Lovely Water Front Studio Cottage

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water front deck where canoe is located


Last updated: 08/16/2015

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  • Minimum stay:1-14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Very lovely studio Beautiful Estuary View out to Mt Tam. This is like an oasis from the city hustle bustle, yet close to it all. Relax on the deck with 180 degree views and listen to the birds, or enjoy the quiet and the sunset. All you need for a short stay provided. Located between Frank Lloyd Wright Civic center and China Camp State Park, walk to beach or to Farmers market, or just relax on the deck and watch the birds and the Tide. Canoe, and bikes, provided.

WIFI 24/7, cable, Flat screen TV,

Keywords: Lovely warm dry clean and private water front home, light , bright, fully furnished. Full eat in kitchen and 2 bath view over the garden out to the water WIFI, , cable, Access to large deck , dock, canoe. Hike, bike, China camp , or walk the, beach. Farmers market 20 min walk Thur and Sun.


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Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 1
  • 350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 to sign rental agreement...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please no smokers...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Note the pool is located two doors down the street at owners property The pool is very accessable there-for a danger if the child can't swim...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    This house is level from the street one stair ...moreless

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • This is a lovely space, with great light, lovely view, peaceful setting, and all you need for your stay if it isn't in the cottage we will likely be able to provide it for you....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • This well apponited and updated studio is 20 feet from a 2mile tidal estuary that feeds to San Pablo Bay. China camp state park is at San Pablo bay, you can walk 1 mile or canoe off the dock. You can get to San Francisco bay from San Pablo bay. This is a peaceful quiet safe sanctuary from the hustle bustle, a great place to regroup at the end of your day. Beautiful birds. Canoe and Kyak for your pleasure....moreless


  • Books:

    there is a small library...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    some games monoopoly, chess, checkers, cards, puzzles...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    There is WI FI and Flat screen cable TV provided...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Lovely views of the sleeping lady (Mt Tamalpias) 180 degrees...moreless

  • Water View:

    patio views to Lovely tidal estuary, no oder, tons of birds, canoe for enjoying water way, or fishing...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    This house sits at the waters edge, very peaceful, beautiful birds like a sanctuary from the outside world...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    If your wifi fails we have an extra lap top...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    thermostat controlled fireplace...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    there is not a fitness room, however there is fitness quipment that could be left out an, elypitical, medicine ball, light weights, also a gym you can pay a day fee for 15 min walk...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    yes of course it is heated...moreless

  • Internet:

    you can connect with a plug if you need...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens clean, and provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    social area facing the estuary and the fireplace...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    use your own...moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample 2 spaces in the drive way extra parking on the street...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    There is always ample space on the street...moreless

  • Telephone:

    your cell or our landline if your cell fails...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    ample towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    we launder linens and towels weekly. for personal items there is a laundry matt 1/2 out of the neighborhood ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    we also have hard wire connect if there is a failure...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    there are 2 resturaunts with in walking distance, several 1-3 mile drive...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    drip coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All you need provided, pans dishes, ect...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    all provided...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen, full size refrigerator gas stove/ oven, coffee maker, and microwave....moreless

  • Microwave:



  • Lawn / Garden:

    out door seating at patio or under the walnut tree...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    webber provided...moreless

  • Tennis:

    1/2 mile walk private to the neighboorhood....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    the pool is shared with property owners, we don't swim so usually all yours...moreless

Building Type

  • Cottage


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 16 - Aug 16, 2016
14 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $100
  • Taxes Not included


If our Cottage is full we have a spacious Master suite , private entrance , private bath, and kitchenette, same view same water access.

Deposit to hold $250, non refundable after 15 days prior to arrivial date. Pay in full via paypal 15 days prior to arrival. Again nonrefundable, as we are not a big hotel

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14 Miles
Nearest Airport
san francisco
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
walking distance Great Bar and Great Food
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
McGinnues 9 hole, Peacock Gap 18 hole
14 Miles
Nearest Train
San francisco
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
San Rafael
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Again French restaurant Chalet Basque
225 Miles
Nearest Ski
Tahoe 3.5 hrs
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
china camp

Car: Recommended

This is such a sanctuary, you would never know you are close to all services and amenities. The gardens are lovely. The waterfront deck peaceful. We provide canoe or kyack for enjoying the estuary. You can bike to and thru the state park.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: We aim to please if you don't have it, ask us we probibly do.We have been here a long time and can't imagine being anywhere We are a wealth of information and love to share it.Creating a place of beauty and tranquility for travelers makes us happy. We have been doing this all our lives.

Why the Owner Chose San Rafael:
This property is such a surprise. You can't imagine it until you walk to the private space what the house hides.. We just love it.

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
This is like an oasis from the hustle and bustle yet close to it. Most people here don't even know this area exists and when they walk to the back garden,and estuary usually the comments are oh is beautiful, or wow, or I never knew this was here. It's a surprise when you enter

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Speaks: english



  • water front deck where canoe is located

    water front deck where canoe is located

  • fully equipped kitchen

    fully equipped kitchen

  • Full bath surrounded in stone

    Full bath surrounded in stone

  • your very own place

    your very own place

  • cozy fireplace, dining window with estuary view

    cozy fireplace, dining window with estuary view

  • private 
patio at waters edge

    private patio at waters edge

VRBO #357873

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, November 23, 2015

Minimum stay: 1-14 nights
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