Green in the springNigel and Annabelle, the Pygmy Goats, will greet you each morning
Entire home/apt
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
Per Night
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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 and chickens.

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $50
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly discount: 5%
Cancellation: Strict
Weekend Price: $175 / night


The Space

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 automated gate entrance (owners live at the other end of the property), large deck overlooking a seasonal creek and waterfall, full kitchen, small bedroom with queen size bed and cozy living room that opens up onto the deck. From the pictures the unit looks bigger than it is thanks to the wide angle lens. For reference, it is about 480 square feet in total, perfect for a couple but not appropriate for groups, people needing to set up a crib (no room!) or friends that need separate beds, etc. Coffee and fresh eggs are stocked in the fridge upon arrival. There is limited wireless internet available.

There are chickens, goats, sheep at certain times of the year, cats, 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.

There is also an abundance of wildlife that share this property so be aware that you could see and/or encounter deer, fox, bobcat, raccoon, snakes, bats, ticks, yellow jackets and many other types of creatures at various times of the year depending on when you visit.

Guest Access

The cottage and its large deck are yours and yours alone during your stay.

Interaction with Guests

We live at the other end of the multi-acre property so we are just a phone call, text or email away.

The Neighborhood

This is a beautiful, rural residential neighborhood.

Getting Around

There is parking available for one vehicle right in front of the cottage. If you expect to have more than one vehicle please notify me. There are no sidewalks in the area and absolutely no public transportation so driving is the only option.

Other Things to Note

The Nicasio Creek Cottage is conveniently located on Lucas Valley Rd which is the primary route out to West Marin. That means its easy to get to! It also means that the road (especially on beautiful weekend days) gets lots of use by cars, bicyclists and motorcycles so expect road noise during day time hours.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is after 3PM

NO pets allowed (even cute ones!) for the comfort and safety of our animals

$175 per night (double occupancy; 2 night weekend minimum)
$1,000/weekly; $3,500 month
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 so please call for availability and rate.

Sorry, no smoking.

Safety Features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

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California, United States · Member since August 2011

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 Pygmy 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!

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