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Casita Azul-a Sweet Jewelbox Cottage Five Houses to the Beach

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Doorway to the Casita and outdoor seating area

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Last updated: 04/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Casita Azul is the neighboring sister of the Mouse Hole Cottage. The Casita Azul has seafoam blue counters and glass tiles as well as a light blue exterior, thus the inspiration for its name... azul meaning blue in Spanish. The blue glass tiles have people commenting it is like a little jewelbox, especially when they are admiring the shower under the skylight. Casita Azul has has a queen bed with two attractive reading lights. The living area has a comfortable L -shape sofa. We provide wireless wi-fi and also have a small tv with basic cable and a built in DVD player. This cottage has a small but high quality functional kitchen and there is outdoor Weber kettle grill. The best part is the proximity to walking the beach. While it is back a few houses from the ocean you can hear the surf and feel the sea air.

This cottage is very well insulated and has radiant floor heating throughout with two zones of controls. The Casita offers a small built in desk area for a laptop and free long distance in the US from a landline phone.

The outdoor living area includes a deck with loungers, a table and four chairs, an outdoor shower with a live bamboo screen and interesting landscaping. For two couples traveling together, this cottage may be rented in tandem with the neighboring Mouse Hole. A sliding wooden gate on the deck allows passage to the other to create shared space for friends or family to visit.

Stinson Beach itself is a pristine sandy white beach which is wonderful for collecting shells and sand dollars and strolling the 3 miles or so of beautiful beach front. The nearby lagoon attracts a wide range of water birds. 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. We are pet friendly and welcome your well behaved furry child as part of your visit.

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 hiking opportunities including the well known Dipsea Trail. Dogs are allowed to run offleash at our end of the beach.


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Limited Accessibility:

    3 steps to enter. Sorry, doorways are not 36'....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    A well behaved pet is welcomed here...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) Firm with Nova foam topper. Very comfortable!

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Radiant floor heating throughout tiled cottage, very nice if you are a little bit chilled coming back from the beach or in the winter. Dock to play or recharge IPOD/Iphone. Scrabble, Playing cards and assorted DVDS....moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable provided...moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD player and tuner; Also ipod player and charger with speaker...moreless

  • Television:

    We provide a small TV with basic cable service that also has DVD player built into it. There are also a few DVDs available...moreless

  • Toys:

    A few beach toys in yard...moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Coastal property with views of scenic parkland up above and steps to the ocean. Close to the Bolinas Lagoon and birdwatching experiences...moreless

  • Rural:

    Beachside community of 650 with small town, library, four restaurants, a local market with organics and beer and wine....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    Oceanic Realty now provides linen service...moreless

  • Parking:

    The cottage is on a privately owned street and comes with a parking place out in front. Other guest parking would need to be on the public street right across the way on Arroyo. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Dedicated parking right in front of house and also street parking on Arroyo right across from the house on the other side. ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Our local realtor/manager Oceanic provides towel and bedding service. There is no laundry in town and water conservation is an important thing in Stinson Beach so towels are taken over the hill....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    code is in the welcome binder...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Very Quiet...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Gas stovetop. Countertop convection oven and microwave. Furnished with plates, cups and what would be needed for a beach getaway. Stinson Market is nearby....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Just a few basics and spices. Help yourself. Market is about five minutes away and has a fairly good selection of items if you need something. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    small cottage sized refrigerator...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Lounging chairs provided for relaxation away from the beach...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$245
$1,175

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee to Oceanic $115
  • Booking fee to Oceanic $25
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Oceanic is my local manager, just in the heart of Stinson Beach off HWY 1. 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. 415-868-0717

Oceanic Realty in Stinson Beach is my local manager and they accept payment cards or most modes of payment. Please contact them at 415-868-0717 for questions about payments and payment charges. They charge a $10 booking fee. They arrange cleaning and linens.


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Last updated: 04/30/2015
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Location

0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sand Dollar in Stinson Beach
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
San Dollar or Parkside Cafe in Stinson Beach
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Stinson Beach footsteps away!

Car: Recommended

5 Houses from the sandy beach accessed by a private path and road; dogs are allowed to play or walk off-leash at this end of the beach; less crowded than the State Park to the left but every bit as beautiful!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Kathleen is a retired civil servant and HR consultant who enjoys nature, gardening , photography and spending relaxing time at beautiful Stinson Beach.

Why the Owner Chose Stinson Beach:
I love this beach and special seaside community! Less than an hour from SF it offers relief from cares of everyday stress with the long 3-mile beach and beautiful Pacific Ocean. It is beautiful in all seasons.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The community is surrounded by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and State parklands. Pristine land varies from mountainous to beach to wetlands to valleys. For the outdoor enthusiast this is a dream. This is truly one of the most beautiful places in the Pacific Northwest.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Doorway to the Casita and outdoor seating area

    Doorway to the Casita and outdoor seating area

  • Casita Azul has a sunny exterior and many plantings

    Casita Azul has a sunny exterior and many plantings

  • Casita Azul Kitchen

    Casita Azul Kitchen

  • Comfy Casita  Couch  and ample screened windows for light and air

    Comfy Casita Couch and ample screened windows for light and air

  • Seating area has umbrella and Weber kettle barbecue

    Seating area has umbrella and Weber kettle barbecue

  • Yard combines plants and fencing for "living wall" effect

    Yard combines plants and fencing for "living wall" effect

  • Tiki figures on deck of casita welcome you!

    Tiki figures on deck of casita welcome you!

  • Beach at end of Calle del Occidente

    Beach at end of Calle del Occidente

  • Tiki near boardwalk entry way to Casita.

    Tiki near boardwalk entry way to Casita.

  • One of the outside seating areas at Casita

    One of the outside seating areas at Casita

  • Stinson Beach Market is just minutes from the cottage by foot or car

    Stinson Beach Market is just minutes from the cottage by foot or car

  • Casita Azul Kitchen

    Casita Azul Kitchen

  • Deck outside casita azul entrance offers recliners to relax after beach walk

    Deck outside casita azul entrance offers recliners to relax after beach walk

  • Casita Interior has optional radiant floor heating throughout

    Casita Interior has optional radiant floor heating throughout

  • Bedroom of Casita includes dresser drawers, wall mounted reading lights

    Bedroom of Casita includes dresser drawers, wall mounted reading lights

  • Bathroom Casita has a skylight and glass tiles, radiant heating in floor

    Bathroom Casita has a skylight and glass tiles, radiant heating in floor

  • Entry to Casita Azul has copper signage at exterior gate

    Entry to Casita Azul has copper signage at exterior gate

  • Outdoor shower has hot and cold water convenient outside

    Outdoor shower has hot and cold water convenient outside

  • Path to beach right at end of Calle del Occidente

    Path to beach right at end of Calle del Occidente

  • Terrier Itty Bitty runs happy on Stinson Beach

    Terrier Itty Bitty runs happy on Stinson Beach

  • Front parking area on left for casita next to Mouse Hole Cottage

    Front parking area on left for casita next to Mouse Hole Cottage

  • Sliding door on deck provides privacy or can open for shared space as desired

    Sliding door on deck provides privacy or can open for shared space as desired

  • Nearby Stinson Market stocks the basics including sand toys and organic produce

    Nearby Stinson Market stocks the basics including sand toys and organic produce

  • Stinson Beach offers a three-mile stretch of beautiful walking along the shore

    Stinson Beach offers a three-mile stretch of beautiful walking along the shore

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    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    Cottage
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/30/2015
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