Ocean View Cottage--Sleep to the Sound of the Waves!


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This one bedroom hillside cottage (2 blocks from the ocean) has great Wi-Fi, DVD player with 50 DVD's (Watch Showtime, Netflix, Hulu, etc., whatever you have an account for, from your computer. I have the cords), a private ocean view deck, BBQ, patio furniture, 2 umbrellas, and 2 chaise lounges. This classic home, built in 1923, has original redwood floors, open-beamed rooms and a classic 20's feel. It has been moderately remodeled, repainted, and includes a gas fireplace with heat fan, a newer stove and refrigerator, a fully stocked kitchen with a microwave and programmable coffeemaker, coffee grinder, blender, etc., an old, classic farmhouse drop leaf table and chairs, a futon sofa that can be converted to a chaise lounge and bed, a leather reading chair/ottoman and top down window shades so you can sit and watch the ocean, sunsets, village activities, whales in the Fall, Pt. Reyes cliffs, and the Bolinas coast. The bedroom has a newer Posturepedic Medium Queen mattress on a platform frame ('very comfortable!'). The reading lamps are rated "very good!" There is a very large armoire closet to hang your clothes and/or store suitcases. There is also a shelf and a bookcase in the bedroom. We provide very nice bed linens, thick bath towels, beach chairs, beach umbrella, large beach towels, small ice chest, and some games and books. There is a landline phone, a Bose stereo/AM-FM radio/CD player (bring your favorite CD's). In town, here is a classic general store, library, gym, bookstore, art galleries, florist, quaint 100 year old post office, health and wellness center for massages and chiropractic, a medical office open on Fridays (that takes Kaiser, too), 2 parks, a non-denominational church, a community center (walk to the wedding or yoga classes!) and 4+ restaurants; a couple with live music. Stinson is the classic small town but without a gas station (fill up before you come!). There are laundromats in Bolinas and Olema.. Last Fall (2016) we had dozens of breaching, playful humpback whales going south. Very exciting! And we have brown pelicans, egrets, sandpipers, one blue heron :-( and hummingbirds. The Bolinas Lagoon is a Bird Sanctuary that draws a lot of birders. The Audubon Society has a bird sanctuary down the road where you can watch large white egrets nest in June and July. Several hiking (the Matt Davis Trail that link up to the Coastal Trail) and biking trails start a short walk from the Cottage, and the notorious Dipsea foot race from Mill Valley ends at the beach. There is a bus system called the "West Marin Stagecoach," that goes all over West Marin and into a Sausalito shopping center if you're Jonesing for a Starbuck's. It stops at trailheads if you want to walk one way. The fare is $2.Take it to Pt. Reyes Station and have lunch/shop and it will be back in 2 hours to take you home. From the San Francisco Chronicle: Stinson Beach in Marin County has just about everything you could ask for in a Bay Area beach. Best all-around!! Stinson Beach has pretty much everything you could want in a Northern California beach town: clearer weather than San Francisco, natural beauty and enough space to deal with the often sizable weekend crowds. Scenic views of Point Reyes and the cliffy coastline. Numerous hiking trails in the vicinity, including the popular Dipsea Trail, a 9.5-mile round trip that leads from Muir Beach across creeks and stunning hills down to the coast. The Dipsea also winds over the hill to the town of Mill Valley-lots of stairs. Many trails connect, so you can create your own experience. There are several good restaurants in town, from the Sand Dollar, a rockin' food/bar/live music on the weekends (Blues to Jazz, R&R, Country...), to the Parkside, a restaurant near the beach with a wonderful bakery attached, both a 5 minute walk away. There are two takeout food stands, one on the way to the beach and one on the beach. Nearby is Muir State Park with old-growth Redwood trees--a not-to-miss incredible place. There is an entrance fee and go early, as parking is very limited.

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Reviews (20)

  1. patricia s.
    We have stayed in a number of Stinson Beach rentals and this was one of our favorites. The location is ideal; centrally located and walking distance to town, restaurants and beach. The cabin is decorated very nicely and although it is small, there was plenty of room for us. The deck is lovely, with great views and plenty of sun all day long---especially nice since it is on the hill so much warmer than the beach some days. We will certainly stay here again---perfect for a weekend getaway! 21 April 2014 - 07:09:42
  2. Break from the valley HEAT
    This is the perfect spot to call "home base" weather your heading into the city, up to Hog Island for some oysters or just hanging in town. I found myself wanting for nothing but.....more time. Thanks for adding to our memory book. 12 June 2014 - 22:51:11
  3. Ann J.
    We stayed 3 nights at this cottage with the intent of hiking on Mt. Tam. The Matt Davis trail is one block away, and the Dipsea is just across the street, so we enjoyed an 8-mile strenuous loop right out the front door. We enjoyed the sunny deck, and relaxed after hiking each day by watching the activity in the small town just below us. A very clean and well equipped cottage with good reading lights, another thing so often overlooked. An exceptionally comfy bed, too. And thanks for the supply of good coffee and coffeemaker! A modest, but perfect, getaway spot. 19 June 2014 - 03:01:22
  4. California native
    This little cottage is perched on the hill overlooking one of the most amazing beaches anywhere, and the walk to the beach, the stores, or the restaurants, is less than 5 minutes. There is a nice size deck with comfortable outdoor furniture. Cell phone coverage is spotty, but there is a house phone that guests can use. There is a very reliable wi-if connection. Space indoors is limited, but it feels spacious due to the huge windows, lots of mirrors; everything is super clean and tastefully decorated. The mattress on the bed is very comfortable. The reason for giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is due to the fact that there is no closet and no place to put your suitcase when you have to leave your clothes in it. The available hanging space for clothes is a high closet rod mounted on the wall by the bed, a space which is already tight, even without the clothes that you hang there. There are shelves, but they are mostly filled with the owner's belongings. If you are a large person you might have trouble moving around the bed as there is very little space between the bed and the wall; also, the bed is lower than a standard bed, so some folks would not find it easy to get up from the bed. The bathroom is sweet and clean, but extremely small, not built for anyone with any type of physical limitations. Towels in this climate sometimes need more than a day to dry, so it would have been helpful to have more than one towel per person, and since there is no laundry facility, air drying is the only option. We did not find it a problem, but the walk from the street parking to the unit is a series of non-standard sized steps. Guests arriving at night should bring a flashlight. Even with these limits, we had a wonderful time staying in the cottage, and there is nothing like walking on the beach, checking out the shore birds, even spotting the occasional school of dolphins. 14 September 2014 - 02:24:26
  5. Robert C.
    There were no surprises with this lovely little cottage for two. It is rustic and just as advertised. Tucked on a mountainside, with the ebb and flow of the tide ringing in the air, it truly puts you at peace. A short walk past the local market, brings you to the "strip" with just a smattering of businesses and places to eat. The Beach is just a short walk from there. I will never forget the mornings, waking up to a slight chill in the air, distinctive soothing aroma of the eucalyptus, the sound of waves breaking on the beach and a cloudy mist in the air that burns off as the sun peaks over the mountain. Convenient to access San Fran, although the winding Rt 1 is both marvelous and perilous at the same time! You are blessed to call this place home. The cottage is marvelous and my wife thinks I'm a genius! 24 October 2014 - 16:01:49
  6. ilse c.
    My husband and I chose Stinson Beach as the destination for our anniversary and could not have been happier with our weekend. Stinson is the perfect distance from our home in SF and allowed us to feel out of town without having to spend hours getting there. Catherine's cottage was a cozy and comfortable and had everything we needed. As others have noted, the deck is the perfect place to start the day with some coffee, and end the day with a glass of wine. Catherine has thought of thoughtful details such as board games and warm throws for chilly nights. We turned on the fireplace in the evenings and the cottage heated up fully and quickly. The path to the cottage is well-lit with ground-level lights, but as Catherine and others have pointed out, just take a little care as the steps are inconsistent. Our favorite part of the rental were the french doors, which open up to the deck and the ocean sounds. We picked up sticky buns from the Parkside Cafe in the mornings and hit up the Point Reyes Farmer's Market 30 minutes away on Saturday morning. All in all, we loved it and hope to return again soon! 04 November 2014 - 17:34:15
  7. Mike H.
    My daughters and I had an amazing time at the cottage. It was the perfect size, was very clean, and Catherine had very thorough instructions for everything. The view and the deck make it a truly special spot. Easy walking distance into town, to the beach, and to the hiking trails. We hope to get back to this splendid cottage on our next relaxing beach trip to Stinson. 13 April 2015 - 04:21:12
  8. Craig R.
    Catherine, Thank you for putting together such a lovely experience for your guests at the cottage. We had a fun, relaxing, exhilarating time in Stinson Beach and it was so nice to come back to the comforts of the cabin. Your cottage will forever hold a place in our unfolding love story. We are definitely looking forward to returning soon. 21 April 2015 - 01:29:34
  9. Kurt V.
    My wife and I enjoyed our stay at the Ocean View Cabin. Cozy is overused in these reviews but that is the best way to describe this cabin, everything you need to enjoy Stinson Beach and Point Reyes and nothing else. We liked being up on the hill, and yes, you do hear the sound of the waves! We also liked being just a short walk from the grocery store and the bustling downtown nightlife of Stinson Beach ;) We spent two days hiking from the Palomarin Trail Head, The Coast Trail to Alamere Falls is a great way to spend a day. We also spent some time at Point Reyes Lighthouse and Drakes Beach and coming back to the Ocean View Cabin for dinner and a relaxing evening was a perfect end to the day. We made our breakfasts and dinners in the cabin, the kitchen is stocked with everything we needed and was just right for two people and we could easily have stayed a few more days. We are already talking about next year and perhaps adding a few days to our next stay. I would highly recommend the Ocean View Cabin at Stinson Beach. 23 May 2015 - 16:33:03
  10. Tasha L.
    My husband and I felt right at home in this cozy cottage. Great views & breeze from the living room windows! We sat out on the porch and read while taking in the fresh ocean air. Fantastic weekend with family. The downtown area is a very short walk from the cottage so we ended each night with a nightcap at a local pub. In the morning we spent some time in the fabulous book store and Blissful art gallery. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. Didn't want our mini vacation to end. Thank you! 08 July 2015 - 16:00:01
  11. Laurie S.
    Everything was homey and comfortable. Enjoyed your collection of CDs and DVDs. Well-equipped kitchen let us play with vacation-style snacks and meals. After sinking into the VERY soft deck chaise, with sun on our faces and the sound of surf and wind chime, made it a challenge to get up and explore. Great location, one block to well-stocked market and two blocks to beach. Discovered the outdoor ping pong table in the town park - complete with paddles and balls! Long walks in the sand followed by longer sunset watching in the beachfront Siren Canteen (great beach food and drink). Can't wait to return! 04 May 2016 - 15:58:36
  12. AJ
    We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage! Having coffee on the deck and looking out on to the ocean was surreal. It had all the amenities we needed and a comfy bed! The owner was super nice and worked with us to get a pack n play for our daughter. Everything was waiting for us when we got there. Highly recommend this one! 08 May 2014 - 00:28:19
  13. Cheryl L.
    The cottage was well maintained, well stocked, and peaceful. The owner/manager was very kind and accommodating. We enjoyed the mountain drive to Stinson Beach and loved the rural area that is a short drive to the north. The little town of Stinson Beach had several restaurants nearby. This is a good location for those looking to be away from the fray of the city and enjoy the beach and water. 13 November 2017 - 20:47:00
  14. Ellen C.
    This was a great little cabin, with a lovely deck. We loved the views and the short-walk beach access. Our host even checked in on us to ensure we weren't too cold (inclement weather), but we were actually fine! I recommend it unless you have difficulty navigating stairs. We may even return in the summer! 20 November 2017 - 16:23:00
  15. nabeel E.
    This cottage was perfectly located in this small town. The place was very aesthetically pleasing. Very clean look and feel with many amenities. I was pleasantly surprised with everything that was provided to make our stay as comfortable as possible. I definitely will go again if I can and stay even longer. The place is a masterpiece and you will want to spend your entire time there. 12 December 2017 - 21:33:00
  16. Sarah F.
    My husband, daughter and I had the pleasure of staying at the Ocean View Cabin for two relaxing nights. There are beautiful views all around and you can hear the soothing sounds of the ocean while you sleep. Clean, well appointed and charming. Wonderful stay all around! 09 July 2015 - 16:27:00
  17. Marchelle K.
    This place is truly a gem! We've stayed here 3 years in a row, and enjoyed the serenity, the one minute walk to town and beach, the coziness of the space, the view of the ocean, and the doves cooing in the cool mornings. It's a small yet comforting space, and has all the amenities one could ask for. It's so close to town and the beach, yet it feels so remote from it all. We'll definitely be back next year. 15 January 2018 - 19:10:00
  18. Lorraine P.
    A definite sweat spot! 03 January 2018 - 06:54:00
  19. Harriet S.
    We had a wonderful, relaxing time at the cottage. The location is perfect- easy access to everything! I was especially impressed with the kitchen. There were pots, pans, all supplies that one could need. It wasn't the random, sparse situation that is often true with rentals. 07 January 2018 - 22:18:00
  20. george j.
    Spent 4 days in December 2017 at this cottage. Very comfortable, clean and tidy. Location is great, in the middle of everything AND with a view and privacy! Would stay again for sure! 19 December 2017 - 20:36:00

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