|Space||429 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This beautiful coastal cottage is located 30 miles North of San Francisco. The cottage is just minutes from the ocean and is bordering on a national park. This newly remodeled cottage boasts a small orchard and lovely hedges, beautiful landscaping. This lovely cottage sits all alone on a 1/3 acre. Ideal for romantic getaways.
Property is also ideal honeymoon!s. Vary private setting.
short walk to beach 15 min.
Keywords: Cottage, house, private , fenced, beach.
We had an amazing time visiting the cottage in Bolinas. The cottage is extremely private and beautifully decorated. When we first walked through the gate we were greeted by a couple of deer that weren’t bothered by us at all. We enjoyed the fireplace, the hot tub and outdoor shower. Our 4 year old loved the claw foot tub and the little nook in the kitchen. The bed was very comfortable. Our first experience with a compost toilet was a pleasant surprise! I didn’t know what to expect and we had no issues with it at all. Although we didn’t use them, there was an xbox and a good collection of movies available for us to watch. We didn’t get a chance to use the grill or the fire pit because of the weather.
A couple of things to consider if you plan to stay here: As others mentioned, you may want to consider doing your grocery shopping in Mill Valley because the grocery store in Bolinas is very small and closes early. The cottage only has a small refrigerator, so we brought our cooler to keep drinks in outside. We got a lot of rain while we were there and we had a small ant problem and lost some of our food (the house was very clean, but I understand that with rain ants happen). I would be more careful to put everything in zip lock bags. The only small issue we had with the house itself is that the yard was very over grown with prickly dandelions. We had our dachshund with us and she couldn't go out there.
We really enjoyed ourselves and hope we get a chance to come back soon.
The getaway was private, quiet and super cool. I had such a good time unwinding doing nothing but sunbathing and streaming "stranger things" on my tablet. Two things I would do differently next time: 1) make sure the hot tub was cleaned before we agreed to book--when we were there, the vinyl was a bit slimy; we own a soft tub ourselves so we knew it shouldn't be that way and ended up not using it 2) bring all my groceries. I didn't know bolinas has like 2 grocery stores that closed early. Since I live in the bay area anyway, I could have easily brought all my own groceries. This place's fire pit and grill made cooking something I would try to do more of next time. Definitely recommended-- the yard was so big and interesting I wanted a dog just so they could run around!
Our daughter lives in Bolinas in a tiny home, so there is no room for her father and I when we come to visit, and very few options in the area. This trip was our first experience with VRBO and we are hooked. Especially on this gem of a cabin. Very private with a lovely yard, fire pit, plenty of places to sit and hang out. Beautifully sited with all day sun. The bed was very comfortable. We stayed for four nights through Christmas and the only issue was that it was a bit chilly when we arrived. James responded to our call right away and the propane fireplace in the kitchen heated up the space nicely. The kitchen worked well, had everything we needed. A great location to unwind with great walking options, quiet roads, fields, beach and Mt. Tam. We had a lovely stay and can't wait to return! Thank you, James, for your lovely place.
We rented James' place sight-unseen, but were very pleased when we got there--so sweet! The fences and hedges give you complete privacy for the outdoor hot tub, and yet you're not in so remote a locale that you feel spooked. Inside, there's a great claw-foot tub, pretty rugs, a very comfortable bed, and large towels. We highly recommend, and hope to return!
One detail to be aware of that has nothing to do with the wonderful property itself: the drive to the unique town of Bolinas from SF is not for the faint of heart! It's one of the most gorgeous routes imaginable, on Hwy 1, but runs up and down mountains, with dramatically gorgeous vistas from way-high-up bluffs that I enjoyed but that terrified my husband. Took about an hour and was worth it.
This sweet small cottage was the perfect hideaway! So snug and private and quiet, we never saw another person around while we were there. The bed was comfortable. The cottage was light and pretty and had everything we needed for our 4 night stay. We used both the indoor and outdoor showers, and the outdoors one made it feel like Hawaii. Short drive down to the beach or town (about a mile and a quarter). We loved the whole experience!
We loved the cottage, beautiful workmanship and love put into it! We had a few surprises, but that was because we were not prepared and had not checked the details and mileage to places we wanted to see!! So, it is a delightful place to stay, and I think the location is stunning! Bolinas Bay is a quaint little town, and we should have stayed put longer to take advantage of it. Would love to come back when it is warmer and the sun is shining. But, on a positive note, the area needed the rain :) Thanks James your Cabin shines, and will be loved by many! Diana & Karen March 2016
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest|
|cancellation, change fee||$50|
Year Round Weekends rates/Holidays $185.00/night total. 2 night minimum Weekdays rates $150.00/night.Two night minimum. 2 person. ( May 1st summer rates) Weekly rates . $1000.00/week.( only one Saturday) 2 person. (winter 850.00) 100% refund to 10 days * no refund after 10 days unless rerent. ( Pet charge 35.00 per pet per stay ) (Ex person per stay 35.00( PAST 2 ) (50.00 cleaning charge)(50.00 cancellation charge per booking)
At time of booking. Check , pay-pal or CC
50.00 charge on All cancelled or changed bookings.
cancellation policy full refund to 14 days after 14 days full only if re-rented and pay a 50.00 fee