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

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View of the house from the hot tub.

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Last updated: 04/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 sunny Marin, away from San Francisco's 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 a trundle beneath it. Our kitchen is a cooks delight with marble countertops and high end appliances. The kitchen has an eating nook that seats 6-8 at a 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. In order to accommodate 8 people, we make our Casita available for an extra $100 per night, it is adjacent to the pool and features a queen sized bed and it's own bathroom.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • 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
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    This includes guests and visitors to the property, please no pets at all....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • 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

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    This is the Casita, rented as an add-on for parties of 8. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet

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  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    This is the Casita bathroom, rented as an add-on....moreless

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 personal effects. We love to travel and would like others to enjoy our home when we are away. 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! ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Sonos system with a CD player linked to it. Renters will need to download the free Sonos software/app in order to operate it and listen to their own music....moreless

  • Television:

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

  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • 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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    The house has central AC but our cool summer nights mean that even on the hottest summer days, we only use it for a few hours and let the cool breezes of night cool us instead....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

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

  • Garage:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The house has an HVAC heat and cold system with a digital thermometer....moreless

  • Internet:

    The house comes with a WIFI and a Sonos sound system, which renters can operate by downloading the Sonos software....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

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

  • Parking:

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

  • Telephone:

    Local calls are free....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Pool and bath towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We have a french press as well as a single-cup drip filter coffee maker. We also 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

  • Dishwasher:

    GE Profile, stainless....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric oven....moreless

  • 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

  • Refrigerator:

    French door opening, with freezer drawer below and ice maker in freezer. Filtered water dispenser in door....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas range....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Dualit toaster, with two slots....moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

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

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct-December
Oct 1 - Dec 28, 2015
7 night min stay
$325
$8,500
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$390
$2,625 $10,000

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

* 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 $79
  • Casita rental - per night $100
  • Taxes Included

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Last updated: 04/25/2015
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Location

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

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 in New York City. We still work like New Yorkers, but play like Californians and love our down time. 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!


Contact us

Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • View of the house from the hot tub.

    View of the house from the hot tub.

  • Eat in kitchen with views of the pool and garden. Seats 6 -8.

    Eat in kitchen with views of the pool and garden. Seats 6 -8.

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

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

  • Master bedroom with King size bed.

    Master bedroom with King size bed.

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

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

  • Kids bedroom with twin bed and trundle.

    Kids bedroom with twin bed and trundle.

  • Casita (pool house) with Queen bed. (Optional extra for parties of 8.)

    Casita (pool house) with Queen bed. (Optional extra for parties of 8.)

  • Casita bathroom.

    Casita bathroom.

  • Summer living at its best!

    Summer living at its best!

  • Outdoor dining under a covered patio, with heat lamp and a teak table.

    Outdoor dining under a covered patio, with heat lamp and a teak table.

  • 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.

  • 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 with view of pool and Casita on left.

    Outdoor dining with view of pool and Casita on left.

  • View to Casita bathroom.

    View to Casita bathroom.

VRBO #451216

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
    3.5
  • Property type
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Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
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  • Calendar last updated 04/25/2015
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