Back bedroom with extra long twin bed. Area for sitting. Children's toys and books available.
Home Haven on Manor Hill in Fairfax

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

3 Bedrooms

3 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

3 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

Our home is vintage, built in 1920 and updated for conveniences, yet retaining a homey, comfortable flavor. It sits snugly on a hill with beautiful Europeon like views. Truly a tranquil retreat like sanctuary for those who love nature and comfort.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 11AM
Check Out: 1PM
Pet Owner: Cat(s) and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $115
Security Deposit: $250
Weekly Discount: 5%
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The space

Our home is a vintage 1920 Fairfax summer house filled with happy memories. It is built into the side of Manor Hill and we share it with a variety of birds, deer and natural foliage. The decks out front have a southern exposure. Great for watching the sun and moon rise as well as having a spectacular view of the mountainous, wooded surroundings and the quaint downtown area, a 10 minute walk down the hill. There are flower gardens and fruit tree. It is a good relaxing place to spend time Whether you enjoy hiking, mountain biking, good restaurants and great music Please note we are up 59 steps to our beautiful views.

Guest access

Guest will have access to a small jacuzzi within a private cabana, wireless internet and a small shed close to the road to store bikes or to borrow several bikes from. For guests with small children we have a Pack and play, high chair, and toys and books for all ages.

Interaction with guests

We would be gone for this month but our downstairs neighbor is in residence and very helpful. My son, Jon is available for emergencies.

The neighborhood

We live in a very safe and friendly neighborhood. With endless, lovely, trails for hikers and bicyclists. Close to a terrific health food store "The Good Earth". Varied ethnic restaurants and many kinds of music down town on the weekends. Perry Park is beautiful with redwoods,a creek and a safely enclosed playground for children,

Getting around

We are a easy 10 minute walk to down town Fairfax and the Golden Gate t

We are an easy 10 min. walk to the Golden Gate Transit bus line. A 20 min. drive to the Larkspur
San Francisco Ferry, and the San Francisco air- porter, and 30 min. to the Golden Gate Bridge.
Sonoma wine country is about one hour and 15min. north.

Other things to note

There are chickens in the chicken house on the property. You may help yourself to the fresh eggs. Chickens will be fed by the downstairs neighbor, Giovanna. Help yourselves to any ripe fruit on the trees.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 11AM

We would like to have our guests to be respectful of the neighbors around us. We would like the house and property to be left in the same conditions they found it, except with the beds stripped and sheets and towels left in the laundry room.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

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

4 nights minimum stay

4 Reviews

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Sarita User Profile
February 2016
This is a cozy place with beautiful views. The house is old, but renovated and has a "funky" (nice) vibe to its layout and atmosphere. Our hosts were not around the week we were there, but they made sure we had everything we needed before they left town. The downstairs neighbor (who lives on the property) was also there to greet us, and available for calls with any questions we had. Our hosts kindly left us with a bunch of supplies for food, including coffee, tea, yogurt, steel cut oatmeal, milk, homemade cookies and banana bread. All very delicious! The steps up to the house are many and steep, and parking + driving on a narrow, curvy road was tricky for a New Yorker like me, but all of this paid off with the views we got, which overlooked a valley. The sunrise and evening sky were both spectacular, and my favorite parts were to have breakfast out on the small deck and breathe in the fresh air, and then to chill out in the jacuzzi at night and gaze at the sky. We worked during the day, so did not spend much time there otherwise. Well-located to downtown Fairfax with all the restaurants, etc.
Joanna And Rob User Profile
Response from Joanna And Rob:
So Glad you enjoyed your selves,Sarita, WE would love to host you anytime you "leave no foot print behind" :-)
February 2016

Matteo User Profile
October 2015
We don't know how any home stay will ever live up to the ten days we spent at Joanna & Rob's beautiful home. We visited as a group of five (us, our 16-month-old son, and grandparents) and each enjoyed our time. The home is bright, full of character, extremely clean, and it's so comfortable. Joanna & Rob greeted us and helped us get settled and showed us around the house. Their were so many nice touches and Joanna's homemade muffins are amazing! It is in a perfect location... Gorgeous views from multiple places, lovely outdoor areas to enjoy coffee or read. Our son loved visiting the chickens and fish and the nearby park (full of little kids!). We appreciated how kid-friendly their home was and our son was sad to leave all of the amazing toys! It's about a 15-minute walk into Fairfax, which is full of life any day of the week. We sometimes dined in town and sometimes ate at home. Again, it was an incredible experience and we would not hesitate to recommend Joanna & Rob's home to friends and family. Thank you for helping our family create such special memories!
Joanna And Rob User Profile
Response from Joanna And Rob:
Thank you Candice and Matteo. We were so delighted that you felt at hime at Home Haven. We are working on the binder to make our guests stay as smooth- as possible. Thank you for your thoughtful contributions to it.. Many Blessings to you all. Joanna and Rob
October 2015

Glen User Profile
August 2015
Joanna and Rob were excellent. We had a long drive up to them and got caught in some heavy traffic in San Francisco arriving much later than we planned to. Joanna and Rob called us to make sure we were ok and not lost, even offered to come and meet us somewhere if we had trouble actually finding them. We really appreciated that they waited for us to meet us and show us around even though they had helpfully labelled everything important, cupboards, light switches etc. A lovely couple we would have really liked to spend an evening with to get to know a little better. Their house is on a nice hillside plot with gorgeous views and several neighbours close by, all of whom were very friendly and welcoming. With beautiful views of the valley, Fairfax town centre and its local business only a 25 minute walk away with beaches, mountains & national parks not much further by car and San Francisco just a short drive over the bridge, it is hard to find fault with the location.

David User Profile
July 2014
I had a wonderful experience staying at "Home Haven". Joanna and Rob greeted me warmly and made sure I was comfortable and had everything I needed while I was here. The house is truly beautiful, warm and bright, with beautiful views of the surrounding hills and valleys. It's the kind of place you'd expect to see featured in an architecture or gardening magazine. It's quite spacious and would make a great rental for a vacation or family gathering, with many inviting spaces both inside and out. You can feel the sense of family and the years care and dedication that have gone into this beautiful house.
Joanna And Rob User Profile
Response from Joanna And Rob:
Thank you, David for the bamboo wisk. What a nice surprise! Also for the great review on our Home Haven site.. God Bless. Joanna and Rob
July 2014

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Joanna And Rob User Profile

My husband Rob and my self enjoy opening our home to guests and have often been home stay parents to multi culture students attending Dominican University. Our hospitality has always received great reviews. I [Joanna] have worked at a local bed and breakfast and I delight in cooking. We love to travel and have been to Japan, England, France, Italy and Africa. Rob and I enjoy people and hope to make your stay restful and relaxing. We look forward to serving you and the possibility of perhaps hearing your story over a cup of tea or complementary wine.

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