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Back view of house Street view View from Master bedroom deck. Living Room Living room with 1923 Ludwig baby grand piano Family Room with 40 flat screen and surround sound in yellow cabinet. Family room with atrium to 1/2 bath. Guest bedroom off family room Guest bath Guest bedroom 
#2 Kids bedroom Dining room Master bedroom with fireplace. Master bedroom looking toward backyard. Two sided fireplace master bedroom/bath Master bath/shower Kitchen Breakfast nook Small sandy beach with sand chairs. Backyard Basketball hoop Zip line fun!

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Last updated: 02/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Bel Marin Keys house description

We, the Kaplan family, are looking for a nice, responsible family to rent our home for select dates! We have a roomy, kid friendly home, located in a water community with large backyard including garden, zip line, trampoline, chicken coop, pool, dock, boat, 2 man kayak, and sandy beach on Novato creek with tikki torches! We are located in Novato California, ½ hour from beautiful San Francisco, the coast, Muir woods, and the Napa Valley! The house has four bedrooms (2 ½ bathrooms) which include 3 single beds, 1 double and 2 queen beds…there are three couches in the house and an elevated single inflatable bed that could be used for a larger group. Watch free Netflix movies on the home theater system or sing songs around our 1923 Ludwig baby grand piano. Or simply enjoy just relaxing and reflecting in our Christian home. We are definitely set up for people with kids…tons of toys, books, scooters, and bikes! We have great neighbors and could connect your family with locals to give you a non-touristy experience.

Key reasons why you would want to rent our home this summer~

· A convenient homey experience while on vacation!

· Less expensive.

· Lots of outdoor activities in the backyard...child’s zip line, chickens, organic flower garden, pool, basketball hoop, trampoline, beach, dock, boat, kayak, bikes and scooters!

· Close to San Francisco and many other beautiful places!




Hope to have you in our lovely home this summer….Sincerely, Stacey and Brian Kaplan



Keywords: waterfront, pool, marin, wine country, family, bel marin keys, marin

Property Type

  • 3100 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

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

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker
          • Stove
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Heating
          • Fireplace
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Iron & Board
          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Wood Stove
          • Parking Off Street
          • Garage

          Entertainment

          • Television:

            With Amazon prime movies, Roku and HD...moreless

          • Pool Table:

            Mini...moreless

          • Foosball
          • Music Library
          • Books
          • Games
          • Toys
          • VCR
          • DVD Player
          • Air Hockey
          • Stereo
          • Satellite / Cable
          • CD Player
          • Video Library

          Communications

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

          Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio
              • Kayak / Canoe
              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

                  • Family

                  Location & View

                      • Waterfront:

                        This is a tidal creek waterway....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Tennis
                      • Cycling
                      • Golf
                      • Rafting
                      • Surfing
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Hunting
                      • Kayaking
                      • Fishing
                      • Sailing
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Swimming
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Zoo
                      • Cinemas
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Playground
                      • Restaurants
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Live Theater
                      • Museums
                      • Shopping
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Hospital
                      • Boating
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sight Seeing

                      Other Activities

                          • Train Town in Sonoma, Wineries, Muir Woods, Beaches
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • excellent house

                            excellent house

                            • Guest midwesterner (South Dakota)
                            • Date of stay 06/10/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/09/13
                            We are from the midwest so this house was perfect for us. We are not used to big city life. This house is in a quiet neighborhood with minimum traffic. The backyard with its pool, spa, waterway, chickens, and plants made you feel like you were in the country. It was easy to drive around the town and stores were very accessible. The owners are very friendly and accomodating. They sent us information ahead of time with recommendations of what to see, where to eat and shop. They sent a detailed list of how things worked in the house and left contact information in case we had any questions. This all made us feel better since we were in someone elses home. The house was perfect. There were 8 of us ranging from 11 years old to 70 years old. Everyone enjoyed themselves and were very comfortable in thel house. Beds were very comfortable also. I highly recommend staying here.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Wonderful Family Visit!

                            Wonderful Family Visit!

                            • Guest Tim Miesner (Katy, TX)
                            • Date of stay 06/29/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/05/13
                            To celebrate our parents' 50th wedding anniversary, my siblings, spouses, and I traveled to Novato, where our parents live. The house was clean, ready for guests, and felt like "home away from home". The Kaplans were so easy to work with and always anwered email questions promptly. The kitchen was fully equipped, the beds comfortable, and the backyard with the pool was beautiful! Our family held evening devotions, singing around the grand piano. We enjoyed sharing "remember whens" while gathered around the fire pit at the edge of the property, overlooking a scenic view. Highly recommend the Kaplan's vacation rental! Thank you, Brian and Stacey, for sharing your home with us!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Had a great time

                            Had a great time

                            • Guest HawksFan (Naperville, IL)
                            • Date of stay 06/16/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/23/13
                            Thanks for opening your lovely house up to us! We had a great time! There was a lot of space for everyone to relax. my oldest stepdaughter enjoyed playing chicken farmer. The baby loved the pool, the swingset and the trampoline. The area was beautiful and centrally located to the city, the beach, wine tasting.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Family Reunion & Vacation

                            Family Reunion & Vacation

                            • Guest CLAS (Jacksonville, FL)
                            • Date of stay 07/21/12
                            • Review Submitted 08/11/12
                            Our family selected this property and owner for the first time for all of us to be together. Parents, children and spouses and grandbabies. Two birthdays and two anniversaries were celebrated. This is an absolutely amazing property for all ages. We loved collecting and eating the eggs from the chickens. The babies discovered strawberries in the garden and we soon had to watch them and keep them from picking before they were ripe. The large table is perfect for family breakfasts--the booth in the kitchen for late night homemade ice cream and sharing funny stories. The pool and hot tub were spectacular to use at night under the stars, with the tiki torches lit and a fire in the chiminea. Plenty of space and bathrooms for three couples. 20 minutes from Sonoma and Golden Gate bridge. The owners are complete professionals regarding the business arrangements and are the nicest people as well. The neighbors treated us like new family--the cute babies were probably the draw there. (smile). This week was a life long memory for our entire family and is now part of the fabric of our story. When you are in this home, it feels like a home that is loved and cozy. Other 'firsts' cousins playing the grand piano together. First climb up the slide. First 'lesson' between cousins, as one showed the other how to go up and down stairs. Family picnic on a wild beach at Reyes National Seashore. First dip in the pool for one cousin. First visits to Sonoma. First visits to Golden Gate and a fun family drive up and down Lombard street. Truly a treasure in everyway.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Relaxing!

                            Relaxing!

                            • Guest kristin (Pacifica, CA)
                            • Date of stay 07/28/12
                            • Review Submitted 08/09/12
                            This family's home is very comfortable, sizeable and has all the amenities. It is great for kids! Especially the pool which is warm and spacious. The house feels remote even though it is conveniently located. The chickens were fun and their eggs were delicious! The owners were friendly, easy to work with, and professional. I would definitely come back.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Family vacation

                            Family vacation

                            • Guest Karen K.
                            • Date of stay 06/16/12
                            • Review Submitted 07/02/12
                            We were looking for a place that would be good for children and comfortable for the adults, allow us to be outside in the evenings, and be close to both the city of San Francisco as well as other areas north such as the Russian River and Bodega Bay. This vacation home met all those criteria plus more. It was beautifully decorated but comfortable for children. The pool, the kayak and the entire backyard area were perfect endings to busy days (with gorgeous sunset views). It also was a great place to have a large family cookout that included local friends on what turned out to be the hottest day of the vacation (e.g. wonderful to have the pool and the kayak). The owners were informative, responsive and available for questions. All in all, the perfect vacation home in Novato.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Right Coast Guest

                            Right Coast Guest

                            • Guest Right Coast Guest (Charlotte, NC)
                            • Date of stay 07/15/11
                            • Review Submitted 08/26/11
                            Wonder house for our visit to California. Our son got married in Napa and we were first time tourist to the West Coast. Wanted some place in between both areas. And we found it at Bel Marin Keys. Plenty of room and wonderful view from the pool area. Thanks for sharing your home with us :-}

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                          • Great Place for a Family

                            Great Place for a Family

                            • Guest SLC Family (Salt Lake City)
                            • Date of stay 04/16/11
                            • Review Submitted 05/08/11
                            A great place to stay for a family visiting Marin County or San Francisco. There is a lot of room and things for kids to do. Easy access with car to the all the sights. Owners are very helpful and kind.

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                           
                          $275 for 1-4 guests 
                          $25 per person over 4 with a maximum of $350 per night total
                          3 night minimum
                          PayPal accepted
                          Cleaning rate based on size of party $175-250
                          

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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 02/24/2014
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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: SFO or Oakland airport at 45 Miles
                          • Nearest Ferry: Larkspur ferry at 15 Miles
                          • Nearest Train: Richmond Amtrak at 30 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: Highway 101 at 2 Miles
                          • Nearest Beach: McNears Beach at 15 Miles
                          • Nearest Ski: Squaw Valley at 200 Miles
                          • Nearest Golf: Indian Valley Golf Course at 3 Miles
                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1987


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                          Speaks: english

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                          Photos

                          • Back view of house

                            Back view of house

                          • View from Master bedroom deck.

                            View from Master bedroom deck.

                          • Living room with 1923 Ludwig baby grand piano

                            Living room with 1923 Ludwig baby grand piano

                          • Family room with atrium to 1/2 bath.

                            Family room with atrium to 1/2 bath.

                          • Guest bath

                            Guest bath

                          • Kids bedroom

                            Kids bedroom

                          • Master bedroom with fireplace.

                            Master bedroom with fireplace.

                          • Two sided fireplace master bedroom/bath

                            Two sided fireplace master bedroom/bath

                          • Kitchen

                            Kitchen

                          • Small sandy beach with sand chairs.

                            Small sandy beach with sand chairs.

                          • Backyard

                            Backyard

                          • Zip line fun!

                            Zip line fun!

                          • Street view

                            Street view

                          • Living Room

                            Living Room

                          • Family Room with 40 flat screen and surround sound in yellow cabinet.

                            Family Room with 40 flat screen and surround sound in yellow cabinet.

                          • Guest bedroom off family room

                            Guest bedroom off family room

                          • Guest bedroom 
#2

                            Guest bedroom #2

                          • Dining room

                            Dining room

                          • Master bedroom looking toward backyard.

                            Master bedroom looking toward backyard.

                          • Master bath/shower

                            Master bath/shower

                          • Breakfast nook

                            Breakfast nook

                          • Basketball hoop

                            Basketball hoop

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                          This listing was first published here in 2010.

                          Date last modified - Monday, January 20, 2014

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                          4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 9

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