Historic Stinson Beach Barn Steps from Beach
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Stinson Beach barn description
My home is a one-of-a-kind California beach house built by an aeronautical pioneer, Jacob Sellmer, who had an undeniable passion for flight. It is a true slice of history and you will find the old place fun, funky, warm, cozy, very private. It is situated on a dirt and sand lane one hundred yards from expansive and beautiful Stinson Beach.
Jacob Sellmer built this home and hanger with his wife in the early 1900s on the sands of Stinson Beach. He spent most of his life building airplanes that he flew off the beach with his son Walt. Jacob was also an avid cottage builder and several of the twelve or so cottages he built are still standing today. The Sellmers lived in the home until the late 1960s.
The house, hanger/barn was his workshop and to this day it still houses a screw wing he developed as a prototype in the quest to make vertical flight possible back in the late 1920s. If you Google Jacob Sellmer, you will find old science magazine articles to this fact.
Not only was the house used for manufacturing flying machines, but it was also used as a place to make music during the 1960s and 70s. The likes of Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, the Rowan Brothers, Commander Cody, and Stevie Ray Vaughn spent some time in the house or barn, doing what they did best.
I have lived here since 1991 and I'm the third owner. I have made major improvements to the barn to keep the wind and rain at bay and to make living or staying here completely comfortable. Please be nice to my lovely old house while I'm out of the country.
Keywords: beach house, beach barn, country house, scenic beach house, historic beach house, cozy beach house, beach hideaway, private road
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Queen size Beds (2) both sleeping areas have comfortable queen beds
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Parking Off Street:
- Wood Stove:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Linens Provided:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Iron & Board
- Washing Machine
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Rock Climbing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Whale Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
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May-Oct $1700.00 per week Friday to Friday $550.00 per weekend Nov-May $2000.00 per month plus propane and firewood Nov-Apr $900.00 per week Friday to Friday exluding Thanksgiving and xmas-NY Nov- Apr $400.00 per weekend
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- Nearest Airport: Oakland or San Francisco International at 30 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Sausalito at 20 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Stinson Beach at Stinson Beach
- Nearest Barpub: Sand Dollar at Stinson Beach
- Nearest Restaurant: Sand Dollar, Parkside, Breakers at Stinson Beach
Year Purchased: 1991
About: I am a builder, designer, story teller, art collector, teacher, and traveler. I have a big heart and a true love of life. My home reflects my personality.
Why Stinson Beach:
Stinson Beach is one of the most beautiful beach communities in California. Nowhere else in the world can you live on a dirt road with no street lights that ends on the mighty Pacific and drive to a world class city like San Francisco in forty minutes. It is unbelievable!
The Unique Benefits at this Barn:
If you want to spend time in an authentic historic California beach town, on a sandy private dirt road that ends at a perfect beach, surrounded by nice neighbors who love saying hello, you will find it here. The air is fresh, the wildlife abundant, and wonderful hikes and road trips await!
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Jacob Sellmer with one of his flying machines on the ramp leading up to the barn
Sellmer's Barn today
Cozy living room with flat screen and wood burning stove
view from sleeper loft of the dinning area and kitchen
view of the main room from the front door
long view of the writing nook
close up of the main house front
Sellmer's Barn today
Jacob in the side yard when he was the only one on Stinson Beach
view of the living room from the queen size bedroom loft
convertible sofa in the sleeper loft
close up of the writing nook
Stabilizer repair in front of the house
beach at the end of Calle del Ribera
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