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Coming 'over the hill' to Stinson. View is also of Bolinas Lagoon and Seadrift.

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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Newly set up as a vacation home, this one bedroom hillside cottage (2 blocks from the ocean) has great Wi-Fi, DVD player with 30 DVD's (watch TV, movies from your computer), an ocean view deck, BBQ, patio furniture, umbrella, and chaise lounges.
This classic home, built in 1923, has original redwood floors, open beam rooms and a classic 20's feel. It has been moderately remodeled, repainted, and includes a gas fireplace with fan, a newer stove and refrigerator, a fully stocked kitchen with a microwave and programmable coffeemaker, coffee grinder, blender, etc., an old, classic farmhouse drop leaf table and chairs, a down-filled couch, leather reading chair/ottoman and up/down window shades so you can sit and watch the ocean, sunsets, the main drag, and the Bolinas coast.
The bedroom has a brand new Posturpedic queen mattress on a platform frame ('very comfortable!'). There is a very large armoire closet to hang your clothes and/or store suitcases. There is also a shelf and clothes rod that run the full length of the bedroom.
We provide very nice linens, towels, beach chairs and beach towels, and some games and books. There is a landline phone, a Bose stereo/radio/CD player (bring your favorite CD's).
In town, here is a classic general store, library (join and you can check out DVD's and CD's), gym, bookstore, art galleries, florist, quaint post office, health and wellness center for massages and chiropractic, a medical center, a park, a church, a community center (walk to the wedding!) and 3+ restaurants; a couple with live music. Stinson is the classic small town but without a gas station (fill up before you come!).
The Audubon Society has a bird sanctuary down the road where you can watch egrets nest in June and July. Several hiking and biking trails start in Stinson and the notorious Dipsea foot race from Mill Valley ends here.
From the San Francisco Chronicle 7/25/14:
'Stinson Beach in Marin County has just about everything you could ask for in a Bay Area beach.
Best all-around!!
Stinson Beach
In a nutshell: Stinson Beach has pretty much everything you could want in a Northern California beach. Clearer weather than San Francisco, natural beauty and enough space to deal with the often sizable weekend crowds.
Sights: Scenic views of Point Reyes and the cliffy coastline. Numerous hiking trails in the vicinity, including the popular Dipsea Trail, a 9.5-mile round trip that leads from Muir Beach across creeks and stunning hills down to the coast.
Kid friendliness: A perfect spot for kids. Enough said.
Food: There are plenty of good restaurants, from burger joints to upscale cafes, in the town of Stinson Beach.
Cost: Free parking.

Nearby Muir Beach
In a nutshell: Cross the Golden Gate Bridge into Marin and wind along the excessively curvy Highway 1 for 15 minutes and you will reach Muir Beach, a lovely getaway in a quiet cove. Check the weather ahead of time and you might luck out with a clear day.
Sights: The beautiful Redwood Creek meets the ocean in the Muir Beach cove. The recently renovated area features a nice walkway by the creek, which serves as a habitat for lots of local flora and fauna, including the California newt and the coho salmon.
Kid friendliness: The protected cove and clean water beg for kid play.
Food: There is only one restaurant within a 10-minute drive of Muir Beach, a British tavern at the Pelican Inn by Highway 1. More options are farther north in Stinson Beach or south in Mill Valley. Best to bring a picnic.
Cost: Parking is free.'

Dana Edwards is a freelance writer.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 0 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Infants, pre-walking, and 8 years and older.This is really not a good party house....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No Smoking in cottage, on deck, or on property. Smoke at street level and beyond only!!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Stairs and landings down from road....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sleeps 2 adults (not 3), one child, and/or a baby. ...moreless

  • Posturepedic mattress, queen size platform bed. Guests say it is very comfortable! Two windows. Shelves. Clothes Armoire. Sofa futon bed is in the Living Room. The cottage is really not set up for 4 people, not even 2 adults and 2 kids. I want guests to have a good experience, not a cramped one! Your choice, but you would have to bring sleeping gear for a 2nd child....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom : toilet, shower

    Compact area! Lo-flush, slightly raised toilet....moreless

  • Lots of mirrors and a private window that opens in the shower looking out to greenery. Eco-showerhead with button to turn water to a trickle while shampooing, etc. Shelves....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Cottage was built in the 1920's, I believe as a summer cottage for folks from San Francisco. It retains a lot of this flavor: original redwood floors with scars where a living room wall was taken out, peaked, beamed ceilings, clapboard wall. Has been upgraded but is still an authentic, relaxing beach house on the hill. Cottage not child-proofed. Will sleep 4 (2 adults and 1 child) if 4th is a baby and can use a Pack n Play. Has landline. Quiet hours after10 pm until 9 am...moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    Cribbage, poker chips, cards, 1000 piece puzzle, checkers, backgammon, chess, Mancala marble game, Pictionary, Poker rules, Crazy Eights, etc....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Have about 10 but bring your own favorite CD's...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bose with CD player and AM/FM radio....moreless

  • Television:

    TV cabled to DVD player; can use Wi-Fi and your computer to watch TV....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Has 41 DVD's....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Very quaint village! Bookstore, art galleries, crafts, florist, gifts, library, old-time Post Office, market, restaurants (live music on weekends), non-denominational church, 2 parks. 5 minute walks!...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Nestled on a wrap-around hillside, but faces the ocean....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    2 blocks away! Has BBQs for picnics. Sirens restaurant on the beach, rated very good....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    The ocean view is about 2/3 of the top of the view. The 1/3 bottom view is businesses, shoppers, cliffs, restaurants, etc., from a people- and ocean- watching- deck! You can't be seen from town....moreless

  • Rural:

    Very! In Mt. Tamalpais State Park and near Pt. Reyes National Park. Astronomical talks every month on Saturday nights in summer. LOTS of hiking trails with trailheads near cottage....moreless

  • Village:

    Classic, with all of 486 residents! Winter here is wonderful!...moreless

  • Water View:

    Whales in July! ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Farmhouse drop leaf pine table and 4 chairs. Table cloth, placemats, cloth and paper napkins. Outdoor table/umbrella and 4 chairs/cushions....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Laundromat in Bolinas...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    European designed gas. Stovepipe outside. Has fan that is controlled by heat and blows heat out into the room for extra warmth....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Gym in town...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room:

    Lots of windows! Reading chair, couch, gas fireplace, original redwood floors, French doors to deck.....moreless

  • Parking:

    On street, not awful in summer and very easy in winter. Most guests initially park elsewhere and then move car to the front of the property....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local and long distance calls (not international)...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    New, plush towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundromat in Bolinas...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    New 12 cup programmable and coffee grinder. I cup drip. No Keureg-too much trash!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    New, service for 6, matched dishes/glasses. Lots of cooking gear! Blender, wine glasses, BBQ utensils. Also, see above....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    FULLY stocked (not food tho', bring your favorites) with new kitchenware, coffeemaker, 1 cup drip, coffee grinder, lots of pots, pans, cooking utensils, etc....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Metal table, umbrella, and 4 chairs, 2 teak chaise lounges with new cushions, teak bench, 2nd umbrella. Hedge provides lots of privacy....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer B 2016
Aug 7 - Oct 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$195 $210
Fri, Sat
$1,200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Winter 2017
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$180 $195
Fri, Sat
$1,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Spring 2017
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$180 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,150

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Summer A
Jun 1 - Jul 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$195 $210
Fri, Sat
$1,300

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

4th of July 2017
Jul 2 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay

$675
flat fee
Summer B 2017
Jul 5 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$195 $210
Fri, Sat
$1,300

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$190 $210
Fri, Sat
$1,200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • cleaning $100
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Friday and Saturday nights are not split, e.g., inquiries for Thursday and Friday nights only, without Saturday night, will be declined. Children who are not walking or 10 years and older are accepted. Owner will contact you with all the details for directions, key, etc., 7-10 days before your reservation. Check-in time is 3pm. Check-out is 11am. If the guest cancels 30 days or less, or the balance is not paid on time, the booking will be automatically canceled and no monies will be refunded.

No pets, please don't ask, as sweet and well behaved as they might be. :-(


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

  • Parkside Cafe

    "Great food, locals eat here, also has a cantina and bakery."

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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco International
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sand Dollar
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Sausalito or Larspur
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mill Valley Public
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 1--2 blocks. Hwy 101--16 miles
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Parkside, Breakers, Sirens, Sand Dollar, Lunch Bx
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Stinson Beach

Car: Necessary

Great directions from further away. Please use it!

The Matt Davis Trail starts about 3 minutes from the cabin. I believe it hooks up with the Dipsea. Even if not, the Dipsea is about a 10 minute walk away. 2 other trailheads about 10-12 minutes away. There is a Marin Hiking Book at the cabin.

No need to drive anywhere in Stinson or to the beach.

There is, however, a Laundromat and gas station in Bolinas, about a 20 min. drive away. There are no signs to Bolinas! Just drive around the Lagoon, as if going to Pt. Reyes, and take the first left.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: I have been in Marin for 23 years, after living on Maui for 17. I am a psychotherapist in San Francisco and, unfortunately, the commute was just too far to live in my cottage. I recently moved to Sausalito and created this wonderful vacation rental for others to enjoy.

Why the Owner Chose Stinson Beach, CA, USA:
This cottage is so classic, I couldn't resist! I grew up in Northern Michigan on Lake Michigan, we had a cottage on a lake, I lived on Maui and in San Francisco in the 70's. I like the relaxed, shorts and t-shirts, vacation-style of living in Stinson Beach. The cottage is quickly walkable to the beach, stores, trails, and restaurants, which the beachfront houses are not (more driving!). You can park your car and leave it and still do a multitude of things!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This is such a classic cottage that has one of the best locations in Stinson: views and short walkability to everything. Each night I went to sleep with the sound of the waves crashing (the winter is fabulous!). There are oodles of hummingbirds, and Bolinas Lagoon is famous for bird watching.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Coming 'over the hill' to Stinson. View is also of Bolinas Lagoon and Seadrift.

    Coming 'over the hill' to Stinson. View is also of Bolinas Lagoon and Seadrift.

  • Ocean 2 blocks away from deck. Village 1 block away.

    Ocean 2 blocks away from deck. Village 1 block away.

  • Kitchen, looking from dining area. Use of mirrors to give open feeling

    Kitchen, looking from dining area. Use of mirrors to give open feeling

  • From kitchen to dining area. Clothing or suitcase armoire, Euro fireplace..

    From kitchen to dining area. Clothing or suitcase armoire, Euro fireplace..

  • Bedroom with Queen medium Posturepedic mattress on platform bed.

    Bedroom with Queen medium Posturepedic mattress on platform bed.

  • European designed gas fireplace with fan to disperse heat throughout cottage.

    European designed gas fireplace with fan to disperse heat throughout cottage.

  • Stairs and landings down to #3, well lit.

    Stairs and landings down to #3, well lit.

  • Hiking, mountain biking.

    Hiking, mountain biking.

  • Stinson Beach Market 
1-1/2 block away. Open 8-8 in summer, till 7 in winter.

    Stinson Beach Market 1-1/2 block away. Open 8-8 in summer, till 7 in winter.

  • Ocean from deck

    Ocean from deck

  • Views of ocean and sunsets from  LR, table, front windows, doors and deck.

    Views of ocean and sunsets from LR, table, front windows, doors and deck.

  • Kitchen looking from butcher block table.

    Kitchen looking from butcher block table.

  • Bedroom.  Full room- length shelving and clothes rod. Curtains can be open.

    Bedroom. Full room- length shelving and clothes rod. Curtains can be open.

  • Compact Bath with shower and private  window. Eco-showerhead and -toilet.

    Compact Bath with shower and private window. Eco-showerhead and -toilet.

  • Great sunsets behind the Buddha! Solar lights make it magical at night!

    Great sunsets behind the Buddha! Solar lights make it magical at night!

  • Hills behind house

    Hills behind house

  • The Village of Stinson Beach, showing Live Water surf shop and Sand Dollar.

    The Village of Stinson Beach, showing Live Water surf shop and Sand Dollar.

  • Sand Dollar-Good live weekend music, jazz mostly, in town that wafts up to deck.

    Sand Dollar-Good live weekend music, jazz mostly, in town that wafts up to deck.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, August 27, 2016

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