SHELL COTTAGE AT STINSON BEACH!

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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SHELL COTTAGE AT STINSON BEACH!

Stinson Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, Maximum capacity is 4 adults and 2 children

Located 30 minutes north of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, the 'Shell Cottage' is a short walk to the Beach and enjoys access to Hiking Trails in the Mount Tamalpais Foothills - 2 bedrooms have queen beds with a twin bed in loft. Cottage can comfortably accomodate 4 adults and 2 children. Cottage sits in a peaceful Stinson hillside neighborhood with views of Ocean and Mt. Tam foothills from front porch, master bedroom and large backyard deck - Easy drive to Muir Woods, Audubon Canyon Ranch, Bolinas, Point Reyes National Seashore and Tomales Bay!

Stinson Beach Drought Alert/Water Rationing: As of February 1, 2014, every property in Stinson Beach is limited to 110 gallons of water usage per day (this limit applies to the total usage for all people in the property). There are strict penalties for noncompliance. Please consider this situation when making your vacation plans. For more information regarding the Stinson Beach Drought Alert/Water Rationing and water conservation tips please see the Stinson Beach County Water District web site (http://stinson-beach-cwd.dst.ca.us).

Hi-Season is 6/01 to 8/31 - We have a 7 night minimum and require a Saturday arrival and Saturday Departure. Depending on the length of stay, this can sometimes be negotiated.

Keywords: Cozy Cottage, Stinson Beach, Ocean View, Sun Deck, Hiking, Mount Tamalpais

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Shell Cottage Management

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Speaks english

Stinson Beach has been a favorite destination since I was a girl. My children and other relatives have lived in, or visited the town for over 50 years!

There is a calmness and quiet on the hill above the summer crowds. Also the hillside seems to naturally amplify the sound of the surf!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Shell Cottage at Stinson Beach!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
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Stinson Beach The Bay Area
5

Lovely stay!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
This was a really lovely place for our family to stay! An easy walk down the hill to town and the beach, pretty views, clean and comfortable place, a nice spacious back yard. The area is great fun: hikes, beach, canoeing in the lagoon. The owners might consider adding a few more dish towels, but that is the only tiny issue we had. Highly recommended!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your gracious comments!

Sincerely,

Shell Cottage Management
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Stinson Beach The Bay Area
5

Cute and Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
My husband and I stayed here for a weekend. It was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The backyard and front porch were very secure for our dog which helped with even better relaxation on our part. She was able to play and explore in the back and take a nap on the front porch. There were plenty of dogs wandering around the block with their owners and all were very friendly. The neighborhood was very quiet with just the sounds of the ocean in the distance. The house is an easy walk to town, grocery store and beach access. We would definitely stay again!
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly
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Stinson Beach The Bay Area
Marin County
5

Fantastic Summer Get-Away!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We had a wonderful time at this cottage during 4th of July week (we got EXTREMELY lucky with the weather - high 80s everyday). My husband and I loved the comfy master bedroom with the ocean view, and we could hear the waves crashing on the beach below. Our 13-year old son and his buddy would walk down the hill every morning to boogie-board/skim-board. They loved hanging out at the beach/park. I jogged our pup almost everyday towards Seadrift. We didn't do much on the 4th, but enjoyed the small town and the nearby spots on Hwy 1. It's a work-out walking back up the hill, but we didn't mind...much better than trying to park during a busy week. The enclosed back yard is great for pets. We also had most meals on the front deck. I would definitely stay there again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Stinson Beach The Bay Area
Carson City, NV
5

Wish I had stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
My only complaint is that I should have stayed longer!! The home was clean and cozy and we really enjoyed the local beaches. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. We have a 2 year old and he loved running around in the back yard. I would definitely return to this house. So much fun! The town was welcoming and friendly. Bolinas, just north of Stinson Beach, was also a cool little town with a lot of very colorful art. I would definitely recommend this home. :) Thanks for a wonderful little getaway.

Side note for travelers: I do recommend you do your grocery shopping before getting to Stinson Beach, the local market has everything you may need but you definitely pay for the convenience! Also, Stinson Beach does not allow dogs on the beach but you can travel just a couple of miles north to Bolinas.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: First of all many thanks for the kind words. First rate guest. House was left in immaculate condition! I would rent to Tonia again!

I should mention that only the state beach doesn't allow dogs. You can still park in the state beach parking lot and walk your dog out to the right all the way down the beach as far as the tip of Seadrift and the Bolinas/Stinson channel.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Stinson Beach The Bay Area
Bellingham, WA
5

A Home for all Seasons on Marin County Coast

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
My husband and I spent 3 weeks at Shell Cottage over the past winter holidays. The house is charmingly decorated in shabby-chic and Ikea. The fireplace works well, and came supplied with wood and kindling....though we supplemented the supply since nights were chilly and we enjoyed a fire most evenings. The electric baseboard-type heaters in all rooms work well, especially when the fan in the living room is on, drawing heat from the high, redwood, beamed ceiling. When the winter sun is out the house warms up quickly -- no heaters needed, even on chilly days.

Michael, who manages the property, was most responsive when we had a slight problem with the water heater. He came right out to fix it. The fact that he was a phone call away made us feel secure that any problem would be addressed.

The beds were comfortable and the bedding and linens of good quality. With the washer/dryer and laundry detergent all provided (along with any other kitchen or cleaning product you might want), we were easily able to do the necessary housekeeping for a 3-week stay.

Although we did not use it, there is a cute loft area in the house, where children would have a cozy nook to themselves.

The cottage is clean and well-maintained, with a cute kitchen containing all the essentials and more. Naturally, we cooked quite a few meals in. The nearby market has a lot of essential supplies, but we also shopped in Mill Valley (Whole Foods and Safeway are there), and in Fairfax/San Anselmo, where the Good Earth natural food market has all organic products.

Dining out, we ate at the Parkside Cafe in Stinson a couple of times, and found the menu interesting and the food all very good. On Saturday nights they have music -- the night we arrived there was a GREAT jazz group performing. We also ate at the Sand Dollar Cafe, where the ribs were really good and they seem to have musicians most nights. Up the coast on Highway 1 is Point Reyes Station, with the highly-recommended Station Cafe only 30 minutes door-to-door from the cottage. It's a top destination for brunch, lunch or dinner, and the town and larger area of Pt. Reyes offer lots of sightseeing. To the south, other culinary destinations are the Pelikan Inn at Muir Beach, and the Buckeye Roadhouse in Mill Valley, both excellent dining choices.

At night I loved the view of lights off the coast of San Francisco, and in the day, the view of breakers down on the beach. We thoroughly enjoyed the cottage, and may return.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Availability & Rates

Stinson Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Hi Season Saturday to Saturday
May 31 2014 - Aug 30 2014
$190
7 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 29 2014
$1,330
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$165
$990
$3,960
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150.00
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Notes You have the option of a $49.00 non-refundable security fee or $500.00 refundable security deposit.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Stinson Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • basketball court
  • kayaking
  • hiking
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