Just signed a lease for a rental in Marin? Congrats! And welcome (almost!) to Marin. You are going to love living here ( hey - we do!).
We get a lot of requests for information from new tenants. Here are a few "logistical" links we think will help with your transition:
You will likely want to switch utilities into your name promptly. Here is an easy link to Marin's water, PG&E, phone, cable and internet companies.
Southern Marin Refuse or Marin Refuse
Ditto for garbage service.
Marin Moving Box Exchange Board
Are you looking for moving boxes? Or did you just finish your move and have a bunch of boxes you don't want to recycle just yet? Check out our Tenant Box Exchange Board on Facebook!! Neighbors helping neighbors - we love it.
If you're looking for executive rental options, don't let the furnished versus unfurnished limitations stop you. By partnering with Brook Furniture Rental we are proud to help refer our relocating clients to a wide variety of furnished options. Whether you're looking for a three month or three year furnished solution, our contact Amy Argueta can help. Email Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org - and be sure to tell her we sent you for a special Foundation Rentals discount!
Boxes everywhere your first night in your new house? Make things easy on your family - have dinner delivered while you're unpacking. Local dinner take-out delivery company Dine-In Marin (owned by Marin native Damon Kass) offers nightly deliveries from Marin restaurants. Mention Foundation Rentals and Relocation sent you and receive your first delivery charge FREE! Our favorite selection is the Mediterranean pizza (we add pesto), mista salad and tiramisu (seriously great!) from Gaspare's Pizzeria.
Marin Mommy Groups
Popular local group for Marin's mommies (and daddies!). A great way to connect with your new neighbors.
Local Gym and Spa
The Bay Club Marin (and/or SF) is our personal favorite local gym - we've been members since 2005. A higher-end, full service gym, the Bay Club offers tons of classes, childcare, group outings and kids activities, indoor salt-water pool plus a full service spa. Ask for Vanessa and tell her Foundation Rentals sent you for free passes! ($35 value each!)
We use Stanley Steemer for our carpet cleaning. Ask for Carmen and tell him we sent you - he'll take care of you.
Visit our friends at PoppyStone for weekly or monthly floral arrangements, special events and more! Owned by Sonoma husband/wife team Claire and Victor Sanz.
We've been seeing Dr.Rose since 2004 and highly recommend her and her practice, the Animal Wellness Center. They treat your pets with an eye towards alternative and holistic healing (such as underwater treadmill rehab!). Be sure to tell her we sent you.
Hair and Make-Up
Kentfield stylist Jennifer Wristin specializes in special event hair and make-up. Perfect for fundraisers, proms, weddings. Mention Joscelyne Alkus at Foundation Rentals and Relocatoin sent you and get your second hair cut FREE!
Visit Marin Magazine for a list of Marin's local restaurants. Our favorites? Bungalow 44 and Buckeye in Mill Valley, Lark Creek and Picco in Larkspur, Insalatas and Marinitas in San Anselmo.
When we need body work we head to 9 Corners in Novato for massage, acupuncture, chiropractic and other methods of holistic healing. Ask for owner Randy for acupuncture or Robert for massage therapy (he specializes in neuromuscular work), or Richard for chiropractic treatment. Be sure to tell them Darcy and Christopher sent you!
Organic Produce Delivery
Have a locally grown box of seasonal fruits and veggies delivered to your door every week! We've been customers of Farm Fresh to You for years and highly recommend the service. (Plus you're supporting local farmers and feeding your family well!) Mention Darcy Alkus at Foundation Rentals sent you and get $5 off your first delivery box.
Marin Bike Shop
Excited about your move to Marin because of our world class cycling opportunities? Check out our friends at San Rafaels' Bike-n-Bean near China Camp. Not only do they offer bike sales, rentals and repair, but they have some of the best coffee around! Mention Mike Kass from Foundation Rentals sent you for VIP service.
Something missing from this list? Almost any and everything you are looking for - from a great parks in your town to the best dry cleaning in your new 'hood can be found through public reviews on Yelp! Any chance you know a great rental agency you might want to tell people about? :)
Thanks for reading! If you have any suggestions for this list, or if you have any additional regional questions don't hesitate to call - or stop by - our Marin rental office. We're all locals and are happy to help with your questions. The team is in the office Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm.
Foundation Rentals and Relocation
925 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Kentfield, CA 94904