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Beachfront SF Bay Luxury Retreat For Small Groups & Families. Spectacular Spot!

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WCs1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Magical 3 Bedroom 1.5 Bath Private Retreat, Furnished In Tribal Art And Antiques

Waterfront home - on the beach in charming Point Richmond, furnished in tribal art and Asian antiques!

Huge bay views from your own big deck, from the lovely living and dining areas, from the master bedroom space, from the modern kitchen - even from your shower! Hear the waves - and watch the pelicans! Ideal for small workshops or visiting families. We are delighted to host visiting healers for retreats, group and private sessions. Sleeps seven. Close to SF, Berkeley, minutes to Marin County!

The home has a completely equipped private lower unit with a modern kitchen with bamboo cabinets, living area, dining area and two bathrooms, one with a walk in shower, with fabulous views of the bay. And your own private deck, right over the beach! Hardwood floors with tribal carpets, exquisite Asian antiques and artwork collected from around the world.

In addition to two private bedrooms, there is a third sleeping area which seems to be everyone's favorite! It opens onto the deck with sliding glass doors - and the view and sounds of the bay are amazing! It's furnished with a queen sized bed, an incredibly comfortable eco-friendly Keetsa Tea Leaf mattress, and Japanese tansu chests - and can be partly separated from the main living area by a screen.

Come join us in this magic and healing place where you can eat your breakfast and watch the pelicans dive for theirs! You can wake up and go to sleep listening to the waves. The sunsets will take your breath away and the views are just outstanding. The location is excellent for going to San Francisco, to Berkeley and other east bay spots, Marin, and Napa. But you just might find yourself happy to stay put and have a relaxing vacation in this seaside village.

We both love Richmond and particularly, Point Richmond, the bay area's best kept secret! The shoreline is amazing! There are public sand beaches, wonderful hiking trails at Nichol Nob, excellent live community theater, world class restaurants, a thriving art and music community, an award winning municipal swimming palace, a rugby bar that's a great place to watch Steph Curry and the Warriors win another one, a terrific ladies clothes store, beautiful Asian antique furniture and more.

Guest Access: Private access through a garden path between black bamboo and huge birds of paradise!

Interaction with Guests: We totally respect everyone's privacy. There is no check in procedure at our retreat; you simply arrive and make yourself at home. During your stay we may have the opportunity to say hello, usually when you are arriving or leaving with your car or on a walk through the neighborhood. Or, please let us know if you would like to meet! We are friendly and well traveled - and do our best to be available if you have any questions or would like to learn more about the area!

Getting Around: Plenty of street parking! House is located on a cul de sac in a residential neighborhood. Minutes from the freeway - ten minutes to either Berkeley or Marin County! It is a lovely walk into the center of Point Richmond. And our favorite way to go into San Francisco is by ferry - from the terminal just on the other side of the bridge at Larkspur Landing!

More Details

Owner
Vivien Feyer
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

About Vivien Feyer

Hello! We are Jeff and Viv.

We fell in love in Point Richmond!

Jeff came to Richmond in 1981 as the Chief of Cardiology at the Kaiser Richmond Medical Center. He also served as an elected city councilman from 2008-2012. Now, he is a Professor at Touro University teaching PA students cardiology and internal medicine. He loves the idea of introducing others to the wonders of the Point Richmond shoreline and community.

Viv has been a psychologist, educator, avid world traveler, photographer, peace activist and small import business owner. Her love of the water brought her to Point Richmond years ago. She is the former chair of the City of Richmond's Human Rights Commission and remains active in community health and violence prevention efforts. Like Jeff, she relishes the idea of showcasing some of Pt. Richmond's amazing talent. Viv arranged for Asian art collector and dealer Guillermina Emy LaFever to furnish the retreat space with antique Asian furniture. It is a work of art. You can actually buy any of the furniture you like. There is a catalog in the unit and you can visit Guillermina's store in Point Richmond.

Vivien Feyer purchased this house in 2015

Why Vivien Feyer chose Point Richmond

We've managed to buy our dream home on a lovely pebble beach here on the SF Bay. It's a unique and special place and we feel blessed to be its guardians. Daily we are nourished by the sounds of the bay and the daily comings and goings of the coots, cormorants, pelicans, gulls and the occasional sea lion or harbor seal.

We are told that the house was brought over from San Francisco on a barge in the very early 1900's and set in this spectacular location!

We are veteran travelers, having explored much of the world - and have finally found a spot that holds true magic for us. Delighted now to be sharing it with others!

What makes this house unique

The beach, the view, the wildlife, the magical energy of the space -

a true sanctuary for us, yet moments away from the people and places we adore in the larger bay area!!!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Point Richmond around the Richmond

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please be sure to let us know when making your reservation if there are small children in your group & if you will be inviting others into the space.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Lovely tile guest bathroom!
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Huge "waterfall" shower - full unobstructed view of the bay!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Decorated with tribal textiles and Japanese tansus!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Bedroom w/ flat screen TV and comfortable queen futon sofa
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Keetsa Eco Tea Leaf Mattress - over the water! (See photos)
  • In addition to the two private bedrooms, we are listing an additional space, just over the water, as a third "bedroom." It's where everyone loves to sleep! There's a comfortable queen size bed, with a KEETSA Eco-friendly Tea Leaf mattress. Sliding glass door opens to the deck. Separated from the living room area by only a big Chinese cabinet, and folding screens. There is also a small fold out sofa in the living room itself.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Directly on the beach!!! Ideal for a quiet getaway - for small group workshops or retreats, for beach enthusiasts, and for small family gatherings! Convenient to all of the attractions of San Francisco, Marin County, wine country and Berkeley!

Reviews

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Cathedral City, CA
5

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

This home is full of so much love! From the welcome sign as you enter, to the incredible views. The whole experience is indescribable. Vivien is always available and always willing to assist. She makes you feel like extended family. We are very sad to leave, however, this home allowed us to make memories and enjoy all that the Bay Area has to offer. We will definitely be returning. This place is truly a little slice of heaven on Earth. Thank you Vivien. Thank you so, very, much.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful ocean view and wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Vivien's hospitality was so appreciated. She made sure that we made it to the house as easily as possible and made sure we were settled comfortably before leaving us to relax. The house was beautiful and made a perfect resting spot after our busy days! View of the ocean was fantastic!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The location was beautiful and Vivien was great!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place to stay, on the bay with beautiful views I wish we could have stayed longer. Vivien lives upstairs and goes out of her way to make sure you enjoy your stay. Convenient to San Francisco. Loved the shower and her Asian art.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Haymarket, VA
5

Amazing Views - Wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time with my family (two high school). Vivien and Jeff were fabulous hosts - very considerate and thoughtful. We appreciated their hospitality. House is well laid out, shower is great - windows and deck have amazing views of the bay/SF. We really enjoyed our week stay. Check out the San Rafael Farmer's Market on Sunday - worth the trip. Definitely recommend this house if you're going to the bay area! Quiet and peaceful.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home on the beach

  • 5 of 5

Our experience at Point Richmond was awesome. Beautiful home, beautiful view of the ocean, Vivien was a very welcoming host. She greeted us at the door when we got there. The house was very comfortable and roomy. But the view from the deck was my favorite. We saw dolphins in the Bay everyday. I would definately recommend bringing binoculars so you could see things better. We didn't get a chance to get in the ocean it was freezing. Everything was exactly the way it was shown on the internet. Would definately come back.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to enjoy peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We had such a nice visit in this beautiful little city of Pt. Richmond. Lots of history, cute shops and walking trails. It’s very quiet in Vivien’s home, which was a nice break from our hectic lives. We were here celebrating our daughter’s graduation, which was chaotic and crowded. Coming back here to rest was wonderful. Thank you so much for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Oakland or San Francisco Airports
Nearest Barpub
Just a few blocks to little downtown Pt. Richmond!
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Just over the bridge at Larkspur Landing
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Richmond BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)
Nearest Motorway
Just a few blocks from Highway 580 - but hidden!
Nearest Restaurant
Just a few blocks to little downtown Pt. Richmond!
Nearest Beach
Outside your back door! Just open the gate!
Car: recommended

Right on the beach in charming Point Richmond, with a fascinating history and many special local attractions - convenient to San Francisco, Berkeley and Marin Country!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Point Richmond,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
AUTUMN SPECIAL
24 Aug 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£520
for 2 nights
From
£164
From
£164
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£670
for 2 nights
From
£239
From
£269
Fri,Sat
£1,647
£5,769
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £59.53
Cleaning Fee £120.58 + Tax

Hi!

You are welcome to choose between a property damage insurance policy or a $3000, fully refundable, damage deposit. We are delighted to say that nobody has ever been asked to pay anything for damage to our property!

House Rules
We ask our guests to refrain from smoking inside the house, and to leave their street shoes outdoors. Please feel free to bring your slippers for indoors and slip-on shoes if you would like them for the deck! Sorry, no pets. We always welcome quiet events such as yoga workshops and writing retreats for small groups. We are in a quiet residential area, with astounding natural beauty - and do not allow loud parties! We provide a full kitchen, which we try to keep stocked with everything that you might need. We ask that you leave it in the condition that you found it, for the enjoyment of the next guest!

The space is suitable for adults, infants, teenagers and small groups. Please contact us in advance of reserving if your includes toddlers or children under the age of ten.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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