House Layout and parking map

3 levels. Main is middle level , no steps to entry on this level.
                             Home has 3 levels (above).  Main level is the middle level with easy entry from patio.  No steps to this level.

 

3 levels: All with garden or vista views

Main Entry Level (Middle floor):


Main_Entry Level_Middle level-Great Room_kitchen_bath_2bedrooms

 Top Level / Upper level:

upper level of 3
Top upper level / Loft & 1 Master bedroom

Lower level: 4 bedrooms, Full bathrrom, deck access, Views.

Lower Level : 4 bedrooms total


Parking available at the house?

  • Yes- there is parking at the home for 7-9 cars. 
    • 2 in garage
    • 5 in driveway
    • 3 - 4 cars in cul-de-sac.

Marin Vista House Parking 7-9 cars
Parking for 7-9 cars at the house!

  • Please:
    • Do Not Block neighbor gates , mailbox areas, or Emergency Hydrant - Thank you!

What is the feel of the home?

  • Upon walking into home, an openess greets you with wide open Views welcome you in.  Inspiring.  Inspiring and exciting!

  •  Marin "Tahoe" style home has thick Old growth Redwood beams throughout, rarily found in today's homes.

  • Groups can enjoy an Open and Natural feeling, greeted with 25 foot, cathedryl high ceiling in Great Room and Loft area.  Skylights throughout bring in fresh light.

  • All common areas are open to Views and each other - very welcoming and easy for groups to be comfortable moving around, setting up activities, or just "retreating" together.

 

 

                                                                             Free Perks that comes with every stay at Marin Vista:                                                                                                                

  • High speed Internet 
    • FREE- DSL, Comcast Business Class - Broadband.  

    • Netgear R6700 or R6800 router

    • Internet service provided by Comcast Xfinity and it is a cable Internet connection.

    • Speeds up to 100 Mbps, download speed and up to 5 Mbps upload speed"

  • 42" Flat screen TV in Great Room.
    • Wifi and Ethernet ports on back.
  • TV in upper Loft.
  • Cable TV
  • Community Pool, 4-5 minutes away, seamless, in a beautiful valley. Enjoy diving board, great toddler area. Summer Fun!
  • Large Pull-down Projector screen (no projector) available .
  • Parking for 7 - 9 cars

 

Bathrooms Supply:

  • Basic hand soap
  • Blow dryer in each of the 3 bathrooms - on wall (3 total).
  • Toilet paper
  • Fresh hand and bath towels.
    • If 20 people - 1 bath & 1 hand each.- click on "Available Extra's" link, or "Here" for more options.

 

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).

 

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.

 


                                                 3 levels: Upper, Main, & Lower- all with own decks and incredible views!                                                                                                    

  • 1. Upper Level:

    • Master Suite (bedroom3) with View balcony and own bathroom, Walk-in closet.  Queen bed.
    • Large Loft area that opens to the main floor layout below (completely seperate from Master bedroom
    • Loft (4th bedroom): Wood flooring. Views.
      • Queen bed 
      • 2 Twin Beds  

 

  • 2. Main Level: Entrance Level:  No stairs. 

    • Open "American Style" Gourmet Kitchen, Formal Dining and Great Room- Views throughout.
    • Large Main deck- panoramic views- pleanty of seating.
    • Bedrooms 1 & 2 - each with Queen beds.  No stairs to each.  Wood flooring.
    • Front Entrance Patio area (no stairs).  Group seating.  Kitchen window access for BBQ's!  ;)

 

  • 3. Lower Level:
    • Bedrooms 5 & 6 - have Queen beds.  Views & deck access.
    • Bedroom 7 - Two (2) full size beds (full size is equal to 2 twins together), Views & deck access.
    • Bedroom 8 - One (1) full size bed (full size is equal to 2 twins together).  Views & deck access.
    • Large deck/garden access off each bedroom.
    • Laundry facilities in garage.

 

  • Note:  Extra available:
    • Baby Items: Monitor, Graco crib, high chair - upon request- $25 / fee.
    • Four (4) Fold-A-Way beds (up to) can be provided, dressed and fresh - upon request only - extra fee $45 each applies.  Max at house is 22.

                                                                    What are the sleeping arrangement possibilities? (see layout grid picture above)

  • 8 bedrooms total (Loft area is 8th room):  sleeps 20 total:
    • bedrooms have Queen beds. (sleeps = 10 total.)
    • 6th bedroom has 2 full size beds.  (sleeps 4 = 4 total.)
    • 7th bedroom has 1 full size bed.  (sleeps 2 = 2 total.)
    • Loft ("8th" room)
      • Queen bed (sleeps 1 couple)
      • Two (2) Twin Beds  (sleeps 1 to each = 2 total.)
  • Plush bedding and white sheets decorate all beds!
  • 3 Full Baths- one on each floor of 3 floors.  All updated and luxurious.
  • Optional (upon request / fee applies): Two (2) additional fold-a-way beds. (sleeps 1 to each , so = 2 total.)

So, if only:

  • One (1) person to a bed: the home sleeps 11-13 by:
    • 5 bedrooms 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" room (Loft) has Queen bed, and Two (2) Twin beds   (1 to Queen bed, 1 to Twin bed, 1 to Twin bed = 3 total)
    • Plush bedding and white sheets decorate all beds!
      • Four (4) additional fold-a-way beds available at home upon request, fee applies (fully dressed/Fresh) (1 person to each = 4)
    • 3 Full Baths- one on each floor of 3 floors.  All updated and luxurious. 
  • Total = 20/*22 with permission/ allowed overnight.​​

  • Note:  Extra available:
    • Baby Items: Monitor, Graco crib, high chair - upon request- $25 / fee.
    • Four (4) Fold-A-Way beds (up to) can be provided, dressed and fresh - upon request only - extra fee $45 each applies.  Max at house is 22.

                                                      What is the Loft area like? Can people sleep there?

  • In Loft area find 2 nooks
    • one side has TV, and Queen bed. 
    • Other side has 2 twin beds and library.
  • Beautiful views
  • Looks down onto the main Great Room, gourmet kitchen area, and Main deck.  - Very fun - seperate yet with everyone at the same time.
  • Located on the same floor as Master (upper level), but completely separate via breezeway and stairwell.

 


                                        How are the main areas configured for group seating / dining?

  • Kitchen Seating: (adjacent to Great Room and dining)
    • 2 counter stools at center island

    • 6 chairs at kitchen table

    • 1 luxury chair at office nook.

  • Main / Gathering Area Seating:
    • 10 at dining table (possibly 12 if small children involved).

    • 2 - 4 at corner round table.  Two (2) adjacent chairs available.

    • 2 (or 4) at leaf table before kitchen + 2 adjacent chairs.

    • In hall closet - extra 2 foldable chairs.

    • Coffee table area with surrounding 3 large sofa's that seat 3 persons each.

  • Dining areas:
    • Dining table: seats 10 officially - up to 12 if have kids.

    • Round table -  seats 4 - can pull out and put closer to dining table.

    • 4 at corner round table (in pic tv is on  it- but this isn't the case anymore- need to change that!)

    • 2-4 at leaf table which has leafs that pop up so 4 can sit comfortably , 2 adjacent chairs provided.

  • Possible configurations for your retreat dining:
    • Leave set-up "as is".
    • Or - round table and leaf table can be easily re-adjusted closer to dining area - filling in the large center coming through front door. 

  • Catering?

    • If using catering, must be pre-approved by home for liability reasons.  Ask for approved list of caterers for home already, if interested.   :)
    • Atmosphere is semi-formal when over 10 people.
    •  Tableware + Silverware are supplied by home for up to 20 people.
    • Linens are not supplied (impossible to maintain quality with groups of 20).  (However, really close is Sears and Macy's department stores that has great table cloths and extra kitchen goods at good prices and only 2-3 minutes away from house.


Detailed "Marin Vista House" Amenities Description:

Open "American Style" Kitchen has:

  • Gas range and oven
  • 48" Monogram Refrigerator, built-in, Stainless.
  • Large Microwave
  • Wine Fridge (24bottles),
  • Granite counter tops,
  • Large Center Island (seats 2 officially) and kitchen table that seats 6 comfortably!
  • BBQ's Outside2 Charcoal BBQ's, Weber brand.
  • "Appliances and Dinnerware" - next, or click "Here".

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Appliances & Dinnerware:  Amenities for 7-20!

  • Oneida Silverware set - Dinner Fork, Knives/Spoons, Salad Forks, Teaspoons, Serving pieces. (For 20!)
  • Oneida Dinnerware set - Serving bowls, Dinner Bowls, Plates, Salad Plates.
  • Hot Water instant kettle.
  • Steamer Kettles (2).
  • large Toaster/Pizza oven
  • Coffee Makers (2), Coffee Grinder and 1 “French Press”.
  • Orange Juicer
  • 4 slice toaster
  • Electric can opener.
  • coffee cups w/saucers and Mugs.
  • Pots, pans (please bring or purchase own bakeware)
  • Built-in: Monogram Regrigerator (48"), Gas Range/Oven, Microwave, & Dishwasher.

 

* Please Note:

  • Though groups of 20 are welcome, this is a normal home and amenities are not "commercial" size, but plentiful.
  • Due to big groups checking in and out constantly, the Marin Retreat Vacation Home recommends bringing your own "must have"/special needs, such as bakeware. 
  • The home cannot "track" individual pots and pans from group to group but assures basics are met.
  • Should you check-in and notice a "must have" missing (ex: large pot), please contact us and we will get it to you in a timely manner.

Kitchen is spacious and a joy to entertain in!


Deck and Patio Seating set-up:

  • Main deck has patio seating for 14.  Beautiful Views!!!
  • Front Patio set seats 6 (adjacent to Main deck and kitchen area). 
  • Front lawn has benches on one side- seating14 (pictures coming soon!).
  • Large Lower deck has patio seating for 10.
  • Balcony/deck off Master Suite has patio seating for 2.
  • BBQ's2 Weber Charcoal BBQ's at Front Entrance/Patio area with easy access to kitchen.

 



Front Entrance
Front Yard of Marin Vista house is fully gated, with front patio area and lawn area.
entering onto Main Floor / entranceentering onto main floor from outside

 

Main deck of Main floor (middle floor)
Large main deck with seating and views to enjoy.

 

Side of Main deck, main level.
Side of Main deck is private with nook seating.

 

Incredible valley views!
Incredible Views throughout!