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Elegance and Ecological Meet in This Brand New Beach Cottage

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Stinson Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1-bedroom 2-bath cottage mixes contemporary amenities with fine craftsmanship

This superb new cottage at Stinson Beach is a splendid retreat for small families with children or for two couples. The detailed design by architect Mark Hulbert (Preservation Architecture) features radiant heat, natural trims,travertine floors and vibrant interior finishes- it’s ready for you to walk in and enjoy. Less than 200 hundred feet from the beach, the house features beautiful views of the coastal mountains, partial views of the ocean and is surrounded by gardens, decks and balconies. A covered exterior stairs connect the upstairs living area with the downstairs bedroom, adding to the indoor/outdoor feel of the beach cottage. The house is brand new and about as green as they come- compact and efficient. With radiant heat, a solar array, and LED lighting, we can’t consume much less energy. Yet the house is outfitted with the kind of conveniences we all need: satellite television service, HD TV, WIFI, blue ray disc player, and many games- so there’ll be plenty for you and your family to do. Whether it’s sports, movies or internet, it’s there.

We have direct beach access (right next door) and some of the toys you need at the beach including surfboard, portable BBQ and beach chairs for a great day at the beach. If hiking is your thing, we’re a short ten minute walk from the Dipsea Trail and Steep Ravine- two of the most stunning trails on the west coast. If you’re like us and food is a major part of your weekend, you'll enjoy our kitchen. The house is set up with linens and towels. We ask you to be very careful with your use of water, as the extreme drought has forced mandatory water rationing by the Stinson Beach Water District.

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More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Bruce Helmberger or Shannon McCauley
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016

About Bruce Helmberger or Shannon McCauley

My wife and I just completed this house for our use together with our friends. We've spared nothing in detailing the building and we love the feel of it. We love the area- the mountains and beach- the hiking and the stars- it's a great get-away!

Bruce Helmberger or Shannon McCauley purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Bruce Helmberger or Shannon McCauley chose The Bay Area

This particular property has a unique relationship with the hills and ocean. It's within walking distance of two of our favorite trails in West Marin- Steep Ravine and the Dipsea Trail-It's close to the restaurants of the village and it's right next to the beach.

What makes this cottage unique

We've really spent time on personalizing the cottage- from creating vibrant color palettes that remind us of a certain freedom that exists at the beach, to carefully considered choices on tile, wood and lighting. For us it represents a range of decisions that is well suited to us and reinforces the feeling of being happy to be at the beach.


based on 36 traveler reviews

Elegance and Ecological Meet in This Brand New Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 36 reviews
kildeer, IL

Clean and cozy

  • 3 of 5

The house was very clean and cozy. Unfortunately we were extremely disappointed in the sleeping conditions upstairs. The twin pull out has an old worn out mattress which is really Uncomfortable. The mattress needs to be replaced asap. The queen pull out was okay. The fitted sheet does not fit and the sheets are stained. The sheets for the twin pull out are also worn out. I think for the price and the expections of the owners regarding occupants they could make the sleeping arrangements more comfortable. I wasn't thrilled with the 4pm check in and the 11am check out. A 3pm check in and 12pm check out in my opinion would have been more reasonable.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay!

  • 4 of 5

This is a nice, new and well built place with all the amenities you need to be super comfortable. I am sure there is a reason for having the stairs outside the house itself, but that is the only uncomfortable thing about this place. Still, we would go back in a heartbeat, except for the fact that our dog will soon reach the 30 pound limit the owners have as a rule. Boohoo...the location is perfect!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Immaculate property just steps to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this beach cottage. It's nice to be able to just walk out onto the beach in under a minute.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Close to the beach.You can listen to the waves crash while you sleep. Clean and organized. Lots of space. Had a great relaxing time.......Would love some blinds to cover the kitchen window, felt as if the neighbors were looking right in!! A microwave would also be a great addition.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nice house, good location, but needs improvement in some areas

  • 4 of 5

We stayed a couple of nights in this house to attend my daughter's wedding at Dipsea Gardens. The house was clean and functional, with a lot of natural light. It has an unusual layout: the master bedroom is at ground level, with a separate entrance. The only shower is in the master bedroom. Upstairs (separate entrance) there is a living room, dining room, kitchen and half bathroom. The two floors do not connect from the inside of the house. The living room has a couple of sofa beds (one double and one single). The mattress in the single bed is in very bad condition, and the bedding provided is not adequate: did not fit well and some of the sheets where funky and dirty. It sleeps 5 IF, and only if, you are two couples and one single person. That was not our case. My wife and I slept in the master bedroom, and my sister, nephew and a friend slept upstairs. We had to bring an extra mattress for my nephew, and the friend had to endure the bad mattress. A new mattress for the single bed and more adequate and clean bedding would bring this house to a 5 star rating.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Where do you live? Berkeley, CA

Enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

Above all the cottage is in a great location, close to the heart of Stinson but peaceful and on a very nice cul-de-sac. As per the other reviews - the cottage is a split layout with external stairs and given the main bed (downstairs) is queen-sized we ended using one of the sofa beds upstairs also. We paid the extra cleaning so we could bring our small dog - it was great to be able to bring her. The house was clean and well equipped and communication with the property manager was great.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
San Dollar
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Sausalito Ferry
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Fairfax Golf Course
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Amtrak/ Caltrain San Francisco
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Parkside and Sand Dollar Restaurants
Nearest Ski
219 Miles
Bear Valley Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
200 feet
Car: necessary

The location is a charming beach community arranged along a three mile sand spit on the Pacific ocean at the foot of a beautiful range of coastal hills. The site is located about 15 minutes from Muir Woods and five minutes from the Audubon Ranch Bird Sanctuary. The Bolinas Lagoon is nearby with famous seal outhauls and a stunning array of birds.


Rates & Availability

Stinson Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
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Dec 23 2016 - Dec 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years Eve/Day
Dec 30 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fourth of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.0%

All rules and policies are in the Rental Agreement.
Please note Cancellation policy: Bookings canceled at least 60 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund. Bookings canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a 50% refund. There will be no refunds if cancelled less than 30 days to start of stay.

There will be a $75 handling charge for cancellation. There will be a $75 handling charge for any changes made to your reservation. Changes are subject to availability. There will be no changes to your reservation within 30 days of the date of your stay except for extensions for which there will be no handling change.
By booking you agree that you have read and agree to the Rental Agreement provided.

Rates are subject to change in advance of rate confirmation. In the quote, Marin County Occupancy Tax is 10%, VRBO's credit card transaction fee is 3% for a total of 13.0%. VRBO also charges a Service fee that is passed on to you. To avoid VRBO credit card and service fee, please contact Shannon at, this option is not available to last minute bookings.
Adults must be at least 27 years old.
Additional information including Driver's License or photo ID will be required.
By booking you agree that you have read and agree to the Rental Agreement provided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Stinson Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • The bathrooms are custom tiled with limestone, glass and ceramic tiles and custom fixtures.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Quiet bedroom afford great privacy and soft light. The room is brightly painted with a deep reddish paint, tongue and groove stained and beamed ceiling, and a private balcony with built in bench.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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