kayak off the deck

House - Entire home/apt · Beach Dr, San Rafael, CA 94901, United States
Your host, Mary
89 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
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The Space

Stay in my tidal, art-filled, waterfront lily pad. Kayak off the deck during high tide (a three hour window twice a day). Lounge on the deck and soak in the mini hot tub for two. Hike or frolic at China Camp State Park. Walk less than 5 minutes and find a wonderfully stocked local market and deli. Use my beater bikes to cruise the neighborhood. Coffee included.
Due to super demand I need to raise my Friday/Sat night rate to $210! Thanks to all the great guests!

The house is divided in two and my unit is in the back. It is however quite soundproof. There is a 'buffer' room in between. No worries about privacy. It is completely private and is (email hidden)is is not the place to host a party and please take the time to fill out a profile and have a clear photo. See 'house rules' for more info.

*Please park directly in front of the house.

Hot Tub hours are Sunday through Monday until 10pm .

Friday and Sat until 11pm

Sorry, no pets

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Mary's place was fantastic. As soon as we walked in, we knew it! Her art work was soulful and created a good feeling in us just to be around it. The place had everything we needed to be comfortable for the week we spent there- Mary's gone out of her way to thoughtfully make it that way. We were in town to visit a family member in the hospital and particularly appreciated the lovin' good vibes we felt every time we returned home to her place. The views of the creek and birds out the windows and off the deck also helped to make it a serene peaceful place to be. It was cozy, funky and cool- i highly recommend it. Thanks Mary!

    June 2014
  • Mary's place was lovely and we had a wonderful time. We had such a great relaxed time there. There (email hidden) in walking distance and under 10 minutes to get to the heart of town. We took the kayaks out- yes, right off the deck, and I took a paddle boarding lesson at the 101 which is less than 5 minutes away. Mary was great, and responded and answered all questions- there were not many as it was easy to find everything we needed and more. It is really as cute and fun as the pictures, they are a good representation. I fantasized about staying there for a month! We will definitely be back!

    June 2014
  • I love staying at Mary's place. It's like a little piece of heaven on the marsh. I watch the tides come and go as well as all the different birds. Mary is very tuned into (email hidden)…she leaves me alone but is there when I need her. She's become a friend now. The neighborhood is so peaceful that i wish i lived there all year round.

    May 2014
  • Mary's space was wonderful - exactly what we needed. The energy is great and the setting is perfectly peaceful and beautiful. We enjoyed watching the tides roll in and out, and had a relaxing kayak paddle in the morning. We do hope to return sometime soon!

    April 2014
  • We stayed four nights at Mary's place and were so pleased with everything. It was very special and personal, had the greatest lighting and artwork, and all the amenities we could ever want. The location was great to give us the choice of going into the city of San Francisco, or going north to the coast or mountains. We found our favorite thing on this trip was Mary's place. Loved seeing the stars from the hot tub at night. The apartment is plenty large, has a great kitchen, washer/dryer, a good soaker tub in the bathroom, and kayaks, bikes, and hot tub for outside use. We hope to come back some day! Thanks for all you do, Mary!

    March 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 12 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    February 2014
  • This place is an absolute gem! I am so grateful to Mary for sharing this amazing space through airbnb. Anyone who has a chance to stay here should consider themselves lucky! Walking into the house literally took my breath away. The view is stunning. I loved the decor, with every nook and cranny sporting artistic expression. I could have easily spent a lifetime here watching the tides roll in and out. Mary was also an attentive and wonderful host. I can't recommend this place enough!

    February 2014
  • Mary's place is just as artistic and eclectic as it seems. We went in February and the view from the deck was teeming with beauty. Ducks, geese, and other wild birds roamed during the low tide; When high tide hit it looked like a kayak extravaganza. Unfortunately we did not get to go due to the lateness of the high tide in the morning. If you choose to stay (and you definitely should) make sure you accommodate for the tides, you'll be disappointed if you don't! Guess we will have to go back for round two! Mary was very clear and responsive. The place was clean and easy to find. The location is excellent, far enough removed to be quaint and close enough to get anything you may need or have forgotten. Hot tub fits two and is actually one of the more comfortable tubs I have tried. Enjoy.

    February 2014
  • My boyfriend and I stayed here for one night, Mary has a really cool and dreamy spot that is literally right on the water. It was a very comfortable spot and very clean, lots of things to look at. Mary was very communicative and easy going - overall we had a wonderful time and hope to use Airbnb more!

    January 2014
  • Mary's place is phenomenal! Her place is filled with art and really vibrant, it has a personality of its own. There are lots of comfy places to lounge, a beautiful well equipped kitchen, and oh, that deck and hot tub! Would definitely go back.

    January 2014
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