Beautiful setting with rustic elegance: a newly remodeled two-bedroom guesthouse. Master includes king size and twin bed, en suite bathroom with shower. Guest room includes queen bed, private bath with tub. State of the art kitchen with all amenities, Viking gas stove, cutlery and crockery, pantry, laundry, modern appliances with toaster oven and microwave, Nespresso, French press and drip coffee makers, separate teapot. Large open living/dining room with full sea views, wood-burning fireplace, Sonos sound system, flat screen TV, internet (not always high speed). The views are of the pacific, the Bolinas lagoon and Mountain ridge, Stinson Beach along the coast to San Francisco. Inner courtyard with comfortable outdoor furniture allows for relaxing or reading--all to the sound of waves crashing on the beach below. This is one of the most beautifully situated ocean bluff properties in Bolinas----a town rich in character and history within walking distance of everything you need. You can watch the sunrise from the house or sit out on "the perch" to watch the surfers and seals below, or the ships in the distance on their way to and from San Francisco. Hawks, egrets, and blue herons are common sights as are deer and fox. Beachcombers walk the beaches below. Thousands of acres of protected open space surround Bolinas. The garden surrounding the house includes a badminton court, flowers, fruit trees and a trampoline with places to walk and sit. The beach and town are a short walk and a 24-hour organic produce stand is a long walk or short drive from the house, operating on the honor system. This unique village with its small population, museum, library, crafts, fishing boats, fresh catch, and surfing, is a little bit of a bohemian paradise within an hour of San Francisco. Accessible via highway 1, with Point Reyes to the north, and Stinson Beach to the south, perfectly situated for a relaxing, unique holiday removed from the action of city life.
- House1700 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath-walking distance to beach/town
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- Response time:
- within one day
- english, spanish, swedish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 22, 2018
We are a semi-retired professional couple with grown children and young grandchildren who enjoy travel, time with family and friends, movies, music, theater, history, board games and nature. Bolinas is our home.
Why Nancy chose Bolinas
Our family have been here since 1987, enjoying the peace, quiet and unique character of bolinas and the surrounding west marin communities.
What makes this House unique
Bolinas and the natural surrounding beauty creates a relaxing and restorative retreat. It is hard to leave and no matter where we travel and how wonderful the trip, we always look forward to coming home.
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This is one of the best vacation rentals we have ever stayed in. Thank you Nancy for making it so amazing. We hope to be back someday and meet you in person. All the best.
Thank you for being lovely guests.
We had a wonderful stay! The house and grounds are beautiful and relaxing. We look forward to returning again some day.
We had an amazing and wonderful long weekend in this little slice of heaven. The house is beautiful, the views incredible and hosts made us feel so welcomed and at home. Will be coming back again and again and again and again...
Bolinas Blue is an exceptional dreamy home with everything you possibly want or need to get away.
We travel a bit and always seek to rent homes when we do. I can unequivocally say this was the most fantastic home (and experience renting a vacation home) we have ever visited. Prior to our arrival, the correspondence with the home owner was prompt, professional, and polite. In the days leading up to our arrival, the property manager was responsive and informative. And Bolinas Blue....wow. Amazing. This extraordinary well kept home and property is gorgeously situated on a bluff overlooking the entrance to the Bolinas lagoon, an incredible view of the entire crescent of Stinson Beach, and the night time twinkles of SF from the huge picture windows of the living room.The house was so tastefully adorned, serene, spacious, and really comfortable. The thoughtful amenities, from the entertainment to utensils, were all top quality. The kitchen offered every possible cooking/dining convience imaginable. Bedrooms, bedding, bathrooms (heated floors), all impressive and comfortable. We hosted my wife's parents for five nights and this wonderful home had the space to accommodate everyone's needs, while also providing opportunities for privacy when desired. It was a pleasure and real privilege to have had the opportunity to stay at this uncommon and exceptional home. A heartfelt and genuine thank you to our hosts - we hope to be back!
We thoroughly enjoyed this delightful home. It's beautifully furnished and maintained.
A very lovely and comfortable home with great ocean views. Beautifully designed and maintained.
Thank you for being lovely guests.
Spectacular Property; Gracious Host; Perfect Stay
Bolinas Blue is an amazing property. It is a two bedroom house that sits on top of a bluff overlooking the crescent beach cove below. The house is meticulous with comfortable, top line furnishings and a gourmet kitchen. It has an amazing living room with floor to ceiling glass windows overlooking the waters. It does not have direct beach access and is a short walk into town. Climbing the hill may be a struggle for those with impairments. While we loved exploring the area, we could not wait to return "home" to hang out, read or sit in the backyard with cheeses and wine. JC, the property manager, is great. I initially thought the cost was high for the area -- until we arrived. Bolinas Blue is well worth the price and our family can't wait to return.
Thank you for your lovely review. So sorry we were not there to meet in person but JC said you were the perfect guests. I had to laugh when you mentioned climbing the hill back to the house from the beach. Having lived there for 30 years, it never occurred to me that it was a problem. The five-seven minute walk always seemed so pleasant. I will make sure to note that in the future for people not used to our hills.
Nancy (& Sid)
WELCOME TO BOLINAS
BOLINAS, CALIFORNIA, ONE OF A NUMBER OF SMALL, UNINCORPORATED BEACH TOWNS ALONG THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST.
PLEASE WHEN YOU ARE TRAVELING ON HIGHWAY 1, ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE ENOUGH GAS. BO GAS IN BOLINAS, AND THE POINT REYES GAS STATION ARE THE ONLY PLACES TO FILL YOUR TANK --AND BO GAS IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE IN THE COUNTRY BECAUSE IT SUPPORTS SENIOR HOUSING.
THE WEST MARIN STAGE COACH IS THE SINGLE FORM OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT AVAILABLE IN WEST MARIN. SCHEDULES CAN BE FOUND ON LINE.
PLEASE NOTE THAT CELL PHONE RECEPTION IS NOT ALWAYS AVAILABLE. A GOOD OLD FASHIONED PAPER MAP IS OFTEN THE BEST SOLUTION WHEN EXPLORING WEST MARIN.
POINTS OF INTEREST IN BOLINAS:
TIDE POOLS AND HIKING TRAILS
BOLINAS MUSEUMS--ART, BIRD ,HISTORICAL
GOSPEL FLAT FARM STAND--SELF-HELP 24 HOUR ORGANIC VEGGIES AND EGGS.
SMILEY’S SCHOONER SALOON--OLDEST FREE-STANDING SALOON IN CALIFORNIA
COAST CAFÉ--THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN BUT SOUPS AND SANDWICHES AVAILABLE IN THE POEPLE'S STORE AND GROCERY
THE PEOPLE’S STORE--ORANIC FOODS, CHEESE, MILK AND FRESH SOUPS DAILY
BOLINAS BAY HARDWARE AND MERCANTILE--A LITTLE OF EVERYTHING
2-MILE SURF SHOP
BOLINAS POST OFFICE
WITHIN 30 MINUTES:
AUDOBON SOCIETY AND CANYON RANCH
PT. REYES BIRD OBSERVATORY
PT. REYES STATION AND NATIONAL SEA SHORE