Historic Bolinas Home and Cottage at the Beach. Best Location!

$725

Price per night

12

Guests max

4

Bedrooms

5

Bathrooms

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  • Property type:

    house

  • Room type:

    house

  • Beds:

    6

  • Reviews:

    - 20 Reviews
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About listing

'Best Vacation Ever!' This beautiful house and cottage are very well appointed and comfortable - It feels like your own home. Decor showcases historic building style of turn of the century. Many historic photos and artifacts of early Bolinas. Three private deck and patio areas to enjoy a coffee or glass of wine. So close to beach and town. Walk or Bike everywhere. Modern Kitchen features commercial range and Fridge. Downstairs is the master bedroom suite with canopy bed and private bath with tub. Upstairs bedrooms(ocean view room has cal king and single, Garden room has two singles) are separated by shared Bath with shower. A short path through the garden leads you to the Lovely cottage. Cottage is one large space with loft and separate bath with tub. Very private and has garden views ,high ceilings and lots of light. Double bed in loft and on main floor. Kitchen with Fridge. Fireplace. Keywords: 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home one of the bedroom is separate studio cottage with full bath and sleeping loft

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Reviews (20)

  1. ABS
    This home is absolutely wonderful. Its one of those places that manages to be humble and spectacular all at once. You step inside and you're transported back 100 years to when large vacation houses were built well, but not ostentatiously. We stayed for 1 week in August of 2011, 2 families of 4 adults and 7 kids. Everything was so well planned for guests, not only was the stay comfortable and relaxing, but navigating the space was intuitive and inspiring. The weather was great, we all surfed and enjoyed the tide pools and hiked in the hills. The listing and photos gave us confidence to plan a vacation here, the owner's communication was spot-on, and our stay was even better than expected. And its very true - even with 11 people, there were beds to spare. Don't be shy about planning a stay with a large group, its very easy. Kids mostly ate outside, used the outdoor shower, the 3 high-school boys stayed in the cottage. Its a perfect setup for extended families or friends. I would recommend it to anyone who values a perfect beach location and a very relaxing home, even with a larger vacation group. Thanks! 02 September 2011 - 21:00:13
  2. Karen B.
    We just came back from a wonderful weekend in Bolinas, the house exceeded our expectations - it is spacious, well appointed and well maintained. We had 12 of us (6 adults, 6 kids) but never felt crowded. We had one day of pouring rain, which was cozy and restful thanks to comfy couches and a roaring fire. Not only is the house lovely but it is pretty much as close to the beach as one can get in Bolinas, it was a real treat to walk barefoot from the front door straight on to the beach. We hope to be back! 14 November 2011 - 21:08:10
  3. This house was perfect for our group trip to Bolinas. The space and amenities were great, and we were right down the street form the beach. We had a great time, and will definitely look into this place again for our next trip to Bolinas. 21 March 2012 - 15:12:35
  4. Spent 3 nights here for a friends/family birthday party with adults and kids. This house was perfect! Great setup and layout between common areas and bedrooms, separate back cottage was great, the outside space in the back is perfectly nestled in and fully usable, etc. And being 4 houses from the beach made it super easy to get back and forth at any time! There really wasn't anything lacking - it's a great place and location to spend time in Bolinas. Our group is talking about making this an annual thing. Highly recommended! 24 April 2012 - 00:54:31
  5. This property is charming and spacious! We had 6 adults and 6 kids and had room to spare. The location could not have been better. You are within walking distance to all amenities and beautiful beaches. As well as driving distance to many fantastic sightseeing attractions. The home is wonderfully decorated, we felt at home immediately. We let Jeff the owner know about a minor issue with the hot tub and by the time we returned from exploring, he had a service come in and correct the issue, we were back in the hot tub sipping wine that evening (thats attention to detail!). We would and have recommended this home to anyone who needs a great place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life. Coming from Minnesota we fell in love with the laid back attitude of the town and its friendly residents. We already miss it and cant wait to go back. 08 August 2012 - 02:15:06
  6. intodetails
    This house was the perfect spot for our 3 families (6 adults & 6 kids) to gather for Thanksgiving. The prime location was the ideal backdrop for us to eat, laugh, relax and make memories. The generous layout provided space for everyone--we never felt crowded or cramped. Cooking Thanksgiving dinner was a breeze in the well-equipped kitchen--the convection oven turned out what was unanimously voted as "the best turkey ever"! Everything about this house is 5 star--comfy beds, plenty of towels/linens, HOT outdoor shower, gorgeous views, 30 seconds to the beach, great hot tub, a quick stroll to town and easy access to nearby hiking trails. Thank you Jeff & family for creating such a lovely beach retreat! We are already planning our return visit.... 28 November 2012 - 18:09:17
  7. Jessica
    We had a wonderful weekend at this lovely home in Bolinas. Our extended family of 11 slept comfortably and enjoyed evenings around the wood-burning stove and sharing meals around the large table. The house has a lovely beach decor, is comfortable and relaxed and well-appointed. Jeff was really easy to work with and accommodating of us. We highly recommend it for any group that wants to enjoy a special time in one of the most beautiful places on earth! 06 December 2012 - 06:53:48
  8. Mary
    Our family stayed here for a week over the Christmas holiday. It was perfect. We have rented homes in the area for the past 6 years and everyone agreed this was the best. The pictures don't do it justice! The living room is spacious with plenty of room for us and friends. The dinning room table easily seats 8 and there are extra folding chairs in the closet. After an icey surf session the hot tub is only about 5 minutes away. We would definitely stay here again. Drawback to Bolingas: The beach is not as nice as Stinson so if we wanted that sunset walk we drove over(15min drive), BUT you can't surf at Stinson Beach. 04 January 2013 - 19:52:31
  9. will h.
    This was a great way to hang out with old friends with young kids. Walking distance to beach and town...we parked the cars once and walked everywhere (no car seats!). We have rented many homes in bolinas and for a larger group this one is a gem! We look forward to the next trip! 25 April 2013 - 04:40:08
  10. ted c
    Just returned from a fantastic week in Bolinas, highlighted by the wonderful accommodations provided by this historic home. Our extended family retreat was one of our best and could not have been better located. Access to the beach and town was just as described. Walkable and ideally located. Whether sunning on the back patio by the hot tub or on the deck overlooking the ocean, there was no lack of opportunity to enjoy the outstanding vistas, and admiring the amazing flowers, bushes and trees. We felt immediately at home and relaxed in the spacious living areas, and enjoyed the photographic history of the Bolinas area on the walls in each room. Whether surfer, sheller, beach bum or birder, you can't go wrong in this home. I would highly recommend it to all. 03 June 2013 - 16:44:13
  11. CeeBee
    Our family (ages 5 months to 67) from across the U.S. recently enjoyed a wonderful week at this comfortable and charming house. It's set up great for a large group as far as cooking and dining. Just steps from the beautiful Bolinas beach and a nice walk to the small business area that has a good restaurant, old fashioned grocery, and funky bar. The house includes places to escape to for some quiet time, including a rooftop deck, back patio and hot tub. Plenty of books on the shelves and cool old photos on the walls were a nice touch (bring your own games though--not much there). We needed more space and rented an auxiliary house, but this one was far superior. Even includes enough parking for 4 cars. Perfect spot not only for surfers but people who enjoy walking, birding, and exploring Point Reyes seashore. We look forward to returning some day. Highly recommend. 03 June 2013 - 18:15:02
  12. Glenda C.
    All I could say when I opened the front door was 'wow, this is just what I wanted.' This is a wonderful roomy comfortable 2 story home with a thoroughly modern kitchen, two patios, a hot tub, laundry room, fun cottage and a deck. The beach is so close you can check out the waves from the deck on the second floor. The house was immaculate. I had friends and family stop by ranging in age from 5 years old to 75+ and they all said the same thing, 'how did you find this?' If you are a surfer, a beach comber or someone who just wants a quiet place to hang out, this is it. A short walk into town brings you to a well-stocked general store and some good restaurants. Stinson Beach is close by. You can even paddle there if you want. (I have in the past.) The Pt. Reyes National Seashore is about 45 minutes away with more beaches and trails than you have time to visit. I would come back in a heartbeat. 05 November 2013 - 03:26:50
  13. Michele B.
    This is literally the perfect vacation house. It is beautifully and comfortably decorated in a sort of beachy, shabby chic style. It feels like the best of being in your own home, but with all the perks and upside of being on vacation. And even more amazing than the house itself is the location! It couldn't be better. We headed here for a relaxing getaway and we got just that. Each day we threw a couple of things in a bag and walked, barefoot, the approximately 20 yards down to the beach. Knowing we could easily walk back to use the restroom or make lunches made each beach day easy. When we wrapped it up at the beach, we came back to the house and used the warm outdoor shower to rinse off the sand, then headed for a dip in the hot tub. This house is perfectly equipped for families. We had three families there, and there is ample space to not feel like you're tripping over anyone. There is also a charming little garden area behind the house where we enjoyed our daily "happy hour" as the kids played. The whole property is serene and peaceful, as is the town itself, and of course, the beautiful beach. I can't recommend this house highly enough. If you are looking for a beautiful home with all modern amenities yet still keeping a very relaxed, comfortable feel, and of course, great access to one of northern California's most perfect beaches, you cannot go wrong with this property. I can't wait to go back. 08 November 2013 - 16:00:02
  14. Devin R.
    This historic beach house worked great for our 2 couples plus kiddos. It's spacious with a big comfortable living room, huge dining room, and nice kitchen with direct access to the private courtyard, hot tub, and guest cottage in back. There's off street parking and an outdoor shower too. Jeffery was quick to respond during booking and we had a wonderful stay. The location is stellar. Turn left, go 50 yards, and your toes are in the sand. Turn right and town is just around the corner. We enjoy staying in Bolinas so much more than Stinson these days -- no crowds and way more charm. Anyways, Jeffrey's family beach home is a great value and we'd love to return soon. 02 April 2014 - 05:01:44
  15. Rebecca
    This house could not have been more perfect for our stay in Bolinas! It is close to the beach and the middle of town, and the property has great spots for hanging out both indoors and outdoors. The deck on the front of the house overlooks the street, so we enjoyed the sunshine and watched the beachgoers and surfers come and go. The dining room table was big enough to accommodate all 11 of us for a delicious pasta dinner. The kitchen was very well appointed, and we were never at a loss for a utensil or serving dish. The house and garden are kept very clean, and everyone in the group commented on the comfortable beds. Thanks so much for a great stay! We'll be back! 02 May 2014 - 19:07:27
  16. Carol M.
    This home was perfect for our gathering. We were a group of ladies (ages 18-50ish) enjoying a relaxing, pampered getaway before my daughters wedding. The house was elegant yet captured the welcoming nature of a beach home. The kitchen was so well equipped that we cooked and ate most meals in. The dining room was lovely and accommodated us perfectly. There were more than enough towels and linens for our DIY facials and spa treatments. We really enjoyed the large deck for gathering and soaking up the scenery. There was plenty of room for everyone to sleep and the cottage was so cute everyone fought over it! The location was incredible too. We parked our cars and walked to the beach and town, we loved the eclectic crowd, shops and galleries. This is truly a lovely home and fabulous place for families and friends to spend some quality time together. We hope to return soon! 14 November 2014 - 23:26:34
  17. Steve
    This is an excellent place for a large gathering. Our extended family of 12 people ranging in age from 9 to 84, spent Dec 30 and New Year's Eve at this marvelous house. It is comfortable, well appointed and handsome. There are actually two buildings, just yards apart, the main house and a cottage. The kitchen is well appointed, the beds are very comfortable, the living and dining rooms are spacious. The house has an old-fashioned elegance and yet seems right for a beach house. We have been renting houses over the New Year's Holiday for years, so we can all be together, and this house and its location, a two-minute walk from the beach, is the best house we have rented. We plan to reconvene there again, next year. It was so great not to have to get in cars to go to the beach; moreover, it is a lovely beach, very beautiful, next to the Bolinas Lagoon. Bolinas is a beautiful place. We recommend this house very enthusiastically, with no reservations 08 January 2015 - 00:30:45
  18. Lisa
    This was my great-grandparents house and all the family enjoyed getting to return. It was clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed to relive the good old days and enjoy the beach! 15 July 2015 - 13:56:32
  19. Catherine S.
    My family and a few friends stayed at the Brighton house in April and had a beautiful time. The house is roomy, comfortable, beautifully appointed, and right by the best beach. It doesn't feel like a rental: it feels like home. There is a piano in the dining room, and a hot tub in the back. The roses were in bloom and we had everything we needed, including gorgeously comfortable beds. Everybody slept well, ate well, and completely loved the place. The owner was responsive and took great care of us. We hope to return next spring for another visit! 08 June 2017 - 15:21:00
  20. Liz B.
    This is a great property with a very comfortable feel. Very well stocked with linens and towels. The beds were comfortable and clean. Jeff was very responsive. The close proximity to the beach was a plus! 15 November 2017 - 22:25:00

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