About this listing
Welcome to the Findhorn Dweller's ORGANIC, Sustainable, ecoGreen, the-eco-nest a MARIN County & Bay Area CERTIFIED GREEN BUSINESS.
*** Our preferred guest is ONE SINGLE VISITOR at a time, although we do host couples. We can not accommodate more than 2 people. We prefer a 2-night minimum stay on weekends.
The ecoNEST is nestled in a forest of redwood & madrone 5 minutes from SPIRIT ROCK in West Marin's SAN GERONIMO VALLEY & 20 minutes from Point Reyes National Seashore. Only 45 minutes from San Francisco's Golden Gate, this valley is a nature lover's paradise populated by artists, musicians, restaurants & environmental activists.
The NEST is CHEMICAL-FREE & MOLD-FREE. We do NOT have a microwave, smartMeter, WiFi, TV. Nor do we have cooking facilities - there is no Kitchen. We have free cable internet, floor-to-ceiling windows to the west, & doors & windows on 3 sides to provide beautiful natural light & fresh air. We use earth-friendly cleaning products.
What's ORGANIC in the NEST?
Everything with an asterisk * is * ORGANIC *, & everything else is sustainable or recycled.
*Cotton &/or Silk Bedding
*Oak Wood Floor
*Private Bathroom with Large Travertine Tile Shower & Floor
*EL Foust HEPA charcoal air filter
*Low energy Cozy Legs electric radiant eco-efficient space heaters
*Lasko Ceramic (Green Company) oscillating heater.
POINTS OF INTEREST
~ 2.6 miles to Spirit Rock Meditation Center
~ 1 mile to Cafe Arti, fabulous Organic Indian Restaurant
~ 5 minute walk to local pub with pool table, awesome juke box & sometimes live music - the Papermill Creek Saloon
~ 10 minute drive to Fairfax CA with SOLAR-POWERED movie theater (5-plex), Good Earth Natural Foods, Hummingbird Cafe (amazing breakfasts), Community Wellness Center, Frogs Hot Tubs, Yoga, many restaurants, shops, and music venues
~ 20 minutes drive to Pt. Reyes Station - 30 minutes drive to Blue Waters Kayaking (neighbors) on Tomales Bay. Point Reyes National Seashore & beautiful beaches feature indie bookstore, Saturday seasonal Farmer's Market, organic cheese from local grass-fed pastured animals, unique boutiques, art galleries, yoga
~ 1 mile to award-winning beautiful SGV Golf Course offering Friday night live music & dinner
~ 1 mile to Thursday night "Sweat Your Prayers" 5 Rhythms Dance (1st time's free)
~ a few miles to Samuel Taylor State Park - hiking, biking, swimming holes, camping, dog-walking
~ 1 mile in each direction for delicious breakfasts - either at Two Bird Cafe or Lagunitas Deli
~ 45 minute -1 hour drive to Napa - vineyards & wine tasting
~ 1 hour to Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary
WHAT TO BRING - Please bring slippers or heavy socks to wear inside the nest & leave your street shoes at the door. A flashlight (we don't have street lights here and evening walks can be dark). If you want to go to the beach or sunbathe, please bring your beach towel. Always bring warm clothing for cool evenings, even when the days are hot.
SEPTIC/WATER MINDFULNESS - We are on septic system. Please be mindful of water usage for showers & flushing. Please don't throw anything down the toilet except toilet paper. Please use the propane fireplace mindfully & shut propane heater before getting into bed and when leaving the NEST, even for short trips.
We are in a HIGH FIRE AREA bordering open space. Please NO SMOKING of any kind on the property, and no candles or open flames.
Shoes off at the door keeps the NEST free from one of the main sources of indoor pollution (your shoes).
The NEST is very private. With windows & doors on 3 sides, a huge deck & private balcony you'll fell like you're in your own shangri-la tree house. The NEST is connected to our home, and you may hear occasional pitter patter of little dog feet or people moving about, and an occasional dog bark.
We live in a QUIET village in the forest. If you're looking for a relaxing time in a quiet & serene space, book with us. If you're looking for a place to play loud music & party, we're not your place.
We NO LONGER have a kitchen so there is NO COOKING in the NEST.
ARRIVAL TIME: Between 3.00 PM & 9.00 PM.
DEPARTURE TIME: 11.00 AM
We welcome you to our sanctuary, the ecoNEST.
Namaste, Marcia & Andy
NATURE, tons of beauty, and a safe space, free of chemicals, with a great organic comfy mattress, books on sustainability and health, beauty, quiet, great tiled bathroom, beautiful silk furnishings, original artwork, privacy.
Interaction with Guests
Sometimes we meet & interact with guests and other times we never see guests. Each situation is unique. We have a lot of repeat guests with whom we've become friends.
NATURE - we border thousands of acres of forest land of Redwood Trees, Madrones, California Oak, Bay Laurel. It's beautiful here. We have great local music & art with venues ranging from 3 - 15 minutes including Rancho Nicasio, Fairfax Local Music Vibe, galleries, great ORGANIC FARMS and restaurants. We're about 20 minutes from Tomales Bay and 25-30 from the Pacific Ocean, with great biking and hiking, yet only 45 minutes from San Francisco & 20 from San Rafael, 60 from Napa - you get the picture! We have a local organic Indian Restaurant about a mile from the NEST & Sam Taylor Park and Golden Gate Parks within 10 minutes. A great neighborhood with much natural beauty.
The West Marin Stage Bus from San Rafael, San Anselmo, Pt. Reyes Route 68 will take you to beaches and into town with connections to the Larkspur Ferry and San Francisco, or bus directly into San Francisco from Fairfax or San Rafael.
Other Things to Note
There's no cooking in the NEST. We do not use chemicals. We are organic and sustainable. We recycle. We use land phone lines and do not have WiFi. Some guests who have chemical (MCS) and/or electro-magnetic (EMS) sensitivities will find a safe haven at the ecoNEST, however some people with MCS or EMS may be sensitive to neighbors' Wifi or SmartMeters, or other things that make our place not a suitable haven for them.
~ We look forward to having you relax and enjoy the fragrance-free NEST.
~ No Smoking/No Candles.
~ We have a septic system - please don't put anything except toilet paper down the toilet or sink.
~ We recycle, compost, use only organic fragrance-free products & request that no perfumed or scented products in the NEST to keep it clean for the next guest.
~ Please call or email us with your estimated times of arrival & departure as you near your check-in and check-out date/time. Thank you, Marcia
About the Host, Marcia
Former member of sustainable intentional community Findhorn in Scotland. Retired college/university faculty, flutist, painter, floral designer. Andy is a friendly Harvardian. We enjoy providing lodging for fellow alumni and others with appreciation of environmental & sustainable lifestyles.