July 8, 2019
"This home is spacious, very clean and very well appointed with everything needed for a well functioning kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms and general living space. As a group of 8 women on a working retreat, we found the space to be very nice for our meetings and preparing meals. The back porch and beautiful surrounding woods were quite peaceful and restorative during breaks. The local Muir Valley park provided a great opportunity for a beautiful hike. All in all, our group highly recommends this beautiful and comfortable home for a vacation or retreat."
April 8, 2019
"We had a wonderful week at Mary's place. The house is large, with five bedrooms and two baths upstairs and a bedroom and bath downstairs. The downstairs area also has a garage with a pool table, a laundry room, a small dining room, and a large kitchen / living room combination. The kitchen is very well equipped with plenty of dishes, pots, and utensils for almost anything you will want to cook and should satisfy almost any cook. The house is very nicely decorated and sparkling clean. The location is private, with no other houses in sight and a nice view of the woods down the hill. There is deck on the back with an outside dining table, and a fire pit a couple of hundred feet away from the house. If you are in the area for the climbing you absolutely can't beat the location because the house is walking distance to the climbing in Muir Valley, so you can hit the crags without ever getting in the car. If you don't climb there are lots of other activities nearby including hiking and zip lining. The host was very responsive to our questions. For example, we had a question partway through the trip about an alert from the local water company that they would be doing annual maintenance on the water system flushing the lines. In response to our question, she called the local water company and sent us a lengthy message relaying detailed information about exactly what to do if we saw sediment in the water, how long to flush the cold water, etc. (It turned out not to be a problem, but we greatly appreciated the information.) The house also has a binder with instructions for check in and check out, copies of menus at local restaurants, and information on things to do, which was very helpful and a nice touch. Other amenities in the house were excellent as well. There were plenty of basic supplies including soap, shampoo, dish soap, etc. Each bedroom had a TV, and the WiFi was pretty fast, especially for being in a remote area. Overall our experience was excellent, and we will be back."