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6 Bedroom home with Pool - Built in 1895 Private and Convenient location

Bedrooms 6
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 13 nights


About the property

A one of a kind property, Chapman Castle, built in 1895 is approximately 5,000 square feet. This unique and fully remodeled in 2002, this home is a perfect blend of old-world charm with modern conveniences and an ideal location. The gated historical property located in Southern Marin County is both very private and conveniently accessible, nestled amongst the natural setting of Mt. Tamalpais with stunning views of San Francisco Bay. Ideally located just 5 minutes from Highway 101, 8 minutes to the Larkspur Ferry Terminal, 20 minutes south to downtown San Francisco, and 40 minutes north to Sonoma and Napa. We are within minutes of The Village and Town Centre Shopping malls in Corte Madera and the quaint little towns of Larkspur, Mill Valley, Tiburon and Sausalito. Not to mention many local dining and shopping options are within walking distance.

The home is three levels, providing both privacy and community. Top floor sleeps 6 in three bedrooms: Master bedroom with king-sized bed, big screen HD television, master bath with tub shower. Bedroom #2 with queen-sized bed, television, outside deck with bistro seating. Bedroom #3 with king-sized bed, television, balcony overlooking the forest, bathroom with claw foot soaking tub and separate stall shower.

The main level (2nd floor) contains a living room with fireplace, foyer with grand piano, and a formal dining room, seats 8; a chef’s kitchen with teakwood island, plus top-of-the-line appliances (Sub-zero, Viking, Miele); walk-in pantry plus butler’s pantry with wine refrigerator, ice maker, and second dishwasher; a family room with a second fireplace, a television, and kitchen dining table, seats 6, plus 4 at-the-counter seating. This floor also has a separate bedroom/sitting room with a queen-sized futon, sleeps 2, and a television; a bathroom with stall shower.

The 1st floor, which sleeps 4, has a large family room with queen-sized pull-out sofa, big-screen HD television, plus a separate bedroom with twin trundle bed, and a full bathroom with tub shower. This floor also has a kitchenette, full laundry room, plus a unique arts and crafts room, as well as access to an attached full sized 2-car garage, with ping pong table available.

Outside living includes a huge swimming pool and deck with BBQ, plus separate back patios off the kitchen with large seating areas, a 2nd BBQ, propane fire pit, and large grassy backyard area.

More Details

Kelly Benstead
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

Why Kelly Benstead chose Corte Madera

Unusual and Beautifully unique architecture, historic feeling with modern conveniences. Some of the best weather in Bay Area. Private, gated property that is conveniently located close to restaurants, shops, parks, etc. and only minutes to the main highway.

What makes this house unique

Large comfortable living spaces, inside and out.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Corte Madera in Marin County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , full private master bath, historic Italian tile.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , upstairs, claw-foot soaking tub. separate shower/toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , middle floor, full bath off sitting room, bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , bottom floor, cast iron tub, separate toilet room
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Upstairs Master with views, private full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , upstairs with private balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , downstairs, twin with pullout trundle bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , middle floor w/ private bath, sitting room w/ double futon
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , large sitting room, private entrance, kitchenette
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , upstairs, with private deck. Separate bath.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Private yet conveniently located close to everything.


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6 Bedroom home with Pool - Built in 1895 Private and Convenient location
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

WOW! Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion at this incredible property based on a recommendation of a friend. There was plenty of room for everyone on the three floors and the decor was unique and comfortable. The kitchen was perfect for our big family meals. The owners were helpful every step of the way. We loved being secluded within the beautiful trees and surroundings (loved the pool area), but once outside the gates, we were able to easily access wine tasting in Napa to the north and the sights of the city to the south. We are already planning our next gathering here. You won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kim for your kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed yourselves. We look forward to your fun family coming back. Thank you again, you were wonderful guests! Sincerely, Kelly
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Wonderful, eclectic, interesting spacious home

  • 4 of 5

Kelly was easy to deal with and the home was exactly as advertised. Lots of extras and very well suited to a large family get together. Only complaint was that we were there in the summer and there is no A/c. Cooled off some at night but not enough. Pool helped a great deal!? Looks to be a very cozy and welcoming place in the other seasons.

THANK YOU Bensteads!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazingly Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a memorable stay at Kelly's beautiful home. The location is perfect, easy to get explore the area without having to beat the trafic. The house has so much charater. Thanks Kelly. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning surprise

  • 5 of 5

It was amazing stay and very accommodating. We loved how comfy and nice it was. We didn't get to use the pool though. And we had a little trouble with the thermostat in the master bedroom but those were none issues. I also loved how there was a fridge stocked with breakfast essentials.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3.3 Miles
Larkspur Fery
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Peacock Gap
Nearest Train
3.5 Miles
San Rafael
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Sugar Bowl
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Stinson Beach
Car: recommended

Golden Gate Bridge, Pt. Bonita Lighthouse, All of San Francisco, Napa and Sonoma Valley wine country, Sears Point Raceway, San Francisco Bay and marinas, Mt. Tamalpias, Muir Woods, Stinson Beach,


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £266.49
Property Damage Insurance £75.38
Refundable Damage Deposit £2,284.2

Holiday rates may apply. Minimum 3 night stay.
We highly recommend purchase of $5,000 Property Damage Protection policy for just $99.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.