Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Wonderful Cozy, Oceanfront Cottage - on Stinson Beach

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Amenities

Stinson Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • One shower - glass enclosure - toilet and basin
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen Bed in front bedroom with view of Ocean.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

85% Complete
7% Complete
3% Complete
0% Complete
3% Complete
Wonderful Cozy, Oceanfront Cottage - on Stinson Beach
average rating of 4.714286 based on 28 reviews
Alameda, CA
5

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: February 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
Did you find this review helpful?
10 0
3

Amazing house and location, with a few issues

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Funky and perfect

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Very welcoming

  • 4 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

On the sand!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

PERFECT birthday vacation!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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. Angela
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Owner

Angela Rubin
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 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.

Map

Muir Woods National Monument
"Wonderful & Serene - a cathedral in the woods. You can hike to Muir Woods from our house and..."
Mount Tamalpais
"Come Hike the Mountain - during summer there's even a Mountain Play - family fun at its best."
Stinson Beach
"We're on it - its 3 miles of fabulous sand and surf - glorious sunsets and sunrises"
Muir Beach Overlook
"Views Views Views from the Golden Gate to famous Bolinas reef - its all within site from thi..."
Point Reyes National Seashore
"Incredible hiking - for the adventurous a long hike to the Pacific for other 2-3 miles in be..."
Parkside Cafe
"Walk here from our cozy cottage - you won't come away hungry or disappointed - great food an..."
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
101
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.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

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

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.

You might like these similar properties