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Sunny Mid-Century Modern 'House of Bamboo' W/ Pool+Hot Tub+Sauna

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Luxury & relaxation await you at the House of Bamboo

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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Welcome to our House of Bamboo: Here the boundaries between the inside & the outside world are blurred through the masterful architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright protégé Joseph Eichler. Walk into the large open roofed custom tiled atrium with surrounded on 3 sides by walls of glass. Open the sliding glass front door into the completely open 50 ft wide living/dining/kitchen/family room area perfectly designed for effortless entertaining.

Transparent floor-to-ceiling walls of glass look out to the oversize backyard fenced pool patio area perfect for entertaining and al fresco dining and featuring a thermal solar heated pebble tec free-form pool with built-in bench seating, resort quality loungers, and an outdoor jetted hot tub under a truly magnificent huge Canary Island palm tree.

Practically a full outdoor kitchen with the dedicated patio drink fridge with counter and stainless steel 5-burner gas grill with smoker tray & rotisserie.

The entire home has been painstakingly remodeled with remodel 2.0 in the living & dining areas completed in Spring 2015.

The home features durable strand bamboo flooring throughout with in-slab radiant heat , open modern kitchen with custom stained strand bamboo counter tops & cabinets, an eat-in kitchen with seating for 4, separate living room bar counter with 3 stools, huge front guest room with separate entry to front yard & atrium, completely remodeled baths with unique bamboo sinks and the master bath featuring an enormous walk-in custom tiled shower with dual shower heads & dual shower wands. The master bedroom also features a newly remodeled private outdoor patio space with 12 ft sliding glass French doors.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Open the back fence gate and let the kids run, play Frisbee, or catch a ball in the large open field surrounded by hills. The kids will also love the multiple swings & rope ladder in the fully private & fenced in front grass yard. Walk 5 min. up a nearby hill that has a large oak tree with 2 swings for phenomenal views of the hills, SF Bay, & the Civic Center (also designed by Frank Lloyd Wright). Access numerous open space hiking/mountain biking trails just across the street & down half a block.

Living here makes us always feel like we’re on vacation: the peaceful & serene setting , the beautiful views of the gentle hiking hills across the street , the rustling of the palms trees, the myriad variety of bird songs. Although San Francisco is only 20 minutes away, our House of Bamboo feels completely different. Escape the chilly fog of The City as typical summertime temperatures here are often 15-20 degrees warmer than San Francisco.

The ideal location for all Bay Area activities: The proximity of our House of Bamboo to a variety of Bay Area activities can’t be beat! Top tourist attractions are easily accessible. It’s the perfect location in between Napa and San Francisco: Hike or bike on beautiful Mt. Tamalpais (20 min.), stroll through the huge redwoods of Muir Woods National Monument or laze on the sand at Stinson beach (both are 30 min.), wine taste in Sonoma & Napa (20-40 min.), see the sights on SF bay by taking the Larkspur ferry (8 min.), mountain bike or hike China Camp State Park (5 min.) , explore West Marin’s beautiful Pt. Reyes National Seashore (45 min.), stroll downtown San Rafael (5 min.) which exudes a small town feel yet offers many very good restaurants, specialty stores, and a few live entertainment venues & movie theaters (5 min.). There are at least 7 golf courses in Marin County alone, so you’ll agree that the House of Bamboo is THE place for your next San Francisco Bay Area vacation.

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Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, german, wife speaks German
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be at least 30 years old to rent and provide copy of driver's license....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Be aware that the pool is no longer fenced since our kids have grown so if you have younger children who are not proficient swimmers be extra cautious. We do offer reinstallation/removal of pool fence for a $300 chrge...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We have a super friendly & affectionate resident cat 'Moonlight' who will come & go as she pleases through her cat door. She is self sufficient with food & water and does her business outside. She never scratches or hisses but will undoubtedly ask you to pet her often....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    there are no stairs to enter/exit the house nor within the rooms except for the master shower is not wheel chair accessible as you need to step over the 8' high tile barrier to enter. The other bathroom with a shower is with a tub so that's not wheel chair accessible either....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • front large guest room: 1 queen

    with sitting area & contouring foam mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    with contouring foam mattress...moreless

  • Master bedroom: 1 queen

    with Tempurpedic memory foam mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    king converts to twin if desired...moreless

  • 1) front guest room is the largest (240 sq. ft)., has queen memory foam bed, separate entry to front yard & sliding glass doors to atrium, as well as separate sitting area with love seat. Has blackout shades for lower windows & doors (not upper windows). Also has it's own 32' LCD TV w/ Apple TV for Netflix, & DVD player. 2) Bedroom #3 is 13' x 11' ft and has elevated platform bed with memory foam mattress. 3) Master bedroom has full private en-suite bath with enormous walk-in custom tiled shower with dual waterfall shower heads and dual shower wands. Laundry facilities are located at the back of the master closet. 4) Bedroom #4 - shown with King but can be converted to twin if desired...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower

    Oversize walk-in custom shower + separate entrance...moreless

  • Hall Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    with separate patio entry...moreless

  • Half bath: toilet

    ...moreless

  • All baths feature custom bamboo vanities & countertops, luxury fixtures, & unique bamboo sinks in 2 of the three bathrooms. Now you begin to understand why we call our home the House of Bamboo....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Pool is heated with rooftop solar thermal heating from May 15 through Oct. 15. Water temperature will vary depending on amount of sunlight/clouds/ambient temperature. Gas heating is available for additional fee for other times of the year upon request. SAUNA: Outdoor cedar 3 person dry sauna with carbon "FAR infrared" heaters and stereo Pool has OPTIONAL child security fencing with 3 self-closing gates (extra $300 fee required to install/remove) Gas grill is hooked to main natural gas pipe so you'll never run out of fuel!. Front yard has (upon request in winter) 3 child swings as well as rope ladder and/or hand rings (interchangeable) Piano is an electric Casio (which sounds great!) Note- lighted paper lanterns pictured in main exterior night shot of the house are taken down in winter to avoid water/wind damage....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    various young kid and adult books...moreless

  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player:

    located in front guest room...moreless

  • DVR
  • Games:

    younger kid and board games located in large hall closet...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library:

    accessed via Sonos allows access to Pandora One, Rhapsody, &, Amazon Cloud Player (where we have 20K+ songs) at no additional charge....moreless

  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable:

    AT&T U-Verse with DVR in living room....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Wireless Sonos sound system with 5 zones where you can listen to your own music or stream various music services and listen to different music at the same time in the different rooms. ...moreless

  • Television:

    new 60" LED LCD in Living room with surround sound hooked to AT&T U-verse fiber optic, 42" plasma in master bedroom (for Netflix/Amazon Prime via Roku), & 37" LCD in front guest room (with Apple TV)...moreless

  • Toys:

    Some kid toys provided plus a variety of pool toys, noodles, floats, etc....moreless

  • Video Game Console:

    Wii with Balance Board and a few games...moreless

  • Video Games:

    basic Wii games...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    6 main chairs augmented with 2 additional adjustable height stools with backrests (from adjacent eat-in kitchen area)...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    gas dryer in master bedroom closet...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Recently converted from wood burning to gas burner where the flames come right out of the crystals- instant gratification and atmosphere....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    TRX suspension trainer provided in front yard...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    in-floor hydronic radiant heating keeps the house warm without blown air- another hallmark of Eichler homes....moreless

  • Hydronic Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room:

    (2) newly upgraded contemporary beige couches + ottoman seat 8-10 adults comfortably. ...moreless

  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    2 cars in driveway and plenty of street parking always available...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Solar Panels
  • Sunbed
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    full size front loading washer located in the rear of master bedroom closet...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    with built-in burr grinder...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    More than most rentals we supply a large variety of utensils including genuinely sharp (Cutco) knives!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of what you need for your holiday...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Kitchenaid...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Top end stainless steel Kitchenaid appliances with 5 burner high BTU gas stovetop...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built-in Whirlpool microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Whirlpool convection over built-in microwave...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Huge selection of spices and oils provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel fridge side-by-side with in-door water and ice dispenser & ice crusher...moreless

  • Stove:

    5 burner high BTU GE Profile gas stovetop...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Convection toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large concrete deck around pool with several loungers and resort style outdoor furniture...moreless

  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden:

    fully enclosed front lawn with 3 swing set and rope ladder...moreless

  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large 5 burner with additional side burner. Hooked up to gas ine so you never can run out!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    new 4-6 person outdoor tub with waterfall and LED lighting controls...moreless

  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    custom pebble tec bottom with solar thermal roof heating and chlorine salt generator so you don't smell of chlorine like most pools....moreless

  • Sauna:

    FAR Infared electric heated sauna off master bedroom patio. Seats 2-3...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Post New Year's 1-Week Special
Jan 2 - Jan 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,995
flat fee
Summer 2017
Jun 15 - Jul 21, 2017
5 night min stay
$575
$3,450 $12,000
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$475
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
  • Cleaning $200
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Reservation will be officially confirmed when a properly initialed/signed copy of the rental/liability release contract and the house guide is received within 3 days of receipt.

Payments made through Homeaway or PayPal will incur an additional 3% surcharge (4% if international) to cover our costs associated with receiving payments through those vendors. ***Pay us directly by personal/bank check to avoid this.***

Check in time is 4:00 p.m. and check out time is 11:00 a.m.

Cancellation policy:

90 or more prior to arrival : 75% refund

46-90 days prior to arrival : 50% refund

32-45 days prior to arrival : 25% refund

within 31 days prior to arrival : no refund

All holiday periods : no refund

No refunds for cancellation during a holiday period- please purchase travel insurance to protect yourselves


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

34 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
BJ's Brewpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Larkspur to San Francisco Ferry
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Indian Valley
1.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 101 & N. San Pedro Rd
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many in Northgate Mall
173 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sugarbowl Ski Resort
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
McNears Beach

Car: Recommended

The proximity of the House of Bamboo to a variety of Bay Area activities can’t be beat! Top tourist attractions are easily accessible. It’s the perfect location in between Napa and San Francisco: Hike or bike on beautiful Mt. Tamalpais (15 min), stroll through the huge redwoods of Muir Woods National Monument, or laze on the sand at Stinson beach (both are 20 min), wine taste in Sonoma & Napa (30-45 min), see the sights on SF bay by taking the Larkspur ferry (8 min.), mountain bike or hike China Camp State Park (5 min.) , explore West Marin’s beautiful Pt. Reyes National Seashore (35 min.), stroll downtown San Rafael which exudes a small town feel yet offers a variety of tasty non-chain restaurants, specialty stores, a couple of live entertainment venues, & movie theaters (5 min.). There are at least 7 golf courses in Marin County alone, so you’ll agree that the House of Bamboo is the place for your next San Francisco Bay Area Vacation.

Other Activities: Wednesday & Sunday Farmer's Market - 2 miles

Golf: There are at least 7 golf courses in Marin County

 

Owner info


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Speaks: english, german, wife speaks German
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

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  • Luxury & relaxation await you at the House of Bamboo

    Luxury & relaxation await you at the House of Bamboo

  • Our favorite place to rlax - under the huge palm on resort quality loungers

    Our favorite place to rlax - under the huge palm on resort quality loungers

  • newly remodeled (spring 2015) living room with 60" TV and new contemporary sofas

    newly remodeled (spring 2015) living room with 60" TV and new contemporary sofas

  • Fully equipped modern kitchen with custom bamboo countertops & cabinets

    Fully equipped modern kitchen with custom bamboo countertops & cabinets

  • dining room

    dining room

  • spacious and light filled master bedroom with queen Tempurpedic mattress & 42"TV

    spacious and light filled master bedroom with queen Tempurpedic mattress & 42"TV

  • Master bathroom with custom bamboo vanity and separate private patio entrance

    Master bathroom with custom bamboo vanity and separate private patio entrance

  • State of the Art FAR Infared Carbon heating dry sauna on master bedroom patio

    State of the Art FAR Infared Carbon heating dry sauna on master bedroom patio

  • 2nd bedroom with king bed (that compacts into a twin if desired) & shared bath

    2nd bedroom with king bed (that compacts into a twin if desired) & shared bath

  • Custom dual sink hallway full shared bathroom with separate entrance

    Custom dual sink hallway full shared bathroom with separate entrance

  • Grand Turbo BBQ with 5 burners, 2 side burners, smoker tray, & rotisserie

    Grand Turbo BBQ with 5 burners, 2 side burners, smoker tray, & rotisserie

  • quintessential Eichler's design: the open air atrium with modern propane heater

    quintessential Eichler's design: the open air atrium with modern propane heater

  • custom pebble tec bottom salt water pool with built in bench and solar heating

    custom pebble tec bottom salt water pool with built in bench and solar heating

  • dining al fresco is a way of life in the summertime here

    dining al fresco is a way of life in the summertime here

  • living room looking towards bar adjacent to kitchen

    living room looking towards bar adjacent to kitchen

  • Eat-in kitchen bar looking towards living room

    Eat-in kitchen bar looking towards living room

  • looking into kitchen eat-in counter from dining room

    looking into kitchen eat-in counter from dining room

  • Huge walk-in custom shower with dual waterfall showerheads and wands in master

    Huge walk-in custom shower with dual waterfall showerheads and wands in master

  • private & serene Master bedroom patio with 12 foot sliding glass doors

    private & serene Master bedroom patio with 12 foot sliding glass doors

  • Oversize front 1st guest room & seating area with front yard & atrium entrances

    Oversize front 1st guest room & seating area with front yard & atrium entrances

  • Spacious 3rd guest room with queen memory foam platform bed & shared bath

    Spacious 3rd guest room with queen memory foam platform bed & shared bath

  • private enclosed front yard with 2 swings, rope ladder, & rings

    private enclosed front yard with 2 swings, rope ladder, & rings

  • the perfect vacation awaits you at House of Bamboo

    the perfect vacation awaits you at House of Bamboo

  • relaxing in the hot tub with moon and open space hills in background

    relaxing in the hot tub with moon and open space hills in background

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