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Always Special @ the Red House on Stinson Beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 1.5 Baths, Oceanview (Sleeps 7-8)

Classic two-story beach house

One lot off the beach and a short walk to town, The Red House is a well-maintained 1930s Stinson home with original details and updated amenities.

The hospitable Red House offers a generous layout with places to gather, and spaces to call your own.

The first level features an entryway, a light-filled and spacious sunken living room with ocean views, comfortable seating, ultra-HDTV, and access to an outdoor deck. There is a cozy den with an old stone fireplace (now gas), books, puzzles, games, and more comfy seating.

Cooks and guests alike will enjoy the bright kitchen with its attached eating area. The well-equipped kitchen has a butcher block island, gas cook-top, microwave, quiet dishwasher, oven, and a full-sized refrigerator with filtered water and ice dispenser. A custom dining table with banquette seating accommodates up to 10. A large full bathroom, with shower over tub, completes the first level.

Up three stairs to the first landing is a small bedroom with a double bed and a lofted single bed. Follow eight old-fashioned (i.e., steep) steps to the second floor and find two large bedrooms with a shared half-bath. Aptly named the Sunrise Room and the Sunset Room, each bedroom hosts a sitting area—a perfect perch to enjoy the ocean views and the sounds of the surf.

The upper deck off the Sunrise Room is a favorite feature of the house for its unobstructed and stunning views of Stinson Beach, from the Bolinas Mesa to the hillsides of Mt. Tam, and on a clear day - - the Farallon Islands. This deck is an ideal place, from morning to night, for lounging and taking it all in.

Off the living room and dining area is another deck with a teak dining table and eight chairs. There are two BBQ options - a propane grill and a charcoal kettle grill.

The fenced-in sandy yard offers ample space to relax and play. To clean off, there are two outdoor showers (one open and one enclosed for complete privacy, with hot water, conveniently located off the side landing).

This well-loved Red House is a welcoming spot in the wonderful community of Stinson Beach, California — a place to call your own for a weekend or a week.

(The photos do not do The Red House justice, says the lowly iPhone photographer :-)

Sleeping for 7: The downstairs Loft Bedroom has a double bed with single bed on top. The upstairs Sunrise and Sunset bedrooms have queen beds. There is one large sofa. Linens and bath towels are provided. However, BYOB (beach towels, that is).

Parking: dedicated street parking for 3 cars in front of the home. One block to public parking lot and Stinson Village.

Scroll down to owner information or click the 'Owner Info' button above. There you will be able to read the past 'GUEST REVIEWS' with years of guest comments.

Wireless and cat5 router for your internet needs. DirecTV, DVD player.

Keywords: Beach House, ocean front, beach front

More Details


Stinson Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Parking: There is room for three cars along the front side of the home.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Spacious.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Located between upstairs bedrooms. Sink and toilet.
    Private Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Warm showers year-round. Wooden enclosure for privacy.
  • Full bath downstairs. Half bath upstairs. Private outdoor shower with hot water.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 with deck - 1 queen , Sitting area
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sitting area
    Bedroom 3 Bunk Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 set of bunkbeds with single over double
  • 2 Queen size Beds , 1set of Bunk Beds Single over double
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(43 traveler reviews)

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Always Special @ the Red House on Stinson Beach
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 210 reviews

Dear Rollin, We want to ...

  • 5 of 5

Dear Rollin,

We want to thank you so much for the wonderful week at the Red House. Our family had a blast! Your beach house had everything we needed, and we all felt so comfortable there. The kids loved the bunk beds, and we all agree the upper deck was our favorite part. What fabulous views. Thanks again so much for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2009
  • Stayed: June 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fantastic beachside retreat

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to the Red House for years during the winter and we absolutely love it. The house is cozy and comfortable, with fantastic views of the beach from the master bedroom and deck. It's a few steps out the door to the sand and the house is well-appointed with everything a family needs. We also appreciate the fenced yard for quick evening trips out with the dog. The new outdoor shower is a great addition and the hosts are gracious and lovely.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marin County

Rustic chic at the beach.

  • 5 of 5

The Red House is the perfect way to enjoy a full weekend at the beach. It is very comfortable and boasts amazing views of the ocean - which go along with the sound of the waves...

The house is very well thought of while retaining the qualities of a beach house. Of course the winter brings a peaceful atmosphere with very little crowds. We loved the indoor/outdoor/terrace options. I don’t know whether it is for everyone, but it is definitely for us.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for the whole family and our dog!

  • 5 of 5

House was clean and well thought out the last detail. Our Host really took care of everything and was a pleasure to work with.

We will definitely be BACK.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Corte Madera, California

Amazing Experience at the Red House!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Red House - it is a great spot for a family vacation! The proximity to the beach and the ocean views from multiple locations throughout the house led to us having a sublime experience. Beth was clear and prompt in her communication throughout our stay and you can tell she really cares about her property and her guests. You have to stay at the Red House to totally appreciate the ambiance and all the details that make it so great e.g. the outstanding second story deck with 360 degree views of the Mount Tam hills and the ocean. The bedrooms are very comfortable and the house in is well appointed with high quality pieces of furniture throughout. Also, the kitchen is a true chefs kitchen with all modern appliances and everything we needed to cook and serve all our meals. Beth has made the house cozy and inviting as well as incredibly efficient and easy to navigate. We hope to return to the Red House soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mill Valley, CA

Wonderful experience as always.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience as always. I grew up spending summers at the Red House. Upon returning with my own family, I was thrilled to see that all of the soul and charm have been retained under the new ownership. Thoughtful updates have been made to make the home more comfortable, but it is still the charming Beachhouse of my youth. Can’t wait to go back and re-start the tradition with my own kids. Beth is an attentive landlord. Very helpful. Highly recommend staying at the Red House anytime of year.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beth Silvestri
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Beth Silvestri


I'm Beth -- your host, contact person, and, if needed, repairman.

Enjoy your stay!

Beth Silvestri purchased this house in 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to let you know that we loved staying at the Red House. We had a lovely dinner in the kitchen and enjoyed the deck. We got two perfect beach days in spite of the forecast. But I always like to say that there is no such thing as a bad day at the beach.

Thank you again.
Oct 2016
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Nearest Airport
36.2 Miles
San Francisco, Oakland
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Metres
Sand Dollar
Nearest Ferry
17.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
14.5 Miles
Mill Valley Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Downtown Stinson Beach 3 or 4 to choose from
Nearest Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Pet Deposit $100
Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning $190
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 10.0%

Split weekends/Saturday check-in/out are generally not available, but if requested, a 2-day weekend rate applies.
Rentals are weekly only June-September, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
June through September rentals are Friday-to-Friday.
Weekend bookings for Fall 2018 begin in August, however you can place your name on a date to become 1st in line at any time with no obligation. I will get back to you in August to see if you are still interested. Please understand longer stay bookings will be given priority.
Children are welcome.
Dogs are considered. ($50 fee/dog,no more than two, plus $100 refundable pet deposit)
Non-smoking only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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