View lush gardens and shade from the cottage patio.The queen sized bed has an electric blanket  and two night stands on each side with reading lamps and an electric alarm clock.
Private Garden Cottage With HotTub
Hosted by Jackie
Jackie is the host.Jackie is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Secluded romantic one room cottage for two people.
Attached kitchenette/bath and a soft tub spa. Free Continental breakfast. Two miles from the center of town and six minutes from U.C. Merced in an affluent neighborhood two blocks from Bear Creek.

The space

The cottage contains a queen bed and accommodates only two adults. There are recliner/rockers. There is continual Wifi. however NO commercial television programing from cable at this time. Netflix is provided using the Roku.

The kitchenette/bath has a microwave, refrigerator, coffee/tea pot, shower and a composting toilet. Dishes and utensils are available for eating the continental breakfast or food you provide.

Guest access

Private entrance
Soft Tub hot tub
Front and back decks
Picnic table under the pines
Area for washing motorcycles or vehicles
Private parking behind locked gates

Interaction with guests

Interaction with guests is kept to a minimum which enables the guest to relax. The hosts are always ready to engage in conversation with guests upon request but your cottage and the hot tub are totally private. You may contact me by phone or text at any time,night or day.

Other things to note

In attempt to preserve natural resources we have a composting toilet that uses no water or chemicals. Cooking is available only with a microwave. A continental breakfast of yogurt, muffins, fruit, coffee/tea and juice and bottled water will be stocked. You may order a cooked breakfast to be served in the dining room of the main house for an extra fee of $5 per person.

Wireless Internet
Smoking allowed

Extra people No Charge
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

This cottage accommodates ONLY TWO ADULTS. Smoking is allowed outside only and not while in the soft hot tub.
Guests are expected to refrain from making loud noises for the comfort of other guests. PETS AND CHILDREN ARE NOT ALLOWED due to possible hazards.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - Four outside cats are residents.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

14 Reviews

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Paul User Profile
August 2017
Jackie's cabin is very cosy. We went there for one night after hiking in Yosemite and the hottub was perfect to relax. There was a waterpomp issue but it is one of these random unfortunate events which arrived sometimes and we cannot blame Jackie for that. Jackie is adorable and very interesting. Her breakfast is amazing. I totally recommend Jackie's place if you are near Merced and want a calm and cosy night.
Jackie User ProfileJackie is a superhost.
Response from Jackie:
Thanks for the wonderful review, Paul. I am happy that you were such a good sport when the water pump failed. Luckily the store was open before you woke up so I could supply you with water that morning. The pump is fixed and water is once again plentiful. Thanks for being such great and conscientious guests.
August 2017

Deanna User Profile
August 2017
Was lucky enough to find Jackie's cottage available when we were unexpectedly in town. The cottage is adorable and very private at the back of an exceptional garden. Jackie had thoughtful touches everywhere, from candy and beverages in the fridge to fresh flowers on the table. Breakfast was delicious, Jackie is a great storyteller and a charming lady, so happy our paths crossed! Will definitely stay here again.
Jackie User ProfileJackie is a superhost.
Response from Jackie:
Deedee, you and Christie were quite enjoyable and I hope you make Serenity Gardens a permanent home away from home when they visit your uncle. Meeting your Aunt Debbie and getting to know her at breakfast was a definite plus. Thanks so much for staying with me.
August 2017

Hannah User Profile
July 2017
Jackie was very welcoming, and we enjoyed our one night's stay.

Jaime User Profile
July 2017
This place was great! Jackie was very friendly and cooked my son and I breakfast in the morning using fresh eggs from her chickens. What a treat.

Angela User Profile
May 2017
I'm originally from Merced and after coming back after so many years it was the perfect stay to make me feel at home again ! Jackie made me and my fiancé feel so welcomed. I home we go back to Merced again just so we can stay again

Houston User Profile
May 2017
The cottage is extremely cute and comfy in a great part of town! The private back patio and jacuzzi was awesome! Very clean place as well. Jackie is amazing!!
Jackie User ProfileJackie is a superhost.
Response from Jackie:
Houston and Mary thank you for choosing to stay in the cottage at Serenity Gardens B&B. I enjoyed getting to talk to you and finding out that we have a friend, Bill, in common. May we meet again trudging the road of happy destiny. Jackie
May 2017

Alison User Profile
April 2017
Jackie was a delight to stay with! She was so kind and welcoming and gave us a tour and directions on how to use everything. The cottage was so cute and nice and secluded. I hope to be back again!

Merced, California, United StatesJoined in June 2013
Jackie User ProfileJackie is a superhost.

I love gardening and flowers. You will always find fresh flowers in your room along with candy which is one of my favorite foods. Cooking for others is a pleasure along with making people feel comfortable when they stay at Serenity Gardens B&B. I have been the B&B business for over ten years and don't expect to stop serving others for a long time to come. My hobbies include traveling, crafting, cooking, reading, fishing, writing, and caring for my hens, dogs, and outside cats.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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