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This Little Known B&B Near San Francisco Will Be Your New Favorite Summer Destination

While San Francisco has some unique places to stay, venture a little beyond the city and you’ll find some truly enchanting accommodations that’ll make you feel worlds away from the urban hustle and bustle. This B&B, located on a tiny island in the San Rafael Bay, just 30 minutes from downtown San Francisco, is a one-of-a-kind getaway.

A few things to keep in mind when staying at the East Brother Light Station Victorian Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast: All water used on the island is collected from the rain; this means water is on short supply (especially given California’s recent drought), and showers are only allowed for multiple-night stays. No landline phones, and your mobile may be spotty. This means, you’ll be forced to fully relax.

Stephanie Garr
Stephanie is a freelance writer and editor based in San Francisco, California. When she's not tapping at a keyboard, she can be found leading groups on gourmet chocolate walking tours (best job ever) or running the many lovely hills and stairs of the city (to burn off all that chocolate, of course). She also runs a travel blog with her husband at Big & Small Travel (bigandsmalltravel.com).