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Magical, quiet garden cottage

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

Spectacular, unique and very private cottage in backyard of SR home. Ideal for single person, yogi, writer, dreamer. One large room with sleeping nook and windows looking out onto beautiful garden. Very large bath area with jacuzzi and outdoor shower


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $65
Security Deposit: $400
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price: $125 / night


The space

Spectacular, unique and very private cottage in backyard of SR home. Ideal for single person (or couple), yogi, writer, dreamer. One large room with sleeping nook and windows looking out onto beautiful garden. Very large bath area with jacuzzi and outdoor shower.
Brand new appliances, bamboo floors, skylights. Plenty of street parking.
Rent includes all utilities, high speed internet, cable TV (all channels), washer and dryer on premises.

Ten minute walk to charming, downtown San Rafael which is the home of many restaurants, cafes and a great movie theater. Five minute drive to Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and Highway 101 to San Francisco. Lovely hiking trails in the neighborhood.

Absolutely no smoking/pets.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)

I charge a $65 cleaning fee.
Additionally, a completely refundable $450 security deposit.




Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

7 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Tim User Profile
December 2015
The host canceled this reservation 37 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Jennifer User Profile
April 2015
If you are a person who recognizes and responds to harmony of colors, this is your place. The rose garden was blooming and birds were singing, and all was right with the world. Perfect for getting one's thoughts together after a stressful time. Gloria was a wonderful host and responded quickly by e-mail to any questions. Muffin Mania, just down the street, provided good coffee and sweet delights at a reasonable price.
Gloria User Profile
Response from Gloria:
Good feedback about the coffee maker. I'll get one!
April 2015

Aran User Profile
June 2014
I recently had the pleasure of staying in Gloria's cottage for 2 weeks. My partner and I had originally only intended to stay a week, but ended up extending our trip because we were enjoying our stay so much. It is a beautiful place: peaceful, clean, and quiet. We spent a lot of time in the backyard enjoying the sun, and there are so many delicious restaurants just up the street. It was the perfect vacation away from busy city life. The pictures and description match the accommodation, and although I wouldn't describe many places as magical, I would certainly agree that this one has that quality. Gloria was a great host - very prompt with communication, flexible and friendly. If I happen to travel to this area in the future I would definitely stay here again.

David User Profile
May 2014
The hostess, the property and the neighborhood were very nice. I hesitate to say "magical" as it has been used in prior reviews but it really does define this property. Gloria is a special person and I am glad to have met her. I recommend this place to anyone seeking peace, tranquility and modern day conveniences.

Zen User Profile
November 2012
It was indeed a magical quiet garden. Picture Nirvana meeting Shangra-La (the place...not the band..Nirvana). It is charming, comfortable and has the coolest vibe, furnishings, and the shower and tub are both the best. Gloria was warm, welcoming and a wonderful host. She opens up a very personal space and allows you to share in it! We loved the set up, and the cozy sleeping space was the best rest we have had so far on our adventure. You can walk to some great restaurants and everything is really convenient to where her place is. Zen and I highly recommend her place..and she is a great resource for hikes and things to do (yoga etc..)

Dana User Profile
September 2013
Gloria's place is truly a Magical, quiet garden cottage. Her cheerful space is full of art, color, and permeated with elements of nature ... my stay here has helped me to find a new perspective... the neighborhood is charming and full of surprises ... it is situated merely a few blocks from downtown... Good Choice! Enjoy!

San Rafael, California, United States · Joined in August 2012
Gloria User Profile

My work takes me to Kenya, Nepal and Haiti and because of my frequent traveling, I rent out my beloved and sacred little cottage in San Rafael. It's a very special place and I hope you enjoy!

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within a few hours

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