SAN RAFAEL- AWESOME LOCATION • HOME 4BR, 3BATH

Entire home hosted by Keith

  1. 8 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 3 bathrooms
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AMAZING 2400SQ. FT., 4BR, 3 FULL BATH HOME. GREAT LOCATION, SUNNY LARGE DECK, & 2 CAR GARAGE.. (ANOTHER 1000 ft.²) THIS HOME IS LOCATED ON A DEAD END ST. NEXT TO OPEN SPACE. WITH AWESOME VIEWS OF BRIDGES, AND SF BAY! GREAT HIKING, DOG RUN, 5 MINUTES AWAY. ALSO, 4-5 MINUTES FROM HWY 101 TO GO IN ANY DIRECTION. 20 MINUTES TO SF, AND THE EAST BAY. 30 MIN. TO THE WINE COUNTRY. WALK TO TOWN, WITH MANY REST/BARS & MORE. SAFE FAMILY AREA. THREE MONTH MIN. $7,500. PER MONTH.

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$7,500. PER MONTH- 3MONTH MINIMUM!
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VERY SAFE, FAMILY AREA ADJACENT TO OPEN SPACE. GREAT FOR DOG WALKING, HIKING, BIKING OR JUST SIGHTSEEING THE VIEWS OF THE SF BAY, BRIDGES, MT. TAM, SAN RAFAEL, OR SF ITSELF.

If you are not familiar with San 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 with owner.

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.

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. 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 via text to answer questions or give my 35+year Bay Area expertise on restaurants, sight seeing, day trips, SF, Wine Country, Tahoe, or the beach!


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.

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Bay view
Canal view
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable/satellite
Free washer – In unit
Dryer
Portable air conditioning

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Where you’ll be

San Rafael, California, United States

THIS SPECIAL NEIGHBORHOOD IS WONDERFUL BECAUSE OF ITS LOCATION, AND SAFE FAMILY ATMOSPHERE. NEXT TO OPEN SPACE BUT ONLY MINUTES FROM THE FREEWAY, AND WALKING DISTANCE TO SAN RAFAEL. IT HAS BEEN MENTIONED SEVERAL TIMES IN MY REVIEWS!

Patio for, breakfast, lunch, dinner, a glass of wine, 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. See all pictures, read all descriptions, and reviews. Message me with any questions. Two WIFI networks, Two 50" TV's, 32" Flat screen TV and cable. Extra sheets and towels.
Garage has W/D, separate wash tub, and another large refrigerator. Area is woodsy but with direct sun. THREE MONTH MINIMUM. All utilities included. This is a pet friendly household!

Besides garage, on street parking on a dead end street (so not much traffic)
Walk to San Rafael Transportation Center or to down town and minutes from freeway to go in any direction.

We specialize in 3 month 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 travel nurses, doctors, relatives, and workers have stayed here.

Maid service available to wash, dust, clean, change sheets, and tidy up.

Marin County has the Pacific ocean, miles of the SF Bay, unsurpassed scenic hiking, and biking. Require deposit. I have lived in this house for 35+ years so have a wealth of knowledge of things to explore. Text me with any additional questions.

Hosted by Keith

  1. Joined in July 2012
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Businessman looking to host. Over 35 years experience in Bay Area. Want to share tips on local travel, cuisine, places to visit. Be safe - have fun!

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I LIVE IN SAUSALITO 9 MILES AWAY. I AM YOUR EMERGENCY CONTACT. BEST WAY TO REACH ME IS VIA TEXT. I WILL DO A DETAILED WALK THRU, UPON ARRIVAL.
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House rules

No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy