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Last updated: 04/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bolinas cottage description

A 10 minute walk to the beach and beautiful ocean views. The most romantic cottage in Bolinas with fireplace and private hot tub. One bedroom with extremely comfortable 'Four Seasons' full bed, sofa that folds out into a queen bed with Tempurpedic mattress topper, cot size day bed in the sunroom which is perfect for a child. Full kitchen with gas stove and oven, wood burning fireplace, 2 decks and parking for 2 cars in the driveway. Clawfoot bathtub with handshower and outdoor shower with hot & cold water.

Keywords: Cottage, Cabin, Hideaway, Getaway, Bungalow

Property Type

  • 750 sq. ft.
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Additional cleaning fee of $50 and $100 deposit additional per dog is required unless you are a repeat renter with at least 2 previous problem-free visits in your history....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            18 years of age...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Microwave
          • Kitchen
          • Stove
          • Dining
          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils

          Amenities

          • Heating:

            Wall unit, fireplace & Electric heater...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Wood burning fireplace in Living Room...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Firepit on upper deck...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room

          Other Amenities

              • Pack 'n' Play available upon request.

              Entertainment

              • Stereo:

                Old School Jam box that plays CD's :)))...moreless

              • Television
              • Video Games
              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • Games
              • Books
              • Video Game Console

              Communications

              • Internet:

                Wifi Service available as of 7/9/13....moreless

              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub
              • Jetted Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Charcoal Grill (charcoal briquettes and lighter fluid not provided)...moreless

              • Deck / Patio

              Location & View

              • Ocean View
              • Beach View
              • Oceanfront
              • Water View

              Activities

              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Sight Seeing
              • Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Hiking
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Shopping
              • Horseback Riding
              • Shelling
               

              Reviews

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              • Home away from Home!

                Home away from Home!

                • Guest Mandy (Novato,Ca)
                • Date of stay 08/16/13
                • Review Submitted 08/21/13
                This place is amazing! The pictures do not do this Cottage justice. We needed a quick relaxing getaway for a weekend and that is just what we got. Vanessa is so easy to work with about booking the cottage and always got back to me in a timely manner. Literally just mins away from the Beach & and downtown. Cottage was in great clean condition and is ready for you upon arrival. We will def be going back next year! Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay!

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

              • Perfect Getaway in Bolinas!

                Perfect Getaway in Bolinas!

                • Guest Jody Jo (United States)
                • Date of stay 06/16/13
                • Review Submitted 06/28/13
                If you love Bolinas and if you love hot tubs, this is the place for you! My sister and I just spent a week at the cabin and loved it. The lower deck is HUGE, perfect for lounging. The upper deck is a wonderful place to have coffee while getting started for the day. We spent most of our time in the hot tub, the rest of the time at the beach (a 7 minute walk). Highly recommend this place! Vanessa is great to work with and very responsive.

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

              • Happy Campers!

                Happy Campers!

                • Guest Casey (Jackson, Wy.)
                • Date of stay 06/16/13
                • Review Submitted 06/26/13
                We had a wonderful stay. The owner was communicative and pleasant to work with. The house was clean upon arrival, and everything exceeded our expectations, especially the hot tub! Perfect temperature, deep, clean ~ aaaah! The property had been described well, the view from the top was amazing, quick walk to the beach, beds were comfortable, bedding and towels were nice, huge sunny deck, ... no complaints at all! I have already recommended this cabin to some friends, and do plan on going back sometime! Didn't hurt that we had 6 days of sunshine ~ no fog at all! We ate at the Coast Cafe the day we left and wish we'd gone sooner - great food and atmosphere.

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

              • Fantastic Home! Great Location! Had a fantastic time overall!

                Fantastic Home! Great Location! Had a fantastic time overall!

                • Guest janeandmike (San Francisco, CA)
                • Date of stay 03/22/13
                • Review Submitted 04/05/13
                My girlfriend and I wanted a weekend away for some relaxation, surf, sun and beach and we got all that and more at this fantastic home right up from the beach! The views were great (for constantly checking the surf conditions), the hot tub was perfect for cozy warming sessions and the house overall was charming and very well stocked and kept. The outdoor space is perfect for sunny lounging and the indoors with the big leather couch and fireplace was perfect for watching movies and eating bbq'd meals. We couldn't have asked for anything more and will definitely make this our 1st choice for future stays in Bolinas! Thanks Vanessa for everything and look forward to setting up a future visit soon!

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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              • Amazing location and cosy house with awesome outdoor space!

                Amazing location and cosy house with awesome outdoor space!

                • Guest T&D (Los Angeles, CA)
                • Date of stay 12/27/12
                • Review Submitted 01/02/13
                I went here for my anniversary with my wife and had the best time. The location is incredible with plenty of outdoor space offering a really nice jacuzzi and another sweet spot a few steps up their little hill with spectacular views of the ocean. The house itself is really cosy with a fireplace and beautiful details which creates a great ambiance. The host, Vanessa, was extraordinary nice and offered us the the whole experience for free because of a mix up more than a year ago but we will gladly pay next time we come back since it's worth every penny. Bolinas itself has a very cool vibe and offers a great restaurant option in Coast Cafe and a funky old western saloon bar called Smileys. People here are really friendly and you get the feeling that this town is very special and somewhat timeless.

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              • A COZY GOOD TIME!

                A COZY GOOD TIME!

                • Guest dolce vita (el dorado hills)
                • Date of stay 10/18/12
                • Review Submitted 11/29/12
                My husband and I love the Point Reyes region for the hiking, backbacking, wildlife viewing, and the oysters. Oh, the oysters! We decided to forgo the backpacking this time and stay instead in the quaint eclectic town of Bolinas to celebrate my 30th Birthday with some special friends. The Red Herron has a wonderful deck on the house level where we bbq'ed and lounged in the sun in the afternoon hours, then we headed to the upper deck in the evenings with our wine in hand for the incredible sunset view over the Pacific Ocean. What a view! After the sun would set, we would break out the s'mores, light the fire, and star gaze up into the open sky! Our crisp morning walks to town for a cup of jo was possibly my favorite pass time. We would get our coffee and let the puppies run on the beach while we sipped our coffee and watched the surfers. Overall, our trip was just really relaxing. The cottage was so comfortable and Vanessa (the owner) was so easy to work with. I highly recommend a getaway to the Red Herron. You won't regret it!

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

              • Awesome relaxing place to stay!

                Awesome relaxing place to stay!

                • Guest KatieJane (Oakland, CA)
                • Date of stay 11/13/12
                • Review Submitted 11/16/12
                Stayed here with my boyfriend and it was totally adorable, in great condition and we felt right at home. Very comfortable bed, nice tub for baths, and fireplace was great too. The hot tub is amazing! It is in a really pretty area with plants surrounding it, we could see all the stars in the sky, so different from where we are in the city! Close to town and beaches. A great retreat, and Vanessa is really sweet and easy to deal with. We will be back. :)

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

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

              • Super Relaxing

                Super Relaxing

                • Guest Anonymous
                • Date of stay 06/15/12
                • Review Submitted 06/19/12
                We stayed at the Red Heron for 2 nights over the weekend and had a fabulous time. The house is cute, well appointed, lots of great and varied outdoor space and an easy walk to town on one side and Agate beach and hikes on the other. We never bothered with eating out because it was so nice to sit outside at the house. The owners are super easy to deal with and very responsive. We can't wait to go back!

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

              • Perfect weekend

                Perfect weekend

                • Guest Peggy (San Francisco)
                • Date of stay 04/21/12
                • Review Submitted 04/23/12
                My partner, our dog, our 2 friends, their dog and I just spent the best weekend at the cottage. We were blessed with good weather on the first day. The deck and view were put to good use. But even when the fog rolled in, it wasn't a problem. If anything, it made the hot tub, fire pit and fireplace that much more enjoyable. The proximity to town and the beach is a plus. Our friends raved about the Tempurpedic mattress topper and the comforter that went with the sofa bed. We had such a great time. And we look forward to coming back.

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

              • Serious Mold Problem

                Serious Mold Problem

                • Guest lisaenea (SFCA)
                • Date of stay 03/26/12
                • Review Submitted 04/14/12
                To begin with, it is clear that the owners have made an attempt to have a nice place with tasteful artwork and a clean bathroom with a new clawfoot tub. However, there are some glaring problems with the place. When we signed the contract, it said that we would not be reimbursed if there was a power outage due to a storm, fair enough, but when there was a storm and the power went out, we couldn't find a flashlight or candles and it is pitch black in the country. Furthermore, there is no internet access nor telephone and cell phone use is tenuous out there. We had to huddle, in the cold dark around the fire-place, for which we had to bring our own wood. The most glaring issue is the living room couch, which looks nice, but has a serious mold problem. The stench from the mold makes the whole cabin reek and even though we attempted to air the couch out, we were unsuccessful. The mold is a serious health hazard and we left feeling unwell. The hot tub looked likes another moldy candidate, so we avoided it. There was not one hanger in the place, so you couldn't hang up your clothes and the supposedly "full kitchen" had a couple of not very clean pots in it. Everything in this cabin is tiny, tiny kitchen sink, tiny bed, don't stay there if you are tall and like to spread out a little. We were unlucky with the weather, it stormed most of the week, which forced us inside with the mold. When we could go outside, the decks were green and slimy, the pillows on the outdoor furniture were wet and smelly and the fire pit was completely water-logged. We probably should have contacted the owner sooner, but we needed a vacation badly and had always had a good time in Bolinas in the past. When we did tell the owner about our experience (we did not ask for a re-imbursment, we just wanted her to know about our experience) instead of apologizing, she was defensive, patronizing and said that she hadn't been to the cabin in a while. It's our understanding that when you rent a place, you are guests of that place, even if you are paying guests. Furthermore, she asked us not to write a bad review! She was sure that she could convince us to write a good one, which makes us wonder how many of the other reviews she has influenced. If the owners write the reviews, then review-writing is redundant. So, don't stay here if you care about your health, like to spread out a little and expect common curtesy.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 15/19

               
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Base Rate
              2 night min stay
              $250 $275
              Fri, Sat
              $1,675 $6,600
              Off Season
              Jan 1 - Apr 30
              2 night min stay
              $225 $250
              Fri, Sat
              $1,500

              Discounts: 14 nights or more: $185 Nightly

              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Additional Fees and Taxes:

              Cleaning Fee:

              $75 for 2 people

              $100 for 2 people + dog

              $100 for 4 people

              $150 for 4 people + dog

              10% Tax to + Credit Card processing fee of 3.9% for Paypal or MC/Visa transactions.


              Notes:

              Please allow 24 hours for me to answer rental inquiries. I manage the rentals as well as a toddler and a full time job! Thanks for your understanding! :))) Vanessa McBride

              Payment due at time of booking unless other arrangements are made and agreed upon at time of booking.


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              Last updated: 04/23/2014
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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2007

              About the owner: My husband grew up in San Diego and is an avid surfer. He introduced me to Bolinas when we first started dating and one day I followed signs to an open house where I fell in love with this little red cottage. It was close to the beach, but away from the congested beachfront road with beautiful ocean and city views on a clear day. It was perfect. We have a dog and 2 kids who have enjoyed the cottage over the last 4 years and now we would like to share it with you. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have. Come fall in love! It's magic here.

              Why the Owner Chose Bolinas:
              We chose Bolinas because it as private as a beach town in California could be. With only 750 homes total, off-season you often have the beach completely to yourself (and a few diehard surfers of course). Bolinas is one of California's best kept secrets and like no other place in the world.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              I love brewing a fresh cup of coffee and heading up to the top of the hill behind the house to the upper deck where I sit in the Adirondak chairs and watch the surf roll in while the morning fog rolls out. At night, watching the moon rise over the lights of San Francisco in the distance is quite a sight. I also love sitting in the hot tub while sipping wine and gazing at the millions of stars and the milky way--absolutely incredible. Coming indoors to a roaring, crackling fire--roasting marshmallows or getting the Jiffy Pop going over the hot coals brings back only the best memories from my childhood--I know you will not only enjoy these things, but create your own amazing memories during your stay.


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              Speaks: english

               

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              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, March 04, 2014

              $225 - $275 per night (USD)
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              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 04/23/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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