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Sunny ROSS Charming Craftsman, Views, Private, Heated Pool, Hot Tub, & Walkable

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

4BR/3BA w Mountain Views near Trails, San Francisco, Beaches, & Wine Country

Great place for a fun gathering or retreat. In addition to amenities such as a heated pool and 5-person hot tub, there is a large fire pit to enjoy the cool nights outside. And a hammock under a shady tree. And a foosball table with a view...

Ross is just past the fog line so it can be 80 degrees while its 60 degrees in San Francisco, just 12 miles south and a quick drive over the Golden Gate Bridge. The Golden Gate National Recreation area is directly accessible from Ross, with trails leading to lakes, ocean, and spectacular vistas of San Francisco and the Bay. A great base to explore San Francisco, wine country (just 25 min away), beaches, not to mention Mt Tam which is accessible from Ross.

Within walking distance, mountain bike rentals available to explore the many trails directly accessible from Ross.

Access to private town tennis courts available upon advance request/agreement.

House is located within walking distance to many fine restaurants and shops.

Top floor has master bedroom with queen size Westin Heavenly bed, and full bathroom. Main floor has bedroom with queen size bed, kitchen, dining room, living room, media room with surround sound. Lower level has 2 bedrooms with full and queen size beds. Full bathrooms on all 3 levels.

House is very private and hidden from view.

More Details

Hardy Hodges
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About Hardy Hodges

We have both been in real estate for over 15 years, and have vacation rentals also in Mendocino, CA ("Ocean Trails") and Hoboken, NJ. Hardy grew up in Florida and went to the University of Chicago where he got a PhD in physics and studied cosmology. Interests include enjoying all the recreational opportunities that the area affords: mountain biking, road biking, running, etc.

Why Hardy Hodges chose San Anselmo

This property was purchased because it had a unique combination of sought-after attributes: a) the house has privacy, which is very unusual for the area, b) lovely views of Mt Baldy (you can hike to the top!) and theological castle-like seminary, c) swimming pool, d) hot tub, e) fire pit, f) nice deck for entertaining, g) beautiful neighborhood of upscale homes and community of Ross, h) house is walking distance to towns and restaurants, and i) Ross is home to Natalie Coffin Park, with lakes, redwoods, and access to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.


San Anselmo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 full bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    room with sleeper sofa - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 3 Queen size Beds in 3 bedrooms (one is Westin Heavenly in master), 1 full size bed in one 1 bedroom, plus a full-size Sleeper Sofa
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Sunny ROSS Charming Craftsman, Views, Private, Heated Pool, Hot Tub, & Walkable
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Roswell, GA

Great location, lovely layout

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view, lovely shops and restaurants within walking distance (cucina and marinitas for dinner). Great space, enjoyed the pool, hot tub and fire pit!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wow! Amazing! Loved our Stay! We will be Back!!!

  • 5 of 5

Don't know where to begin. The house is super charming in a very upscale neighborhood of multi-million $ homes (we could not resist going into an open house nearby). House is unique in that it is tucked away and not visible by neighbors or from the street, we liked the privacy (especially with our screaming kids!). The kids spent countless hours playing the Foosball outdoors, as well as lounging on the hammock. The views from the house are absolutely lovely. We enjoyed the hot tub and fire pit every night. We actually walked several nights to some very nice restaurants and ice cream, perhaps just 15 minutes. Also enjoyed hiking with the kids to top of the mountain viewed from the house. Location was great, central to all. We hope to back soon!!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

If you find yourself lucky enough to snag a rental at Ross Retreat, you will be pleased. The house is equipped beautifully, down to nice pots and pans. There is always a place around the house perimeter to find sun or shade. The pool and hot tub bring a spa quality to the site. The lot itself is completely private. We loved being between the city and nature. It was a quick drive to the ferry and San Fran. Only 36 miles put us out on Pacific beaches, lighthouse and beautiful moors. The owner is very organized with instructions, so no worrying about the details. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific home for family vacation

  • 4 of 5

Lovely home with character, a very private feel and great views across the valley.

Plenty of living areas and bedrooms and great deck and heated pool - ideal for holidaying with another family as there was space to relax

for both teens and adults. Very pretty neighborhood with delightful walk into Ross and San Anselmo for coffee, treats, restaurants, gifts etc.

Ideal if you plan to spend some days in San Francisco ( great ferry trip from Larkspur) and some days relaxing locally - or just hang out by the pool and have a nice BBQ !

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, Washington

Great place in Marin

  • 5 of 5

Recently stayed here for work. It was very distracting to have to leave each day. Returning here was great. Great space for BBQing and hanging out on the big deck. Very comfortable and in a great location. Hope to stay again in the future for work or pleasure.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
san francisco and oakland
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
walking distance
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
san francisco
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
walking distance, many to choose
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
lake tahoe
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
stinson beach, pt reyes national seashore
Car: recommended

Golden Gate National Recreation Area has direct access from Ross, with trails leading to lakes, ocean, and beautiful vistas of San Francisco and bay area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $200

$500 security deposit. No pets. PDF Rental Agreement attachment to VRBO to be completed with all guest information. Cancellation policy: notice of 60 days or more provides guests with a full refund except for the security deposit; for notice less than 60 days, refunds will be on a best-efforts basis per Rental Agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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