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A Luxe Country Hideaway with Spa, Pool, Al Fresco Dining!

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Last updated: 01/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

San Anselmo house description

A beautiful, tastefully renovated 1950's ranch house with with views of our landscaped yard, adjacent Live Oak forests and the Loma Alta, from every room. This is a true indoor-outdoor living home with walls of glass to let the outside beauty in, as well as outdoor dining and living areas for our languid warm months. We are located in the area of Marin that is not enshrouded by San Francisco's infamous summer fog. By 9am our skies are blue and you are guaranteed 80-90 degree days to spend lounging by our pool. Our property sits on a half acre, with a vegetable garden and fruit trees to help yourself from, depending on the seasons. The house has 3 bedrooms: the master has a king bed and bathroom adjacent to it. The other 2 bedrooms were extensively renovated in 2011. They share a bathroom and each bedroom has a twin bed, with trundle beneath it. The house comes with the option of renting our Casita, a separate unit with queen bed and its own bathroom. Our kitchen is a cooks delight with marble countertops and high end appliances. The kitchen has an eating nook and reclaimed teak dining table. We have a family room with TV and piano and also a living room with a wood burning fireplace. Our outdoor dining area features a generous teak dining table. We have both gas and wood burning BBQ facilities.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Our pool is securely fenced but guests are responsible for ensuring the safety of all children around the pool and hot tub....moreless

              • Limited Accessibility
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                twin bed with trundle...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                twin bed with trundle...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Pantry Items:

                We will leave basic condiments and spices. Depending on circumstances we can provide certain pantry items on request, on a case by case basis....moreless

              • Dining:

                We have a dining table in the kitchen which seats 6-8. We have an outdoor dining area (with heat lamp) which can seats 8-10....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                We have a french press as well as a single-cup drip filter coffee maker. We do not have an electric coffee maker....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                We love to cook and bake, the kitchen is well stocked with the tools of the trade!...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Marble counters, dining nook with farmhouse table. A cooks delight!...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                8...moreless

              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Microwave
              • Ice Maker
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Garage:

                Our garage will not be available for parking, but can be used to store bicycles etc....moreless

              • Parking:

                Parking for 2 cars in our driveway. Electric gates provide safety and security....moreless

              • Fireplace:

                We have a working indoor fireplace, perfect in winter months....moreless

              • Living Room seats 8:

                We have a family/ TV room as well as a living room....moreless

              • Air Conditioning
              • Heating
              • Linens Provided
              • Iron & Board
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • This is our home, so you will find it fully equipped and also features original artworks (many by us - we are both artists) and some personal effects. We love to travel and would like others to enjoy our home when we gone. We ask renters to respect that this is our home and in return you will enjoy the benefits of a well tended, cared for home where great attention has been paid to the details of good living! We provide pool toys and outdoor sofas, benches and chairs as well as umbrellas. We have a small trampoline and a tree house for younger guests to enjoy! The house has 6 beds, but we can add the Casita to the the rental for $120 per night to accommodate parties of 8. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    Cable, smart TV with wifi capabilities....moreless

                  • Books
                  • Games
                  • Music Library
                  • Toys
                  • Video Library
                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo

                  Communications

                  • Internet:

                    The house comes with a WIFI system....moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool
                  • Hot Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Bicycles:

                    Kids and adult bicycles can be rented for an extra fee, on request....moreless

                  • Garden Chairs:

                    9...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Away From It All

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        Our Back yard looks on to Loma Alta, a local favorite for hiking and mountain biking....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Library
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Tennis
                      • Sailing
                      • Swimming
                      • Surfing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Cycling
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Antiquing
                      • Shelling
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Cinemas
                      • Churches
                      • Playground
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Boating
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Hiking
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Christmas/ New Year
                      Dec 20 - Jan 6
                      6 night min stay
                      $400
                      $2,625
                      My Standard Rate
                      4 night min stay
                      $400
                      $2,625 $10,500
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                      • Property Damage Protection $69
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 01/30/2014
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                      Location

                      34 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      San Francisco International Airport
                      6 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Larkspur Landing Ferry
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      US 101
                      23 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Stinson Beach
                      1.7 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Iron Springs Brewery
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      San Geronimo Community Course
                      1.7 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Iron Springs Brewery

                      Car: Necessary

                      San Anselmo is perfectly situated for exploring both San Francisco as well as Napa and the surrounding winelands. Both are an easy day trip form our home. If you wish to leave the car behind, we have world class mountain biking and hiking accessible right from our front door. Marin itself offers a wealth of State and National Parklands, beaches and Redwood forests to be explored. Local farms provide organic produce for superb farmers markets and restaurants.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2009

                      About the owner: We are South Africans who moved to Marin in 2008, after 16 years spent working very hard in New York City. We still work hard but play hard too and love our down time, now that we live under Californian skies. We have 2 young boys.

                      Why the Owner Chose San Anselmo:
                      We moved to San Anselmo in search of all the things we love about life here - fresh air, endless possibilities for outdoor pursuits, warm summers without humidity and milder winters. We feel like we are on vacation in our own home and love sitting in the hot tub under starry skies, swimming in our pool on hot days and tending our garden which produces a bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables. We chose our property for it's all day sunshine in the summer months and the sunbeams that stream in our windows during the winter months.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Our property is ideally situated for exploring the beaches, farmlands and food of West Marin while still being close to San Francisco and also within reach of Napa and Sonoma. We are located in a part of San Anselmo that was developed later than most and therefore is characterized by larger properties and a feeling of being in the country, even though we are close to shops, banks and restaurants. Our house is situated on the floor of a small valley and we have tons of sun and are surrounded by open space. One can walk/ bike from the front door and be on a trail within minutes. Without too much effort one can feel a million miles from a city, but from the right hill top you can spot the San Francisco skyline - always a treat!


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                      Speaks: english
                       

                      Photos

                      • Eat in kitchen with views of the pool, garden, Casita and Live Oak Forest.

                        Eat in kitchen with views of the pool, garden, Casita and Live Oak Forest.

                      • Family room, looking towards hallway to living room and master bedroom.

                        Family room, looking towards hallway to living room and master bedroom.

                      • Main Bathroom, adjacent to Master bedroom.

                        Main Bathroom, adjacent to Master bedroom.

                      • Kids bedroom with twin bed and trundle.

                        Kids bedroom with twin bed and trundle.

                      • Outdoor dining 10-12 months of the year!

                        Outdoor dining 10-12 months of the year!

                      • The Family room with a view through to the kitchen dining nook.

                        The Family room with a view through to the kitchen dining nook.

                      • Living Room, with fireplace and view to the pool.

                        Living Room, with fireplace and view to the pool.

                      • Upstairs with a view of the shared bathroom and 2 twin bedrooms.

                        Upstairs with a view of the shared bathroom and 2 twin bedrooms.

                      • Outdoor living at its best!

                        Outdoor living at its best!

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, January 29, 2014

                      $400 per night (USD)
                      5

                      3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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                      Minimum stay: 4-6 nights
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