About the property
- House1100 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 1 Bedroom + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)
A description of my much-treasured house follows but first some information on its location. Stinson Beach, population 632, is bordered by a gorgeous beach and Mt Tam State Park. People flock here on weekends and holidays because it is so close yet so far from urban life. The house is up the hill “in the village". There is some kind of magic that happens up here around 10 pm - the hills absorb all sounds but the waves. The coyotes, foxes and deer take over the streets. In short – we really have the best of it all up here on the hill but we have to do our part. Most of all respect the neighbors. Hold your parties at the beach or bars. On busy days tell your friends to leave the cars where they are and walk the 0.4 miles from the beach. And then enjoy the peaceful retreat that is so close and yet so far from the holiday crowds.
This beautiful retreat is hidden from view by a rose covered fence. Each side of the Cape Cod style house offers a unique outdoor experience. The back deck gets wonderful, warm sun during the day. Two lifeguard chairs offer a view of the waves. A nice large hot tub is perfect for relaxing after a long hike, ride or surf, or for stargazing at night. The outdoor fire pit is around the corner and looks out on a small lawn surrounded by bushes and trees. The front porch has an Adirondack loveseat for enjoying the evening light on Mt. Tamalpais.
The porch door opens into the living room. The open living area has many large windows with deck, garden, mountain and partial ocean views. The large brick fireplace is the cornerstone of the living room. The comfy, big couch is great for lounging. The kitchen area is small but well equipped with a convection oven and two dishwashers. A coffee grinder and a choice of French Press or drip cones are provided to make sure you can start your morning with a wonderful cup of coffee. Dine inside on comfy Maine Cottage chairs, or outside on the deck.
The bedroom is at the far end of the house and the sounds of the waves are the only sounds you hear. Wake to a view of the flowers and hummingbirds through the glass doors and bedroom window. Furniture in the bedroom includes a European SleepWorks king bed, rocking chair, a table with desk lamp (which is perfect for computer work or writing), two nightstands, a dresser and a large closet for your use.
The bedroom is separated from the living area by a bonus room that features a sleeping nest perfect for a child or friend. The sleeping area has its own ceiling lights for reading, and can be closed off by a curtain for privacy. The room has two closets; one contains the washer and dryer.
The bath is small but tidy. The shower has good pressure and lots of hot water.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
My husband and I met at UC Berkeley many years ago. After a stint in New York, we were able to move back to San Francisco. We have a two sons who have flown the coop. We have always loved west Marin for its scenic beauty, wildlife and incredible beaches. The Stinson house has moved me closer to many of my dreams. I completed docent training at the Martin Griffin Preserve and now have the pleasure of introducing fourth graders to the wonder of the area. I look forward to the time when I can spend more of my days paddling the lagoon, hiking the trails and doing what I can to preserve this treasure. Until then, I hope to share this truly multifaceted rejuvenating home with others.
Owner purchased this House in 2007
Why Owner chose Stinson Beach
We always dreamed of having a place in West Marin. I love Stinson because there is so much to do and see without having to get into a car. The town is friendly and meets all basic needs. Almost everyone of any age enjoys a day at the beach. Hiking trails are right outside the front door. And I fell in love with the house. It is bright and sunny, quiet and peaceful and the hot tub makes it better than a day at the spa. I also love Pt. Reyes Station, which has become the hub of the sustainable food movement, and which has interesting, unique shops. But it is just a beautiful 13-mile drive or bike away.
What makes this House unique
The benefits of a vacation at this home are many and varied. You can experience one or all of the four S’s – sun, surf, sleep and shall we say romance. I would also add sustenance for the spirit, opportunities for socializing and if desired, exercise and challenges for the physical self. The location of the home is wonderful, but it is also a good base for exploring the San Francisco Bay Area and wine country.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beatuiful and cozy and just what we'd hoped for.
My husband and 25 year old daughter and I spent 3 nights in this very well-kept, cozy, beautiful home and loved everything about it. The gardens are gorgeous, and we loved the hot tub too. Short, nice walk to town and beach, quiet, great hiking. A perfect little vacation!
So comfortable and relaxing. Our stay was perfect...wish we could have stayed longer.
This charming home is tucked away in a quiet hillside neighborhood. As soon as we walked through the gate, we knew this was a special place. The home itself is so light and bright and peaceful. The landscaping gives privacy and extends the sense of peace outdoors.
This Stinson Beach home is just a very pleasant place to be whether you choose to spend your time "couching" it with a good book or taking time to explore the area.
In a word, perfect
Perched up above the mini hubbub of Stinson this sunny cottage offers a total beach ambiance. A bit of ocean view, lovely deck and always the ocean’s murmur. From the well appointed kitchen to the entertainment center we wanted for nothing.
My wife and I enjoyed our stay here so much. We definitely wouod like to visit again someday. Great place, great location and wonderful views. Thanks catherine!
Beautiful home perfect for a small family and in a great location
The home was so perfect for us!
Clean, great location and perfect size for thr family.
Nice and cozy! I would definitely suggest this place to anyone looking for a vacation or a little getaway!
Adorable cottage in Stinson beach, walking distance to the beach!
I absolutely loved this cottage! Super comfortable, AMAZING outdoor space!!! There were great views of the ocean. I would stay here again in a heartbeat! Oh, and Catherine was wonderful, even when my 2 year old granddaughter called her at 6 a.m.!!!
Walk to the best beach in northern California or to the trails of Mt Tamalpais. Muir Woods is a hikeable distance. Close proximity to Pt Reyes and Olema. Easy, scenic day trips to wine country and San Francisco.
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