5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
I've lived in the SF Bay Area for 35 years and have owned my home for 24 years. Originally from Pennsylvania, I grew up in Lancaster County in the middle of the Amish Country. I'm a Creative Director in Advertising and Design and an avid outdoor enthusiast. I am both a mountain biker and road biker and have extensive knowledge of the trails in Marin as well as the backroads. I have a blended family with my terrific wife, including 5 children ranging from 16-26 years old. I love my property and enjoy keeping the grounds and gardens as well-kept and green as I can given our location in California.
Owner/Manager purchased this House in 1994
Why Owner/Manager chose San Rafael
This property is the perfect location for family get-togethers, people wishing to explore San Francisco and the Wine Country, people getting together for weddings and reunions and people needing a place for their work colleagues doing business in San Francisco. In Marin County, we have micro-climates, and this property is situated in one of the best weather areas in the Bay Area. Warm and sunny, but not too oppressively hot in Summer, cool in the evenings and, unlike SF or Mill Valley, free of fog.
What makes this House unique
The Location. It's an amazing location with so many diverse things at your fingertips, Easy freeway access, Smart Train is 5 minutes away, great restaurants and brew-pubs you can walk to. The House: Light, beautiful home with large gathering spaces: The kitchen has a giant skylight and is simply lovely, it adjoins the family room and makes for a terrific central social gathering space. The bedroom layout allows for privacy and quiet. The Property: Large flat lawns and beautiful gardens and trees with a private pool area with cabana.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Pets considered if long term with deposit.
Large yards are great for kids, spacious bedrooms.
Minimum age of primary renter:30
Max guests:12 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
This is a lovely family neighborhood so excessive noise is not allowed at anytime. Quiet Hours are 10pm to 10am
Breakages and damage to dwelling will be charged to renter.
Disregarding any house rules by Guest/Tenant is subject to potential forfeiture of up to 100% of the security deposit at owner's discretion.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Family wedding stay
Wonderful stay at Neal’s beautiful home. As others have said, they layout is very conducive to an extended family stay w some bedrooms near one another and others separate. Sparkling clean. Very easy check in. Quick response to simple question after checkin. Fantastic kitchen and other gathering spaces. The dipping pool was actually delightful on a warm day and evenings sitting on the back patio were lovely. Great location. Off street parking. Beds big and comfortable. An ideal home base for trips to the city or to other spots in Marin. Our family wedding was at Deer Park Villa in Fairfax and we were perfectly situated. Thank you Neal!
The photos don’t do this home justice. The yard has four different areas for relaxing and although the pool area is very close to another home it is completely private.
The master is described as having a queen bed but it is a actually a king. The bed in the study described as a twin is a double. We didn’t use the kitchen but it seemed fully equipped. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend this place.
The only very small negative was there was no hair dryer that we could find.
Family fun in San Rafael
This was a fabulous house. It is very close to town and in a beautiful neighborhood. Also within driving distance of wine country. We had a wonderful family weekend and would definitely stay there again. Thank you for sharing your home.
Great Family Retreat
The house was great for our family. 1 Great Gandmother, Grand Parents, 2 adult couples and 2 grandkids. Something for everybody is available. Close to town to either walk or drive. Nice pool for relaxing or just cooling off! Lovely patio area. I think our favorite part of this house is the kitchen, that seemed to be the gathering place much as it is in our own home.
Lovely home! We would rent it again.
The property was exactly as described and as beautiful as the pics. Our family of 10 had plenty of room to stretch out and enjoyed our stay at Neal's lovely home. Thanks for allowing us to be your guests.
Love, love, love this place! Such a beautiful, well appointed and comfortable place to be.
I have rented other VRBO’s and this is by far the best experience. Neil, the owner, is a pleasure to deal with and makes the process very easy. Pleased with how well appointed the house was and the ideal setting. 5 star experience and will definitely be back.