Unique & very spacious European Style Studio on 1 Acre.
About Steve Atkinson
My Wife and I are from England and arrived in California in 1988. Since then we have lived in 50 Californian homes! We like this one the best and hope you enjoy staying in one of our lovely suites. We have traveled Europe and Mexico extensively, over 150 weeks total traveling. These days we are more grounded at home as we have 4 Shih-Pooh-Maltese puppies. We are Vegan (even our puppies) and enjoy the organic produce from the Thursday and Sunday Market nearby. We are both Real Estate Brokers and Zoe sells for a national new home builder. Steve owns two real estate companies: SanFrancisco-Houses and MarinReal-Estate. "Live 4 Love - Without Love U Don't Live"
Steve Atkinson purchased this Guest House in 2013
Why Steve Atkinson chose San Rafael
We are just 2 miles from the N San Pedro Hwy 101 freeway exit. We are half a mile from China Camp State Park beaches, hiking trails, and mountain biking. The San Francisco Golden Gate bridge is only 15 miles / 15 minutes south of us. A 30 minute ride on the high-speed ferry from Larkspur Landing (10 minutes away) and you can enjoy San Francisco without worrying about parking. The Sonoma Wine region begins at 23 minutes and Napa is 45 minutes away. There are ocean beaches in Marin and San Francisco 20-30 minutes from us. Markets ~ 7-Eleven is a mile away and Santa Venetia market is 2 miles. Safeways is one exit north at 3 miles. There is Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Nugget and Sprouts Farmers Market within 10 minutes. Restaurants ~ Le Chalet Basque is walking distance and at 2 miles you have Bogie's Cafe for breakfast and Subway. At 2.5 miles there is Ristorante La Toscana, an upscale Italian and Gaspare's Pizzeria is excellent too. Taqueria Hacienda serves casual Mexican. 3 miles away is Chipotle Mexican Grill, BJ's Brewhouse, Applebee's, Panda Express, Tomatina, Panera Bread and Roadside BBQ. These are at the Northgate Mall and there is casual fast food available also. Every Thursday and Sunday morning there is a Farmers Market (3rd biggest in California). It's behind the County building with the blue roof. Turn right at the traffic light just before the freeway and then left to drive under the County building.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
This place was absolutely charming! The view was spectacular and the decor was very tastefully done. The perfect distance from San Francisco and easy to find. The owners responded to all our needs in a matter of minutes. We will be back!
We stayed for two nights and everything was as described - definitely a luxury feel. It would be good to have a chest of drawers added to the bedroom under the TV.
Fun, fun ,fun
Had all the comforts of home! Beautiful deck and very comfy bed!
My sisters and I stayed here for our trip to Wine Country and it was perfect! We wanted to also spend a day in San Francisco, so this property was a great middle spot between the two. Steve was out of the country during our stay, but still super responsive to emails with any questions we had. We would definitely recommend staying here!
Very funky eclectic and fun house.
Will be back!!!
We enjoyed our stay. We were very pleased as we walked in. The Tuscan has everything you need and the owners are very detail even in the smallest things. Love the place is very clean, and the bed is very comfortable and the view is beautiful. The place is just as described.