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Creekside at Stinson Beach on 1/4 Acre Steps to Beach and Town

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Ocean View from private deck off Master Bedroom.

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Last updated: 11/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
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Stinson Beach house description

Creekside at Stinson Beach – a truly unique property on a nice quarter-acre of land that melds sweetly into the woods of the neighboring national park lands. Unlike many houses at Stinson, neighboring houses are on one fence only, so the place is quite private. The house is in its own wonderful watershed, almost a little micro-climate, yet only 100 yards from the 3 mile sandy beach. It's a 4-minute walk to the town's three restaurants, the library, market and boutiques.

For spring, summer and fall getaways and all year. We recently installed a beautiful Italian tile walkway around two sides of the house to meet a new set of French doors that open onto the flagstone patio that leads to the hot tub. Also new in 2010 is a large horizontal window in the master bedroom that looks at the woods and mountain from the bed. Very peaceful view.

Available for week-long rentals (half-week rates available sometimes), this charming, classic two-story house features knotty pine ceilings, hard wood floors, a wood stove upstairs, radiant heated tiles floors downstairs, top-of-the-line spa steps from the downstairs bedroom, views of the ocean, three bedrooms and two baths.

It is located next to a lovely fresh water creek teeming with native plants and visited by wildlife, including deer, foxes, bats, ducks, grebes, egrets, hawks, warblers, flycatchers and many others. In March of 2009 we witnessed a 20' steelhead trout spawning below our dining room window! During the summer of 2009 a 3-point buck and doe were living nearby and visited most evenings. Later we enjoyed their fawns running around.

The house is on quarter acre that borders the north end of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area Stinson Beach Park so it feels like you are on a very large piece of land. Sit in the upstairs living room and gaze out at the ocean as the sun streams in the windows. The grassy and forested landscape allows for great exploring with children and quiet contemplative moments in nature.

From the bedroom deck on the back, you are right on the edge of the native willow forest with lovely views to the mountain and the waves. We often see deer, hawks and other wildlife just below. Nice oak floors upstairs and heated tile floors down. Two couches frame an updated fireplace stove that warms the whole room. Table for six looks out on creek with morning sun streaming in for breakfast. We have chairs to seat up to 20 people outside at four tables if you want to entertain.

Decks on three sides of the second floor give you a great sense of loft and perspective among the native willow trees and orange nasturtium blossoms. Flagstone patio leads to great new Hot Spring spa in private spot to relax. Nicely appointed kitchen and lots of space to settle in and find serenity.

Walk 100 yards to beach or 300 to the town. Three great restaurants, take-out pizza at Parkside, and the entire GGNRA (National Park) beach to yourself after the park closes or before it opens at 9 in the morning. We have blackberries, mint and apples growing on the property.

The house sleeps 6-10 with three queen beds and four foam mattresses for kids or friends in the playroom downstairs. Also, you may set up tents in the yard for children or guests (you must bring the tents ;)

Antiques and art that were collected over a span of more than 30 years are found in every room. It's an interesting place, inside and out, for a beach rental . We have a wonderful collection of books, CDs and New Yorker magazines as well.

Call 415.359.7654 or email for availability. We do not have pets and do not wish to have visitors bring pets on the property. $500 deposit and $150 for cleaning required. Generally, we require payment in full before the dates can be secured.


Keywords: Classic Beach House with pine ceiling, wood stove, decks all around. Park-like property with fresh water creek but only 125 steps from the beach sand.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                We have two boys, born in 2001 and 2005; so toys, books, dvds are around...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                smokers should smoke outside and dispose of butts in garbage (not on the ground)...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

              • Other (See Description)

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              • Bedroom 3: 2 bunk bed

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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              • Queen size Beds (2) Two bedrooms have queen size beds, Double Beds (2) One double futon mattress and one double foam mattress available in the play room downstairs. In addition, there is a double futon bed available in a cottage room next to the house., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two single foam mattresses for children or additional adults on the floor either in the bedrooms or play room., Baby Cribs (1) One portable Pack n' Play available in the corner room downstairs, Bunk Beds (1) Twin over twin....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • This is a unique property that affords privacy on a very large natural lot with a great variety of wildflowers and greenery most of the year, It is both close to the beach yet protected from the wind in almost its own climate, Fresh water near salt water. There is an Airstream trailer on the other side of the creek that is used by the owner's children as a playhouse. The owner works nearby and stays some nights there during the week....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Music Library:

                    we have a nice selection of jazz, classical, rock, and blues CD's available...moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Video Library:

                    We have a small kid and adult DVD library at the house. In addition, the video rental store is about a 2 minute walk away from the house....moreless

                  Attractions

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Nude Beach
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beach View:

                    We can see and hear the waves from the upstairs bedroom and the back deck....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    In 2009, we installed a wonderful large window into the master bedroom so you can see the woods mountain ridge from the bed. Really lovely....moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    The ocean can be seen through the living room or master bedroom upstairs...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    The dining table has 6 regular seats. Two more can be added from other chairs in the house. Children sometimes eat at a square coffee table in the living room....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Broadband Access:

                    DSL...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Linens Provided:

                    We do our best to keep linens clean and well supplied. However, previous renters sometimes move linens from bed to bed and house keepers do their best to make beds nice for renters. However, this is not a hotel, so you may need to take a look in the linen drawers in each room to find what works for you!...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone:

                    We leave our phone in the house for local and short long distance calls. Renter is responsible for excessive charges....moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Guests often bring their laptops and have had no problems....moreless

                  • Wood Stove:

                    In March, 2009, we put in a more efficient stove the gives more heat and shows the flame through glass....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available:

                    Willow Camp Catering is near by; Parkside Restaurant caters as well (and they have great pizza for take out)...moreless

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    we have more than 25 plates for larger gatherings...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    We have many pots and pans, plates and silver ware for 15 or 20, linen napkins, stemmed wine glasses and other nice things for culinary gatherings....moreless

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    all around the house with views to the ocean, forest and mountains. Wonderful for bird watching in the morning....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    two decks have nice glass tables and four chairs for outside dining and cocktails. You may put both on the same deck for larger gatherings. also we have ten leather and chrome stacking chairs, a card table and another nice wood table that can be configured for up to 20 people seated on the deck and in the garden....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    there are kayaks and paddle boards available for rent right next door....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    the property has extensive natural grass areas on both sides of the creek. We mow it, but it is not a lawn, more like a meadow....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    propane grill with extra tanks as necessary...moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Hot Tub:

                        The hot tub is one of the wonderful features of the property. It is partially enclosed in a redwood-paneled spa building with the roof open on one side and the corner open to the willow dell; but the doors can be closed for complete privacy;...moreless

                       

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                      • Tax Rate 10%

                      Notes:

                      Call the owner if you have questions or difficulties (Charles 415-359-7654). We try to have the house stocked with firewood, soap, laundry and dish detergent, and some other basic amenities, but sometimes, especially with numerous renters, you will need to bring or purchase these things.

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                      Last updated: 11/13/2014
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                      Location

                      50 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      San Francisco
                      350 Metres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Sand Dollar
                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Sausalito
                      17 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      101
                      400 Metres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Parkside or Sand Dollar
                      150 Metres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Stinson Beach

                      Bolinas Lagoon, one of the great natural estuaries of California, is a half mile north, kayaking and bird watching, seal viewing are spectacular, sand castles and beach walking on three miles of beach, Audubon Canyon Ranch, a world-renowned nesting site of egrets and herons, is 3 miles north, Bolinas, a charming historic town, is 5 miles north and Point Reyes, where cattle graze above the ocean where whales are often seen migrating in March and November, is just 10 miles north

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      About the owner: Born and raised in San Francisco, Charles has been watching birds and swimming at Stinson Beach since 1970. From 2007 to mid 2012, he worked in Muir Beach as the director of Slide Ranch, an environmental education and farm-based food education program for urban children. His wife and he have two boys, born in 2001 and 2005. As a family, they spend weekends and summer weeks at the house. The family loves it there and enjoy sharing it with people who appreciate its unique beauty and serenity.

                      Why the Owner Chose Stinson Beach:
                      This is a stunning spot in Northern California. Nature, the beach, nice restaurants, many miles of park lands to explore. This is the only property close to the beach that also has wild lands and significant open space next to the house (most beach lots are smaller and sandier - ours is grassy)

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      This is the right place for a family that enjoys being in nature. The house is essentially on a wildlife corridor (the creek) amidst wonderful native willow forests, wild flowers and grassy meadows. It feels special and secluded, yet it's a short walk to town for an ice cream, game of basketball or dinner.


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                      Speaks: french, spanish

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                      Photos

                      • Ocean View from private deck off Master Bedroom.

                        Ocean View from private deck off Master Bedroom.

                      • Dining Room Table, Living Room - Kitchen to the Right (you can see cabinets0

                        Dining Room Table, Living Room - Kitchen to the Right (you can see cabinets0

                      • Master Bedroom  with bathroom and  Back Deck has a lovely views of the mountain

                        Master Bedroom with bathroom and Back Deck has a lovely views of the mountain

                      • Spa Room - indoor/outdoor -opens to willow forest - great privacy

                        Spa Room - indoor/outdoor -opens to willow forest - great privacy

                      • Family Room Downstairs with foam beds and tatami matts for extra guests & kids

                        Family Room Downstairs with foam beds and tatami matts for extra guests & kids

                      • The riparian landscape is a lovely part of the creekside experience.

                        The riparian landscape is a lovely part of the creekside experience.

                      • The upstairs master bedroom fills with sun light in the morning and mid day.

                        The upstairs master bedroom fills with sun light in the morning and mid day.

                      • Lots of space to explore and enjoy.

                        Lots of space to explore and enjoy.

                      • The dining area looks out over the creek and woods.  We have settings for 10.

                        The dining area looks out over the creek and woods. We have settings for 10.

                      • Deer and other wildlife visit the Creekside property often.

                        Deer and other wildlife visit the Creekside property often.

                      • Creekside at Stinson Beach; a unique spot in nature close to town & beach

                        Creekside at Stinson Beach; a unique spot in nature close to town & beach

                      • Wildlife we have seen near the Creek: egrets, deer, foxes, fish, hawks, ducks...

                        Wildlife we have seen near the Creek: egrets, deer, foxes, fish, hawks, ducks...

                      • Bedroom Downstairs with Door to Outside patio and Spa

                        Bedroom Downstairs with Door to Outside patio and Spa

                      • A 3 minute walk to the beach for sunset and 2 miles of sand...

                        A 3 minute walk to the beach for sunset and 2 miles of sand...

                      • New French Doors open on to Italian tile patio outside and flagstone path to spa

                        New French Doors open on to Italian tile patio outside and flagstone path to spa

                      • Apple trees bloom in spring and produce pie apples in the fall.

                        Apple trees bloom in spring and produce pie apples in the fall.

                      • This view of Stinson Beach is about a half mile south of the Creekside House.

                        This view of Stinson Beach is about a half mile south of the Creekside House.

                      • A two-mile walk down the beach brings you to the Bolinas Lagoon and channel.

                        A two-mile walk down the beach brings you to the Bolinas Lagoon and channel.

                      • In winter and spring, the creek flows, wild flowers bloom and grass is green.

                        In winter and spring, the creek flows, wild flowers bloom and grass is green.

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                      Date last modified - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

                      $650 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

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