|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Master bedroom has queen bed, second bedroom has twin bunk beds, third bedroom is a sleeping porch with twin futon. All new beds, all new mattresses. This cottage was one of five guest cottages that along with her 'Bungalow' formed the estate of Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Frequent visitors to 'The Bungalow' were writers such as Jack London, who may have written Call of the Wild in this very cottage (or down the street in a local tavern). The floors are warped with age but the wood paneling is warm with the memories of the visitors who were drawn to this neighborhood for it became the site for many social gatherings that brought together literary and artistic figures of the day. Ella Wheeler Wilcox described this spot in her poem GRANITE BAY
At Granite Bay, such beauty lies,
In rocks, in waters and in skies,
As poets dream of Paradise.
The rocks that clasp fair Granite Bay
First saw her charms at break of day
And flushed to pink from somber gray.
To guard this bay from rude alarms
And shelter her from all that harms
Great trees reach out protecting arms.
Down to the very water's edge,
Between the granite rocks they wedge,
And watch in silence from each ledge.
Defending points and islands stand
And reefs of rocks run out from land,
To keep rude billows well in hand.
The river and the bay are friends;
One slender arm the river bends
And all her anchored boats defends.
So much one island loves her grace,
He fronts all dangers in his place,
To shield the beauty of her face.
Loved by the forest and the shore,
While sun and moon, and skies adore,
The strong rocks hold her evermore.
At Granite Bay the wild winds rest;
The sunlight is her welcome guest;
The moon goes mad upon her breast.
Not here is heard the sea gulls' scream.
They come, but only come to dream:
Far out at sea their sorrows seem.
At Granite Bay, far out at sea
My cares and troubles seem to me;
Love, joy and hope remain, these three.
Though forth my wandering footsteps stray,
To realms and regions far away,
My heart dwells here, in Granite Bay.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$600|
There are two parking spaces only belonging to the house. It is so close to the beach that parking other than in the spaces belonging to the house is not permitted by the Short Beach Association. The grass yard is only 40 square feet, in other words, no yard whatsoever ! The BBQ grill behind the house is on a brick patio which is 60 square feet (tiny), and there is no picnic table out there.
Half due at time of reservation, by check or using PayPal.
Half due one month before arrival at the house.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.