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Family-friendly luxury home by the beach

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Stinson Beach House Rental Photos and Description

An incredible find for people who want the comfort of a house that is much newer and in much better shape than most Stinson Beach homes. Five houses from the beach and six minutes walk to town, this house is bound to become a vacation favorite for your family. It has all the modern conveniences, too.

Unwind by the ocean in this comfortable, luxurious, family-friendly 3 bedroom home. All new furnishings, just steps from the beach. A short walk down the beach will bring you to the Stinson Beach business district, where you will find a well-stocked grocery store, a great little bookstore, local bars and restaurants. Hop in the car and take Hwy 1 in either direction for incredible scenic drives to some of the San Francisco Bay Area's justifiably world famous attractions, from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Napa Valley wineries. Hike or bike the surrounding hills and beaches, take out a kayak on the lagoon, surf the waves, or just relax and breathe the fresh sea air.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016

About The Owner

I have always been drawn to the beach since my parents started making the 10 hour drive from Ohio to the Delaware shore in the 1960s. The memories of those family adventures are still with me today. My wife experienced the beach as a child growing up in England. Our three children are 16, 13 and 7. I am a registered investment advisor and run 360 Investment Advisors in San Rafael. Our Stinson house is perfect for us and we think you’ll enjoy it too.

The Owner purchased this house in 2012

Why The Owner chose The Bay Area

Our family of five has been enjoying Stinson Beach for close to two decades. We live in San Rafael, so it’s a one-hour drive to this wonderful and welcoming village by the sea. We rented houses all over the beach area, from the close-in Calles out to the secluded subdivision of Seadrift. After years of renting, we fell in love with a house that came on the market in 2012, and which had not been available for rent. That house is 14 Calle Del Pradero. We hope you will like the house as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

14 Calle del Pradero stands out from the other houses in Stinson. It’s very unusual because it’s one of the newest and largest homes within yards of the beach and within 5 minutes walk to the center of town, with it’s shops and dining. It’s very well designed, very well maintained and full of great touches and useful conveniences. Plus, it’s new on the vacation rental market. We think it will get fully booked very quickly. We certainly love staying here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just wanted to tell you what a wonderful time we had at your place in Stinson! The location was great for our needs and the house had a nice open feel.

We will definitely book again.
Apr 2014
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based on 17 traveler reviews

Family-friendly luxury home by the beach
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful location, comfortable house

  • 4 of 5

We were there for a wedding at Stinson Beach. The house was nicely set up for the 3 generations we had staying there. The location is amazing, and the short walk to the beach let us come and go as we wished. The furnishings were comfortable and the kitchen had all the necessary utensils and appliances. Our only glitch was that the key to the property was not left where it was supposed to be--the cleaning crew (working at the house across the street) came to our rescue.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location but showing a little wear

  • 3 of 5

Great location and friendly, easy to reach owners. House is showing some signs of neglect compared to last year. Last year when we rented the house the refrigerator was leaky. This year we had to keep a towel at the base to absorb the daily accumulating puddle. Lower fridge drawer is off its roller. Last year we saw a bug or two - of course, it's the beach! This year we had a multi day ant invasion and had to hide all of our food in the microwave and the refrigerator. Ants were on every surface in the kitchen, upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms. By the time we left there were far fewer. Maybe it was weather?

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for pointing out problems with the house. We work hard to address problems when they are identified to us, and we have done so in this case. A new exterminator was hired and has done a good job dealing with the ants. The fridge problem has been diagnosed and is being addressed. Thanks again!
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  • 4 of 5

14 Calle del Pradero - attractive house, well-designed at an excellent location. Being an avid gardener, it was a little sad to see the property around the house not being taken care of, BUT with having the sun (barely any fog), the sand and being with loved ones - I closed my eyes as I entered and exited the house.

I have already recommended the property to a friend and if coming back to Stinson Beach, "14" is the place to return to.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location is unbeatable

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights with our kids at this place - it is a great house for one family. With the parent's bedroom upstairs away from the kids (second and third bedrooms are down stairs) there's plenty of room to spread out. Trips to the beach couldn't be simpler - just walk out the door and walk 100 feet and there you are. We spent all days on the beach, at lunch time one day I walked back to the house, put a pizza in the oven and walked it back to the hungry swimmers. We will definitely stay here again in the weeks ahead!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a multi-generational family vacation over Memorial Day. Location is spectacular - 1 min walk to beach, 5 min walk to town. So easy with a toddler, not having to pack and remember everything for the whole day at the beach. Easy to return to the house for lunch and nap, and never had to use the car, which was fortunate given the horrific traffic. House was as described and had clear instructions on how to use everything, restaurant recc's etc. Would definitely return (although I wish they allowed dogs!)

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location, Great Layout

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Stinson Beach! I thought I would miss being right on the beach, but it's so windy it was nice to be just 6 houses away, where the sun shone without the wind beating! The deck is large and private, the neighbours great. We could walk to town for groceries, library, surf rentals, anything you need! It was nice to have the children downstairs, and the jacuzzi in the master bath was excellent for post-ocean play! A gorgeous garden and deck on the main floor, and everything you need in the kitchen. I recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Sausalito Ferry
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
Nearest Beach
Stinson Beach
Car: recommended

No need to put on shoes to go to the beach! Situated on a private road leading from Hwy 1 to the beach.

About a 35-minute drive from the Golden Gate Bridge on California's Highway 1, Stinson Beach is near important attractions such as Muir Woods National Monument, Agate Beach tidepools, and Mount Tamalpais. It has a long sandy beach, and peaceful lagoon which teems with birds and wildlife.

Stinson Beach is a popular day trip for people in the San Francisco Bay Area and for tourists visiting northern California. The network of hiking trails around Mount Tamalpais is extensive and breathtaking. The beach is one of the cleanest in the state.


Rates & Availability

Stinson Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Winter
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
    Master bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Hallway bathroom - toilet
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , Ocean view, opens to sun deck, en-suite bathroom, cable TV.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , (Full over full bunk bed).
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , (Twin over full bunk bed).
  • Master bedroom has private entrance to the deck, plus en-suite bathroom with shower and whirlpool tub.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
The Great Room offers a spacious living area with high ceilings and great views. It combines living and dining area with an open kitchen with plenty of counter space and modern appliances. Sliding glass door opens to the deck for outdoor relaxation. You’ll love the reading nook with built in shelves and window seat for cozy cogitation and contemplation of the view down our street and to the sea. On cool nights, fire up the wood-burning fireplace with antique carved wooden mantle. You won’t find a better layout anywhere in the area. There is a studio separate from the main house that can be used as a den or office or private retreat, with its own locking door and closet.

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