The Grove Lane Residence

san anselmo, marin county
2 bedroom - 2 bath
(4 reviews)
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$350 per night (USD)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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Perks for the Parents

This artistic and creative family home has a great backyard for kids and includes plenty for younger children. Whether you like the framed arrowheads, black and white photography or Sharon Montrose’s baby animal photography, the bohemian vibe of the home is charming. The house is open format so you can keep your eye on the littles while cooking. The dining room table has a comfy wrap around bench and the bathtub is made for relaxing in once the littles are in bed. There is an office that may be available for those bringing work with them on discussion with the owners.

Why Kids Love it

There are lots of toddler toys and the kids have their own playroom/bedroom. The nursery is set up for babies with a changing station and monitor and is close to the master bedroom so you can be near. A baby monitor is available for guest use. San Anselmo’s fire trucks park just down the street which is fun for kids to walk past. There are 2 parks within walking distance of the house, one with a giant dinosaur and the other, a block from the house, is a maze of community gardens which is perfect for wandering around in with the littles.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 2 nights. The yard is fenced in. There are only 5 steps leading up to the house and they are wide. The house is stylish but pretty well child-proofed. The house is all on 1 level internally. Car rental is recommended for exploring the local area; the property is in a highly walkable location, a block from downtown with lots of cute boutiques and coffee shops.

About the Location

The residence is close to the center of San Anselmo, a short walk to the grocery store, parks, downtown (under 5 minutes/ 1 block away) on the cutest, tree-lined, kid-friendly block in town. The house is 25 minutes from Point Reyes Stationfor hikes, biking and the beach. Bolinas and Stinson are about 45 minutes away. San Francisco is 25-minute drive away. The nearest airports are in Oakland, SFO and Sacramento.

Accommodation Details

This 1-story 1200 sq ft bungalow has a fenced-in front yard plus front porch with barbecue and outdoor table. Inside, the master bedroom has a queensize bed, the nursery room with crib also includes laundry facilities and there are 2 bathrooms, with claw foot tub and shower. There is a kids playroom with a pullout sofa. The house is open plan with a kitchen, lounge area and fenced-in backyard.

Style Notes

Modern bohemian. The house is very light and bright and pretty stylish with a mix of antiques and fun pops of color on a white palette. Black and white photography lines the shelves of the bathroom while the main living space has an array of eye catching items from framed rosettes to a case of flint arrowheads. We love the cheerful, family-friendly vibe and the lovely lawned back yard.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 queen
1 sofa bed (double)
1 sofa bed (single)
1 toddler bed
1 double air bed
sleeps 1
1 baby crib
Julia L.
Member since February 28, 2017
We are a family of 4. Our sons were born in 2015 and 2018. We live in Marin and I'm a florist/event designer and my husband is in tech. We used to live in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn but moved to California to be closer to Julia's family who live in the Napa Valley (and also have a rental home!) We love hanging out as a family and visiting cities and beaches.

4 reviews

Megan I.
Visited in July 2018
We loved staying here. The home has a super good energy. The location is perfect distance btw city and wine country. And 45 minutes away from oyster shucking. The downtown was super cute - wish we could have stayed longer.
Erika C.
Visited in April 2018
We loved this home! Fruit trees with amazing flowers blooming in the yard, wonderful cottage with great bed and lovely bathroom with a tree. Truly a cottage paradise. Wonderful little playroom and outdoor sandbox. My five year old twins felt immediately at home, as did I!
jennifer s.
Visited in November 2017
This place is so special! Loved everything about it - location is so close to the village, the street itself is so beautiful, Julia was a perfect host and the house is just so easy and lovely. The best part though was waking up to a pink-hued room with the sunrise each morning!
Valerie H.
Visited in June 2017
What an amazing property. My family and I were so comfortable and there were so many great toys for my little boy. I literally found myself wanting to move right in. It was so lovely and I would absolutely love to stay again in Julia's beautiful home.

San Anselmo, Marin County

Antiques, festivals and outdoor fun

Around 20 miles north of San Francisco, this bay area town benefits from sunny days and cultural attractions to keep the kids busy - plus the beach. Sunset Magazine has named it the ‘best in the west’ for antiquing, but it’s not just a shopping destination, with charming parks and mountains with hiking and biking trails, annual art, music and wine festivals and beaches a short drive away.