About the property
- Cottage600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
Immaculate, romantic, sweet, cozy, comfortable sanctuary, seconds from the beach
The beach is just outside the front gate---40 paces. "Fresh, immaculate, peaceful, tranquil, romantic, magical, and with the most incredibly comfortable bed"--These are the words our guests have used to describe The Cottage in their reviews. Please be sure to read the reviews of The Cottage from all of our guests. They seem to better capture the essence of The Cottage more accurately than any description I can provide. But here are the facts:
The Cottage is about 40 paces to the beach and a 5-minute walk to town. A 600 SQ. ft. space; newly renovated. 1 or 2 adults only. We are sorry that we must stand firm on the "No children, no pets" rule. Please do not ask about exceptions. No smoking anywhere on the property. ONE CAR ONLY (or make arrangements with us).
The Cottage is a separate dwelling, sitting on its own lot. The Cottage consists of a charming bedroom with an exquisitely comfortable queen size bed, TV (in an armoire at the foot of the bed), radio, Wi-fi, sitting area, armoire, and closets, NO DVD. The living area -- sofa, chair, dining area, kitchen area with coffee maker, toaster oven, toaster, microwave oven, 2 burner stove top, very small ("dorm room size") refrigerator/freezer, pots, pans, dishes, cutlery, and some condiments.
The bathroom is newly built, with Italian glass tile floor, shower over tub, all new fixtures, hair dryer. Everything is new, fresh, and clean. We supply beautiful E.O.bath products. There is a Bbq grill in the yard.The front yard is great for sitting in the sun, or by the bonfire at night. There are two folding chairs and beach towels to take out onto the beach, and comfortable chaises to sit on in the yard.
You will have all the privacy in the world, but if you should need us for any reason, we are right next door on the adjacent property.
Sorry- but we do not allow children. Please do not ask about exceptions.
ABSOLUTELY THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE OF ALL:
ONE CAR ONLY. You will have your own reserved parking space.
check-in: 3:00 Self check in. Just arrive and come on in.(We will gladly give you an earlier check-in time if circumstances allow)
check-out: 11:00 (We will extend your check-out time if we are able)
1 or 2 guests only
You are welcome to have day guests, but NO OVERNIGHT GUESTS
NO SMOKING ANYWHERE ON THE PROPERTY.
NO PETS-please do not ask about making an exception
NO NOISE AFTER 10:00 P.M.
NO SHOES IN THE COTTAGE
If you are making a reservation for you and another guest, please include their name so that we may welcome them also. Thank you.
Barry and Dawn Harris
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Barry and Dawn Harris
Barry and I have lived in Stinson Beach for quite a while, Barry, for about 25 years, having been born and raised in Canada, then moving to Hawaii, then here. I have lived in Stinson/Bolinas for 50 years, am 5 generations from Marin County, with my father's family roots going back 5 generations in Hawaii. We love traveling. Barry has traveled extensively throughout Asia, and I having lived and worked in Kenya, Somalia, and visited The Dem. Republic of Congo. Barry and I love living in Stinson Beach. We have turned what was once a Willow Camp tent platform (the original dwelling structures in Stinson, then a Pilates Studio for me to teach), into a sweet, charming, romantic get-away. Of all the places we could live, we find our happiness here in Stinson Beach. We hope our guests will find The Cottage, and Stinson Beach, as special as we do.
Why Barry and Dawn Harris chose Stinson Beach
Once you see the location of this property you will know why we choose to stay in Stinson Beach. It has everything. We can be reclusive. We can walk on the beach in the dark of the morning; there are no words for the feeling of standing on the beach, seeing the moon glistening like mercury on the silken peeling waves. The hiking trails are our 'workouts', and our meditations. It is the best community to be a part of. There is lots to do if one wants to get involved, and many ways to stay quiet and peaceful.
What makes this Cottage unique
Stinson Beach has hiking trails that go on and on and on. Really, one could hike to Oregon from here. Depending on the trail of one's choosing, one could hike up and up for hours, or traverse, or bomb downhill. There are fern-lined trails, redwoods, creeks all along the way--waterfalls and bridges. Depending on one's choice of trails, there are vistas of the ocean the whole way, or canopies of trees. And then there is the equivalent of those trails for mountain bikers. Traveling North from here is Pt. Reyes National Seashore, and the great, fun town of Pt. Reyes--with fabulous stores, restaurants, and bakery. A little further and there is the wine country...and Mendocino. Of course, traveling in the other direction, is San Francisco, just across the GG Bridge. No need to tell you about that beautiful City. Hiking, biking, kayaking, surfing, walking on the beach... just to name of few of the things that make Stinson Beach so wonderful. As far as the Beach Cottage goes: It is just very special. Something about it. Everyone falls in love with it. It is small (600 square ft). impeccably clean--having just been restored--so all newly painted (if not replaced) walls, floors, completely rebuilt bathroom with beautiful Italian glass tile floor. The cottage is fresh, sweet, romantic, tranquil, cozy and inviting. We love it, and it brings us so much joy that all of our guests have expressed that they love it too. We hope you will.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
the property was amazing!
we enjoyed are stay very much. Only downside was very few restaurants.
Exceeded my expectations!
This beautiful cottage was the highlight of our vacation! The host does a wonderful job of making it inviting, cozy and accommodating. We loved our time here and didn't want to leave! You can hear the ocean from your doorstep. The bed was cozy. There were fresh flowers in every corner. The strawberry pastries were to die for! And the cottage was well equipped with whatever you might need! Thank you! We will definitely recommend your place to others and hope to return!
Wonderful weekend at the Beach Cottage
My husband and I spend two wonderful nights at The Beach Cottage. We were suprised to see how close the cottage was to Stinson beach. When we drove up, we were greeted by a sign with our names on it to mark our parking space, which made us immediately feel welcomed. We walked through the gate to our cottage and a private and beautiful courtyard leading up to our place. The doors were open and we felt as if we had walked into a featured cottage from the pages of a magazine on charming cottages! Dawn and Barry had placed little bouquets of pretty flowers in every room. This really added to the considerable charm of the beautiful furnishings. We loved the amenities including the EO bath products and the bed was exceptionally comfortable! The cherry on top was the fresh croissants from a local business (Parkside Cafe) and the half and half cream the owners provided for us. We would absolutely stay here again, given the opportunity!
We can't thank you enough for the exquisitely perfect beach cottage! No detail was spared and we enjoyed every second! If you are looking for peace and quite (crashing waves are a bonus) this is the place to be.
The Perfect Retreat
The only thing I didn't like about The Cottage was having to leave. It's located in a great beach town, Stinson Beach. The Cottage itself has everything you need and its owners, Dawn and Barry, went out of their way to make us feel welcome.
From the sound of the waves at night to the comfy bed, it's about as relaxing and restorative as you will find.
This was our second visit and will certainly not be our last. Already counting the days until we can come back.
Kerry and Lucy
Sweet cottage tucked away in Stinson Beach
We were happy to open the gate into a small world of its own, wooden walkway into an enclosed yard with a fire pit and a lush magnolia in front of the cottage. The cottage is comfortable, beautifully designed and stocked with many conveniences. It is a peaceful refuge, very close to the beach and a short drive to walks in Point Reyes or up on Mt Tam, all such beautiful territory, even in the rain.
We so appreciated having such a sweet base for our adventures.
Muir Woods is on the way to Stinson Beach--home of the giant Redwoods.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
MOST IMPORTANT HOUSE RULE: ONE CAR ONLY-if you have a guest they must park off the street. 2 night minimum stay year round. 2 guests maximum. No children. No pets. NO SMOKING No shoes in cottage. No noise after 9 p.m. Not included in rates: $100.00 cleaning fee; 10% TOT tax; $500.00 refundable security deposit. Rates vary based on season/holiday. check-in 3:00 p.m. check-out noon