About this listing
We are a 5-minute drive from downtown San Rafael, 30 minutes from San Francisco, and less than 45 minutes from Napa and Sonoma. We look forward to meeting you!
PET OWNERS: PLEASE SEE OUR PET POLICY, BELOW.
This cozy studio has been completely remodeled. It's about 420 square feet and adjoins the house but has its own entrance.
We live in a quiet and safe neighborhood with lots of trees and walking trails nearby. The road to our house is narrow and winds around a bit, but it's only 1/3 of a mile from Lincoln Avenue, one of the main streets running through San Rafael.
Full bathroom with bathtub & shower
Kitchenette with apartment-sized stove, refrigerator and microwave
32" flat-screen TV with premium cable channels (HBO, Showtime, etc.)
Wireless internet access
Plenty of street parking, which is a short walk to the front door (no steps)
We provide all linens, towels, and soap. Guests staying 7 days or more may use our washer and dryer.
San Rafael is a convenient and central Bay Area location, only a 30-minute drive to Napa, San Francisco, Berkeley/Oakland, and about 20 minutes to the beach and Muir Woods. Downtown San Rafael and the transit station are about 1 mile away, as is the freeway entrance (101 north and south). The downtown area is charming, with artist studios, shops, restaurants, and a wonderful art house cinema. Sol Food Restaurant, less than a mile away, has been written up in the New York Times (36 Hours in Marin County); it has delicious and inexpensive Puerto Rican food. We're also near Dominican College, and the Terrapin Crossroads, a great new music venue owned by Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead.
We love hosting people and can guarantee you'll feel comfortable and well cared for. We have a small standard poodle who is very sweet and friendly. Looking forward to meeting you soon!
PET POLICY: SORRY, NO CATS. WE CHARGE $10.00 PER NIGHT FOR YOUR DOG; WHEN YOU MAKE THE RESERVATION, PLEASE MAKE THE RESERVATION FOR THREE PEOPLE. WE DO NOT WANT PETS TO BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN THE STUDIO. THANK YOU!
The only real rule is that smoking isn't allowed on the premises. Other than that, we would appreciate that guests be aware that we are living upstairs and to keep noise to a minimum in the evening.
We enjoyed our stay at this lovely studio. Jessica and Stacey were very accommodating and great hosts!
Staying in this comfortable studio certainly met my needs for a pleasant, private, quiet and relaxing place while in the area. It's surely a great place for one or a couple to enjoy a peaceful location while in lower Marin. Everything one needs is just down the hill.....for dining, shopping, etc. Jessica is very nice and an accommodating Host (did not have the opportunity to meet Stacey), proving me the privacy and quiet I was in need of. The Studio has everything required for a weekly stay. The compact kitchenette was perfect with gas range, MW, coffee maker, fridge, storage, cookware, etc. Plenty of space for your personal stuff with a generous walk-in closet and dressers. Bathroom, queen size bed and TV set-up was just right. This clean studio is bright and sunny with plenty of windows, making for a happy place to rest or work on laptop. I brought (usually do) my tabletop Bose CD/radio to have some nice sounds during the stay.
Going out for my morning hike was very convenient, as the trail head is just a short walk up the street. Parking the car was easy with being always available adjacent the driveway on the residential street.
Overall, a great place to stay during your visit to San Rafael and the surrounding area.
We had a wonderful weekend stay in this spacious studio. The space is just as you see in the pictures. We were delighted to find someone who was ok with us bringing our dog along. Jessica met us at check in with her sweet dog Julian and showed us around. The compact kitchen had everything we needed and the hosts included many extras which was very thoughtful; milk, yogurt, granola, apples. We enjoyed breakfast in the studio and then took advantage of the great area restaurants for our other meals. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks so much Jessica and Stacey for hosting us!
A great stay. Jessica and Stacey are good hosts that are attentive to your needs but also provide space for privacy. The studio is spacious, well set up and pleasing decor. Conveniently located and good facilities in the near by San Rafael centre.
Хозяйка была очень гостеприимной!
Жилье соответствовало описанию и даже лучше!
We absolutely loved our stay at Jessica & Stacey's cozy abode! They were extremely welcoming and accommodating to all of our needs, going out of their way to make our stay more comfortable. The suite was just as it is pictured, if not better. There is a large wardrobe and ample floor space as well. Everything was extremely clean, tidy, organized. They were kind enough to stock the fridge with fresh water bottles and other things for cooking (pots, pans, salt, pepper, etc.) It was our perfect home away from home for our four day trip. The downtown area is also very close, just a five minute drive or so. We also loved all of the recommendations for food and hikes that were given to us. All in all a memorable experience that I recommend to all!
About the Host, Jessica & Stacey
Jessica is a writing coach at San Francisco State University. Stacey is a general contractor and artist -- he's the one who is responsible for making the studio so beautiful! Jessica has lived in Marin County for over 20 years, Stacey is a more recent transplant from the East Bay, where his business is located. They both love hosting people and making them feel comfortable.