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Historic Bolinas Home and Cottage at the Beach. Best Location!

Bolinas, CA, USA
  • House3000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 12)

'Best Vacation Ever!' This beautiful house and cottage are very well appointed and comfortable - It feels like your own home. Decor showcases historic building style of turn of the century. Many historic photos and artifacts of early Bolinas. Three private deck and patio areas to enjoy a coffee or glass of wine. So close to beach and town. Walk or Bike everywhere. Modern Kitchen features commercial range and Fridge.

Downstairs is the master bedroom suite with canopy bed and private bath with tub. Upstairs bedrooms(ocean view room has cal king and single, Garden room has two singles) are separated by shared Bath with shower. A short path through the garden leads you to the Lovely cottage. Cottage is one large space with loft and separate bath with tub. Very private and has garden views ,high ceilings and lots of light. Double bed in loft and on main floor. Kitchen with Fridge. Fireplace.

Keywords: 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home one of the bedroom is separate studio cottage with full bath and sleeping loft


Jeff McPhail

Member Since 2011
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 04, 2018
About Jeff McPhail

Our family has been involved in the building trades in Marin for over 100 years. We love the beach and enjoy surfing and water sports. We love having family and friends out in Bolinas and never get tired of walking the beach and to town. We know you will love it here.

Jeff McPhail purchased this House in 1996

Why Jeff McPhail chose Bolinas

We chose 93 Brighton first for its proximity to Brighton Beach and Downtown. Next because of its historic charm. The house has an 'Old Soul' quality with all the comforts and conveniences you would expect.

What makes this House unique

Because the house is so close to the beach, I remain gratefull each time I come out of the water and am able to jump immediately into the hot outside shower or hot tub. The kids can come and go to the beach as they like. I enjoy walking with a freshly brewed cup of coffee the length of the beach first thing in the morning. Walking into town is always enjoyable with a visit to the peoples store, The surf shop, bookstore, library, the bolinas market, smileys or the Coast Cafe for a wonderful Breakfast.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Master bedroom on first floor with private bath
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, Upstairs. Shares bath with bedroom 3
      • Bedroom 3
        1 king, 1 twin/ single, Bedroom 3 is upstairs and shares bath with Bedroom 2. View.
      • Bedroom 4
        2 double, Cottage is a studio layout with private full bath
      • There is also a single daybed in the living room.


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Powder room
        toilet, 1/2 bath off of main floor of main house
      • Upstairs Bath
        toilet, shower, upstairs bath serving bedrooms 2 and 3
      • Cottage Bath
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Cottage Bath
      • Outdoor shower
        outdoor shower, Hot water shower for after Surf
      • Master Bath
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Master bath off of Bedroom 1

        Location Type

          • Beach View
            Fourth house off of the beach.
          • Ocean View


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Forced-air gas fired central system. Cottage has Electric wall heater
                      • Internet
                        very functional high-speed
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Parking
                        see Parking off street
                      • Parking Off Street
                        Four off -street parking spots. Convenient as Bolinas Beach parking can be difficult.
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        Laundry room is outside between house and cottage
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Drip type with round flat-bottom filters
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Enough for your party of 12
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                            Functional kitchen with professional grade range.
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Everything you need
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Most basic items like salt and pepper are here. But do bring your own to make sure you have what you need.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Sub Zero
                          • Stove
                            Gas Range - professional grade
                          • Toaster
                            2-slice regular toaster


                              • Dining
                                Seats 8 comfortably. more if you want to get cozy
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                    Lots of books and surf magazines
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Balcony
                                        Upstairs deck facing Brighton Avewith seating for 6 or more. Great for afternoon sun and people watching. Water views.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Great garden with roses and other flowers
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Propane Webber grill

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Hot Tub
                                            Fits 3 comfortably. Professionally cleaned weekly.


                                              • churches
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • surf fishing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • Park your car and never move it again for your stay! Walk to town - 4 blocks and to beach -150 feet. Home has an antique piano and unique furnishings. Chefs kitchen, Hot tub and patio. Rooftop porch views of the Pacific and Bolinas. 150 feet from beautiful Brighton Beach

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:30 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                31 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                What a wonderful place to stay in Bolinas

                                                                shelia o.

                                                                We chose 93 Brighton because of its location (close to our conference site in west marin), the number of bedrooms - including the cottage-loft, and the number of bathrooms. It was used as supplemental lodging for a 3 day conference.

                                                                Without exception, each person who stayed there thought it was a wonderful place to stay.! Many of them commented later that they would gladly stay there again!!

                                                                The owner and his manager were very organized and provided excellent information and directions. They also allowed us a little flexibility on arrival time since we had people coming from throughout the US.

                                                                It's now on our list of places to rent in Bolinas!


                                                                Sweet spot!

                                                                Jon M.

                                                                Comfortable, relaxing, sweet little beach house on Brighton. Celebrated a birthday with family and friends. Nothing pretentious about the house, lots of amenities, cool pictures, memorabilia, and surf lore. Being an ocean person myself, I loved the proximity to the beach and the waves. Thanks again for the opportunity Jeff. Would love to stay here every weekend if I could :)

                                                                Love this house - 2nd time here and will be back!

                                                                Samantha and JJ W.San Francisco, CA / Truckee, CA

                                                                This place is the best. It's so good in fact that I don't want to praise it too much for fear it'll always be booked. We stayed here with family last time and this time was with friends. Great fit for all.

                                                                Excellent weekend in Bolinas!

                                                                Liz B.

                                                                This is a great property with a very comfortable feel. Very well stocked with linens and towels. The beds were comfortable and clean. Jeff was very responsive. The close proximity to the beach was a plus!

                                                                Friends Reunion/Wedding Weekend in Bolinas

                                                                Melissa S.

                                                                Five old friends and their significant others together again for a beautiful and memorable wedding in Bolinas... We had an outstanding experience at this lovely home. The location was incredible, the house was cozy, charming, had lots of history, and was plenty large enough for the whole gang. Every detail was attended to, and we had a wonderful experience staying here - lots of time relaxing, eating together, and retiring to the hot tub! Thank you to the owners for sharing this gem of a home!


                                                                Rochelle H.

                                                                Adorable house in an amazing location. Lots and lots of room.


                                                                Bolinas, CA, USA

                                                                Brighton Beach is the #1 surfing beach in the Bay area for learning to surf and many days during the year has world class waves for more advanced surfers. Beach is sheltered from prevailing winds and is pet friendly and rated one of the top beaches in California

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                                                                31 Reviews
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