The SpaceWe enjoy our little "country club" so much. We eat breakfast on our deck, and usually eat dinner at our big granite patio table under our grape arbor, surrounded by fruit trees and watching our horses. The swimming pool is large and very inviting on a warm day. And collecting our eggs from the chickens is a ritual we enjoy, especially when our nieces and nephews visit.
The house is very comfortable, bright, and open. There is a family room with a piano, TV, and game table, and a separate living room for sitting, talking, or reading without the interruption of the tv. Guest AccessYou will have access to the entire house and yard. Depending on when you are here, you can enjoy whatever is ripe in the garden- lettuce in the winter and spring, tomatoes and peppers in the summer, and always fresh herbs.
And help yourself to the eggs- nothing like getting an egg from the chicken barn and scrambling it up with some fresh herbs. Interaction with GuestsWe typically are out of town when we rent out the house, but our adult kids are always a phone call away. There is information about activities and suggestions for day trips available at the house for your reference. The NeighborhoodWe are in a rural area- some neighbors have horses, or huge gardens, or just like having their space. There are ag fields all around us growing hay or corn or peppers. Not far off the freeway (it is visible and audible, but far enough away to not be an annoyance), there is easy access to amazing locations in all directions. There is a "wine trail" nearby with one winery after another. There are beautiful parks in the foothills with excellent hiking. The Pinnacles National Park is an hour away for the more serious hikers. Monterey is 45 minutes away. San Francisco is just over an hour north, and just past that is the Napa Valley Wine Country. Yosemite is 3 hours away. Closer to home there are great restaurants, and plenty of shopping at the Gilroy outlet malls. Getting AroundThere is a train station 7 miles away that goes all the way to San Francisco. Other Things to NoteOur CALENDAR is actually fairly flexible. If you are interested in an unavailable date, request an available date and that will allow you to email us. Tell us your dates and we can see if we can arrange it for you.
The swimming pool has a safety cover and is fully fenced, but not heated in the winter. The horses and chickens and yard and pool are cared for in our absence. The cat stays here while we are gone-he has auto food and water outside and you can let him in and out as he or you please. In other words, you'll feel like you're staying on a ranch!