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Always Special @ the Red House on Stinson Beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 1.5 Baths, Oceanview (Sleeps 7-8)

Classic two-story beach house in great location!

One lot off the beach and a short walk to town, the Red House is a quintessential beach house.

One of Stinson's original houses, the well-maintained home has original charm with updated amenities. The Red House offers a generous layout with places to gather, and spaces to call your own. The first level features an entryway and spacious living room with ocean views, 3 comfortable sofas and Direct TV. There is a cozy den with an old river stone fireplace (now gas), books, puzzles, games and another comfy couch.

Cooks and guests alike will enjoy the bright kitchen with its attached eating area. The well-equipped kitchen has a butcher block island, gas cook-top, microwave, convection oven, ultra-quiet dishwasher, and a new full-sized refrigerator with filtered water and ice dispenser. The dining table and banquette seats up to 10.

Off the dining area is an outdoor deck with a teak dining table, 8 chairs and umbrella, a gas BBQ, plus a charcoal Weber kettle grill. The completely fenced-in yard offers ample space to privately relax, play, and clean off with two outdoor showers.

A large full bathroom with shower over tub and the bunk room are also on the first level. The upstairs features two large bedrooms with sitting areas and a shared half-bath. The upper deck is the prime location for happy hour/s. It is a favorite feature of the house for its unobstructed views of Stinson Beach, from the Bolinas Mesa to the hills of Mt. Tam . A perfect place for lounging, people-watching, or just "taking it all in".

(The photos do not do the Red House justice, says the iPhone photographer:-)

Sleeping: The downstairs bunk room has a double bed with single bed on top. Both upstairs bedrooms have queen beds. There are two full sized couches. Linens and bath towels are provided. However, BYOB. (Beach towels, that is!)

Parking: dedicated parking for 3 cars in front of house.

Scroll down to owner information or click the 'Owner Info' button above. There you will be able to read the past 'GUEST REVIEWS' with over 150 guest comments.

Wireless and cat5 router for your internet needs. TV, DVD.

Keywords: Beach House, ocean front, beach front

More Details

Beth Silvestri
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Beth Silvestri


I'm Beth -- your host, contact person, and, if needed, repairman.

Enjoy your stay!

Beth Silvestri purchased this house in 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to let you know that we loved staying at the Red House. We had a lovely dinner in the kitchen and enjoyed the deck. We got two perfect beach days in spite of the forecast. But I always like to say that there is no such thing as a bad day at the beach.

Thank you again.
Oct 2016
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Stinson Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Parking: There is room for three cars along the front side of the home.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Spacious.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Located between upstairs bedrooms. Sink and toilet.
  • Full bath downstairs. Half bath upstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 Bunk Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk bed. single over double
    Bedroom 2 with deck - 1 queen , Sitting area. room for kids on floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sitting area, room for portable crib
  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1) Single over double
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

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Always Special @ the Red House on Stinson Beach
average rating of 4.9375 based on 199 reviews

Dear Rollin, We want to ...

  • 5 of 5

Dear Rollin,

We want to thank you so much for the wonderful week at the Red House. Our family had a blast! Your beach house had everything we needed, and we all felt so comfortable there. The kids loved the bunk beds, and we all agree the upper deck was our favorite part. What fabulous views. Thanks again so much for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El Cerrito

The Red House was a relaxing beach sanctuary!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a beautiful September weekend at the Red House. The kitchen was perfect (my husband is a chef and enjoyed all the amenities). We enjoyed every corner of the house! We spent time on the roof deck (beautiful sunsets), the front room (morning coffee), outside shower (great for after a muddy paddleboard), fenced deck (great for our dog)!

Being just steps from the beach and town was amazing. We will be staying at the Red House again!! Thank you, Beth for sharing this special place.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderfully Romantic Home in Stinson Beach

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at the Red House. Easy walking distance to town. Right on the beach and next door to Stinson Beach State Park. From the roof deck you can almost see Hawaii. Hope to return soon. B

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SF bay area, California

Wonderful family vacation home on the Beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here with our family. It was perfect for the adults and children and even our dogs. And it's at our favorite summer vacation spot, Stinson Beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It gets better every year

  • 5 of 5

We've been coming to the Red House off and on for over 20 years and each time its like coming home. My 90 year old mom spent the days on the lower deck watching the whales breech and the kids play, weather so perfect we were never inside. Beth has made the kitchen a dream and the rest of the house is cozy and has all the amenities of home. The fully fenced yard and outdoor shower were perfect after a long walk with the dog and don't forget to spend some time on the upper deck at night listening to the waves and watching for shooting stars -- magical is the best way to describe it. Thanks Beth for your hospitality and for continuing to keep this house a true "beach house" with all the comforts of home.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Look no further! Wonderful location, fully equipped , lovey home in Stinson!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful surprise the Red House was! A perfect location to town.( No need to drive.) Perfectly equipped with all the gadgets you thought only you used at home. Super Clean with lovely decor and comfortable furniture. A spacious fenced yard for our dogs. Beach chairs and boogie boards for our kids. A comfortable home with an owner so conscientious of your needs that she makes you feel like the Red House belongs to you for that weekend( or how ever long you stay.) We can't wait to come back to the Red house. Thank you Beth for your lovely personality and hospitality!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
36.2 Miles
San Francisco, Oakland
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Metres
Sand Dollar
Nearest Ferry
17.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
14.5 Miles
Mill Valley Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Downtown Stinson Beach 3 or 4 to choose from
Nearest Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Refundable Pet Deposit $100
Cleaning $190
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rentals are weekly only June-September, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
June through September rentals are Friday-to-Friday.
Weekend bookings for Fall 2017 begin in August, however you can place your name on a date to become 1st in line at any time with no obligation.
I will get back to you in August to see if you are still interested.
Please understand longer stay bookings will given priority.

Personal check or ACH deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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