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Fabulous Hilltop Views in Central Location!

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Studio, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

Get out of the fog and into the sun. Enjoy the year-round mild climate and central location of San Rafael, with effortless access to San Francisco to the south (twenty-five minutes across the world famous Golden Gate Bridge), the spectacular wine country of Napa, Sonoma, and Alexander Valleys (forty minutes), and Berkeley (thirty minutes).

Easy access in and out of San Francisco by ferry, bus or car. Enjoy a full day in 'The City' and recharge your batteries (with a good night sleep and a soak in the hot tub) for a day of wine tasting in the Napa Valley.

Our home is located in a quiet, upscale neighborhood. This attached in-law unit features many amenities and unique privacy. Enjoy a semi-private swimming pool, hot tub, and deck, featuring nearly three-hundred-sixty-degree views of the Bay and Mt. Tamalpais. Less than fifty yards away is a hiking trail in a eucalyptus forest, with views of San Francisco in the distance.

Marin County offers beaches, golf, hiking, and biking. (Mountain biking was 'invented' on Mt. Tam.) Local scenery includes breathtaking vistas of Mount Tam, and the ancient redwood forests of Muir Woods, sightseeing in Sausalito and Tiburon, and much more. It features restaurants to fit every budget and culinary taste, as well as, excellent theatre, cinema, and shopping.

San Rafael, home of the 2nd most northern and oldest Catholic mission (founded 1817), also features a civic center designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and a refurbished art deco theater in a revitalized downtown.

Your genial and knowledgeable host and hostess will help with plans (if requested) to make your vacation memorable.

A perfect base from which to savor the best of Northern California!

Keywords: Studio

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi to all potential rentors. We're the home owners and we would be delighted to have you stay with us. San Rafael is one of the best locations in the Bay Area from both a weather and accessibility to both wine country and San Francisco. We can help you plan your visit to get the most enjoyment possible. Our home is on a hill in a quiet neighborhood with good privacy and fabulous views. The rental is a large studio with a full kitchen and bath. Feel free to ask us any questions.

We hope to see you soon!
Sep 2004
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Amenities

San Rafael Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Hot Tub (Semi-private), Pool (Semi-private), Both Queen and Double Beds, Full Bath with Shower and Tub, High Speed Wi-Fi and cable Internet, HD Cable TV (40"), No Pets.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Fabulous Hilltop Views in Central Location!
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 39 reviews
4

Superbe endroit et très belle location

  • 4 of 5

Nous sommes restés 3 jours chez Mark et Judy. La location est très agréable et très bien équipée. Piscine et terrasse permettent de se détendre. Merci Mark pour le jacuzzi. Je recommande fortement

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup.
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5

Excellent location at an unbelievable price

  • 5 of 5

I recently had the pleasure of staying in Mark and Judi's guest suite for 4 nights and I couldn't have asked for a more pleasant experience! The suite is clean, bright, and comfortable plus fully-stocked with everything you could need to cook, clean, or unwind. And there's no better place to unwind than on the deck, which in addition to a pool and hot tub, offers a breathtaking view of the valley below. Should you need anything, or have any questions on nearby attractions, Mark and Judi are fantastic hosts and are happy to assist in any way they can. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay with Mark and Judi. Everything you need for your stay. Quite, comfortable and great views! Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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MaDukes

  • 4 of 5

This was just what we were looking for. A nice apartment with a full kitchen to stay in. Mark and Judi were very helpful with any questions about the area and where and what to do. We had privacy but they were there if we need something. Our only wish was for a place with a king size bed, this is very hard to find but we made too and it worked out. Also, this was not an issue for us, but there are many stairs to get in and out of the apartment and down to to the pool area some people might have a problem with that. On that note there is a beautiful trail right up the road, we spent many hours there walking the numerous trails and enjoying the views.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Tranquil getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our Family spent 12 days in the San Francisco area and happily we spent our first few days here in San Rafael. It was such an ordeal trying to find a place until our cousin told us to try VRBO. I did and came upon this gem. It was the first time my husband tried accommodations like this so I was very hopeful he would be pleased. He was! I also was pleased. Mark was very nice and helpful thru the whole process. I know I asked a lot of questions and he was very patient with me. The "Cottage" as they call it is attached to the main home but does have a separate entrance. So you feel as though it's your own little apartment. They had everything you would need and the bath soaps were lovely. The beds were comfy and the linens clean and soft. The View was so beautiful. It was the best view we had thru the whole trip next to "Half Dome" in Yosemite. And after our long days of adventure in San Francisco it was good to come back to the comforts of our cottage in the hills. Our sons goal was to swim in the pool but only had the opportunity to do so on our last day, only because we were busy every other day. It is a bit of a ways up to the property but once there, it is quiet and peaceful. The town below has some great restaurants our favorite was "Teresa's and Johnny's" on 4th st. Mark was also very kind to send out by mail our sons charger for his laptop that he had left behind. It was unfortunate I didn't meet Judi on our trip but perhaps the next time we come thru town. I would recommend this rental highly you cant go wrong, hope your travels are happy ones.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Dawn. It was great having you here. We do our best to make all guests feel at home. Glad it worked for you. Hope to see you again. Regards, Mark
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My 10yo son and I stayed in Mark and Judi's studio for 2 weeks while we attended the Anat Baniel Centre in San Rafael. What a beautiful spot, with views over the valley behind and lovely walks just up the road. Everything we needed and more was provided and our hosts were lovely - even giving my son some books for the plane ride home. And the banana bread...mmmmm. The separate kitchen was brilliant and had everything we needed. Same with the bathroom; even down to a hair curler! There was plenty of tourist information available and books and games for quiet afternoons. Thanks Mark and Judi for making our stay so easy and enjoyable. I hope we have the chance to come again.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Larkspur
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
101
Car: necessary

Biking (mountain biking was 'invented' on Mt. Tam). Many hiking, biking/hiking trails within 100 feet of the unit.

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Rates & Availability

San Rafael Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$125
$700
 

Additional information about rental rates

$50 cleaning fee and $100 refundable security deposit.

Deposit using PayPal. Balance due at check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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