3 / 4 bedroom home near to both San Francisco and the California Wine country

ID #9865

Novato, USA Urban No House
8 3 3
20th Oct 2019  to  14th Dec 2019
Open to offers

Our home is a nicely located private and quite residence with a open yard that backs up to open space. There is wildlife in all the surrounding open spaces and while close to the large metropolitan San Francisco area provides a nice retreat from urban noise and congestion. The kitchen is modern and sapcious and as many as nine people can be accomodated.
There are two decks off the back of the house and a hot tub that provides relaxation and serenity day and night. A fire pit with four chairs and an outdoor dining table are also part of the yard experience.
There is a spacious dining room, large living room and an extra family space. The home is a split level with one bathroom, a family room and the study/4th bedroom on the lower level [6 steps down] with access to the decks. On the main level is the kitchen, living rooma nd formal dining room with access to the decks and a seperate access to the BBQ area.
The top Level [8 steps up] all the bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

Air conditioning, Barbecue, Dishwasher, DVD player, Garage, Garden, Internet access/Wifi, Microwave, Sauna/Jacuzzi/Hot tub, Television, Washing machine
No Smoking
Sorry no pets
Children welcome
Car swap by arrangement
San Francisco San Francisco [SFO] and Oakland [OAK] are equidistant

Marin county California is just North of San Francisco (across the famous Golden Gate Bridge) and just south of the California wine country of Napa and Sanoma. It is full of beautiful hiking and biking trails and offers lots of sporting activities - sailing out of Sausalito, beaches along the coast, and kayaking in many locations. The Golden Gate National Recreation Area offers some of the most beautifult scenery in California and includes the famous Muir Woods. The city of San Francisco offers internationally renown food and entertainmnet that is very easy to access.

The map marker is a general indicator of the local area only.
Boating/Sailing, Fishing, Galleries/Museums, Golf, Historical Sites, Horse riding, Public Parks/Gardens, Restaurants, Shopping, Sightseeing, Theatres, Walking

Mark English My wife speaks Mandirin and Taiwanese 2 No
No 62 Retired Hospital Administrator / Technology expert USA

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My wife, Shi-mei, and I are retired and I'm 62 and she is 64.  I was a hospital administrator and technology expert for over 30 years.  I am from Chicago and my wife is oroginally from Tiawan.  We have lived in California for almost 20 years and love the outdoors and explotation.  We were married in Hawaii in 1980 and have three grown children, one living in London, one living in Chicago and one in San Jose, CA.  We have one granddaughter and our second grandchild on the way. We have traveled quite a bit and hope to spend time over the next 20 years doing more exploring and some cultural exchanges.  We have done some significant hiking, including part of the Camino De Santigo, and this is one of our most enjoyable actvities.  My wife is very active and involved in a number of dance programs and I am an active golfer. We are very much interested in music and live perfromance and hve attended events in a number of countries. Our home is just North of San Francisco (about 30 minutes by car to the central city) and we are just south of the California wine country (about 20 minutes by car).  The area is called Marin county and has some o fthe best hiking and beach areas in Northern California.  It is a 3 bedroom / 3 bath home with a sudy that serves as an additional 4th bedroom as needed.  We have a hot tub on the lower of our 2 outdoor decks and a number of fruit trees as well as a nice rose garden. The road for our house is a cul de sac with about 20 homes in total on a steep hill.  At the end of the cul de sac is a county trail that provides excellent views and a great walking experience.  There is shopping and restaraunts less than a mile away and the downtown area for our small town is about 5 miles away.