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Elegance and Ecological Meet in This Brand New Beach Cottage

Stinson Beach, CA, USA
  • Cottage720 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

1-bedroom 1.5-bath cottage mixes contemporary amenities with fine craftsmanship

This superb new cottage at Stinson Beach is a splendid retreat for small families with children or for two couples. The detailed design by architect Mark Hulbert (Preservation Architecture) features radiant heat, natural trims,travertine floors and vibrant interior finishes- it’s ready for you to walk in and enjoy. Less than 200 hundred feet from the beach, the house features beautiful views of the coastal mountains, partial views of the ocean and is surrounded by gardens, decks and balconies. A covered exterior stairs connect the upstairs living area with the downstairs bedroom, adding to the indoor/outdoor feel of the beach cottage. The house is brand new and about as green as they come- compact and efficient. With radiant heat, a solar array, and LED lighting, we can’t consume much less energy. Yet the house is outfitted with the kind of conveniences we all need: satellite television service, HD TV, WIFI, blue ray disc player, and many games- so there’ll be plenty for you and your family to do. Whether it’s sports, movies or internet, it’s there.

We have direct beach access (right next door) and some of the toys you need at the beach including surfboard, portable BBQ and beach chairs for a great day at the beach. If hiking is your thing, we’re a short ten minute walk from the Dipsea Trail and Steep Ravine- two of the most stunning trails on the west coast. If you’re like us and food is a major part of your weekend, you'll enjoy our kitchen. The house is set up with linens and towels. We ask you to be very careful with your use of water, as the extreme drought has forced mandatory water rationing by the Stinson Beach Water District.

Traveling with children? PLEASE NOTE STAIRS ARE EXTERIOR Master to Living room, Dining kitchen and comfy pullout queen bed.


Shannon McCauley

Member Since 2013
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Shannon McCauley

My wife and I just completed this house for our use together with our friends. We've spared nothing in detailing the building and we love the feel of it. We love the area- the mountains and beach- the hiking and the stars- it's a great get-away!

Shannon McCauley purchased this Cottage in 2013

Why Shannon McCauley chose Stinson Beach

This particular property has a unique relationship with the hills and ocean. It's within walking distance of two of our favorite trails in West Marin- Steep Ravine and the Dipsea Trail-It's close to the restaurants of the village and it's right next to the beach.

What makes this Cottage unique

We've really spent time on personalizing the cottage- from creating vibrant color palettes that remind us of a certain freedom that exists at the beach, to carefully considered choices on tile, wood and lighting. For us it represents a range of decisions that is well suited to us and reinforces the feeling of being happy to be at the beach.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Living Room
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Quiet bedroom afford great privacy and soft light. The room is brightly painted with a deep reddish paint, tongue and groove stained and beamed ceiling, and a private balcony with built in bench. Traveling with children? PLEASE NOTE STAIRS ARE EXTERIOR Master to Living room, Dining kitchen and comfy pullout queen bed.


      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
      • The bathrooms are custom tiled with limestone, glass and ceramic tiles and custom fixtures.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Located 200 feet from the beach, there is a partial ocean view
        • Mountain View
          Great views of the coastal hills of Mt. Tamalpais.


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Radiant floor heating
                    • Internet
                      wifi connection
                    • Linens Provided
                      All linens and pillows are provided. We have extra blankets in the closet.
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      Two car parking
                    • Towels Provided
                      There are a couple sets of towels including beach towels.
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                          The house has a coffee grinder, espresso pot, automatic coffee maker, French press, and teapot.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          The house is outfitted with service for 8 including glasses, silverware, cups etc. The house has all cooking utensils, bowls etc for most types of meals.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          The kitchen is all new and features a gorgeous granite countertop, maple cabinets, track and recessed lights, and stainless steel cabinets. The kitchen has a terrific view of the mountains.
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          The house has a panini maker, toaster and blender.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              The dining room features a Stickley dining table and hand blown glass shades. Dining also available on patio.
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  We have a variety of kids games. Many of the household games that our children grew up with are at the house.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  We have satellite television with 100s of channels. Not sure about the content...
                                • Stereo
                                  We have a music player on site- not so much a stereo as a good boom box with cassette and radio. But do bring music.
                                • Television
                                  Large flat screen HDTV with blue ray player.


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Bicycles
                                      2 beach cruisers (for use at your own risk)
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Patio dining available
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      The yard is fully landscaped.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      There is a gas grill on the terrace.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Surfboard and boogie board on site.


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • shelling
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • bird watching
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • groceries
                                                    • laundromat

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Traveling with children? PLEASE NOTE STAIRS ARE EXTERIOR Master to Living room, Dining

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              49 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Relaxing late-March weekend

                                                              Robert M.

                                                              Everything was as expected and very well maintained. The furnishings are well chosen and comfortable. We used the grill for dinner and the Apple TV to watch movies. And, we had a lot of fun being super close to the beach and hiking the Dipsea trail.

                                                              Great place to stay

                                                              Beryl R.

                                                              Clean and seems much bigger than square footage.

                                                              Beautiful, fully appointed cottage steps awsy from Amazing beach .

                                                              M'Lou C.

                                                              This cottage is beautifully decorated and landscaped. We loved being so close the beach sunrise, day. Sunset, night, cooking in the well -appointed kitchen, eating on the patio, all the lush landscaping and views, and having a bath tub. Also easy access to many walking and hiking vistas. It was perfect.

                                                              Beautiful beach property! We enjoyed it very much! It was our 1st time in Stinson Beach... 👍👍!

                                                              Fran K.

                                                              The property was in an excellent location. Very clean which we appreciated. Wished it had a tv in the bedroom & a microwave in the kitchen for convenience of reheating. We would like to return for another visit. Thanks so much.

                                                              Perfect beach get-away

                                                              Ashley S.

                                                              My boys and I wanted to treat my mom to a special weekend at the beach for her birthday and this home was the perfect place for our visit! We loved the style of the home and proximity to the beach. It's a quick and beautiful walk along the water to get to town for coffee/ice cream/lunch, etc. I don't think we got back in our car the entire 4 days we were there. Management was very easy to work with and quick to respond to any questions. Thanks for making our stay so comfortable and easy!

                                                              Calm place

                                                              Tomas S.

                                                              Nice, small house, close to the beach. Ideal for relaxing.


                                                              Stinson Beach, CA, USA

                                                              The location is a charming beach community arranged along a three mile sand spit on the Pacific ocean at the foot of a beautiful range of coastal hills. The site is located about 15 minutes from Muir Woods and five minutes from the Audubon Ranch Bird Sanctuary. The Bolinas Lagoon is nearby with famous seal outhauls and a stunning array of birds.


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              Please contact Shannon at gcppropertymanager@gmail.com for approval. All rules and policies are in the Rental Agreement. Please note Cancellation policy: Bookings canceled at least 60 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund minus $75 cancellation fee. Bookings canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a 50% refund. There will be no refunds if cancelled less than 30 days to start of stay. There will be a $75 handling charge for all cancellations. There will be a $75 handling charge for any changes made to your reservation. Changes are subject to availability. There will be no changes to your reservation within 30 days of the date of your stay except for extensions for which there will be no handling change. By booking you agree that you have read and agree to the Rental Agreement provided. Rates are subject to change in advance of rate confirmation. In the quote, Marin County Occupancy Tax is 10%, VRBO's credit card transaction fee is 3% for a total of 13.0%. Adults must be at least 27 years old. Additional information including Driver's License or photo ID will be required. By booking you agree that you have read and agree to the Rental Agreement provided.

                                                              49 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.7/5
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