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Traveler`s Guide
Traveler’s Guide: Marin, California
Known for its natural beauty, Marin County has a total of 828 square miles hosting a considerable amount of protected
plant and animal species, as well as numerous ecosystems. Notable companies, hospitals and institutions include George
Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch, Kaiser Permanente, Marin General Hospital, San Quentin Prison and the high-tech company
Autodesk. Marin County has natural sites that draw thousands of visitors a year including Muir Woods redwood forest,
the Marin Headlands, Stinson Beach, Point Reyes National Park and Mount Tamalpais. Views from Mount Tamalpais are
spectacular.
LIVING MARIN
Housing Resources
With so many housing arrangements to consider, searching for
a safe environment is key. The hotel, apartment and internet
suggestions have been utilized by our RNs and Vendors
numerous times. These locations are known to be in safe areas
and offer an easy commute
Tip: Search with relevant key
words, “corporate housing”, and “short
term rental”, “vacation rental,” and
“corporate hotel” as examples. As these
words will be necessary to find the
information you are looking for,
surround them with quotation marks so
the search engine knows to look for the
specific words in the order you typed.
Internet
Searching
When scouring
the internet,
please do not be fooled by embellished advertisements that tout low
starting rents. Ideally, work with websites where you can interact
directly with the owner or landlord in advance. Most are free and some
offer membership plans. A few recommended online portals are:
www.furnishedfinder.com
www.airbnb.com
www.vrbo.com
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Corporate Housing Recommendations
2015 asking rents have increased by 12% over last year. Marin County is a supply-constrained county, RealFacts shows
Marin apartments at 97% occupied, which pushes rental prices through the roof. Lack of inventory and high rates are
problematic, but we do have housing suggestions that offer shorter lease terms and hopefully won’t break the bank too
much. As with any rental property or hotel, availability is subject to change without notice.
APARTMENT REFERENCES
Marin Garden Apartments
124 Merrydale Road
San Rafael, CA 94903
866-413-2044
http://www.srgliving.com/maringardens
Amenities include
 1 & 2 spacious bedrooms
 Laundry facilities
 Private patio balcony

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Resort style pool
Covered parking
Pets allowed
Eaves San Rafael
300 Channing Way
San Rafael, CA 94903
415-223-0828
http://www.avaloncommunities.com/california/san-rafaelapartments/eaves-san-rafael
Amenities Include:
 1 & 2 bedroom floorplans
 Laundry facilities
 Private patio balcony
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
Resort style pool
Covered parking
Pets allowed
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Summit at Sausalito Apartments [formerly Archstone Sausalito]
401 Sherwood Dr.
Sausalito, CA 94965
415-332-5613
http://www.equityapartments.com/california/san-francisco-bay-apartments/sausalito/summit-at-sausalitoapartments.aspx
Amenities Include:
 1 & 2 bedroom floorplans
 Flexible lease terms
 In-home Washer & Dryer
 Ceiling fans [NO AC due to area]
 Swimming pool and tennis court
 Views of the Bay
 Reserved parking
 Pets allowed
HOTEL REFERENCES
Extended Stay America
1775 Francisco Blvd.
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-451-1887
Amenities Include:
 High Speed Internet Access
 Full Kitchen w/House wares
 Free grab and go breakfast
 Fitness Facility
 Pet Friendly
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Tip: Please use
our Corporate Code:
“emrld” when booking
to capture a discounted
rate.
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Travelodge San Rafael
865 Francisco Blvd. East
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-454-9470
www.travelodge.com
Amenities Include:
 High Speed Internet Access
 Mini Refrigerator and Microwave
 Free Continental Breakfast
 Outdoor Parking
Four Points by Sheraton
1010 Northgate Dr.
San Rafael, CA 94903
415-479-8800
Amenities Include:

Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access in All Guest
Rooms

Refrigerator Available [charge]

Outdoor heated Pool

Fitness Facility

Self-Parking [Free]
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Embassy Suites San Rafael
101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903
415-499-9222
http://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/embassysuites-san-rafael-marin-county-SFORFES/index.html
Amenities Include:
 High Speed Internet Access
 Mini Refrigerator and Microwave
 Complimentary Hot Breakfast
 Newspaper M-F
 Fitness Room, Jogging Track, Pool, and Walking Track
NOTABLE FACT
San Rafael Smoking Ban
In 2013, the City of San Rafael approved a smoking ban which is considered the strictest in the
nation. The ordinance specifically bans smoking in dwellings that share a wall with another
unit, including apartments, duplexes and condominiums. So if you are a smoker, it might not
be the place for you. If you desire additional information, check out:
www.smokefreemarin.com
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TRAVELING MARIN
Public Transportation
www.marintransit.org
Marin Transit serves all major cities, towns and communities within Marin County except
Muir Beach, Nicasio, and Peacock Gap. Check out the website for fares and schedules. By
visiting http://marintransit.net from your mobile phone or iPhone, you will be directed to
the mobile site. It’s a great site to access arrival times, view bus maps and look up stop
numbers.
Rental Car
If you opt to fly into one of the Bay Area International airports, it is highly suggested to book
ahead for your rental car. Please check out these companies that offer discount by utilizing
Emerald Health Services corporate code.
Tip: As renting a
car at the airport is the
most convenient
option, many times you
can capture better rates
at the off –airport
locations.
800-654-8216
www.hertz.com
Discount code: 1608528.
800-527-0700
www.budget.com
Discount Code:
U343028
Tip: If you prefer
text messaging, you can
send a text into the
system using the stop
number. Once you
know your stop
number, send
“marin<stop>” to
41411, where <stop> is
the stop number you
are interested in getting
arrival information for.
And, if you prefer to
hear arrival information
spoken to you, call 415237-0070!
.
800-CAR RENT
www.nationalcar.com
Contract ID: GCAMA032
www.nationalcar.com/offer/GCAMA032
800-593-0505
www.enterprise.com
Discount Code:
32C4388.
PIN: ‘EME’
800-327-7607
www.thrifty.com
Corporate Account 0010229
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EXPLORING MARIN
As Marin County is noted as a paradise for outdoor recreation, protected environments, and beautiful habitats,
It is also known for this arts, entertainment and cultural activities. Check out a few gems to see while on assignment:
ATTRACTIONS
Marin County Civic Center
10 Ave. of the Flags
San Rafael, CA 94903
www.marincenter.org
The Marin County Civic Center was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
and is the last and one of the most important works by this acclaimed
architect. The Marin County Civic Center Chronology is available at:
http://www.marinlibrary.org/sites/default/fil
es/userFiles/californiaroom/FLW%20Chronology_2.pdf
Point Bonita Lighthouse
Sausilito, CA
415-331-1540
www.nps.gov/goga/pobo.htm
This active lighthouse dates from 1877 and sits on top of a rugged cliff
overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Access is restricted except for regular
scheduled tours. Open 12:30-3:30 PM Saturday, Sunday, and Monday,
and for “full moon” tours.
Italian Street Painting Marin
www.italianstreetpaintingmarin.org
Formed in 2012 by a passionate group of people who wanted street
painting as a major event in San Rafael to support quality art-based
programs. The 2015 event titled ‘Carnevale di Venezia’ will take place
on June 27-28 in downtown San Rafael. Please visit the website for
event details, featured artists and entertainment schedule.
Point Reyes and Coastal Marin
http://www.visitmarin.org/places/experience-point-reyes
This national seashore stretches 80-miles. Definitely give yourself a
few days to explore the Point Reyes Lighthouse, try to spot the 30,000
gray whales that migrate each winter, and try to sneak a peek at the
once endangered tule elk along the hundreds of miles of trails.
For more recommendations & information about Marin and your upcoming travel assignment contact our
Manager of Nurse Concierge Services & Corporate Housing:
Nora Adams | (800) 917 -5055, ext. 109 | [email protected] | http://www.emeraldhs.com
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