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Old 01-05-2012, 01:51 PM
 
Location: EST
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Has anyone ever rented a guest house (a nice one) in the back of someone else's home? It has a pool in front (so I'm guessing this is more of a "pool room" converted into a guest house), and I'm just wondering...would a guest house be private enough for someone coming from apartment living?

And is this type of rental legal, especially when it says, "no lease required"?
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Should be fine - luxurious, in fact. Worked for Kato Kailin...in fact, he got famous while in such a circumstance (but we're not wishing for any more murders, of course.)
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:07 PM
 
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Should be fine - luxurious, in fact. Worked for Kato Kailin...
LOL, that's actually funny..
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:07 AM
 
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I think from reading your thread that if this is a sweet place, you better jump on it. Pool NICE! Do whatever you can to make sure you like the neighbors, and the neighborhood. But jump if it is good. Pictures???

Last edited by JanND; 01-08-2012 at 09:09 AM.. Reason: punctuation
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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I'd just recommend that you make sure the property itself isn't in the process of being foreclosed upon, and I hope the conversion was done legally. Guest houses can be very nice, depending on the situation. You'd certainly be the ideal tenant for one!
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:03 AM
 
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I'd just recommend that you make sure the property itself isn't in the process of being foreclosed upon, and I hope the conversion was done legally. Guest houses can be very nice, depending on the situation. You'd certainly be the ideal tenant for one!
Thanks! Well, the one guest house situation didn't turn out to be ideal, so I passed on it. But this is good information to know if I come to that bridge again.
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:27 AM
 
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Just curious. Nothing you have viewed in a couple different threads is good enough, or ideal. What is your ideal? Is it even feasible to be looking for an "ideal" when you say your health is at risk because of the noise? maybe you need to settle for "good enough" Make your lists, know what your bottom line is, so you don't hesitate and lose a good place to move while you are waiting on the forum posters to respond. Just a thought
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:54 AM
 
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Just curious. Nothing you have viewed in a couple different threads is good enough, or ideal. What is your ideal? Is it even feasible to be looking for an "ideal" when you say your health is at risk because of the noise? maybe you need to settle for "good enough" Make your lists, know what your bottom line is, so you don't hesitate and lose a good place to move while you are waiting on the forum posters to respond. Just a thought
Right, if I'm going to make an expensive move, I don't want to have to do it over again in a year because I find that the place I'm in has short-comings I can't live with. I know exactly what I want, and every place has lacked 1+ of it, so until I find something that is an improvement on my current situation, there's no point in making a move.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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Biggest drawback may be the lack of power meters. Most of these mother in law houses draw power from the big house. I would try to get electicity thrown in on the rent and that would be that.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:41 AM
 
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Biggest drawback may be the lack of power meters. Most of these mother in law houses draw power from the big house. I would try to get electicity thrown in on the rent and that would be that.
This is true, too. I think the one I was somewhat interested in included all the utilities...but it turned out to be more of a studio than a one-bedroom, so...I had to pass (it wasn't cheap, in any case).
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