This is a separate 3 room 1 bath apartment and is part of a house which is shared with one other tenant. The apartment has a private entrance, and does not share any rooms with the other tenant. There is free street parking, and is within walking distance of downtown San Rafael and San Rafael Transit Center. I will not be staying there when you are my guest. My cat, Sassy, WILL be sharing the apartment with you. If you or your guest are allergic to cats, please do not book my apartment.
What's unique about this space is the quietness and lushness of living in a wooded area. Deer and wild turkeys roam the neighbourhood yet you are within easy walking distance of downtown San Rafael. There is a beautiful eastern view from the kitchen/dining room of a mountain range, with lots of birds and wildlife activity. One of the most unique aspects of the space is the quietness. The loudest ambient sounds are local sports activities and an occasional dog barking. All this and you are within easy walking distance of restaurants, wine bars, brew pubs, grocery stores, and downtown San Rafael.
In addition to full access of the apartment, there is Apple TV with Netflix, HBO Now, Starz, and Showtime (among other options) available on my 52" plasma TV with Bose sound system. There is a Bose sound dock in the kitchen, full kitchen ammenities, front porch area (not shared), and reserved closet and dresser space. There is a shared back yard if you care to sit quietly in the sun.
Interaction with guests
I or my co-host Emily will be here to greet you when you arrive. We will show you around the apartment and answer any questions you might have. We will be available via cell phone should anything come up. We will need daily access to the apartment for 15 minutes to tend to Sassy (my cat) in order to feed her and tend to the litter box
Other things to note
As I've mentioned, this is a shared house. My upstairs neighbours are quiet and respectful but you will hear them walking and talking on occasion. I also live close to an elementary school so you will hear outdoor recreational activities during the school year on weekdays and occasionally on weekends.
There is a small staircase (6 steps) between the kitchen/bathroom and the bedroom/TV room.
There are also three brick steps to access my front door.
Last but not least, I have an indoor cat. She will be sharing the space with you while you are staying. You will, however, be able to close the bedroom door for privacy as all her necessities are located outside the bedroom. She does not ever go outside so please be careful when you prop open doors or notice her edging towards the door.
If you are in need of an extra bed, I do have a very comfortable tent cot that will fit one person.
Please treat my home like it's yours.
No smoking anything in the apartment. Outside is fine but away from the house. .
Quiet time after 10PM
My cat is an indoor cat. Please be mindful when propping open doors.
I share a large house with another adult family. Our two households are completely separated but noise does carry . Please be respectful of the noise level when you are inside. I would be extremely grateful.