Our Scandinavian design, modern mid-century home allows for sunny, easy indoor/outdoor living! It fits a family of 5 or 6 and is conveniently located 1 block from SF Bay, 5 minute walk to Andy's Market and 5 minute drive to downtown San Rafael.
Our home has an open plan with large public spaces for gathering friends and family. The chef's kitchen is large and airy featuring an entire wall of sliding glass doors, and a long island for prep and eating. The adjoining dining room, lounge and living room and windows were designed to make the space feel like a beach house. If you love hiking and cycling (mountain or road) this is the house for you! Access trails to China Camp State Park are a few minute bike ride away, and a short drive (10 minutes) gets you to the home of mountain biking: Mt. Tam! A huge array of hiking and biking trails awaits. From this peaceful light filled home and large garden space is easy access to San Francisco, Berkeley, Sonoma and Napa Valleys. Sit on the terrace with your feet up, enjoy a glass of wine and the peaceful view of the hills and lush garden.
Guests will have access to 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, a large backyard and terrace, front yard, and apple orchard, hen house, play house and swing located behind our lot.
Interaction with guests
We are happy to help you with any local arrangements or guidance you need prior to your visit. We will be traveling while the house is being rented but have a very reliable person close by to be of help in person if needed. Of course we are always available by email. We are happy to help you enjoy our our special home and Marin County and San Francisco!
Other things to note
We have a large and well maintained landscape in both the front yard and back yard. Our back terrace allows for indoor-outdoor living in true California style! The back of our house is largely glass sliders that open on to a large terrace with a comfortable couch seating area and farm style dining table and benches. A second shaded seating area is in the upper yard surrounding a fountain, near the back gate of the property. Beyond this gate is our "apple orchard & farm" - the hen house for our 5 hens, a barn like play house and a large tree swing.
We invite people to enjoy our home with joy and treat our home with the same care and respect that we do - and leave it in the same condition as you found it. We do not allow pets nor smoking on the property. If you break something please alert us and fix it promptly. Our hens are cared for when we are gone by a friend who stops by daily. Please don't wear shoes in the house.
I am a brand and product designer who has owned 2 businesses and consulted on the launch of many others. I am the mother of 3, an avid reader, hen farmer, school volunteer, cook, collector of textiles, sewer and knitter, gardener and bread baker. I mountain bike, road ride, swim and run as much as I can here in Marin County and elsewhere. I've lived overseas in Sweden, Hong Kong, Thailand and Senegal, and love to travel to source indigenous textiles, develop new product ideas, snorkel, mountain bike, explore markets and museums and enjoy excellent food of all kinds.