About this listing
A peaceful Marin hilltop retreat with all around beautiful views of nature, yet only 20 minutes away from North San Francisco, 30 minutes from Napa and Sonoma wine country, Pacific beaches, Muir Woods, Oyster farms. Available for long rental Jun-Aug.
A peaceful Marin hilltop retreat with all around beautiful views of nature, yet only 20 minutes away from North San Francisco, 30 minutes from Napa and Sonoma wine country, close to Pacific beaches, Muir Woods, Oyster farms, Berkley, Oakland and more
Our 4bdr/3ba is located on a sun drenched hillside overlooking Ross Valley and Mount Tam. The house is fully equipped to satisfy traveling families with kids, extended family or couples, with indoor-outdoor living, huge decks with lounge areas, play spaces for the kids and training equipment for adults.
Upstairs: Fully equipped kitchen perfect for cooking large meals. Living room with wood-burning fireplace and TV. Attached dining room and retractable glass wall opening up to a huge deck with lounge area and propane BBQ. Bedroom with new King size bed with Memory-Foam mattress plus an attached bathroom with shower.
Entry level: Two children's bedrooms with two twin size beds in each (one is expandable). Bathroom with bathtub. Two-car garage with washer/dryer. Two cars fit on the driveway.
Downstairs: Bedroom with new Tempur-Pedic Queen bed with french doors opening up to the huge deck. Family room with Full size Sofa-bed, 2nd TV and bathroom with shower.
We welcome children any age and there are plenty of toys and a new Pack-N-Play crib is available.
The whole house, driveway and decks. Not suitable for parties. Please keep noise level down after 9pm. Parking is limited to two cars.
Interaction with Guests
I normally handover the key and go through the basics. If we are traveling there will be a key lockbox with a code.
The home is located in Marin on the doorsteps of fabulous hiking and world class biking. Beautiful Larkspur and Ross are a short drive or bike ride away. Larkspur ferry terminal with departures direct to downton San Francisco is only a couple of minutes away. Also check out our condo in North Lake Tahoe 3.5h away on airbnb!
Some information and recommendations for Marin:
There are guidebooks and information on California, San Francisco, Marin, Napa and Sonoma available in the house.
For more information on Marin attractions such as Muir Woods, Stinson Beach, Mt Tam, Sausalito, Tiburon, San Rafael etc. please see e.g. (website hidden)_County_California.html
Good stops on the way from SFO to Greenbrae:
- Sausalito. You can park in Sausalito and walk to see what restaurants you like. Nice village with great views over San Francisco and the bay. It is only 10 min from there to Greenbrae. (website hidden)
- Tiburon Peninsula: Simular to Sausalito but smaller and less tourists. Only 5 min from Greenbrae. (website hidden)
Greenbrae/Larkspur restaurants (also see (website hidden)):
-A good restaurant for families with children in the Greenbrae neighborhood is "WipeOut" in Bon Air shopping Center (the strip mall across Sir Francis Drake Blvd). It is a "Surfer's Menu" with free meals for kids in Tuesdays! Outdoor seating.
-The Cheese Cake Factory in Corte Madera also has a family friendly menu and is very popular.
- Marin Brewery in Larkspur Landing is also a good alternative for beer and bar food. Outdoor seating.
- Left Bank in old Larkspur is charming and good.
- The Tavern at Lark Creek in Larkspur is very good with old world charm.
- There is a great cafe in old Larkspur as well called Cafe Rulli.
- Farm Shop just opened in Larkspur Landing as well. A bit pricey, but nice atmosphere and bar.
- Our favorite local take away is Sushi Co. in Larkspur landing. The Thai place there is also
- The house is a 10 min drive from Golden Gate, 20 min to San Francisco, 30 min to Napa & Sonoma, 20-30 min to Muir Woods, Muir Beach, Stinson beach.
-Ferry to San Francisco: Larkspur ferry, just 5 min down the road from the house, goes straight to the Ferry Building in SF. The ferry ride is great, crossing the bay and passing Alcatraz. There is a ferry schedule on the black board by the kitchen, but check the latest schedule Golden Gate Ferry online.
-Bus 24 on Sir Francis Drake goes non-stop to San Francisco Financial District
THREE KEY HOUSE RULES:
TWO CAR MAXIMUM, PARKED ON THE DRIVEWAY (NOT ALONG THE STREET)!
NO NOISE AFTER 9PM PLEASE!
NO SMOKING PLEASE!
-Smoking is strictly not allowed (fire hazard, allergies).
-There are many families with children in the neighborhood, so please no noise after 9pm and keep the noise level daytime on a reasonable level.
-Unfortunately no pets are allowed due to allergic children living here.
-As this is our home, we do ask that you treat it with care.
-Please let us know if anything breaks or do not function properly so we can replace/fix it.
-Please turn off the outdoor deck lights after 9pm.
Hi I'm Anders
I have been hosting since early 2013. I'm from Sweden and live with my kids in Marin, just north of San Francisco. We also have a condo in North Lake Tahoe close to Tahoe City. We travel a lot, especially on weekends and during Summer, so our places are available quite often and sometimes for long periods of time.