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Lovely View Home on San Francisco Bay for October 2014

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Mt. Tamalpais from south-facing deck


Last updated: 08/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

San Rafael house description

Our spacious, comfortable home is in San Rafael, just north of the the Golden Gate Bridge, on a peninsula that extends into the Bay, with easy access to San Francisco, Berkeley, the Sonoma and Napa wine country, and the beautiful Pacific Coast.

This is a great place to live, work, and play. There's a well-stocked supermarket within walking distance and a twice-weekly farmer’s market a short drive away, along with all the specialty shops and restaurants of Marin County. Golf courses, tennis courts, and hiking and biking trails are close by. We're near Dominican College and only a bridge away from the University of California campuses in Berkeley and San Francisco.

Our area offers a wide range of arts—music, dance, theatre, galleries—along with some of the best outdoor activities available anywhere. We're only a few minutes from China Camp State Park and a short drive from Mt. Tamalpais, Muir Woods, and the Pt. Reyes National Seashore.

Whether you're traveling to explore Northern California or looking for someplace quiet, comfortable, and peaceful while you're relocating or visiting family, you'll love our home. It's bright and spacious, with a large living/dining room, a modern, fully equipped open kitchen with a seating area, and a sunroom that is the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee. The windows and sliding glass doors in the living room and the master bedroom open out to a deck that overlooks a marsh, complete with snowy egrets, with a stunning view of the boat masts in the harbor beyond and the dramatic outline of Mt. Tamalpais against the sky to the southwest. There's a large second bedroom that doubles as an office, two full bath, and all the amenities for a comfortable lifestyle.

Important note: Our home is available only for stays of 1-2 months.

Keywords: Bright, sunny, comfortable, view, convenient, spacious

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


                  • Non Smoking Only

                  Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

                  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                    Bed is in excellent condition, firm, and comfortable...moreless

                  • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                    Very comfortable queen-sized American Leather sofabed...moreless

                  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)

                  Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

                  Kitchen & Dining

                  • Kitchen:

                    Large, fully equipped (we love to cook), with separate eating area. Separated from dining/living area with a counter....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    We love to cook and entertain - you'll have everything you need....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Large GE Profile with bottom freezer. ...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Gas cooktop, large separate oven....moreless

                  • Toaster
                  • Microwave
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Seating for 6 people


                  • Fireplace:

                    Lovely fireplace which we do not use for environmental reasons, but it's nice to look at....moreless

                  • Heating:

                    Forced air central heating with an automatic thermostat control....moreless

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    It's there, although you seldom need it in the Bay Area....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Off-street parking behind house. ...moreless

                  • Babysitter
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Garage
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Living Room seats 6

                  Other Amenities

                      • We have a 1-bedroom condo in San Francisco that is sometimes available for rent (1 month minimum)...moreless


                      • Satellite / Cable:

                        Expanded cable service with DVR; premium and pay-per-view channels available for an extra charge....moreless

                      • Television:

                        flat screen television...moreless

                      • Books
                      • Games


                      • Internet:

                        High-speed wireless internet connection....moreless

                      Pool & Spa

                          • Hot Tub:

                            Very large hot tub on deck outside master bedroom....moreless

                          Outdoor Features

                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Outdoor Grill

                          Location & View

                          • Water View:

                            We overlook a marsh, with a view to the boat harbor on the bay...moreless

                          • Mountain View:

                            Mount Tamalpais (the Sleeping Lady) rises to the west...moreless


                          • Cinemas
                          • Golf
                          • Fishing
                          • Cycling
                          • Sailing
                          • Tennis
                          • Swimming
                          • Hiking
                          • Kayaking
                          • Medical Services
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Laundromat
                          • Hospital
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Groceries
                          • Shopping
                          • Boating
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Walking
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Restaurants
                          • Live Theater
                          • Museums
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Mountain Biking


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                          30 night min stay

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                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
                          • Pet Fee $500
                          • Cleaning Fee $150
                          • Taxes Not included


                          This house is our primary home and is available only for a minimum of one and a maximum of three months.

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                          Last updated: 08/08/2014
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                          Car: Necessary


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1996

                          About the owner: Jeff is a retired university professor and writer; Janis is a writer and developmental editor. Our passion is traveling - we love to spend a month or more in a new city where we can get to know the people, explore the neighborhoods, go to the museums, and sample all the wonderful food. We have two beautiful grandchildren who live with their mother in Berkeley and a son who recently moved back to California from Costa Rica. We also have a beautiful 1-bedroom condo in San Francisco that we rent for periods of 1-3 months when we are not using it ourselves.

                          Why the Owner Chose San Rafael:
                          Our home is actually our home, not a vacation rental. We rent it to other travelers while we are away, so it will not be empty and to subsidize some of our travel costs. The location speaks for itself. After living for 26 years in dark, damp forested area on the side of a hill, we fell in love with this house as soon as we walked in the door and saw the view. We love the convenience of the location and the wonderful neighborhood, where everyone is friendly yet never intrusive.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          We love.... - Gazing at the stars from the hot tub before going to bed - Having breakfast in the sunroom watching snowy egrets in the marsh - Sitting on the deck with a glass of wine and watching the sun set behind Mt. Tam - Walking to the harbor and out the jetty into the Bay - The open plan that lets us mingle with friends and family while preparing a meal - Reading and dozing in the sunroom - Taking the ferry into San Francisco for a day of museum hopping, shopping, or just wandering around - Taking day trips to the beach ...and we could go on!

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                          Speaks: english, We speak and read a little French and Italian.


                          • Mt. Tamalpais from south-facing deck

                            Mt. Tamalpais from south-facing deck

                          • Breakfast room / kitchen

                            Breakfast room / kitchen

                          • Kitchen


                          • Garden and marsh from deck on a cloudy day

                            Garden and marsh from deck on a cloudy day

                          • Dining / living room and sunroom

                            Dining / living room and sunroom

                          • Master bedroom (now with King-size bed)

                            Master bedroom (now with King-size bed)

                          • View from Master Bedroom

                            View from Master Bedroom

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                          This listing was first published here in 2012.

                          Date last modified - Thursday, July 03, 2014

                          $3,200 per month (USD)

                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 08/08/14
                          Minimum stay: 30 nights
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