large Eastern King comfy bedSitting area for breakfast or work- there is a foot rest if you want to kick back
Private and Cozy Studio Cottage Welcomes You!

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

Welcome to the cozy studio cottage- Private and comfortable with your own personal entrance, reserved parking and very close to both downtown San Anselmo and Fairfax. Recently remodeled, clean with beautiful furnishings and large TV. Sleep well in a Eastern King bed with high-end linen, wake up and have coffee or tea under the giant Redwood and Oak trees. We are near beaches, bike path, Spirit Rock meditation center, and easy access to Napa/Sonoma/San Francisco. We look forward to your stay.

The space

This new detached studio cottage is located behind our home and offers comfortable accommodations in a small town neighborhood. The room includes a king size bed, private bathroom with tub, kitchenette with sink, microwave and coffee pot, and large flat screen TV.

It's a flat 5-10 minute walk to quaint downtown San Anselmo which has many nice small shops, restaurants and coffee houses. We are also about 1 mile flat walk or ride from Fairfax which has a great music scene, interesting art galleries, unique shops and a beautiful organic grocery store. We are very near the bicycle route toward Samuel P Taylor, Point Reyes and Spirit Rock Meditation Center.

Off street parking available for one car and/or two bicycles.

This accommodation is for non-smokers only. We are sensitive to the smell of smoke permeated in clothing and fabrics so you must not have smoked anything for at least one month prior to arriving.

Guest access

You will have access to the entire cottage with your own key. We encourage you to relax and make yourself at home. Please treat the cottage as you would your own home. Thank you!

Interaction with guests

We like to meet guests to say hello and answer any questions that they may have, but is not necessary for us to be here when you arrive. Interaction depends on what our guests request- from sharing a glass of wine to total privacy. We are attentive to your needs but respectful of your privacy. We do have our cell phones available if you need us for anything.

Other things to note

Your stay includes a coupon for a free yoga class at our neighborhood yoga studio if you would like to take a class during your stay- Marin Power Yoga is the name if you want to check it out. They have loaner mats

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4PM - 11PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $35
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 11PM

House Rules

1. Please be gentle to our cottage and furnishings and treat it with care.
2. You must have not smoked for the past 30 days.
3. No loud noise or music.
4. No visitors.
5. No drugs.
6. No drunkenness.
7. Please tidy after yourself.
8. No open flame, candles or incense.
9. No pets.
10. We do have a friendly dog (in our house). He sometimes barks if you walk on the gravel driveway, so we may ask that you use the sidewalk to get to your cottage (especially at night).
11. Use of the backyard is not included at this time.
12. There is no kitchen or cooking facilities in the cottage. However, we do have a mini-refrigerator, microwave, kettle and dishes for snacks and light meals. Hotplates or other heat producing appliances are not allowed.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

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

1 night minimum stay

116 Reviews

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Kimberly User Profile
June 2017
Lovely place

Jim User Profile
May 2017
A very comfortable and charming cottage. All conveniences (including even an iPhone charging cable!).

Everly User Profile
May 2017
Laura and Darren's cottage was great! The rental was furnished with all the necessary amenities, super clean, and located close to downtown. Laura was very easy to communicate with and checking in and out was extremely easy. I would definitely recommend this rental!

Raj User Profile
May 2017
Laura and Darren's place is a great location, and they are both incredibly nice hosts. Very responsive and accommodating, and they were both very kind checking that I had everything I needed.

Janna User Profile
May 2017
The cottage is adorable and Laura is super warm and welcoming

Kyli User Profile
April 2017
Laura & Darren have done a great job of making their cottage feel like home and keeping it nice and clean. Checking in and out was super easy. The neighbors were very friendly as well. The whole experience made me want to move to San Anselmo!

Zhiqiu User Profile
April 2017
This is a great cottage, exactly same with its description. It's close to downtown, so very convenient. Laura and Darren gave us very detailed instructions. We had a great time there and will definitely stay there next time.

San Anselmo, California, United States · Joined in January 2011
Laura & Darren User ProfileLaura & Darren is a superhost.


Airbnb seems like a nice concept. We enjoy meeting new people but admittedly we are not necessarily expecting to meet lots of new friends through Airbnb. For the most part, our lives are pretty full with work, kids, and a dog. So, you may or may not see us much. However, we think it's a shame that our pretty little guest cottage sits empty most of the time (unless our parents are visiting), so Airbnb seems like a nice way to share it with nice people from all over the world.

Laura loves a good 5 star hotel near a warm beach. Darren loves roughing it by backpacking to "off the beaten path" destinations, but is quite happy to compromise and stay in Laura's vacation spots.

We both live by the motto: "Be kind and considerate whenever possible, and ... it's always possible". We hope you feel the same way.


Laura and Darren

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