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

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Last updated: 07/30/2014
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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


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

          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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

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

          • Dining:

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

          • Coffee Maker:

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

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 4 people


          • Parking:

            street parking...moreless

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


          • Books:

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

          • Video Library:

            owner will share extensive movie library...moreless

          • Stereo:

            iPod speakers provided by owner...moreless

          • Toys:

            talk to owner...moreless

          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • DVD Player
          • Games


          • Telephone:

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

          • Internet

          Outdoor Features

          • 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


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

          Location & View

              • 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


              • Churches
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Laundromat
              • Roller Blading
              • Tennis
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Cycling
              • Mountain Biking
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hospital
              • ATM/Bank
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Synagogues
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Groceries
              • Cinemas
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Antiquing
              • Live Theater
              • Fishing


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              from 3 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

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Taxes Not included

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              Last updated: 07/30/2014
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              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
              23 Selected dates


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

              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 - Wednesday, May 07, 2014

              $130 - $150 per night (USD)

              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 3

              View calendar: Updated 07/30/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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