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Classic two-story beach house One lot off the beach and a short walk to town, The Red House is a well-maintained 1930s Stinson home with original details and updated amenities. The hospitable Red House offers a generous layout with places to gather, and spaces to call your own. The first level features an entryway, a light-filled and spacious sunken living room with ocean views, comfortable seating, ultra-HDTV, and access to an outdoor deck. There is a cozy den with an old stone fireplace (now gas), books, puzzles, games, and more comfy seating. Cooks and guests alike will enjoy the bright kitchen with its attached eating area. The well-equipped kitchen has a butcher block island, gas cook-top, microwave, quiet dishwasher, oven, and a full-sized refrigerator with filtered water and ice dispenser. A custom dining table with banquette seating accommodates up to 10. A large full bathroom, with shower over tub, completes the first level. Up three stairs to the first landing is a small bedroom with a double bed and a lofted single bed. Follow eight old-fashioned (i.e., steep) steps to the second floor and find two large bedrooms with a shared half-bath. Aptly named the Sunrise Room and the Sunset Room, each bedroom hosts a sitting area—a perfect perch to enjoy the ocean views and the sounds of the surf. The upper deck off the Sunrise Room is a favorite feature of the house for its unobstructed and stunning views of Stinson Beach, from the Bolinas Mesa to the hillsides of Mt. Tam, and on a clear day - - the Farallon Islands. This deck is an ideal place, from morning to night, for lounging and taking it all in. Off the living room and dining area is another deck with a teak dining table and eight chairs. There are two BBQ options - a propane grill and a charcoal kettle grill. The fenced-in sandy yard offers ample space to relax and play. To clean off outside, there are two shower options (one open shower and one enclosed private shower with hot water, conveniently tucked off the side alley landing). This well-loved Red House is a welcoming spot in the wonderful community of Stinson Beach, California — a place to call your own for a weekend or a week. (The photos are not updated and do not do The Red House justice, says the lowly iPhone photographer :-) Sleeping for 7: The downstairs Loft Bedroom has a double bed with single bed on top. The upstairs Sunrise and Sunset bedrooms have queen beds. There is one large sofa. Linens and bath towels are provided. However, BYOB (beach towels, that is). Parking: dedicated street parking for 3 cars in front of the home. One block to public parking lot and Stinson Village. Scroll down to owner information or click the 'Owner Info' button above. There you will be able to read the past 'GUEST REVIEWS' with years of guest comments. Wireless and cat5 router for your internet needs. DirecTV, DVD player. Keywords: Beach House, ocean front, beach front

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  1. Lynn P.
    We had a wonderful time at the Red House - the weather was sunny and clear most of the time we were there and Stinson Beach is amazing. The new owners have made some nice changes like the kitchen island while retaining almost all of the original charm. We will be back! 05 January 2016 - 18:36:16
  2. Gail B.
    Great girls getaway right on the beach! Morning coffee in the living room watching the waves roll in and cocktail hour on the upstairs deck watching the much better does it get?!! Your house accommodated our group nicely. And thanks for a well stocked kitchen to cook in. We had everything we needed. Besides walks on the beach our hike up Steep Ravine at Mt Tamalpais State Park was spectacular. We will definitely be back! 29 January 2016 - 18:10:10
  3. Ami E.
    We just had the most amazing weekend in the Red House and can't wait to return. We have been coming to Stinson for years and have stayed in many different houses, and this one is definitely at the top of our list. Steps away from the beach, with amazing views from the roof deck and the most comfortable beds ever, it is the perfect place for couples, families and small groups. You can walk to town for food or cook in the lovely, light kitchen that is fully stocked with great cookware and dishes. 18 April 2016 - 20:45:19
  4. Janet D.
    My family spent three glorious days here this week. The house is so cozy it was hard to leave. It had everything we needed and a fully, way above average, well stocked kitchen. The view from the deck is lovely and the beds might possibly be the most comfortable in town. Great location for meals in town, massages in town and long early morning beach walks. Easy location to explore the area and very quiet. Felt lucky to have stayed at the Red House! 19 May 2016 - 23:09:10
  5. OMG, we had the perfect time here. The location is literally steps to the beach. The house easily accommodates a large group yet has places to go for quiet time. The beds are very comfortable and with the sounds of the ocean you sleep like a baby. The house has a nautical theme and feels like a home not a vacation rental. Wish we could of stayed forever...... 25 June 2016 - 18:54:03
  6. Susan G.
    This really is a great beach house. Right on the beach, great views, sunset, sunrise, whales.... Stinson Beach at it's best. And a short walk to town. We hardly used our car. Perfect location. We had visitors throughout our stay and cooked most of the time. We stay in a lot of places and this is, by far, the best equiped kitchen we've ever encountered. From top to bottom the place is great and well appointed. We met our host Beth who was delightful and helpful. We will be coming back next year. 06 August 2016 - 21:54:34
  7. Sef K.
    The house is super comfortable: nice couches, well decorated, beautiful kitchen with nice appliances and a view of the ocean. Grilling on the deck with a view of the ocean -- can't be beat! Also we appreciated that it was very clean and tidy, but not fussy. Nothing stresses me out like a beach house that is all white and with everything just so. The gas fireplace kept us cozy. We brought our dog and being able to just leave the front door and run on the beach with him was a ton of fun. Beth reached out to us and let us check in early, and we left late, making for a super relaxing weekend. Thanks! 29 March 2017 - 03:37:00
  8. Kara B.
    What a wonderful surprise the Red House was! A perfect location to town.( No need to drive.) Perfectly equipped with all the gadgets you thought only you used at home. Super Clean with lovely decor and comfortable furniture. A spacious fenced yard for our dogs. Beach chairs and boogie boards for our kids. A comfortable home with an owner so conscientious of your needs that she makes you feel like the Red House belongs to you for that weekend( or how ever long you stay.) We can't wait to come back to the Red house. Thank you Beth for your lovely personality and hospitality! 01 May 2017 - 22:01:00
  9. Felicia F.
    I have stayed at 5 different house with my girlfriends for our annual getaway. The Red House is now our forever getaway house. They all loved it(which it is hard to satisfy 7 women). It is charming and feels warm and welciming the moment you step in the door. The views are amazing, you can see the ocean from almost all the rooms. Beth has addressed every need the house is stocked very well and with care. You can feel the love she puts into it which makes you love it even more. Thank you Beth for sharing your wonderful home with us. 08 November 2017 - 15:54:00
  10. Pamela L.
    Just finished our third year 3 day weekend in October at the Red House! We love this property, and Beth, the owner is awesome to work with. They are continually updating and upgrading the house. We'll be back again in 2018, I don't even look anywhere else now to stay in Stinson! 06 November 2017 - 02:10:00
  11. Hermalinda H.
    Love the Red House! Steps from the ocean. Roof top deck with ocean view, often seeing dolphins and or whales. Cant wait to return for our 7th year! 27 October 2017 - 13:50:00
  12. Karen M.
    It's a beach house direct from central casting. Wooden stairs, generous decks, oversized sofas, puzzles, seashells , books all just steps from the beach and with a fenced-in yard. We appreciated the yard. After chasing balls on the beach and running through the waves, our two dogs were safely enclosed as they dozed and dried off in the sun. It was an unexpected gift--our schedule and the Red House's coincided; there we were for a mid week three day break at the end of August. Quiet mornings, long beach walks, strolls to town for indulgent breakfasts led to reading on the deck, pausing to take in the ocean. We settled in for afternoon naps deciding among the sofas in the expansive living room, the extra deep one in the snug den off the kitchen or on a lounge chair outside on the upper deck. We chose a break from cooking in favor of walking the five minutes to town each night to try a different spot for dinner. Had we been game, the well-appointed kitchen offered a light, bright and airy space to prepare meals. At night we left the door open to the deck off the bedroom to let the full sound of the surf lull us to sleep and gently wake us in the morning. The Red House is a special place--warm, welcoming, comfortable. The owners clearly understand beach houses and their community. Notes by the phone guide you to their favorite places and to appreciate their town. It's personal enough so you know someone cares, but not so much that it overwhelms or intrudes. It is a family home for you to make your own. 09 September 2016 - 19:58:36
  13. JB B.
    Nicely maintained, nicely updated, and very well-appointed 1930's beach house that is comfortable, relaxing, quiet and inviting - without being too fancy. Clean, bright, and comfortable. Large kitchen with plenty of space to cook every meal for a large crowd, large fridge, plenty of counterspace. Large southern exposure and lots of windows make this house very bright inside, even on a grey day. Easy access from highway 1, dedicated parking, and you may not have to use your car again once you park it - it's an easy short walk to everything in town. GREAT LOCATION, GREAT VIEWS and PRIVACY. Not oceanfornt, but even better - you look over the roof of a single very low house (built lower than this one) that provides a nice windbreak when the breeze is up. The beach is ~ 15 away from the fenced yard that will keep your critters in and others out. DOG FRIENDLY. 2 outdoor showers - one in the yard for beach sand and critters, the other is private and walled & has hot water. The inside shower and tub have great water pressure and a great skylight also. Great 180-270 deg views of the entire beach from COMFY BEDS in the 2 upstairs bedrooms - which also conveniently share a half bath (also with a view.) Large sunny elevated deck with lots of seating, ocean views, and a big gas BBQ downstairs, another HUGE sunny deck upstairs (with lounge chairs) off the MBR. Furnishings include Interesting memorabilia from the owners as well as helpful suggestions on favorite places to eat if you want to sample restaurants & etc. The stroll / walk / run to the inlet on the dog-freindly beach of fine sand is almost exactly 2 miles away, and full of interesting driftwood, starfish, shells and etc for most of the year. Additional large expanse of beach to explore to the South. Highly recommended. Bring a book or two, some food, and relax. I look forward to my next visit. 11 March 2017 - 21:16:00
  14. Susan S.
    Cozy and warm on a rainy day. Beautiful upstairs deck for sunny days. Kitchen is equipped with all you need for cooking in, yet close to town for a short walk to restaurants. 19 November 2017 - 04:32:00
  15. Mark K.
    This Red House is a truly wonderful place that has it all. A conscientious owner, great location with 10-step access to the sand yet with a sense of privacy from other beachgoers, comfortable and logical accoutrements at every turn, amazing views of the entire area from multiple rooms and upper deck, and just an overall aura of warmth, fun and relaxation. We had such a good time there. Thank you, Beth. As it turned out, she was there upon check-in to provide a nice tour, which made us feel instantly at home. Once settled in, we turned on the cozy fireplace and the kids did their thing in the bunkroom and beyond. The kitchen has all that's needed so dinner prep was a snap. Couches/seating are plush and plentiful so we put on Ratatouille and watched in good spirits. There are so many cool little details in this house I could go on and on. Stinson is of course awesome and we know the water is chilly. Not to worry, however, because only moments after stepping off the beach you can be in the outdoor shower rinsing off with hot water! Then there's this custom ground-level decking around the side and back of the house that is so solid and even. Quality craftsmanship abounds! My wife noticed other neat items and has been going back and forth with Beth about "where she got those ...". Okay, better wrap it up here but the Red House gets a "highly recommend" all the way around! Thanks again! 01 December 2017 - 06:08:00
  16. Wonderful experience as always. I grew up spending summers at the Red House. Upon returning with my own family, I was thrilled to see that all of the soul and charm have been retained under the new ownership. Thoughtful updates have been made to make the home more comfortable, but it is still the charming Beachhouse of my youth. Cant wait to go back and re-start the tradition with my own kids. Beth is an attentive landlord. Very helpful. Highly recommend staying at the Red House anytime of year. 26 December 2017 - 22:04:00
  17. Wendy P.
    We loved the Red House - it is a great spot for a family vacation! The proximity to the beach and the ocean views from multiple locations throughout the house led to us having a sublime experience. Beth was clear and prompt in her communication throughout our stay and you can tell she really cares about her property and her guests. You have to stay at the Red House to totally appreciate the ambiance and all the details that make it so great e.g. the outstanding second story deck with 360 degree views of the Mount Tam hills and the ocean. The bedrooms are very comfortable and the house in is well appointed with high quality pieces of furniture throughout. Also, the kitchen is a true chefs kitchen with all modern appliances and everything we needed to cook and serve all our meals. Beth has made the house cozy and inviting as well as incredibly efficient and easy to navigate. We hope to return to the Red House soon! 03 January 2018 - 23:00:00
  18. ken c.
    House was clean and well thought out the last detail. Our Host really took care of everything and was a pleasure to work with. We will definitely be BACK. 08 January 2018 - 17:53:00
  19. Christina S.
    The Red House is the perfect way to enjoy a full weekend at the beach. It is very comfortable and boasts amazing views of the ocean - which go along with the sound of the waves... The house is very well thought of while retaining the qualities of a beach house. Of course the winter brings a peaceful atmosphere with very little crowds. We loved the indoor/outdoor/terrace options. I dont know whether it is for everyone, but it is definitely for us. 08 January 2018 - 20:08:00
  20. karen e.
    We have been coming to the Red House for years during the winter and we absolutely love it. The house is cozy and comfortable, with fantastic views of the beach from the master bedroom and deck. It's a few steps out the door to the sand and the house is well-appointed with everything a family needs. We also appreciate the fenced yard for quick evening trips out with the dog. The new outdoor shower is a great addition and the hosts are gracious and lovely. 15 January 2018 - 22:56:00

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