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The Retreat Serene historic home on 2 acres


The Retreat Serene historic home on 2 acres

8 guests
5 bedrooms
5 beds
4.5 baths
8 guests
5 bedrooms
5 beds
4.5 baths

Beautiful historic home surrounded by gardens and nature. Originally built in 1903 as a summer retreat for Catholic nuns and lay women, you can still feel the serenity. Large 5 BD on 2 acres, in a beautifully-landscaped gated compound with old oaks and a redwood grove. Ideally located in central Marin, walking distance to charming small-town Kentfield, 30 min. from SF, 5 min. from Hwy 101 and 40 min from wine country. A very, very special home.


Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace
Indoor fireplace
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Bedroom 5
1 single bed

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)


8 Reviews

Tanner User Profile
June 2017
Very pretty home with plenty of room. Ferry to downtown SF is only a couple miles away and Muir Woods is very close. Communication was very efficient. More check-in/checkout rules than other airbnbs and cats live in the house. Still wonderful experience and would reccommend to an…
Adrienne User Profile
December 2016
The house is absolutely stunning and everything was as expected from the description. It is centrally located and easy to access everything. We highly recommend this beautiful home!
Hai User Profile
July 2016
All listings are accurate.
Tinsley User Profile
July 2015
Jenny is an incredible host! She was easy to communicate with, and made sure everything was going ok even though she was on vacation herself. The house is very spacious and beautifully decorated, with lots of areas to work / relax. My favorite spot was the front porch swing :)…
Joel User Profile
August 2014
Jennifer was a considerate and caring host. She took the time to make sure everything went well and was delightfully proactive in communicating with us and showing us how everything worked. And the house itself was absolutely gorgeous. What a beautiful and quiet place to relax a…
Jeremiha User Profile
June 2014
Absolutely great experience dealing with Jennifer during the reservation process who was very accomodating with our special requests, and with Sandy once we arrived on site. Everything was ready to go for us when we arrived and we made full use of the beautiful home and property…
Jennifer User Profile
Response from Jennifer:
Jeremiha, come back anytime! Really!
June 2014
Jonathan User Profile
June 2014
Absolutely one of the most positive airbnb experiences we have ever had. Jennifer made sure the logistics were handled, and it was done professionally and with good documentation so we had absolutely no questions checking in. Sandy is one of the coolest gentlemen to grace green e…
Jennifer User Profile
Response from Jennifer:
Back atcha Jonathan! Come back any time. Sandy and Jake really enjoyed you guys, as did I.
June 2014

Hosted by Jennifer

Kentfield, California, United StatesJoined in May 2014
Jennifer User Profile
181 Reviews
I am a native of Marin, and love everything about it! Hiking, beach barbecues on Muir Beach, Mountain Home Theater, burritos in the Mission, Fairfax Scoop, wine tasting in Napa... the list goes on and on. I love Marin even more as I took a long detour from it. Our three child…
Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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