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Lovely Water Front Studio Cottage

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Last updated: 05/16/2011

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  • Minimum stay:5 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. If the Studio is full, we have a very private Master suite, private entrance, bath and kitchenette.

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

  • Cottage
  • 350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 to sign rental agreement...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please no smokers...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    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 no stairs ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • ...moreless

  • master suite 1 queen pillow top...moreless

  • 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 home/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


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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....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:

    Small but efficient kitchen, 2 burner gas stove, large convection oven, coffee maker, and microwave....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Micro , provided, all spaces ...moreless

  • Oven:

    independant oven studio, toaster in master, double oven main house...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    full size refridgerator ...moreless

  • Stove:

    2 burner gas...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven for additional smaller items...moreless


  • Kayak / Canoe:

    both boarded on deck...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    lovely private sitting area with a view, and of course the 800 sq ft deck...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    lovely rose and bouganvilla and fruit tree garden...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

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

  • Private Pool:

    there is a pool outside your back door...moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
5 night min stay
$625 $1,990
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$625 $1,990
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $40
  • 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 Cottage:
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

    water front deck

  • Bed views water front and pool

    Bed views water front and pool

  • lovely pool out side your door

    lovely pool out side your door

  • kitchenette view of the pool

    kitchenette view of the pool

VRBO #357873

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Date last modified - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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  • Calendar last updated 05/16/2011
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