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Historic Bolinas Home and Cottage at the Beach. Best Location!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 12)

'Best Vacation Ever!' This beautiful house and cottage are very well appointed and comfortable - It feels like your own home. Decor showcases historic building style of turn of the century. Many historic photos and artifacts of early Bolinas. Three private deck and patio areas to enjoy a coffee or glass of wine. So close to beach and town. Walk or Bike everywhere. Modern Kitchen features commercial range and Fridge.

Downstairs is the master bedroom suite with canopy bed and private bath with tub. Upstairs bedrooms(ocean view room has cal king and single, Garden room has two singles) are separated by shared Bath with shower. A short path through the garden leads you to the Lovely cottage. Cottage is one large space with loft and separate bath with tub. Very private and has garden views ,high ceilings and lots of light. Double bed in loft and on main floor. Kitchen with Fridge. Fireplace.

Keywords: 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home one of the bedroom is separate studio cottage with full bath and sleeping loft

More Details

Jeff McPhail
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2017

About Jeff McPhail

Our family has been involved in the building trades in Marin for over 100 years. We love the beach and enjoy surfing and water sports. We love having family and friends out in Bolinas and never get tired of walking the beach and to town. We know you will love it here.

Jeff McPhail purchased this house in 1996

Why Jeff McPhail chose San Francisco Bay Area

We chose 93 Brighton first for its proximity to Brighton Beach and Downtown. Next because of its historic charm. The house has an 'Old Soul' quality with all the comforts and conveniences you would expect.

What makes this house unique

Because the house is so close to the beach, I remain gratefull each time I come out of the water and am able to jump immediately into the hot outside shower or hot tub. The kids can come and go to the beach as they like. I enjoy walking with a freshly brewed cup of coffee the length of the beach first thing in the morning. Walking into town is always enjoyable with a visit to the peoples store, The surf shop, bookstore, library, the bolinas market, smileys or the Coast Cafe for a wonderful Breakfast.


Bolinas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder room - toilet , 1/2 bath off of main floor of main house
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , shower , upstairs bath serving bedrooms 2 and 3
    Cottage Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Cottage Bath
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , Hot water shower for after Surf
    Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bath off of Bedroom 1
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom on first floor with private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs. Shares bath with bedroom 3
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Bedroom 3 is upstairs and shares bath with Bedroom 2. View.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , Cottage is a studio layout with private full bath
  • There is also a single daybed in the living room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Park your car and never move it again for your stay! Walk to town - 4 blocks and to beach -150 feet. Home has an antique piano and unique furnishings. Chefs kitchen, Hot tub and patio. Rooftop porch views of the Pacific and Bolinas. 150 feet from beautiful Brighton Beach


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Historic Bolinas Home and Cottage at the Beach. Best Location!
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Perfect beach house!

  • 5 of 5

My family and a few friends stayed at the Brighton house in April and had a beautiful time. The house is roomy, comfortable, beautifully appointed, and right by the best beach. It doesn't feel like a rental: it feels like home. There is a piano in the dining room, and a hot tub in the back. The roses were in bloom and we had everything we needed, including gorgeously comfortable beds. Everybody slept well, ate well, and completely loved the place. The owner was responsive and took great care of us. We hope to return next spring for another visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, cool, historic beach house

  • 5 of 5

Recently, we spent four days at this home while attending surf camp. The house was SO great! It was clean, spacious, had a great kitchen, and plenty of room for all of us. The house has some interesting history as well! We enjoyed the hot tub, ocean view from the upper terrance, and it's only steps to a gorgeous beach. The owner was easy to work with as communication was timely and considerate. I would highly recommend this place if your're looking to stay in Bolinas. We hope to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A dreamy weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We three families got away for a magical little weekend in Bolinas. The house fit us perfectly , the kids loved the hot tub, and the rain held off for our stay. We walked the beaches, strolled through town and caught the amazing Sean Hayes at Smiley's. Thanks Jeff - we had a great time!!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Fabulous beach house!

  • 5 of 5

This was my great-grandparents house and all the family enjoyed getting to return. It was clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed to relive the good old days and enjoy the beach!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, CA

We had a wonderful stay! Steve D

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent place for a large gathering. Our extended family of 12 people ranging in age from 9 to 84, spent Dec 30 and New Year's Eve at this marvelous house. It is comfortable, well appointed and handsome. There are actually two buildings, just yards apart, the main house and a cottage. The kitchen is well appointed, the beds are very comfortable, the living and dining rooms are spacious. The house has an old-fashioned elegance and yet seems right for a beach house. We have been renting houses over the New Year's Holiday for years, so we can all be together, and this house and its location, a two-minute walk from the beach, is the best house we have rented. We plan to reconvene there again, next year. It was so great not to have to get in cars to go to the beach; moreover, it is a lovely beach, very beautiful, next to the Bolinas Lagoon. Bolinas is a beautiful place.

We recommend this house very enthusiastically, with no reservations

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our gathering. We were a group of ladies (ages 18-50ish) enjoying a relaxing, pampered getaway before my daughter’s wedding. The house was elegant yet captured the welcoming nature of a beach home. The kitchen was so well equipped that we cooked and ate most meals in. The dining room was lovely and accommodated us perfectly.

There were more than enough towels and linens for our DIY facials and spa treatments. We really enjoyed the large deck for gathering and soaking up the scenery. There was plenty of room for everyone to sleep and the cottage was so cute everyone fought over it! The location was incredible too. We parked our cars and walked to the beach and town, we loved the eclectic crowd, shops and galleries. This is truly a lovely home and fabulous place for families and friends to spend some quality time together. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Brighton Beach is the #1 surfing beach in the Bay area for learning to surf and many days during the year has world class waves for more advanced surfers. Beach is sheltered from prevailing winds and is pet friendly and rated one of the top beaches in California


Rates & Availability

Bolinas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 2 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $265
Damage Deposit $1,000

Rates are subject to changed until booking is confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.