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#1 Rate 'BEST Place to Stay' at Stinson Beach

57 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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House, 1 Bedroom + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Stinson Beach Rental Home - New, 2006, contemporary-style home with modern open floor plan. Expansive ocean views and Mount Tamalpais out your back door. Hear the wave's crash, watch the birds soar, enjoy the colorful sunsets.

Solid built home with attention to details and comfort for the beachcomber. Sunken living room with tile floor, TV/stereo, and ocean views. Gas fireplace, fully-equipped kitchen, and outdoor gas barbecue. Master bedroom with private deck, loft with twin beds and two full baths. Two sun decks, private patio and lovely landscaped rear yard. Ample parking, with basketball hoop.

Just a short walk to town with shopping and galleries, grocery store, restaurants, and library. Minutes to the beach for all day play and surfing. Breathtaking trailheads with waterfalls out your front door.


Keywords: House

California Coastal Contemporary

Newly Built

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jennifer (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

About Jennifer

My husband and I purchased the lot in 2005 with excitement beyond belief. We actively started designing around some very strick guidelines and restrictions. In the end I believe we achieved a very nice product with his building skills and my artistic talents. You'll find unusual details throughout the home and my paintings on the walls.

Jennifer purchased this house in 2006

Why Jennifer chose The Bay Area

We built our home at Stinson beach in 2005. Stinson Beach was a natural choice and had a long history for our families. My husband and I grew up going to Stinson either after school, with our families for holiday, and then later for family reunions bringing our kids. There is so much to do- walk/run the beach, swim, surf- board or body, sunbath, hike the fabulous trails, kayak the lagoon, relax, and the list goes on.

We feel very fortunate to have found this lot with the ability to build a simple but stylish home that serves many travelers.

What makes this house unique

The beauty of the beach, the sound of the waves crashing, the intimate neighborhood community, close to town for a stroll to dinner, near the town market, fabulous sunsets. You get the best of both worlds that Stinson has to offer- the beach but also the mountain!! The famed Dipsea Trail, majestic Matt Davis Trail just outside our door. Gorgeous sunsets, collecting shells, flying kites, building sand castles...............


based on 57 traveler reviews

#1 Rate 'BEST Place to Stay' at Stinson Beach
average rating of 4.9298244 based on 57 reviews
San Francisco, CA

Terrific Home Overlooking the Ocean

  • 5 of 5

My husband, adult son and I just spent 2 nights at this beautiful Stinson Beach Home. This was our second stay and I wouldn't stay anywhere else. I love that it is up the hill from town a little, so there are wonderful views of the ocean (rather than being tucked behind a dune). It is just a couple minutes walk down to town and the beach. The home is well appointed with everything one would need. The kitchen is fabulous, we cooked in the whole time and BBQed on the back deck one night. The bedroom has a private deck with fabulous views. The living room also has ocean views, so peaceful. Thanks so much to our hostess Jennifer for making our stay a pleasure.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nice stay

  • 3 of 5

The house is very nice and we were mostly comfortable. I stayed with 4 other girlfriends. A few problems:

1. There ARE a lot of stairs. Even for us fit ladies, when you are carrying coolers and bags of stuff, it is a long haul up. Be prepared.

2. The pullout couch is broken. Nobody told us that. Since that was my bed, I ended up sleeping on the couch for 3 nights. I did appreciate the curtain that closed off the living room area for privacy though.

3. I sent 2 emails to the owner asking questions and they were never answered. The info sent does not actually say where to find the key to get in... only where to leave it at the end. We figured it out, but it was a little frustrating. A return email would have solved that.

4. We thought the kitchen cabinets needed a good cleaning on the inside and we found a few not-so-clean dishes.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and views

  • 5 of 5

As always, this was a wonderful stay! Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Look forward to having you again soon... enjoy the rest of summer.
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Lafayette, California

Beautiful "Escape"

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to this lovely home was every bit as great as the first. We returned to this beautifully clean and attractive space and found all to be just as wonderful as we remembered. It speaks to us in every way from the artwork and design to the simple spaciousness, comfort, and layout of the house with views at every angle of the gorgeous hills behind the house to the vast ocean to the front. This house is "perched" on a hill so the 5 minute walk to and from town as well as the steps up to the front door from the driveway are an added plus to our daily workout----we never used our car and easily got our 10,000 steps in every day walking to and from town and beach.

Owner, Jennifer, is terrific to work with and was very accommodating, helpful and generous when making our arrangements to stay both times. We look forward to returning again for another stay to breathe in the salt air, watch the beautiful sunsets and be near the ocean to simply "escape."

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming to our house!! So glad you have enjoyed yourselves. Happy Summer ahead...
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Perfect Beach Home with Stunning Views

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a wedding recently and stayed in this beautiful home with a couple of our friends. It's a fairly quick walk to the beach, note it's not on the beach, but after seeing the views we all decided the short walk to the beach was worth it for the stunning views. We spent all of Saturday afternoon on the deck enjoying the views of both the mountains and the ocean.

The home itself is very comfortable, sleek interior, very clean, with so much natural light! Jennifer supplied plenty of information beforehand on directions, a little town history, and insight on the handful of shops and restaurants in the area, all of which were awesome. It was a relatively short stay, and we wished we could have stayed longer. Hopefully we'll be back to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for selecting our home for your weekend away.
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Hidden Valley Lake, California ( Above Napa)

Vista Views!

  • 5 of 5

Just came back from a lovely weekend with my daughters. We loved the vacation home! It was clean and organized with everything you could want. The views are stunning and the owners communication during our stay was warm and helpful. I would recommend this rental to friends and family, absolutely 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for selecting our home for your vacation stay. Come again soon.
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Nearest Point of Interest
Sand Dollar
Nearest Point of Interest
Stinson Beach Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Matt Davis Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Mouth of Bolinas Lagoon


Rates & Availability

Stinson Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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High Season
May 1 2016 - Oct 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is booked. Holidays are a three night minimum.
The initial deposit varies depending on how far in advance you are booking. Typically a 1/3 or $400. to hold the reservation then a payment plan.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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The Bay Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Broadband Access
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two full baths- one shower over tub. One shower stall.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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