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Cozy Cottage Getaway

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom 1 bath central to Bay Area Attractions

Our Novato vacation rental is on our flag lot, located 30 minutes from the Pacific Ocean, Wine Country, and San Francisco. It is four years old, with private entrance, deck, hot tub, BBQ. When you step inside to our cozy getaway you'll find white-washed pine ceilings, plush carpeting & river rock hearth with wood-burning stove. Master bedroom has Cal-King bed with hotel quality linens, two large mirrored closets and dresser. Second bedroom has queen size bed with hotel-quality linens, closet, dresser. The open kitchen has all appliances, including refrigerator with icemaker, dishwasher, Insta-Hot, oven, microwave, all cooking utensils & most cookware you'd need. The dining area, and comfortable living room with 42” HDTV, Blue Ray streaming, & WiFi make your stay complete. The cottage is ideal for one or two couples, but not young children (18 years & older okay). Sorry, no pets.

More Details

Paul or Robin Price
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2017

About Paul or Robin Price

Paul and Robin have been married for over 40 years. They designed and built the cottage 9 years ago themselves-a dream they have always had. Robin is a nurse and Paul is a general contractor with a local kitchen and bath showroom.

Paul or Robin Price purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Paul or Robin Price chose Novato

Private detached cottage surrounding trees and views of mountains. Central to Wine country, Coastal areas and San Francisco.

What makes this cottage unique

Beautiful new deck with hot tub for 4, patio set for 4. Private parking for two cars max. OUR COTTAGE IS SMOKE-FREE AND NONE OF OUR NEIGHBORS SMOKE SO YOUR STAY WILL BE THAT MUCH MORE ENJOYABLE!


Boca Steak & Seafood
Finnegan's Marin Restaurant & Bar
Marin Country Club
Peets Coffee
Masa Sushi
Trader Joe's
Chevys Fresh Mex
Dr. Insomniac's
Mi Pueblo
Taki Japanese Restaurant
Hilltop 1892
Marvin's Restaurant
Michael's Sourdough Sandwiches
Boca Pizzaria
Marin-Sonoma Picnics
Muscio's Italian Restaurant -- CLOSED
Tuscany Country Grill -- CLOSED
Anokha Cuisine of India -- CLOSED
Extreme Pizza
Fernandos Restaurant -- CLOSED
China Palace
Century Theatres -Rowland Plaza
Stonetree Golf Club
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Oakland or Santa Rosa
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Indian Valley
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mary's Pizza Shack
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: necessary

West Novato is serene and quiet -- away from the noise of the highway. A two minute drive to lakes and pasture lands with beautiful views of Mt Burdell and popular walking paths.

Indian Valley golf course on Stafford lake is a 5 minute drive west. Five more minutes you can visit The Marin French Cheese Company, which is the oldest cheese manufacturer in the USA and a unique part of American history . Known by locals as The Cheese Factory and by its brand name, Rouge et Noir , Marin French has produced hand-crafted Artisan soft-ripened cheese since 1865.

Drive another 20 minutes and you're in Point Reyes Station- home to Cow Girl Creamery, art galleries, and shops.

Old Town Novato has history museums, a fun Irish Pub (Finnegans), 2 wine tasting rooms, 2 breweries, antique stores, Whole Foods, & many eclectic restaurants. Hop Monk Tavern is a popular entertainment venue with great food, and their own brewery. Another favorite is the historic Rancho Nicasio Road House owned by Bob Brown (famed manager of Huey Lewis and the News). Sometimes there are big surprise performers & only a 20 minute drive through beautiful West Marin. The Larkspur Ferry Terminal is 20 minutes south on 101. Ferries leave hourly for San Francisco but the Golden Gate Bridge is just a 30 minute drive.

Historic Sonoma Square and the beginning of Wine Country is a 20 minute drive. There are more than 370 wineries for you to enjoy in Sonoma County alone. Napa Wine Country-home to around 400 wineries-is just 30 minutes away.

When you arrive we'll offer dozens more places to see and experience-all that are within 45 minutes!


Novato Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower has built-in seats with 2 grab bars. Toilet is higher than average for those with disabilities. Bathroom includes hair dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Closets in both bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Central location to wine country, coastal areas, and San Francisco


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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Week in burning Napa and Sonoma Valley

  • 5 of 5

We had planned this trip since early summer. 2 daysbefore leaving, Robin called and told us if the fires. We still went and had a delightful time in this great little cottage. Very well located, very clean, comfy beds, fluffy towels

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Sandy! I'm so glad you had a good time in spite of the having to make changes to your itinerary. (The fires are mostly contained 9 days later) If we can accommodate you on your next trip, we'd love to see you again! Thanks, Robin
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Quail Cottage getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Quail Cottage far surpassed our expectations. Every detail for a comfortable stay was met. Robin saw to it that our "inbound", "during" and "outbound" visit was graciously attended to. She gave perfect directions to destination points, engaged in lively conversations, and attended to any need or request that we had. We enjoyed the hot tub each night after our daily outings and then slept soundly wrapped in crisp sheets on wonderful mattresses. We enjoyed light meals outside on the deck and in the evening, we were able to watch a little TV on the big screen she had on the wall.

All in all , the Quail Cottage was a "10" for a vacation accommodation, home away from home.

Thank you so much Robin for your hospitality in making our visit totally fabulous!

Susan and Mary

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We SO enjoyed your company! Sharing your daily adventures was something we looked forward to every night & when you left: the cottage was left immaculate. Perfect guests: every VRBO/HomeAway owner would treasure your stay. Thanks again! Robin
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Nice Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and had everything we needed for a short stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lisa, So glad you had a good time! Thanks for leaving the cottage so nice, too. Hope you'll stay again, Robin & Paul
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Such a beautiful cottage , great hospitality and would definitely recommend

  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed with a friendly smile. This was such a great spot for a weekend retreat. Perfect place so

Much better than a hotel

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Host and a Cozy Private Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Quail Cottage is well taken care of private guest home that is very comfortable for a couple, a pair of couples, or small family.

We used the home as a base for exploring wine country, San Francisco, and the NASCAR race in Sonoma. It is central to all these locations.

Robin was a fabulous host. It's the little things that make a house a home, and she has thought of them all. We were truly very comfortable and happy, feeling right at home for the week.

I highly recommend Quail Cottage for your next NorCal adventure!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Gabe! I have a hard time getting people to write reviews because they sign my guest book! Next time we're headed for Big Bear we'll definitely give you a call!
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May Golf Trip

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Quail Cottage for two nights while our son was in a golf tournament. Robin is absolutey the best!!! From the moment we made the reservation, I knew we were going to be well taken care of. The cottage is extremely clean and super cute! We spent a lot of time on the patio and in the hot tub. The cottage is well stocked and had everying we needed to cook our meals. We will definitely be back and can't wait to see Robin again!!!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What an awesome review! Thank you so much. You were definitely at the top of " favorite renters list". Have a safe trip, Robin
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning: $125-150 $150

Visa, MC, check or cash. Cleaning fee is based on number of guests & length of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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