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

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farmhouse rear view of farnhouse farmhouse gardens dining room and sleeping/TV loft farmhouse kitchen library and living room living room and entry area bedroom 2 with loft children's bedroom master bedroom farmhouse bath creamery converted to office gardens with swing and hammock and barn beyond

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Last updated: 03/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

Keywords: Farmhouse & Studio

Property Type

      • Farmhouse

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

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

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided
          • Parking Off Street
          • Washing Machine

          Other Amenities

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

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • Television
              • DVD Player

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Activities

                  • Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Cycling
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Surfing
                  • Tennis
                  • Antiquing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shelling
                  • Horseback Riding

                  Other Activities

                      • croquet, horseshoes
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Captivating

                        Captivating

                        • Guest Keith (Texas)
                        • Date of stay 06/08/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/24/13
                        One of the best times in our lives. Magical place. Got on a first name basis with a big buck and all the quail. If I ever slow down enough to write the Great American Novel, it is a place like the farmhouse I would hope to do it in. My entire family admires the vision and dedication to preserve such a treasure. Truly wonderful. Location was far enough away to get away and not too far away to forget this great part of the U.S. offers a lot of fun. Awesome.

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

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                      • Magical Setting

                        Magical Setting

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 02/22/13
                        • Review Submitted 03/08/13
                        This property was absolutely fabulous. Full of character and warmth we were charmed by everything from the gardens to the warm cozy kitchen and the comfy beds. Great for a weekend getaway or a longer retreat. Loved, loved, loved it!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

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                      • Magical!

                        Magical!

                        • Guest emily (san francisco)
                        • Date of stay 02/19/13
                        • Review Submitted 02/22/13
                        We've stayed at the farmhouse many times now and is absolutely the most magical place to be - it could not be more perfect for a family. Our three year old loves the closets to hide in, the ladders to climb and the gorgeous garden with a swing and hammock - it's so incredibly beautiful. The two children's bedrooms are just lovely (one with a stunning skylight) and the parents room comfy and roomy. There is a wonderful kitchen with excellent stove and all the equipment you could want. An easy walk to town or the beach - beautiful walks and the most wondrous location that is quiet yet close enough to the bustle of town. Two wonderful wood stoves for cozy evenings. Our dog loves it too - the garden, being close to the beach - truly a holiday for her too! If you want a relaxing get away this definitely is the place for you...

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

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                      • Perfect home away from home!

                        Perfect home away from home!

                        • Guest Linda (Atlanta, Georgia)
                        • Date of stay 06/29/12
                        • Review Submitted 07/20/12
                        My family and I rented this beautiful farmhouse in Bolinas for a week this summer. We could go into the town and to the adjacent beach in an easy 20 minute walk or visit with our family and friends who live close by. One morning we saw a deer in the yard and when we were sitting outside, the hummingbirds were always in sight. The house has been lovingly renovated to include many amenities while still retaining its original charm. And the setting is one of the most beautiful in the world!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

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                      • Simply Irresistible

                        Simply Irresistible

                        • Guest benja (sausalito)
                        • Date of stay 05/04/12
                        • Review Submitted 05/07/12
                        My husband and I spent the weekend at 104 Terrace/Farmhouse. We did nothing and the home made it possible for us to unwind, take walks, enjoy the beach, sleep in, relax, take a nap, read, and feel enveloped by the beauty of the space we were in. The owner has fixed up the farmhouse beautifully with myriad grace notes - fine linen, great soaps and lotions, beautiful bathrobes, interesting art, comfortable furniture, a delightful working kitchen, fresh flowers from the garden....and a feeling of being in our present which is hard to come by in this day and age. Our little Havanese dog was sooo happy and met so many friendly four legged friends everywhere. We will be back!

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

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                      • Wow - what a delight!

                        Wow - what a delight!

                        • Guest Christina 2 (Oakland)
                        • Date of stay 01/29/11
                        • Review Submitted 12/09/11
                        I stayed in the Farmhouse in January 2011 with my 3-month-old son on a much-needed break from our daily routine. Susan was kind and generous in letting us move from the barn (alternate lodging option) to the main farmhouse when we realized it was too cold in the barn (and too hard for me to keep the fire going by myself!). We woke to deer roaming the property and took long walks every day. The location is superb - a quick walk to town but up on the ridge for great sunset vistas. The local "liaison" checked on me regularly and restocked wood when we were running low. My son and I took baths every day in the claw-foot tub and played on the floor while the fire warmed the room. The stove in the Farmhouse is amazing - made several great meals with it! I'm so glad I took this opportunity to just spend simple days with my baby - I'll never forget our time at the farmhouse. (*I see that Susan entered some of my comments above, "Christina and Jack", and I wanted to expand on those few words...)

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

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                      • Great relaxing coast experience

                        Great relaxing coast experience

                        • Guest eric (sacramento)
                        • Date of stay 07/15/10
                        • Review Submitted 03/15/11
                        What a great place to escape the valley heat! My girlfriend loved lounging around the cozy farmhouse and our two teenage boys enjoyed watching videos up in the loft. The short walk to town is convenient and scenic. Great balance between classy and comfortable. Nearby oyster farms and beachwalks round out an awesome experience. Can't wait to be back!

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

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                        • Guest Christina and Jack
                        • Date of stay 01/29/11
                        • Review Submitted 02/19/11
                        Just wanted to thank you again for your kindness and generosity with this Bolinas rental. We had such a great time and I was dreaming of my time there last week and wishing we could have stayed. Hopefully we'll be back soon.

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                      • Bolinas Farmhouse

                        Bolinas Farmhouse

                        • Guest J&T (Santa Monica, CA)
                        • Date of stay 12/23/10
                        • Review Submitted 02/04/11
                        We just spent our third Christmas in Bolinas and our second in a row at Susan's wonderful farmhouse. We go there with our 2 large dogs and it is perfect for dogs and humans alike - casual enough that we don't feel we need to monitor the dogs every moment, but stylish enough for us. It is incredibly comfortable with everything needed to relax, cook a full Christmas dinner, and to base ourselves from for local surfing, hikes, and wine tours. Can't wait to return.

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                      • What a Gem

                        What a Gem

                        • Guest Jdog (Oakland)
                        • Date of stay 01/22/11
                        • Review Submitted 01/28/11
                        My wife and I along with our dog Dexter rented this house for my birthday weekend. We invited some family members who were able to stay. We planned a dinner and a breakfast, and everyone was truly able to enjoy themselves. Especially Dexter in particularly who loved running around in the large yard. The setting of this place is so simple, clean, and picturesque, it allowed us to be in the moment and enjoy one another. Since I surf, I was able to suit up at the property, walk to the beach, and be in the water within 10 minutes tops... also very convenient for non surfers family members to take a stroll on the beach. For dinner the next night I was able to walk into town and grab takeout at the Coast Cafe where I was called by my first name and treated like a local. As for the house itself, it is perfectly located in Bolinas; away from the cliffs, away from the busyness of town, secluded on one acre. Inside the house, we were impressed with the craftsmanship and thoughtfulness that went into the space and details. It was hands down one of the nicest houses we have ever been to. We felt very privileged to stay in such a gem of a place. We'll definitely be back ;) Jesse and Lindsay

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

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                       
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                      2 night min stay
                      $250
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                      $150 cleaning fee charged on all rentals.


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                      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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                      • farmhouse

                        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 - Sunday, August 04, 2013

                      $250 per night (USD)
                      12

                      3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 03/10/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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