Charming Family Cottage in a Great Location ~ Perfect Getaway


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PLEASE SEND ME AN INQUIRY BEFORE REQUESTING A BOOKING via "CONTACT OWNER" or "ASK OWNER a QUESTION" so you can ask questions before being charged the service fee. Thank you! Unique cottage - custom designed and built. Dog-friendly. Sleeps five or six with parking for two cars. Classic board games, sand toys and boogie boards provided. 1/2 block to the sand and ocean. Summer surf camp plays in waves breaking right out the door. Hot outdoor shower along the side of the house provided for clean up of humans and dogs after time on the beach or trail. Family place feels clean and casual. Bring food, clothes, beach towels and your own music, DVDs or Blueray discs to play through the entertainment system. Flat screen TV, DirecTV and Netflix capable Blueray player. HDMI cable can connect to your laptop or other device for watching anything you can stream via the house's broadband wi-fi connection. The space feels open & large so everyone can see the cooks in the kitchen and vice versa. Well equipped, custom kitchen offers good access to all of the necessary food prep and serving needs. Table has leaves to accommodate dining for 8. A market and three restaurants are only a 5-minute walk into town. Charming town offers small shops, library, snack stand and small park. The loft is an expansive area where kids can have space to themselves for sleep, play and board games but still be with the family. Or adults can get away by themselves to relax, read or nap. Large flagstone front patio perfect for outdoor cooking, dining and lounging. Stinson Beach sits in the middle of The Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the nearby countryside is beautiful open space and coastal ranch land. There are great country roads that lead to outstanding views of the entire San Francisco Bay Area, but the sand, ocean, mountain trails and town are easily accessible without ever driving your car. We have extensive trail maps and guide books to the area and are at the base of Mt Tamalpais which offers some of the best hiking, running and mountain biking in the Bay Area. Only a 30 minute drive to Muir Woods, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Headlands or Golden Gate Bridge. Easy access to San Francisco which offers world class entertainment, museums and dining. Day trips to the Wine Country are within driving range on beautiful country roads. Please send an inquiry to receive/review the rental agreement before requesting a booking via "Ask Owner a Question" Keywords: cottage, cabin, beach house

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  1. Jar
    Seven spent 10 days here...3 children under 10 years of age. The kids loved the loft and the adult accommodations were very adequate. A large, well equipped laundry room and spacious deck out front were well used. The owner was most pleasant to work with and prompt in providing information. August fog and the circuitous road from Highway 101 are just part of the deal and not the owners responsibility. Elegant? No. Family friendly and thoroughly adequate? Yes. 06 September 2011 - 20:14:10
  2. We had a great time at this house over New Year's weekend. It's a cozy house, but very well laid out, so it was perfect for us. We really liked the front patio open area. We left our beach chairs, surf boards, wet suits, bikes, sand toys, etc. there everyday. The owner is very nice and helpful. Jerry was there when we arrived checking the house to make sure the house was properly cleaned. The wood burning stove worked great and kept us plenty toasty. We brought our surf and boogie boards, but they had some nice exta boards which we also used. The outdoor hot shower was great. We cooked steaks one night on the gas grill and it worked great. I thought it was going to be a problem when I realizwped there's no cable, only DVD player, but we has books and the kids had so much fun playing board games. Kitchen had everything we needed. It can use a couple more pots, but we made a full turkey dinner there for New Year's Eve and it was great. We would definitely come back! 02 January 2012 - 18:08:21
  3. K h.
    My friend and I brought our four boys here for two nights during their "ski week" vacation. What an amazing location, literally steps from the beach!!! The house was nice and tidy and very cozy, sleeping the 6 of us perfectly. It really has everything you need, it even had boogie boards and a tub full of beach toys and games which we enjoyed everyday. The owner, Jerry, could not have been easier to work with. He was extremely helpful answering all of my emails quickly and was a wealth of knowledge regarding things to do and offering his insight and fun stories of his many years spent owning this home. I look forward to coming back and continuing to build my childrens memories of Stinson Beach and this great little "slice of heaven". 27 February 2012 - 16:07:42
  4. Jenell C.
    My husband, son, and I loved our visit to Stinson Beach and loved staying in this house. It is a simple home that has everything you need to enjoy a relaxed beach vacation. It does not have cable TV, but my husband and I loved this. We rented videos at the end of the block when we wanted to watch a movie. The free WiFi in the house made it easy to stay connected with the world. It's proximity to the beach makes it a perfect house if you have small children. The outdoor shower makes it easy to quickly rinse off before entering the house. The owner was so helpful! My husband loved to run and upon on our arrival, there were maps and guides for him to use. I would recommend this house to someone who would like a simple and affordable beach vacation. 06 March 2012 - 16:04:22
  5. Brady
    Thanks Jerry for renting out your place to us. My wife and three kids (under age 5) found the place to be just what we needed for the 4 days we had to kick it by the beach. The proximity to the beach was perfect for small children, although you can't see the water from the house, you can hear the waves and get to the water's edge in just a few short paces. The bedroom situation was perfect for us, enough sleeping spaces to allow for the kids naptime without sacrificing the main living space. Jerry, the owner, was extremely pleasant to work with and went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable. We found plenty of beach toys available for the kids to play in the sand, beach chairs, beach umbrella etc. A little shy on toys for small kids in the house, so bring your own. It was a great time, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the place to friends. 20 June 2012 - 19:00:43
  6. This is an absolutely perfect rental for a family getaway in Stinson Beach. The owner was a pleasure to deal with -- responsive, helpful and met us at the home for check in. It was clean and well stocked. As promised, there is no cable television (which we loved). But there is a DVD for movies and great speakers for mp3. Steps from the beach, 3 minute walk into town, and short drives to Muir Woods National Monument and Point Reyes National Seashore. So much to do in the area. We would definitely rent this home again. 23 July 2012 - 17:49:14
  7. Vaca Fam
    Everything at this cozy location was very neat and clean. Our family event was a truly memorable, this place is so close to the beach, how can you ask for more. The house is really easy to feel comfortable in and everything worked perfectly. I am sure our family will return to this house in the future. Thanks for everything. 01 September 2012 - 21:45:11
  8. Bird
    Our 16 year old described Jerry as one of the friendliest people he has ever met, and that generosity and warmth is evident everywhere in his wonderful rental property. The location is great, about 3 buildings from the beach but in close walking proximity to the grocery store, library, the book store and the Parkside and Sand Dollar restaurants. The outdoor shower was handy for getting sand off feet (and more in the summer, I'm sure). The kitchen was well outfitted for cooking. We each found so many interesting books on the shelves that we could have neglected the beach but didn't, thankfully. The fire was an excellent indulgence and very easy to use. We will be back! 07 January 2013 - 23:53:47
  9. Bonnie
    We had a wonderful stay in this perfect little cabin. Jerry, the owner was incredibly warm, helpful, generous and welcoming. The house is very thoughtfully laid out, creating a feeling of space and lovely light. It is stocked with all the amenities you would need and several you don't realize you need until you get there, for example, brushes by the front door to brush off sand from your shoes. The beautiful beach is steps away as is the town. I would definitely recommend this property and would love to come back. 24 January 2013 - 15:39:17
  10. Uli
    Speaking about being close to the beach, you can't get much closer.What a nice little house to stay at. We had a great time and enjoyed the proximity to the beach very much. We even took the patio chairs to the beach after a long afternoon stroll and enjoyed a wonderful sunset (don't mention the wine we brought:-) ) Jerry was great, greeting us and showing us around. I would (and probably will) definitely come back and recommend it to friends. Thanks for sharing your house in this wonderful location Jerry! 19 February 2013 - 05:18:20
  11. A stones throw from the beach and very comfortable home. Jerry is such a pleasure to talk to and was very accommodating. It was a memorable time for my daughters 13th Birthday and the girls loved the loft! 16 May 2013 - 00:30:16
  12. krista
    We cant wait to go back to this lovely cottage by the beach. This is a terrific house for families and friends. Jeffery is such a kind and accomodating host. He loves this house and it shows in all the details. The house is very clean and well taken care of. The kitchen is stocked with everthing you need and there are boogie boards and sand toys for kids.The location is wonderful , just a few steps from the beach , the ice cream/video store, and the surf gear rental and also just a short walk to town for groceries. We will be back! 06 June 2013 - 16:13:48
  13. MG
    I came here with a few friends to attend a wedding, and our stay was amazing. This little cottage is great, easily fit five of us and definitely could have fit more. Great amenities, wonderful location, had a lovely, homey feel You're also just steps from the beach, but the area feels secluded and quiet. Jerry was fabulous, very attentive, and made sure that we had everything that we needed for an enjoyable stay. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to spend some time at Stinson, you won't be disappointed. 11 September 2013 - 16:43:50
  14. Valerie D.
    We had a lovely experience working with Jerry the owner. He graciously answered all of our questions and we could tell that he wanted our stay to be relaxing and enjoyable. The house is comfortable... so close to the beach you can hear the waves crashing at night while falling asleep. I would recommend this place to friends, no problem. 14 April 2014 - 01:06:50
  15. Our family of six stayed for 3/4 nights and had a great time. The outdoor space is as good as indoor, large deck and huge "patio" space where we could play games. Ocean sounds to put you to sleep at night, and just a short walk to get to beach during the day. Best part is you didn't have to pack up every time you left beach, just "run home and come back". Having the outdoor shower sure cut down on sand in the house too. Owner has some nice info in the house about beach "critters" even learned a few things. WE WOULD GO BACK. 29 September 2014 - 15:04:04
  16. Jen B.
    Our family of 4 plus dog had a wonderfully relaxing time staying in this sweet cottage. It was enough space we didn't feel like we were on top of each other but still cozy. My girls loved the loft and spent lots of time up there doing their own thing. The kitchen was well equipped. Location is excellent as you are only 80 (kid) steps from the sand AND only a hop skip and jump from town to grab more eggs or get a cup of coffee. You can also walk to the trailhead of amazing hikes into the hills. (Matt Davis Trail and Coast Trail) Jerry does a great job of providing you with everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. 06 January 2015 - 20:19:45
  17. sora b.
    We came here for a little weekend getaway and couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The cottage is charming, cozy and full of conveniences that made our stay comfortable and very relaxing. Just steps away from the beach and a stones throw from hiking trails, we really enjoyed our weekend here. (Our little dog also had a blast and we appreciated the outdoor shower with hot water for easy clean up after spending the day on the beach.) Jerry, the property owner, was extremely helpful and has really thought of everything to make your stay here fun and enjoyable. 27 February 2015 - 02:26:10
  18. Jaime H.
    This cottage is right off of the beach and is easy walking distance to the center of town. The cottage was very clean and comfortable. The owner, Jerry, met us there to show us around and make sure we had everything we needed. He was very friendly, helpful, and accommodating. We would love to go back! 21 January 2016 - 04:56:38
  19. Joe B.
    We were 2 old couples and 1 old dog off for a week away from the hustle and bustle of San Francisco, and we loved this place! Imagine strolling 30 feet down a sandy lane to the best part of Stinson beach. You don't even need shoes! We set up our beach spot within easy walking distance of the cottage as well as the cute little downtown and then let the relaxation begin. And it did, all week long. Jerry and Hollis met us to show us around the cottage, and we had everything we needed to cook the many meals we enjoyed together. There was plenty of space to hang out, especially when utilizing what we called 'the napping loft.' The loft space is just above the main living area, and is furnished with daybeds and a big, comfortable recliner. One can rest and read while listening to the conversation going on below, and choose whether to chime in or nod off. It so nice to be able to fall asleep to the sounds of loved ones talking! We could also walk to dinner, which freed us up to enjoy wine with our meals. The small grocery store had all the basics, and the bike rental place is right down the street. (They also rent snorkeling gear.) In fact, we only used our cars once or twice the whole week, when we wanted to explore further north. Highly recommended for those in search of a relaxing beach getaway! 10 July 2016 - 21:36:37
  20. Natalie S.
    My husband, son, myself and our Chocolate lab Rocky spend a couple of nights at this home. The location was outstanding, truly 30 yards to the beach. It is very pet friendly!!! They have brushes at the front door to clean the pups feet, water dishes, etc. It was spacious and cozy. The wood burning stove was so nice in the cool January weather. Loved it!!! 22 January 2018 - 00:31:00

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