About Steve Atkinson
My Wife and I are from England and arrived in California in 1988. Since then we have lived in 49 homes! We like this one the best and hope you enjoy staying in one of our lovely suites. We have traveled Europe and Mexico extensively, over 150 weeks total traveling.
Steve Atkinson purchased this House in 2013
Why Steve Atkinson chose San Rafael
We are just 2 miles from the N San Pedro freeway exit. We are half a mile from China Camp State Park beaches, hiking trails, and mountain biking. The Sonoma Wine region is 25 minutes and Napa is a further 20 minutes. The San Francisco Golden Gate bridge is 15 miles and 15 minutes south of us. A 30 minute ride on the high-speed ferry from Larkspur Landing (10 minutes away) and you can enjoy San Francisco without worrying about parking. There are ocean beaches in Marin and San Francisco 20-30 minutes from us. Markets ~ 7-Eleven is a mile away and Santa Venetia market is 2 miles. Safeways is one exit north at 3 miles. There is Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Nugget and Sprouts Farmers Market within 10 minutes. Markets ~ 7-Eleven is a mile away and Santa Venetia market is 2 miles. Safeways is one exit north at 3 miles. There is Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Nugget and Sprouts Farmers Market within 10 minutes. Restaurants ~ Le Chalet Basque is walking distance and at 2 miles you have Bogie's Cafe for breakfast and Subway. At 2.5 miles there is Ristorante La Toscana, an upscale Italian and Gaspare's Pizzeria is excellent too. Taqueria Hacienda serves casual Mexican. 3 miles away is Chipotle Mexican Grill, BJ's Brewhouse, Applebee's, Panda Express, Tomatina, Panera Bread and Roadside BBQ. These are at the Northgate Mall and there is casual fast food available also. Every Thursday and Sunday morning there is a Farmers Market (3rd biggest in California). It's behind the County building with the blue roof. Turn right at the traffic light just before the freeway and then left to drive under the County building.
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Perfect mini vacation
Had a great 3 days in the penthouse!!! It had everything we needed and was very clean. The bed was comfortable for both of us and bedding was top notch. We'll definitely be coming back soon.
Great for romantic getaway!
My husband and I stayed here overnight after flying into San Francisco. It’s a short drive from the airport and the check in process was clear and easy thanks to Steve’s amazing communication. The location is very central and close to San Francisco to the south and Sonoma and Napa to the north. We visited Buena Vista winery and highly recommend the tasting and tour. It’s a California historical landmark and they’ve lovingly restored it. Within a very short drive there are some fabulous eateries.
I LOVED the lighting both natural and added. For ladies, the mirrors and natural light in the bathroom make makeup application amazing. I sat on the floor and used one of the big mirrors and loved all the light coming in the window. At night, all the light fixtures and LEDs make for a truly magical feel.
And the view is gorgeous. We sat on the bed and watched as day slipped into night and it was breathtaking. The unit is quite large and as all necessary amenities. The furniture and decor gives a luxurious feel. We’ve had a great time and would definitely come back.
Steve and Zoe’s penthouse is absolutely gorgeous! They made the entire experience stress free and thought of every single detail to make the stay perfect. We will definitely be back!
We went for our honeymoon and it was perfect. If we are ever back in the area we our definitely coming back!
Perfect in every way!
We wanted to be near San Francisco and Sausalito and happened upon this gem on VRBO. Beautifully decorated, spacious, and quiet with a location that made our travel easy. It provided everything we needed and then some. Our only regret is that we didn’t just stay here during our Napa and Sonoma tours as it would have been perfect for that too. So nice to come “home” in the evenings and relax and unwind in this beautiful penthouse. Thank you Steve and Zoe for a fabulous place and all of your recommendations!
This place was beyond gorgeous and very luxurious. Close to everything. I was so completely relaxed during my entire stay. I will be back.