View lush gardens and shade from the cottage patio.The queen sized bed has an electric blanket  and two night stands on each side with reading lamps and an electric alarm clock.
Private Garden Cottage With HotTub
Private Garden Cottage With HotTub

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

Secluded romantic one room cottage for two people.
Attached kitchenette/bath and a soft tub spa. Free Continental breakfast. Two miles from the center of town and six minutes from U.C. Merced in an affluent neighborhood two blocks from Bear Creek.


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 20%


The space

The cottage contains a queen bed and accommodates only two people. There are recliner/rockers. There is continual Wifi. however NO commercial television programing from cable at this time. Netflix is provided using the Roku.

The kitchenette/bath has a microwave, refrigerator, coffee/tea pot, shower and a composting toilet. Dishes and utensils are available for eating the continental breakfast or food you provide.

Guest access

Private entrance
Soft Tub hot tub
Front and back decks
Picnic table under the pines
Area for washing motorcycles or vehicles
Private parking behind locked gates

Interaction with guests

Interaction with guests is kept to a minimum which enables the guest to relax. The hosts are always ready to engage in conversation with guests upon request but your cottage and the hot tub are totally private. You may contact me by phone or text at any time,night or day.

The neighbourhood

Robinson Estates is an upscale neighborhood just one block from bike and walking paths along Bear Creek. A list of restaurants is available upon request and most restaurants are less than two miles away. We are two miles from the center of town, UC Merced, and the Merced Mall.

Getting around

For an extra charge of $5 we will pick you up at the bus/train station or at the airport in Merced. Taxi service is available( $11) to train station) as are car rentals. The YARTS bus is a perfect way to travel to Yosemite National Park. There is a small plane that services our area at a reasonable price. Check the internet for the schedule of times the plane is available to Oakland and LA.

Other things to note

In attempt to preserve natural resources we have a composting toilet that uses no water or chemicals. Cooking is available only with a microwave. A continental breakfast of yogurt, muffins, fruit, coffee/tea and juice and bottled water will be stocked. You may order a gourmet breakfast to be served in the dining room of the main house for an extra fee of $10 per person.

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

This cottage accommodates ONLY TWO ADULTS. Smoking is allowed outside only and not while in the soft hot tub.
Guests are expected to refrain from making loud noises for the comfort of other guests. PETS AND CHILDREN ARE NOT ALLOWED.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) and other pet(s) lives in the house



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Smoke detector

1 night minimum stay

8 Reviews

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Alison User Profile
April 2017
Jackie was a delight to stay with! She was so kind and welcoming and gave us a tour and directions on how to use everything. The cottage was so cute and nice and secluded. I hope to be back again!

Mikaela User Profile
November 2016
Jackie was very welcoming throughout my stay in Merced. She was very responsive to all questions and inquiries. She has an amazing service with homemade breakfasts - eggs from her own chickens! My partner and I were heading to Yosemite early morning, and Jackie made sure to have all our food ready to go (in an adorable picnic basket!) for our drive to the mountains. Overall, a really positive experience.

Elliot User Profile
July 2016
The moment we saw the cottage, we knew that we'd made the right choice. It's such a delightful little home in a gorgeous setting. We loved the back deck area with the hot tub--a great, secluded place to watch the stars. Jackie is a great host. She made us breakfast every morning. She remembered our dietary restrictions and went out of her way to make things that she knew we'd enjoy. She's very warm and welcoming. We'll definitely be back.

Kurt User Profile
May 2016
Jackie has one of the most comfortable places I've stayed and is an amazing host. Everything was as described. The tiny private cottage was clean,uncluttered and very private. The private rear deck and hot tub combined with basic kitchen needs made it perfect to just bring some food and never need to leave the shangrila. Jackie provided a beautiful custom Omelette in the morning. Truly a great value. I'd stay there again.

Hyon User Profile
February 2016
Jackie was the best host I've ever had. She cares deeply about the quality of your stay as well as your experience in Merced as a whole. Don't have a car? Don't worry! Jackie will give you rides to wherever you need to go. Most importantly, you HAVE to try her breakfast. She gets her eggs right in her backyard and they taste SO rich!! I had such a wonderful time that I'm already planning my next stay at her cottage. Oh, and there's an AWESOME private and secluded hot tub :D
Jackie User ProfileJackie is a superhost.
Response from Jackie:
Hyon you are too kind. I really enjoyed hosting you and look forward to your return visit! Thank you for being a fantastic and appreciative guest. Jackie
February 2016

Stana User Profile
February 2016
Jackie was so nice! She gave us a tour of the cabin, so that we knew how everything worked and made us a delicious breakfast the next morning. The hot tub area is completely private and quite romantic and there were cute soft bathrobes!

Nicodemus User Profile
January 2016
Jackie is an amazing host and human being. She was extremely accommodating, thoughtful and kind. The room was pleasantly comfortable and the breakfast was simply divine. I also appreciated her joining me for breakfast and helping my day begin on the right foot. I highly recommend Jackie's space for anyone looking for an amazing place to stay.
Jackie User ProfileJackie is a superhost.
Response from Jackie:
I could not have asked for a better start to my day than having a chat with Nicodemus while he ate breakfast. He is truly one of the nicest guests I have ever had the pleasure of hosting.
January 2016

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Merced, California, United States · Joined in June 2013
Jackie User ProfileJackie is a superhost.

I love gardening and flowers. You will always find fresh flowers in your room along with candy which is one of my favorite foods. Cooking for others is a pleasure along with making people feel comfortable when they stay at Serenity Gardens B&B. I have been the B&B business for over ten years and don't expect to stop serving others for a long time to come. My hobbies include traveling, crafting, cooking, reading, fishing, writing, and caring for my hens, dogs, and outside cats.

Response rate: 100%
(past 90 days)
Response time: within an hour
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