About This Listing
This comfortable, spacious home in the heart of Marin County is ideal for long term stays and convenient to points of interest in all directions of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Room located inside home and has a double bed suitable for one person with an adjacent updated full bathroom reserved for you. Owner resides on premises and uses another bathroom. Additional half-bath serves the entire household. Spread out and enjoy this comfortable, well-maintained, updated, single-level home (4BR, 2.5 BA, 2100 square feet) located in a quiet, flat neighborhood near the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Marin Civic Center. Multiple common areas are comfortably furnished to encourage your use and enjoyment. There is plenty of room for everyone. Dual fireplace in family room/dining room. Hardwood floors in shared areas with wall to wall carpet in bedrooms. Shared treadmill in separate exercise room. "Always on" hot tub in the sunny landscaped garden. Light kitchen privileges and kitchen storage included; fully equipped kitchen.
10+ minute drive to bustling downtown San Rafael's restaurants, movies, shopping, etc. with other cute communities a bit farther afield but easily reached. Local community market 5+ minute drive away.
Scenic neighborhood walking, jogging or bicycling with various nature preserves and parks nearby. Celebrated Marin Farmer's Market 10+ minutes by car or 30+ minutes by foot. Dominican University is about a 10 minute drive away. Drive 30-45 minutes to San Francisco locations, to Berkeley or to Wine Country destinations in Sonoma and Napa, among other tourist attractions.
Easy street parking. Public transit (Route 233--Santa Venetia) a flat, 10-minute or so flat walk away, connecting to Civic Center bus lines and to San Rafael Transit Center. Highway 101 access is a 5-minute or so drive. Ferry service terminal between Larkspur and San Francisco, a 15+ minutes drive.
Your host is well-traveled and friendly and knows the area well. She speaks French well, in addition to English, and speaks some Spanish.
While suitable for a stay of any length, our home offers an ideal location for a long term stay, should you have business, personal or school needs that bring you to the area for a month or longer.
Guests have use of the common areas of the home, and exclusive use of the guest bedroom.
Interaction with Guests
Your host leads an active lifestyle centered around her work, friends and social activities. She offers you a warm welcome and is happy to share tips about the area if you are new to the Bay Area. Owner respects guest preferences for autonomy and privacy, so if you prefer solitude you can have it.
Santa Venetia is a hidden gem of a neighborhood -- flat with sidewalks, walkable/bikable; easy parking; tranquil, green spaces and friendly neighbors; convenient access to highway 101 leading to nearby shopping and restaurants; fabulous recreational facility at the Jewish Community Center a mile away and celebrated Marin Farmer's Market just 2+ miles away. Reasonably well stocked neighborhood market.
There is a route that serves the area, connecting to various transit options and about a 10 minute flat walk from home. How convenient it is will depend on your transit needs. Host recommends a car for the greatest flexibility. Marin Airporter from SFO to Larkspur Landing or San Rafael from which a taxi is recommended if you do not have a car. Easy street parking at the home.
Other Things to Note
While shorter stays are equally welcome, this home is an ideal spot for you if you are relocating to Marin and want to spend a significant period of time becoming familiar with the area before you rent or buy here; if you are here on a long term assigngment; or, if you are here to help with the arrival of a new baby in the family, among other reasons.
Exercise of mature judgment and reasonable consideration of others is the watchword for having a great time lodging here during your stay in the San Francisco Bay Area. No pets in the household at this time, although owner loves animals. Non-smoking household. No pets on premises.
Julie’s house was great! It was clean, quiet, and comfortable. She was very thoughtful and even made space for me in her fridge. I enjoyed my own bathroom and the comfortable bed. The neighborhood was also very quiet and great for a good night’s rest. I also enjoyed our conversation and felt at home. Thanks Julie for being an exceptional host!
Julie was a friendly and generous hostess who gave me plenty of space to do my own thing and made me feel at home. Her place was comfortable and very convenient for my week in Marin. The hot tub was a big bonus for me, as well as having a well set-up kitchen with everything I needed to make simple meals for myself.
Julie provided a warm welcome and complete access to all her amenities, including a hot tub. Within a short bus ride to the marin civic center , the neighborhood is very quiet and borders on a lovely wetland.
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About the Host, Julie
I am a San Francisco native and practicing attorney residing in Marin County, California. Children are grown and pets are a thing of the past to facilitate my own travel. When you visit the San Francisco Bay Area, it is I, who welcomes you to share my home in Marin County. I speak French and know France well. I also spend significant time in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where I rent a complete apartment located in Centro. I can provide a host of suggestions to help visitors find the best stuff to do fast and to otherwise negotiate a new place. While I personally greet and host Marin County visitors, I employ a professional rental manager in San Miguel, who is available to help visitors there. My manager, Yoko, is fluent in Japanese, Spanish and English. We look forward to seeing you soon!