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  • Room Type:Entire House
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Max Guests:4
  • Min Stay:2
  • Pets Allowed:No
Amenities
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  • dining area
  • dining
  • child's highchair
  • games
  • television
  • dvd player
  • internet
  • air conditioning
  • living room
  • parking
  • fireplace
  • heating
  • linens provided
  • towels provided
  • hair dryer
  • kitchen
  • refrigerator
  • stove
  • oven
  • microwave
  • dishes & utensils
  • pantry items
  • coffee maker
  • toaster
  • deck / patio
  • outdoor grill
  • long-term renters welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • outlet shopping
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • satellite / cable
    FROM: $125 $875 $3750
    67% less than rentals in the area

    Cheerful Cottage on Petaluma River near Wine Country & San Francisco

    Novato

    Description

    A great location to relax and getaway, or as a home base for your Bay Area Adventure. Enjoy watching the birds in the marshes of the Petaluma River. Just 1/10 mile down the road is a boat launch for kayakers, boaters and fisherman. A short drive t …

    Reviews

      This is a fabulous choice if, like me, you dislike the congestion and prices of the city. This rental is a very comfortable bungalow with a full kitchen and a large private deck. The deck is equipped with propane BBQ, lounge chairs, and table. My wife, and daughter and I spent several afternoons just playing board games, and enjoying the view at the table outside. It is located right on the edge of a marsh area with a view of the waterway. The area is full of birds particularly swallows. So, if you are anything of a birder; bring your binoculars and camera. Importantly, we found the property to be very clean. The bed is extremely comfortable and the shower has all the hot water you will need. We found the owners to be courteous and helpful. For the price, I don't think this quaint accommodation can be beat. For full disclosure, there is a set of steps that could be a challenge for someone that would have a problem climbing a couple flights of stairs. And, it is a quarter mile from a bridge that has some traffic noise. But, it is far quieter than being almost anywhere in the city.
      We (family with 4 month daughter from germany) stayed 3 weeks and had a perfect vacation. The location is just ideal for family-vacation. Its a really quiet place to stay just at the waterfront of the Petaluma River. Marin county is full of small really nice little towns(Novato, Mill Valley, San Rafael,...) great to chill out and goin out for coffee or dinner. There are tons of other things to do with great hikes, even better MTB trails, awesome beaches and the winecounty just close by. Going to the city(SF) by ferry is just the best.We enjoyed so much havin a glass of wine on the deck of our Cottage after a busy day in the streets of San Francisco. The Cottage got everything you need and is really well equipped, especially the kitchen.It is in great shape and super clean. We loved it. Jim and Randi were perfect hosts and helped whereever we asked for.Thanx for everything!
      In March I was able to leave New England for some wonderful California weather. I didn't have the money to spend on a hotel in San Francisco, and plus I wanted something a bit more relaxing than an urban stay. I found this guest cottage to be perfect for my needs -- affordable, close to all sorts of adventures, and a beautiful setting on marshes surrounding a long dock to the river. Which isn't to ignore the guest cottage itself -- immaculately clean, great propane fireplace, comfy bed, fully equipped kitchen. I loved to make a pot of coffee in the mornings and sit on the deck planning an outing for the day. I took a ferry into San Francisco (an easy 15 minute drive to the ferry station), enjoyed tours at a few local wineries in Sonoma, hit some cute shops in downtown Novato, and took great hikes in the hills overlooking the ocean. I highly recommend this cottage -- it's a great find, and I definitely would return there.
      We booked our stay so we could celebrate Thanksgiving with our Daughter and family..The owners were easy to work with and had everything all set up for us. Kitchen was well stocked, dishes, pot, pans, condiments, etc..All we had to bring was our food. Shops are within a few miles and the interstate is 1/2 mile away...But wait there is more...The living quarters were immaculate and cozy..Warm gas fireplace for those cold nights..We woke to beautiful sunrises every morning right from our bed..A large deck for entertaining and a boardwalk to the river, where they had kayaks for us to enjoy..We kayaked from there right into San Francisco Bay..Being close to the interstate would bring visions of lots of noise, but there was none..Very quiet and we had a wonderful stay..We are planning another visit with our daughter soon and will definitely stay there for sure..

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      <span>Welcome to the Findhorn Dweller's ORGANIC, Sustainable, ecoGreen retreat, the-eco-nest, a healthy place for guests to rest. We have a 2 - 3 night minimum, but if you'd like to stay for only one night, please contact me with the Contact ME Blue Button on the right side of the page.</span>
      <p><span>The ecoNEST-guest rest, an eco-dweller's delight nestled in a forest of redwood &amp; madrone 5 minutes from SPIRIT ROCK MEDITATION CENTER, borders open space for hiking &amp; biking in West Marin's SAN GERONIMO VALLEY. This valley, only 45 minutes from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, is a nature lover's paradise populated by artists, musicians, restaurants &amp; environmental activists. The NEST is between Spirit Rock on one end &amp; Point Reyes National Seashore (Inverness, Tomales Bay) on the other.</span></p>
      <p><span>We have hosted many guests with MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITIES (MCS), EI, or EMF/RF. The NEST is FRAGRANCE-FREE, chemical-free, MOLD-FREE, &amp; does not use microwaves, smartMeters or WiFi. We have free cable internet. Floor-to-ceiling windows to the west, and doors and windows on 3 sides provide beautiful natural light &amp; fresh air. We provide a HEPA EL Foust Air Purifier and use a HEPA Meile Vacuum.</span></p>
      <p><span>What's ORGANIC in the NEST? Everything with an asterisk * is * ORGANIC *, &amp; everything else is sustainable or recycled.</span></p>
      <p><span>*queen-sized *ORGANIC MATTRESS, *sleeping pillows, *duvet comforter, *cotton &amp; silk bedding, *teas,*coffee, *wool dhurrie area rug, *mattress pad, *towels, bamboo flooring, private bathroom with large travertine tile shower, earth-friendly cleaning products, HEPA vacuum, recycle food leftovers, recycle paper/plastic/cans, metal trash cans to recycle paper/plastic/glass/cans, EL Foust HEPA charcoal air filter, low-flush toilet, low energy Cozy Legs electric radient eco-efficient space heaters, Lasko Ceramic (Green Company) oscillating heater.</span></p>
      <p><span>We host a library of books about healthy homes, sustainability, urban homesteading, green planet, some novels, and we offer tips about the mindful use of water, propane, and other resources (shutting lights when you're not in the nest, etc.).</span></p>
      <p><span>POINTS OF INTEREST</span></p>
      <p><span>~ 2.6 miles to Spirit Rock Meditation Center</span><br /><span>~ 1 mile to Cafe Arti, fabulous Organic Indian Restaurant</span><br /><span>~ 5 minute walk to local pub with pool table, awesome juke box &amp; sometimes live music - the Papermill Creek Saloon</span><br /><span>~ 10 minute drive to Fairfax CA with SOLAR-POWERED movie theater (5-plex), Good Earth Natural Foods, Hummingbird Cafe (amazing breakfasts), Community Wellness Center, Frogs Hot Tubs, Yoga, many restaurants, shops, and music venues</span><br /><span>~ 20 minutes drive to Pt. Reyes Station - 30 minutes drive to Blue Waters Kayaking (neighbors) on Tomales Bay. Point Reyes National Seashore &amp; beautiful beaches feature indie bookstore, Saturday seasonal Farmer's Market, organic cheese from local grass-fed pastured animals, unique boutiques, art galleries, yoga</span><br /><span>~ 1 mile to award-winning beautiful SGV Golf Course offering Friday night live music &amp; dinner</span><br /><span>~ 1 mile to Thursday night "Sweat Your Prayers" 5 Rhythms Dance (1st time's free)</span><br /><span>~ a few miles to Samuel Taylor State Park - hiking, biking, swimming holes, camping, dog-walking</span><br /><span>~ 1 mile in each direction for delicious breakfasts - either at Two Bird Cafe or Lagunitas Deli</span><br /><span>~ 1 mile to Paradise Healing Retreat Center</span><br /><span>~ 45 minute -1 hour drive to Napa - vineyards &amp; wine tasting</span><br /><span>~ 1 hour to Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary</span></p>
      <p><span>WHAT TO BRING - Please bring slippers (or heavy socks) to wear inside the nest &amp; leave your street shoes at the door. A flashlight (we don't have street lights here and evening walks can be dark). If you want to go to the beach or sunbathe, please bring your beach towel. Always bring warm clothing for cool evenings, even when the days are hot.</span></p>
      <p><span>SEPTIC/WATER MINDFULNESS - We are on septic system. Please be mindful of water usage for showers &amp; flushing. Please don't throw anything down the toilet except toilet paper. Please use the propane fireplace mindfully &amp; shut propane heater before getting into bed and when leaving the NEST, even for short trips.</span></p>
      <p><span>We are in a HIGH FIRE AREA bordering open space. Please NO SMOKING of any kind on the property, and no candles or open flames.</span></p>
      <p><span>Shoes off at the door keeps the NEST free from one of the main sources of indoor pollution (your shoes). If you prefer not to remove your shoes, tell us so we can remove the *organic wool area rugs and keep the NEST clean for the next NEST guests.</span></p>
      <p><span>The nest is up a flight of steps so unfortunately at this time, we don't have handicap access.</span></p>
      <p><span>We live in a QUIET village in the forest. If you're looking for a relaxing time in a quiet and serene space, book with us. If you're looking for a place to play loud music and party, we're not your place.</span></p>
      <p><span>DOG GUESTS - Dogs fee: $20 extra/visit. Dogs accepted by approval. We provide lists to dog-friendly hiking trails, beaches, &amp; restaurants where you can join your people on the patio or outside dining.</span></p>
      <p><span>NOTE: rates may be higher on weekend nights than weekday nights, and higher for a single Saturday night stay.</span></p>
      <p><span>COOKING: There is NO COOKING in the NEST. We have a tea pot for hot water, a coffee pot, and offer organic coffee, organic tea, and organic instant oatmeal.</span></p>
      <p><span>We welcome you to our sanctuary, the ecoNEST.</span></p>
      <p><span>Namaste, Marcia</span></p>
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