BayArea,Retreat,Napa,3BR,Hot Tub

House - Entire home/apt · Windsor Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901, United States
Your host, Glyn
24 Reviews
Response rate: 86%
Response time: within a day

The Space

Enjoy spectacular views, close to hiking (the Ridge with Bay views) , SF Bay cruises, the fishing village of Sausalito, ferries to SF, wine country, the birthplace of mountain biking , kayaking/canoeing,(bike,canoe,kayak rental nearby),sail boat rentals, Giant Redwood trees (Muir Woods), beautiful cliffs, sandy beaches, whale watching at Point Reyes, or simply hike the Golden Gate Natural Parkland Preserves and Mount Tamalpais with abundant bird life. Your retreat has views of Mount Tamalpais and the surrounding hills, highlands and woods. Relax in your fully furnished 3 bedroom , airy, light 2 story mountain view home in beautiful Marin County, Only 20 minutes to San Francisco, or Sonoma and Napa wine country , 45 minutes from historic Point Reyes. Bodega Bay or Angel Island (the Ellis Island of the West Coast), , China Beach, and in SF of course the original Chinatown. Soak in the hot tub with views of Mount Tamalpais; relax on the two large private decks or in the landscaped garden, 2.5 baths, fireplace, wireless internet/cable, television/DVD player, iPod docking station, espresso maker, laundry facilities, fully equipped modern kitchen with unlimited tea and coffee.BBQ grill, and 2 car garage .Walking distance to historic downtown San Rafael, home to the Mill Valley Film Festival, and a wide variety of excellent restaurants (French, Chinese, Sushi Bars, Mexican, Spanish Tapas Bar, Italian,Thai,Indian, several fresh Delis and plain old American) . San Rafael also has several live music clubs, boutique retro clothes stores, coffee/tea bars, local art galleries, historical museums and one of the original Franciscan Monk Missions, Mission San Rafael. From May-October there is (email hidden) every Thursday evening on 4th street which offers local produce, along with arts and crafts and local live music. For health after sampling the many eateries these the town has several yoga studios and gyms for which classes and day passes are available for purchase. My favourites are Red Dragon Yoga on 4th street and Bikram Yoga on 2nd street. Both offers a variety of different yoga classes .May I suggest the 90 minutes Bikram sweat-fest! Transportation: several car rental companies in town plus easy access to bus service and ferries across the SF Bay to the famous Market Ferry Terminal. This (email hidden) to live and visit. The climate is Mediterranean and the air clean and fragrant. Short, weekend or long term stay are available . ENJOY!

Guest Access

Full house, hot tub, garden and 2 car garage

Interaction with Guests

Rarely unless requested or an issue to be resolved.

The Neighborhood

Very quiet, leafy and green, views of hills, open space and Mount Tampalpais. Easy access to hiking trails.

Getting around

Excellent local bus service and of course taxis. 2 car garage for guest use.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1500 /week
Monthly Price: $4000 /month
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $75
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • The reservation was canceled 86 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    March 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 8 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    December 2013
  • This was the second time we stayed here and again had a great experience. Glyn (email hidden) and we hope to stay here every time we visit Marin County.

    December 2013
  • We loved the house with its beautiful gardens and wonderful view. Our host, Glyn Davies, went out of his way to make our stay comfortable. He wasn't in the immediate area but made sure we had easy access to him, checking in with us to see if we needed anything. We'll definitely be back.

    November 2013
  • A great house, well located, and well suited to three colleagues travelling together. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms gave us a degree of individual privacy. The large living room and kitchen were fully equipped, and the garden was a delight with two separate large decking areas, and a third bench at the top of a slope. We didn't use the hot tub. But we did use the garage. A great location a few minutes from the highway, and with other houses nearby yet with wildlife, peace and quiet. We met Glyn at the start and end of our stay, and he was most helpful.

    October 2013
  • We had a really great stay! The house is beautiful and comfortable and the host was very nice and accomodating. Highly recommend!

    October 2013
  • Don't think twice about booking a stay at this really lovely, well appointed home in a super location.

    Glyn Davies is a pleasure to work with, professional, helpful and will go the extra mile to make sure your stay goes as planned.

    Quick, book now before someone else beats you to it!

    October 2013
  • Great, spacious, and clean house for our short stay in Marin! We loved the private back deck and hot tub after a long day of hiking. Glyn was very responsive to emails prior to and during our stay. Highly recommended!

    October 2013
  • Beautiful clean house in fantastic location. Beds were very comfortable and amenities first rate. Although Glyn and I were not able to meet (we were running around every day doing the tourist thing) he called and texted regularly to see how we were doing. I highly recommend this location and host. I wish we could take the beautiful northern California weather back to Florida. As I am writing this it is 97 and muggy.

    September 2013
    Response from Glyn:

    Thanks Chris. I appreciate the feedback and the note you wrote. All is duly noted and I am happy you enjoyed your stay. I recall FLA weather from many business trips so sympathies. Cheers,

    September 2013
  • This home is heavenly. My husband and I spent a restorative and relaxing week here, and felt like family by the time we left. Glyn was a wonderful, attentive host and made sure we were well looked after and knew which grocery stores and restaurants to visit. Glyn's gardens are absolutely spectacular, and I enjoyed many blissful hours reading on the deck with the bees and hummingbirds, enjoying the view of Mt. Tamalpais. Glyn has thought of everything in terms of making his home as comfortable as possible for guests - don't miss a chance to stay here if you're visiting the area. Thanks again for sharing your home, Glyn!

    July 2013
    Response from Glyn:

    You are very kind and I am happy you had a lovely time . Cheers,

    July 2013
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University of Hull (UK), University of Richmond, Virginia
Publishing Professional and Business Development Consulting
I am a publishing professional, semi-retired, born in the UK and living in the US (Virginia, Missouri, New York City,San Diego, Los Angeles, and now the San Francisco Bay Area of California ) for the past 27 years. I have done many home exchanges around the world with visitors who wanted to stay in our peaceful home in beautiful Marin county as a base to explore San Francisco, Giant redwoods, the Pacific coastal areas, beaches, and Napa and Sonoma wine country. I am now adding the rental options for more flexibility. I am mostly a traveller and a seeker of other other ideas and cultures though now I am somewhat tied to Marin County for a few more years. I was thinking about what i really do and like to do and this area is suited perfectly for those desires: nature, healthy good food, culture and the outdoors. I basically eat and experiment with almost everything edible and if pressed I would say Asian cuisine is my favourite choice. My main passion is football (soccer to non Brits and Euros) and I still kick it around and coach. I do read voraciously ; mostly politics, bios, current events and international relations. My other singular passion is music and I can bend your ear about most types, genres, some history and many artists.
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