1906 Bolinas Country Cottage in Idyllic Pastoral Setting(26 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
Just a mile from Bolinas Beach and a couple miles from Agate Beach. Many hiking and bicycling options in State and National Parks. Beauty abounds. If you are not already, you will leave a photographer!
There is a queen size bed in the cottage bedroom and 2 twin sized beds in separate studio bedroom. Additionally there is a full sized futon in sunporch. The ideal number of guests is 4 since there is only 1 bathroom which has a stall shower. There is an outdoor tub in the garden.
Owner lives on the property in another house. There is ample privacy afforded guests as the cottage has its own yard with fence.
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Member since: 2011
- Max. occupancy 6
- Children Welcome:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Circa 1906 one-bedroom cottage tucked in an orchard garden. Features a sun porch, separate office/studio, and outdoor tub surrounded by honeysuckle, jasmine and roses; sunny, peaceful, & private location; At night hear the sound of 1,000 frogs, the night sky is filled with stars...no streetlights. 1 mile from downtown and the beach...moreless
- Away From It All
- Coin Laundry
- Nude Beach
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $100
- Booking Fee $50
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Tax Rate 10%
$400 for weekly cleanings during month-long rental
Security Deposit for month-long rental is $1000.
No reservation confirmed until terms between owner and renter are agreed upon, contract is signed, and payment received.
Owner reserves the right to negotiate with several travelers; whom to book on calendar is at discretion of Owner.
Credit card pmt: Add'l 3% (US) & 4% (Int n'tl) convenience fee.
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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50 Minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Bird watching, Camping, Astronomy, Tule Elk, Environmental studies, Eco-systems, Slow Food, Organic Food, Farming, Marine Reserve, National Park, State Parks, Hiking, Surfing, Paddle Boarding, Beach Combing, Tide Pooling, Fiber Arts, Pleine Air, Photography! The Bolinas Museum, Art Galleries, Artist Studios, Abundant wildlife, Astronomy, Marine Studies, Wildflowers, Kite Flying, Yoga., Retreat, Meditation, Farm Tours, Stinson Beach, Muir Woods, Inverness, Point Reyes Station, Point Reyes National Seashore, GGNRA.
Year Purchased: 2000
About: When I moved to West Marin from Chicago I knew that I had landed someplace so special. This is paradise! But when I drove down Horseshoe Hill Road and saw this little red farmhouse, I stopped the car. It looked a bit like a Little House on the Prairie as it was set back in a pasture. The cottage was built in 1906 and was part of the Lauff Ranch. I live in the Barn that is also on the property. Flowers and fruit trees and beauty all around. Horseshoe Hill is protected, thus making it warmer than the rest of Bolinas. Most of the surrounding properties have multiple acres so there is privacy. It is about a mile away from downtown and the beach, yet the surf can be heard in the distance as the ocean is just to the west over the ridge. I can't imagine living anywhere else. I have seen coyotes and bobcats, blue herons and snowy egrets, the hummingbirds, honeybees, woodpeckers, several kinds of owls, and other night creatures call in the night. If there is a full moon and weather is clear, there is no need for flashlights to light your way.
Why Bolinas, CA, USA:
This property is out of the fray of the downtown Bolinas which can be filled with out of town surfers and visitors. While Bolinas Beach and Downtown can feel festive, it is great to be able to leave the beach or return from long hikes to relax on this quiet and light cottage. There is hammock for reading that novel and sip lemonade. In fact there are 4 Meyer Lemon Trees bearing fruit from which to make your fresh lemonade! When they are laying there are fresh, organic eggs from happy hens living on the property. On clear nights, away from streetlights, a zillion stars, meteor showers, planets, and moons have the celestial stage. On New Moon Nights you can go up to the Mt Theater the Mt Tam Lecture Nights and San Francisco Amateur Astronomers (Apr-Oct) where after the lecture, Astronomers will help you view then night sky through their high powered telescopes. See other galaxies, nebulae, constellations. Children love this property as they are safe, away from traffic.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Perfect for family retreat or a romantic getaway. The setting is peaceful and quite beautiful. The gardens are old and well-maintained.
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Country Orchard Cottage
The private drive from road
Afternoon light in orchard
Spring time blossoms and cala lilies
Bolinas Channel at sunset and low tide.
Agate beach Low Tide Sunset.
Wolf Moon Rising...
Little House on the Prairie...sort of...
Dappled morning light
sun porch with futon.
Gaze out the window while washing dishes...
Separate bedroom for the kids
Old grape stake fences
Apples falling to the ground.
Sunrise from Surfer's Outlook
Wharf Beach at The Groin pre-dawn.
Wolf Moon rising over Bolinas Ridge
Wolf Moon Has Risen...
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017
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