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Charming Stinson Beach House - Steps from the Ocean

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Steps from the beach, this peaceful Stinson Beach house is the perfect getaway.

This charming and unique house is only 500 feet from the beach yet offers peace and privacy.

A 30s Craftsman with original fir floors and a wood burning stove fireplace, the main house is approximately 720 square feet and has been lovingly maintained and updated with modern nautical decor. The house has one bedroom and one bathroom with queen size bed, an airy living room with pull-out sofa (the second bed), dining area and full kitchen.

A separate cottage is a garage space with washer, dryer and beach items (towels, wetsuits, chairs, picnic basket, etc).

Amenities include flat screen televisions loaded with Apple TV , a landline with free calls in the US, coffee, tea and small breakfast items, and board games for nights at home.

Beds provided are as follows:

1 queen size bed in bedroom

1 full/queen size pullout sofa in living room

We do have a Pack N Play crib as well as an air mattress on hand and can accommodate up to 5 people if 1 or more are children. Off-street parking for two cars is available within the property (although we often like to park directly across the street and leave the garden open).

Less than an hour's drive from San Francisco and on the edge of Mt Tamalpais State Park, the Stinson Beach House is a perfect year round spot for romantic weekends, families and weekend escapes. Conveniently located from Sausalito and Marin, Stinson Beach is a great starting off point for exploring spots like Muir Woods, Mt Tamalpais, Bolinas, Point Reyes, Tomales Bay, Muir Beach and much more.

No smoking and no pets allowed on the property.

More Details

Tanya Naouri
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, arabic
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2018

About Tanya Naouri

A native of southern California, the Bay Area is now home for myself, my husband and our two small children. I love living here and am happy for others to experience the abundant natural beauty of Stinson Beach and West Marin.

Tanya Naouri purchased this house in 2014

Why Tanya Naouri chose Stinson Beach

With its sandy shores and the backdrop of Mt Tamalpais, we love the unique beauty and local flavor of Stinson Beach. It's the perfect getaway for international travelers and local Bay Area dwellers alike.

What makes this house unique

With its enclosed bricked English style garden, the Stinson Beach House feels like your own private oasis, while still remaining close to the beach and town. We've infused the original Craftsman charm of the house with modern nautical decor.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A beautiful place to stay, clean and well presented. The location is fabulous, with the beach just a couple of minutes walk away and access to a couple of mountain trails within 10 minutes walk. Great place to stay which we hope to return to.
Jul 2017
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Stinson Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is in the main house and includes a tub/shower, sink and toilet. Shampoo, bodywash, a hair dryer and other basic toiletries are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • The Master Bedroom is in the main house and includes a queen size bed. There is a full/queen size pullout sofa bed in the living room of the main house, and a Pack N Play crib and air mattress is available upon request.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.6 based on 30 reviews

Great location! Spacious, well-equipped, quiet and relaxing place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our 3 night stay at Stinson Beach. Easy access to the beautiful beach where we swam with seals, and also very close to start of walking trails for spectacular views. The house has everything you need with lots of thoughtful touches. Tanya also gave us lots of useful information before our arrival which made the whole trip relaxing and easy going. Just what we needed! Thank you

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tastefully appointed, very comfortable!

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. The house was very comfortable and well-stocked. Lots of attention to small details were appreciated. Only downside is the steep cleaning fee, especially when it's just a night or two stay but I know this is common with many of the VRBO properties.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet, well-appointed cottage makes for a great beach getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This great little beach cottage in a perfect location is a gem, and just as described. It was bright, inviting, comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, and completely enjoyable for our family of four. Tanya has impressive attention to detail. It’s a sweet, charming place that’s quiet and peaceful (you can hear the ocean) and you immediately feel right at home. The house is equipped with everything you could need for a relaxing vacation, and the beach is an easy 1-2 block walk from the front door. It boasts nice amenities, including a washer/dryer, Apple TV, ping pong table, games, towels, etc. The driveway is indeed tight, but a lifesaver over the busy holiday weekend. We had a wonderful stay and can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four adored this lovely, cozy, chic, and well-appointed cottage. It's a gem that is a three-minute walk from the beach, and we did NOT want to leave.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Cute one bedroom, great location--just a minute walk to the beach. And a super comfy bed. And we had beautiful, sunny weather!!! We even saw a huge whale breach right off the beach!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly charming place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family's adventure to the Muir Woods/Beach area! Just a short walk, and we were on the beach. My husband and I like to collect sea glass, which we found several pieces of, along with sand dollars. When we booked this home, we were concerned that our family of 4 would be super cramped, based on the square footage, but that was not the case at all. With the outdoor spaces available, we had plenty of room. Having access to a washer/dryer were important on a 2 week trip, so it was nice to have that. Wi-Fi and AppleTV were great bonus! If your family is like ours and try to eat at home as much as possible, I strongly suggest hitting Petaluma or other nearby city for groceries before arrival in Stinson Beach! When we were in Stinson Beach, Highway 1 was closed to the south, so be aware there is a detour. The detour is winding, curvy road which offers pull-outs which the locals will prefer you use! But some of the scenery on that road is worth taking your time to view! Overall, great home to stay in!!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Ferry
15.5 Miles
Sausalito Ferry Terminal
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Lunch Box, Parkside, Sand Dollar and More
Nearest Beach
Stinson Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $300

During the high season of June through August we require a 3 night minimum stay. Two night availability during this time may be available based on pre-existing bookings (check with us in May).

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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