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Intimate Unit Walking Distance to Downtown, Between Sf/Wine Country

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Last updated: 10/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

San Rafael apartment description

Vacation rental ......bright, airy, newly-built attached one-bedroom mother-in-law unit is located in lovely San Rafael residential neighborhood with street parking, private entrance, patio and deck. It comes with a full kitchen, queen size bed, WiFi, extensive DVD collection shared by owner, full bathroom, and washer/dryer.

This gem is located in an established, quiet neighborhood, 3 blocks from the downtown area with its great restaurants, coffee shops and boutiques. The movie theater, specializing in showing foreign films, will hearken you back to days gone by. Whole Foods and Trader Joe Markets are less than 2 miles away and Safeway is within walking distance. The Farmer’s Market, held every Thursday from April through October will welcome you with fresh-grown produce, flowers and specialty items.

San Rafael is near many of the attractions of Marin, San Francisco, and Napa and Sonoma Wine Counties. In only 40 minutes you can be in the historic town of Sonoma and enjoy the taste of freshly made cheese, bike riding in the vineyards and the Napa Valley Wine Train. Take a 30 minute drive over the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco or 15 minutes to the Golden Gate Ferry for a refreshing ride into the city or a Giants Game!

For those looking for nature and hiking, we are a half hour to great hikes on Mount Tamalpais and 45 minutes to gorgeous Stinson Beach with miles of sand to walk, great ice cream shops, and lovely views of the Pacific. Take in the majestic Point Reyes National Seashore Park or, head north on Coast Highway One to Bodega Bay and the Russian River resort area and stand in awe at the giant redwoods at Armstrong Woods.

For those planning an extended stay, San Rafael is a great home-base for travel to Lake Tahoe in 4 hours and a mere 2 ½ hours to Carmel and Monterey Peninsulas for great diving, golfing, bike riding, sightseeing and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • bedroom is connected to the private deck with a full closet and free standing cabinet...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


          • full bath with glass enclosed shower, floating sink on cabinet, robes and slippers available, plush towels, shampoo and soap included with hair dryer...moreless


          • Books:

            can be discussed with owner, they have a good selection...moreless

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

            iPod speakers provided by owner...moreless

          • Television


          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Budget
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions


          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Synagogues

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Location Type

          • Downtown:

            Walking distance to restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, theater specializing in foreign films, sports bars, grocery stores. Farmer's market held every Thursday in spring, summer, fall. ...moreless

          • Monument View:

            A half hour to great hikes in Mt. Tamalpais, watershed and lakes. Bike trails on this mountain. Marin is famous for its open hillsides. ...moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Golf Privileges Optional
          • Hiking
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Roller Blading
          • Sailing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Wind-Surfing


          • Dining:

            bay window sits two with drop leave table to easily accommodate 4...moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 4 people


          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Internet
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking:

            street parking...moreless

          • Telephone:

            land line available with owners for emergencies only...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine


          • Coffee Maker:

            Starbucks coffee, sugar, cream provided by owner...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items:

            bare necessities, owner willing to shop for clients before arrival...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster


          • Deck / Patio:

            Patio is on the front entrance accessible to kitchen. 30' private deck is accessible from bedroom and it connects to patio....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            it uses gas provided by owner...moreless



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          from 5 traveler reviews
          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Apr 1 - Oct 31
          2 night min stay
          $150 $150
          Fri, Sat
          $950 $3,620
          My Standard Rate
          2 night min stay
          $130 $130
          Fri, Sat
          $810 $3,240
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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          Last updated: 10/17/2014
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          35 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          San Francisco - SFO
          0.25 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          walking distance
          3 Miles
          Nearest Ferry
          Larkspur Landing
          4 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          12 Miles
          Nearest Train
          Bart - San Francisco
          1 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          0.25 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          walking distance
          180 Miles
          Nearest Ski
          Lake Tahoe
          15 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          Stinson Beach

          Car: Necessary

          Close to San Francisco (30 min.), wine country (45 min), close to transportation/ferry/bus. Farmer's market every Sunday throughout the year and in the downtown area through spring/summer/fall. Restaurants/stores/boutiques within walking distance. Sausalito a mere 9 miles from home. Mild weather throughout the year, natural air conditioning when windows are open!!!


          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 1984

          About the owner: Bill was born and raised in S.F, Cachy is from Cuba, a good mixture of salt and pepper!!! Bill knows this area like the palm of his hands as he loves to venture out and discover new places, Cachy likes to find new adventures through walking and hiking the beautiful hills in Marin County. We have lived on this property since we bought our home, love this beautiful area with the trees and view of Mt. Tamalpais.

          Why the Owner Chose San Rafael:
          We bought our home because of the incredible beauty and peaceful neighborhood, great schools and established neighborhood. Our rental unit was built in 2006 as a home for our mom, we wanted to provide a beautiful setting while she was downsizing after living in this area for over 60 years.

          The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
          Beautiful, quiet neighborhood yet close to downtown full of restaurants/coffee shops/boutiques/library/theater/and lots of activities throughout the year. Fell in love with all the windows and light coming through the trees. We fell in love with the proximity to San Francisco yet far away from the bustle of city living. Have loved taking visitors to the wine country and be back home for the evening.

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          Speaks: english


          • Private entrance to unit

            Private entrance to unit

          • patio by entrance to unit

            patio by entrance to unit

          • dining area

            dining area

          • fully equipped kitchen

            fully equipped kitchen

          • private deck off bedroom

            private deck off bedroom

          • Square in town with restaurants,ice cream shops

            Square in town with restaurants,ice cream shops

          • View from front of property of beautiful Mt. Tamalpais

            View from front of property of beautiful Mt. Tamalpais

          • view through open gate

            view through open gate

          • entrance to living area

            entrance to living area

          • dinning and kitchen area

            dinning and kitchen area

          • bedroom with private deck

            bedroom with private deck

          • bedroom looking into bathroom

            bedroom looking into bathroom

          • Booth at Farmer's Market

            Booth at Farmer's Market

          • Golden Gate Bridge just 15 minutes away

            Golden Gate Bridge just 15 minutes away

          • Napa Valley vineyards

            Napa Valley vineyards

          • Vineyard in wine country 45 minutes away

            Vineyard in wine country 45 minutes away

          VRBO #491421

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          This listing was first published here in 2013.

          Date last modified - Friday, October 17, 2014

          $130 - $150 per night (USD)

          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 3

          View calendar: Updated 10/17/14
          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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