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The Beach Cottage-A Simple Sanctuary - 4th house from the beach

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Immaculate, romantic, sweet, cozy, comfortable sanctuary, seconds from the beach

The beach is just outside the front gate---50 paces. "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 (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

If you are making a reservation for you and another guest, please include their name so that we may welcome them also. Thank you.

More Details

Owner
Barry and Dawn Harris
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2017

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.

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 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.

Amenities

Stinson Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 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. 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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

Reviews

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The Beach Cottage-A Simple Sanctuary - 4th house from the beach
average rating of 4.987805 based on 82 reviews
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely adorable cottage just steps from the ocean!. Fresh flowers and many other extras show that Dawn and Barry are extraordinary hosts. Everything was perect, wish we could stay longer!

Pat & Mary

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cute, comfy cottage

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage was a perfect getaway. Nestled on a cozy street 3 houses from the beach this house was a great stay for a long weekend. Stocked with great coffee in a great location. The bed was beyond comfortable, like sleeping on a cloud! The fire pit was great at night! Just perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time Ive had the opportunity to stay in this perfect cottage and each time it brings me more peace and time for gratitude. This is one of my favorite places in the world now!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the beach cottage for 5 nights, and we found it to be exactly what we were looking for. Quiet and quaint, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet close enough to access all that San Francisco has to offer within a short drive. We found the cottage exactly as described, very clean and perfectly comfortable for the two of us. Falling asleep to the sound of the crashing waves every night was the perfect way to end long days of sightseeing in the city and surrounding areas. Dawn and Berry were wonderful hosts, and we couldn't have asked for better! Wonderful trip, that will include great memories of our time spent in this beach cottage!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great little cottage right near the Pacific Ocean

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there two nights late in September. The cottage is cute, very clean and well-maintained. The hosts thought of everything. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! We'll be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Beach Cottage was lovely. Just steps from the beach yet quiet and serene. We loved the private outdoor area and enjoyed the hummingbirds. Dawn and Barry thought of every detail in the cottage to make it a cozy retreat on the beach from a sweet treat upon arrival to books with soft chairs and luxurious throws. It's a perfect beach cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Point Reyes National Seashore
Bovine Bakery
Point Reyes Outdoors
Osteria Stellina
"This is great local-source food- we found it to be a little "loud" for conversation."
Pine Cone Diner
"fun"
Samuel P Taylor State Park
Marin Sun Farms
Olema Farm House
Toby's Feed Barn
"This is a fun place--and has a great Farmers Market on Saturdays during certain seasons. gr..."
Old Western Saloon
Palace Market
"wonderful market- fresh produce wonderful wines, and cheese"
Stinson Beach
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
up the street
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Sausalito, CA./Larkspur, CA.
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
San Francisco/San Geronimo Golfcourse
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
We are ON Hwy.1. Then Hwy.101
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
up the street
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Lake Tahoe, CA.
Nearest Beach
This IS the beach.
Car: not necessary

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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