About this listing
Our beautiful organic, sustainable, & 'certified green' GUEST NEST is a private eco-green sanctuary in the heart of West Marin. Near Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Fairfax, Nicasio, & Pt. Reyes, we're 20 minutes from the beach & 45 minutes from San Francisco's Golden Gate. Come & Relax!
For Sale: the-eco-nest business, our home & property is for sale. We are open for business while the property is listed so please stay with us while we're still here!
Welcome to the Findhorn Dweller's ORGANIC, Sustainable, ecoGreen, the-eco-nest - a MARIN County & Bay Area CERTIFIED GREEN BUSINESS.
The ecoNEST is nestled in a forest of redwood & madrone 5 minutes from SPIRIT ROCK Meditation Center in West Marin's SAN GERONIMO VALLEY We are 20 minutes from Point Reyes beaches & 45 minutes from San Francisco's Golden Gate, this valley is a nature lover's paradise populated by artists, musicians, restaurants & environmental activists.
The-eco-nest certified green business, our home & our property are now FOR SALE, and we will continue to provide 5-star service throughout the sale, so please come & visit. We have 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. We do NOT have wireless internet (we use cables), smartMeter, WiFi, TV, or kitchen facilities.
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 the Papermill Creek Saloon local pub with pool table, awesome juke box & sometimes live music
~ 10 minute drive to Fairfax CA with SOLAR-POWERED movie theater (5-plex), Good Earth Natural Foods, Hummingbird Cafe (amazing breakfasts), Community Wellness Center, Yoga, many restaurants, shops, & music venues
~ 20 minutes drive to Pt. Reyes Station - 30 minutes drive to Blue Waters Kayaking 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
~ 1 mile to Thursday night "Dance Medicine" 5 Rhythms-inspired Dance
~ 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 - Slippers or heavy socks to wear inside the nest & leave your street shoes at the door. A flashlight. 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 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 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.
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, beauty, quiet, travertine 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. 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, although some neighbors do have WiFi that can be picked up on our property.
~ 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 text us with your estimated times of arrival & departure as you near your check-in and check-out date/time. Thank you, Marcia
Former member of sustainable intentional community Findhorn in Scotland. Retired college/university faculty, flutist, potter, painter, floral designer. Andy is a friendly Harvardian. We enjoy providing lodging for fellow alumni and others with appreciation of environmental & sustainable lifestyles.