This is a large, funky, fun unit with a casual treehouse feel. Perfect for the relaxed guest looking for a beautiful place to chill. We use it as a music studio and hangout, for teaching, jamming, watching the game and hanging out with friends. It's the kind of place where you can really relax, spread out, and put your feet up on the furniture. You don't have to worry about playing the TV too loud or knocking over any antiques. Guys, hipsters, free spirits, teens and families with young children tend to love it.
The Studio consists of an older one-bedroom quest cottage with a new great room added on. This great room is quite astonishing, with 20' ceilings and walls of windows on three sides looking out over woodlands. It has a large HD flatscreen TV with HBO package. Off the great room is small deck with a new Weber grill and seating, looking out over the woods.
The whole unit has a funky, rec-room/ man-cave vibe, with prints by Banksy and a beat-up painted wood floor in the great room. It has several fun, offbeat features: a leftover exterior window between rooms, 1970's kitchen cabinets that look like they were designed by the Flintstones, etc. We've made sure the unit is entirely set for comfort, though: the bedroom features a new top-quality full-sized latex mattress, for example, and there's newly installed HVAC.
In the bedroom there's a dresser but no closet; guests hang their clothes on a portable garment rack. The bathroom is older and definitely needs renovating but is clean, with a shower. It is floored with carpet that is stained but clean.
Sun streams through four french doors with a garden view into the eat-in kitchen, which seats 4. The kitchen is small and older but fully stocked and fine for basic cooking. Adjacent is a small sitting area. There is reliable wireless internet throughout.
There's a twin bed with trundle in the far corner of the great room, that sleeps an extra two people. The trundle bed is best for a child as it has a typical trundle mattress (not very thick). It's in a quiet, private, dark corner - good for sleeping, though not sound isolated. In another corner of the great room is a small office area.
The Studio is totally private but in a sweet, upscale, safe area with neighbors on all sides. The location couldn't be more ideal. It is a minute from the main thoroughfare Sir Francis Drake, two minutes from charming downtown Kentfield, 5 minutes from the highway, twenty minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge, 30 minutes from San Francisco and 40 minutes from wine country. It is in the prettiest part of one of the most beautiful counties in the country - Marin - and close to everything. But here's the kicker: it feels totally removed, with no traffic noise and total privacy. A secret oasis!
The Studio comes with one designated parking place. Street parking nearby is extremely limited, and parking of additional cars on the property even for a short time is not permitted. Laundry facilities are available on the property, in a small shared laundry room for rentals on the basement floor of the main house.