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Relax in This Beautiful, Secluded Round House in the Trees!

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Private and secluded


Last updated: 09/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

San Rafael cottage description

This is a beautiful, 20-sided shingled cottage set on more than an acre of oak trees, with views of the San Francisco Bay through the trees. The property is gated with off-street parking. This unique guest house offers one bedroom with a queen bed, and a full size sofa bed in the living room. Windows in every room look out into the oaks, where you can see deer, squirrels, and occasional rabbits. The cottage was built with the finest materials, including slate roof with copper gutters, bamboo and slate floors, granite counter tops, tumbled marble shower, and maple cabinets. A deck with glass railing encircles the entire house. There is a full kitchen with refrigerator, gas cook top, True convection oven, and dishwasher. Wireless high speed Internet and cable are included. The Bay View Cottage is just 2 miles from charming downtown San Rafael, and about the same distance to mountain biking, hiking, and picnicking at China Camp State Park.

San Rafael is a scenic 15 minute drive across the Golden Gate Bridge in beautiful Marin County, located between the bay and the Pacific Ocean. For the active visitor, Marin offers hiking, mountain and road biking, swimming, surfing, kayaking, and both fresh and salt water fishing. There are a number of yoga studios within a few miles. For the more leisure minded, Marin offers many fine restaurants, wine bars and cafes, numerous theaters, plenty of shopping in unique boutiques as well as a choice of shopping malls. Adjacent to San Rafael is San Anselmo, a quaint town renowned for its numerous antique stores. San Rafael is the home of one of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpieces, the Marin Civic Center. It is also the 20th of the 21 California Missions. The incredible beauty and and temperate climate of San Rafael makes it a favorite location for visitors wanting easy access to both San Francisco as well as the wine regions of Napa and Sonoma. Your cottage awaits...

Keywords: Cottage, guest house, casita, yurt, bungalow, round house, cabin,

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

              • Bedroom 1


              • Convertible bed(s)


              • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pak n Play available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full size sofa bed in living room...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Beautiful granite counter, stainless steel sink, 2 gas burner cooktop, convection oven/microwave....moreless

              • Microwave:

                Large convection oven/microwave...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Refrigerator


              • Washing Machine:

                Can make arrangements to use washer in main house...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Can make arrangements to use dryer in main house...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Parking is off street, and property is gated...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Linens Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • The cottage is on an acre and a half of fenced and gated land, giving the guests complete privacy. All the windows of the cottage look out into oak trees....moreless


                  • Shared Hot Tub:

                    Hot tub on deck of main house available for cottage guests 24 hours...moreless

                  • VCR
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • Video Library
                  • Music Library
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • DVD Player


                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Telephone
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Free Long Distance

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony:

                    Balcony/deck goes around the entire cottage...moreless

                  Location & View

                      • Water View:

                        Peekaboo bay and yacht harbor view through the oak trees...moreless


                      • Cinemas
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Swimming
                      • Shelling
                      • Tennis
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Surfing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Sailing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Walking
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Museums
                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Playground
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Antiquing
                      • Shopping
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Boating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Synagogues
                      • Hiking


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                      from 55 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      High Season
                      May 1 - Oct 31
                      2 night min stay
                      $138 $150
                      Fri, Sat
                      $910 $3,300
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $128 $140
                      Fri, Sat
                      $840 $2,700
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Cleaning $95
                      • Tax Rate 10%

                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                      Last updated: 09/21/2014
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                      33.5 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
                      5.8 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Larkspur Ferry
                      2.5 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      SMART TRAIN coming soon
                      2.5 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Highway 101
                      2.6 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      McNears Beach Park
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Kamikaze Restaurant & Sushi Bar
                      150 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Lake Tahoe
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Peacock Gap Country Club
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Kamikaze Restaurant & Sushi Bar

                      Car: Necessary


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2003

                      About the owner: I have lived in San Rafael most of my life, and have always enjoyed living here. It has great proximity to San Francisco, the ocean, as well as the wine country.

                      Why the Owner Chose San Rafael:
                      I wanted to build something unique for our visitors, and a 20-sided cottage with a cone-shaped roof set in the middle of some oak trees certainly fit the bill.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      Very secluded, peaceful, relaxed environment to rest and recharge. Deer, squirrels, and the occasional rabbit are just some of the wildlife you're likely to come across during your stay.

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                      Speaks: spanish, english



                      • Private and secluded

                        Private and secluded

                      • Living Area looks out into the trees

                        Living Area looks out into the trees

                      • Peaceful bedroom

                        Peaceful bedroom

                      • View of the bay

                        View of the bay

                      • Fully equipped kitchen

                        Fully equipped kitchen

                      • Bathroom with copper sink and tumbled marble shower

                        Bathroom with copper sink and tumbled marble shower

                      VRBO #221291

                      There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

                      $128 - $150 per night (USD)

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 09/21/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      Speaks: spanish, english
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                      Relax in This Beautiful, Secluded Round House in the Trees!

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