|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
Our cozy cottage has an unobstructed view of the beach and ocean. There is a large deck with table and chairs for reading and sunbathing while watching the world go by. We recently renovated and updated with a new tile floor and new shower enclosure. Our furnishings are upscale and kid friendly. We find that even very small children are able to play right on the beach protected from the wind in our private roped-off beach lot area.
The house is very well equipped with a BBQ on the deck and all the things that you need to cook up a relaxing meal in the compact kitchen. Additionally, we have a Gourmet Grill and Panini Sandwich maker. Parents can sit on the deck and watch their children play on the beach.
Walking to town is one of the pleasures of our location. Stinson Beach can be sunny while the rest of the Coast is ''fogged in'' as we have a wonderful micro-climate.
The Pacific is really cold for swimming and the surfers - who you can watch from the house- almost always wear wetsuits. Boogie boarding is a favorite sport and many intrepid surfers have gotten their start Boogie Boarding at Stinson Beach. Boogie Boards and wetsuits are available for rent in town.
The town is charming with cute restaurants and a children's playground with slides and swings. When you're ready for a hike there are fabulous hiking trails within 5 minutes of the house. One of the most famous is the Dipsea Trail which is a wondrous walk beside a running creek, beneath giant redwoods culminating in a 10 foot ladder climb - really breathtaking. Great beach-combing and shell collecting possibilities abound on the beach.
Our goal is to make you feel welcome and relaxed for your vacation. Whether you elect to play in the sun, try boogie boarding, hike mountain trails or enjoy taking time alone this house has what you need.
Decorations are European in style and the furniture is kid friendly and very comfortable with designer touches everywhere.This is comfortable ocean front living at its best with modern amenities where you can have a healthy day, a restful evening and a sound night's sleep.Because our calendar is sometimes not up to date we always respond promptly to your email requests and can also be reached via cell phone.
Angela Rubin purchased this cottage in 1998
When we discovered Stinson Beach we couldn't believe that such a lovely little town could remain so unspoilt. Even tho its only 30 mins from Mill Valley it remains a refuge from the real world for all who come and stay. Owner is close by and available to answer questions or help to plan your outings. West Marin is such a special place and there's so much to do here , we feel very blessed to be able to share this amazing place.
Ocean Front - view the dolphins playing and the waves plashing while you lie in bed.
My mother, sister, and I spent the weekend in this adorable cottage, which is directly ON the beach. The photo from the deck is not taken with some fancy photo lens. You step off the deck and you are ON the beach! We could not have asked for a more perfect setting. The front bedroom has an uninterrupted view of the ocean, and the back bedroom has a skylight making it light and bright. The living space was very comfortable and everything we needed was available. We were able to completely relax here and look forward to returning. Angela, the owner, was so kind and making the arrangements with her was effortless.
This cottage is actually a duplex with the owner, Angela, living in the other half. You could not get closer to the beautiful Stinsen Beach. Actually you are on the beach, the water comes almost to the rear deck.
The cottage had sufficient supplies and cooking utensils though I would have added a matching set of dishes. The wood stove was great. It rained almost our entire stay which was fine with us. Only wished the wood we had to use was dry.
We would definitely come back, but this trip we with my son and his wife who stayed in the back bedroom. Someone, during a remodel of the cottage, blocked the bathroom door from the living area forcing those in the master bedroom to enter the back bedroom to use the bathroom. Since I often wake and need to use the bathroom this was uncomfortable for me. This is at most inconvenient and would not stop us from coming back. There are great restaurants in town but at least for lunch they were a little expensive. Definitely try the fish tacos at Parkside Cafe.
Depending on your budget, it is best to bring everything you need with you and do NOT arrive needing fuel for your car.
I have rented many properties on the coast from Carmel to Shelter Cove and between and this cottage is certainly one of the better ones. We will be returning for a summer stay. Thank you Angela.
We had a thoroughly delightful 3-night stay at Angela's cozy and very comfortable cottage on Stinson Beach. It is truly right on the beach! You walk on the sand to get to the deck and front door. My husband and I and our labradoodle dog felt immediately at home. There is a full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, roomy living area, bathroom with shower and an ocean view that goes on forever! We were celebrating a birthday and had wine each day at sunset on the lovely deck which is right on the beach. People watching and dog watching was our spectator sport. And, so much to see in the area: the friendly town of Stinson, Pt Reyes Station (go to the Cowgirl Creamery!), Bolinas (the 60s live on!), Mt. Tam, Muir Woods (awe-inspiring always!) Inverness and on and on. The best part was long walks on the beach each day and seeing our 3-year old labradoodle do joy-jumps the entire length of the beach. It was a magical birthday and Angela is such a lovely lady. She is close by if you need her but so respectful of your privacy. You could not ask for a kinder and more hospitable owner. We thank Angela for making our celebration so memorable. We rent 5 - 6 vacation rentals annually and Angela's cottage has gone to the top of our list of "Must Return Someday Soon"! Trish & Mike, San Jose, CA
We were just thinking about our wonderful time at Stinson Beach last Memorial Day & I realized I had not left a review. This little duplex is perfect. Great for a small family, couple or friends. Your own piece of sand so you can sit back on the patio and relax or get up early and claim a piece of the beach as it is directly there. Everything you need is at the "cottage" and it is clean and charming. If you have a dog that is well mannered you will love the dog friendly location on the beach. If you are a walker you will as well since it is a short enjoyable jaunt into the cute little town. Grab a few steaks at the corner market and BBQ while watching the sun set or have a nice meal in town. The words beach front are the perfect words for this place; make your coffee and sit on the patio and watch the world come alive. Perfection! If you have a small child you will feel comforted that there is a private beach area directly in front of the cottage for safe play. The owner Angela resides next door but don't be alarmed she's a wonderful lady who you will only see when you arrive or perhaps coming or going. The beach house is quiet, safe feeling and inviting. We are trying to figure out when we can get back!
What is not to love about this fabulous cottage and dear Angela? It was such a daily pleasure to wake up and fall asleep on Stinson Beach. I spent a bit over 4 weeks here and found every single thing about the cottage superb! It just sparkles. It felt like home within hours of my arrival and there were many days I only left to walk the beach. Angela was such a gracious hostess and the accommodations could not have been any nicer. Stinson offers so much and San Francisco is just over the hill. The residents quickly became friends and the community is filled with trustworthiness, gentleness, kindness and ready smiles. Some people choose to travel the world when they retire....I just want to return to this very house each summer for the rest of my days.
We were charmed by this beach house, and the owner, Angela. We felt that we really experienced what living on the California coastline was all about. We are from Oklahoma where the summers are hot. It was pleasantly cool, and the sun was mild. We woke to an ocean view, walked the beach (my husband even saw sea anemone down by the huge boulders on the beach at low tide), sat on the deck and watched the beach and people enjoying the beach and trying to learn to surf. Everywhere there were happy children and dogs enjoying the beach with the adults. The water is fairly cold, so people surfing used wet suits. What amazed us were the families who brought out beach blankets, picnics, etc., and just truly enjoyed being on the beach for the whole entire day. We felt so privileged to enjoy the beach and come up and wash our feet off at the sprayer on the deck, so we wouldn't have to get sand all over. We spent alternate days enjoying the beach, reading, taking naps, eating around town or bringing it back to our beach house--with taking amazing day trips. Muir Woods (a dream place that I've been wanting to visit for 35+ years) is only 3-4 miles away, and you can pay $20 for the entire family on an annual pass, and go visit the serene Redwoods as often as you like. We also visited Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. We visited Point Reyes Light House, and it was beyond words. We loved the Earthquake Trail (seeing the line of wooden poles marking the fault line) at Bear Valley Nature Park. I wish I had been in better shape for this area, because the day we visited, they had a kayak group being led by a Ranger, and I believe they were going to camp overnight at whatever spot they kayaked to. My husband has been wanting to see bioluminescent algae in the water, and we thought we'd have to go to Puerto Rico to see that, but they had sunset tour kayak rides near Bolinas, that had the bioluminescent algae as their high point. My husband was so regretful he wasn't able to make that tour. We missed cheering for the famous Dipsea Race from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach by two days--to our regret! At Muir Woods, they have a DVD you can by about the man, Jack Kirk, who raced this race for 68 years, until he was 96 yrs old! It's called Dipsea Demon. We had the most stimulating, interesting, relaxing vacation, and hope that you will be able to do the same. If you rigorously hike, surf or ride bicycles in the mountains, you will be in paradise here!
Bird Watching very popular at nearby Audubon Canyon Ranch and Bolinas Lagoon - about 1 mile north. Audubon is open to the public at specific times during the year. There are telescopes set up to watch the egrets nesting.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$95 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
HIGH SEASON JUNE - SEPTEMBER $1500.00 A WEEK -1 WEEK MIN.
(3 NIGHTS MINIMUM if house available one month prior);
LOW SEASON ... nov-feb .. $1400./week (2 night minimum);
Plus Tax & Cleaning.
Nightly rate is $250.00 per night high season/$500 weekend.;
Low season rate is $200.00 per night.;
Sometimes in the low season we are able to offer 3rd night for half
Rent is requested 45 days in advance and can be paid by check or credit card using paypal. An invoice will be emailed to you if you prefer to use your credit card.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.