Marin Vacation Home with Pool, Near Sonoma and San Francisco(67 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Swimming Pool and BBQ grill, 6 Bedroom, 3 Bath w/ wireless internet (Sleeps 12)
Location Info: : Finally, proximity from Your Marin Vacation Home to bay area activities can’t be beat! Top tourist attractions are easily accessible from this home and with incredibly scenic drives * Infineon Raceway (with NASCAR events) is only 10 highway minutes away * Arrive at Marin Headlands or the Golden Gate Bridge in just 25 minutes * Muir Woods with old growth redwood trees is a must-see Marin outing only 30 minutes away * Downtown San Francisco takes just 35 minutes. Each way provides incredible views and landscape * Visit downtown San Rafael (where American Graffiti was filmed) in less than 10 minutes! Loads of Restaurants, specialty stores and live entertainment venues * The famous Napa and Sonoma Wine Country is only 35 minutes away, past gorgeous marshlands and country landscape * Explore West Marin's beautiful Pt. Reyes and beaches in 35 minutes or less * Tour the Marin Civic Center, viewable from Your Marin Vacation Home and just a 10 minute drive away.
Area Information:: See this famous architectural building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright – an influential masterpiece of its day. It is rumored that this buildings lines where some of the primary influences for George Lucas when creating the Star Wars series. (In fact, the town of Nicasio, in Marin and only 20 minutes from the home, is where the forest scene for Return of the Jedi was filmed. The famous Skywalker Ranch (about 10 minutes away) is also located here in Marin, along Lucas Valley.) * Enjoy the Bay, Redwood Forests, Marine and Bay Coastlines, Wine Country, and Metropolitan San Francisco from this very central location in beautiful Marin County.
About Novato (Owner's description): : The house is in a quiet neighborhood in Novato, California, 2 minutes to all important Highway 101. 35 minutes to Napa, 25 minutes to Sonoma and comfortably 35 minutes north of San Francisco, yet easily accessible. Year Purchased: 1998 - The Unique Benefits at this House: Large home, quiet neighborhood, fast access to highway 101, beautiful swimming pool and close to Napa, Sonoma, San Francisco and especially close (10 minutes) to the Infineon Raceway, where NASCAR and other events take place throughout the year. Owner Description/Comments: My wife and I were married in Nashville, Tennessee and after living in Philadelphia for a while, we moved to San Francisco. We love the unique weather in San Francisco and the fantastic access to great local places such as Napa and Sonoma wine region, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Muir Woods, Monterey & Carmel and much more...Currently we live in Novato, CA, a few miles from our rental property.
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Member since: 2009
- 2500 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 12
- Children Welcome
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Living space includes a large living room and formal dining room, family room, office, 3 full baths, 6 bedrooms, kitchen, laundry room, swimming pool, patio and garage. Furnished with guests in mind who are looking for a retreat with friends, family or co-workers, there is ample seating and elegant living space in which to make the perfect get-a-way. Neighborhood is close to all that Marin has to offer, with easy accessibility to the Bay Area and all the different towns in Marin County. It takes just 2 minutes to get to the all important Hwy 101, yet you are in a quiet neighborhood that feels remote. ...moreless
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Near The Ocean:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking
- Free Long Distance:
- Hair Dryer
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Paper Towels
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
memorial day 2017
May 26 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 1 - Sep 10, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $300
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Pet Fee $300
- Taxes Not included
During summer time (June 1-August 31st) our pool is heated to 85 F.
During off season months (Sept 1-May 31st), our pool is not heated. We are happy to heat the pool for an extra charges of $100 per night. This is because the pool must be heated at least 3 nights prior to your arrival in order to reach the desired 85 F.
Large gatherings, family re-unions are accommodated at our vacation rental. However, we request that all gatherings be limited to 20 people, during daytime, and no more than 12 for sleep over, out of respect for the neighborhood. Pets under 16 lb by permission only.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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House is located in residential neighborhood in Domingo Canyon, Novato, with rolling hills all around and lots of biking and walking trails (see the map). Also within close proximity to grocery shopping (Safeway and Paradise super market) and restaurant, Boca Steakhouse and Boca Pizzeria (both are highly recommended). House is within walking distance to Hoog Park, which has playground structure for children. Neighborhood is quiet and very safe, with a family-friendly atmosphere. Enjoy direct access onto Domingo Canyon Open Space Ridge that provides great views of the surrounding hills, Bel Marin Keys, Petaluma River and the bay. Enjoy surrounding nature while still being centrally located in beautiful Marin County. Marin is a large, forested region adjacent to the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco to the South, and Napa and Sonoma Counties (aka “Wine Country”) to the East; arrive at these top tourist destinations by car in just a 30-40 minute drive.
Other Activities: some of my most favorite things to do are:
wine tasting in Sonoma or Napa. Taking a Limo to wine tasting regions are safe options (no driving). There is good shopping in Corte Madera. Kayaking, Boating in Sausalito harbor. Going to Larkspur Ferry Station (8 miles from the house) and taking the ferry to San Francisco and going shopping, sightseeing or simply walking around downtown. Also there are ample Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing, Health/Beauty Spa, Hot Air Ballooning in Napa, ice skating (Santa Rosa)and more
Golf: There are several golf courses in the area. The closest to the house is:
Marin Country Club (Private. They may allow non-members) You should call them well in advance. 0.5 miles from the house.
Indian Valley Golf Club (they allow non-members). reasonable price!
8 miles from the house.
Stone Tree Country Club (they non members)
5 miles from the house.
Please contact them well in advance of your arrival to make sure you can get on your desired course.
Ski: The closest ski resort is Sugar Bowl Ski Resort (near lake Tahoe) which is ~ 170 miles from the house. It can be done in one day, provided you leave early in the morning (5 AM) and hit the slopes at 9-10 AM and return at 5 and arrive back home around 9 PM.
Year Purchased: 1998
About the owner: My wife and I were married in Nashville, Tennessee and after living in Philadelphia for a while, we moved to San Francisco. We love the unique weather in San Francisco and the fantastic access to great local places such as Napa and Sonoma wine region, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Muir Woods, Monterey & Carmel and much more...Currently we live in Novato, CA, a few miles from our rental property.
Why the Owner Chose Novato, CA, USA:
Fantastic proximity to San Francisco (35 minutes), Sonoma Wine Country (30 minutes, Napa Valley wine region (30-45 minutes) and lots of great wineries to stop and visit on the way to Napa. Infineon Raceway, the home of NASCAR Winston Cup, NHRA, Superbike, and American LeMans (15 minutes) and my favorite places, all the waling and hiking trails around marin county, Muir woods, Stinson beach (35 minutes), Sausalito (30 minutes) , Tiburon (25 minutes) and San Rafael (15 minutes). The house is also located in quiet family neigborhood and is 2 minutes from the Highway 101
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Half way to San Francisco (35 minutes) and Napa Valley (30 minutes)! Great for those attending a wedding! Lots of free parking and free WiFi Heated pool during summer months (June 1-Sept. 7th) very responsive owners!!
- Primary: +1 4157472087 best to call: 5:30pm-10pm PST
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Master Bedroom Suite
Bright kitchen is great for entertaining
pool deck is sunny and child proof
Backyard Pool has Safety Fence & Slide
pool deck is sunny and child proof
living room has a fireplace and lots of seating
Open Kitchen design w stainless steel appliances
plenty of seating in the kitchen family room
Bathrooms are elegantly adorned
Open Style Kitchen w Granite Counter tops
Front of the house
Backyard area is great for entertaining
Patio has chairs, table, grill and fenced pool
Formal dining room seats 6, window overlooks pool
Family Room is attached to the kitchen
Master bedroom suite
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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