About this listing
Enjoy private, updated cottage with Queen Bed and large bath/shower, next to open space and trials, walking distance to town. Property in quiet neighborhood. Great place for inlaws
Sit by our fishpond and relax, read a book on our huge lawn in a relaxing chair under the cherry tree, or stroll to the Marin Stables and say hello to the horses...The cottage is 400 sq ft with lots of space to relax and chill out. Pack n Play, Futon or daybed available if needed. *No smoking, please*. Also note because we are deep in a valley, cell reception is spotty...so come here to disconnect!!
We are next to 24,000 acres of open space with miles of trails, close to San Rafael, San Anselmo, west Marin, etc. walking distance to town, restaurants, parks, etc. (1 flat mile to downtown Fairfax, one large block from Deer Park Villa)
Interaction with Guests
The cottage is on the far side of the lawn, with a grape grotto entrance and plenty of room to relax in our quiet neighborhood. We have two sweet, older huskies who like to hang out in the yard and welcome you with a cute husky howl.
Eclectic Fairfax, next to Marin Stables, Deer Park, lots of mt. biking and hiking trials...45 minutes to West Marin Beaches, Napa, Downtown SF.
Walking distance to downtown Fairfax. 1 flat mile. Also a block from Deer Park Villa - great space for wedding parties and wedding guests to stay.
Other Things to Note
1. Cell phone coverage is spotty, since we are in a valley. Could be a good thing? Wifi works well.
2. We also have 2 friendly huskies on the property who will greet you with a howl and a tail wag!
Please keep gate closed so dogs don't escape! And no smoking in the cottage and no pets please.
My colleague and I were traveling for a wedding at Deer Park Villa and could not have made a better choice in staying with Marla. Not only was the cottage just perfect (beautifully furnished and very spacious), but it was a 7-10 minute walk to Deer Park Villa! Marla was very nice and welcoming- we could not have had a nicer stay.
Nice, quiet cottage with a friendly host and a couple of friendly dogs as well. Everything as depicted in photos, unfortunately I inly stayed one night, would happily stay again/longer.
Place was really easy to find. Great, quiet location out in the country but close to the bay. Very accommodating even after we showed up quite late. Condition of the place was just as described.
This was the perfect weekend getaway for my boyfriend and I. We had a wedding in Fairfax at Deer Park Villa, walking distance from the cottage. It was the perfect location. It also happened to be the Fairfax festival, which we are able to walk into town and catch the parade.
Marla was hospitable and made us feel right at home. Her two beautiful dogs were so friendly and cute. You look at them and they bring an instant smile to your face.
The cottage was the perfect size and the bathroom was awesome. Loved the rainfall style shower head. It was so quiet and peaceful. And you are so close to horses!
I would definitely recommend!
Marla was a fantastic host. She was easy to talk to, she gave us our privacy, and she made us feel at home. The cottage is cute and cozy, and in a great neighborhood. My girlfriend and I enjoyed walking into town for dinner, enjoying the Marin sunshine, and introducing ourselves to the two adorable huskies. It was a great weekend.
We enjoyed staying at this place!!! Marla is a great host. We feel relaxed and undisturbed all the time. Relaxing and quiet.
We enjoyed staying at Marla’s cottage. The location was very convenient for both walking into Fairfax - about 20 minutes - and walking right out the door into the Marin Watershed trail system via the stables. The cottage is roomy for two people, with plenty of light. It was quiet at night except for raccoons investigating on the roof! We also enjoyed meeting and petting Marla’s two very friendly dogs. The only caveat I’d mention is that Internet access is not very speedy - fine for checking email, but don’t plan on streaming video. Otherwise, we recommend this location to singles or couples staying in Fairfax.
About the Host, Marla
We lived in Hawaii for many years, so we bring the Aloha spirit to our home and life. We have twin 4 year old girls and twin 8 year old huskies! Everyone will welcome you then let you have your space in the quiet cottage.