The SpaceEveryone is welcome regardless ethnicity, age, or sexual orientation (LGBTQ and straight friendly). We are English speakers, but our co-host/"adopted" daughter is bi-lingual and will be able to translate Spanish if needed. We will work hard to find a way to work with speakers of other languages as well.
Our newly furnished, private entrance studio suite is a portion of our custom built Mid Century Modern home. Beautiful finishes such as stone floors and granite bar, counters, and a bathroom vanity give this suite a luxury feel. The space is all one level, handicap accessible even for power chairs, and with free, safe parking on our fully fenced property for motility trailers, RV's, travel trailers, or horse trailers upon request. We are blessed with acreage, so if you are traveling with your horse(s), and have portable panels, you can set them up on our back, fully fenced acre.
This is a large, multi-functional studio space. It is a fully furnished, comfortable living area, workspace, dining and recreational area during the day, and a high end bedroom by night.
The custom built Inline murphy bed is fitted with a new, luxury Queen sized Perfect Sleeper mattress that makes sleeping a true pleasure. It disappears discreetly into the wall with a slight lift to provide a spacious living area during the day with a sofa, coffee table/ottoman, new wall mount HD TV with Direct TV and dvr, drop side dining table, bench seating, a granite bar with two stools, new Tramontina induction cooking system, new microwave, deluxe 4 slice toaster, 12 cup coffee maker, and a full sized refrigerator with french doors and bottom freezer.
Fully adjustable plantation shutters on the large windows open to a beautiful view of our inner courtyard lawn and gardens, and control the light entering the studio. The full length sliding glass door on the opposite side allows for a bright and airy suite by day, with blackout curtains for restful sleep and privacy at night. Guest AccessGuests will have unlimited, shared use of the pool, pool area, and large gas BBQ, with ample beach towels for dips into the sparkling clean water. Relax in the shade on a poolside lounger, or enjoy the warm rays of our bright desert sun.
The patio and lawn area directly outside of the guest studio is for the exclusive use of our guests and their pets during their stay. That area is also the private entrance to your space, and it is fully fenced and safe for your pets. Enjoy al fresco dining at your glass topped wrought iron patio set, or relax in an Adirondack chair and listen to the gentle sounds of our windchimes and fountain. We have many wildlife visitors to watch, including pheasants, lizards, bunnies, squirrels, and a variety of feathered friends. Birdsong is abundant!
Our washer and dryer are available for guest use as well with advance notice upon request. Interaction with GuestsWe live in the main home on the property, and are usually there to help with any questions or needs you might have. If not, we are just a phone call away.
We are English speaking, but we can offer bilingual liaison assistance for Spanish speaking guests through our "adopted" daughter, Maritza. If you need translation, just let us know. The NeighborhoodThe Quartz Hill neighborhood has a reputation for having large, custom homes on big properties, and for having a safe and beautiful environment. We are blessed to be part of this community, and hope that our place gives our guests as much peace as it does us.
Our property is over an acre, and is considered to be rural, yet we are just minutes from the Quartz Hill Towne Centre, which features a Von's Supermarket, CVS Pharmacy, Bank of America, Gas Station, multiple fast food restaurants and shops.
We are directly across from the Prime Desert Woodland Preserve, with a forever wild view of Joshua Trees. (The Visitor Center and entrance are just a block away). The cool mountain areas of Wrightwood and Tehachapi are within an hours drive. Discover more nature at the Poppy Preserve, or soar above the desert in a glider plane.
We are close to Antelope Valley College, Palmdale, Lancaster, shopping malls, movie theaters, parks with bike trails and tennis courts, dog parks, and more.
Downtown LA, Disney, Universal Studios, Malibu, and all of the iconic Hollywood/LA experiences are all accessible as days trips. We are only an afternoons drive from Las Vegas, too! Getting AroundDespite our natural setting, we have the convenience on being on 40th St W, a main road with a busline! Taxis and Uber are readily available. The Quartz Hill Towne Center is walkable by sidewalk, too, about 15 minutes! You'll love the fact that everything local is only 5-15 minutes drive. No big rush hour up here! Other Things to NoteWe operate a kiln-worked glass studio in a separate building on our property. We offer 3 hour "date" classes in glass making on a booking basis, in small groups of 2-8. When a class is being held, there will be a break in the middle where the students will be entering the main part of our home/gallery for a tour and refreshments.
Guests are more than welcome to join us for the tour if they like. They are also encouraged to book a class with us to enhance their stay if they have an interest in some fun creativity. Any guest that books a class during their stay will be offered a 10% discount on the class cost. If they book their class in advance of their stay, we will offer them a 15% class discount, and also make them a special offer of 10% off the regular cost of their rental.