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What does Casa Bella Verde mean?

It's Spanish translation is Beautiful Green Home. Casa Bella Verde was named this because it is one of the greenest and most sustainable homes in the world. Some of the green features of this home include: ICF (Insulating Concrete Form) construction, geothermal and radiant floor systems for heating and cooling, solar (photovoltaic and solar thermal), rainwater harvesting for irrigation, and much more.

Who were the architect and interior designer of Casa Bella Verde?

The homeowner, Briana Alhadeff is the architect, builder and interior designer of Casa Bella Verde.

How large is the property?

The Casa Bella Verde property and the grounds cover 40.5 acres.

What time is Check-in and Check-out?

Check-in: 2pm. Check-out: 11am

Can we have an early check-in?

Guaranteed Check-in is at 2:00, but we will gladly accommodate your request if possible.

Can we have a late check-out?

Check out is at 11:00am. Please contact guest reception the evening prior to your day of departure to see if it is possible to accommodate your request.

Do you accept children?

Casa Bella Verde is designed for adults seeking a tranquil atmosphere and, therefore, unsuitable for children under 18.

Do you accept pets?

We do not accept pets, however kennel services are available locally.

Is there a minimum number of nights stay?

Yes, 2 nights if arriving Friday or Saturday, holiday weekends may require a 3 night stay.

Does the house have wheelchair access?

Inside the guest home is wheelchair accessible, however the sliding doors to the outdoor deck and the gravel driveway are not, therefore the entire house is not wheelchair accessible.

Do you provide transportation?

We do not provide transportation. Because of the beautiful scenery and the multitude of things to do around Casa Bella Verde, most prefer to rent a car or drive their own.

How long does it take to get to the airport?

Sacramento International Airport: About 1hr 15min, San Francisco International Airport: About 2 1/2 hours, Oakland Airport: About 2 hours. Please allow additional time during rush hour.

Is your pool open to non-guests?

Our pool is for Inn guests only. If you are in town visiting friends and/or relatives, you are permitted to invite up to 2 guests to join you poolside. Please inform innkeeper in advance if you will be inviting poolside guests.

Is smoking permitted in the guest or main house?

Smoking is not permitted in either the guest or main house. You are, however, free to smoke outside.

Do you have laundry and dry-cleaning services available?

We do not provide laundry or dry cleaning services, however a full size washer and dryer is provided in your house. Should you require the services of a dry cleaner, we can provide you with the names of local dry cleaners.

Do you have safety deposit boxes?

We do not have safety deposit boxes, however your house does have a private safe where you may store your valuables.

Is your pool heated?

Our pool is heated naturally by the California sun. In the Winter and early Spring most find it a bit chilly to swim, however in the Summer and early Fall the pool is lovely with temperatures ranging from 72 degrees- 84 degrees depending on the month.

How close are you to the following: (These times are approximate and are dependent on weather and road conditions.)

Sacramento International Airport: About 1hr 15 min
Downtown Sacramento: About 45 minutes
San Francisco: About 2hr 15 min
South Lake Tahoe: About 1hr 30 min
Reno: About 2 hours
Auburn: About 25 minutes
Roseville: About 35 minutes
Placerville: About 30 minutes
Apple Hill: About 45 minutes
Wineries: There are many wonderful wineries in the area. Traveling to them depends on which one you choose.

Can I purchase a gift certificate?

Yes, gift certificates are available for purchase. Please call (916) 458-1618 for information.

What credit cards do you accept?

We accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Diners Club.