The property is relatively private (owner lives in separate, near by unit to care for animals) The 14 acres include woods, pastures with horses. There is ample room to explore right on the grounds. The home is well used, comfortable and ideal for families with children. There are two bedrooms with Queen beds and a back bedroom with bunk beds, a single twin bed and a crib. There is a fourth small bedroom downstairs. All first floor rooms connects to the outside.
One of our most favorite reviews begins with, "This property reflects an appreciation of childhood." Indeed we create magic with the open spaces, swings, a playhouse in the woods, animals including chickens, ducks, bunnies, horses and dogs. We are mostly okay with dogs as well but like to talk about what that looks like ahead of time.
Due to the special nature and privacy of the property and surrounding hills the place has also been used for retreats, and other special occasions. Although we no longer do weddings.
The cottage in the woods is where children can play creatively and independently---inspired by the book The Last Child in the Woods. This book documents the need for intimate connection to nature and to independent fantasy play for children. The cottage is surrounded by trails leading to an open meadow of five acres. There is also a suspension bridge!
There is a coop with chickens, ducks and rabbits. Young kids can access the coop to collect eggs with parental supervision. Many children spend hours in the chicken coop. There are views of surrounding hills and the Bolinas Lagoon and access to nearby trails in open space and parkland. One mile from the town of Bolinas which has two miles of beachfront and locally caught fish in season, abundant organic produce and Niman meats. The property is also just three miles from the Audubon Canyon Ranch where one can watch seals and all kinds of bird life on Bolinas Lagoon; and 10 miles from Point Reyes Park HQ with its extensive trails, beaches and wildlife.