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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 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 San Francisco Bay Area

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:
  • 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 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.
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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

The Beach Cottage-A Simple Sanctuary - 4th house from the beach
average rating of 4.9850745 based on 67 reviews
5

no better place, no better hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here the night of our Wedding at Stinson Beach. I got ready at the property and Dawn and Barry were the most gracious hosts, inviting us and our photographer to take photos in their gorgeous garden and pre-celebrating with us!

The bed super comfortable, we could hear the ocean from it. Kitchen had EVERYTHING you could possible need. A great size for two laid back people with an amazing location and right next to the beach.

It was impeccably clean, every detail perfect (down to the EO soaps in the beautiful bathroom), tons of charm and very serene!

I'm sure of it, there is no better place and no better hands to be in than this Sanctuary at the Beach! Thanks Dawn and Barry for sharing our special day with us, and being such lovely hosts and cheering us on in the days before the wedding too :)

We hope to cross paths again. I'm thinking we make it an annual anniversary plan :)

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great location for a getaway. Fire pit was terrific with the cooler Stinson weather. The bed was super comfy. Cottage was clean, lots of extra amenities. Simple, relaxing and perfect for a couple. Walked on the beach every day. Quite the treat!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very clean

  • 5 of 5

Dawn & Barry are very hospitable and made us feel welcome 😊We really enjoyed our time at the cottage. It's very clean and cozy. We definitely will be back in the future.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stinson Beach Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

As soon as you enter through the gate and into the private yard, you know this is a very special hideaway. The cottage has the feeling of being on a boat, with a large 'galley' equipped perfectly for two and a 'head' that goes overboard in amenities.

After a day of hiking on extraordinary trails within walking distance or strolling along Stinson Beach, it is so relaxing to end the day around the outdoor fire, which has been prepared for you.

Dawn and Barry allow you complete privacy, while assuring that they are there to help with anything you may need.

It was simply a perfect stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fresh flowers; charming cottage; wonderful owners

  • 5 of 5

We discovered a wonderful place in Stinson Beach and plan to return again and again. Dawn, the owner, could not have been friendlier or more helpful. We were visiting for a special occasion and she helped us navigate dinner choices with taste! Every room had fresh flowers. It was so warm and cozy! Outside patio area was open to the afternoon sun and ideal for reading and sipping a nice pinot before the sun set. The beach was a minute walk away. You can't ask for a lovelier setting or more congenial and thoughtful hosts. Thank you Dawn.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The space was perfect. Clean and organized. Absolutely everything we could have needed was available

  • 5 of 5

Barry and Dawn put a number of personal touches into the space that just made you feel welcomed and comfortable. All questions were answered before we even had a chance to ask them. The suite had everything you could need. We felt silly packing as much as we did.

The location was also wonderful. We fully intended upon booking to spend most of our time in San Francisco but the cottage was such paradise we needed up spending most of our time in and around it.

We will definitely return one day and would recommend it for anyone looking for a relaxing get away in a great location.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Map

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

Stinson Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$240
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,500
 
 
labor day
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$285
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$285
From
$285
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,500
 
 
Dec. Holiday
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$240
From
$285
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
 
 
New Years
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$265
$1,650
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,350
 

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.
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