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Peaceful 1-Bd Garden Apt W/Parking in Gorgeous Central Marin, 30 Min from Sf

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Comfortable, clean and private apartment. Lots of glass with lush woodland views

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Last updated: 01/05/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Comfortable apt. surrounded by nature, totally private but close to everything

This garden apartment is clean, spacious and extremely private. It is on the bottom floor of our private family home, on two acres of gardens, woodlands and redwood groves. The apartment comfortably sleeps 3 and comes with a queen bed and a twin. It has woodland views from every window, and includes a peaceful outdoor seating area.

The location of this apartment couldn't be more ideal. It is 2 minutes from charming downtown Kentfield, a minute from Sir Francis Drake (a main thoroughfare), 5 minutes from highway 101, 20-25 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge, 30 minutes from San Francisco and 40 minutes from wine country. It is in the prettiest part of one of the most beautiful counties in the country - Marin - and close to everything. But here's the kicker: it feels totally removed, at the end of a road, with no traffic noise and total privacy. A secret oasis!

Overall the apartment is pretty basic, maybe a little dated, but spacious and comfortable, and in an incredible location. The kitchen is very 1970's, with solid oak cabinets and tile floors and counters, and fully equipped for cooking. The dining area seats 4, and the living area has a flat screen TV with premium cable package. The twin bed is in a nook off the living area. The living/ dining area has sliding glass doors that open onto a small patio with grill and seating looking over the woods.The unit doesn't get lots of direct sunlight but has a nice open feel due to the many windows and sliding glass doors and woodland views. The enclosed bedroom has a very good queen bed and another sliding glass door, giving it lots of light. The bathroom is older and is definitely in need of renovating (particularly the shower), but is clean and functional. It features a smallish shower but no tub.

PLEASE NOTE:
The Garden Apartment is at the bottom of a long flight of rough, rustic steps. It might not be a match for those with mobility issues.

ALSO: This is a ground floor unit in a family home. Guests should expect some muffled noise from footsteps, voices etc. from above. The floor above is carpeted, but it's an historic home and noise does carry. This is not an issue for 99% of our guests but those with extreme noise sensitivity might want to look elsewhere.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/05/2017

Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Min. age 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking, inside or out....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Please note that there are about 20 rustic outside steps down to this apartment. This may pose a problem for those with mobility issues....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Queen bed in bedroom. Twin bed in nook next to living room.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Older bathroom, needs updating. Small shower, no tub.

Other Amenities

  • Mid-stay housekeeping available at an extra charge of $80 per cleaning. Please note that this unit is on the ground floor of our family home. Guests should expect to hear some footstep/ voice noise from above. Please also note that there are 20+ rustic, outdoor steps down to the Garden Apartment. This may make the unit unsuitable for those with mobility issues....moreless

Entertainment

  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Large property just below summit of ridge. Beautiful, peaceful treetop and garden views, total sense of privacy....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Internet:

    Wifi is occasionally spotty, but generally fine....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    For one car. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    In laundry room around the corner...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped with high-quality Caphalon cookware and knives. All the basic kitchen supplies and utensils....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Just a few basics: olive oil, wine vinegar, salt and pepper, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Small gravel patio outside apartment...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Common lawn on property may be used occasionally by guests....moreless

Building Type

  • House
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$120 $130
Fri, Sat
$760 $2,900
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Housekeeping fee $80
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Guests should note that this is a ground floor unit in a family house. As such, some footstep noise from above is to be expected. Most guests seem fine with this (only one complaint in at least 50 bookings), but guests should be aware of this in advance.

Please also note that there is a long set of rustic outdoor steps down to the apartment. This may make the unit unsuitable for those with mobility issues.

Guests agree to report any damage to the rental during their stay, and are responsible for cost of repair/ replacement. Most repair/ replacement will be covered by property damage insurance (this is why we require it!); costs that are not covered (plumber fees for disposals clogged by improper use, for example) will be taken from deposit. Renters agree to cooperate with insurance process in a timely fashion or costs will be taken directly out of deposit.

$25/ guest/ day for all guests above 4


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
SFO
1.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Wipeour Bar and Grill
2.3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Larkspur - SF Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 101
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ambrosia Pizza, Pasta and Wine
180 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bear Valley Ski Resort, Bear Valley
13 Miles
Nearest Beach
Muir Beach

Car: Recommended

Property is centrally located in the charming town of Kentfield, in gorgeous Marin County. Convenient to restaurants and shops, 30 min from San Francisco and 40 min from wine country. The house is walking distance from Kentfield town center, with Ambrosia Restaurant, Half-Day Cafe and Woodland Market. We are two minutes from bike paths and a 10 min drive to gorgeous hiking trails.

So much to do here! Check out the restaurants, museums and shopping in SF, only a half-hour drive away. Rent mountain bikes in the next town and explore Marin the high-adreneline way! Take an all day hike on Mount Tamalpias or Point Reyes, through redwood groves and chaparral and huge ocean vistas. See the sea lions, red-tailed hawks, maybe a bobcat if you get lucky! Kayak or stand-up paddleboard on the Bay. Stroll to downtown Kentfield and have one of the best brunches ever at Half-Day Cafe. Take leisurely walk in the lovely hills behind Kentfield. Take a wine-country tour and ship some of your favorites home. Grab dinner and a show at nearby Terrapin Crossroads, and get your Dead on. Or have an elegant dinner at Insalatas, 10 min away. Truly, this property, in this part of Marin County, is just wonderful.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: I am a native of Marin, and love everything about it! Hiking, beach barbecues on Muir Beach, Mountain Home Theater, burritos in the Mission, Fairfax Scoop, wine tasting in Napa... the list goes on and on. I love Marin even more as I took a long detour from it. Our three children were born and raised in NYC, and I persuaded the family to move back here just last August. Quite the change, brownstone Brooklyn to nature-filled Marin! We love both but are so happy to have landed here. I am an architect, an artist, and a stay-at-home Mom. I love yoga, hiking, hanging with the family, reading on the porch, and dinner with friends. My husband Sandy is a professional musician and teacher. We are a relaxed, creative family. My motto? I guess it would be: 'Don't sweat the small stuff.'

Why the Owner Chose Kentfield, CA, USA:
A huge attraction of this property is Marin County itself, one of the most magical places on earth. Marin is famous worldwide for it's astounding natural beauty and the huge amount of land protected for public enjoyment. There are few places on the planet where you can hike, mountain bike, surf, sail, horseback ride and camp on thousands of acres of untouched wilderness, all within an hour of a major city. The variety of fun to be had in the area is unmatched: all the restaurants, museums and shopping of SF, the stunning beauty and outdoorsy lifestyle of Marin, plus wine country just 40 minutes north. Can you tell I love this place? Kentfield is in central Marin, the sunniest and mildest part of Marin. It is one of a string of charming small towns along the Ross Valley. I grew up one town over, in Ross, and have always loved this area, with it's nearby hikes, schools, bikes paths, restaurants, shops, and small-town feel.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Beautiful, serene property; total privacy, including private entry; designated parking space; incredible location convenient to everything.


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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/05/2017

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  • Comfortable, clean and private apartment. Lots of glass with lush woodland views

    Comfortable, clean and private apartment. Lots of glass with lush woodland views

  • Sink with woodland views. Dishwasher,  blender, pantry basics, everything!

    Sink with woodland views. Dishwasher, blender, pantry basics, everything!

  • Nook off living room with twin bed

    Nook off living room with twin bed

  • View from bedroom into Lliving area

    View from bedroom into Lliving area

  • Shower, no tub. Please note that shower is

    Shower, no tub. Please note that shower is

  • Seating, grill and dining

    Seating, grill and dining

  • Gated entrance to the property: "the compound", with main house and 2 cottages

    Gated entrance to the property: "the compound", with main house and 2 cottages

  • Gravel path from parking area

    Gravel path from parking area

  • Long set of rustic, outdoor stairs around right side of house

    Long set of rustic, outdoor stairs around right side of house

  • Laundry room around the corner, on same level

    Laundry room around the corner, on same level

  • Full kitchen with Caphalon cookware, good knives, coffee maker, microwave etc.

    Full kitchen with Caphalon cookware, good knives, coffee maker, microwave etc.

  • Dining area, seats 4

    Dining area, seats 4

  • Enclosed bedroom, queen bed with top-quality mattress.  Sliding door t

    Enclosed bedroom, queen bed with top-quality mattress. Sliding door t

  • Bathroom. Older and needs renovating but clean and functional

    Bathroom. Older and needs renovating but clean and functional

  • Private outdoor space behind apartment, with lovely woodland views

    Private outdoor space behind apartment, with lovely woodland views

  • Entry to patio from both living area and bedroom

    Entry to patio from both living area and bedroom

  • Main house. Garden apartment is on the ground level, facing down the hill

    Main house. Garden apartment is on the ground level, facing down the hill

  • Continues onto paved path

    Continues onto paved path

  • More stairs

    More stairs

  • Gardens around the property

    Gardens around the property

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