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Marin Vacation Home with Pool, Near Sonoma and San Francisco

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Ron Najafi
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, Farsi
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 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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Amenities

Novato House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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..
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Marin Vacation Home with Pool, Near Sonoma and San Francisco
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This house made an wonderful location to host a small family party for my Grandmothers 99th Bday

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and very well equipped for cooking some of her favorite meals.

We swam and enjoyed the patio and pool area. Every one had a great time and I would go back again. Ron we very nice and helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Natalie, Kelly and I are so pleased you had a great reunion with the family. the weather cooperated too. please come back again. Ron & Kelly
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5

Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

Ron is wonderful to work with and the house is perfect. Well appointed, comfortable and very clean.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great!

  • 4 of 5

Over all our stay was fine. Needs new coffee maker and some new utensils would have been nice. The steps in the home going upstairs were slick, had to be very careful. ( I actually slipped on them) Maybe a nice runner up the middle would help. The pool was nice. We stayed out back alot during our stay. Thank You!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kevin & Mary for your good feedback. We change coffee maker once a year. Perhaps it is time. we will also look into utensils, etc. As for the hard wood stair case, we have a non-slip "stick-on" on the stairs, as runner are not hygienic. This is the first time we hear of such slipping. Perhaps we should put something with more grip on it. Just FYI, we paid $100 extra because you guys had mixed recyclables and trash and our cleaning team spent extra time, separating trash. As a courtesy, we did not charge your security deposit. . .
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5

What an awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for a family wedding and enjoyed it with 7 adults and 3 three year olds and two babies. As other reviewers have said, it is a lovely home for a family including those with young children. But it would also be fantastic for an adult bunch. The home does not have a ton of nicknacks or fancy/ornate furniture that would worry parents of young children. The master suite is quite quiet (grandparents stayed there and never heard a peep from the grandkids.) The swimming pool has a clear fence with lock that secures it from unsupervised young children. With having young children who can't swim yet, I was pleasantly surprised at how much fun we had with floats and life jackets. The owner supplied quite a few rafts and a variety of beach size towels (but not knowing for sure we brought our own.) I let the owner know afterwards that it would have been nice if his listing mentioned this so people could save travel space and not bring their own. He immediately responded and said he would add it to his listing. The owner was amazingly responsive to any of our questions and comments. I mentioned that we had very little wireless signal from anywhere but upstairs and he was going to look into improving the signal. If you are a Verizon customer - the cellular signal there is weak until you get outside of the neighborhood. As others have said, we were 25 minutes from Muir Woods (but prepare yourself for massive crowds - at least in August - parking there is at a premium) but beautiful forests of spectacular Redwood trees. The owners recommended Boca Pizzeria - five minutes away - and it was delicious pizza! We had a fantastic time and would definitely rent this home again if we were in the area with family.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent property!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location to Napa/Sonoma and to San Francisco. House was wonderful and the owner was so attentive and accommodating!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

This house has 6 bedrooms, well equipped and very clean. The kitchen is well equipped with every thing you need . The living room and family is spacious and comfortable

Ron was super host, he is prompt in communication and very understanding.

The location is great, we went to SF, Monterey peninsula, Muir Woods, point Reyes , Napa valley. It's a beautiful house to end a busy day.

Highly recommended and we'll sure stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Pet Fee $300
Damage Deposit $500

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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