Welcome to Skylight Retreat, a sanctuary for writing, reading and creativity.
Nestled in Arnold, California, the Retreat has a fully equipped house and studio, set in a quiet neighborhood, surrounded by towering trees. Big Trees State Park is a few miles up the road, and a coffee shop and supermarket are within walking distance. Arnold sits at the edge of Stanislaus National Forest surrounded by hiking trails, including the spectacular Arnold Rim Trail a few minutes away. A small lake and numerous ponds are also in town.
The house has two full baths, two bedrooms (one California king, one queen size futon mattress), a sleeper sofa, and a twin bed. The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, coffeemaker, blender, utensils... We have the house professionally cleaned after every visit. Wireless Internet access and a landline phone are available. The house has a washer, dryer and dishwasher - and a first-aid kit for minor injuries. A separate studio is the perfect place for yoga, writing, meditation or other creative pursuits. There is no television.
Pets are not allowed at Skylight.
We discourage children between 1 and 6 years old, because Skylight is not child-proofed.
Earliest check-in is 3 pm, and check-out is 11 am. (We clean it between each renter)
Skylight Retreat is environmentally-friendly. We pay carbon offsets (TerraPass) for guest travel at no charge, have thoroughly insulated the buildings, use recyclable materials, provide equipment for local activities (hiking, snowshoeing, etc) and more.
The lot is level, and the driveway is paved (and plowed in the winter). There are 4 steps from the driveway to the deck and house. We have a wrap-around deck on three sides which looks into the trees, a perfect place to sit in the evening.
We prefer to rent to people who have used AirBnB before, and we require that you have verified your email and phone through Airbnb. It helps if you have a description in your profile. Communication is important. We may ask for details about your visit to Skylight so that there is no confusion, and to make sure that you know what to expect. We take great care with our retreat, and do everything we can to ensure you have a wonderful time. We hope you will take away beautiful memories, and leave Skylight ready for the next visitor!
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