Welcoming Oasis of Beauty & Tranquility in the Pines a Few Minutes From Town
Casita Fresca was exactly that, and so much more. Even during a heat wave with highs in the upper-90s, the casita remained cool and comfortable by employing the common sense of closing drapes & windows while out during the heat of the day, a ceiling fan to keep the air circulating. Returning to the casita at day's end, it really felt as though gentle air-conditioning was on. Quite amazing! Beyond that, the welcome extended by Peter, Catherine and their 2 friendly and extremely well-behaved dogs was genuine and heart-warming. A tour of the incredibly beautiful grounds with invitation to use the many comfortable and soothing areas they've created was accompanied by a running commentary on how they achieved it (amazing what can be re-purposed, and to what effect!), along with recommendations about the area: where to hike, drives for great views, restaurants not to miss, etc. There were thoughtful items left in our casita too - snacks, maps, and books on the area for us to borrow. Further suggestions were freely given each morning when we had coffee with them and discussed the day's plans. The Casita itself was gorgeous - spotlessly clean, imaginatively decorated (Catherine is a genius with fabric, mozaics, color), spacious, cool and super-comfortable; we slept better there than anywhere else during a 3-week trip. Perfect silence at night, and venturing outside we saw a million stars including the Milky Way spilled across the sky, the only sound the soothing trickling of a fountain. The bed was wonderfully comfortable, bedding beautiful and of high quality. When the evening was warm, the ceiling fan kept it cool in our Casita. Beautifully decorated in cool green & white hues encompassing tile work, fabrics, cushions, the casita is composed of a huge central room with sleeping alcove, sofa plus 2 chairs and coffee table, kitchenette with dining table, plus a TV corner with satellite tv (too many channels to explore!) and 2 chairs. There was a walk-in closet and a big bathroom, a wonderful walk-in shower with great water pressure and no lack of hot water. Towels were big, soft & fluffy. A variety of shampoos, lotions & homemade soaps were thoughtfully provided. While we were there, wifi connection was spotty but Peter let us borrow his computer to check in for a flight & print boarding passes, and a nearby cafe with tempting pastries offered fast & free wifi so we stayed connected. Highly recommended, we'll be back!

August 2016
Casa Del Campo Casita Fresca: Hidden Treasure In The California Gold Country!
Casa Del Campo Casita Fresca: Hidden Treasure In The California Gold Country!
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