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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: 10/06/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Stinson Beach cottage 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

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

            ...moreless

          • 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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Shelling
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Mountain View

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming

                      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

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Visa
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Regular Rate .. $490/weekend .. $1175/week (7 nights) local management provided
                      Two night minimum except peak dates June 15- Sept 15 And holidays booked weekly.
                      For peak weeks exceptions may be made 30 days or less of booking for shorter Stay
                      Winter special Jan 2- March 31, book two nights get the third free.
                      Holiday Week $1275 Holiday Weekend $510 each add'l day $172
                      Housekeeping cleaning charges are $100 linens and towels provided
                      $500 security deposit, refundable.
                      Pet friendly; a well behaved, trained dog is welcome to join the fun
                      

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                      Last updated: 10/06/2014
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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: Sarah is a firefighter in San Francisco. Kathleen is an HR specialist who also spent many years working in Bay Area municipal government including 12 years with the San Francisco Police Department. We enjoy the beach and working in the yard and doing little things to keep the cottage attractive. We feel happy about sharing our little cottage with people who also enjoy a Bay Area convenient beach getaway.

                      Why the Owner Chose Stinson Beach:
                      We have 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, we realized we could stay there now and again and also share them with other beach loving people who would appreciate them as we do. By renting it now and again we are able to help defray our expenses and it is a real win-win we believe. We both love to garden and every year plant annuals to add color to our 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. We love it and have enjoyed coming out with family and friends, using both properties together when we can! Our renter feedback has been excellent and we are always proud when people who are driving by stop and compliment us on 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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                      Speaks: english

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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

                      VRBO #249442

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Monday, October 06, 2014

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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 3

                      View calendar: Updated 10/06/14
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                      Member since: 2009
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated 10/06/2014
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                      (510) 761-5801

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