About Steve Atkinson
My Wife and I are from England and arrived in California in 1988. Since then we have lived in 48 Californian homes! We like this one the best and hope you enjoy staying in one of our lovely suites. We have traveled Europe and Mexico extensively, over 150 weeks total traveling.
Steve Atkinson purchased this House in 2013
Why Steve Atkinson chose San Rafael
We are just 2 miles from the N San Pedro freeway exit. We are half a mile from China Camp State Park beaches, hiking trails, and mountain biking. The Sonoma Wine region is 25 minutes and Napa is a further 20 minutes. The San Francisco Golden Gate bridge is 15 miles and 15 minutes south of us. A 30 minute ride on the high-speed ferry from Larkspur Landing (10 minutes away) and you can enjoy San Francisco without worrying about parking. There are ocean beaches in Marin and San Francisco 20-30 minutes from us. Markets ~ 7-Eleven is a mile away and Santa Venetia market is 2 miles. Safeways is one exit north at 3 miles. There is Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Nugget and Sprouts Farmers Market within 10 minutes. Markets ~ 7-Eleven is a mile away and Santa Venetia market is 2 miles. Safeways is one exit north at 3 miles. There is Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Nugget and Sprouts Farmers Market within 10 minutes. Restaurants ~ Le Chalet Basque is walking distance and at 2 miles you have Bogie's Cafe for breakfast and Subway. At 2.5 miles there is Ristorante La Toscana, an upscale Italian and Gaspare's Pizzeria is excellent too. Taqueria Hacienda serves casual Mexican. 3 miles away is Chipotle Mexican Grill, BJ's Brewhouse, Applebee's, Panda Express, Tomatina, Panera Bread and Roadside BBQ. These are at the Northgate Mall and there is casual fast food available also. Every Thursday and Sunday morning there is a Farmers Market (3rd biggest in California). It's behind the County building with the blue roof. Turn right at the traffic light just before the freeway and then left to drive under the County building.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Immaculate property; excellent hosts
We stayed in the upstairs Owner's Suite. The suite is exactly as pictured. It is an immaculately cleaned, excellently decorated, comfortably thought out accomodation. The bed and bedding were very comfortable, as were the lounger chairs in the living room. Our vacation included hiking in nearby Sonoma and Mt. Tam, a visit to the local farmer's market, and another day of staying in while relaxing and watching our favorite tv shows. The picture window had a breathtaking view.
Steve and Zoe, the owners, are excellently available and communicative. We ran into a couple small hiccups (we arrived past 11pm and someone had taken our parking space leaving none available; and we had inconsiderate people in a neighboring suite playing loud music from 2 AM - 5 AM). Steve was available and quick to respond. He also gave us local suggestions on how to spend our day.
Overall, would highly recommend. Thank you!
Amazing place and view of valley
Premium accommodations! Top notch kitchen, leaving room and bedroom. We had a private deck with a peaceful view of the valley. Easy access to San Francisco, Sonoma and Napa Valley. Steve was very helpful and kind. We highly recommend this place if you are looking for a modern and quiet place to stay.
We had a great time at this property. While there are 34 stairs to climb to get to the front door, that leads to a spectacular view of the valley and canal. We enjoyed coffee on the deck watching the hot air balloons each morning take off. The location was a happy medium with an easy commute between wine country and San Francisco. A definite “do-over “.
So good the place, the owner that you feel at home
We Love Steve
another great stay with Steve in San Rafael
Loved this place, very private even though it is shared with 2 or 3 other units. Clean and comfortable, will definitely be back!!