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Best Location-Walk to San Rafael, Sunny Priv Garden Cottage

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

1 BD separate private cottage- WiFi 4K TV Hot Tub Fully Equipped

In the heart of San Rafael, Gerstle Park. Private, sunny, quiet, freestanding, remodeled cottage - 1 separate bedroom with skylight and big windows, granite bathroom with tub/shower, Living Room w/ 4K Hi Def TV with premium channels and new Temperpedic Twin Sleeper Sofa, Sunny with 2 skylights, big windows and sliding glass door opening to garden/patio w/3 outside dining areas, webber gas grill, and hot tub.

Cottage features a fully equipped kitchen with black granite/stainless, Saltillo tile, 2 ceiling fans, 2 large flatscreen cable TVs, (living room TV is 4K Ultra High Definition Samsung Smart TV with Premium Channels) desk, dining table and chairs, high speed wireless internet.

Private entrance, Cozy and Cute! On corner with tree view and fenced private garden yard.

Marin County offers beaches, golf, hiking, and biking. Local scenery includes Mount Tam, and Muir Woods, sightseeing in Sausalito, Mill Valley and Tiburon, Wine country and much more. 12 minutes to Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco.

More Details

Owner
Eda
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

Why Eda chose San Rafael

Walking distance to Downtown. San Rafael is so central, has great restaurants and shops and has events all year long. Visit the cityofsanrafael website for a list of events. Or go to

Downtownsanrafael for map a of town. The Mission and the Rafael Film Center (home of the Mill Valley Film Festival) are both here also!

What makes this cottage unique

Location, Location, Location - minutes to 101 and everything!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This guest cottage is private and charming - from the moment I entered the gate the scent of the foliage and a large orange tree in the garden welcomed me. Even though the weather was cold, the owner arranged the main room and bedroom to be warm and cozy upon arrival. The location is perfect for strolling or short walks to the center of town and close to excellent markets for food shopping. The bed is very comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. Large flat screen in living room and smaller in bdrm. It's in a quiet area which was important. So was the non smoking policy. The owner makes one feel very welcome.
Jan 2013
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Amenities

Picnic Valley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heat lamp/fan, Granite Counters
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Sleeper Sofa with Twin Temperpedic mattress in Living Room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
4K Ultra High Definition Samsung Smart TV. Washer and Dryer shared with owner. Telephone: Ask, if you have no cell phone or computer, we can provide one. Quiet, Sunny, Skylights, Windows, Ceiling Fans. Smoking Not Allowed: No smoking outside either, period.

Reviews

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Best Location-Walk to San Rafael, Sunny Priv Garden Cottage
average rating of 4.92 based on 51 reviews
Fair Oaks, CA
5

Missing the serenity of the gardens

  • 5 of 5

The apartment has such a great energy about it. Everything was very comfortable and cozy and I really felt at home there, in fact I miss it after I left. The bed is extremely comfortable and at night you can look through the skylight as the sounds of the crickets lull you to sleep. The star of the property is the yard/gardens. Eda did such a fabulous job with the garden that I took every moment I could to gaze out into the courtyard and enjoy the serenity and calmness it made me feel. And be sure you sit out at night with the twinkle lights in the garden as it makes you feel like you are in another world of wonderland. The location is great - it's on a really pretty tree-lined street and is within walking distance to 4th Street shops and restaurants. Eda, herself, is also the star of the property and she is such a delightful host and will do everything to make your stay a pleasant one.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TS
5

Cozy, tiny, intimate, lovely, beautiful courtyard!!!

  • 5 of 5

Convenient and lovely in a nutshell!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Bellevue, WA
5

Wonderful cottage rental in San Rafael

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this property. Eda was a gracious and inviting host. The accommodations were clean and cozy and the beautiful garden was a nice place to enjoy some of the local wines. Just a short walk down a pleasant lane to the downtown area. We look forward to staying here again sometime.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We have recently relocated from Marin County CA to Charleston SC
5

A relaxing and beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

This property is awesome! Cozy but with plenty of room to spread out. The bedroom has enough separation from the main room so privacy and noise are no problem. Eda encourages guests to use the garden. It is spectacular and adds another sitting room! The cottage is beautifully stocked with everything a cook would need. We were thrilled to find such a lovely property within walking distance to everything in downtown San Rafael.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lincoln Park, NJ
5

Quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Eda's one bedroom cottage. This was our fourth stay. The location is walking distance from San Rafael's downtown and transit hub. The cottage is comfortable and well appointed. Edna is pleasant and welcoming. We all very much enjoyed the hot tub.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, peaceful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We contacted Eda at the last minute and she was fabulous in accepting our reservation and arranging for us to access the residence. It was immaculately clean. One could not ask for a better host......definite bargain, close to SF, wine country...everything! Thanks Eda!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Map

Car: recommended

In Marin County, in Historic Gerstle Park close to Downtown San Rafael (County seat of Marin), and freeway. Blocks to hiking and biking trails, Farmer's Market, every type and price of restaurant, movie/film center, bakeries, bookshops, clothing, sports, grocery, parks, community center, bocce courts, tennis courts, Baseball games, transportation center, etc.

Year-round mild climate, (sunny with no fog) in central location of San Rafael, with easy access to San Francisco to the south (20 minutes across the Golden Gate Bridge), the wine country of Napa, Sonoma, and Alexander Valleys (40 minutes north), Muir Woods (20 minutes), Berkeley (30 minutes), Stinson Beach (40 minutes), Point Reyes (20 minutes) Resort/Casino (40 minutes) Ski areas (2.5 + hours) Biketrails, walk to Transportation Center.

Easy access in and out of San Francisco by ferry, bus, bike or car.

San Rafael has the oldest mission (founded 1817). It also features a civic center designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (his last civic design) and a refurbished art deco theater, the Rafael Film Center, which shows art & independent films and hosts the Mill Valley Film Festival every fall. All in a charming, revitalized downtown minutes from this bungalow.

Other Activities: 7 Golf courses, numerous Hiking trails, Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Tennis, Basketball, Horseshoes, Mini Golf, Hot Air Balloons

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Rates & Availability

Picnic Valley Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$980
$3,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $80
Pet Fee $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

(If stay is 4 weeks or longer lower rate applies)
A 50% deposit to secure reservation billed to your credit card. Balance due upon arrival.
Pet fee. (Pets only upon approval.) Holiday surcharge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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