Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
All that was described in the advertisement for this lovely cottage was found in the bucolic setting with beautiful art pieces and abundant views and sounds of nature.
We have two wonderfull nights here.Only the open Bathroom without curtians or Roller blinds you have getting used to.
Britta&Rauf from Germany
Quiet, cozy getaway
Lovely little cottage in a quiet neighborhood. Walking distance to Agate Beach. Small, but very comfortable. Lots of outdoor space with a large deck for yoga, dining, reading, and relaxing. Owner's parents are right next door, super friendly, and very helpful. Kitchen is small, but it didn't matter. The cottage is thoughtfully designed with great light and ventiliation. Bed is extremely comfortable. Large fenced-in yard, which is great if you have a dog. Our dog is an escape artist, though, so she found a way out very quickly. Lots of space for sitting outside and enjoying the peace and quiet.
The cottage was located in a nice quiet neighborhood within a short drive a long walk to Agate beach. We liked the area very much. However, the cottage was not as expected. First, it was difficult to find. The exact address was not provided and the owner never sent a map as promised. Not a big deal and we found it eventually. More importantly, there was some mention about a "sensitive" septic system, but when we arrived we were surprised to find it is actually a composting toilet. Unbelievably, there was no toilet paper was provided! We had to go buy some. Lastly, it was unseasonably warm and the weather was beautiful. However, due to the warm weather the cottage was very hot. Most of the windows do not have screens, or the few screens have tears in them. The mosquitos were really bad at dusk and in the evening and we were unable to open the windows the first night. The second night I couldn't take it anymore and opened some of them, but we both ended up getting numerous mosquito bites. It was pretty unpleasant. All in all, I won't be booking this place again when we return to Bolinas next year.
I would have like to given our stay at this cute cottage a 5 star except for some small incidents. First, I could not find extra toilet paper as we ran out towards the end of our stay. Second, I was supper surprise but mostly startled by the unexpected campers who shared the yard with us late one evening. Maybe a heads up or notice for future guests even though the 2 male campers seem nice and stayed for one night.
The hot tub was nice to relax and the 10-15 walk to the tide pool is great for any age. The cottage is very open space and well lit with skylights.
No frills serenity
We didn’t want to stay in the city while visiting the Bay Area; this property was definitely tucked away. No one is going to interrupt your privacy here, it’s very secluded. Comfortable bed, sounds of nature and close to a lot of hiking. The locals are very friendly in the area as well.
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