A light-filled cottage-style house is set atop wooded hillside bordering Marin Open Space preserve. There are large-pane windows, high-beamed ceiling in main room which gets flooded with light throughout afternoon and early evening. Wood-burning stove in main room.
There are two sleeping areas: lower level with sleeping nook (queen size organic futon mattress and natural featherbed on tatami mats) and child's room on main level with twin loft bed (organic latex mattress).
Front porch and back deck for dining on warm evenings. Home was built in the 30's and has been recently remodeled, but retains quirky and rustic elements. (Ie. there is no Viking stove and the wood floors are older and well worn) -however, there is a claw foot tub in bathroom, a nice size and comfortable L-shape (natural fiber) couch in main room, and a fully stocked kitchen with healthy cooking materials (cast iron skillets and oj press, wok, etc)
Skylights in decent-sized kitchen. In the main room, the windows are very large and single-paned ( this was built as a vacation house) so can get chilly on cool nights. There is an electric freestanding heater and wood stove keeps things toasty if you keep it burning. ( with Eco-friendly log)
The trek to the house is up a path with about 70 steps (although there are flat stretches) however, should be in shape (without heart issues) to do these. Once you reach the door, your view is private and set in the treetops-birds and stars in the evening. (we have a telescope for star gazers)
The aesthetic of this house: asian influences with lots of textures/natural/rustic elements mixed in. There is a wool Flokati rug in the main room, flor multi-colored carpet squares in the child's room and the rest of the home has hardwood/tile.
Corona avenue is just up the hill from the Lagunitas creek, just off of sir Francis Drake blvd. House is walking distance to Arti's organic Indian and Lagunitas general store. Biking distance (1.5 miles) from Samuel p Taylor Park and cross Marin biking trail.
Approx. 6 miles to Point Reyes. Perfect location to visit Olema, Nicasio, Bolinas, Roy's Redwoods, Tomales Bay and all of Wesr Marin. Local and organic dining in Point Reyes Station,, Olema, Fairfax, Forest Knolls, Inverness...
We are about 40 minutes from SF
In summer there is plenty of fresh food and produce available: you have the Pt. Reyes farmer's market on Saturday mornings, and Wednesday is the charming evening farmer's market in downtown Fairfax. Close by local organic shopping at Good Earth Market and Cowgirl creamery for artisan meats/cheese
My girlfriend and I stayed in Natalie's home for the fourth of July weekend. It was totally lovely, and Natalie was fantastic about communicating with us. I've already recommended this home to a few people, and I would absolutely recommend it to people who want a serene place to call home for a few days north of San Francisco.
Natalie is a great host. She reaches out to you before your arrival and makes sure everything is in order. Her home is beautiful and well kept! My partner and I really enjoyed her living room and appreciated the big sunny kitchen. We grilled on her back patio and spent a lot of time out there. Make sure to bring your own Eco fire logs or support the local business and buy them there to keep a fire going in the house.
Get ready for some great walks, bike rides and privacy as her house is on top of a mountain side.
Thanks for the memories!
We had a beautiful time staying in Natalie's place. Perfect for escaping the city and having some quiet time in the woods. Thanks for being such a great host, Natalie!
A serene escape - our stay at Natalie's treehouse was delightful from start to finish. We stayed for a weekend while in the area for friends' wedding, and couldn't have found a more perfect spot. The gentle aesthetics of the home complemented the landscape, and made the whole experience enjoyable. Natalie was a gracious hostess, in regular communication to respond to our questions and assist with recommendations.
The cabin was such a good way to spend a weekend away from the city. The living room was beautiful and really everything about it was. It's also super close to all sorts of incredible and varied hiking trails. I would definitely recommend it for an easy getaway from the city or for anyone interested in exploring Point Reyes a bit more.
One of my favorite airbnb experiences thus far - and I've had quite a few over the years! Natalie's retreat in the woods is everything that is pictured and more.
The simplistic and intelligent design of their lifestyle shines through to a destination of peace and serenity.
And in the ultimate compliment, by the end of the trip, I was looking at real estate in the area. : )
Everything about our stay at Natalie's treehouse cottage was extraordinary. The house itself is nestled deep in the woods of the San Geronimo ridge, quiet, simple, and comforting. The wood stove kept us warm, and the surrounding trees and nature make it a wonderful place to relax and think. Out of the door it's just a 5 minute bike ride to Samuel P. Taylor Park, where we were able ride all day in the vast Marin open space parks and see views of Mt Tam and the ocean.
Natalie was a wonderful host, kind and communicative, and left us with everything we needed to have a wonderful stay and learn about the area. Our best AirBnB experience yet!
I'm a super AirBnb fan and can tell you that Natalie's place is probably one of the most poetical places that I ever stayed. If you're a small family with one petit kid (maybe 2) looking for simplicity, beauty, comfy and peace, go ahead. By the way, Natalie and her smart-artist-cute Eli have a very nice book collection which was a shame I couldn't have the time to enjoy even more. Thanks Natalie!
(by the way, or I'm a lucky expert on finding good places at AirBnb or this community is really amazing...)
We loved this beautiful, woodsy location. The surrounding trees are gorgeous and nearby hiking in Point Reyes was a highlight for our trip. The description of this home is detailed and accurate, which we appreciated. We hope all enjoy their time here!
Beautiful home, very friendly family.
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