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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
I also live here at Spirit House in a separate studio and cabins on the property. My name is Patricia-Lynn and most people call me PL,my initials. I'm a native California girl, mother and grandmother and love being caretaker of Spirit House!
Patricia-Lynn Thorndike call me PL purchased this house in 1994
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.
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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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
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.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.