We are usually asked about:

How do I book the Emerald Acres House?

It’s simple! Contact us at bret@bretchristensen.com or call 530-549-3272 to send us the dates you’re interested in, the total number in your party and we’ll reply with our availability and what your total cost will be. If everything looks good and you’d like to reserve the house, just let us know and we’ll invoice you $100 for the security deposit via PayPal. Once that’s been paid we’ll confirm your reservation with us!

Alternately, you can book our guest house through:

How do I pay for my stay?

We request payment in full at the time of check in. We accept cash, checks, money orders, or payment sent via the CASH app. We can accept credit cards if presented in person, but we will have to add the 2.75% credit card fee to your total rate.

What time is Check In and Check Out?

Check in is anytime after 2:00 PM, check out is anytime before 10:00 AM

What if we'll be arriving really late at night?

No problem! Just let us know when you expect to arrive and we’ll make special arrangements so you can get in. We’ll connect with you the following morning.

When is the pool available?

The pool at our main home (just a short walk from the guest house) is an in-ground, unheated, seasonal swimming pool. With our Northern California weather, this means it’s only open from late May through late September. Pool hours are 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM. To use the pool, all guests will need to sign our Pool Waiver Of Liability form.

How far is the house from Bethel Church?

The house is a short 12 minute drive from Bethel Church, just 7.2 miles.

How far away are the closest restaurants and shops?

The Emerald Acres House is located in the country, yet you’ll find restaurants, grocery stores and shops less than 10 minutes drive from the house.

Does public transportation serve the neighborhood?

No, sorry. You’ll need to have your own transportation while staying with us.

Do you provide linens & towels?

Yes! We provide all linens, towels, and paper goods you’ll need.

How many people can stay in the house?

Please keep in mind that this is a small, manufactured home with just 2 bedrooms and one sleeper sofa in the living room. Two couples will be very comfortable, six people will be really cozy, more than six and someone will be sleeping on the floor 🙂

Can I bring my pet?

Sorry, no pets of any kind are allowed on the premises or in the house.

Is a deposit required?

Yes, a $100 refundable security deposit is required to book your stay with us. We ask for a deposit for two reasons. First, it lets us know a potential guest is serious about reserving the house. Second, it allows for compensation of beyond-normal wear and tear of the house. Here is some additional info:

Refunding the Security Deposit: Once you check out and we’ve determined everything is in order with the house, we’ll refund your deposit within five days.

Cancellation Policy on Security Deposit: 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date, 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date

Didn’t find the answer?

Contact us at bret@bretchristensen.com or call 530-945-7780