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View! Luxury Serenity on 1 Acre ~ GG Bridge 15 mins ~ Sonoma Vineyards 25 mins

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

Our beautifully appointed and chic Suite evokes Las Vegas glam! Spectacular Valley views from our Top Floor Suite. Stunning new Luxury Italian Kitchen. Great Room with soaring Beamed Ceiling & Skylights. Asian styled wood accents with Fireplace, Sony 70" TV, Work Desk & LED lighting. Dining Table, Eames Recliner & Shoji Screen doors for privacy. Romantic Bedroom features super comfortable LED backlit bed & hotel quality bedding. Enjoy your Private Deck & 900 Sq Ft in our Gated Estate.

The Kitchen features Italian high gloss white contemporary cabinets. A 48" European Range & Double Oven, Microwave, Bosch Dishwasher, Samsung Fridge, Washer & Dryer. It is fully stocked for cooking and has a kettle, toaster and Vitamix blender. We have a Keurig and Nespresso coffee machine with pods, creamers, sweeteners and an assortment of snacks.

The Living Room has Shoji Screens that close and give privacy between the Living Room and Bedroom. The Bathroom is luxurious with a marble shower and shower panel with body spray. Super fast WiFi & 70" TV with TiVo DVR & Netflix.

We feature Luxury Hotel Quality bedding that is hypo-allergenic and extra-fine weave microfiber for breathability and comfort. Lightweight European down comforter. Quality cotton bath sheets & hand towels. Plenty of Closet space, Iron & Ironing board, Luggage Rack in the closet. Micro USB & iPhone Lightning chargers provided. True HEPA PlasmaWave® 5-Stage Air Purifier.

Self check-in any time with a combination lock on the front door. Late night Instant Bookings welcome and encouraged. Check in ANY time after 3pm until 2AM next day.

* THE INTERIOR OF THIS SUITE IS 100% PRIVATE AND NOT SHARED WITH ANYONE ~ There are NO Interior Doors that connect to another of our Suites ~ You have TOTAL Privacy. You may however see us or another guest parking a car or on the deck *

Gym: In the garage we have a $2,500 NordicTrack iFit® FreeStride Trainer with Stepper, Elliptical and Treadmill.

There is a private Deck with a table and 2 chairs for a morning coffee. Walk down to our 2,000 sq ft shared deck with views and serenity. We have a Fire Pit and patio lounge furniture. Relax with a game of Ping Pong - I am always up for a challenge!

This is a single family home and the VRBO Suites are ALL COMPLETELY separate, have separate PRIVATE entrances and 100% PRIVATE interior space. You may see another Guest while parking or on the shared deck but ALL interior spaces is you private area.

There is very good noise suppression in this top floor Suite but we ask you be considerate of Guests below.

The A/C is preset to cool to 75'. Once the outside temperature drops below 75' the A/C turns off. It's actually rare for homes in Marin to have A/C as it cools down nicely in the evening. We have a whole house fan as well as fans in the bedroom and living room.

This Suite is 34 stairs up from the driveway

We want to make sure Guests understand our House Rules. 600+ guests have enjoyed our vacation home since 2016 with only a few problems. We have ZERO tolerance to extra visitors, smoking, parties or noise after 10pm.

We monitor with exterior video cameras that record all exterior activity. The cameras are motion sensing and email us any exterior activity. We have ZERO INTEREST in the activities of our guests but want to dissuade unruly behavior. Our home is stylish and beautiful in a serene setting and we want all Guests to enjoy. We ask you to review and abide by our House Rules.

More Details

Steve Atkinson
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Steve Atkinson

My Wife and I are from England and arrived in California in 1988. Since then we have lived in 48 Californian homes! We like this one the best and hope you enjoy staying in one of our lovely suites. We have traveled Europe and Mexico extensively, over 150 weeks total traveling.

Steve Atkinson purchased this house in 2013

Why Steve Atkinson chose San Rafael

We are just 2 miles from the N San Pedro freeway exit. We are half a mile from China Camp State Park beaches, hiking trails, and mountain biking.

The Sonoma Wine region is 25 minutes and Napa is a further 20 minutes. The San Francisco Golden Gate bridge is 15 miles and 15 minutes south of us. A 30 minute ride on the high-speed ferry from Larkspur Landing (10 minutes away) and you can enjoy San Francisco without worrying about parking.

There are ocean beaches in Marin and San Francisco 20-30 minutes from us.

Markets ~ 7-Eleven is a mile away and Santa Venetia market is 2 miles. Safeways is one exit north at 3 miles. There is Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Nugget and Sprouts Farmers Market within 10 minutes.

Markets ~ 7-Eleven is a mile away and Santa Venetia market is 2 miles. Safeways is one exit north at 3 miles. There is Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Nugget and Sprouts Farmers Market within 10 minutes.

Restaurants ~ Le Chalet Basque is walking distance and at 2 miles you have Bogie's Cafe for breakfast and Subway. At 2.5 miles there is Ristorante La Toscana, an upscale Italian and Gaspare's Pizzeria is excellent too. Taqueria Hacienda serves casual Mexican. 3 miles away is Chipotle Mexican Grill, BJ's Brewhouse, Applebee's, Panda Express, Tomatina, Panera Bread and Roadside BBQ. These are at the Northgate Mall and there is casual fast food available also.

Every Thursday and Sunday morning there is a Farmers Market (3rd biggest in California). It's behind the County building with the blue roof. Turn right at the traffic light just before the freeway and then left to drive under the County building.


San Rafael House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Parties, Events, Music, loud TV or partying after 10pm. Absolutely NO Guests allowed. Zoe and I share this home so please be considerate of noise.
  • One car parking on our property ~ Strictly Enforced! Street parking is extremely limited and neighbors threaten towing if parked outside their home.
  • No Professional Photography, Video Shoots, Promotional Events or ANY commercial business. No Drones or any Aerial devices to be flown on our property
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital


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average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Small piece of heaven on earth!!

  • 5 of 5

First of all the owners are awesome, met with Steve , very warm and welcoming personality. The Serenity was the best place I have ever stayed. It was spacious,beautiful view..the kitchen was amazing..I wanted to just live there. The location of the the property is off the hook as well. I had a great time. One thing you will have the best nights sleep, the bed was so comfortable. Thank you Steve and Zoe for making my stay so comfortable and relaxing. I will definitely be using this space again for future stays. Too bad I can't give you more then 5 stars!! Prince for Life!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Benazir, please come back soon!
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Steve is truly the best

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were talking about what was the best part of our trip to Napa. We both agreed that staying at Steve's home was at the top of each of our lists. First of all, can we talk about how plush and comfortable this suite was? It's so cozy and gorgeous, extremely clean and well taken care of. We never needed for a thing and a big reason for that is because Steve keeps the place looking top-notch. Whenever we had a question about anything, Steve was ultra-responsive and so kind. We will definitely be staying here again for our next trip to wine country, which is just a short drive away from his home.

Prince 4 Ever, Steve! =)

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Artful Sparkle with a View

  • 5 of 5

Quiet. Close to The City. Peaceful far view. Easy access to walking, hiking, paddling opportunities. A responsive, responsible, and creative host.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5


  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lido Beach, NY

Serenity is a perfect name for this property.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was so clean and comfortable, the bed was amazing! It had everything you may need. We really appreciated the quiet and beautiful view. We loved the deck, so relaxing. The location is perfect, easy access to town and 101.

We look forward to returning for a longer stay.

Thank you to Steve and Zoe. They could not have been more helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Even better than the pictures

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Wow! This place was amazing!! It really is hard to put into words how beautiful their house is. The owners have wonderful taste and they really do go out of their way to make you feel at home! I loved it here. Coming back for sure.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.