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cottage Living Area Living Area View from the Bedroom Bedroom Bed Nook Kitchen Bathroom Deck Mountain View from Deck Garden 1 Basketball Court one of the decks just outside the cottage. Neighborhood and Cottage stage, grated area in front of stage and trail from cottage area. cottage with Bolinas ridge in background.

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Last updated: 04/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Bolinas cottage description

Nestled in the coastal hills of Bolinas, on the Briarcombe property is the 'Cottage' .

Beautiful, elegant, artistic, serene, romantic, full of nature and private.

We are 1 minute away from HWY 1 on the outer edge of Bolinas and the northern tip of the Bolinas Lagoon facing the coastal hills. 10 minutes from Stinson Beach, 3 minutes from Bolinas Beach and 45 minutes from San Francisco. We are located in ' The good weather zone' in a really beautiful valley of birds, deer, oak trees, meadows, horses and gardens.

The cottage is an elegant, open space design with unobstructed views. There are 2 sleeping areas consisting of 2 queen size beds surrounded by windows. The kitchen is cozy but well supplied with appliances and everything you should need. The main deck looks out to the hills and is private and awe inspiring as is the whole 3&1/2 acre property. There are books, games, WiFi, stereo, satellite TV, playstation, telephone and barbeque out on the patio. There is also a basketball court surrounded by beautiful oak trees, not to mention a stage (with electrical) for events in the meadow.

Please check out the property video at the top. This was done before we added the gate house as a new listing. There are now 3 rentals on the property.

Events such as weddings, retreats or private parties can be held on this beautiful property which includes the main house. Please contact us for wedding & event rates.

In general, for weddings, the full property (house & cottage)must be rented for a minimum of two days with a separate wedding location fee of $3,000.00. Maximum number of guests is about 80, We can no longer have loud amplified music in the meadow. Acoustic music is welcome.

Please contact us for more pictures and information. Search for 'Briarcombe' on information regarding the main house.



Keywords: Cottage

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                There are a few small steps but once inside there is access to everything on same level except 2 steps down to bedroom....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Pets are no longer allowed. Sorry!...moreless

              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Children Welcome
              • Nude Beach
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher

              Amenities

              • Clothes Dryer:

                washer & dryer in basement....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                washer & dryer in basement....moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                small barbecue...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

              Other Amenities

                  • Outdoor heater on Deck.

                  Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    Dish Network. Full programing. Large flat screen....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Dish Network. Full programing. Large flat screen....moreless

                  • Video Game Console:

                    Playstation...moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    For local calls. Bring a phone card for more distant phone calls. For some cell phones you might need to go out by the parking area to get a decent signal....moreless

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    For some cell phones you might need to go out by the parking area to get a decent signal....moreless

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    There is also now a patio table that seats 4. There is also a picnic table and two other chairs on another deck just outside. And an outdoor heater on the deck....moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View

                      Car

                          • Necessary

                          Activities

                          • Kayaking
                          • Surf Fishing
                          • Tennis
                          • Swimming
                          • Basketball Court
                          • Groceries
                          • Fitness Center
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Laundromat
                          • Surfing
                          • Fishing
                          • Cycling
                          • Deepsea Fishing
                          • Hiking
                          • Sailing
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Equestrian Events
                          • Paragliding
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Medical Services
                          • Walking
                          • Playground
                          • Paddle Boating
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Museums
                          • Churches
                          • Restaurants
                          • Marina
                          • Library
                          • Beachcombing
                          • Boating
                          • Whale Watching
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Shelling
                          • Horseshoes
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Scenic Drives

                          Other Activities

                              • Please google about west Marin & the bay area. I am far too lazy to talk about all the good things to do. Bolinas and area is an incredibly beautiful & magical place to be, especially Briarcombe....moreless
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • PERFECTION!!

                                PERFECTION!!

                                • Guest Ann & Brian (Davis, CA)
                                • Date of stay 11/09/13
                                • Review Submitted 11/12/13
                                We have just returned from celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary at Briarcombe cottage. We absolutely chose the right spot. It was very scenic, very quiet, very private -- providing a great mix of relaxation, intimacy and excitement -- the latter primarily from getting to photograph the beautiful fox who was sharing the property and the stunning wildcat who visited as well. We were not adventure seekers this time around, but the cottage is close to so much, you can't go wrong -- surfing, kayaking, hiking, .... Rozlyn handled our accommodations with professional care and a very nice personal touch. Thank you, Rozlyn!

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.

                                Owner response: Thanks so much Ann for your lovely review. The Cottage is such a wonderful place for relaxation and privacy. I hope you come and visit again soon. Rozlyn - Property Manager

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                              • fabulous place

                                fabulous place

                                • Guest George (Portland, Or.)
                                • Date of stay 05/20/13
                                • Review Submitted 05/23/13
                                We had an outstanding several days in Bolinas at Briarcombe. The photos almost capture the beauty of the place. Kevin (the owner) and Rozlyn (the manager of the property) are very welcoming. I can not say enough good things about this rental.

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                              • Weekend Getaway

                                Weekend Getaway

                                • Guest jsw (Brooklyn, NY)
                                • Date of stay 03/29/13
                                • Review Submitted 05/07/13
                                The Briarcombe Cottage was terrific. My wife and I left our kids with my parents and spent two relaxing nights at the Cottage. The location is perfect: barely over an hour from the East Bay, located about a quarter mile off Highway 1 on a quiet street, with the Cottage itself situated at the base of a hill, practically in the woods. Within a short drive of Pt. Reyes Station and great hikes (I recommend the 9.6 mile Tomales Point hike). The owner and property manager go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable (in our case, even going so far as to purchase a brand new basketball when I expressed an interest in shooting hopes on the property).

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.

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                              • wedding weekend BRIARCOMBE!

                                wedding weekend BRIARCOMBE!

                                • Guest jj (berkeley, CA)
                                • Date of stay 03/08/13
                                • Review Submitted 03/17/13
                                When my wife (new wife) were looking for a location for our wedding we never thought finding a place as perfect as Briarcombe would be possible. But of course, Briarcombe DOES exist! It had everything we were looking for. The houses were all comfortable, well equipped, and above all absolutely beautiful! The houses are architectural masterpieces and there are so many little special features that set it apart from, really, any house I've ever been in. We used the meadow for the wedding and the stage came in handy, as did the folding tables and chairs. There are multiple kitchens which allowed us all to prepare dinner without stepping all over each other. The location is easy to find and immersed in the natural beauty of Bolinas. Deer were steady visitors and hawks flew overhead, not to mention the loads of flowers and trees. I would highly recommend this place, it's magical, beautiful, and just absolutely amazing!

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

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                              • A beautiful retreat

                                A beautiful retreat

                                • Guest Ronbar (Chicago,IL USA)
                                • Date of stay 07/13/12
                                • Review Submitted 08/05/12
                                My husband and I were out to visit my daughter who is on an internship and living in Dogtown so the Briarcombe cottage was a perfect location for us. We found it to be an amazing spot to relax the mind and spirit. Between the beautiful flowers and vegetable garden, the birds, and the house itself, there was always something to feast the eyes upon. The house was well equipped and comfortable with everything we needed. It did get cool in the morning and evening, but there is heat available in the house & plenty of warm blankets. (Beware of the small refrigerator & freezer if you have a lot to keep cool- we managed fine, but were told that there was additional space if needed in the garage.) Additionally, while not a problem for me, the shower was a bit short for my 6'2 husband, but manageable. Kevin & Meguni were very welcoming & accommodating without being obtrusive in any way. We were allowed to pick fresh vegetables right from the garden- which was wonderful to add to our salads. The property is a quick drive to Bolinas and close to other small towns for groceries or restaurants, if desired. The restaurant & smoothie place in town were both very good. We also took a yoga class in the community hall- the teacher had plenty of mats and props if you don't have your own. There are many nature hikes and nature areas in the Point Reyes area which were wonderful to visit- however, it's so beautiful right there, that you may not want to venture out. All of our communication with Kevin was positive. He promptly answered our questions and was a great resource for places to pick up supplies. The descriptions and photos clearly and accurately depict the property's appearance and amenities. We would highly recommend this property to friends and relatives. We hope to return in the future as there was not enough time to explore this beautiful area.

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

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                              • Peeling Away The Layers of City

                                Peeling Away The Layers of City

                                • Guest City Dwellers (San Francisco)
                                • Date of stay 05/18/12
                                • Review Submitted 05/22/12
                                We're a couple in need of respite from schedules, jobs and the general buzz of the city. Life gets pretty cranked up at times and, when that happens, taking a step away is what's needed to shake things off, gain some fresh perspective and recharge. Sensing we would need the ultimate slowdown, we booked a weekend here. Just in time. Three weeks later, riding the wake of some rough water, our quiet weekend getaway was upon us. The photos and the rest of the reviews here tell it all. This place is fantastic. We could have disappeared here for a week without a second thought. Kevin was very hospitable over email leading up to our stay and in person when we arrived. He was in the garden when we pulled up, he greeted us and made sure we were comfortable and accommodated and then we didn't see him again the whole time. There was a small family staying in the Bridge House that we waved to, otherwise there was no interaction with anyone. The Main House was empty during our stay, which probably helped the serenity of the property. The Cottage is nestled down at the bottom of the property for maximum privacy, but still on the hill enough for nice views. We packed in all our food and hunkered down for the whole stay (except for my bike ride to town for some more wine). We saw all kinds of birds, deer and a fox. The cottage is open and ventilated, bright with natural sunlight, and ripe with views all around. It's quiet, it's comfortable, it's beautiful.

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                              • Best VRBO Stay EVER

                                Best VRBO Stay EVER

                                • Guest Anonymous
                                • Date of stay 02/10/12
                                • Review Submitted 04/25/12
                                I have rented a lot of homes through vrbo, but Briarcombe is hands down the BEST place I have stayed. The place is downright magical in its architecture, natural surroundings, feeling of the whole place, and amenities. Kevin is a dream to coordinate with and enormously accommodating. The history of Briarcombe is fascinating and wholesome. Everywhere your eye might come to rest has some detail that reveals the love and tender artistic attention every inch of this property enjoys. I will come to stay at Briarcombe again and again. Why would I stay anywhere else?

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

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                              • Canadians

                                Canadians

                                • Guest Canadian (Canada)
                                • Date of stay 08/19/11
                                • Review Submitted 08/29/11
                                This is Where You Want to Be Looking for the balance between nature and technology? This is where you want to be. When you are inside, the cottage seems like a giant tree house, Yet it is fully loaded.  You will have all the things we creatures of comfort need: Wi-Fi, huge tv with satellite, music, kitchen (everything you need to cook with), Bbq, exceptionally comfy bed, books... But the best part is the flow and set up. It is open and cozy and surrounded by nature. The views from the private back deck are beautiful. We were thrilled to be living with foxes, birds, deer. The gardens are lovely. Laying in the sun with our two dogs and just listening was one our favorite things to do. We took day trips to SanFrancisco, walked on the beaches and were always happy to get back here.   So, Kevin and Megumi have managed to hit all the senses. Even some we didn't know we had. Kevin was a pleasure to work with, very professional. We wish we could have stayed longer.

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

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                              • Magical & Serene

                                Magical & Serene

                                • Guest Justin-Maya (Brookdale, CA/USA)
                                • Date of stay 05/07/10
                                • Review Submitted 08/04/11
                                My husband and I were looking for a romantic get-away for our anniversary. We live in a gorgeous home, so finding something spectacular was essential. Briarcombe Cottage met our expectations. We wanted all the amenities, privacy, and to be engulfed in natural beauty. The cottage offered us everything including a spectacular views of the gorgeous mountains and of the incredible main house. When we arrived, we were greeted by a deer that came right up to the car. The next day, we had a visit from a fox. On the third day, beautiful hawks hovered above our heads. During the afternoons, we hiked and biked in Mt. Tamalpais state park and felt relieved to return to the comforts and serenity of the cottage. We also had the pleasure of listening to the owner's own CDs. Kevin Bird is a fantastic musician and producer. So, if you're looking for serenity in nature, this is a place to experience.

                                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway.

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                              • you can stop looking -- this is it!

                                you can stop looking -- this is it!

                                • Guest Lena (Berkeley, CA)
                                • Date of stay 04/16/11
                                • Review Submitted 05/09/11
                                We decided to go away for a weekend on Thursday night, i emailed about 20 people on VRBO, this cottage was my first choice -- we were extremely lucky it worked out! My mother-in-law, my husband and our 2 kids (2 nad 6 yrs old) loved it: watched a hawk gliding super low over the deck for 30 min or so, saw a fox near the compost, explored the garden with hidden buddha, relaxed in front of the flat screen TV, visited an open art studio by Bolinas. The owner was extremely flexible and replied immediately via email. The property manager was hospitable and caring tastefully arranging fresh flower from the garden on the dining table. We are looking forward to going back asap!!!

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                              $250/nt all year
                              $1575 weekly all year. Minimum 3 day rental from June15 - Oct15 (in most cases).
                              $500 refundable security deposit.
                              $100 cleaning fee. 
                              10% county tax on rental.
                              $25/nt for additional over-night guest. No camping.
                              Add charge for parties or events of more than 5 extra day guests. Please inquire.
                              2 nights minimum. Please inquire for holiday rates
                              

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


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                              Last updated: 04/21/2014
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                              Location

                              • Nearest Airport: S.F.O. at 41 Miles
                              • Nearest Motorway: hwy 1 at 0.7 Miles
                              • Nearest Beach: Bolnas/Stinson at 2 Miles
                              • Nearest Barpub: Smilies at 2 Miles
                              • Nearest Ski: Lake Tahoe at 150 Miles
                              • Nearest Restaurant: Coast Cafe in Bolinas at 2 Miles
                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2009

                              About the owner: Kevin & Megumi Bird are married and run the joint.

                              Why the Owner Chose Bolinas:
                              The property has been in the family since 1970 and it wasn't intended to be a vacation rental.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                              Come and see or read the reviews. It's one-of-a-kind.


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                              Speaks: english

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                              Photos

                              • cottage

                                cottage

                              • Living Area

                                Living Area

                              • Bedroom

                                Bedroom

                              • Kitchen

                                Kitchen

                              • Deck

                                Deck

                              • Garden 1

                                Garden 1

                              • one of the decks just outside the cottage.

                                one of the decks just outside the cottage.

                              • stage, grated area in front of stage and trail from cottage area.

                                stage, grated area in front of stage and trail from cottage area.

                              • Living Area

                                Living Area

                              • View from the Bedroom

                                View from the Bedroom

                              • Bed Nook

                                Bed Nook

                              • Bathroom

                                Bathroom

                              • Mountain View from Deck

                                Mountain View from Deck

                              • Basketball Court

                                Basketball Court

                              • Neighborhood and Cottage

                                Neighborhood and Cottage

                              • cottage with Bolinas ridge in background.

                                cottage with Bolinas ridge in background.

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