A unique, tranquil haven, perfect for a writer, visiting business person, mature student or a couple on vacation. Exquisite newly designed studio apartment which features everything you might need for a stay. Outlook to the bay, hills and greenery.
Welcome to the allure of a pied de terre just outside of San Francisco, close enough to enjoy the excitement of the City, yet far enough to relax in the calm of clean air and quiet surroundings. This is a unique and comfortable haven, perfect for a writer, visiting business person, mature student or a couple on vacation. It is an exquisite newly designed studio apartment which features everything you might need for a visit. Here you can expect to be inspired, or to relax, undisturbed. It is perfectly suitable for stays up to 2 months.
The private entrance, leads upstairs to your own tranquil quarters. It features the view through a picture window. From it you can see out across the town to the bay and hills beyond and watch the ships sail by in the day, the twinkle of San Rafael lights at night. There is a lovely wet bar/hospitality kitchen. The appliances are limited; a quiet compact refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, electric kettle, coffee maker, and blender (no burners). The attached bathroom (shower, no bath) has a high view to the greenery of the back yard. Also provided is cable TV and cable internet (wireless or wired - as you wish).
The suite is located in the peaceful neighborhood of Gerstle Park, 10 blocks from the center of downtown San Rafael, and less than 5 minutes drive to the 101 freeway and a Whole Foods. San Rafael itself features a host of restaurants, coffee shops and a repertory movie theater, as well as a Thursday evening downtown Farmers Market. In the neighborhood there is a lovely park, and open space behind it for casual hiking, It is perfectly situated to combine day trips to the wine country, and ventures in the City, the beaches, mountain hikes or biking, as well the towns of west Marin and Sonoma.
Less than two miles away is the precious town of San Anselmo, and a mile beyond that is the colorful town of Fairfax, Gateway to West Marin. In the other direction, about two miles away is Dominican University, and in yet another direction, less than two miles away, just over the hill, is College of Marin.
What makes this dwelling unique is the fact that it tastefully combines the best of modern convenience with comfort. It is specifically designed for the guest, functionally compact but feels very spacious in feel because of the large view window, which bathes it in light.
Guests are welcomed with a bowl of organic fruit and nuts and mineral water for the first night, as well as the makings of coffee or tea for a few days.
Guests will have access to the washer and dryer.
Guests will be greeted by me, but thereafter will be left to enjoy their own space. However I will always be available for questions either by phone or in person.
Guests also have pure mountain water available to them for drinking purposes and so can save the expense and the plastic bottles.
Please leave your shoes at the bottom of the stairs. Sorry, but smoking is absolutely not allowed inside. If you need to smoke you can do so, but only in the walkway outside the entrance. No pets are allowed. Please park on the street. There is plenty of street parking available, and your car will be safe in this neighborhood. Please leave the place as you find it, nice and clean.
I was born in South Africa, of an American mother and a South African father. I grew up in the suburbs of Johannesburg, and went to Hyde Park high school. For most of my professional career I was a computer graphics artist and art director. These days I teach yoga. My brother and his wife are both writers and he and his family are all musical. My boyfriend is a designer and general contractor.