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across the street is the beautiful bolinas lagoon

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Last updated: 08/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This comfortable home is located across the street from the beautiful Bolinas Lagoon as it empties from Mt Tamalpais into the Pacific Ocean just a short block away. Nestled below a wooded and private hillside this Mediterranean style house is set behind a large hedge hidden from the street. Parking for 2 cars [tandem style] - a great bonus in an area with limited parking for the beach goers who often show up on weekends. A great base for bird watching, mountain biking, hiking, surfing, kayaking (walk across the street to put in at the small dock), or mosey down the block to the beach to look for seashells, watch the seals play in the surf or make a sandcastle. Known for locally grown/ raised organic food and freshly caught fish, and with a cafe, museum and Wildlife Gallery with our local bird expert down the street, you have sophisticated city amenities in a small beach town. One of only a handful of homes located in this historic part of downtown where the fishing boats still come in on the tides, it is a great spot for fun, family gatherings, or quiet reflective moments.
more: The house is one of two structures on the property. There is also a small cottage at the rear of the property occupied by a part-time tenant/caretaker. However, the yard, parking area, etc. is for the exclusive use of guests. The backyard has a picnic table + several outdoor tables and a park like feeling facing the wooded hillside. Sheltered from the wind with great afternoon sun and with lots of hummingbird visitors, it is a great spot for sharing meals or just hanging out.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    bunkbed shares hallway w. other br...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Sunroom trundle beds...moreless

  • Bedroom #1 [Master] is largest w. a small wood paneled study and doors into living room and/or hall leading to the other sleeping areas and bathroom #1. Bedroom #2 [Bunkbeds], the 'Diving Bell' is perfect for kids, although fine for adults. Access to the main part of the house from this room, is through the Sunroom [or through Master bedroom #1]. It is across the hall from bathroom. Bedroom #3, [Sunroom] has a trundle bed with sliding glass doors to fenclosed porch and can be used as a lounge area, or the doors and curtains can be closed for a private sleeping area for 2, depending upon use of Bedroom #2. Both trundle beds open can fill the whole room- but one can be tucked underneath in the a.m. New mattresses on all beds w. exception of bunks which have thick foam. The house can accommodate four to six depending upon how friendly everyone is. The living room also has a full sized sofa bed which can be used....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Newly remodeled...moreless

  • Outdoor: outdoor shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

    handheld shower head...moreless

  • Bathroom #1 has tub. Hand held shower only. Bathroom # 2 off the living room has new tiled shower, no tub. Plastic seat available, if needed....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The house has an efficient wood burning stove, electric heaters and gas wall heater in winter. Wood floors + several area rugs, few dust collecting fabrics and no animals, help keep it a low allergen environment. Dish TV. House is 'downtown' near the beach and stores with a parking area inside the gate. Once inside the gate, behind the big front hedge, the house has a very private feel with a wooded hillside at the rear and surrounded by garden greenery. The house is one story, with 3 & 4 steps into the structure. A concrete sidewalk is at the entry and side going to the rear with some flagstone patio areas and enclosed sunporch. An outdoor shower and clothesline available for post beach clean up. Picnic table w. benches plus other tables and chairs for outdoor use. There is a small cottage at the rear of the property occupied by a part-time tenant/caretaker, however the yard, parking, etc is for the exclusive use of guests. Sorry, no pets, please....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Some beach toys and games, color pencils, drawing pads...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Less than one block from ocean. Favorite of surfers and beachcombers...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Less than one block from ocean...moreless

  • Rural
  • Village:

    Unique little town where time has tried to stand still....moreless

  • Water View:

    Across the street from the Bolinas Lagoon and dock where fishing boats still come in...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Additional table for 3 in living room...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas wall heater during cold season + electric baseboard and space heaters. New sunporch provides additional warmth....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    open to the dining area...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Parking available for 2 cars - tandem style - one inside driveway and on in front of driveway. Parking downtown can be difficult on nice weekends so it is very helpful to have this option....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Landline for local calls if needed....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels also included...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    electric coffe maker; french press; and stovetop espresso...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    off back of house in garden - also now enclosed deck as well...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    many flowers with seating for 8+, picnic table + other outdoor tables...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber gas grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis:

    Public tennis court in town...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    3 small boogie boards - local shop rents surfboards, wetsuits...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jul 1 - Sep 5, 2016
3 night min stay
$225
$1,500 $4,000
Thanksgiving
Nov 24 - Nov 28, 2016
2 night min stay
$250
$1,400 $4,000
Christmas & New Years
Dec 16 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$250
$1,400 $4,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$200
$1,300 $4,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $100
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Check when you inquire for current rates, fees and deposit amounts as they vary. Holiday periods and extended stays may require higher deposits. Weekly rate is for 7 nights. Reduced rates for stays longer than 2 nights and some discounted rates/fees are also available. Rates are also based upon size of party. Cancellation policy - Payments are non-refundable with the exception of insurance or damage deposit and cleaning fees. We ask for a modest deposit to hold booking with balance due 15 days prior to visit - a portion of the deposit may be refundable in the event of cancellation before the balance is due. No occupancy tax on stays of 30+days

Accidental damage insurance in lieu of damage deposit is preferred for all stays. Owner mayrebate back cost of insurance after departure - check for details. Cleaning fees vary depending upon size of rental party length of stay.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 08/19/2016
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Location

42 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco International
200 Metres
Nearest Barpub
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Larkspur
27 Miles
Nearest Golf
San Geronimo
22 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
201 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sugar Bowl Ski Area
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
Bolinas Beach

Car: Recommended

One short block from Bolinas Beach and steps away from the Bolinas Lagoon as it empties from the flanks of Mt Tamalpais into the Pacific Ocean, you are approximately 25 miles north of San Francisco. Although there is much to do and see in our small west Marin village, you are well situated for visits to the City and to the Sonoma and Napa wine country. Located at the southern tip of the Pt. Reyes National Seashore, north of Muir Woods, west of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Mt Tam, with the ebb and flow of the tides nearby, you are surrounded by the natural wonders of this region. Once you arrive, you can park your car and walk to shop or enjoy the beach and hills of the area. There is a regular although infrequent bus service via West MarinTransit on the 'Stagecoach' to the town with routes to connections with transit centers 'over the hill' as well as to Stinson Beach.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1986

About the owner: We have owned the property since 1986, live part time in the house since our retirement in 2008 and also offer it as a vacation rental. Because we spend a great deal of time in the house it has many personal touches. The small cottage at the rear offers housing to a long time Bolinas resident who also looks after the property when we are not there.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love being downtown. Once at the house we can walk to the beach, shop, enjoy music, see the museum shows without having to drive and park. On most weekdays the streets are empty of people and cars but beach parking on weekends can be very difficult nowadays. We really appreciate having off-street and tandem parking available for us and our guests.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • across the street is the beautiful bolinas lagoon

    across the street is the beautiful bolinas lagoon

  • front entry, view from driveway

    front entry, view from driveway

  • Living Room w. old upright piano

    Living Room w. old upright piano

  • Dining area seats 6 + wood burning stove to keep things cozy

    Dining area seats 6 + wood burning stove to keep things cozy

  • Gas range [new] and convection toaster oven, microwave, etc

    Gas range [new] and convection toaster oven, microwave, etc

  • tub bathroom located across from bunk bed room

    tub bathroom located across from bunk bed room

  • Tempurpedic queen bed in sleeping area of master

    Tempurpedic queen bed in sleeping area of master

  • sunroom w. trundle, second single bed below pulls out, sleeps 2, has doors

    sunroom w. trundle, second single bed below pulls out, sleeps 2, has doors

  • Backyard view onto hillside w. spring roses

    Backyard view onto hillside w. spring roses

  • outdoor shower post surfing

    outdoor shower post surfing

  • street view of property - offstreet parking - gate is usually closed

    street view of property - offstreet parking - gate is usually closed

  • Wharf Rd. Floor Plan - deck now enclosed porch

    Wharf Rd. Floor Plan - deck now enclosed porch

  • view from living room

    view from living room

  • kitchen w. birdwatching breakfast nook

    kitchen w. birdwatching breakfast nook

  • shower bathroom located off living room

    shower bathroom located off living room

  • bunk bed room - access to main part of house through other 2 bedrooms

    bunk bed room - access to main part of house through other 2 bedrooms

  • small study, part of master bedroom

    small study, part of master bedroom

  • Recently enclosed deck  which is toasty on a sunny day

    Recently enclosed deck which is toasty on a sunny day

  • Gas grill in rear, small cottage for pt tenant hidden behind sink @ right

    Gas grill in rear, small cottage for pt tenant hidden behind sink @ right

  • surfs up - beach is less than block from the house

    surfs up - beach is less than block from the house

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  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 08/19/2016
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