About this listing
Gated estate, serene, private, modern, 1800 sq ft home. Granite kitchen counters. 3BDRM, 2 BA; (3rd BDRM is a large family room w/ single bed & trundle bed below; room has pool table & tv). Queen Aerobed available on request.
Living rm fireplace; high speed wi-fi; 60" tv, premium cable pkg.
Exc weather location. Swimming pool. Large putting green. New decking totals over 1500 sq ft. Half acre fragrant garden w/ paths & patio areas; children's area.
Meditation/writer's cottage in garden.
Marin County. Peaceful, bright home in magnificent nature setting for family getaway.
Rose garden views from bedrooms. Expansive forest views from living area.
Half acre hillside garden, swimming pool & putting green.
Hot tub available for $75 fee.
Serenity, starry nights, nature paths.
Minutes to Spirit Rock, Samuel P Taylor Park and Pt Reyes Seashore.
House, extensive garden, swimming pool, putting green.
Also, separate and fully updated meditation/writer's hut & deck located in the garden. Meditation room is simply furnished with couch and table ... has electricity.
Interaction with Guests
When not traveling, Geraldine & Joe reside in a separate wing of their home w/ their own private entrance, kitchen & living space. We greatly enjoy each guest. We or a manager are available to assist you in any way possible.
We are located in Marin County in the forested, tranquil San Geronimo Valley, surrounded by rolling hills, douglas fir, oak and bay trees. There are excellent hiking trails, golf and restaurants within walking distance or short drive.
If you or your children have not seen the giant redwood trees, that truly is a must do. In this regard, our home is about 8 minutes from Samuel P Taylor State Park, where there are magnificent redwood trees, many right next to the Lagunitas Creek. This experience is highly similar to visiting Muir Woods but you do not need to park, take a bus and wait in long lines with a huge crowd of people. This park is a mystical place … children & adults can walk right into the hallowed out base of some giant redwood trees. Plan a picnic ... the kids love playing in the creek.
The many beaches near us offer adults and kids great joy!
The village of Stinson Beach, has a spectacular beach and the quaint town features good restaurants, art galleries, surf shop, etc.
Point Reyes National Seashore Headquarters is about 20 minutes from our Lagunitas home. It was established to preserve and protect wilderness, natural ecosystems, and cultural resources along the diminishing undeveloped coastline of the western United States.
The Seashore is a sanctuary for myriad plant and animal species and for the human spirit—for discovery, inspiration, solitude, and recreation—and exists as a reminder of the human connection to the land.
Marine biologists have identified nearly a third of all known marine mammal species in the waters surrounding Point Reyes. Blue whales and humpback whales feed there during spring and summer months. Gray whales migrate past the shores twice a year on their round trip from Alaska to Baja.
The Point Reyes National Seashore Visitor Center on Bear Valley Road is a fantastic opportunity for children & adults. There is a natural history museum, maps of all the hiking trails, Miwok Indian cultural experiences AND, across the road, the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Trail … it’s just a short hike, but very memorable.
On the way to Stinson Beach is the "Five Brooks Horseback Riding" facility.
Nearby Tomales Bay features “Blue Waters Kayaking”, a full service kayaking outfitter.
Local Restaurants & Deli:
Lagunitas Grocery & Deli is just at the bottom of our hill. It features an extensive deli. The owners create marvelous home cooked breakfasts served in a quaint dining space where locals gather.
“Arti Restaurant", also just at the bottom of our hill, features Indian fare and gets RAVE reviews.
"Two Bird Cafe at the Valley Inn", about a mile away, provides very fine American food dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is a charming outdoor dining deck. In season, they serve fresh oysters.
The town of Fairfax is about 15 minutes away ... LOTS of great live music, movie theater, restaurants, bakeries and coffee shops.
The village of Nicasio, about 10-15 minutes away, features the "Rancho Nicasio” restaurant, an old fashioned saloon type of building. Robert Redford hangs out there when he is visiting George Lucas down the road. The "Rancho" has lunches, dinners and music in the evenings ... on the weekends they host live lawn concerts with BBQ food ... makes for a GREAT day!
Lots of fresh, organic, local food, cheeses and organic markets ... no shortage of gluten free offerings.
There are glorious hiking trails right from our driveway ... do a search and all of them will pop up. We're also happy to give you ideas when you arrive.
Other Things to Note
Water useage is a universal problem for all Californians. We trust all guests will be environmentally responsible about their personal water useage.
Due to water restrictions, there are no on site laundry facilities available.
We pride ourselves on the serenity that our home provides. Smoking of any kind is not allowed anywhere on the property. Also, no candles please because of fire danger.
Please try to arrive by 6 pm especially in the winter months.
Any event, party or additional overnight guest must be prearranged.
We host daytime events or parties for no more than 25 guests. Tables, chairs and tents are available.
My husband & I have lived in the same house in west Marin near San Francisco for 43 years; we were newspaper publishers, now retired. We have been building our one acre garden, fruit tree orchard, putting green, garden meditation room for 15 years and are now ready to share it all with guests. We like to travel, play golf, visit local wineries, read and entertain family and guests