Benicia has a main Street type small town atmosphere, with historic charm. It is safe and quiet. Home has a lot of character, full kitchen and Laundry. CLEAN, comfy beds, Bed options 2 twins 2 king bed in 3 rooms, clean home and fresh linens. Internet and cable TV, games, books. BBQ and table seating in the patio. Close to I 80 and 680. 38 miles to San Francisco, 24 miles to Napa Valley, 130 miles to Monterey & Carmel California, 12 miles to Concord, Walnut Creek is just beyond Concord, Yosemite 210 miles, Lake Tahoe 174 mile. The Mountains are about 2.5 to 3 hours away great skiing, hiking, bike riding, lake, waterfalls, horse back rentals... and the coast is less than an hour away Beautiful scenic drive up and down the coast. Just a note to bring jackets summer and winter the weather in California can range a lot in a few miles. Winter months are our rainy season, but we get periodic fog by the coast in summer. I am new at this host rental business, but I assure you I have taken extra measures for your comfort and paid extra attention to details that will help make your stay a great experience. I have local restaurant menus, maps, local activities... My prices are very reasonable, but not the service. Favorite places to go: Down Town Benicia is a favorite historic patriotic town. A Main St Town, has weekend events such as music and art festivals, classic car shows, farmers market... The second capital of California with the Capital building museum, Yacht club, waterfront fishing, shops, salons, spas, gym, cafes, antique shops, restaurants, chapel, play ground... and public pool and tennis next block. All of these are in walking distance. Carmel by the Sea, so quaint, European Type town where there are no street addresses. Charm everywhere. One of California's Missions still in service there. A stroll down Ocean Drive will take you by shops, cafes and restaurants and down the street to a sand hill with the Pacific Ocean at the bottom where you can sit and watch dolphins, sea lions and occasional migrating whales. Definite place to spend the entire day or weekend. Just next town is Monterey, and Pacific Grove, lots of nature all around you, deer are comely seen at the golf coarse and in the neighboring streets, water wade pools to explore by the shore. State of the art aquarium, restaurants, whale watching boat tours in the mornings. I recommend The Grotto restaurant at the boardwalk, great food, never had a bad experience there. San Francisco Speaks for it self. One of my favorite city in the world. Napa Valley Wine country, mineral spas, early morning balloon rides... gorgeous view, wine tasting, restaurants... Near by Sonoma has another mission, 18 century army barracks museum, restaurants, deli, bakery, shops and boutiques... Lake Tahoe The place where they filmed the TV series Bonanza. The reason for that series was to promote color TV. It's easy to see why. The lake is crystal clear with sandy shoreline and beautiful evergreen mountain. The smell of the pines are wonderful. Great skiing and winter sports as well as beaches, and water activities in summer. Bike trails go for miles, horse back rentals at a few locations. It is mostly mountain wilderness, but there are a few casinos on both shore. Lake Tahoe is located on the border of California / Nevada. Yosemtie This is a jewel that started the National Park preservation. Very different from Tahoe. Yosemite Valley has tall water falls some can be seen from the road, but a few are hidden away between the hills and just a couple hour hike. Camping tents are available in Curry Village where there is a cafeteria, ice cream shop and nightly amphitheater. There are free shuttles in the valley as well as tour buses that car show you the sights. Glacier Point is farther up at the south rim of Yosemite, but it's a must see in summer only, winter is closed due to snow. A few miles beyond that are the Sequoias. These tall trees are the oldest living trees in the world and only found in California. Some are over 2000 years old. It feels like a cathedral of nature to be among them.