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560 North San Pedro Rd. San Rafael, CA 94903

Parklike country property, with 2 homes near town

Offered at $1,500,000

Come relax and enjoy this magical parklike setting, affectionately called Rancho Gallinas. You will be pleased to find two homes as well as a separate studio/office on a huge level country property not far from town. This lodge like home ( 3 bed/ 2 bath) accompanied with a darling cottage 1 bed/1 bath (China Cabin) has been an enchanting family compound for several decades. Perfect for someone looking for country living lifestyle where you can grow all your own fruits and vegetable, raise chickens, and have room for everyone to spread out and enjoy indoor outdoor living.

You’ll feel miles away from it all yet only minutes from Marin Civic Center, Farmer’s Market, shopping, and of course endless acres of China Camp State Park open space which flanks San Pablo Bay.

A large weeping willow welcomes you as you stroll up the lushly landscaped path to a decorative front door and an extensive covered front porch.

Once in the home, the focal point of the grand room is a massive brick wood burning fireplace and French doors leading to the enormous, over ½ acre, back yard. Charming in every way, the grand room features a high-pitched ceiling, redwood paneled walls, a country style kitchen and original wood floors.

The primary bedroom is large and features a cozy gas log fireplace, an upgraded en suite bath with large tub and separate shower stall, spacious walk-in closet and attached bookcase. Across the hall are two more guest bedrooms, and a bonus room perfect for an office or fitness room and another full bath.

The yard holds endless possibilities. Currently there is a fenced chicken coop area that is set up for chickens but could be a fantastic dog run. The yard is studded with majestic oak trees, multiple fruit trees, multiple large vegetable beds, a sweet pond, bee and owl houses, a well which provides water for irrigation, and plenty of room for entertaining, playing, gardening and relaxing and perhaps a horse or swimming pool! The stand-alone studio/office is a wonderful space outside of the main house where one can set up a home office or maybe a calm room for meditation, artwork, or exercise. Live in as is, renovate, subdivide, or build your dream home- many opportunities here. Two nice sized storage/tool sheds transfer as well.

The cottage is a separate living space featuring one bedroom and a bath, an open kitchen with a nice sized living space, A/C plus a separate bonus room and lovely fenced yard with a large raised vegetable bed. This in-law-unit is perfect for extended family, guests, teens, or additional income.

The main house comes with a two-car detached garage with storage shelves and uncovered off street parking and the cottage has two plus uncovered parking spots and both homes share laundry. The front yard between the two homes is lush and comes equipped with a regulation flagpole. The levy trail with views of the water is a block away and the JCC fitness, pool, and event center just down the road.

This property is like no other, delightful with a multitude of possibilities. Perfect for the buyer who appreciates and understands a vintage estate and country property or with a dream and vision of creating something new. Not in flood zone. Connected to county sewer.


  • Single level
  • 2 Homes on 1 lot
  • Over 1/2 level acre
  • Chicken coup
  • Raised vegetable beds
  • Multiple fruit trees
  • Near open space China Camp State Park
  • Near town
  • Near Farmer's market
  • Income property
  • Room for extended family
  • Well for irrigation
  • Pond
  • Owl house
  • Bee boxes
  • Separate studio/office/bonus room
  • Bonus room in main house
  • Bonus room by coottage
  • Large covered front porch
  • Majestic oak trees
  • Landscaped from yard
  • Garage with storage
  • 2 storage sheds
  • Subdividable/build new home

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