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Cozy studio in San Rafael; close to everything the Bay Area has to offer!

Bedrooms 1
Space 420 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Central Marin property, near downtown San Rafael

We are a 3-minute drive to downtown San Rafael, 30 minutes to San Francisco, and less than 45 minutes to Napa and Sonoma. We look forward to meeting you!

This cozy studio is about 420 square feet and adjoins the house but has its own entrance.

We live in a quiet and safe neighborhood with lots of trees and walking trails nearby. The road to our house is narrow and winds around a bit, but it's only 1/3 of a mile from Lincoln Avenue, one of the main streets running through San Rafael. Downtown San Rafael is about a 15 minute walk.

Amenities include:

Queen bed

Full bathroom with bathtub & shower

Kitchenette with apartment-sized stove, refrigerator and microwave

32" flat-screen TV with premium cable channels (HBO, Showtime, etc.)

Wireless internet access

Plenty of street parking, which is a short walk to the front door (no steps)

We provide all linens, towels, and soap. Guests staying 7 days or more may use our washer and dryer.

San Rafael is a convenient and central Bay Area location, only a 30-minute drive to Napa, San Francisco, Berkeley/Oakland, and about 20 minutes to the beach and Muir Woods. Downtown San Rafael and the transit station are about 1 mile away, as is the freeway entrance (101 north and south). The downtown area is charming, with artist studios, shops, restaurants, and a wonderful art house cinema. Sol Food Restaurant, less than a mile away, has been written up in the New York Times (36 Hours in Marin County); it has delicious and inexpensive Puerto Rican food. We're also near Dominican College, and the Terrapin Crossroads, a great new music venue owned by Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead.

We love hosting people and can guarantee you'll feel comfortable and well cared for. We have a small standard poodle who is very sweet and friendly. Looking forward to meeting you soon!

We charge $20.00/night for a third guest.


More Details

Jessica Warren
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, Some college French...
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Jessica Warren

We love hosting guests and will do our best to make you feel at home!


San Rafael Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 420 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • The couch does not pull out but can sleep one person comfortably.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • limited accessibility


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Cozy studio in San Rafael; close to everything the Bay Area has to offer!
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

A lovely apartment with everything one could need.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Jessica was a thoughtful and considerate host.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice to meet you!
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Nice studio in the hills

  • 4 of 5

Nice studio, better suited for two than three people, but we had 3 and it worked out fine. Great attention to detail as far as including everything you're likely to need in a small space. I would give five stars except that the bed was not particularly comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! I'm sorry you didn't find the bed comfortable; as I'm sure you know, beds are really a matter of personal preference. I asked both our previous and current guests how they liked the bed and they said it was great; we've also gotten good feedback on the bed from a number of reviewers on our other vacation website.
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Perfect for two

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed four nights and found the studio very quiet, clean, and comfortable as promised. The location was very convenient for us whether visiting friends who live in the area or to get on a highway to San Francisco. We were pleasantly surprised to find a basket of snacks on the table and two bottles of water and apples in the refrigerator upon our arrival. Very thoughtful. We will definitely consider staying again.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

I was surprised at how roomy this studio was, and how functional! The owners have taken the time to make the kitchen perfect for a short stay and I loved the deep sink all the amenities. Additionally, you are not far from San Rafael and San Anselmo and only a short drive to Petaluma.

I would definitely use vrbo to reserve this studio in San Rafael again.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place to stay up in the hills!

  • 5 of 5

A comfortable little home with everything you need inside. Close to a walking trail with beautiful views of the city.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45
Refundable damage deposit $200

Pet fee is $20.00 per night; third guest is $20.00 per night. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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