SPIRIT HOUSE, A MAGICAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA HILLTOP RETREAT

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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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SPIRIT HOUSE, A MAGICAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA HILLTOP RETREAT

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House, 6 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 15-20)

Spirit House is a private hilltop retreat home overlooking a gorgeous Northern California valley that is close to San Francisco yet feels like a world away. The surrounding hills and small town of Woodacre below offer a protected yet open feeling, and the open space trails above beckon you to vistas of sun and moon rises across San Francisco Bay, and to enchanted walks through forests and wide open meadows.

Spirit House itself is cozy and welcoming with lots of natural wood and south facing passive solar windows, beautiful gardens, and perhaps the best private hot tub deck you've ever seen, complete with an outdoor hot and cold water shower. There are goats and often cows in the adjacent pastures, and Spirit Rock, a world class meditation center, is just down the hill offering classes and meditation teachings year round.

There is also a excellent golf course and deli five minutes away, as well as good restaurants and a movie theater in nearby Fairfax. Just a bit further beyond you find all the attractions of Marin County and the San Francisco Bay Area as a whole. You can also drive out to the Pt Reyes National Seashore to hike or go to the beaches there, about 45 minutes away from Spirit House.

People who come here almost always return, year after year. They say it feels like coming home.

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Keywords: Private hilltop retreat home for families and groups

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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I chose Spirit House because I fell in love with it at first sight! I had been searching for 2 years for an intimate, beautiful retreat style home that matched my dreams and was thrilled to discover this magical place. It is close to the San Francisco Bay Area yet a world apart, surrounded by the natural world, private, feels cozy yet is spacious and provides a perfect setting for small groups and families to retreat, play, and celebrate together.

Spirit House is all I was looking for and more and I feel so lucky to be the owner and primary caretaker of this amazing property.

Incredible beauty abounds Spirit House. It is also private, being on a hilltop at the end of the road, quite a distance from the nearest neighbors. The easy access to hiking trails right outside the front gate. The amazing views of surrounding valley, sunsets and the night sky as enjoyed from the hot tub deck. The open potential of the large yurt on the property for just about anything a group might want to do together... great for meetings, playing with kids, meditation or yoga, having a special party or small wedding reception, or practically whatever else you can dream up. The ancient beauty of the large oak trees nestled next to the main house for reflection, and for keeping cool when it gets hot.

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Spirit House, a Magical Northern California Hilltop Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Spirit House, a Magical Northern California Hilltop Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p217147vb
(415) 488-1702 (California, USA)
Woodacre The Bay Area
sonoma county
5

Spirit House Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5
Arriving at Spirit House each time anew my heart opens to the majestic connectedness Spirit House has created with the sacred land that it resides on. It is trully a paradise in nature. Whether sitting in the hot tub enjoying the radiance of a full moon, or practicing yoga early in the morning as the sun rises on the deck Spirit House offers a sense of 'embracing our souls', as we surrender into journeys of introspection and exploration. As a facilitator Spirit House offers the facilities to optimize a group setting. There is a deep sense of spaciousness and abundance that invites people to surrender into the magic of this beautiful setting. The House and Garden are colorfully inviting, the Yurt always filled with wondrous energy. Spirit House is definitely a 'home away from home for me'.
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
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Spirit House, a Magical Northern California Hilltop Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p217147vb
(415) 488-1702 (California, USA)
Woodacre The Bay Area
Windsor, CA
5

Set and Setting = Excellent!

  • 5 of 5
I have enjoyed Spirit House quite a few times - both as a workshop participant and as workshop staff. My experiences have all been positive. The property is gorgeous, clean, and well maintained, Spirit House is an excellent setting for a group retreat. The kitchen is well stocked and large group ready. There are places on the property perfect for solitude as well as cozy gathering places for a group. Spirit House keeps getting better too!
  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Spirit House, a Magical Northern California Hilltop Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p217147vb
(415) 488-1702 (California, USA)
Woodacre The Bay Area
San Francisco CA
5

Spirit House

  • 5 of 5
We have been holding our student retreats at Spirit House three times a year for the last 8 years. It is a magical, incredibly peaceful, comfortable space...(that the photos here only begin to do it justice!) The owner PL has clearly given the place lots of loving attention, and has always wanted to make our stays as comfortable as possible. There is an abundance of stuff to do in the area...but quite frankly it is such a wonderful space that we never leave it while we are up there!!!
Grab it if you can!
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Spirit House, a Magical Northern California Hilltop Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p217147vb
(415) 488-1702 (California, USA)
Woodacre The Bay Area
San Francisco
5

Sublime Spirit House

  • 5 of 5
Ours is a close knit group of families which has enjoyed Spirit House retreats for almost ten years. Everything from the hot-tub and outdoor shower, the gardens, the yurt to the cozy nooks inside of the house are wonderful escapes from our everyday life.

It's a pleasure working with the management. Their few rules are simple and clear. As long as you respect Spirit House, they will give you the space you desire to enjoy.
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
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Spirit House, a Magical Northern California Hilltop Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p217147vb
(415) 488-1702 (California, USA)
Woodacre The Bay Area
Laayette, CA
5

  • 5 of 5
One of the most awesome rentals ever! The house is gorgeous and oh-so-comfortable, and the grounds are as peacful as the name implies. Fabulous views. The yurt was perfect for all night music-making, and no neighbors to complain!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The yurt on our property is great for circles, dancing, yoga, silent meditation, teacher-trainings, kids and family's play space and other celebrations. It has over a dozen black (ultraviolet) lights built-in for evening events.

A short walk from the house there is 42 ft diameter classic Greek design outdoor labyrinth on a gorgeous knoll with 360 degree views.

The yurt and surrounding decks, oak tree grove, gardens and labyrinth welcome groups of less than 100 to gather for special occasions.

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Availability & Rates

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Woodacre House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$1,000
$4,500
 

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Notes there is a discount for more than a 2 night stay.
A refundable $300 cleaning and security deposit is required to hold a reservation. Payment of the rent is made by cash or check and is due a couple of weeks prior to reserved dates.
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Amenities

Amenities

Woodacre House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • King size beds (1) A comfortable King Bed in the 'Stargazer' Master Bedroom can be converted from two twin beds, using our easy-to-use 'king bed kit' found just under the beds., Double Beds (4) Two double/full sized beds can be found in the 'Cozy Nest' bedroom. The other shares with two twin beds in the 'Moon Room' bedroom. On nights when the moon is out, this can be the most spectacular bed to sleep in, as one wall to the side of the bed is filled entirely by windows facing to the south., Twin or Single Beds (9) Ten - Twelve twin/single beds: Two in the 'Moon Room,' four in 'Mountain Peak,' two in 'Garden Delight,' two in 'Poet's Corner,' and (depending on if the King bed is used or not) two in the 'Stargazer' Master Bedroom. , Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) 1 double size in den, 2 twin size in Poet's Corner, 2 youth size in the Moon room An ADDITIONAL SIX SINGLE BEDS can be converted from small futon chairs: two in the 'Moon Room,' two in the Den, and two in 'Poet's Corner.' Additional floor mattresses are available in the large yurt, and space is available under the oak trees for outdoor camping. PLEASE CONTACT US if you plan to make use of any of these extra sleeping amenities, thank you.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • walking
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • golf
  • cycling
Notes:
Gorgeous views ~~ Miles of open space hiking and mountain bike trails just outside our gate ~~ 750 sq. ft yurt (fixed tent) space w/sound system, microphone and black lights for events and group gatherings ~~ Beautiful gardens and oak tree grove on property ~~ Five minutes from San Geronimo Golf Course ~~ Complete privacy.
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