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Views! Elegant Private Suite 1 Acre ~ GG Bridge 15 mins Sonoma Vineyards 25 mins

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type apartment


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2

Our beautifully appointed and chic Elegant Suite evokes Las Vegas glam! Private Entry & spacious 700 Sq Ft in our Gated Estate. Stylish Bedroom with Gel-Memory Foam Mattress & hotel quality bedding. Fireplace, Samsung TV & TiVo DVR, Desk & Mac Computer. Living room features Fireplace, Samsung TV and Spectacular Views! Beautiful Marble Bathroom with large Tub, Rain System LED Shower Panel & 2 Vanities. Cherry Laundry cabinets with Carrara marble slab counters & LG Washer & Dryer

Secure parking in our gated home, walk up 20 private interior stairs to your Private Suite.

NO Kitchen, Oven or Cooktop but we have a Microwave, Toaster, Keurig Coffee maker, Kettle and under counter Fridge. We provide bone china dinnerware, silverware & glasses. As there is no dishwasher we offer disposable Chinet paper plates, coffee cups, napkins, plastic cutlery & glasses, Coffee pods, creamers, sweeteners and an assortment of snacks. Filtered Water Jug.

Fast WiFi & Samsung UHD TVs In Bedroom AND Living Room with TiVo DVR & Netflix. We feature Luxury Hotel Quality bedding that is hypo-allergenic and extra-fine weave microfiber for breathability and comfort. Lightweight down comforter. Quality cotton bath sheets, hand towels & washcloths. Plenty of Closet space, Iron & Ironing board, Luggage Rack in closet. Micro USB & iPhone Lightning chargers provided.

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 ELEGANT 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 *

A full size Fridge / Freezer in the garage can be used to store food and ice. Gym: In the garage we have a $2,500 NordicTrack iFit® FreeStride Trainer with Stepper, Elliptical and Treadmill.

Feel free to hang out on our 2,000 sq ft shared deck with views and serenity. We have a Fire Pit, patio lounge furniture and 4 hammocks. Relax with a game of Ping Pong - I am always up for a challenge!

This is a single family home and the AirBnB 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.

To help muffle noise, the Penthouse Suite above has hardwood on top of plywood subfloor. Then a 1/2" rubber matting under a 2nd floating hardwood floor. There are thick shag rugs with dense felt pad in all rooms above.

The Penthouse Suite above this Elegant Suite only accepts bookings of 2 people maximum. A couple of our 100 or so Guests have mentioned noise from above. If you are sensitive to noise disturbance, similar to living in an apartment, there may better VRBO choices out there.

This Suite is 20 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 49 homes togerther! 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 apartment in 2013

Why Steve Atkinson chose San Rafael

We are just 2 miles and 4 minutes from the N San Pedro Hwy 101 freeway exit. We are half a mile from China Camp State Park beaches, hiking trails, and mountain biking.

The Sonoma Wine region is 30 minutes and Napa is a further 20 minutes. The San Francisco Golden Gate bridge is 15 miles and just 17 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.

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.

House Rules

No parties or events

Not suitable for pets

Not suitable for children under 12

Check-in time is 3PM - 2AM (next day)

No smoking ANYTHING inside OR outside

No Outdoor Shoes on the White Bedroom Rugs

One car parking on our property. Additional vehicles must find street parking

No music or loud TV after 10pm. Other Guests and us share this home so please be considerate and respectful of noise


San Rafael Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 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
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Views! Elegant Private Suite 1 Acre ~ GG Bridge 15 mins Sonoma Vineyards 25 mins
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

great stay

  • 5 of 5

The place was mellow and amazing. Will be back again.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and great view out the living room window

  • 5 of 5

The Elegant suite was very clean and well maintained. The bed was super comfy !!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minnetonka, MN

Great property and central location!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here - it was a great central spot as we wanted to spend time in San Francisco, Napa, Sonoma and Muir Woods. The owner was helpful and very responsive to all questions we had - we would certainly stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay, albeit too short. Pictures did not disappoint and were on point. Beautiful view from the living room and actually saw a double rainbow before we left in the morning.

Thanks Steve and Zoe, beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plymouth, MI

Exceptional Home

  • 5 of 5

This home was immaculate and well maintained. The kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and living room were spacious. The fireplaces were wonderful. The floors were gleaming. Everything we needed was in the home. The owner made it easy to access the home when we arrived and check out was simple.

We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent place to stay, you won’t be disappointed!!!

  • 4 of 5

Property is clean and accommodating.

Close to shopping, restaurants, highways and near Napa, Oakland and San Francisco!

The most relaxing view to wake up too!!!

The owner is very helpful and provides more than most inside his facilities. He is accessible and offers some great advice about the city.

A wonderful experience coming from the East Coast and we would surely look to stay again when we return to the area!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50
Tax Rate 10.0%

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.