RENTED! Darling Larkspur Home w/Kentfield Schools

by Joscelyne Alkus 3. August 2010 10:03

This great Marin rental just RENTED - just in time for the school year. Such a cute house and has everything tenants look for in a Marin rental home: hardwood floors, flat street, fenced back patio, great school district!  Thanks to everyone who expressed interest.  See more of our team's rented properties at

This Larkspur rental home with Bacich schools went quickly! 

Cheers!  Joscelyne

Furnished Downtown Tiburon Cottage House w/BIG Views

by Joscelyne Alkus 1. June 2010 05:01

Now available!!

Super cute 2+ bd fully furnished home in downtown Tiburon.

$3600 + utilties.

The drawbacks?  There's no garage and an occupied in-law unit below....but this is still one heck of a steal in Marin's current rental market with these VIEWS!  And this LOCATION!  Walk to cocktails at Sam's this summer, or take the ferry into work in San Francisco.  Relocating to Marin? You couldn't ask for a better rental to start your new job!

 Call me and I'll arrange your personal tour: (415) 450-0338. 

My team and I specialize in the Marin rental market: call us anytime at our Marin office (415) 507-9600.  Good luck out there!  Joscelyne

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RENTED!! Four Mill Valley houses in one weekend! Whew!

by Joscelyne Alkus 3. April 2010 08:27

What a weekend!

 Four houses, one afternoon.  My partner Darcy and I sure hustled this week to wrap up four houses successfully rented in Mill Valley last weekend.  The homes for rent in Marin are certainly renting quickly this month!

We leased two 2bd houses and two 3 bd houses, ranging in price from $3,500 to $3,750.  If you'd like to see more of our recent success stories, visit

Thanks to all the tenants for working so quickly to help us get everything wrapped up!  My team and I specialize in the Marin Rental market!  Call anytime.  (415) 507-9600.


Joscelyne :)



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The Marin County Rental and YOU!

by Joscelyne Alkus 25. February 2010 04:38

Finding a great rental Marin County...where do you start?  We get so many calls every day from tenants looking for great rentals out here in the North Bay, and everyone wants the same thing: a great house, a nice yard, and an easy location for commute and close to town!  And everyone wants to know how to find this!

So what is the best way to find such a great property for rent in Marin?

The first is, unless you have an unlimited budget, be prepared to compromise.  While there are a lot of rentals available at any given time in Marin, they vary in quality.  Some are dated from the 70's, some are built into hillsides and don't have much yard, and some are just not what you happen to be looking for.  We like to say that every house is somebody's hopes!  But the key to finding your best match lies in your willingness to compromise.  Maybe the yard isn't quite as large as you imagined, but the location is great and the kitchen is gorgeous.  Or maybe the kitchen is dated, and the master bath leaves a lot to be desired, but the yard is flat and sunny and perfect for your either way, make your compromise and jump on it! 

The second tip for finding a great rental is to be patient.  We run into a lot of frustrated tenants who can't find what they are looking for, and blame the landlords or the agents.  Marin County rentals are no discount product, that's for sure, and we understand the frustration.  (And believe it or not, we feel your pain - we rent here too!)    Watch the market, ask questions about the rental market so you understand what you are paying for and why, and then when you see what you want, you'll know how to get it!

The final tip when searching for a Marin County Rental, though it may seem obvious, is to be nice.  When you apply for a house, you are applying for a relationship, and that goes both ways.  As a tenant you want to find a great landlord.  And a landlord wants to find a great tenant!

So keep your eyes open, be flexible, and be positive!  There are a lot of great Marin County Rental Properties out just may take some time to find the right one for you!

My team and I specialize in the Marin County Rental and are happy to help: call anytime! (415)507-9600.


RENTED at $7500 in Tiburon!!!

by Joscelyne Alkus 8. November 2009 06:59

RENTED!!  Less than one month on the market, this gorgeous Tiburon rental leased at $7500 by Darcy and Christopher 

Our thanks also to Jim Fraser for repping the tenants!

Available in November for a long term lease, this sophisticated 3,897* sq ft home in Tiburon sits on a quiet cul-de-sac with wonderful bay views.

Built in 1989, this modern home offers the convenience of today's living along with a layout that makes sense for an easy lifestyle.  Maple floors and soaring ceilings create an airy, open feeling.  With a formal entrance offering hand blown sconces, and formal living room and formal dining room with recessed lighting, there's plenty of room for both casual or sophisticated entertaining.

The open kitchen/family room boasts expansive center island, double ovens, gas Fisher Paykol range and tons of cabinet space.  Built-in desk perfect for mail or homework center.  Comes complete with bar and bar stools.

Offering 5bd/3.5ba, all bedrooms on same level.  Master suite boasts private deck with hot tub, spacious walk-in closet and luxurious jacuzzi tub.  Comes equipped with flat panel bathroom television.

This home additionally includes:

-3 fireplaces

-central vacuum


-plenty of storage

-wine storage

-multiple decks with views

-Grand Piano


-3-car garage

Outdoor space includes newly re-done "sport court" with basketball hoop, playhouse and room for imagination!  Plenty of deck space off main house to enjoy the sun and the views.  Great end of the cul-de-sac location offers quiet street with low traffic.  Close to Ring Mountain Preserve and local hiking, biking etc trails.

Life in Tiburon offers access to fantastic public Reed school district and a simple San Francisco commute via 101S or the local Tiburon ferry.  Easy access to Marin County Day or the Corte Madera Montessori as well.  Charming downtown Tiburon includes shops, restaurants, movie theater, library, yacht clubs, tennis & swim clubs. 

Call Marin's Leasing Team to schedule your tour: Darcy Alkus (415) 637-8917 or or Christopher Barrow (415) 637-8934 or


RENTED!!! Price Reduced! $1995 Waterfront Larkspur Condo!!!

by Joscelyne Alkus 19. October 2009 04:35

RENTED by Darcy and Joscelyne!!!  11/7/09 at current asking price.  Just two weeks on market!! 

I looooove this Larkspur condo, and if I had to move right now, this would be the one.  It has everything you want in a condo and one of the best locations in Marin with restaurants, gym and shopping all waking distance away.

Price dropped to $1995 for a quick rental, this is a great 2bd/2ba top-floor condo on the creek now available for long term lease.  VIEWS!!

Kitchen and baths are upgraded: granite counters, gas stove, newer appliances.

Bamboo hardwood floors and cathedral ceiling in living/dining. Custom paint. Nice deck over looking the creek for enjoying an evening glass of wine!

Spacious walk-in closet in master bedroom and private washer/dryer. 2nd bedroom has bathroom and closet.

Walk to charming downtown Larkspur. Easy commute for San Francisco via freeway or ferry. Condo community has pool, large hot tub, small "workout room" and clubhouse. Quiet cul-de-sac, great neighbors.

Sorry, dogs not allowed per condo association but cat considered for very well-qualified applicant. Water and garbage included. One car parking. Spacious storage unit included as well.

Call me at (415) 450-0338 or email to schedule a time to view.

My team and I specialize in Marin and Larkspur rentals.  We offer consultation packages for Larkspur rental owners, and relocation packages for Larkspur relocation.  Call anytime!

Available for 1 yr+ lease starting now!

RENTED!!! $2,150 for a Gorgeous Mill Valley In-Law Unit!!!

by Joscelyne Alkus 17. September 2009 03:59

RENTED!!!! At asking price of $2150 in October, 2009. 

Listed at $2,150, this Mill Valley guest house property is so much nicer than the condos out there!

Just fully rebuilt and remodeled in 2006, this 2bd/1ba in-law unit in Mill Valley features an open floorplan with good lighting, gorgeous stonework, granite countertops, surround sound, great outdoors space with room for a gas grill, and plenty of off street parking.

Two bedrooms, one bathroom. 

Lower unit with separate entrance, separate utilities, etc.

Gorgeous yard!!  (Main house has yard in photo, in-law has separate yard to the left.)

Available now for 1+ yr lease.  One small pet considered with great references and additional deposit.

Call Marin's Leasing Team at J. Wavro Associates for more info.  Agent Joscelyne Alkus: 415.450.0338. 

More MLS properties & pics on our website: 


NEW LISTING: Drop Dead Gorgeous Mill Valley Home!!!!

by Joscelyne Alkus 21. April 2009 10:25

RENTED by Christopher and Joscelyne!!!!!!  April 24th, 2009 

Everyone loves this this new luxury home for lease in Mill Valley!

Set just above Tennessee Valley with soaring views of Mill Valley hillsides and Mt. Tam. Just a short distance from some of the best hiking and mountain biking trails in Marin. Close to local Tam Valley Elementary School and less than 15 minutes to San Francisco.

Main level features a modern open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, skylights, hardwood floors, large living room, dining room ans family room all with soaring views. Kitchen opens to the family room and includes granite counter tops, walk-in pantry,  gas range and Sub-Zero fridge. Downstairs has four bedrooms and tree bathrooms. Master features his and hers walk-in closets, an amazing bathroom with marble finishes, jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower.

Home also features a large back yard area, office, laundry room and 2 car garage.

Available for a late May/early June move-in.

Call Marin Leasing Team Agent Christopher Barrow to schedule: 415.637.8934.

Featured Listings

by Joscelyne Alkus 28. June 2008 18:00

Featured Listings!

There are many fantastic rentals available in Marin County and each one has something different to offer.  Maybe you're looking for a hillside dream home with privacy and views?  Or perhaps you desire a charming cottage on a flat lot near one of the downtown areas?  Either way, in Marin you have many options when it comes to leasing.  This blog is place for some of the best rental listings!

About Joscelyne: 

Born and raised in Malibu, CA, leasing agent Joscelyne Alkus has lived in the Bay Area for over four years.  She spent time in La Jolla, CA and Aspen, CO working in sales and customer service before settling in Marin.  Now based out of Larkspur, Joscelyne joined J. Wavro Associates in 2007 and specializes in Marin rentals, especially cottages and condos.  In her spare time you'll find her exploring the many hiking and jogging trails of central Marin, or enjoying one of the county's waterfront restaurants.  Feel free to contact Joscelyne anytime at

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Born and raised in Malibu, CA, Marin rental agent Joscelyne Alkus has lived in the Bay Area for over four years.  She spent time in La Jolla, CA and Aspen, CO working in sales and customer service before settling in Marin. 

One of the founding team members at Foundation Rentals and Relocation, together with Broker Christopher Barrow and partner/sister Darcy Alkus Barrow, Joscelyne and the team are now known collectively as the "Marin Rental Group" and specialize in leasing mid- to higher-end Marin properties. No sales: just rentals!! Joscelyne brings to the company excellent client satisfaction skills and a steady sense of calm to the often hectic world of rentals.

Now based out of Tiburon, in Joscelyne's spare time you'll find her exploring the many hiking and jogging trails of central Marin, or enjoying one of the county's many excellent waterfront restaurants. 

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