very safe here, but do what feels right to you! Locks do work from the inside!
Ah clean!! Please respectfully leave the space as you found it. Cleaning fee goes towards taking care of surfaces, your sheets/towels, shower... basic stuff like that. Anything beyond normal use, $22/ hour is applied. Thank you so much for helping to make the home beautiful for you and others to share!
Please be sure not to spill any liquids or clean with lots of moisture near the front panel of the stove. If water gets in, must buy new stove. Very costly. Thank you!
TO LIGHT STOVE & TURN OVEN ON:
In order to get your flame (stove top or oven), please flip the white switch (corner of the coffee maker) in the UP position, turn on the flame and then turn OFF the switch. If you forget to turn switch off, it will beep at you! Nothing bad will happen, so don't fret!! Just simply turn it off until you are ready to light the stove again.
NO CUTTING ON WOOD COUNTERS. Always use cutting boards please.
SPACES FOR YOUR THINGS and PRIVATE AREAS:
Closets are provided for your things. Private areas including cabinets and such will labeled 'private' OR will have a BROWN STRING attached to make it easier for you to know where to go and not to.
Even outside NO smoking! We have to be EXTREMELY careful as Santa Barbara is coastal desert and extremely prone to fire especially at the yurt as it is surrounded by dry grass and brush. Thank you!
EGGS, OH YES!
Delicious and organic. Help yourself to fresh eggs from our chickens. They are situated on the counter as truly fresh eggs don't need to be refrigerated! (Note: Chickens do not lay eggs year round. They rest themselves in the fall/winter.)
FRIDGE, FREEZER, FOOD:
I will provide a couple areas for you to place your food in the fridge and freezer. If there is something you're really needing of mine, feel free to use and then replace or leave money to replace.
WHAT IS PROVIDED:
Whole coffee to grind, sugar, salt, pepper, eggs (when available) and our magic lemons! I try to have some kind of cream or milk for your tea and coffee as well.
Please weave around and if there's something you need, please go ahead use and enjoy. If it's substantial at all, like wine or almond butter, to please replace. Thank you!
Please REMOVE ALL FOOD from plates, wash pots and pans with stains separately and fill detergent 1/3rd of the way, close shut and press "start" button to the right.
Provided to use while you are here for hot tub or night hiking adventures!
Located in the drawer to right of fridge. Put CD in and press "cd". If you have an ipod or your phone there is also an 1/8 cable you can plug into. For this, please press AUX.
LIGHTS, FANS, FADERS:
The house has little faders to the right of the switches so you can make the house as ambient or as bright as you like. The fan controls are also located by the light switches in both the bedroom and kitchen.
WATER & ICE
All the water in the house is filtered (including the shower!) Deliciously drinkable!
Occasionally you will encounter 1-2 cute little frogs hanging out in the shower. You can either allow them to co-exist with you or gently place them outside.
Extra ones in the closet. Please use luxurious large colored pool towels for the pool, house towels for bathing in the house.
If you need to remove your kitchen trash etc... before your stay is over, you may drive it up to where the big dumpster is on our private road situated with the huge piles of dirt and rocks a bit before you get to the highway.
PASSWORD: PeaceandLove (capitalize the P and L). Please NO big downloads, streaming or uploads due to the limitation of use here in our little valley. HOWEVER, if you need a lot of usage.. you can purchase more from my provider- which is $10 per MB. Let me know if you'll be needing this! Thank you.
Awesome movie theatre in the bedroom. I have some movies there. Hope you find something you like! To get it all working...
1. turn on amp under bed (big button) - it's the big unit on the right
2. turn power button on dvd player (to left of amp) also under bed (has it's own remote also for when you're navigating through your movie though it's being cranky.. you might need to turn your movie on from the DVD player itself (middle play button)
3. turn on projector. Point the small silver remote towards projector above and press the upper right corner of the remote. .. there's a moment's delay before the projector opens. IMPORTANT TO NOT TURN ON THEN TURN OFF, THEN TURN ON (like if you think to watch a movie, turn it off, then change your mind and turn it back on... it will burn out the bulb (super expensive)
4. Screen: press down button to have it roll down. For putting back up you MUST PRESS STOP manually when it gets to the top or it will keep rolling in on itself.
Sorry wires are a bit dangly... my electrician was not taking the most elegant approach. But! You have an awesome movie theatre at the bed. Yay for that!!
POISON OAK WARNING!
If you decide to frolic through the fields or up the horse trail (really beautiful and highly recommend, the trail), be on the look out for POISON OAK. It has 3 leaves, sometimes shiny and red... can be a small or grand sized bush. If you get it, you will be sorry! So don't touch any plant that you aren't sure about. Need to be particularly careful around the yurt area. Please stay on clear paths and don't brush up on plants if you can. Wear shoes and remove when you enter the yurt for yours and others' safety. The plant poison is an oil, so if you get it on you, it will transfer to any surface you touch (like shoes to floor etc..) Happy to show you what it looks like and where to look out for it!
BATH HOUSE, OUTSIDE SHOWER, YURT & BARN
Private zones not part of house offering. Thank you!
POOL/ HOT TUB-
Please rinse off before entering the hot tub and pool. If you are in need of a good washing, do that first before the hot tub or pool so we can keep the waters lovely for each other.
The pool has an unusual bowl like shape, so please be sure to jump to the center!
This area is a common space for all on the land.. which is no more than about 4 people at any given time including you. Typically you will have to yourself as everyone seems to magically take turns.
PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE THE TEMPERATURE. Thank you!
1. Open from the panel side half way, then flip the 2nd half open once inside so the top is sitting upright on it's frame.
2. Be sure jets are OFF when leaving the hot tub.
3. Always close and lock and have hot tub cover evenly covered.
GARDENER/ HELPING HANDS:
You may encounter the sweet people that help maintain the land. I will always try to give you a heads up on any workers we have here. But typically weekly gardening maintenance happens Friday mornings and pool cleaning sometime on Thursdays.
If you need to reach me, please do so by cell phone or text: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Thank you so much!
In the soon!
Love and thanks,
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I am a mom of two beautiful girls, a recording artist/musician/singer and songwriter who creates records and tours internationally. I am passionate about nature, local organic food, cooking, clean living, running, biking, hiking, backpacking, mindfulness mediation, yoga and being in the moment. I reside in Santa Barbara on a gorgeous magic land with chickens and wildlife.. bobcats, coyotes, hawks and birds of every kind. It is my total joy and honor to share this beautiful place with those who visit!