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MARIN VACATION HOME WITH POOL, NEAR SONOMA AND SAN FRANCISCO

Ron Najafi

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, Farsi
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Ron Najafi

Advertiser since: 2009
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Calendar last updated:
December 25, 2014
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MARIN VACATION HOME WITH POOL, NEAR SONOMA AND SAN FRANCISCO

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Novato House Rental Photos and Description

Swimming Pool and BBQ grill, 6 Bedroom, 3 Bath w/ wireless internet (Sleeps 12)

Large House with Pool and grill, 6 Bedrooms, 3 full Baths (Sleeps 12) - When you first enter this Marin Vacation Home, you will find yourself surrounded by an expansive living space that opens out to a big backyard with fenced swimming pool. A perfect house for a large family or 2 families traveling together, there is ample space to relax and entertain. Available year round and fully furnished with all the amenities one expects when traveling, this home is located conveniently close to Wine Country (30 minutes), West Marin (20 minutes), Muir Woods (30 minutes), Stinson Beach (40 minutes), San Francisco (35 minutes) and Infineon raceway is only 10 minutes away; Host to NASCAR Winston Cup, NHRA, Superbike, and American LeMans series races.

See a video tour of the house at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAO8uVavV2g

Location Info: : Finally, proximity from Your Marin Vacation Home to bay area activities can’t be beat! Top tourist attractions are easily accessible from this home and with incredibly scenic drives * Infineon Raceway (with NASCAR events) is only 10 highway minutes away * Arrive at Marin Headlands or the Golden Gate Bridge in just 25 minutes * Muir Woods with old growth redwood trees is a must-see Marin outing only 30 minutes away * Downtown San Francisco takes just 35 minutes. Each way provides incredible views and landscape * Visit downtown San Rafael (where American Graffiti was filmed) in less than 10 minutes! Loads of Restaurants, specialty stores and live entertainment venues * The famous Napa and Sonoma Wine Country is only 35 minutes away, past gorgeous marshlands and country landscape * Explore West Marin's beautiful Pt. Reyes and beaches in 35 minutes or less * Tour the Marin Civic Center, viewable from Your Marin Vacation Home and just a 10 minute drive away.

Area Information:: See this famous architectural building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright – an influential masterpiece of its day. It is rumored that this buildings lines where some of the primary influences for George Lucas when creating the Star Wars series. (In fact, the town of Nicasio, in Marin and only 20 minutes from the home, is where the forest scene for Return of the Jedi was filmed. The famous Skywalker Ranch (about 10 minutes away) is also located here in Marin, along Lucas Valley.) * Enjoy the Bay, Redwood Forests, Marine and Bay Coastlines, Wine Country, and Metropolitan San Francisco from this very central location in beautiful Marin County.

About Novato (Owner's descritpion): : The house is in a quiet neighborhood in Novato, California, 2 minutes to all important Highway 101. 35 minutes to Napa, 25 minutes to Sonoma and comfortably 35 minutes north of San Francisco, yet easily accessible. Year Purchased: 1998 - The Unique Benefits at this House: Large home, quiet neighborhood, fast access to highway 101, beautiful swimming pool and close to Napa, Sonoma, San Francisco and especially close (10 minutes) to the Infineon Raceway, where NASCAR and other events take place throughout the year. Owner Description/Comments: My wife and I were married in Nashville, Tennessee and after living in Philadelphia for a while, we moved to San Francisco. We love the unique weather in San Francisco and the fantastic access to great local places such as Napa and Sonoma wine region, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Muir Woods, Monterey & Carmel and much more...Currently we live in Novato, CA, a few miles from our rental property.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ron Najafi (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, Farsi
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
December 25, 2014

About Ron Najafi

My wife and I were married in Nashville, Tennessee and after living in Philadelphia for a while, we moved to San Francisco. We love the unique weather in San Francisco and the fantastic access to great local places such as Napa and Sonoma wine region, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Muir Woods, Monterey & Carmel and much more...Currently we live in Novato, CA, a few miles from our rental property.

Ron Najafi purchased this house in 1998

Why Ron Najafi chose Novato

Fantastic proximity to San Francisco (35 minutes), Sonoma Wine Country (30 minutes, Napa Valley wine region (30-45 minutes) and lots of great wineries to stop and visit on the way to Napa. Infineon Raceway, the home of NASCAR Winston Cup, NHRA, Superbike, and American LeMans (15 minutes) and my favorite places, all the waling and hiking trails around marin county, Muir woods, Stinson beach (35 minutes), Sausalito (30 minutes) , Tiburon (25 minutes) and San Rafael (15 minutes). The house is also located in quiet family neigborhood and is 2 minutes from the Highway 101

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time at this house. The house is very comfortable and it was easy to go to Sonoma or to San Francisco. We especially liked that the house is very well suited for families with kids, with boy’s and girl’s rooms. Another thing we liked was the supermarket very nearby and the shopping center 5 minutes away with Target, Costco and Sport’s Authority. Ron and Kelly are great and it was very easy to do all the arrangements.
Dec 2012
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Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
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Reviews

4.9
based on 48 traveler reviews

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Marin Vacation Home with Pool, Near Sonoma and San Francisco
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 50 reviews
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Marin Vacation Home with Pool, Near Sonoma and San Francisco
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p289142
+1 -415 747-2087
Novato The Bay Area
5

Just the best...

  • 5 of 5
We had extended family staying for a week to attend a wedding. It was everything we needed and more. The rooms are all quite spacious and the family room is nicely separated from the living room which is great for a large group . A quiet relaxing neighborhood..pool was wonderful..yet close to everything.. Ron and Kelly could not have been nicer and more helpful. Everyone would have been happy to stay another week. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Cynthia,
It was a pleasure meeting you and your family.
I am so happy everything went as planned. We had a few hot days during your visit and I am glad you all had a chance to enjoy the swimming pool.
Please come and see us again.
Ron and Kelly
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Marin Vacation Home with Pool, Near Sonoma and San Francisco
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p289142
+1 -415 747-2087
Novato The Bay Area
5

30th Birthday Success

  • 5 of 5
My soon to be sister in law and I planned a surprise 30th birthday for my fiance here and it was a huge success! We appreciated how easy it was to book and when we arrived at the house we absolutely fell in love with it! It was spacious, comfortable, relaxing, and supplied with all the necessary home goods to bake and cook a birthday dinner. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and hope to be able to come back here.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Marin Vacation Home with Pool, Near Sonoma and San Francisco
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p289142
+1 -415 747-2087
Novato The Bay Area
Northern California
5

Comfortable, Clean, Quiet, Wonderful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5
This is the best vacation home we've rented. Many others don't quite measure up to the photos and description but not this one! We were very pleased to find it clean and obviously well-maintained. Supplies of linens, dishes, (even) entertainment are provided. Even though we didn't use the pool, the pool/patio are excellent. The park (about 2 blocks away), and surrounding area, are great. The neighborhood is quiet. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend there and hope to return again soon. Thank you Ron and Kelly!
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marin Vacation Home with Pool, Near Sonoma and San Francisco
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p289142
+1 -415 747-2087
Novato The Bay Area
Southern California
5

Great time

  • 5 of 5
The property was perfect for our large group all attending my neices wedding.
We had ample space and clean organized accommodations. Most helpful that it was centrally located ! We will definitely return! Thanks PB
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Marin Vacation Home with Pool, Near Sonoma and San Francisco
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p289142
+1 -415 747-2087
Novato The Bay Area
North Chailey, UK
5

One in a million!

  • 5 of 5
Having searched extensively for a vacation property in Marin County, we came across this property. The video tour and photos absolutely did it justice including the accuracy of the description. Our first impression was excellent, the house was clean and well maintained and we soon felt completely at home. The information pack was filled to capacity with anything that could be useful from local beaches to how to connect to the internet(first thing children asked after trying out the pool) It is not often that one finds a home away from. This property was that find. Our hosts and thought of everything to make us welcome which really enhanced the entire vacation experience. The location was very quiet and we felt safe and secure throughout our stay. We travelled around the area within a hundred mile radius and found the centrality very convenient and even remarked upon returning to the property that "we were glad to be home!" I recommend this experience without hesitation and look forward to being able to return very soon. Thank you for a fantastic experience. Definitely 5 STARS!
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Adrian & Family,
It was a pleasure getting to know you and hosting you.
we hope you come back and visit us again.
Best wishes,
Ron & Kelly
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Marin Vacation Home with Pool, Near Sonoma and San Francisco
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p289142
+1 -415 747-2087
Novato The Bay Area
San Francisco, CA
5

Great Weekend Away with Friends

  • 5 of 5
We originally were looking for homes in the Sonoma/Napa area, but found the owners to be rude/unresponsive. Most properties were expensive, and not accomodating whatsoever. We were hesistant to stay in Novato at first, but this home was exactly what we were looking for. 12 of us came up here for a relaxing/fun weekend bbq/pool party for my wife's Birthday, and we were not disappointed.

Ron: Ron was extremely polite and very accomodating both throughout the booking process, as well as the stay. He made it a point to make sure that we had everything we needed at all times, and even contacted us afterwards to make sure our stay was pleasant. He also mailed back our deposit a day after our stay. Ron made our stay extremely easy, and enjoyable.

Inside the House: Very clean, although somewhat dated (not that this hampered are experience at all). The house itself has pretty much everything you need in terms of bedrooms, linen's, etc. The master bedroom is huge with a private bathroom and deck, and the other bedrooms were just nice beds for the most part and served their purpose. We didn't really use the dining room or front room/fireplace/common area, but they were nice. The kitchen was a decent size, and had plenty of plates, cups, utensils, pots, pans, bowls. We did a lot of cooking and bbq'ing, and had almost everything we needed at our fingertips. If you plan on doing a decent amount of cooking, I would bring your own cutting boards, as well as some extra kitchen towels. Attached to he kitchen was a great living area with a decent amount of seating a tv, and plenty of room to congregate.

Backyard/Pool: Probably the best part of the stay. As I mentioned, there was 12 of us. There was plenty of room in the pool (bring your own pool toys!), as well as a separate patio for dining, which had plenty of seating, a large table, and heat lamps. The gas grill was very nice as well, and super easy to use. We spent the majority of our day poolside, which made the experience quite enjoyable!

Surroundings: The house was very close to restaurants & grocery stores. For the out-of towners, you're 30 minutes away from SF and Sonoma.

Nothing's perfect: As I mentioned, the house was clean, but a bit dated. Although the price was less then anything you will find in wine country, we still found it to be somewhat high. It's a large property, but in no way luxurious (if that's what you're looking for).

Thanks Ron!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Boca Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Larkspur Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Marin Country Club
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Amtrak Station in Emeryville, CA
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Boca Restaurant
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Sugar Bowl Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Stinson Beach (swimmable)
Car: necessary

House is located in an excellent neighborhood in Domingo Canyon, Novato, with rolling hills all around and lots of biking and walking trails (see the map). Also within close proximity to grocery shopping (Safeway and Paradise market) and a top restaurant, Boca Steakhouse and Boca Pizzaria (both are highly recommended). House is within walking distance to Hoog Park, which has playground structure for children. Neighborhood is quiet and very safe, with a family-friendly atmosphere. Enjoy direct access onto Domingo Canyon Open Space Ridge that provides great views of the surrounding hills, Bel Marin Keys, Petaluma River and the bay. Enjoy surrounding nature while still being centrally located in beautiful Marin County. Marin is a large, forested region adjacent to the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco to the South, and Napa and Sonoma Counties (aka “Wine Country”) to the East; arrive at these top tourist destinations by car in just a 30-40 minute drive.

Other Activities: some of my most favorite things to do are:

wine tasting in Sonoma or Napa. Taking a Limo to wine tasting regions are safe options (no driving). There is good shopping in Corte Madera. Kayaking, Boating in Sausalito harbor. Going to Larkspur Ferry Station (8 miles from the house) and taking the ferry to San Francisco and going shopping, sightseeing or simply walking around downtown. Also there are ample Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing, Health/Beauty Spa, Hot Air Ballooning in Napa, ice skating (Santa Rosa)and more

Golf: There are several golf courses in the area. The closest to the house is:

Marin Country Club (Private. They may allow non-members) You should call them well in advance. 0.5 miles from the house.

www.marincountryclub.com/

Indian Valley Golf Club (they allow non-members). reasonable price!

http://www.indianvalleygolfclub.com/

8 miles from the house.

Stone Tree Country Club (they non members)

http://www.stonetreegolf.com/sites/courses/layout9.asp?id=550&page=28280

5 miles from the house.

Please call them in well in advance of your arrival to make sure you can get in on your desired date.

Ski: The closest ski resort is Sugar Bowl Ski Resort (near lake Tahoe) which is ~ 170 miles from the house. It can be done in one day, provided you leave early in the monring (5 AM) and hit the slopes at 9-10 AM and return at 5 and arrive back home around 9 PM.

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Rates & Availability

Novato House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning USD250

Notes

  • Winter Season (Sept-May): 2 night minimum
    1st and 2nd night: $650 per night
    3rd night: $500
    4th-7th night: $300 each
    1 week= $3000
    2 weeks= $5900
    Pool heating fees of $40 per night applies ONLY during winter months

    Summer Season (June, July, August): 3 day minimum
    $1950 for 3 night Booking
    $2600 for 4 nights
    $3125 for 5 nights
    $3600 for 6 nights
    $4200 for 1 week
    $8100 for 2 weeks
    Holidays subject to a 3 night minimum stay.
  • Your Marin Vacation Home is available Year Round. Holiday Rates Apply. 50% of your total booking charges are due upon booking and 50% due six week prior to arrival. Additionally, a refundable damage deposit of $500 is required upon booking plus a one time cleaning fee of $250 (US Dollar). Before contacting us, please check our calendar for your desired dates. Please ask us about our lower monthly rate. Large gatherings are easy to execute at this home - however, we request that all gatherings be limited to 20 people, during daytime only, out of respect for the neighborhood. Pets under 16lb by permission only.
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Amenities

Novato House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master bedroom is extra large and has its own bathroom with 2 sinks. 2nd upstairs bath also has 2 sinks, and downstairs bath has 1 sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
  • The 6 bedrooms sleep 12 comfortably. Master bedroom has King Bed, 3 other bedrooms have Queen Beds, & 2 have 2 singles each. Only downstairs bedroom has queen bed and is ideal for sleepers who prefer to stay on ground floor. All bedrooms are private and spacious.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Living space includes a large living room and formal dining room, family room, office, 3 full baths, 6 bedrooms, kitchen, laundry room, swimming pool, patio and garage. Furnished with guests in mind who are looking for a retreat with friends, family or co-workers, there is ample seating and elegant living space in which to make the perfect get-a-way. Neighborhood is close to all that Marin has to offer, with easy accessibility to the Bay Area and all the different towns in Marin County. It takes just 2 minutes to get to the all important Hwy 101, yet you are in a quiet neighborhood that feels remote.

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