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View from hot tub over grotto style swimming pool

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Last updated: 07/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The historic town of San Rafael is located in the banana belt of marvelous Marin County where near perfect weather can be found from May through the end of of October. The weather at our home is on average 20 degrees warmer than in the city and with its proximity to the attractions of Marin, San Francisco and the Napa and Sonoma wine countries offers the best of all Bay Area worlds. Our retreat puts you close to any action you could wish for while giving you the feeling of peace and tranquility that is often only found while on holiday.

Our lovely mountain estate offers a spacious bedroom with a Queen sized bed dressed in the finest linens, French doors overlooking a beautiful english style garden and luxurious marble bathroom with heated floors, large Jacuzzi tub and separate glass shower offer you a spa-like getaway. A large television in the bedroom is hidden inside a spacious walnut armoire and is equipped with full cable and features a DVD player should you wish to view a movie or video.

The apartment offers both indoor and outdoor living areas. The indoor living area of the apartment is very large and features a window front dining area set to accommodate up to four people. The luxurious wet-bar is fully equipped with refrigerator, sink, microwave, coffee maker and hot-plate for light cooking.

Drink your morning coffee or afternoon glass of wine; while relaxing on the plush window seat or out in the garden wrapped in one of the plush terry cloth robes provided for you. On the rare occasion the weather isn’t cooperating or after a long day exploring or relaxing light a fire in the large marble fireplace and snuggle on the down filled couch.

Our home is located on almost 1.5 acres and has been extensively landscaped and terraced and offers many areas for reading relaxing or enjoying the beautiful weather in San Rafael. Our grotto style pool and hot-tub are kept at a nice temperature and offer a refreshing and relaxing escape with a view of the San Francisco Bay and 2 of our lovely bridges.

Enjoy our home as:
• A home base for exploring the beautiful Bay Area
• A temporary home for students looking for a permanent apartment
• A comfortable alternative to hotel living for parents visiting their children that attend Dominican University
• A sanctuary for overflow wedding guests
• Executive' temporary housing
• Honeymoon
• Spa weekend
• Sheer relaxation


Keywords: Garden flat, In-law suite, vacation condo, vacation apartment, country getaway, vacation rental, wine country getaway, marin county getaway, bay area vacation rental, vacation suite

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 1050 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    We always welcome kids. If multiple kids are staying then it is most comfortable for one child to sleep on a roll-away bed and the second to sleep on our over sized down filled couch. We have a queen sized fold-away but it takes up a lot of living space....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    A small dog may be okay with prior approval....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Queen size Beds (1) The luxurious bed features a pillow top mattress, high thread count sheets in addition to down comforter and pillows., Twin or Single Beds (1) A roll away bed is available and our down filled day bed makes a perfect bed for a small child., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1). Our suite while large is best suited for a maximum for 3 adults due to space concerns....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • This bathroom is a spa retreat. The floors are heated and clad in a beautiful marble. An over-sized jetted spa tub and separate glass shower add to its allure....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Multiple separate garden areas to relax in, dedicated gas grill just for unit, 2 separate outdoor dining areas, hiking and biking available directly outside of property, exapansive views from pool area and hiking trails. limited catering may be available, personal grocery shopping may be available, high-thread count sheets and egyptian cotton sheets, bubble bath and spa salts available for true relaxation in the large jacuzzi tub. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    With full cable and on-demand programming every show imaginable is available at your finger tips....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    The suite has 2 televisions. One in the bedroom and a second one in the living room....moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Mt. Tamalpais is almost literally in our back yard. Its majestic slopes can be seen from the back garden....moreless

  • Water View:

    Views of San Francisco Bay and 2 of our local bridges can be enjoyed from the patio above the pool....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Indoor dining area is set-up for 4 people but outdoor patio and lawn area each have larger eating areas....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High thread count linens and egyptian cotton towels provided in the suite in addition to soft terry cloth robes to be enjoyed during your stay....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large living/dining combination room is equipped to overstuffed couched, television, fireplace and many books to read during your stay...moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample street parking and one reserved spot is available with the suite...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bathroom and pool towels are in the closet ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Due to the severe draught in California 's history. Laundry facilities is not available at the house.with no exception . We have many professional laundry places in short distance....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Only available during certain seasons and when the local law allows...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    The lady of the house is a wonderful cook. With prior notice and for an additional fee a wonderful meal or small cocktail spread can be arranged. Personal shopping services may also be available....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Dishes, glassware, flatware, cookware, kitchen and BBQ utensils are all provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, glassware, flatware, cookware, kitchen and BBQ utensils are all provided....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave:

    A new microwave ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    A small refrigerator with small freezer and automatic ice maker are provided....moreless

  • Stove:

    For your convenience we have a two burner induction hot-plate and pots and pans for your use....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    (5) A large table with 6 chairs and umbrella are directly outside the bedroom. Enjoy breakfast or afternoon cocktails here or in one of the many garden seating areas....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lovely garden's surround the suite...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Dedicated gas grill for the suite...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Enjoy a swim in a our grotto style pool....moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub:

    Water cascades from this pond like hot tub into the clear waters of the black bottom pool below....moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    Indulge in a warm jacuzzi bath filled with bubbles or healing salts....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Rates
Apr 1 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$189
$1,260 $4,200
Fall
Oct 1 - Nov 28, 2016
3 night min stay
$189
$1,260 $4,200
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$189
$1,260 $4,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Property Damage Protection $79

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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Location

31 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco International Airport
3.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Larkspur Ferry Terminal
0.8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 101
1.8 Miles
Nearest Beach
McNear's Beach

Car: Recommended

2 Minutes from Dominican University, 4 Minutes to historic downtown San Rafael and the Mission San Rafael Arcangel, 5 Minutes from China Camp State Park, 8 Minutes from Marin County Civic Center designed by legendary Frank Lloyd Wright, 12 Minutes to charming European village of Mill Valley, 15 Minutes from Muir Woods & Stinson Beach , 15 Minutes From the hiking, biking and scenic outlooks of Mt. Tamalpais, 15 Minutes to Historic Tiburon, 15 Minutes to the shops, cafes and restaurants of Sausalito, 20 Minutes from Infineon Raceway, 20 Minutes from the world famous Golden Gate Bridge, 25 Minutes San Francisco's attractions- Alcatraz, Cable Cars, China Town, Japan Town, North Beach, Union Square, Museum’s –De Young, Lawrence Hall of Sciences, SF MOMA, Asian Art Museum, & Legion of Honor, Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower, Haight Ashbury, 30 Minutes to Napa and Sonoma County Wine District, , 40 Minutes from Point Reyes Regional Seashore, Marin County and the surrounds of San Francisco and Nap

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1976

About the owner: My wife Birgitta and myself have enjoyed living in the Bay Area for almost 40 years. I originally moved to the Bay Area from Philadelphia as part of the Navy Dental Corp. back in the early 1970's. I was taken by it's beauty, activities and wonderful people. After the service I decided to make the Bay Area my home and opened up my dental practice in San Francisco's Union Square. Soon after that, I met my Swedish wife Birgitta a former Pan Am and later United flight attendant. After a few years in San Francisco we moved to Sausalito where our first child Melissa was born. Wanting more space then our cliffside condo could offer we found our home in San Rafael. We have spent the last 35 years making improvements to and expanding our house into a truly delightful and welcoming home to accomodate our two sons Jason and Andrew. Now that our children have grown we are really taking the time to enjoy what the Bay Area has to offer. We have adopted a wonderful dog named Bogey and can often be found hiking the trails that surround Marin. When not walking the dog I can be found at my dental practice or at the golf course. Both Birgitta and I are avid golfers that try and hit the course at least 2-3 times per week. In addition, to our love of the outdoors we love to travel the world and have recently begun cruising to exotic ports as often as possible.

Why the Owner Chose Country Club, San Rafael, CA, USA:
We are proud to be sharing our home with our guests. We moved to sunny San Rafael over the last 35 years and raised our children in our home. Now that they are grown and have left the 'nest.' We are proud to share our home paradise and our beloved San Francisco Bay Area and wine countries with our guests.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Our home is perfect for almost any visitor. From an executive looking for a short-term rental to call home away from home to a family or couple looking to experience all that the Bay Area has to offer; to a student who wants a nice place to lay his or head that is close to school (Dominican University is 4 minutes away). Our proximity to everything from Six Flags Theme Park to world class wine regions; to Majestic state parks such as Muir woods to the cable cars and sights of San Francisco our home offers you a trip with access to the best the bay has to offer.


Contact us

Speaks: english, swedish

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Photos

  • View from hot tub over grotto style swimming pool

    View from hot tub over grotto style swimming pool

  • The lovely bedroom with French doors to the back lawn and English Garden

    The lovely bedroom with French doors to the back lawn and English Garden

  • Living room and window seat

    Living room and window seat

  • One of many traquil garden areas to enjoy on the property

    One of many traquil garden areas to enjoy on the property

  • A view from the back patio toward the house and garden suite.

    A view from the back patio toward the house and garden suite.

  • A view from the front steps of the home toward the street

    A view from the front steps of the home toward the street

  • Gated entrance to mountain top estate

    Gated entrance to mountain top estate

  • Historic Mission San Rafael

    Historic Mission San Rafael

  • Relax by a wood burning fire and read a book, socialize or watch a movie

    Relax by a wood burning fire and read a book, socialize or watch a movie

  • Radiant heat floors, jacuzzi tub and glass shower let you escape to your own spa

    Radiant heat floors, jacuzzi tub and glass shower let you escape to your own spa

  • Path looking back toward house

    Path looking back toward house

  • A view from the street of our home

    A view from the street of our home

  • Patio above the pool next to hot tub with fire pit for relaxing bon fires.

    Patio above the pool next to hot tub with fire pit for relaxing bon fires.

  • Frank Lloyd Wrights Marin Civic Center Building is 5 minutes from our home

    Frank Lloyd Wrights Marin Civic Center Building is 5 minutes from our home

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, July 29, 2016

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