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Amazing, Enchanting Art Retreat

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Amazing, Enchanting Art Retreat

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Chuck is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

This home was designed by the famous artist James Hubbell. It is unique and marvelous. This home and the artist are featured in two books stocked in the living room.

The full charm of "The Shire" is absorbed over days and nights of individual's and couple's immersion, relaxation and awakening.


Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Cable TV
Indoor Fireplace
Air Conditioning

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12) and pets
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in is anytime after 1PM and check out by 5PM


106 Reviews

Tracy User Profile
November 2018
Full of whimsy and wow... this place is a diamond in the rough! We really liked learning about the history and the artist! Thank you for a weekend of balance and play!
Eric User Profile
October 2018
Chuck's home on the outside of Alpine is a beautiful warm spot full of charm and interesting finds. Thank you for sharing.
Chuck User Profile
Response from Chuck:
Thanks for being great guests of The Shire. You two are certainly welcome to return.
October 2018
Emaley User Profile
September 2018
Just do it: stay here. You won’t regret it. This place is amazing and Chuck is a fantastic host. I’m definitely going to be a repeat customer!
Chuck User Profile
Response from Chuck:
Always happy to host such wonderful and appreciative guests. Thank you!
September 2018
Connie User Profile
July 2018
Thank you Chuck for such a memorable and relaxing stay! We appreciate your thoughtfulness and tour of the art. Such an amazing experience to “live in art!” We can’t wait to visit again.
Chuck User Profile
Response from Chuck:
Thanks for being excellent guests. You will always be welcome at the Shire. Best to come when the creek flows and the grass is green. ;)
July 2018
Steve-O User Profile
July 2018
It’s a must see, must stay kinda place. Amazing from start to finish. One of the most memorable places I’ll probably ever stay.
Emily User Profile
June 2018
This was an amazing place to retreat from the city! Chuck was a great host and we learned a lot about the history behind the Hubble house and it’s fantastic design.
Katie User Profile
November 2018
Wonderful space! Just as described and truly amazing. Chuck is a great host.

Hosted by Chuck

San Diego, California, United StatesJoined in February 2013
Chuck User Profile
115 Reviews
2 References
Chuck is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I am a world traveler, have enjoyed visiting 47 states and 34 countries so far, not just to land in, but walk and "feel" as much as possible. I've lived in nine states and two European countries, but settled in wonderful San Diego for most of my life. I especially love running, …
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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