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San Rafael, California, United States  (# 20917)
 Penthouse in an 1893 Grand Victorian Mansion
  VacationsFRBO San Rafael Vacation Rentals Property ID 20917 Papa Bear  

Major City: San Francisco
Distance: 0 mi

Type:   House

Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 1
Baths: 1.5
Size: 2000 Sq Ft

Internet: Yes
Pets OK: No
Pool: No
Spa: No

Calendar: No
Exchange: No
For Sale: No
Credit Cards: No

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1893 Grand Victorian Mansion Penthouse

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Name: Sara Godwin

Phone: 415/454-7272

Languages: English

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VacationsFRBO Listing Since: 2007-12-06

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Live like a turn-of-the-century lumber baron in the Victorian mansion
that lumber baron Isaac Jessup gave his daughter as a wedding
present. Furnished with superb Victorian antiques, this eight-room
(three bedrooms, one and a half baths), two-story, 2000-plus square-
foot penthouse flat has everything you ever dreamed of. A wonderful
glassed-in sun porch, complete with its own window seat; three bay
windows that look out into flower-filled gardens; 12-foot ceilings;
hardwood floors more than a century old; a working fireplace for cozy
fires in the evening; and a chef's dream of a kitchen with a Wolf gas

Perfect for a family vacation to San Francisco or the Wine Country,
just as perfect for a family reunion or wedding guest accommodations.
The Penthouse can be combined with the Garden Flat, an elegant 1000
square-foot flat with a private garden and brick patio to sleep as
many as 12 people. There is also a charming one-bedroom Pied-a-Terre
that can interconnect with the Garden Flat. Together the two ground-
floor flats sleep 6; separately the Garden Flat sleeps four; the
Pied-a-Terre sleeps two (one couple).

Centrally located in sunny Marin County's best weather area, it
offers easy access to San Francisco (by car, bus, or ferry),
Sausalito, Mount Tamalpais State Park, Golden Gate National
Recreation Area, Point Reyes National Seashore, the Pacific Coast
beaches at Stinson Beach, Muir Beach, or Bolinas, and the world-
famous Napa/Sonoma Wine Country.

THE PENTHOUSE: Light-drenched eight-room (12 if you count baths and
laundry room), 2000 plus square foot two-story penthouse flat in a
spectacular 1893 Victorian mansion in sunny Marin's best weather
area. The spacious, elegant rooms - three bedrooms, one and a half
baths - feature original period detail and more than 40 windows.
Built on a level lot backing up to 15 acres of park-like woodland,
this beautiful mansion combines sophisticated city elegance with the
pleasures of a country estate. The gardens feature wisteria climbing
to the second story, a rose-covered gate, a clematis arbor, huge
hydrangeas, century-old camellias, lots of roses, rosemary, lavender,
and flowers virtually every day of the year.

The front parlor features hardwood floors, 12 foot coved ceilings,
elaborate original moldings, pocket doors, and two bay windows
overlooking two different flower-filled gardens. It's furnished with
a camelback damask sofa, a silk-upholstered Victorian armchair, a
vintage French fruitwood ormolu dining table, a game table, and an
antique marquetry coffee table.

The back parlor offers one bay window, a cushioned window seat, a
working fireplace, built-in bookshelves, hardwood floors, 12 foot
ceilings, original moldings. It 's furnished with a pair of matching
Victorian armchairs, a camelback damask love seat, and an Oriental
carpet -- it's perfect for quiet evenings in front of the fireplace.

The large, sunny kitchen features a Wolf gas range, microwave,
refrigerator, dishwasher, and garbage disposal plus a table and
chairs for informal meals.

The light-filled sunroom has a window seat that overlooks the front
garden as well as a chintz-covered white wicker love seat, two
matching wicker armchairs, and a wicker table, perfect for holding a
cup of tea or a tall, cold lemonade. The library has floor-to-ceiling
bookshelves, all filled with hundreds of books. The multi-pane
windows look out into acres of native woodland. It can serve as a
fourth bedroom with a queen-size AeroBed. It's furnished with a
library table and a comfortable vintage armchair. The European-style
split bath has clawfoot tub with a magnificent antique brass three-
head shower - the Victorian version of the luxury spa experience. It
features a handsome 1890's mahogany-and-marble dresser with cheval

The master bedroom has two arched windows, hardwood floors, and a
coved ceiling. The furnishings include a splendid queen-size four-
poster bed and an Eastlake princess dresser with marble and a beveled
mirror. The charming, airy west bedroom has an arched window that
overlooks the apple hedge, two closets, and hardwood floors. It
features a queen-size bed and a magnificent antique French triple
armoire with beveled mirror doors. The lovely east bedroom enjoys
morning light, and has an arched window with a view of the garden. It
is charmingly furnished with a romantic white cast-iron-and-brass
bed, a splendid five-mirror dresser, and a delightful red velvet

The upstairs half-bath has antique fixtures and a vintage stained
glass window.

The laundry room has a large-capacity Maytag washer and dryer.
There's a large private redwood deck complete with a glass-topped
table that seats six comfortably. The white gravel drive offers ample
off-street parking. The landscape includes pear and apple trees,
Japanese maples, fountain, and seasonal stream with waterfall; the
property backs up to 15 acres of park-like woodland, your own private
open space. A unique property - there's nothing else like this
magnificent Victorian mansion penthouse!



Working Fireplace, Phone, Cable TV/VCR/CD , Full Kitchen, Microwave,
Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Dishes & Cooking Utensils Provided, Linens
Provided, Washer & Dryer, Ample Parking, No Smoking



Activities: Hiking, Biking, Golf, Tennis, Fitness Center, Gym,
Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Restaurants,
Live Theater, Cinemas, Museums, Sightseeing, Swimming, Boating,
Sailing, Windsurfing, Surfing



This Grand Victorian Mansion in San Rafael, Marin County, CA is open year-round. Rates are: $1000 for 3 nights (minimum booking) = $333/n $2000 for one week = $285/n, equivalent to ONE NIGHT FREE $6000 for 4 weeks = $214/n,equivalent to ONE WEEK FREE


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