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PERFECT BEACH RETREAT AT YOUR 'WITS END'

Barbara

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Barbara

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english
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PERFECT BEACH RETREAT AT YOUR 'WITS END'

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Stinson Beach House Rental Photos and Description

Beach Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)

30 minutes from the Golden Gate, Stinson Beach is the largest stretch of clean white sand beach in Northern California with a micro-climate that provides great weather most of the year.

Come, relax and enjoy!

Stroll from your door to the beach or town for shopping and wonderful restaurants; hang at the park; hike/bike the beautiful trails on Mount Tamalpais and never move your car!

'Wits End' is a comfortable, clean and cheerful 3 bedroom cottage on a quiet sandy lane 5 houses from the beach. The house is on a large private lot complete with ample windless deck space, a covered deck with dinner seating for 6, a warm outdoor shower to clean off from the beach, patio space in a butterfly garden, parking for 3+ cars and so much more. An easy family house.

The house is a contemporary cedar log house that is bright and well equipped. The master bedroom has a queen bed and a flat panel TV. The second bedroom has a queen bed and sounds of the ocean and a flat panel TV. The third bedroom has a twin over double bunk with individual reading lights as well as books/TV/DVD/VCR with many kid friendly movies. The living room also has a large selection of games, books and DVDs. Perfect for families, extended family, 2 families, or anyone looking to feel like they’ve gotten away from it all. Oh...and don’t forget to ask us about some of 'Wits Ends' interesting history!

For the kids, a playhouse stocked with sand toys, a sand area and tree swing are located in a gated area next to the house so you can relax while the kids play. We added a warm water outdoor shower to make the transition from the beach enjoyable!

'Wits End' is set up to enjoy indoor/outdoor living at its best.

Lastly, In case you can’t leave work at home or just want to be connected, 'Wits End' is setup with WiFi (so at least...if you have to...you can work outisde on a lounge chair!).

No Large Groups or Parties - No Exceptions!

Pets only with a signed pet agreement for $15/day.

House can sleep up to 4 adults/3 children with kids, 5 adults with up to 1 child. There is room for a pack-n-play for an additional child.

Keywords: House, cottage, beach cottage, bungalow, cabin, Stinson Beach

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Barbara (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english

Why Barbara chose Stinson Beach

After years of renting in the gated community of Seadrift, we booked a last minute stay down this street and found out what a great location this is. Close enough to park your car and never move it. Just walk to everything! A couple of houses down to the beach with kids or to run down to see a sunset. No long walks to get to a path to the beach like we used to have. You can even get to the hiking trails by just walking to town. After driving all week, doesn't that sound nice?

What makes this house unique

Guests tell us that the cedar log style makes them feel like they've gotten away because it's so different from home. The logs are softly white washed with ample skylights so its clean and bright. The house is surrounded by gardens to the front, sides and back with something always blooming. The back of the house offers two types of decks - the deck outside the back door is covered and shaded, while the upper deck is sunny with lots of wind protection so even if the beach is too breezy, you can lay in a lounge chair on the upper deck, hear the ocean, see the surrounding hills and enjoy the warmth of the sun.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Well, we loved staying at Wits End even if we only had one really beautiful day. Sat was iffy, but took some long walks on the beachand got to dig and play, which was great. We brought board games, books, and had your movie selection, so we did just fine even though the weather wasn't the best -- it was still a relaxing break! Thank you!!!



We will definitely want to come back!

Thanks for all your help - we had a lovely weekend despite the weather!!!! :)
Apr 2010
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Perfect Beach Retreat at Your 'Wits End'
average rating of 4.928571 based on 16 reviews
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Stinson Beach The Bay Area
5

Christmas Retreat

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 4 and my mother stayed in this Stinson Beach house for 3 nights. The house was super clean, well decorated and well appointed. I could tell that the owner enjoyed the house too because it had everything we needed. We walked down the gravel private road to the beach for long walks and hiked up into Mt. Tam just across Hwy without having to get in the car even! At the owners suggestion, we shopped on the way in and enjoyed eating at home every meal except for one lunch in Point Reyes Station. A very family friendly area and a very hospitable host.
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
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Stinson Beach The Bay Area
Downers Grove, IL
5

Perfect House for Family

  • 5 of 5
The pictures for this house do not even do it justice! This house was perfect for a family, a perfect location to the beach and perfect location to town. There are many outdoor areas, a massive sand pit (with toys and swings!) for the kids. It kept them entertained for a long time. The beach is right down the street with easy access. The property is very well maintained, the owners are friendly, helpful and answered all my questions in a timely matter. We were in town for a wedding, so we didn't get to all the places to eat in town. There is a general store for things forgotten. It's a bit expensive, so I would recommend shopping before you get there. The house has everything you need for a great vacation to Stinson Beach.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Stinson Beach The Bay Area
New York, New York
5

We will be back...

  • 5 of 5
It's always with mixed feelings that I give out excellent reviews...it will be that much harder to reserve space then next go around. But in all fairness, my wife and I and family of three kids (10, 8. and 3) spent an absolutely wonderful week at Wits End. Excellent location a block from the beach and the house was clean, well equipped and charming. Barbara couldn't have been more helpful. We look forward to our next visit.
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Stinson Beach The Bay Area
Sacramento
5

Cozy Beach House

  • 5 of 5
Our week at Wits End was delightful. The house was comfortable and cozy, and the kitchen was outfitted with everything we needed. We loved all the outdoor spaces. And the house and gardens were quiet -- no neighbor noise (a big concern for me whenever renting a vacation property). The location couldn't be better. The house is a short two-block walk to the darling town, which has a couple of excellent restaurants, a wonderful cafe/bakery and a charming market. And we were super close to the beach. It took us all of 30 seconds to get to the beach, where we had cocktails every afternoon while sitting in the owner's beach chairs. All in all, a great, relaxing vacation. We hope to go back someday.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Stinson Beach The Bay Area
Bay Area
5

Great cozy beach house!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for a weekend getaway with my two year old son and our dog and it was fabulous. The house is cozy and bright with everything you need - comfy beds, fully equipped kitchen, plenty of towels and sheets, and lots of nice little touches. The deck and play area were great for my son with lots of toys and a fun tree swing. The location is perfect, a two minute walk to the beach and five minutes into town. The beach is dog friendly and unofficially off leash so it's great for your four legged family members. Barbara the owner is super friendly and was very responsive when we had questions. Overall it is a fabulous place to relax and have fun and we will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Stinson Beach The Bay Area
Sebastopol,CA
5

Fabulous Retreat

  • 5 of 5
My family stayed here for a weekend getaway. It was the PERFECT retreat. Great house, beautiful and comfortable backyard with multiple decks, lovely and accommodating owners, hiking trails you could walk or drive to, and a very short scenic walk to the beach and the town. HIGHLY recommend this place if you are looking for a great beach house in Stinson.
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

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Rates & Availability

From $265 Per night

Stinson Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holidays
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
Early Summer 2015
Jun 5 2015 - Jul 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Late Summer 2015
Jul 31 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$265
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes We have more flexibility than the vrbo quoting system allows.
Please send in inquiries with your rental details for best response. Quotes from here are not final.

No more than 5 adults allowed, no more than 1 pet, will consider weekends within 2 weeks of the date if we're not booked, discounts for smaller groups and off season depending on the week, just ask.
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Amenities

Stinson Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 child bed , 1 bunk bed , Bunk is a twin over full
  • Pack-n-Play available upon request. Max 5 Adults.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Play House, Warm outdoor shower, Tree Swing, Sand Toys, Garden Patio

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