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Pet Friendly Craftsman Style Cottage Perched Above the Pacific

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Craftsman style cottage built in 1924, but with several updates, set on private, serene area perched above the Pacific on an acre of fenced property. Ideal for family gatherings, special occasions and events or simply a romantic get away.

Located in the heart of Golden Gate National Park and near Pt. Reyes Natl. Seashore; just an hour north of San Francisco. We are surrounded by lush farmlands where organic foods are plentiful.

You can have the option of cooking your own wonderful meals, enjoying having them catered to you, or dining at several award winning Restaurants in the area.

Ocean Song Retreat caters to Dog Lovers and has an active Dog Agility field attached to the property. Privated classes in Agility, and Scenting/Nosework are available and use of the Agility field if approved.

You also have the luxury of your own private spa. Relax in the amazing hot tub under a starlit sky, and enjoy the stimulating experience of the Sauna and cold plunge. Combine that with a private massage or specialized Spa treatment and your stay at Ocean Song Retreat will have worked it's magic.

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Creta Pullen and Bill Reschke
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Creta Pullen and Bill Reschke

Bill and Creta have years of experience in the Hotel and Hospitality Industry. It is our goal to make your stay at Ocean Song Retreat be both memorable and relaxing. We seek to offer you all the amenities of a 5 star hotel in a Vacation Rental Setting.

Creta Pullen and Bill Reschke purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Creta Pullen and Bill Reschke chose San Francisco Bay Area

Ocean Song Retreat is in a private and quiet area perched above the cliffs. We thought it would be a perfect place to offer to others to share in it's uniqueness.

Ocean Song has a special history attached to it. It was once home to Editor and Author Don Allen, who during his tenancy was the founder of the Beat Poets and the center of the counter culture came from this property. An unpublished manuscript by Jack Kerouac was found in the house after Mr. Allen departed.

What makes this cottage unique

Ocean Song offers ample space on it's over 1 1/2 acres to stretch out and relax. From soaking in the Hot tub, to stretching out in the hammock on a warm summer day, you will melt into the serenity and be carried away by the sounds of the sea. You may also book a private on site massage with one of our certified Massage therapists.

Our property is very Dog friendly with fenced in areas around the house and also the Event space. The event space houses a complete Dog Agility Field with private lessons available to guests and use of the field for dogs already trained in the sport.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time and it is a beautiful house to stay in.....Thank you again. Hope to go back!
Oct 2008
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Bolinas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large Garden window in Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Den - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Great Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Complete Spa for guest use including Hot Tub, Sauna, and Cold plunge. Optional Onsite massage available. Dog Friendly and offering private Dog Training. Has complete Dog Agility Field.


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Pet Friendly Craftsman Style Cottage Perched Above the Pacific
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Sublime Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently returned from a wonderful week stay at Ocean Song. Our goal was to relax, do some hiking and biking, and explore the area. The cottage is quiet, comfortable, and has everything you need. Great back yard that was perfect for our dog, and every day we soaked in the hot tub and even used the sauna/cold plunge one time. Hosts Bill and Creta could not have been more welcoming and available when needed. The first night they delivered a DELICIOUS four course meal that was as good as any restaurant in the area: the halibut could not have been any fresher or better prepared, and the local greens, dessert and cheese tray (all local of course) were all amazing. I highly recommend Ocean Song as a place to do some serous relaxing, we will most certainly be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven for dog lovers!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely three days at the Ocean Song Retreat in Bolinas. The cottage was perfect, with two cozy fireplaces, comfortable furnishings and lots of interesting art and decor. The outdoor facilities were wonderful! Private hot tub, sauna and cold plunge (though neither of us was brave enough to attempt the cold plunge), and a huge fenced yard that our dog enjoyed running around in. So much space! The town itself was charming - a couple of great venues (saloon and cafe were both awesome) and lots of meandering trails along bluffs and beaches. Great for dog walking and just getting out to enjoy fresh air and beautiful vistas.

Our hosts, Bill and Creta, could not have been more hospitable or gracious. They provided excellent recommendations for things to do in the area. They decorated the cottage for Christmas - complete with stockings filled with treats for both of us and our pup! Creta teaches dog agility classes, and she came by a couple of times on request to show us around the agility field next door and to teach our old dog a few new tricks.

It was the perfect getaway for Christmas, and we hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ashland, OR

Best place to relax and unwind And, it's Pet Friendly

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in pouring rain, but found the house to be cozy and inviting. We had a blazing fire in the fireplace and enjoyed DVD's and reading from their Library. Bill and Creta have created a testament to the Beat Poets who used to gather at the property when it was owned by Don Allen. They have several original framed Broadsides and several books by the Beat Authors.

And, our Dog, Blue, had a great time, too. Creta gave him an introductory lesson in Agility. We had so much fun watching him get acquainted with the equipment and playing the games of going from obstacle to obstacle.

We also LOVED going from Hot Tub to Sauna. Next time we'll be sure to arrange an onsite massage.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Auburn, ca

This house is a gem!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a romantic and relaxing Valentine's Day weekend at Oceansong! It was obvious that from the moment that we opened the front door and heard the welcoming soft music, champagne, and chocolate awaiting us, that we were in for a memorable time! The house is "oozing" with character and charm! Creta and Bill were wonderful hosts! Bill stopped by to greet us was very helpful in giving us tips about the area, some history and points of interest that we may want to see.

We were excited to spend our first day exploring through some bushy areas at the beach. When we got back to the house, I realized that I had a tick in my arm....yikes! :-( Trying to be brave and not really being prepared for this, I called Bill and Creta to see if they could come to the rescue. Bill not only brought over some tweezers, a magnifying glass, and Hydrogen Peroxide, he also helped me get that critter out of my arm. I was thankful that they lived very close by and were so helpful in an "emergency". The weekend went by way too quickly in fact, that I lost track of days. I appreciated that Creta and Bill checked in with us the morning of our scheduled departure or we may have inadvertently "crashed" the next visitors stay. Next time we will just have to stay a bit longer!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cameron Park, CA


  • 5 of 5

Many personal touches - fluffy bathrobes, pristine spa with hooks near-by to hang the towels, lovely art work throughout the quaint, welcoming, and charming home. Stinson Beach about a 15 minute drive away. Down-town Bolinas about a 20 minute walk away. Agate Beach, quite rocky and narrow, though nice for an after-dinner stroll to hear the waves, about a 10 minute pretty walk from the property. Bill & Creta are sweet, fun to talk to, and welcoming. Our 3 dogs had a blast, and each had their own pillow with a special treat.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our vacation at Oceansong! The house is cozy and filled with nice amenities. The garden was glorious. The walks to the ocean were invigorating. Our dog got to swim every day. She enjoyed exploring the large area around the house and meeting other dogs at the beach in Bolinas. The hot tub and stove warmed us on the one foggy, cold night we had during our week in Bolinas. We were busy every day, and this was the perfect place for family in the Bay area to come see us on their schedules. It was a quiet, restful comfortable place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Francisco International,
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Smiley's Schooner Saloon
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Indian Valley Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Coast Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Agate Beach
Car: recommended

Attached to property is a Fully equipped Dog Agility Field and playground. Guests may opt for private lessons in Agility with use of the Agility field if approved.


Rates & Availability

Bolinas Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning fee based on Oc $35

Single nights are available, however with a Saturday stay--there is a 2 night minimum

Listed price is for a party of 2. Rates rise accordingly to a maximum of 6. We accept Master Card and Visa . 1/2 the stay is charged at the time of booking and the other half is due 1 week before arrival by an automatic debit to the credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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