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Sha Sha Higby,Albert Hollander
- english, Japanese, french
About Sha Sha Higby,Albert Hollander
Albert and Sha Sha love to be near the ocean,and can Albert loves to be handy and fix things in the cottage and Sha Sha Higby makes elaborate costume sculptures and performs in them as pictured here. She has performed all over he world.Sha Sha used to come to Bolinas with her family when she was a child and the house looks likes the dollhouses she made. Albert handcrafted much of the house himself and works in the Bolinas Peoples Natural Food store.
Sha Sha Higby,Albert Hollander purchased this Cottage in 1986
Why Sha Sha Higby,Albert Hollander chose Bolinas
We both love this town as it is rural,we can walk to the ocean every afternoon and yet be in the city in an hour to have whatever culture we need. Albert lived in this house for years before we bought it. It used to be a garage during the turn of he century and was gradually enlarged over the years.
What makes this Cottage unique
Cozy evenings. We spent a long time making the house an artistic experience filling it with the textiles we collected during our travels when I was performing. Sha Sha had a Fulbright in India for research in textiles when she and Albert were married. At night I love to take walks to the beach and a loop around the town. It is all very close.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
All around experience, perfect.
House was clean, welcoming, and it took us days to take it all in. Even after a week, I would discover something new I hadn’t seen before - quite the artist experience! Beyond comfortable, there is a very pleasant and helpful feeling to the whole property. We adored it all. Bolinas is a treat, it was quite a priveledge to simply walk home from the beach and not have to drive somewhere on 1. We grocery shopped, ate out, and got coffee at 7am, all within walking distance. We will return, it was a memorable family vacation.
The most beautiful loving artistic whimsical place I could have ever imagined.
Thank you for taking the time out for loving our house! We work hard to make it cozy
Cozy and fun
Definitely a “hobbit” house in a terrific location near the beach. We really enjoyed our stay despite the stormy weather. The home is very cozy and chockablock with nicnacs. Funky and fun.
Relaxing and enchanting
This house is fun. If you are over six feet tall you will need to watch your head. Otherwise it was a lovely, relaxing place in a wonderful town. Enjoyed every minit.
a magical experience
We had a wonderful stay in this magical and inspiring cottage. so many beautiful details, objets, art pieces to enjoy and appreciate!
Very comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen where we cooked our meals, wonderful fireplace. Lovely walks in Bolinas and the beach, beautiful drives in the surrounding area.
Sha-Sha was most helpful whenever we had questions.
A very special adventure!
Thank you for taking your time. We were so happy to have you and glad you liked the art and you could make your delicious dinners.
This was a unique getaway. Sha Sha made coordinating easy and she and her partner went out of their way to give us a jump the morning we checked out, even as they were getting ready for the next guests and other work.
We stayed during the smoke storm from the Camp Fire which meant we couldn’t use the wood stove.
This is perfect for people who are small of frame. I’m 5’9” and the interior stairs were very tricky. Especially at night. My boyfriend who is 6’2” could only use the exterior stairs.
That said the art is great. The backyard is fantastic, rustic and private. The soaking tub was relaxing.
The location is wonderful for walking to the beach or downtown. 2 minute walk to either.
The kitchen is small but well outfitted. The claw foot tub is delightful. Lots of books for reading.
I would recommend to friends who are open to unusual spaces, looking for a rustic and relaxing get away.
Thank you for being so patient..The house is a grandfathered house downstairs from the early 20th century. They are really loft stairs and that is why we added the outside stairs with a banister. The staircase is part of the charm of the house and that is why we never removed them. The house has two levels but you do not need to use both levels as the downstairs has the bedroom and kitchen and everything, so you do not need to use the indoor stairs all the time. The quirkey stairs are very cozy to sit on and look over the living room. Thanks so much for coming!!!