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The Magical Cottage at Muir Beach

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Nestled above Muir Beach overlooking the ocean, the headlands and San Francisco in the distance, you’ll find The Cottage at Muir Beach – a stylish getaway ideal for those looking to relax and unwind in the peace and tranquility of glorious ocean and mountain views.

This magical and enchanting rural escape features a charming living / dining area, kitchen, bathroom, master bedroom, attic / loft sleeping area. Private deck and parking for 2 cars. The Cottage at Muir Beach is located in the heart of Marin County’s stunning Golden Gate National Recreation Area providing fabulous opportunities for outdoor pursuits.

The Cottage At Muir Beach is situated next door to Mole's Cottage separated by a private and inspiring succulent garden (also see listing # 672817.) The location of both these cottages not only provides privacy for those seeking a private retreat, they also cater to families and friends who wish to book two properties in reasonably close proximity so they can vacation in the same spectacular location if required.

The Cottage at Muir Beach is enveloped by the constant therapeutic sound of the ocean and is the kind of heaven on earth that soothes the soul. Although it is within easy reach of everything, it feels like a world apart. Owned, operated and decorated by renowned British interior designer Victoria Hamilton-Rivers.

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Owner
Victoria Hamilton-Rivers
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Victoria Hamilton-Rivers

I am a British interior designer and home stager, living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. As the daughter of a British army officer, I have visited and lived in many parts of the world: Europe, Asia, Australia, and the United States of America.

I first visited and fell in love with the San Francisco Bay Area in 1997. I became a permanent resident in 2003. All my life I have been drawn to and fascinated by the ocean and to the life within and around it.

In 2008 I realized a lifelong dream and bought two cottages overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the northern California coast in the idyllic community of Muir Beach.

While owning one cottage by the beach has been a lifelong dream, I never imagined myself owning two. As an interior designer, the obvious and exciting thing to do was to renovate one of them and offer it for rental to those of you around the world who share my passion for clean and simple interiors and the extraordinary privilege it is to be close to nature and the sea.

The Magical Cottage At Muir Beach is simply that. Month after month it gives me tremendous pleasure to offer my guests a really exceptional place to stay where they can relax and unwind to the sound of the ocean in the newly renovated cottage. Within the backdrop and magnificence of Marin County’s Golden Gate National Recreational Area, heaven and earth are literally at your fingertips.

People from all over the world agree The Cottage At Muir Beach is the perfect nurturing “home away from home” on the Northern California Coast. Whether you are seeking solitude, a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or celebrating someone or something special, it’s all here at The Cottage At Muir Beach.

Victoria Hamilton-Rivers.

Victoria Hamilton-Rivers purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Victoria Hamilton-Rivers chose The Bay Area

This is the most beautiful location on the entire California coast.

What makes this cottage unique

Hiking, designing interiors while being inspired by the ocean.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We couldn't have chosen a better location ore our trail running holiday! Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us - we will be back!
Dec 2012
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

The Magical Cottage at Muir Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 199 reviews
San Francisco, CA
5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Spent a relaxing anniversary weekend at the cozy Cottage at Muir Beach. We soaked in the beauty of the views, enjoyed dining in, relaxing on the deck. The Cottage at Muir Beach is better than advertised - the description and pictures don't do it justice. Victoria is a hospitable and gracious host - we will return as often as we can.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfectly perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at the Cottage at Muir beach is a real treat! Nestled on the hillside overlooking Muir beach was breathtaking. Just a short drive to Muir Woods made our day outing a breeze!

We stayed with our children over Christmas and felt comfortable in every way. Victoria has stocked the house with games, books and dvd's. We had great family time together and took advantage of all of Victoria's suggestions regarding things to do and see while visiting.

I appreciated the eye for detail and the attention given for guests comfort.

I hope to stay again someday. Definitely worth the expense!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Escape

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently spent our anniversary at the cottage. It was in the perfect location to explore nearby muir beach and muir woods. The cabin had everything we needed and we enjoyed our time here. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet, peaceful, lovely ocean views

  • 5 of 5

The ocean views are amazing and the accommodations clean and well-appointed. 10 minutes from Muir Woods, walking distance to beaches and hikes - this cottage has it all!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing Thanksgiving escape for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at The Magical Cottage at Muir Beach. From the moment you drive up the driveway, you know you are someplace special. Our two girls loved the loft and having their own space. We slept with the windows open and listened to the waves all night. Victoria has included everything you could possibly need for a relaxing stay-- as well as really great wi-fi if you want! There are books and games and a great selection of DVD's. The community of Muir Beach is amazing-- everyone was friendly and it is an easy walk to both beaches. We had a delightful lunch at the Pelican Inn, and went to the Overlook every night to watch the sunset over the Farrallon Islands. You cannot go wrong with this cottage. It is a truly exceptional gem.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning views, comfy accomodations, secluded get-away

  • 5 of 5

My sweetie and I sought a cozy, romantic, quiet, ocean view cottage within an hour of SF where we could hibernate and/or hike for 3 days. Victoria's Magic Cottage was perfect in every way - the views from the living room and bedroom were stunning and waves lulled us to sleep each night. The decor and facilities were excellent; clean and comfortable. There were maps/directions of things to see and do nearby. We had gorgeous weather before a storm rolled in...and enjoyed breakfast on the deck and later, the wind/waves of the storm.

It was the perfect getaway cottage for us, and we look forward to returning again and again.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: necessary

Zen Center, The overlook (uninterrupted panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean), Muir Woods, and Pelican Inn.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $120 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Best to contact owner direct for rates and details. The calendar is maintained at all times however if bookings are in progress this is not reflected. Cleaning fee is deducted from the security deposit prior to refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Muir Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub and shower combined
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sectional sofa (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Bose bluetooth sound system

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