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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 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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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


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 -
(38 traveler reviews)

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Always Special @ the Red House on Stinson Beach
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 205 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: June 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Leandro, CA

The Perfect Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

This Red House is a truly wonderful place that has it all. A conscientious owner, great location with 10-step access to the sand yet with a sense of privacy from other beachgoers, comfortable and logical accoutrements at every turn, amazing views of the entire area from multiple rooms and upper deck, and just an overall aura of warmth, fun and relaxation. We had such a good time there. Thank you, Beth. As it turned out, she was there upon check-in to provide a nice tour, which made us feel instantly at home. Once settled in, we turned on the cozy fireplace and the kids did their thing in the bunkroom and beyond. The kitchen has all that's needed so dinner prep was a snap. Couches/seating are plush and plentiful so we put on Ratatouille and watched in good spirits. There are so many cool little details in this house I could go on and on. Stinson is of course awesome and we know the water is chilly. Not to worry, however, because only moments after stepping off the beach you can be in the outdoor shower rinsing off with hot water! Then there's this custom ground-level decking around the side and back of the house that is so solid and even. Quality craftsmanship abounds! My wife noticed other neat items and has been going back and forth with Beth about "where she got those ...". Okay, better wrap it up here but the Red House gets a "highly recommend" all the way around! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great location for any gathering!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy and warm on a rainy day. Beautiful upstairs deck for sunny days. Kitchen is equipped with all you need for cooking in, yet close to town for a short walk to restaurants.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This house is perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at 5 different house with my girlfriends for our annual getaway. The Red House is now our forever getaway house. They all loved it(which it is hard to satisfy 7 women). It is charming and feels warm and welciming the moment you step in the door. The views are amazing, you can see the ocean from almost all the rooms. Beth has addressed every need the house is stocked very well and with care. You can feel the love she puts into it which makes you love it even more. Thank you Beth for sharing your wonderful home with us.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clayton, CA

Awesome beach house in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Just finished our third year 3 day weekend in October at the Red House! We love this property, and Beth, the owner is awesome to work with. They are continually updating and upgrading the house. We'll be back again in 2018, I don't even look anywhere else now to stay in Stinson!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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On the Beach Spacious and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Love the Red House! Steps from the ocean. Roof top deck with ocean view, often seeing dolphins and or whales. Can’t wait to return for our 7th year!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $190
Refundable Pet Deposit $100
Refundable damage deposit $350
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 free bank transfer

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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