|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Nestled between San Francisco and the stunning California Wine Country, this comfortable four bedroom home is at the foot of Mt. Burdell with beautfiul views from all over and several hiking trails. This two story house has a queen size bed in the master suite, two additional rooms with two twin beds each and a large, comfortable double-bed futon in another bedroom. All bedrooms are upstairs with two full bathrooms. The spacious family room has plenty of room for everyone, with a large eat-in kitchen. Additionally, there is a formal living room and dining room for more romantic dinners. A beautifully landscaped, fenced backyard, complete with trimmed blossoming flower beds, stone walls, neatly trimmed hedge and a charming fishpond with a view of the mountain is the perfect spot to sit out and enjoy the fabulous weather. The house is located in Novato, a historic California town with a fun downtown, and is only 22 miles from the famous Golden Gate Bridge. Nearby locations include San Francisco itself, complete with the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury and the Mission, as well as Berkeley, the famous hometown of the highest-ranked school in the UC system, and the Sonoma-Napa Wine Country, with rolling, golden hills and the finest wine in the United States. Locations within Marin County itself include Muir Woods, a national forest monument featuring gigantic coastal redwood trees, unique to California, Point Reyes National Seashore, featuring a rolling agricultural landscape several long, wide beaches on the Pacific Ocean, with few tourists and a lighthouse further on, and the various cities of Marin, including Sausolito, San Rafael, Tiburon and Larkspur. A visit to the fascinating San Francisco Bay Area won't leave you disappointed.
This is the house I grew up in, I loved living here as a child and I love staying there as an adult.
I am a Science and Math teacher in Virginia. My husband and I have 5 children and we love to travel. We met and married in the Bay Area. We lived in North Yorkshire, England for 7 years before we moved to Virginia.
Joanne Higginbotham purchased this house in 1967
The Bay Area is the best place, so many things to see and do, and great weather year around.
Thanks so much for renting your house to us......The house really works
great for our family. The space and beds are great. The fenced back yard
is beautiful and so great with the dog. Love the location near the hiking
We recently stayed with our family at this house which was very large. Lovely neighborhood, beautiful back yard which our kids and dog enjoyed playing in. There is a nice market and deli less than 1 mile away that was great. Communication from the owner and property manager was great. Overall we had a great stay and hope to stay there again next year.
The house is beautifully located with an unobstructed view and easy access to hiking trails on the beautiful mountain behind the property. The neighborhood is quiet. The house is wonderfully equipped with a nice mix of beds and quiet spaces. The furniture and general decor are a little dated and charming. This is a perfect location from which to explore Sonoma, Napa, Petaluma, and Pt. Reyes. It is a 20-45 minute drive to Larkspur (depending on traffic), from which you can get on a ferry that goes right to the Giants' baseball stadium in San Francisco - a perfect place from which to explore the City by cable car, bicycle, Segway, or on foot. This was my first VRBO experience and I was very pleased.
This house was perfect for the 6 of us to attend a graduation at Dominican. There was plenty of room for all of us to comfortably get around and not be under each other's feet while we were there. The views were amazing and it is convenient to everything.
I took one star off because the light switches were very confusing. A couple of them were labeled, but they were very inconvenient, and since we came in late most days we were there, it was difficult to figure out how to get the lights on. Many lights were not working, or at least we could not figure them out. That is a small inconvenience, but it can be very frustrating at the end of a long day.
Overall, a wonderful place to stay and I would definitely recommend it!
Loved it. Excellent location, took us less than an hour each way driving time to and from Oakland airport. The house sits on the edge of beautiful protected rolling hills, so the views from the windows or back patio and garden are spectacular. Looks like great hiking trails right out the back gate, but we saved our legs for the Pt Reyes National Recreation Area 1/2 hr away. Big comfortable house. Wonderful collection of vintage Pan Am Airlines posters and memorabilia, plus a Queen's Loo downstairs lined with 1952 Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee photos. Great experience all around for us, and we feel like owner Joanne is a pal now.
We were 7 senior siblings, out in Novato to attend a wedding, and thought we'd extend the occasion to a seniors reunion. This was the perfect house.
Awesome location, private, quiet, close to everything you could want or need, and with beautiful views of those magnificent golden Marin hills from the patio and every room.
The decor may have been a little dated but so were we, and we found it to be charming, very well appointed, perfectly clean, and far more comfortable for our five day reunion than any hotel could have been. We highly recommend Joanne's house for an outstanding 'home away from home' experience.
Loved the retro decor of the house including the "Queen's Loo" with royal family photos. Very spacious and clean home, nice backyard next to beautiful Mt Burdell open space preserve. Not right in the heart of wine country, but only 45 minutes to an hour+ scenic drive to most Sonoma/Napa wineries and natural areas (Jack London historic park, Muir Woods). Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will stay again if we're in the area.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|Cleaning Fee||$100 + Tax|
Cleaning Fee for weekly/monthly guests is $100.00 per week.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.