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Idyllic Pastoral Retreat.

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Last updated: 08/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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!

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • 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

              • 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

              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

                  • Television
                  • DVD Player

                  Theme

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

                  Attractions

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  local services and businesses

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

                  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 and adventure activities

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

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                              • Dining Area

                              General

                              • Heating:

                                propane wall heater; electric space heaters...moreless

                              • Towels Provided
                              • Living Room
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Parking:

                                3 cars....moreless

                              • Wireless Internet
                              • Parking Off Street
                              • Linens Provided
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Clothes Dryer
                              • Internet

                              Kitchen

                              • Stove
                              • Oven
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Toaster
                              • Coffee Maker:

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

                              • Pantry Items:

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

                              • Refrigerator
                              • Microwave
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Kitchen

                              Outside

                              • Deck / Patio
                              • Lawn / Garden
                               

                              Reviews

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              High season
                              Jul 8 - Nov 1, 2014
                              2 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:

                              • Cleaning $100
                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                              • 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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                              Calendar

                              Last updated: 08/14/2014
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                              Location

                              Car: Necessary

                              50 Minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

                              Bird watching, Camping, Environmental studies, Eco-systems, Slow Food, Organic Food, Farming, Marine Reserve, National Park, State Parks, Hiking, Surfing, Paddle Boarding, Beach Combing, Tide Pooling, The Bolinas Museum, Art Galleries, Artist Studios, Abundant wildlife, Astronomy, Marine Studies, Wildflowers, Kite Flying, Yoga., Retreat, Meditation, Farm Tours, Stinson Beach, Muir Woods, 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, August 03, 2014

                              $225 - $300 per night (USD)
                              5

                              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

                              View calendar: Updated 08/14/14
                              Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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