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Charming Cottage "Treehouse"
Charming Cottage "Treehouse"
3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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Woodsy and light-filled 1930's retreat with high ceilings in large main room. Private tree-filled views from every window. Feel is both rustic and elegant.
"...earthy, simple, unpretentious, and fashioned out of natural materials." —--Wabi-Sabi

The space

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: new bamboo flooring with queen size bed with natural mattress and topper on simple wood frame. Child's room on main level with twin loft bed (organic latex mattress). Floor has wood and Flor wood felt tile carpets.

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 a freestanding radiant 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

Guest access

The entire cottage, front private porch and back deck.

Other things to note

The road leading to the house is windy and narrow, and as you make the climb, one should be on the lookout for animals (deer especially are all around).
We have a small black cat that came from the hillside a number of months ago. We have named her "Cassie" and adore her. She has a feeder in the kitchen, but is generally out on the land all day, and we ask that she be allowed in at night (if she likes). She is very cuddly and guests tend to love her.


Amenities
Family/kid friendly
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Prices
Extra people $30 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $100
Security Deposit $500
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price $225 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed

House Rules

Parking is below at street level in designated parking spot-on gravel. Road is curvy and single-lane, so on the rare occasion two people meet, the car closest to a turnout must back put and let the other pass. This is a dead-end road so only three houses are up the hill beyond this one.

Safety with wood burning fireplace a must. We only use clean burning duraflame or java logs in our stove.

Quiet enjoyment and respect of furnishings and household goods requested. This is our home.


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2 nights minimum stay

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Robyn User Profile
October 2017
We had a great stay! The location is beautiful and quiet which is exactly what we were looking for. Proximity to Point Reyes, farmers market, etc was ideal for an easy day excursion. Cassie (cat) is sweet!

Joe User Profile
October 2017
This place feels magical. From the windy cliffs-edge drive to the hidden little fairy homes Natalie's built out of bark and bone, this place is a wonderful escape. One small caution for allergy sufferers—Natalie has a very sweet cat on the premises.

Kristine User Profile
September 2017
Natalie's place is quite charming and the perfect place to get away from your day-to-day. You truly feel like you are in a forest, complete with black cat and other woodland creatures. I would highly recommend as a place to unplug and relax. She has all kitchen items needed, the claw tub bath is awesome and the bed nook is so cozy. Highly recommend and is definitely my favorite Airbnb rental to date.

Justin User Profile
September 2017
The property was as described, clean, and scenic. The layout of the property was very well put together and accommodations provided everything we needed for our weekend stay. The kitchen was well stocked with cookware and dishware allowing for many home cooked meals. I would recommend this property without hesitation.

Naomi User Profile
August 2017
Natalie's home is tucked away on the side of a hill surrounded by trees. The decor is simple and it is obvious that every piece is selected and placed with care. We spent the weekend here to celebrate our wedding anniversary and our first baby-free weekend. It was perfect. It was a quick 15 minutes to Point Reyes Station for breakfast at the Station House and there was a coffee shop just down the road about 5 minutes. Perfect! The road to Natalie's home leads up a hill and is very narrow. Only one car can fit at a time. We arrived after dark and it was stressful getting up the road, turned around, and parked the first time. If you have the choice between two vehicles for your trip, I recommend picking the smaller one so that you can navigate the road and fit in the parking area more easily. The cottage is also up a steep hill with a wooden staircase leading up. Bring only luggage you can easily carry or be prepared to make multiple trips up the steps. Thankfully, we packed light. As many other reviewers have mentioned, Natalie has an adorable cat that comes in and out when you are there. He was very sweet and not at all intrusive. Worth noting: the mattress is foam and quite firm. I had difficulty sleeping but my wife had no issues. Overall: it was a lovely place to stay and I would recommend it.

Tom User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful cabin on the side of a hill in a forest - also can walk 10 minutes to get a coffee. We had a great time thanks to all.

Kim User Profile
August 2017
We loved staying here! Very welcoming, calm and beautiful space. We really enjoyed our time nestled in the trees. Natalie was a great host. We would definitely recommend this place to others.

Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, California, United StatesJoined in January 2013
Natalie User Profile

We are artists and relocated to Lagunitas in West Marin two years ago after spending 10 years in Los Angeles ( i completed my master's at Calarts) We decided to move north after an artist residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts. We love the ocean, the smell of bay and eucalyptus, sunlight in the late afternoon and the fog rolling in. We live on the edge of the woods where our local community includes Coho salmon, Stellars Jays, old-growth trees, and Red Foxes--who sometimes wander across our deck.

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