About this listing
Our home is twenty minutes north of San Francisco, in Marin County. It is a 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home, 3000 sq ft, one level, walking distance to a community center with lap swimming and tennis courts. Beautiful hikes from the house. Pool & hot tub.
No smoking, and not more than six people please.
Our home is located in cul de sac with a private driveway. As you enter the main front door, you pass through an open-air garden atrium to enter the home. The living and dining room are at the central, heart of the house. Floor-to-ceiling windows give beautiful views of the expansive backyard. To the left is the kitchen, pantry and laundry with all the necessary amenities (microwave; double ovens, dishwasher, gas stove, washing machine, dryer). On the left side of the house is the children and 'guest' area, with 3 bedrooms, (queen bed, twin beds, and pull-out full size bed), 1.5 bathrooms, and a play/TV room full of toys and books. This room has direct access to the backyard and pool area. There is a Ping-Pong table in the front yard.
To the right of the living area is the master bedroom and attached master bathroom. This also has direct access to the backyard and has a beautiful view of the pool. There is a new hot tub right outside. This 'wing' includes a separate room with a desk and gym/fitness equipment.
The home is 3000 sq feet and all on one level. It was designed by the architect, Joseph Eichler, who was renowned for creating contemporary, open plan family homes that would blend in with the outdoors. The huge windows and sky lights throughout the home make it very bright and airy, and views of the hills, and backyard can be seen throughout.
The backyard has a beautiful large pool, hot tub, dining and lounge area with fire table. The backyard backs onto a staircase that takes you to a beautiful creek where you spot fish, otters and deer. Our garden has fruit trees including oranges, peaches and lemons and we have a wonderful herb garden. There is a trampoline, swing set, tree swing, and tree house. We also have a children's jeep which is battery operated and can go approx. 5 miles an hour. The home and backyard are completely private. It is truly a children's paradise!
We are 20 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. We are also 20 minutes from the Pacific Ocean, and 20 minutes from the famous vineyards of Sonoma and Napa Valley. Lake Tahoe is a 3 hour drive away and Yosemite is a 4 hour drive.
Our home is located in Lucas Valley which is situated in Marin County. Lucas Valley is a beautiful, serene neighborhood surrounded by oak-studded hillsides with interesting architecture, a strong sense of community, and plenty of recreational activities. We are just 20 minutes north of the Golden Gate bridge that separates San Francisco from Marin County. From Mount Tamalpais to Muir Woods, from Stinson Beach to Sausalito and Tiburon, Marin County offers an unparalleled combination of natural beauty and convenient access to the bustling city of San Francisco, the breathtaking Pacific Ocean, and the rolling vineyards of Napa and Sonoma. Marin County is surrounded by water on three sides.
Although we have a private pool in our backyard, we also have (free) access to a community center just a block away which houses a 25 meter pool, and tennis courts. We are walking distance to hiking and biking trails and horse stables. Life in Lucas Valley offers breathtaking views, distinctive Joseph Eichler architecture designed to blend in with the muted colors of live Californian oaks, natural grasses, and the rolling hills that frame our community.
Marin County is home to many attractive tourist destinations including Muir Woods, Stinson Beach, Point Reyes, Sausalito and Tiburon. Marin residents also enjoy a wide array of outstanding recreational opportunities. In addition to the beautiful beaches and parks, there are a number of bike paths. The wonderful climate allows year-round outdoor activity.
Perhaps the most famous piece of Lucas Valley real estate is Skywalker Ranch, headquarters for Lucasfilm and Skywalker Sound. We are also a short drive to an adorable 'small-town America' village called Nicasio (and the famous Nicasio Cheese Factory), as well as Point Reyes.
Our home is in a small cul de sac with a private driveway. There are 5 other homes in the cul de sac. We are 2 blocks from the local school and so it is a very family-friendly neighborhood, that is easy to walk or cycle around.
Grocery shopping is about 2 miles away, along with a wonderful shopping center that houses Macy's, Gap, a movie theater, restaurants etc.
The entire home, backyard, pool, hot tub, and next door community center pool and tennis courts.
Interaction with Guests
We will not be there if you rent out the entire house.
There's a bus right outside that takes you to downtown San Francisco during commute weekday hours only.
Please no shoes in the house
Vi (2 forældre og 4 voksne børn) har lige tilbragt 6 dage i denne vidunderlige villa. Alt levede op til forventningerne og poolen var dejlig opvarmet og haven skøn. Isabelle havde lagt en mappe med alle mulige praktiske informationer, turist- og aktivitetsmuligheder, samt kort over området. Vi havde adgang til wifi som fungerede perfekt.
Huset ligger på en stille villavej med søde og hjælpsomme naboer. Der stod vin til os da vi ankom, og vi følte os i det hele taget meget velkomne i huset. Vi vil klart anbefale dette hus, hvis man ønsker at bo lidt uden for San Francisco,men stadig med nem adgang til byen. Der var tennisbaner og svømmehal tæt på, samt bordtennis på stedet.
The house was perfect for our family. It was a beautiful house and we got the very best information from the owners. The garden and Marine was amazing! We had a wonderful week!!
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About the Host, Isabelle
Hi! My name is Isabelle and I'm the travel planner in our family! I am originally from South Africa but have lived in California for 17 years. I've had a corporate career in Finance most of my life, but am now in the best phase of my career working for International Justice Mission, a human rights agency.
Denis, my husband, is an eye doc, who changed careers 6 years ago and works for Eli Lilly in diabetes research. We are both so fortunate to work from home. We have two sons, David (8) and Andy (6) and a small dog (Scotty) who turns 20 in June and a kitten, Athena.
We love living in Lucas Valley as we are only 20 minutes from San Francisco and 20 minutes from Sonoma. We love the weather, the hiking straight from our front door; the ocean; and traveling. Our life is one of love, laughter, family and faith. We love to travel to far flung places and have taken our boys to Africa, Central America and Europe.
We are open to renting out our home, or our guest room as a way to help fund our future travel, but also to meet interesting people from around the world. While we love to expose our children to different people, and cultures, safety is our #1 priority. As such we will not be taking single men as our guests when we rent out the guest room only. Women or couples only. Our home is our haven; we take great care of it and would hope anyone staying here to do the same. Absolutely no smoking, thank you!