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Always Special @ the Red House on Stinson Beach.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

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

Fantastic Location!

How good is it you say?

Scroll down to owner information or click the 'Owner Info' button above. There you will be able to read the past 'GUEST REVIEWS' with 165 guest comments.

Just steps from the sand, the Red House is a two story beach house that has evolved over the years into the cozy home it is today.

The first level features an entry foyer, large front room with great views, a knotty pine den with an old river stone fireplace with a new gas insert. Cooks and guests alike will enjoy the kitchen with its large attached eating area. The kitchen is bright and well equipped. Granite counters, Electrolux gas cook-top, Frigidaire pro series microwave, Whirlpool Gold convection oven, Samsung ultra quiet, dishwasher, and Frigidaire side by side with water and ice dispenser. The lower deck is accessed via the eating area. A full bath with shower over tub and the bunk room are also on the first level.

The upstairs features two master bedrooms, with sitting areas, a shared half bath, and a large viewing deck(great for people watching or just taking it all in).

Sleeping: The bunk room: double with twin over. Both masters have queen beds. There are two full sized couches and a couple of sleeping pads. Linens and bath towels are provided. B.Y.O.B...beach towels that is!

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

Keywords: Beach House,ocean front,beach front

More Details

Rollin Bruce
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2017

About Rollin Bruce


I'm Rollin. I will be your host, contact person, & repairman if necessary.

The Red House has been offered as a vacation rental for more than 20 years.

We sold 'The Red House' on Stinson Beach in 2015 to a new family(Russ & Beth Silvestri). They have decided to pick up the baton and run with it. They have been upgrading and decorating and the home looks great!

I'll be around for a while helping with the transition. Enjoy your stay!!

Rollin Bruce purchased this house in 1964

What makes this house unique

Unique benefits??? To start with the fantastic location. Rustic charm with modern amenities. The wonderful upper and lower decks. Warm front room with the great ocean views. Cozy Den with gas fireplace. Whatever the weather a good time is assured.

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.
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 1 - 1 queen , Sitting area, room for kids on floor.
    Bedroom 2 Master with deck - 1 queen , Sitting area. room for kids on floor
    Bedroom 3 Bunk Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk bed. single over double
  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1) Single over double
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Always Special @ the Red House on Stinson Beach.
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 191 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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We love the Red House.

  • 5 of 5

It's a beach house direct from central casting.

Wooden stairs, generous decks, oversized sofas, puzzles, seashells , books all just steps from the beach and with a

fenced-in yard.

We appreciated the yard. After chasing balls on the beach and running through the waves, our two dogs were safely enclosed as they dozed and dried off in the sun.

It was an unexpected gift--our schedule and the Red House's coincided; there we were for a mid week three day break at the end of August.

Quiet mornings, long beach walks, strolls to town for indulgent breakfasts led to reading on the deck, pausing to take in the ocean. We settled in for afternoon naps deciding among the sofas in the expansive living room, the extra deep one in the snug den off the kitchen or on a lounge chair outside on the upper deck.

We chose a break from cooking in favor of walking the five minutes to town each night to try a different spot for dinner. Had we been game, the well-appointed kitchen offered a light, bright and airy space to prepare meals.

At night we left the door open to the deck off the bedroom to let the full sound of the surf lull us to sleep and gently wake us in the morning.

The Red House is a special place--warm, welcoming, comfortable. The owners clearly understand beach houses and their community. Notes by the phone guide you to their favorite places and to appreciate their town. It's personal enough so you know someone cares, but not so much that it overwhelms or intrudes. It is a family home for you to make your own.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This really is a great beach house. Right on the beach, great views, sunset, sunrise, whales.... Stinson Beach at it's best. And a short walk to town. We hardly used our car. Perfect location.

We had visitors throughout our stay and cooked most of the time. We stay in a lot of places and this is, by far, the best equiped kitchen we've ever encountered. From top to bottom the place is great and well appointed. We met our host Beth who was delightful and helpful. We will be coming back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm jealous!! Glad you had a great time and I agree the new owners are doing a super job! The home just keeps getting better. Guests who take care of the home are always welcome back! R-
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The Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

OMG, we had the perfect time here. The location is literally steps to the beach. The house easily accommodates a large group yet has places to go for quiet time. The beds are very comfortable and with the sounds of the ocean you sleep like a baby. The house has a nautical theme and feels like a home not a vacation rental. Wish we could of stayed forever......❤️

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

My family spent three glorious days here this week. The house is so cozy it was hard to leave. It had everything we needed and a fully, way above average, well stocked kitchen. The view from the deck is lovely and the beds might possibly be the most comfortable in town. Great location for meals in town, massages in town and long early morning beach walks. Easy location to explore the area and very quiet. Felt lucky to have stayed at the Red House!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We just had the most amazing weekend in the Red House and can't wait to return. We have been coming to Stinson for years and have stayed in many different houses, and this one is definitely at the top of our list. Steps away from the beach, with amazing views from the roof deck and the most comfortable beds ever, it is the perfect place for couples, families and small groups. You can walk to town for food or cook in the lovely, light kitchen that is fully stocked with great cookware and dishes.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time.
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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

Stinson Beach House Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Rentals are weekly only June-September, Thanksgiving & Christmas.
June-September rentals are Friday to Friday.
Weekend booking 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 direct deposit into owners account.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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