Yamaha piano and refrigerator provided.Bathroom

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Classic open plan Eichler home in San Rafael, Marin County located in North San Rafael; a great location for attending functions in the City or exploring the wilds of West Marin and Sonoma County. Please contact us for questions about location, amenities and lodging specifics.

The space

Classic open plan Eichler home in San Rafael, Marin County.

The guest room is large and is situated away from the other bedrooms of the house. It has sliders opening out onto the garden and to a central solarium. The house has two bathrooms with the guest bathroom (shared) down the hall from the guest room. The property is on a quarter acre sunny lot with a pool, mature landscaping and view of the Terra Linda hills.
We are located around the corner from the local grocery, Scottie's market, and Nothgate mall is a mile away. The Civic Center with entertainment and 2x/ week Farmers market is close by. Bus lines connecting to points north and south are a 5 minute walk away. We are located by miles and miles of open space trails, ideal for hiking and mountain bikes.
The room has a futon bed, linens etc. supplied. There are also various travel size items for guests use : toiletries, slippers, games, travel books and guides and phone chargers. There is also a TV ( with DirectTV cable), small desk, mini refrigerator and a quality Yamaha upright piano. A cassette/radio unit is also in the room with a selection of music. The house has skylights throughout and a high efficiency wood fireplace in the living room.
Coffee, tea and assorted snacks are available. Kitchen use with cooking by guests by arrangement. Weekend guests can relax with the Sunday New York Times on the patio or in the solarium. We have a dog Neo, who loves people and usually stays outside when we aren't home.


Guest access

The guest room is large and quiet (it sits in the front of the house, away from other bedrooms). Guests can enjoy the common areas of the kitchen/living room area and the bright, plant-filled solarium. The outdoor space provides many areas to sit or slumber.

Interaction with guests

We have hosted visitors for over 3 years on Airbnb and are happy to answer questions, or find someone who can! The guest room is stocked with guidebooks and maps for assistance as well.

Other things to note

Like to cook? We do too. In fact we are in the kitchen quite a bit with active projects, harvest processing and fermentations happening all year. So we are open to sharing kitchen and appreciate communication around times and equipment use. Many guests have left with a Kombucha scoby starter as a souvenir.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2 (Shared bathroom)
Bed type: Futon
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $20
Security Deposit: $100
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

If using instant book or making a same day request, understand that check in may not be until evening. Pool use only with orientation. and with host approval.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

90 Reviews

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Rick User Profile
January 2017
Julia's place is the best Airbnb experience we've had. Julia accepted our reservation on very short notice. We felt very comfortable in our room. We don't really like futons but this futon worked for 3 nights. That's a testament. The kitchen was really convenient as we like to eat in most of the time. The sun room is special. The bathroom was clean with an adequate level of hot water. The location is superb. Quiet yet proximate to the 101 and only 15 minutes to the Golden Gate bridge. Julia's dog Neo is all love and loves to be loved. Neo exudes love. Made the experience that much better.

Sara User Profile
November 2016
Julia's place was very comfortable~ She was a helpful and accommodating host~

Dona User Profile
October 2016
We had instant access to a wonderful home. Julia shared her beautiful space, patio and well equipted kitchen graciously. My futon bed was wonderful.
Julia User Profile
Response from Julia:
Thanks for letting me know about the laundry. I totally understand
October 2016

Judi User Profile
October 2016
Julia greeted us with her wonderful energy. The room is a great size that had all we needed. The gardens are wonderful as one more aspect of Julia's love of home and environment. The location is ideal. It was not hard to find and easy walking distance to amenities nearby. Walking through the neighborhood, nearby vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge, Muir Woods, etc. our days were full of the excitement of the Bay Area and a great place to call home. We had the pleasure to be in the San Rafael area for two weeks making us feel we had a home away from home.

Braden User ProfileBraden is a superhost.
September 2016
Julia was very welcoming and made my stay very comfortable. She even made me coffee in the mornings! I enjoyed our conversations and how she treated me as a friend. The space was very cool, too.

Chris User Profile
September 2016
Julia was out of town but her daughter Alexis and adorable dog Neo met us when we arrived. The house is very conveniently located near 101 and was perfect for our needs (wedding in nearby San Rafael). Scotty's market nearby is super handy and we stopped and bought a few items to put in the room fridge (much appreciated touch). The house is a lovely mid century modern Eichler (Frank Lloyd Wright inspired) and decorated with lots of colorful art. Bedroom is a nice size and the bed is amazingly comfortable with good linens. Lots of thoughtful touches like a sleep mask and juice in the fridge. We enjoyed our stay very much and highly recommend.

Julianna User Profile
September 2016
We booked Julia's airbnb for a weekend in September. We were attending a wedding in Sonoma and did not spend too much time at the house but while we were there Julia was very kind and helpful about where to go in the neighborhood. She suggested we go to the Marin farmers market which is very close to her home and we had a great time finding local goods. She played lively music and she has a sweet dog. It was a great stay for what we needed and we enjoyed spending our afternoons in the pool.

San Rafael, California, United States · Joined in September 2012
Julia User Profile

I work I in health care and fitness. My daughter Alexa is a barista. My dog Neo , part Australian Kelpie, dreams of having a flock of sheep to herd. We enjoy our 1955 Eichler home with its indoor/ outdoor lifestyle and laid back neighborhood a bridge and tunnel away from the City.
I'm passionate about cooking, gardening and dance, spending many creative moments in those realms.

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