•If you are the last one out of the house you will need to set the alarm and make sure windows and doors are closed and locked. I have a system which I will show you when you arrive.
•If you would like to have a visitor over, please be sure to arrange it with me beforehand. No overnight visitors. So if, while here, you meet someone with whom you would like to get better acquainted, you will need to do that elsewhere.
•Please keep your room and common areas neat and clean. If you cook, please wash, dry, and put away your dishes, wipe down the counters, work surfaces, and the stove, and sweep up any food droppings on the floor. If you like to fry foods, you will need to wipe down all the surfaces the oil splattered onto, as I do not have an exhaust fan.
••If during your stay, you want clean bedding, you will be responsible for laundering it.
Electricity: Turn lights off when you leave a room; turn off the exhaust fan in the bathroom.
•Water: California rarely has water to spare, so please conserve our precious resource. Don’t leave water running when brushing your teeth or washing the dishes and please be mindful when taking showers.
•Recycle; Oakland recycles nearly all of our waste. I will show you the recycling ropes.
•Hot Tub use: Please shower before use. I will show you how to check the water chemistry.
• This is a quiet, non- smoking, drug free property.
Enjoy your visit. I look forward to meeting you.
I am the founder and president of a local bakery which I began in 1983 and from which I happily retired in January 2017. My love of baking began when I was just 4 years old and spent much of my time at my mother's side while she worked in The Vienna Bakery of Tempe, AZ. Little did I know I would move from art and dance to baking as my life's work.
Along with baking, I love the outdoors and am most happy when I am hiking and even happier the rare times I manage to pitch a tent somewhere beautiful; like Yosemite National Park. My musical taste is all over the map. From straight up jazz to 60's and 70's rock to music from all over the world.
I have one daughter who has given me three super charged grandchildren, whom I just adore! You may meet them during your stay with me.
I look forward to meeting all of you who choose to visit my home. You will find it to be very comfortable and peaceful. Some guests have even described it as "magical."