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Spacious Marin County home, perfect for day trips to SF, Muir Woods and Napa

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

4+ bedrooms, 3 bath home with lovely outdoor space, two blocks to town

3,000 square foot spacious & private 4 plus bedroom/3 bath. The main floor has a gorgeous light filled entry hall, beautiful in-laid hardwood floors, a comfortable spacious living room (with tv, surround sound & on demand and netflix, hulu, amazon prime, etc.), a comfortable library, a formal dining room, gourmet chef's kitchen with granite, breakfast nook and breakfast bar and Professional Series Thermador range (with warming lamps). Three bedrooms and a spacious (fully enclosed and insulated) sleeping porch (with two additional single beds) upstairs. Downstairs has an in-law unit with bedroom and full bath.

Private, shady back patio with BBQ and seating for up to 12.

This is the perfect home base for a wonderful bay area vacation. 10 mile drive to the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco or travel by water on the ferry straight into downtown San Francisco. But after a day of sight seeing in foggy San Francisco, return to sunny, beautiful San Anselmo and your peaceful spacious home. In addition to its proximity to San Francisco, the house is a few blocks from downtown San Anselmo, walking distance from the town of Fairfax, and close to West Marin, beaches, wine country and more.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 7, 2017

About Kelly

We enjoy taking the ferry to San Francisco, walking to town, hiking the nearby trails, camping, eating and cooking.

Kelly purchased this house in 2012

Why Kelly chose The Bay Area

An inviting, spacious, wonderful family home, it is also perfect for entertaining. We love cooking gourmet meals in the fabulous kitchen and sharing cocktails or a glass of wine with friends on the back terrace or in the library or living room.

What makes this house unique

We love this location. We can go into San Francisco, visit the beach, wine country, Muir Woods, or the rural beauty of Point Reyes. In five minutes, we can walk downtown to enjoy a meal or a coffee or a hike on the trails.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We truly enjoyed staying in the home and found it to be very comfortable. We love to cook and ate most of our breakfasts and dinners at the home. We found everything we needed and enjoyed sitting out on the patio to eat. The location was close to the wedding activities and centrally located for several wonderful day trips (cheese shops/oysters/beach picnic, wine country, and SF).
Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Francisco or Oakland Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Larkspur Landing
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
San Geronimo Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
L'Appart Resto
Nearest Ski
140 Miles
Dodge Ridge
Nearest Beach
16 Miles
Rodeo Beach, Sausalito
Car: recommended

Centrally located in sunny Marin, San Anselmo is only 10 miles North of San Francisco with a fast ferry to San Francisco (or a short drive over Golden Gate Bridge), and very easy access to Muir Woods, Sausalito, Mount Tamalpais State Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Point Reyes National Seashore, Stinson Beach, Muir Beach, Bolinas, and the world-famous Napa/Sonoma Wine Country.

The town of San Anselmo has a charming, creek-side downtown district a few blocks from the house with cafes, restaurants, bakeries, book stores and wine bars. Readers of Sunset Magazine voted San Anselmo “Best in the West” for antiquing because of its' charming small town ambiance, views of the seminary and Mount Tam and over 30 antique stores within walking distance of each other. The town of Fairfax, with live music venues, a movie theater, restaurants, bars and shopping is only 1.6 miles from the house.

For the outdoor enthusiasts, there are abundant hiking trails and open space areas. There is a trail head within a short walk of the house, and a longer walk or short drive (1.5 miles) will take you to Natalie Coffin Greene Park and Phoenix Lake with shorter hikes and mountain biking as well as access to all the Mount Tam trails. Bike rentals are available in town.


San Anselmo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Sleeping Porch - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 double , Inlaw unit's day bed can become king (or 2 singles)
  • The three main bedrooms (Queen, double and double) are all upstairs. There is also a large, fully enclosed, fully insulated sleeping porch with two single beds on either end and lovely views. Also plenty of floor space and a queen sized aerobed available if wanted. The fourth bedroom is downstairs in the in-law unit. The cozy (small!) bedroom has a double bed and a full bathroom. The in-law unit also has a small Living room complete with a sink, mini-fridge and microwave as well as a day bed that can function as two single beds or 'pop up' and made into a king sized bed.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Spacious Marin County home, perfect for day trips to SF, Muir Woods and Napa
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful house and location.

  • 5 of 5

The house and was just perfect for us. Plenty of room for our family of 12. We did not only found the house beautiful but the location as well.

We did send a thank you note to the owner of the home.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great house and easy to work with the owner. Good location near San Francisco and other cool areas to visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, Ohio, USA

Quaint house on a hill provides stunning view and quick access to Bay Area

  • 5 of 5

This home in Marin county is a spacious house built in the early 1900's, but nicely updated with most modern decor and appliances to make for a charming vacation experience. The house, itself, is on a hill with stunning view of other houses and hills in the area. The house has many distinct areas upstairs and downstairs to give a big group or family plenty of living space, but without anyone feeling like they are on top of one another. A two level patio in back also provides a secluded relaxation area with fire pit, picnic tables, and grill.

The home's location has quick access to Route 101 straight down to the Golden Gate Bridge. This home makes a great launch point for drives to Napa Valley, San Francisco/Oakland, or anything down the Pacific coast. Muir Woods is also just a few miles away with stunning redwoods and walking paths. There is even a piano in a side room for the musically inclined. I found out by surprise that my son can actually play many songs and he entertained us on the piano every day.

I highly recommend this property for its size, location, features, and amenities. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Escape from St. Louis family getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Home owner is excellent and really goes the extra mile to ensure that everything is just as expected. Beautiful home on hillside. Scenic community and terraced back yard. Spacious home works as a perfect starting spot to all Bay Area attractions. Honest and accurate folio of local businesses, sights, and restaurants. Super clean and well appointed. Would go back and stay again without reservation. A+.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Zapopan, Jalisco

Nice stay in San Anselmo.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation time in the Bay Area, we decided to stay in this property and it happened to be just great for moving around the SFO, Napa, Sausalito, Muir Woods, Sonoma, Livermore and other area sites. The house is as described and the ambiance is quite comfortable, plenty of light and space. The owner was very helpful not just to get a good experience in their house but also suggesting places to visit around. I recommend this property for big families (8-10), the amenities in the property are as described (Internet TV, Cable Tv, Internet, etc). Thanks to Kelly for all the kindness before, during and after our stay. We will go back sometime in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay, great location!

  • 5 of 5

The house itself is lovely, well-appointed, and very comfortable. It is an easy drive (and even easier ferry ride) from downtown San Francisco and a welcome escape into the beautiful landscape of Marin county. I really appreciated all of the amenities within walking distance as well as the ease of access to both SF and the surrounding areas.

Kelly and Rob are the consummate hosts and local guides, with as many recommendations and suggestions for local activities and restaurants as you could want.

I can't wait to stay again!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $175
Tax Rate 10.0%

Substantial discount given for two week rental between July 29th and August 14th.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.