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Beachfront Home and Studio Cottage

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house

Overview

About the property

House & Cottage: 2 BDRMS + 2 Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

Sleep to the sound of waves; step onto the sand from your private decks. Spectacular sunsets and oceanfront living. The perfect rustic bungalow with the best location in Stinson Beach - close to town, but not too close. Ours is not a fancy new home, but rather one that has been carefully designed, decorated and outfitted to provide a true Stinson Beach experience. Don't think Cape Cod - our property is inspired by the beauty and culture of Northern California. Outfitted with natural materials with attention to design classics, our home is a celebration of the surroundings. As a family home, this property oozes personality and love and hopefully will inspire our guests as it has for us.

Surf, boogie board, collect sand dollars, take a nap just outside your back door...Walk to unlimited, excellent hiking on Mt. Tamalpais, five minutes walk along the beach to restaurants and shopping. Kayaking and wildlife watching in the beautiful Bolinas Lagoon or visit the Audubon Canyon Ranch and see egrets nesting. Very popular area for biking, too. Or just take the time to soak it all in! This is a place to slow down and relax.

Please visit our website listed below for photos and information about this wonderful studio beach cottage and house property.

Keywords: House and Cottage

More Details

Owner
Shanette Westphal
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, norwegian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
10%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Shanette Westphal

We are a Bay Area family of 5 who loves the ocean and the outdoors.

Shanette Westphal purchased this house in 2007

Guestbook comments from the owner

Shanette:







WOW. We were very impressed with the design solutions and blend of indoor/outdoor livability of your beach cottage. To experience a DWELL inspired home was added treat. We have experienced first hand the challenges of infill development and wish to congratulate you on your achievement. Your efforts were not lost on us. Congratulations.
Jun 2009
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Amenities

Stinson Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Sleeping Nook - 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin(1), Full Sofabed (1), Twin Sofabed(1), Baby Cribs (1) Porta Crib Available, Folding Futons (3)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

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Beachfront Home and Studio Cottage
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 25 reviews
4

A very inviting & stylish beach retreat!

  • 4 of 5

A great place to relax & enjoy the beach life!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The home was perfect for our group of girls!

  • 5 of 5

The ability to sit on the deck and enjoy the beach was fantastic! We ate all our meals outside and didn't have to pack a beach bag to enjoy the beach :)

My only thing I would change is the lockbox/key situation. I would put a code pad on the front door like it is on the other two doors.

Otherwise, an absolutely perfect setup!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful Relaxing Home

  • 4 of 5

We loved this house. It is right on the beach and the view from the beach over the house is just as beautiful. We had plenty of towels and the bedding was great. Kitchen had all the necessary amenities. The only thing keeping my review from being five star was the lack of a washer/dryer.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for renting our property and for this nice review! Unfortunately we have had to discontinue access to our washer and dryer. We have had to repair and replace the unit too many times due to renters putting overly sandy items in it. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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5

amazing weekend in stinson beach

  • 5 of 5

we travelled from Detroit Michigan to meet our daughter who lives in san Francisco.

The property was far more that I could even imagine.The pictures do not do it any justice.

It was so spacious and the views were spectacular.The beds and the bedding were so comfortable and luxurious.The kitchen was well equipped.I had everything I needed,The wood burning stove made everything so cozy for the cool evenings We will definitely return with the entire family in the near future.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lisa! We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to your return sometime in the future!
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5

Family get together

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this darling beach bungalow with our two older daughters and their boyfriends and had a wonderful time. My husband and I stayed in the cottage while the others were in the house and it was the perfect place to gather with them and extended family. The beach access is right in front with a very short walk to the town of Stinson Beach where Parkside Cafe served amazing breakfasts and even carry out pizza and dinner. We felt so comfortable being able to enjoy the wood burning fireplace, the outside deck with picnic table and lounge chairs and watching a beautiful sunset each night. We rode bikes from Stinson to Pt. Reyes which was a great way to spend the day. Our daughters live in the city and it made for the perfect weekend get away with them and we would love to do it again all over again! Thank you for a perfect weekend!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Beach Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have rented many Stinson Beach homes over the past 20 years and this one was a great getaway for us. The location is perfect, just steps to the sand and a short stroll to the downtown area. Great people watching from comfy lounge chairs on a fantastic ocean view deck. The smaller cottage is a great extra "plus" for anyone who needs their own space away from the main house.

There were a few problems which were addressed in a very generous and equitable manner by the owner. If I could have given Shanette a six star rating in how she handled our concerns I would have gladly done so.

A Perfect Beach Getaway in Every Way.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT RENTING UNITS SEPARATELY, I.E. HOUSE ONLY OR COTTAGE ONLY. Holidays are subject to a rate increase. Units rent combined (house and cottage) on a WEEKLY BASIS ONLY during the peak season (Memorial Day to Labor Day).

Signed rental agreement and refundable deposit required to secure reservation. Balance is due prior to stay. Cash, Check and PayPal accepted.

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.

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