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Southern Marin Cottage -- Colorfully and Elegantly Refinished 4-BR Oasis

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Sunny, quiet home less than one hour from SF, Napa, Stinson Beach, Pt. Reyes

Whether you are vacationing from afar, escaping San Francisco summer fog, tending a nearby remodel or planning a girlfriend getaway, you will feel like you are on vacation in this home. Step inside the gate off a prestigious, quiet, and convenient street and you are greeted with a jewel of a place to relax, entertain and plan your next adventure, although many days you might not want to leave the premises!

All 2200sf thoughtfully planned, this home lives like a dream. Refinished for our family of 5, the master suite is upstairs and the other 3 bedrooms and bath are downstairs. Separate comfy TV/DVR/stereo zones up (living room) and down (family room) mean you can live comfortably as a couple with occasional guests or as a family with teens or younger children.

Also upstairs: dining room (seats 10+ w/leaves), living room (fireplace, TV/DVR), powder room, fully-equipped kitchen w/ice machine and 3-stool bar seating, breakfast nook (seats 6), sun room, two sets of french doors opening to large rear sundeck with outdoor dining table and bench seating area, 3-zone indoor-outdoor stereo system.

Also downstairs: laundry room and storage area. Downstairs has cozy ceilings (about 7') and is partially below grade. All rooms have windows and good natural light, and there is a separate exit to the back yard from the family room.

Premises: The back yard is serene and private and features a pool (unheated 15x30), a separate round above-ground spa (seats 6), a hidden grilling area and a nicely landscaped grass area bordered by a walnut tree, lemon trees, rose bushes, crepe myrtles and more. Evening garden lights in the front and rear add to the elegant, festive ambience.

Parking: There is plenty of street parking in front of the house and across the street -- never a problem. Optionally, the gravel driveway holds two cars end-to-end inside the manual iron gate. Front entrance to the home is a circular brick walk, and paths left and right thru gates around the home are nicely landscaped with ivy, flowering bushes and trees.

We use this home regularly ourselves, and so we can honestly say that this home has everything you need to just relax and enjoy.

NOTE: 2018 calendar and rates have been finalized, and booking is now available for Summer 2018. Thank you!

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Ozzie

We are a family of 5, and we bought this home when we moved back east a few years ago. We wanted to keep a home in California that felt like a family home for our boys and yet felt like a vacation for all of us, since that's how we planned on using it, and still do! We are now opening up our home so visitors can enjoy it like we do, as a restful oasis, a place to entertain friends and a perfect jumping-off spot for all your favorite Bay area activities. We still visit regularly, and while we're not here our goal is for you to experience the best Southern Marin has to offer in this one colorful, elegant package. We hope you, your family and guests will enjoy this special place!

Ozzie purchased this house in 2011

Why Ozzie chose Greenbrae

Great location, quiet, family-friendly, convenient, beautiful. Southern Marin is biking and hiking paradise.

What makes this house unique

This is a throw all the doors and windows open and leave them open all day kind of house. Big windows and lots of light, and yet cozy at the same time. Every square foot, indoors and out, is thoughtfully planned for comfort and fun!


Greenbrae House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder Room - toilet , main level
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Dual sinks and medicine cabinets
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Hallway bath serves 3 downstairs bedrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 2 king , California King mattress
    Guest/Children - 2 double
    Guest/Children - 2 double
    Guest/Children - 2 double
  • Master Bedroom is upstairs, and the other 3 are downstairs. Each bedroom has a small closet and dresser or shelves in closet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Southern Marin Cottage -- Colorfully and Elegantly Refinished 4-BR Oasis
average rating of 4.769231 based on 26 reviews

Great Location

  • 4 of 5

The house was very clean and roomy. We were able to have our grandsons, who live nearby, stay with us one night; and they had a great time in the hot tub.

There are many things close by to do. The house is centrally located and close to many shopping centers, restaurants, etc.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, quiet neighborhood, beautiful and quaint!

  • 5 of 5

Six ladies enjoyed our annual vacation trip, this year to the San Francisco area. We loved the house! It comfortably accommodated all six with room to spare. The location was great for touring San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, Muir Woods, Sausalito, and surrounding areas! We truly enjoyed our stay! We would highly recommend this home and owner!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Johns Creek, GA

Charming home, superb location

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a lovelier home in which to enjoy the reunion of 4 high school friends. The house was charming, and we enjoyed and utilized every room (it was great to have 3 sitting areas). The decor was perfect for the cottage-y “feel” of the house. The location was perfect and enabled us to enjoy many of the sights, etc. of the Bay Area. We are extremely happy with our choice of this home and wold definitely recommend it to other visitors to the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Rock, AR

This is a beautiful and comfortable home.

  • 5 of 5

Our family truly enjoyed staying at this home. It was convenient to wine country, the beach and parks. We were also just happy to hang out in the pool. The house has everything you need and the owner is very responsive if you have any questions. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb property

  • 5 of 5

This house met or exceeded all expectations based on the photos and description. We are former Bay Area residents who visit with friends and family annually, and we would gladly make this house an annual destination. Ozzie was responsive and hospitable, and we could tell that this was a treasured family home and not an anonymous shell. A rare find!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

This is an exceptional property that was perfect for our family coming together to visit our 96 yr old mother who lives close by at the Tamalpais! The house has everything you need and is so peaceful!! We have stayed at many VRBOs and this is one of the best!!! We highly recommend it and hope that we can get everyone together again and would definitely stay here again!! Thanks so much to Ozzie for sharing it with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Larkspur Ferry
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
San Geronimo
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Sugar Bowl Resort
Nearest Beach
19 Miles
Stinson Beach
Car: recommended

Conveniently located in Southern Marin, this is a perfect spot for busy outdoor adventure during the days and quiet restful relaxation in the evenings. With trail heads only a mile away, Mt. Tamalpais watershed provides endless hiking, biking, mountain biking and scenic driving opportunities. And in less than one hour you can access: Muir Woods, Stinson Beach, Pt. Reyes National Seashore, the wine regions of Napa, Sonoma, Carneros and Alexander Valley, all points in the vibrant city of San Francisco and more. You can bike, drive, ferry or Uber wherever you want to go.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $145
Property Damage Protection $79

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. 60-day cancellation policy unless property can be re-booked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.