A beautifully furnished, fully equipped downstairs in-law apartment - country living just 1.5 miles from BART and 17mi from DTSF. Gaze out at the rolling hills as you dine on the deck, write your memoires, or just relax after a busy day!
This is the downstairs in-law unit of my mom's house. She is a lovely artist and Southern belle that enjoys a quiet life with her small dog Frida. We are reasonable, considerate folks and expect our guests to be the same. We expect the property and its contents to be respected, kept tidy and cared for. We are happy to resolve any issue or address any special needs. Good communication is the key.
Parking for guests is in front of the property on the street. The driveway must be kept clear for the owner as she is elderly and has difficulty traversing the steep driveway.
Guests are welcome to entertain in the unit but please clear any large or especially loud party activity with the owner in advance.
This is a wonderful HUMAN experiment. Throw a combination of friends and travelers from all corners of the World (potatoes), each creative in their own special way (spices), into the same proximity (pot), and see what happens.
As much as I love and make use of all the wonderful aspects of 'Virtual Life' (internet, texting, social media, gazing endlessly into the deep blue screen :-), there's nothing like flavorful vegetables simmering, taking on each others’ aspects, together in the same ‘pot’, and the delicious ‘Human Stew’ that ensues.
Arden Pond is my personal residence. It is a 'compound' that houses the following listings within her gates: Hopewood, The Clubhouse, Sunny Central, Chill Artistic, Garden Room with View, Fun Artsy Spot and Budget Share. It is a place for people from everywhere to come together, create, collaborate and enjoy the pleasure of good conversation and real contact with other human beings. We have an international family of guests and on any given evening you likely find a happy bunch sitting in the communal outdoor living room - whether they are guests, friends or previous guests, it's a place of inspiration, love and sharing.
I have been an artist, photographer and filmmaker of one sort or another for all of my adult life. I have contributed significantly to the creation of such distinguished films as Reservoir Dogs, Secretary, and The Painted Veil, among others.
I have long been fascinated with the concept of Boutique Hotel meets Parisienne Salon. Arden Pond, Hopewood, and it's various satellites, are creative, fun-loving, healthy and supportive environments. As a guest you can have as much privacy as you desire; and are also invited to join in various "house family" dinners or outings.
Experience the MAGIC! Ask anyone who's stayed here!
Hope to see you soon!