About the property
- House2250 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 nights
4 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths, Sleeps 8
Welcome to our House of Bamboo: Here the boundaries between the inside & the outside world are blurred through the masterful architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright disciple Joseph Eichler.
Walk into the large open roofed custom tiled atrium with surrounded on 3 sides by walls of glass. Open the sliding glass front door into the completely open 50 ft wide living/dining/kitchen/family room area perfectly designed for effortless entertaining.
Transparent floor-to-ceiling walls of glass look out to the oversize backyard fenced pool patio area perfect for entertaining and al fresco dining and featuring a thermal solar heated pebble tec free-form pool with built-in bench seating, resort quality loungers, and an outdoor jetted hot tub under a truly magnificent huge Canary Island palm tree.
Practically a full outdoor kitchen with the dedicated patio drink fridge with counter and stainless steel 5-burner gas grill with smoker tray & rotisserie.
The entire home has been painstakingly remodeled with remodel 2.0 in the living & dining areas completed in Spring 2015.
The home features durable strand bamboo flooring throughout with in-slab radiant heat , open modern kitchen with custom stained strand bamboo counter tops & cabinets, an eat-in kitchen with seating for 4, separate living room bar counter with 3 stools, huge front guest room with separate entry to front yard & atrium, completely remodeled baths with unique bamboo sinks and the master bath featuring an enormous walk-in custom tiled shower with dual shower heads & dual shower wands. The master bedroom also features a newly remodeled private outdoor patio space with 12 ft sliding glass French doors.
Open the back fence gate and let the kids run, play Frisbee, or catch a ball in the large open field surrounded by hills. The kids will also love the multiple swings & rope ladder in the fully private & fenced in front grass yard. Walk 5 min. up a nearby hill that has a large oak tree with 2 swings for phenomenal views of the hills, SF Bay, & the Civic Center (also designed by Frank Lloyd Wright). Access numerous open space hiking/mountain biking trails just across the street & down half a block.
Living here makes us always feel like we’re on vacation: the peaceful & serene setting , the beautiful views of the gentle hiking hills across the street , the rustling of the palms trees, the myriad variety of bird songs. Although San Francisco is only 20 minutes away, our House of Bamboo feels completely different. Escape the chilly fog of The City as typical summertime temperatures here are often 15-20 degrees warmer than San Francisco.
The ideal location for all Bay Area activities: The proximity of our House of Bamboo to a variety of Bay Area activities can’t be beat! Top tourist attractions are easily accessible. It’s the perfect location in between Napa and San Francisco: Hike or bike on beautiful Mt. Tamalpais (20 min.), stroll through the huge redwoods of Muir Woods National Monument or laze on the sand at Stinson beach (both are 30 min.), wine taste in Sonoma & Napa (20-40 min.), see the sights on SF bay by taking the Larkspur ferry (8 min.), mountain bike or hike China Camp State Park (5 min.) , explore West Marin’s beautiful Pt. Reyes National Seashore (45 min.), stroll downtown San Rafael (5 min.) which exudes a small town feel yet offers many very good restaurants, specialty stores, and a few live entertainment venues & movie theaters (5 min.). There are at least 7 golf courses in Marin County alone, so you’ll agree that the House of Bamboo is THE place for your next San Francisco Bay Area vacation.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, german, wife speaks German
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 08, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Extremely clean, well maintained, beautiful layout and design.
We had an overall excellent stay and experience. We were looking for something close enough to enjoy San Francisco but also close enough for a short and scenic drive to the wine country and this property delivered without any exceptions. The owners left easy instructions for everything in the home which was very nice; absolutely no stress on figuring out how to use anything. Additionally, communication was excellent and we were even contacted to make sure everything on our arrival was perfect and easy. You could really tell that the owners cared about making sure we had a wonderful stay. I definitely recommend this property and would absolutely book again.
We’re go glad everything went well and you enjoyed our home. We strive to make it perfect for our guests in every way.
Beautiful Home in Marin County
We loved everything about the experience, owner puts a lot work in making sure guests have a wonderful experience in marin county. Ferry or drive to san francisco, or enjoy Napa and Sonoma, wonderful weather year round
Joaquin and family were excellent guests- taking good care of our home. Glad we could make your holiday trip a great one.
Awesome property. Great experience
I would like to start by saying that this property far exceeded our expectations. A group of friends from various parts of the US flew in for a friend's wedding that was in nearby Novato. I was tasked with finding us a location that would satisfy everyone ( not an easy task). Needless to say, I cannot tell you how many times throughout our stay that each guest went out of their way to thank me for finding such a gem. The house is unique, perfectly designed and the pool area is a great place to eat, drink and hang out. The hot tub was well maintained and we were pleasantly surprised with the "beast" of a grille. I can go on and on. The house was immaculate, well stocked and great for families, adults , reunions, etc etc. I will be back as soon as I can ! Great job Stu
We are so happy that you enjoyed our home as much as you did as we strive for experiences of that caliber for all of our guests. We welcome you back anytime George.
Traveling with 2 teens, 2 adults for a week on the Bay area, the house was fantastic. Great location to 101 and SF, with nice things/activities in San Rafael. Shopping, amenities a 5 min drive away. Trails and recreational facilities close by. Mt Tam is a must see. Great farmers market at Marin Civic Center. Loved the hot tub and pool and the Sonos system. No problems. Some of the "modern" plumbing and features are not our cup of tea, but a minor issue to us. You get a hot bath and clean your kitchen with no problem. Moonlight the cat was adorable and all of us loved spending time with the house pet. Stuart was responsive and checking in with us on our status. No problems, highly recommend the house.
beautiful home, idyllic pool, helpful owners
We worked with the owner Stuart to rent his home at the last minute over the Independence Day holiday and couldn't have been more pleased with the comfort of the home and the experience of being in such a great neighborhood off the beaten path.
The pool was perfect for our small group of families with kids, and the neighborhood allowed for morning walks with the baby through quiet side streets and open space.
We absolutely want to come back over the bridge from San Francisco for another stay-cation!
Perfect Family Vacation
We rented the House of Bamboo to enable us to get together as a family over the Christmas holiday. The house was perfect for us and exactly as represented - well maintained, spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you could possibly need. We were also delighted to discover that it was decorated for the holidays, including a Christmas tree - everything on timers so we didn't need to deal with anything. The layout is open and inviting, yet very private in a quiet neighborhood, and enabled everyone to gather together or carve out private space as necessary. We loved the hot tub, the sauna and the grill - it was winter so we didn't use the pool but can attest that it is lovely and the patio area is well equipped with heaters and furniture. The furnishings are high end, with very comfortable beds and good quality linens and the fireplace was a nice touch on cooler evenings. And the best part - Moonlight the cat, who completely stole our hearts (we never actually thought we were cat people, but she proved us wrong - I miss her already!).
All communications prior to our arrival as well as the instructions that were left in a binder (and emailed beforehand) were thorough and professional. We were left wanting for nothing. San Rafael is a cute little town with good restaurants, a mall within walking distance, and hiking trails nearby. It's also close to the ferry to get into San Francisco as well as highway access for other points on the peninsula and beyond.
You can't go wrong with this one - highly recommended, and we hope one day to return.
The proximity of the House of Bamboo to a variety of Bay Area activities can’t be beat! Top tourist attractions are easily accessible. It’s the perfect location in between Napa and San Francisco: Hike or bike on beautiful Mt. Tamalpais (15 min), stroll through the huge redwoods of Muir Woods National Monument, or laze on the sand at Stinson beach (both are 20 min), wine taste in Sonoma & Napa (30-45 min), see the sights on SF bay by taking the Larkspur ferry (8 min.), mountain bike or hike China Camp State Park (5 min.) , explore West Marin’s beautiful Pt. Reyes National Seashore (35 min.), stroll downtown San Rafael which exudes a small town feel yet offers a variety of tasty non-chain restaurants, specialty stores, a couple of live entertainment venues, & movie theaters (5 min.). There are at least 7 golf courses in Marin County alone, so you’ll agree that the House of Bamboo is the place for your next San Francisco Bay Area Vacation. Other Activities: Wednesday & Sunday Farmer's Market - 2 miles Golf: There are at least 7 golf courses in Marin County
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Reservation will be officially confirmed when a properly initialed/signed copy of the rental/liability release contract and the house guide is received within 3 days of receipt. Payments made through Homeaway or PayPal will incur an additional 3% surcharge (4% if international) to cover our costs associated with receiving payments through those vendors. ***Pay us directly by personal/bank check to avoid this.*** Check in time is 4:00 p.m. and check out time is 11:00 a.m. Cancellation policy: 90 or more prior to arrival : 75% refund 46-90 days prior to arrival : 50% refund 32-45 days prior to arrival : 25% refund within 31 days prior to arrival : no refund All holiday periods : no refund No refunds for cancellation during a holiday period- please purchase travel insurance to protect yourselves