THE MAGICAL COTTAGE AT MUIR BEACH

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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THE MAGICAL COTTAGE AT MUIR BEACH

Muir Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Nestled above Muir Beach overlooking the ocean, the headlands and San Francisco in the distance, you’ll find The Cottage at Muir Beach – a stylish getaway ideal for those looking to relax and unwind in the peace and tranquility of glorious ocean and mountain views.

This magical and enchanting rural escape features a charming living / dining area, kitchen, bathroom, master bedroom, attic / loft sleeping area. Private deck and parking for 2 cars. The Cottage at Muir Beach is located in the heart of Marin County’s stunning Golden Gate National Recreation Area providing fabulous opportunities for outdoor pursuits.

The Cottage at Muir Beach is enveloped by the constant therapeutic sound of the ocean and is the kind of heaven on earth that soothes the soul. Although it is within easy reach of everything, it feels like a world apart. Owned, operated and decorated by renowned British interior designer Victoria Hamilton-Rivers.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Advertiser since 2008
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About The Owner

I am a British interior designer and home stager, living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. As the daughter of a British army officer, I have visited and lived in many parts of the world: Europe, Asia, Australia, and the United States of America.

I first visited and fell in love with the San Francisco Bay Area in 1997. I became a permanent resident in 2003. All my life I have been drawn to and fascinated by the ocean and to the life within and around it.

In 2008 I realized a lifelong dream and bought two cottages overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the northern California coast in the idyllic community of Muir Beach.

While owning one cottage by the beach has been a lifelong dream, I never imagined myself owning two. As an interior designer, the obvious and exciting thing to do was to renovate one of them and offer it for rental to those of you around the world who share my passion for clean and simple interiors and the extraordinary privilege it is to be close to nature and the sea.

The Magical Cottage At Muir Beach is simply that. Month after month it gives me tremendous pleasure to offer my guests a really exceptional place to stay where they can relax and unwind to the sound of the ocean in the newly renovated cottage. Within the backdrop and magnificence of Marin County’s Golden Gate National Recreational Area, heaven and earth are literally at your fingertips.

People from all over the world agree The Cottage At Muir Beach is the perfect nurturing “home away from home” on the Northern California Coast. Whether you are seeking solitude, a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or celebrating someone or something special, it’s all here at The Cottage At Muir Beach.

Victoria Hamilton-Rivers.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2008

Why The Owner chose Muir Beach

This is the most beautiful location on the entire California coast.

What makes this cottage unique

Hiking, designing interiors while being inspired by the ocean.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We couldn't have chosen a better location ore our trail running holiday! Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us - we will be back!
Dec 2012
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 176 traveler reviews

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The Magical Cottage at Muir Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 176 reviews
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The Magical Cottage at Muir Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p219612vb
-(415) 272-2842 (California, USA)
Muir Beach The Bay Area
San Francisco, CA
5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Spent a relaxing anniversary weekend at the cozy Cottage at Muir Beach. We soaked in the beauty of the views, enjoyed dining in, relaxing on the deck. The Cottage at Muir Beach is better than advertised - the description and pictures don't do it justice. Victoria is a hospitable and gracious host - we will return as often as we can.
  • Submitted: May 11, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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The Magical Cottage at Muir Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p219612vb
-(415) 272-2842 (California, USA)
Muir Beach The Bay Area
South Florida
5

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  • 5 of 5
My wife and I truly enjoyed a wonderful getaway at The Cottage at Muir Beach -- mid-way btween Sausalito and Stinson Beach. The cottage is beautiful: well decorated, clean, and well equipped. It sits hight above Muir Beach with the Marin Headlands beyond and San Franbcisco in the dsistance. It's ony takes about 10 minutes to drive to Muir Woods, a wonderful nature preserve and a large grove of redwoods. Enjoy the scenic 30-minute drive to Stinson Beach or head the other was and visit Sausalito and Mill Valley. We'll b back!
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Magical Cottage at Muir Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p219612vb
-(415) 272-2842 (California, USA)
Muir Beach The Bay Area
Evanston, IL
5

Wonderful stay at the Cottage at Muir Beach

  • 5 of 5
My wife, 19 month old daughter and I stayed at the Cottage for five days in July. We had a wonderful time and the cottage as well as the surroundings were breathtaking. The walk down to the beach is less than five minutes, the drive to the overlook is about two minutes, and Muir Woods is less than 10 minutes away! The balcony is spacious and relaxing, the Bose sound system was fantastic inside, and we just truly enjoyed our time here. My wife has been missing the cottage ever since we left. Victoria was great and could not have been a more inviting hostess. Thanks so much!
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Magical Cottage at Muir Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p219612vb
-(415) 272-2842 (California, USA)
Muir Beach The Bay Area
5

Cottage Muir Beach

  • 5 of 5
The cottage provided a perfect location to complete our 3 week journey from Phoenix to San Francisco and a great antidote to staying in hotels. It was a good base for visiting San Francisco (20-30 minutes) and for exploring Marin county and we particularly enjoyed seeing harbour seals and seashore birds along the coast. The cottage was very comfortable and beautifully furnished and decorated and impecably clean . The terrace and decking were furnished with the same attention to detail as the interior and provided an extra outdoors living space with a good view of beach and a peaceful place to enjoy a morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening with a good book. We spent 4 days at the cottage with our 18 year old twins. The little attic bedroom was small but perfectly adequate for teenagers of this age who were happy enough with their sleeping space although preferred to dress downstairs where they had full headroom. I am sure younger children would love the adventure of staying in the attic although the stairs would be too steep for very young children to negotiate safely. I would love to visit the cottage at Muir Beach outside the "fog" season as I am sure the views would be stunning. Victoria was a friendly, helpful and charming host and she is right to be proud of the beautiful holiday home she has created. We would be very happy to return to the cottage again and to recommend to friends.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming to stay at The Cottage At Muir Beach and for your thoughtful comments.

I'm delighted that you elected to end your tour with some R&R by the ocean and that you appreciated the magic and uniqueness of the place regardless of how unpredictable the fog can be at times, in this part of the world.

For me, and for the vast majority of our visitors, the occasional fog adds a welcome and mesmerizing cooling blanket when temperatures are running particularly high - a characteristic part of experiencing the San Francisco Bay Area and all it's beauty.

We look forward to your return!
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The Magical Cottage at Muir Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p219612vb
-(415) 272-2842 (California, USA)
Muir Beach The Bay Area
John's Creek, GA
5

Impeccable- the consummate beach house

  • 5 of 5
Victoria has created the perfect beach retreat. A beautifully appointed cottage designed by a world-class interior designer, overlooking the beauty of Muir Beach- what could be better? Everything you will need will be included for your stay, including a full list of movies on DVD, and top of the line stainless steel appliances. Victoria was adamant about wanting to know what could be improved, but frankly, it was excellent as it was. One note, if you need a TV, the house is not connected to cable or satellite, but frankly, you probably won't miss it at all. Just take in the nature and beauty of the area and you'll wonder why you would even want TV in a place like the cottage. Every detail is covered to ensure a beautiful setting- including spectacular succulent gardens that are beautifully lit so you can even enjoy them at night. The beach itself is just a few steps away down a winding stairwell, and you can be there in two minutes if you want to explore it. All accompanied by a soft bed and a window you can open for sea breezes accompanied by the sound of crashing waves in the distance.

Again, a great stay at a lovely and extremely well maintained property in a beautiful location, with a wonderful hostess. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Magical Cottage at Muir Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p219612vb
-(415) 272-2842 (California, USA)
Muir Beach The Bay Area
Thurmont, Maryland
5

The Cottage At Muir Beach

  • 5 of 5
Thank you for sharing your lovely cottage with our family. We enjoyed our morning tea/coffe on the deck watching the ocean and admiring the beautiful succulent garden. My husband was even able to master the French press! The cottage itself was just adorable, very clean, and tastefully decorated. The location was perfect, very quiet, close to San Francisco but in a world of it's own, and the ocean views were breathtaking.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Car: necessary

Zen Center, The overlook (uninterrupted panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean), Muir Woods, and Pelican Inn.

Photos

Photos

Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Muir Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $250/nt - $1825-$2000/wk
  • US Dollars
  • From $250 to $300 depending upon number of guests, duration and season.
  • $500 security deposit with each reservation.
  • $120 cleaning fee.
  • Check in 4:00 PM/Check out 11:00 AM
  • 2 night minimum off season.
  • 3 night minimum peak season and holidays.

Amenities

Amenities

Muir Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
iPod docking station

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