About the property
- Cottage800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
Nestled above Muir Beach overlooking the ocean, the headlands and San Francisco in the distance, you’ll find The Cottage at Muir Beach – a stylish getaway ideal for those looking to relax and unwind in the peace and tranquility of glorious ocean and mountain views.
This magical and enchanting rural escape features a charming living / dining area, kitchen, bathroom, master bedroom, attic / loft sleeping area. Private deck and parking for 2 cars. The Cottage at Muir Beach is located in the heart of Marin County’s stunning Golden Gate National Recreation Area providing fabulous opportunities for outdoor pursuits.
The Cottage At Muir Beach is situated next door to Mole's Cottage separated by a private and inspiring succulent garden (also see listing # 672817.) The location of both these cottages not only provides privacy for those seeking a private retreat, they also cater to families and friends who wish to book two properties in reasonably close proximity so they can vacation in the same spectacular location if required.
The Cottage at Muir Beach is enveloped by the constant therapeutic sound of the ocean and is the kind of heaven on earth that soothes the soul. Although it is within easy reach of everything, it feels like a world apart. Owned, operated and decorated by renowned British interior designer Victoria Hamilton-Rivers.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, Victoria@hamiltonrivers.com
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 2018
About Victoria Hamilton-Rivers
I am a British interior designer and home stager, living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. As the daughter of a British army officer, I have visited and lived in many parts of the world: Europe, Asia, Australia, and the United States of America. I first visited and fell in love with the San Francisco Bay Area in 1997. I became a permanent resident in 2003. All my life I have been drawn to and fascinated by the ocean and to the life within and around it. In 2008 I realized a lifelong dream and bought two cottages overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the northern California coast in the idyllic community of Muir Beach. While owning one cottage by the beach has been a lifelong dream, I never imagined myself owning two. As an interior designer, the obvious and exciting thing to do was to renovate one of them and offer it for rental to those of you around the world who share my passion for clean and simple interiors and the extraordinary privilege it is to be close to nature and the sea. The Magical Cottage At Muir Beach is simply that. Month after month it gives me tremendous pleasure to offer my guests a really exceptional place to stay where they can relax and unwind to the sound of the ocean in the newly renovated cottage. Within the backdrop and magnificence of Marin County’s Golden Gate National Recreational Area, heaven and earth are literally at your fingertips. People from all over the world agree The Cottage At Muir Beach is the perfect nurturing “home away from home” on the Northern California Coast. Whether you are seeking solitude, a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or celebrating someone or something special, it’s all here at The Cottage At Muir Beach. Victoria Hamilton-Rivers.
Victoria Hamilton-Rivers purchased this Cottage in 2008
Why Victoria Hamilton-Rivers chose Muir Beach
This is the most beautiful location on the entire California coast.
What makes this Cottage unique
Hiking, designing interiors while being inspired by the ocean.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful, well-appointed, and comfortable home.
We loved our stay at the cottage and would return without hesitation. The interior was absolutely gorgeous and the view was as good as it gets. Stayed with two young children, and the stairs up to the children’s bedroom were steep and difficult to navigate, but it shouldn’t be an issue with older kids. There was a gate provided and we made it work just fine. Communication with host was great, and informational materials at the house were helpful.
It is our second time here and as before, it was an amazing stay. From the moment we walked in, we left the world behind and the stress melted away. We were mesmerized by the expansive ocean views and lulled by the sound of the crashing waves. The cottage is immaculate with everything we needed and more. We loved relaxing, reading, cooking, staring at the ocean from the deck, doing nothing in general. Mill Valley is a short 20 minute drive away, and Bungalow 44 still has happy hour $1 oysters from 5-6p daily. We discovered new trails to hike and beach combed Big Beach. Thanks for a wonderful stay!
The Cottage at Muir Beach.
This is a really nice place, and Victoria is a great host. Hated to leave, I imagine every one who comes here feels the same way.
The Cottage at Muir Beach is an idyllic and breathtaking getaway spot!
My husband and I spent a week at The Cottage at Muir Beach and loved every moment of it! The house is cozy and beautifully decorated nestled into an overlook with gorgeous views of the ocean and surrounding mountains. A perfect location to divide your time between the city - which is 20-30 minutes away -and the nearby beaches, hiking, biking and all things outdoors. We enjoyed mornings on the beach where we saw dolphins daily! The overlook is 5 minutes away and is a must-see -we did spot a whale- as is Muir Woods which boasts a beautiful and peaceful walk through the redwood trees. Visit Mill Valley for grocery essentials like Whole Foods and delicious restaurants like Balboa Cafe on a picturesque downtown square. Sausalito restaurants give you a beautiful view of the San Francisco skyline while you enjoy your dinner as the sun goes down. You must stop in and visit the Pelican Inn modeled after an old English 17th century tavern, great atmosphere!
Victoria is extremely welcoming, accommodating and an absolute joy to meet!! I highly recommend this cottage as the perfect getaway for couples or families! We want to come back as soon as we can!
Charming cottage, amazing views, perfect location, and accommodating host made for a lovely stay on Muir Beach. Home is well equipped, cozy and roomy! Will definitely return when seeking a respite from the hurried pace of life!
We had high expectations of the Cottage at Muir Beach, but it easily surpassed them. The location is quiet, on a residential lane high up on the hill above the beach, so you get the sound of the ocean, but not the beach noise. Wonderful sun trap of a deck with views across the ocean / Marin Headlands / Golden Gate region to the Sunset district of San Francisco - lovely city lights in the distance at night. Inside, everything you need, in wonderful taste, to relax and dine and drink. Outside, a great beach, the best hiking for 200 miles and The Pelican Inn (10 minute walk). We've found our perfect getaway spot and will be back - a lot.
Zen Center, The overlook (uninterrupted panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean), Muir Woods, and Pelican Inn.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Best to contact owner direct for rates and details. The calendar is maintained at all times however if bookings are in progress this is not reflected. Cleaning fee is deducted from the security deposit prior to refund.