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Historic Stinson Estate

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Stay at Willow Camp Estate and be part of the History

PLEASE KNOW THAT WE DO NOT ADVERTISE ON CRAIGSLIST!

Our estate is located on one of Stinson's oldest and most well known properties. It is surrounded by an absolutely amazing garden, which has been featured on HGTV and in Garden Design magazine. It is located only a stones throw from downtown, as well as the beach - and yet, it is one of the most private, quiet properties in Stinson. This is also one of very few properties in Stinson that offers a pool.

The house was built in 1917 and the history of it can be felt throughout the whole property. Walk through the garden and imagine walking in the footsteps of Salvador Dali and Oppenheimer as well as many other artists and intellectuals of the day. This property has seen it all, circus shows, poetry recitals, theatre and musical performances.

The main house has six bedrooms and four full bathrooms, a dining room, a spectacular living room with a magnificent fireplace and a deck with ocean views and the largest wisteria you have probably seen.

Four of the bedrooms are on the entry level of the house. The Master bedroom has a king bed, a fireplace and a full bathroom. The remaining three bedrooms all have queen beds, and two of the bedrooms have attached bathrooms.

Downstairs there are two bedrooms, one with a king bed and one with two bunk beds - one full, and one twin. (I.e two full beds and two twins). There is one bathroom with a shower for downstairs.

This property really is unlike others in its

old-fashioned charm, and it has all the amenities needed. Staying here transports you back in time, and will be an experience that is hard to duplicated anywhere else.

This property truly has to be experienced, it is a one of a kind.

Please contact us if you are interested in hosting a wedding or party at our beautiful property. If you would like to have your wedding/party during the high season, we rent this property together with the Carriage house (VRBO#594727) a minimum of one week. We charge $17,500 for exclusive access to the upper and lower garden, the two houses and the pool.

During low season we also rent the properties together for weddings or large events, but weekend rentals are welcome. We charge $10,000 for exclusive access to the upper and lower gardens, the two houses and the pool. This includes early check-in on Friday and late check-out on Monday. The security deposit for weddings and large parties is $7500.

More Details

Owner
Lovisa Rubin
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, swedish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Lovisa Rubin

Willow Camp - Empowering family memories by providing inspirational spaces.

Lovisa Rubin purchased this chateau / country house in 2012

Why Lovisa Rubin chose San Francisco Bay Area

See a part of Stinson that is rarely experienced, privacy, space and true history.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Historic Estate, Pool, Gardens, Beach Access, Walk to Town, Frogs, Deer, Birding... Family Time!

Amenities

Stinson Beach Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , fire place, private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , bay window, garden view, connected bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 2 bunk bed , One twin bunk (2 beds) and one full bunk bed (2 beds)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , ocean view, private bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Historic Stinson Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
San Mateo, CA
5

An Oasis in Stinson Beach

  • 5 of 5

I'm actually a bit reluctant to review the home because I want to keep it a secret!!! This place is absolutely amazing. We stayed with two other families plus their children and a toddler and there was always something for everyone to do. The pool is heated with a new deck and a fantastic view. There are a couple of ponds on the property with fish, turtles and newts, which the big kids loved catching (and releasing). There's access to the beach out the back gate of the property and there's a TON of room in the house. Several large bedrooms for the adults, several smaller bedrooms for the kids and a speakeasy for the drinkers in the party :) . The property managers were super helpful and quick to respond to a couple of things we had questions about. I can't recommend this place more. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Christmas at the Beach

  • 5 of 5

This property is really amazing and it literally goes on and on all the way down to the beach. The gardens are meticulous and full of life even in winter. The interior spaces are plenty and there are so many nooks to have a quiet conversation or read a good book. We spent Christmas with aunts, uncles, cousins and our fur babies at this five-star property. We always had a roaring fire in the humongous fireplace - it couldn't have been better. The property was super clean and very well appointed - everything you could possibly need from kitchenware, glassware and numerous place settings at a gorgeous dining table is all ready to make a perfect dinner/holiday party. The owner Lovisa was extremely gracious and accommodating - a true class act for an equally classy place. Her house managers Karolina and Jesus were also very attentive, welcoming and helpful. This house is perfect for a private gathering complete with incredible walks on the beach, very short strolls into town, and a guaranteed great experience. You will not be disappointed with this property!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome place for large family gatherings.

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated my wife's 60th birthday at this beautiful property and had the best time. In total we were able to accommodate 12 adults and 3 grandkids without any issues (we turned the downstairs bar into a 6th bedroom with a blow up mattress). The kitchen is well equipped and we were able to cook meals for the entire group. Easy access through the yard to walk on beautiful Stinson Beach. We had a professional photographer come to take family portraits and the yard offered beautiful backdrops.

It was clean and was as described in the listing. One of the two water heaters tripped a breaker overnight but the response was very quick and we were able to get it working again by resetting the red button on the water heater downstairs.

The grocery store in Stinson has all the basics but we drove to the market in Point Reyes Station to purchase fresh fish and produce. We had lunch at the Parkside which is a 3 minute walk and loved it. Great food and service.

I highly recommend this place for large gatherings and we are looking forward to staying again in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Evanston, IL
5

Great, Large, Private House in Stinson with Beautiful Views and a Pool

  • 5 of 5

We used the property for the wedding party who were attending a wedding in Stinson. The accommodations were beautiful and the location was great. We also appreciated all of the help from Steve, Lovisa and Karolina, who helped every step of the way. Could not have asked for better people to rent from.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this beautiful location. It was our first time out to northern California with children. The property and adjoining Carriage House was able to comfortably accommodate all our families with children ranging from a few months old to age 15. The main house had so much character and the dining room and adjoining 'breakfast' room was able to seat all of us for meals. The kitchen was large and welcoming. There was an extra fridge in the lower level studio bedroom. The bedrooms were also very spacious - the ones in the main house all had their own bathrooms. The garden and grounds were Amazing! As you walk down the property towards the beach, there are flat grassy areas to play lawn games, there is a lovely pond with fish and water lilies, a trampoline, outdoor fire pit & grill, outdoor fully-fitted bathroom and shower. There are a number of steps as you head down towards the beach and it does get pretty dark at night if you need to run from the main house to the Carriage House or larger parking lot. Thankfully, there were flashlights provided. The house also had many books, board games, a swimming pool with swim toys, to keep the kids entertained. Everyone had a fantastic, memorable stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great home. Plenty of room for 10 guests to spread out and enjoy decor, gardens and views

  • 5 of 5

Wish we had stayed longer. We will next time!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Beach
Stinson Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Stinson Beach Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$5,000
Flat fee
 
 
Xmas and New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,500
From
$2,000
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
From
$1,750
Fri,Sat
$8,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,500
Cleaning $350
Tax Rate 10.0%

Please contact us if you are interested in hosting a wedding or party at our beautiful property. If you would like to have your wedding/party during the high season, we rent this property together with the Carriage house (VRBO#594727) a minimum of one week. We charge $17,500 for exclusive access to the upper and lower garden, the two houses and the pool.

During low season we also rent the properties together for weddings or large events, but weekend rentals are welcome. We charge $10,000 for exclusive access to the upper and lower gardens, the two houses and the pool. This includes early check-in on Friday and late check-out on Monday. The security deposit for weddings and large parties is $7500.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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