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Shell Cottage at Stinson Beach!

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Stinson Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, Maximum capacity is 5 People

Located 30 minutes north of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, the 'Shell Cottage' is a short walk to the Beach and enjoys access to Hiking Trails in the Mount Tamalpais Foothills - 2 bedrooms have queen beds with a twin bed in loft. Cottage can comfortably accomodate 4 adults and 2 children. Cottage sits in a peaceful Stinson hillside neighborhood with views of Ocean and Mt. Tam foothills from front porch, master bedroom and large backyard deck - Easy drive to Muir Woods, Audubon Canyon Ranch, Bolinas, Point Reyes National Seashore and Tomales Bay!

Dear new & returning guests,

Due to the recent enforcement enhancement of Marin County's 10% hotel occupancy tax (this applies to vacation rentals as well) we will need to increase nightly/weekly rental rates by 10 precent. The new rates will be in effect August 1, 2015 and will apply to all new bookings. Existing reservations will remain at the rate they were booked at.

With kind regards,

Shell Cottage Management"

Standard Rates ($193 per night) is 9/01 to 5/31 (Excluding Thanksgiving week).

Hi-Season ($210 per night) is 6/01 to 8/31 - during this period we require a 7 night minimum and require a Saturday arrival and Saturday Departure.

The week of Thanksgiving is always a 7 night minimum at Standard Rates ($193 per night).

Stinson Beach Drought Alert/Water Rationing: As of February 1, 2014, every property in Stinson Beach is limited to 110 gallons of water usage per day (this limit applies to the total usage for all people in the property). There are strict penalties for noncompliance. Please consider this situation when making your vacation plans. For more information regarding the Stinson Beach Drought Alert/Water Rationing and water conservation tips please see the Stinson Beach County Water District web site (

Keywords: Cozy Cottage, Stinson Beach, Ocean View, Sun Deck, Hiking, Mount Tamalpais

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Shell Cottage Management
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2016

Why Shell Cottage Management chose The Bay Area

Stinson Beach has been a favorite destination since I was a girl. My children and other relatives have lived in, or visited the town for over 50 years!

What makes this cottage unique

There is a calmness and quiet on the hill above the summer crowds. Also the hillside seems to naturally amplify the sound of the surf!


based on 26 traveler reviews

Shell Cottage at Stinson Beach!
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 reviews

Property well located for ocean breeze and ocean view.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed a month at She'll Cottage and found the cottage and the village met my every need. With ocean view from porch and mountain view from bedroom window even an artists ' eye would be satisfied

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

really great home, thank you for a wonderful stay. really well stocked kitchen, which makes a huge difference when cooking for families. comfortable space all-around. very short walk to the beach/park and market. gorgeous views. outstanding home base. thanks again!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. So happy that our efforts to provide a comfortable environment from which to explore to the surrounding beauty that is Stinson Beach with family and friends has paid off!
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Wonderful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from Shell Cottage and it was just perfect...The only bad thing about it was we had to leave! My mother-in-law loved the master bedroom and her view of the sea. The whole house was filled with the sounds of the ocean. Thank you very much for letting us stay at your special place.

The Stydujhars

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect getaway with good friends and a delightful cottage! We were so pleased with how cozy, clean and well equipped the cottage was. We will be back! Jan.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shell Cottage

  • 4 of 5

What a perfect place to experience the best of California even in drought conditions. Views of the beach and the Mount Tam behind the house negate need for postcard buying as your camera will give you everything you need. Quiet is interrupted only by the surf and night skies allowed viewing meteor showers and moonrises and sunsets that were picture perfect. I will book again.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Shell cottage

  • 5 of 5

Love love love this place. Will recommend and return over and over again.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Rates & Availability

Stinson Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Standard 2016a
Sep 3 2016 - Nov 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Standard 2016b
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Standard 2017a
Jan 1 2017 - Jun 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Hi-Season 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Standard 2017b
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Standard 2017c
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $150

You have the option of a $49.00 non-refundable security fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Stinson Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Check In is 4PM and Check out is 11AM.

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