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15 Min north Golden Gate Bridge/Hot Tub/Sauna/Jacuzzi/Pets/Wheelchair

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type studio


About the property

Attached Studio, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-3)


3 person maximum at all times, any time. No guest or parties.

Check out is 10:00 AM.

Age limit= minimum is 27

15 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Attached studio apartment with private entry. Our unique accommodations will bring you comfort and relaxation, and it's just waiting for your arrival.There are no carpets, but clean ceramic tile floors & a skylite above the bed; a very clean inviorment. Don't worry if you need to bring your pet, we understand but you have to let us know. Clearly we are saying your pet is welcome too. We do have a fenced in yard. Ideally this place is for two people but will accommodate three.

You have your own entrance. Its accommodations are: one queen bed, one full sofa with pull out bed, full bathroom with jetted tub, your own private hot tub, sauna, and little patio garden. Bed linens and towels are provided.

Full kitchen with stove top and oven, double sided refrigerator, convection microwave oven, utensils, cookware and more. Barbecue lovers-a gas grill will be provided for your outdoor cookout. If you don't feel like cooking there are plenty of local restaurants you can choose from to sample their culinary specialties.

Neighborhood restaurants are few blocks away (a couple just a walking distance), and some offer delivery for your convenience.

This unique place is located in northern part of Marin County, have an easy access to Hwy 101 and to many places that San Francisco Bay Area has to offer. Our local farmers market is close by, open every Thursday and Sunday; everyone is invited to taste the sweet aroma of fresh produce and culinary treats that will tantalize your taste buds.

If you want for more, come and stroll on Thursday night to our downtown Farmer's Market and the fiesta continues with local musicians to entertain all goers, patrons and exhibitors. Shops and boutiques, restaurants are open for everyone. A block away from major supermarket. Whatever your plans while you are here, San Francisco Bay Area has something for everyone. Plenty of indoor and outdoor activities: museums, hiking and biking trails, wine country, beaches, ice and roller skating rings, skateboard parks, canoeing and kayaking, surfing, golf, gym or just walk about town.

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018


San Rafael Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • 3 people at all times including guest. Call for pet approval 415-492-0211 If huttub water is to be changed , do to use a $50 ifee will be charged.
  • Spa
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Jacuzzi tub
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , +Convertible Bed
    Bright Studio - 1 sleep sofa /futon , +Convertible Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Centrally Located for the Wine Country, Skiing, Beach Outing, Biking, or Just Trekking-Hiking. Minimum Age Limit for Renters **wireless internet** Cable TV ** Fenced Yard


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.3488374 based on 43 reviews
Oakland Ca

5 Stars-A real Gem!

  • 5 of 5

So happy to have found this cottage!

First, the comfortable bed was like sleeping on a cloud. I have a medical back issue and I slept the best I've slept in years on this mattress.....I gotta buy one now. I actually woke up pain free, which never happens!!

The cottage is quiet, private and charming. Everything you need is there. The bathtub is deep with jets. Big t.v., great kitchen, wonderful patio. Closet space, overhead fan, good heater, all in all really comfortable-like having your own little house.

The owner, Ben, is very efficient and quick to respond to anything you may need. He wants to be sure you're happy and that everything is working in the all was!!

Close proximity to everything. I'm a former Marin resident, this cottage is centrally located to everything. Even San Francisco is close.

I will return, this time I will stay longer!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the whirlpool, the well-equipped kitchen, the privacy, and the convenience to stores and to the 101, making it easy to get anywhere we wanted.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a great mini vaca

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed ourselves alot, the hot tub was perfect size for two ppl, room was clean and sunny. Would definitely stay there again.

Side note ubereats has started operating out of that area so you can have sushi delivered at 8 at night or any place ubereats works with. I can't wait for it to come to Sonoma County so many options so easy to order. I had my driver bring me a dozen roses for my sweetie it made the trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Louis

Quiet & Cozy

  • 4 of 5

Apartment was clean and inviting. An air conditioner would have been nice during extra warm days. Neighborhood was quiet and seemed friendly. Front yard was too crammed with everything.Nearby park was great for the dogs. All in all we enjoyed our environment.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes the front yard is not very large & if there was not a hot tub & hot rock sauna, there would be much more room.
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, clean, quiet,private centrally located in Marin. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Burnsville, Mn

Bad Choice

  • 1 of 5

We found this listing on VRBO. It looked fine from the pictures and most reviews were okay. I inquired about booking it months in advance. The owner immediately phoned me. He wanted us to pay using PayPal rather than go through VRBO. I now know that was a big mistake! He had all of our money months before we arrived and now we have no recourse. He didn't send us any info but told us to call the day before we were to arrive. We did call him and my husband talked to him a length. When we arrived, my husband called him to clarify where we should park. He left a message for him. The owner returned the call but my husband didn't reach his phone in time. He called my phone, which I answered. He immediately got sarcastic & weird. "Oh, you decided to answer your phone huh?" When I restated our question about parking he started accusing me of not calling the night before & wondered how I knew where his property was. Then he said, "Oh I know how you found it, you stayed there before, huh?" What! I would never have stayed there twice. I reminded him that my husband talked to him the day before. He then remembered but continued to act very strange on the phone. We just wanted to know if we could park over night in the street or if we should park in the driveway, That really set him off. Apparently the driveway belonged to the people who rent the main house. This was fine with us, we just wanted to make sure we parked in the right area. He never sent out any info about the house or procedures. Once inside the house, we discovered that it was an unacceptable place. It looks like he took the furnishings from the garbage back in the 1980s. It was very run down. The iron in the closet had duct tape around frayed wires and the base had been hot glued together. It was very unsafe. He uses the property's patio space to store junk. Fire wood was staked up all along the fence and along the outside of the hot tub. There isn't a fireplace or fire pit at the apartment. There was other junk in the yard too. We decided we had to leave the apartment . We didn't want to ruin our hard earned vacation. In addition to the money we paid to the owner, we now had to pay to stay somewhere else. We have stayed at VRBOs many times over the years. We have always been pleased. This owner is using VRBO to advertise his run down property and avoids the system by using PayPal for payment. He now won't respond to us because he has our money. Avoid our mistake & book another property.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I want to thank the renter for notifying me of the damage to the iron. Apparently a renter dropped the iron, broke it & then tried to mend it with duct tape. It has been removed. It was clear to me that they were very angry because of the parking situation. The ad says "street parking", but the renter parked their can in the next driveway that belonged to someone else. They apparently did not want to park on the street & were very unhappy to have to move their car. I am allowed by VRBO to use "alternate payment methods", such as PayPal & both parties have PayPal protection if there is a problem. I have not seen a review as negative as this one & am sorry that their parking situation angered them so much.
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Walking distance from the cinema, grocery, coffee shop, ice cream parlor, restaurant, bar at nearby hotel, mall and bus stops.




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $50
hot tub maintainance $25
Tax Rate 10.0%

$100/night (2 night minimum), Plus 60.00 for cleaning fee, once per stay. Minimum age to rent 27.

Holidays = 3 Night Min.

Pet Fee $25.00 Per Pet

If hot tub water is to be changed due to use a $50 fee will be charged

**NOTE** Traveler's must call the day before arrival so that property owner will give driving & check in instructions*** Ben Ross PH# 415-492-0211

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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