THE BOLINAS COTTAGE-JUST A MINIT!

Sha Sha Higby,Albert Hollander

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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THE BOLINAS COTTAGE-JUST A MINIT!

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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.

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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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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
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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Sha Sha Higby,Albert Hollander

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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

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.

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.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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4.9
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The Bolinas Cottage-Just a Minit!
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The Bolinas Cottage-Just a Minit!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p70306vb
(415) 868-2409
Bolinas The Bay Area
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
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Bolinas Cottage-Just a Minit!
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Bolinas The Bay Area
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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.
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Bolinas The Bay Area
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?
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The Bolinas Cottage-Just a Minit!
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Bolinas The Bay Area
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
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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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Berkeley, CA
5

GREAT LITTLE CABIN

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time staying here! This place has a very eclectic decor and style. Loved the soaking tub out back and all of the skylights. I stayed here with my two small kids and they liked it here alot, we just had to watch them with the stairs/sleeping loft... The cabin is eccentric and and cobbled together in a unique way- I loved all the different textiles and sculptures. The bed in the bedroom downstairs is super comfortable too. We got a lot out of a short 2 day vacation!
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write something. Glad you could stay some extra time. We are getting a new coffee maker,though we have many old fashioned options for coffee makers there and a bidet is coming.
Don't forget to mention "Just a Minit" Cottage (no e)on your promo. That is important .Do not forget to pickup your guitar. We are holding for you but as time passes it might get buried in all the things people have forgotten.
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Bluff, UT
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JUST A MINIT

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time ! Just a Minit is the essence of quirky. Perfect for our taste. We hope to return.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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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: recommended

whale watching,birding,surfing

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Availability & Rates

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Bolinas Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Deep Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Jul 28 2014
5 night minimum stay
$235
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,390
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
August
Aug 2 2014 - Aug 29 2014
5 night minimum stay
$235
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,390
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Fall
Sep 2 2014 - Sep 29 2014
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,290
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2014 - Nov 23 2014
3 night minimum stay
$214
From
$247
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,390
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas-New Years
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$214
From
$247
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,390
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter
Jan 2 2015 - Jan 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$212
From
$247
Fri,Sat
$1,390
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
winter
Jan 16 2015 - Mar 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,180
$2,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
Mar 29 - Mar 31
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$275
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,175
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

convenience fee $18
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
cleaning $95
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.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Bolinas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village ...
  • Rural
  • Mountain View ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Backpack
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
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:
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis Court
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • museums
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • waterfalls
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • shelling
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • paragliding
  • tennis
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • cycling
  • parasailing
  • fishing
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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