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Fully furnished view home in great area, April 19 - mid-June and Sept-Oct 2018

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Our spacious, comfortable home is in San Rafael, just north of the the Golden Gate Bridge, on a peninsula that extends into the Bay, with easy access to San Francisco, Berkeley, the Sonoma and Napa wine country, and the beautiful Pacific Coast.

This is a great place to live, work, and play. There's a well-stocked supermarket within walking distance and a twice-weekly farmer’s market a short drive away, along with all the specialty shops and restaurants of Marin County. Golf courses, tennis courts, and hiking and biking trails are close by. We're near Dominican College and only a bridge away from the University of California campuses in Berkeley and San Francisco.

Our area offers a wide range of arts—music, dance, theatre, galleries—along with some of the best outdoor activities available anywhere. We're only a few minutes from China Camp State Park and a short drive from Mt. Tamalpais, Muir Woods, and the Pt. Reyes National Seashore.

Whether you're traveling to explore Northern California or looking for someplace quiet, comfortable, and peaceful while you're relocating or visiting family, you'll love our home. It's bright and spacious, with a large living/dining room, a modern, fully equipped open kitchen with a seating area, and a sunroom that is the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee. The windows and sliding glass doors in the living room and the master bedroom open out to a deck that overlooks a marsh, complete with snowy egrets, with a stunning view of the boat masts in the harbor beyond and the dramatic outline of Mt. Tamalpais against the sky to the southwest. There's a large second bedroom that doubles as an office, two full bath, and all the amenities for a comfortable lifestyle.

Important note: This is our primary residence. It's available only for stays of 1-2 months, typically in the late spring and early fall.

Keywords: Bright, sunny, comfortable, view, convenient, spacious

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San Rafael House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Very large shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bed is in excellent condition, firm, and comfortable
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very comfortable queen-sized American Leather sofabed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We have a 1-bedroom condo in San Francisco that is sometimes available for rent (1 month minimum)


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Janis Chan
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, We speak and read some Spanish, French and Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Janis Chan

Jeff is a retired university professor and writer; Janis is a writer and developmental editor. Our passion is traveling - we love to spend a month or more in a new city where we can get to know the people, explore the neighborhoods, go to the museums, and sample all the wonderful food. We have two beautiful grandchildren who live with their mother in Berkeley and a son who recently moved back to California from Costa Rica. We also have a beautiful 1-bedroom condo in San Francisco that we rent for periods of 1-3 months when we are not using it ourselves.

Janis Chan purchased this house in 1996

Why Janis Chan chose San Rafael

Our home is actually our home, not a vacation rental. We rent it to other travelers while we are away, so it will not be empty and to subsidize some of our travel costs. The location speaks for itself. After living for 26 years in dark, damp forested area on the side of a hill, we fell in love with this house as soon as we walked in the door and saw the view. We love the convenience of the location and the wonderful neighborhood, where everyone is friendly yet never intrusive.

What makes this house unique

We love....

- Gazing at the stars from the hot tub before going to bed

- Having breakfast in the sunroom watching snowy egrets in the marsh

- Sitting on the deck with a glass of wine and watching the sun set behind Mt. Tam

- Walking to the harbor and out the jetty into the Bay

- The open plan that lets us mingle with friends and family while preparing a meal

- Reading and dozing in the sunroom

- Taking the ferry into San Francisco for a day of museum hopping, shopping, or just wandering around

- Taking day trips to the beach

...and we could go on!


Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $15

This house is our primary home and is available only for a minimum of one and a maximum of three months.
There is a 2.5% (U.S. travelers) or 3.7% (International travelers) when paying with a credit card. We are happy to accept ePayments (U.S. travelers only) for no additional charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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