|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
A 10 minute walk to the beach and beautiful ocean views. The most romantic cottage in Bolinas with fireplace and private hot tub. One bedroom with full bed, sofa that folds out into a queen bed with Tempurpedic mattress topper, twin size bed in the sunroom which is perfect for a child. Full kitchen with gas stove and oven, wood burning fireplace insert that heats the whole cottage, 2 decks and parking for 2 cars in the driveway. Clawfoot bathtub with handshower and outdoor shower with hot & cold water.
Keywords: Cottage, Cabin, Hideaway, Getaway, Bungalow
My husband grew up in San Diego and is an avid surfer. He introduced me to Bolinas when we first started dating and one day I followed signs to an open house where I fell in love with this little red cottage. It was close to the beach, but away from the congested beachfront road with beautiful ocean and city views on a clear day. It was perfect. We have a dog and 3 kids who have enjoyed the cottage over the last 4 years and now we would like to share it with you. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have. Come fall in love! It's magic here.
Vanessa McBride purchased this cottage in 2007
We chose Bolinas because it as private as a beach town in California could be. With only 750 homes total, off-season you often have the beach completely to yourself (and a few diehard surfers of course). Bolinas is one of California's best kept secrets and like no other place in the world.
I love brewing a fresh cup of coffee and heading up to the top of the hill behind the house to the upper deck where I sit in the Adirondak chairs and watch the surf roll in while the morning fog rolls out. At night, watching the moon rise over the lights of San Francisco in the distance is quite a sight. I also love sitting in the hot tub while sipping wine and gazing at the millions of stars and the milky way--absolutely incredible. Coming indoors to a roaring, crackling fire--I know you will not only enjoy these things, but create your own amazing memories during your stay.
The place is beautiful but when we arrived it had not been cleaned. There were dirty towels everywhere, dirty dishes and beds not made. We called and the owners didn't even know that was our check in day. They had the cleaners come out an hour after check in and it took them 2 hours to clean. They agreed to give us half off our first night but we have never received the money back. Very disappointed with how the owners handled the situation and never apologized, just blamed the cleaners.
Our stay for my wife's 60th birthday celebration at the Red Heron Cottage was memorable. Although no arrival could go off without a hitch, the prior tenants did not vacate timely and therefore the cottage was not ready until an hour after check-in, leaving some broken items including the hot tub. Fortunately, owners Chuck and Vanessa were very responsive on repairs and options so our stay quickly smoothed to enjoying all the amenities the cottage offers - a cozy hot tub, fire pit with seating area overlooking the ocean - spectacular! The cottage is walking close to quaint Bolinas while a slightly longer walk to Agate Beach for runners or hikers! Large deck for dining on weather-friendly days! New efficient fire-place insert kept cottage warm while owners also provided portable heaters - but weren't needed.
Would love to return to the cottage!
This a wonderful cottage to rent in Bolinas! Breathtaking views of the coastline, cozy living room with fireplace, great deck, and awesome hot tub to relax in under the stars. Also, you are a quick walk to the cute downtown area or to the beach! This place is super dog friendly and the hosts are very accommodating. Highly recommend!
we love this place! i've rented it 4 times & a buddy has rented it twice - it is the perfect get away from the ole city!
My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our stay in this Bolinas cottage. The quiet neighborhood, hot tub, multiple decks, and house in general were great. You can take beautiful walks/hikes from the cottage. The hosts went to great lengths to make us feel comfortable.
Thank you so much for sharing your amazing Bolinas home with us. We couldn't have been happier. The cottage is perfectly appointed and felt like home. You can hear the waves crashing from the gorgeous sun room. The picturesque, meandering paths to the upper decks are perfectly storybook. The view from the upper deck is a sight to behold. The sunsets over the ocean are unreal. The house was immaculate when we arrived. LOVE THIS PLACE! I wish I could be there always.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes||Please allow 24 hours for me to answer rental inquiries. I manage the rentals as well as a toddler and my own company. Thanks for your understanding! :))) Vanessa McBride|