Luxurious Garden Suite Enjoys the Best the Bay Has to Offer
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
The historic town of San Rafael is located in the banana belt of marvelous Marin County where near perfect weather can be found from May through the end of of October. The weather at our home is on average 20 degrees warmer than in the city and with its proximity to the attractions of Marin, San Francisco and the Napa and Sonoma wine countries offers the best of all Bay Area worlds. Our retreat puts you close to any action you could wish for while giving you the feeling of peace and tranquility that is often only found while on holiday.
Our lovely mountain estate offers a spacious bedroom with a Queen sized bed dressed in the finest linens, French doors overlooking a beautiful english style garden and luxurious marble bathroom with heated floors, large Jacuzzi tub and separate glass shower offer you a spa-like getaway. A large television in the bedroom is hidden inside a spacious walnut armoire and is equipped with full cable and features a DVD player should you wish to view a movie or video.
The apartment offers both indoor and outdoor living areas. The indoor living area of the apartment is very large and features a window front dining area set to accommodate up to four people. The luxurious wet-bar is fully equipped with refrigerator, sink, microwave, coffee maker and hot-plate for light cooking.
Drink your morning coffee or afternoon glass of wine; while relaxing on the plush window seat or out in the garden wrapped in one of the plush terry cloth robes provided for you. On the rare occasion the weather isn’t cooperating or after a long day exploring or relaxing light a fire in the large marble fireplace and snuggle on the down filled couch.
Our home is located on almost 1.5 acres and has been extensively landscaped and terraced and offers many areas for reading relaxing or enjoying the beautiful weather in San Rafael. Our grotto style pool and hot-tub are kept at a nice temperature and offer a refreshing and relaxing escape with a view of the San Francisco Bay and 2 of our lovely bridges.
Enjoy our home as:
• A home base for exploring the beautiful Bay Area
• A temporary home for students looking for a permanent apartment
• A comfortable alternative to hotel living for parents visiting their children that attend Dominican University
• A sanctuary for overflow wedding guests
• Executive' temporary housing
• Spa weekend
• Sheer relaxation
Keywords: Garden flat, In-law suite, vacation condo, vacation apartment, country getaway, vacation rental, wine country getaway, marin county getaway, bay area vacation rental, vacation suite
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- On floor 1
- 1050 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
We always welcome kids. If multiple kids are staying then it is most comfortable for one child to sleep on a roll-away bed and the second to sleep on our over sized down filled couch. We have a queen sized fold-away but it takes up a lot of living space....moreless
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
- Queen size Beds (1) The luxurious bed features a pillow top mattress, high thread count sheets in addition to down comforter and pillows., Twin or Single Beds (1) A roll away bed is available and our down filled day bed makes a perfect bed for a small child., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1). Our suite while large is best suited for a maximum for 3 adults due to space concerns....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Multiple separate garden areas to relax in, dedicated gas grill just for unit, 2 separate outdoor dining areas, hiking and biking available directly outside of property, exapansive views from pool area and hiking trails. limited catering may be available, personal grocery shopping may be available, high-thread count sheets and egyptian cotton sheets, bubble bath and spa salts available for true relaxation in the large jacuzzi tub. ...moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Fireplace:
The lady of the house is a wonderful cook. With prior notice and for an additional fee a wonderful meal or small cocktail spread can be arranged. Personal shopping services may also be available....moreless
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 1 - Mar 28, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
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Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning Fee $100
- Property Damage Protection $79
- Taxes Not included
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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2 Minutes from Dominican University, 4 Minutes to historic downtown San Rafael and the Mission San Rafael Arcangel, 5 Minutes from China Camp State Park, 8 Minutes from Marin County Civic Center designed by legendary Frank Lloyd Wright, 12 Minutes to charming European village of Mill Valley, 15 Minutes from Muir Woods & Stinson Beach , 15 Minutes From the hiking, biking and scenic outlooks of Mt. Tamalpais, 15 Minutes to Historic Tiburon, 15 Minutes to the shops, cafes and restaurants of Sausalito, 20 Minutes from Infineon Raceway, 20 Minutes from the world famous Golden Gate Bridge, 25 Minutes San Francisco's attractions- Alcatraz, Cable Cars, China Town, Japan Town, North Beach, Union Square, Museum’s –De Young, Lawrence Hall of Sciences, SF MOMA, Asian Art Museum, & Legion of Honor, Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower, Haight Ashbury, 30 Minutes to Napa and Sonoma County Wine District, , 40 Minutes from Point Reyes Regional Seashore, Marin County and the surrounds of San Francisco and Nap
Year Purchased: 1976
About the owner: My wife Birgitta and myself have enjoyed living in the Bay Area for almost 40 years. I originally moved to the Bay Area from Philadelphia as part of the Navy Dental Corp. back in the early 1970's. I was taken by it's beauty, activities and wonderful people. After the service I decided to make the Bay Area my home and opened up my dental practice in San Francisco's Union Square. Soon after that, I met my Swedish wife Birgitta a former Pan Am and later United flight attendant. After a few years in San Francisco we moved to Sausalito where our first child Melissa was born. Wanting more space then our cliffside condo could offer we found our home in San Rafael. We have spent the last 35 years making improvements to and expanding our house into a truly delightful and welcoming home to accomodate our two sons Jason and Andrew. Now that our children have grown we are really taking the time to enjoy what the Bay Area has to offer. We have adopted a wonderful dog named Bogey and can often be found hiking the trails that surround Marin. When not walking the dog I can be found at my dental practice or at the golf course. Both Birgitta and I are avid golfers that try and hit the course at least 2-3 times per week. In addition, to our love of the outdoors we love to travel the world and have recently begun cruising to exotic ports as often as possible.
Why the Owner Chose San Rafael:
We are proud to be sharing our home with our guests. We moved to sunny San Rafael over the last 35 years and raised our children in our home. Now that they are grown and have left the 'nest.' We are proud to share our home paradise and our beloved San Francisco Bay Area and wine countries with our guests.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Our home is perfect for almost any visitor. From an executive looking for a short-term rental to call home away from home to a family or couple looking to experience all that the Bay Area has to offer; to a student who wants a nice place to lay his or head that is close to school (Dominican University is 4 minutes away). Our proximity to everything from Six Flags Theme Park to world class wine regions; to Majestic state parks such as Muir woods to the cable cars and sights of San Francisco our home offers you a trip with access to the best the bay has to offer.
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View from hot tub over grotto style swimming pool
The lovely bedroom with French doors to the back lawn and English Garden
Living room and window seat
One of many traquil garden areas to enjoy on the property
A view from the back patio toward the house and garden suite.
A view from the front steps of the home toward the street
Gated entrance to mountain top estate
Historic Mission San Rafael
Relax by a wood burning fire and read a book, socialize or watch a movie
Radiant heat floors, jacuzzi tub and glass shower let you escape to your own spa
Path looking back toward house
A view from the street of our home
Patio above the pool next to hot tub with fire pit for relaxing bon fires.
Frank Lloyd Wrights Marin Civic Center Building is 5 minutes from our home
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Sunday, November 29, 2015
- Property typeApartment
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