About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
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.
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- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
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 Stinson Beach
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. Watch whales as they blow and surface. Enjoy all the unique benefits of being able to see the Ocean from your bed. There's nothing like watching the sunset over the Ocean or seeing the light change throughout the day. Truly a wonderful spot for relaxing and viewing nature's wonders.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Amazing house and location, with a few issues
Plusses: Cute house right on the beach, small but well-equipped kitchen, comfortable furniture, great deck, close to town, takes dogs!
My experience: I came out with my dogs for a 5-night solo getaway at the beach. Monday had been super rainy, and when I arrived on Tuesday and opened the door, was hit by a complex combination of unpleasant smells--cleaning supplies and maybe something else. The house seemed to have been shut up tight for a few days. So I opened up windows and doors to air it out. I'm on the sensitive side of normal re: chemical smells so I often air out places when I arrive. The night was chilly with open windows but the bed covers were warm. Something bothered my eyes and felt bad in my chest so I took a benadryl. The next day odors were diminishing, but again felt need for benadryl at night. The next morning I examined more closely, and saw mold in some window slides, and on the bathroom ceiling. I saw the landlady on her deck and mentioned it to her, and showed her. She brought over and handed me a bleach spray and paper towels and assured me it wasn't a big deal and could be wiped right off. She told me she had an appointment in the city but would check back later. The window ones did wipe right off, and the air immediately felt better. I couldn't reach the bathroom ceiling, so I just kept the door closed. That night something still was getting to me in the bedroom. Looking around some more I saw that the wicker headboard had a buildup of dust behind it. When I removed that to the back bedroom, the air in the room finally felt good to breathe. I also wiped off substantial dust on top of some picture frames, and moved a dusty wicker basket from the living room to the handily shut-off back room. I informed the landlady about the headboard. She remained distant and a bit prickly. She didn't come over to look again. I probably should also mention that the kitchen blinds looked like they hadn't been dusted or cleaned in a long time.
The weather improved, and I had some great beach time and enjoyed both inside and out of the house.
I vacillated about writing this review, but decided it's good information for the chemically and odor-sensitive out there and the landlady seems unreceptive, and I suspect she would dismiss a private note from me.
Finally: I got my deposit returned with some taken off because the cleaners said that a pillow was missing. Does she really think I took a pillow? Apparently so, as she's keeping the money.
Funky and perfect
We were very comfortable in Angela's place. It is right on the beach, everything is walkable. We heard a local character recite a Christmas poem in the post office, had great food, and enjoyed exploring. If you want sleek and modern, you won't like this place, but if you want comfortable relaxation, this is it.
The house is perfectly situated on the beach, making the views fabulous and the access so easy. The sound of the waves added to the ambience. The house had everything you needed to be comfortable. We will definitely be back.
Thank you Angela!!
On the sand!
A shabby chic cottage right on the sand. Everything you need. Nothing fancy, everything functional. Close to town and a long stretch of beach right out your door. Owner is friendly and accommodating, but honors your privacy. Dog friendly and the sound of the ocean surrounds you all the time. Wonderful two weeks here!
Location, location, location!
We had great family holiday in this beach cottage. We pretty much spent most of the days outside, going for long beach walks. Our daughter loved playing in th sand and made use of the many beach toys provided.
The cottage is fully equipped and despite the fact it was cold outside, the place warmed up quickly with the electric heaters.
Angela, who lives next door, is very helpful.
Stinson Beach is a lovely place, with a few cafes/restaurants and a surpringly well sorted grovery shop.
The location is perfect for walking (e.g. Muir Woods) and all sorts of outdoor activities.
Thanks for visiting from the UK and thanks for all the nice things that you said about our cozy cottage. We really appreciate the time that you took to write a review and hope that you will be able to come back soon - it was so nice to meet you.
PERFECT birthday vacation!
My husband and I bring our dog to pet friendly Stinson every September. This was our first visit to this cottage and it was so wonderful. The location could not be any better! We would wake up and fall asleep to the sounds of the waves and the smell of the ocean. Our pup would wake up in the morning and be so excited to go running on the beach! We could easily walk into town for meals or to the trail heads for a hike. Angela was a pleasure to work with. She could not have been more accommodating. As others mentioned, she really does respect your privacy, considering she lives next door. The property is just perfect! We hope to stay again soon! Thank you Angela!
Thank you so much for your lovely review. I so appreciate your taking the time to write a thoughtful and wonderful review.
I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you can come back again very soon.
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
Additional information about rental rates
HIGH SEASON JUNE - SEPTEMBER $2100.00 A WEEK -1 WEEK MIN. (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