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Cheerful Cottage on Petaluma River near Wine Country & San Francisco

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

'Junior One Bedroom' with peaceful view in great location

A great location to relax and getaway, or as a home base for your Bay Area Adventure. Enjoy watching the birds in the marshes of the Petaluma River. Just 1/10 mile down the road is a boat launch for kayakers, boaters and fisherman. A short drive to Sonoma and Napa for winery visits. Novato has a fabulous downtown with quaint shops and excellent restaurants. Sonoma Raceway is only 6 miles down the road for any race fans. San Francisco and Oakland are less than an hour away.

The Boathouse has a fully equipped kitchen, large bathroom with shower, and a living room/bedroom with a pull-out couch, a pillow-top queen bed, a LED flat screen TV and wifi internet.

Just outside the cottage is a private deck bordering the marsh with dining seating for 6.

The Boathouse is located at the bottom of approximately 2 1/2 flights of stairs. Access is by foot only.

More Details

Owner
Randi Bakken
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Randi Bakken

Although we have lived here for over 3 years, coming home still feels like being on vacation! We look forward to sharing our cottage with you.

Randi Bakken purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Randi Bakken chose Novato

After living in suburban neighborhoods our whole lives, we never realized how amazing an undisturbed view into nature really is. One look out the window had us convinced we couldn't be anywhere else!

What makes this cottage unique

The Boathouse has a definite away-from-it-all, country feel - but is still just a few minutes from downtown Novato, Safeway, Target, and Costco.

Amenities

Black Point-Green Point Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size pillow top bed with fluffy down comforter. Full size pull-out couch.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Cheerful Cottage on Petaluma River near Wine Country & San Francisco
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews
Placerville
5

Great cozy little place

  • 5 of 5

This little place was easy to find and easy to get to. Everything was perfect! It was cozy, private and had a GREAT view! The only thing we were bummed about was we were not able to spend much time there. We were in town for a concert weekend, so we were in late and out early every day.

Overall, this place was everything we needed!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sutherlin, Oregon
5

The Boathouse - Really is a Cheerful Cottage on the Petaluma River

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our three day stay in the Boathouse. The cottage was very clean and comfortable, and the view was outstanding. Jim and Randi were great hosts and we appreciated being able to check in a little early. Having lived in Novato and having been raised in the Napa Valley many years ago, this was the perfect place to use as a base to visit family in Novato and St Helena. Watching our grand-daughter graduate from San Marin High School and being able to visit with our son on his birthday was priceless. Thank you Jim and Randi!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manhattan Beach
5

Wedding Weekend Made Easy

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I travelled from LA for my friends wedding in Sonoma and stayed Friday and Saturday night. We had never used VRBO and did not know what to expect. When we arrived the green grass against the river, hills and blue sky made us fall in love already. We walked inside and the boathouse was very clean and had towels, shampoo and a toblerone (chocolate is the way to my heart) all ready for us. We never ran into the owners but our stay here made our wedding weekend so easy and fun. There was a whole foods near by and a cute little downtown where we ate breakfast. We were excited to come back and relax at the cabin after a 90 degree wedding. Thank you so much for an amazing and easy experience! We loved it so much!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a wonderful peaceful place!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was so well prepared and comfortable. Stellar. Thank ypu

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great morning view.

  • 5 of 5

Good location, great morning view. Clean and comfortable. Hope to return again.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful place on the Petaluma

  • 5 of 5

My two friends from college and I had a wonderful reunion at this cheerful and picturesque cottage on marshland not far from the Petaluma River. The cottage was clean with a spacious kitchen and bathroom and with all amenities there. The cottage is in close proximity to Marin/Sonoma (creameries and Point Reyes and Sebastopol) as well as Napa. Look forward to returning some day. Aloha to Randi and family for being wonderful hosts.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
42 Miles
San Francisco international
Nearest Ferry
14.5 Miles
Larkspur Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Stonetree
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 37
Car: necessary

Halfway between San Francisco and wine country - it's the ideal location for a getaway! Take the ferry from Larkspur to San Francisco. Napa is 24 miles and Sonoma 16 miles. Sonoma Raceway is just 6 miles down the road. Excellent kayaking and boting with the launch 1/4 mile down the road. Easy access to Point Reyes.

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Rates & Availability

Black Point-Green Point Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
$805
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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