About the property
- Cottage600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
'Junior One Bedroom' with peaceful view in great location
A great location to relax and getaway, or as a home base for your Bay Area Adventure. Enjoy watching the birds in the marshes of the Petaluma River. Just 1/10 mile down the road is a boat launch for kayakers, boaters and fisherman. A short drive to Sonoma and Napa for winery visits. Novato has a fabulous downtown with quaint shops and excellent restaurants. Sonoma Raceway is only 6 miles down the road for any race fans. San Francisco and Oakland are less than an hour away.
The Boathouse has a fully equipped kitchen, large bathroom with shower, and a living room/bedroom with a pull-out couch, a pillow-top queen bed, a LED flat screen TV and wifi internet.
Just outside the cottage is a private deck bordering the marsh with dining seating for 6.
The Boathouse is located at the bottom of approximately 2 1/2 flights of stairs. Access is by foot only.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Randi Bakken
Although we have lived here for over 3 years, coming home still feels like being on vacation! We look forward to sharing our cottage with you.
Randi Bakken purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Randi Bakken chose Black Point-Green Point
After living in suburban neighborhoods our whole lives, we never realized how amazing an undisturbed view into nature really is. One look out the window had us convinced we couldn't be anywhere else!
What makes this Cottage unique
The Boathouse has a definite away-from-it-all, country feel - but is still just a few minutes from downtown Novato, Safeway, Target, and Costco.
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Fantastic location! Wonderful owners!
My daughter and I stayed in The Boathouse cottage during a recent show at the Sonoma Horse Park. The location was better than any hotel and The Boathouse amenities beat a hotel hands down. The owners are super easy to work with and respond promptly to any questions. The Boathouse kitchen and bathroom were stocked with everything you will need for your stay. An added bonus was the view from the bedroom and kitchen...amazing. We have already booked a return trip in September!
Our Favorite Home Away From Home
Having just completed our 4th or 5th stay, we consider sweet place our home away from home when visiting family in the area. In this sweet cottage right on the Petaluma River, Randi & Jim provide a comfortable, clean living space with fully stocked kitchen and peaceful environment. The owners are wonderfully kind and helpful, pleasant and very easy to communicate with.
Two caveats for those who have not stayed at the Cheerful Cottage. #1 There is no parking next to the cottage. You will park on the road above the cottage and walk down a steep driveway (which I prefer) or use the stairs that are next to the main house. #2. The Cottage is located about 1,000 ft. from CA-37 over-pass that crosses the Petaluma River at Black Point Boat Launch. For us, the traffic noise sounds like the ocean, varying in "white noise" during the day. The traffic practically disappears after commuter hours, so the early mornings & evenings are quiet and peaceful. Those two things aside, we will always chose this property to stay at when we need lodging in the area.
Marty & Susan Hicks
Arroyo Grande, CA
Perfect for our purpose
There are not a lot of places to stay in the area so The Boathouse was perfect for our needs. It's very private, the kitchen is huge and the view from it is fantastic. The bed is super comfy. While the bathroom is large, it only has a standard (narrow) stall shower. One point to note, as mentioned by the owners and in previous reviews, the staircase to get down to The Boathouse may not be easy for certain people. Randi and Jim couldn't be nicer or more helpful owners.
Quiet with great view
I have stayed there a couple of times. Like it.
Thank you Randi and Jim for a lovely restful stay while we were training at the Novato Institute.
Thank you for endeavouring to provide a more continuous internet and for making us welcome. Karen and Brad
Charming house just as advertised
We were a family of 3 and had a very enjoyable stay for 5 nights in Dec. The property was just as advertised with a fully equipped kitchen. Randi was nice enough to get us some essentials since we were arriving on Christmas eve and the stores were going to be closed. Highly recommended!
Halfway between San Francisco and wine country - it's the ideal location for a getaway! Take the ferry from Larkspur to San Francisco. Napa is 24 miles and Sonoma 16 miles. Sonoma Raceway is just 6 miles down the road. Excellent kayaking and boting with the launch 1/4 mile down the road. Easy access to Point Reyes.
Rates & Availability
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