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Last updated: 11/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

"Immaculate, peaceful, tranquil, romantic, magical, 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 other "accurate description" I can provide. But here are the facts:
The Cottage is a separate dwelling, sitting on its own lot. It is the 4th house from the beach, and a 5 minute walk to town. 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 bon fire at night. (The fir pit seems to be a something everyone is enjoying quite a bit.)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.
ABSOLUTELY THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE OF ALL:
ONE CAR ONLY. You will have your own reserved parking space.
check-in: 3:00 (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 CHILDREN.
NO PARTIES.
NO NOISE AFTER 10:00 P.M.
NO SHOES IN THE COTTAGE

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years of age....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely NO smoking---anywhere, in the cottage or on the property....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We love dogs! We love all animals- but in the spirit of promising immaculate accommodations we are not accepting pets. Sorry....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • The bedroom has a brand-new, exquisitely comfortable, queen-size bed w/ beautiful bed linens. At the foot of the bed is an armoire with tv and radio. The room has a sweet, small desk beneath the window that looks out into the sun-drenched, or fog softened yard, inspiring any writer. The are two small closets, a cozy chair for reading, and a full-length mirror. The bedroom is about 300 Sq. ft..--roomy, airy, sun-filled. The bedroom is sweet, romantic, fresh, and immaculately clean. One of the reasons we do not allow children or dogs is so that we can keep the promise of 'immaculate', and you can rest assured that it is....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • The bathroom has just been rebuilt- Beautiful Italian Glass-Blue-Tile floor, new tub/shower, sink, toilet. About 80 sq. ft. Sweet. There is very little you need to pack as far as your travel kit goes. We supply: hair dryer, q-tips, cotton balls, emery boards, feminine hygiene supplies, disposable razor, tooth brush and toothpaste, mouth wash, first aide kit, EO: shampoo; hair conditioner; shower gel; body lotion. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Being on the beach, whether just sitting/lying/relaxing, or walking for pleasure or exercise, is as good as it gets here in Stinson Beach. The Beach is about 3 miles long, and one of the prettiest in all of Northern California. Also---the hiking trails are the epitome of the best of Nature here. Bicyclists have the choice of road or trail. This is just a wonderful place to be. We hope you will experience this. This Cottage is not for everyone. It is not a party destination. The Cottage if for the person or couple looking for a quiet, peaceful, cozy and comfortable place to relax while at the beach. To our surprise (and joy), many couples have gotten engaged here--at The Cottage, and returned to have their wedding here in Stinson, and remain at The Cottage for their Honeymoon...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    The Cottage has some very nice books, from Surfer Journal magazines to novels, inspirational books, etc.....moreless

  • Games:

    Jig saw puzzles, Scrabble, cards....moreless

  • Television:

    The flat screen T.V sits in the armoire at the foot of the bed. The T.V has HBO, local channels, ESPN, Starz, and access to whatever has been recorded in our home, next door....moreless

  • Toys:

    boogie boards...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    The Beach Cottage is the 4th house from the beach--about 50 paces....moreless

  • Downtown:

    You can walk to town from The Cottage---about a 3 minute walk....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    You can see the ocean from the front gate of The Beach Cottage--but the Cottage is not ON the beach- it is 4 houses from the beach....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Custom built "diner-style" banquette. It easily seats 4. It is fabulous, comfortable, and has a good size table top for things other than eating. (Scrabble?)...moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Brand new heaters with remote controlls....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beautiful Linens. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The 'living room' is all one room w/ the kitchen and dining area. It is about 300 sq. feet. The ceilings are low....moreless

  • Parking:

    ONE parking space is provided. Any other guests must park in the Federal Park Parking Lot. There are no extra available parking spaces on the street....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Beautiful, luxurious towels are provided. We also have beach towels for you....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, glasses, utensils, pots and pans. Let us know if you have any special requests......moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen consists of a long counter-top with 2 burner stove-top, sink, toaster oven, cabinets and drawers, and a small-"dormitory-sized refrigerator(se photo of kitchen)...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Toaster oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We provide coffee, coffee maker, milk, sugar, salt and pepper, olive oil. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    A compact refrigerator with a small freezer space. The refrigerator is "dormitory" sized. Please see the photo --it is the far left in the photo of the countertop/kitchen....moreless

  • Stove:

    2 burner stovetop....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    At the end of our street is a place to rent bicycles....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Small sweet yard, with fire pit. The fire pit has 4 Adorandak chairs. There are two very comfortable chaises, and a small "Fermob" (French/metal) table w/ 2 chairs--perfect for meals in the sun....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Just at the end of our street is a place to rent surfboards and kayaks....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    The outdoor grill in on the deck outside of the kitchen door....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec. Holiday
Dec 22 - Dec 27, 2016
3 night min stay
$240 $285
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,500
New Years
Dec 30 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$265
$1,650
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$195 $250
Fri, Sat
$1,350

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • cleaning fee $100
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

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


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
up the street
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Sausalito, CA./Larkspur, CA.
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
San Francisco/San Geronimo Golfcourse
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
We are ON Hwy.1. Then Hwy.101
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
up the street
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
Lake Tahoe, CA.
Stinson Beach, CA, USA
Nearest Beach
This IS the beach.

Car: Not Necessary

Muir Woods is on the way to Stinson Beach--home of the giant Redwoods.

 

Owner info

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Stinson Beach, CA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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 ones choosing, one could hike up and up for hours, or traverse, or bomb down hill. 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 are 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 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.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

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Photos

  • Welcome to The Beach Cottage

    Welcome to The Beach Cottage

  • Unwind

    Unwind

  • Custom made diner-style banquette makes for comfortable mealtimes.

    Custom made diner-style banquette makes for comfortable mealtimes.

  • The caring is in the details.

    The caring is in the details.

  • Snuggle up in the bed, or on the cozy chair.

    Snuggle up in the bed, or on the cozy chair.

  • It's all in the details...

    It's all in the details...

  • Nothing better...
and then it just keeps getting better...

    Nothing better... and then it just keeps getting better...

  • Sweet, pleasant dreams...
and when you wake-up..
relax, rejuvenate, reinvent.

    Sweet, pleasant dreams... and when you wake-up.. relax, rejuvenate, reinvent.

  • A 5 minute walk to hiking trails, hiking trials, hiking trails.

    A 5 minute walk to hiking trails, hiking trials, hiking trails.

  •  A Simple Sanctuary

    A Simple Sanctuary

  • Enjoy a fire under the evening sky, or early in the morning.

    Enjoy a fire under the evening sky, or early in the morning.

  • Simple efficient kitchen.
Please note the size of the refrigerator--very small.

    Simple efficient kitchen. Please note the size of the refrigerator--very small.

  • Looking from the living area into the bedroom.

    Looking from the living area into the bedroom.

  • Brand new, clean, fresh and airy, bathroom, with glass Italian tile floor.

    Brand new, clean, fresh and airy, bathroom, with glass Italian tile floor.

  • Not even 50 paces from  The Cottage.

    Not even 50 paces from The Cottage.

  • Sleep like a baby, lulled by the sound of the  waves.

    Sleep like a baby, lulled by the sound of the waves.

  •  For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

-Wendell Berry

    For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free. -Wendell Berry

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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