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Beautiful Views- in Marin! Private & Spacious- Great central location!

Bedrooms 7
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Views! Spacious & Private! 15mins=GoldenGate or Napa Wineries - Location!!!

Private and spacious, San Francisco’s Marin Vista House is perfect for Retreats of all types. Offering amenities for 20/(22) in a spacious, private, View setting, large groups can easily gather to do Presentations, Demonstrations, and fun group activities, as well as just relax.

** Signed contract required

** Max at home is 20. 22 with permission only.

Accommodating up to 20/22 comfortably, the home offers spacious Main Areas with plenty seating indoor and out. Looking over Views that span over Marin’s Lucas Valley Mountains, the end of San Francisco Bay, out to the Napa Valley Mountain Range, it is easy to settle in.

Marin Vista House is centrally located in prestigious Marin County, between San Francisco, Pt. Reyes, and the Napa Valley Wine country.  In just 15 minutes from home, famous Napa Valley Wineries, or other direction, the famous Golden Gate Bridge. Beautiful Marin County - your here - home to Marin Headlands, Stinson Beach, Mt. Tam, & a host of other national and state parks.  Tour Downtown San Francisco/Embarcadero in 24minute drive, all scenic!!


* 7+ bedrooms - home can accommodate up to 20. 
 [see youtube video: )

o 5/6 bedrooms have Queen beds,

o 6th bdrm has 2 Full size beds (sleeps 2 each).

o 7th bdrm has 1 Full size beds (sleeps 2)

o 8th "bedroom" - large Loft- features Queen bed on one side, Two seperate twin beds on other.

       o 2 Fold-a-way beds available at additional charge (sleeping 22 total)

* 3 Full Baths

* Gourmet Kitchen “American Style”

* Formal Dining Area

* Outside: Great patio areas, 2 large decks, level lawn. Master balcony. Views!

* Cable TV

* Fresh towels -hand and bath, for 20 people.
 * Fresh white sheets & plush pillows on all beds! (including ‘!)

*Parking for up to 7-9 cars!!!

* Wireless Internet - broadband - throughout!

Retreat Info they may be important for your group:

- Plenty of 'break-a-way' areas that are useful for groups- 3 decks- all with seating, front lawn area with benches and patio seating.

- DSL, Comcast Business Class - Broadband Internet- high speed provided.

- 48' pull down screen is available for use (no projector).

- Lots of plugs and table space that can be expanded out for further seating

- Parking (easy) for 2-9 cars at house.

(see home's site for full details: marinretreat. c o m)

The home sleeps 20 / 22 - 20 in beds (6 Queen beds & 3 Full-size beds, Twin Size Daybed with pull out trundle). Up to two (2) extra fold-a-way beds can be provided, upon request, dressed and fresh, with an extra fee of $45 each (for when some guests don’t want to share a bed).

**Free - Enjoy when staying:

-Fully furnished home with complete amenities provided for up to 20 (up to 22 w/permission)*****

- Views to enjoy, throughout home of Lucas Valley Mountains, end of San Francisco Bay, out to the Napa Valley Ridge Line.

- Projector Screen - 42” pull down for Corporate or other. - Free.

- Cable Access at home - Free.

- Wireless Internet throughout - Free

- Community Swimming Pool (4-6minute drive- beautiful valley- seamless pool with kid area and diving board)

- Large Decks, private, with seating for all and great Views.

- Quality Oneida Silverware, matching white plates, wine glasses, for up to 20 guests!

- Laundry Room - Large & Bright with a view (includes Ironing Board and Iron for use as well.).

- Large Outdoor Common Areas, includes decks, lawns and patio (property on 1+acre).

- Real Bed sizes - Real official size beds of 'Queen', 'Full size beds', 'Twin beds'(unlike what happens at hotels where only the width requirements are met). At Marin Retreat, beds are real & toes won't hang off!

- Two (2) Fold-a-way beds provided - always fresh and dressed - Ready to go. :)

***For full detailed information on home and surrounding area, visit home's site directly: marinretreat . c o m mm

Home video:

Tax ID: 30-0831008

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Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, swedish, mandarin
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Anna

Marinite lover.

See all the reasons why on the home's site: marinretreat . c o m

Anna purchased this house in 1999

Why Anna chose San Francisco Bay Area

In Marin - only 15minutes from San Francisco, 15 to Napa Wineries, and 'in' Marin County! :)

See home's site for full info on home (pictures, layout, rates, etc) and info on Marin/San Francisco Bay Area: marinretreat . c o m

What makes this house unique

Excellent location with easy access to all the Bay Area offers:

**Arrive Marin Headlands or Golden Gate Bridge - 15 minutes!

**Downtown San Francisco - 20 minutes. Each way provide incredible views and landscape!

**Downtown San Rafael (where American Graffiti was filmed) in 4 minutes! Has Restaurants, specialty stores and live entertainment venues.

**The famous Napa and Sonoma Wine Country is only 40 minutes away, past gorgeous marshlands and country landscape!

**Explore West Marin’s beautiful Pt. Reyes and beaches in 30 minutes or less!

**In 15 minutes be at the Golden Gate Bridge, 20 minutes be touring and tasting Napa's great wines.  Centralized in prestigious Marin County, the gateway to California's Redwood Empire, come experience a rich variety of things to do and see.  Visit places like the Marine Mammal Center, or experience one of Marin's many beaches and coastline settings.  Perhaps stroll any one of Marin's idyllic historic Downtowns. 


San Rafael House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Cancellations: - May cancel the reservation in writing up to 90 days prior to the arrival date. - $500 fee if cancel your reservation in whole/part.
  • Extra Guests: - No extra guests above 20 (22 w/permission) - 5 extra guest allowed daytime - totaling 25 at house (includes catering team if used).
  • Contract required to complete booking.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main level, garden view, no steps.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main level, Mountain Views, no steps.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom, private deck, private bathroom, walk-in clos
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 double
    Bedroom 7 - View Room - 1 queen , 1 double , Deck access - Views! Very Private.
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Very large Loft - Views! Queen bed on one side-2 twins other
  • 2 fold-a-ways available - fresh and dressed- upon request - $45 fee.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Views- in Marin! Private & Spacious- Great central location!
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Perfect house for a large group

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home for a wedding and had the entire wedding party and their plus-ones staying in the home. It is the perfect house for a large group of people. We had 20 staying and everyone slept comfortably with no complaints.

The great room that includes the living room, kitchen, and dining room is perfect for hosting so many people and it makes the home feel very spacious and open. The outdoor patios are great for relaxing and enjoying the amazing views.

This house helped make the wedding weekend exceptional and the bride and groom were very grateful.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Christmas reunion house

  • 5 of 5

The house fit our family's need of a secluded get away vacation home. The house is amazing as described and more as in their website. The house was nice, spacious and very clean and set up to our needs for a group of 20. The view is amazing too. The rooms are large and we slept comfortably, have our own beds. We felt as if we were in our own house. We stayed for 5 days and 4 nights and cooked all meals in their gourmet kitchen. It was well stocked with all the kitchen supplies that we need. Costco and other major supermarkets are nearby. We had a wonderful Christmas celebration. The manager Anna is very helpful and accommodating to our requests. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jana Norby

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Marin Vista House was perfect! There were 20 of us coming to the bay area for a destination wedding. We came in from Kansas, Colorado, and Washington State. The location of the house was perfect for wine tasting, the redwood park, the Golden Gate Bridge and the ferry ride into San Francisco. The house met the needs of our group ranging in age from 1 to 67. The set up was perfect for the adults to "socialize" into the wee hours without disturbing the sleeping children (and the less energetic adults). The interaction of the generations in the family atmosphere was priceless. Memories will last a lifetime! The kitchen set up made feeding a large group easy. The management was easy to work with, responsive and very informative. I highly recommend this property and should we be back in the area, I wouldn't hesitate to book our stay here.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful, the location is awesome, and the property manager was fantastic to work with. All around, a great experience! We were a group of 20, ranging from ages 2 to 59 - home is fantastic for any age. You're close to everything here, San Francisco, Napa Valley, Muir Woods, Mt. Tamalpais, pretty much anything you want to do in the area. Recommend the Farmers Market at the Marin Center if you're there on a weekend! Would return without hesitation. Loved it!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The right place for large groups

  • 5 of 5

I needed to find a place large enough to accommodate the 20 people coming out for a family reunion but central enough to keep everyone happy. This is the place. Everyone had a bed, and everyone had privacy too. Pleasing everyone in an age range of 4 to 84 is generally not possible, but it was in this case.

-After being burned by other properties, it was refreshing to deal with professional people and find such a gem in a sea of online lies.

-The location is perfect—it took about 20 minutes to drive in to San Francisco via the Golden Gate bridge and it was about 35 minutes to wine country in Napa. We did both.

-The views are stunning. The pictures truly don't do it justice. The community is a short drive away with many great restaurants and even some shopping.

-There's enough room for everyone. We had 20 people and it didn't feel crowded at all.

-The main room has perfect ceilings for movie viewing. We brought a pico projector and watched movies every night.

I generally do not write reviews, but this was an outstanding location with outstanding service. I know it looks too good to be true online, but this property is the real deal. Booking here will not be a disappointment.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a large gathering!!!

  • 5 of 5

We came out for my son's wedding and booked this house. The pictures are exactly what they seem and the place was fabulous. Plenty of room. Not far into San Francisco and sites all around the area. We felt like the house was ours. We were so at home. I would recommend this house for anyone with a big family. I wish I could go again this year and every year. If I ever have the pleasure of coming out with a large crowd again I would not hesitate to book this place again. Also, they were so informative with places to go. This place is beautiful!!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Nearest Golf
10 Miles
McInnis Parkway Golf
Car: recommended

Staying in San Francisco, West Marin, or solely the Wine Country, though beautiful, lacks flexibility. Choose to stay at the Marin Vista House and be "in" it all, so you can do it all.

Welcome to gorgeous Marin County, California, located across San Francisco's famous Golden Gate Bridge. Marin is the beginning of Northern California's "Redwood Empire", home to the majestic Redwood Trees/ Muir Woods National Park. Activities in Marin include wine tasting in the famous Napa Valley (just 15minutes), sailing the San Francisco Bay, to mountain biking Mt Tamalpais and enjoying its local beach, Stinson Beach, along the Pacific Ocean and famous Highway 1. Driving out and to Pt. Reyes Seashore or enjoying many of Marin's quaint, happening, historic towns is always a nice way to spend the day. Popular towns like Sausalito and Tiburon bring tourists worldwide to enjoy the restaurants and views.

Marin Headlands, Point Reyes National Seashore, Tomales Bay, Muir Woods National Monument, Mount Tamalpais, Samuel P. Taylor Park, Olompali State Park and China Camp State Park are just some of the few areas available for nature or View enthusiasts. Marin is also is very known for it's devotion to organics. Out in beautiful West Marin, local organic agriculture is showing the world how it is done.

Not to be missed is Marin's beautiful beaches; the most popular beach, Stinson , sits along the Pacific on the other side of Mt Tamalpais, and makes great skim boarding and surfing as well as beach town exploring.

Lastly, Marin Vista House, Retreat Vacation Home, is a perfect home base from which to tour the Napa Valley wineries, such as Mondavi , Clos du Bois, & Fetzer. Arrive in central Napa Valley or even Sonoma Valley (another great adjacent wine region) in just 30 minutes or less. More interestingly, visit Marin’s cheese farms , such as Cowgirl Creamery. Marin is very well known for its organic Pey-Marin Pinot Noir, due to the unique climate conditions for that grape- now that is living-organically! Who can’t handle that?


Rates & Availability

San Rafael House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Non-Peak 2017/18
Apr 7 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
Peak 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
August 2017
Aug 2 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Cleaning fee $425 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

** Signed contract required
** Max at home is 20. 22 with permission only (fee applies person person - 2 max extra).

Additional Fee Info (this goes through on your booking):
+ extra person fee ($45night) - 2 max (Total allowed at house is 22 overnight - up to 5 guests daytime)
+ $425. cleaning fee (one time)
+ 10% Marin County Transient tax.
Add $800. (Fully Refundable) Security Deposit

Note: VRBO adds a service fee of its own (between 6-9%) to both hosts and guests using site.
See home's site (and contact us to avoid fee these fees through home's site) by doing search: marin vista, san rafael, california)

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