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Lovely New Beach Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 720 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

1-Bedroom 1.5-Bath Cottage Mixes Contemporary Amenities With Fine Craftsmanship

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We have mid week specials!

This superb new cottage at Stinson Beach is a splendid retreat for small families with children or for two couples. The detailed design by architect Mark Hulbert (Preservation Architecture) features radiant heat, natural trims,travertine floors and vibrant interior finishes- it’s ready for you to walk in and enjoy. Less than 200 hundred feet from the beach, the house features beautiful views of the coastal mountains, partial views of the ocean and is surrounded by gardens, decks and balconies. A covered exterior stairs connect the upstairs living area with the downstairs bedroom, adding to the indoor/outdoor feel of the beach cottage. The house is brand new and about as green as they come- compact and efficient. With radiant heat, a solar array, and LED lighting, we can’t consume much less energy. Yet the house is outfitted with the kind of conveniences we all need: satellite television service, HD TV, WIFI, blue ray disc player, and many games- so there’ll be plenty for you and your family to do. Whether it’s sports, movies or internet, it’s there.

We have direct beach access (right next door) and some of the toys you need at the beach including surfboard, portable BBQ and beach chairs for a great day at the beach. If hiking is your thing, we’re a short ten minute walk from the Dipsea Trail and Steep Ravine- two of the most stunning trails on the west coast. If you’re like us and food is a major part of your weekend, you'll enjoy our kitchen. The house is set up with linens and towels. We ask you to be very careful with your use of water, as the extreme drought has forced mandatory water rationing by the Stinson Beach Water District.

Traveling with children? PLEASE NOTE STAIRS ARE EXTERIOR Master to Living room, Dining kitchen and comfy pullout queen bed.

CONTACT DIRECT for booking information or 415-970-1045 x11 M-Th 9-3 at 925-577-0255

More Details

Shannon McCauley or Bruce Helmberger
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Shannon McCauley or Bruce Helmberger

My wife and I built this house for our use together with our families and friends. We've spared nothing in detailing the building and we love the open feel of it, particularly the light. We love the area as well- the mountains and beach- the hiking and the stars- it's a great get-away!

Shannon McCauley or Bruce Helmberger purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Shannon McCauley or Bruce Helmberger chose San Francisco Bay Area

This particular property has a unique relationship with the hills and ocean. It's within walking distance from two of our favorite trails in West Marin- Steep Ravine and the Dipsea Trail-It's close to the restaurants of the village and it's right next to the beach. It is next to our sister house- both houses can be rented together for two families or for friends who want to spend time together at the beach.

What makes this cottage unique

We've really spent time on personalizing the cottage- from creating vibrant color palettes that remind us of a certain freedom that exists at the beach, to carefully considered choices on tile, glass, wood and lighting. For us it represents a range of decisions that is well suited to us and reinforces the feeling of being happy to be at the beach.


Parkside Cafe
"Terrific food. Great terrace, nice people, good coffee. We can find what want in a beach res..."
Bolinas Beach
"Recommended for surfers. Small clean waves during the spring fall and winter. Subject to oce..."
Stinson State Beach
"One of the finest beaches in northern California. Beautiful setting. Clean sand, south facin..."
"Great local breakfast. Great place to start out for a day hike."
Audubon Canyon Ranch
"The Audubon Canyon Ranch is a great visit for a family with children and for all outdoors en..."
Coast Cafe
"Nice cafe in Bolinas. Come to Bolinas to have lunch,visit the bird sanctuary or hiking. In t..."
Point Reyes Bird Observatory
"The Palomarin Field Station is one of America’s premier locations for long-term studies on b..."
Nearest Airport
36 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.66 Miles
Sand Dollar
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Sausalito Ferry
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Fairfax Golf Course
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Amtrak/ Caltrain San Francisco
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.66 Miles
Parkside and Sand Dollar Restaurants
Nearest Ski
219 Miles
Bear Valley Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
200 feet

The location is a charming beach community arranged along a three mile sand spit on the Pacific ocean at the foot of a beautiful range of coastal hills. The site is located about 15 minutes from Muir Woods and five minutes from the Audubon Ranch Bird Sanctuary. The Bolinas Lagoon is nearby with famous seal outhauls and a stunning array of birds.

The adjacent mountains have a number of gorgeous trails for both short and long hikes. There are dramatic ocean views from nearly all of these trails including the Bolinas Lagoon, the village of Stinson Beach not to mention the beach itself.


Stinson Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Downstairs has Master Bedroom with queen size bed, dresser and closet. Master bath is downstairs, 1/2 bath is upstairs. Living room has queen size sleeper sofa that sleeps two. Traveling with children? PLEASE NOTE STAIRS ARE EXTERIOR Master to Living room, Dining kitchen and comfy pullout queen bed. There is a down mattress topper for the pull-out bed upstairs.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Adults must be at least 27 years old. Additional information including Driver's License or photo ID will be required. Traveling with children? PLEASE NOTE STAIRS ARE EXTERIOR Master to Living room, Dining kitchen and comfy pullout queen bed.


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Lovely New Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.6 based on 30 reviews

Beautiful modern place that's just a short walk to the beach via a sandy pathway & close to town.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful contemporary place to stay with lots of light and great architecture! Feels high end. Just steps to the beach and short walk or drive to town. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need to cook a meal. (No microwave) The house is small but doesn't feel that way as the layout is well designed. Great patio for dining which is the only outside space to hang out. (No backyard or back deck) The bedroom and full bathroom are downstairs which is accessed via a private outside staircase. (There is a half bath upstairs) The gas BQ can be used at the ground level by the garage so be prepared for some up and down stair climbing while keeping an eye on your dinner. This place is perfect for a couple. It does sleep four if you use the couch pull out bed. Shannon was very helpful regarding any questions we had. If you read the info provided it makes everything clear including the little quirk of turning the key in the right way to lock the door. We left the keys in the lock box as suggested and just used the extra set to come and go. Everything went quite nicely with no issues. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four enjoyed the house and the beach immensely. The house is beautifully designed and well kept and has just what you need for a simple getaway. The separate sleeping accommodations (master downstairs and sofa-bed upstairs) worked well for my husband and I and our two teen children. Both beds were very comfortable. The number of windows were a highlight, they made you feel connected to the outdoors even when you were relaxing inside. Shannon was very responsive and helpful. I would recommend staying here to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house just steps from the beach. We loved staying there. Short walk to restaurants and market.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house to start off our vacation. Shannon was great! House was fully appointed with everything we needed for our beach getaway. The location was perfect. Just steps from the beach and a short walk to restaurants and the market. Nice deck with ocean view. We highly recommend this house rental!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Very cute freshly renovated beach cottage in and excellent location just steps from the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We've been coming to Stinson beach for years with our kids, but this time it was just the two of us looking to escape the heat at home. We were thrilled to find this perfect little gem almost right on the beach. The house was recently remodeled and looks great! Nice bed, cute little kitchen with everything you need, sweet little patio where you can sit and see the ocean. Sharron (the hostess) was great about answering our questions quickly. (We were confused about the fancy TV.) Thanks for a great escape!!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice Rental

  • 5 of 5

Just finished 2 night stay. Unit looks very new, clean, high end. Would stay there again. Was a little concerned about the amount of paperwork sent for me to read and agree to. The most detailed list of dos and donts I have experienced. The unit had normal wear -- the interesting thing about the paperwork is that it asked for documentation on arrival of all damage by photo. Even gave example of cracked coffee pot. I could not bring myself to photograph the walls where chairs had obviously scratched the wall (no chair rails) by previous guests or perhaps the owner.

Yes I would happily stay again. Just expect lots of paperwork!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house is super clean and energy efficient. Since we live in an older home, we doubly appreciated it! It is close to the beach and hiking- excellent location. Any questions we had were answered quickly by text.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $300

All rules and policies are in the Rental Agreement.
Please note Cancellation policy: Bookings canceled at least 60 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund minus $75 cancellation fee. Bookings canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a 50% refund. There will be no refunds if cancelled less than 30 days to start of stay.

There will be a $75 handling charge for all cancellations. There will be a $75 handling charge for any changes made to your reservation. Changes are subject to availability. There will be no changes to your reservation within 30 days of the date of your stay except for extensions for which there will be no handling change.
By booking you agree that you have read and agree to the Rental Agreement provided.

Rates are subject to change in advance of rate confirmation. In the quote, Marin County Occupancy Tax is 10%, VRBO's credit card transaction fee is 3% for a total of 13.0%. Please contact Shannon at for more information about specials that are not listed on the VRBO website.
Adults must be at least 27 years old.
Additional information including Driver's License or photo ID will be required.
By booking you agree that you have read and agree to the Rental Agreement provided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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