This 3,000 ft home has privacy, spacious living and 180 degree views of two bridges, the San Francisco Bay, and the Marin hills yet you're only 1.5 miles from downtown San Rafael with restaurants, music, art galleries and shops. Five minutes to the freeway, 10 minutes to the ferry, and 25 minutes is all it takes to get to San Francisco. Or head north to explore Point Reyes, beaches, hiking. Plus it's only a 35 minute drive to the wine country for great dining and wine tasting.
The house is next to hillside open space with fantastic mountain biking and hiking trails that make it easy to stay in shape (or get in better shape) while vacationing.
The gourmet kitchen is very large with an L-shaped bar where everyone gathers, and there are three outdoor patios for dining or just gazing at the views.
The master bedroom and bath are spacious and complete with a Bay view. The guest bedroom with king bed has a full view of the hillside and San Rafael.. And the third bedroom with hillside views sleeps one or two on a queen futon.
The office has french doors leading to the pool and hot tub. Complete with Wi-Fi. Fireplace and swimming pool included as well as two large screen HD tvs. Parking for three cars.
Marin is one of the most desirable areas of Northern California - come experience it! Please - If you have not contacted us before, please tell me a little about yourself and your guests when inquiring about the house., and before you submit a Reservation Request.
$500 deposit required; fully refundable. Three night minimum stay required (except for corporate meetings). (There is a fee for extra guests.)
The house is available for corporate/team meetings for up to 10 people (6 people sleeping). For special pricing please inquire. Please note that the house is not available for parties, wedding receptions or other group events.
San Rafael has a convenient bus service, and the Larkspur ferry is just 5 minutes away. Freeway exits to North or South 101 are just one exit away.
There is no smoking allowed anywhere on or around the property. No parties since this is a residential neighborhood. Please be considerate of neighbors. Do not bring or invite additional guests without prior permission from owner and negotiating fees. There is a $50 fee/night for any extra guests.
There is a swimming pool but of course no life guard so you are responsible for your safety.
No pets allowed. We love pets, but can't accomodate them with guests.
This house was amazing! Fantastic views, great amenities, incredibly comfortable and perfect for my visiting family!!!
We had a fabulous time. Susan worked with us to make time adjustments to accommodate us. She had everything perfectly organized. Access was easy and instructions were straightforward and simple. It might take another week for to use all of the lovely settings available in this house. Lots of opportunity for privacy or being altogether. Pool and patio views were spectacular. We cooked in the easy comfortable kitchen. Thanks for the memorable relaxing time.
Susan and Steven were really wonderful hosts and their home is amazing. Nearly every window has a great view to enjoy and the very expansive outdoor deck space was perfect. The pool was awesome, and the house was very clean and neat. We would definitely go back!
Susan & Steve's home is absolutely beautiful! Our family and 3 year old daughter stayed there for 5 days and we wished we could have stayed longer! The views are breathtaking; the home is well equipped with everything you might need; and the home furnishings and decor are beautiful and exactly as pictured. Susan & Steve were fantastic hosts, showing us around their home and left a booklet full of instructions, menus, local attractions, etc. in it. They even left some snacks and fruit for us during our stay. Overall, a wonderful experience, we were more than comfortable, our 3 year old had a blast, super quiet/safe neighborhood, Whole Foods and convenience stores just 5 min down the street. Our family had a wonderful time! Would definitely stay again! Thank you!!!
This house is perfect! Our family stayed the week of Christmas. Being away for the holidays can be difficult but Susan & Steve made our vacation worry free. Communication from our hosts before and during took the worries away. The home was decorated for Christmas, and great for our family. The pictures were accurate but seeing it was even better. The views from any window or deck is spectacular, at any point in the day. The dead end road keeps the area quite. Access to hiking or a leisurely walk is right out the back door. The kitchen was heavenly complete with all amenities. The different levels and open layout offered everyone plenty of space to spread out or be together without feeling crowded. Can't wait yo book again!
This house is everything you see in the pictures and more. It is absolutely beautiful and furnished with everything you will need The hosts, Susan and Steven were there to greet us and show us through and were quick to answer any questions we had by email or message. We were there with two other couples and there was plenty of room for everyone. It is in a beautiful location and the views have to be seen to appreciate I would absolutely recommend this house to anyone going to the San Francisco area.
Really enjoyed our stay, great for city folk looking for an easy baycation. I recommend it.
I love living in the Bay Area, but I love to travel too. Hiking, cooking, and entertaining friends are some of my favorite things to do. And food - farmers' markets, cooking, and eating - is a passion. I'm a marketing manager and consultant. My husband is a builder, avid cyclist, and an artist. Many of his paintings are displayed in our home.