Entire home/apt
4 Guests
2 Bedrooms
3 Beds
Per Night
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2 bedrm, 1 ba suite in gated sunny hillside estate home adjacent to open space. Fantastic views; clean air; starry nights. Fragrant Garden: bulbs, roses, fruit trees. Putting green. Private, serene, secure, dreamy.
Think Birthdays & Anniversaries.

Private outdoor entrance to Master bedrm from garden.

Private outdoor entrance to Master bedrm from garden.

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The Space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $25 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $50
Weekly discount: 20%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

Marin County. Two bedroom, 1 bath suite. Peaceful bright room with private entrance, queen bed & full bath. Adjacent room with twin beds available for larger group. This room has mini refrigerator, microwave & electric tea kettle. This is not a full kitchen.
Rose garden views from both rooms. Serenity, privacy, starry nights, nature paths. Meditation cottage in garden.

Minutes Nearby: See map of sites below.
Samuel P Taylor State Park (giant redwood trees), San Geronimo National Golf Course, Spirit Rock Retreat Center, great restaurants, wineries, organic cheese tasting, hiking & biking.
7 minutes: Samuel P. Taylor Park
8 minutes: Spirit Rock Meditation Center
16 minutes: Pt Reyes National Seashore Visitor's Center.
35 minutes: Golden Gate Bridge, Mill Valley & Sausalito

Guest Access

Guest rooms plus swimming pool, one acre garden and large putting green. Separate cottage in garden available for private reading, meditation, yoga, etc. Hot tub available on request for additional $25 per day fee.
Remainder of home is private except by arrangement.
See house listing:

Interaction with Guests

When not traveling, Geraldine & Joe reside in a separate wing of their home w/ their own private entrance, kitchen & living space. We greatly enjoy each guest. We or a manager are available to assist you in any way possible.
We have a beautiful, private, relaxed & carefree home.
We enjoy fine wines and conversation; we retire at 10 pm.

The Neighborhood

We are located in Marin County in the forested, tranquil San Geronimo Valley, surrounded by rolling hills, douglas fir, oak and bay trees. There are excellent hiking trails, golf and restaurants within walking distance or short drive.

If you or your children have not seen the giant redwood trees, that truly is a must do. In this regard, our home is about 8 minutes from Samuel P Taylor State Park, where there are magnificent redwood trees, many right next to the Lagunitas Creek. This experience is highly similar to visiting Muir Woods but you do not need to park, take a bus and wait in long lines with a huge crowd of people. This park is a mystical place … children & adults can walk right into the hallowed out base of some giant redwood trees. Plan a picnic ... the kids love playing in the creek.

The many beaches near us offer adults and kids great joy!
The village of Stinson Beach, has a spectacular beach and the quaint town features good restaurants, art galleries, surf shop, etc.

Point Reyes National Seashore is about 15 minutes from our Lagunitas home. It was established to preserve and protect wilderness, natural ecosystems, and cultural resources along the diminishing undeveloped coastline of the western United States.
The Seashore is a sanctuary for myriad plant and animal species and for the human spirit—for discovery, inspiration, solitude, and recreation—and exists as a reminder of the human connection to the land.
Marine biologists have identified nearly a third of all known marine mammal species in the waters surrounding Point Reyes. Blue whales and humpback whales feed there during spring and summer months. Gray whales migrate past the shores twice a year on their round trip from Alaska to Baja.

The Point Reyes National Seashore Visitor Center on Bear Valley Road is a fantastic opportunity for children & adults. There is a natural history museum, maps of all the hiking trails, Miwok Indian cultural experiences AND, across the road, the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Trail … it's just a short hike, but very memorable.

On the way to Stinson Beach is the "Five Brooks Horseback Riding" facility.

Nearby Tomales Bay features “Blue Waters Kayaking", a full service kayaking outfitter.

Local Restaurants & Deli:
Lagunitas Grocery & Deli is just at the bottom of our hill. It features home cooked deli items.
“Arti Restaurant", also just at the bottom of our hill, features Indian fare and gets RAVE reviews.
"Two Bird Cafe at the Valley Inn", about a mile away, is very fine American food.
The locals love it for casual breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is a charming outdoor dining deck. In season, they serve fresh oysters.

The town of Fairfax is about 15 minutes away ... LOTS of great live music, movie theater, restaurants, bakeries and coffee shops.

The village of Nicasio, about 10-15 minutes away, features the "Rancho Nicasio" restaurant, an old fashioned saloon type of building. Robert Redford hangs out there when he is visiting George Lucas down the road. The "Rancho" has lunches, dinners and music in the evenings ... on the weekends they host live lawn concerts with BBQ food ... makes for a GREAT day!

Lots of fresh, organic, local food, cheeses and organic markets ... no shortage of gluten free offerings.

There are glorious hiking trails right from our driveway ... do a search and all of them will pop up. We're also happy to give you ideas when you arrive.

Getting Around

Golden Gate Transit & West Marin Stagecoach bus services.

Other Things to Note

Tea & coffee are available in the guest room.
There is a flat screen DVD player in the room; also, a mini refrigerator and hot water kettle.
Water useage is a universal problem for all Californians. We trust all guests will be environmentally responsible about their personal water useage.
Due to water restrictions, there are no on site laundry facilities available.

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House Rules

We pride ourselves on the serenity that our home provides. Smoking of any kind is not allowed anywhere on the property. Also, no candles please because of fire danger.
We trust all guests will be environmentally responsible about their personal water useage.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay
Garden views from Master bedroom

Garden views from Master bedroom

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About the Host, Geraldine

Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, California, United States
Member since September 2013


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