Waterfront home - on the beach in charming Point Richmond, furnished in tribal art and Asian antiques!
Huge bay views from your own big deck, from the lovely living and dining areas, from the master bedroom space, from the modern kitchen - even from your shower! Hear the waves - and watch the pelicans! Ideal for small workshops or visiting families. Sleeps six. Close to SF, Berkeley, minutes to Marin County!
Hello! We are Jeff and Viv.
We fell in love in Point Richmond! We've managed to buy our dream home on a lovely pebble beach here on the SF Bay. It's a unique and special place and we feel blessed to be its guardians. Daily we are nourished by the sounds of the bay and the daily comings and goings of the coots, cormorants, pelicans, gulls and the occasional sea lion or harbor seal.
We are told that the house was brought over from San Francisco on a barge in the very early 1900's and set in this spectacular location!
The home has a completely equipped private lower unit with a modern kitchen with bamboo cabinets, living area, dining area and two bathrooms, one with a walk in shower, with fabulous views of the bay. And your own private deck, right over the beach! Hardwood floors with tribal carpets, exquisite Asian antiques and artwork collected from around the world.
In addition to two private bedrooms, there is a third sleeping area which seems to be everyone's favorite! It opens onto the deck with sliding glass doors - and the view and sounds of the bay are amazing! It's furnished with a queen sized bed, an incredibly comfortable eco-friendly Keetsa Tea Leaf mattress, and Japanese tansu chests - and can be partly separated from the main living area by a screen.
Come join us in this magic and healing place where you can eat your breakfast and watch the pelicans dive for theirs! You can wake up and go to sleep listening to the waves. The sunsets will take your breath away and the views are just outstanding. The location is excellent for going to San Francisco, to Berkeley and other east bay spots, Marin, and Napa. But you just might find yourself happy to stay put and have a relaxing vacation in this seaside village.
We both love Richmond and particularly, Point Richmond, The Bay Area's Best Kept Secret. The shoreline is amazing! There are public sand beaches, wonderful hiking trails at Nichol Nob, excellent live community theater, world class restaurants, a thriving art and music community, an award winning municipal swimming palace, a rugby bar that's a great place to watch Steph Curry and the Warriors win another one, a terrific ladies clothes store, beautiful Asian antique furniture and more.
Jeff came to Richmond in 1981 as the Chief of Cardiology at the Kaiser Richmond Medical Center. He also served as an elected city councilman from 2008-2012. Now, he is a Professor at Touro University teaching PA students cardiology and internal medicine. He loves the idea of introducing others to the wonders of the Point Richmond shoreline and community.
Viv has been a psychologist, educator, avid world traveler, photographer, and small import business owner. Her love of the water brought her to Point Richmond years ago. She is the former chair of the City of Richmond's Human Rights Commission and remains active in community health and violence prevention efforts. Like Jeff, she relishes the idea of showcasing some of Pt. Richmond's amazing talent. Viv arranged for Asian art collector and dealer Guillermina Emy LaFever to furnish the retreat space with antique Asian furniture. It is a work of art. You can actually buy any of the furniture you like. There is a catalog in the unit and you can visit Guillermina's store in Point Richmond.
Private access through a garden path between black bamboo and huge birds of paradise!
Interaction with Guests
We totally respect everyone's privacy. There is no check in procedure at our retreat; you simply arrive and make yourself at home. During your stay we may have the opportunity to say hello, usually when you are arriving or leaving with your car or on a walk through the neighborhood. Or, please let us know if you would like to meet! We are friendly and well traveled - and do our best to be available if you have any questions or would like to learn more about the area!
Plenty of street parking! House is located on a cul de sac in a residential neighborhood. Minutes from the freeway - ten minutes to either Berkeley or Marin County! It is a lovely walk into the center of Point Richmond. And our favorite way to go into San Francisco is by ferry - from the terminal just on the other side of the bridge at Larkspur Landing!+ More