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Incredible Waterfront Property, Pool, Boat, Gardens, and More!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

We, the Kaplan family, are looking for a nice, responsible family to rent our home for select dates! We have a roomy, kid friendly home, located in a water community with large backyard including garden, swings, trampoline, chicken coop, pool, dock, 2 man kayak, paddle board and sandy beach on Novato creek with tikki torches! (Be sure to watch the video!) We are located in Novato California, ½ hour from beautiful San Francisco, the coast, Muir woods, and the Napa Valley! The house has four bedrooms (2 ½ bathrooms) which include 2 single beds, 1 double and 2 queen beds…there are three couches in the house and an elevated single inflatable bed that could be used for a larger group. Watch free Netflix movies on the home theater system or sing songs around our 1923 Ludwig baby grand piano. Or simply enjoy just relaxing and reflecting in our Christian home. We are definitely set up for people with kids…tons of toys, books, scooters, work out room, and bikes! We have great neighbors and could connect your family with locals to give you a non-touristy experience.

Key reasons why you would want to rent our home this summer~

· A convenient homey experience while on vacation!

· Less expensive.

· Lots of outdoor activities in the backyard...child’s zip line, chickens, organic flower garden, pool, basketball hoop, trampoline, beach, dock, paddle board, kayak, bikes and scooters!

· Close to San Francisco and many other beautiful places!

From SFO there is the Marin Airporter that leaves every 1/2 hour that can take you within 5 minutes to the house.

Hope to have you in our lovely home this summer….Sincerely, Stacey and Brian Kaplan

Keywords: waterfront, pool, marin, wine country, family, bel marin keys, marin

More Details

Stacey Kaplan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018


Bel Marin Keys House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Pack and play for a baby(1)
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(25 traveler reviews)

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Incredible Waterfront Property, Pool, Boat, Gardens, and More!
average rating of 4.56 based on 25 reviews

Great home for Big family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Too cold to use the pool but we did get to go Kayaking, used the Fire Pit. The two TV's came handy. Plenty of room for family of 6 adults and two children. Great time had by all.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lewes, UK

Family friendly, good location

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time staying at this house. Brian could not have been more helpful and was easy to contact. The pool is great and the view is lovely. The beds are different from the description and there are now no single beds but Brian brought us an airbed to use, thanks Brian!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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unalaska, AK

Great home

  • 3 of 5

This was a fun home for our family with ping pong, pool, fire place, quiet neighborhood, and did I say pool. The owners live here so all of their belongings are in the home which is interesting for a vrbo rental. Overall it was a good stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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There was no closet space . Kitchen stockrd but the drawers & some areas were not clean

  • 4 of 5

Pool was great . Did not like having to move cars for owner to get their vehicles out of the garage multiple times

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the four star review given you were inconvenienced. We take great pride in making sure our home is comfortable and clean. If you would have communicated with us about anything not to your standard we would have taken care of this immediately. All rooms have closet space except one and we will be resolving this in a month. It's rare that we'd have to ask card to be moved but we apologize that it was an inconvenience to you. Thank you for staying in our home. Sincerely, Brian and Stacey Kaplan
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Great house for families!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time staying in this house! We were 3 families with kids ranging in ages from 3-10 and everyone had a blast! There are so many fun things for the kids to play with- the pool, play structure, trampoline, and more! Also the house backed up to the bay and they had a kayak and SUP for us to use. We did easy day trips to Sonoma and SF. The house was clean and had everything we needed for our stay. Brian was great to work and easy to contact with questions during our stay. Loved our time!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our home and had quality family time. That is the goal for our home. Thank you for your kind words. Much appreciated!
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Oregon, Washington, California

Wonderful stay, thank you!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights over Thanksgiving with extended family at this lovely house. The house was great for us - lovely back yard, trampoline, kayak, cozy & welcoming interior. We were there in the winter and spent a fair amount of time outside, but I can imagine it's wonderful during the summer with the swimming pool and warm weather! Brian and Stacey were very welcoming and easy to communicate with. There was a small issue with the stove and they were easy to reach and helpful. The house is well appointed and we found everything we needed. We'd love to come back, thanks again!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
SFO or Oakland airport
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Larkspur ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Indian Valley Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Smart Train
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Squaw Valley
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
McNears Beach

Train Town in Sonoma, Wineries, Muir Woods, Beaches




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

During holiday periods the rental fee is $400.00 per night.
Easter week special up to 7 people. Additional $25 per night for extra guests. 5 day minimum

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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