This is a studio in a private hideout in Lagunitas, next to the main house. The property is situated in a gorgeous valley full of redwood trees, flora and fauna. It is separated from the main road by a small creek, with a walking bridge connecting the home to the carport though a password protected gate. Trees, flowers, and ferns populate the yard, bringing in little birds, dragonflies, and frogs. We recently built a pond with lots of fish. Hopefully very soon we'll have some turtles in there as well.
The studio has an extra-long full-sized bed, 2 lounge chairs, a TV, and plenty of closet space. It's equipped with a small kitchenette with a small refrigerator, convection oven, sink, and 2 burners. The bathroom has a fully functional shower. At night you can see the stars from the comfort of the bed through the skylights.
Stepping outside the studio, you'll see a lounge area with comfortable blue chairs, and the chicken coop with our hens (all named after famous female singers. We'll introduce you, if you'd like!). Beyond the fire pit is the creek. We have a little island where you can climb down and observe the salmon swim upstream, and the crawdads fight one another for their ladies honor.
We are located within a 5 minute drive to Spirit Rock, 30 minutes to Stinson Beach, and about 45 minutes to San Francisco. There are lots of places to go hiking and swimming around here, and it's a great area for biking.
As far as media entertainment options, the studio does have a TV with premium cable, and we offer free wifi.
I loved my stay here. The murmuring brook was the best part. The cabin is cozy and imaginatively decorated. The location was gorgeous. I loved my neighbors, the gently clucking chickens, too. You can hear the traffic that passes by on the other side of the stream a little, but it did not bother me. The location makes it easy to take a little trip to Petaluma, Novato or San Rafael.
We had a lovely stay in Linda's guest house in Lagunitas. It was cozy, comfortable, and extremely well kept. Linda greeted us when we arrived and offered us great tips on restaurants and activities in the neighborhood. It was the perfect location from which to explore Point Reyes.
House was exactly as described but even more cozy and comfortable than we could imagine. The nook is locate alongside a stream in one of the most beautiful terrains in the US, the Marin Coast. Linda was extremely friendly and checked in with us on a daily basis. The house had all the amenities we needed. Bed was very comfortable, kitchen and frig all very clean and convenient.
Linda was a fantastic host, friendly and welcoming. The place was very comfortable and in a beautiful setting. My boyfriend and I stayed for two nights and will definitely go back.
We loved the Nook! It was in a perfect location between several quaint towns. We spent our days hiking at Point Reyes National Seashore which was absolutely spectacular. The home itself was small, but plenty of room for two. It had a fully functional (small) kitchen, perfect for breakfast at home before a busy day. Highly recommend this property to others.
Linda and Robert were wonderful hosts. They were both very kind, we had wonderful conversations with Robert around the camp fire and visited with their sweet dog Addy. Robert gave us some special treats harvested from their land, and helped us to build the fire, brought us ice for our drinks and we had insightful and meaningful dialogue. We didn't have as much visiting time with Linda but she was very responsive to all our questions and provided all the info we needed in a very timely manner. The cabin was charming with a comfy bed, amazing cloud shows we watched through the skylights from the bed, beautiful surroundings and lovely generous and friendly hosts. There are some things of note I think are important to share that were not ideal for us to experience: -There was a very strong mildew smell in the cabin and we needed to open the door and windows and turn a plug in fan on to air it out each time we came back after being gone. We almost called Airbnb to switch locations because of this issue. -Linda and Robert's adorable 12 chickens live directly next door to the cabin, so if you like sleeping in, this may not be the place for you. -There were ants in the cabin that we were warned about as we checked in, and seemed only to be in the kitchen the first day. We were okay with this at first - not ideal, but things happen. But they multiplied throughout our few days there, even when being extremely clean and freezing all of our compost and wet garbage. They were on the walls, in the bathroom and all over the kitchen every time we went in there. For example, when I was writing my good bye note to them, I found one crawling on my glasses that I was wearing and another one on the bed where I was writing. This was quite unfortunate and frustrating to live with. I know this is a tough issue for them because they don't want to poison the chickens in order to take care of the ants, but something truly must be done. -We were locked out of the front gate and had trouble each time getting in during our stay. The charming old lock that had been there since Linda was a child, was faulty and did't work well. One time after at least 20 tries when no one was home, my frustrated husband had to figure out how to jump the something like 7ft fence to get us in after I left Linda a message needing help. She called back of course right afterward and we went through it on the phone a few times, but it still wasn't working well. Linda said she'd be replacing it, so I'm sure that will be resolved. Even with all its charm and lovely hosts, the physical issues with our experience of the cabin's air quality, ants, daily chicken alarm...
Hello, I'm a long time resident of Lagunitas, a gardener, a beekeeper (my bee hives are down the street, not here on the property), and a green build professional. I'm looking forward to meeting folks from all over the world. I've hiked all over the Valley and can show you the best trails.