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The Beach Cottage-A Simple Sanctuary - 4th house from the beach

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Immaculate, romantic, sweet, cozy, comfortable sanctuary, seconds from the beach

The beach is just outside the front gate---40 paces. "Fresh, immaculate, peaceful, tranquil, romantic, magical, and with the most incredibly comfortable bed"--These are the words our guests have used to describe The Cottage in their reviews. Please be sure to read the reviews of The Cottage from all of our guests. They seem to better capture the essence of The Cottage more accurately than any description I can provide. But here are the facts:

The Cottage is about 40 paces to the beach and a 5-minute walk to town. A 600 SQ. ft. space; newly renovated. 1 or 2 adults only. We are sorry that we must stand firm on the "No children, no pets" rule. Please do not ask about exceptions. No smoking anywhere on the property. ONE CAR ONLY (or make arrangements with us).

The Cottage is a separate dwelling, sitting on its own lot. The Cottage consists of a charming bedroom with an exquisitely comfortable queen size bed, TV (in an armoire at the foot of the bed), radio, Wi-fi, sitting area, armoire, and closets, NO DVD. The living area -- sofa, chair, dining area, kitchen area with coffee maker, toaster oven, toaster, microwave oven, 2 burner stove top, very small ("dorm room size") refrigerator/freezer, pots, pans, dishes, cutlery, and some condiments.

The bathroom is newly built, with Italian glass tile floor, shower over tub, all new fixtures, hair dryer. Everything is new, fresh, and clean. We supply beautiful E.O.bath products. There is a Bbq grill in the yard.The front yard is great for sitting in the sun, or by the bonfire at night. There are two folding chairs and beach towels to take out onto the beach, and comfortable chaises to sit on in the yard.

You will have all the privacy in the world, but if you should need us for any reason, we are right next door on the adjacent property.

Sorry- but we do not allow children. Please do not ask about exceptions.

ABSOLUTELY THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE OF ALL:

ONE CAR ONLY. You will have your own reserved parking space.

check-in: 3:00 Self check in. Just arrive and come on in.(We will gladly give you an earlier check-in time if circumstances allow)

check-out: 11:00 (We will extend your check-out time if we are able)

1 or 2 guests only

You are welcome to have day guests, but NO OVERNIGHT GUESTS

NO SMOKING ANYWHERE ON THE PROPERTY.

NO PETS-please do not ask about making an exception

NO CHILDREN.

NO PARTIES.

NO NOISE AFTER 10:00 P.M.

NO SHOES IN THE COTTAGE

If you are making a reservation for you and another guest, please include their name so that we may welcome them also. Thank you.

More Details

Owner
Barry and Dawn Harris
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Barry and Dawn Harris

Barry and I have lived in Stinson Beach for quite a while, Barry, for about 25 years, having been born and raised in Canada, then moving to Hawaii, then here. I have lived in Stinson/Bolinas for 50 years, am 5 generations from Marin County, with my father's family roots going back 5 generations in Hawaii. We love traveling. Barry has traveled extensively throughout Asia, and I having lived and worked in Kenya, Somalia, and visited The Dem. Republic of Congo. Barry and I love living in Stinson Beach. We have turned what was once a Willow Camp tent platform (the original dwelling structures in Stinson, then a Pilates Studio for me to teach), into a sweet, charming, romantic get-away. Of all the places we could live, we find our happiness here in Stinson Beach. We hope our guests will find The Cottage, and Stinson Beach, as special as we do.

Why Barry and Dawn Harris chose Stinson Beach

Once you see the location of this property you will know why we choose to stay in Stinson Beach. It has everything. We can be reclusive. We can walk on the beach in the dark of the morning; there are no words for the feeling of standing on the beach, seeing the moon glistening like mercury on the silken peeling waves. The hiking trails are our 'workouts', and our meditations.

It is the best community to be a part of. There is lots to do if one wants to get involved, and many ways to stay quiet and peaceful.

What makes this cottage unique

Stinson Beach has hiking trails that go on and on and on. Really, one could hike to Oregon from here. Depending on the trail of one's choosing, one could hike up and up for hours, or traverse, or bomb downhill. There are fern-lined trails, redwoods, creeks all along the way--waterfalls and bridges. Depending on one's choice of trails, there are vistas of the ocean the whole way, or canopies of trees.

And then there is the equivalent of those trails for mountain bikers.

Traveling North from here is Pt. Reyes National Seashore, and the great, fun town of Pt. Reyes--with fabulous stores, restaurants, and bakery. A little further and there is the wine country...and Mendocino. Of course, traveling in the other direction, is San Francisco, just across the GG Bridge. No need to tell you about that beautiful City.

Hiking, biking, kayaking, surfing, walking on the beach...

just to name of few of the things that make Stinson Beach so wonderful.

As far as the Beach Cottage goes: It is just very special. Something about it. Everyone falls in love with it. It is small (600 square ft). impeccably clean--having just been restored--so all newly painted (if not replaced) walls, floors, completely rebuilt bathroom with beautiful Italian glass tile floor. The cottage is fresh, sweet, romantic, tranquil, cozy and inviting. We love it, and it brings us so much joy that all of our guests have expressed that they love it too. We hope you will.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Stinson Beach in Marin County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom has just been rebuilt- Beautiful Italian Glass-Blue-Tile floor, new tub/shower, sink, toilet. About 80 sq. ft. Sweet. There is very little you need to pack as far as your travel kit goes. We supply: hair dryer, q-tips, cotton balls, emery boards, feminine hygiene supplies, disposable razor, tooth brush and toothpaste, mouth wash, first aide kit, EO: shampoo; hair conditioner; shower gel; body lotion.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The bedroom has a brand-new, exquisitely comfortable, queen-size bed w/ beautiful bed linens. At the foot of the bed is an armoire with tv. The room has a sweet, small desk beneath the window that looks out into the sun-drenched, or fog softened yard, inspiring any writer. The are two small closets, a cozy chair for reading, and a full-length mirror. The bedroom is about 300 Sq. ft..--roomy, airy, sun-filled. The bedroom is sweet, romantic, fresh, and immaculately clean. One of the reasons we do not allow children or dogs is so that we can keep the promise of 'immaculate', and you can rest assured that it is.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Being on the beach, whether just sitting/lying/relaxing, or walking for pleasure or exercise, is as good as it gets here in Stinson Beach. The Beach is about 3 miles long, and one of the prettiest in all of Northern California. Also---the hiking trails are the epitome of the best of Nature here. Bicyclists have the choice of road or trail. This is just a wonderful place to be. We hope you will experience this. This Cottage is not for everyone. It is not a party destination. The Cottage if for the person or couple looking for a quiet, peaceful, cozy and comfortable place to relax while at the beach. To our surprise (and joy), many couples have gotten engaged here--at The Cottage, and returned to have their wedding here in Stinson, and remain at The Cottage for their Honeymoon

Reviews

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average rating of 4.989474 based on 95 reviews
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HEAVEN!!

  • 5 of 5

We can't thank you enough for the exquisitely perfect beach cottage! No detail was spared and we enjoyed every second! If you are looking for peace and quite (crashing waves are a bonus) this is the place to be.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic Cottage, Steps from Beautiful Stinson Beach

  • 5 of 5

Dawn and Barry's lovely cottage on Stinson beach was everything they mentioned in the description and more!!! Their attention to every detail for comfort was perfect! We arrived in early April before the busy season I am sure, but if you are looking for a quiet, restful retreat steps from a gorgeous beach, this cottage is for you. All of the comforts of home were provided along with tasteful decorating and simple touches like small vases of lovely flowers and beautiful orchids and succulent arrangements.

The kitchen was well equipped for cooking simple meals and a grocery is walking distance for picking up ingredients. The bed and linens were 5 star--such a comfortable night's sleep with the sound of the surf! Bath products were wonderful! Their selection of interesting books on the area and other topics of interest was great! The enclosed garden and fire pit included comfortable chairs for lounging and beach chairs were also provided.

Directions to local restaurants and instructions for the cottage were clearly listed in their very helpful binder.

Our stay couldn't have been more perfect--only wish we had more time! We look forward to returning! Wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The only thing I didn't like about The Cottage was having to leave. It's located in a great beach town, Stinson Beach. The Cottage itself has everything you need and its owners, Dawn and Barry, went out of their way to make us feel welcome.

From the sound of the waves at night to the comfy bed, it's about as relaxing and restorative as you will find.

This was our second visit and will certainly not be our last. Already counting the days until we can come back.

Kerry and Lucy

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet cottage tucked away in Stinson Beach

  • 5 of 5

We were happy to open the gate into a small world of its own, wooden walkway into an enclosed yard with a fire pit and a lush magnolia in front of the cottage. The cottage is comfortable, beautifully designed and stocked with many conveniences. It is a peaceful refuge, very close to the beach and a short drive to walks in Point Reyes or up on Mt Tam, all such beautiful territory, even in the rain.

We so appreciated having such a sweet base for our adventures.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Cottage just steps away from the beach

  • 5 of 5

Great place to get away and relax just a few steps away to the beautiful beach. Everything you will ever need in this wonderful cottage. The owners are so nice and accommodating with everything you will need. I would highly recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, peaceful beach side retreat

  • 5 of 5

I spent a relaxing, quiet and rainy long weekend in March. It was amazing! The cottage is well stocked and full of thoughtful touches. Dawn and Barry are wonderfully friendly and responsive to anything you might need.

The beach is right out the front door, and the Stinson Beach shops and restaurants are a short walk away. The perfect opportunity for beautiful hiking, beach wandering, and keeping warm by the cottage fire pit.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Point Reyes National Seashore
Bovine Bakery
Point Reyes Outdoors
Osteria Stellina
This is great local-source food- we found it to be a little "loud" for conversation.
Pine Cone Diner
fun
Samuel P Taylor State Park
Marin Sun Farms
Olema Farm House
Toby's Feed Barn
This is a fun place--and has a great Farmers Market on Saturdays during certain seasons. gr...
Old Western Saloon
Palace Market
wonderful market- fresh produce wonderful wines, and cheese
Stinson Beach
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
up the street
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Sausalito, CA./Larkspur, CA.
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
San Francisco/San Geronimo Golfcourse
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
We are ON Hwy.1. Then Hwy.101
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
up the street
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Lake Tahoe, CA.
Nearest Beach
This IS the beach.
Car: not necessary

Muir Woods is on the way to Stinson Beach--home of the giant Redwoods.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £71.77
Damage Deposit £358.85

MOST IMPORTANT HOUSE RULE: ONE CAR ONLY-if you have a guest they must park off the street.
2 night minimum stay year round.
2 guests maximum. No children. No pets. NO SMOKING No shoes in cottage. No noise after 9 p.m.
Not included in rates: $100.00 cleaning fee; 10% TOT tax; $500.00 refundable security deposit.
Rates vary based on season/holiday.
check-in 3:00 p.m.
check-out noon

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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