This 1910 Arts and Crafts home (840 square feet) is a charmer - and offers a lovely view towards Mt Tam overlooking the town which is a quick walk (just 2 blocks away). Have breakfast on our high deck overlooking Mt Tam and the town below or enjoy miles of hiking and biking trails nearby.
The space that Guests receive with the rental includes: One Master Bedroom with Queen Mattress- with sunny bay window - overlooking the town with attached bathroom. There is one large living room and combined dining room, one bathroom with tub/shower, one fully stocked kitchen with a breakfast nook (gas stove, pots, pans and dishes are provided), ( no dishwasher, no microwave) a small upper deck with great views. There is off street parking for one vehicle.
We have two comfortable sofas (non-pullout-) that can be set out and used as beds for an additional person(s)
The "walkability" rating of this home is 10!. Just a quick two blocks will bring you to excellent restaurants, a movie theater, taverns with music, a town park with Redwoods, coffee and breakfasts places, an Organic Food Store, hiking and Bicycling.
If vintage charm w/ views, & light, & proximity to town, outdoor activities & public transport top your list - this IS for you. If remodeled & updated is at the top your list - this IS NOT a fit.
Note that there are steps down to the entrance of the home from the driveway. These same steps - take you quickly and conveniently to downtown Fairfax.
There are taverns and music venues downtown so the weekends offer a variety of entertainment. You could just walk downtown and enjoy a show several blocks away. (Note that once or twice a week - usually a Friday or Saturday night- the music can be heard in the cottage - most guests enjoy this because it feels like they can enjoy the jovial town atmosphere from their "treetop" cottage...- but if you are a light sleeper we supply a sound machine:))
You are just 30 minutes drive from Sausalito, the Golden Gate Bridge, the gorgeous Headlands, and just 45 minutes from Muir Woods.
Benefit with ease of commuting into San Francisco by bus, or ferry. Bus is located one block away - and leaves frequently to San Francisco and beyond- or take a Bus west to Stinson Beach and beautiful Point Reyes.
The owner occasionally stays in an apartment on the property which has its own separate gated entrance as well as separate door entrance.
This is a mountain biking and hiking Mecca because it is surrounded by committed open space and a nature preserve set in the forested hills, and its Mediterranean climate encourages outdoor activities year-round.
The home is not appropriate for unsupervised small children as the upper deck is very high - over 25 feet - and the house and grounds are not child-proofed.
Note when Owner and relatives are staying in the Cottage - there ARE cats and dogs in the home and on the property. The home is professionally cleaned before each guest. However, for those with severe pet allergies - this is probably not a good fit for you.
Note! that Owner resides in the cottage at times - and may leave some personal items in cupboards and drawers. Guests are provided their own a large bureau and empty closet to store clothing if needed.
The Cleaner clears at least half of the Fridge for Guests or all of the shelves. Condiments are left in the fridge on the fridge shelf -like mayonnaise, mustard, mayo, and some canned food, cereals and crackers. Guests are welcome to use any of these items.
Thank you for considering our rental. Part of the Revenue (over our expenses) that we receive is used to fund a local non-profit with long term programs in education, environmental and sustainabilty issues.