BEAUTIFUL HOME FACING BOLINAS LAGOON ON 14 ACRES

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house

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BEAUTIFUL HOME FACING BOLINAS LAGOON ON 14 ACRES

Bolinas Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Chateau / Country House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

The property is totally private. It is on 14 acres which includes woods and pastures with horses. There is ample room to explore right on the grounds. The home is well used, comfortable and ideal for families with children. There are two bedrooms with Queen beds and a back bedroom with bunk beds, a single twin bed and a crib. Every room connects to the outside.

Due to the special nature and privacy of the property and surrounding hills the place has also been used for weddings, retreats, and other special occasions.

We have built a playhouse in the woods where children can play creatively and independently---inspired by the recent book The Last Child in the Woods. This book documents the need for intimate connection to nature and to independent fantasy play for children. The playhouse is surrounded by trails leading to an open meadow of five acres. There is also a suspension bridge!

There is a coop with chickens, ducks and Doc, the rabbit. Young kids can access the coop to collect eggs with parental supervision. Most children spend hours in the chicken coop. There are views of surrounding hills and the Bolinas Lagoon and access to nearby trails in open space and parkland. One mile from the town of Bolinas which has two miles of beachfront and locally caught fish in season, abundant organic produce and Niman meats. The property is also just one mile from the Audubon Canyon Ranch where one can watch seals and all kinds of bird life on Bolinas Lagoon; and 10 miles from Point Reyes Park HQ with its extensive trails, beaches and wildlife.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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I have lived on this property for over 40 years and it is a nurturing and spiritual place for me--compeletly private and still. For people who value those two things it is ideal. We also have built a playhouse in the woods where children can play independently and creatively and there are all kinds of animals on the place. I do not keep up with the callendar--house is rented about half the time--so the best way to enquire about availability is to email me--I am very prompt.

The Owner purchased this chateau / country house in 1970

When we saw the property we did not hesitate--it was the ideal place to raise a family....as well as have tranquility as an important aspect of our daily lives.

Watching the lagoon for its varied wildlife, gardening, horseback riding, animal care, and sitting in the meadow enjoying a drink at the end of the day.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
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Beautiful Home Facing Bolinas Lagoon on 14 Acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
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Beautiful Home Facing Bolinas Lagoon on 14 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p196796vb
(415) 868-2350 (California, USA)
Bolinas The Bay Area
San Rafael
5

Magical Place

  • 5 of 5
My boyfriend and I, along with another couple, spent the weekend at this fabulous place. It was magical. First you are greeted by four well-behaved but enthusiastic dogs as you pull up. (This was nice as our 17 year old dog died two weeks ago.) As you walk to the front door on the other side of the house you see the beautiful, well kept garden and patio area. Then the horses and meadow. But it was the swing on the large oak tree, the chicken coop, and the Sweet Pea Cottage that stole my heart. Fresh eggs in the morning, feeding carrots to the chickens (who knew they ate those?), swinging on the oak tree beyond the cliff overlooking the bay, and exploring the ornate children's cottage and trails behind the secret tree. I told my boyfriend that this would be a great place to take our kids, if we had any. But then I realized...it allowed us to be kids! Even better. We loved the patio set up - the ability to build a fire and have dinner and cocktails outside. And the house was fabulous - surprises everywhere with all the comforts and charms of home! Linda and Stockton, our hosts, took great care of us. This is a fabulous estate and we intend to return.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Home Facing Bolinas Lagoon on 14 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p196796vb
(415) 868-2350 (California, USA)
Bolinas The Bay Area
5

Beautiful and very special

  • 5 of 5
Our family is very fond of this area. We visit several times a year and have rented several houses in Bolinas itself as well as around Point Reyes and Bodega Bay. This house tops all of them by far for you get far more than a roof when you come here. The reviews before mine describe it very well already - the sheer beauty of the grounds, the sense of serenity, the feeling of returning to what really matters, seeing the kids roam around, run up and down the beautiful rolling meadows, and disappear in the woods, the feeding of chicken and horses, the wonderful dogs - unplugged. Add to this the wonderful hosts and there you have it - a very very special place.
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Beautiful Home Facing Bolinas Lagoon on 14 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p196796vb
(415) 868-2350 (California, USA)
Bolinas The Bay Area
San Francisco, CA
5

Amazing wedding location!

  • 5 of 5
We just celebrated our wedding on the Mornell Estate in Bolinas. The day went off without a hitch! It was exactly what we had envisioned. The setting has so much natural beauty and the property and home have a very peaceful energy. Linda is fantastic! She worked with us from the very beginning, planning every last detail with us, from the lighting to the placement of the bails of hay. A warning to couples who are considering this property for their wedding: it takes an incredible amount of work for the vendors (caterer, property owner, etc.) to pull off a successful wedding celebration. The property isn't normally set up as a typical wedding venue, so Linda spent many many hours prepping. You should also be aware that everything must be brought in: rentals, porta potties, decorations, caterer + kitchen, sound system and microphones, etc. If you who want something rustic, simple, and completely DIY - it's an amazing spot!
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Beautiful Home Facing Bolinas Lagoon on 14 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p196796vb
(415) 868-2350 (California, USA)
Bolinas The Bay Area
San Francisco
5

The Simple Thngs in Life

  • 5 of 5
We spent two nights here over mother's day weekend with our boys, 9 and 3. The hosts Linda and Stockton were friendly and welcoming. Their hospitality was above expectations. They made themselves available if you needed anything, yet kept their distance so we could enjoy the property. The property was pure beauty in every sense. Words and pictures can only describe so much. One can't help but to feel relaxed, calm and peaceful. The kids enjoyed the animals on site, spent many hours in the chicken coop, played in the Sweet Pea Cottage, and just roamed the meadows. It reminded me of the good old days where kids played outside until the crack of dawn. The history behind the cottage was a fascinating read. I wanted to read more entries and imagined how I might have contributed to the making of the cottage had I discovered it during a previous life. I spent many hours just thinking. This place inspires creativity and imagination. The sound of the rooster in the morning was faint and you wake up feeling blessed to begin a new day. Anyone staying here will not regret it.
  • Submitted: May 14, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Home Facing Bolinas Lagoon on 14 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p196796vb
(415) 868-2350 (California, USA)
Bolinas The Bay Area
Davis, California
5

Amazing, peaceful, gorgeous, magical place in Bolinas

  • 5 of 5
Words cannot do this place justice - it must be experienced to be believed. My husband and I and our two young children stayed here with my parents over a long weekend. My children reveled in playing with the friendly golden retrievers, bunnies and chickens. Collecting eggs every morning was a magical experience for them, and they made for a delicious breakfast. We all delighted in feeding the beautiful horses in the pasture. The house itself is beautiful, with hardwood floors, tasteful furnishings, and supremely comfortable bedding. It is not so immaculate as to be unwelcome to children, however. In fact, there are plenty of toys in the children's room to keep them occupied, if they were ever inclined to come inside (which they weren't). The owners, who live on a hill above the property, were friendly, warm, and gracious hosts. They encouraged us to explore the property, with winding forest trails, warm rolling meadows, perfectly-positioned places to sit and relax throughout. Bright, beautiful flowers and lavender are everywhere. A tree swing right out front brought me right back to my own childhood. The cottage in the woods, the suspension bridge - I think we enjoyed them almost as much as my children did! It's hard to describe our experience at this place, other than that we had a magical time and hope to return as soon as we can!
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Home Facing Bolinas Lagoon on 14 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p196796vb
(415) 868-2350 (California, USA)
Bolinas The Bay Area
San Carlos, CA
5

A truly relaxing getaway.....

  • 5 of 5
We were in Bolinas for a wedding, and after reading the reviews and chatting with the property owner, we chose this property. The property description is right on! The house is clean, and has tons of open space, and most importantly, is incredibly relaxing.

The back patio is huge, and very comfortable with a couch and a table for eating. There is a hammock, and an amazing swing that is tied to a huge oak tree. The sweet pea cottage is cute and fun. It had us wishing we had brought our kids, as this is a place for both kids and adults. The main message is, that this is a place to relax.

We got some fresh eggs from the chicken coop, there were also horses, dogs, as well as, 10 golden retriever puppies.

We cant wait to come back!!
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bolinas Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
$500
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Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Property not available Thanksgiving & Christmas, 2014
Personal checks: Reservation Deposit and Damage Security due in advance. Balance due upon arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Bolinas Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Broadband Access
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surf fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
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