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Ocean View Cottage - Romantic Getaway Or Individual Relaxation Cottage

Bedrooms Studio
Space 260 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Want A Place To Get Away And Explore The Coast? You Found It!

Muir Beach Ocean View Garden Cottage is a detached, stand alone cottage with full view of both little and big beach. This is the perfect place for a getaway for a single person or a couple. The cottage is rustic and a great place to launch for coastal visits, checking the local restaurants, hiking. The cottage has a refrigerator, microwave and toaster oven, it is not equipped for people who want to cook.

Walk to little beach, Pelican Inn, Zen Center, explore the Golden Gate National Recreation Area while staying in a magical, private cottage with wrap around deck for enjoying the views.

This is the place you will want to stay at to get away from it all. At the end of a road, with just the ocean in front of you. The cottage is an efficiency with a refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, and microwave. This is not a place for cooking meals. It is for a maximum of 2 people trying to get away, hike, and enjoy the local restaurants.

Muir Beach, like most of California is experiencing a severe drought and we ask our clients to take very short showers.

More Details

Isis Schwartz - please send online inquiries first - phone calls after response
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, Some Italian and German
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About Isis Schwartz - please send online inquiries first - phone calls after response

This was the mother-in-law unit when we lived at Muir Beach. My mother liked to claim that she had the 'best view'.

Isis Schwartz - please send online inquiries first - phone calls after response purchased this cottage in 1987

Why Isis Schwartz - please send online inquiries first - phone calls after response chose Muir Beach

Because Muir Beach is stunning, private, and yet close to a world class city - San Francisco.

What makes this cottage unique

Great get away and launch pad location. Ideal for people who will go for hikes and explore the surroundings, enjoy local restaurants. The cottage has a refrigerator and coffee pot, it doesn't have a kitchen. This is a country/ocean cottage, not a hotel. If you are looking for amenities like a hotel can offer please check the coastal hotels.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We booked this little bungalow to escape the city, and couldn't have been happier. We actually brought up food and a little camp stove and cooked on the deck, went hiking watched the beach and relaxed. It's an easy walk to several trailheads to hike either into the Tennessee Valley or up onto Mt. Tam. We hiked to Stinson beach and had lunch via the Dipsea. The deck is probably bigger than the whole bungalow, and we made great use of it. I brought up a sleeping bag that was great as a blanket, as the night was chilly. As the description mentions, there is really no kitchen, so if you want to cook you do need to be a bit creative. The bungalow is small but still has exceptional views of Muir Beach and even the city/Sutro Tower if it is clear. The only thing that would have made it better was if there were an outside heater, since nights can be chilly. Isis was very responsive and accommodating of our schedule. We will definitely be back!

Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Mar 2015
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Muir Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • surfing
  • swimming
The cottage is a stand alone part of a larger house. Guests can rent larger house for additional fee (225.00) for 1 bedroom. 700.00/night for 6 or more guests.


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Ocean View Cottage - Romantic Getaway Or Individual Relaxation Cottage
average rating of 4.681818 based on 23 reviews

Amazing views...great location

  • 5 of 5

The property was as described. The deck out front was bigger than expected.

Amazing views from the deck and bedroom.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and hope you can return! Wishing you Happy Travels! Sincerely, Isis
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Host was extremely accomodating and the setting of the cottage was breathtaking and amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Did not want to leave and can't wait to go back

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always nice to have great guests! Thank you for booking our property and wishing you Happy Travels! Isis
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View was worth it!

  • 5 of 5

The other reviews are right on spot. Beautiful view! Could use a few dollars in updates but not too bad all in all.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view in a cozy setting. My husband and I enjoyed a weekend stay of rest and relaxation.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage has a beautiful view and you sleep to the sound of waves. Very close to a trail the takes you right to the beach. Bring firewood and you can have a fire in designated areas on Muir Beach. We enjoyed dinner at the Pelican Inn and the cottage is an easy drive to Stinson Beach where you can find unlimited hiking in Tamalpais State Park.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful View

  • 4 of 5


The location is perfect for a relaxing getaway from it all. Overlooking the ocean and Muir Beach, once the fog clears. You can hear the ocean while sleeping and it is incredibly relaxing.

The deck outside is huge. The inside is clean and comfortable. The bed was great. Close access to the beach. DIRECT TV with good reception so hubby could watch his football.


We were not sent the correct code for the gate lock and after the 5th call to the owners we received that code as well as that second code for the key, which was never sent. We didn't arrive until dark and the lighting at the gate was non existent. Had to use our phones to find/enter lock code. The toilet seat was cracked, led to a few butt pinches throughout our stay until I found something to cover it. The neighbor across the street told me we couldn't park next to the gate to the house as that was their parking. I didn't pay her any attention and parked there anyway. I emailed the owners with no response.

Folgers is not coffee, and it was rock solid, I bought some Peet's coffee and left it behind for the next guest. There are no printed instructions for anything when you arrive. You are completely dependent on what you receive in email which for us was mostly inaccurate. Wifi code was supposed to be on the bedside table and was actually taped to the TV.

Overall it worked great for us, not being able to cook meals was not a big deal as my husband is on TPN... the issues were small in the end. Lastly, be prepared for 20 plus steps to get down to the property. It was a crossfit workout getting our stuff back up to the car:)

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful view and cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay and I plan to go back and stay again. Great place for a couple or best friends. It only has one bed but that was fine for me and my childhood friend.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Muir Beach is located within the Golden Gate National Seashore, we are 5 minutes from the Muir Woods National Park and close to the towns of Mill Valley and Stinson Beach. Muir Beach is located 25 minutes from the town of Mill Valley, California. Mill Valley has 2 theaters, the Sweetwater for music venues, the Throckmorton for comedy and theater, and the Marin Theater company. The Northern California coast is one of the most beautiful coasts in the country (there I say, the world). Look us up: San Francisco and the Northern California coast.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $200

The cottage has its own entrance. There are no owners on the property, you have privacy. If interested in more than a cottage w/ small fridge and coffee pot (kitchen, living room, etc) and you have a maximum (no exception) of 4 guests you can rent adjacent kitchen/living + 1 bedroom for 400.00/night. No refund after booking please purchase cancellation insurance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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