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BEAUTIFUL, SECLUDED BAY VIEW COTTAGE IN THE TREES

Joe Dunn

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Joe Dunn

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
November 25, 2014
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BEAUTIFUL, SECLUDED BAY VIEW COTTAGE IN THE TREES

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

San Rafael Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 3-4

This is a beautiful, 20-sided shingled cottage set on more than an acre of oak trees, with views of the San Francisco Bay through the trees. The property is gated with off-street parking. This unique guest house offers one bedroom with a queen bed, and a full size sofa bed in the living room. Windows in every room look out into the oaks, where you can see deer, squirrels, and occasional rabbits.

The cottage was built with the finest materials, including slate roof with copper gutters, bamboo and slate floors, granite counter tops, tumbled marble shower, and maple cabinets. A deck with glass railing encircles the entire house. There is a full kitchen with refrigerator, gas cook top, True convection oven, and dishwasher. Wireless high speed Internet and cable are included.

The Bay View Cottage is just 2 miles from charming downtown San Rafael, and about the same distance to mountain biking, hiking, and picnicking at China Camp State Park.

Don't feel like cooking?: The neighborhood grocery store is about a 5 minute walk from the cottage, and their deli offers an extensive selection of salads, sandwiches and pizzas, as well as complete gourmet meals. The wine selection is incredible, with wine-tasting every Friday evening.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Joe Dunn (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 55 traveler reviews

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Beautiful, Secluded Bay View Cottage in the Trees
average rating of 4.9636364 based on 55 reviews
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Beautiful, Secluded Bay View Cottage in the Trees
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p191123
+1 -4156860576
San Rafael The Bay Area
5

A True Oasis

  • 5 of 5
There is a reason that this gem is consistently rated 5 stars. This peaceful escape is a refreshing change from the standard boring hotel room. The description and photos of the property were exactly as portrayed. The house is immaculately cared for and was perfectly clean when we arrived. The owner was extremely attentive from the initial booking in May all the way through our departure. As a matter of fact, I briefly mentioned the special occasion for which we were traveling and the owner, Joe, remembered this when we checked in four months later. Even though this is a private owner rental, the service was better than most five star hotels I've frequented.

The roundhouse is hidden in a peaceful area of San Rafael - perfect for our day trips between the wharf of San Francisco and wine country. The location was ideal for our daily trips back and forth. We were thrilled to see the city during the day only to come back to deer prancing around the roundhouse in the evening. Getting to see the deer and other wildlife was such a treat.

My husband and I travel often for both work and pleasure, and we both agreed that this vacation was one of the best ever. This is a perfect getaway for the working professional. The area is quite and the wrap around porch is perfect for enjoying a glass of wine. The owner is attentive, but not intrusive. He was more than willing to offer recommendations in and around the city. There are two nice grocery stores nearby (not within walking distance). You should plan to have a rental car for sure.

The unit was well equipped with what appeared to be brand new appliances. There is a small stove to cook for a quiet evening and a coffee maker, refrigerator, and dishwasher. The bed was extremely comfortable and there was plenty of storage in the bedroom for our belongings.

Our busy lifestyle delayed this review, but I definitely wanted to share our positive experience for others to know that they will not go wrong at the round house.

The home has one bedroom, but could easily sleep four with the sofa.

When we come back to CA, we will be staying at the Round House. I'd even be willing to change my travel dates just so I can stay here again.
  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful, Secluded Bay View Cottage in the Trees
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p191123
+1 -4156860576
San Rafael The Bay Area
Montclair, NJ
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5
This beautiful house is a gem. We had a great three-night stay with our little family of four. The house is very well-appointed and comfortable (it is worth mentioning that towels, linens and bedding are very nice and the house is spotless). The design really lets nature in -- amazing trees, views and quiet. Stereo and wifi were also appreciated. It was really a lovely and memorable time and I absolutely recommend a stay here.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful, Secluded Bay View Cottage in the Trees
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p191123
+1 -4156860576
San Rafael The Bay Area
Thousand Oaks, CA
5

Remarkable Roundhouse

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed in this roundhouse in the trees. We were greeted on arrival by the owner Joe Dunn. He was so attentive and considerate. The cottage was pristine and had everything we needed. Loved the setting. It was close to everything we wanted to see. I called and asked if we could allow our family to enter the private property to see our place and was warmly welcomed. We will be back!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful, Secluded Bay View Cottage in the Trees
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San Rafael The Bay Area
Intervale, NH
4

Beautiful place, but do read the fine print.

  • 4 of 5
First off, let's get a couple of minor complaints out of the way. The yurt is beautiful but compact, lacking amenities that would be helpful for stays longer than our 3 days. Examples: 1 towel rack in the bathroom (over the toilet paper) and none in the kitchen area; little closet space; and no coffee table in the living room area. Also one should read the fine print - we counted on doing our laundry there but there is no washer/dryer in the yurt. The owner graciously allowed us to do our laundry in the main house, otherwise as the listing states "there are laundry facilities in town". Having said all that, would I recommend this place? YES! It's lovely, the design is unique and very beautiful, it is sited on the hillside property to maximize privacy from the main house and provide a view to the harbor. The lighted, curving path down to the yurt and the tree limbs growing through the surrounding deck make the entry almost magical. The location is within easy driving distance to the ocean attractions, and San Rafael itself was lovely. The deer in the yard were very entertaining as well
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Beautiful, Secluded Bay View Cottage in the Trees
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p191123
+1 -4156860576
San Rafael The Bay Area
United States
5

Outstanding stay in San Rafael

  • 5 of 5
This was our second stay at the round house in San Rafael and so far the best. The house is so clean and beautiful with everything you need. The owner has put loving touches in the bedroom and bath. The peek a boo view of the marina was nice on a sunny winters day. We were close to all the places we wanted to see. Our only complaint was that we couldn't stay longer.
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful, Secluded Bay View Cottage in the Trees
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p191123
+1 -4156860576
San Rafael The Bay Area
5

Great Place for a Couple to Relax

  • 5 of 5
The Love Shack is in a great location for anyone visiting San Rafael. It is close to HWY 101, restaurants, San Francisco, Point Reyes and Muir Woods. The property is clean, well provided with linens and kitchen supplies. The owner, Joe, is available is there are any issues (we have stayed twice and have had none). There is wildlife you can watch from the house or sit on the deck and drink your coffee or wine. This roundhouse is unique and a very relaxing environment. We will definitely hope to stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Oakland
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Terrapin Crossroads
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Larkspur Landing
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Peacock Gap Country Club
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Oakland
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Terrapin Crossroads
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Stinson Beach
Car: recommended

San Rafael is a scenic 15 minute drive across the Golden Gate Bridge in beautiful Marin County, located between the bay and the Pacific Ocean. For the active visitor, Marin offers hiking, mountain and road biking, swimming, surfing, kayaking, and both fresh and salt water fishing. There are a number of yoga studios within a few miles. For the more leisure minded, Marin offers many fine restaurants, wine bars and cafes, numerous theaters, plenty of shopping in unique boutiques as well as a choice of shopping malls. We are a 5-7 minute drive to the new Terrapin Crossroads Restaurant and Bar, owned by former Grateful Dead bass guitarist Phil Lesh. Adjacent to San Rafael is San Anselmo, a quaint town renowned for its numerous antique stores. San Rafael is the home of one of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpieces, the Marin Civic Center. It is also the 20th of the 21 California Missions. The incredible beauty and and temperate climate of San Rafael makes it a favorite location for visitors wanting easy access to both San Francisco as well as the wine regions of Napa and Sonoma county. Your cottage awaits...

Other Activities: Yoga, Meditation, Introspection, Recharging

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $128 Per night

San Rafael Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$138
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$910
$3,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$128
From
$140
Fri,Sat
$840
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

San Rafael Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is spacious, with a large tumbled marble shower, slate floors, maple cabinets, granite counter, and hand-hammered copper sink. It is stocked with shampoo and conditioner, blow dryer, extra toothbrushes, and beach towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The bedroom has soft and warm bamboo floors, and windows that look out onto the deck and beyond into the oak trees. There is a queen size bed that sleeps two comfortably.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have a Pack N Play crib available for infants

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