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Ron Najafi

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, Farsi

Marin Vacation Home with Pool, Near Sonoma and San Francisco

58 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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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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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Ron Najafi (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, Farsi

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

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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based on 58 traveler reviews

Marin Vacation Home with Pool, Near Sonoma and San Francisco
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 60 reviews

Fantastic Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying in this house! We made breakfast and dinner with my friends and family. It's very close to some great local restaurants. The house was very clean and it had a wonderful swimming pool that we all enjoyed. We all felt at home there. The owners were very nice and considerate. The house is accommodating to individuals with physical disabilities. There are two bedrooms on the first floor and the stairs are easy to use.

Thank you to the owners for making a beautiful house for us to stay during our vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Negin and Friends, It was our pleasure hosting you. we are so happy you all had a good time and got a chance to enjoy the pool. Please come back again. Ron & Kelly
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Fantastic vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We were a large party of kids and adults staying in the Novato area for a race weekend at the Sonoma Raceway. The property was in excellent shape, lots of room for everyone! The children loved the pool as well. Ron was a fantastic host. The home was close to amenities like groceries, restaurants, shopping, etc.

Thank you for having us and we look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy everything was to your liking. I am glad kid enjoyed the pool. Of course it helps when we heat the pool in March. I agree, our location is best if you are going to the Sonoma Raceway (formerly Sears Point Raceway and Infineon Raceway). We are also within 35 minutes of San Francisco and 30 minutes from Napa and Sonoma. We would welcome you and the family back anytime. Enjoy your summer. Ron & Kelly
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Fortunate find to an unfortunate circumstance

  • 5 of 5

We had booked and paid for a 2 night stay in a San Francisco property 3 months in advance. Then to find out a week before our arrival, that owner/manager not only had to cancel our reservation, but never refunded my credit card. Fortunately I found this amazing property which was not in the city, but a short 30 min drive north of SF. Ron, the owner was incredibly accommodating and very easy to work with. He not only gave very detailed instructions on getting into the house using the key in lock box, but was also always readily available to answer any questions. The home was absolutely perfect, just as described. There was plenty of rooms including living areas and its location is in a great spot close to the freeway and close to grocery shopping and some dining restaurants. I would have loved to utilize the pool, but the time of year was too cold. We would definitely plan on renting this property again if given the opportunity to vacation up in northern Cali again. Thanks Ron for making this such an easy transaction and providing your beautiful home for our stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very thankful

  • 5 of 5

This review is more about after we stayed than the stay itself. Don't get me wrong, the stay was excellent. The kitchen was well stocked, the layout of the house was perfect. Super comfortable, just exactly what you want when you are spending a weekend with good friends and need room to hang out and enjoy the space but also have space to yourself and have options as far as different spaces to enjoy. The kitchen was perfect for lots of people cooking at once.

What I am seriously thankful for is that I left my cherished vintage mahjong set and chess set at the house and Ron looked for it, found it thankfully and met up with me to get it back. The stay was done. He had his booking. But he still cared enough to help one person who lost one thing of some value to her and was responsive to get it back to me.

This is the kind of house that I'd for sure rent out regularly for a comfortable, homey place to stay just far enough from the hub bub and close enough to be an easy drive from the east bay. Close to Point Reyes (less than an hour) and oysters at the Marshall Store and the Super Duper Burger in Novato is off the same exit. Perfect.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly Recommend this House!

  • 5 of 5

If you need a big house that's centrally located between San Francisco and wine country, this is a great option. No false advertising, it really has six full bedrooms that sleep two each whether it be in the king bed, three queens or two rooms with twin beds. It's everything you'd want: clean, well-appointed, has a great open concept kitchen/family room and has a lovely grocery store and cafe just minutes down the road. We were there in cold weather, but the back patio/pool area would be awesome in warmer weather. We were lucky enough to meet both Kelly and Ron, the owners, and they were so warm, welcoming, helpful and delightful. You won't be disappointed in this property!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for to stay for Sonoma wedding

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our two families to rent when we attended a wedding in Sonoma and then vacationed for the rest of the week. The house is an easy drive to Sonoma/Napa, San Francisco, and the ocean. The house was clean and well stocked, and is in a nice neighborhood close to the freeway. Ron responded promptly to all my questions, and check in/check out was very easy. We would definitely rent it again.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 Pizzaria (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
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 11 2016
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
Pet Fee $350
Refundable 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

  • 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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The Bay Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
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.

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