Country Cottage in West Marin

Cabin - Entire home/apt · B Lucas Valley Rd, Nicasio, CA 94946, United States
Holly

Retreat to the sanctuary of this beautiful restored cottage at the geographic and cultural heart of Marin County. Set on a seasonal creek, with a sunny deck and lots of privacy. Closest neighbors are the horses, goats and chickens.

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Retreat to the sanctuary of this beautiful restored cottage at the geographic and cultural heart of Marin County. Set on a seasonal creek, with a sunny deck and lots of privacy. Closest neighbors are the horses, goats and chickens.

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Retreat to the sanctuary of the Nicasio Creek Cottage, a beautiful historical getaway at the geographic and cultural heart of Marin County.

With the constant stress of daily living, most of us need regular contact with nature to switch off, unwind and reflect. Just 45 minutes from downtown San Francisco, 20 minutes to Point Reyes National Seashore, 30 minutes to the Sonoma Wine Country and just up the road from the Lucas Film's creative epicenter, Skywalker Ranch, a stay in this newly remodeled cottage - once the deer camp for the local ranch - has you perfectly situated to enjoy all that the area has to offer.

Whether its just a short weekend refresh or a peaceful extended stay amongst the beautiful natural surrounds, you will come away inspired and revitalized! Enjoy the serene country setting by day and dance the night away to live music at the celebrated Rancho Nicasio. Or pick up some delicious locally made cheese at the Nicasio Valley Cheese Company, California's only certified organic farmstead cheesemaker, and enjoy it on the sunny, creek-side deck with a glass of wine. If you are more the active type, this is a paradise for cyclists, hikers, bikers and naturalists of all sorts. Hike the hills around the property or bring your road bikes and enjoy one of the many famed rides that begin at the cottage's private gate.

The cottage has a private entrance (owners live at the other end of the property), large deck overlooking a seasonal creek and waterfall, full kitchen, bedroom with queen size bed and cozy living room that opens up onto the deck. A television with DVD player is available and fresh eggs are stocked in the fridge upon arrival. There is limited wireless internet available.

In addition to chickens there are horses, goats, cats, birds and dogs on the property so for their safety and comfort there are absolutely no visiting pets permitted. Even the very sweet and well behaved visiting cats and dogs are disruptive to the animals that live here so please don't ask! Sorry, NO exceptions.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1000 /week
Monthly Price: $3500 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)

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  • We had a perfect weekend at Holly's cottage. The accommodations were great and she was very communicative and responsive. Highly recommend.

    July 2014
  • Holly was super responsive when I first booked and when we had a little bit of trouble finding the place.

    The cottage is beautiful. Highly accessible from the city but still "off the beaten trail." Like she says in the description, a ton of good hiking and eating in the immediate area.

    Would love to go back soon.

    June 2014
  • We had a fantastic time at Holly's cottage. The cottage is well maintained and it is perfect for a quiet weekend getaway for two. We didn't meet Holly in person but she sent us a very comprehensive list of things you can do in the area, including restaurants, places where you can source local food (cheese!) and hiking trails. We can highly recommend a stay at Holly's cottage.

    June 2014
  • Holly's Country Cottage was absolutely perfect. It was clean, comfortable, and wonderfully located. Holly was quick to communicate and very helpful. I would definitely recommend staying here.

    May 2014
  • The country cottage was the perfect place to retreat to while on a business trip with my husband.There are horses, goats and chickens that greet you each day, and you are completely surrounded by nature. Holly is an excellent host, she is great with communication, and left us plenty of drinking water and fresh farm eggs.

    I would definitely come back again!

    May 2014
  • We had a great time! It was very beautiful there and the house was cozy-perfect for a weekend getaway. It was fun exploring the area a bit too. :) I highly recommend it.

    April 2014
  • Another great stay. What a joy to wake up to horses and mini goats grazing outside the bedroom window of this beautiful, comfortable, fully appointed and nicely maintained cottage. Thanks Holly for sharing your amazing piece of paradise!

    January 2014
  • What a delightful stay! The unit is a gorgeous property with horses, goats, and chicken right out the window. A perfect getaway weekend from San Francisco. The unit is standalone with its own entrance, and is extremely quaint with all the necessary amenities. Holly keeps it in great condition. We made day treks out for hiking and oysters nearby.

    November 2013
  • Holly was a fantastic hostess! She went above and beyond to accommodate us and we couldn't have appreciated it more.

    The cottage was beautiful, the animals were great, the location was perfect- We'll definitely be coming back!

    November 2013
  • My boyfriend and I stayed at Holly's cottage for a weekend away from the city and found it to be amazingly relaxing, comfortable, cozy and exactly what we were hoping for. The cottage is located on a property with goats, chickens and horses and totally picturesque. When we arrived there were even fresh farm eggs from her chickens for us to have for breakfast. We couldn't have found a more lovely spot for the weekend. Holly sent extensive notes on things to do in the area which were very helpful. Totally recommend the place!

    October 2013
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Our family is thrilled to be able to share our little piece of paradise!  On five acres along Nicasio Creek sits this lovely cottage which was, at one time, the deer hunting cabin for the local cattle ranch.  Now renovated to be bright, airy and relaxing its the ideal place for a little R&R. Enjoy the view of the beautiful forested creek side setting and keep an eye out for the wildlife that also call this home including deer, quail, foxes, hawks, bobcats and much more.  Or, if dometic animals are more your thing say hi to the horses right out your door and enjoy the freshly layed organic eggs provided to guests by the hens in the Chateu du Poulet. Offering plenty of privacy while not being too isolated the Cottage is a convenient jumping off point for exploring the North Bay.  We look forward to hosting you!
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