San Geronimo Retreat in the Redwoods- Awesome Room Rentals with a treehouse view


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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. Amenities: 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... Keywords: B&B (Bed and Beauty)

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  1. Itai R.
    Inga and her husband were SO welcoming, gave us a full tour as soon as we arrived (later than expected) shared their beautiful deck with us, and even gave us a demonstration on their cool exercise equipment! The area surrounding the house is impeccably quiet and serene, and there are little paths up into the forest, and many spots to sit and admire the natural beauty on the property. Inside was clean, quiet, and well equipped for sleep, showers, and lounging about. There is a cute breakfast place called Two Birds nearby and plenty of places to wander. We would recommend this vacation spot to anyone. Many thanks to our hosts, who we really enjoyed meeting and their fiesty little fluffy dogs! A+ all around! 08 September 2017 - 19:02:00
  2. Mr & Mrs Newlyweds
    We had a lovely stay. It was our honeymoon and it was a great, unusual and fun idea to stay here. There are no coverings on the window in the bedroom so you woke up with the beautiful sunshine. We were only minutes from an incredible natural foods store so we always started our day with delicious eats. Hiking, shopping and adventure around every bend. The listing was accurate from what was listed on Craigslist. The property was very clean and well maintained. The owner was incredibly gracious and communicated on any questions we had. We would recommend this property to anyone looking for a serene get away. We are already planning our trip back....we miss Cali already! 09 May 2010 - 22:25:09
  3. deneent
    I couldn't have chosen a finer place to stay for my month-long course in California. Inga, Trey and their 2 wonderful dogs made me and my dog feel right at home and the house and setting are fabulous! 19 May 2010 - 21:46:43
  4. Travelling RN/Kiteboarder, Del and Zorha
    The San Geronimo Retreat is a wonderful pied-a-terre for anyone looking to explore Marin County and the San Francisco Bay. It is a beautiful property, very private, nestled in the redwoods but located in the heart of Marin County and a short driving distance away from many points of interest such as the quaint villages of Faifax and San Anselmo with their wonderful restaurants (we recommed Indian and Thai), organic markets, boutiques and antique shops. Point Reyes Station is also close by: There one can savour fresh local oysters . For the adventurous at heart, it also provides easy access to many beautiful beaches for surfing or kiteboarding, tons of hiking trails, and biking routes. After a day of exploring, it was good to come back to the peacefulness of the retreat, build a fire and share stories around the fireplace. Inga and Trey are wonderful hosts and know how to make any guest feel comfortable. The house is as described and photographed but no add can depict how comfortable it was. The bedrooms are a great size and very well appointed and the bed VERY comfortable. The view from the windows is amazing. My husband and I stayed there for three weeks and we picked the harmony room as it offered more storage. It was perfect! Note that Inga's kitchen has anything one's need to cook wonderful meals should you decide to stay in for dinner! Last but not least, we feel fortunate to have found such a comfortable, clean pet friendly accomodations. Inga and Trey understand the value of finding a home away from home and so THANK YOU!! 19 May 2010 - 23:33:20
  5. loveidovei
    What we love!-- The place was comfortable, cozy, and easy to settle into. The directions to the house and guidelines for usage were clear and helpful. The movie selection was nice and the lighting inside and all around the property were EXCEPTIONAL. The view of the trees and near by trails made nature therapy really easy. The kitchen was user friendly and stocked with equipment. Being dog and family friendly is another huge plus. The view from the hot tub was the perfect addition to cold rainy days. Some things we would've liked different-- We're environmentally aware bunch so there were a couple of things we wished were different. The upstairs living room was drafty and hard to heat, even with a fire. The bedroom windows, not being insulated, let out a lot of heat so being encouraged to not use multiple towels seemed like a minor earth friendly feature compared to the major waste of heat escaping constantly. Being concerned with Teflon poisoning, we mainly used the stainless steel cooking ware because the non-stick cooking ware were scratched up probably from previous guests not following kitchen directions. Not sure if you can do anything about it, but the neighbor's dogs barked and barked, making for prolonged noisy departures and arrivals. We would have liked more detailed instructions on using the entertainment systems and the thermostats in the bedrooms as they were not user-friendly. 29 December 2010 - 01:55:21
  6. Melinda S.
    We were in a class and didnt get to visit as much as Id have liked. Nonetheless, Inga and Trey were very lovely! Their home is cozy, nicely hidden away amongst the beautiful redwoods. Hansel and Fritz are adorable wee gentle pups! 11 December 2017 - 18:41:00
  7. Dan K.
    not good. Misleading advertising. smelled of tobacco smoke. 02 July 2017 - 12:17:00
  8. Mary-Anne B.
    Inga and Trey were wonderful hosts! They had everything ready for when we arrived, even down to doggie beds and treats for the pups! We traveled with our two little terriers (Jenny and Ginger) and they had a fun time with Inga and Trey's pups, Hanzel and Fritz... This trip was a surprise for my husband and Inga and Trey's home in the redwoods was the best experience of our week traveling. It was so peaceful and beautiful, it made us feel like we were in a spa! We could not have asked for a better experience - many thanks! Mary-Anne and Hanley 02 August 2017 - 04:51:00

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