San Rafael, CA, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in San Rafael

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    Homestay guest room, à San Rafael chez Jerome, à partir de 250 USD la nuit pour une personne et 250 USD pour deux ! Découvrez San Rafael, et profitez des avantages de l'hébergement chez l’habitant : conseils pratiques, convivialité et petits prix. Il s'agit d'un / d'une « Individual bedroom » d'une capacité d’acceuil de 1 à 2 personne(s). Au sein de l’hébergement, vous disposerez des équipements suivants : Computer, Fan, Hair dryer, Kettle, Fridge, Working space, Microwave, Equipped kitchen, Terrace/Garden/Patio. L'hébergeur propose les services suivants: Access to the kitchen, Breakfast, Towels and sheets provided, Washing machine, WiFi.
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    235br 3-star Hotel
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    Only a 30-minute drive from San Francisco, Four Points By Sheraton San Rafael is right in the middle of picturesque Marin County. The route to Napa wine country, a 40-minute drive north, takes visitors through impressive landscapes of rolling hills and scenic countryside.
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    235br 4-star Hotel
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    A short drive to San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, Napa and Sonoma Valley wineries, Sonoma Raceway, Muir Woods and Point Reyes. Next to Marin Civic Center and down the street from Northgate Shopping Center.
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    20br 3-star Hotel
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    Situated in San Rafael, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dominican University of California, Mission San Rafael Arcangel, and Marin History Museum. Marin County Civic Center Farmers' Market and Falkirk Cultural Center are also within 2 mi (3 km).
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    The SpaceCompletely furnished 375 square foot space in recently re-modeled large home. You have a separate private entrance with new sliding glass door. Deck adds another 275 sq. ft. for dining, sunning or just relaxing outside. Well established upscale family neighborhood on a hill overlooks San Rafael. Walk to town or to hiking trails nearby. Many restaurants and other stores close. Is quiet, safe, and comfortable. Space has refrigerator, toilet, shower, and microwave . All are new. New carpets. Working wood fireplace adds great ambiance. Large 50 inch flat screen TV. WIFI (you also have a direct computer connection). Linens and towels changed UPON REQUEST. Area is woodsy but with direct sun. $79. per night with a three WEEK minimum. $1995. monthly. All utilities included. We are a pet friendly household! Space is very private and you probably won't see me or my family unless you want to! You have a designated parking spot off the street. (see pictures). Walk to San Rafael Transportation Center or to down town and minutes from freeway to go any direction. This space is great as a starting point to explore the Bay Area or as a temporary home for nearby business. 20 minutes from San Francisco or the East-Bay. 30 minutes to the wine country. Has been used for vacation getaway, corporate weekly visit or monthly short term stay. Many visiting nurses, doctors, home closing, repairs, job relocations, house hunters, visiting relatives, and others have been previous guests. This space and location are extremely popular. May require small deposit depending on stay. I have lived in this house for over 30 years so have a wealth of knowledge of things to explore. We specialize in the one to six month OR MORE stay. BE SURE READ ALL THE INFORMATION INCLUDING THE REVIEWS AND LOOK AT ALL THE PICTURES. Email me with any additional questions. Although you may occasionally hear me (and I will hear you) I will ALWAYS try my best to be sure you don't! You can text/call me on my cell 24/7 for anything. ........................................................................................................................ We are quiet and respectful of our guests, but you will probably hear us moving about at some point during your stay (and likewise, we will hear you). We do have a cat. If you are not familiar with Ran Rafael, it is easiest to plan a first arrival in daylight but not absolutely necessary. The streets to my house are winding, hilly, and narrow and some visitors find them challenging to navigate at night. But if you use the maps provided it should be fine. It is private, quiet, and peaceful. A little info for first-time visitors to the SF bay area: - San Rafael is close to SF, but not actually part of the city. In fact, we are across the Golden Gate Bridge from SF, in Marin County (also called the "north bay"). It is less than 15 miles to downtown from our house, but can take longer than you might expect with the bridge and city traffic. Many guests stay with us to enjoy the green space and beauty of Marin (trails, paddling, Mt Tamalpais, Muir Woods, Angel Island, Stinson beach, SF Bay, Pacific ocean) but still with easy access to the city for some sightseeing there. - There is excellent public transit between San Rafael and SF, and adequate transit around Marin County. The most convenient/frequent schedules run M-F, and directed at commuters. Weekend schedules require some planning. There is no late-night service to & from SF. The many different ferries are an excellent way to sightsee and a great transportation mode. MUST DO- LARKSPUR FERRY TO SF! - There is little to no effective transit directly between Marin and other parts of the bay area (i.e. east bay, etc). You would have to go through the SF and this makes for a long trip. BART does not service the north bay at all. - SFO is convenient to reach via transit or driving. So is Oakland convenient by car, but difficult to get to by public transit from here. There are door-to-door shuttles but they are fairly expensive. ** Please note that to keep some flexibility for ourselves & visiting family/friends, we do not accept reservation requests for the distant future. We usually open up the calendar for the few upcoming months only. If you're considering a stay beyond that period, check back within that time-frame for availability email me with your request. Here is a recent National article ranking San Rafael as one of the top, "small cities". San Rafael Cracks ‘Most Exciting Small Cities’ Rankings Marin’s Mission City ranks 11th in a national real estate research survey conducted by (website hidden). Posted by Gideon Rubin (Editor) , Decemb(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) at 02:29 AM 1 Comment Recommend If you like live music and can’t stand endless parades of fast-food joints, you’d be hard pressed to find a better small city in the United States than San Rafael. That’s according to an online research report published earlier this week by (website hidden) headlined “These Are the 10 Most Exciting Small Cities in America.” San Rafael just barely missed the top 10, polling 11th overall. The article includes a list of the top 50 most exciting small cities out of a 140 with populations between 50,000 and 60,000. Movoto judged the cities in six categories categories (live music, fast food, nightlife, active life, non-fast food percentage and young residents). San Rafael is among six California cities to make the top 50 and ranks the highest overall in the state according to the poll. Petaluma, which ranks 34th, is the only other Bay Area city to make the list. The other California cities mentioned are National City (32nd), La Mesa (33rd), Gardena (38th) and Arcadia (47th). Hoboken, N.J. topped the rankings that appear to have a heavy East Coast-tilt. Only two of the top 10 cities are west of the Mississippi (No. 6 Manhattan, Kan., and No. 9 San Marcos, Texas). San Rafael was ranked No. 3 in the live music and non-fast food percentage rank, and is the eighth most active city according to the poll. Guest Access Private entrance and exit to your vehicle. Interaction with Guests I am always available 24/7 to answer questions or give my 30 year+ Bay Area expertise on restaurants, sight seeing, day trips, SF, Wine Country, Tahoe, or the beach! Or as I said it is private enough you may not see me or my family unless you want to. The Neighborhood The location and neighborhood is very popular. (also noted several times in the reviews) A safe and private spot but just minutes from the freeway to go in any direction. Take a moment to look at the map and do the street view option if you can. Both options give you a good sense of this great area! Getting around About 1/3 of a mile to the San Rafael Transportation Hub. Located downtown next to the freeway. Bus or taxis anywhere from there. Guest AccessSee "your parking space" in the pictures. There is an additional spot on the street between your space and the next house. (#21) Private entrance and exit to your vehicle. This is a great neighborhood. It is very important not to inconvenience the neighbors in any way! It works best to park with two wheels up on the little used sidewalk. It creates more room to drive on this narrow street. Interaction with GuestsAgain, you probably will not see me or my family unless you want to! The NeighborhoodSeveral guests have commented that one of the best things they liked was that it is such a great family neighborhood! Nestled in the hills, very safe sunny and private, but with quick access to the freeway to go off in any direction. Use AIRBNB's map tool or (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) it. Getting AroundSee "Details" Other Things to NoteYou have two sets of extra sheets and several extra towels under your bed. I will wash/dry/and return sheets/towels upon request. See my "Other Listings" at 27 Graceland Dr. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/601935 https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/601936 WIFI password- ff9b3edba6 FYI-THIS SPACE USES A "SEWAGE EJECTOR". IT WORKS GREAT BUT WILL CLOG UP IF TAMPONS OR OTHER LARGER OBJECTS CLOG IT UP. IT IS AN LENGTHY AND EXPENSIVE REPAIR CAUSING ALL OF US PROBLEMS.
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    The SpaceThis cute cottage has a fully equipped kitchen: oven/stove, refrigerator, granite counter tops, all utensils, pot/pans etc. coffee/tea Guest AccessLocation Location Location. This Downtown San Rafael Cottage is located very close to Hwy 101 entrance. Napa/Sonoma Wine country approximately 20 minutes away, San Francisco 20 minutes, Point Reyes National Seashore 40 minutes, Dominican University 1 mile away, Berkeley/East Bay approximately 15 minutes. Interaction with GuestsVery private stand alone dwelling. Minimal interaction or as much as guests prefer. The NeighborhoodOur neighborhood is perched on the San Rafael hill above downtown. Quiet street with close access to many popular destinations. Some freeway noise in the outdoor seating area. Getting Around15-20 minute walk to San Rafael Transit Center which accesses all of the Bay area. Other Things to NoteNew Very comfortable Queen memory foam mattress, fully functioning kitchen, wireless internet and premium cable tv. Additional air mattresses in the closet.
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    The Space2 bedroom manufactured home . Deck overlooking lagoon. Guest AccessTennis court , pool,hot tub. Interaction with Guestsshare house with I other guest The NeighborhoodVery quiet lots of birds Getting AroundBus nearby Other Things to NoteClose to Marin civic center, McGinnis golf course, China Camp , hiking trails , North Gate Mall.
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    The SpaceA peaceful, beautifully detailed, open-spaced, "barefoot" retreat with a relaxing zen-like garden. Set up for ease of quiet enjoyment and entertaining indoors and out. The House: 1450 square feet. Fully furnished, nicely appointed open large-room living space and kitchen. 3 comfortable bedrooms with queen beds and memory foam mattress toppers - quiet close-the-door private spaces. 2 full baths with shower/tubs. Romantic fireplace. WiFi that covers entire house and yard. Entertainment system: large flat panel TV with HD cable, NetFlix, iPOD/iPhone cradle, CDs, DVD, Blu-Ray. The Yard: Patio seating for four in the front garden for morning coffee and breakfast or evening drinks. In the back patio surrounded by garden, seating for 8, under a custom arched covered patio of hardwood deck to open up the seasons. All beautifully lit with accents for evening entertaining. House has an enclosed back yard and dog door. gas BBQ. Small wood fire pit. The soft white noise of a day breeze and small birds are soothing. The Greater Space: 1 mile to some of Marin's only accessible single-track trails for mountain biking (20 miles of trail and fire road), hiking, running, simply meandering. Kayak launch a few short miles away along historic and beautiful coastline. Neighborhood: Quiet cul-de-sac and 100 yds to bird preserve and a 1 mile level trail loop for sunset or sunrise walk. Neighborhood park 100 yards nearby for all ages, with tennis courts, basketball, new playground for kids of all ages. All dog-friendly for friendly dogs. Relax. Work. Entertain. Exercise. Inhale. Exhale. Enjoy. Your choice. The NeighborhoodYou’ll really enjoy the location and will discover jewels of experience as you acclimate yourself to the area. China Camp State Park, with beautiful shore line, 20 miles of easy to difficult hiking trails, a small beach, and a slice of California history, are just 3-4 minutes away. Sonoma and Napa wine countries are 25-45 minutes to the North. The epic span of the Golden Gate Bridge is 18 minutes and 12 miles to the South and invites you to explore all things San Francisco. Numerous other gems unique to the North Bay of Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties await you from rustic and rural to sophisticated and cultural. Redwoods and ragged coastlines are a half hour to the West. Easy sunset and sunrise glass-in-hand strolling starts 100 yards from the house on a level 1 mile loop path. For cooking-in, BBQ’ing or being self-contained, groceries and supplies are within 3 minutes drive to the well stocked neighborhood Santa Venetia Market store, or 8 minutes to Whole Foods, Safeway, Trader Joe’s, pharmacies, and a variety of other conveniences. For fresh food fair, from green to red, Farmers Markets are held on Thursday afternoons and Sunday mornings, within 1.7 miles and 3 minutes drive, at the historic Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center building. There are a ton of varied restaurant choices 6+ minutes away in downtown San Rafael, and even more further afield. Waterfront dining in Sausalito and Tiburon can be magical. Shopping for special items and gifts are plentiful within 10 minutes and more. There’s a driveway for one car for off street parking. Plenty of space for 1-2 more cars on the quiet cup-de-sac in front of the house.
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    The SpaceClean modern home adjacent to open space, near shopping, hiking and close to freeway. Quiet neighborhood in beautiful area. Perfect for a short-term stay. Two bedrooms accommodate up to 4 people with bathroom that opens to the side yard. A sunny sitting room, a living room and dining room all connect to an open kitchen. Enjoy the hot tub, the garden of flowers and vegetables, and an atrium. The location is convenient for visiting Napa and Sonoma Valleys or Berkeley or San Francisco. There's an abundant Farmer's Market nearby at Frank Lloyd Wright's Civic Center. The house is a short drive away from Sausalito, Mill Valley, and Larkspur. Restaurants and shops are within walking distance. Lots to see and do at any time of year. Guest AccessGuests can access back and front garden areas, hot tub, and hillside behind home. Limited access to kitchen and laundry facilities. Interaction with GuestsI am generally home when guests are here and serve a light, healthy breakfast. I enjoy meeting people from all over the world and have made some lifelong friends! The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood is great for walking and within a few blocks of shopping. Other Things to NoteTwo bedrooms are available to accommodate two, three or four people.
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    The Space200 sf private garden studio max 2 persons. Downtown San Rafael, nice quiet in-law with queen-size micro-fiber sofabed, nice 32' LCD TV, Comcast on-demand w/ music, own water heater, own shower, nice paint, nice flooring, new Fridge, microwave, toaster oven, and a nice garden. If you are picky, please rent a hotel. Max weight for the bed is 325, please. Separate keyed entrance and private bath. Wi-fi can be spotty We provide linens. One block from "Muffin Mania" and the "Panama Hotel Restaurant" Walking distance to nice restaurants and clubs. Walking distance to GG Transit. A few miles from the Larkspur Ferry to downtown SF 15 miles north of Golden Gate Bridge. 20 Miles from the wineries. Fluent Japanese spoken. Sorry, NO PETS! NO Smoking, anything. Guest AccessYou can sit in the patio or lawn. It is not a place to hang out much outside but we have a great coffee/muffin place a 1 minute walk away. Btw, we have 3 hens in the back of the garden. Let them out or text me, if they bug you. Interaction with GuestsI am available by text 24/7 The Neighborhood(URL HIDDEN) Gerstle Park is an old Victorian neighborhood. (URL HIDDEN) (URL HIDDEN) Getting AroundMarin Airporter stops 1 mile away. Uber is great. Larkspur Ferry to SF Other Things to NoteIf you are picky, please rent a hotel. Max weight for the bed is 300, please.
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    The SpaceSpacious large furnished king size bedroom in San Rafael, with super comfortable bed, full bath and walk in closet. Boat harbor on one side, canal on the other. We are at the end of a quiet dead end street. Located in beautiful San Rafael, California which has the most desirable weather on San Francisco Bay. Within walking distance to stores - Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Rite Aid, banks, bait shop, restaurants and downtown San Rafael. Marin County has an infinite number of trails and hikes including Mt Tam , Stinson Beach, Muir Woods and many more. Gourmet kitchen, 65 inch TV, gas fireplace, parking on site, boat slip available. We have a fully equipped gourmet kitchen available for use including cooking emenities, food not included. Feel free to read a book on our deck while overlooking the San Rafael canal observing boaters, paddle boaters, and kayakers while viewing Mt Tam. Laundry service available $10 per load. Our adorable small dog is very friendly but she is not allowed in the guest room.
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    The SpaceThis cozy studio is about 420 square feet and adjoins the house but has its own entrance. We live in a quiet and safe neighborhood with lots of trees and walking trails nearby. Please note: The road to our house is narrow and winds around a bit, but it's only 1/3 of a mile from Lincoln Avenue, one of the main streets running through San Rafael. Downtown San Rafael is about a 15 minute walk. Amenities include: Queen bed Full bathroom with bathtub & shower Kitchenette with apartment-sized stove, refrigerator and microwave 32" flat-screen TV with premium cable channels (HBO, Showtime, etc.) Wireless internet access Plenty of street parking, which is a short walk to the front door (no steps) We provide all linens, towels, and soap. Guests staying 7 days or more may use our washer and dryer. San Rafael is a convenient and central Bay Area location, only a 30-minute drive to Napa, San Francisco, Berkeley/Oakland, and about 20 minutes to the beach and Muir Woods. Downtown San Rafael and the transit station are about 1 mile away, as is the freeway entrance (101 north and south). The downtown area is charming, with artist studios, shops, restaurants, and a wonderful art house cinema. Sol Food Restaurant, less than a mile away, has been written up in the New York Times (36 Hours in Marin County); it has delicious and inexpensive Puerto Rican food. We're also near Dominican College, and the Terrapin Crossroads, a great music venue owned by Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead. We love hosting people and can guarantee you'll feel comfortable and well cared for. We have a small standard poodle who is very sweet and friendly. Looking forward to meeting you soon! PET POLICY: SORRY, NO CATS. WE CHARGE $20.00 PER NIGHT FOR YOUR DOG; WHEN YOU MAKE THE RESERVATION, PLEASE MAKE THE RESERVATION FOR THREE PEOPLE. WE DO NOT WANT PETS TO BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN THE STUDIO. THANK YOU! The NeighborhoodThere are many hiking trails nearby. Getting AroundParking is available on the street, there are no steps to the studio. Buses to San Francisco leave from the San Rafael transit center, about a mile away. Other Things to NotePet Policy: Sorry, no cats. We charge $20.00 per night for your dog; when you make the reservation, please include him/her as an extra person (which, in a sense they are!). Also, we do not want pets to be left unattended in the studio. Thank you!
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    The Space1171 sf, Two bedroom home with large living room, cozy dining room, vintage kitchen and large, peaceful backyard. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac. One bathroom with sit-down tub as well as a walk-in shower. The master bedroom (sleeps 2) has a view of the backyard, the other bedroom (sleeps up to 3) is at the opposite end of the hall facing the cul-de-sac. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, the second bedroom has a single bed, and the sofa is deep and wide and comfortable for a full-size adult to sleep on if needed. There is also a single Aero Bed and a queen size Aero Bed. It can sleep up to 7 comfortably. The kitchen is great for entertaining and opens up to the dining room. The living room has a gas fireplace and lots of seating. This charming house is walking distance from a grocery store as well as the cute downtown area. Great restaurants and an independent movie theater nearby! There is a fantastic place for brunch and a small local coffee shop at the end of the block. Also available for events up to 150 people for $850 on Saturdays from 11am to 10pm and Sundays from 10am to 9pm. 2 or 3 day minimum required fri-sun only, depending on event. Message for extra details if interested. All kinds of celebration welcome, including live music. Guest AccessThe entire house, backyard, laundry room and parking in driveway. Backyard and laundry room are shared with my lovely tenant who lives in a studio in a separate dwelling in the property. Interaction with GuestsI live here part time so you'll be experiencing my experience. I'm usually at work or out of town so we will stay in touch via phone and messages here. I will message you detailed instructions/key location a week prior to your arrival or sooner if you request it. Check in is at 4pm and check out at 11am. The NeighborhoodJust 200 steps away from one of the best restaurants in Marin, The Panama Hotel and one of the best coffee and muffin shops, the Muffin Mania. A grocery store a block away, 2 parks within a mile and a lovely hike and walk around the neighborhood. If mountain biking is your sport, San Rafael is a great central town for accessing some of the top mountain biking trails of Marin County, the birthplace of mountain bike riding. Oh, and then there's downtown, right next door with dozens of restaurants and attractions! Getting AroundGolden Gate Transit is just a few blocks away! If you have a car, you get to park in the home's driveway. If you need a ride from/to airport, I have a friend with a great town car service and can suggest other cheaper ways of getting here. Let me know. Other Things to Note1. If cooking will be done I might need to show you how to work my stove top from the 50s but instructions come in the house manual. 2. If staying for more than 7 days I have some plants that need attention in the kitchen and will need you to please water. 3. Due to a root problem, excessive toilet paper is not allowed. Ok to flush it if it's brown but all other please place in basket.
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    The SpaceThis cozy sunny space has designer lighting, heated Indonesian marble bathroom floor, eating area with sunrise view of San Francisco Bay, the Marin Islands and Mt Diablo. Garden Patio area with gas grill. Guest Access1. Wireless internet 2. Easy Parking 3. Outdoor patio with gas grill 4. Kitchen appliances: microwave, blender, toaster oven, coffee maker, hot plate, two door fridge/freezer . Interaction with GuestsWe are always available to give tips and direct people. I have traveled the world extensively and am aware how helpful it is to have local tips readily available from your hosts. The NeighborhoodThere is a beautiful park- Gerstle Park just to blocks from the house. We are also within a short walk to City Hall, the Main Library and grocery and many other shops. Getting AroundWe are located within a short walk to the central downtown San Rafael. The central bus station is about a 20 minute walk. The bus will take you you San Francisco in about 30 minutes. The ferry terminal is either a 10 minute bus ride from the bus station or a 10 minute drive from the house. The ferry takes about 45 minutes to get to San Francisco. Other Things to NotePlease no smoking and no pets.
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    The SpaceTucked into a beautiful neighborhood in San Rafael, this large, updated studio apartment, attached to the lower part of our home (2 adults, 1 child and 1 cat upstairs) is located on a quiet street, walking distance to charming downtown San Rafael. Enjoy staying in a quiet, less crowded area, yet only a five-minute walk to busy 4th Street and a quick hop onto Hwy 101. Approximately 480 sq. ft., the main living area is separated from the kitchen and bathroom area by beautiful French doors. It boasts a newly renovated Bathroom with shower (no tub), large closet, washer/dryer, hardwood floors through out, new kitchen appliances and a fireplace. Enjoy your morning cup in your private and tranquil brick patio with a table and two chairs. Our apartment was recently renovated in an Eco-friendly method using Zero VOC paint, natural sealers and LED/florescent bulbs. We have an advanced hydronic space heating system, double glazed windows and well insulated walls and ceilings. Guest AccessThere is plenty of street parking with just a short walk up the stairs and brick path to the private entrance. Please note that we are on a hillside and our street is steep and there are less than a dozen stairs to the front door of the apartment. Let us know when you arrive and we will help you with your bags! Interaction with GuestsYour hosts are both Marin County natives. Jennifer is a second generation Marinite with an extensive hospitality background and loves sharing her knowledge of the area. John is a mountain biker and knows wonderful local trails you can access right from our door. We can put you in the right direction for restaurants, hikes, bike rides and beautiful vistas, just ask! We look forward to meeting you and sharing our love of the Bay Area. The NeighborhoodWe like to say that San Rafael is a half an hour to everywhere (give or take)…Sonoma, Napa, San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland are within 30-35 minutes. Depending on the traffic you can be in Stinson Beach and Muir Woods in roughly 20 minutes. Downtown San Rafael and the Golden Gate Transit bus station are just a few blocks away, as is the freeway entrance (101 north and south). We have a wonderful Art house cinema in town. You may recognize the façade of the Rafael Theater from the film American Graffiti. George Lucas is a great patron of the arts here and San Rafael has blossomed with artist studios, shops and restaurants. The well-known Sol Food Restaurant, serving delicious Puerto Rican food, is just a few blocks away. (Watch out for the lunchtime lines!) Another of our favorite restaurants, Terrapin Crossroads, owned by Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, has a fabulous outdoor patio right on the water and is perfect for Spring or Summer meals alfresco. (The music’s not bad either.) If you would like to cook at home both Trader Jo's, Whole Foods are just a few minutes away by car. During the summer months 4th street shuts down on Thursdays for a lively, early evening Farmers Market. Speaking of which, there is also a year round Farmers Market at our famous Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center on Sunday mornings that many locals make a Sunday morning ritual. This market is hard to beat. It’s huge with amazing food vendors, coffee, crafts, bouncy houses and every farm selling gorgeous seasonal fare. Pick up your picnic supplies here and head out on an adventure! Enjoy! If Shakespeare is your thing, during the summer months the Marin Shakespeare Festival performs at the Forest Meadows Amphitheater on the Dominican University campus, which is also just a few minutes away by car. Other Things to NoteAmenities include: Queen Bed with Organic Keetsa Mattress Coffee (french press) and tea and some basic yummy breakfast staples Fully stocked kitchen Microwave Logs for the fire (seasonal) TV with Blu Ray player and local cable access via. antenna Books and movies for your entertainment We are currently set up for two adult guests however, we are family friendly and have a portable crib as well as a number of other items for a little one.
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    The SpaceBeautiful room in a gorgeous, super-clean, modern, quiet town home. High-quality, comfortable bed with excellent mattress. Your own spotless, attractive bathroom with shampoo, body wash and hair dryer. Strong Wifi and easy parking. Newly-installed oak flooring throughout home (except for stairs) with porcelain tile in kitchen. IMPORTANT: Please bring house slippers to keep your feet warm as this is a shoe-free home! Guest AccessCoffee and tea available. Access to TV room, downstairs half-bathroom, yoga/meditation room and dining area. Can store your restaurant leftovers and snacks in fridge as well. Interaction with GuestsThis is a large space (1470 sq. ft) and I will interact with you only as much as you like. I will be available in morning to answer any questions you may have, but I will leave you to yourself if you prefer. I'm here to make this a great stay for you! The NeighborhoodIdeal location walking distance to Marin County Civic Center and its fairgrounds, and our best-in-county Farmer’s Market on Thursdays and Sundays! Embassy Suites, Northgate Mall are a 3-5 minute drive away and hiking trails at China Camp State Park are a seven-minute drive down the road. There are endless beautiful places to hike all over the county a short drive from my home. Downtown San Rafael is just five minutes away by car with lots of restaurants and a great art deco independent movie theater. Getting AroundReally close to 101 freeway. Bus is down the street. Other Things to NoteIn keeping with Airbnb's policy of mutual trust, please be verified at least three ways, have a clear photo, and a public profile describing yourself as I have done. Also, tell me about the purpose of your trip. IMPORTANT: Please bring house slippers as there are wooden floors throughout the home save for the stairs, and this is a shoe-free home!
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    The SpaceManufactured home with deck looking over a lagoon. Guest AccessPool and Tennis courts Interaction with Guests50% The NeighborhoodVery quiet and peaceful with lots of trees and birds.Sidewalk path around lagoon. Getting Aroundbus close by Other Things to NoteClose to golf course , hiking and bird watching near Marin civic center
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    The SpaceNewly redone studio with sustainable cork and mosaic tile floors, new appliances and hand picked furniture that makes our space unique and fun to hang out in. We do not have a full kitchen although there is sink, refrigerator with freezer, toaster oven, electric kettle, coffeemaker, and microwave. Plenty of dishes, utensils and space to make meals. Stocked with coffee and tea just for you. Guest AccessPrivate entrance through garden, well lit at night. Parking spot in front of house. Away from traffic but also minutes away from 101 for easy access for commuters. Ask us about the easy way to 101! Interaction with GuestsOur family of 4 lives in the house above the studio. You may hear us at times. We have carpeted floors and don't wear shoes in the house. We live our lives throughout the day and nights are quiet. The studio is private, has it's own entrance, and accessed through the side yard/south garden. There is a grassy lower yard, two decks and gardens that you are welcome to use, hang out in and roam around. Happy to help and offer advice about things to do in San Francisco, Marin and beyond. We know a lot about family friendly things to do too! Available as much as our guests need us. The NeighborhoodWe love our neighborhood because it is woodsy and urban at the same time. We can walk to downtown and watch an indie movie, grab dinner at a great restaurant or hike to the top of Lincoln Hill where there are incredible views of the bay. SR boasts the third largest farmers market in California and it is a 10 min drive from our house on Thursdays and Sundays. Walking distance to Mission San Rafael too. During May through September our community pool is open there is a tot pool, jumpy slide, and great lap swim hours. AND... San Rafael is the gateway to West Marin, home of oyster farms, dairies, and the Point Reyes National Seashore. Getting AroundCar is helpful. We include a parking spot with studio. There is also Golden Gate transit which is a short walk from our house. These lines can take you all around Marin or into San Francisco. We are a short drive to the Larkspur ferry which is a beautiful trip into the City--they even have a special Giants baseball ferry if you want to catch a game. Bike paths all around as well.
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    The SpaceLocated on a hill off street. nice sunny deck. bedroom has dresser with empty drawers, large closet. High beam ceiling living room, modern dining room and kitchen, washer-dryer, HD TV, small CD player, wifi, all utilities included. Queen bed, new mattress with pillow top. Guest AccessYou have private use of the house (living room, dining room, kitchen) + 1 bedroom; deck, small grass yard. Parking in driveway. Interaction with GuestsI will meet to show you all details about the house before I depart. The NeighborhoodThe Dominican is one of the treasured neighborhoods of San Rafael with lots of leafy green and flowering trees; sunny weather, nice walks to Dominican College; 3 min drive to the grand sunday farmers market, the Jewish Community Center and Civic Center Lagoon. Getting AroundCentral San Rafael bus station is 5 minutes away takes you around Marin and into SF. Larkspur Ferry 12 min drive, takes you to SF. Other Things to NoteDominican College a pleasant 10 min walk; hiking trails nearby; best Sunday Farmers Market 2 min drive.
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    The Spaceits a pleasant house in a quiet area, great location-everything is 5 minutes by car. The deck with lounge chair and deck furniture maintains sun long into the late afternoon/early eve in summers. Guest Accessthe full house except my bedroom and office. Interaction with GuestsI am happy to suggest restaurants and provide any local information requested. Enjoy your privacy and feel at home. I work long hours and am out much of the time weekends and evenings. The Neighborhoodleafy green area, easy walk to domincan college, trails nearby. the fabulous sunday farmers market is 3 min drive. there is also a thursday morning market at civic center and a thursday evening market in central san rafael. Getting Aroundbus stops on villa just 1/2 block down from the house.
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    The SpaceOur home is has a large open space with sweeping bay views off the large back deck. The fully equipped kitchen and living room are all on the first floor with a dramatic fireplace being the focal point of the living area. In the living area we have a very large dining table that seats 10 people comfortably. There is a large deck off the back of the house with a sitting area, heat lamp, table and grill for outdoor entertainment. The large master bedroom is also upstairs with an en suite bathroom. It has a queen size bed and a twin bed. (pictures are not quite updated to show this) There is also a fold out day bed in the living area that converts into a large queen size bed. There are two full baths upstairs including the master bath. The two additional bedrooms are downstairs, one of which has a king size bed with a beautiful view of the surrounding hills. The 2nd bedroom is a kids room with a full size bed and a crib. (Pictures also do not reflect to bed update.) There is also a full bath downstairs. There is a terraced back yard with fruit trees that can be accessed from the lower level of the home. Feel free to enjoy the lemons!! We do not have cable, but have apple tv where you can access hulu, netflix, etc. This is a kid friendly home. Most of the cabinets have child locks and we have toys and other items you might need for your little ones. The staircase in the home has a baby gate. Our home can comfortably sleep 6-7 adults in actual beds with additional space for 2 more adults on either an air mattress or the fold out day bed. A very important thing to note is that we have two cats that you may be sharing our home with. They mainly keep to themselves and stay out most of the day. For longer stays over the holidays, we will likely board them. Please send an inquiry if you have any questions about this. Guest AccessGuests will have access to the entire house, excluding our in home music studio and office. Interaction with GuestsWe will be likely be traveling during this time, but will leave info on where to go, what to do, etc. while staying here. The NeighborhoodSan Rafael is a great community, centrally located within all that the bay area has to offer. San Francisco is just 20 minutes south over the golden gate bridge, while the first Sonoma winery is just 30 min away. Our home is located very close to downtown San Rafael which also has a lot to offer in the way of restaurants and shopping. While you may already have plans for when you are in the area, here are a few of my favorite North Bay activities: •Stinson & Bolinas Beach- Stinson beach is a fantastic beach where many people in SF go on super hot summer days. It can be significantly cooler out that way, so do check the weather, but it is still nice even when cooler. The drive through the redwoods to get there is a treat in itself. Bolinas beach is just one town past Stinson. It’s a super hippie beach town and known for its gentle Nor Cal surf. •Bolinas Ridge Sunset- Whenever I have guests come from out of town, I always take them to Bolinas Ridge to enjoy a sunset. It will quite literally take your breath away. It’s about a 45 min drive from here on a very winding road, but worth every turn. Pack a picnic dinner and a bottle of wine and you will be in for a treat. If you put Bolinas Ridge in Goggle Maps, it will take you there. •Pt. Reyes Station- This is a great day trip and the town is very cute. It is located near Tamalpais Bay where there are basically cows and oysters. Be sure to check out Cow Girl Creamery, pick up some cheese and head to Hog Island where they have the best oysters that come right out of the bay. There is lots of great hiking nearby as well. If you continue to head north, you will begin to hit some wineries. One of my favorite wineries is Ft. Ross. •SUP on the bay- Sea Trek Kayak is located in Sausalito. This is another great local activity to do here. I think they even offer yoga on paddle boards. •Hiking- There is so much great hiking in this area. You can even go for a hike right outside our door in the hills behind our home. Phoenix Lake is one of my all time favorites though. •Mountain Biking- I heard that mountain biking was actually invented here. I’m not sure if that is entirely true, but I do know that there are lots of trails around here. The hill you see right outside the house is part of China Camp where there are lots of trails. Mike’s Bikes is a local bike shop where you can rent a bike. They can also provide you with trail maps. Getting AroundIdeally you should have a car while visiting the bay area and staying outside the city. However, if you so desire, the ferry to SF is about a 10 min drive and there is a major bus depot within walking distance from our home. One thing to note though is that since we live on a hill, there would be a hefty walk back up!
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    Two bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, new kitchen, balcony overlooking garden in the beautiful Sun Valley section of San Rafael. Walking distance to town, close to San Anselmo. Washer/Dryer
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    The SpaceThis private, charming apartment in located inside a gated private estate, in the heart of the historic Dominican neighborhood of San Rafael. It has its own separate entrance, access to a garden and bocce court. There is a kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator, toaster oven and coffee maker. The bathroom is a 3/4 bath with a shower. The apartment has been newly remodelled and tastefully decorated with vintage and antique furnishings. There is parking on site for 1 car. The apartment is located within easy walking distance to downtown and the Dominican University campus. Hiking trails are also within a few minutes walk, including the trail to the fabulous Farmer's Market at the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Civic Center. There is easy freeway access and to public transportation. 2 night minimum stay. Check in time : 11:00 AM Check out time: 12:00 PM For stays longer than 7 days, a cleaning fee of $75.00 applies.
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    The SpaceNeed a Gorgeous Get Away? Want a break from city life but don’t want to travel far? Visiting from out of town and want the comfort of a home over a hotel? Need a place to host guests for the Holidays? Come enjoy the beauty and ease of Marin County! This peaceful, spacious home sits on top of a hill in the Sun Valley neighborhood of San Rafael. House has stunning views, is very private, and extremely quiet. High ceilings, lots of windows, large outside deck with blue jays as your neighbors. Close to downtown San Rafael yet absolutely quiet and peaceful. Features: Two bedrooms, two full baths. It's officially a 3-bedroom but one of them is my dedicated office and not available. The house is about 1400 sq. feet not counting the large deck. The master bedroom has a European Sleepworks King bed, other bedroom, a very comfortable Queen bed. Guests always report sleeping great here! Ideally suited for up to 4 guests, there is a couch in the living room and plenty of floor space if needed. Very comfortably furnished, large screen TV (60 inch) (great for movies) Note: the tv is in the front bedroom, not the living room Cook-ready kitchen, dishwasher. House is on a cul-de-sac so there is absolutely no traffic noise. If you wanted to walk to downtown San Rafael cafes and restaurants, it’s about a 10 minute walk. Easy access to the city or to wine country,, but once here, you may not want to leave! This is an excellent location when you need a change of scenery. Just north of San Fransisco, less than an hour from an array of wonderful wineries. Something to consider is that I do live here when I'm not traveling. Most guests really enjoy the homey feeling they find here. If you are someone who prefers a location that functions only as a rental, this may not be a fit for you. Looking for clean, responsible person(s) to enjoy my home. Any questions, feel free to contact me. I'm not generally set up to take last minute booking, please consider at least 24 hours in advance. Feel free to inquire about availability. Thank you If you are wondering where San Rafael is in relation to other places, the zip code is 94901 if you want to MapQuest it. Guest AccessThe entire house to yourself which is two bathrooms, two bedrooms, large living room, dining area, full kitchen and large beautiful deck. Interaction with GuestsI send out house details and instructions prior to your stay and tell you where to find the key. Occasionally guests prefer that I meet them here on arrival which I can usually do. The NeighborhoodHouse in on a cul de sac in a residential and very private and peaceful neighborhood. You are close enough to walk to town for coffee or meals but you feel far away when here. Long driveway accomodates 2-3 cars and is right next to the house. Getting AroundThe house is up a hill so I recommend having a car. Other Things to NoteLots of thing to do in every direction. Pt. Reyes is West, Napa and wineries are North, and San Fransisco is short drive over Golden Gate bridge.
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    The SpaceYou will be sharing this space with me and other air bnbers! In addition to your bedroom, I have listed three other private rooms. The space is a tranquil retreat for travelers alike. Guest AccessYou will have access to all of the amenities in the house excluding the kitchen refrigerator. You will be able to store any perishables you may have in the full sized guest refrigerator located in the laundry room just next to the kitchen. Interaction with GuestsI will provide you with any information you may need. The NeighborhoodIn town you can hear music at various venues every night of the week and the renowned Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center is a 5 minute drive away. San Francisco is only a 20 minute drive South and Sonoma, the wine country, is 20 minutes North. The beach town of Bolinas is 30 minutes away and is a scenic drive or bus ride into the West. There are many hiking and biking trails close by with beautiful views including one just at the end of the street around a scenic, bridged island surrounded by a waterway. The immediate neighborhood is quiet and friendly and enjoyable to stroll. Getting AroundThere is parking right outside the door and there is a bus that stops right down the street that can connect to anywhere you desire to travel. Other Things to NoteThe three other rooms listed include another one with a queen bed, a slightly larger one with a queen bed, and one with a queen bed and private bathroom.
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    The SpaceYou will be sharing this space with me and other air bnbers! In addition to your bedroom, I have listed three other private rooms. The space is a tranquil retreat for travelers alike. Guest AccessYou will have access to all of the amenities in the house excluding the kitchen refrigerator. You will be able to store any perishables you may have in the full sized guest refrigerator located in the laundry room just next to the kitchen. Interaction with GuestsI will provide you with any information you may need. The NeighborhoodIn town you can hear music at various venues every night of the week and the renowned Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center is a 5 minute drive away. San Francisco is only a 20 minute drive South and Sonoma, the wine country, is 20 minutes North. The beach town of Bolinas is 30 minutes away and is a scenic drive or bus ride into the West. There are many hiking and biking trails close by with beautiful views including one just at the end of the street around a scenic, bridged island surrounded by a waterway. The immediate neighborhood is quiet and friendly and enjoyable to stroll. Getting AroundThere is parking right outside the door and there is a bus that stops right down the street that can connect to anywhere you desire to travel. Other Things to NoteThe three other rooms listed include two other slightly smaller ones with a queen bed each and one with a queen bed and private bathroom.
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    The SpaceYou will be sharing this space with me and other air bnbers! In addition to your bedroom, I have listed three other private rooms. The space is a tranquil retreat for travelers alike. Guest AccessYou will have access to all of the amenities in the house excluding the kitchen refrigerator. You will be able to store any perishables you may have in the full sized guest refrigerator located in the laundry room just next to the kitchen. Interaction with GuestsI will provide you with any information you may need during your stay. The NeighborhoodIn town you can hear music at various venues every night of the week and the renowned Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center is a 5 minute drive away. San Francisco is only a 20 minute drive South and Sonoma, the wine country, is 20 minutes North. The beach town of Bolinas is 30 minutes away and is a scenic drive or bus ride into the West. There are many hiking and biking trails close by with beautiful views including one just at the end of the street around a scenic, bridged island surrounded by a waterway. The immediate neighborhood is quiet and friendly and enjoyable to stroll. Getting AroundThere is parking right outside the door and there is a bus that stops right down the street that can connect to anywhere you desire to travel. Other Things to NoteThe three other rooms listed also have a queen bed each but do not have private bathrooms.
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    The SpaceThis is a cozy space above 4th street in San Rafael, about 15 miles from downtown san francisco to the south, or 25 miles from wine country to the north. Guest AccessThe entire space is available to use. Interaction with GuestsI can be reached via text or phone to answer any questions. The NeighborhoodSan Rafael is mostly shops, theaters, restaurants, bars, etc. Getting AroundAirporter is within walking distance. Bus stops across the street. And there's always Uber!
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    The SpaceLuxury bed Linens. small fridge en-suite single bedroom with a twin bed extra twin bed avail for this room (shared bathroom). Free wireless internet 2 dogs in the house Guest dogs stay outside This is a smoke-free environment! inside and out! Key Items you DON'T want to put down the toilet:** "Flushable" wipes and paper towels - they do not disintegrate! *Cotton swabs and cotton balls * Feminine Hygiene products *Vitamins or medicines * Condoms * Dental floss- it isn"t biodegradable, it easily snags and can clog the system Guest Accessaccess to front room ,dining area, courtyard and large yard for parking or taking a swing Interaction with Guestsinteraction during check-in and breakfast The NeighborhoodWe are very remote ,quiet and safe the most beautiful sunsets in Marin Getting Aroundtaxi or a mile walk down hill to bus stop PLEASE NOTE GUESTS ARRIVING VIA SFO ENCOUNTER 90MIN TO 2HR WAITS TO GET A RENTAL CAR. I SUGGEST THAT TAKING MARIN AIRPORTER TO SAN RAFAEL, THEN RENTING A CAR WILL BE MUCH FASTER AND CHEEPER, I CAN BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP AND DROP OFFS TO THE RENTAL CAR COUNTER. IF YOU ARE ARRIVING AFTER 5 PM YOU WILL BE GETTING THE CAR THE NEXT MORNING. Other Things to Notecheck-in before 9pm week nights and 10pm weekends late check-in with prior arrangement Please respect our county water restrictions and limit showers Breakfast provided to nightly reservations only
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    The SpaceLuxury bed Linens. en-suite refridge bedroom is spacious with two twin beds and a wonderful view of the property (shared bathroom). Free wireless internet 2 dogs in the house Guest dogs stay outside This is a smoke-free environment! inside and out! Guest Accessaccess to court yard, front room, dining area and large yard for parking, swinging, walking in the vast wilderness or head out for a mt. bike ride Interaction with Guestsupon check-in and breakfast check-in before 9pm week nights and 10pm weekends late check-in with prior arrangement only Please respect our county water restrictions and limit showers Breakfast provided to nightly guest only The Neighborhoodwe are very remote, lots of walking trails and mt. biking trails, very quiet. My husband like to say "His remote vacation spot close to civilization " The best sunsets in Marin Getting Aroundtaxi or a 1 mile walk to bus stop down hill Check-in before 9pm week nights and 10pm weekends Other Things to Notecheck-in before 9pm week nights and 10pm weekends late check-in with prior arrangement only Please respect our county water restrictions and limit showers Breakfast provided to nightly guest only
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    The SpaceCompletely furnished 600 square foot legal apartment in recently re-modeled large home. You have a separate entrance with well lit concrete walkway. Patio for, breakfast, lunch, dinner, SF bay viewing or just sunning. Well established upscale family neighborhood on a hill overlooks San Rafael. Walk to town or to hiking trails nearby. Many restaurants, and other stores close and with-in walking distance. Area is quiet, safe, and comfortable. Apartment is private, sleeps two and has full sized kitchen with new sink, cabinets and 36" gas stove. Large refrigerator and plenty of storage. WIFI, 32" Flat screen TV and cable. Large separate bath has toilet, vanity, bathtub and shower. Attached room has washer and dryer. Area is woodsy but with direct sun. $99. per night. with three week minimum $775. per week. $2495. monthly. All utilities included. This is a pet friendly household! On street parking on a dead end street (so not much traffic) . Your parking space is directly in front of house. Walk to San Rafael Transportation Center or to down town and minutes from freeway to go in any direction. We specialize in one to six month long term stays, or longer. This space is great as a starting point to explore the Bay Area or as a temporary home for nearby business. 20 minutes from San Francisco or the East-Bay. 30 minutes to the wine country. Has been used for vacation getaway, corporate weekly visit, temporary job relocation, house hunting or monthly short term stay for home repair or closing. Visiting nurses, doctors, relatives, and workers have stayed here. This studio is very popular. The occupancy rate for 2016 was over 90%! Marin County has the Pacific ocean, miles of the SF Bay, unsurpassed scenic hiking and biking. May require small deposit depending on stay. I have lived in this house for 30 years so have a wealth of knowledge of things to explore. Email me with any additional questions. I live directly above your space and am very conscious of any noise or things bothersome. I use my headphones for music/TV most of the time. Although you may occasionally hear me (and I will hear you) I will ALWAYS try my best to be sure you don't. You probably will not see me or my family unless you want to! You can text/call me on my cell 24/7 for anything. ............................................................ This space is below our living area. We are quiet and respectful of our guests, but you will probably hear us moving about at some point during your stay (and likewise, we will hear you). We do have a cat who is occasionally in the yard when we are home. If you are not familiar with Ran Rafael, it is easiest to plan a first arrival in daylight but not absolutely necessary. The streets to my house are winding, hilly, and narrow and some visitors find them challenging to navigate at night. But if you use the maps provided it should be fine. It is private, quiet, and peaceful. A little info for first-time visitors to the SF bay area: - San Rafael is close to SF, but not actually part of the city. In fact, we are across the Golden Gate Bridge from SF, in Marin County (also called the "north bay"). It is less than 15 miles to downtown from our house, but can take longer than you might expect with the bridge and city traffic. Many guests stay with us to enjoy the green space and beauty of Marin (trails, paddling, Mt Tamalpais, Muir Woods, Angel Island, Stinson beach, SF Bay, Pacific ocean) but still with easy access to the city for some sightseeing there. A MUST DO- TAKE THE LARKSPUR FERRY TO SF! - There is excellent public transit between San Rafael and SF, and adequate transit around Marin County. The local ferries are an excellent way to sight see and great mode of travel. The most convenient/frequent schedules run M-F, and directed at commuters. Weekend schedules require some planning. There is no late-night service to & from SF. - There is little to no effective transit directly between Marin and other parts of the bay area (i.e. east bay, etc). You would have to go through the SF and this makes for a long trip. BART does not service the north bay at all. - SFO is convenient to reach via transit or driving. So is Oakland convenient by car, but difficult to get to by public transit from here. Both airports have door-to-door shuttles . Recent National Article ranking San Rafael as a top, "small city". San Rafael Cracks ‘Most Exciting Small Cities’ Rankings Marin’s Mission City ranks 11th in a national real estate research survey conducted by (URL HIDDEN) Posted by Gideon Rubin (Editor) , Decemb(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) at 02:29 AM 1 Comment Recommend If you like live music and can’t stand endless parades of fast-food joints, you’d be hard pressed to find a better small city in the United States than San Rafael. That’s according to an online research report published earlier this week by (URL HIDDEN) headlined “These Are the 10 Most Exciting Small Cities in America.” San Rafael just barely missed the top 10, polling 11th overall. The article includes a list of the top 50 most exciting small cities out of a 140 with populations between 50,000 and 60,000. Movoto judged the cities in six categories categories (live music, fast food, nightlife, active life, non-fast food percentage and young residents). San Rafael is among six California cities to make the top 50 and ranks the highest overall in the state according to the poll. Petaluma, which ranks 34th, is the only other Bay Area city to make the list. The other California cities mentioned are National City (32nd), La Mesa (33rd), Gardena (38th) and Arcadia (47th). Hoboken, N.J. topped the rankings that appear to have a heavy East Coast-tilt. Only two of the top 10 cities are west of the Mississippi (No. 6 Manhattan, Kan., and No. 9 San Marcos, Texas). San Rafael was ranked No. 3 in the live music and non-fast food percentage rank, and is the eighth most active city according to the poll. Guest AccessPrivate entrance and parking spot. This is a great neighborhood. It is very important not to inconvenience the neighbors in any way! It works best to park with two wheels up on the little used sidewalk. It creates more room to drive on this narrow street. Interaction with GuestsAvailable 24/7 for suggestions on restaurants, day trips, visiting SF, Wine Country, Tahoe, the beaches or any Bay Area locations. Also as mentioned you may not see me or my family unless you want to! The NeighborhoodGreat upscale neighborhood overlooking San Rafael that is very safe, private, sunny but with lots of trees. This location is also just minutes from the freeway to travel in any direction. If possible look at the options of, "Map and Street view". They give you a sense of the wonderful area! Getting AroundThe San Rafael Transportation is downtown next to the freeway to travel in any direction. It is just minutes away. Other Things to NoteCheck out my "other listings" https://www.airbnb.com/rooms WIFI password: ff9b3edba6 FYI-THIS SPACE USES A "SEWAGE EJECTOR". IT WORKS GREAT BUT WILL CLOG UP IF TAMPONS OR OTHER LARGER OBJECTS CLOG IT UP. IT IS AN LENGTHY AND EXPENSIVE REPAIR CAUSING ALL OF US PROBLEMS. NO TOILET OR PAPER OF ANY KIND AND PLEASE BE CAREFUL NOT TO CLOG TOILET!
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    The SpaceCompletely furnished 350 square foot space in recently re-modeled large home. You have a separate private entrance with new sliding glass door. Patio and deck add another 200 sq. ft. for BBQ ETC. Well established upscale family neighborhood on a hill overlooks San Rafael. Walk to town or to hiking trails nearby. Many restaurants and other stores close. Is quiet, safe, and comfortable. Space has refrigerator, toilet, shower, and microwave . All are new. New carpets. Flat screen TV, WIFI (you also have a direct computer connection). Linens and towels changed upon request. Area is woodsy but with direct sun. $89. per night with a THREE week min. ($595 per week) $1895. monthly. All utilities included. We are a pet friendly household! Space is very private and you probably won't see me or my family unless you want to! On street parking on a dead end street. Walk to San Rafael Transportation Center or to down town and minutes from freeway to go any direction. This space is great as a starting point to explore the Bay Area or as a temporary home for nearby business. 20 minutes from San Francisco or the East-Bay. 30 minutes to the wine country. Has been used for vacation getaway, corporate weekly visit or monthly short term stay. Many visiting nurses, doctors, home closing, repairs, job relocations, house hunters, visiting relatives, and other have been previous guests. This space and location is extremely popular. 2016 was at 97% occupancy. May require small deposit depending on stay. I have lived in this house for over 30 years so have a wealth of knowledge of things to explore. We specialize in the one to six month or longer stay. Email me with any additional questions. I live directly above your space and am very conscious of any noise or things bothersome. I use my headphones for music/TV most of the time. Although you may occasionally hear me (and I will hear you) I will ALWAYS try my best to be sure you don't! You can text/call me on my cell 24/7 for anything. ........................................................................................................................ This space is below our living area. We are quiet and respectful of our guests, but you will probably hear us moving about at some point during your stay (and likewise, we will hear you). The ceiling is slightly lower than standard height but has never been a problem. Also, we live on a hill so there are several steps to & from the guest suite. These are irregularly spaced and sometimes moist from fog or rain. Just try to always be careful! If you are not familiar with Ran Rafael, it is easiest to plan a first arrival in daylight but not absolutely necessary. The streets to my house are winding, hilly, and narrow and some visitors find them challenging to navigate at night. But if you use the maps provided it should be fine. It is private, quiet, and peaceful. A little info for first-time visitors to the SF bay area: - San Rafael is close to SF, but not actually part of the city. In fact, we are across the Golden Gate Bridge from SF, in Marin County (also called the "north bay"). It is less than 15 miles to downtown from our house, but can take longer than you might expect with the bridge and city traffic. Many guests stay with us to enjoy the green space and beauty of Marin (trails, paddling, Mt Tamalpais, Muir Woods, Angel Island, Stinson beach, SF Bay, Pacific ocean) but still with easy access to the city for some sightseeing there. - There is excellent public transit between San Rafael and SF, and adequate transit around Marin County. The most convenient/frequent schedules run M-F, and directed at commuters. Weekend schedules require some planning. There is no late-night service to & from SF. The many different ferries are an excellent way to sightsee and a great transportation mode. MUST DO- LARKSPUR FERRY TO SF! - There is little to no effective transit directly between Marin and other parts of the bay area (i.e. east bay, etc). You would have to go through the SF and this makes for a long trip. BART does not service the north bay at all. - SFO is convenient to reach via transit or driving. So is Oakland convenient by car, but difficult to get to by public transit from here. There are door-to-door shuttles but they are fairly expensive. ** Please note that to keep some flexibility for ourselves & visiting family/friends, we do not accept reservation requests for the distant future. We usually open up the calendar for the few upcoming months only. If you're considering a stay beyond that period, check back within that time-frame for availability email me with your request. Here is a recent National article ranking San Rafael as one of the top, "small cities". San Rafael Cracks ‘Most Exciting Small Cities’ Rankings Marin’s Mission City ranks 11th in a national real estate research survey conducted by (URL HIDDEN) If you like live music and can’t stand endless parades of fast-food joints, you’d be hard pressed to find a better small city in the United States than San Rafael. That’s according to an online research report published earlier this week by (URL HIDDEN) headlined “These Are the 10 Most Exciting Small Cities in America.” San Rafael just barely missed the top 10, polling 11th overall. The article includes a list of the top 50 most exciting small cities out of a 140 with populations between 50,000 and 60,000. Movoto judged the cities in six categories categories (live music, fast food, nightlife, active life, non-fast food percentage and young residents). San Rafael is among six California cities to make the top 50 and ranks the highest overall in the state according to the poll. Petaluma, which ranks 34th, is the only other Bay Area city to make the list. The other California cities mentioned are National City (32nd), La Mesa (33rd), Gardena (38th) and Arcadia (47th). Hoboken, N.J. topped the rankings that appear to have a heavy East Coast-tilt. Only two of the top 10 cities are west of the Mississippi (No. 6 Manhattan, Kan., and No. 9 San Marcos, Texas). San Rafael was ranked No. 3 in the live music and non-fast food percentage rank, and is the eighth most active city according to the poll. Guest AccessPrivate entrance and exit to your vehicle. This is a great neighborhood. It is very important not to inconvenience the neighbors in any way! NEVER PARK OR BLOCK the alley entrance. It works best to park with two wheels up on the little used sidewalk. It creates more room to drive on this narrow street. Interaction with GuestsI am always available 24/7 to answer questions or give my 30 year+ Bay Area expertise on restaurants, sight seeing, day trips, SF, Wine Country, Tahoe, or the beach! Or as I said it is private enough you may not see me or my family unless you want to. The NeighborhoodThe location and neighborhood is very popular. (also noted several times in the reviews) A safe and private spot but just minutes from the freeway to go in any direction. Take a moment to look at the map and do the street view option if you can. Both options give you a good sense of this great area! Getting AroundAbout 1/3 of a mile to the San Rafael Transportation Hub. Located downtown next to the freeway. Bus or taxis anywhere from there. Other Things to NoteCheck out my "other listings" https://www.airbnb.com/rooms WIFI password: ff9b3edba6 FYI-THIS SPACE USES A "SEWAGE EJECTOR". IT WORKS GREAT BUT WILL CLOG UP IF TAMPONS OR OTHER LARGER OBJECTS CLOG IT UP. IT IS AN LENGTHY AND EXPENSIVE REPAIR CAUSING ALL OF US PROBLEMS. PLEASE BE CAREFUL NOT TO CLOG TOILET!