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Beachfront SF Bay Luxury Retreat For Small Groups & Families. Spectacular Spot!

#411252 · Vacation Rental in , ,

3 Bedrooms
7 guests
2 Full Bathrooms
Vacation Rental

Property Description

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. We are delighted to host visiting healers for retreats, group and private sessions. Sleeps seven. Close to SF, Berkeley, minutes to Marin County!

The Space

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.

Guest Access

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!

Getting Around

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!

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House Rules

Check In Time: 16:00
Check Out Time: 11:00
Max occupancy: 7

Sleeping Arrangements

Common Space
Bed types not specified
Bedroom 1
1 Queen Bed
Bedroom 2
1 Bed
Bedroom 3
1 Queen Bed


Rate Name Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly
Default Rate
2 Nights Minimum
$239 CAD - - -
01/03/18 - 02/09/18
2 Nights Minimum
$198 CAD - - -
01/03/18 - 02/09/18
7 Nights Minimum
$180 CAD - - -
01/03/18 - 02/09/18
30 Nights Minimum
$137 CAD - - -
01/13/18 - 01/13/21
2 Nights Minimum
$285 CAD - - -
01/13/18 - 01/13/21
7 Nights Minimum
$250 CAD - - -
01/13/18 - 01/13/21
30 Nights Minimum
$197 CAD - - -
02/10/18 - 03/30/18
2 Nights Minimum
$249 CAD - - -
02/10/18 - 03/30/18
7 Nights Minimum
$201 CAD - - -
02/10/18 - 03/30/18
30 Nights Minimum
$142 CAD - - -



DVD Player


Heated Pool


Sandy Beach
Tennis Court


Spa Services
Restaurant On Site
Guided Fishing Tours
Gym / Fitness Centre

Availability Calendar

January 2018

  • Unavailable
  • Check In Available
  • Check Out Available
Availability last updated Jan 14, 2018
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24 Reviews

Overall Rating

Awesome place

This is a beautiful location. Safe and serene in a small neighborhood and right on SF bay. Relatively easy access to Sausalito, SF, Berkeley, etc. Our family of 5 had plenty of room and everything was extremely clean and comfortable. The owners were very responsive and totally helpful with navigating the local scene and the bay area in general. Th... Read More

November 2017

Perfect Respite during a Road Trip

What a perfect place to land after 5 days of a most enjoyable road trip! We were warmly greeted in the street by Viven, our gracious and most accommodating hostess. There was an easel next to the apartment entrance heralding welcome to each of us by name in the message space as well! Jeff and Viven gave us a brief tour of their wonderfully appoint... Read More

October 2017

Amazing Views and Great Accomadations

We had a wonderful time staying at Viv's place on the water. The house was well furnished and clean. The views of the 3 bridges from the deck were absolutely amazing. We had fun on the beach, especially watching the neighbors throwing balls out in the water for their dogs to fetch. Viv greeted us upon arrival and stayed in communication throughout... Read More

September 2017

Pictures Don't do it Justice

If you're a fan of breathtaking views, this is the place for you when staying in the Bay area. Aside from the views, the house itself is very nice and exceptionally clean. The whole family loved the shower! Also well stocked with the essentials. Communications with Vivien were smooth and she seemed genuinely concerned that all our needs were met. A... Read More

August 2017

Wonderful location and caring owners!

Vivien was very responsive during the booking process and available during our stay. There was nothing that could have been better.

August 2017

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