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.
French doors lead to spacious deck just a few feet from the creek and a seasonal waterfall
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.
$175 per night (double occupancy; 2 night weekend minimum)
$1,000/weekly; $3,500 month
$25/night for each additional guest/child
Rates include 10% Marin County Transient Occupancy Tax
Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 1 child.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Rates based on double occupancy. Single night stays can sometimes be arranged on weekends so please call for availability and rate.
Sorry, no smoking.
For the comfort and safety of the chickens, horses, cats and dogs on the property we do not allow pets.
We spent a couple of weekend nights at the cottage, and had an excellent time. The house is tiny but feels very welcoming and homey. Everything was very clean and in good condition, and the kitchen was well-stocked (including fresh eggs from the hens outside) for preparing a few meals. The bed and linens were very comfortable, and the bathroom was clean.
The cottage sits on a narrow piece of land between Lucas Valley road and Nicasio Creek, with the road about 50 yards away, the host's home about 200 yards away, and a pasture for sheep, goats, and a horse in-between. There is some noise from the road during the day, but otherwise felt very private and secluded. Having a chance to check out the animals was a highlight for us city dwellers.
Serene, beautiful, comfortable. This was a terrific stay. The space was a perfect size for one or two, and the kitchen was well-equipped so we could cook at home. The couch and bed were very comfy, and the property was peaceful and gorgeous.
I highly recommend it!
If you like the outdoors this is definitely the place to be. Holy is a wonderful host, punctual, methodical and very friendly. We reached 3 hours after hour checkin time, and it was dark. She came personally to help us get settled in, and make sure everything was in order.
The place itself is very tastefully setup. The surrounding are beautiful and very peaceful. Got to feed teddy (the horse) a few treats which was also fun. Very close to Point reyes National sea shore, so a lot of wonderful hikes nearby.
Holly's lovely, cozy cottage tucked away in Nicasio is the perfect Bay Area getaway. We enjoyed detoxing from the big city here-- located conveniently (shockingly!) close to San Francisco and a quick drive away from Point Reyes, this country rental has the amenities City Folk "need" without the technology frills (forcing us to relax). Located on Holly's ranch, the animals were a highlight-- who doesn't want to wake up to see adorable pygmy goats?
We loved our stay here, and I would highly recommend Holly's cottage to anyone needing a convenient getaway from the city. We truly felt like we were hundreds of miles away from SF!
Our second visit to this lovely little cottage and it was every bit as unique and cozy as we had remembered it. Nicasio is the perfect base for exploring the beauties of West Marin, highly recommended!
We had a lovely weekend at Holly's cottage. It was adorable, clean, cozy and perfect for two. We fell in love with the Pygmy goats and horses! They were all so friendly and it was such a great experience to interact with them. Holly was a great host and made sure we arrived safely and had everything we needed and communication was excellent, while still giving us privacy. The cottage is in a great location, surrounded by peaceful forests and close to all the great sights in the Point Reyes area. The eggs from the hens in her yard were so delicious!! It was quite cold the weekend we were there but the heating system warmed the whole cottage up very fast and we had an amazing and relaxing stay. Thank you Holly!
Perfect for a retreat from the city. The accommodations are clean, tidy and well maintained. Holly was a wonderful host with excellent communication and great recommendations. I would definitely consider staying here again.
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 and goats 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!