Magical Muir Beach Getaway
This is a special time to visit the beach one of those 'once in a lifetime events'.
Walk to the beach, world famous Zen center, bike and hike on Mt Tam!
Muir Woods is a few miles away and San Francisco is only a 20 minute drive.
View the San Francisco lights from the apartment at night and the beach-ocean views by day. Fall asleep to the sound of the ocean waves!
One bedroom, one bath, bathroom has claw-foot tub with shower, full kitchen, washer/dryer and living room.
Living room equipped with TV and DVD player, games and wireless internet.
This is not a share unit, it is a fully equipped one bedroom in-law unit in a cool old house built in 1929.
Keywords: Ocean view, apartment, house, view, flat, inlaw
I’m a native of the area raised in Marin and Sonoma counties, the home is where my Dad was raised and where my Grandparents lived for 60 years. My Dad and I bought out his siblings about five years ago and I currently live in the upstairs. I have worked in the solar industry for the past 11 years and yes there is a PV solar system on the house.
The house is very special to my family and to me, not only because of the memories and history but it is truly magical here.
Muir Beach is magical and the view from this unit cannot be captured in a photo. Because the view is of the length of the beach and the ocean, the view is constantly changing with every wave and high to low tides.
Winter months are fantastic great wave action and beautiful sky colors.
The beach / ocean views cannot be captured on film, wild life in full view with deer and small foxes usually right outside the window. we see Bobcats, skunks, raccoons, coyotes and if your lucky a wolf or mountain lion! Not to mention the beach life living in the tide pools, Pelicans, red tail hawks and falcons and birds of every size shape and color!
We had a wonderful time a Misti's rental. Waking up and being able to see the sun rise over the mountains and reflect off the crashing waves was amazing! Misti was very friendly and even left fresh flowers the day we got there. We have told our friends about this beautiful place and are will come back in the future!
We had a phenomenal time at Misti's rental. The views are spectacular; the apartment itself is warm and cozy. I'm a Muir Beach native and my wife and I rented this space for our wedding. As a native I'm bound to be more critical than other visitors, but I absolutely loved the place. The view of the ocean in the morning itself is worth the trip. The bed is comfortable; the shower is clean and the water is hot. There is nothing I found wanting. It's only a 5 minute walk from the beach and the surrounding area is beautiful. We were happy to meet Westley, Misti's dog, and Kevin, Misti's cat, both of whom were extremely well behaved, sociable, and adorable. Misti herself was extremely friendly and accommodating, both before and during the trip. Even though I have a place to stay (my family's house) nearby, my wife and I are strongly considering renting this place again next time we visit. Highly recommended. If you've never been to Muir Beach or a Northern California coastal location writ large, your mind will be blown. Washer/dryer on the property sweetens the deal. Just wish we could take Westley and Kevin with us!!!!
WOW. This was the perfect place to get away and relax. The views are amazing and there is so much to do within minutes. The hiking trails above the beach go on for days. Misti was wonderful and extremely helpful from day one of booking our trip. My only complaint is that we could not stay longer. Thank you for the wonderful retreat.
Misti's cottage was adorable, clean and had the most amazing ocean view from every room (bathroom doesn't count:) We brought up groceries and were able to enjoy our meals/picnics thanks to a fully supplied kitchen. Also, this location is very close to Pelican Inn which is a lovely place for lunch or dinner. Misti was very warm and accommodating and even welcomed our little 5 lb. Maltese, Kenny, which meant so much to us. Definitely a place we will return to. Thanks so much, Misti!
The location can't be beat. Beautiful panoramas from the apartment and a walk up the hill gives you a breathtaking view of the Pacific from high above. The apartment isn't new, but is cozy and comfortable. Unfortunately, Misti has a young dog who has the run of the property. "Westly" greeted us and was difficult to discourage. He jumped on us and joined us for outside meals, which we did not enjoy. He also walked with us to the beach and spent much of one afternoon barking. The unit had a bit of a dog smell. We are former dog owners and generally don't mind having a dog about if it is well trained. Unfortunately, Westly is not well trained. He is young and Misti must be working at getting him better behaved, but he did make our stay less enjoyable than it would have been without his rambunctiousness.
This is the perfect getaway to experience the soothing sounds of waves crashing on the shore at night. Enjoy the glorious view of Muir Beach and the Pacific Ocean as the sun rises and sets each day. The apartment is simply perfect overall and has a nice tall bed for viewing the ocean and shoreline while waking up. The living room had windows that showcased the beach and water below and opened up to allow you to enjoy the fresh air. The kitchen is perfect for two and has a small but real refrigerator (a big plus!) with a separate freezer adequate to store enough food for a week especially if you want to just hang out and eat in which we did for a couple of days (our do nothing but enjoy the view day). No microwave but we used the toaster oven to reheat leftovers. There was a good amount of condiments and other goodies left by previous visitors but bring some of your own just in case. The cooking utensils/linens etc are more than adequate for preparing meals. The propane BBQ is a big plus! Access to the beach is on the road below the house (yes you do have to walk up steps to get to the vacation home from your parking space). From the road it is a short walk down and back up again with nice views on the way. The new parking lot to Muir Beach is a short drive just past Pelican Inn which we recommend to eat and drink for a lunch. Muir Woods is only minutes away via Muir Woods road but plan to visit before 9am to avoid the crowds. Once you get familiar with the meandering roads (that’s part of the adventure!) the surrounding areas offer great experiences all within 20 miles from this dream vacation house. We stayed for ten days so we were able to visit Muir Woods, Mill Valley, Stinson Beach, Bolinas, Point Reyes, Marin Headlands and Tiburon and even just stayed home as well. We enjoyed a cool view of the Golden Gate and the wondrous city of San Francisco from Horseshoe Bay area. We stayed away from SF but it is close enough to drive to. Finally we could not have wished for a more gracious host with Misti. We really felt like we were family. We will visit this special place in the future!
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