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Hilary Read

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish

Sunny, Updated House a Block from Pt. Reyes Nat'l Seashore

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Bolinas House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This light-filled house is on a level lot with a completely fenced back yard, with wooden deck, barbecue and lots of roses. The living-dining-kitchen area has peaked ceilings, an open floor plan and a wall of windows to the back yard and a gas stove-fireplace. There is another deck by the front door to catch the late afternoon sun.

Walk out the front door and turn west onto the quiet, virtually traffic-free dirt roads of the Bolinas' 'big mesa.' In two short blocks you are at the southern border of Pt. Reyes National Seashore -- a huge, grassy meadow leading from a horse ranch over the the bluffs above the Pacific (on a clear day you can see the Farallones). Or walk a few blocks south to overlook the surfers off Bolinas and Stinson Beach and to San Francisco and Devil's Slide further south, and then continue down the road to town and the beaches.

Keywords: House

  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Hilary Read (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish


based on 20 traveler reviews

Sunny, Updated House a Block from Pt. Reyes Nat'l Seashore
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews
San Francisco, CA

Wonderful, tranquil escape from San Francisco

  • 5 of 5

My husband, dog and I spent two nights at this lovely place. The house was clean, quiet, comfortable, bright and airy. Perfect for two people but with the second bedroom, could easily work for two couples or a family.

Our dog loved the yard, which was very securely fenced. He kept perfectly busy sunning himself or sniffing around while we relaxed outside on the deck, reading or playing backgammon. Great space to enjoy a glass of wine or your morning coffee.

The location is super convenient to town, though we didn't really want to leave the house very often! We did venture out for a drink at smiley's, lunch at Coast Cafe and a long, decadent dinner at Sir and Star in nearby Olema. The house in a great neighborhood for evening strolls, with beautiful country roads leading straight to the ocean.

Highly recommended, and looking forward to another stay very soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable home but most window lack screens

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed in this home for two nights and were quite comfortable. They have the kitchen fully equipped, plenty of bedding and a really nice back patio/yard. The only uncomfortable thing about the home was the lack of window screens. For some reason, there are screens on only two bedroom windows and that's it. My husband and I slept in the bedroom without any and were awoken by mosquitos. I would definitely suggest those be added on to the bedroom windows and a couple in the living room.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Silicon Valley, CA

Serene, peaceful place to rest and recharge

  • 5 of 5

The home is lovely, with fresh white walls and cheerful, private backyard. Perfect location to explore Bolinas, Pt. Reyes and Stinson Beach. Hilary is an accommodating hostess and the house is both stylish and unpretentious.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely, open, simple, mimimalist home with beautiful yard. Hilary was very helpful about check-in and pets. Very good hosts. Walk west along Poplar to the ocean view and walk around a beautiful meadow. Or walk to town along a bike path, and go down to Bolinas beach, a surprisingly beautiful beach at the intersection of Bolinas lagoon and the ocean. Try to go at low tide if you like to walk on the beach. Agate beach and the cliffs above are another walk from the house. We loved the dirt roads of Bolinas, but would have liked some street signs. Hiking at Pt. Reyes is close. Palomarin trailhead at the end of Mesa takes you to the coast trail north. We walked on it to Wildcat camp. Bear Valley trail (bike down to the coast if you can) takes you to the coast trail further north, which we liked even better than the southern part at bolinas. It is more open if you like openness. Palomarin part has more trees. Also Bolinas Ridge is gorgeous. We loved the cows, too. Overall a wonderful rejuvenating vacation. Thank you Hilary and Don.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Another Amazing Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was my family's second stay at this wonderful little house. My wife and I are pretty picky and we would not have been back if this wasn't a special spot. A lovely setting and perfectly proportioned house for us (2 adults and 2 toddlers). We loved walking around the neighborhood, exploring the town and beach, watching the surfers. Kitchen is well stocked, but we cooked each night on the outdoor grill, including one amazing local sea bass purchased downtown. Evenings are beautiful here, either sitting on the front deck to catch the last rays of sun or the back to watch the hills light up. Owners have been wonderful and even mailed us some things left behind by the little ones.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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fantastic location and property

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly located close to Bolinas and all the privacy one could want. The property is very clean with loads of thoughtfully supplied extra towels and blankets. Appliances and supplied instructions easy to follow. We really appreciated the gas stove.

The backyard is spacious with gardeners stopping by to maintain it. A real joy to sit on the deck in the early morning.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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15 minute walk to town and beaches, two blocks from southern border of Pt. Reyes National Seashore with great hiking along the coast, quiet location in the sunny part of Bolinas mesa - great walking and biking on calm, rural dirt roads (3 houses off paved Mesa Road), close to Neiman Ranch, in the summer there are lots of blackberries nearby to pick for dessert.


Rates & Availability

Bolinas House Rental Rates

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Jun 15 2016 - Oct 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Bolinas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2),
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
front and rear decks, fully fenced, flat back yard.

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