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Photo from the road - 100 ft from beach - 5 minute walk to town

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Last updated: 11/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Unique cottage - custom designed and built. Dog-friendly. Sleeps six adults with parking for three cars. Classic board games, sand toys and boogie boards provided.

1/2 block walk on dirt road to the sand and ocean. Summer surf camp plays in waves breaking right out the door. Hot outdoor shower along the side of the house provided for clean up of humans and dogs after time on the beach or trail.

Family place feels clean and casual. Bring food, clothes, beach towels and your own music, DVDs or Blueray discs to play through the entertainment system.

Flat screen TV, DirecTV and a Netflix capable Blueray player. HDMI cable can connect to your laptop or other device for watching anything you can receive on the house broadband wi-fi connection.

The space feels open & large so everyone can see the cooks in the kitchen and vice versa. Well equipped, custom kitchen offers good access to all of the necessary food prep and serving needs. Table has leaves to accommodate dining for 8. Market and three restaurants are only a 5 minute walk into town. Charming town offers small shops, library, snack stand and small park.

The loft is an expansive area where kids can have space to themselves for sleep, play and board games but still be with the family. Or adults can get away by themselves to relax, read or nap. Large flagstone front patio perfect for outdoor cooking, dining and lounging.

Stinson Beach sits in the middle of The Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the nearby countryside is beautiful open space and coastal ranch land. There are great country roads that lead to outstanding views of the entire San Francisco Bay Area, but the sand, ocean, mountain trails and town are easily accessible without ever driving your car.

We have extensive trail maps and guide books to the area and are at the base of Mt Tamalpais which offers some of the best hiking, running and mountain biking in the Bay Area. Only a 30 minute drive to Muir Woods, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Headlands or Golden Gate Bridge.

Easy access to San Francisco which offers world class entertainment, museums and dining. Day trips to the Wine Country are within driving range on beautiful country roads.

Keywords: cottage, cabin, beach house

Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/21/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    Loft area that kids love...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved dogs with prior authorization. Extra security deposit required. There are 2.5 miles of dog friendly beach to the north of the house. Hot outdoor shower for washing off after being on the beach. Bring your own dog drying towels....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • Loft: 3 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    2 Twin Beds, 1 twin mattress and a futon...moreless

  • The two bedrooms downstairs each have a full sized double bed. The loft area has two twin day beds, along with a spare mattress with full linens under one of the twins and a futon. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Many guide books and maps for local trails and attractions. Field guides for birds, beach critters and wildlife...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blueray CD/DVD player with Netflix ...moreless

  • Games:

    Board Games, cards, dominos, etc....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Some music cds and the ability to plug in any music source you bring...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Ready for your ipod, etc....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screens in both bedroom and living room...moreless

  • Toys:

    Sand toys and boogie boards...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access:

    HDMI cable to connect your laptop to flat screen TV for your subscription programming ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Quiet dryer in a dedicated laundry room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Space heaters - one wall heater in hallway - bathroom heat lamp...moreless

  • Internet:

    Broadband Wi-Fi ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Private road with 3 parking spaces for our guests...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Room for 3 cars ONLY. Please respect our neighbors and their guests...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Yes but please bring your own beach towels and towels for drying your dog...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Quiet front loader in a dedicated laundry room...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    And grinder for beans...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Very quiet...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Well equipped...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Condiments, herbs & spices, paper products...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    4 burner electric stove with oven...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Bicycle rental in town...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak rental at end of road for paddling lagoon...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Charcoal BBQ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Oct 1 - May 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$200
$1,200
Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 25, 2016
3 night min stay

$1,000
flat fee
New Years
Dec 30 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay

$1,000
flat fee
MLK
Jan 13 - Jan 15, 2017
3 night min stay

$825
flat fee
Presidents Day
Feb 17 - Feb 19, 2017
3 night min stay

$825
flat fee
Easter
Apr 14 - Apr 16, 2017
3 night min stay

$825
flat fee
Summer
May 16 - Sep 30, 2017
5 night min stay
$275
$1,850
Memorial Day Wkend
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay

$1,000
flat fee
Labor Day Wkend
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay

$1,000
flat fee
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$275
$1,850

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $130
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

$500 security deposit due upon reservation to hold. Additional fully refundable security deposit of $500.00 if bringing a dog. Security deposit checks are voided and returned unless there's a problem.

Security deposit of $500 ($1000 if bringing a dog) due at time of reservation to hold. Check for rental, tax and cleaning due anytime before rental begins


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 11/21/2016
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Location

30 minute drive to Point Reyes National Park and 20 minutes to the tall redwoods of Muir Woods. Trails from town lead to fantastic hiking on Mt Tamalpais. Short scenic drives take you to various trail heads that offer some of the best trail running in California. Mountain bike trails are great - Mt Tam is the birthplace of mountain bikes. Many nearby trails are 'dogs on leash friendly'. The Golden Gate Bridge is a 30 minute drive away from the house. Day trips to the city are easily within range.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1954

About the owner: I've been going to Stinson since I was a boy, visiting the cabin built by my grandparents and family. I've been running the trails that start in town and climb up Mount Tam, walking the beach at low tide and enjoying the birds and wildlife for many years and enjoy sharing the Stinson experience with others. My full time residence is 90 minutes away near the Russian River and Sonoma Coast and I feel very fortunate to be able to experience the coastal beauty of both areas.

Why the Owner Chose Stinson Beach, CA, USA:
This cottage was built by my grandparents and family over 50 years ago. I redesigned the place for my parents as full-time residents in the late '80's, tearing off the roof, adding a large loft space and skylights and building custom cabinets and drawers for all of their stuff. My family continues to enjoy spending time here

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Hiking and running the classic trails of Mt. Tamalpais (the Matt Davis and Steep Ravine trails are favorites), surfing Stinson Beach and Bolinas, climbing on Stinson's quality 'bouldering rocks', bird and seal watching at the Bolinas Lagoon, getting a burger at the Parkside Cafe, exploring the sand dunes and hiking to 'The Rocks' at the south end of Stinson Beach. Relaxing and reading by the fireplace on a winter day, moon light walks on smooth sand all the way to Bolinas (2.5 miles), finding shells and polished rocks on the beach. Everything is only a short walk away. Your car can stay parked while you enjoy the beach or mountain.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/21/2016

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Photos

  • Photo from the road - 100 ft from beach - 5 minute walk to town

    Photo from the road - 100 ft from beach - 5 minute walk to town

  • Stairs roll up out of the way to increase floor space if loft isn't in use

    Stairs roll up out of the way to increase floor space if loft isn't in use

  • Table will expand to seat 8

    Table will expand to seat 8

  • Living room from loft

    Living room from loft

  • Convertible couch becomes Queen bed plus two twin bedsi.  Small stereo for ipod

    Convertible couch becomes Queen bed plus two twin bedsi. Small stereo for ipod

  • Kitchen pass through means cooks  remain connected to the rest of  the family

    Kitchen pass through means cooks remain connected to the rest of the family

  • Main Bedroom and Closet Laundry Room across hall

    Main Bedroom and Closet Laundry Room across hall

  • 2nd bedroom downstairs

    2nd bedroom downstairs

  • Hwy1 Stinson coming in. We're about 1/2 way up near sand, waves and town>surfing

    Hwy1 Stinson coming in. We're about 1/2 way up near sand, waves and town>surfing

  • The Rocks>1/2 mile from the house peaceful/quiet most of the time>tidepooling

    The Rocks>1/2 mile from the house peaceful/quiet most of the time>tidepooling

  • Living room, ladder to loft

    Living room, ladder to loft

  • fully-equipped kitchen adjoins open living area

    fully-equipped kitchen adjoins open living area

  • Loft feels spacious -  great space for kids or adults

    Loft feels spacious - great space for kids or adults

  • Loft > Skylight Twin Bed > Extra mattress

    Loft > Skylight Twin Bed > Extra mattress

  • Looking down on table > everybody can talk but you have your own space up here

    Looking down on table > everybody can talk but you have your own space up here

  • Casual feel - bright and airy

    Casual feel - bright and airy

  • Ocean sounds great while lying in main bedroom

    Ocean sounds great while lying in main bedroom

  • 2nd bedroom downstairs

    2nd bedroom downstairs

  • Hot shower on left side>walkway all around to boogie boards and sand toys

    Hot shower on left side>walkway all around to boogie boards and sand toys

  • Playing ball > Kite Surfers doing their thing
Bolinas mesa in background

    Playing ball > Kite Surfers doing their thing Bolinas mesa in background

  • Walking to the rocks before sunrise Tidepooling awaits if it's a good low tide.

    Walking to the rocks before sunrise Tidepooling awaits if it's a good low tide.

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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