Window shades are "top down, bottom up" so you can let light in from the top while maintaining your privacy on the bottom
Queen size bed with 100% cotton bedding
Ideal Central San Rafael Studio

3 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

3 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

We are a 3-minute drive to downtown San Rafael, 20 minutes to San Francisco, and less than 45 minutes to Napa and Sonoma. We look forward to meeting you!



Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit: $300
Weekly Discount: 10%


The space

This cozy studio is 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. Please note: 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. Downtown San Rafael is about a 15 minute walk.

Amenities include:

Queen bed
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 20-minute drive to San Francisco, Berkeley/Oakland, Muir Woods, and about 45 minutes to Sonoma and Napa. 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 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!


Other things to note

Pet Policy: Sorry, no cats. We charge $20.00 per night for your dog; when you make the reservation, please include him/her as an extra person (which, in a sense they are!). Also, we do not want pets to be left unattended in the studio. Thank you!

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

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.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) lives in the house



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

3 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

119 Reviews

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Daniel User Profile
April 2017
Jessica and Stacey made my stay with them wonderful. They are a wo!fearful couple who possess an elegant balance of timing, communication. Insight and helpfulness. One of the commenters described difficulty navigating the route to their place. I totally understand what they spoke about but could not disagree more.I drive a diesel 4×4 long bed with a large commercial utility shell. I am equipped for extreme off road abilities, including massive ranch bumpers and a giant grill guard. I look like an armored personnel carrier. I experienced no difficulties enjoying safe and easy navigation and parking at their place. Make no mistake, the roads are narrow, lots of curves and people parking on the side of the road. Unless one is driving straight off the end of your hood no problems will be encountered. I had much greater difficulty navigating the urban streets in San Rafael. This place is close to everything! I had no problems getting to SF, the parks, shopping and night life. I was pretty much in total culture shock after spending the past year in extreme!and remote areas. I'd never experienced California before. Both Jessica and Stacey were easy to like and speak with about anything. I even extended my stay just because of them. As mentioned, they provide some basic, but essential items. The oatmeal, coffee, apples, shampoo and linens all helped. The TV works well, but I never watched it. I also arrived very late. It wasn't a problem. You can easily co!e and go here as if you had a private residence. I did not entertain any guests, but it wouldn't be a problem. Unless you are neanderthal and pink about your personal noise nobody would notice. Hell, I want to go back just to visit them. My little dog loved it here. They impacted my. Life beautifully and wonderfully. If you have problems with them then I believe you need to simply belly up and go stay at a hotel. Really. You can't be more gracious and appropriate than these two people.

Great place to stay in the Bay Area with parking. There were lots of amenities and nice touches here and I would definitely stay again.

Tres User Profile
April 2017
We really enjoyed our stay. The proximity to Boyd Memorial Park made for a beautiful location. Jessica was great; prompt, available, and yet really left us to ourselves. The studio is very cozy and the little kitchen surprisingly great. There is highway noise from US 101 down the hill but it's not an issue with the windows closed. Otherwise, it's a very private and charming spot in a great location!

Hilary User Profile
February 2017
Clean, comfortable and had everything we needed for a long weekend stay. We wish we could have stayed longer. Wonderful, friendly hosts. Great hospitality. Private entrance was nice to come and go as we pleased.

Judy User Profile
February 2017
Jessica & Stacy's place is awesome. Great accommodations, close to SF and really comfy. Highly recommend. Studio is lovely.

Valeria User Profile
January 2017
It was wonderful to come back everyday to this perfect little private apartment! Thank you for being behind every detail! Very very special!
Jessica & Stacey User ProfileJessica & Stacey is a superhost.
Response from Jessica & Stacey:
It was a pleasure hosting you - thank you for your suggestions, we'll implement them for our future guests!
January 2017

Terry User Profile
December 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The studio was stylish, quiet, clean and very comfortable! Hosts were very kind and accommodating!

San Rafael, California, United States · Joined in May 2012
Jessica & Stacey User ProfileJessica & Stacey is a superhost.

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.

Response rate: 100%
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