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Last updated: 04/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Stinson Beach house description

Sleep to the sound of waves; step onto the sand from your private decks. Spectacular sunsets and oceanfront living. Cedar home with a well-equipped kitchen and cozy wood stove (firewood provided)and/or lovely cottage.

Surf, boogie board, collect sand dollars, take a nap just outside your back door...Walk to unlimited, excellent hiking on Mt. Tamalpais, five minutes walk along the beach to restaurants and shopping. Kayaking and wildlife watching in the beautiful Bolinas Lagoon or visit the Audubon Canyon Ranch and see egrets nesting. Very popular area for biking, too.

Please visit our website listed below for photos and information about this wonderful studio beach cottage and house property.

Keywords: House and Cottage

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Refrigerator
              • Dishwasher

              Amenities

              • Parking Off Street:

                Parking for 1 car in the driveway in addition to street parking....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                All linens and towels are provided....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Wood Stove
              • Washing Machine
              • Hair Dryer
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Babysitter
              • Living Room
              • Towels Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • Wetsuits,Boogie Boards,Volleyball Net,Adult and Child Beach Bikes

                  Entertainment

                  • Video Library:

                    Surf DVDs and a small selection of movies available....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Direct TV with Premium Movie Channels provided....moreless

                  • Games
                  • DVD Player
                  • Books
                  • Toys

                  Communications

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Bicycles:

                    Beach cruisers deliberately colorful and rusty and don't need to be locked up....moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Boogie boards...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Location & View

                  • Oceanfront
                  • Beachfront

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Activities

                      • Fishing
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Kayaking
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Swimming
                      • Surfing
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Paragliding
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Cycling
                      • Sailing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Shelling
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Museums
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Restaurants
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Boating
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Best Sunset viewing!!

                        Best Sunset viewing!!

                        • Guest Bingson (Fair Oaks)
                        • Date of stay 03/28/14
                        • Review Submitted 04/03/14
                        This was our 4th stay at this property and we love it! It is within walking distance to town & numerous hikes on Mt Tam ... miles of wide open beach walking just off the deck! It is ideal for two couples to share, families, and small group getaways! Even if you don't like to cook, you'll want to just to be able to see the ocean/beach views from the kitchen window! Stormy or sunny - we love this property! The owner is easy to work with!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

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                      • Adequate turned to frustrating

                        Adequate turned to frustrating

                        • Guest Burned Renter
                        • Date of stay 03/14/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/23/14
                        Well, the location is fantastic, indeed right on the beach, though from the photos you can’t tell that the two adjacent neighbors loom directly over the porch and “ sand yard” area. This would have been a nice rental for two couples, but it is a poor choice for more people than that, as both buildings together only give renters two beds. The “cottage” is a very small, cramped single room structure. Extra sleeping space is available via sofa beds and futons; however, the owner withholds from the cleaning deposit the time her housekeeper spends doing the laundry with the extra sheets you have to use, beyond the cleaning fee you’ve already paid. It is outrageous to market a property for up to seven people and then charge extra for the normal use of sheets and towels from a group of that size. Overall the house is adequate (nicely appointed but dimly lit, some amenities like the grill don’t work well) and the cottage is less so, but the cleaning fee plus charges for extra laundry time (for the sheets and towels the owner offers you!), on top of the steep price to begin with, make this place a rip-off.

                        Owner response: Laundry is included in the cleaning fee of our property. We do state in our rental agreement that if there is excessive cleaning necessary following a guest visit, we reserve the right to withhold the extra cleaning fee from the security deposit. We have repaired the grill which unfortunately does get a little temperamental with the salty air at the ocean. We certainly appreciate feedback, and in fact rely on our renters to inform us if lightbulbs have burned out, etc. (we do leave a complete supply in the closet in the event one burns out during your stay) Since this truly is a vacation rental by owner (we do not use a rental company), we do the best we can to provide high quality accommodations with as many amenities as possible. However we are grateful when offered constructive criticism or ways to make a renter's stay more comfortable.

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                      • French/American family from Mill Valley, CA

                        French/American family from Mill Valley, CA

                        • Guest Laurence (Mill Valley, California)
                        • Date of stay 05/24/13
                        • Review Submitted 05/29/13
                        Our family of 6 stayed at his beachfront home for our daughter's 18th Birthday over Memorial Day weekend. The house is exactly like a beach house should be. Welcoming, warm, cozy, nicely furnished, gourmet kitchen, a house you know is loved and well taken care off. My father in law came to visit for the day. He is a retired developer who built his own beach front home in Malibu, noted that the architect who designed this house is very good. Our family enjoyed cooking and eating at the house, taking morning and afternoon walks on the beach, early morning bike rides at low tide, lounging on the comfy chairs sunbathing and people watching. We had such a wonderful weekend! did not want it to end.. We will definitely be back!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

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                      • True Paradise

                        True Paradise

                        • Guest Gabriela (Roseville, CA)
                        • Date of stay 05/19/12
                        • Review Submitted 07/24/12
                        My family had so much fun on our beach house weekend. The house was very clean and neat, had all the food staples as described. The house was very comfortable and felt like home. It was very nicely decorated as well. The house is really right on the beach. We were able to sit on the outside deck and watch our kids play in the sand. The neighbors were friendly. There were no problems at all. Everything went as planned. It was truly an easy booking experience. I can't wait to go back.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Perfect Beach House!!!

                        Perfect Beach House!!!

                        • Guest Rich (Pleasanton)
                        • Date of stay 05/07/12
                        • Review Submitted 05/28/12
                        The house was exactly as pictured. We had never visited Stinson Beach and were looking for a quiet get-a-way. Sharon's place was right on the beach and within easy strolling distance to town. The only thing we could hear at night was the sound of the surf. It doesn't get any better than that.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway.

                        Owner response: We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to having you at our proprty again in the future!

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                      • Amazing week by the beach

                        Amazing week by the beach

                        • Guest Family of Four (San Diego, Ca)
                        • Date of stay 07/13/11
                        • Review Submitted 08/19/11
                        This homes is beautifully furnished and cared for. The location is ideal; it is on the beach, a short walk to town, and very easy to drive to Muir Woods, Mt. Tam, Point Reyes, San Francisco, etc. The home has been taken care of wonderfully and includes extras such as games, DVDs, fully equipped kitchen. Both the main house and the cottage are gorgeous and sitting on the deck in the lounge chairs and watching the beach is perfect way to begin and end each day!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

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                      • Quintessential Beach Cottage

                        Quintessential Beach Cottage

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 03/25/11
                        • Review Submitted 05/17/11
                        We rented both the house and studio cottage for a Spring weekend, and we were completely charmed and dazzled. The setting, the architecture, the views from each room were well beyond our expectations. We use VRBO rentals on a regular basis in the US and abroad, and this one is by far one of our all time favorites. We'll definitely be back!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

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                      • Most beautiful house on the beach

                        Most beautiful house on the beach

                        • Guest Pinkbubble (Livemore CA)
                        • Date of stay 05/13/11
                        • Review Submitted 05/16/11
                        My daughter (7) and I stayed here and it was one of the most beautiful property we have ever stayed. The house was set up so perfect for families. My daughter stayed on the beach all afternoon and played. I could feed, clean and relax on the deck which was right on the sand beach. I can not say enough good things about the property. The owner was very helpful and reachable at all times. Thank you for opening your house to us. We wished we could have stayed longer! We would love to come back again soon.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                      • Beachside style & total relaxation

                        Beachside style & total relaxation

                        • Guest Valerie H (San Francisco)
                        • Date of stay 01/14/11
                        • Review Submitted 01/19/11
                        Let's face it, there are a lot of hideous vacation rentals. This house is not one of them! It's fast becoming my favorite place to rent in the area North of San Francisco. The location is ideal, literally *on* the beach and with a terrific deck, great outdoor lounge chairs and a picnic table, and tons of cozy outdoor blankets to curl up under if it isn't a warm day. (We think winter is an amazing, underappreciated time here!) From the deck, you get all the benefits of the roar of the ocean and the smell of its mist... the fun of watching beachcombers and happy dogs running about, without having to set up camp in the sand. But, if playing in the sand or waves is your thing, you can't get any closer. And the outdoor shower is a great way to refresh before you go inside. It's still a very short walk up the beach or road to town, and there are some terrific rusty old beach bikes at the house that you can use for transit if you like. The home is also incredibly well appointed. A real family vacations here, and you can feel it. No more scrambling for a potato peeler, silverware or a decent pan if you decide to cook in... this kitchen is well equipped for casual oceanside meals, and has a great 6 burner Wolf stove and outdoor grill. The decor is a nice blend of classic modernist pieces mixed with lots of wood and naturally inspired accessories. No shortage of comfy blankets and sunny corners to curl up in. The wood stove throws off a ton of heat if you decide you need it, and who doesn't like a fire and the smell of woodsmoke? Nothing is fussy or difficult to live with, it's relaxed beach style, but with quality elements and well maintained. We have rented the house alone (it is a 1BR loft home... kids could use the living room to sleep but the loft above is open to it). We have also rented both the house and cottage (a 1BR studio with bath). This is the ideal setup for two couples who want to spend social time together but want a little privacy, or for a family with older kids. If you are looking for a quality environment, but just want to kick off your shoes and be by the ocean for a few days, this is the place for you!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                      • Guest comment entered by owner

                        • Guest Audrey
                        • Date of stay 06/15/09
                        • Review Submitted 06/15/09
                        Shanette: WOW. We were very impressed with the design solutions and blend of indoor/outdoor livability of your beach cottage. To experience a DWELL inspired home was added treat. We have experienced first hand the challenges of infill development and wish to congratulate you on your achievement. Your efforts were not lost on us. Congratulations.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/2

                       
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Off Season (House & Cottage)
                      Mar 18 - May 22, 2014
                      1 night min stay
                      $550
                      $3,600
                      Peak Season (House & Cottage)
                      May 23 - Sep 1, 2014
                      1 night min stay

                      $4,200

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Cleaning Fee $150
                      • Tax Rate 10%

                      Notes:

                      PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT RENTING UNITS SEPARATELY, I.E. HOUSE ONLY OR COTTAGE ONLY. Holidays are subject to a rate increase. Units rent combined (house and cottage) on a WEEKLY BASIS ONLY during the peak season (Memorial Day to Labor Day).

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                      Last updated: 04/22/2014
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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2007

                      About the owner: We are a Bay Area family of 5 who loves the ocean and the outdoors.


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                      Speaks: english
                       

                      Photos

                      • Front Porch

                        Front Porch

                      • Living Room in House

                        Living Room in House

                      • Fully Stocked Kitchen

                        Fully Stocked Kitchen

                      • Bedroom View

                        Bedroom View

                      • Bath/Shower in House

                        Bath/Shower in House

                      • Interior of Cottage

                        Interior of Cottage

                      • View of cottage from sand

                        View of cottage from sand

                      • View of the Deck, Cottage and House from the beach.

                        View of the Deck, Cottage and House from the beach.

                      • Deck

                        Deck

                      • Kitchen and Dining Table

                        Kitchen and Dining Table

                      • Loft Bedroom in House

                        Loft Bedroom in House

                      • Back Door and Bathroom

                        Back Door and Bathroom

                      • Another Deck View with Outdoor Dining

                        Another Deck View with Outdoor Dining

                      • Interior of Cottage

                        Interior of Cottage

                      • Outdoor hot water shower

                        Outdoor hot water shower

                      VRBO #88104

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                      This listing was first published here in 2006.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, April 12, 2014

                      $550 - $600 per night (USD)
                      13

                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 7

                      View calendar: Updated 04/22/14
                      Minimum stay: 1 nights
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