BAYSIDE, PRIVATE DOWNSTAIRS GUEST SUITE

paul and elise samuelson

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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paul and elise samuelson

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BAYSIDE, PRIVATE DOWNSTAIRS GUEST SUITE

San Rafael Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 BEDROOM / 1 BATHROOM

We reside in a unique neighborhood in San Rafael, CA that is almost right on the bay of San Pablo for your morning walks or if you bring your kayak you can walk to the Bay to put out.

You can also see the boat masts from the living room window as you sit back and enjoy the bay view. Our quiet, scenic neighborhood offers an opportunity to relax and kick back after a day of visiting the city of San Francisco or the nearby wine country.

Our close proximity to the town of San Rafael(3 miles) is also easy for you to enjoy the variety of restaurants we have there and attend an amazing concert or view first run movies.

County details: Beautiful Marin County is home to some of the most amazing fresh fruit and vegetables available. There are weekly farmer's markets and in the summer, on Thursday nights, the main street of San Rafael hosts a farmer's market as well as entertainment. The world famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright built his final building in San Rafael. It is home to the county offices. We also have a famous mission that is part of the California Missions Trail which reflects early California history.

We are also near Marin General Hospital as well as Dominican College for those who might have short term jobs at those places as well as Autodesk and Fair Issac.

Weather: The weather in San Rafael is mostly temperate year round except for the winter rains which help our ground water supply. The surrounding hillsides reflect the winter moisture in the Spring when they are covered in lupines as well as the well known mustard flowers. Our rental is so close to the Bay that we get the cool breezes in the summer and more temperate weather in the winter.

Scenery: Because we are located on the Bay of San Pablo, there are times you can see art students with their easels up and painting the incredible views of the bay very near our home. Mount Tam can also be viewed from outside the guest suite and affords many hiking trails and incredible views from many vistas.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Guestbook comments from the manager
Our stay was wonderful. Elise and Paul have made this apartment a peaceful retreat - very well thought out, quiet, clean and the water sounds out our bedroom window were delightful...

San Rafael and San FRan and Elise and Paul will truly be out home away. We now leave for Oregon, back to some rain. We will miss our small space with a great view and the warm sun.

See you soon, Blessings,

Vito and Kele
Apr 2010
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paul and elise samuelson

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We came up to Marin County in 1991 and fell in love with its beauty. Both of us have been in the film and television industry and

where Paul decided to retire, Elise continued to travel to Los Angeles and work on different film and television projects. We both are semi retired now and love to travel as well as welcome those to our lovely area that are fellow travelers.

paul and elise samuelson purchased this apartment in 1991

This area of our rental is truly unique. It is on the Bay side of a quaint area called 'Chicken Point' - perhaps because there might have been people raising chickens - which is a common happening here!- It is not far from central San Rafael and yet it feels rural enough to enjoy walks up in the hills and around the Bay.

The style of our rental is a bit of New England. We have temperate weather due to the proximity of the Bay and since we are near a little beach, it is easy to put out a kayak or stand up paddle board.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

5
based on 49 traveler reviews

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Bayside, Private Downstairs Guest Suite
average rating of 4.9591837 based on 49 reviews
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San Rafael The Bay Area
Las Vegas, NV
5

THE PERFECT RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
My best friend and I were looking for our "girls weekend" location and we found the perfect place. This is the most charming location we have been to, it is comfortable a bit small but incredibly spacious. The decor was brilliant it made a big difference in the atmosphere with plenty of windows to admire the surroundings - we thought the walk-in closet/changing room was a nice touch. The location was perfect to explore Sausalito, Sonoma and Napa – we did all that and in the evenings returned to our retreat to enjoy a nice bottle of wine. This was a great get away location and we definitely plan on returning.

Lucero - Las Vegas, NV
Sylvia - Hollister, CA
  • Submitted: May 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Yes, it is a cozy and comfortable space and we do our very best to provide a lovely retreat for travelers.
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San Rafael The Bay Area
San Francisco
5

ADORABLE

  • 5 of 5
What a perfect little getaway! This adorably quaint suite was perfect for my boyfriend and I to get out of the city for a weekend. It is decorated beautifully (little touches everywhere that make you just feel SO at home). I almost didn't want to leave, I loved the space so much. Everything was impeccably clean and fresh and comfortable. The neighborhood is wonderful--serene, peaceful, and quiet. Elise and her husband were so great. They were present, but not invasive, and were there if we needed directions, or recommendations on where to go, what to do, where to eat. They were so kind! I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a peaceful, laid back retreat--it was really a great experience.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

A HIDDEN GEM

  • 4 of 5
We had a very enjoyable stay. Everything was as listed in the description. The owners were friendly and helpful and available when/if we needed them. The bedroom is an excellent size and the walk in closet was perfect for getting everything put away including the suitcase. It was nice to be able to sit and eat at the counter of the kitchenette. Having a fridge and microwave was so convenient and the local food market was very good. We ate out at many fine restaurants within a short drive. Nice to walk safely from the property in either direction. We especially enjoyed the 'secret' garden and even in November it was warm enough to sit out, we had our lunch there on occasions too. We would definitely recommend this property to friends.
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for review. Not sure why it was 4 out of 5 but will call you to see if we could have done something better for your visit.
Elise and Paul
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San Rafael The Bay Area
Sherman Oaks, CA
5

ABSOLUTELY CHARMING!

  • 5 of 5
This was our third visit to this lovely property over the years. While we were looking to buy a home of our own, we stayed at Elise and Paul's little rental when it was brand new. It still has the same charm and has some additional amenities as well. The bed is excellent as is the quality of the linens and bedding on it. The bathroom is well-appointed and has charming details. Love the separate living room space to just sit and read a book! The fountain area looks even nicer as all the vines have grown in nicely. Elise's garden space is as amazing as ever! Even this time of the year, there are lots of things growing. We both enjoyed our stay this time as much as we did the first two times. As ever, Elise and Paul are a wealth of local information and are charming hosts!
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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5

WONDERFUL ALL AROUND!

  • 5 of 5
This space is incredibly warm and friendly - as are owners Elise and Paul! Cozy and super-clean, the flat is tastefully decorated and has all the essentials and more. Excellent nearby stores made it easy to stock the kitchenette for our long weekend. It was exactly what we needed while visiting friends and enjoying music at nearby Terrapin Crossroads. It's just a short drive to Muir Woods/Mt Tamalpais, where we enjoyed some morning runs/hikes. We'll definitely stay again if we have the good fortune to return to the area!
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting our guest suite. Anytime you want to visit Terrapin again, we would be happy to host you both.
Elise and Paul
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Bayside, Private Downstairs Guest Suite
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San Rafael The Bay Area
5

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL.

  • 5 of 5
We were referred to Elise and Paul's home by someone who what's familiar. Their home and hospitality far exceeded our expectations. The location is perfectly located to enjoy San Rafeal and the Bay Area. Located near great places for walks, a great market nearby and shopping within a few minutes. A few steps from the bay itself. We just loved everything about the facility and the hosts.
  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We really appreciate that and also welcome ideas to help us be even better. We enjoyed you both very much and hope to see you again.
Elise and Paul
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Tomales Bay Foods - Cowgirl Creamery
Point Reyes National Seashore
China
Olema Farm House
Point Reyes Outdoors
Nicasio Valley Cheese Co
Marin French Cheese
Andy's Local Market
"This market is within walking distance from our rental. They have a great deli counter with ..."
China Camp State Park
"An excellent few hours trip about 2.5 miles from our rental. Very interesting and shows the ..."
McInnis Park Golf Center
"Nice course and very nice restaurant."
Peacock Gap Golf Club
"Lovely course and The Range Cafe is great."
101 Surf Sports
"Great guys to help you rent a kayak or stand up paddle board. They also give lessons."
Loch Lomond Live Bait House
"The guys at the bait shop in Loch Lomond Marina are incredible. It has been there for over 4..."
Marin Country Mart
"Newly renovated and very exciting place to hang out and eat and shop! Very trendy and lovely..."
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
101 and the 580
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Peacock Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Andy's Deli
Car: necessary

Our quiet, scenic neighborhood feels as if you are in a peaceful, semi rural area. We are close to a boat harbor as well as a small beach where you can launch canoes or kayaks. Our East San Rafael property is also surrounded by open land where you can hike, mountain bike or just enjoy walking around the bay. We are also near historic China Camp and McNears Beach picnicking site. If you want to get some small town feel, we are 2.5 miles away from the downtown area of San Rafael which has a restored, historic mission as well as cute shops and many restaurants. There is also a restored movie theatre that plays a significant role in the Mill Valley Film Festival.

Our property is a jumping off point for visiting the city of San Francisco, the wine counties of Napa and Sonoma, the lovely coastal route from Stinson Beach to Point Reyes and beyond to Bodega Bay. All could be done in day travel.

A wonderful market, Andy's, is within walking distance to our flat.

Other Activities: We have had golfers, kayakers, hikers, sailers, and a myriad or those who enjoy the outdoors. We are very close to the Peacock Gap Country Club which does have day rates as well as McGuinnis Parkway Golf Center for those who just want to hit some balls or play a full round of golf.

Golf: We are near Peacock Gap Country Club and Spa. Normal fees apply. McGuiness Park, which is also a golf course is a bit further up the highway.

Ski: We are 3.5 hours from Truckee and Lake Tahoe ski resort.

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Cleaning Fee $75.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes We usually like a deposit of 1/2 at initial booking and then the remaining amount at check-in. However, if it is only 2 nights, we would like the entire amount a time of booking..We will refund 1/2 if there is ample time between booking and canceling. Otherwise, we suggest you go to the insurance section of this site to secure your monies.
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Amenities

San Rafael Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Beach ...
  • Town ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking On Street
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchenette
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom has tile floors and new sink and toilet. We also have amenities such as a hair dryer and first aid kit as well as shower caps and we will supply anything you have forgotten! For those who need a magnifying mirror, we also have that!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Spacious, newly redone and clean.
  • Bedroom is the largest room and has a walk-in closet. It is very comfy,clean and spacious. Our queen size bed is very comfortable. Our sheets are 300 plus thread count. The walk-in closet is equipped with wooden hangers and a small chest for personal items. Our ironing board and iron are kept in the closet.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Small Cooler
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • forests
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • arboretum
Leisure Activities:
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hot air ballooning
  • racquetball
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • paragliding
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
We provide linens, towels, and organic soap in the bathroom. We also provide shampoo and conditioner in a dispenser in the shower. We provide plenty of towels and more are available upon request. We also provide dishes and eating utensils. Our kitchenette is fully supplied for light cooking and snacking. Also sink in the kitchenette has filtered water if desired.
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