Namaste - High End Cottage Downtown- Courtyard and Quiet Deck(2 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Beautifully designed and decorated cottage full of love and light
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 artistry of the garden, designed and maintained by one of Mount Shasta's most creative gardens. Another cottage, Dickon's Cottage, can be rented in conjuction with The Secret Garden. 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.
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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Member since: 2002
- Max. occupancy 4
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
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?) Non-refundable pet fee: $40 flat fee plus $15 per day per dog. You may be subject to an additional charge after your reservation is made via VRBO if you have more than 1 pet. Please consult with reservation agent for approved pet types, etc....moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 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 artistry of the garden, designed and maintained by one of Mount Shasta's most creative gardeners. 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
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
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
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
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
- Pantry Items
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
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 14 - Apr 17, 2017
3 night min stay
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 22 - Nov 24, 2017
3 night min stay
Dec 23 - Dec 26, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee $70
- Pet Fee $70
- Tax Rate 12%
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
Mt Shasta Vacation Rentals
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
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This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Friday, March 17, 2017
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