Beachfront Home and Studio Cottage


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Sleep to the sound of waves; step onto the sand from your private decks. Spectacular sunsets and oceanfront living. The perfect rustic bungalow with the best location in Stinson Beach - close to town, but not too close. Ours is not a fancy new home, but rather one that has been carefully designed, decorated and outfitted to provide a true Stinson Beach experience. Don't think Cape Cod - our property is inspired by the beauty and culture of Northern California. Outfitted with natural materials with attention to design classics, our home is a celebration of the surroundings. As a family home, this property oozes personality and love and hopefully will inspire our guests as it has for us. Surf, boogie board, collect sand dollars, take a nap just outside your back door...Walk to unlimited, excellent hiking on Mt. Tamalpais, five minutes walk along the beach to restaurants and shopping. Kayaking and wildlife watching in the beautiful Bolinas Lagoon or visit the Audubon Canyon Ranch and see egrets nesting. Very popular area for biking, too. Or just take the time to soak it all in! This is a place to slow down and relax. Please visit our website listed below for photos and information about this wonderful studio beach cottage and house property. Keywords: House and Cottage

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  1. Mary Jane W.
    My husband and I have rented many Stinson Beach homes over the past 20 years and this one was a great getaway for us. The location is perfect, just steps to the sand and a short stroll to the downtown area. Great people watching from comfy lounge chairs on a fantastic ocean view deck. The smaller cottage is a great extra "plus" for anyone who needs their own space away from the main house. There were a few problems which were addressed in a very generous and equitable manner by the owner. If I could have given Shanette a six star rating in how she handled our concerns I would have gladly done so. A Perfect Beach Getaway in Every Way. 17 February 2016 - 02:24:27
  2. Lori F.
    We loved this house. It is right on the beach and the view from the beach over the house is just as beautiful. We had plenty of towels and the bedding was great. Kitchen had all the necessary amenities. The only thing keeping my review from being five star was the lack of a washer/dryer. 01 September 2017 - 15:53:00
  3. Debbie F.
    The ability to sit on the deck and enjoy the beach was fantastic! We ate all our meals outside and didn't have to pack a beach bag to enjoy the beach :) My only thing I would change is the lockbox/key situation. I would put a code pad on the front door like it is on the other two doors. Otherwise, an absolutely perfect setup! 11 September 2017 - 03:52:00
  4. Mike W.
    A great place to relax & enjoy the beach life! 08 October 2017 - 21:27:00
  5. Let's face it, there are a lot of hideous vacation rentals. This house is not one of them! It's fast becoming my favorite place to rent in the area North of San Francisco. The location is ideal, literally *on* the beach and with a terrific deck, great outdoor lounge chairs and a picnic table, and tons of cozy outdoor blankets to curl up under if it isn't a warm day. (We think winter is an amazing, underappreciated time here!) From the deck, you get all the benefits of the roar of the ocean and the smell of its mist... the fun of watching beachcombers and happy dogs running about, without having to set up camp in the sand. But, if playing in the sand or waves is your thing, you can't get any closer. And the outdoor shower is a great way to refresh before you go inside. It's still a very short walk up the beach or road to town, and there are some terrific rusty old beach bikes at the house that you can use for transit if you like. The home is also incredibly well appointed. A real family vacations here, and you can feel it. No more scrambling for a potato peeler, silverware or a decent pan if you decide to cook in... this kitchen is well equipped for casual oceanside meals, and has a great 6 burner Wolf stove and outdoor grill. The decor is a nice blend of classic modernist pieces mixed with lots of wood and naturally inspired accessories. No shortage of comfy blankets and sunny corners to curl up in. The wood stove throws off a ton of heat if you decide you need it, and who doesn't like a fire and the smell of woodsmoke? Nothing is fussy or difficult to live with, it's relaxed beach style, but with quality elements and well maintained. We have rented the house alone (it is a 1BR loft home... kids could use the living room to sleep but the loft above is open to it). We have also rented both the house and cottage (a 1BR studio with bath). This is the ideal setup for two couples who want to spend social time together but want a little privacy, or for a family with older kids. If you are looking for a quality environment, but just want to kick off your shoes and be by the ocean for a few days, this is the place for you! 20 January 2011 - 03:01:53
  6. Pinkbubble
    My daughter (7) and I stayed here and it was one of the most beautiful property we have ever stayed. The house was set up so perfect for families. My daughter stayed on the beach all afternoon and played. I could feed, clean and relax on the deck which was right on the sand beach. I can not say enough good things about the property. The owner was very helpful and reachable at all times. Thank you for opening your house to us. We wished we could have stayed longer! We would love to come back again soon. 16 May 2011 - 16:58:16
  7. HAC77759
    We rented both the house and studio cottage for a Spring weekend, and we were completely charmed and dazzled. The setting, the architecture, the views from each room were well beyond our expectations. We use VRBO rentals on a regular basis in the US and abroad, and this one is by far one of our all time favorites. We'll definitely be back! 17 May 2011 - 16:43:29
  8. Family of Four
    This homes is beautifully furnished and cared for. The location is ideal; it is on the beach, a short walk to town, and very easy to drive to Muir Woods, Mt. Tam, Point Reyes, San Francisco, etc. The home has been taken care of wonderfully and includes extras such as games, DVDs, fully equipped kitchen. Both the main house and the cottage are gorgeous and sitting on the deck in the lounge chairs and watching the beach is perfect way to begin and end each day! 19 August 2011 - 12:56:35
  9. Rich C.
    The house was exactly as pictured. We had never visited Stinson Beach and were looking for a quiet get-a-way. Sharon's place was right on the beach and within easy strolling distance to town. The only thing we could hear at night was the sound of the surf. It doesn't get any better than that. 29 May 2012 - 03:55:58
  10. Gabriela B.
    My family had so much fun on our beach house weekend. The house was very clean and neat, had all the food staples as described. The house was very comfortable and felt like home. It was very nicely decorated as well. The house is really right on the beach. We were able to sit on the outside deck and watch our kids play in the sand. The neighbors were friendly. There were no problems at all. Everything went as planned. It was truly an easy booking experience. I can't wait to go back. 24 July 2012 - 23:42:21
  11. Laurence
    Our family of 6 stayed at his beachfront home for our daughter's 18th Birthday over Memorial Day weekend. The house is exactly like a beach house should be. Welcoming, warm, cozy, nicely furnished, gourmet kitchen, a house you know is loved and well taken care off. My father in law came to visit for the day. He is a retired developer who built his own beach front home in Malibu, noted that the architect who designed this house is very good. Our family enjoyed cooking and eating at the house, taking morning and afternoon walks on the beach, early morning bike rides at low tide, lounging on the comfy chairs sunbathing and people watching. We had such a wonderful weekend! did not want it to end.. We will definitely be back! 29 May 2013 - 16:08:55
  12. Randy W.
    This was our 4th stay at this property and we love it! It is within walking distance to town & numerous hikes on Mt Tam ... miles of wide open beach walking just off the deck! It is ideal for two couples to share, families, and small group getaways! Even if you don't like to cook, you'll want to just to be able to see the ocean/beach views from the kitchen window! Stormy or sunny - we love this property! The owner is easy to work with! 03 April 2014 - 15:30:30
  13. Susan S.
    This property is a treasure!! I have been vacationing in Stinson for the past 18 years and this home is my family's favorite by far. The location, amazing sunsets, and the simple and ultra-functional design here truly offer everything you need for a perfect vacation. We have stayed here seven times and plan to return again and again! The owner has been very helpful in answering any questions we have - and always goes above and beyond to make our stay comfortable. 22 April 2014 - 23:45:00
  14. Ken H.
    We loved this place. It is right on the beach - couldn't be more peaceful. And there are so many great hiking options nearby. It is a wonderful get-away. Cannot wait to go back. Ken H. 28 January 2015 - 03:29:29
  15. Kate W.
    What a perfect location right on the beach - literally! The two cottages share a deck and provide the perfect amount of privacy for a family with older kids or two couples. Cozy, cute with everything you need. And you can walk anywhere! We never used our car. 27 January 2015 - 21:21:18
  16. Kim
    Everything about this cozy beach house was perfect. You don't really ever need to leave the beach...or the adorable town nearby...but if you do, this place is also a great base for all sorts of adventures in Marin County and up the Pacific Coast highway...classic California! 14 April 2015 - 04:45:16
  17. kathleen c.
    Never left the property except for walks along beach and to town. Perfect " ocean / beach " experience. Peaceful, quiet location. Well stocked, cozy home - we enjoyed the artsy vibe! Property embodies what a trip to the ocean should be - calming and simple. Children enjoyed splashing , boogie boarding and simply digging in sand. All, clean and safe. Was a great getaway before the madness of school starting! Thank you. 13 August 2015 - 18:26:01
  18. kathleen c.
    Never left the property except for walks along beach and to town. Perfect " ocean / beach " experience. Peaceful, quiet location. Well stocked, cozy home - we enjoyed the artsy vibe! Property embodies what a trip to the ocean should be - calming and simple. Children enjoyed splashing , boogie boarding and simply digging in sand. All, clean and safe. Was a great getaway before the madness of school starting! Thank you. 15 August 2015 - 18:45:03
  19. sally b.
    We stayed in this darling beach bungalow with our two older daughters and their boyfriends and had a wonderful time. My husband and I stayed in the cottage while the others were in the house and it was the perfect place to gather with them and extended family. The beach access is right in front with a very short walk to the town of Stinson Beach where Parkside Cafe served amazing breakfasts and even carry out pizza and dinner. We felt so comfortable being able to enjoy the wood burning fireplace, the outside deck with picnic table and lounge chairs and watching a beautiful sunset each night. We rode bikes from Stinson to Pt. Reyes which was a great way to spend the day. Our daughters live in the city and it made for the perfect weekend get away with them and we would love to do it again all over again! Thank you for a perfect weekend! 11 October 2016 - 00:42:12
  20. Lynn M.
    Such a lovely , quaint and perfect beach house! We had a wonderful time exploring the beach and local restaurants! It is a very cozy and comfortable home to spend a long weekend! The house is equipped with everything that you need for a wonderful time! I will definitely be back! 31 October 2017 - 17:39:00

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