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.
This is a wonderful cozy cottage which I highly recommend ~ wonderful Hosts and very accommodating ~ thanks!!!
We had a lovely 10 day stay at this charming little cottage. Perfectly situated next to Marin Stables in a very quiet neighborhood but all in walking distance to downtown Fairfax. Pears and apples were growing in abundance which we occasionally fed to the horses.
Hosts were very welcoming and offering to help out in any way needed while at the same time giving us all the privacy to make us feel at home. Can only highly recommend!
Marla and her family were very welcoming to our family. I feel like we gained new friends. Our kids got along great, and the cottage was just as described with everything we could need (including a relaxing atmosphere). My daughter enjoyed getting to know Marla's girls and their beautiful dogs. Additionally, the neighborhood was lovely and very close to shops, restaurants, hiking trails, a lake and more.
Thank you for a wonderful start to our vacation.
Our stay with Marla was perfect! My mom, sister and I used Marla's cottage during a girls trip to San Francisco. Clean, lots of room, amazing large shower, and comfy bed! Even the pad for the third person to sleep was comfy. Nothing bad to say! I would definitely recommend.
Nice place to stay close to trails and downtown Fairfax. Hosts & dogs were very friendly & helpful.
John and Marla are wonderful hosts. Friendly,warm and accommodating. The setting is lovely and the cottage has all the amenities you can ask for. The only improvement I can suggest is that the listing reflect an extra $25 per night on the weekends. Thanks again Marla and John for sharing your slice of heaven.
Marla was great to communicate with, and left some handy recommendations for places to eat (Fairfax is a flat, easy one-mile walk). The cottage is very cute and peaceful, and the huskies are gorgeous! Cozy, basic accommodation that was ideal for my one-night stay.
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.