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Shell Cottage at Stinson Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, Maximum capacity is 5 People

Located 30 minutes north of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, the 'Shell Cottage' is a short walk to the Beach and enjoys access to Hiking Trails in the Mount Tamalpais Foothills - 2 bedrooms have queen beds with a twin bed in loft. Cottage can comfortably accomodate 4 adults and 2 children. Cottage sits in a peaceful Stinson hillside neighborhood with views of Ocean and Mt. Tam foothills from front porch, master bedroom and large backyard deck - Easy drive to Muir Woods, Audubon Canyon Ranch, Bolinas, Point Reyes National Seashore and Tomales Bay!

Dear new & returning guests,

Due to the recent enforcement enhancement of Marin County's 10% hotel occupancy tax (this applies to vacation rentals as well) we will need to increase nightly/weekly rental rates by 10 precent. The new rates will be in effect August 1, 2015 and will apply to all new bookings. Existing reservations will remain at the rate they were booked at.

With kind regards,

Shell Cottage Management"

Standard Rates ($193 per night) is 9/01 to 5/31 (Excluding Thanksgiving week).

Hi-Season ($210 per night) is 6/01 to 8/31 - during this period we require a 7 night minimum and require a Saturday arrival and Saturday Departure.

The week of Thanksgiving is always a 7 night minimum at Standard Rates ($193 per night).

Stinson Beach Drought Alert/Water Rationing: As of February 1, 2014, every property in Stinson Beach is limited to 110 gallons of water usage per day (this limit applies to the total usage for all people in the property). There are strict penalties for noncompliance. Please consider this situation when making your vacation plans. For more information regarding the Stinson Beach Drought Alert/Water Rationing and water conservation tips please see the Stinson Beach County Water District web site (

Keywords: Cozy Cottage, Stinson Beach, Ocean View, Sun Deck, Hiking, Mount Tamalpais

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Stinson Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Check In is 5PM and Check out is 11AM.


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Shell Cottage at Stinson Beach!
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 36 reviews

excellent relaxing holiday

  • 4 of 5

consistently a very relaxing holiday every time we stay at shell cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at shell cottage for three nights recently. Very comfortable, great for kids (we have three under ten), well stocked - they had everything we needed. The view is amazing, and so close to the beach! Watch out- the hill is steep!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cottage just right for us!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay here. The cottage size is perfect for my husband and I and our dog. The porch and backyard are fully fenced, so we could let her out with us and not worry about her. The kitchen is nicely stocked with spices and oil, etc.

The master bed mattress might need updating, as both my husband and I woke up with daily back pain.

Other than the mattress issue, we have no complaints. This home is clean, cozy and well maintained. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful clean and cozy!

  • 4 of 5

The place was easy to get to. Very clean and definitely gave us a feeling of cottage beach living! My family and I really enjoyed staying here. The place had everything you needed. The view was beautiful from the master bedroom and the living room. You can hear the ocean waves all day and evening. The only thing I would say is I was 7 months pregnant and with other reviews and details we were under the assumption prior to booking and receiving the address that we would be a lot closer to the actual ocean/beach. The hills to get here were to steep to walk to and from the beach. We were looking for something where we didn't have to drive. But all was ok and worked out just fine. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

Loved the house, very well equipped with all basic (and not so basic!) supplies provided. Backyard with great views of the sea, we saw whales. Loved BBQing out the back in the sun. Short walk to beach, steep on the way back up the hill.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very enjoyable

  • 3 of 5

We had an enjoyable stay in Stinson Beach at this cottage and would recommend it. I just want to state a few things. I wish more detail was given in the listing. The house is very old and hasn't had a ton of updates. I guess this makes it quaint. The old wood floors are cool but the old appliances and countertops are not. The carpet in the bedroom looks rather old and there is some wicker type flooring in the other bedroom and hall. It didn't seem like it was vacuumed very thoroughly. The loft is super cool and our 16 year old daughter loved it! The house is very cool if the sun is not out. The heaters don't produce much heat and we didn't want to leave them on when we weren't there. Just bring some warmer clothes.

The drive to San Francisco is more like an hour. Maybe this is because the Pacific Coast Highway is closed. Not a big deal but should be noted.

The quaint market just down the road is Very expensive! It's worth it to drive a little farther to the grocery store or stop on your way back from San Francisco.

The beach isn't far and if you drive down the way a bit there are seals. That was cool.

It was very comfortable and we felt the price was reasonable. We would recommend Dylan's Tours and Electric Tour Company of San Francisco (segways). Make sure you get your Alcatraz tickets ahead of time!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, Stephanie. We appreciate it very much. Just wanted to note that the appliances have not been updated since the house was remodeled 8 years ago because they are clean and in good working order and we our goal is to keep the rental price affordable. The sea grass carpet sheds a bit naturally, but we'll be sure to let our cleaner know to vacuum more thoroughly.
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Shell Cottage Management
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

Why Shell Cottage Management chose Stinson Beach

Stinson Beach has been a favorite destination since I was a girl. My children and other relatives have lived in, or visited the town for over 50 years!

What makes this cottage unique

There is a calmness and quiet on the hill above the summer crowds. Also the hillside seems to naturally amplify the sound of the surf!



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Damage Insurance $59

You have the option of a $49.00 non-refundable security fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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