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The Red House on Stinson Beach

Stinson Beach, CA, USA
  • House1600 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

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

Classic two-story beach house

One lot off the beach and a short walk to town, The Red House is a well-maintained Stinson home built in the 1930s with original details and updated amenities.

The hospitable Red House offers a generous layout with places to gather, and spaces to call your own.

The first level features an entryway, a light-filled and spacious sunken living room with ocean views, comfortable seating, ultra-HDTV with Apple TV, Blu-ray Disc player with built-in wireless, and access to an outdoor deck. There is a cozy den with an old stone fireplace (now gas), books, puzzles, games, and more comfy seating.

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, quiet dishwasher, oven, and a full-sized refrigerator with filtered water and ice dispenser. A custom dining table with banquette seating accommodates 8-10. A bright full bathroom, with shower over tub and skylight, completes the first level.

Up three stairs to the first landing is a snug bedroom with a double bed and a lofted single bed. Follow eight old-fashioned (i.e., steep) steps to the second floor and find two large ocean view bedrooms that share a skylight-filled half bath with ocean views. Aptly named the Sunrise Room and the Sunset Room, each bedroom hosts a sitting area—a perfect perch to enjoy the view and sound of the surf.

The upper deck off the Sunrise Room is a favorite feature of the house for its unobstructed views of Stinson Beach, from Bolinas to the foothills of Mt. Tam, and on a clear day - - the Farallon Islands. The upper deck is an ideal place, from morning to night, for lounging and taking it all in.

Off the living room and dining area is another deck with a teak dining table, umbrella and eight chairs. There are two BBQ options - a propane grill and a charcoal kettle grill.

The completely fenced-in sandy yard wraps around the home and offers ample space to relax and play. Several Adirondack chairs surround a ring of succulent plants. To clean off outside, there are two shower options (one open shower and one conveniently located private shower with hot water for year-round use).

This well-loved Red House is a welcoming spot in the wonderful community of Stinson Beach, California — a place to call your home for a weekend or a week.

(The photos are being updated and do not do The Red House justice, says the lowly iPhone photographer :-)

Sleeping for 7: The downstairs Loft Bedroom has a double bed with single bed on top. The Sunrise and Sunset bedrooms each have a queen bed. Linens and bath towels are provided. However, BYOB (beach towels, that is).

Parking: dedicated street parking for 3 cars in front of the home. One block south to public parking lot and Stinson Village.

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

Wireless and cat5 router for your internet needs. DirecTV, DVD player.

Keywords: Beach House, ocean view, beach front


Beth Silvestri

Member Since 2006
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Beth Silvestri

Hello, I'm Beth -- your host, contact person, and, if needed, repairman. Enjoy your stay!

Beth Silvestri purchased this House in 2015


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 3 Loft Room
        1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 twin loft over double bed
      • Sunset Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Sitting area
      • Sunrise Bedroom 1 with outdoor deck
        1 queen, Sitting area
      • Den
        with gas fireplace


        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1 downstairs
          toilet, combination tub/shower, Spacious.
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, Located between upstairs bedrooms. Sink and toilet.
        • Private Outdoor Shower
          outdoor shower, Warm showers year-round. Wooden enclosure for privacy.
        • Full bath downstairs. Half bath upstairs. Private outdoor shower with hot water.

        Location Type

          • Beach View
            From entire ocean side of home and both decks.
          • Beachfront
            Our driveway ends at the beach!
          • Mountain View
            Mt. Tam Ridgecrest from upper deck.
          • Ocean View
            From entire ocean side of home and both decks.


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Linens Provided
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Gas Fireplace
                    Gas fireplace in den
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                    Central forced air
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                    3-car tandem parallel parking along property. One block from State Beach public parking lot.
                  • Telephone
                    Cordless w/ answering machine
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet


                      • Microwave
                      • Coffee Maker
                        12-cup drip coffee maker plus 8-cup French Press Electric hot water kettle
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                        Complete set of dishes/glasses/flatware for 12
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Oven
                        Wall oven with convection feature
                      • Pantry Items
                        Some spices. Always good to bring your favorites.
                      • Refrigerator
                        New full size side-by-side refrigerator with filtered water and ice dispenser. No need to bring bottled water.
                      • Stove
                        4 burner gas cooktop
                      • Toaster
                        4 slice toaster


                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Dining
                            Table 90" x 30" Banquette seating plus chairs
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 10 people


                              • Books
                              • DVD Player
                              • Games
                                Yahtzee, Monopoly, Scrabble, and various others. We try to keep them complete.
                              • Satellite / Cable
                                If you want to watch a movie, we got you covered! Netflix, Direct TV and Local channels.
                              • Stereo
                                Bluetooth Stereo Speaker
                              • Television
                                32" LED with internet access.
                              • Toys
                                Some sand toys. Varies.
                              • Video Library
                                DVD collection, plus more available at local Stinson Beach Public Library


                                  • Deck / Patio
                                    Lower deck off kitchen with seating for 8 Upper deck off bedroom with seating for 8
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                    Completely fenced-in yard
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                    Large gas grill* and Weber kettle grill** * propane provided ** bring your own charcoal


                                      • wheelchair inaccessible


                                          • library
                                          • museums
                                          • playground
                                          • restaurants

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • shelling
                                              • antiquing
                                              • bird watching
                                              • boating
                                              • eco tourism
                                              • scenic drives
                                              • beachcombing
                                              • shopping
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • walking
                                              • whale watching
                                              • wildlife viewing

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • fitness center
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • massage therapist

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • mountain climbing
                                                      • basketball court
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • mountain biking
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • paragliding
                                                      • sailing
                                                      • snorkeling/diving
                                                      • surf fishing
                                                      • surfing
                                                      • swimming
                                                      • wind-surfing

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        50 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Dear Rollin, We want to ...

                                                        Matt & Kimberly M.Sandy, UT

                                                        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.

                                                        The Red House is the best house!

                                                        Tim Y.

                                                        Loved our time in the Red House. Beth was very accommodating and responsive with our request for a late check out. The property is in great shape and updated, plus it's right on the beach so my kids would be playing on the beach and I was getting something together in the back yard and still was able to keep an eye on them. The weather on one of the days was bad but with such a great place and view it didn't seem like a loss.

                                                        Would definitely recommend this place to stay for anyone looking for a break and needing to unplug.

                                                        Absolutely Perfect Family Spot

                                                        Megan H.

                                                        We stayed at The Red House for 3 nights in April with our 4 kids (ages 8,8,8, and 2). It could not have been more comfortable and better appointed for our needs. The amenities were top-notch, the beds super comfy, the kitchen nice and roomy, all while being mere steps from the beach. Beautiful ocean views from virtually every room....nothing like sipping your coffee on a comfy couch watching the sun come up over the ocean. We cannot wait to come back. I would highly recommend this house to anyone. Thank you Beth for sharing this spot with us!

                                                        Wonderful Beach House!

                                                        Tracey M.Mill Valley

                                                        Great house! Great host! Great location! We felt so welcomed at the Red House. What a great spot to hang out. Everything was great and Beth thought of everything. Thank you Beth! We definitely will be back and can’t wait!

                                                        The house is immaculate, with a perfect location just steps from the beach.

                                                        Charlene C.

                                                        Our stay at the Red House was fantastic. The house itself is wonderful, very cozy and clean. The kitchen is well stocked, the beds are comfortable and the deck off the master bedroom is a perfect place to sit and watch the sunset. The home is literally steps from the beach. Beth was a perfect hostess, very responsive and friendly. She even went so far to send back a tin of earrings my daughter had forgotten at the house. You will defiantely have a wonderful stay at the Red House, and I hope we can return and stay longer to enjoy all this area has to offer.

                                                        Gorgeous place - both outside and in

                                                        MARYANN T.

                                                        Think of the loveliest home you’ve ever been a guest at. Now imagine that place is in Stinson Beach – and imagine your host is Martha Stewart. That’s the level of décor and attention-to-detail you will enjoy at the Red House. The Silvestris did a fabulous job of updating their classic beach cottage without stripping it of its 1930s soul. And the hosts have thought of every need a guest might have – in the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room, and even outside on the decks and with beach gear. (Even our dog had everything he needed!) The Sunrise Room’s deck view is epic – but there are sand/whitewater views from the living room and the back deck too. You are literally ten steps from the sand and a five-minute walk to the market or Parkside. You won’t find a more perfect spot to spend quality time at Stinson. We will be back very soon - many thanks!


                                                        Stinson Beach, CA, USA


                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                        Tax Rate

                                                        Rentals are weekly only June-September, Thanksgiving and Christmas. June through September rentals are Friday-to-Friday. Saturday check-in and/or Saturday check-out may be considered for an additional fee, quoted on a per case basis. Weekend bookings for Fall 2018 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 be given priority. Children are welcome. Dogs are considered. ($50 fee/dog,no more than two, plus $100 refundable pet deposit) Non-smoking only.

                                                        50 Reviews
                                                        Exceptional 5/5
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                                                        For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                        Property # 100592vb