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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

When Sha Sha was a young adult she made a doll house just like this with hand cut furniture and homemade sewn coverlets, and arched windows. This is an old redwood house, the bottom half built in 1910 as a garage ,and hotdog stand.The upper half is tall and airey,built when we bought it,as well as the little porch room.The cottage has antiques amongst a timeless and soothing quality to being surrounded by wooden redwood timbers and beams.
We are just 200 steps from the Bolinas Beach and the town and in the middle of one of the most beautiful locations in California nestled between a national and state parks.
This cottage serves as a place for open studio,students to stay during workshops,and also as a home for visitors to rent for the weekend or week,or to trade for a home abroad.Nestled at the base of a 40 acre quail reserve,there is naturally privacy out back as if you were in the forest.
Rooms: 2 bedroom with lots a creative architectural spaces with arched windows that opens up into an expansive upstairs after ascending a set of troll stairs into a loft space which can easily become cozy sleeping areas.
upstairs loft study studio,enclosed porch room,1 claw foot bathtub,outdoor Japanese hot tub, intimately sleeps 4-6. Pets allowed.Beds: 1 queen bed, 2 queen futon couch-beds,2 single futon-couch
Bath/Shower: 1 claw foot tub/shower with personal warm water bidet,Japanese Hot Tub
perfectly located between the natural splendor of the coastal parks and the cosmopolitan charms of San Francisco, You are one hour from the major San Francisco museums, 2 minutes from the beach and trails,and the town of Bolinas,Muir Woods,half hour from oysteris in Point Reyes , and one hour quarter from the heart of the wine country.You can surf in the morning, shop for fine organic food at the Bolinas Peoples Store and eat in Point Reyes restaurant for lunchtime. Spend the evening at the ballet, the opera or hear some of the best live music at Sweet Water in Mill Valley 30 minutes away.. Or best of all, just relax and barbecue in the peace and quiet of the environs of the house, especially on a stormy evening.
Yet still there are all the modern conveniences of a fancy hotel and more, including cozy bedding feather pillows, electric blankets, 2012 new washer drier, wireless high speed internet,unlimited nationwide calls, subscription to ‘netflicks,’ 2 flat screen tv’s ,stereo,cards,games,etc.
Kitchen has antique gas range,electric oven,microwave, coffee maker,fresh organic coffee and cream,blender,waffle iron,comprehensive set of cooking utensils and spices,antique french telephones for local calls or unlimited nationwide calls.
Time Warp Cozy handcrafted two story house breaming on the edge of a private quail reserve, yet located only 200 steps from Bolinas Beach and one block from Bolinas Village near shops. Charming cozy rustic spirit redwood cottage downstairs with old fashioned arched windows upstairs with European feel antiques wide and open views on all sides, unique staircase to views of Bolinas Ridge. This does not have a view of the ocean but you can walk to the ocean in a couple of minutes for evening strolls.
Downstairs floor plan has one bedroom, handmade stone hearth, old fashioned kitchen with gas stove, full claw foot tub bath with warm water bidet and lounge. Also we have a new outdoor Japanese soaking bath situated in the forest.

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Enjoy the afternoon sun on an enclosed porch bedroom listening to chimes and the wind/reading den with lots of windows,skylights, cubbies, and wooden carvings from Indonesia,bamboo. Or walk out onto a deck to relax privately . There is also a garden with and Japanese hot tub with open land behind. You are secluded but in the village.It is expecially intimate at night with the stone hearth and handmade felt rugs,like entering another era ,yet all the modern amenities,even heated rugs.
You can also cook a meal to enjoy with guests and have them stay over. Organic Coffee,tea,cream,and cereals,spices,syrup,butter are provided. We have oil,spices,vinegar,etc. We have a local health food store 'the Bolinas Peoples Store' where you can buy fine organics right down the street from our house.The upstairs loft/second story overlooks the floor below if you need to be private but aware of your children or friends. It is the home of an international sculptural costume artist,Sha Sha Higby. Scroll down below to see more pictures at the websight link.
Nestled between three National Natural Wildlife parks, it is great place to spend the day hiking in Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods State Parks, Pt Reyes National Seashore. You can walk along Bolinas Beach, find and dine oysters in Pt Reyes, great cuisine at the local restaurants,or spend the day writing,drawing, or visiting shops of local artisans. You can make a dramatic trip along Highway 1 to visit San Francisco for the day.
Pets accepted.

This Cottage Home sleeps very comfortably, four people that know each other.Yet we can fit more because one can be by themselves in every corner of the house. You could curtain off the upstairs from the downstairs if necessary. However, there are enough futons for more people.

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(415) 868-2409
Sha Sha Higby

Owner

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english, Japanese,french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/02/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    none...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    children and babies have stayed there. Have to watch toddlers in loft....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Downstairs area is one level with street and manueverable. Have to get out of a wheelchair to go into the bathroom...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    we charge for pets usually $25 per stay per pet...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • We have a warm water bidet for your comfort along with a clay foot bathtub...moreless

Other Amenities

  • heated bidet,2 DVD players, wireless internet access, Cooking Utensils,spices,Linens & firewood, Please Inquire about your pet, We have Bolinas Beach which is Pet Friendly if people clean up as they go...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    small library...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    several jazz qand classical cds,plug available for your ipod...moreless

  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    125 channels on antenna tv and netflicks,pandora on both upstairs and downstairs tv...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    netflick and pandora available on internet tv...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Downtown:

    3 minute walk to downtown Blinas...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Bolinas ridge can be viewed from the house...moreless

  • Rural
  • Village:

    Cute little town with a museum,hardware store,1 organic food store,and general food store and little boats in the lagoon,and arcs,little shops,surf school....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Round table fits 4 and tray tables for extra people,high chair for child...moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    It is fast enough to download a movie off the web if you do not want to walk over to the video store,You bring your own computer...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Push button for a long time...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    3 electric heaters ,and wood stove and a radiant rug downstairs. Be careful about putting all heaters on one circuit. No central heating,firewood provided,bring kindling...moreless

  • Internet:

    yes,logon info inside house...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    extra sets available,lots of blankets...moreless

  • Living Room:

    5 people can fit nicely. There is a couch and a dining room table that seats 4 though you can sit around the room in different chairs with you dinner plates by the fire. The loft can participate too...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    One spot up Spring Road and one in front of house,leave driveway clear...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    in front of the house-your own precious parking spot in the town...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    off street only...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone:

    old fashioned and digital phone for local and unlimited nationwide calling (except Canada)calling or use dail-up internet if you bring your computer....moreless

  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    one set for each person,we have a drought here...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    yes. You can reset by unplugging and plugging back in...moreless

  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    we could arrange it through a service...moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    electric with filter papers and chemix,espresso ,french press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    including spices...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen for you. It is old fashioned but you roll out service table in laundry area for extra cooking surfaces if you are a cook!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    You must use match for the oven. Instructions on wall. There is also a toaster oven for small stuff...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    1920's Wedgewood stove operates with pilot light. You must use match for the oven. Instructions on wall...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    small balcony or deck...moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    small area in entranceway for barbecuing plus small back deck by hottub with large and small table for a meal...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Wildness out back secluded...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis:

    Downt the street community courts...moreless

  • Tennis Court

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Small Japanese soaking tub for two...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas-New Years
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2017
5 night min stay
$247 $280
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,482 $5,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Early January
Jan 5 - Jan 14, 2017
2 night min stay
$225 $253
Fri, Sat
$1,446 $3,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Winter
Jan 16 - Mar 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$199 $247
Fri, Sat
$1,229 $2,995

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Easter
Apr 14 - Apr 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$255 $280
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,446

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Memorial Weekend
May 25 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$241 $280
Fri, Sat
$1,446 $3,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Early summer
Jun 1 - Jun 27, 2017
3 night min stay
$225 $275
Fri, Sat
$1,446 $4,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Deep Summer
Jun 28 - Aug 18, 2017
5 night min stay
$241 $280
Fri, Sat
$1,482 $4,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Late Summer
Aug 19 - Aug 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$241 $280
Fri, Sat
$1,446 $4,800

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Labour Day
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$241 $280
Fri, Sat
$1,482 $4,800

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Early Fall
Sep 5 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$199 $230
Fri, Sat
$1,284 $3,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$199 $230
Fri, Sat
$1,210 $3,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning $110
  • transaction fee $18
  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

To encourage you to use "echeck" ,we will assess a 3% charge for domestic or a 4.9% for international if you don't make the second payment by echeck or check. and $125 for a week stay Additional $25 per night charge for each person over 2. Cancellations that are made within 30 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment and reservation deposit. Cancellation or changes that result in a shortened stay, or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent unless we are able to rent it for you.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Sausalito Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Train
Oakland
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
101
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
200 steps

Car: Necessary

whale watching,birding,surfing

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1986

About the owner: Albert and Sha Sha love to be near the ocean,and can Albert loves to be handy and fix things in the cottage and Sha Sha Higby makes elaborate costume sculptures and performs in them as pictured here. She has performed all over he world.Sha Sha used to come to Bolinas with her family when she was a child and the house looks likes the dollhouses she made. Albert handcrafted much of the house himself and works in the Bolinas Peoples Natural Food store.

Why the Owner Chose Bolinas, CA, USA:
We both love this town as it is rural,we can walk to the ocean every afternoon and yet be in the city in an hour to have whatever culture we need. Albert lived in this house for years before we bought it. It used to be a garage during the turn of he century and was gradually enlarged over the years.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Cozy evenings. We spent a long time making the house an artistic experience filling it with the textiles we collected during our travels when I was performing. Sha Sha had a Fulbright in India for research in textiles when she and Albert were married. At night I love to take walks to the beach and a loop around the town. It is all very close.


Contact us

Speaks: english, Japanese,french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/02/2016

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Photos

  • In the cold winter months the couch faces the fireplace

    In the cold winter months the couch faces the fireplace

  • We added some dutch lace for the windows and a new quilt for the bedroom

    We added some dutch lace for the windows and a new quilt for the bedroom

  • Kitchen with Wedgewood Stove for your Home cooking

    Kitchen with Wedgewood Stove for your Home cooking

  • upstairs porchroom

    upstairs porchroom

  • Upstairs Single Room with private stairs

    Upstairs Single Room with private stairs

  • upstairs porch room which can be study or single bed,open airy

    upstairs porch room which can be study or single bed,open airy

  • Little Dining Table Downstairs near  Front Door Barbecue and Opening to Outdoors

    Little Dining Table Downstairs near Front Door Barbecue and Opening to Outdoors

  • Queen bed in private room off living room with telephone curtained entrance

    Queen bed in private room off living room with telephone curtained entrance

  • claw tub downstirs

    claw tub downstirs

  • upstairs with couch before it turns into bed

    upstairs with couch before it turns into bed

  • This view is a couple blocks from the house in the downtown

    This view is a couple blocks from the house in the downtown

  • valley out back with soaking tub and there are the sounds of the forest

    valley out back with soaking tub and there are the sounds of the forest

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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