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Shell Cottage, Stinson Beach, California


Last updated: 11/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Located 30 minutes north of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, the 'Shell Cottage' is a short walk to the Beach and enjoys access to Hiking Trails in the Mount Tamalpais Foothills - 2 bedrooms have queen beds with a twin bed in loft. Cottage can comfortably accomodate 4 adults and 2 children. Cottage sits in a peaceful Stinson hillside neighborhood with views of Ocean and Mt. Tam foothills from front porch, master bedroom and large backyard deck - Easy drive to Muir Woods, Audubon Canyon Ranch, Bolinas, Point Reyes National Seashore and Tomales Bay!

Dear new & returning guests,
Due to the recent enforcement enhancement of Marin County's 10% hotel occupancy tax (this applies to vacation rentals as well) we will need to increase nightly/weekly rental rates by 10 precent. The new rates will be in effect August 1, 2015 and will apply to all new bookings. Existing reservations will remain at the rate they were booked at.
With kind regards,
Shell Cottage Management"

Standard Rates ($193 per night) is 9/01 to 5/31 (Excluding Thanksgiving week).

Hi-Season ($210 per night) is 6/01 to 8/31 - during this period we require a 7 night minimum and require a Saturday arrival and Saturday Departure.

The week of Thanksgiving is always a 7 night minimum at Standard Rates ($193 per night).

Stinson Beach Drought Alert/Water Rationing: As of February 1, 2014, every property in Stinson Beach is limited to 110 gallons of water usage per day (this limit applies to the total usage for all people in the property). There are strict penalties for noncompliance. Please consider this situation when making your vacation plans. For more information regarding the Stinson Beach Drought Alert/Water Rationing and water conservation tips please see the Stinson Beach County Water District web site (

Keywords: Cozy Cottage, Stinson Beach, Ocean View, Sun Deck, Hiking, Mount Tamalpais


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Check In is 4PM and Check out is 11AM.


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    One in living room and one in each bedroom....moreless


  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric floorboard...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Seats 6. Sofa and 2 chairs. TV and fireplace....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    2 off street spaces...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and kitchen towels are provided. Guest must provide their own beach towels....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    living room...moreless



  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.8
from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2015
7 night min stay
Standard Rates
Nov 29 - May 31, 2016
2 night min stay
Hi-Season 2016
Jun 4 - Sep 3, 2016
7 night min stay

Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2016
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning $150
  • Taxes Not included


You have the option of a $49.00 non-refundable security fee.

Cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 11/27/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1977

Why the Owner Chose Stinson Beach:
Stinson Beach has been a favorite destination since I was a girl. My children and other relatives have lived in, or visited the town for over 50 years!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
There is a calmness and quiet on the hill above the summer crowds. Also the hillside seems to naturally amplify the sound of the surf!

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Speaks: english


  • Shell Cottage, Stinson Beach, California

    Shell Cottage, Stinson Beach, California

  • dining & view deck

    dining & view deck

  • living room

    living room

  • dining area

    dining area

  • bedroom one

    bedroom one

  • bedroom two

    bedroom two

  • ..a short walk to the Beach!

    ..a short walk to the Beach!

  • ...friendly locals!

    ...friendly locals!

  • back yard

    back yard

  • back porch

    back porch

  • kitchen


  • bedroom one

    bedroom one

  • ladder to loft

    ladder to loft

  • bathroom


  • mmmmm.....


  • ...lagoon life..

    ...lagoon life..

VRBO #400006

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, November 27, 2015

Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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