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Oceanfront Castle House at Stinson Beach

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Last updated: 04/03/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Stinson Beach house description

Enjoy FULL views of the sunrise and sunset from the dining room, living room and large deck. Step down from the deck to the beach for a leisurely walk or build your own sand castle at the foot of the 'Castle House.' Relax or BBQ at the large deck. Walk to the Stinson Village shops and restaurants and never get into your car until it is time to go home!

The Castle House has two bedrooms (with queen-size beds) and two baths. The bedrooms have views of the beach and the ocean and are located at the front and rear of the house. There is a fully equipped kitchen, a large deck and a large covered porch with outdoor furniture. It is a comfortable, well kept and very nicely furnished home. The living room has a turret (as in a castle!) with a circular sofa and embraces the complete view of the beach and ocean from the north end of Stinson-Bolinas to the southern tip. There is parking for two cars.

Keywords: House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            1 small dog with security deposit and $40 fee....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Ice Maker
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Kitchen
          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils

          Amenities

          • Wood Stove:

            (2) 1 pellet and 1 firelog...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Parking Off Street
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • DVD Player
          • VCR

          Communications

          • Wireless Internet
          • Broadband Access
          • Telephone

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            Large wood deck facing the ocean....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill

          Location & View

          • Beachfront:

            During Summer, rope off beach area in front of house...moreless

          • Mountain View:

            Mountain view from side deck...moreless

          Activities

          • Cycling
          • Kayaking
          • Parasailing
          • Rafting
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Mountain Biking
          • Sailing
          • Shopping
          • Boating
          • Restaurants
          • Horseback Riding
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Fishing
          • Sight Seeing
          • Hiking
           

          Reviews

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          • Wonderful house and location

            Wonderful house and location

            • Guest tricia s.
            • Date of stay 12/05/13
            • Review Submitted 12/29/13
            Perfect location, nice house: clean and well maintained. Loved sitting in the front room just looking at the beach and ocean. We loved being steps to the ocean and walking on the beach. Loved the pellet stove, kept us nice and cozy during cold nights. Comfortable bed, Well equipped kitchen. We found the owner very easy to work with. Property description was accurate

            Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway.

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

          • Magical place

            Magical place

            • Guest Vanessa (Oakland, Ca)
            • Date of stay 04/03/13
            • Review Submitted 04/19/13
            This is my second stay and future go to place for all that saltwater cures! The location is perfection and the views amazing. Staring at the ocean, walking the beach or cuddling up with a good book and glass of wine with the sound of the waves accompanying you wherever you are is simplistic heaven. You can choose to do as much as you like (surfing, paddle boarding, hiking, kite flying) or huddle up on the deck and watch the day pass by. You need no car, everything is in walking distance if you can pull yourself away from the magic of the Castle House. I found the owner to be kind and invested in my having a wonderful experience. Thank you for a perfect respite.

            Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

          • Perfect Setting, Hated to Leave

            Perfect Setting, Hated to Leave

            • Guest RKK (United States)
            • Date of stay 12/01/12
            • Review Submitted 12/22/12
            We were thrilled with the location and could have happily stayed longer than a week. Perfect place to have no agenda, and each day go with any mood - to stay put at the house, drive to Point Reyes, Marin Headlands, Muir Woods, Mill Valley, Sausalito or SF (though we were too relaxed and never went into the city). Excellent kitchen for cooking, plenty of options for eating out, and the best is buying drinks from the market just one minute away and enjoying them on the deck and watching the ocean. Spectacular sunrise and sunset views, changing landscapes with the weather and mists on the mountain. The bed in the master bedroom is wonderfully comfortable. You can walk the beach and in minutes get morning coffee outside Parkside Cafe, and the cafe itself has the best breakfast burritos. The nearby market has plenty of staples, and if you are having more meals in and want variety, check out Mill Valley Market. The owner is very organized and thoughtful, and this was a fantastic experience that we hope to repeat.

            Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

          • Worth every penny!

            Worth every penny!

            • Guest ladyesq (Sacramento)
            • Date of stay 10/03/12
            • Review Submitted 11/13/12
            My husband and I spent our 30th wedding anniversary here - alternating between just ourselves, our kids joining us, and then friends coming down. What a fantastic place! It isn't particularly large, but you absolutely CANNOT beat the location. The house is literally on the sand with unobstructed views of ocean and sunsets. It is quaint and well-stocked with necessities. The front deck is huge - much time was spent outside watching the surf and passers-by. The photos Elida has posted are exactly as the house was when rented. We would definitely love to go back. A+++

            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway.

            Owner response: I am so glad that you enjoyed so much your time at the Castle House and look forward to have you back in the future.

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          • Beautiful Home on the beach

            Beautiful Home on the beach

            • Guest eskimopie (Anchorage, AK)
            • Date of stay 07/20/12
            • Review Submitted 08/21/12
            I just have to say, my family and I just stayed at this oceanfront property and I have to say it is so beautiful. I really enjoyed it inside and out. We really enjoyed sitting out on the deck, and while my grandsons played in the sand in front of the property, I was able to sit on the steps going down from the deck to watch them. My son, his wife and I enjoyed playing games in the evenings at the table. It was so peaceful, and not too far from the city. The drive from Mill Valley at first was a little intense for me coming from Alaska, we dont have too many roads like that drive, but after a few stabs at it, I got used to the road, and didnt get lost. Thank you for trusting this beautiful home to my family. I recommend this house to anyone looking for a beach rental. I hope who ever rents this beautifl place in the future enjoys it as much as my family and I enjoyed it.

            Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

          • Heaven's Front Door

            Heaven's Front Door

            • Guest Beth (Weimar, Ca)
            • Date of stay 05/18/12
            • Review Submitted 06/22/12
            I have stayed at the Castle House every year for the last 5 years and count the days until my next visit. Great for time by myself or with the family and grandchildren. The home is beautiful with the best views. Extremely private even though located right on the beach. Let the surf rock you to sleep or totally relax you while reading on the deck. Park your car for the week and walk steps to the video/ice cream store, market, restaurants, cafe or library. The Castle House is the perfect get-a-way!

            Recommended for: Age 55+, people with disabilities, families with young children, tourists without a car, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

            Owner response: I always enjoy your emails full of anticipation prior arrival and deep appreciation at departure. Thank you Beth for the love and care you've shown for the Castle House through the years.

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

          • It's Magic!

            It's Magic!

            • Guest Vam and Dave (Los Angeles, CA)
            • Date of stay 12/19/11
            • Review Submitted 01/21/12
            We have stayed at the Castle House several times over the years and each time is absolutely magical! Where else can you sleep in a castle right on the sand? I must admit it can be a little freaky when at high tide the waves lap up under the bedroom, but that is part of the magic. As for the accommodations, they are everything you would want for a vacation getaway. Comfortable and cozy. You can isolate yourself from the world, or walk 10 minutes to downtown Stinson with all it has to offer. Breakfast on the deck when the sun climbs over the mountains behind you, or cocktails as the sun sets over the Pacific - it's Magic! We can't wait to go back!

            Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway.

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

          • Great Location. An owner to avoid.

            Great Location. An owner to avoid.

            • Guest baba (san fransicso, ca)
            • Date of stay 12/16/11
            • Review Submitted 12/28/11
            This house could not be situated in a better location. It is furnished nicely, but nothing too fancy. The bathrooms could use a serious update, and when using the toilet, I had to sit part way into the shower. However, the owner of this property is so uptight about everything, that you felt totally unwelcome in the house. Only at the last moment (the night before) did she send the details of getting the key, etc, and there was a laundry list of don's. dont take my pillows, don't take my pots, don't dirty my deck, and on and on. I can understand her concern about water, as all water goes into a holding tank, but really. To make the two days totally unpleasant, after we left we were accused of putting a hole in her rather ratty rice paper shades, and had to fork up $75 of the deposit. I say: STAY AWAY!!!

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 15/15

          • Spectacular Beach Stay

            Spectacular Beach Stay

            • Guest Soulwhisperer (San Anselmo, CA USA)
            • Date of stay 08/26/11
            • Review Submitted 09/07/11
            I just returned from a 10-day stay at the Oceanfront Castle House at Stinson Beach where I went to celebrate my 50th birthday as well as to work on a book I am writing. The house was perfect for my purposes. I LOVED going to bed every night and waking up every morning to the sounds of the ocean; looking outside virtually every window and seeing the ocean, sunrise, and sunset. The house is comfortable with a well appointed kitchen, ideal for a small family, and particularly ideal for providing inspiration for a creative endeavor. The solitude, peacefulness, and sounds of ocean and birds provided the perfect sanctuary I needed for my writing, as well as the perfect beautiful space for celebrating my 50th. I can't wait to go back!!! I highly recommend it!!!

            Recommended for: Age 55+, people with disabilities, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

          • Lovely Location ... but beware

            Lovely Location ... but beware

            • Guest Ivy (San Francisco)
            • Date of stay 06/30/11
            • Review Submitted 09/02/11
            The location is great! However, this is a lovely old beach house with some idiosyncracies; cell phone dead zone; kitchen sink plumbing failed; and the new glass electric stove top is extremely high maintenance. And, the landlady withheld a significant portion of the security deposit for some wear and tear to the unsealed exposed deck and plastic chairs. If you plan to rent, take "before" pictures to get your entire deposit refunded.

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 9/9

           
          $870/wkend. Off season: Monday-Thursday $850/2 nt rental. $2600/wk. $350 extra nt
          Jan15th-March 1st/Mon-Thurs $800/2nt rental. 
          Holidays: 3-4 nts min = $1270; week = $2800
          June 15-Sept 15: $2800/wk. Additional night: $400.
          Tax: 10%   Security deposit: $700.
          Cleaning fee: $150.
          There is a 60 days cancellation policy.  We'll do everything possible to re-rent
          and refund your money minus $45 processing fee.
          

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          Date last modified - Monday, March 17, 2014

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          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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