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Sunny Mid-Century Modern 'House of Bamboo' W/ Pool+Hot Tub+Sauna

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Luxury & relaxation await you at the House of Bamboo

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Last updated: 10/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

San Rafael house description

Welcome to our House of Bamboo: Here the boundaries between the inside & the outside world are blurred through the masterful architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright protégé Joseph Eichler. Walk into the large open custom tiled atrium with loungers & fire pit surrounded on 3 sides by walls of glass. Open the sliding glass front door into the completely open 50 ft wide living/dining/kitchen/family room area perfectly designed for effortless entertaining.

Transparent floor-to-ceiling walls of glass look out to the oversize backyard fenced pool patio area perfect for entertaining and al fresco dining and featuring a thermal solar heated pebble tec freeform pool with built-in bench seating, resort quality loungers, and an outdoor jacuzzi hot tub under a truly magnificent huge Canary Island palm tree.

Practically a full outdoor kitchen with the dedicated patio drink fridge with counter and stainless steel 5-burner gas grill with smoker tray & rotisserie.

The entire home has been painstakingly remodeled in Spring 2010 with new 3 person cedar dry sauna installed in Sept 2012.


The entire home has been painstakingly remodeled in Spring 2010 and now features bamboo flooring throughout with in-slab radiant heat , open modern kitchen with custom stained bamboo counter tops & cabinets, an eat-in kitchen with seating for 4, separate living room bar counter with 5 stools, huge front guest room with separate entry to front yard & atrium, completely remodeled baths with unique bamboo sinks and the master bath featuring tan enormous walk-in custom tiled shower with dual shower heads & dual shower wands. The master bedroom also features a newly remodeled private outdoor patio space with 12 ft sliding glass French doors.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Open the back fence gate and let the kids run, play Frisbee, or catch a ball in the large open field surrounded by hills. The kids will also love the multiple swings & rope ladder in the fully private & fenced in front grass yard. Walk 5 min. up a nearby hill that has a large oak tree with 2 swings for phenomenal views of the hills, SF Bay, & the Civic Center (also designed by Frank Lloyd Wright). Access numerous open space hiking/mountain biking trails just across the street & down half a block.

Living here makes us always feel like we’re on vacation: the peaceful & serene setting , the beautiful views of the gentle hiking hills across the street , the rustling of the palms trees, the myriad variety of bird songs. Although San Francisco is only 20 minutes away, our House of Bamboo feels completely different. Escape the chilly fog of The City as typical summertime temperatures here are often 15-20 degrees warmer than San Francisco.

The ideal location for all Bay Area activities: The proximity of our House of Bamboo to a variety of Bay Area activities can’t be beat! Top tourist attractions are easily accessible. It’s the perfect location in between Napa and San Francisco: Hike or bike on beautiful Mt. Tamalpais (15 min), stroll through the huge redwoods of Muir Woods National Monument or laze on the sand at Stinson beach (both are 20 min), wine taste in Sonoma & Napa (30-45 min), see the sights on SF bay by taking the Larkspur ferry (8 min.), mountain bike or hike China Camp State Park (5 min.) , explore West Marin’s beautiful Pt. Reyes National Seashore (35 min.), stroll downtown San Rafael which exudes a small town feel yet offers many very good restaurants, specialty stores, and a few live entertainment venues & movie theaters (5 min.). There are at least 7 golf courses in Marin County alone, so you’ll agree that the House of Bamboo is THE place for your next San Francisco Bay Area vacation.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 2250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Must be at least 30 years old to rent and provide copy of driver's license....moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed:

                We have a super friendly & affectionate resident cat 'Moonlight' who will come & go as she pleases through her cat door. She is self sufficient with food & water and does her business outside....moreless

              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Wheelchair Accessible

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • front large guest room: 1 queen

                with sitting area & contouring foam mattress...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                with contouring foam mattress...moreless

              • Master bedroom: 1 queen

                with Tempurpedic memory foam mattress...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 king

                king converts to twin if desired...moreless

              • 1) front guest room is the largest (240 sq. ft)., has queen memory foam bed, separate entry to front yard & sliding glass doors to atrium, as well as separate sitting area with love seat. Has blackout shades for lower windows & doors (not upper windows). Also has it's own 32' LCD TV w/ Apple TV for Netflix, DirecTV satellite TV, & DVD player. 2) Bedroom #3 is 13' x 11' ft and has elevated platform bed with memory foam mattress. 3) Master bedroom has full private en-suite bath with enormous walk-in custom tiled shower with dual waterfall shower heads and dual shower wands. Laundry facilities are located at the back of the master closet. 4) Bedroom #4 - shown with King but can be converted to twin if desired...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Half bath: toilet

                ...moreless

              • Master Bath: toilet, shower

                Oversize walk-in custom shower + separate entrance...moreless

              • Hall Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

                with separate patio entry...moreless

              • All baths feature custom bamboo vanities & countertops, luxury fixtures, & unique bamboo sinks in 2 of the three bathrooms. Now you begin to understand why we call our home the House of Bamboo....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Pool is heated with rooftop solar thermal heating from May 15 through Oct. 15. Water temperature will vary depending on amount of sunlight/clouds/ambient temperature. Gas heating is available for additional fee for other times of the year upon request. SAUNA: Newly installed (Sept 2012) outdoor cedar 3 person dry sauna with carbon FAR infrared heaters and stereo Pool has OPTIONAL child security fencing with 3 self-closing gates (extra $200 fee required to install) Gas grill is hooked to main natural gas pipe so you'll never run out of fuel!. Front yard has (upon request in winter) 3 child swings as well as rope ladder and/or hand rings (interchangeable) Piano in living room is an electric Casio (which sounds great!)...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    various young kid and adult books...moreless

                  • Books For Kids
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player:

                    located in front guest room...moreless

                  • DVR
                  • Games:

                    younger kid and board games...moreless

                  • Games For Kids
                  • MP3 Dock
                  • Music Library:

                    Sonos multi-room wireless music system in 5 zones allows access to Spotify, Pandora, & Rhapsody, MOG, Songya, Amazon Cloud Player music services at no additional charge...moreless

                  • Piano
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    DirecTV with DVR...moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television:

                    42 inch plasma...moreless

                  • Toys:

                    Some kid toys provided...moreless

                  • Video Game Console:

                    Wii with Balance Board, Rock Band with instruments...moreless

                  • Video Games

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching

                  Location Type

                      • Town

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Sailing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining:

                        6 main chairs augmented with 2 additional adjustable height stools with backrests pulled over from adjacent eat-in kitchen area ...moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 8 people

                      General

                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        in master bedroom closet...moreless

                      • Filtered Water
                      • Fireplace:

                        Recently converted from wood burning to gas burner where the flames come right out of the crystals- instant gratification and atmosphere....moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating:

                        in slab hydronic radiant heating- another hallmark of Eichler homes....moreless

                      • Hydronic Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Area
                      • Living Room:

                        2 couches seat 6 adults comfortably and the accompanying ottoman can seat 2 additional or guests can sit in comfy bar stools adjacent...moreless

                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking:

                        2 cars in driveway and plenty of street parking always available...moreless

                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Shampoo
                      • Solar Panels
                      • Sunbed
                      • Telescope
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine:

                        in master bedroom closet...moreless

                      • Water Cooler
                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Blender
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Coffee Maker:

                        with built-in burr grinder...moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        More than most rentals we supply a large variety of utensils including genuinely sharp knives!...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        Plenty of what you need for your holiday...moreless

                      • Dishwasher:

                        Kitchenaid...moreless

                      • Freezer
                      • Grill
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen:

                        Top end stainless steel Kitchenaid appliances with 5 burner high BTU gas stovetop...moreless

                      • Microwave:

                        Built-in Whirlpool microwave...moreless

                      • Oven:

                        Whirlpool convection over...moreless

                      • Pantry Items:

                        Huge selection of spices and oils provided...moreless

                      • Refrigerator:

                        Stainless steel fridge side-by-side with in-door water and ice dispenser & ice crusher...moreless

                      • Stove:

                        5 burner high BTU GE Profile gas stovetop...moreless

                      • Stove
                      • Toaster:

                        Convection toaster oven...moreless

                      Outside

                      • Barbecue
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Child's Swing
                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Large concrete deck around pool with several loungers and resort style outdoor furniture...moreless

                      • Fully Fenced Property
                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        fully enclosed front lawn with 3 swing set and rope ladder...moreless

                      • Outdoor Entertainment Area
                      • Outdoor Furniture
                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Large 5 burner with additional side burner. Hooked up to gas ine so you never can run out!...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Patio
                      • Yard

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Heated Pool
                      • Hot Tub:

                        Brand new (November 2013) 4-6 person outdoor tub with waterfall...moreless

                      • In Ground Pool
                      • Outdoor Hot Tub
                      • Outdoor Pool
                      • Private Pool:

                        custom pebble tec bottom with solar thermal roof heating and chlorine generator ...moreless

                      • Sauna:

                        FAR Infared electric heated sauna off master bedroom patio...moreless

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Christmas & New Years 2014
                          Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          $450
                          $2,500
                          MLK 3 day Weekend
                          Jan 17 - Jan 20, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $375
                          President's Week
                          Feb 14 - Feb 22, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          $375
                          $2,100
                          Memorial Day Week
                          May 23 - May 30, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          $425
                          $2,000
                          Summer 2015
                          Jun 15 - Aug 30, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          $550
                          $3,300

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Cleaning $180
                          • Tax Rate 10%

                          Notes:

                          Reservation will be officially confirmed when a properly signed copy of the rental/liability release contract is received within 3 days of receipt.

                          Check in time is 4:00 p.m. and check out time is 11:00 a.m.

                          Cancellation policy:

                          90 or more prior to arrival : 75% refund

                          46-90 days prior to arrival : 50% refund

                          32-45 days prior to arrival : 25% refund

                          within 31 days prior to arrival : no refund

                          50% deposit required to confirm reservation with balance due within 90 days of arrival date. If booking within 90 days then 100% is due.

                          Payment either by check, wire transfer ($40 charge per transfer), or Paypal (3% domestic or 4% international fee added)


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                          Location

                          34 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          San Francisco
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          BJ's Brewpub
                          4 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Larkspur to San Francisco Ferry
                          7 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Indian Valley
                          1.7 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Hwy 101 & N. San Pedro Rd
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Many in Northgate Mall
                          173 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Sugarbowl Ski Resort
                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          McNears Beach

                          Car: Recommended

                          The proximity of the House of Bamboo to a variety of Bay Area activities can’t be beat! Top tourist attractions are easily accessible. It’s the perfect location in between Napa and San Francisco: Hike or bike on beautiful Mt. Tamalpais (15 min), stroll through the huge redwoods of Muir Woods National Monument, or laze on the sand at Stinson beach (both are 20 min), wine taste in Sonoma & Napa (30-45 min), see the sights on SF bay by taking the Larkspur ferry (8 min.), mountain bike or hike China Camp State Park (5 min.) , explore West Marin’s beautiful Pt. Reyes National Seashore (35 min.), stroll downtown San Rafael which exudes a small town feel yet offers a variety of tasty non-chain restaurants, specialty stores, a couple of live entertainment venues, & movie theaters (5 min.). There are at least 7 golf courses in Marin County alone, so you’ll agree that the House of Bamboo is the place for your next San Francisco Bay Area Vacation.

                          Other Activities: Wednesday & Sunday Farmer's Market - 2 miles

                          Golf: There are at least 7 golf courses in Marin County

                           

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                          Speaks: english, german, wife speaks German

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                          • Luxury & relaxation await you at the House of Bamboo

                            Luxury & relaxation await you at the House of Bamboo

                          • Our favorite place to rlax - under the huge palm on resort quality loungers

                            Our favorite place to rlax - under the huge palm on resort quality loungers

                          • Fully equipped modern kitchen with custom bamboo countertops & cabinets

                            Fully equipped modern kitchen with custom bamboo countertops & cabinets

                          • contemporary dining room looking into family room area (add'l seating available)

                            contemporary dining room looking into family room area (add'l seating available)

                          • View from Family Room to Dining Room Area and Eat-In Kitchen Bar with 4 Stools

                            View from Family Room to Dining Room Area and Eat-In Kitchen Bar with 4 Stools

                          • master bedroom with Tempur-Pedic bed and french doors to private patio

                            master bedroom with Tempur-Pedic bed and french doors to private patio

                          • Master bathroom with custom bamboo vanity and separate private patio entrance

                            Master bathroom with custom bamboo vanity and separate private patio entrance

                          • State of the Art FAR Infared Carbon heating dry sauna on master bedroom patio

                            State of the Art FAR Infared Carbon heating dry sauna on master bedroom patio

                          • 2nd bedroom with king bed (that compacts into a twin if desired) & shared bath

                            2nd bedroom with king bed (that compacts into a twin if desired) & shared bath

                          • Custom dual sink hallway full shared bathroom with separate entrance

                            Custom dual sink hallway full shared bathroom with separate entrance

                          • private enclosed front yard with 2 swings, rope ladder, & rings

                            private enclosed front yard with 2 swings, rope ladder, & rings

                          • front of our home with two parking spaces in driveway and lots of street parking

                            front of our home with two parking spaces in driveway and lots of street parking

                          • custom pebble tec bottom salt water pool with built in bench and solar heating

                            custom pebble tec bottom salt water pool with built in bench and solar heating

                          • dining al fresco is a way of life in the summertime here

                            dining al fresco is a way of life in the summertime here

                          • family room area adjacent to dining area

                            family room area adjacent to dining area

                          • Spacious living room w/ new gas & crystal fireplace & 42 in. flatscreen

                            Spacious living room w/ new gas & crystal fireplace & 42 in. flatscreen

                          • quintessential Eichler's design: the open air atrium with modern propane heater

                            quintessential Eichler's design: the open air atrium with modern propane heater

                          • Huge walk-in custom shower with dual waterfall showerheads and wands in master

                            Huge walk-in custom shower with dual waterfall showerheads and wands in master

                          • private & serene Master bedroom patio with 12 foot sliding glass doors

                            private & serene Master bedroom patio with 12 foot sliding glass doors

                          • Oversize front 1st guest room & seating area with front yard & atrium entrances

                            Oversize front 1st guest room & seating area with front yard & atrium entrances

                          • Spacious 3rd guest room with queen memory foam platform bed & shared bath

                            Spacious 3rd guest room with queen memory foam platform bed & shared bath

                          • Grand Turbo BBQ with 5 burners, 2 side burners, smoker tray, & rotisserie

                            Grand Turbo BBQ with 5 burners, 2 side burners, smoker tray, & rotisserie

                          • the perfect vacation awaits you at House of Bamboo

                            the perfect vacation awaits you at House of Bamboo

                          • relaxing in the hot tub with moon and open space hills in background

                            relaxing in the hot tub with moon and open space hills in background

                          $375 - $550 per night (USD)
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                          4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

                          View calendar: Updated 10/11/14
                          Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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                          Member since: 2010
                          Speaks: english, german, wife speaks German
                          • Calendar last updated 10/11/2014
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