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Sleeps 11 to 22 comfortaby! Views throughout! Private&Spacious -G8 Marin lo

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.

** See Youtube video:

** 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!!


* 7+ bedrooms - home accommodate up to 20.

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 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

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, swedish, mandarin
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - Main Level - toilet , combination tub/shower , No steps. Views!
  • All fresh and recently done.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 8 - Large view Loft - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Views! Upper level. Queen bed one side, 2 twins other side
    Bedroom 7 - View Room, deck access - 1 double , Lower Level. Private deck access. Views! full size bed.
    Bedroom 6 - double double garden room - 2 double , Lower level. Direct deck access. Views.
    Bedroom 5 - Sun Room - 1 queen , Lower level - direct Deck access. Views!
    Bedroom 4 - Natural room - 1 queen , Lower Level. Direct Deck access. Views!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom. Private deck, bathrm, garden access. View!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main level. No steps. Views.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main level. No steps. garden Views.
  • Up to 4 fold-a-ways available - fresh and dressed- upon request. Fee applies. Best bedrooms for adding fold-a-bed: All rooms but Loft. 22 max at house.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • 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
Located in Marin County, California; in a beautiful undiscovered nook of Marin, is the Los Ranchitos community, a valley tucked into the hills of central San Rafael. All homes in this neighborhood are classisfied as Agricultural/Residential and sit on 1+acre sites. The Marin Vista house is located up on a hill, on 1+ acre's , with serene Mtn and Bay Views throughout. The Marin Vista House is conveniently located to much to do. Within 5 minutes or less be at Northgate Mall I, II, or III, or go the other way and be in Downtown San Rafael cruising shops and eateries. Top grocery stores as well as China Camp State Park, and other Open space, and things to do, such as a Multi Activity Park (McInnis). It takes only 2 minutes to access Hwy 101 (but you wouldn’t know it from the house except for the beautiful lighted views in the distance!), which will you take you directly to all the places you need to go in Marin, and the greater San Francisco Bay Area, with ease.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Excellent venue for large family gathering

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous visit at Marin Retreat

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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. :) Best regards, Anna :)
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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
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $495
Additional Guest Fee $45 per person per night
Damage Deposit $800

** Signed contract required
** Home allows 20. (22 Max - fee applies per person over 20 (will include twin fold-a-bed, dressed and fresh, towel set as well).

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)
+ $445. cleaning fee (one time)
+ 10% Marin County Transient tax.
Add $800. (Fully Refundable) Security Deposit

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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