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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

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
  • Pets considered
  • 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 4.962963 based on 54 reviews

Check this out, Novato is such a joy!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay when visiting Napa and Sonoma. The local town of Novato is nice and quaint and a pleasure to enjoy. The accommodations were great for our group, our only disappointment was that the weather was colder than we were hoping for. Thanks Bryan for opening up your home to our group!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, beautful setting, lovely property

  • 5 of 5

Not too far from San Francisco, not too far from the wine country. Beautiful setting and great lodging. We had a great time making day trips and then coming home to a lovely and very private home away from home. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The house is located rightg between Napa Valley and San Francisco. It was so convenient! The city of Novato is beautiful too. We definitely recommend spending some time there. The house was exactly what we expected. The view was beautiful as promised!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Lovely house, great views, excellent hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Why stay in San Francisco at a high price hotel when you can rent this lovely 2 bedroom house in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood? Close to wine country, close to San Francisco, this house has it all! We will definitely be staying here next time we come to visit! We took the Larkspur ferry into San Francisco, so no need to fight the traffic when visiting. Took a Napa wine tour that was arranged through the property owner. I highly recommend this property for your next vacation!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, would be even better with a second restroom

  • 5 of 5

The house and location was great!! We came for a Napa/Sonoma wine trip during the 2017 fires. Bryan found plenty of wineries located out of the fire areas for us to go to, as well as a day trip to San Fran!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Comfortable house with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable house with a modern feel to it in the hills of Novato. Just minutes from US 101 which leads right into San Francisco. Only a short drive from Sonoma and Napa Vineyards. I recommend staying at the house one day and enjoying the views and wildlife.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 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

Check in time is 4:00 p.m. and check out time is 10:00 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