A cozy ground floor room, accessible without climbing the front porch steps, (please let me know ahead of time if you need alternate entry point). Garden View is furnished with a natural fiber/organic topped queen bed, computer desk & comfy sectional sofa. Perfect for couples, solo adventurers & business travelers. Quiet, close to town, enjoy 4.5 acres of wildlife, organic gardens and fruit trees. The Garden View Room sleeps 2 with 3rd person option on couch.
Green Owl is a 3000 sq. ft home built in 2002. It is graced with high ceilings, wonderful views, a large stone fireplace, wrap around porches and a spacious dining room. Original stained glass windows, mosaic sculptures and paintings created on site add to the charm and uniqueness of this home. Green Owl property is 4.5 acres with organic gardens, orchard and easy wide trails for nature walks, Green Owl is a pleasure to visit year round. Enjoy wildlife - deer, turkeys, rabbits the occasional fox, bobcat, coyotes, lots of different species of birds, Steller Crested Blue Jays, Robins, Goldfinches and Quail to name a few. Come meander among oaks, cypress, pines and manzanitas and enjoy great views of the Volcan Mountain range.
The spacious living room with high ceilings, large windows and comfortable furniture is open to all guests day and evening. A large stone fireplace provides heat and a cozy hearth to gather around in the winter. A ceiling fan and open windows provide plenty of air circulation in the summer.
Gorgeous views and an antique dining room table make the dining room a lovely room to have breakfast in.
A kitchen with granite counter tops, wood floors and lovely views is open to guests for making breakfast from 8am to 10am. Located in the dining room there is an apartment size refrigerator, toaster oven and microwave for guests use all day. Complementary organic coffee and tea (cream and sugar) and organic cereals are self served in the dining room in the morning. Filtered drinking water is available at the kitchen sink anytime you wish to get a drink or fill your water bottles.
Please feel welcome to enjoy the views and fresh mountain air on the spacious front and back porches. Whether you are having morning beverages or a glass of wine (or mug of beer) kickback and relax at the outdoor coffee table, high seated chairs or lounge chairs.
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I am often present in my private apartment, working in the art studio, in the gardens or in the office. I am happy to answer questions, give directions and recommend local restaurants and activities. Sometimes I may be not home in which case I will be available via texting and cell phone.
Because I'm out in the back country I can only get satellite Wi-Fi which means our Internet service at Green Owl in really slow; therefore please download movies, U-tube videos or image rich content before you arrive. Streaming movies, gaming or other graphic intense use of the internet is disappointing and involves lots of buffering. The Internet works fine for all other use like checking emails and looking things up on the web. It's just not speedy :) If you need to do something that requires cable internet speed you can always do what I do, go to the Julian public library, which has high speed internet, great art work and is a super friendly place where you will see lots of locals (using the internet ;)
The kitchen is open for guest use from 8am to 10am. An apartment size refrigerator, toaster oven and microwave are located in the dining room for guests to use all day. Complementary organic coffee and tea is served in the dining room in the morning along with complementary organic cereals on the buffet as well as fresh milk located in the dining room refrigerator. Green Owl is on well water. It has been tested and is safe to drink but due to high iron content the water, when you draw a bath and in the toilets, it can have a brownish tinge to it. You are welcome to fill up water bottles from the filtered water faucet in the kitchen (I prefer my drinking water not to be brown tinged:-)
Green Owl is on a septic waste disposal system; PLEASE do not put ANYTHING other than toilet paper (and the obvious) into the toilets.
No candles or smoking anywhere on Green Owl property.
Due to allergies Green Owl is a Fragrance Free Household (please no perfumed products, colognes & hairsprays)
QUIET HOURS: 9pm to 7am if host or other guests are present.
SHOES inside the house...Wearing shoes on the hardwood floors is fine, if you go on carpeted areas please remove your shoes, thank you!
Laundry facilities are available please check with the host.
SAFETY: Please always stay on clearly marked paths on Green Owl property and please wear closed toe shoes (red ants can be found o the property). There is also poison oak on the property. I have done my best to keep it cleared from pathways but it sneaks in, always remember “leaves of three, let it be!” Also there is lots of uneven ground and unfortunately gopher and ground squirrel holes, so watch your step. During warm weather look out for rattlesnakes - as you would on any hiking trails in Southern California! No smoking anywhere on the property due to high forest fire hazard.
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Master Gardener practicing permaculture sustainable gardening on 4.5 acres in Julian, CA. Interdisciplinary Early Childhood professional with training in Montessori, Reggio Emelia and bit of Waldorf.
Artist...media - stained glass, mosaics, paint, photography.
I look for relaxing, private, stress free environments when I travel.