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Marin Vacation Home with Pool, BBQ Free WiFi Near Sonoma & San Francisco

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


About the property

Swimming Pool, BBQ grill, 6 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Free WiFi, Kid & adult friend

Your Marin Vacation Rental north of San Francisco (Novato, Ca) comes with 6 spacious bedrooms, 3 full Baths, pool (Sleeps 12) - with Free WiFi, Free phone, free basic TV Cable. A perfect house for a large family, group of friends, or multiple families traveling together. There is ample space to relax and entertain.

Downstairs bedroom has access to a full bath on the same floor. Perfect for those with minor disability. We welcome pets. Contact owner. Available year round and fully furnished with all the amenities you expect when traveling. This home is located conveniently close to Napa Valley 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, shopping, 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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Ron Najafi

My wife and I were married in Nashville, Tennessee. 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 Novato

Comfortable for kids and adults. Sleeps 12 with room for more. Fantastic proximity to Highway 101. 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 located in quiet family neighborhood. Great walking and biking trails. Also a short walk to a nearby park (Hoog Park) with a beautiful playground for kids.

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 in front of the house and free WiFi

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

very responsive owners!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Although we unfortunately had to change our travel plans and did not complete our trip, we had a great experience with Ron. He responded to our many questions very quickly. We had to cancel the trip, and Ron was very helpful in the refund process and did not delay any refund we were due. A++++
Sep 2017
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Novato House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 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.


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Marin Vacation Home with Pool, BBQ Free WiFi Near Sonoma & San Francisco
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Great week in Novato and surrounding area

  • 5 of 5


Thank you for the welcome basket of fruits and wine, a very unexpected pleasure. Your house was clean and very accommodating. The location is very convenient to everything we wanted to visit while in the SF area.

Your kitchen was very well equipped. The pool was clean and refreshing. In short it has met and exceeded our expectations. It is in a very quiet neighborhood and was nice to come "home" to relax in after a day of touring.

If we get the chance to come back to the area, we will definitely be in touch with you. Thank you for everything.

Best regards,

Wayne & Joan

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wayne and Joan, Our wine and goodies basket is our usual way we like to welcome our guest. We appreciate your kind words. We love to host you again and again. Kelly and Ron
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Great place, no problem at all during our entire stay.

  • 5 of 5

The house is very clean and the size is just right for our group. The location is perfect and accessible. The community is nice and quiet. I would definitely stay there again if ever we go travel up north.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home for a family

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay with our extended family - plenty of bedrooms, large dining table, and family gathering space in the living room and family room. The home was conveniently located for day trips to San Francisco, Marin, and Sonoma wine country. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was great

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Grace and Ryan, You guys were great! thanks for taking good care of the house. I hope you had a great "team building" meeting at the house. Ron & Kelly P.S. we would love to host you again.
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Perfect Family Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

This house exceeded our expectations in every way. First, Ron was extremely communicative during the process. He was friendly, responsive and flexible. The house is great and set up well for a group. There are bedrooms with twin beds that are great for kids, several queens, a master and a bedroom downstairs as well. This made it really easy to fit our group. The pool was one of the highlights too and the kids loved it. It has a great fence for safety, so we could relax when they were not in the water. The dining room had a big table so we could all eat together. The kitchen had all of the basics and the open family room and big TV was great for watching the football game. The yard was fenced in so we felt very private and comfortable in this quiet neighborhood. I cannot say enough about how positive our experience was! We would definitely come back and highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. we would love to host you again. Ron & Kelly
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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: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Charissa! We look forward to hosting you again. 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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