About the property
- House2400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay6 nights
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.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 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 Ross
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.
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Check-in: 2:00 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.
Great location, lovely layout
Beautiful view, lovely shops and restaurants within walking distance (cucina and marinitas for dinner). Great space, enjoyed the pool, hot tub and fire pit!
Wow! Amazing! Loved our Stay! We will be Back!!!
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!!
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.
Terrific home for family vacation
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 !
Great place in Marin
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.
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
Additional information about rental rates
$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.