About this listing
A peaceful, beautifully detailed, open-spaced, "barefoot" retreat with a relaxing zen-like garden. Set up for ease of quiet enjoyment and entertaining indoors and out.
The House: 1450 square feet. Fully furnished, nicely appointed open large-room living space and kitchen. 3 comfortable bedrooms with queen beds and memory foam mattress toppers - quiet close-the-door private spaces. 2 full baths with shower/tubs. Romantic fireplace. WiFi that covers entire house and yard. Entertainment system: large flat panel TV with HD cable, NetFlix, iPOD/iPhone cradle, CDs, DVD, Blu-Ray.
The Yard: Patio seating for four in the front garden for morning coffee and breakfast or evening drinks. In the back patio surrounded by garden, seating for 8, under a custom arched covered patio of hardwood deck to open up the seasons. All beautifully lit with accents for evening entertaining. House has an enclosed back yard and dog door. gas BBQ. Small wood fire pit. The soft white noise of a day breeze and small birds are soothing.
The Greater Space: 1 mile to some of Marin's only accessible single-track trails for mountain biking (20 miles of trail and fire road), hiking, running, simply meandering. Kayak launch a few short miles away along historic and beautiful coastline.
Neighborhood: Quiet cul-de-sac and 100 yds to bird preserve and a 1 mile level trail loop for sunset or sunrise walk. Neighborhood park 100 yards nearby for all ages, with tennis courts, basketball, new playground for kids of all ages. All dog-friendly for friendly dogs.
Relax. Work. Entertain. Exercise. Inhale. Exhale. Enjoy. Your choice.
You’ll really enjoy the location and will discover jewels of experience as you acclimate yourself to the area. China Camp State Park, with beautiful shore line, 20 miles of easy to difficult hiking trails, a small beach, and a slice of California history, are just 3-4 minutes away. Sonoma and Napa wine countries are 25-45 minutes to the North. The epic span of the Golden Gate Bridge is 18 minutes and 12 miles to the South and invites you to explore all things San Francisco. Numerous other gems unique to the North Bay of Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties await you from rustic and rural to sophisticated and cultural. Redwoods and ragged coastlines are a half hour to the West. Easy sunset and sunrise glass-in-hand strolling starts 100 yards from the house on a level 1 mile loop path.
For cooking-in, BBQ’ing or being self-contained, groceries and supplies are within 3 minutes drive to the well stocked neighborhood Santa Venetia Market store, or 8 minutes to Whole Foods, Safeway, Trader Joe’s, pharmacies, and a variety of other conveniences. For fresh food fair, from green to red, Farmers Markets are held on Thursday afternoons and Sunday mornings, within 1.7 miles and 3 minutes drive, at the historic Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center building.
There are a ton of varied restaurant choices 6+ minutes away in downtown San Rafael, and even more further afield. Waterfront dining in Sausalito and Tiburon can be magical. Shopping for special items and gifts are plentiful within 10 minutes and more.
There’s a driveway for one car for off street parking. Plenty of space for 1-2 more cars on the quiet cup-de-sac in front of the house.
Be courteous, tidy, but r-e-l-a-x-x-x. That's what it's here for.
Please, no smoking inside or around the house.
I ask that guests leave the place tidy and at least start the process of cleaning. Doing so allows me to keep the cleaning cost charges to guests low, keep people's attachment to the place high, allows for frequent return visits, and provides me with the joy of returning to a clean home. So far, it has worked well for everyone.