$120.00000000 per night
$0: Refundable security deposit required
$0: Non-refundable cleaning fee required
House Policies, Rules and Considerations
Accommodation Type: Entire Home/Apt
Property Type(s): Studio, Cottage
Max Occupancy: 1
Owner Speaks: English
» No smoking
» Pets are allowed
Rate Details (per night)
No extra charge for additional guests
Cancellation Policy: Maximum
About This Property
The ecoNEST is nestled in a forest of redwood & madrone 5 minutes from SPIRIT ROCK MEDITATION CENTER and borders open space for hiking & biking in West Marin's SAN GERONIMO VALLEY. This valley, only 45 minutes from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, is a nature lover's paradise populated by artists, musicians, restaurants & environmental activists. The NEST is between Spirit Rock on one end & Point Reyes National Seashore (Inverness, Tomales Bay) on the other.
The NEST is CHEMICAL-FREE & MOLD-FREE, & we do not have microwave oven, smartMeter, WiFi, TV. We have free cable internet, floor-to-ceiling windows to the west, and doors and windows on 3 sides to provide beautiful natural light & fresh air. We use only earth-friendly cleaning products.
What's ORGANIC in the NEST? Everything with an asterisk * is * ORGANIC *, & everything else is sustainable or recycled.
*Queen-sized *ORGANIC MATTRESS, *Sleeping Pillows, *Duvet Comforter, *Cotton & Silk Bedding, *Teas,*Coffee, *Mattress Pad, *Towels, Bamboo Flooring, Private Bathroom with Large Travertine Tile Shower, Earth-friendly Cleaners, HEPA vacuum, EL Foust HEPA charcoal air filter, low-flush toilet, low energy Cozy Legs electric radiant eco-efficient space heaters, Lasko Ceramic (Green Company) oscillating heater.
We host a library of books about healthy homes, sustainability, urban homesteading, green planet, some novels, and we offer tips about the mindful use of water, propane, and other resources (shutting lights when you're not in the nest, etc.). Board games available on request. We do not have a music player, DVD player, or TV in the NEST.
POINTS OF INTEREST
~ 2.6 miles to Spirit Rock Meditation Center
~ 1 mile to Cafe Arti, fabulous Organic Indian Restaurant
~ 5 minute walk to local pub with pool table, awesome juke box & sometimes live music - the Papermill Creek Saloon
~ 10 minute drive to Fairfax CA with SOLAR-POWERED movie theater (5-plex), Good Earth Natural Foods, Hummingbird Cafe (amazing breakfasts), Community Wellness Center, Frogs Hot Tubs, Yoga, many restaurants, shops, and music venues
~ 20 minutes drive to Pt. Reyes Station - 30 minutes drive to Blue Waters Kayaking (neighbors) on Tomales Bay. Point Reyes National Seashore & beautiful beaches feature indie bookstore, Saturday seasonal Farmer's Market, organic cheese from local grass-fed pastured animals, unique boutiques, art galleries, yoga
~ 1 mile to award-winning beautiful SGV Golf Course offering Friday night live music & dinner
~ 1 mile to Thursday night "Sweat Your Prayers" 5 Rhythms Dance (1st time's free)
~ a few miles to Samuel Taylor State Park - hiking, biking, swimming holes, camping, dog-walking
~ 1 mile in each direction for delicious breakfasts - either at Two Bird Cafe or Lagunitas Deli
~ 1 mile to Paradise Healing Retreat Center
~ 45 minute -1 hour drive to Napa - vineyards & wine tasting
~ 1 hour to Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary
WHAT TO BRING - Slippers or heavy socks to wear inside the nest & leave your street shoes at the door. A flashlight (we don't have street lights here & evening walks can be dark). If you want to go to the beach or sunbathe, bring your beach towel. Warm clothing for cool evenings even when the days are hot.
SEPTIC/WATER MINDFULNESS - We are on septic system. Please be mindful of water usage for showers & flushing. Please don't throw anything down the toilet except toilet paper. Please use propane fireplace mindfully & shut propane heater before getting into bed & when leaving the NEST even for short trips.
We are in a HIGH FIRE AREA bordering open space. Please NO SMOKING of any kind on the property, and no candles or open flames.
Shoes off at the door keeps the NEST free from one of the main sources of indoor pollution -your shoes.
The NEST is connected to our home but it very private & feels like a separate cottage. With windows & doors on 3 sides, and a huge deck and private balcony, you won't even know we're here (except that we ask that showers are taken before 9.30 PM because the hot water heater is below our living space and noisy up here). The back wall of the NEST is shared with our storage area & the ceiling of the NEST is below one of our patios.
The nest is up a flight of steps so we don't have handicap access.
We live in a QUIET forest village. If you're looking for a relaxing time in a quiet and serene space, book with us. No loud music or parties.
DOG GUESTS - Dogs fee: $25 extra/visit. Dogs accepted by approval. We provide lists to dog-friendly hiking trails, beaches, & restaurants where you can join your people on the patio or outside dining.
* FOOD: We have a refrigerator & kitchen sink for prepared or cold food. We offer organic coffee, tea, and instant oatmeal. NO COOKING in the NEST.
ARRIVAL TIME: Between 3 PM-8 PM
We welcome you to our sanctuary. Namaste, Marcia & Andy
Destination and Lifestyle
- Mountain View
- Green Living
- Outdoor Activities
Unique Amenities and Features
- Hardwood Flooring
- Internet Access
- Linens Provided
- Private Parking