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Deni Argain

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, spanish

The Garden House nestled in residential Fig Garden in NW Fresno

44 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Fresno Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio Apartment, king and hide-a-bed, sleeps 4

Envision yourself driving through a private neighborhood within the Fig Garden area, and once you arrive at your destination, you are greeted by two rustic garden gates that leads to a private front courtyard with a pavered, landscaped pathway to The Garden House. Whether you are on a weekly business trip, seeing family or planning a vacation around the fantastic 3 National Parks or lake regions near Fresno, The Garden House is a perfect place for you to relax and spend private time. The Garden House is a large (approximately 800 square feet), cozy studio apartment decorated in a French garden motif, which includes: bedroom/sitting area with king size bed, full bath & shower, fully equipped kithcen (stove/oven, microwave, full size refrigerator & complete set of cooking utensils). The family room area is fully equipted with 47' large screen HDTV, BluRay player and new sleeper sofa with oversized chair. The Garden House is detached from the main house to provide complete privacy, and includes the use of one parking space of the enclosed garage spaces.

Looking out through the two large windows to the rear yard, you will see a canopy of mature trees and lawn area bordering.

Oh by the way, if you have a pooch, we are dog friendly.

Also, do not forget for your security of both your auto and personal items, The Garden House comes with the use of one bay in the garage with automatic door.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Deni Argain (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, spanish

About Deni Argain

Hi! My name is Deni, and I am the owner of this beautiful home in Fresno, California. The Garden House is a separate building on a 1/2 acre lot. This is a custom designed home by well known architect, Cliff May, who designed the original California Ranch House. I spend my days painting in my on-site studio, working on a new mosaic project or just enjoying the company of my sweet dog, Charlie. Most days you will also find me working in my garden. Everyone that has stayed in the Garden House has considered it a second home and me a lifelong friend.

Deni Argain purchased this studio in 2012

Why Deni Argain chose Central Valley California

This beautiful California Ranch House sits on a half acre lot full of trees and gardens. My guests have a private courtyard, complete with comfortable outdoor furniture and barbecue. My home is a separate structure which gives you total privacy. The garden house has a two car garage attached to it, and is used by my guests. I've also added a new stackable washer and dryer for your convenience. The neighborhood I live in is called Fig Garden, and the shopping village is nearby with a lot of great stores, both local boutiques as well as the mainstays like The Gap, Chico's, Coldwater Creek and Eddie Bauer. There are a couple of dog parks nearby, for those of you traveling with pets.

What makes this studio unique

The Garden House is not only cozy, but very private. When you stay at a major brand hotel, you are staying in my opinion, at a very sterile and commercial environment. When you stay at The Garden House, you can relax like you are at your home, but without all of the constant distractions. So imagine getting out of your car and entering the large two gates into the private front courtyard, which is surrounded with a canopy of tall mature trees, an adult-sized treehouse as you make your way to your private getaway, The Garden House. As soon as you hit the gate, you know YOU ARRIVED AT A SPECIAL PLACE!!!


based on 44 traveler reviews

The Garden House nestled in residential Fig Garden in NW Fresno
average rating of 4.931818 based on 44 reviews
Phoenix, AZ

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Garden House was lovely and Deni was the perfect hostess. The setting is beautiful, serene and as private as you would like. Deni is always available but never intrusive. The guest house is fully equipped and exceptionally clean. The location is ideal for access to Fresno or the national parks. We spent 3 days visiting Yosemite and Sequoia/Kings Canyon. Each park is only about an hour's drive away and shouldn't be missed. We highly recommend the Garden House for anyone visiting the Fresno area. Thanks Deni for a lovely accommodation.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my gosh, what lovely things said about my Garden House. You two ladies were so dear and such great guests. This spring when it starts getting hot in Phoenix, come back to see my beautiful array of colorful bulbs in the corner of the yard. You can see them through the big window. It would be so good to see you both again. Deni
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Southern California

Calm and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Garden House for a getaway weekend. This is our second stay and it was just as enjoyable as the first. Perfect for our needs and plans. The previous reviews say it all, so not much we can add other than it is our hope to return again and again. Deni is a wonderful hostess and her property ideal.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's so good when my guests return for a visit. That says it all for me!!! Come again soon.
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Wonderful retreat!

  • 4 of 5

Needed a quiet place to stay the weekend and this like a secret garden in the middle of the city - perfect! The garden house is delightfully whimsical and has everything you could need and then some. The new "treehouse" deck is a wonderful place to relax and very private. Deni was most gracious and helpful through the whole process - thanks so much for making it all possible!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Denise and Jay. You will always be welcome here. Please come again. Deni
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  • 4 of 5

Deni made us feel like we were visiting family. The property has everything you could want when visiting Fresno. We sat in the tree house a couple times to get a breeze. Located in a quiet and safe neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so grateful you chose to stay with me on your travels to California. I hope Charlie didn't make too much of a nuisance of himself. When you left, he kept going up to the tree house looking for you. i hope there are parks you want to revisit so you can stay again. And thanks for cleaning the Garden House before you left. It was spotless! Deni
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Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting family in the Fresno area and had our three parrots with us. Deni was very agreeable to having us stay. The birds were in cages most of the time, but they enjoyed looking out the window at the garden. The house is very quiet and private and we didn't have to worry about traffic noise or people walking by. We were all able to relax. I love the large refrigerator and the coffee maker. The studio was very clean and cutely decorated. Bed was very comfy! We look forward to staying there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wish I had been able to spend more time with you, and the birds. Maybe the next trip. You left the Garden House so clean!!! Thank you so much! See you again. Deni
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A warm & inviting cottage in a gorgeous area

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I went to Fresno for his uncle's 100th birthday celebration. While we initially chose "The Garden House" since it was dog-friendly, we decided to stay there even after we were unable to take our dogs. We are so glad we made that decision! The inviting cottage is located in a really nice residential area that is perfect for walking or jogging, with the convenience of a Whole Foods and assorted eateries nearby. The open floor plan of the cottage with its beautiful vista of the backyard greenery is so much nicer than a cramped hotel room. You can tell when a person loves their home and takes care of it. The cottage was immaculate and showed that pride of ownership. One special feature that was very appreciated was having access to a garage for our car (with a garage opener). With 100 degree days, it was so pleasant to be able to park our car in the garage and go immediately into the cottage. The enclosed front patio gave us an area to enjoy our morning coffee, while the treehouse (Bird's Nest) offered a relaxing place to sit in the evening and enjoy a glass of wine. Deni was the perfect hostess- answering our questions and available when we needed her assistance, but never intrusive. When we mentioned that we were in the process of redoing our backyard, Deni was gracious in letting us tour her beautiful, park-like backyard. We got some great ideas! We are planning a trip to Fresno next year and definitely plan to stay in "The Garden House" again. Deni- thank you for making our trip even more special!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad to have met you both, and excited for you to come back. Please come when the weather cooler so we could sit outside and share a glass of wine in one of my garden areas. It was just too hot to do it this time. My spring flowers are the prettiest, so please come then. 😘 Deni
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Big Fresno Fair
"If you visit during the month of October, the Fair will be in town. Fun for the whole family."
Yosemite National Park
"We are approximately 1 hour 30 minutes to the gate of Yosemite. If you come stay in Fresno,..."
Sequoia National Park
"Another beautiful park that is approximately 2 hours away. A wonderful day trip to explore ..."
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Fresno International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Elbow Room
Nearest Ferry
160 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Fig Garden Golf Course
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 99
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
China Peak
Nearest Beach
125 Miles
Morro Bay
Car: recommended

The Garden House is nestled in an established residential area of Fig Garden in Northwest Fresno, and is a fantastic launching pad to day trips to Yosemite National Park, Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Park. In addition, there are fantastic lakes nearby such as Bass Lake, Huntingtion Lake, Shaver Lake or Millerton Lake for boating, sailing, skiing and/or fishing.

Or if you would like to explore the Central California coastal communities of Morro Bay, Carmel/Monterrey, Pismo Beach or Cayucos they are just a short 2 hour drive away. On your way to the Central Coast, tour the wine cellars surrounding Paso Robles.

Also Fresno is home to the Fresno State Bulldogs and its successful baseball, basketball and football programs at the highest NCAA level. Or if you want to play a round of golf their are over 10 golf courses within a half hour drive or less, with the challenging Fig Garden Golf Course only 5 minutes away that is open to the public.


Rates & Availability

Fresno Studio Rental Rates

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New 2017 Rates
Jan 15 2017 - Dec 31 2017
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning fee $50

all pets require my preapproval. Please contact me regarding your pet prior to final booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Fresno Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom is a full bath with plenty of towels, hairdryer, curling iron, extra shampoo and soap.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The bedroom area consists of a California King Size Bed, end table with lamp, armoire, reading chair with a stand up lamp and large 2 sliding door closet. In the family room area there is a brand new sleeper sofa that can be made into a queen bed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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