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

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Last updated: 04/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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


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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


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library


  • 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:

    beautiful dining area with lots of windows out to gardens and a wood fire stove.....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    the farmhouse is heated by a forces air heater with thermostatic control...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    the farmhouse has very reliable wifi service...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    2 wood in the living room and one in the dining room...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    also a brick fireplace in he back yard...moreless



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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


  • cleaning fee $150
  • Tax Rate 10%


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

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Last updated: 04/26/2015
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croquet, horseshoes, swing and hammock on a pristine one acre parcel within easy walking distance to beach and town...


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Speaks: english, french

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  • Renovated 1880s farmhouse

    Renovated 1880s farmhouse

  • morning at the farmhouse

    morning at the farmhouse

  • morning light on the porch

    morning light on the porch

  • gardens with swing,  hammock and barn beyond

    gardens with swing, hammock and barn beyond

  • swing in side garden

    swing in side garden

  • dining room and sleeping/TV loft

    dining room and sleeping/TV loft

  • farmhouse kitchen

    farmhouse kitchen

  • living room and entry area

    living room and entry area

  • children's bedroom

    children's bedroom

  • farmhouse bath

    farmhouse bath

  • rear view of farnhouse

    rear view of farnhouse

  • farmhouse gardens

    farmhouse gardens

  • wisteria on farmhouse kitchen

    wisteria on farmhouse kitchen

  • studio on the hill

    studio on the hill

  • creamery converted to office

    creamery converted to office

  • dining room with wood fire

    dining room with wood fire

  • library and living room

    library and living room

  • bedroom 2 with loft

    bedroom 2 with loft

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

VRBO #246380

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Bolinas #246380

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