FAMILY BEACH HOUSE

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S.B. Hirsch

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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FAMILY BEACH HOUSE

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2 + bedrooms, 2 bathrooms sleeps 4-6

This comfortable home is located across the street from the beautiful Bolinas Lagoon as it empties from Mt Tamalpais into the Pacific Ocean just a short block away. Nestled below a wooded and private hillside this Mediterranean style house is set behind a large hedge hidden from the street. A great base for bird watching, mountain biking, hiking, surfing, kayaking (walk across the street to put in at the small dock), or mosey down the block to the beach to look for seashells, watch the seals play in the surf or make a sandcastle. Known for locally grown/ raised organic food and freshly caught fish, and with a cafe, museum and Wildlife Gallery with our local bird expert down the street, you have sophisticated city amenities in a small beach town. One of only a handful of homes located in this historic part of downtown where the fishing boats still come in on the tides, it is a great spot for fun, family gatherings, or quiet reflective moments.

more: The house is one of two structures on the property. There is also a small cottage at the rear of the property occupied by a part-time tenant/caretaker. However, the yard, parking area, etc. is for the exclusive use of guests. The backyard has a picnic table + several outdoor tables and a park like feeling facing the wooded hillside. Sheltered from the wind with great afternoon sun and with lots of hummingbird visitors, it is a great spot for sharing meals or just hanging out.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment

S.B. Hirsch

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We have owned the property since 1986, live part time in the house since our retirement in 2008 and also offer it as a vacation rental. Because we spend a great deal of time in the house it has many personal touches.

S.B. Hirsch purchased this house in 1986
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Property Reviews

13 Reviews Write a Review
Family Beach House
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
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Family Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p365302
+1 510 220-3191
Bolinas The Bay Area
5

Wonderful weekend

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
The house is practically perfect. Our daughters (ages 5, 7, and 9) adored having breakfast at the little table in the kitchen area where they could watch the birds at the bird feeder. The kitchen is well-appointed; next time we visit we plan to make more meals here rather than relying on the one restaurant in town (which is nice and a very short walk away; the market is next to the restaurant). The master bedroom has a cozy study attached. My daughters enjoyed the "Diving Bell" bedroom with its bunkbeds and the sunroom with the trundle bed. They also enjoyed finding all of the little notes around the house that explained how to use different appliances (very useful for grown-ups too). This house was a great base for us as we were lucky to have nice weather for playing on the beach, collecting seashells, and going on hikes (we recommend the Alamere Falls hike!).
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Family Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p365302
+1 510 220-3191
Bolinas The Bay Area
5

what a gem

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
What a gem of a house. Staying on the Lagoon side of Bolinas is a real treat, view the birds and tide changes right from the living room! Plenty of space for our party of five (four adults one infant), a really nice layout and furnishings, and the kitchen is spacious with high quality appliances and knives making cooking really enjoyable. And hanging out in the sunny breakfast nook while watching the birds at the feeder was a great way to start the day. Close walk to everything.

The owners were very helpful and friendly. There was a storm the night before so they gave us a nice heads-up in the morning letting us know the power may out in town. It came back on before we arrived but that kind of courteous service is always appreciated.

We will be back!
Owner's Response: We love watching the birds and the tides also. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and that the weather cooperated after that big wind we had. Thank you so much!
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Family Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p365302
+1 510 220-3191
Bolinas The Bay Area
5

A world apart

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
The house was everything the pictures promised. More than big enough for a family of 5, it still had a nice cozy feeling. Just around the bend from "downtown" Bolinas and a short walk to the beach, it is ideally located. The garden out back is very nice and a great place to relax.
The town of Bolinas is a world apart from the rest of the area. With a bit of a "hippie" feeling it's almost like stepping back in time. Everything you need is located right in rown and we also found it to be a great location for day trips to SF, Napa and Sonoma Valleys and Sausalito. (For trips to SF, it's best to park in Sausalito and take the ferry.)
Sherry, the owner, provided plenty of information and great tips on what to do and where to go. Though we only communicated via email, it felt more like staying at a friend's house than renting from a stranger.
We had a wonderful time and the house was a great vacation value.
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Family Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p365302
+1 510 220-3191
Bolinas The Bay Area
Sebastopol, CA
5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We had an excellent 3 nights in Bolinas. Our elderly parents (92 and 95) loved the spot as they could walk on their own to explore the town and walk down to the beach. We brought a boat and were able to launch it across the street and had lots of fun puttering around in the lagoon. We did a great hike from Stinson, went to the bird preserve, and spent lots of time on the beach. We had one of the freshest crabs I've ever had by buying it straight off the boat across the street. Sherry was very helpful and quite responsive in answering any questions we had. The house was very clean and comfortable, pictures are accurate. We'd love to come again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Family Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p365302
+1 510 220-3191
Bolinas The Bay Area
5

Great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 8, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
My family and I enjoyed our stay in this house immensely. We have a 2 and 4 year old and they loved the back yard as well as the access to the beach and trails of Point Reyes. We loved the proximity to town for restaurants and groceries, as well as the fact that we could walk to the beach and surfing in Bolinas. Highly recommended cute house for a getaway.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
42 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Larkspur
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ski
201 Miles
Sugar Bowl Ski Area
Nearest Golf
27 Miles
San Geronimo
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Car: recommended

One short block from Bolinas Beach and steps away from the Bolinas Lagoon as it empties from the flanks of Mt Tamalpais into the Pacific Ocean, you are approximately 25 miles north of San Francisco. Although there is much to do and see in our small west Marin village, you are well situated for visits to the City and to the Sonoma and Napa wine country. Located at the southern tip of the Pt. Reyes National Seashore, north of Muir Woods, west of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Mt Tam, with the ebb and flow of the tides nearby, you are surrounded by the natural wonders of this region. Once you arrive, you can park your car and walk to shop or enjoy the beach and hills of the area. There is a regular although infrequent bus service via West MarinTransit on the 'Stagecoach' to the town with routes to connections with transit centers 'over the hill' as well as to Stinson Beach.

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Availability & Rates

Bolinas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Summer
Jun 20 2014 - Aug 22 2014
$225
$1,500
$4,000
5 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2014 - Dec 1 2014
$250
$1,500
$4,000
2 nights
 
 
Christmas & New Years
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 5 2015
$250
$1,500
$4,000
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$225
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,400
$4,000
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Cleaning $100.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Check for current rates and fees as they vary. Holiday periods may require longer stays.
Weekly rate is for 7 nights
Reduced rates for stays longer than 2 nights and some discounted rates/fees are also available.
No occupancy tax on stays of 30+days
Accidental damage insurance in lieu of damage deposit required for all stays. Cleaning fees vary depending upon size of rental party length of stay.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Bolinas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , handheld shower head
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Newly remodeled
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
  • Bathroom #1 has tub. Hand held shower only. Bathroom # 2 off the living room has new tiled shower, no tub. Plastic seat available, if needed.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , bunkbed shares hallway w. other br
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Sunroom trundle beds
  • Bedroom #1 [Master] is largest w. a small wood paneled study and doors into living room and/or hall leading to the other sleeping areas and bathroom #1. Bedroom #2 [Bunkbeds], the 'Diving Bell' is perfect for kids, although fine for adults. Access to the main part of the house from this room, is through the Sunroom [or through Master bedroom #1]. It is across the hall from bathroom. Bedroom #3, [Sunroom] has a trundle bed with sliding glass doors to deck and can be used as a lounge area, or the doors and curtains can be closed for a private sleeping area for 2, depending upon use of Bedroom #2. Both trundle beds open can fill the whole room- but one can be tucked underneath in the a.m. New mattresses on all beds w. exception of bunks which have thick foam. The house can accommodate four to six depending upon how friendly everyone is. The living room also has a full sized sofa bed which can be used.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
Attractions:
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • surf fishing
  • rafting
  • surfing
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
The house has an efficient wood burning stove, electric heaters and gas wall heater in winter. Wood floors + several area rugs, few dust collecting fabrics and no animals, help keep it a low allergen environment. Dish TV w. 250 channels for sports fans. House is 'downtown' near the beach and stores with a parking area inside the gate. Once inside the gate, behind the big front hedge, the house has a very private feel with a wooded hillside at the rear and surrounded by garden greenery. The house is one story, with 3 & 4 steps into the structure. A concrete sidewalk is at the entry and side going to the rear with some flagstone patio areas and the wood deck. An outdoor shower and clothesline available for post beach clean up. Picnic table w. benches plus other tables and chairs for outdoor use. There is a small cottage at the rear of the property occupied by a part-time tenant/caretaker, however the yard, parking, etc is for the exclusive use of guests. Sorry, no pets, please.
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