Creekside at Stinson Beach on 1/4 Acre Steps to Beach and Town
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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.
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only:
- Children Welcome:
- Clothing Optional/Nude Sunbathing Nearby
- Pets Not Allowed
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Other (See Description)
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....morecollapse
- 2.75 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
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!...morecollapse
- Wood Stove:
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
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....morecollapse
- Video Library:
- Music Library:
- DVD Player
- CD Player
Pool & Spa
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....morecollapse
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain View:
- Beach View:
- Ocean View
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
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...morecollapse
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Our family reunion
Our family reunion
We have just returned from a wonderful two weeks at this home in Stinson Beach. The most amazing feature about it is its privacy. Once you enter the gate off the road, you have entered a green, lush, quiet spot - unique for Northern California. Even on the weekends when Route 1 nearby was bumper to bumper, we were totally visually isolated from that as well as from the neighbors. We saw a mother doe and her two fawns more than once. The side lot is a very unusual feature that draws such wildlife and yet is available through the artistic fish gate for extra parking (very handy when your friends come out for a beach day!) The kitchen was very well equipped and there are plenty of towels, sheets, blankets, etc. Thanks for a wonderful two weeks for our family reunion!
- Guest Marcy
- Date of stay 07/13/12
- Review Submitted 07/30/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Guest comment entered by owner
This was a very special place for our children to connect with nature and the family to relax. The creek is lovely and the trees make it feel like you are in your own little meadow.
- Guest Linda
- Date of stay 12/27/10
- Review Submitted 02/28/11
Guest comment entered by owner
This is a very special house and place. We enjoyed the art, the books, the natural spaces outside and of course the hot tub.
- Guest Kate
- Date of stay 12/26/09
- Review Submitted 03/25/10
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3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
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Additional Fees and Taxes:
Cleaning fee of $150
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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 spent many 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.
- Primary: (415) 359-7654 (California, USA)
- Secondary: 415.359.7654
Creekside at Stinson Beach; a unique spot in nature close to town & beach
Creek in the Morning flowing out of National Park land thru Creekside property
Wildlife we have seen near the Creek: egrets, deer, foxes, fish, hawks, ducks...
Bedroom Downstairs with Door to Outside patio and Spa
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
Apple trees bloom in spring and produce pie apples in the fall.
An egret takes flight toward the willow forest. No fence to the forest park.
Ocean View from private deck off Master Bedroom
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
Spa Room - indoor/outdoor -opens to willow forest - great privacy
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 upstairs master bedroom fills with sun light in the morning and mid day.
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