|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
In the heart of San Rafael, Gerstle Park. Private, sunny, quiet, freestanding, remodeled cottage - 1/BR,1/BA, Living Room w/ 4K Hi Def TV with premium channels and new Temperpedic Twin Sleeper Sofa, Sunny with 2 skylights, big windows and sliding glass door opening to garden/patio w/3 outside dining areas, webber gas grill, and hot tub.
Cottage features a fully equipped kitchen with black granite/stainless, Saltillo tile, 2 skylights, 2 ceiling fans, 2 large flatscreen cable TVs, (living room TV is 4K Ultra High Definition Samsung Smart TV with Premium Channels and DVR) desk, dining table and chairs, high speed wireless internet, Berber carpet, bathroom with tub/shower.
Private entrance, Cozy and Cute! On corner with tree view and fenced private garden yard.
Marin County offers beaches, golf, hiking, and biking. Local scenery includes breathtaking vistas of Mount Tam, and the ancient redwood forests of Muir Woods, sightseeing in Sausalito, Mill Valley and Tiburon, Wine country and much more. 12 minutes to Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco.
Walking distance to Downtown. San Rafael is so central, has great restaurants and shops and has events all year long. Visit the cityofsanrafael website for a list of events. Or go to
Downtownsanrafael for map a of town. The Mission and the Rafael Film Center (home of the Mill Valley Film Festival) are both here also!
Location, Location, Location - minutes to 101 and everything!
This guest cottage is private and charming - from the moment I entered the gate the scent of the foliage and a large orange tree in the garden welcomed me. Even though the weather was cold, the owner arranged the main room and bedroom to be warm and cozy upon arrival. The location is perfect for strolling or short walks to the center of town and close to excellent markets for food shopping. The bed is very comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. Large flat screen in living room and smaller in bdrm. It's in a quiet area which was important. So was the non smoking policy. The owner makes one feel very welcome.
The apartment has such a great energy about it. Everything was very comfortable and cozy and I really felt at home there, in fact I miss it after I left. The bed is extremely comfortable and at night you can look through the skylight as the sounds of the crickets lull you to sleep. The star of the property is the yard/gardens. Eda did such a fabulous job with the garden that I took every moment I could to gaze out into the courtyard and enjoy the serenity and calmness it made me feel. And be sure you sit out at night with the twinkle lights in the garden as it makes you feel like you are in another world of wonderland. The location is great - it's on a really pretty tree-lined street and is within walking distance to 4th Street shops and restaurants. Eda, herself, is also the star of the property and she is such a delightful host and will do everything to make your stay a pleasant one.
We really enjoyed our stay with Eda. She couldn't have been more accommodating, introducing us to plenty of fun things to do in the area and checking in to see if we needed anything extra. It is a cozy little house with a lovely back garden. I highly recommend the location so convenient to get to San Francisco and the wine country. The property is clean and well maintained at all times and it was a pleasure to stay there.
The unit looked cute online but the size of the room is tiny. The bed fills the entire space and if the twin pullout love seat is opened you cannot move Around at all. This is very tight for 2 people and unsuitable for 3 guests. There is no indication on the property description that this unit is so tiny. And even though the property is falsely advertised, Eda would not allow us to cancel the second week of our booking despite how claustrophobic we felt. We pleaded to leave 5 days in advance but the owner did not care. Just beware that this place is very tiny. N
My daughter and I stayed in the cottage in July. San Rafael is lovely and the weather was perfect. The cottage is the perfect size for two people. It was a tad warm, typical July weather, but the ceiling fans cooled things off. Eda was sweet and even supplied us with beach towels for the hot tub. I recommend this property!
This was a really lovely back house in the most charming garden setting. Ida is super great, and makes sure you feel right at home. I'd recommend her place to anyone looking for a beautiful and quiet get away.
We stayed at Eda's cottage for several weeks and had such a lovely time. everything in the apartment was in great condition and was super comfortable. it was well equipped, tastefully furnished with ample space. The lovely and enchanting courtyard created a blissful and charming atmosphere to come home to every day. We very highly recommend Eda's cottage for a very lovely experience.
In Marin County, in Historic Gerstle Park close to Downtown San Rafael (County seat of Marin), and freeway. Blocks to hiking and biking trails, Farmer's Market, every type and price of restaurant, movie/film center, bakeries, bookshops, clothing, sports, grocery, parks, community center, bocce courts, tennis courts, Baseball games, transportation center, etc.
Year-round mild climate, (sunny with no fog) in central location of San Rafael, with easy access to San Francisco to the south (20 minutes across the Golden Gate Bridge), the wine country of Napa, Sonoma, and Alexander Valleys (40 minutes north), Muir Woods (20 minutes), Berkeley (30 minutes), Stinson Beach (40 minutes), Point Reyes (20 minutes) Resort/Casino (40 minutes) Ski areas (2.5 + hours) Biketrails, walk to Transportation Center.
Easy access in and out of San Francisco by ferry, bus, bike or car.
San Rafael has the oldest mission (founded 1817). It also features a civic center designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (his last civic design) and a refurbished art deco theater, the Rafael Film Center, which shows art & independent films and hosts the Mill Valley Film Festival every fall. All in a charming, revitalized downtown minutes from this bungalow.
Other Activities: 7 Golf courses, numerous Hiking trails, Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Tennis, Basketball, Horseshoes, Mini Golf, Hot Air Balloons
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
(If stay is 4 weeks or longer lower rate applies)
A 50% deposit to secure reservation billed to your credit card. Balance due upon arrival.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Pet fee. (Pets only upon approval.) Holiday surcharge.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.