About the property
- House3000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
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Relaxing Quiet Family Stay minutes from SanFran
This is a great family home with many unique options for kids of any age. Uniquely located just 20-25 minutes north of SanFran, you get to enjoy access to Napa, Muir Woods, the bay and more. Local access for tourists is actually faster from this vantage point than any points south or East. A quiet, easy going spacious home and yard. We grilled out most nights, ate by the pool, played ping-pong and basketball, kayaked, jumped on the trampoline, biked, walked on great nearby trails, worked out with weights - and everyone had nice space for their own bedrooms, and the parents enjoyed quiet time while the kids kept active. It is located along a creek that takes in the tide each day, and if you're fit you can kayak to the ocean, or enjoy the nearby lagoons, and most of all the chirping of frogs, great sunsets, amazing birds and more. We did some fishing nearby as well (and caught a few!). Kitchen is adequately stocked, and we cooked often as this saved money. Stores are just a few miles away, Safeway, Costco, and more. Linens and towels are plenty, and felt clean and the beds comfortable. The home is just that - a lived in home, so don't expect perfection (if you do get a hotel), as all homes have some wear and tear, but if anything went wrong the owner was immediately responsive to texts, and generous to share his recreation equipment, and other amenities of the family home. Was a great find - at a price very competitive to anything nearby, with many more options for enjoyment! We had to pull ourselves away some days to get down to tour San Fran! The owner is completely trustworthy and top shelf in his integrity and demeanor! Oh yeah, life here will give you some lemons, so pick a few from the backyard tree and make some freshly squeezed lemonade!
Great home for Big family holiday
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.
Family friendly, good location
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!
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.
There was no closet space . Kitchen stockrd but the drawers & some areas were not clean
Pool was great . Did not like having to move cars for owner to get their vehicles out of the garage multiple times
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
Great house for families!
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!
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!
Train Town in Sonoma, Wineries, Muir Woods, Beaches
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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