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Family Beach House

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across the street is the beautiful bolinas lagoon

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Last updated: 10/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bolinas house description

This comfortable home is located across the street from the beautiful Bolinas Lagoon as it empties from Mt Tamalpais into the Pacific Ocean just a short block away. Nestled below a wooded and private hillside this Mediterranean style house is set behind a large hedge hidden from the street. A great base for bird watching, mountain biking, hiking, surfing, kayaking (walk across the street to put in at the small dock), or mosey down the block to the beach to look for seashells, watch the seals play in the surf or make a sandcastle. Known for locally grown/ raised organic food and freshly caught fish, and with a cafe, museum and Wildlife Gallery with our local bird expert down the street, you have sophisticated city amenities in a small beach town. One of only a handful of homes located in this historic part of downtown where the fishing boats still come in on the tides, it is a great spot for fun, family gatherings, or quiet reflective moments.


more: The house is one of two structures on the property. There is also a small cottage at the rear of the property occupied by a part-time tenant/caretaker. However, the yard, parking area, etc. is for the exclusive use of guests. The backyard has a picnic table + several outdoor tables and a park like feeling facing the wooded hillside. Sheltered from the wind with great afternoon sun and with lots of hummingbird visitors, it is a great spot for sharing meals or just hanging out.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

                bunkbed shares hallway w. other br...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

                Sunroom trundle beds...moreless

              • Bedroom #1 [Master] is largest w. a small wood paneled study and doors into living room and/or hall leading to the other sleeping areas and bathroom #1. Bedroom #2 [Bunkbeds], the 'Diving Bell' is perfect for kids, although fine for adults. Access to the main part of the house from this room, is through the Sunroom [or through Master bedroom #1]. It is across the hall from bathroom. Bedroom #3, [Sunroom] has a trundle bed with sliding glass doors to deck and can be used as a lounge area, or the doors and curtains can be closed for a private sleeping area for 2, depending upon use of Bedroom #2. Both trundle beds open can fill the whole room- but one can be tucked underneath in the a.m. New mattresses on all beds w. exception of bunks which have thick foam. The house can accommodate four to six depending upon how friendly everyone is. The living room also has a full sized sofa bed which can be used....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Outdoor: outdoor shower

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

                handheld shower head...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                Newly remodeled...moreless

              • Bathroom #1 has tub. Hand held shower only. Bathroom # 2 off the living room has new tiled shower, no tub. Plastic seat available, if needed....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • The house has an efficient wood burning stove, electric heaters and gas wall heater in winter. Wood floors + several area rugs, few dust collecting fabrics and no animals, help keep it a low allergen environment. Dish TV w. 250 channels for sports fans. House is 'downtown' near the beach and stores with a parking area inside the gate. Once inside the gate, behind the big front hedge, the house has a very private feel with a wooded hillside at the rear and surrounded by garden greenery. The house is one story, with 3 & 4 steps into the structure. A concrete sidewalk is at the entry and side going to the rear with some flagstone patio areas and the wood deck. An outdoor shower and clothesline available for post beach clean up. Picnic table w. benches plus other tables and chairs for outdoor use. There is a small cottage at the rear of the property occupied by a part-time tenant/caretaker, however the yard, parking, etc is for the exclusive use of guests. Sorry, no pets, please....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Audio Tape Player
                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Music Library
                  • Piano
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Historic

                  Attractions

                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Churches
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                  • Beach:

                    Less than one block from ocean. Favorite of surfers and beachcombers...moreless

                  • Near The Ocean:

                    Less than one block from ocean...moreless

                  • Rural
                  • Village:

                    Unique little town where time has tried to stand still....moreless

                  • Water View:

                    Across the street from the Bolinas Lagoon and dock where fishing boats still come in...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rafting
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Additional table for 3 in living room...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Gas wall heater during cold season + electric baseboard and space heaters...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    open to the dining area...moreless

                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking On Street
                  • Shampoo
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Telephone
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided:

                    Beach towels also included...moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Stove

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster:

                    also convection toaster oven...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Binoculars
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    off back of house in garden...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    many flowers with seating for 8+, picnic table + other outdoor tables...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Weber gas grill...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Patio
                  • Tennis:

                    Public tennis court in town...moreless

                  • Wood Deck

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Thanksgiving
                          Nov 23 - Dec 1, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $250
                          $1,500 $4,000
                          Christmas & New Years
                          Dec 19 - Jan 5, 2015
                          5 night min stay
                          $250
                          $1,500 $4,000
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $225 $250
                          Fri, Sat
                          $1,400 $4,000
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • Cleaning $100
                          • Tax Rate 10%

                          Notes:

                          Check for current rates and fees as they vary. Holiday periods may require longer stays.

                          Weekly rate is for 7 nights

                          Reduced rates for stays longer than 2 nights and some discounted rates/fees are also available.

                          No occupancy tax on stays of 30+days

                          Accidental damage insurance in lieu of damage deposit required for all stays. Cleaning fees vary depending upon size of rental party length of stay.


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                          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 10/16/2014
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                          Location

                          42 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          San Francisco International
                          200 Metres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          25 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Larkspur
                          27 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          San Geronimo
                          22 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Amtrak
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Highway 1
                          200 Metres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          201 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Sugar Bowl Ski Area

                          Car: Recommended

                          One short block from Bolinas Beach and steps away from the Bolinas Lagoon as it empties from the flanks of Mt Tamalpais into the Pacific Ocean, you are approximately 25 miles north of San Francisco. Although there is much to do and see in our small west Marin village, you are well situated for visits to the City and to the Sonoma and Napa wine country. Located at the southern tip of the Pt. Reyes National Seashore, north of Muir Woods, west of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Mt Tam, with the ebb and flow of the tides nearby, you are surrounded by the natural wonders of this region. Once you arrive, you can park your car and walk to shop or enjoy the beach and hills of the area. There is a regular although infrequent bus service via West MarinTransit on the 'Stagecoach' to the town with routes to connections with transit centers 'over the hill' as well as to Stinson Beach.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1986

                          About the owner: We have owned the property since 1986, live part time in the house since our retirement in 2008 and also offer it as a vacation rental. Because we spend a great deal of time in the house it has many personal touches.


                          Contact us

                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • across the street is the beautiful bolinas lagoon

                            across the street is the beautiful bolinas lagoon

                          • front entry, view from driveway

                            front entry, view from driveway

                          • Living Room

                            Living Room

                          • Dining area seats 6 + wood burning stove to keep things cozy

                            Dining area seats 6 + wood burning stove to keep things cozy

                          • shower bathroom located off living room

                            shower bathroom located off living room

                          • small study, part of master bedroom

                            small study, part of master bedroom

                          • sunroom w. trundle, second single bed below pulls out, sleeps 2, has doors

                            sunroom w. trundle, second single bed below pulls out, sleeps 2, has doors

                          • tub bathroom located across from bunk bed room

                            tub bathroom located across from bunk bed room

                          • backyard view onto hillside

                            backyard view onto hillside

                          • surfs up - beach is less than block from the house

                            surfs up - beach is less than block from the house

                          • street view of property - offstreet parking - gate is usually closed

                            street view of property - offstreet parking - gate is usually closed

                          • Wharf Rd. Floor Plan

                            Wharf Rd. Floor Plan

                          • view from living room

                            view from living room

                          • kitchen w. birdwatching breakfast nook

                            kitchen w. birdwatching breakfast nook

                          • master bedroom w. queen bed

                            master bedroom w. queen bed

                          • bunk bed room - access to main part of house through other 2 bedrooms

                            bunk bed room - access to main part of house through other 2 bedrooms

                          • view from sunroom onto back yard

                            view from sunroom onto back yard

                          • lounge in garden

                            lounge in garden

                          • outdoor shower

                            outdoor shower

                          $225 - $250 per night (USD)
                          16

                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 10/16/14
                          Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
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                          Member since: 2011
                          Speaks: english
                          • Calendar last updated 10/16/2014
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