Open Heaven Cottage - You'll not want to leave it is so relaxing. Recently updated in a Coastal theme, it is very close to Bethel. We're 3.9 miles to Bethel Church, 2.9 miles to Civic Center and close to I-5. Seven of our thirteen kids are still at home, but our COTTAGE gives you the privacy you need. As our family is composed internationally and we have traveled much, we love welcoming international visitors & families. THE PRICE LISTED INCLUDES THE 12% LODGING TAX
We recently purchased this place & for your enjoyment, we just gave this quaint cottage a beautiful upgrade and update to include a King Bed and a sofa Sleeper, microwave, mini fridge, toaster & coffee and tea.
We love the Coast, so we hope you'll love the coastal cottage theme as much as we do. You'll find little treasures we've picked up during our travels, to both the West and East Coast. Relax. Unwind. Renew. Breathe Deeply. You'll find that You'll not want to leave.
For your convenience, A CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST is included with your 1st night stay as well as a snack and bottled water. We know you may be hungry after a long day's travel or getting up to start your day on the road again.
Use of the kitchen in the main house is available as well as use of the laundry room. This is a little 420 sq. ft. Cottage with an open floor plan. There are no bedrooms. but it does have a private bathroom. It sleeps :
King Bed: 2 people,
Sofa Sleeper full bed: 2 people,
Twin Bed can be added if needed.
You have complete access to the privacy of our guest COTTAGE, the kitchen & the laundry room in the main house, the gardens and outside deck and pool area. Our family does live here in the large 4000 sq ft. main home. The Cottage is on the property beside main house. As we do live in this home, and are an active, real family, sometimes a good bit of activity goes on. For our kids, quiet time is usually after 8:30 pm so the house settles down. The cottage is private and you have a key. We all have family chores and homework and you can interact with us as much or as little as you want. As mentioned, we do live in this home, so on occasion you will find dirty dishes in the sink or a toy laying around until we all get our daily chores done. Every effort is made to keep our home organized and comfortable for your stay.
Interaction with guests
We do live here in the house and are available whenever needed. We are happy to share with you about our favorite places to eat and visit. Our kids love visitors but have been taught to respect your privacy. We also have TWO DOGS ( rescued) - that are house dogs - a Basset Hound and a Dachshund. Both are older. We keep them out of the living room and upstairs rooms, so there is a gate to the living room.
Pixie(the dachshund) may bark at you. We try to keep her put up when you first arrive. Her eyesight is failing as well as her memory and she thinks she is a guard dog for the kids. :) Usually when you meet her, letting her smell your hand helps her know you are an ok person. :)
As a large family we can be on the go but we will interact with you as much or as little as you want. Several of us, (kids included) love to chat so we are happy to get to know you or if you want privacy we are ok with that as well.
Other things to note
The 12% REDDING LODGING TAX is ALREADY included in your COST and there is NO CLEANING FEE. The cost listed here is the price for the COTTAGE for up to 5 people. We can also accomodate upto 7 people in main house. Please inquire and I can send you the link to that listing. We have 2 FRIENDLY house dogs- a Basset hound and a Dachshund. We keep them in the uncarpeted areas.
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We are Duane and Melissa Carter. Duane is a Pediatrician, poet, author, and loves photography and the outdoors. Melissa is a full time mom, business owner, author,speaker and accomplished watercolor artist. We have 13 kids with 1 bio child and 8 of whom are adopted internationally from Romania, Bulgaria, China and Uganda and four more whom we are pursuing the adoption of currently from Uganda and Ghana. We also have 2 dogs. We moved to California almost 6 years ago from AL. We love to travel and have crossed the world and much of the USA. We've been involved in advocating and raising awareness about orphans, children and girls caught in the sex- slave trade industry. Melissa has worked with I.Dignify in the past to train aftercare givers to work with girls rescued from sex- trafficking. Melissa and Duane attend Bethel Church and love showing a little southern hospitality to those visiting the West Coast.