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.
Our family of eight adults (four couples) and one infant stayed at Anders's Marin Retreat over the holidays, and we loved it! The view was stunning (better than the pictures), and the location was a wonderful base of operations for day trips to Mt. Tam, SF, Sonoma, Muir Woods, etc. The kitchen was well stocked and we found it easy to cook big meals, including a barbecue on the deck and a turkey for Christmas! The home was very comfortable, and our family spent many hours enjoying food, games, TV, and toys together on the top floor. The layout of the house worked well for us because there was a great common area to hang out in, but also other floors for people to get some quiet time if desired. Anders graciously provided a high chair upon request, and went above and beyond in setting up a lovely Christmas tree to complete the festive atmosphere. He was quick to respond to our questions and made check-in and check-out easy. We have tons of happy memories and are grateful we had the chance to stay here!
Interacted with Anders via email. He was very amenable to changes that we requested and extremely easy to work with. Instructions for home usage were very complete. Layout of home was a bit odd, but expected in the hills it was built in. Beautiful views from the deck. My four adult kids and their 4 children and 1 infant occupied the home. They really only used the home for sleeping as We live close by and everyone spent wake hours with us. Thank you for making this an easy stay!
Anders' home is beautifully situated in the hills north of San Francisco. Our family visited the bay area for my niece's wedding. The day after her wedding was our family get together. We wanted to entertain them in a setting away from the major city lights and sounds of San Francisco. Anders' place hit the mark big time.
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We stayed in Anders Marin retreat. It was absolutely gorgeous. The pictures dont do the views justice. He was very helpful and answered any questions I had in a very timely fashion. Also left us helpful reminders througgout the trip like remembering to put down the umbrellas when it was windy, and kindly letting us know when trash day was. We were on a bachelorette party so it was so much easier to book the whole house than get several hotel rooms. It was a quiet neighborhood so we did have to go inside after 9pm but were allowed to make all the noise we wanted during the day for brunch on the balcony. :-)
What a lovely, peaceful, well-equipped home and accommodating host!
Although we were a large group, there was plenty of space for all of us and sufficient amounts of privacy. The view from the decks was amazing and the location, although off the beaten path, was lovely and convenient.
This is a beautiful house in a great location for exploring the Bay Area and Downtown. You can also get to Yosemite and back in a day (but it is long drive).
We had a great final week to our tour of California here and the accommodation was spacious, very clean and homely.
The views are spectacular, it is great to just sit with a coffee or glass of wine and take in the scenery.
We would definitely recommend this house.
The host left everything as you would need it and was easily contactable if you had any questions
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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.