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


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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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  1. Marsha B.
    Lovely home for our retreat of 22!! Owners were completely available and made every effort to accommodate all questions. The space is magical soothing and a great space to relax 10 October 2016 - 03:56:00
  2. Seng V.
    Our family of 5 had a recent stay at this beautiful Beachfront home. The view is breath taking! Location is great, it is close to the highway and walking distance to shops and restaurants. It was a pleasure to work with Viv and Jeff through the process of the rental. Viv was always there to handle our every need as quickly as possible. My kids and I enjoyed walking down to the beach from the deck, access is great! 23 June 2016 - 21:58:00
  3. rasheda S.
    Unbelievable....great, ill be back soon 02 December 2016 - 05:49:00
  4. Amanda C.
    Family of 5 enjoyed our stay here so much. The house was clean, comfortable and well stocked with small essentials for travelers. The view from the porch can't be matched anywhere. We found the location central to the major attractions giving us access to go over the bridge to Muir Woods or on other days head the other direction to golden gate. The apartment was great for traveling with children- washer and dryer, the extra space for a family of 5 compared to a hotel room and having the beach to run around and collect shells and cool rocks. We are very happy with our stay and highly recommend this lovely place. 31 December 2016 - 16:06:00
  5. Melinda C.
    Vivian was a great hostess! This place was the perfect retreat for me and my friends. We loved the view and sounds of the waves in every room. And I was super happy to find yoga mats and everything we needed to cook our own meals! 10 February 2017 - 23:13:00
  6. Nikolay K.
    Amazing property with amazing owners! Fantastic view, and expirience! 09 February 2017 - 00:42:00
  7. fernanda s.
    We checked in at 4pm and Vivian was ready to welcome us into her home! We got there just in time for sunset and it was absolutely beautiful! Her house is very well kept and tastefully decorated! It's equipped with everything and anything you might need! The kitchen is lovely and easy to use and the dimmed lighting in the house sets the mood perfectly!! It's right over the water and the waves at night are the perfect lullaby!! The shower is so relaxing and overlooks the ocean!! It was absolutely more than I expected and it truly feels like you are at home. I will definitely come back in the future!! Parking is so easy and transfer to San Francisco is close!! The view of the bridges is so cool from the deck! My family and I were very fateful to have found them and their home and it made a complete difference in our trip! It would have not been the same without this beautiful Richmond gem!!! Thank you Viv and Jeff!!!! 02 January 2017 - 23:53:00
  8. Robert R.
    We made it back each day at sunset to sit on the deck and watch as the sky turned pink over San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. The sound of waves each night lulled us to sleep. The rental was downstairs below the owners residence, but we hardly knew that the owners were ever home. Very quiet. Very clean. Comfortable bed. Wonderful setting. Easy access to East Bay as well as San Francisco. The owners went out of their way to insure that we had everything we needed. 15 December 2016 - 17:59:00
  9. patricia v.
    Loved this beautiful home! We took morning walks on the private beach and opened up the windows at night to sleep to the ocean sounds. Viviean was fantastic and answered all questions we asked. We plan on coming back with our daughters! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home 22 March 2017 - 20:45:00
  10. Tanya P.
    This is a beautiful and tranquil property and we loved the views off the back deck and the fabulous location. Our only issue was that the fire alarm went off several times because it is so sensitive. We were warned about this though, and ended up preparing for it when cooking. Please note that this home has very expensive furnishings and decor, and I wouldn't recommend it for young children. Our boys are 12 and 15 and we made sure to warn them about rough housing and asked them not to touch anything. They did love the brain teaser puzzle and played with the chess set. They also loved the comfy tv room with the futon after a long day of sight seeing. They respected the rules to leave their shoes off and to take care not to run around in the house and even with these rules they loved the property and had a great time. The owner Viv was great to communicate with and though she was out of the country when we arrived, her friends were most kind and took extra good care of us when we needed a few things. You'll be happy with this property, especially if you're traveling with other adults or as a couple. 07 April 2017 - 02:38:00
  11. Sue S.
    This home away from home is just that! The house is decorated very stylishly, abd very comfortably. The large deck overlooking the beach and the bay is perfect for everything from yoga to drinks and appetizers--we chose the latter! It's very clean, the towels are plush, and the shower is fabulous! Did I forget to say how amazing the location is? Two nights was not long enough! 14 April 2017 - 19:24:00
  12. Susan M.
    Vivien was a wonderful host! She met us upon check in and checked on us periodically. We couldn't have asked for a better place for our family of 5. 21 July 2017 - 18:32:00
  13. His was the best place we could have picked. For a family of 6 we all fit good. We enjoyed the beach to the fullest! Beautiful home and beautiful Owners! 26 July 2017 - 01:44:00
  14. Beth D.
    Vivien was very responsive during the booking process and available during our stay. There was nothing that could have been better. 10 August 2017 - 13:56:00
  15. Laura H.
    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 shout-out to Bernie, Jeff and Vivien's friend, for covering for them our first two days there. The house is within walking distance of the downtown area but be forewarned, there are some serious hills to contend with. We very highly recommend this property. 19 August 2017 - 17:24:00
  16. Beth H.
    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 our stay. The home is a little ways to the city (with lots of traffic to get there!) but we found that okay as we wanted to explore not only the city of SF, but the surrounding areas too. If you happen to be staying at the home on the second Friday of month during the summer, there is a great outdoor concert series in the small town of Port Richmond that is in walking distance from the house. Afterwards, you can eat at one of the restaurants there. Thanks for sharing your home Viv! 02 September 2017 - 17:26:00
  17. George S.
    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 appointed apartment and then it was time to kick back and enjoy the view. Stepping out onto the deck to see the faint glow to the west at the post sunset hour , the lighted Goldengate Bridge, San Francisco skyline, and the Bay Bridge as you look from right to left! Truly amazing and wonderful panorama for the next seven days. The drive to the Goldengate is an easy hop depending on the commuting hour if you so choose. The Larkspur Ferry is just minutes away and will deliver you right to Fishermans Wharf. From there access to all of San Francisco is just steps away via the bart system ( streetcars are best for those who are nostalgic at heart) San Fran is home to 4000 restaurants, but one need not travel quite so far! The appies at the Hotel Mac were fabulous and we had some of the best pub fare at the Up and Under Pub. For breakfast we enjoyed Alls Fare with its quaint view of the Pt Richmond Boat Harbor We recommend Sausalito for more of the same without having to navigate the city. We dined in three times and found the kitchen as acccomodating as the cottage is charming! There are two markets in Pt. Richmond and there are Albertsons close by for more extensive needs. Not to mention dinner on the deck at sunset is just breathtaking! We will stay here again! And once again, Viven and Jeff, we cant thank you enough! Beth, George and Pete 30 October 2017 - 16:48:00
  18. Fayaz S.
    We were in this house for 4 nights during our kids spring break. This house is located right on the bay and very private has view of all four bridges from the deck. Perfect spot. The host is very welcoming, helpful, and accommodating. The house is decorated very well and with collectible items. The house had everything we needed. 14 May 2017 - 05:57:00
  19. Jon R.
    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. Thanks Viv and Jeff, we can't wait to return!!! 15 November 2017 - 15:44:00
  20. karla s.
    My family and I had a peaceful stay at this serene waterfront home. 23 January 2018 - 22:44:00

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