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Your home away from home while visiting the SF-Bay Area.

Enjoy it all... simple appointments wrapped in mid-century charm, a central location on the edge of downtown San Rafael with easy access to the area's countless activities, and the tranquility of nature that invites you to kick off your shoes, relax and replenishing the soul.

A fresh bottle of water and small treat welcome your arrival.

EV travelers, your car can now recharge too! Or, for use of a car, see the Getting Around section.

The space

A cozy, clean bedroom and private ensuite bathroom with tiled shower and views to the back patio/hillside above await you within a peaceful and quiet house. On warm afternoons you'll often see a family of deer resting right outside the window.

Wake up recharged after a wonderfully restful sleep on the full-sized (double) bed's firm, yet incredibly comfortable mattress that's wrapped in quality linens and hypoallergenic comforter/pillows, all washed in organic, allergy-free detergent. And for those who like to sleep in late, simply pull down the black-out shades and enjoy no distractions. But be warned, guests who are normally early risers have slept till 11am!

Fresh towels, soap, and shampoo are provided along with a hair dryer, iron/ironing board, and lint brush conveniently located in the cedar lined closet. A new toothbrush and toothpaste can also be found in bathroom's mirror cabinet, if needed.

Guest access

Enjoy the living room's comfy down feather or reclining leather sofas while watching TV, reading a book, or playing a game of scrabble, chess, backgammon, or checkers. Maybe do some work at the dining room or kitchen tables, or hang out on the back patio with a BBQ and fire pit.

Interaction with guests

I work from home so may be around depending upon the day and time. You will still have complete enjoyment of the house.

Having grown up in the area, I'm happy to provide suggestions for places to explore or enjoy a delicious meal.

Other things to note

Morning tea is available upon request.

For hassle-free airport transportation and use of a Toyota Prius during your stay, please read about the Deluxe Package option in the Getting Around section.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4PM - 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Smart lock

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 8 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 12
Weekend Price: 72 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 10PM

- Not wearing shoes in the house is requested, but not required
- Ideally no in/out after midnight


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
1 night minimum stay

11 Reviews

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Shireen User Profile
June 2017
We are so greatful for Eric sharing his home with us. It was so peaceful. A true gift.

Maria User Profile
June 2017
Eric's a fantastic host. Extremely thoughtful, detail oriented with the perfect balace of being friendly and present while also respectful of privacy. His house is a vintage gem that feels like a treehouse sanctuary. I can't wait to stay again.

Shady User Profile
June 2017
Eric was one of the greatest Airbnb hosts we've had to date. He was very welcoming and made us feel very comfortable in his clean, cozy home. We really enjoyed talking to him throughout our stay. We truly appreciate how he values making a connection with the people he hosts, as that's not something we typically run into.
Eric User ProfileEric is a superhost.
Response from Eric:
It was great meeting you both! I enjoyed our conversations, and I'm happy you two were able to get to check out Yosemite. You'll have to come back and explore the area a bit more next time.
June 2017

Ulises User Profile
June 2017
Got to see a baby deer and raccoon. Waking up and looking into the awesome wood side mountain is definitely refreshing. Eric was a great host:)
Eric User ProfileEric is a superhost.
Response from Eric:
Glad you enjoyed it and saw the local forest friends... Great having you Ulises!
June 2017

Eric User Profile
June 2017
Stop looking and make your booking with Eric!!!
Eric User ProfileEric is a superhost.
Response from Eric:
Thanks Eric & Anna! Come on back anytime you need to stay in the area.
June 2017

Deanelle User Profile
May 2017
Eric was an amazing host! I accidently got my reservation dates mixed up and he was nice enough to bring me in for one night while I figured out my situation. The room was nice and the bathroom was very clean! The house is located on the top of a hill and the views are beautiful. 10/10 would reccomend Eric and his house to anyone!
Eric User ProfileEric is a superhost.
Response from Eric:
Thanks Deanelle! You were eqaully wonderful. Hope you have a fabulous visit and would welcome you back anytime.
May 2017

Benjamin User Profile
May 2017
Overall, Eric was an excellent host. He was very easy to communicate with, especially before check-in, and we had a great experience staying with him. Eric greeted us with a fresh fruit and kale smoothie when we arrived, then showed us around his home- it was very clean and cozy. Unfortunately we were exhausted from a long day of hiking at Muir Woods, so it was an early night for us. We only spent one night and left early the next morning, so we really didn't get to enjoy Eric's company and his comfy home like we would have liked to- but next time we come back into town, we'll definitely try to stay much longer. Thanks again, Eric!
Eric User ProfileEric is a superhost.
Response from Eric:
Thanks Ben. Great meeting you both and I hope you make it up this way again!
May 2017

California, United StatesJoined in May 2017
Eric User ProfileEric is a superhost.

An SF-Bay Area resident since the age of two, I've traveled near and far but have always come back to this little slice of paradise. Though it's been fascinating to see this area grow so much over the years, the great weather and many local cultural activities available never get old. When I'm not providing business operations and technology consulting services to companies, I enjoy hanging out with family and friends, meeting new people and expanding the mind every now and then by exploring the world and experiencing a different culture. During the busier times, being an AirBnB host is a fun way to still do some of this. Favorite pastimes include having meaningful, thought-provoking conversations, listening to great jazz or good ol' rock-n-roll by a good cover band, or simply kicking back with a great group of people and some delicious food/wine. Hopefully our paths will cross during this life's great journey!

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