Amenities offered

Marin Vista House, Retreat Vacation Home Rental, Marin County, California.


Approved caterers - see below.


What amenities are provided?    

  • Serene, view setting in a central Marin / San Francisco Bay Area location.
    • Large lawn, private, with bench seating for groups on sides.
    • Private front Patio area.
    • Large Main deck with seating and Views!
    • Large bottom deck off 4 bedrooms / Master has private deck - Views.
  • Open and spacious, "American Style" View Kitchen and huge Great Room opens to Main deck.
  • Plenty of indoor/outdoor seating space with various "break-a-way" spaces for multi group pow-wows.
  • 48" pull-down Projector Screen in Great Room (Free of charge).
  • All pergo wood floors throughout rooms and hallways. (no funky anything, anywhere)
  • Capacity to handle parking of large groups - up to 10 cars!
  • Amenities for 20/25 people.  See "Amenities" link, or click "Here”.
  • (Up to 22 people allowed with special permission / extra fee applies)

Technical specifications that are important for your group:

  • The home has DSL, Comcast Business Class - Broadband Internet- high speed.
  • 48" pull down screen, pre-hung and ready for pull down. (no projector provided).
  • Lots of plugs, table space, and seating throughout Great Room so everyone can connect.
  • In Kitchen:
  • Large Monogram built-in Refrigerator (48")
  • 2 Dishwashers
  • Counter and table seating (enjoys the Views and Main area atmosphere)



  • cookware, dinnerware, fresh sheets, & towels (bath and hand).

  • Wireless Internet, Cable TV 42"/ HBO

  • Blow dryer in each of the 3 bathrooms - on wall (3 total).

  • Basic hand soap, Dish washing Liquid

  • Toilet paper, Paper Towels (initial supply only).

  • NO Shampoo or Conditioner (found people like their own kind best)

    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking for up to 9 cars. 


    Audio/Video Available:

    • Internet Access:  Yes.  Cable internet. Wifii throughout house.  Fast!
    • DVD/VCR players (movie selection available at home)
    • Large Projector Screen, pull down (projector not supplied)
    • TV's:
      • Great RoomMain Floor living area.
        • Dynex™ 40" Class - LCD - 1080p - 60Hz - HDTV:
          • Sound leveler: Prevents fluctuations in sound that tend to happen when TV shows go to commercials or movie soundtracks play.
          • Two 8W speakers: Deliver a lush soundscape.
          • Inputs: Include 1 composite (side), 1 component (side), 1 PC/VGA (side), 2 HDMI (side) and one 3.5mm PC audio (side).
          • Outputs: Include 1 digital video (side).
          • 2 HDMI inputs: HDMI cable not included. High-speed HDMI cable is the only connection that can deliver a full HDTV experience with a full 1080p picture and digital surround sound.
          • 2 DVI inputs: Provide direct digital-to-digital video hookups with compatible devices.
          • PC video input: Lets you connect your computer to experience high-resolution images.
          • Useful additional features: Include channel labeling and a sleep timer.​​
      • Loft
        • 42" Tv set.  DVD hooked up.


    Approved Catering needed for the house:

    Planning a catered evening, catered picnic for you retreat get-together?

    If want to book a approved caterer: Please,

    • Contact caterer to see if you want to work with them. 
      • Caterer's used for the home must be pre-approved for liability reasons as well as put on contract!
      • Below are listed pre-approved caterers who have already been introduced to the home.
    • If yes, notify house manager of intended use.
      • Notify Booking Manager of caterer you would like, so that they can be contacted for Liability release and added to contract.
      • Note: $25 fee applies (liability release for group dates need to be collected as well as put on contract).


    Already Approved Caterers: 

    • A Fork Full of Earth Organic Catering:  

      • A farm-to-table, organic catering using local Bay Area farms as resources; so to connect our clients to the food by highlighting farm fresh, seasonal me

    • Food Glorious Food

      • Specializing in personal home chef services as well as small and large parties, catering services, weddings, anniversaries, corporate events and more!  Food Glorious Food is a offers a winning combination of delicious menus from contemporary to Traditional Cuisine, organic.

    • Dee's Organic Catering
      • Event Catering:  Specializing in weddings, company or private events, bar mitvahs, birthdays ... any event that requires quality food with attention to detail!
      • Weekly To Go Meals  Take that night off from cooking or order in to entertain guests. Dee provides weekly menus for pickup every Friday between 3-6pm. Watch out for her special soul food that has Marin County craving for more!

    "Southern Example" for group of 20 delivered to house:  (this is the calssic "Southern Menu" - but many other options available - inquire!)

    • Appetizer:

      • Deviled Potatoes
      • Sausage puffs/ Mushroom puffs
      • Cheese platter
        • Buffet:
          • Green Salad/ Caesar
          • Fresh Fruit
          • Fried Chicken/ Roasted Chicken
          • Macaroni Cheese/ Mashed Potatoes
          • Broccoli
            • Total cost for 20, delivered:  $27.50/each


    ImportantIf having a caterer at the home:

    • $25.00 standard fee for all catering executed at the house (liability release for group dates need to be collected as well as put on contract).

    • $75.00 fee for bringing own professional Caterer to house (showing of home, liability release for group dates, and coordination issues).

    ** When booking, please ask for current seasonal menus made specially for the Marin Vista House Retreat.


    If want to bring your own caterer: Please,

    • Notify Manager of caterer you would like so that they can be contacted/ placed on contract.
    • Note: $75 fee applies due to pre-approval, coordinating, and liability confirmation.
      •  General Liability Policy: needed covering products, property damage, and bodily injury with coverage of at least $500,000.

    ***Note:  Caterer's used for the home must be pre-approved for liability reasons as well as put on contract!



    • Parking at home for 7-10 cars, depending on size.
      • 2 in Garage
      • 5 in Driveway
      • 3 - 4 at cul-de-sac
        • If more cars than can fit, or cars to large, please park at bottom of hill to avoid disrupting neighborhood quiet life. 
      • Please:
        • Park accordingly (see below map) when staying at the Marin Vista House.
        • Do not block Fire Hydrant, Trash cans or Mailbox’s.

    Laundry Machines - Washer & Dryer:

    • Located in garage.
      • Large Washer/Dryer.
      • Iron and Ironing board.
      • No Detergent supplied (with groups of 20 - this is to difficult to monitor / guarantee (but often left by previous guests).


    • Please Bring signed lease agreement for "resident discount".
    • With MarinVacation Lease: $5 Adult, $4 child. (otherwise $10!) 
    • See Rate page "Here" for most up-to-date info!
      • (Yes- there is a charge- but it is a community pool.  The fee keeps it from getting crowded, and non-residents attending- keeps it really nice and quiet.  Have to say- it is worth it!- Heated, in a beautiful valley, life guards (priceless if have kids with you),  great weather - and on weekends they have a full obstacle course/ jumping thing going for adults and kids alike.  There is agreat toddler area- water spouts, the works.  Really fun.  (Across street- great restaurants, organic grass fed burger place, mexican food, etc!))


    • Pool amenities:
      • Diving Board
      • large adult lap pool- seemless; Very nice!
      • Children's Obstacle set-up during public swim- they love it!
      • Great Toddler/baby area- water feature with spongy surface
      • Life Guards on duty.
      • Child life vests are available at front desk- just ask to use!
      • Warm water temperature!
      • PLUS:
        • Picnic tables, Play structure, Lawn, Basketball courts outside swim area.
        • Grocery, Organic Ice Cream, Grass Fed burgers - all available across the street!

    3 levels to the Marin Vista House, Marin County, Ca.

    Sleeping Layout possibilities:


    • Home sleeps 11-15 individually by:
      • Bedrooms 1-5 have Queen beds.  (1 person to each Queen bed = 5)
      • 6th Bedroom has 2 Full size beds. (1 person to each Full bed = 2)
      • 7th Bedroom has 1 Full size bed (1 person to each Full bed = 1)
      • 8th Bedroom (Large loft) has 1 Queen size bed and 2 Twins beds (1 person to each bed = 3)
      • Upon request:
        • 4 (Four) fold-a-beds available, always presented dressed and fresh.
        • $45 fee/each applies (1 person to each bed = 4). 


    • Home Sleeps 20/*22 if mix and matching (2 to a bed for most):
      • Bedrooms 1-5 have Queen beds.  (2 person to each Queen bed = 10)
      • 6th Bedroom has 2 Full size beds. (2 person to each Full bed = 4)
      • 7th Bedroom has 1 Full size bed (2 person to each Full bed = 2)
      • 8th Bedroom (Large loft) has 1 Queen size bed and 2 Twins beds (2 person to Queen bed, 1 to each Twin = 4)
      • Upon request:
        • 4 (Four) fold-a-beds available, dressed and fresh, $45 fee/each applies (1 person to each bed = 4). 
          • Note: Max 22 at house.


    Marin Vista House


    Phone: #(415) 233-6960

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