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Idyllic Pastoral Retreat.

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Last updated: 12/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Bolinas cottage description

Circa 1906 one-bedroom cottage was once part of the Briones Mexican Land Grant. The Briones' married into the Lauff Family and this was the home of Jack Lauff. The Cottage was a caretaker cottage. Tucked in an orchard garden., it features a sun porch, separate office/studio; sunny, peaceful, & private location. Or you may be inspired y to bake your favorite cookies and pies. The house just has that feeling. Wildlife abounds...quail, blue herons, deer, blue birds, soaring hawks, and hummingbirds as you bathe in the outdoor tub surrounded by honeysuckle, jasmine and roses.
Just a mile from Bolinas Beach and a couple miles from Agate Beach. Many hiking and bicycling options in State and National Parks. Beauty abounds. If you are not already, you will leave a photographer!

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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Fenced in yard; Sunny and level. Lots of places for Children to explore. There are Chickens on the property and horses on the neighboring properties, kids love to see the animals....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed:

                There are regular visitors who have allergies and are grateful to have a place to come to that is free of dander and fur. Though the cottage is cleaned thoroughly, those with allergies can detect the smallest amount. ...moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • Circa 1906 one-bedroom cottage tucked in an orchard garden. Features a sun porch, separate office/studio, and outdoor tub surrounded by honeysuckle, jasmine and roses; sunny, peaceful, & private location; At night hear the sound of 1,000 frogs, the night sky is filled with stars...no streetlights. 1 mile from downtown and the beach...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Music Library:

                    Many cd's and a cd player....moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Nude Beach
                  • Playground
                  • Reefs
                  • Restaurants
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Rural:

                        This cottage is in a pastoral, sunny, & warm area of Bolinas. There are chickens and honey bees well away from the cottage but fun to view, nevertheless. Often there are fresh organic eggs available....moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Parasailing
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                          • Dining Area

                          General

                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating:

                            propane wall heater; electric space heaters...moreless

                          • Internet
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Living Room
                          • Parking:

                            3 cars....moreless

                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Wireless Internet

                          Kitchen

                          • Coffee Maker:

                            Fresh Organic Coffee and Organic Half and Half is provided. ...moreless

                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items:

                            Some items such as vinegar, oil, spices, variety of teas....moreless

                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                          Outside

                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Lawn / Garden
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          4th of July
                          Jun 30 - Jul 7, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $250
                          $1,500
                          Holiday Season
                          Dec 24 - Jan 4, 2016
                          3 night min stay
                          $250 $300
                          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $1,500 $4,000

                          Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $225 $250
                          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $1,400 $4,000

                          Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                          • Cleaning $100
                          • Tax Rate 10%

                          Notes:

                          $400 for weekly cleanings during month-long rental

                          Security Deposit for month-long rental is $1000.

                          No reservation confirmed until terms between owner and renter are agreed upon, contract is signed, and payment received.

                          Owner reserves the right to negotiate with several travelers; whom to book on calendar is at discretion of Owner.

                          Credit card pmt: Add'l 3% (US) & 4% (Int n'tl) convenience fee


                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                          Last updated: 12/27/2014
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                          Location

                          42.5 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          SFO
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Smiley's Saloon
                          21.5 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Larkspur
                          36 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          San Geronimo Golf Course
                          41.2 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Emeryville
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          State Route One
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Coast Cafe
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Bolinas Beach

                          Car: Necessary

                          50 Minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

                          Bird watching, Camping, Astronomy, Tule Elk, Environmental studies, Eco-systems, Slow Food, Organic Food, Farming, Marine Reserve, National Park, State Parks, Hiking, Surfing, Paddle Boarding, Beach Combing, Tide Pooling, Fiber Arts, Pleine Air, Photography! The Bolinas Museum, Art Galleries, Artist Studios, Abundant wildlife, Astronomy, Marine Studies, Wildflowers, Kite Flying, Yoga., Retreat, Meditation, Farm Tours, Stinson Beach, Muir Woods, Inverness, Point Reyes Station, Point Reyes National Seashore, GGNRA.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2000

                          About the owner: When I moved to West Marin from Chicago I knew that I had landed someplace so special. This is paradise! But when I drove down Horseshoe Hill Road and saw this little red farmhouse, I stopped the car. It looked a bit like a Little House on the Prairie as it was set back in a pasture. The cottage was built in 1906 and was part of the Lauff Ranch. I live in the Barn that is also on the property. Flowers and fruit trees and beauty all around. Horseshoe Hill is protected, thus making it warmer than the rest of Bolinas. Most of the surrounding properties have multiple acres so there is privacy. It is about a mile away from downtown and the beach, yet the surf can be heard in the distance as the ocean is just to the west over the ridge. I can't imagine living anywhere else. I have seen coyotes and bobcats, blue herons and snowy egrets, the hummingbirds, honeybees, woodpeckers, several kinds of owls, and other night creatures call in the night. If there is a full moon and weather is clear, there is no need for flashlights to light your way.

                          Why the Owner Chose Bolinas:
                          This property is out of the fray of the downtown Bolinas which can be filled with out of town surfers and visitors. While Bolinas Beach and Downtown can feel festive, it is great to be able to leave the beach or return from long hikes to relax on this quiet and light cottage. There is hammock for reading that novel and sip lemonade. In fact there are 4 Meyer Lemon Trees bearing fruit from which to make your fresh lemonade! When they are laying there are fresh, organic eggs from happy hens living on the property. On clear nights, away from streetlights, a zillion stars, meteor showers, planets, and moons have the celestial stage. On New Moon Nights you can go up to the Mt Theater the Mt Tam Lecture Nights and San Francisco Amateur Astronomers (Apr-Oct) where after the lecture, Astronomers will help you view then night sky through their high powered telescopes. See other galaxies, nebulae, constellations. Children love this property as they are safe, away from traffic.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          Perfect for family retreat or a romantic getaway.


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                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • Country Orchard Cottage

                            Country Orchard Cottage

                          • The private drive from road

                            The private drive from road

                          • Afternoon light in orchard

                            Afternoon light in orchard

                          • bedroom

                            bedroom

                          • Spring time blossoms and cala lilies

                            Spring time blossoms and cala lilies

                          • Cala lilies

                            Cala lilies

                          • Fruit trees

                            Fruit trees

                          • Bolinas Channel at sunset and low tide.

                            Bolinas Channel at sunset and low tide.

                          • Agate beach Low Tide Sunset.

                            Agate beach Low Tide Sunset.

                          • Wolf Moon Rising...

                            Wolf Moon Rising...

                          • Little House on the Prairie...sort of...

                            Little House on the Prairie...sort of...

                          • Dappled morning light

                            Dappled morning light

                          • sun porch with futon.

                            sun porch with futon.

                          • Gaze out the window while washing dishes...

                            Gaze out the window while washing dishes...

                          • Separate bedroom for the kids

                            Separate bedroom for the kids

                          • Old grape stake fences

                            Old grape stake fences

                          • Apples falling to the ground.

                            Apples falling to the ground.

                          • Sunrise from Surfer's Outlook

                            Sunrise from Surfer's Outlook

                          • Wharf Beach at The Groin pre-dawn.

                            Wharf Beach at The Groin pre-dawn.

                          • Wolf Moon rising over Bolinas Ridge

                            Wolf Moon rising over Bolinas Ridge

                          • Wolf Moon Has Risen...

                            Wolf Moon Has Risen...

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                          This listing was first published here in 2011.

                          Date last modified - Sunday, December 28, 2014

                          $225 - $300 per night (USD)
                          5

                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 12/27/14
                          Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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                          Member since: 2011
                          Speaks: english
                          • Response time: Within 12 hours
                          • Response rate: 90%
                          • Calendar last updated: 12/27/2014
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