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Charming Family Cottage in a Great Location!

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Photo from the 3 car parking area - 100 feet from beach - 5 minute walk to town

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Last updated: 09/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Very close to the water.

The house is unique. Everything is custom designed and built.

We've recently added a new large flat screen TV and a Netflix capable Blueray player. There's an HDMI cable that can be connected to your laptop or other device for watching anything you can receive on the house wifi connection.

It is a family place that feels casual and very clean. Bring food and clothes and your own music and DVDs or Blueray discs to play through the audio/video setup.

The space feels large. In the living area the sight lines are long and everyone can see the cooks and vice versa

The well equipped, custom kitchen offers good access to all of the necessary food prep and serving needs. There are large counters with good areas for cooking with helpers, etc.

Dining for 8. It was designed with a family Thanksgiving in mind.

There are dedicated cupboards for your food and all the drawers you need for clothes and such..

The downstairs is intimate in a good way but the loft is an expansive space where even dancing is possible. It could sleep a small army of kids.

Upstairs offers a space away from the downstairs activities. It’s light and airy and you’re still able to communicate with anyone downstairs. It feels private. It’s a place for board games or whatever when kids aren’t on the beach. Young kids will have lots of space to play away from grownups but still be with the family.

The large flagstone front yard is perfect for outdoor cooking and dining. There's a large table, umbrella and chairs.

The house sleeps six adults very comfortably, and has parking for three cars. Classic board games, sand toys and boogie boards are provided. A table and BBQ are near the deck in the large front yard. The well equipped kitchen allows for home cooked meals, and a store and three restaurants are only a 5 minute walk away.

The waves often break for friendly surfing right out in front of the house. A hot outdoor shower is provided. The house is near some of the best hiking, running and mountain biking in the Bay Area (Mt. Tamalpais),and only a 20 minute drive to Muir Woods or to the Point Reyes National Seashore. We have extensive trail maps and guide books to the area.

Day trips to Wine Country are within driving range on beautiful country roads.

A wood fireplace is available for colder days (wood provided for your stay), and lounge chairs and a large umbrella for hot sunny days. The large loft area has two twin day beds and a futon couch. The house is warm and inviting. A perfect getaway for a family, a couple, or for two or three couples to share for a weekend or a week.

San Francisco is only 30 minutes away. The city offers world class entertainment, museums and dining.

Stinson Beach sits in the middle of The Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the countryside nearby is beautiful open space and coastal ranch land. There are great country roads that lead to outstanding views of the entire San Francisco Bay Area.

We have no cable or broadcast TV but people have said it made their vacation better. You play board games at night, maybe watch a movie downstairs while kids play upstairs? Broadband gives access on your laptop.



Keywords: cottage, cabin, beach house

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Loft area that kids love...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved dogs with prior authorization. Extra security deposit required. There are 2.5 miles of dog friendly beach to the north of the house. Dog washing hot outdoor shower. Bring your own dog drying towels....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • Loft: 3 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    2 Twin Beds, 1 twin matress and a futon...moreless

  • Double Beds (2) The two bedrooms downstairs both have a Full sized bed., Twin or Single Beds (2) The loft area has two twin day beds, along with a convertible sofa bead and a spare mattress with full linens under one of the twins. The upstairs has four separate beds- great for kids or adults., One bed is a Futon...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Good selection! Many guide books and maps for local trails and attractions...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blueray player with Netflix ...moreless

  • Games:

    Board Games, cards, dominos, etc....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Some music cds and the ability to plug in any music source you bring...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Ready for your ipod, etc....moreless

  • Television:

    New large flat screen with HDMI input for a computer...moreless

  • Toys:

    Some indoor toys and lots of sand toys and boogie boards...moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access:

    HDMI cable to connect your laptop to large flat screen TV...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New very quiet dryer in a dedicated laundry room...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning fireplace with wood provided...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Fireplace as primary heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Private road with 3 parking spaces for our guests...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Room for 3 cars ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    All you will need + washer and drier...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New very quiet front loader in a dedicated laundry room...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Wood provided...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Wood provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Very well equipped!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    There are 2 ovens. Upper and lower. See photos of kitchen....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Many condiments and spices, etc. are there for our guests...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    4 burner electric stove with 2 ovens...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 1 - Sep 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$275
$1,850
Winter Rates 2015/16
Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$175 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,225
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 - Nov 28, 2015
4 night min stay

$1,100
flat fee
Christmas
Dec 24 - Dec 26, 2015
3 night min stay

$825
flat fee
New Years
Dec 31 - Jan 2, 2016
3 night min stay

$825
flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,225

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $130
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Holiday and Summer rates are $275.00 per night, minimum 3-night stay (Thanksgiving minimum is 4 nights). There is an additional fully refundable security deposit of $500.00 if bringing a dog. Security deposits checks are not cashed unless there's a problem.

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Last updated: 09/02/2015
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Location

20 minute drive to Point Reyes National Park and 20 minutes to the tall redwoods of Muir Woods. Fantastic hiking on Mt Tamalpais. Trails out the front door are wonderful. Short and beautiful drives take you to various trail heads that offer some of the best trail running in California. Mountain biking trails are great. Many nearby trails are 'dogs on leash friendly'.

The Golden Gate Bridge is a 30 minute country drive away from the house. Day trips to the city are easily within range.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1954

About the owner: I re-designed the place for my parents in the late '80's, I tore off the roof and added a large loft space and skylights. I built custom cabinets and drawers for all of their stuff. I've been going to Stinson since I was a boy. I love to share the Stinson experience with others. I love the trails that start in town and climb up Mount Tam.

Why the Owner Chose Stinson Beach:
This home has been in the family for more than 50 years My grandparents built it by hand in 1954 and I completely remodeled it in 1988. Improvements are still happening.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Hiking and running the classic trails of Mt. Tamalpais (the Matt Davis and Steep Ravine trails are favorites), surfing Stinson Beach and Bolinas, Climbing on Stinson's quality 'bouldering rocks', bird and seal watching at the Bolinas Lagoon, getting a burger and fries at the Parkside Cafe, exploring the sand dunes and hiking to 'The Rocks' at the south end of Stinson Beach. Relaxing and reading by the fireplace on a winter day. Moon light walks on smooth sand all the way to Bolinas (2.5 miles) Finding shells and polished rocks on the beach. Everything is only a short walk away. Your car can stay parked while you enjoy Stinson.


Contact us

Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • Photo from the 3 car parking area - 100 feet from beach - 5 minute walk to town

    Photo from the 3 car parking area - 100 feet from beach - 5 minute walk to town

  • Stairs roll up out of the way

    Stairs roll up out of the way

  • Table will expand to seat 8

    Table will expand to seat 8

  • Living room from loft

    Living room from loft

  • Convertible couch becomes Queen Another Twin to the right Small stereo for ipods

    Convertible couch becomes Queen Another Twin to the right Small stereo for ipods

  • Dining with kitchen pass through means cook or cooks remain connected

    Dining with kitchen pass through means cook or cooks remain connected

  • From the kitchen>our dirt/sand barefoot road turn left Beach is 100 ft

    From the kitchen>our dirt/sand barefoot road turn left Beach is 100 ft

  • Main bedroom Full Bed Drawers for you>big closet>ocean sounds great here!

    Main bedroom Full Bed Drawers for you>big closet>ocean sounds great here!

  • Main Bedroom and Closet Laundry Room across hall

    Main Bedroom and Closet Laundry Room across hall

  • Bedroom 2>cupboard and shelves for you> sounds good>Ocean side of the house

    Bedroom 2>cupboard and shelves for you> sounds good>Ocean side of the house

  • Hwy1 Stinson coming in. We're about 1/2 way up near sand, waves and town>surfing

    Hwy1 Stinson coming in. We're about 1/2 way up near sand, waves and town>surfing

  • The Rocks>1/2 mile from the house peaceful/quiet most of the time>tidepooling

    The Rocks>1/2 mile from the house peaceful/quiet most of the time>tidepooling

  • Living room>stereo>DVD>broadband>board games>ladder to loft>fireplace>good light

    Living room>stereo>DVD>broadband>board games>ladder to loft>fireplace>good light

  • adjoining area > quiet dishwasher > fully equipped > cupboards for your food

    adjoining area > quiet dishwasher > fully equipped > cupboards for your food

  • Stairs and stereo/DVD>loft feels kind of like a large tree house great for kids

    Stairs and stereo/DVD>loft feels kind of like a large tree house great for kids

  • Loft > Skylight Twin Bed > Extra mattress

    Loft > Skylight Twin Bed > Extra mattress

  • Looking down on table > everybody can talk but you have your own space up here

    Looking down on table > everybody can talk but you have your own space up here

  • Out onto the porch>table will expand> cupboards have all you need>casual feel

    Out onto the porch>table will expand> cupboards have all you need>casual feel

  • BBQ>large front yard>room to spread out
Hot outdoor shower at left of house

    BBQ>large front yard>room to spread out Hot outdoor shower at left of house

  • Main Bedroom>VHS>cupboards and drawers for all your things

    Main Bedroom>VHS>cupboards and drawers for all your things

  • Bedroom 2>full size bed>with the board game table moved a crib works>bathroom

    Bedroom 2>full size bed>with the board game table moved a crib works>bathroom

  • Hot shower on left side>walkway all around to boogie boards and sand toys, etc.

    Hot shower on left side>walkway all around to boogie boards and sand toys, etc.

  • Playing ball > Kite Surfers doing their thing
Bolinas behind 5PM Sept 2012

    Playing ball > Kite Surfers doing their thing Bolinas behind 5PM Sept 2012

  • Walking to the rocks before sunrise Tidepooling awaits if it's a good low tide.

    Walking to the rocks before sunrise Tidepooling awaits if it's a good low tide.

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