Beautiful Bay Views 1.49 Acres Privacy, Sun & Tranquility
166 Bayview Drive, Bayside Acres San Rafael
Not too far up the hill leads to a gated long drive that opens onto a private knollside setting with spectacular Bay views. The views sweep from the bay waters to Glenwood, Peacock gap and China Camp open space. The mature surrounding greenery and vegetation enhance the feeling of being “out in nature” and away from it all.
The 3+ bedroom/2.5 bath (2877 sq ft per tax records) contemporary residence features the vast majority of living on one level with convenient access to patios, gardens and extensive decking. Vaulted ceilings, walls of windows/sliders and an open floor plan bring the outdoors and breathtaking views in. Relax and enjoy a glass of wine from the spa or warm yourself on a chilly evening by the outdoor fireplace. The generous decking and patios are ideal to spread out for solitude or congregate for a great entertaining environment.
The interior has been recently renovated: all 3 newer baths, new paint, carpet and light fixtures. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, gas cooktop and granite counter opens to the living room with vaulted ceilings, recessed lights, gas log fireplace and walls of dual pane windows. The family/dining combination enjoys a wood-burning fireplace and sliding or French doors to decks and patios on both sides of the house. The stone fireplace and patio is wind protected for your outdoor enjoyment on a cozy night.
The master bedroom has its own deck and spa, vaulted ceilings and a sitting or exercise area. The sitting area leads to the only upstairs space which makes an “eagle’s nest” home office – quiet, private and big views. Or this can be a nice guest or possible in-law currently with a half-bath (note: it has its own deck and separate entry). All rooms throughout the house have their own outdoor access and a varied, special view.
A private gate and fenced yard minimizes unwanted deer. Several level areas provide your choice of relaxation or your favorite recreational activity. Trees include majestic oak, mature palm, curly willow, acacia, bay, manzanita and a variety of fruit trees. Terraced gardens provide easy access to bringing your ripe vegetables from farm to table.
There is generous parking at the base of the driveway and in front of the house. There is additional built-in storage. A few items of note: radiant heat provides a clean and efficient way. The roof is newer.
Outside of your own private sanctuary, you continue up Bayview Drive to the entrance to China Camp State park, about a 10 min walk: you will find a hiking/biking trail that can either loop around for a 45 minute calorie burner or continue up the hills for miles and miles of trails above San Rafael Country Club, Loch Lomond and into the China camp open space. Gorgeous views onto both sides of the Point San Pedro Peninsula. East Bay, San Pablo Bay, San Rafael Bay and San Francisco Bay. 2 bridges, the Marin Islands and Mt. Tam.
The Point San Pedro Peninsula also features a brand-new “Andy’s Neighborhood Market, Loch Lomond Marina, yacht club, McNear’s beach park, Peacock Gap Country Club golf course and driving range, event center and caf. 2 miles to town provides Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, great shopping, restaurants, theatre and live entertainment. This is amongst the quickest 2.5 miles from house to 101 of anywhere in the county – minimal traffic and stop lights.
If you love nature and beauty and would like to enjoy a vacation vibe minutes from civilization, please contact Jeff and the Sterley Team for more information or a private showing. 415-359-4871
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Jeff Sterley brings 30 plus years of Marin County Real Estate experience to successfully assisting buyers and sellers. Jeff’s client-oriented, ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ knowledgeable style has led the way for hundreds of buyers and sellers to achieve their goals. Jeff feels the keys are:
1) Dealing with each client as if they’re the only client
2) Staying on top of not only the technical and legal knowledge required, but the market knowledge of knowing the inventory and values
3) His proven NO STONE UNTURNED systems:
If you’re looking to buy – Jeff applies not only effective traditional methods, but also the latest technology. As a seller, Jeff will create a dynamic campaign that leaves NO STONE UNTURNED to target the broadest buying audience. And if you are a buyer Jeff knows where the real gems properties are in Marin County.