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Beachfront Home and Studio Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House & Cottage: 2 BDRMS + 2 Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

Sleep to the sound of waves; step onto the sand from your private decks. Spectacular sunsets and oceanfront living. The perfect rustic bungalow with the best location in Stinson Beach - close to town, but not too close. Ours is not a fancy new home, but rather one that has been carefully designed, decorated and outfitted to provide a true Stinson Beach experience. Don't think Cape Cod - our property is inspired by the beauty and culture of Northern California. Outfitted with natural materials with attention to design classics, our home is a celebration of the surroundings. As a family home, this property oozes personality and love and hopefully will inspire our guests as it has for us.

Surf, boogie board, collect sand dollars, take a nap just outside your back door...Walk to unlimited, excellent hiking on Mt. Tamalpais, five minutes walk along the beach to restaurants and shopping. Kayaking and wildlife watching in the beautiful Bolinas Lagoon or visit the Audubon Canyon Ranch and see egrets nesting. Very popular area for biking, too. Or just take the time to soak it all in! This is a place to slow down and relax.

Please visit our website listed below for photos and information about this wonderful studio beach cottage and house property.

Keywords: House and Cottage

More Details

Shanette Westphal
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, norwegian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Shanette Westphal

We are a Bay Area family of 5 who loves the ocean and the outdoors.

Shanette Westphal purchased this house in 2007

Guestbook comments from the owner


WOW. We were very impressed with the design solutions and blend of indoor/outdoor livability of your beach cottage. To experience a DWELL inspired home was added treat. We have experienced first hand the challenges of infill development and wish to congratulate you on your achievement. Your efforts were not lost on us. Congratulations.
Jun 2009
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Stinson Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Sleeping Nook - 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin(1), Full Sofabed (1), Twin Sofabed(1), Baby Cribs (1) Porta Crib Available, Folding Futons (3)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

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Beachfront Home and Studio Cottage
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 27 reviews
San Francisco

Amazing place on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time staying in the main house, amazing views from inside and a great deck right on the beach. Easy walk to downtown as well as a nice kitchen to cook in if that's your style. Booking and stay were very easy as well. We will be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodinville Washington

Beautiful Beach House Escape!

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely , quaint and perfect beach house! We had a wonderful time exploring the beach

and local restaurants! It is a very cozy and comfortable home to spend a long weekend!

The house is equipped with everything that you need for a wonderful time! I will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very inviting & stylish beach retreat!

  • 4 of 5

A great place to relax & enjoy the beach life!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chico, CA

The home was perfect for our group of girls!

  • 5 of 5

The ability to sit on the deck and enjoy the beach was fantastic! We ate all our meals outside and didn't have to pack a beach bag to enjoy the beach :)

My only thing I would change is the lockbox/key situation. I would put a code pad on the front door like it is on the other two doors.

Otherwise, an absolutely perfect setup!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Relaxing Home

  • 4 of 5

We loved this house. It is right on the beach and the view from the beach over the house is just as beautiful. We had plenty of towels and the bedding was great. Kitchen had all the necessary amenities. The only thing keeping my review from being five star was the lack of a washer/dryer.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for renting our property and for this nice review! Unfortunately we have had to discontinue access to our washer and dryer. We have had to repair and replace the unit too many times due to renters putting overly sandy items in it. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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amazing weekend in stinson beach

  • 5 of 5

we travelled from Detroit Michigan to meet our daughter who lives in san Francisco.

The property was far more that I could even imagine.The pictures do not do it any justice.

It was so spacious and the views were spectacular.The beds and the bedding were so comfortable and luxurious.The kitchen was well equipped.I had everything I needed,The wood burning stove made everything so cozy for the cool evenings We will definitely return with the entire family in the near future.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lisa! We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to your return sometime in the future!
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT RENTING UNITS SEPARATELY, I.E. HOUSE ONLY OR COTTAGE ONLY. Holidays are subject to a rate increase. Units rent combined (house and cottage) on a WEEKLY BASIS ONLY during the peak season (Memorial Day to Labor Day).

Signed rental agreement and refundable deposit required to secure reservation. Balance is due prior to stay. Cash, Check and PayPal accepted.

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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