About the property
- House3800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
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.
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** Signed contract required
** Max at home is 20. (22 extra fee).
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.
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!!
* 8 (7+Loft) bedrooms - home accommodate up to 20 comfortably.
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 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:
- 'break-a-way' areas are plentiful. 3 decks- all with seating, front lawn area has 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)
**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 machines - in garage: includes Ironing Board and Iron.).
- 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 can be provided - always fresh and dressed - Ready to go, upon request, fee applies. :)
***For full detailed information on home and surrounding area, visit home's site directly: marinretreat . c o m mm
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- english, spanish, swedish, mandarin
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
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Anna purchased this House in 1999
Why Anna chose San Rafael
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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We rented Anna's place for our wedding party for our wedding weekend, and it was perfect. Gorgeous views, beautiful and spacious rooms, and great location close to our venue. Anna was wonderful in communicating via email leading up to the weekend, which was very helpful. Would highly recommend!
Michelle's group was a delight. Very respectful of the property and easy to correspond with. Invited back anytime. Wish her the best and Congratulations! :)
Perfect house for a large group
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.
Fabulous visit at Marin Retreat
My husband and I organized a weekend reunion of friends at the Marine Retreat. We had 11 people and couldn't have been more comfortable. Anna is extremely easy to get in touch with, but once we were there, we found the whole place stocked with everything we needed to enjoy the weekend to the fullest extent without ever needing to reach out.
Hello Jan -
Thank you for your nice review, I'm happy your groups had a good time during your stay. As guests, your group was great and it was highly appreciated. If you ever need a referral for a vacation stay, definitely contact me. Your family was very respectful throughout the booking process and a joy for a host to book. :)
Excellent venue for large family gathering
I rented the Marin Vista House for my significant other's 80th surprise birthday party. Our family of 19 included 2 toddlers and a baby. The comfortable bedrooms provided privacy for everyone while the spacious living room allowed ample space for us to spend time together without being crowded, and for the children to play. An especially nice touch was the fireplace, stocked with wood, which helped with ambience on a rainy day. The view from the wrap around decks was incredible, not just during the day but also for star gazing and a night cap with a cigar! A fully equipped kitchen made it fun to cook and easy for the caterer to do his magic. The house was located close enough for us to walk to the farmer's market in town on Saturday morning. All in all a memorable experience for the whole family!
Perfect Christmas reunion house
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.
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.
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
Additional information about rental rates
** Home allows 20. (22 Max) Extra people above 20: upon request. - extra person fee above 20 = $45 each / night - 2 extra max (Total allowed at house is 22 overnight) - up to 5 guests daytime - extra fold-a-bed fee of $55 (one time) - 2 available (for when people don't want to share but capacity max still 20 and under). ____________________ Contract terms: Renters’ Agreements You and your guests must obey all house rules posted in the Marin Vacation Vista View Home. You agree that you shall leave the premises in the same condition as you found them. You agree that you shall not exceed the number of guests identified in this agreement. If more than the agreed numbers of persons are found to occupy the property, or if excessive cleanup is required, additional charges for such persons and additional maid service will be charged and deducted from the Security Deposit. You shall nevertheless be fully responsible for any damage to the premises in excess of the Security Deposit, plus reasonable costs of collection, including reasonable attorneys' fees, if necessary. Damage caused by your guests or invitees shall be your financial responsibility. You shall not disturb, annoy, endanger, or interfere with neighbors, nor use the premises for any unlawful purposes, nor violate any law or ordinance, nor commit waste or nuisance upon or about the premises. Without our prior written permission, you shall not host special events or gatherings at the Marin Vista House involving persons other than guests identified in this agreement, including caterers, and other paid professionals. No events shall be conducted or other activities that might interfere with the peace and enjoyment of the property's neighbors, including any traveling noise after 10 pm at night. If you are found to be entertaining more guests than approved by us in this agreement without our prior permission, you may be asked to vacate the property immediately and forfeit the remainder of your rental payments.