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Briarcombe ( Main House )

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Briarcombe House. The gate house is behind & the cottage is across the meadow.

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Last updated: 10/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bolinas house description

These are two gorgeous architectural award winning houses in one, connected by a walking bridge. Nestled in the hills and meadows of Bolinas, this is a 3&1/2 acre estate of wide-open unobstructed views, deer, birds, gardens, oak trees, hills and meadows and fine architecture. We are located on Horseshoe hill rd., less than one minute from highway 1, 10 minutes from Stinson Beach, 4 minutes from downtown Bolinas (in the sun belt) and about 45 minutes from San Francisco. We are in the middle of some very beautiful nature.

The house is not like anything you've seen before and is custom built as is most of the furniture. (care MUST be taken).The property was and is known as 'Briarcombe' and was made well known as an artist-in-residency. It is a large house consisting of two bedrooms and two lofts for sleeping and a sleeping nook. (All the beds can sleep two/4 beds are queen & 1 is full size). Both house sections (bridge house section and the main section) are complete with full-operational kitchens and full bathrooms. Each have decks and each can be private from the other. Perfect for 2 families, etc. The main house section has a huge fireplace, a beautiful Yamaha baby grand piano and a wonderful (Japanese style) hot tub (just to mention). The bridge house section is multi-level and just too hard to describe. (Please watch the property video above). 1 bedrooms & 1 loft & sleeping nook in main section. 1 bedroom & 1 loft in bridge house section.

The meadow is great for picnics (there are two picnic tables) and a full stage with electricity. There is also a really nice private basketball court among the oak trees.

The house is $750 a night in the low season (Oct -June) and $850 a night in the high season (June - Oct). There is a $250 cleaning fee for the full house. For events & weddings the cleaning fee is $350. There is a 10% tax on the rental amount.

Please ask me to send you more pictures to give you a better idea of the house and property. (check the property video at the top if you missed it/the video does not include the gate house which is a newer listing).There is also a beautiful cottage rental (search 'Briarcombe' above)' on the other side of the meadow. If you are looking for something quite special and unique, quite different from the rest, Briarcombe is it.

We do charge for events (for example, bbq's, retreats, dinner parties and weddings) depending on the amount of people and usage. (We are not the place anymore for wild birthday parties or wild weddings and there are certain rules to be followed so neighbors are not disturbed and damage doesn't occur). That doesn't mean you can't have amazing birthdays and weddings here.

In general, for weddings and large events, the main house & cottage must be rented for a minimum of two days with a separate location fee of $3,000.00 for weddings of 50 guests or more (ask me for event rates). Rates are less for smaller weddings. The rental rates are not increased. There is no tax on the location fee (just on the rentals).The maximum number of guests for events on the property is about 100.
We can no longer have amplified music outdoors. Acoustic music is welcome.



Keywords: House, Luxurious, custom, Beautiful, Artistic, Architectural Award winning, Large, retreats, events, weddings, Elegant, unusual, one-of-a-kind, zen-like, private, holistic, natural, peaceful,

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Children Welcome:

                Kids love the house but care must be taken with the furnishings, spillage and danger areas, for example, areas where there is poison oak, slippery areas, and the usual....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Not allowed in the house. Outside is ok....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • Yamaha baby grand piano, stage (with electrical) in meadow, basketball court, gardens, extra folding tables & chairs, outdoor heaters...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Music Library:

                    Many cd's. jazz, classical, pop & new age...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television:

                    There is a flat screen in the main living room and one in the living room of the bridge house section. The TV in the main living room has Dish Network with full programing, a VCR, and a DVD/CD player with a receiver & nice speakers. The one in the bridge house section only plays DVD's....moreless

                  • VCR
                  • Video Game Console
                  • Video Library

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Nude Beach
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Mountain View

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cycling
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Paragliding
                      • Sailing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                          • Dining Area

                          General

                          • Broadband Access
                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            (2) There is a full laundry room on bottom floor of gate house just up the stairs from main house and an extra dryer, if needed, in the shed....moreless

                          • Covered Parking:

                            An open carport that fits one car. Extra parking (up to 8 cars) is just next to carport above garden....moreless

                          • Linens Provided
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                          • Telephone:

                            Local calls only. Bring phone card for long distance calls. 3 phones but one line (one phone#)....moreless

                          • Washing Machine:

                            There is a full laundry room on bottom floor of gate house just up the stairs from main house....moreless

                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Wood Fireplace:

                            No Fires allowed at this time, due to very dry conditions....moreless

                          Kitchen

                          • Cooking Utensils:

                            Lots of good quality cook ware....moreless

                          • Dishwasher

                          Outside

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            (4) One large deck with large deck table & chairs, umbrella and bench that can seat about 12 at table and more. Another deck in front of bedroom & japanese style garden/ patio. Another good size private deck for lounging at bridge house section....moreless

                          • Outdoor Grill

                          Pool / Spa

                          • Hot Tub:

                            japanese style bath. indoors. fits 2. Has view....moreless

                          • Jetted Tub:

                            japanese style bath in main bathroom. fits 2. Has view....moreless

                           

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                          2 night min stay
                          $750

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                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
                          • Cleaning $300
                          • Tax Rate 10%

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                          Last updated: 10/12/2014
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                          Location

                          40 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          S.F.
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Smilies
                          0.7 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          HWY 1
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Coast Cafe in Bolinas
                          175 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Lake Tahoe
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Bolnas/Stinson

                          Car: Necessary

                          This is a wonderful location in nature and only 45 minutes from San Francisco. You should google West Marin and see for yourself all of the great opportunities the area offers.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1971

                          About the owner: We are a married couple that own the property.

                          Why the Owner Chose Bolinas:
                          It's family owned since 1971.There are 3 unique rentals; the house, cottage & gate house.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          peace, unobstructed nature, architectural Beauty, privacy, magic, etc...


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                          Speaks: english
                           

                          Photos

                          • Briarcombe House. The gate house is behind & the cottage is across the meadow.

                            Briarcombe House. The gate house is behind & the cottage is across the meadow.

                          • stage with electricity and meadow

                            stage with electricity and meadow

                          • Fireplace and piano in main section

                            Fireplace and piano in main section

                          • Kitchen in main section

                            Kitchen in main section

                          • Bathroom & Japanese style hot tub in Main section

                            Bathroom & Japanese style hot tub in Main section

                          • deck just outside of main section living room

                            deck just outside of main section living room

                          • bridge house section living area

                            bridge house section living area

                          • bridge house section loft overlooking living area

                            bridge house section loft overlooking living area

                          • house in foreground, meadow, stage and cottage in background

                            house in foreground, meadow, stage and cottage in background

                          • Flower and organic vegetable garden to enjoy

                            Flower and organic vegetable garden to enjoy

                          • main section living room

                            main section living room

                          • master bedroom in main section

                            master bedroom in main section

                          • loft in main section overlooking living room

                            loft in main section overlooking living room

                          • bridge house section rear view

                            bridge house section rear view

                          • kitchen & living room of bridge house section

                            kitchen & living room of bridge house section

                          • bridge house section bedroom

                            bridge house section bedroom

                          VRBO #320055

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                          This listing was first published here in 2010.

                          Date last modified - Friday, October 17, 2014

                          $750 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

                          View calendar: Updated 10/12/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                          Bolinas #320055

                          2 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 10

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