October 2011

Found 16 blog entries for October 2011.




With the fall season upon us, they're only a few more weeks to soak up the sun at the Coppola winery pool in Geyserville.  If you haven't heard of this amazing new spot, I highly recommend a visit (or two).  

Overlooking the Alexander Valley vineyards, Coppola's vision was simple; to create a place where families could get together and enjoy all the wonderful things in life.  Mission accomplished!

The resort style pool is open to the public seven days a week and only costs $15 per adult, including the use of a towel. Children under 3 are free. Once in the pool area, you want to make sure to find a comfy chaise lounge chair or you can reserve ahead of time and book a cabine.  There are 28 European style cabines (cabanas) located on the perimeter

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The old Niven Nursery property in Larkspur, also referred to as the Rose Garden site, has been sold to a new developer.  The 16.8 acre property is located in a prime location near downtown Larkspur. It sits between Doherty Drive and Ward Street, next to Hall Middle School, Redwood High School. It was an agricultural site when the Niven family acquired it in 1937. They turned it into a wholesale nursery that sold roses and orchids. About 14 years ago the family began the long process of getting the property rezoned, after indicating that they couldn't run the nursery as a viable business any more.

The purchase included the rights to the plans that were previously approved. The previous developer spent around $5 million doing the necessary steps to

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What a magical setting! Imagine waking up in the morning to have your breakfast on your waterfront patio while watching the sunrise and sea birds hanging on the dock. This light filled southwest facing 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom waterfront condominium in Shelter Bay just sold for $314,000. This is a great buy for a waterfront view home in Southern Marin.

Shelter Bay is compromised of 107 condominium homes - most with waterfront views. Homeowner association dues are higher than most associations in Marin, but the association is managed well and a lot of amenities are covered. Amenities include; Boat dock, pool, tennis courts, club house, insurance, building maintenance, landscaping, laundry, water, heat, garbage and cable.

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So, you want to retire in Paradise but you don't have an inheritance, trust fund or a winning lottery ticket.  Or, what about schlepping the grandkids during the holidays to spend time with your family in Buffalo, NY?  Not your idea of fun?  Maybe your parents would like to spend the winters with you in Marin... but 3 months under one roof..Yipes!  That could be too much togetherness.  Finding affordable housing in one of the most expensive places in the country is challenging but there are options.


The best kept secret in Marin is  Marin Valley Mobile Country Club, Yes that's Country Club......pool, club house, views that cost the big bucks in Tiburon or Sausalito, exercise room, bridge, happy hours, barbecues, quiet and peaceful.  Marin Valley

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Check out these photos I took this past Saturday, in Mill Valley, California, at the Manzanita Bus Stop during a high tide.


Upon viewing these pictures, you would think that every man, women and child in Mill Valley might need to be issued a wet suit, mask, snorkel and flippers. Albeit, this is not case!

Mill Valley and, all of the Bay Area for that matter, is known for its temperate weather and is one of the main reasons that people move to the area. However, depending where you live, the Sun Shine State occasionally breaks from tradition and there is flooding.

Not to worry......if you are prepared. 

The government sponsored "Get Ready Marin" website helps residents prepare for such occasions, and suggests that when

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I am thrilled to announce another house has been SOLD! I staged, listed and sold this stunning contemporary 2 Bedroom /2 Bath home on the Pt. Reyes mesa. We ended up having three all cash offers.  Homes that are presented beautifully and priced right sell fast. Rebuilt in 2001 with designer finishes, this home featured an open floor plan with high ceilings, large kitchen, hardwood floors in master bedroom, modernized spa style master bathroom and large dual pane windows throughout, all on a 1.1-acre level lot.

If you are curious about what your home is worth, please call me today for a complimentary market analysis.

Hilary Davis, REALTOR (415)235-3133 or Hilary@MarinModern.com

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