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Mountain House at Muir Beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2.5 bath mountain view home

This beautifully appointed 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home is perched on a high hill in the community of Muir Beach California. It has stunning panoramic views from the bedrooms and living room that look out on the Muir Woods valley and the ocean facing side of Mount Tamalpais. The location is retreat like, serene, peaceful and private.

The home is accessed by stairs. There are wooden decks on 4 sides, a hot tub and outside dining and lounging furniture. The living, dining, kitchen area is located on the top floor in an open floor plan. The kitchen is fully equipped for preparing meals simple to gourmet and

there is seating for 6 around the dining area table. The living dining room is furnished with leather couches and chairs, iron and glass tables. As in the rest of the house, the living room has wall to wall carpeting.

The second level provides access to the Cal-King bedroom, a smaller bedroom with a 2-twin mattress trundle bed, a shared shower bathroom and a TV/den area. This floor also includes a utility room with washer and dryer.

The third level is the queen master bedroom with a 2 vanity shower bathroom in suite. This bedroom is heated by a gas stove operated easily by remote control. The master suite is quiet and has access to the lower deck and hot tub.

Each bedroom has view windows that look out on the Mount Tamalpais valley.

Environs and Activities

The community of Muir Beach is Stinson Beach's smaller and more accessible cousin. It is 30 minutes away from cosmopolitan San Francisco with its museums, shopping, restaurants and entertainment. It is 15 -20 minutes away from charming Mill Valley or popular tourist destination Sausalito and just 8 minutes away from Muir Woods National Monument.

Muir Beach is a perfect base from which to make day trips north to the coastal towns of Tomales, Point Reyes Station, Stinson Beach, Bolinas, Inverness or Olema; venture north east to the wine country estates of Sonoma or Napa counties, or south or east to other destinations in Marin or the East Bay communities of Berkeley and Oakland.

Visitors to Muir beach enjoy the area for its natural beauty, sweeping views, peace and tranquility and outdoor adventure. While this home does not have ocean views, a 2 minute walk over the hill provides a breathtaking view of the Pacific, the rocky coast and San Francisco in the distance. Trails take visitors down to the beach in minutes or up the coastal trail to hiking destinations in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Mount Tamalpais State Park or Muir Woods. Muir Beach surrounded by natural beauty on all sides.

Favorite north coast activities include: hiking, biking, rock climbing, horseback riding, beach combing, surfing, fishing, boating, kayaking, bird watching, seasonal whale and raptor migration observing, day tripping, city and town cultural events including ballet, symphony, night clubs, live theatre, cinemas, art galleries and museums, health spas, meditation retreats, antiquing, shopping and special events including film festivals, rock, folk and blues concerts and shows, and athletic events.


Pets are not allowed at Mountain House at Muir Beach. Because of the highly flammable wooded and grassland environment, barbecuing is not allowed.

There is a gas Yotil stove in the Master bedroom suite (operated easily with a remote), but the rest of the home has central heating. Operation of the wood stove in the living room is prohibited and can be used only in the event of a multiple day community-wide power outage. Fuel stored on site is for emergency use only.

The community of Muir Beach has no sewer hook up and homes here use septic systems. Because of this there is a maximum (no exceptions) of 6 overnight guests in this vacation home. Daytime visitors up to 12 are allowed..

Because of the septic system renters are advised that no solids other than human waste may be flushed (tampons, pads, diapers, wipes or other.) Harsh cleaning products or personal hygiene products are also prohibited. These include antibacterials, strong soaps, bleach and Irish Spring and strong deodorant products.

Renters and guests may use the telephone supplied in the home for local or emergency calls only and are requested not to order pay per view programs.

More Details

Property Manager
Lise Stampfli Torme
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

About Lise Stampfli Torme

The home is owned by a family trust and managed by the trustee. Our values are love of the outdoors and the natural world and a desire to share this world with friends and family. This is why we settled in beautiful Marin County.

We are pleased to offer this rental home to our VRBO guests and we know that visitors will find active adventure, opportunities to experience the outdoors or treasure moments of peaceful contemplation.

Lise Stampfli Torme purchased this house in 2014

What makes this house unique

Stunning views, privacy, comfort — a peaceful tranquil retreat with easy access to trails, hiking, the seashore and coastal attractions.


Muir Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Shared bath - toilet , shower , Shared bath between the Cal-King bedroom and trudle bedroom
    Queen Master Bedroom - toilet , shower , This bathroom is in suite with the Queen Master bedroom
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , Adjacent to the kitchen/living room this is a 1/2 bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Queen Master Suite - 1 queen , This bedroom has views, deck access and a bathroom in suite
    Trundle bedroom - 2 twin/ single , This is a trundle bed that opens 2 twin mattresses
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

A wonderful stay at Mountain House at Muir Beach

  • 5 of 5

Our host was absolutely fabulous!!! The welcome package with starter food was something that we had not experienced before and was very thoughtful and helpful.

The house was so comfortable and cozy that we skipped a couple of days of our planned activities in San Francisco and just stayed at the house and enjoyed the fabulous view of the mountainside.

when we return to the San Francisco area for another visit, this will surely be our first choice for lodging. We very highly recommend this property. It is very much above and beyond what is advertised and what we expected. The owner is very comfortable to work with and she is very straight forward and accommodating.

Great vacation!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home, lovely setting.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 3 nights.

Lovely home, beautifully presented,clean.

Everything as advertised. Coyotes yipping on the opposite mtn...gorgeous!

Spa perfect for a wind down!

Thanks Lise!!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Secluded

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as advertised with beautiful views and proximity to Muir Beach and other natural attractions.

Lise was quite helpful helping us figuring out some places to visit as it was our first time.

The property was quite well maintained and everything functioned as it should.

The hot-tub was a great place to watch the stars as their was very little light pollution and the giant windows and decks gave great vistas during the day.

We will be coming back.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is such an amazing getaway! The house is beautiful, comfortable, and well stocked (hint: check the house out before going shopping; a lot of basics were provided!). The hot tub was an amazing way to end each of our days while in the area. We made the easy 25 minute drive into the city almost every day. Muir Woods was a quick drive away. We went at 8am on a weekday, and were some of the first ones there - no crowds and easy parking. The only problem we had was that once we came home mid-afternoon to "rest" for a bit, we never made it back out as the view from the deck and house were enough to keep us happy for the remainder of each day!! We had planned a 5 night stay, but due to some confusion with the airline, we realized at the last minute that we needed to extend our stay by one night. Lise worked with us (based on her rental calendar, of course), to help make the extra night happen. Beautiful, just beautiful!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Great location, great accommodation. Arrived in the evening and was delighted with the property, awakening in the morning excelled all expectations - views are spectacular. Would definitely come back if ever visiting from the UK again

Kathy Devlin

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous home tucked away on a hill in Muir Beach

  • 5 of 5

Loved this spot. It was the perfect quick getaway for my fiance's 40th birthday weekend. Had a few friends over and enjoyed the gorgeous view on the wrap around balcony and hot tub. Went for a hike during the day on Mount Tam. Definitely hope to be back again soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Pelican Inn
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Pelican Inn
Nearest Ski
275 Miles
Lake Tahoe Resorts
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Muir Beach

Muir Woods is 10 minutes away by car. Muir Beach is a walk down the hillside. Stinson beach is located 20 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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