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 night 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 2015 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)
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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"
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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!