1 BD separate private cottage- WiFi 4K TV Hot Tub Fully Equipped
Why Eda chose Picnic Valley
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!
What makes this Cottage unique
Location, Location, Location - minutes to 101 and everything!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
This is an awesome place to stay!
I grew up in the area and had not been back in years. This property is so cozy comfortable and convenient to almost everything in Marin and San Francisco. It was clean, quiet and comfortable. If it's available I would book it again for a return trip next time I find myself in the area. The owner Eda was great with everything we needed.
Clean, quiet and wonderful location
Eda is a friendly and helpful hostess.
Great neighborhood, near shopping and restaurants, beautiful outdoor area to sit in.
The owner was helpful and cordial. A tv in each room was nice when three adults are staying! It was easy to commute into San Francisco. The bathroom was great (everything worked, unlike the hotel we stayed in for part of our trip!) The rooms are smaller, but very clean and cozy. I would highly recommend this property!
Great location. Wonderful stay
Rural setting yet 1 mile to downtown San Rafael
Furniture and fixtures all top of the line
Beautiful location near Gerstle Park
This two room cottage is a great alternative to a hotel room for one or a couple. It has a private entrance from the street with parking available. Located behind the main house it has beautiful gardens with a small outdoor table and chairs and a hot tub and gas grille available. Eda, the owner, is very nice and the place is quiet with everything you need to prepare meals, a desk, a small couch and table and chairs and TV's in both rooms. The bed is very comfortable with plenty of pillows to sit and read or watch TV. Downtown is about 5 minutes by car or a 10-15 minute walk on beautiful tree-lined streets.
A Perfect Hideaway in San Rafael
Eda offers a very well appointed guest house, located in a quiet, older residential area of San Rafael. It's close to shopping and dining, and freeway access, yet has a very secluded feeling, nestled among lots of old growth trees. There is a large, inviting terrace to sit among the trees and read, or enjoy a meal. We took advantage of a well maintained private hot tub, which is easy to open and operate. The guest house itself was a perfect size, with a cozy bedroom, well appointed bathroom, a cute kitchen with full gas stove and oven, a half refrigerator, and all you need for morning coffee or tea. The kitchen shares a room with a small living area, a love seat couch that doubles as an extra pull out bed, and a large desk - working area. We found the guest house very comfortable, private, quiet, and not wanting for anything. Eda is a gracious host and was very helpful with information about the area. She has created a detailed book of restaurants and things to do in the area. Her guest house has a magical quality to it and we look forward to staying with her again when we next journey to San Rafael.
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