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Lovely Larkspur Charmer.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beautiful recently updated family home- walk to town.

COME UNWIND AFTER THE HOLIDAYS - Location! Location! Location! Nestled in a quiet neighborhood at the base of Mt. Tamalpais, just 2 blocks from historic downtown Larkspur, and surrounded by hiking and biking trails, this Charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath, home with large family room and lovely patio and garden is your perfect home away from home. Light and bright throughout with newly updated finishes, furniture, and bedding. Relax in the living room with gas fireplace or upstairs by the wood-burning stove in the big family/play room. Cook in in the well-stocked kitchen with gas range, or BBQ and dine alfresco on the back patio with lovely garden. Hop on a bike (we have 2 cruisers) or take a short (1 minute) stroll to the park at the end of the street or an (8 minute) walk along the creek-side path to downtown Larkspur. Enjoy casual and fine dining, local and organic food, gourmet coffee, unique shops, art galleries, and the historic Lark Theater.

Larkspur is the ideal location to experience all the wonders Northern California has to offer.

• 9 miles North of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco

• 40 miles to the world-renowned Napa Valley Wine Country

• 7 miles from the majestic Redwoods of Muir Woods National Monument

• 16 miles from the quintessential surfing of Stinson Beach State Park

• Minutes from world-class shopping and hundreds of Marin’s hiking and biking trails.

• Public transportation is just minutes away - 6 miles to Larkspur Ferry and 2 blocks to Golden-gate transit bus stop.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Katie

We are an active family of five - me, my husband, and 3 adult children who live out of the area. We love hiking on Mt. Tam, boating and kayaking on the bay, and enjoying all the wonderful food, wine, and entertainment the bay area has to offer.

Katie purchased this house in 2016

Why Katie chose Larkspur

My husband was born and raised in Larkspur and we recently purchased his family home. We love our home and Larkspur because it's close to everything, but still has that home town feel. It is surrounded by open space and natural beauty. We can walk to town to and enjoy fabulous meal or movie at the Lark theater, take a walk along the creek on the bike path or a hike on King Mountain, or hop on a ferry if we feel like a night in San Francisco or catching a Giant's game at ATT park.

What makes this house unique

Great neighborhood. Comfortable family home. Close to park and downtown larkspur. Easy access to hiking, biking, and public transportation to San Francisco and Wine Country.


Larkspur House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Lovely Larkspur Charmer.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Great house in a great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Katie’s house is exactly what is pictured in the pictures above. The house is even more spacious than one can imagine. There is parking, laundry, bikes, and other amenities available, which make your stay even better. The beds are some of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in. There where five of us and no one was in each other’s way. The kitchen is an excellent size and the backyard is a great place to sit and relax if it is warm outside. I really can’t say enough great things about the home or Katie. She is eco-conscious and the home has all natural soap, shampoo, and other touches. She is easy to communicate with and has reasonable expectations. Staying in her house is everything you would want in a home away from home. This was hands down the best home/apartment rental I have stayed in.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Scott. So glad you enjoyed your stay. We work hard to make our home as comfortable as possible. Love getting positive feedback from our guests. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Best regards, Katie
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Wonderful, well appointed and comfortable vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

Great experience from initial contact through check out. Katie has gone out of her way to make you feel welcome. The house is great, decorated tastefully, and comfortable. Our favorite part was the beautiful garden patio out back. Drinking a coffee in the morning, watching hummingbirds and enjoying the local weather made this a very memorable spot. I highly recommend the Larkspur Charmer, and Katie is a wonderful VRBO host to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bend, OR

We had a lovely stay. The house is located in a prime location and the kitchen is well stocked!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend the property to others and come back again! Very clean and well kept.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern California

Very Comfortable House

  • 5 of 5

House is well located and very comfortable. House was well stocked...we had everything we needed for a 2 night, 3 day stay. Very quiet location. Highly recommend and we'll definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pittsboro, NC

We absolutely loved our stay here!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful stay we had - the house is just lovely and the garden was truly amazing. The house is tastefully decorated and super clean.The kitchen is fully equipped There is a walking path to town that we took and there are some great places to eat there. All in all, we had a great stay there! Fully recommend for those wanting a relaxing family vacation. Thanks again, Katie for letting us stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We just finished our 1 week stay here. Very comfortable beds, inviting gathering places inside and out. Quiet neighborhood. I highly recommend this as a comfy place to stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Larkspur is centrally located, just north of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. Minutes to amazing hiking and biking trails, gourmet restaurants, shopping, public transportation, and water activities on the bay. 30- 45 minutes to San Francisco and Wine Country. 3 hours to beautiful Lake Tahoe.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $150

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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