Enjoy a resort like cozy setting 20 minutes north of San Francisco and 30 minutes to Napa Valley. A Serene private estate in one of San Rafael's most desirable neighborhoods, Bayside Acres. Secluded one acre, approx. 4300sq. ft home with breath taking views of SF Bay and Mt. Diablo, 25mi in the distance. Completely remodeled in the past 5 years including chef's kitchen, gas stove and double oven. Well landscaped with palm tree lined pool, remodeled chef's kitchen with panoramic mountain and bay views from all windows. Multiple outdoor decks, master bedroom with his/hers bath and walk-in closets. Living room and family room with cozy wood burning fireplaces, and a formal view dining room. Three bedrooms, three and half baths, and beautiful hardwood floors throughout. Fully furnished and turnkey, an end of road location that abuts to China Camp State Park and breathtaking hiking trails at properties end. Quiet established neighborhood, 5 min. drive to McNear's Beach and Mountain Biking at China Camp State Park. Within walking distance to Andy's local Market. A prefect place for a relaxing Retreat!
- Estate4300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay2 - 3 nights
1 acre private estate 4300 sq ft living space, heated pool and spa.
- english, german
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 23, 2018
About David Dempsey
I am a retired physician, who raised my family of 4 children in this home, and have been the sole owner of this home since 1980, when it was constructed as a custom home. It has been completely remolded from room to room over the last 5 years. Very family friendly but sophisticated.
David Dempsey purchased this Estate in 1980
Why David Dempsey chose San Rafael
Lovely secluded setting, private and extremely quiet environment with breath taking views of bay and mountains. A real stress reliever- Lovely neighborhood, with golf and marina nearby. Beach access at McNear's Beach 3 miles away. Hiking available a end of driveway, directly into China Camp State Park. Andy's Local Market 1 mile distance, with lovely marina to stroll and enjoy the city views.
What makes this Estate unique
Too many to list.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great find in San Rafael
This home is well-kept and well-stocked, with a gourmet kitchen, fabulous views and a back yard and pool/hot-tub to die for! David, the owner, is very responsive throughout our stay. We would definitely come here again.
Great guest. Enjoyed my experience with Leora. Would definitely have her and her family return. It’s guest like this that gives me comfort in renting my home to total strangers.
San Rafael Home
My kids and I enjoyed our stay at this property. The house was super nice and clean, and great location. Will stay there again upon our next visit.
Convenient location, relaxing atmosphere, great for groups
This home was super spacious, unique and relaxing. It has nice views you can see from the house and from the pool/hot tub. We had a group of six stay here and it was great for our group. Keep in mind there are two baths upstairs but only one has a shower, other one only has a tub. This wasn't a problem for our group though. The main level has a half bath, and the lower level has another full bath - again great for groups to allow a little privacy. We had no issues with the hot tub like others have mentioned, the instructions were simple, takes about 20 min to heat up. The pool was clean and very refreshing in the mornings! Would definitely recommend this home and would visit again!
Beautiful House! Excellent service. Loved our stay
Dr. Dempsey's house is beautiful just as described in the listing. Fantastic views of the bay from the kitchen and deck. It was spotlessly clean when we arrived. The housekeeper was very friendly and both she and the owner were very prompt and responsive to our needs. We just spent 2 nights there - wish it was longer!
Relaxing weekend, gorgeous setting, beautiful home
Overall, great experience staying in Dr. Dempsey's home. I was at the house with some family members for a weekend away, there were 6 of us total. The house was very comfortable for 6 people. Plenty of different nooks to enjoy the beautiful views. Huge, beautiful kitchen. It did get a little warm inside during the summer days, but we spent most of the daytime hours by the pool or out and about so it wasn't an issue. The hot tub never got hot/warm even though we followed the instructions very carefully. There were a few things here and there that it seemed the cleaning crew had missed (old coffee grounds in the coffee machine, pile of used sheets/towels on the ground in a hallway). Nothing that was big deal. Overall, a really comfortable place to stay with a group- I would definitely recommend it and would stay here again.
Beautiful Home and Yard
My husband and I spent a long weekend with our two dogs and really enjoyed David's home and back yard. It was too cold to swim, but we spent time every day in the spa reading and watching the dogs play on the lawn. The house has everything you could want for comfort as well as cooking, plus plenty of places to relax and enjoy the views. Our only negative (which David can't control) was the neighbors. We were hoping for a quiet weekend away from people, but the day we arrived one neighbor was having a party so we heard music and conversations for several hours. Then the next day, a different neighbor decided to weed wack for about 5 hours straight. If those two things hadn't of happened it would have been 5 stars.
I'm glad over all that you had a wonderful experience, and yes your correct, something's are beyond my control. As a rule, the area is very quiet, and one of the things that I enjoy the most is the serenity and quietness of the neighborhood. Unfortunately with the major holiday, parties are to be expected, and usually it's the neighbors complaining about my guest partying too loudly. Oh well, its like the old saying what goes around comes around. I'm glad that the majority of your visit was enjoyable.
Thanks for coming, and guest who return are always given a discount.
House is located near marina and golf course as well as beach area. Hiking available at end of my driveway, leads into China Camp state park. Beautiful views of SF Bay and Mount Diablo in distance from all east facing windows.
Additional information about rental rates
This is a wonderful resort like estate for a getaway, 20 min to SF and 20 min to wine country, for special events, weddings, anniversary ect, please contact owner ahead of time.