About This Listing
Cozy hideaway in Marin County provides access to Point Reyes National Seashore, local cuisine, local mountain biking and hiking trails, wineries in Napa/Sonoma, or visit San Francisco. Bright bedroom, garden/deck over the creek. Private parking.
This cozy hideaway overlooks the San Geronimo Creek famous for salmon and steelhead and frequented by local wildlife. The Hideaway provides easy access to local hike/bike trails in Marin Open Space, Point Reyes National Seashore beaches, San Francisco, the cuisine of coastal Marin, wine tasting in Napa or Sonoma. San Geronimo Golf Course is a reasonably-priced public course.
Relax on the private deck or rose garden listening to the creek while you plan your day.
Your self-contained retreat includes a comfortable queen-sized bed, chairs, and desk. Towels are provided in the bathroom and extra blankets are available.
The kitchenette includes fridge, microwave, kettle and coffee maker so pick up the basics on your way.
Interaction with Guests
Your space is fenced in, lockable and private.
the owners are locally available if you need anything,
If you are a biker or hiker this is the perfect location for exploring the network of trails (including the Cross Marin Trail) through Marin Open Space, Golden Gate Recreation Area, Taylor State Park, and the incomparable Marin County beaches in Point Reyes National Seashore. Only 30 minutes drive to the world famous beaches of Point Reyes but you can also take the Stagecoach local bus west to Point Reyes Station, Inverness, and Bolinas, or east to Fairfax, San Anselmo, and San Rafael.
Tomales Bay is 45 minutes for scenic bayside oyster eateries and the history, arts, crafts and cuisine of Point Reyes Station. Maybe explore Point Reyes peninsular beaches, visit the famous lighthouse, and Drakes Bay café, or quaint Inverness for lunch.
Cycling in the San Geronimo Valley takes you on quiet roads and trails through quiet wooded neighborhoods, with views of pasture, horse stables, and the surrounding hills. Alternatively, you can ride through Taylor State Park on the gentle old railroad grade by the Lagunitas Creek.
You can also play a round of golf at the picturesque and challenging San Geronimo Golf Course just a mile or so down the road.
Local bus routes run by Marin Transit (website hidden) will give you access to coastal towns or hook you into the San Francisco or Oakland airport coach services in San Rafael.
Driving times - San Francisco (45), Napa/Sonoma (45), Beaches (30-45), Fairfax (10), Point Reyes Station (15), Bodega (60)
Other Things to Note
Trail guides and maps of the area are available for your perusal in the room.
Your parking space is clearly signed, please park nose in.
My bff and I had a great West Marin getaway here. The garden and creek were lovely. I am glad I read the reviews and so was prepared for the bar noise next door. Aside from that everything else was peaceful and everyone was friendly. I got in a little early and Dave greeted me warmly. I'd love to stay again!
Very sweet little pad off the beaten track in Marin. Very tidy studio with lovely, shady private patio, perched on the bank of a burbling creek. The sound of the water at night was so relaxing! Didn't get a chance to drink in the saloon but next time (because there will be a next time), I most certainly will! The owner/managers were super mellow, there is a good coffee spot down the road a mile...all in all, perfect for what we needed, a couple quiet nights and a base for exploring central Marin.
The listing was accurate except it should also add that it is noisy evenings and nights- at least for Fri and Sats. It was hard to tell where some of the noise came from, upstairs tenants and or saloon attached in back. The thumping of the jukebox kept me awake until?
I was really needing a quiet place and it isn't.
The house is just as it described. It is one room with a bed and a couple of chairs. The kitchen area as a refrigerator, sink, kettle, coffee maker, and toaster. The house has cups, plates, towels, etc. The heater heats up the room quickly since it is a small room.
Before reaching, the host provided us their contact information and necessary information to get in, park the car, etc.
On Friday night, the noise from the nearby bar was slightly loud, especially for light sleepers.
We were able to hear the flowing water from the room when the windows were open, which was great.
The reservation was canceled 6 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
My boyfriend and I stayed here for out 1 yr anniversary and we found the Hideaway to be great! It looks just like the pictures, with flowers blooming everywhere, a very comfortable bed, and the peaceful creek right there. It did get a little loud Friday night because of the bar nearby, but the bartender kindly offered to turn the music down, knowing we were there. Honestly, we were so exhausted from all the hiking we did that the music didn't bother us much.
The location itself is very convenient to Point Reyes activities, as well as pretty close to Fairfax, which is very quaint and has a lot of different little restaurants and cute shops along a main strip maybe 15 minutes away from the room. We spent the two days we were there mostly hiking along in Point Reyes, where we saw elk, coyotes, and a ton of different birds, notably turkey vultures and red tailed hawks. We also saw a lot of quail. And we've heard there may be badgers in the area, although we didn't encounter any on our hikes. In the evenings we read or walked around Fairfax.
One thing I would have liked is a table where we could play cards, but the tables outdoors or inside the place were pretty small and not suitable for board games, so that was the only bummer for us. Other than that though everything was great!
Overall we enjoyed ourselves very much, and the Hideaway was a great launchpad for a ton of activities, and a restful place to come back to at night!
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