End of Lane Country House Quiet Valley 10 Min. Walk to Beach
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Bolinas chateau / country house description
The Juniper House
Newly available Bolinas retreat, now with a private, outdoor, hot tub. Juniper House is multileveled, and architecturally designed for the site with her face to the sun, she is a jewel of proportion and light with a deck off the kitchen for a morning cup of coffee, and summer BBQ's. Lots of soul and character in this post and beam country house built of recycled barn wood with custom stained glass windows and a cozy, propane fireplace. Throughout the house you will find dark, rustic, wide plank, hardwood floors.
Designed in a collaboration of well known architects Valentino Agnoli & Arthur Pearson, Juniper House is illuminated by three 25' skylights. She has 4 levels and each level relates to the others, allowing you to stand at the treetop level and speak to friends seated in the first level living room. The selections of wood, craftsmanship and joinery is truly beautiful and amazing.
The kitchen, whose 5' windows above the sink, overlooking the sunset sky, will have people competing to wash dishes, also has a window seat for dreamy morning moments. The bathroom begs for long soaks in the tub, from which you see only pampas grass and stars overhead outside the windowed-wall, an experience not to be missed.
The Juniper House retreat has a way of welcoming you. The main living room offers possibilities of an evening with your favorite music, nestled into couches at the fireplace, a nice way to contemplate your day spent at the nearby beaches or hiking the many trails in West Marin. Or you might choose to watch one of over 100 movies from the house collection in the entertainment loft, that is if you aren't seduced by a book & one of the two window seats in the kitchen or treetop levels.
For your comfort, 4 guests are recommended and 6 guests, the maximum number of guests (excluding your dog companions).
Situated at the end of a graveled lane on the "Big Mesa" of Bolinas, in a quiet valley, surrounded by natural landscaping, Juniper House just seems to belong to the wild fields around it. You can expect to see deer and quail families, humming birds and to awaken to the bird song of many species.
Located near the small laid-back village of Bolinas, which lies at the mouth of the Bolinas lagoon, at the foot of Mt. Tamalpias State Park and the Audubon Canyon Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary. To the north we are bordered by the Point Reyes National Sea Shore, Muir Woods, home of the giant redwoods is just a 1/2 hour drive south on scenic highway one and has spectacular cliffs and views of the Pacific Ocean.
The Juniper House is only a short, ten minute walk to Agate beach, a secluded treasure. It's Bolinas' premier sunset beach and a great place for beachcombing, finding agates, tide pooling, long relaxing walks and bird watching.
This quiet retreat is a place to unwind and recharge, away from it all. Because it is owned by a local family, you will be provided with knowledgeable information about our local activities, restaurants, and events. We welcome you into this eccentric community and hope you find rest, renewal, as well as exciting new things to do in our beautiful, Wild West Marin.
With the link below, we offer more pictures, rental rates and information about this rustic, bohemian hideaway.
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- Chateau / Country House
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We welcome your well behaved dogs & request that our guests send us a photo of their dogs for our "Juniper House Dog Guest Journal". Rates are additional $30 per night for weekend/$10 per night month long stays/$20 per night all other stays. Your dog will have a dog treat awaiting their arrival. After all, you get champagne & chocolate!...moreless
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- Queen size Beds (1) Partially canopied with down comforter & ample pillows, Twin or Single Beds (2) Both are built into window alcoves at treetop level & have the wonderfully comfortable memory foam mattresses , Child Beds (1) Futon child's bed stored in treetop level closet w/bedding, Baby Cribs (1) "Pack-N-Play available on request. Please bring your child's linnens, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double bed, futon pullout with delicious memory foam mattress on entertainment level...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
Cuisinart coffee brewer/microwave/blender/toaster/new stainless steel refrigerator & gas range/french cookware/ local, BBQ & natural foods cookbooks. You'll find a kitchen garden on the terrace with salad greens & many varieties of herbs. We have a fully equippped picnic basket with picnic blanket for those great mountain or beach picnics....moreless
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- Catering Available:
- Parking Off Street:
- Linens Provided:
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- Though not visible, you will fall asleep to the sound of the ocean just a short walk from the house. Juniper House welcomes you with flowers, chocolates & cold champagne. You'll find a selection of board games and croquet in the antique living room cabinet. We have an eclectic collection of books, guide books & trail maps. Staying at the Juniper House means that you'll experience morning bird song as it fills the valley & you'll see quail & deer wander through the garden any time of day....moreless
- Video Library:
- Music Library:
- DVD Player
Because we have WiFi throughout the house we have been host to many creative projects: Book, grant writting, TV & movie projects. We have even hosted a well known group of musicians from LA as they wrote & recorded their latest album ....moreless
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub:
Deck / Patio:
(2) You'll find the larger deck off the kitchen & dining room, through 8' double glass doors overlooking valley. We have cushioned deck chairs, outdoor dining table and BBQ. The smaller, sunset deck, off master bedroom, overlooks the hot tub & kitchen garden on the terrace....moreless
- Outdoor Grill
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Basketball Court
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Muir Woods, home of the giant redwoods is only a short drive. Audubon Canyon Ranch: Bird & Wildlife Sanctuary & the Bolinas Lagoon offer great oppertunities for Bird Watching, Seal Watching & Kayacking. Mt Tamalpias State park & Pt. Reyes National Sea Shore have miles of trails with fabulous views, Stinson Beach's white sands are in the neighborhood, Bolinas Bike shop and Surf Shop rent bikes and surf gear.5 Brooks offers horseback riding through parklands & to the beach, The Bolinas musum is the only fine arts museum in Marin County & there are also several galleries in the area....moreless
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Paradise in West Marin!
Paradise in West Marin!
We rented this house for a 4 day getaway with our 11-month old baby and had a wonderful stay. The house managed to be both romantic and baby-friendly, with baby gates and cot provided - the house itself is even nicer than the pictures show, and we were greeted with the scent of freshly-cut tea roses when we walked in - Mesa had put fresh flowers in every room! We loved the deep bathtub and big picture window and we loved soaking in the outdoor hot tub in the moonlight. The kitchen is well-appointed and (unusual for a rental) had very high end cookware - which made it really nice to cook a leisurely dinner while looking out the big picture window to the meadow beyond. This place was just made for relaxing... I only hope we can go back at some point!
- Guest KristenJ (Santa Barbara, CA)
- Date of stay 02/16/11
- Review Submitted 02/23/11
Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children.
JUN 1 - SEPT 30=5 NIGHT MIN. $1400 OCT 1 - MAY 31=2 NIGHT MIN. $780 OCT 1 - MAY 31=3 NT MIDWEEK SPECIAL PRICE =$78O (Same as 2 night weekend price) 1 month $5500/2 weeks $3000/1 week $1600 5 nts $1400/*4 nts (if aval) $1300/3 nts midweek(if avail) $1000 3 wknd nts (if avail) $1100/Weekend (if avail) $780 See LINK below for Holiday Rates/ All Rates incl. Cleaning fee & Occupancy Tx 4 Guests Preferred, 6 Guests Maximum. More than 4 guests add $40 per guest per Nt.
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The focal point of the bright, window lined livingroom is the gas fireplace
Made from recycled barnwood. a true California craftman house, unique & soulful.
The window lined living room features a gas fireplace & comfortable couches
Kitchen offers a stainless gas stove & frige, French cookware 5' windowed sink
The treetop level has 2 builtin twin window beds, desk and windowseat
Juniper Lane leads to explorations of West Marin,Ocean, beaches & Mountains
Mstrbdrm, w/ small sunset deck. Rustic wideplank flooring/ throughout house
Juniper House's soaring post & beam construction allows communication between 4
Kitchen & dining room open onto the largest deck which overlooks the valley
Wild grasses are the only curtain you'll need for a hot relaxing soak in the tub
Private hot tub w/360 of night sky, on the terrace off master bdrm sunset deck
Agate, Bolinas' premiere Sunset Beach & Haven for Tide pools
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2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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