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Sunny Stinson Beach - Hot Tub, Fireplace, Garden and Fire Pit

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

A description of my much-treasured house follows but first some information on its location. Stinson Beach, population 632, is bordered by a gorgeous beach and Mt Tam State Park. People flock here on weekends and holidays because it is so close yet so far from urban life. The house is up the hill “in the village". There is some kind of magic that happens up here around 10 pm - the hills absorb all sounds but the waves. The coyotes, foxes and deer take over the streets. In short – we really have the best of it all up here on the hill but we have to do our part. Most of all respect the neighbors. Hold your parties at the beach or bars. On busy days tell your friends to leave the cars where they are and walk the 0.4 miles from the beach. And then enjoy the peaceful retreat that is so close and yet so far from the holiday crowds.

This beautiful retreat is hidden from view by a rose covered fence. Each side of the Cape Cod style house offers a unique outdoor experience. The back deck gets wonderful, warm sun during the day. Two lifeguard chairs offer a view of the waves. A nice large hot tub is perfect for relaxing after a long hike, ride or surf, or for stargazing at night. The outdoor fire pit is around the corner and looks out on a small lawn surrounded by bushes and trees. The front porch has an Adirondack loveseat for enjoying the evening light on Mt. Tamalpais.

The porch door opens into the living room. The open living area has many large windows with deck, garden, mountain and partial ocean views. The large brick fireplace is the cornerstone of the living room. The comfy, big couch is great for lounging. The kitchen area is small but well equipped with a convection oven and two dishwashers. A coffee grinder and a choice of French Press or drip cones are provided to make sure you can start your morning with a wonderful cup of coffee. Dine inside on comfy Maine Cottage chairs, or outside on the deck.

The bedroom is at the far end of the house and the sounds of the waves are the only sounds you hear. Wake to a view of the flowers and hummingbirds through the glass doors and bedroom window. Furniture in the bedroom includes a European SleepWorks king bed, rocking chair, a table with desk lamp (which is perfect for computer work or writing), two nightstands, a dresser and a large closet for your use.

The bedroom is separated from the living area by a bonus room that features a sleeping nest perfect for a child or friend. The sleeping area has its own ceiling lights for reading, and can be closed off by a curtain for privacy. The room has two closets; one contains the washer and dryer.

The bath is small but tidy. The shower has good pressure and lots of hot water.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About The Owner

My husband and I met at UC Berkeley many years ago. After a stint in New York, we were able to move back to San Francisco. We have a two sons who have flown the coop. We have always loved west Marin for its scenic beauty, wildlife and incredible beaches. The Stinson house has moved me closer to many of my dreams. I completed docent training at the Martin Griffin Preserve and now have the pleasure of introducing fourth graders to the wonder of the area. I look forward to the time when I can spend more of my days paddling the lagoon, hiking the trails and doing what I can to preserve this treasure. Until then, I hope to share this truly multifaceted rejuvenating home with others.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Stinson Beach

We always dreamed of having a place in West Marin. I love Stinson because there is so much to do and see without having to get into a car. The town is friendly and meets all basic needs. Almost everyone of any age enjoys a day at the beach. Hiking trails are right outside the front door. And I fell in love with the house. It is bright and sunny, quiet and peaceful and the hot tub makes it better than a day at the spa. I also love Pt. Reyes Station, which has become the hub of the sustainable food movement, and which has interesting, unique shops. But it is just a beautiful 13-mile drive or bike away.

What makes this house unique

The benefits of a vacation at this home are many and varied. You can experience one or all of the four S’s – sun, surf, sleep and shall we say romance. I would also add sustenance for the spirit, opportunities for socializing and if desired, exercise and challenges for the physical self. The location of the home is wonderful, but it is also a good base for exploring the San Francisco Bay Area and wine country.

Map

Walk to the best beach in northern California or to the trails of Mt Tamalpais. Muir Woods is a hikeable distance. Close proximity to Pt Reyes and Olema. Easy, scenic day trips to wine country and San Francisco.

Amenities

Stinson Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Village ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beautiful garden and outdoor fire pit.

Reviews

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Sunny Stinson Beach - Hot Tub, Fireplace, Garden and Fire Pit
average rating of 4.888889 based on 72 reviews
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Everything we hoped for This was our first ever VRBO experience and it was perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy home with great deck and hot tub.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were in Stinson Beach for a wedding and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property. Catherine was responsive to all of our needs during the booking process and while we were staying at the house.

The interior is open and bright. The bed was very comfortable and we had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. Though not on the beach, it was a short walk to the main street and we had views of the ocean from the life guard chairs. The deck and yard offer as much privacy as possible considering that the houses are fairly close together. It was very relaxing to spend time in the hot tub and reading on the deck. If we are ever back in Stinson Beach, we would stay at this property again.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place for a quiet get-away! The house was clean, quiet, and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Our first trip to Stinson Beach was lovely. The early October weather was gorgeous. Kathy's home had everything we needed for a very relaxing stay. We are already talking about when we might be able to visit again!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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I live in California and my friend lives in Virginia it will be the first time f
5

Very cute very clean well organized loved hot tub and fire pit

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful visit! Enjoyed the house so much. Close to town. Love parkside cafe.

Close to bolinas. Olema hotel Pt Reyes National Park. Beach is wonderful

And clean Very nice and efficient owner!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Calm

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful, calm retreat.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I hope this means we've gotten back on track. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Cathy
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5

Heaven with a view

  • 5 of 5

This was my family's second visit, and we loved it even more. Whale sighting our first day, boogie boarding, relaxing, soaking, reading, listening to the ocean, bird watching, preparing meals together. Beauty to fill the eyes at every window. Perfect, thank you Cathy!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

Please ask me about my Monday-Friday 4 night weekday special.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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