BRIARCOMBE ( MAIN HOUSE )

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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BRIARCOMBE ( MAIN HOUSE )

Bolinas House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Nook, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10+2)

These are two gorgeous architectural award winning houses in one, connected by a walking bridge. Nestled in the hills and meadows of Bolinas, this is a 3&1/2 acre estate of wide-open unobstructed views, deer, birds, gardens, oak trees, hills and meadows and fine architecture. We are located on Horseshoe hill rd., less than one minute from highway 1, 10 minutes from Stinson Beach, 4 minutes from downtown Bolinas (in the sun belt) and about 45 minutes from San Francisco. We are in the middle of some very beautiful nature.

The house is not like anything you've seen before and is custom built as is most of the furniture. (care MUST be taken).The property was and is known as 'Briarcombe' and was made well known as an artist-in-residency. It is a large house consisting of two bedrooms and two lofts for sleeping and a sleeping nook. (All the beds can sleep two/4 beds are queen & 1 is full size). Both house sections (bridge house section and the main section) are complete with full-operational kitchens and full bathrooms. Each have decks and each can be private from the other. Perfect for 2 families, etc. The main house section has a huge fireplace, a beautiful Yamaha baby grand piano and a wonderful (Japanese style) hot tub (just to mention). The bridge house section is multi-level and just too hard to describe. (Please watch the property video above). 1 bedrooms & 1 loft & sleeping nook in main section. 1 bedroom & 1 loft in bridge house section.

The meadow is great for picnics (there are two picnic tables) and a full stage with electricity. There is also a really nice private basketball court among the oak trees.

The house is $750 a night in the low season (Oct -June) and $850 a night in the high season (June - Oct). There is a $250 cleaning fee for the full house. For events & weddings the cleaning fee is $350. There is a 10% tax on the rental amount.

Please ask me to send you more pictures to give you a better idea of the house and property. (check the property video at the top if you missed it/the video does not include the gate house which is a newer listing).There is also a beautiful cottage rental (search 'Briarcombe' above)' on the other side of the meadow. If you are looking for something quite special and unique, quite different from the rest, Briarcombe is it.

We do charge for events (for example, bbq's, retreats, dinner parties and weddings) depending on the amount of people and usage. (We are not the place anymore for wild birthday parties or wild weddings and there are certain rules to be followed so neighbors are not disturbed and damage doesn't occur). That doesn't mean you can't have amazing birthdays and weddings here.

In general, for weddings and large events, the main house & cottage must be rented for a minimum of two days with a separate location fee of $3,000.00 for weddings of 50 guests or more (ask me for event rates). Rates are less for smaller weddings. The rental rates are not increased. There is no tax on the location fee (just on the rentals).The maximum number of guests for events on the property is about 100.

We can no longer have amplified music outdoors. Acoustic music is welcome.

Keywords: House, Luxurious, custom, Beautiful, Artistic, Architectural Award winning, Large, retreats, events, weddings, Elegant, unusual, one-of-a-kind, zen-like, private, holistic, natural, peaceful,

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks english

We are a married couple that own the property.

The Owner purchased this house in 1971

It's family owned since 1971.There are 3 unique rentals; the house, cottage & gate house.

peace, unobstructed nature, architectural Beauty, privacy, magic, etc...

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 42 traveler reviews

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Briarcombe ( Main House )
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
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Bolinas The Bay Area
5

Work Group Retreat

  • 5 of 5
My work group of 11 rented the main house and bridge house for the weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed the secluded and peaceful location, invigorating sea air, lush grounds, lovely gardens and warm ambiance of the home's large gathering space and cozy sleeping areas. The deck's east-facing benches allowed us to sip our coffee whilst enjoying the brilliant sunrise. Wonderful! We walked to town and the beach, visited the museum and gallery, ate oysters, took a surfing lesson with 2Mile Surf Shop and browsed a ceramic studio off Horse Shoe Hill Rd. All this, and only 1.5 hour's drive from Oakland. We highly recommend Briarcombe!
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review and for leaving the houses in such nice condition. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you come back again. Guests like you are deeply appreciated!
Thanks Again, Rozlyn
Property Manager for Briarcombe
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Bolinas The Bay Area
5

Loved this property!

  • 5 of 5
Recently, my family gathered in Bolinas for my daughter's wedding. We rented both the Main House and the Cottage. Our stay could not have been better. The property is gorgeous, with beautifully maintained landscaping and gardens. The homes are an architectural and design marvel, with fascinating wood detail inside and out. Great communal spaces were perfect for fun family discussions and interaction. We highly recommend this property and would definitely stay there again.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Bill for your wonderful review. We hope you and your family can come stay at Briarcombe again in the future.

Rozlyn - Property Manager for Briarcombe
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Bolinas The Bay Area
5

Glorious and magical!

  • 5 of 5
Just returned from a most beautiful weekend celebrating a friend's 60th birthday at Briarcombe! Could not have asked for a more exquisite setting..the inside is a one of kind masterpiece of woodwork and incredible craftsmanship. The outside so inviting for wandering the garden spaces …every corner both inside and out providing something new to discover! AND the place is absolutely equipped with everything one needs for cooking, playing, dancing and just generally celebrating…and that Japanese hot tub it AMAZING! Thanks for a glorious place to celebrate our friend!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kate, I'm so glad you Ladies had a great time. What a wonderful group of Women you all are. I certainly hope you come back for another birthday celebration in the future.

Thanks, Rozlyn
Property Manager for Briarcombe
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Bolinas The Bay Area
Oakland, CA
5

Perfect Spot for Special Celebration

  • 5 of 5
I am grateful to have found the perfect place for my 60th birthday weekend. Briarcombe is a large, beautiful and uniquely crafted home with ample room for family and friends. It is graceful without being overly formal, very comfortable for all of us. The indoor space has many interesting nooks and crannies, and how amazing to have a meadow-like yard and gardens to spread out into. We'll be glad to return for special celebrations.
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bolinas The Bay Area
5

Absolute heaven.

  • 5 of 5
I can't tell you how wonderful our stay at Briarcombe was. The property is so magical, handcrafted with nooks and crannies and little surprises everywhere. There's a bridge in the house! Cozy and creative, spacious in all the right places, it's a place I want to spend a lot more time in.

We spent a long weekend here with a group of friends. We do an annual getaway up in wine country together and this year we headed west to Bolinas specifically because Briarcombe caught our eye. This may become our new tradition. It's so beautiful here. And Rozlyn the property owner is awesome! She came by on Saturday and hung out for a bit, told us the story of the house and its owners... wonderful personal touch.

Yay for Briarcombe! You won't be disappointed if you book a weekend or longer here.
  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Briarcombe ( Main House )
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Bolinas The Bay Area
5

Wonderful weekend

  • 5 of 5
The house is an incredible beautiful, architecturally amazing place. We stayed for a long weekend with three families ( 5 kids) ,surfed, hiked, cooked , played the amazing grand piano and sang. It was a very memorable get away for us! The manager is by helpful and accommodating making sure that we were most comfortable and have everything we need.
We recommend this house highly!
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Juliane for Your review of the Main/Bridge House. It's wonderful when a family comes and has such a great time on the property and the surrounding areas. We hope you'll come again!

Rozlyn - Property Manager
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
S.F.
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
HWY 1
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Bolnas/Stinson
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Smilies
Nearest Ski
175 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Coast Cafe in Bolinas
Car: necessary

This is a wonderful location in nature and only 45 minutes from San Francisco. You should google West Marin and see for yourself all of the great opportunities the area offers.

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Availability & Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $300
Tax Rate 10.0%
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Amenities

Amenities

Bolinas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (1), We have futons and extra bedding.
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • museums
  • nude beach
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • shelling
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseshoes
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • paragliding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
Notes:
Yamaha baby grand piano, stage (with electrical) in meadow, basketball court, gardens, extra folding tables & chairs, outdoor heaters
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