About this listing
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 goats, sheep 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 sheep, 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.
This little cottage is perfect! It was small, cosy and incredibly clean. Situated on Holly's little farm where you can choose to chill on the deck and drink local wine, lay in the hammock by the little stream and read or snooze or give affectionate scratches to the resident horse and Pygmy goats! This hidden cottage has something to offer everyone! It was situated far enough away that my husband and I could REALLY relax but close enough to nearby towns where you can pick-up groceries, same local produce, cheese and wine or go on one of the many hikes available in the immediate surrounds! 10/10 for lactation! Holly was lovely and incredibly accommodating; she even brought us over some fresh cream for our morning coffee (I forgot to buy some) AND unlocked our cottage for us when we managed to lock ourselves out accidently (sorry again Holly and thanks so much once again- you are an absolute gem!) I honestly could not recommend this place enough! I only wish we could have stayed longer.
This was one of our best Airbnb experiences! My husband and I absolutely loved the place. It is perfect for a quiet and relaxed getaway in a beautiful setting. Cozy and very clean. Loved the animals. Thank you very much, Holly!
Holly's cottage was cute as ever. The back french doors opened to a little creek, a great view for morning coffee. My husband and I didn't get a lot of time in the cottage as we were busy visiting family in the area, but it was so nice to have such a beautiful place to escape to.
Holly was a truly gracious host. She provided us with local Information before we arrived including great hikes and places to eat. She provided us fresh eggs every morning and introduced us to her horse and Pygmy goats and made sure we had everything we needed during our stay. the cottage was perfect, nestled in the Nicasio valley by a lovely stream. It was exactly what we were hoping for: a great getaway close to Point Reyes and Mt Tam. After a great day on hiking along the beautiful Marin Coast we retuned to the cozy cottage to sit on the deck and drink a glass of California Chardonnay along the Nicasio Creek. Absolutely great getaway. We will be back the next time we are in Northern California.
Holly, first off thank you so much for being so accommodating and easy to work with in our initial setup of our visit. Being a first time AirBNB visitor you made it very painless and any future host will be compared to the standard you set. In regards to the property, this is and excellent place to stay. The "old fashion" style ranch house has a old world touch yet completely modernized with a very comfortable and welcoming feel.
Watching the farm animals play and go about their business is a great addition. The French doors leading out to the large deck is awesome. The cottage is isolated, yet your within a 5 to 20 minute drive to major trails, restaurants or the ocean.
Overall, no complaints and I'll be back with my family some day in the future..
This charming cabin in beautiful western Marin was perfect for our little family. Set on its own acre this property was very private and the hosts provided a great environment for us. The pygmy goats are a plus!!
About the Host, Holly
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!