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Briarcombe ( Gate House )

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Gate house at Briarcombe (3 floors)

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Last updated: 07/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bolinas house description

Nestled in the hills and meadows of Bolinas (in the sun belt), this is a 4 acre private property of wide-open unobstructed views, deer, birds, gardens, oak trees, hills and meadows and fine architecture. We are located less than one minute from highway 1, 10 minutes from Stinson Beach, 4 minutes from downtown Bolinas and about 45 minutes from San Francisco. We are in the middle of some of the most beautiful nature in the world.

The gate house is one of three quite unique and beautiful rentals on the Briarcombe property. It is a three story house surrounded by amazing Oaks that sleeps 4 very comfortably. The top floor is the main living area. Think Hobbit (see pictures). It's one large room that includes everything for living; a sleeping section (full size bed), living & dining area, sofa nook, kitchen area has a 4 burner range, oven, microwave, and small barbecue for outdoor cooking. Full bathroom (tub w/ hand-held shower) and amazing views of the Briarcombe property & Bolinas ridge from up in the oak trees.

The 2nd floor is a newly remodeled (Oriental style) large L-shaped room. It has 2 private entrances and a quick out & in from the front door of the top floor. This room is quite different from the architecture and feel of the top floor but quite special in it's own way. This is a very elegant room and one which has a no-shoe & responsible-kid-only policy due to the very expensive rugs and antique Japanese furniture, not to mention the narrow (slightly risky) steps down to the bedroom/library. This room also consists of a low Japanese table (seating on cushions, a sink & electric water pot for serving tea, a tea set, and an entertainment nook with a beautiful flat screen with internet Smart TV, a stereo system and Xbox..and another beautiful view of the Briarcombe property.

Open up the large trap door and down the well-built but only-for-adults staircase is the bedroom/library/work studio with half bathroom (toilet & sink). Many wonderful books to choose from, a queen size bed, a desk with screen and printer (copy/fax/scan) and the half bathroom. Another large window/view and very small patio area. Next door is the shared laundry room with the main house below. All floors have their own private entrance(s).

(The gate house is a new listing. There are 5 earlier reviews for the bridge house section of the main house that are on this listing that I can't remove. The newer reviews which talk of the gate house will of course be for the gate house).

By the way, there is a large meadow which is great for picnics or any kind of event (there are two picnic tables) and a full stage with electricity. There is also a really nice private basketball court among the oak trees, not to mention a beautiful garden or two.

Please inquire for weddings, receptions and holding events on the Briarcombe property (search 'briarcombe'). There are event location fees. We can no longer have amplified music on the meadow. Acoustic music is welcome.



Keywords: house, luxurious, custom, beautiful, artistic, architectural award winning, retreats, events, weddings, elegant, peaceful, unique, private, hobbit-like, quiet, special, spiritual property, power spot

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Massage
          • Private Chef
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Pets are not allowed on the 2nd floor but might be considered on top or bottom floor if quite well behaved and cleaned up after, etc......moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            May not be suitable for young children as there are some narrow steps, antiques and expensive rugs. Please inquire....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Stairs and expensive rugs & antiques could pose a problem. Please inquire. Crib available....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking outside is fine....moreless

          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Top floor: 1 double, 1 baby crib

            Top floor has a new full size bed...moreless

          • Middle floor: 2 sleep sofa /futon

            The 2nd floor can double as a bedroom w/ sofa bed....moreless

          • Bottom floor: 1 queen

            Bottom floor has a new queen size bed...moreless

          • 3 story enchanting redwood house (think hobbit upstairs, geisha & librarian on lower floors ). 2 bedrooms (kind of/see pictures), 2 bathrooms (top & bottom floor). Sleeps 4-6....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet

            with a sink...moreless

          • There is one full bathroom on top floor and a half bathroom on bottom floor. ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            The round dining table on top floor sits 4. The 2nd floor has a Japanese low table & cushions that sits up to 8 on cushions....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            There are plenty of good appliances, etc, but there isn't an oven. There are burners and a weber barbecue....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            (3) There are 2 small refrigerators on the top floor and a small refrigerator on the 2nd floor....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Plenty and good quality kitchen ware....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Microwave
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Pantry Items
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine:

            On bottom floor next to bedroom/library is a communal laundry room....moreless

          • Living Room seats 6:

            2 living areas. All floors have private entrances....moreless

          • Heating:

            Plug in electric heaters....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            On bottom floor....moreless

          • Parking:

            Just outside....moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • The gate house is one of three quite unique rentals here at Briarcombe. There is also the main house (320055) and the cottage (312053). We're on a most beautiful 3&1/2 acres shared by the beautiful people that come and stay here. Oh, I didn't mention the most beautiful basketball ct in the universe just down the driveway....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Game Room:

                Internet Smart TV & Xbox(can play CD's & DVD's on Xbox through external speakers). ...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Just a few videos at this time but many movies & shows on Smart TV....moreless

              • Video Games:

                Xbox/ Please bring games. Only one at this time....moreless

              • Stereo:

                There are stereos on each floor. ...moreless

              • Music Library:

                Some cd's...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                (4) Local calls only. (415) 868 2502. Please bring a phone card for long distance....moreless

              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Lawn / Garden:

                A most beautiful garden and meadow area surrounded by beautiful oak trees. Very private....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                A very small sitting area outside bottom floor bedroom....moreless

              • Porch / Veranda:

                A small very porch with bench at front door. ...moreless

              • Bicycles:

                2 older mountain bikes but in decent shape....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Museums
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Tennis
                  • Swimming
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Medical Services
                  • Groceries
                  • Kayaking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Shopping
                  • Library
                  • Churches
                  • Restaurants
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Hiking
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.7
                  from 7 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $250
                  $1,575

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning $100 + tax
                  • Pet Fee $10
                  • Tax Rate 10%

                  Notes:

                  There is a $500 returnable deposit to hold the reservation and is also applied if there are damages. The full payment is due 2 weeks before arrival. The deposit is sent back after departure. We don't take credit cards. Checks made out to Kevin Bird is the usual way to pay.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 07/18/2014
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                  Owner info

                  About the owner: We are a married couple. We used to live in the gate house and are now living on Kauai. We still own and operate Briarcombe. Our property manager, Rozlyn Marnell handles all of the bookings and day to day care of the property for us.

                  Why the Owner Chose Bolinas:
                  It's family owned since 1971.This was built by my mother, Katherine Marsh and architect Jeff Morse.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Peace, nature, wildlife, privacy and beautiful architecture. It's a wonderful place to feel inspired and reinvented.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english
                   

                  Photos

                  • Gate house at Briarcombe (3 floors)

                    Gate house at Briarcombe (3 floors)

                  • Top floor-living area

                    Top floor-living area

                  • Top floor-full size bed surrounded by Oak trees

                    Top floor-full size bed surrounded by Oak trees

                  • Bathroom-Clawfoot bathtub with hand held shower

                    Bathroom-Clawfoot bathtub with hand held shower

                  • 2nd floor-Newly remodeled into oriental style room

                    2nd floor-Newly remodeled into oriental style room

                  • 2nd floor-Internet Smart TV and queen sofa bed

                    2nd floor-Internet Smart TV and queen sofa bed

                  • Briarcombe garden

                    Briarcombe garden

                  • Bottom floor-work area & bathroom door

                    Bottom floor-work area & bathroom door

                  • Top floor-1 full size bed & crib/living, dining, kitchen & bathroom

                    Top floor-1 full size bed & crib/living, dining, kitchen & bathroom

                  • View of Briarcombe from top floor of gate house

                    View of Briarcombe from top floor of gate house

                  • Kitchen counter

                    Kitchen counter

                  • Gate house-One of three rentals at top of the driveway.

                    Gate house-One of three rentals at top of the driveway.

                  • 2nd floor-No shoes please

                    2nd floor-No shoes please

                  • 2nd floor-Antique furniture and Pakistani rugs-care must be taken

                    2nd floor-Antique furniture and Pakistani rugs-care must be taken

                  • Bottom floor-Bedroom/library/studio-Queen size bed coming soon-half bathroom

                    Bottom floor-Bedroom/library/studio-Queen size bed coming soon-half bathroom

                  • Gate house behind Briarcombe house

                    Gate house behind Briarcombe house

                  VRBO #362194

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Monday, July 14, 2014

                  $250 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 07/18/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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