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Marin Vacation Home with Pool, Near Sonoma and San Francisco

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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

House with 6 bedrooms, 3 full Baths, pool (Sleeps 12) - A perfect house for a large family, group of friends, or multiple 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.

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 description): : 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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Ron Najafi
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, Farsi
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

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 The Bay Area

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

What makes this house unique

Half way to San Francisco (35 minutes) and Napa Valley (30 minutes)!

Great for those attending a wedding!

Lots of free parking and free WiFi

Heated pool during summer months (June 1-Sept. 7th)

very responsive owners!!

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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Novato House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , this bathroom is located downstairs.
  • we have a bedroom and a full bath downstairs. Ideal for someone with partial disability..
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • 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
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

Marin Vacation Home with Pool, Near Sonoma and San Francisco
average rating of 4.8955226 based on 69 reviews

Fantastic home with 6 bedrooms- nice linens-excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We had a small family reunion of sorts and it was absolelty perfect!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Nice, large home, great for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed the opportunity to be together in this nice, large home. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The house is clean and comfortable, close to a grocery store, and the downstairs bedroom is convenient. We had a wonderful Christmas dinner together in the large dining room.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation place

  • 5 of 5

Great house for our large family get together for Thanksgiving. Kitchen was large enough for multiple people to be working in it. Bedrooms were comfortable and the bathrooms were in very nice condition. After a couple of days the heating unit gave out but the owner quickly remedied the situation. Overall we would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our gathering!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for our family while we were in the area for our daughter's wedding. Kelley met us at the house and introduced us to the layout of the home.The house was spacious, clean, lovely, and convenient. The master was perfect for our oldest daughter and her husband and everything that goes along with traveling with four young children. Twin bed bedrooms were great for the two oldest. All our family had their own spaces and the three bathrooms were terrific to have! My mother-in-law was thrilled to have the first floor bedroom and bathroom so she did not have to climb stairs. The children loved the breakfast bar seating in the kitchen. The home had so much space we never needed to use the dinning room or formal living room. We loved having the laundry - and not just for the children's clothes! Shopping was very close by. We never used the pool but it was beautifully maintained and the patio area inviting.

Our daughter's wedding was in San Rafael so the drive down Rt. 101 was quick and easy. We had a little spare time during our stay and visited Vista Point and Muir Woods which were convenient to reach. We wish we had been able to stay longer. We would highly recommend this property. We had no problems at all. We enjoyed the welcome basket - using some of the treats for the children on our hike at Muir Woods! The property is in a quiet neighborhood and convenient for touring the area. The Ron and Kelley were available and willing to help with any questions we may have had. But seriously, we never had an issue! Our entire family was delighted to have this home for the weekend!

We highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My son's wedding

  • 5 of 5


The house was perfect. The kids really enjoyed the pool, and the adults spent most of the time in the family room. My son from Boston (Executive Chef) took command of the kitchen and loved being part of the ongoing chatter while at his command post. My eldest used the grills (smoked some rib eye and finished on coals) and selected the wines that complimented the meals. My youngest (the one who got married on Saturday) who heard we were having so much fun, decided to bring his new bride over on Sunday morning for breakfast! My daughters-in-law took over clean-up because their husbands enjoyed the prep and cooking.

My wife and I? We sat back and enjoyed all the children and grandchildren in your wonderful house! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jerry and family, Your review was poetic! Kelly and i enjoyed, just reading it. We are so happy everyone had a great time. I am glad you got to use our Smoker and charcoal barbecue. Please give our best to the family. Ron and Kelly
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Perfect house for a reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a crew of 12 staying in the Marin Oaks house for a 60th birthday celebration, enjoying a long three-day weekend. Our group has known each other since college and now, with partners, we try to get-together at least once a year. Ron was easy to work with, helpful and very quick to respond to questions as well as other needs to communicate. The house is in a quite neighborhood and near nice spots to walk and run. We all slept well in this quiet neighborhood.

The house itself had a great layout for us. Each couple had their room with very comfortable beds, we shared the three bathrooms easily with each other, including the master bath. The house was well equipped with plenty of towels, shampoo and soap. There were plenty of beach towels for the pool as well. The kitchen was well stocked with cookware, prep-ware and serving dishes as well as dishes and glassware. Although we often bring our own spices and other perishable cooking needs, there was a nice back-up supply of those things in the pantry. It was a treat to find a chilled bottle of wine in the refrigerator. Thanks for that!

The backyard was a huge bonus! We spent a good deal of our days and nights enjoying the patio and the pool.

It was also really nice to have cable available with the olympics going on. We all agree we would return to this house for a stay in the future.

All-in-all a great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sarah and friends, We are so happy to read your detailed review. Both Kelly and I love to hear happy times at the house. We would love to have you back. Thank you for taking good care of the house! All the best, Kelly & Ron
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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 residential 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 super market) and restaurant, Boca Steakhouse and Boca Pizzeria (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.

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

8 miles from the house.

Stone Tree Country Club (they non members)

5 miles from the house.

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

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 morning (5 AM) and hit the slopes at 9-10 AM and return at 5 and arrive back home around 9 PM.


Rates & Availability

Novato House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
memorial day 2017
May 26 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $300

During summer time (June 1-August 31st) our pool is heated to 85 F.
During off season months (Sept 1-May 31st), our pool is not heated. We are happy to heat the pool for an extra charges of $100 per night. This is because the pool must be heated at least 3 nights prior to your arrival in order to reach the desired 85 F.

Large gatherings, family re-unions are accommodated at our vacation rental. However, we request that all gatherings be limited to 20 people, during daytime, and no more than 12 for sleep over, out of respect for the neighborhood. Pets under 16 lb by permission only.

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.

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