|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This beautiful house, located on a quiet, tree lined street close to downtown San Rafael, is available for both short term (two night minimum) or long term (month to month) rental. Perfect for families touring Northern California, or those needing a base while doing business in the Bay Area or seeking more permanent housing. Centrally located near the Hwy 101 corridor, the house provides easy access to Bay Area destinations: half hour drive to Sonoma and Napa Wine Country, San Francisco, East Bay and coastal beaches… 15 minute drive to spectacular Mt. Tam hiking and biking trails… 3-4 hours to Lake Tahoe skiing and water sports. Lots of great shops and restaurants are just a few blocks away.
Just a short note to thank you for providing us with shelter the last few days. We loved the neighborhood and found the home quite suitable for our needs. I would like to let you know that the water tap in the master BR dribbles constantly and should be attended to. Other than that, we found everything in good shape and the kitchen very nice, even tho we never did use the kitchen for cooking. We would gladly recommend your rental to anyone.
Fred & Kitty Meyer
We stayed at Fred’s San Rafael property for 5 weeks during November and December. We found the home to be very well equipped and nicely located within walking distance to grocery, bars and restaurants.
The home is older and comes with its own unusual odours, which were easily masked after picking up some scented candles at Walgreens. The laundry facilities are in the unfinished basement and are shared with other tenants and also used by others who do not live in the building. A few days after arriving, small brown roach-like insects that came up the wall from behind the stove and ran across the kitchen counter began to greet us each morning. After locating some bug spray in the laundry room, we were able to keep the insects under control with a spray every few days. About half way through our stay, following a substantial rainfall, the bathroom off the master bedroom became infested with ants – literally thousands of them were tracking across the floor and around the edges of the room. The same bug spray also seemed to eliminate that issue. We have to assume that this is an ongoing problem as there were two large cans of ant and cockroach spray in the laundry room.
We were a little disappointed in the lack of response from Fred when we emailed him about the insect issues and a couple of other concerns. We received only one email response indicating where to find the bug spray and then seemed to be ignored on subsequent messages. We then attempted to phone Fred, leaving a voice message, which he responded to, via text message. We finally gave up and made the best of the situation; but as a result ended up eating most meals outside of the home, which significantly added to the cost of our stay.
I should also comment that the guest access to wifi was a little unstable. The modem required periodic re-booting and access seemed to be set to time out regularly, which was not an issue for laptops, but often forced our iPhones and iPad to lock up.
Fred did send a text message during our last week apologizing for the issues we had experienced, thanking us for renting his property and asking us to come back soon (which I can assure you will not happen).
Luckily, his is the first unpleasant experience we have had with a VRBO property.
My family and I recently spent 5 nights in this house while visiting San Rafael on holiday. This house is really perfect for an easy visit, and MUCH better than a hotel! Before we arrived, we had clear instructions for how to find the house and how to get in; once in, there was a binder with great information about the area. The house was extremely clean, in very good condition and the kitchen was amazing- very well stocked so we could cook meals easily for our kids. The location is fantastic- easy to get to a lot of places and in a very safe and friendly neighourhood. There is a parking space for guests and laundry downstairs. We will definitely stay here again the next time we are in town for a visit.
I had my colleagues stay at the home in San Rafael for 6 nights
the street is quite and its close to downtown San Rafael.
We had a couple of minor problems and the owner acted immediately to resolve everything.
Home is well appointed, cozy and a nice place to stay
centrally located between SF and wine country.
This is a wonderful place. Well maintained and centrally located. Our only criticism would be to have a larger television screen. This will be our "go to" place for all future visits to San Francisco.
we stayed here during our last minute visit to San Francisco. The place is as advertised and an excellent place. The kitchen is great plenty of room to move around. The living room is spacious, we moved coffee table because of toddler and gave her plenty of room to do her thing. The front porch is excellent to get some fresh air. The drive in to San Francisco was no more than 20 minutes, also close to Muir Woods. There is a safeway walking distance away if you plan on cooking, if not there are great restaurants a short drive away. We will definitely try to stay here again.
My family stayed at this flat when we were waiting out a short sale. The neighborhood is probably my favorite neighborhood in Marin. It's super convenient to the Larkspur Ferry, about a 15 min bike ride. The place was well furnished and has an excellent chef's kitchen.
The owner was very kind and flexible, which was very important to us during this time.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
I ask for a $200 deposit fee thru paypal to hold the reservation. The deposit goes toward the balance due. The balance is due once you arrive and occupy the house. The balance due is also sent thru paypal.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
This unit is in central San Rafael, Marin County, 30 mins to SF, 45 mins to Sonoma and Napa counties (wine country), 40 mins to coastal beaches (Stinson, Bolinas, and many more), 15 mins to Mt. Tamalpias (biking, hiking) and 3-4 hours to Lake Tahoe (water sports, skiing).