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paul and elise samuelson

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

Bayside Private Entrance First Floor Guest Suite.

63 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

The Bay Area Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 BEDROOM / 1 BATHROOM close to the bay and water and mountain views.

Our first floor guest suite is approximately 500 square feet with a large bedroom and newly redone bathroom. The bathroom has a shower and is equipped with all of the necessary supplies that travelers need.We supply a hair dryer, organic shampoo and conditioner and soap.The bedroom has a walk in closet as well. There is a sitting room off of the bedroom that also encompasses a kitchenette that is fully supplied with a small fridge, hotplate, microwave and toaster oven.There is a coffee maker as well.

We have an ironing board and iron in the closet and in the bedroom we have a television with a supply of dvds. More upon request.

There are staples such as spices, sugar, salt and pepper as well as coffee and filters and a good assortment of teas.

Outside, we have a barbecue for your use and a lovely fountain if you so choose to have it on. Our garden is for you to enjoy.

Since we live near to the areas of Glenwood, Loch Lomand, and Peacock Gap, we have hosted many family members that are visiting their children and grandchildren. They like it that we are so close to these neighborhoods and can come back and recuperated from all the family gatherings. We also like to think of our rental as a quiet get away for couples as well.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
paul and elise samuelson (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

About paul and elise samuelson

We came up to Marin County in 1991 and fell in love with its beauty. Both of us have been in the film and television industry and where Paul decided to retire, Elise continued to travel to Los Angeles and work on different film and television projects. We both are semi retired now and love to travel as well as welcome fellow travelers to our lovely area .

Elise is a teacher in the film industry and Paul was an assistant director. He is now a writer and has written a novel called Night Fear. It can be found on Amazon!

He is writing his second novel which is a sequel to Night Fear. There are 2 more on the horizon.

Our alma maters our UCLA and Cal Berkeley!

paul and elise samuelson purchased this apartment in 1991

Why paul and elise samuelson chose The Bay Area

This neighborhood where our rental exists is truly unique. It is on the Bay side of a quaint area called 'Chicken Point' - perhaps because there might have been people raising chickens - which is a common happening here!- It is not far from central San Rafael and yet it feels rural enough to enjoy walks up in the hills and around the Bay.

The architecture of our surrounding area is a mix of different styles. No cookie cutter look here. It reminds me of Topanga Canyon in Los Angeles, an area where I grew up and a mix of East Coast Maine. People here are very supportive and helpful and we find that this did not exist in larger towns and cities.

What makes this apartment unique

The style of our rental is a bit of New England. We have temperate weather due to the proximity of the Bay and since we are near a little beach, it is easy to put out a kayak or stand up paddle board.

Also our neighbors are what makes the area wonderful - everyone loves where we live!!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our stay was wonderful. Elise and Paul have made this apartment a peaceful retreat - very well thought out, quiet, clean and the water sounds out our bedroom window were delightful...

San Rafael and San FRan and Elise and Paul will truly be out home away. We now leave for Oregon, back to some rain. We will miss our small space with a great view and the warm sun.

See you soon, Blessings,

Vito and Kele
Apr 2010
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Reviews

4.9
based on 63 traveler reviews

Bayside Private Entrance First Floor Guest Suite.
average rating of 4.9365077 based on 66 reviews
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The Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My best friend and I were looking for our "girls weekend" location and we found the perfect place. This is the most charming location we have been to, it is comfortable a bit small but incredibly spacious. The decor was brilliant it made a big difference in the atmosphere with plenty of windows to admire the surroundings - we thought the walk-in closet/changing room was a nice touch. The location was perfect to explore Sausalito, Sonoma and Napa – we did all that and in the evenings returned to our retreat to enjoy a nice bottle of wine. This was a great get away location and we definitely plan on returning.

Lucero - Las Vegas, NV

Sylvia - Hollister, CA

  • Submitted: May 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, it is a cozy and comfortable space and we do our very best to provide a lovely retreat for travelers.
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Well appointed, cozy, convenient location

  • 5 of 5

Owners and their rescue pups were terrific-very personable. They had great suggestions for walking, local (and not so local) food and wine spots. And they had good coffee already stocked in the pantry (so nice when you come in late and don't have time to get to a store!) The rental was very comfy for our party of two. Well decorated with nicer/comfortable pieces. Quality linens and towels, are always appreciated. So was their eco friendly detergent, sheets had just the faintest smell of lavender-perfect! Great closet space and plentiful hooks for jackets, hats and purses and plenty of towel bar space in the bath. Overall, a well thought out space.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a timely review. We are grateful for it and invite you to come back!!!
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Perfect Fit

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were in the Bay Area visiting family. The apartment had everything we required. Nice sitting area and kitchen and the bed was very comfortable. Paul and Elise were there to greet us and were helpful in telling us about local stores and restaurants. We could walk out our door to a neighborhood beach and enjoyed sitting in their beautiful garden. Great access on and off the freeway. Thank you Paul and Elise for helping make this a wonderful visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Visit

  • 5 of 5

Nice people, wonderful location, serene and quiet. Accessible to everything we wanted. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely four days at a beautiful ocean get away

  • 5 of 5

The guest sweet was very private and cozy. The whole place had a very wholesome and clean atmosphere. It felt like staying in a nice hotel but with more room and a much more personal experience. The bed was really big and soft; I slept really well every night. The kitchen was well stocked for tea and coffee and any meals that might need preparing. The whole experience after staying for four nights was a very relaxed and comfortable feeling. I had such a lovely stay the location could not be more perfect for me. Thank you so much Elise and Paul for providing us with such a wonderful cozy suit for a relaxing weekend get away! The garden was also really beautiful in the morning and the house is in such a great neighborhood near the beach! Lovely! Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a sweet place!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this cute place! Comfortable,clean and great location.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your appreciative review. We enjoyed having you as well as your daughter visit us! Hope to see you soon!
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Tomales Bay Foods - Cowgirl Creamery
Point Reyes National Seashore
China
Olema Farm House
Point Reyes Outdoors
Nicasio Valley Cheese Co
Cheese Factory
Andy's Local Market
"This market is within walking distance from our rental. They have a great deli counter with ..."
China Camp State Park
"An excellent few hours trip about 2.5 miles from our rental. Very interesting and shows the ..."
The Club at McInnis Park
"Nice course and very nice restaurant."
Peacock Gap Golf Club
"Lovely course and The Range Cafe is great."
101 Surf Sports
"Great guys to help you rent a kayak or stand up paddle board. They also give lessons."
Loch Lomond Live Bait House
"The guys at the bait shop in Loch Lomond Marina are incredible. It has been there for over 4..."
Marin Country Mart
"Newly renovated and very exciting place to hang out and eat and shop! Very trendy and lovely..."
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Terrapin Crossroads and New Georges
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
larkspur landing
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Peacock Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
101 and the 580
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Andy's Deli
Car: recommended

What sets us apart from other vacation rentals in San Rafael is our quiet, scenic neighborhood that is close to the bay.It feels as if it is a blend of East Coast Maine with West Coast weather. It is a peaceful, semi rural area.We are close to a boat harbor as well as a small beach where you can launch canoes or kayaks. Our East San Rafael property is also surrounded by open land where you can hike, mountain bike or just enjoy walking around the bay. We are also near historic China Camp and McNears Beach picnicking site. If you want to get some small town feel, we are 2.5 miles away from the downtown area of San Rafael which has a restored, historic mission as well as cute shops and many restaurants. There is also a restored movie theatre that plays a significant role in the Mill Valley Film Festival. Also nearby is Dominican College that has hosted many prominent speakers, writers, politicians and actors.

Besides all of these highlights, we are literally walking distance from Andy's Market, an upscale full service market with an incredible deli and a finely curated wine selection.

Our property is a midway point for visiting the city of San Francisco, the wine counties of Napa and Sonoma, the lovely coastal route from Stinson Beach to Point Reyes and beyond to Bodega Bay. All can be done in one day travel.

Other Activities: We have had golfers, kayakers, hikers, sailers, and a myriad or those who enjoy the outdoors. We are very close to the Peacock Gap Country Club which does have day rates as well as McGuinnis Parkway Golf Center for those who just want to hit some balls or play a full round of golf.

Golf: We are near Peacock Gap Country Club and Spa. Normal fees apply. McGuiness Park, which is also a golf course is a bit further up the highway.

Ski: We are 3.5 hours from Truckee and Lake Tahoe ski resort.

Stand up Paddle Boarding and Kayaking is offered at 101 Surf Sports which is about a mile away from us. They even have lessons and you can rent from them as well.

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Rates & Availability

San Rafael Apartment Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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$840
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Tax Rate 10.0%

We usually like a deposit of 1/2 at initial booking and then the remaining amount at check-in. However, if it is only 2 nights, we would like the entire amount a time of booking..We will refund 1/2 if there is ample time between booking and canceling.And if we can fill the booking. Otherwise, we suggest you go to the insurance section of this site to secure your monies. ALSO,YOU CAN CONTACT US FOR PAYMENT PLAN DIRECTLY. (1-415-459-5456)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

The Bay Area Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom has tile floors and new sink and toilet and shower door. We also have amenities such as a hair dryer and first aid kit as well as shower caps and we will supply anything you have forgotten! For those who need a magnifying mirror, we also have that! We supply the towels as well as the soap and shampoo and conditioner. All are organic and from the organic market nearby.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Spacious, newly redone and clean.
  • Bedroom is the largest room and has a walk-in closet. It is very comfy,clean and spacious. Our queen size bed is very comfortable. Our sheets have a high thread count. The walk-in closet is equipped with wooden hangers and a small chest for personal items. Our ironing board and iron are kept in the closet. Lights are over the bed. There is also a television in the bedroom and an assortment of DVDs.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We provide linens, towels, and organic soap in the bathroom. We also provide shampoo and conditioner in a dispenser in the shower. We provide plenty of towels and more are available upon request. We also provide dishes and eating utensils. Our kitchenette is fully supplied for light cooking and snacking. Also sink in the kitchenette has filtered water if desired.

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