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Vivien & Michael Straus (siblings)

Member since: 2013
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Speaks english, russian

Straus Home Ranch: 5-Star, 166-Acre Organic Farm on Tomales Bay / Marshall

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Photos and Description of the Marshall vacation farmhouse rental

Straus Home Ranch: 5-Star, Historic 166-Acre Organic Farm on Tomales Bay

Beautifully renovated 1864 farmhouse, surrounded by towering eucalyptus and cypress trees, on 166 certified organic acres, on the shores of Tomales Bay. Our house is a 30-second walk to the beach, perfect for launching your kayak and watching spectacular sunsets.

The House: Setup with everything you’ll need – new beds and luxurious feeling bedding, fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, 1910 Steinway Grand Piano, Wi-Fi, flat screen TV and DVDs, indoor and outdoor games, BBQ, patio, upper and lower porches for chillin’, lots of room to hang out (inside and outside), towels, beach towels, hair dryers, and many amenities provided – all in incomparably-beautiful surroundings. Seriously, this place is magical. Our house accommodates 10 (total, adults and kids): 4 bedrooms upstairs, each with queen bed; plus a queen pull-out sofa in the downstairs den.

Eating: West Marin is a foodie Mecca, including Nick’s Cove, Hog Island Oyster Company, Marshall Store, Rocker Oysterfellas, Osteria Stellina, Cowgirl Creamery, Heidrun Meadery and so much more. Straus Family Creamery isn’t bad, either ☺. Pick up some pastries at the Tomales Bakery or Bovine Bakery in Point Reyes Station. Or, cook at home with our terrific kitchen. Or shuck and BBQ oysters on our patio. Or … ask us about having an incredible meal prepared by Stacy, our on-site and truly terrific caterer / private chef.

West Marin is a slice of paradise – kayaking on the Bay, hiking in the Point Reyes National Seashore, home to artisan cheeses, fresh local oysters and a serene country escape (but still only an hour’s drive to SF or Wine Country).

Want to know more about Marin County's rich environmental, sustainable agriculture and organic food history? Just ask siblings Vivien and Michael Straus - we can share stories about the Marin Agricultural Land Trust ( - co-founded by our mother Ellen; stories about launching Straus Family Creamery (owned separately by our brother) and the local artisan cheese scene (Vivien created the map and app). Want to talk about psychic phenomena? That's Michael's department :)

Come out to Marshall - the only town where the population minus the elevation equals the speed limit.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Vivien & Michael Straus (siblings) (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english, russian


Nearest Beach
2 Metres
Across the street
Car: necessary

Once you book, we can send you a list of suggested activities.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation farmhouse rental in Marshall, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
New Year's
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,339
Cleaning Fee C$402
Tax Rate 11.0%

Minimum stay:
** Weekdays (Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday) = 1 night
** Weekends (Thurs - Sunday) = 2 nights (a few holiday weekends are 3-4 nights)

Cancellation / refund policy:

* Payment in full is due upon booking (including deposit, cleaning, tax, etc.)
* If you cancel:
** 61+ days before the start of the stay, you receive a full refund.
** 31-60 days before the start of the stay, the deposit is forfeited.
** 1-30 days before the start of the stay, traveler forfeits 100% of payment, including deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation farmhouse rental in Marshall, California

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Den - 1 queen , New Sofa Bed with really nice Queen mattress
  • The house sleeps up to 10: 4 bedrooms upstairs, each with a queen bed; plus a pull-out queen sofa in the downstairs den.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing