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Ocean View Cabin-Sleep to the Sound of the Waves!

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Coming 'over the hill' to Stinson. View is also of Bolinas Lagoon and Seadrift.

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Last updated: 08/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Newly set up as a vacation home, this one bedroom hillside cottage (2 blocks from the ocean) has great Wi-Fi, DVD player with 30 DVD's (watch TV, movies from your computer), an ocean view deck, BBQ, patio furniture, umbrella, and chaise lounges.
This classic home, built in 1923, has original redwood floors, open beam rooms and a classic 20's feel. It has been moderately remodeled, repainted, and includes a gas fireplace with fan, a newer stove and refrigerator, a fully stocked kitchen with a microwave and programmable coffeemaker, coffee grinder, blender, etc., an old, classic farmhouse drop leaf table and chairs, a down-filled couch, leather reading chair/ottoman and up/down window shades so you can sit and watch the ocean, sunsets, the main drag, and the Bolinas coast.
The bedroom has a brand new Posturpedic queen mattress on a platform frame ('very comfortable!'). There is a very large armoire closet to hang your clothes and/or store suitcases. There is also a shelf and clothes rod that run the full length of the bedroom.
We provide very nice linens, towels, beach chairs and beach towels, and some games and books. There is a landline phone, a Bose stereo/radio/CD player (bring your favorite CD's).
In town, here is a classic general store, library (join and you can check out DVD's and CD's), gym, bookstore, art galleries, florist, quaint post office, health and wellness center for massages and chiropractic, a medical center, a park, a church, a community center (walk to the wedding!) and 3+ restaurants; a couple with live music. Stinson is the classic small town but without a gas station (fill up before you come!).
The Audubon Society has a bird sanctuary down the road where you can watch egrets nest in June and July. Several hiking and biking trails start in Stinson and the notorious Dipsea foot race from Mill Valley ends here.
From the San Francisco Chronicle 7/25/14:
'Stinson Beach in Marin County has just about everything you could ask for in a Bay Area beach.
Best all-around!!
Stinson Beach
In a nutshell: Stinson Beach has pretty much everything you could want in a Northern California beach. Clearer weather than San Francisco, natural beauty and enough space to deal with the often sizable weekend crowds.
Sights: Scenic views of Point Reyes and the cliffy coastline. Numerous hiking trails in the vicinity, including the popular Dipsea Trail, a 9.5-mile round trip that leads from Muir Beach across creeks and stunning hills down to the coast.
Kid friendliness: A perfect spot for kids. Enough said.
Dog friendliness: Dogs are allowed on leash, but only on the middle section of the beach, also known as Upton Beach.
Food: There are plenty of good restaurants, from burger joints to upscale cafes, in the town of Stinson Beach.
Cost: Free parking.'

'Best for kids and dogs:
Nearby Muir Beach
In a nutshell: Cross the Golden Gate Bridge into Marin and wind along the excessively curvy Highway 1 for 15 minutes and you will reach Muir Beach, a lovely getaway in a quiet cove. Check the weather ahead of time and you might luck out with a clear day.
Sights: The beautiful Redwood Creek meets the ocean in the Muir Beach cove. The recently renovated area features a nice walkway by the creek, which serves as a habitat for lots of local flora and fauna, including the California newt and the coho salmon.
Kid friendliness: The protected cove and clean water beg for kid play.
Dog friendliness: Very. Dogs are allowed off leash.
Food: There is only one restaurant within a 10-minute drive of Muir Beach, a British tavern at the Pelican Inn by Highway 1. More options are farther north in Stinson Beach or south in Mill Valley. Best to bring a picnic.
Cost: Parking is free.'

Dana Edwards is a freelance writer. E-mail: sadolphson@sfchronicle.com

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 0 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    This is really not a good party house....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking at street level and beyond only, in deference to possible other guests on property....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Stairs down from road....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Only sleeps 3, including a child, not 4. Sorry!...moreless

  • New Posturepedic mattress, queen size platform bed. Guests say it is very comfortable! Two windows. Armoire. The cottage is not suitable for 4 people, not even 2 adults and 2 kids. Sorry, but I want guests to have a good experience, not a cramped one!...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    compact area!...moreless

  • Lots of mirrors and a private window that opens in the shower looking out to greenery. Eco-showerhead with button to turn water to a trickle while shampooing, etc....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Quiet hours before 9 am and after 10 pm Cottage not child-proofed, but can be. Will sleep 4 if one is a baby and can use the Pack n Play....moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    Cribbage, poker chips, cards, puzzle, checkers, backgammon, chess, Mancala marble game......moreless

  • Music Library:

    Bring your own favorite CD's...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bose with CD player and radio....moreless

  • Television:

    TV cabled to DVD player; can use Wi-Fi and your computer to watch TV....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Has 40 DVD's....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Very quaint village! 5 minute walk....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Nestled on a wrap-around hillside, but faces the ocean....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    The view to the ocean is about 2/3 of the top of the view. The 1/3 bottom view is businesses, shopping, cliffs, restaurants from a very interesting people watching deck! You can't be seen from town....moreless

  • Rural:

    Very! In a State Park and near Pt. Reyes National Park....moreless

  • Village:

    Classic, with all of 486 residents!...moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Farmhouse drop leaf pine table and 4 chairs. Table cloth, placemats, cloth napkins. Outdoor table and 4 chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Laundromat in Bolinas...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    European designed gas. Stovepipe outside. Has fan that is controlled by heat and blows heat out into the room for extra warmth....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Gym in town...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room:

    Lots of windows! Reading chair, couch, gas fireplace, original redwood floors, French doors to deck.....moreless

  • Parking:

    On street...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local and long distance calls (not international)...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    New, plush towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundromat in Bolinas...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    New 12 cup programmable and coffee grinder...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    New, service for 6, matched dishes. Lots of cooking gear! Blender, wine glasses, BBQ utensils....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked with new kitchenware, coffeemaker, starter coffee, dishes, grinder, lots of utensils...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Metal table and 4 chairs, 2 teak chaise lounges with new cushions, teak bench, umbrella. Hedge provides lots of privacy....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$200 $225
Fri, Sat
$1,275 $4,800

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $182 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $160 Nightly


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Winter 2015-2016
Nov 1 - Apr 1, 2016
2 night min stay
$185 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,100 $4,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $157 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $133 Nightly


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 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 $300
  • cleaning $100
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Owner will contact you with all the details for directions, key, etc., 7-10 days before your reservation. Check-in time is 4pm. Check-out is 11am. If the guest cancels 14 days or less or the balance is not paid on time, the booking will be automatically canceled and no monies will be refunded. If the guest cancels less than 30 days, they will receive a 50% refund of TOTAL monies received (minus the 3% VRBO fees).

No dogs :-(


Cancellation policy:

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


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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco International
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sand Dollar
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Sausalito
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 1--2 blocks, Hwy 101--16 miles
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Parkside, Sand Dollar
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Stinson Beach

Car: Necessary

www.stinsonbeachonline.com is FULL of information about the whole area. Great directions from further away. Please use it!

The Matt Davis Trail starts about 3 minutes from the cabin. I believe it hooks up with the Dipsea. Even if not, the Dipsea is about a 10 minute walk away. 2 other trailheads about 10-12 minutes away. There is a Marin Hiking Book at the cabin.

No need to drivet anywhere in Stinson or to the beach.

There is, however, a Laundromat and gas station in Bolinas, about a 20 min. drive away. There are no signs to Bolinas!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: I have been in Marin for 23 years, after living on Maui for 17. I am a psychotherapist in San Francisco and, unfortunately, the commute was just too far to live in my cottage. I recently moved to Sausalito and created this wonderful vacation rental for others to enjoy.

Why the Owner Chose Stinson Beach:
This cottage is so classic, I couldn't resist! I grew up in Northern Michigan on Lake Michigan, we had a cottage on a lake, I lived on Maui and in San Francisco in the 70's. I like the relaxed, shorts and t-shirts, vacation-style of living in Stinson Beach. The cottage is quickly walkable to the beach, stores, trails, and restaurants, which the beachfront houses are not (more driving!). You can park your car and leave it and still do a multitude of things!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This is such a classic cottage that has one of the best locations in Stinson: views and short walkability to everything. Each night I went to sleep with the sound of the waves crashing (the winter is fabulous!). There are oodles of hummingbirds, and Bolinas Lagoon is famous for bird watching.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Coming 'over the hill' to Stinson. View is also of Bolinas Lagoon and Seadrift.

    Coming 'over the hill' to Stinson. View is also of Bolinas Lagoon and Seadrift.

  • Ocean from deck

    Ocean from deck

  • Living room from French Door entry.

    Living room from French Door entry.

  • Kitchen, looking from dining area. Use of mirrors to give open feeling

    Kitchen, looking from dining area. Use of mirrors to give open feeling

  • Armoire for suitcases and clothes, etc.

    Armoire for suitcases and clothes, etc.

  • Bedroom.  Full room- length shelving and clothes rod to left.

    Bedroom. Full room- length shelving and clothes rod to left.

  • Compact Bath with shower and window.

    Compact Bath with shower and window.

  • European designed gas fireplace with fan to disperse heat throughout cottage.

    European designed gas fireplace with fan to disperse heat throughout cottage.

  • Relaxation!  Taken from entry French doors.

    Relaxation! Taken from entry French doors.

  • Stairs down to #3, well lit.

    Stairs down to #3, well lit.

  • Hiking, mountain biking.

    Hiking, mountain biking.

  • Stinson Beach Market 1 block away.

    Stinson Beach Market 1 block away.

  • Cottage #3.  Views of ocean and sunsets from all LR & Kitchen windows and doors.

    Cottage #3. Views of ocean and sunsets from all LR & Kitchen windows and doors.

  • Ocean 2 blocks away from deck. Village 1 block away.

    Ocean 2 blocks away from deck. Village 1 block away.

  • Pano from kitchen, by the bedroom, bathroom to living room. Deck is to your back

    Pano from kitchen, by the bedroom, bathroom to living room. Deck is to your back

  • Kitchen looking from butcher block table.

    Kitchen looking from butcher block table.

  • From kitchen to dining area.

    From kitchen to dining area.

  • Bedroom with new Queen bed.

    Bedroom with new Queen bed.

  • Living room-180 Ocean views-GREAT sunsets-from all windows, French door, & deck.

    Living room-180 Ocean views-GREAT sunsets-from all windows, French door, & deck.

  • Great sunsets behind the Buddha! Solar lights make it magical at night!

    Great sunsets behind the Buddha! Solar lights make it magical at night!

  • Deck looking toward view. Outside dining, BBQ (not shown)

    Deck looking toward view. Outside dining, BBQ (not shown)

  • Hills behind house

    Hills behind house

  • The Village of Stinson Beach, pop. 486!

    The Village of Stinson Beach, pop. 486!

  • Live music in town.

    Live music in town.

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