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Wonderful Cozy, Oceanfront Cottage - on Stinson Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Stinson Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Our cozy cottage has an unobstructed view of the beach and ocean. There is a large deck with table and chairs for reading and sunbathing while watching the world go by. We recently renovated and updated with a new tile floor and new shower enclosure. Our furnishings are upscale and kid friendly. We find that even very small children are able to play right on the beach protected from the wind in our private roped-off beach lot area.

The house is very well equipped with a BBQ on the deck and all the things that you need to cook up a relaxing meal in the compact kitchen. Additionally, we have a Gourmet Grill and Panini Sandwich maker. Parents can sit on the deck and watch their children play on the beach.

Walking to town is one of the pleasures of our location. Stinson Beach can be sunny while the rest of the Coast is ''fogged in'' as we have a wonderful micro-climate.

The Pacific is really cold for swimming and the surfers - who you can watch from the house- almost always wear wetsuits. Boogie boarding is a favorite sport and many intrepid surfers have gotten their start Boogie Boarding at Stinson Beach. Boogie Boards and wetsuits are available for rent in town.

The town is charming with cute restaurants and a children's playground with slides and swings. When you're ready for a hike there are fabulous hiking trails within 5 minutes of the house. One of the most famous is the Dipsea Trail which is a wondrous walk beside a running creek, beneath giant redwoods culminating in a 10 foot ladder climb - really breathtaking. Great beach-combing and shell collecting possibilities abound on the beach.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Angela Rubin
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016
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About Angela Rubin

Our goal is to make you feel welcome and relaxed for your vacation. Whether you elect to play in the sun, try boogie boarding, hike mountain trails or enjoy taking time alone this house has what you need.

Decorations are European in style and the furniture is kid friendly and very comfortable with designer touches everywhere.This is comfortable ocean front living at its best with modern amenities where you can have a healthy day, a restful evening and a sound night's sleep.Because our calendar is sometimes not up to date we always respond promptly to your email requests and can also be reached via cell phone.

Angela Rubin purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Angela Rubin chose San Francisco Bay Area

When we discovered Stinson Beach we couldn't believe that such a lovely little town could remain so unspoiled. Although only 30 mins from Mill Valley it remains a refuge from the real world for all who come and stay. Owner is close by and available to answer questions or help to plan your outings. West Marin is such a special place and there's so much to do here , we feel very blessed to be able to share this amazing place.

What makes this cottage unique

Ocean Front - view the dolphins playing and hear the sound of the waves breaking while you lie in bed.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Wonderful Cozy, Oceanfront Cottage - on Stinson Beach
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 22 reviews
Alameda, CA

Sun, Sand, Surf & Serenity

  • 5 of 5

My mother, sister, and I spent the weekend in this adorable cottage, which is directly ON the beach. The photo from the deck is not taken with some fancy photo lens. You step off the deck and you are ON the beach! We could not have asked for a more perfect setting. The front bedroom has an uninterrupted view of the ocean, and the back bedroom has a skylight making it light and bright. The living space was very comfortable and everything we needed was available. We were able to completely relax here and look forward to returning. Angela, the owner, was so kind and making the arrangements with her was effortless.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alison for this positive and honest review. I really appreciate it and hope that you can come back soon. Angela
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San Rafael

Perfect place for beach lovers!

  • 5 of 5

If you love the beach this is the place for you.

We had the most lovely stay at Angel's beach house!

The ocean beach is literally right outside the front door. We went to sleep with the sound of the ocean waves and waking-up to an endless view of ocean and beach. We brought our little dog who had the most fun running up and down the shore. Shops and restaurants were easily within walking distance.

We had many days of endless entertainment watching the wind surfers, body surfers, the dogs and people There were a few chilly evenings and the wood stove worked perfectly. There are also electric heaters if you need immediate heat, but we personally love the fire early in the morning and at night.

This is a wonderful, small home with the best ocean and beach views I've ever seen! We hope to return again and again.

Thank you Angela!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review I truly appreciate it. I'm also glad that you had such a good relaxing time I hope you can return often Angela
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Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay at this sweet beach house. It was perfect for our family of four and Angela was just as lovely as could be. Our two young sons were delighted to roll right out of the house on to the sand and my husband and I were in heaven every night falling asleep to the sound of the waves crashing. We are already talking about making reservations for next year. Thank you Angela! We'll be back soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review I really appreciate that you took the time to write it Sorry I wasn't around when you left to say goodbye I do hope that you can come back soon.thanks again. Angela
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Rocklin, CA

Our kids and dog loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property over Easter weekend and had a fantastic stay. This property is the essence of "beachfront" as the front stairs off the deck take you right to the sand. And the deck! We spent hours relaxing on it and were able to watch our kids boogie board from the deck. The inside of the property is so cozy and the front bedroom looks right on to the beach. It was lovely having the waves lull us to sleep every night. Our dog also enjoyed this property spending many lazy afternoons taking a nap on the deck as there is a doggy gate at the stairs leading to the beach so we never worried about our dog sneaking off to play with the many doggy pals she met as this extremely dog friendly beach. We didn't even get in our car the 3 days we stayed as the town center is a 5 Minute walk up the beach. The owner Angela was so easy to work with in planning our stay. The only thing we were disappointed with was that the sun umbrella on the deck was broken and we were lucky to have brought our travel sun umbrella with us to use on the deck. We will definitely rent this property again!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and thank you so much for a lovely review - Im very glad that you had such a good time and made the most of our wonderful beach. So sorry the umbrella was broken - the guests prior to your stay had left it open overnight when it was windy so it blew off the deck and landed on the beach where it blew around all night. Fortunately no-one was hurt. It has now been replaced with a new stripey one. again many thanks and I hope that you can come back. Angela
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Chicago Park

Location Location Location

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is actually a duplex with the owner, Angela, living in the other half. You could not get closer to the beautiful Stinsen Beach. Actually you are on the beach, the water comes almost to the rear deck.

The cottage had sufficient supplies and cooking utensils though I would have added a matching set of dishes. The wood stove was great. It rained almost our entire stay which was fine with us. Only wished the wood we had to use was dry.

We would definitely come back, but this trip we with my son and his wife who stayed in the back bedroom. Someone, during a remodel of the cottage, blocked the bathroom door from the living area forcing those in the master bedroom to enter the back bedroom to use the bathroom. Since I often wake and need to use the bathroom this was uncomfortable for me. This is at most inconvenient and would not stop us from coming back. There are great restaurants in town but at least for lunch they were a little expensive. Definitely try the fish tacos at Parkside Cafe.

Depending on your budget, it is best to bring everything you need with you and do NOT arrive needing fuel for your car.

I have rented many properties on the coast from Carmel to Shelter Cove and between and this cottage is certainly one of the better ones. We will be returning for a summer stay. Thank you Angela.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time with to write a review and Im glad that you enjoyed your stay. New matching dishes have now been purchased and added as you suggested and as you will see when you return. Sorry that the fire wood was wet - the tarp blew off in all the wind that came with the much needed rain and big storm. Its now dry again as the rain has gone away and we're back to temperatures in the 70's with 80's predicted for this weekend! I hope that you do come back during the summer as you will be able to experience the difference in the ocean during the winter season and the summer - the tides are a lot higher during the winter and the waves are much larger and more spectacular. Thank you again for staying and for your thoughtful review. Angela
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  • 5 of 5

We had a thoroughly delightful 3-night stay at Angela's cozy and very comfortable cottage on Stinson Beach. It is truly right on the beach! You walk on the sand to get to the deck and front door. My husband and I and our labradoodle dog felt immediately at home. There is a full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, roomy living area, bathroom with shower and an ocean view that goes on forever! We were celebrating a birthday and had wine each day at sunset on the lovely deck which is right on the beach. People watching and dog watching was our spectator sport. And, so much to see in the area: the friendly town of Stinson, Pt Reyes Station (go to the Cowgirl Creamery!), Bolinas (the 60s live on!), Mt. Tam, Muir Woods (awe-inspiring always!) Inverness and on and on. The best part was long walks on the beach each day and seeing our 3-year old labradoodle do joy-jumps the entire length of the beach. It was a magical birthday and Angela is such a lovely lady. She is close by if you need her but so respectful of your privacy. You could not ask for a kinder and more hospitable owner. We thank Angela for making our celebration so memorable. We rent 5 - 6 vacation rentals annually and Angela's cottage has gone to the top of our list of "Must Return Someday Soon"! Trish & Mike, San Jose, CA

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this lovely review. I am always grateful when a guest takes the time to write a review - I know its an extra effort - so many of us live busy lives and to take the time to write a thoughtful and helpful review is really very kind. Im so glad that you had such a good vacation and that you were able to visit and enjoy many of the special places that Marin has to offer. It was really nice to meet you and I hope that you will come back very soon. Angela
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sand Dollar
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
corte Madera- ride Ferry to Giant's Stadium
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nicasio wonderful public course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak in SF- visit Sacramento or Silicon Valley
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Parkside Cafe
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
n/a Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
we're on it Stinson Beach - Boliinas Beach is 5 m
Car: necessary

Bird Watching very popular at nearby Audubon Canyon Ranch and Bolinas Lagoon - about 1 mile north. Audubon is open to the public at specific times during the year. There are telescopes set up to watch the egrets nesting.


Rates & Availability

Stinson Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 2016 - Jan 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

(3 NIGHTS MINIMUM if house available one month prior);

LOW SEASON ... nov-feb .. $1400./week (2 night minimum);
Plus Tax & Cleaning.
Nightly rate is $250.00 per night high season/$600 weekend.;

Low season rate is $200.00 per night.;
Sometimes in the low season we are able to offer 3rd night for half

Rent is requested 45 days in advance and can be paid by check or credit card using paypal. An invoice will be emailed to you if you prefer to use your credit card.

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.
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Stinson Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
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  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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