After extensive renovations, improvements, and a brand new 450 square foot chef's kitchen, ... The Retreat in the Redwoods is finally ready to rent again via VRBO. We also take reservations via TEXT messages to 415-676-7387. Please do not call the owner!
The rental includes your own 2 private rooms and private bath (practically the entire upstairs), sharing this amazing custom 3500 square foot home in San Geronimo Valley centrally located in the AMAZING West Marin redwoods!
Somewhat like a bed and breakfast... but without the breakfast! Inga, the owner, likes to think of this as a European inspired Gasthaus. She got the inspiration for this while traveling as a child every other year to Germany and Austria, making lifelong memories.
(A Gasthaus, also called Gasthof, Landhaus, or Pension, is a German-style inn or tavern with a bar, a restaurant, banquet facilities and hotel rooms for rent.
Gasthäuser are typically found in smaller towns and are often family-owned. It is not uncommon to have three generations of a family working together in such an establishment and many have been owned by the same family for generations.
Gasthäuser are common in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and other European countries around Germany. Some are decorated with mural paintings (called Lüftlmalerei (de)) depicting fairy tale stories or local legendary figures )
The house is completely furnished, including your room with contemporary furnishings. There are 2 bedrooms, or use them as a bedroom and an inspirational seating / work/ writing room by folding up the Tranquility Room's murphy bed!
Both rooms have lovely redwood views and provide two 100% organic Turkish cotton bathrobes for your use and enjoyment while visiting.
The newly renovated 450 square foot modern chef's kitchen facilities are available for all to use and has seating for 5 at the island and 6 at the breakfast table. The kitchen holds the laundry (washer and dryer.)
There are balconies from here to the north and south, There is a sound dock in the kitchen to hook up your ipod, which is connected to speakers in the kitchen and the south porch.
The 250 square foot south porch with 4 adirandack chairs, table for 6 people, outdoor grill. 2 large heaters, a green wall and a view into 1600 acres of open space. This is also the way to the hot tub.
The north side of the kitchen has a balcony porch with a heater and 2 adirondack chairs (which is the owners favorite spot to watch the sunset through the trees.)
Also shared are the public areas of the house. (Living room with fireplace and dining room)
We provide a lending library of DVD movies to suit almost any taste and there is WIFI throughout,
The 2-3 person hot tub is located just behind the house and is accessible via the large back porch off the kitchen. It is the perfect place to get a jet massage while enjoying the redwood forest.
The house has great Wi-Fi, a DVD player with +/-50 DVD's (watch movies from your computer or from our Netflix account)
Oh, and last but not least... "Must Love Dogs". Your well mannered dog may be OK with prior approval . We absolutely do not allow cats (the owner is allergic)
We have 2 rescue dogs at the house in the evenings and weekends, Hansel (a miniature American Eskimo - Chi mix) and Fritz (a Golden Chi mix.) Fritz is currently a bit fearful towards people and appears aggressive, so we keep him away from guests.
This is a magical place that we call home, and we share it only to loving people that appreciate the beauty and wilderness that only the San Geronimo redwood valley can provide.
Please inquire if there is a need to sleep over 4 -6 people, or if more than 2 beds are necessary. 4 people in 2 beds are included within the $250.00 night rate + $50.00 per person per air mattress.
Note: Upon special request at least 3 months in advance, the entire house may be rented privately for $500.00 a night with a 4-night minimum. The max full house rental can accommodate about 10 pp in 3 bedrooms, and 2 air mattresses.
Hot tub with a view of the redwood forest by day, and starry sky by night.
There is plenty of parking.
Activities and Attractions:
San Geronimo Valley is close to Fairfax... and Point Reyes Station... in West Marin. It is a 45 minute drive to San Francisco, 20 minute drive to San Rafael, 15 minute drive to Point Reyes Station, 10 minute drive to Fairfax, 5 minute drive to Samuel P. Taylor State Park.
Dining / Entertainment: The Two Bird Cafe is in walking distance from the house. It offers home cooked gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner with a wonder wine selection. In a short drive over the "hill", you will be in Fairfax, the home of great restaurants, shopping, Movie Theater, Iron Springs Brewery, live music, and farmers market during the summer. San Rafael is just a bit further which offers even more dining, shopping, theaters, and a downtown-wide farmers market during the summer on Thursday nights with entertainment, gifts and children's rides.
Hiking: The house is situated in a park like setting on 1.5 acres of redwoods. It backs up to 1600 acres of wilderness with hiking and equestrian trails nearby. Please do not hike directly from the property, for private land is not marked well and you may encounter "not-so- happy" neighbors.
There is a seasonal creek that runs through the side the Papermill creek running nearby where you can still watch the Coho and steelhead spawning. It is a bit out in the country... but that is what we love about it! There are hundreds of miles of hiking in the shadow of Mount Tamalpais.
Biking: Marin is the birthplace of the mountain bike, with miles and miles of open terrain to discover. Street biking is also very poplar here, and many local coffee stands and pastry shops cater to touring bikes.
Beaches: Point Reyes, Bolinas and Stinson Beach are all fairly close, within a 30-40 minute drive.
Golf: The world class 18 hole San Geronimo Valley Golf Course is right across the street! It is open to the public, with a clubhouse restaurant for breakfast and lunch, and some dinners.
Local parks: Samuel P. Taylor State Park, Mount Tamalpais State Park, Point Reyes National Seashore, Muir Woods National Monument, Roy's Redwoods
We are happy to share our tour books, dog park books, hiking and biking trail maps and give recommendations for day trips.
Please contact us for further information & photos...
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