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The Red House on Stinson Beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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 Stinson home built in the 1930s 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 with Apple TV, Blu-ray Disc player with built-in wireless, 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 8-10. A bright full bathroom, with shower over tub and skylight, completes the first level.

Up three stairs to the first landing is a snug 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 ocean view bedrooms that share a skylight-filled half bath with ocean views. Aptly named the Sunrise Room and the Sunset Room, each bedroom hosts a sitting area—a perfect perch to enjoy the view and sound of the surf.

The upper deck off the Sunrise Room is a favorite feature of the house for its unobstructed views of Stinson Beach, from Bolinas to the foothills of Mt. Tam, and on a clear day - - the Farallon Islands. The upper 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, umbrella and eight chairs. There are two BBQ options - a propane grill and a charcoal kettle grill.

The completely fenced-in sandy yard wraps around the home and offers ample space to relax and play. Several Adirondack chairs surround a ring of succulent plants. To clean off outside, there are two shower options (one open shower and one conveniently located private shower with hot water for year-round use).

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

(The photos are being updated and 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 Sunrise and Sunset bedrooms each have a queen bed. 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 south 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 view, beach front

More Details

Beth Silvestri
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 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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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: 7 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Parking: There is dedicated parking for three cars along the front side of the home.
  • There can be an additional fee for “splitting” weekends (Saturday check-in/check-out)
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • 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 ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 Upstairs - toilet , Located between upstairs bedrooms. Sink and toilet.
    Bathroom 1 Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Spacious.
    Private Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Warm showers year-round. Complete enclosure for privacy.
  • Full bath downstairs. Half bath upstairs. Private outdoor shower with hot water.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 Loft Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 twin loft over double bed
    Sunset Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sitting area
    Sunrise Bedroom 1 with outdoor deck - 1 queen , Sitting area
    Den - with gas fireplace
  • 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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(62 traveler reviews)

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The Red House on Stinson Beach
average rating of 4.967742 based on 229 reviews
Sandy, UT

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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Beautiful ocean views from a comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

Nicely updated beach house. Clean and tidy. Great location, no need for a car all week. Could use a second TV in the master for a little separation.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mill Valley, CA

Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two week visit at The Red House! Beth was a helpful and responsive host. The house is very comfortable and well equipped. What a perfect spot. We had breakfast on the deck, went on foggy morning walks, watched the sunset from the second story and surfed, skimboarded and boogie boarded. We had a lovely visit! Can’t wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Always a Pleasure at The Red House

  • 5 of 5

Our fourth stay-- we are hoping for a fifth next year...

The house is more comfortable than ever. We so appreciated the updates--

fresh paint and cool flooring downstairs, bunk room re-invented,

new lounge chairs, streamlined entry.

There is a place for everyone and everything.

We love it here, and we love how much the owners obviously care for The Red House and its guests.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Live your fantasy

  • 5 of 5

Pelicans, the music of the ocean, cocktails on the deck, dinners with family and friends who come and go, daily walks on the perfect beach, this is the life of the Red House. The owner, Beth, loves this property and this is revealed in the constant improvements, the fully and amply stocked kitchen, the cleanliness of the house, and Beth's availability if any small thing needs attention. I never feel as lucky as when I am staying at the Red House.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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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 damage deposit $350
Cleaning $190
Pet Fee $50

Check-in 4:00 pm
Check-out 10:00 am
Rentals are weekly only June through September, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
June through September rentals are Friday-to-Friday.
Saturday check-in and/or Saturday check-out may be considered for an additional fee, quoted on a per case basis.
Children are welcome.
Dogs are considered. ($50 fee/dog, no more than two, plus $100 refundable pet deposit)
Dedicated street parking for up to 3 cars.
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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