About this listing
Attached Studio, duplex like set up. Shared grounds with private entrance. The atmosphere is reminiscent of the 1970's with Caribbean touches. There is a pool(not heated). Music studio for practice by prior arrangement.
We offer a studio/apt with a bedroom area furnished with queen sized bed and a separate sitting area with dinning table, electric fireplace and T.V. There is a private bathroom as well. There is very limited cooking available There is a small refrigerator for your use. The space has a patio door with a small sun filled patio area.
Our property borders thousands of acres of open space and is close to hiking trails, a golf course, and the town of Fairfax, known for it's many music venues.
We are located in beautiful San Geronimo Valley, West Marin California. and we are near the famous Spirit Rock Meditation Center and a relatively short drive to Pt.Reyes National Seashore. Golf Lovers, will appreciate being close to the beautiful San Geronimo Golf Club.
You may take short walks on our property near the creek and next to open space trails. Since we want to provide a peaceful natural environment we just ask that you respect the environment which is especially dedicated to restoring salmon runs.
We also have a music studio that is available for musical practice session with prior arrangements and separate fee. This studio is the recording home of a unique reggae band. We would be happy to show you the studio with surrounding park like area. If you are a musician ask Jay if it is o.k to practice in the studio. There is also a large outside area adjoining the music studio suitable for events with an outside stage. The area can be used with prior arrangements made with Jay.
We also have a swimming pool(not heated), vegetable garden and large picnic area. The unheated swimming pool is available for use by our guests and the weather during the summer is perfect for a relaxing and cool swim.
This is an informal, rustic, working ranch type atmosphere with opportunities to socialize in adjoining common areas and the option to enjoy the surroundings in private moments. It is a comfortable, unpretentious place offering friendly hosts, and a nurturing,relaxed and homey space. Some say the entire property reminds them of the best of the 70's with lots of nooks, nature, friendly people, and music. Be sure to bring sweaters since the weather is cool is the mornings and evenings since we have the cool breezes from the coast. Summer can be quite warm during the day.
During your stay, you may meander along the creek, hike in the adjacent open space, walk a few blocks to a neighborhood tavern, or just relax by the pool.
If you are a musician this is a place that motivates the musical soul. If you are a nature lover this is a place that creates a sense of well being. The country like neighborhood is charming. A park, country store and country tavern are just blocks away. There is public transit to all the surrounding areas as well as to San Francisco two blocks from the house.
Jay was an owner of a Soul Food Restaurant and Jazz Club in Southern California. Also, if he happens to be fixing his famous dishes on the barbecue you are welcome to join in and give us a review of his dishes.
All in all, your stay will be unique and restful, especially if you appreciate the natural things in life: interesting and generous people, the most beautiful surroundings in the state, nature and Caribbean(Reggae) Music and Reggae philosophy(One Love).
Guests will have access to the pool, pool area, areas adjacent to open space and trails leading from property. Access to music studio with prior arrangement and additional fee.
Interaction with Guests
Guests will have a choice on how much interaction they like. We are friendly and respect guests desire for rest and relaxation. Occasionally we have friends drop by for barbecue in an adjacent area. We are available for requests, hiking tips, and happy to show guests around property.
Our property is unique in that it is down a private country lane and within a short driving distance of a small town with a grocery store, tavern, and small park nearby. The tavern is a treat because of its history, friendly people and music events. We are also a short driving distance to a large and beautiful golf course as well as the famous spiritual retreat area of Spirit Rock. There is also a wonderful cultural center with performances within a short walking distance as well as a fantastic Indian Restaurant. All these sites are situated close to a state park so you are surrounded by the forest and creeks.
There is a shuttle bus two blocks away to the coast and to Fairfax. A commute bus to San Francisco is also two blocks from the property. The guests are provided one covered parking space adjacent to the "big house". From the airport guest would need to drive or take the Airporter bus to San Rafael and then the shuttle bus. We also strongly advise guests to arrive before dark since we are in a county like neighborhood with limited street lights. (our property is well lit however we want guests to be stress free when arriving for the first time.
Other Things to Note
This is a casual friendly environment. We are happy to assist with recommendations and welcome communications regarding any special needs and or requests.
Please note: This is a space on larger shared community type atmosphere. In the summer we may have day guests and outdoor barbecues. Guests as welcome to join in the social festivities.
The space is in a residential neighborhood. We ask that guests drive slowly and watch out for the deer and neighborhood pets and children especially at night.
No Smoking Please Rule
We have active creeks on the property and ask that guests limit their use of shower time to ten minutes. Please ask for other environmental safeguards.
Breakfast. We serve a full hot breakfast(eggs etc.) by special arrangement. We offer a continental type breakfast(bagels, lox, juice,coffee, and ask that you let us know of any dietary likes and or requests.
For guests staying more than two nights, we are providing continental foods such as lox and bagel for the first two nights only. For guests staying a week or more, we will provide cleaning after end of first week as well as fresh towels.
Thank you, Bonnie