Looking for something different in the San Francisco Bay area? Head north to Marin county. Birthplace of mountain-biking and one of America’s leading birdwatching locations for observing raptors, Marin County is the perfect compromise between San Francisco sophistication and rural charm. Home to the protected, majestic sequoias of the Muir Woods redwood forest and the incredible coastal views of the Point Reyes National Seashore and the Marin headlands with their views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the area has much to recommend itself to nature lovers. With San Francisco itself, the vineyards of the Golden State’s wine country and even Yosemite within reach, what better place to base yourself for an alternative stay in California? Our range of characterful and unique accommodations includes log cabins in the mountains, stylish circular dwellings with ocean views and even a retro airstream caravan with its own barbecue area.