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Charming Cottage With View Deck Centrally Located Between Sf & Wine Country

Bedrooms 1
Space 770 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Small Home On a Large Lot, One Large Bedroom, One Bath, and Great View of Town.

Quiet neighborhood, close to Gerstle Park and the freeway and walking distance to downtown. The home sits on a hillside that overlooks the town, which is small cafes, shops, a couple of bakeries, and a very active evening life, including great music venues like the Fenix and George's. A very short drive gets you to Terrapin Crossroads (owned and operated by Phil Lesh) and the eclectic Studio 55. We have a men's and a women's bicycle if you want to tour on two wheels. A little over a half hour into the heart of San Francisco and an hour to Healdsburg or Napa in the Wine Country. 40 - 60 minutes to coast locations and Point Reyes (40 minutes) is definitely worth a visit. Great dog walking if you bring your dog. Ask me for suggestions. A very comfortable getaway.

Leslie Pederson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 14, 2017

About Leslie Pederson

We live one hour away in Point Reyes. I am a Marin Master Gardener and owner of two herding dogs. In my spare time I like hiking, kayaking, and working in the community.

Leslie Pederson purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Leslie Pederson chose San Rafael

This home has been in our family since the 60's and my husband and I lived there for 6 years before moving to Point Reyes. The cottage has undergone several renovations as each family member updates the quaint cottage.

What makes this cottage unique

This is a small home with all the essentials for modern living. It has beautiful light, a stunning view, a quiet neighborhood, and friendly neighbors.


Gerstle Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 770 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tile floor and tub enclosure.
  • Tile tub and shower, tile floor. Recently remodeled. Closets and storage.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Twin bed in the bedroom can also be used as a daybed.
  • Large bedroom with walk-in closet, sitting area, dresser, and lots of natural light.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
A great walking neighborhood with nearby park and open space.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Charming Cottage With View Deck Centrally Located Between Sf & Wine Country
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

Clean, convenient, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

I loved my sweet perch in the hills of San Rafael . The location was so convenient to all my destinations in the north Bay Area. The cottage was comfy and even had some of my favorite movies on DVD. I would be happy to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent A+

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for making my stay effortless and pleasant! I stayed for two weeks. The location is quiet and leafy yet central. The house is set up perfectly with everything I needed. I could not have imagined a nicer place to spend two weeks in San Rafael, and will definitely stay here again on my next visit to the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Rafael stopover

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house with a great view and Leslie was kind an accomodating! Recommended highly by me!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for our stay and the owner was very accommodating!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything you could ask for and more...

  • 4 of 5

Leslie has provided a cozy and welcoming vacation cottage with everything you could ask for and more...

Looking forward to our next stay at #12. It is in close proximity to all areas of the SF Bay. Great for day trips!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage to stay in.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 8 nights at this cottage and it was great. Plenty of room for the 2 of us. Very clean and well maintained. Lots of light and space. We were visiting our son who was about 5 minutes away. We went off in all directions each day, it was a great spot to come back to. Definitely would stay again. Way better than a hotel room.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Panama Hotel
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
McInnis Park
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Panama Hotel
Car: recommended

Located 15 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge for access to San Francisco and 15 minute to the Richmond Bridge for access to the East Bay. The home is 5 minutes to US 101, the freeway that takes you north to the wine country, the redwoods, the Russian River - all within an hour north.


Rates & Availability

Gerstle Park Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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