Beautiful Inside and Outside Space Near downtown, convention center, hospital
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About Lisa Scott
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Lisa Scott purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Lisa Scott chose Visalia
Visalia is located about 1.5 hours North of Bakersfield and about 40 minutes South of Fresno in the San Joaquin Valley. This valley is the most productive agricultural region in the world, cultivating more than 250 crops. It is a fascinating area with so much to explore! You will be 45 minutes away from the closest entrance to the majestic Sequoia National Forest, which is a must-do for any traveler to CA! The city is less than 2 hours from the gorgeous central coast of California with its rocky rugged coastline, sandy beaches, and great seafood. Visalia is also less than 2 hours from Paso Robles, where visitors can see miles of vineyards, and over 180 wineries and restaurants. China Peak (Sierra Summit) has 9 lifts with snowboarder access to all trails- 2 hours away. Make Visalia your home base and enjoy day trips to explore the unique bounty and beauty of central California.
What makes this Apartment unique
You will enjoy the quiet of a peaceful neighborhood; yet you can walk to vibrant downtown Visalia, where our variety of shops, bars, and restaurants, might surprise you! I also host many business travelers. If you will be working in The Medical District, this garden apartment is less than 1 mile away. It is also about a mile from the Convention Center.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Easy in and Easy out
The property is in a very nice quite neighborhood very close to down town and the convention center. Walking distance from the convention center and very nice restaurants.
Spacious apartment with comfortable beds
We rented this along with the main house next to it. It is more like a suite. Beds are so comfortable. We used the main house with the rest of family for socializing etc. it is a remodeled garage. Done well. The yard, landscaping is awesome. Enjoyed our time.
This studio apartment is so cute. It is in a very convenient location and has lots of privacy.
I had an extended stay at the apartment due to a work assignment. My experience couldn’t have been better. Lisa was a super host and she was available anytime I had any questions or concerns. The beds in the apartment are so comfy...and it actually has its own private, beautifully landscaped courtyard. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone!!!
Great Place for a Couple get away
The Studio off the main house is very clean and quiet. Very comfortable for a quiet get away. Studio kitchen is limited to coffee and microwaveable meals or meals that can be heated on the outside grill.
Clean, comfortable and beautiful - great for dogs!
Our family of 4 was traveling with our dog to Southern California from Northern California during the recent heat wave. The VRBO is behind a gated patio that was perfect for the dog to step outside to do her business. This was great since it really was too hot to take her for a walk. Small area made it easy to clean up after her too.
The A/C unit worked perfectly even as the temp outside approached 100 degrees.
We brought a large, queen sized blow up mattress so one of our teenagers could have their own bed and there was PLENTY of room for it. The room is large and very clean. There were brochures for places to visit (like Yosemite) and eat. I didn't see a brochure on Sequoia, though, which I thought was odd. We ate a the Pita Kabob, which was very good. Nice selection of beers and they allow dogs on the patio.
Owners were super helpful and very nice. It was a fantastic stay, I'd definitely go back.
Should have stayed at the hotel or another place
The property is not what is it described to be. Nowhere in the description does it says that this studio is actually a converted garage for you to stay at. The lightning outside was not working and so it was difficult to find where exactly we were supposed to enter and stay. Since we arrived late and lights were not working, we tried to call the owner, but NO ONE ever answered. The guests from the main house also tried calling the owner, but again no one picked up. Per the description of the property, it said that there will be a hot plate provided which would have been great to make breakfast. What was provided is nowhere near a hot plate and definitely cannot be used to make anything. Also, it was stated that there will be an outdoor grill that we could use, but that was being used by the guests at the main house and not available to us. It was actually impossible to stay or sit outside on the patio as the smell from the garbage cans was so strong and horrible. I am not sure if the smell came from the main house trash bins or the neighbor’s house. The towel bars and the closet handle were so weakly attached that we were afraid to touch it in order not to break anything. The microwave was not there the first night when we arrived; the next day the owner brought something that looked like it was just picked up from a sidewalk. Overall, I would not recommend this place. The owner needs to make sure that the description of the property and the property itself matches!!! Also, the owner needs to make sure everything is working BEFORE the guests arrive and not come and fix things after they receive messages of complains.
My check in instructions explain in detail where to enter this apartment and state not to go to the main house.
This guest caused a huge problem by arriving late at night and wandering around the back yard of the main house in the dark! They rang the doorbell sometime after 11pm and woke up the house guests. They then insisted they were supposed to be staying in the house! The house guests were "shocked at their rudeness".
This apartment was an edition that was built onto the back of the garage, and a private patio was added also. It looks exactly as pictured.
VRBO has check boxes for amenities provided and I checked off hot plate which is the closest description to what I have. I suppose mine is more of an electric pot than a plate? The appliance is pictured in my listing, and I certainly did not mean to mislead my guests and I will remove my check off for this item to avoid any confusion about this in the future.
The grill is specifically described as a "George Foreman Grill", the size is described and a picture is shown. The grill is large and works well and it was on the stand right outside the door to the apartment while the guests were staying with me. I would have preferred they ask me about the grill so that I could have showed it to them. The full outside kitchen is, in fact, part of the backyard space that is the private space for the house guest's use.
I would have preferred that the guest let me know about the smell on the patio so that I could have tried to correct this. The main trash bins are kept on the opposite side of the property, beyond the front yard and could not possibly have created a smell on this patio. I lived in this property for many years and never encountered any type of smell from the neighbor's yard and I have never had any other guest tell me about a smell on the patio?
I would have preferred the guest ask me about the towel bars and closet handles? I have never had a guest state anything about this and have no idea what this guest is referring to.
The microwave was a brand new microwave that I purchased because previous guests had mentioned that the microwave was too loud. I literally took it out of the box the morning I placed it in the apartment and was not aware the guest was dissatisfied with it.
I usually benefit from guest' feedback as it helps me improve my hosting. But this was the absolute worst and most unfair review I have ever had in 5 years of hosting.
Visalia Is An Ideal Location For Exploring Central Ca Attractions:
Wine Tasting in the Paso Robles Area
Many of CA's most scenic coastline and beaches are along the Central Coast
China Peak (Sierra Summit) skiing
Sequoia National Park- Kings Canyon, Mineral King, Kaweah River...