Cozy master bedroom.You will sleep peacefully in the quiet, comfortable master bedroom.
Cozy nest near hiking and town!
Cozy nest near hiking and town!

3 guests

2 rooms

2 beds

2 baths

3 guests

2 rooms

2 beds

2 baths

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About this listing


Cleaning Fee: $100
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly Discount: 13%
Weekend Price: $200 / night


The space

Hillside Fairfax stylish cottage with view and hot tub is nestled in gorgeous nature and walkable to town.

Hillside Fairfax stylish cottage with view and hot tub is nestled in gorgeous nature and walkable to town.

You will so love staying at this sweet cottage in the trees in Fairfax.

Will you hike up into the hills through a redwood forest onto high meadows with spectacular views? Will you walk down to downtown Fairfax and have a delicious meal, shop the boutiques, see a movie, attend a festival or hear live music? Or will you just take a hot tub on the deck watching birds fly into a serene sunset?

This Scandinavian-style cottage is petite but wonderfully comfortable, with a full modern kitchen, dining nook, and living room.

The master bedroom features a comfortable, new queen bed and en suite bathroom with shower. The second bedroom, great for a child but suitable for an adult, has a twin bed that and an en suite half bathroom.

Both bedrooms lead out to the spectacular 500 square-foot deck that is really the heart of this home. With a hot tub, tree-top location and vast valley view, you will want to spend all your time (and eat your meals!) out on the deck.

Down in the yard a heavenly hammock awaits your afternoon nap and skygazing.

The kitchen has a dishwasher, full size new gas stove and oven, microwave, double sink and refrigerator.

Ceiling fans, central heat and an air conditioning unit all keep you comfortable whatever the weather.

For your convenience, there is a washer and dryer for your use.

This is a wonderful place to bring a child or two! There is a swing and playhouse in the yard and many toys and children's books.

The location of the cottage is indeed very special. In a hillside Fairfax neighborhood, you can walk to world-class hiking right out the door. But it's also a 15 minute walk down the hill to downtown Fairfax, one of the most vibrant charming towns you'll ever fall in love with. And a walk just around the neighborhood will reward you with Mt. Tam views, friendly neighbors, redwoods and lovely homes.

This is also a great jumping off point for exploring Pt. Reyes, Bolinas Beach and Petaluma to the West, or San Francisco, 45 minutes South.

Whether you want a personal retreat, a romantic getaway or family fun, we welcome you to a lovely experience in Fairfax you'll never forget.

We keep in close touch with guests by text, email and phone. We are more than happy to give tips, answer questions and personally welcome our guests. We will not be present during the stay, however.

We keep in close touch with guests by text, email and phone. We are more than happy to give tips, answer questions and personally welcome our guests. We will not be present during the stay, however.

We keep in close touch with guests by text, email and phone. We are more than happy to give tips, answer questions and personally welcome our guests. We will not be present during the stay, however.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 4PM

1) Relax and have a wonderful time!
2) No smoking.
3) No pets.
4) Please don't use the fireplace.
5) Please feel free to use and replace any food/drink you consume from the kitchen.



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

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

5 nights minimum stay

9 Reviews

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Aya User Profile
August 2016
Kate's home is beautiful- and just as she describes, a cozy nook. We were nested peacefully up in the trees, and very close to down town Fairfax, with easy access to West Marin. If you're looking for a laid back, relaxing place to stay- I highly recommend this spot!

Maria User Profile
June 2015
We had a lovely stay at Cate's place. She made us feel very welcome with e-mails beforehand and a detailed direction of how to get to her place, restaurants, hiking and ways to get from her house to downtown. The large porch has an amazing view while also being nestled in the trees. We even had the added perk of being able to pick fresh cherry plums from the trees while standing on the deck. It is located within walking distance to town, and Cate gives you a good short cut making it a nice walk. We were also minutes from beautiful trails, just walking right outside her house. The place was clean and the bedroom is open and spacious with a little nook for working with windows looking out into the trees. The kitchen has a big window that looks out into the hills. Cate responded quickly and cheerily to any questions. We had a very good stay!

T. Cody User Profile
January 2015
We absolutely cannot say enough about this darling cottage and our hosts. It is in the perfect location, equidistant from epic nature trails and a little trail down to the town of Fair fax. The home itself it cozy, quiet, and has a beautiful view. Best of all, Cate is an incredibly gracious host, who is accommodating and responsive. We are so looking forward to spending a longer period of time in this sweet hillside abode.

Karla User Profile
August 2014
Cate was a great host. She provided a booster seat and a pack and play crib for our little son. She even left a stroller and a baby carrier there for us. She also made sure there were enough toys for our one year old, which made things a lot easier. There are two stairs from the deck going into the garden, which might be important for people with toddlers. We just put deck chairs in front of them and our boy wasn't interested. On the day of our arrival there were eggs, coffee, granola and milk waiting for us in the fridge, which was great cause that meant we didn't have to rush to the shop straight away. There are a couple of local (organic) supermarkets nearby as well as a safeway in the next town (a 10 minute drive from the cottage). I would definitely recommend a car, because it's quite a drive up from the town. The house itself is very cute and cosy and it looks just like in the pictures. I really love the country home style. The deck with the hot tub and barbecue just made our days end perfectly with a glass of some local wine. The neighbours were very friendly and gave us some good advice about the nearby activities. For us, this place was perfect to explore the regional hiking trails, muir woods, muir beach, point reyes, mount tamalpais, stinson beach, highway 1, sausalito and tiburon. We can definitely recommend this place and the host!

Neva User Profile
June 2014
The cottage is very clean, comfortable and furnished with everything we would need. The deck has a wonderful view and we went hiking in the hills just up the street. Cate was a great hostess- very communicative and responded to an unexpected plumbing issue immediately. Check-in was seamless. Be prepared for a long, curving and narrow street to negotiate to get there- but the woodsy neighborhood, view and quietude made it worth it. (It wouldn't be something you would want to do several times a day!)

Megan And Davis User Profile
February 2014
What a special place! From the hooting of owls outside our windows at night to the towering redwoods at every turn...Our family of three had a great month-long stay in Cate and Kristian's cottage. The location was impeccable and in walking distance to both town and hiking trails. Cate and Kristian were attentive hosts and filled with suggestions on things to do in the area. The hot tub was an enjoyable way to relax after a hectic day and our daughter was thrilled with the well-appointed child's room. We would definitely return if in the area again!!

Chris User Profile
January 2014
We had a great time at Cates place. Top of the hill which means a curvy drive but top of the hill also meant sunny rolling trails right at the doorstep. Parking was tight, a big car will have difficulty. The cottage itself had everything we needed, warm and cozy with a lovely deck with a sweet little got tub and a great view. Highly recommended. Thanks Cate!

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