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“Value and a View!”
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30 reviews
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NW view from Deck
View from bed
bath vanity
Kitchen
View from deck
Entrance path
shower  Tile & Glass
Exterior including more trees
Entrance deck/door
Small vineyard ready for harvest
swimming pool
Swing in garden
View toward Bay, hazy day
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Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Novato, Marin County, California

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Dena77
Cameron, Missouri
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Value and a View!”
Reviewed October 14, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

You feel as if you are in your own little mountain community above Novato! The owners were so kind and helpful, yet not obtrusive. As other reviewers have stated, the accommodations are quite nice and updated. There was plenty of room for 2 people without feeling crowded. Basic cable is provided with a nice size television, and the Wi-Fi service is excellent. You might want to modify your meal planning as there is only a hot plate and microwave. A crockpot was supplied and so while I was shopping, my food was cooking! I stayed a partial week alone while my husband had meetings in San Fran, however, I felt very safe and cozy in this gated property. The private deck looking out to the valley was where you could find us in the evenings after a day of exploring. I am amazed at how quiet it was in the hills. This is a perfect community to have as a base for your Napa and coastal expeditions! One note, wait to purchase your groceries in Novato. We erred as we bought them in San Francisco ($$$$).

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Liked best: View and Value
Liked least: Not having a stove
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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2travelig...
San Diego
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Spectacular views, very comfortable!”
Reviewed September 23, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

This modern beautifully furnished studio was perfect for our 4-day visit. Peaceful forest-like setting is ideal for a quiet vacation and a good night's sleep. Very clean and comfortable accommodation, we highly recommend staying here.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Cathy428
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
“A great place to stay”
Reviewed June 9, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

A great place to stay in the woods surrounded by nature with wonderful views south and north from the ridge. The studio is spacious with a long balcony, comfortable bed and has huge picture windows so you feel part of the nature around you. The location is excellent: peacefully situated, yet not far from the town & main roads - easy to drive to Point Reyes, Sonoma County, the Russian River and south to San Francisco.

Jack and Anne were the perfect hosts. Thank you for accommodating us in your lovely property.

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Liked best: The closeness to nature, location & the friendliness of our hosts
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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SnowbirdI...
Savoy, Illinois
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Eager to return for another stay”
Reviewed March 9, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

For a vacationing older couple it doesn't get much better. Carefully designed to fit the site: you wake up and go to sleep in visual contact with northern Marin's hills and tidelands but in a world above them. Look down and watch wild deer, turkeys and a profusion of birds in the wooded valleys below. (Bring field glasses). Well planned view windows, balcony, bathroom and kitchenette. Less than an hour's drive south to San Francisco or north into the Wine Country. (Freeway traffic). Downtown Novato has a dozen reasonably priced restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries if you don't want to do much cooking. (Car essential: no bus service, too far to walk). Hosts Jack and Anne are congenial, always helpful, and not intrusive.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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Highland, New York
Reviewed October 28, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

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Catmandon...
Seattle, Washington
1 review
“Great rental for couples.”
Reviewed September 25, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

This property was PERFECT!
Beautiful location high on a ridge; quiet, but with the right mix of natural sounds, like fox, deer, wind and crickets; Comfortable bed and gorgeous bathroom; and friendly, easy going owners.

My girlfriend is a light sleeper, and had no problems relaxing here. While small, the room/apt had a very 'homey' feel to it, and made it easy to use this as a base camp for fun in the wine regions.

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Liked best: The atmosphere was what a vacation should feel like
Liked least: The 'driveway'. The road up to the house from town is one lane, and fairly intimidating for first timers.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sharon D
Shelton, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A little piece of heaven”
Reviewed September 17, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

This is an amazing place to stay. The guest house is beautiful, clean and spacious. The view is amazing. And the property is beautifully landscaped. The homeowners Jack and Ann are very kind and conscientious. We were in town for our daughter's USCG A School graduation. We were very busy with family time. It was nice to wake up to the piece and quiet and the beautiful views. We look forward to returning just to stay for a while and relax.

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Liked best: The tranquility and privacy
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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