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Magical Cottage Right on the Bolinas Lagoon

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the lagoon. Watch the pelicans dive, the seals frolic, the osprey soar as the tide ebbs and flows directly below the deck. Play in the sand and ocean surf(direct access to the lagoon from the deck), collect shells along the beach or kayak (Kayak and canoe provided) with the seals in the lagoon.

Hike or Bike in the nearby Golden Gate National Recreational area or along the Bolinas Ridge in the Mt. Tamalpais watershed. In minutes you can walk to town and browse through the diverse shops unique to Bolinas. Or, simply enjoy the magnificent views from every window as you snuggle up on the window seat or next to the wood burning stove.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


Bolinas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two full baths. One with a bathtub, the other with a shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Queen Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(31 traveler reviews)

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Magical Cottage Right on the Bolinas Lagoon
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Calm and relaxing

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Magical" is the correct word

  • 5 of 5

A very special place - the accommodation and the setting are both enchanting. We had 15 seals follow us in the canoe and kayaks. The tide rushed in and out underneath the deck. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A weekend with the seals!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the cottage. It was the perfect way to unwind and relax at the end of our California vacation. We had coffee on the deck (overlooking the lagoon), walked to the beach (a mere steps from the house) and kayaked with the seals. The house was just perfect and easily fit our family of 4. We also loved wandering around the quaint town.

The owners checked in with us when we first got in to make sure we had everything we needed. They also promptly returned our security deposit. Thanks for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Two nights were a tease

  • 5 of 5

I found this cottage while searching for a place to stay while making our way from Oregon to Los Angeles. The minute we pulled up, the stress of the previous week just dropped from our shoulders. The cottage is located literally right on the water. It is warm and welcoming and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Since our stay was so short, we never even moved the car from its original parking spot. It takes just minutes to walk into town, which has a few restaurants (decent food at Coast Cafe - we didn't try the new one), grocery stores (we loved the organic one) and a couple of cute shops. The beach is steps away. If we had stayed longer, we would have taken advantage of the kayaks provided and ventured further afield to explore. But we didn' we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves right where we were. Sitting out on the deck enjoying coffee in the morning and a glass of wine in the evening, we saw all sorts of wildlife and enjoyed talking with the local fisherman out on their boats. We even got a halibut from one of them (how fresh can you get?) and enjoyed pan frying it for dinner. The owners were very responsive to any questions we had. Thank you to the Balzans for sharing your cottage with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place to make memories

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had an awesome time spending two nights at this cottage on the water (it's literally above the water), just a few houses down from the beach, and right around the corner from downtown Bolinas. We had drinks and dinner on the deck and watched the tide roll in and out and the fog pass through, all against the backdrop of Mt Tam and Bolinas Ridge. The beach is steps away, for late night stargazing, and early morning seashell/beach glass collecting. The house has kayaks and canoes ready for your use, you just have to get them down the ladder into the lagoon. We kayaked right by groups of seals, seabirds, and the occasional shark or stingray! If you don't want to go on the water, you can wait until low tide and just walk over to Kent Island in the distance. We'll never forget this place - it has everything. Many thanks to Lynda and Bob!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love renting our cottage to people who enjoy it as much as we do! So glad you had a magical weekend!!
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Best location in town

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week at the cottage, what a treat. Plenty of wildlife, boating activity, views and relaxation. We did not move the car for the first 2 days. Easy walk to town, great shops and everything you need at the grocery. The coast cafe has great local food Smiley's saloon is the friendliest place to enjoy local music and drink and you can get there without driving. The cottage is well equipped with everything you will need including coffee grinder. We walked on the beach at every low tide, nice friendly people everywhere. Because it was November we had a fire every night very cozy.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $500

Security deposit check is held uncashed until after your departure at which time it will be returned to you if the cottage is left as it was found.
3 night minimum for Labor Day, Memorial Day, Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving, 4th of July

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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