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Coziest room downstairs with radiant rug

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Last updated: 09/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bolinas cottage description

When Sha Sha was a young adult she made a doll house just like this with hand cut furniture and homemade sewn coverlets, and arched windows. This is an old redwood house, the bottom half built in 1910 as a garage ,and hotdog stand.The upper half is tall and airey,built when we bought it,as well as the little porch room.The cottage has antiques amongst a timeless and soothing quality to being surrounded by wooden redwood timbers and beams.
We are just 200 steps from the Bolinas Beach and the town and in the middle of one of the most beautiful locations in California nestled between a national and state parks.
This cottage serves as a place for open studio,students to stay during workshops,and also as a home for visitors to rent for the weekend or week,or to trade for a home abroad.Nestled at the base of a 40 acre quail reserve,there is naturally privacy out back as if you were in the forest.
Rooms: 2 bedroom with lots a creative architectural spaces with arched windows that opens up into an expansive upstairs after ascending a set of troll stairs into a loft space which can easily become cozy sleeping areas.
upstairs loft study studio,enclosed porch room,1 claw foot bathtub,outdoor Japanese hot tub, intimately sleeps 4-6. Pets allowed.Beds: 1 queen bed, 2 queen futon couch-beds,2 single futon-couch
Bath/Shower: 1 claw foot tub/shower with personal warm water bidet,Japanese Hot Tub
perfectly located between the natural splendor of the coastal parks and the cosmopolitan charms of San Francisco, You are one hour from the major San Francisco museums, 2 minutes from the beach and trails,and the town of Bolinas,Muir Woods,half hour from oysteris in Point Reyes , and one hour quarter from the heart of the wine country.You can surf in the morning, shop for fine organic food at the Bolinas Peoples Store and eat in Point Reyes restaurant for lunchtime. Spend the evening at the ballet, the opera or hear some of the best live music at Sweet Water in Mill Valley 30 minutes away.. Or best of all, just relax and barbecue in the peace and quiet of the environs of the house, especially on a stormy evening.
Yet still there are all the modern conveniences of a fancy hotel and more, including cozy bedding feather pillows, electric blankets, 2012 new washer drier, wireless high speed internet,unlimited nationwide calls, subscription to ‘netflicks,’ 2 flat screen tv’s ,stereo,cards,games,etc.
Kitchen has antique gas range,electric oven,microwave, coffee maker,fresh organic coffee and cream,blender,waffle iron,comprehensive set of cooking utensils and spices,antique french telephones for local calls or unlimited nationwide calls.
Time Warp Cozy handcrafted two story house breaming on the edge of a private quail reserve, yet located only 200 steps from Bolinas Beach and one block from Bolinas Village near shops. Charming cozy rustic spirit redwood cottage downstairs with old fashioned arched windows upstairs with European feel antiques wide and open views on all sides, unique staircase to views of Bolinas Ridge. This does not have a view of the ocean but you can walk to the ocean in a couple of minutes for evening strolls.
Downstairs floor plan has one bedroom, handmade stone hearth, old fashioned kitchen with gas stove, full claw foot tub bath with warm water bidet and lounge. Also we have a new outdoor Japanese soaking bath situated in the forest.

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Enjoy the afternoon sun on an enclosed porch bedroom listening to chimes and the wind/reading den with lots of windows,skylights, cubbies, and wooden carvings from Indonesia,bamboo. Or walk out onto a deck to relax privately . There is also a garden with and Japanese hot tub with open land behind. You are secluded but in the village.It is expecially intimate at night with the stone hearth and handmade felt rugs,like entering another era ,yet all the modern amenities,even heated rugs.
You can also cook a meal to enjoy with guests and have them stay over. Organic Coffee,tea,cream,and cereals,spices,syrup,butter are provided. We have oil,spices,vinegar,etc. We have a local health food store 'the Bolinas Peoples Store' where you can buy fine organics right down the street from our house.The upstairs loft/second story overlooks the floor below if you need to be private but aware of your children or friends. It is the home of an international sculptural costume artist,Sha Sha Higby. Scroll down below to see more pictures at the websight link.
Nestled between three National Natural Wildlife parks, it is great place to spend the day hiking in Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods State Parks, Pt Reyes National Seashore. You can walk along Bolinas Beach, find and dine oysters in Pt Reyes, great cuisine at the local restaurants,or spend the day writing,drawing, or visiting shops of local artisans. You can make a dramatic trip along Highway 1 to visit San Francisco for the day.
Pets accepted.

This Cottage Home sleeps very comfortably, four people that know each other.Yet we can fit more because one can be by themselves in every corner of the house. You could curtain off the upstairs from the downstairs if necessary. However, there are enough futons for more people.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                none...moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                children and babies have stayed there. Have to watch toddlers in loft....moreless

              • Limited Accessibility:

                Downstairs area is one level with street and manueverable. Have to get out of a wheelchair to go into the bathroom...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                sometimes we cahrge for pets as if they were an extra person...moreless

              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1

                ...moreless

              • We have a warm water bidet for your comfort along with a clay foot bathtub...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • bidet,2 DVD players, wireless internet access, Cooking Utensils,spices,Linens & firewood, Please Inquire about your pet, We have Bolinas Beach which is Pet Friendly if people clean up as they go...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Audio Tape Player
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Music Library:

                    several jazz qand classical cds,plug available for your ipod...moreless

                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Choose from your favorite satellite stations,parental locks enabled upstairs and downstairs...moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • Toys
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Attractions

                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Nude Beach
                  • Playground
                  • Pond
                  • Rain Forests
                  • Reefs
                  • Restaurants
                  • Waterfalls

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • Babysitter
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beach
                  • Downtown:

                    3 minute walk to downtown Blinas...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Bolinas ridge can be viewed from the house...moreless

                  • Rural
                  • Village:

                    Cute little town with a museum,hardware store,1 organic food store,and general food store and little boats in the lagoon,and arcs,little shops,surf school....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Area

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Backpack
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Broadband Access:

                    It is fast enough to download a movie off the web if you do not want to walk over to the video store,You bring your own computer...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    3 electric heaters and a radisnt rug,and wood stove...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided:

                    extra sets available,lots of blankets...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    5 people can fit nicely. There is a couch and a dining room table that seats 4 though you can sit around the room in different chairs with you dinner plates by the fire. The upstairs loft can enjoy....moreless

                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking Off Street:

                    in front of the house-your own precious parking spot in the town...moreless

                  • Parking On Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    off street only...moreless

                  • Shampoo
                  • Sunbed
                  • Telephone:

                    old fashioned and digital phone for local and unlimited nationwide calling (except Canada)calling or use dail-up internet if you bring your computer....moreless

                  • Thermos Bottle
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Stove

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available:

                    we could arrange it through a service...moreless

                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    including spices...moreless

                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Kitchen:

                    1920's stove operates without pilot light. You must use match...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    small balcony or deck...moreless

                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    small area in entranceway for barbecuing plus small back deck by hottub with large and small table for a meal...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Screen Porch / Veranda
                  • Tennis Court

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Hot Tub:

                        Small Japanese soaking tub for two...moreless

                      Forms Of Payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional
                               

                              Reviews

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Thanksgiving
                              Nov 20 - Nov 23, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $214 $247
                              Thu, Fri, Sat
                              $1,390

                              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                              Christmas-New Years
                              Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $214 $247
                              Thu, Fri, Sat
                              $1,390

                              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                              Early Winter
                              Jan 2 - Jan 15, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              $212 $247
                              Fri, Sat
                              $1,390 $3,500

                              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                              winter
                              Jan 16 - Mar 28, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              $195 $225
                              Fri, Sat
                              $1,180 $2,995

                              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                              Easter
                              Mar 29 - Mar 31
                              2 night min stay
                              $275 $275
                              Fri, Sat
                              My Standard Rate
                              2 night min stay
                              $195 $225
                              Fri, Sat
                              $1,175 $3,500

                              Rates are based on 2 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:

                              • convenience fee $18
                              • cleaning $95
                              • Pet Fee $25 + tax
                              • Tax Rate 10%

                              Notes:

                              $25 petWe charge 10% tax on top of the above rates and $100 cleaning.Additional $25 per night charge for each person over 2. Cancellations that are made within 30 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment and reservation deposit. Cancellation or changes that result in a shortened stay, or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent unless we are able to rent it for you.


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                              Calendar

                              Last updated: 09/29/2014
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                              Location

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                              35 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              San Francisco Airport
                              30 Miles
                              Nearest Ferry
                              Sausalito Ferry
                              30 Miles
                              Nearest Train
                              Oakland
                              2 Miles
                              Nearest Motorway
                              101
                              100 Metres
                              Nearest Beach
                              200 steps

                              Car: Necessary

                              whale watching,birding,surfing

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1986

                              About the owner: Albert and Sha Sha love to be near the ocean,and can Albert loves to be handy and fix things in the cottage and Sha Sha Higby makes elaborate costume sculptures and performs in them as pictured here. She has performed all over he world.Sha Sha used to come to Bolinas with her family when she was a child and the house looks likes the dollhouses she made. Albert handcrafted much of the house himself and works in the Bolinas Peoples Natural Food store.

                              Why the Owner Chose Bolinas:
                              We both love this town as it is rural,we can walk to the ocean every afternoon and yet be in the city in an hour to have whatever culture we need. Albert lived in this house for years before we bought it. It used to be a garage during the urn of he century and was gradually enlarged over the years.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                              Cozy evenings. We spent a long time making the house an artistic experience filling it with the textiles we collected during our travels when I was performing. Sha Sha had a Fulbright in India for research in textiles when she and Albert were married. At night I love to take walks to the beach and a loop around the town. It is all very close.


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                              Speaks: english, Japanese,french

                              Guestbook comments from the owner

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                              Photos

                              • Coziest room downstairs with radiant rug

                                Coziest room downstairs with radiant rug

                              • Kitchen with Wedgewood Stove for your Home cooking

                                Kitchen with Wedgewood Stove for your Home cooking

                              • In the cold winter months the couch faces the fireplace

                                In the cold winter months the couch faces the fireplace

                              • Wood Stove is easy to warm up the house as well as heaters provided and radieant

                                Wood Stove is easy to warm up the house as well as heaters provided and radieant

                              • Upstairs Loft as you approach landing from upstairs

                                Upstairs Loft as you approach landing from upstairs

                              • Upstairs Single Room with private stairs

                                Upstairs Single Room with private stairs

                              • UpStairs Queen Futon Couch where the family can gather to watch Movies or TV

                                UpStairs Queen Futon Couch where the family can gather to watch Movies or TV

                              • At the Holidays we decorate with a tree and boughs

                                At the Holidays we decorate with a tree and boughs

                              • Buddha in the bathroom. Actually it is the sun room  near the claw foot bath

                                Buddha in the bathroom. Actually it is the sun room near the claw foot bath

                              • The bathroom is light and airy and has a heated toilet seat

                                The bathroom is light and airy and has a heated toilet seat

                              • Th valley outback of the house is wild and there are the sounds of the forest

                                Th valley outback of the house is wild and there are the sounds of the forest

                              • Parking is easy outside the cottage and easy access to first floor of house

                                Parking is easy outside the cottage and easy access to first floor of house

                              • upstairs with couch before it turns into bed

                                upstairs with couch before it turns into bed

                              • We added some dutch lace for the windows and a new quilt for the bedroom

                                We added some dutch lace for the windows and a new quilt for the bedroom

                              • Little Dining Table Downstairs near  Front Door Barbecue and Opening to Outdoors

                                Little Dining Table Downstairs near Front Door Barbecue and Opening to Outdoors

                              • Outdoor Japanese Soaking Tub with the forest all around You

                                Outdoor Japanese Soaking Tub with the forest all around You

                              • upstairs porchroom

                                upstairs porchroom

                              • Upstairs Porch room has single bed and Outdoors in the inside

                                Upstairs Porch room has single bed and Outdoors in the inside

                              • Upstairs has an old world feeling.. a painting from the 19th century

                                Upstairs has an old world feeling.. a painting from the 19th century

                              • Queen bed in private room off living room with telephone curtained entrance

                                Queen bed in private room off living room with telephone curtained entrance

                              • Downstairs clawfoot tub for a luxurious bath

                                Downstairs clawfoot tub for a luxurious bath

                              • You have views of the back forest from each arched window and wake up in light

                                You have views of the back forest from each arched window and wake up in light

                              • This view is a couple blocks from the house in the downtown

                                This view is a couple blocks from the house in the downtown

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                              This listing was first published here in 2005.

                              Date last modified - Wednesday, October 01, 2014

                              $195 - $275 per night (USD)
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                              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 4

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                              Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
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