Cozy Larkspur Cabaña


Entire guesthouse hosted by Alison

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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The Cabaña is a detached 325 square feet studio apartment with a full bath and kitchenette located in our expansive front yard with a separate entrance for our guests. It is ideal for 1-2 travelers. There is a private patio which in warm weather extends the space. I have completely repainted the interior and redecorated with all new furnishings. There is a new bed and new plush firm mattress, new curtains and window shades, new lamps, leather chairs, refrigerator, microwave and toaster oven.

The space
We built our Cabana in 2008 to serve as a home for visiting family and friends. It is located adjacent to our home and was built to harmonize with the main house with matching cedar siding and sited to take advantage of our mountain views. It has a number of special touches, including an all tile bathroom with a very large shower with a window which has tree and sky views. The kitchen counter top is beautiful granite. There is a deck in a small grove of oak trees with one tree coming through the deck with a bench and chairs that provides a lovely outdoor living space extension. A professional decorator supervised the interior design with the aim-we think it was achieved- of creating a tranquil environment.

The property is located in Madrone Canyon, one of the premier neighborhoods in southern Marin County; Madrone Avenue which leads to our street winds through a magical redwood grove. The neighborhood is very quiet and at night we usually have a star filled sky. The town of Larkspur on the east slope of Mt. Tam has several excellent restaurants, many shops, and interesting walking paths. The shops and restaurants are close enough to walk to from the cabana as are hiking and biking trails on King Mountain and Mt. Tamalpais. You can literally walk out our door and hike over the mountain to the coast if you want. Although almost rural in feeling we are located just 10 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, and San Francisco is a mere 30 minute drive, or a short ferry ride away; the ferry terminal is just minutes from us. Sausalito is just minutes south, the Wine Country of Napa and Sonoma is less than an hour north, and Muir Woods and Stinson Beach are only 20-30 minutes away.

When we realized that there would be periods of time when family and friends would not be needing the Cabana we decided to offer it for short term rentals. For one person or a couple seeking a private and quiet home away from home ideally located adjacent to San Francisco and convenient to all the many attractions of the greater Bay Area, we think our Cabana will be ideal.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Mountain view
Free parking on premises
HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, standard cable, Hulu, premium cable, Netflix, HBO Max, Disney+
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Luggage dropoff allowed
Hair dryer

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4.92 out of 5 stars from 133 reviews


Where you’ll be

Larkspur, California, United States

Our house sits between Madrone Canyon and the historic Loop neighborhood of Larkspur. You drive through a magical redwood grove to get to my street but then climb out of the redwoods into the sun. From my house you have views of the east peak of Mt. Tam and of Corte Madera ridge. You can walk from my home to several trailheads including Dawn Falls, Big Dog, and King Mountain. You can walk to downtown Larkspur which is 4 blocks away. Ask me about the shortcuts to town. In downtown Larkspur, you have multiple restaurant choices (Farmhouse Local, Picco, Pizzeria Picco, Perry’s, Left Bank, Fukusuke, Burritoville), hand crafted ice cream (Posey), frozen yogurt (Mags), coffee (Pasticceria Rulli, Equator), shopping (Coquelicot, Gala, Nicolette, Kennlynn, Folio), movies (the historic Lark), groceries (Lucky), St. Pat’s church and the Larkspur Library.

Hosted by Alison

  1. Joined in October 2010
  • 133 Reviews
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I'm a physician and working mother who enjoys mountain biking, road biking, hiking and hot springs. I am also an empty nester with both giant children now living in New York City.

During your stay

I live on my property in the main house and I work from an office that is just to the left of my front door. So I am present much of the week. I am reachable by mobile phone; texting can sometimes be answered quicker than a telephone call or voicemail because I can text back while in a meeting. However, I sited the cabaña to maximize our guests’ privacy. You can stay on my property and come and go without much interaction if you prefer. I am available for special requests, problem solving and any recommendations or directions. I’ve lived here for 22 years, was an avid trail runner and mountain biker so I know all 200 miles of trails on Mt. Tam and the Marin Headlands as well as most of the Open Space districts. I know all the local restaurants as well as many local day trip destinations. Feel free to ask.
I live on my property in the main house and I work from an office that is just to the left of my front door. So I am present much of the week. I am reachable by mobile phone; tex…

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House rules

Check-in: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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