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Namaste - High End Cottage Downtown- Courtyard and Quiet Deck

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Garden area off deck in back of cottage

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Last updated: 06/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Pamper yourself. The energy is calming and the light is healing at this much loved cottage in downtown Mt Shasta. Formally known as the Golden Bough Bookstore which sold powerful crystals and metaphysical and spiritual books and accessories, the new owner had the cottage architecturally designed into a spiritual retreat to retain the powerful and sacred energy of the former store.

The Secret Garden is a home away from home. The front door opens onto a cobblestone courtyard with lovely French Gardens, ideal for sitting and writing, contemplating, and watching the world go by. (Perfect for small day group sessions or healing seminars - however the cottage only sleeps 4) At the back door (French doors) you will find a majestic covered redwood deck, and below, English gardens with a stone patio. At the right time of year, enjoy the plums, apples, and peaches, and from Spring to Autumn enjoy the artistry of the garden, designed and maintained by one of Mount Shasta's most creative gardens. Directly cross the alley in back, you will find the second house, the Garden Cottage (not yet available). Both homes are private. Parking is off the alleyway in well lighted guest parking spaces.


The guest rentals follow the theme of Frances Hodge Burnett's book The Secret Garden. You might want to read or reread the story before coming, or read one of the copies available for guests while staying within the magical walls of Mount Shasta's very own Secret Garden. The building, before the extensive remodel, was the home of Golden Bough Books, and our goal was to keep the tradition of this very fine bookstore going, only now as a guest rental.

The covered deck of The Secret Garden takes you into the breakfast nook and kitchen, with the dining area beyond.

Breakfast nook is comfortable and cozy. Lovely place to sit and feel peaceful, or enjoy a meal. Beyond the nook is the kitchen, which is fully equipped, including interesting cookbooks to experiment with on cold winter evenings. We also offer tea samples from Sereni-tea to spice up, refresh, or invigorate your day.

The large dining table seats 6. Dishes and silverware were chosen to reflect the mood of The Secret Garden. Also, original paintings, most by our local artist Willo Balfrey, help create the elegant and dreamy feel of this lovely home.

For sleeping:

The Secret Garden offers a queen plus sleeper sofa with a Tempurpedic mattress downstairs, and two twin beds in the loft. The twin beds upstairs can be together, or pulled apart, depending on your needs.


You will find a bathroom made in heaven, with heated tile floors, a soaking tub, a separate shower, all with soothing colors and windows opening to fresh mountain air.


For those long winter evenings, The Secret Garden offers a gas burning heat stove, casting the soft glow of flames for the ultimate cozy and relaxing mood. For those who like, the gas stove has a little drawer for heating aromatherapy oils.

The Secret Garden has a wonderful view of Mount Shasta and Mount Eddy in the winter, and in the summer when the trees are full of life, there is the treat of the vibrant garden, with the Eddies visible from the redwood deck.
We offer a quality home away from home, with careful thought put into all the details. We strive to make your experience magical.

My vision for guests of The Secret Garden is a relaxing, magical stay. Although each home will sleep four, the decor is geared toward peaceful, not toward parties or lots of activity. Our neighbors are quiet, reflective folks, and we like to cater to the same.



Our hope is to help create magic and peace in your stay in Mount Shasta.



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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only:

    no smoking inside cottage...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    While we are on the topic of preserving the specialness of The Secret Garden, we have been advised to keep the experience a 'no children' guest home. This may change over time, but for now, we have too much to lose, with our somewhat fragile decor. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    A small, well behaved dog is welcome, and encouraged to come along! Please make other arrangements for larger or adolescent dogs. I know from experience that even the most well behaved adolescent might take fascination in a carpet edge, or put scratches in the Brazilian Cherrywood floors, the Jeld Wen doors, or gnaw just a tad on the irresistible furniture, never mind those enticing vertical posts on the deck. As much as I love dogs and want them to be with their owners at all times, The Secret Garden is not a good choice for a young, or a larger dog. We just have too much to lose. We have other vacation rentals in Mount Shasta that will be more suited to your needs. (Can you tell I love dogs?) ...moreless

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Loft bedroom

    twins can be pushed together...moreless

  • Open loft bedroom with curtains for privacy. Twin beds can be pushed together....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • You will find a bathroom made in heaven, with heated tile floors, a soaking tub, a separate shower, all with soothing colors and windows opening to fresh mountain air. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The Secret Garden is a home away from home. The front door opens onto a cobblestone courtyard with lovely French Gardens, ideal for sitting and writing, contemplating, and watching the world go by. At the back door (French doors) you will find a majestic covered redwood deck, and below, English gardens with a stone patio. At the right time of year, enjoy the plums, apples, and peaches, and from Spring to Autumn enjoy the artisty of the garden, designed and maintained by one of Mount Shasta's most creative garders. Directly cross the alley in back, you will find the second house, the Garden Cottage (not yet available). Both homes are private. Parking is off the alleyway in well lighted guest parking spaces. The guest rentals follow the theme of Frances Hodge Burnett's book The Secret Garden. You might want to read or reread the story before coming, or read one of the copies available for guests while staying within the magical walls of Mount Shasta's very own Secret Garden. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The large dining table seats 6. Dishes and silverware were chosen to reflect the mood of The Secret Garden. Also, original paintings, most by our local artist Willo Balfrey, help create the elegant ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    gas fireplace for those snowy evenings...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free Internet...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    We also have a 55 inch flat screen television, DVD player ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking is off the alleyway in well lighted guest parking spaces. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Breakfast nook is off the kitchen. Lovely place to sit and feel peaceful, or enjoy a meal. Beyond the nook is the kitchen, which is fully equipped, including interesting cookbooks to experiment...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    The Secret Garden has a wonderful view of Mount Shasta and Mount Eddy in the winter, and in the summer when the trees are full of life, there is the treat of the vibrant garden, with the Eddies visib...moreless

  • Golf:

    Mt Shasta Resort, Lake Shastina golf and Weed Golf Course. McCloud Golf course...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Lake Siskiyou and Lake McCloud, Castle Lake...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Mt Shasta Ski Resort...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July 4th
Jul 2 - Jul 5, 2015
3 night min stay
$215
Labor Day
Sep 5 - Sep 8, 2015
3 night min stay
$215
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
3 night min stay
$215
Christmas
Dec 24 - Dec 28, 2015
3 night min stay
$215
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$185
$925

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $65
  • Pet Fee $40
  • Tax Rate 10%

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Last updated: 06/29/2015
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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Medford Oregon
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mt Shasta Resort
12 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrack stops at Dunsmuir CA 12 miles south
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-5
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt Shasta Ski Resort
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Siskiyou Campground. sandy beach at lake

Car: Necessary

Walk to Berryvale Market just around the corner, and bring 'home' organic foods, cooking up a fun recipe from special cookbooks on the bookshelves of your home away from home. Or grab an organic meal at Berryvale's Deli and bring home some Reeds ginger ice cream for dessert. Or feast at the delicious Andaman Healthy Thai, and afterward stop in at Village Books, browsing the staff recommended books, adding a book about Mount Shasta to your collection, or read up on the fascinating history of Siskiyou county. Enjoy an espresso at the cafe inside the Black Bear Gallery or stop in next door to the Secret Garden at Anaflora Flower Essences for Animals, made by the world renowned animal mystic, Sharon Callahan. Take a yoga class at Mount Shasta Yoga Center, located just next to Berryvale Market, and check their event calendar for special presentations. Not to forget the fantastic teas you can find at Sereni-tea! All this, and much more, within easy walking distance from The Secret Garden, and yet feel private and tucked away.

For the heartier folks, the cinema center is maybe a ten minute walk from The Secret Garden. But then why walk to the movies if you can stay put in your jammies and watch the highly acclaimed British filming of the Secret Garden. Or just rent a movie you've wanted to see at Couch Critics, an easy walk to Chestnut Street.

Slip in and out of The Secret Garden, never having to go far at all.

If you would like to get into your car and explore, I encourage you to have breakfast at The Mount Shasta Bakery (really, it is within walking distance also). Their breakfasts are good, and their baked goods heavenly, to put it mildly. Since you are already using your car on this day, I suggest you then take a walk on the well maintained walkway along Lake Siskiyou, one of the most beautiful lakes ever!

Be sure to take the drive up Mount Shasta, exploring.

And end your day at the Shasta Pinnacle for a delicious dinner (or enjoy their lunch).

Mount Shasta is just simply a lovely area, with so much to see and explore and experience (and good food to eat). Interesting people abound, and people watching is a great past time, as it is a haven for the New Age group as well as the avid outdoors types, and then there are the good ol' simple folk (with not so simple stories) who just love the area and the community.

 

Manager info

About: We have been given the privilege of managing this special cottage as a vacation rental. I grew up in Mt Shasta and have lived here my whole life and I remember this cottage as The Golden Bough Book Store. It always felt so peaceful and healing inside. There was always a little whiff of incense in the air. I was thrilled when it's owner walked me thru her dream cottage. She had an architect design a fabulous one bedroom cottage with plenty of high end touches. I was delighted to find local art displayed and her attention to every detail to make a guest comfortable. Just walking through I could feel love and light and an overall feeling of peace. The owner said she wanted to retain the powerful energy from the bookstore and she has managed to do just that. There is a fabulous deck in the back and also a beautiful courtyard in the front where small workshops or yoga sessions can be held. The cottage is magical and those who are drawn to it will find the peace they seek. Namaste


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Garden area off deck in back of cottage

    Garden area off deck in back of cottage

  • Back deck is quiet

    Back deck is quiet

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • bedroom is loft. Overlooking first floor

    bedroom is loft. Overlooking first floor

  • bathroom

    bathroom

  • Front Courtyard. Cottage is on Main St so there will be shoppers strolling. cars

    Front Courtyard. Cottage is on Main St so there will be shoppers strolling. cars

  • back deck looking into nook and kitchen

    back deck looking into nook and kitchen

  • Welcome to the Secret Garden

    Welcome to the Secret Garden

  • open loft bedroom

    open loft bedroom

  • Living room

    Living room

  • sofa bed in living room

    sofa bed in living room

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  • Property type
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Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 06/29/2015
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