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VIEWS! Luxury Penthouse on 1 Acre ~ GG Bridge 15 mins ~ Sonoma Vineyards 25 mins

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

Spectacular Valley VIEWS from our Top Floor Penthouse Suite. Iron & Glass Entry doors with soaring vaulted ceiling & Skylight. Stunning Bedroom with Gel-Memory Foam Mattress & hotel quality bedding. A Sofa, Bench Seating, Bar Stools & Table, TV with TiVo DVR & LED Fireplace. Luxurious Carrara Marble Master Bathroom & Rain System LED Shower Panel & 2 Vanities. Living Room has Loveseat Sofa, Table & Chairs, 50' HD TV, TiVo DVR & Fireplace. 2nd Bathroom has Carrara Marble Shower & 2 Vanities.

Bedroom has a Fireplace, 55' HD TV, TiVo DVR & Netflix and views for miles! We feature Luxury Hotel Quality bedding that is hypo-allergenic and extra-fine weave microfiber for breathability and comfort. Lightweight down comforter. Quality cotton bath sheets, hand towels & washcloths. Plenty of Closet space, Iron & Ironing board, Luggage Rack in closet and fast WiFi.

NO Kitchen, Oven or Cooktop but we have a Microwave, Toaster, Keurig Coffee maker, Kettle and under counter Fridge. We provide bone china dinnerware, silverware & glasses. As there is no dishwasher we offer disposable Chinet paper plates, coffee cups, napkins, plastic cutlery & glasses, Coffee pods, creamers, sweeteners and an assortment of snacks. Filtered Water Jug. Micro USB & iPhone Lightning chargers provided. True HEPA PlasmaWave® 3-Stage Air Purifier.

Self check-in any time with a combination lock on the front door. Late night Instant Bookings welcome and encouraged. Check in ANY time after 3pm until 2AM next day.

* THE INTERIOR OF THIS PENTHOUSE SUITE IS 100% PRIVATE AND NOT SHARED WITH ANYONE ~ There are NO Interior Doors that connect to another of our Suites ~ You have TOTAL Privacy. You may however see us or another guest parking a car or on the deck *

Washer & Dryer with detergent and fabric softener in the garage. A full size Fridge / Freezer in the garage can be used to store food and ice. Gym: In the garage we have a $2,500 NordicTrack iFit® FreeStride Trainer with Stepper, Elliptical and Treadmill.

This is a single family home and the VRBO Suites are ALL COMPLETELY separate, have separate PRIVATE entrances and 100% PRIVATE interior space. No interior spaces are shared and ALL the interior photos shown are your private space. There is very good noise suppression in this top floor Suite but we ask you be considerate of Guests below.

The A/C is preset to cool to 75'. Once the outside temperature drops below 75' the A/C turns off. It's actually rare for homes in Marin to have A/C as it cools down nicely in the evening. We have a whole house fan as well as fans in the bedroom and living room.

This Suite is 34 stairs up from the driveway

We would like to make sure you understand our House Rules. 600+ guests have enjoyed our vacation home since 2016 with only a few problems. We have ZERO tolerance to extra visitors, smoking, parties or noise after 10pm. A few guests have been made to leave early and forfeit their VRBO booking fees.

We monitor with 24 exterior Ultra High Def 4K video cameras that record all exterior activity. The cameras are motion sensing and email us videos of any exterior action. We have NO INTEREST in the activities of our guests but want to dissuade unruly behavior. Our home is stylish and beautiful in a serene setting and we want all to enjoy. We ask you to review and agree to our House Rules.

More Details

Steve Atkinson
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
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Steve Atkinson

My Wife and I are from England and arrived in California in 1988. Since then we have lived in 49 homes! We like this one the best and hope you enjoy staying in one of our lovely suites. We have traveled Europe and Mexico extensively, over 150 weeks total traveling.

Steve Atkinson purchased this house in 2013

Why Steve Atkinson chose San Rafael

We are just 2 miles from the N San Pedro freeway exit. We are half a mile from China Camp State Park beaches, hiking trails, and mountain biking.

The Sonoma Wine region is 25 minutes and Napa is a further 20 minutes. The San Francisco Golden Gate bridge is 15 miles and 15 minutes south of us. A 30 minute ride on the high-speed ferry from Larkspur Landing (10 minutes away) and you can enjoy San Francisco without worrying about parking.

There are ocean beaches in Marin and San Francisco 20-30 minutes from us.

Markets ~ 7-Eleven is a mile away and Santa Venetia market is 2 miles. Safeways is one exit north at 3 miles. There is Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Nugget and Sprouts Farmers Market within 10 minutes.

Markets ~ 7-Eleven is a mile away and Santa Venetia market is 2 miles. Safeways is one exit north at 3 miles. There is Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Nugget and Sprouts Farmers Market within 10 minutes.

Restaurants ~ Le Chalet Basque is walking distance and at 2 miles you have Bogie's Cafe for breakfast and Subway. At 2.5 miles there is Ristorante La Toscana, an upscale Italian and Gaspare's Pizzeria is excellent too. Taqueria Hacienda serves casual Mexican. 3 miles away is Chipotle Mexican Grill, BJ's Brewhouse, Applebee's, Panda Express, Tomatina, Panera Bread and Roadside BBQ. These are at the Northgate Mall and there is casual fast food available also.

Every Thursday and Sunday morning there is a Farmers Market (3rd biggest in California). It's behind the County building with the blue roof. Turn right at the traffic light just before the freeway and then left to drive under the County building.


San Rafael House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Parties, Events, Music, loud TV or partying after 10pm. Absolutely NO Guests allowed. Zoe and I share this home so please be considerate of noise.
  • One car parking on our property ~ Strictly Enforced! Street parking is extremely limited and neighbors threaten towing if parked outside their home.
  • No Professional Photography, Video Shoots, Promotional Events or ANY commercial business. No Drones or any Aerial devices to be flown on our property
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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VIEWS! Luxury Penthouse on 1 Acre ~ GG Bridge 15 mins ~ Sonoma Vineyards 25 mins
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews

Secluded Penthouse with a Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

The home was a wonderful getaway from San Francisco. The suite is private and has two rooms of useable/hangout space, including the bedroom. The lights are a fun touch and the place is quite romantic! We wished we could have stayed for longer to enjoy this modern beauty!

Thank you for your hospitality and for offering your space!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The photos and descriptions of the property are spot on. This place is a fun getaway on the hillside in San Rafael. The owners truly take care of the property and make every effort to ensure that their guests are well cared for and have everything they need. The property is quiet and has some beautiful views. As long as you aren't driving in rush hour you are about 30-45 minutes from everything: San Fran, Muir Woods, Napa Valley. We really enjoyed our stay and would certainly consider staying there again if we visit the Bay Area in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for a weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely space. Very clean and everything was delivered as promised. Excellent hosts. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great privacy and beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

Nothing bad to say whatsoever! Great sweat, Great area, the perfect little getaway and vacation

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Unbelievably beautiful, stylish and extremely comfortable. The Bed was more comfortable than our own bed! Everything was done so beautifully! We will be back here soon as we come back to California.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot for the Honeymoon couple!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this special spot for our son and new daughter in laws wedding night. It was the perfect place for a newleywed couple to end their special day and wake up to a beautiful sunset and a new life together. I received an early morning text from my son to say Thank You for this wonderful setting. It included a picture of the sunrise. I highly recommend based on their comments and plan to book this again myself for my husband and I after hearing their rave reviews!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50
Tax Rate 10.0%

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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