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Beautiful, Secluded Bay View Cottage in the Trees

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 3-4

This is a beautiful, 20-sided shingled cottage set on more than an acre of oak trees, with views of the San Francisco Bay through the trees. The property is gated with off-street parking. This unique guest house offers one bedroom with a queen bed, and a full size sofa bed in the living room. Windows in every room look out into the oaks, where you can see deer, squirrels, and occasional rabbits.

The cottage was built with the finest materials, including slate roof with copper gutters, bamboo and slate floors, granite counter tops, tumbled marble shower, and maple cabinets. A deck with glass railing encircles the entire house. There is a full kitchen with refrigerator, gas cook top, True convection oven, and dishwasher. Wireless high speed Internet and cable are included.

The Bay View Cottage is just 2 miles from charming downtown San Rafael, and about the same distance to mountain biking, hiking, and picnicking at China Camp State Park.

Don't feel like cooking?: The neighborhood grocery store is about a 5 minute walk from the cottage, and their deli offers an extensive selection of salads, sandwiches and pizzas, as well as complete gourmet meals. The wine selection is incredible, with wine-tasting every Friday evening.

More Details

Owner
Joe Dunn
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

Amenities

Bayside Acres Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is spacious, with a large tumbled marble shower, slate floors, maple cabinets, granite counter, and hand-hammered copper sink. It is stocked with shampoo and conditioner, blow dryer, extra toothbrushes, and beach towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The bedroom has soft and warm bamboo floors, and windows that look out onto the deck and beyond into the oak trees. There is a queen size bed that sleeps two comfortably.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have a Pack N Play crib available for infants

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(86 traveler reviews)

Beautiful, Secluded Bay View Cottage in the Trees
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 86 reviews
5

A True Oasis

  • 5 of 5

There is a reason that this gem is consistently rated 5 stars. This peaceful escape is a refreshing change from the standard boring hotel room. The description and photos of the property were exactly as portrayed. The house is immaculately cared for and was perfectly clean when we arrived. The owner was extremely attentive from the initial booking in May all the way through our departure. As a matter of fact, I briefly mentioned the special occasion for which we were traveling and the owner, Joe, remembered this when we checked in four months later. Even though this is a private owner rental, the service was better than most five star hotels I've frequented.

The roundhouse is hidden in a peaceful area of San Rafael - perfect for our day trips between the wharf of San Francisco and wine country. The location was ideal for our daily trips back and forth. We were thrilled to see the city during the day only to come back to deer prancing around the roundhouse in the evening. Getting to see the deer and other wildlife was such a treat.

My husband and I travel often for both work and pleasure, and we both agreed that this vacation was one of the best ever. This is a perfect getaway for the working professional. The area is quite and the wrap around porch is perfect for enjoying a glass of wine. The owner is attentive, but not intrusive. He was more than willing to offer recommendations in and around the city. There are two nice grocery stores nearby (not within walking distance). You should plan to have a rental car for sure.

The unit was well equipped with what appeared to be brand new appliances. There is a small stove to cook for a quiet evening and a coffee maker, refrigerator, and dishwasher. The bed was extremely comfortable and there was plenty of storage in the bedroom for our belongings.

Our busy lifestyle delayed this review, but I definitely wanted to share our positive experience for others to know that they will not go wrong at the round house.

The home has one bedroom, but could easily sleep four with the sofa.

When we come back to CA, we will be staying at the Round House. I'd even be willing to change my travel dates just so I can stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely spot with welcoming hosts

  • 5 of 5

Joe and Mali were warm and welcoming hosts and the cottage is beautiful and very well equipped. We really appreciated the visits from deer in the mornings and evenings in the hot tub (on the deck of the main house but we felt completely comfortable using it). San Rafael proved to be an ideal base for touring San Francisco and environs: an easy and gorgeous drive over the Golden Gate Bridge gets you to the city in thirty minutes. Plus on our hosts' recommendation we had wonderful experiences at local restaurants including the Terrapin Crossroads, owned by Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead. A bonus was the chance to read Joe and Mali's books about soulmate relationships. Highly recommended (the cottage and the books)!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing Hideaway!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were fortunate enough to spend 3 fabulous days at this property. The recent unseasonal rains did nothing but beautify the property and the surrounding area. We LOVED the private space. And the lush, overgrown surroundings made us feel like we were in the rain forest, far away from civilization. Joe was there when we needed him, but otherwise stayed invisible. This home and location is private, romantic and relaxing. It's a perfect center point between San Francisco and wine country. We LOVED every minute at the loveshack and we would LOVE to return if we are ever in the area,,,,,,, Thanks Joe! MAGICAL spot! Thank you for making the San Fran part of our 30th Anniversary trip extra special!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing Hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were fortunate enough to spend 3 fabulous days at this property. The recent unseasonal rains did nothing but beautify the property and the surrounding area. We LOVED the private space. And the lush, overgrown surroundings made us feel like we were in the rain forest, far away from civilization. Joe was there when we needed him, but otherwise stayed invisible. This home and location is private, romantic and relaxing. It's a perfect center point between San Francisco and wine country. We LOVED every minute at the loveshack and we would love to return if we are ever in the area,,,,,,, Thanks Joe! MAGICAL spot! Thank you for making the San Fran part of our 30th Anniversary trip extra special!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful roundhouse nestled in the woods

  • 5 of 5

A true gem!! We spent 5 days at this lovely quiet little cottage located on the property of the owners. It was very private, restful, beautiful inside & out and impeccably maintained. Kitchen has a 2 burner gas unit, microwave, dishwasher. Perfect for a couple or perhaps with 3. Sleeper sofa in living room. Will definitely want to return. Joe, the owner, is very helpful & accomodating.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Another great stay.

  • 5 of 5

Another great stay in the green Marin hills. Thanks for accommodating my (very) late check in. The Peet's coffee in the cupboard was a welcome treat the next morning. I hope the Roundhouse will be available for my next visit!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Oakland
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Terrapin Crossroads
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Larkspur Landing
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Peacock Gap Country Club
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Oakland
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Terrapin Crossroads
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Stinson Beach
Car: recommended

San Rafael is a scenic 15 minute drive across the Golden Gate Bridge in beautiful Marin County, located between the bay and the Pacific Ocean. For the active visitor, Marin offers hiking, mountain and road biking, swimming, surfing, kayaking, and both fresh and salt water fishing. There are a number of yoga studios within a few miles. For the more leisure minded, Marin offers many fine restaurants, wine bars and cafes, numerous theaters, plenty of shopping in unique boutiques as well as a choice of shopping malls. We are a 5-7 minute drive to the new Terrapin Crossroads Restaurant and Bar, owned by former Grateful Dead bass guitarist Phil Lesh. Adjacent to San Rafael is San Anselmo, a quaint town renowned for its numerous antique stores. San Rafael is the home of one of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpieces, the Marin Civic Center. It is also the 20th of the 21 California Missions. The incredible beauty and and temperate climate of San Rafael makes it a favorite location for visitors wanting easy access to both San Francisco as well as the wine regions of Napa and Sonoma county. Your cottage awaits...

Other Activities: Yoga, Meditation, Introspection, Recharging

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Rates & Availability

Bayside Acres Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$170
From
$190
Fri,Sat
$1,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$180
Fri,Sat
$1,085
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $95 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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