About This Listing
Sunny room with comfortable queen bed and sitting area. Rustic charming house is close to bus stop, town, hiking/biking trails. Easy access to SF by ferry or bus. Local books/maps on hiking and biking will help decide which of many places to visit---Muir Woods, Pt Reyes, Golden Gate Recreational Area, Mt Tam State Park, Angel Island.
Breakfast foods available. Use of well equipped kitchen. Please note that there is one bathroom in the house and it is shared. I can easily adjust my schedule to make sure guest have lots of time uninterrupted when needed.
The house is two blocks from quaint downtown San Anselmo with coffee shops, restaurants, bookstore and independent shops. Fairfax, a town with more music at night, is one mile west. Moving further on, the towns get smaller and the farm/ranch/open spaces get bigger. The Bear Valley visitor center at Pt Reyes is a 35 minute drive or you can take the West Marin Stage public transportation from the bus stop two blocks away.
You can also take the ferry from nearby Larkspur for a relaxing cruise to the Ferry Building in San Francisco and take BART or MUNI for an evening on the town.
This area can also be a base for trips to the wine country in Sonoma or Napa. The town of Sonoma is another 35 minutes away.
The bedroom room and sitting area. The garden with several places to sit. The kitchen in the morning---and space in the refrigerator. For longer visits or guest with special food needs, please ask me.
Washer and dryer are not for guest use. But ask me if you have some items to wash on a longer visit (or a spot you need to remove). We have a drought and I only wash when there is a full load.
Interaction with Guests
I try to find out what is comfortable.
Each guest situation is different. I am happy to talk about the area and its sights. And to bring out maps and books---or to leave them for guests choose.
There is a bus stop two blocks away.
Look for consideration on both parts. Breakfast foods will be available for guests to cook for themselves. Light kitchen use can be arranged as well. This house is small but there are many doors as in many vintage houses. These can be closed to reduce noise in most situations.
The expectation is for quiet time after 10:00 pm. Any exception to be discussed. Reasonable requests encouraged.
I stayed Nancy's home with my girlfriend, it's awesome place! A beautiful room,and amazing garden name of Nancy! She also did the garden tour for us. This place is quite and comfortable, and Nancy treat us well and share her all you can use. It's a good choice when you plan your trip in San Francisco.:)
Nancy was a wonderful host!! Her home felt so welcoming, and the bedroom looks exactly like the pictures. The bed is very comfortable, and it's a quiet location. Nancy made my stay very pleasant. She had a lot of suggestions about the area and we had some wonderful conversations as well. While we enjoyed chatting, she was also respectful when I wanted to just have some alone time. She definitely is great at reading people's needs & helping things flow. She also had coffee for me ground in the morning, it's those little touches that made me feel so welcome & comfortable here! The garden was beautiful, really just everything about it is perfect. I would recommend it to anyone, and would definitely stay again!
What a delightful stay this was for me! Nancy was so welcoming and so knowledgable about the area. The accommodations were restful and spacious. The neighborhood had a a quiet country feeling, even though it was just a stones throw from the shops of San Anselmo and an easy commute into San Francisco. Although my schedule didn't allow nearly enough time to take them all in, the gardens were glorious! Thank you, Nancy, for your gracious hospitality ... and for jump-starting my day at 6:30 am with that fresh ground coffee!
We had a good experience with Nancy. She was a very attentive host and likes to converse. The home is small and situated in some a lovely garden that she maintains. Nancy is concerned with the drought and conserves water. I would recommend staying here.
I (Donna of Rob & Donna) was in Marin County visiting relatives and had the pleasure of staying with Nancy for 3 nights. Her designation as a Super-Host is very well-deserved. She is a delightful conversationalist, and a congenial, energetic force of nature who goes the extra mile to make sure her guests are comfortable and well-informed. Her lovely, artistic home is cozy, clean, and quiet. The location is close to cafes and restaurants, as well as public transportation. If you are going to be in the San Anselmo area, stay at Nancy's! You will be delighted. Did I mention the fresh ground coffee in the morning and the freshly picked columbine blossoms in your room?... My only regret is not having enough time to spend in her remarkable garden.
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About the Host, Nancy
I am a semi-retired social worker interested in staying active with hiking, biking, reading, going to films, gardening and harvesting flowers and edibles, good food and wine. An interesting mix of people makes it even more fun.
I am a member of the California Film Institute, Yosemite Conservancy, Pt Reyes National Seashore Association, State Park Association, various museums. I love sharing books, maps, knowledge of this wonderful corner of the world. I am happy to share my knowledge, spare backpacks,and gear to help make your adventures here more enjoyable.
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