|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Circa 1906 one-bedroom cottage was once part of the Briones Mexican Land Grant. The Briones' married into the Lauff Family and this was the home of Jack Lauff. The Cottage was a caretaker cottage. Tucked in an orchard garden., it features a sun porch, separate office/studio; sunny, peaceful, & private location. Or you may be inspired y to bake your favorite cookies and pies. The house just has that feeling. Wildlife abounds...quail, blue herons, deer, blue birds, soaring hawks, and hummingbirds as you bathe in the outdoor tub surrounded by honeysuckle, jasmine and roses.
Just a mile from Bolinas Beach and a couple miles from Agate Beach. Many hiking and bicycling options in State and National Parks. Beauty abounds. If you are not already, you will leave a photographer!
There is a queen size bed in the cottage bedroom and 2 twin sized beds in separate studio bedroom. Additionally there is a full sized futon in sunporch. The ideal number of guests is 4 since there is only 1 bathroom which has a stall shower. There is an outdoor tub in the garden.
Owner lives on the property in another house. There is ample privacy afforded guests as the cottage has its own yard with fence.
When I moved to West Marin from Chicago I knew that I had landed someplace so special. This is paradise! But when I drove down Horseshoe Hill Road and saw this little red farmhouse, I stopped the car. It looked a bit like a Little House on the Prairie as it was set back in a pasture. The cottage was built in 1906 and was part of the Lauff Ranch. I live in the Barn that is also on the property. Flowers and fruit trees and beauty all around. Horseshoe Hill is protected, thus making it warmer than the rest of Bolinas. Most of the surrounding properties have multiple acres so there is privacy. It is about a mile away from downtown and the beach, yet the surf can be heard in the distance as the ocean is just to the west over the ridge. I can't imagine living anywhere else. I have seen coyotes and bobcats, blue herons and snowy egrets, the hummingbirds, honeybees, woodpeckers, several kinds of owls, and other night creatures call in the night. If there is a full moon and weather is clear, there is no need for flashlights to light your way.
Terry Donohue purchased this cottage in 2000
This property is out of the fray of the downtown Bolinas which can be filled with out of town surfers and visitors. While Bolinas Beach and Downtown can feel festive, it is great to be able to leave the beach or return from long hikes to relax on this quiet and light cottage. There is hammock for reading that novel and sip lemonade. In fact there are 4 Meyer Lemon Trees bearing fruit from which to make your fresh lemonade! When they are laying there are fresh, organic eggs from happy hens living on the property. On clear nights, away from streetlights, a zillion stars, meteor showers, planets, and moons have the celestial stage. On New Moon Nights you can go up to the Mt Theater the Mt Tam Lecture Nights and San Francisco Amateur Astronomers (Apr-Oct) where after the lecture, Astronomers will help you view then night sky through their high powered telescopes. See other galaxies, nebulae, constellations. Children love this property as they are safe, away from traffic.
Perfect for family retreat or a romantic getaway. The setting is peaceful and quite beautiful. The gardens are old and well-maintained.
Very clean cottage with bright open rooms and amazing yard!
We stayed with Terry for a weekend getaway and the cottage was exactly what we needed. Terry was an amazing host.
I had a fantastic stay—the land is stunning and secluded, and about a mile walk to the ocean along a pretty mountain road. The house is immaculate, peaceful, and beautiful, as is the extra sleeping space in the mini-cabin out back. My favorite part about the stay however was the outdoor bath tub, in which I soaked under the sun. Highly recommended experience overall.
We had a wonderful time learning how to surf in Bolinas and enjoying hikes in Pt. Reyes. Terry's cottage is charming for adults but also appropriate our our teen and pre-teen boys, who got their own detached bedroom. Also Bolinas is just a gem as a place to visit - so close to the core of the urban Bay Area and yet amazingly quiet and beautiful.
This is a great cottage . The only problem was the hot water in shower was a bit sketchy :)
That did not bother us though! Gorgeous spot to go hiking from and peaceful !
What a wonderful corner of the world! Terry was super friendly but we also felt like we had total privacy, the place was so lovely (and super well stocked), and it was perfectly calm and quiet. Looking forward to going back as soon as possible!
50 Minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Bird watching, Camping, Astronomy, Tule Elk, Environmental studies, Eco-systems, Slow Food, Organic Food, Farming, Marine Reserve, National Park, State Parks, Hiking, Surfing, Paddle Boarding, Beach Combing, Tide Pooling, Fiber Arts, Pleine Air, Photography! The Bolinas Museum, Art Galleries, Artist Studios, Abundant wildlife, Astronomy, Marine Studies, Wildflowers, Kite Flying, Yoga., Retreat, Meditation, Farm Tours, Stinson Beach, Muir Woods, Inverness, Point Reyes Station, Point Reyes National Seashore, GGNRA.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
$400 for weekly cleanings during month-long rental
Security Deposit for month-long rental is $1000.
No reservation confirmed until terms between owner and renter are agreed upon, contract is signed, and payment received.
Owner reserves the right to negotiate with several travelers; whom to book on calendar is at discretion of Owner.
Credit card pmt: Add'l 3% (US) & 4% (Int n'tl) convenience fee.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.