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 propane heat 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
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.
We had a wonderful stay at Natalie's great little cottage in Lagunitas. Such a wonderful spot, nestled in the treetops, with wonderful views of the forest and great light during the day. And for hiking, cycling and trail running, you're in the heart of some amazing country. If, like us, you visit in winter, don't forget your warm clothes—it can be chilly—but with the wood stove and blankets we enjoyed a cozy stay.
The tree house was such a treat to stay in. It was exactly what we needed. Quiet, relaxing place in the woods. No tv, good energy and close to point reyes and Taylor park. We can't say enough kind words to Natalie for sharing her home and the communication was wonderful. We wish it could of been longer and look forward to staying again in the future. Thnx Natalie.
Thank you Natalie & family for opening your home to us! The location is gorgeous and the house cozy. It was delightful to stay in a house so tasteful and practical. Natalie had left some dried lemonbalm for us to make tea of, and there was a log in the fireplace waiting for us.
State park is minutes away, we went hiking and after read by the fire. Waking up first thing you see are the trees around the house. What a dream!
We are San Franciscans, so used to old houses and single pane windows. For all others I'd say: DO pack your warm socks and pajamas for the night.
Staying at Natalie's adorable cottage in the woods was a great way to spend a romantic weekend! It was as shown in the pictures, and Natalie was very easy to contact and work with. We loved hanging out on the deck outside and just taking in the sounds of nature.
My partner and I had a very nice stay at the treehouse cottage. It was just as lovely as it looks in the pictures, and Natalie was friendly and easy to communicate with. I was especially happy to find that the kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed to cook all our meals for the weekend. The house was in a peaceful little wooded spot, conveniently located near the Point Reyes Seashore and lots of hiking trails. It was perfect for a weekend escape from the city!
My girlfriend and I stayed at Natalie's beautiful home for our anniversary. The place was quiet, simple, elegant, and perfectly located. We loved it, especially the fireplace and lack of a TV. Breakfast on the wood deck preceded a great day on the beach in Point Reyes. Would definitely come back, and highly recommend it for any couple/young family. Natalie was great to work with. Thanks!
I've never arrived at a new place & felt so immediately comfortable and at home. In fact, we had planned to drop our bags, and run out to the beach. But we soon felt the peaceful ease and charm of the place and didn't hit get out for another 24 hours.
Ahhhhh, the vacation had truly set in!
I stayed for 2 weeks in Natalie's space and it was one of the most restful vacations I've taken in recent memory. The house is located up a small winding road, a few hundred yards the main street and nested on the hillside; it feels seclude and private, yet connected to rest of the world. The house is charming and stylish incorporating eastern and modern aesthetics. The gas stove, and kitchenware made it easy to cook the way I might at home and it was nice to have the Good Earth grocery store just a few miles down the road. The area surrounding the home is wooded and pastoral - a nice change from the city. I would go for long runs on the nearby trails and spent some time wading in the river and chatting with the locals. I'd highly recommend this space to anyone looking for a quiet respite. Natalie was very friendly and communicative. 5 stars.