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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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 Bolinas

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:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome
  • 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 29 reviews
San Francisco, CA / Truckee, CA

Love this house - 2nd time here and will be back!

  • 5 of 5

This place is the best. It's so good in fact that I don't want to praise it too much for fear it'll always be booked. We stayed here with family last time and this time was with friends. Great fit for all.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent weekend in Bolinas!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property with a very comfortable feel. Very well stocked with linens and towels. The beds were comfortable and clean. Jeff was very responsive. The close proximity to the beach was a plus!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Friends Reunion/Wedding Weekend in Bolinas

  • 5 of 5

Five old friends and their significant others together again for a beautiful and memorable wedding in Bolinas... We had an outstanding experience at this lovely home. The location was incredible, the house was cozy, charming, had lots of history, and was plenty large enough for the whole gang. Every detail was attended to, and we had a wonderful experience staying here - lots of time relaxing, eating together, and retiring to the hot tub! Thank you to the owners for sharing this gem of a home!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Adorable house in an amazing location. Lots and lots of room.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a family wedding in Bolinas. The house is beautiful and was perfect for our stay. Walk to downtown and it's about 20 steps to the beach! I think it would be perfect for two families vacationing together.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous house in a fabulous location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family shared a wonderful week in this beautiful home. Two standouts: the owner was very responsive and easy to work with. And we really appreciated the "cook's kitchen" -- everything we needed to enjoy our fresh-caught fish and the great fruits and veggies from the Bolinas farmstand.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • 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




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $285
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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