Entry is very private- from side street you enter through two gates, an outer patio area- then a second gate enters the inner gardens and back patio area. You can see the back door from here. See photo of back of house. We have one week minimums for this special spot and speak with all guests to be sure they are adventurous and respectful enough to appreciate this special spot. Although the bath, efficiency kitchen and bedroom are private, the hallway to the main house is common.