About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)
Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the lagoon. Watch the pelicans dive, the seals frolic, the osprey soar as the tide ebbs and flows directly below the deck. Play in the sand and ocean surf(direct access to the lagoon from the deck), collect shells along the beach or kayak (Kayak and canoe provided) with the seals in the lagoon.
Hike or Bike in the nearby Golden Gate National Recreational area or along the Bolinas Ridge in the Mt. Tamalpais watershed. In minutes you can walk to town and browse through the diverse shops unique to Bolinas. Or, simply enjoy the magnificent views from every window as you snuggle up on the window seat or next to the wood burning stove.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
My wife and I stayed at this roomy cottage in April. We highly recommend this to others. It is clean, comfortable, tastefully decorated and completely charming. You can't beat the location. Its a 4 minute walk to town and the beach is a 1 minute walk away.
Best of all, the cottage has a deck right on the estuary with a wonderful view of Mt. Tamalpais behind it. We were a little concerned the estuary might stink at low tide, but it simply smells like the sea. It seemed like most of the time the tide was either coming in or going out, which was lovely to watch and endlessly entertaining as the birds and seals float by.
No problems at all. Owners are very nice, communicative and responsive.
This is a great property right on the lagoon. My son and I went kayaking in the lagoon and saw leopard sharks and otters.
Although there’s only one bedroom, the house is spacious. I loved all the natural light and the comfy furniture and window seats. The owners called to check in and to see if I had any questions, and I really appreciated their thoughtfulness.
I would definitely stay here again.
Calm and relaxing
"Magical" is the correct word
A very special place - the accommodation and the setting are both enchanting. We had 15 seals follow us in the canoe and kayaks. The tide rushed in and out underneath the deck. We will be back.
A weekend with the seals!
We loved our stay at the cottage. It was the perfect way to unwind and relax at the end of our California vacation. We had coffee on the deck (overlooking the lagoon), walked to the beach (a mere steps from the house) and kayaked with the seals. The house was just perfect and easily fit our family of 4. We also loved wandering around the quaint town.
The owners checked in with us when we first got in to make sure we had everything we needed. They also promptly returned our security deposit. Thanks for your hospitality!
Two nights were a tease
I found this cottage while searching for a place to stay while making our way from Oregon to Los Angeles. The minute we pulled up, the stress of the previous week just dropped from our shoulders. The cottage is located literally right on the water. It is warm and welcoming and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Since our stay was so short, we never even moved the car from its original parking spot. It takes just minutes to walk into town, which has a few restaurants (decent food at Coast Cafe - we didn't try the new one), grocery stores (we loved the organic one) and a couple of cute shops. The beach is steps away. If we had stayed longer, we would have taken advantage of the kayaks provided and ventured further afield to explore. But we didn't...so we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves right where we were. Sitting out on the deck enjoying coffee in the morning and a glass of wine in the evening, we saw all sorts of wildlife and enjoyed talking with the local fisherman out on their boats. We even got a halibut from one of them (how fresh can you get?) and enjoyed pan frying it for dinner. The owners were very responsive to any questions we had. Thank you to the Balzans for sharing your cottage with us.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Security deposit check is held uncashed until after your departure at which time it will be returned to you if the cottage is left as it was found. 3 night minimum for Labor Day, Memorial Day, Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving, 4th of July