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The Bolinas Cottage-Just a Minit!

Sha Sha Higby,Albert Hollander

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, Japanese,french
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Sha Sha Higby,Albert Hollander

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, Japanese,french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2015
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The Bolinas Cottage-Just a Minit!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview

Bolinas Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, loft,2 living rooms, full bathroom, sleeps 4,inquire about more

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.

Click the movie on our homepage to see.

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Sha Sha Higby,Albert Hollander (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, Japanese,french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2015

About Sha Sha Higby,Albert Hollander

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.

Sha Sha Higby,Albert Hollander purchased this cottage in 1986

Why Sha Sha Higby,Albert Hollander chose Bolinas

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 urn of he century and was gradually enlarged over the years.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

celebrating birthday with birthday sister,husband,6 year old daughter, and our doggy. Loved all the little niceties, details,eclectic artwork,stove,and heaters,lacey curtains,beautiful big bathtub,and more. Walked the pPalomarin trail to Bass Lake yesterday and today we are headed to Limatour and back home. BOO

Thanks for the lovely spot and the heapful signs and instructions.
Nov 2011
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5
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The Bolinas Cottage-Just a Minit!
average rating of 4.952381 based on 46 reviews
5

Bolinas Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The description provided by owner is quite accurate. This is a charming retreat from Bay Area hustle. If you like what you see on line, then you will love the place. It's not for everybody, but we loved it. Owners are very generous and kind. Totally retro and back to the simple life. Great place for your dog as leash free beach is a block away.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes,we appreciated your stay too!. Glad all went well!
Mountain View, CA
5

Cozy, eclectic and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four snuggled into this cottage for two nights. My teenage son and daughter took ownership of the upstairs, while we had the downstairs. In the evenings, we kept the wood fire roaring. In the day, we walked to the People's store for Chai, then took spectacular walks along the beach and Marin Headlands. A true respite.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Houston Texas
5

Accommodation fitting for the character of Bolinas!

  • 5 of 5

Marin Headland up to Pt Reyes has long been one of my favorite places and Bolinas a well positioned village to spend a week; Just-a-minit was also just our sort of place to spend a week; packed with curiousities and art, every space made to good use in the hillside property close to the center. The ease of our daily walks to coffee, the beach and around town were a pleasure from this location. We loved the various architectural features like the windows on top floor and there was some impressive art. We are sold on the Biffy! - having lived in Asia I believe it is the only way to go and will install at home as soon as I can. We hikes almost every day in Reyes or Marin, absolutely wonderful (Adelmire Falls, also north point or Reyes from Ranch had millions of flowering plants - June). Visit the Marconi stations at Bolinas and Reyes (open Saturdays, just walk in). We got to know the characters in town as we walked daily and everyone know Sha Sha's place - we were welcomed. If you are not so agile, or if you are looking for large spaces, this may not be your place; we found it an absolute pleasure and perfect for our ecclectic tastes.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Magical cottage

  • 5 of 5

I stYed here for a few nights with my teenage daughter, who was having her 15 th birthday. She was so blown away by how special this place was, as was I. It's so welcoming and cozy, a perfect location for a little retreat. We wanted to stay forever!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes it is true it's very good for all different types of age groups, there's a cubby for everyone. And it's very close to town within walking distance of everyplace yet gives a lot of privacy and we wanted to be magical. Thanks for staying.
San Francisco
5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our time here!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write something. Were you the folks who left the drawing of the little house?
5

Charming, eclectic cottage

  • 5 of 5

I rented Just a Minit to have a weekend with my three young adult kids. It was a magical weekend with perfect fall weather, lots of surfing, a dinner picnic on the beach, hikes and lots of shared good times. The cottage was a perfect little place to collect the family, and my dog, because we could walk everywhere, take turns in the soaking tub, curl up in reading nooks, and share the splendor of Bolinas. Sha Sha is a gracious hostess, providing nice soaps, shampoo, coffee and even half and half. Just as everyone says, the cottage is eclectic, whimsical and intimate. My dog was in doggy nirvana with all his favorite people collected in a very dog friendly town. I greatly appreciate that Sha Sha allows dogs! All in all, a fabulous little get away cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comment.Glad we found your camera and would love to see some of your highlight photos. Just posted a video of our cottage to give people an idea. You folks really seemed to appreciate the aesthetics of the home and took advantage of its location and the amenities. There are things that we provide that is not posted online when you are comparing rentals. WE try to make people feel like family and a fine guest yet feel private.too. If they need something we are a mile away and can answer any questions.

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Alamere Falls
Bolinas Beach
Coast Cafe
"Open till 8:30 pm sometimes 9 on the weekends. Good all round menu of fish and chips and chi..."
Willow Camp Catering
Bolinas People's Store
"Health food grocery store,sandwichs,chai,and coffee to take to beach or on your hike. Health..."
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Francisco Airport
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Sausalito Ferry
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Oakland
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
101
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
200 steps
Car: necessary

whale watching,birding,surfing

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Rates & Availability

From $199 Per night

Bolinas Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Memorial Weekend
May 22 2015 - May 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
$241
From
$280
Fri,Sat
$1,425
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
May 27 2015 - Jun 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$253
Fri,Sat
$1,425
$4,000
 
 
Deep Summer
Jun 28 2015 - Sep 7 2015
5 night minimum stay
$241
From
$280
Fri,Sat
$1,425
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 24 2015 - Nov 24 2015
1 night minimum stay
$247
From
$280
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,425
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas-New Years
Dec 22 2015 - Jan 4 2016
5 night minimum stay
$247
From
$280
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,425
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$199
From
$230
Fri,Sat
$1,210
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

convenience fee $18.00
cleaning $95.00
Pet Fee $25.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes $25 petWe charge 10% tax on top of the above rates and $100 cleaning.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.

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Amenities

Bolinas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • We have a warm water bidet for your comfort along with a clay foot bathtub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 2 queen futon couches and 1 single futon couch,1 single futon on loft as well
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Notes:
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

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