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Steps to Ocean; Rent a Real Beach Cottage -Stinson Beach, CA

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The Stinson Beach "Mouse Hole" Cottage

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Last updated: 08/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

The historic 1937 cottage, affectionately known by locals as the 'Mouse Hole' offers charm and a real local beach experience. This unique custom cottage is one bedroom and one bath. You will never get the feeling you have stayed in a place quite like this before as it is quite individual and architecturally different, both inside and out, as is its sister cottage, the Casita Azul. The property offers a bit of whimsy and lighthearted, warm touches that reinforce a vacation beach getaway. Steps to the beach (just five houses down the path) there is attractive private outdoor yard space as well.

The Mouse Hole has a complete kitchen, compact but fully stocked and functional. It has custom concrete counters with colorful glass chips as well as modern appliances. This cozy home has modern lighting, skylights and colorful tile shower, fir flooring and an efficient wood-burning brick fireplace. There is a queen-sized bed in the bedroom and an optional pull sofa in the main living area. There are shaded and sunny areas in the deck and yard at most hours of the day as well as seating in a sandy yard that also has a year around flower garden with many attractive potted plants.

Stinson Beach itself is a pristine sandy white beach which is wonderful for collecting shells and sand dollars and enjoying the 3 miles or so of beautiful beach front. The nearby lagoon attracts a wide range of water birds and it is common to spot seals as well. There is a wonderful microclimate in Stinson that affords more clear and warmer days than would be found only minutes away up or down the coast. Water temperatures in the Bay Area area are cool and except for hot days most people who surf or engage in water ocean sports wear a wetsuit. The Golden Gate National Recreational Area protects most of the surrounding parklands, including nearby Muir Woods, and affords many wonderful walking and hiking opportunities.

While this rental site is specific to the Mouse Hole, for larger parties or two couples there is an option to rent it in conjunction with the Casita Azul, the guest house next to it which is separated by a sliding wooden fence. The two are distant enough for a sense of privacy but have the option with the sliding gate for shared outdoor space and easy visiting.

Keywords: Cottage, casita, beach cottage

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Standard size doors, gravel driveway.good for smaller size wheelchairs....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double pull out in living room...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • coffee maker, toaster, sun umbrella, boogie boards, outdoor seating and lounge chairs, scrabble game and cards, DVDs, tide table and bird books...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

General

  • Free Long Distance:

    Domestic...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    For one car. Other cars may park on Arroyo. For holiday weekends it is especially not recommended to drive more than one car. ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Very efficient wood burning insert...moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$245
$1,175

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $168 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee to Oceanic $115
  • booking fee to Oceanic $25 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Oceanic Realty is my local manager, just in the heart of Stinson Beach off HWY 1. They set rates and have my master calendar for both my cottages, the Mouse Hole and Casita Azul. They will take care of all your needs, A-Z on my behalf so please call them with questions or if there is any way they can help make your stay better at 415-868-0717. HOLIDAY RATES APPLY! Please call Oceanic for actual rates of your stay. Details vary depending upon seasonal and holiday rates and length of stay.

Oceanic Realty is my local manager and they set and collect the rents, complete the contracts and hold my master calendar. They are located right in Stinson Beach and can answer any questions you may have. They accept credit cards.

The number to call is 415-868-0717 and to ask for anyone in rentals to help you!


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Last updated: 08/21/2015
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Location

Lounging in the yard or on the beach in the sun; walking the dog off leash along the water; browsing through the little shops in town; enjoying the life of a small town much unchanged in 35 years and getting away from the big City so close yet so far... Surrounded by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (protected park lands) and near Muir Woods National Monument

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Kathleen is an HR specialist who served many years working in Bay Area municipal government including 12 years with the San Francisco Police Department. I enjoy the beach and working in the yard and doing little things to keep the cottage attractive. I am happy to be able to share the little cottages with people who also enjoy a Bay Area convenient beach getaway.

Why the Owner Chose Stinson Beach:
I've been enjoying Stinson Beach for many years, going out for long weekends as a favorite getaway to relax. When the opportunity came to buy two sweet side by side cottages, I realized I could stay there now and again and also share them with other beach loving people who would appreciate them. Sharing via VRBO and our local management helps defray expenses and it is a real win-win. I love to garden and every year plant annuals to add color to ongoing garden beds in both the front and rear of the properties. We created a living fence in the rear of the yard to separate the two areas and to reinforce the custom sliding fence that was constructed across the deck area. I've enjoyed coming out with family and friends, using both properties together when I can enjoy time with friends. Our renter feedback has been excellent and I am always happy when people who are driving or walking by stop and compliment the cottages and yard and how cute they are!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Getting out to the beach is a real escape. There are modern conveniences of phone and TV as well as wireless internet but those can be ignored entirely or used as desired to be as much or little in touch with the outside world. Once you turn onto the private drive and walk down the path to the beach it is just like letting everything else roll off the shoulders and within minutes of walking along the water there is a feeling of relaxation. Stinson Beach is such a pristine area, with white sandy beaches, and views of the mountains. On a clear day you can see out to San Francisco to the left and to Bolinas on the right. The surrounding hills are protected by the National Park Service and offer hiking and beautiful vistas. The town of Stinson hasn't changed much over the past 35 years. There are three restaurants, a couple fast food options near the beach in season, an ice cream store, a kayak rental, small library, a general market that is pretty good with organic options and even the Sunday NY Times, a health clinic and massage studio, an interesting book store, flower shop with curios, beach shop and just a few other establishments make up this small town that has a population of about 600 residents. For a small town it is really safe with two functional fire stations!


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Photos

  • The Stinson Beach "Mouse Hole" Cottage

    The Stinson Beach "Mouse Hole" Cottage

  • Rear yard of Mouse Hole Cottage at Stinson

    Rear yard of Mouse Hole Cottage at Stinson

  • Mouse Hole queen bed in bedroom

    Mouse Hole queen bed in bedroom

  • Rear seating area at beach house

    Rear seating area at beach house

  • Rear yard Mouse Hole Cottage has living wall of plants, chairs and umbrellas

    Rear yard Mouse Hole Cottage has living wall of plants, chairs and umbrellas

  • Stinson Beach view

    Stinson Beach view

  • Sunset walk at Stinson Beach

    Sunset walk at Stinson Beach

  • Calle del Occidente private roadway

    Calle del Occidente private roadway

  • Interior View of Stinson Beach "Mouse Hole"

    Interior View of Stinson Beach "Mouse Hole"

  • Interior view

    Interior view

  • Colorful tile shower at Mouse Cottage

    Colorful tile shower at Mouse Cottage

  • Rear yard of Mouse Hole Cottage has seating and umbrellas, barbecue

    Rear yard of Mouse Hole Cottage has seating and umbrellas, barbecue

  • At the end of Calle del Occidente, entry to Stinson Beach

    At the end of Calle del Occidente, entry to Stinson Beach

  • Our terrier Itty Bitty at the beach post sunset, Stinson Beach

    Our terrier Itty Bitty at the beach post sunset, Stinson Beach

  • Mouse Hole Cottage

    Mouse Hole Cottage

  • Beautiful parkland on hillside above Stinson Beach reflected in water

    Beautiful parkland on hillside above Stinson Beach reflected in water

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Speaks: english
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