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Gateway To Wine Country & S.F. / Sonoma Raceway & West Marin Coast

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom 1 Bath Couples Retreat Wine Tasting / Cycling / Raceway Events / SF

Our 2 Bedroom View Home provides panoramic views of the Sonoma Hills and Vineyards overlooking Bahia Lagoon and the Petaluma River. Beautiful Chefs Professional Kitchen, Spa Bathroom and two Queen bedrooms. Owner operates a Wine Country Tour operation offering assistance in itinerary development and transportation* if desired. Brewery Tours* as well, are offered to some of the regions premier operations including Lauginitas Brewery. We are located with easy access to West Marin; A mecca for cyclist, hiking, bird watching and beautiful beaches, Muir Woods and the Point Reyes National Seashore. Sonoma Raceway is 8 minutes east and host Nascar / IndyCar / NHRA annually along with numerous regional events and festivals.

The property is located on a ridge top with exceptional views, privacy, and a wonderful neighborhood. Parking is not a problem. The access to the main entrance is via a set of stairs providing privacy and great views.The deck overlooks open space and wildlife is within easy view. Deer and Wild Turkeys often pass by with Geese and Ducks frequent the overhead sky.

Novato has a quaint downtown with excellent restaurant options and shopping at both local boutique and major retail stores.


More Details

Bryan Schwab
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017

About Bryan Schwab

Owner is an independent businessman currently operating a 'Boutique' Tour operation servicing the wine country and San Francisco. He is a local resident who was raised in the area, and after his college experience traveled extensively and built several small businesses. A retired SCCA Road Racer, avid Cyclist with extensive wine country knowledge, he is in a good position to help visitors enjoy their visit to this beautiful region to the fullest

Bryan Schwab purchased this house in 1989

What makes this house unique



Bahia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Deck and Views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 42' Plasma TV
  • Sofa Sleeper available for 2 additional guests in the living room.
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
This vacation rental is located on the lower level of my main house with separate and private entry and deck. Hiking trails and lagoon for paddle boarding / kayaking within walking distance. There are two bedrooms with queen beds along with a 'sofa sleeper' in the living room for two additional guests.


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Gateway To Wine Country & S.F. / Sonoma Raceway & West Marin Coast
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 46 reviews

Perfect spot to stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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stunning home

  • 5 of 5

Bryan's home was absolutely stunning. Four of us stayed there as it was a mother daughter trip and two of us were running the Napa/Sonoma Half Marathon. The location is convenient and the house is spacious and very clean. Bryan was very welcoming and had great recommendations in terms of restaurants. The view from the patio was amazing. I would totally come and stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent place with beautiful views!!!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful stay! The house is nicely furnished and breathtaking views from the deck. The house is perfectly central to many activities, such as Sonoma/ Napa wineries, San Francisco all within 30 - 45 minute drive from Novato. Bryan was an awesome house guest, he was very helpful and great on recommending where to visit. We highly recommend this place!! Thanks, Mike & Elly

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Excellence and attention to detail

  • 5 of 5

Bryan's rental was set to a high standard, and had perfect little touches that go above and beyond. He was super nice and willing to help us out with suggestions and recommendations. He also was very flexible and worked with our group to ship things to the house early. Would Highly recommend this location if planning on visiting wine country.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view! Very nice place! Helpful and friendly host!

  • 5 of 5

The house was nicely finished and tastefully decorated. The view out the back windows was gorgeous! Also a wonderful private deck to enjoy the view. Location was very central to many activities, including Sonoma County wine tasting, enjoying the Pacific coast, and sightseeing in San Francisco. The host Bryan was helpful and very friendly! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Accommodations were great...upgraded kitchen and bathroom, and very comfortable. Owner was great, very easy to communicate with. I would definitely stay there again if in the area!!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Downtown Novato
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Richmond Amtrac
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Downtown Novato
Nearest Ski
175 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Stinson (Ocean Beach)
Car: necessary

Gateway to Wine Country: 20 minutes to Sonoma - 40 minutes to Napa Valley

10 minutes from Sonoma Raceway

West Marin Road Cycling Access

25 minutes from San Francisco


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $400

Seasonal Pricing: November 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016 = $225.00 / night
Holiday Pricing: Thanksgiving Weekend = $250.00 / night
Christmas Week / New Years Week = $250.00 / night

Check in time is 4:00 p.m. and check out time is 11:00 a.m.

Cancellation policy:

90 or more prior to arrival : 75% refund

46-90 days prior to arrival : 50% refund

32-45 days prior to arrival : 25% refund

within 31 days prior to arrival : no refund

No refunds for cancellation during a holiday period- please purchase travel insurance to protect yourselves

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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