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San Rafael California 94901 United States of America

Listing # 54289


Rates From USD 3450 Monthly
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Last Updated: Sunday, August 5, 2018

For Oct 2018: Sunny 2+ bedroom home in Marin County, easy access to Berkeley & SF

Our bright, sunny home on a cul-de-sac in a quiet residential neighborhood has a master bedroom with a Cal King bed that opens onto a deck with a large hot tub, a second room that doubles as a guest bedroom and office, two full baths, a sun room, and a stunning view.

The house is available for rent while we travel during the year, and our dates are often flexible. In 2018, we'll definitely be away for the months of September and October. We'll also consider simultaneous and, sometimes, non-simultaneous exchanges.

We have a large living/dining room with a flat-screen TV and stereo system and a large, modern, very well-equipped kitchen with eating area. There's a fireplace, a back garden, a grassy front yard, and a washer and dryer in the 2-car garage. We overlook a marsh (complete with snowy egrets) and a boat harbor, with a wonderful view of Mt. Tam. We're close to hiking and bike trails, shopping, restaurants, San Francisco, the East Bay, the Northern California coast, and the wine country. It's the perfect place to stay if you are visiting your grandkids, renovating your home, relocating, writing your novel, or simply exploring Northern California.

This is a private home, not a townhouse. The rent includes water, garbage, high-speed wireless internet, premium TV cable, and gardener - everything except gas/electricity charges, pay-per-view TV, and international phone calls. No smoking, and no cats, please (we're allergic). For more details and more photos, visit www.homeexchange.com, listing #15203 or https://www.vrbo.com/ listing #405760. Or send us an e-mail with your phone number and a good time to call.

We also have a 5-year-old fully furnished 1-bedroom condo in San Francisco which is sometimes available for a 1-3 rental. Please see https://www.vrbo.com/, listing #574442 , for a description and photos, or send us an e-mail and we'll get back to you.

TESTIMONIAL FROM FORMER RENTERS, BOB AND DIANE

We landed in Jeff and Janis' wonderful house after a year of living in rather small quarters in Paris and traveling Europe. Their quiet, spacious, comfortable home and beautiful gardens were the perfect place for us to land and experience life in the Bay Area. Soon we were on their bicycles and riding along San Francisco Bay. Coming home at night to their peaceful deck overlooking the tidal marsh and bird life from the hot tub became a lovely routine. We enjoy cooking and used their well-stocked and spacious kitchen. We highly recommend this wonderful haven.

Basics:

Number of Bedrooms
2
Number of Bathrooms
2
Number of Offices
1
Surface Size
1700 Sq. Feet
Suited for
3 people
Property Type
House

Availability:

Available from Monday, October 1, 2018 until Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Available from Monday, April 1, 2019 until Sunday, June 30, 2019
Available from Sunday, September 1, 2019 until Thursday, October 31, 2019
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Yes
Comments on Dates
Open to rentals or exchanges for 1-3 months. Can be flexible about dates - try us!
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City San Rafael
Postal Code - State or Province 94901 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Bayside Acres
Closest University Dominican College, UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, USF, San Francisco State University
University nearby University of California at Berkeley, University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, Sonoma State University




Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: New York
City
New York

State or Province
NY
Country
United States of America

Neighborhood Keywords
Manhattan or Brooklyn






Destination 2: Paris
City
Paris


Île-de-France
Country
France

Neighborhood Keywords
We love the 11th arrondissemont, and other close-in areas as well





Destination 3: Chicago
City
Chicago

State or Province
IL

Neighborhood Keywords
Open to suggestions
Country
United States of America





Rental Price:

Asked
USD 3450 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
No
Utilities Included
Some
Cleaning Services Included
Some

Surroundings:

  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Off Campus
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat

Amenities:

  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:

Considerations:

Kid Friendly
Negotiable
Small Children Safe
Negotiable
Smoke Free
Yes
Pets Welcome
Negotiable
Car Available
No

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

No

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Jeff is a retired university professor (San Francisco State) who now spends much of his time playing the guitar. Janis is a free-lance writer and consultant who recently launched travelonthehouse.com, an informational web site for people like ourselves who swap and rent out their homes. Our two children are grown, and we have two adolescent grandchildren who are now taller than we are. Travel is our passion, and we love vibrant cities like Paris, Rome, and New York. We like to immerse ourselves in the local culture, explore out of the way places, and find wonderful places to eat. .
https://travelonthehouse.com/

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