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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 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:
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Gateway To Wine Country & S.F. / Sonoma Raceway & West Marin Coast
average rating of 4.948718 based on 39 reviews
Sacramento, CA

Relaxing and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view. Felt like we were in our own home! Close to downtown Novato! Would atay here in a heartbeat if available!!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful stay! Breathtaking views and a cozy home. Feels like you're far away from the busy city life, yet close enough to visit. My family and I didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Very nice accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Bryan was very friendly and even provided an insiders opinion on the best places to visit first. Unit was clean and functional and had everything we needed. The one thing we couldn't find during our stay was provided by Brian within minutes. Definitely recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Our stay was fantastic and the owner was very accommodating. Thank you!

  • 5 of 5

Great stay! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Delightly Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were looking for a VRBO stay in for a few days near wine country north of the Bay Area. We were fortunate to come across this extremely nice rental nestled in a quiet and scenic residential area within 45-50 minutes of the Sonoma and Napa Valleys' towns and wineries. Our host, Brian, provided the entire lower level of his very beautiful residence for our rental accommodations. The residence was extremely clean with all of the modern conveniences of home. The rear balcony deck provided a great place to barbecue, or sit and sip coffee or wine while gazing out over the valley. Brian was a marvelous host, sharing his knowledge of the region, and providing very insightful tips on places to go for the best experiences, including wineries and restaurants.

We would highly recommend this rental to anyone traveling in the region. We will certainly look Brian up again if we return to California!

Kent and Lynn Hill


  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sisters, Oregon

A much needed retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 5 nights and picked the area mainly to see family who lives in the area but also because of it's convenient location to San Fran and also Napa Valley. We stayed with our son who was going to a concert in San Fran and our two small dogs. The apartment was just what we needed to come in and relax after a very stressful week at work. I found myself just wanting to stay there and relax rather than head into the city with the family. I loved the location on top of hill with a beautiful view. We also enjoy walking and found a great trail around a pond at the bottom of the hill. Our dogs loved it too as it attracts much wildlife! Bryan was so friendly and responsive. I needed additional pans one night for a dinner I was making and he got them to me in time to make my dinner. It was the perfect location for us and we will for sure be back! Thank you again for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Bahia House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 10.0%

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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