What a wonderful find! We are birders and so is Sharon. She helped us find a birding area where we were able to add Life Birds to our list. She communicated with us all along the way before we even left for our trip and before we got to her home making sure we would be well taken care of. She offered the use of the hot tub, helped us find a restaurant for supper, called ahead to be sure they'd treat us well, and had dessert waiting for us when we got back. Her personality is wonderful and she has had such an interesting life that it was a joy to sit and chat with her. I was getting homesick for my dogs back home but her little dog, Levi, was such as sweet loving dog, he helped with that. Sharon is very attentive to detail. She keeps her animals sequestered in case people would have allergies or just don't want animals around. Her home and surroundings are beautiful and the traffic isn't heavy so it's easy to get around. I would definitely recommend staying with her, especially if you are into birding but even if you aren't. She treated us like family. The Bagels part of her name doesn't really cover what breakfast is like. We were asked the night before what we wanted in the way of the main dish and had our choice of beverage, bagels, toast and our choice of jellies or things to put on them. She prepared fresh fruit plates for us. When we stayed at other Bed and Breakfast places, we very seldom saw our hosts. They were clearly a business. Sharon is a caring individual and made us feel like she was looking forward to our visit, like we were old friends, not strangers. Her price is very reasonable. Don't miss it if you have a chance to stay here. Carolyn & Jeff
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At this pet- and children-friendly Bed and Breakfast, you'll enjoy full use of a casually elegant desert- and mountain-view home, pool and hot tub, choice of exotic or familiar 5-course breakfasts, recreation and sightseeing planning assistance for adults and children, and thoughtful accommodations for kids, dogs, and cats. Extensive information for birdwatchers. Suitable for most chemically sensitive (MCS) guests...This is a home away from home, not a hotel ormotel. Lovingly run by psychologist and volunteer naturalist Sharon Arkin, Bed and Bagels reflects Sharon's passion for international travel, good food, the out-of-doors, and art collecting. Available for guest use: Kitchen, laundry room, separate refrigerator, computer for checking email, wifi, extensive library, bicycles, binoculars, birding & hike guidebooks, games and toys, TVs and VCRs/DVD player, CD and tape players, and record player with vintage LP records. Fenced yard for dogs. Six foot safety fence protects children from pool and hot tub. Litter box for visiting cats. Patio and barbecue grill for outdoor dining; hammock, lounges and gliders for relaxing. ... more less
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