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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: 08/02/2014
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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

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

              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

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

                handheld shower head...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                Newly remodeled...moreless

              • Outdoor: outdoor shower

                ...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

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

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Historic

                  Attractions

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  local services and businesses

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

                  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

                  • 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

                  • Rural

                  sports and adventure activities

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

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

                        Additional table for 3 in living room...moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Parking
                          • Telephone
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Parking On Street
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Wood Stove
                          • Internet
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Filtered Water
                          • Firewood
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Shampoo
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Heating:

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

                          • Living Room:

                            open to the dining area...moreless

                          • Towels Provided:

                            Beach towels also included...moreless

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional

                              Kitchen

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

                                also convection toaster oven...moreless

                              Outside

                              • Patio
                              • Beach Chairs
                              • Beach Towels
                              • Binoculars
                              • Wood Deck
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Outdoor Grill:

                                Weber gas grill...moreless

                              • Deck / Patio:

                                off back of house in garden...moreless

                              • Tennis:

                                Public tennis court in town...moreless

                              • Lawn / Garden:

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

                               

                              Reviews

                              Write a review 4.9
                              from 15 traveler reviews
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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Summer
                              Jun 20 - Aug 22, 2014
                              5 night min stay
                              $225
                              $1,500 $4,000
                              Thanksgiving
                              Nov 23 - Dec 1, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              $250
                              $1,500 $4,000
                              Christmas & New Years
                              Dec 19 - Jan 5, 2015
                              2 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.


                              Cancellation policy:

                              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                              Calendar

                              Last updated: 08/02/2014
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                              Location

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

                              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)
                              15

                              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

                              View calendar: Updated 08/02/14
                              Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
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