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Gorgeous Award-Winning 1880s Farmhouse and Studio on One Acre

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Renovated 1880s farmhouse


Last updated: 12/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Bolinas farmhouse description

This one-of-a-kind historic property sits on a beautiful one-acre parcel on upper Terrace Avenue, a quick walk to Bolinas Beach with great surfing (The Patch and The Lefts) and swimming and the quaint coastal village of Bolinas, where you can visit the local art museum and galleries, enjoy barbecued oysters and great local fare at the Coast Cafe, shop for local fresh produce at several farm stands, or beach-comb at some of the best beaches in the area. Beginning in October migrating Monarch Butterflies populate the Eucalyptus grove on the edge of the property.

Surrounded by gardens and meadows and ringed with Cypress Trees, the award-winning farmhouse, while recalling another era, has been extensively restored and updated with many custom-designed features: a large, bright country kitchen with sleeping loft above and dining room with wood stove; a living room that opens to a wide covered front porch and gardens beyond; and a library with French doors that open to a lawn with a brick barbecue and surrounding gardens. The three bedrooms are all on the second floor and include many built-in amenities including a second sleeping loft, dormer windows, a skylight, built-in desks and views of the surrounding gardens. The bathroom includes a claw-foot tub with shower and a separate toilet room with its own basin. The washer and dryer are in a former creamery building a few steps from the kitchen that has been updated to also include a writing studio with desk.

The property combines an incomparable location with deep roots in the area's history. Originally part of the Briones Land Grant and the home of Jose Briones family in the 1860s, the property was part of one of the first dairy ranches in Bolinas. Since then, the property has been owned by the first founders of Bolinas and many distinguished and talented artists and writers.

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Property Type

      • Farmhouse

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                well-behaved dogs are welcome......moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1


              • Full bath with clawfoot tub with shower and separate toilet room...

              Other Amenities

                  • separate writing or work studio with desk, swing, hammock, outdoor furniture...moreless


                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions


                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis


                      • Dining Area


                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Washing Machine


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


                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill


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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Jan - April
                      Jan 5 - Apr 30, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $1,750 $6,000
                      May - Oct
                      May 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $1,750 $6,000
                      Nov - Dec
                      Nov 1 - Jan 3, 2016
                      2 night min stay
                      $1,750 $6,000
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Taxes Not included


                      Longer than 7 night stays are preferred and rates are negotiable.

                      Refundable $250/$500 deposit due at time of booking to confirm the reservation...balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.

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                      Last updated: 12/10/2014
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                      croquet, horseshoes, swing and hammock on a pristine one acre parcel within walking distance to beach and town...


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                      Speaks: english, french

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                      • Renovated 1880s farmhouse

                        Renovated 1880s farmhouse

                      • farmhouse gardens

                        farmhouse gardens

                      • farmhouse kitchen

                        farmhouse kitchen

                      • living room and entry area

                        living room and entry area

                      • children's bedroom

                        children's bedroom

                      • farmhouse bath

                        farmhouse bath

                      • gardens with swing and hammock and barn beyond

                        gardens with swing and hammock and barn beyond

                      • rear view of farnhouse

                        rear view of farnhouse

                      • dining room and sleeping/TV loft

                        dining room and sleeping/TV loft

                      • library and living room

                        library and living room

                      • bedroom 2 with loft

                        bedroom 2 with loft

                      • master bedroom

                        master bedroom

                      • creamery converted to office

                        creamery converted to office

                      VRBO #246380

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

                      $250 - $300 per night (USD)

                      3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 12/10/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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                      Member since: 2007
                      Speaks: english, french
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/10/2014
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                      (415) 517-2035 (California, USA)

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