The NEST, an eco-dweller's delight nestled in a forest of redwood & madrones, borders thousands of acres of open space for hiking & biking in West Marin's SAN GERONIMO VALLEY. This valley, a nature lover's paradise, is populated by artists, musicians, great restaurants & environmental activists. Only 45 minutes from San Francisco, we inhabit 5 hamlets between Point Reyes Station & Fairfax, CA. Point Reyes is 8th on the list of top 10 beautiful places in America according to Good Morning America! Enjoy starlit nights & forest, mountain & meadow views as you relax on the big open deck, views from your bed, or your private balcony.
For those with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), EI, or EMF Sensitive, the NEST is FRAGRANCE-FREE, chemical-free, mold-free, & does not use microwaves, or smart meters or WiFi. We use high-speed cable internet. We have hosted many MCS NEST guests.
What's ORGANIC in the NEST?
Everything with an asterisk *below is organic - the rest is sustainable/recycled.
*comfortable queen-sized *mattress, 4 *pillows, *wool comforter, down comforter,
*cotton & silk bedding, *organic cotton robes by request to use while here, *wool dhurrie area rug, earth-friendly cleaning products, HEPA vacuum, *cotton flannel mattress pad, bamboo flooring, private bathroom with large travertine tile shower, towels, *hemp shower curtain, recycle trash, recycle food leftovers, recycle paper/plastic/cans, metal trash cans, HEPA charcoal air filter on request, low-flush toilet, low energy Cozy Legs electric space heaters, growing library of books about healthy homes, sustainability, green planet, etc. - reminders about using water & propane mindfully, many windows, natural light, & fresh air, *teas,* coffee, and more!
Shoes off at the door keeps the NEST free from one of the main sources of indoor pollution (your shoes). If you prefer not to remove your shoes, tell us so we can remove the *wool area rugs and keep the NEST clean for the next NEST guests.
POINTS OF INTEREST
~ 5 minute drive to Spirit Rock Meditation Center - many talks/classes open to the public
~ 3 minute drive to Cafe Arti, fabulous Organic Indian Restaurant, 10% discount NEST guests
~ 5 minute walk to local pub which often has live music & a juke box with great selections
~ 10 minute drive to Fairfax CA with SOLAR-POWERED movie theater (5-plex), festivals, Good Earth Natural Foods, Hummingbird Cafe, Community Wellness Center, Lydia's Organic Vegan Kitchen, Frogs Hot Tubs, Yoga, fun restaurants, shops, and music
~ 20 minutes drive to Pt. Reyes Station - 30 minutes drive to Blue Waters Kayaking (neighbors) on Tomales Bay. Pt. Reyes National Seashore & beautiful beaches feature indie bookstore, Saturday seasonal Farmer's Market, fabulous food, organic cheese from local grass-fed pastured animals, unique boutiques, fun stores, yoga & more
~ 4 minute drive to award winning beautiful SGV golf course
~ 3 minute drive to Thursday night Sweat Your Prayers 5 Rhythms Dance (1st time's free)
~ 8 minute drive from Samuel Taylor State Park - hiking, biking, swimming holes
~ 3 minute drive in each direction for delicious breakfasts - either at Two Bird Cafe or Lagunitas Deli
~ 5 minute drive from Paradise Healing Retreat Center
~ 45 minute drive -1 hour from Napa - vineyards & wine tasting
~ 1 hour from Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary
Please bring flip-flops or slippers to wear inside the nest & leave your street shoes at the door. Bring a flashlight for night walks as our village does not have streetlights. If you want to go to the beach or sunbathe, please bring your beach towel. Always bring warm clothing for cool evenings, even when the days are hot in summer we may get cool evenings.
We are on septic system. Please be mindful of water usage for showers & flushing. Please don't throw anything down the toilet but toilet paper. We have electric space heaters or a propane fireplace. Please use the propane fireplace mindfully & shut before getting into bed and when stepping out of the NEST, even for short trips. The propane fireplace heats up very quickly.
We rent to istopover who have profiles, recommendations, several reviews, or are verified. It's easy to get verified. Please send us info about yourselves when requesting to rent. We rent to quiet, clean, responsible people, & we like to find out about who will be staying in our nest before we accept requests. Thank you for honoring our need for safety, and we will do what we can to help you feel relaxed and be safe in the NEST.
We are in a high fire area bordering open space. Please NO SMOKING of any kind on the property and no candles or open flames. No cooking in the nest. The propane heater is operated by a switch on the back of the heater - no need for a lighter or matches.
Early check-in and/or late check-out may be arranged depending on the schedule of the NEST. We hope to see you. PS - We just rescued a hypoallergenic miniature poodle named Joya DeVivre who now lives on the property, but not in the NEST. The nest is up a flight of steps so unfortunately at this time, we don't have handicap access.
- Private Bathroom
- Separate Entry
- Internet (Wired)
- Hypoallergenic Small Pets on approval
Local Shuttle Service