About This Listing
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 also a Farmers Market 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 is a beautiful place to live and visit. The climate is Mediterranean and the air clean and fragrant. Short, weekend or long term stay are available . ENJOY!
Full house, hot tub, garden and 2 car garage
Interaction with Guests
Rarely unless requested or an issue to be resolved.
Very quiet, leafy and green, views of hills, open space and Mount Tampalpais. Easy access to hiking trails.
Excellent local bus service and of course taxis. 2 car garage for guest use.
No smoking please and simply be courteous and treat the house and its contents you would your own. Upon leaving please place any unwashed dishes in the dishwasher and the linens and towels in laundry room please.Check in is after 11:00Am and check out before 2:00PM. Thank you and I hope you enjoy your stay. you can always reach me at (email hidden) or at (phone number hidden).Glyn
Comfy Sofa in Living Room. Perfect for Reading or Simply Looking out the Large Windows
Glyn's home was pleasure to spend time in and his hospitality was superb. The house offered gorgeous vegetation and wildlife to enjoy around the outside and on the inside there was plenty of space for us to relax. I would recommend this place to any group who values a quality home and extraordinary hospitality.
Our stay was wonderful. The home is beautiful, comfortable, and very clean. The gardens were relaxing and lush with views of the area. Our host, Glyn, was responsive to questions while still respecting our privacy. Overall, we highly recommend this home for your stay.
Lovely Marin county home. Fabulous outdoor garden, views of Mount Tam, very comfortable stay. Would stay again if needed a place in the area. Highly recommend.
The house was lovely and very well maintained. The neighborhood was was very nice. My family and I enjoyed our visit to this house very much. The kitchen was well-stocked with necessary cokware for preparing meals. Thank you, Glyn.
Our week at Glyn's house was absolutely delightful. The house itself was lovely, the beds comfortable, and I loved soaking in the claw foot tub. However the highlight has to be the wonderful gardens and views. When I called home to my 9 year old son and showed him where I was with my phones camera, he asked if I was in a botanical garden! I'd gladly stay here again.
We (two couples) stayed at Glyns house for 8 nights and highly recommend it. The house is super clean and beautiful inside and out. Plenty of room to spread out.Nice floor plan with a large sitting area and kitchen. The neighborhood is hilly and quiet with deer and turkeys that just stroll up the street. Gorgeous views and just a 20 minute walk to 4th street(dine and shop) San Francisco, Napa and Sonoma just 45 minutes away! Cocktails on the deck, dinners on the bbq and a soak after a long day in the hot tub....SPLENDOR in SAN RAFAEL!
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About the Host, Glyn
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.