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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. house in foreground, meadow, stage and cottage in background stage with electricity and meadow Flower and organic vegetable garden to enjoy Fireplace and piano in main section main section living room Kitchen in main section master bedroom in main section Bathroom & Japanese style hot tub in Main section loft in main section overlooking living room deck just outside of main section living room bridge house section rear view bridge house section living area kitchen & living room of bridge house section bridge house section loft overlooking living area bridge house section bedroom

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Last updated: 04/23/2014
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  • 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

              • 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

              • Nude Beach
              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              Amenities

              • 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

              • Washing Machine:

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

              • Wood Fireplace:

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

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

              Other Amenities

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

                  Entertainment

                  • 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

                  • Music Library:

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

                  • VCR
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Video Library
                  • Video Game Console
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

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

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub:

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

                  • Hot Tub:

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

                  Outdoor Features

                  • 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

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View

                      Car

                          • Necessary

                          Activities

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

                          Other Activities

                              • This is just a great nature spot to be in and only 45 minutes from San Francisco. You should google about west Marin. I'm too lazy to tell you about all the specialness of being here. It would just take too long....moreless
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Glorious and magical!

                                Glorious and magical!

                                • Guest Kate
                                • Date of stay 04/04/14
                                • Review Submitted 04/07/14
                                Just returned from a most beautiful weekend celebrating a friend's 60th birthday at Briarcombe! Could not have asked for a more exquisite setting..the inside is a one of kind masterpiece of woodwork and incredible craftsmanship. The outside so inviting for wandering the garden spaces …every corner both inside and out providing something new to discover! AND the place is absolutely equipped with everything one needs for cooking, playing, dancing and just generally celebrating…and that Japanese hot tub it AMAZING! Thanks for a glorious place to celebrate our friend!

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway.

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                              • Perfect Spot for Special Celebration

                                Perfect Spot for Special Celebration

                                • Guest Avi R (Oakland, CA)
                                • Date of stay 10/18/13
                                • Review Submitted 12/31/13
                                I am grateful to have found the perfect place for my 60th birthday weekend. Briarcombe is a large, beautiful and uniquely crafted home with ample room for family and friends. It is graceful without being overly formal, very comfortable for all of us. The indoor space has many interesting nooks and crannies, and how amazing to have a meadow-like yard and gardens to spread out into. We'll be glad to return for special celebrations.

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                              • Absolute heaven.

                                Absolute heaven.

                                • Guest Blake W.
                                • Date of stay 11/01/13
                                • Review Submitted 12/16/13
                                I can't tell you how wonderful our stay at Briarcombe was. The property is so magical, handcrafted with nooks and crannies and little surprises everywhere. There's a bridge in the house! Cozy and creative, spacious in all the right places, it's a place I want to spend a lot more time in. We spent a long weekend here with a group of friends. We do an annual getaway up in wine country together and this year we headed west to Bolinas specifically because Briarcombe caught our eye. This may become our new tradition. It's so beautiful here. And Rozlyn the property owner is awesome! She came by on Saturday and hung out for a bit, told us the story of the house and its owners... wonderful personal touch. Yay for Briarcombe! You won't be disappointed if you book a weekend or longer here.

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, romantic getaway.

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                              • Wonderful weekend

                                Wonderful weekend

                                • Guest Juliane K.
                                • Date of stay 11/09/13
                                • Review Submitted 11/14/13
                                The house is an incredible beautiful, architecturally amazing place. We stayed for a long weekend with three families ( 5 kids) ,surfed, hiked, cooked , played the amazing grand piano and sang. It was a very memorable get away for us! The manager is by helpful and accommodating making sure that we were most comfortable and have everything we need. We recommend this house highly!

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                                Owner response: Thanks Juliane for Your review of the Main/Bridge House. It's wonderful when a family comes and has such a great time on the property and the surrounding areas. We hope you'll come again! Rozlyn - Property Manager

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                              • Pure love-infused magical retreat!

                                Pure love-infused magical retreat!

                                • Guest Ubuntu (San Francisco, CA)
                                • Date of stay 11/23/12
                                • Review Submitted 03/27/13
                                Wow, what an incredible treasure Briarcombe is! Every nook, every crannie of this property is beautifully custom designed and carefully maintained with so much love! It was absolutely the most perfect setting for our group's 8-day meditation retreat. The beautiful energy of this house allowed each of our retreat participants to have the most nourishing and transformative experience possible. And we feel so blessed to have met Kevin, Megumi, and their phenomenal property manager Rozlyn, who cared so deeply about us having a smooth and supported experience. They attended to every detail, question, or request from our group - regardless of how big or small! There could have been no better place for us - so of course we are already planning to return to Briarcombe for our next retreat in 2013! If you are an artist, a writer, or meditation practitioner looking for the perfect environment for retreat, for contemplation or inspiration, look no further. Briarcombe is your place -- experience pure peace, pure bliss, pure magic! Highly recommended!

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway.

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                              • Briarcombe! What a hidden gem! There is no other place like this!

                                Briarcombe! What a hidden gem! There is no other place like this!

                                • Guest Anahita (Berkeley, California)
                                • Date of stay 03/23/13
                                • Review Submitted 03/23/13
                                This house is amazing! From it's quaint country charm to it's magnificent Zen architecture, this house has something for everyone! It's the little details that really stand out in this beautiful home away from home. Wash the city away in their cozy Japanese soaking tub. Make an amazing meal in the fully stocked kitchen, (a sweet surprise for me was finding their Le Creuset cookware! Tonight I'm staying in the loft with a dozen little windows and sky lights around me, a sweet little bird's nest of a room, private and positively zen-tastic! The decor in this house is so charming: Oriental rugs, beautiful tapestries, hand crafted cabinets. It's also very close to both Stinson Beach and Bolinas so if you'd like to spend a few days strolling around Bolinas and then head around the bend to Stinson for a few days, you can. Today I spent the day walking the beach and looking at shore birds, watching the seals, SEALS!! and I spotted some friendly Sea Otters the last time I was here. People in town are really friendly too! There's a sweet art gallery and a people's grocery that has Organic food and just up the street there is a Farm stand with lots of amazing fruits and veggies--and it's all on your honor.. You weigh your own food and leave the money in a wooden box! This place is too cool. Lots of room at the Briarpatch for fun.. A huge grassy area for the kids, basketball, pretty trees and flowers.. a great bbq for grilling, a lovely deck.. And it's sooo quiet! I could go on and on.. Thanks, Briarpatch! I feel totally renewed! Can't wait until the next time. ~

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

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                              • Magical wedding site

                                Magical wedding site

                                • Guest j saint (Moraga, California)
                                • Date of stay 09/29/12
                                • Review Submitted 03/20/13
                                We had the great good fortune to host our daughter's September wedding weekend on this phenomenal one-of-a-kind property. The accomodations are exceptional, the property, gardens, and views are rare and special. All our guests were enchanted and we have memories that will warm out hearts for generations. And to top it off Kevin is a dream to work with. We consider ourselves to be so lucky to have found Briarcombe.

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                              • wedding weekend at BRIARCOMBE!

                                wedding weekend at 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: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                              • The Perfect Retreat

                                The Perfect Retreat

                                • Guest Sunshine (Portland, OR)
                                • Date of stay 11/23/12
                                • Review Submitted 12/03/12
                                I recently have returned from an 8 day retreat in beautiful Briarcombe and have nothing but good things to say! The house is absolutely gorgeous! Incredible woodwork all throughout the house. Very well maintained and incredibly relaxing. This is a very spiritual place with much to offer for meditation, tranquility, and inspiration. We had rented all of the properties as a group and I had the pleasure to experience each individual house. It is astonishing how much care was taken into building this magical place! Fantastic location for any retreat. Spacious, clean, calm, close to nature - with enough beds to rest a small army! I highly recommend Briarcombe for any retreat, It was a amazing surprise.

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway.

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                              • Great Wedding at Briarcombe

                                Great Wedding at Briarcombe

                                • Guest Newlyweds from LA (Los Angeles, CA)
                                • Date of stay 08/23/12
                                • Review Submitted 09/16/12
                                My wife and I held our wedding at Briarcombe on August 25, 2012. The setting is gorgeous and our guests were blown away by the magical beauty you can see from the property. The main house, bridge house and cottage were all great places for us and our families to stay. The property is also well-equipped for events, i.e. power sources, room for cooking and facilities, etc. One thing to consider is the slope of the main lawn where tables and chairs require some shimming to stay level - minor issue and it didn't detract from the event. And we can't say enough about the generosity and kindness of our host Kevin Bird. Thanks Kevin for sharing Briarcombe with us!

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                              $750/night - (Oct15-June 15) - $250 cleaning fee, 10% county tax & $1,000 deposit.
                              $850/night - (June 15-Oct15)                                                   
                              2 night minimum (Oct 15-June 15)                                            
                              3 night minimum or 2 night with special event (June 15-October 15)
                              Special holidays are 3 day minimum & high season rates 
                              Location fees for events (weddings, retreats, etc.) please inquire.
                              10% DISCOUNT FOR 5 NIGHTS. 15% DISCOUNT FOR 7 NIGHTS (on rentals).
                              

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


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                              Last updated: 04/23/2014
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                              Location

                              This owner has opted not to share the exact location of their property.

                              • Nearest Airport: S.F. at 40 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 175 Miles
                              • Nearest Restaurant: Coast Cafe in Bolinas at 2 Miles
                               

                              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

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