Historic Farm House Retreat on 10 Acres in the Heart of Bolinas


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The Bo House is a newly restored, historic 1884 Victorian farmhouse situated in the sleepy coastal town of Bolinas, an hour north of San Francisco. The house sits on 10 acres with fruit trees, wildlife, walking trails, a stream, gardens, and much to explore. Walking distance to downtown Bolinas with its quaint cafes and shops, as well as the magical Bolinas lagoon, the beach, a public tennis court, and 3 public parks. The house is fully furnished with 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a fully stocked cook's eat-in kitchen, a sun-soaked rustic dining room with seating for 12, a large living room with fireplace, separate kids' den, and multiple decks and outside spaces. The house is stocked for the perfect northern California getaway and contains top notch amenities. There is a limit of 10 guests in the main house. Our rustic small cabin can be rented for an additional fee to accommodate 2 people, for a maximum of 12 guests on the property.

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Reviews (19)

  1. Riley C.
    I held our company Executive Retreat for 11 people here. The house is tucked away right downtown, but you'd never know it from the property. Very secluded feel with beautiful grounds. They did a great job updating the home while still retaining that farmhouse feel. We didn't use the hot tub, but it's the biggest one I've ever seen! Everything onsite to make your stay wonderful. My group wants to return again next year! 10 May 2016 - 14:44:00
  2. Rachel S.
    The Bo House was everything we were looking for -- We'd stay again in a heartbeat! 27 May 2016 - 16:23:00
  3. Eric P.
    The home is immaculate. The nicest home that I have ever rented. The kitchen is fabulous. We cooked several meals. Great appliances, cookware. 12 September 2016 - 04:20:00
  4. Edgar A.
    Stayed only for two quick nights over the weekend, but had a wonderful time the house. it is really nice, very conveniently located, on top of nice property. Very responsive house. Defiantly would stay here again and recommend. Lots do to around, form nearby hikes, surfing, yoga, etc. 10 October 2016 - 22:05:00
  5. Deborah D.
    Celebrated my mother turning 71 with a few friends and enjoyed every inch of this historic yet exquisitely restored home. The kitchen has it all including a nook and the dining room is made for royalty yet there is a huge chalk board where we made some art creations. The home is tucked up on hill yet steps from town. Boogie boarded and played tennis in the AM then played cards all afternoon on the porch and soaked in the Fall light. One of my favorite stays ever! Wonderful. 06 October 2016 - 05:05:20
  6. Jennifer B.
    I rented the Bo house for a special birthday gathering with close friends, and it was truly wonderful! This historic farm house is gorgeous, very well maintained and eclectically decorated, and beautifully landscaped. The property sits on 10 acres, with plum, lemon, and loquat trees. We saw deer and red foxes on the property as well. The house is a perfect place to spend a special weekend. It has 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in the house, and one full bath in the adjoining building. There is also a separate cottage in the back available for rent. Everything was very clean, and the house and kitchen were well stocked. The house sits right near downtown Bolinas, but set back enough from the road that it is quiet and peaceful. The only small issue we encountered the whole weekend was the water pressure is not great, so only one person can shower at a time, so you have to plan accordingly if you have a big group. My freinds and I had an amazing time and a wonderful, memorable weekend. I can't recommend it enough!!! 15 June 2016 - 19:15:00
  7. Laura M.
    Can't say enough positive things about this home - it was perfect for what we needed! Everyone was comfortable, enjoyed the amenities and the surroundings. We would highly recommend this VRBO home. 14 November 2016 - 20:51:00
  8. Simon F.
    Nice and easy, loved the house, everything went great. We would do it again! 01 December 2016 - 17:22:00
  9. Leigh A.
    I had a birthday weekend with several close friends here, and it was a wonderful retreat that made for a memorable celebration. The house is perfectly positioned on a hill right on the edge of downtown Bolinas. The beach and town are within easy walking distance, and yet when you're at the house, you feel as though you're in the middle of nowhere. Lots of windows throughout the downstairs allow you to see out to gorgeous landscape. We were all about cooking and eating, and the house facilitates both. The dining room is large and open with windows on two sides, a long table that seats 12, and huge candelabras to dine by candlelight. The kitchen has almost everything you would need, including a fantastic gas stove and oven. We had one of our meals professionally catered, and there didn't seem to be any issues with equipment. This is clearly a well-loved second home with lovely, stylish accents and amenities, but nothing fussy that makes you feel like you have to be extra careful to have everything in its place. The bedrooms are comfortable, but small as you would expect in an older house. A few of my guests were men over 6' tall, so I had to be careful about room assignment as there are only 2 queen beds in the house. Finding the place by GPS was a little quirky, so I recommend getting specific directions from Lyn before you get up there. We drove right past it at first because Siri told us we'd arrived, but we didn't see the street that leads to the house anywhere. We didn't mind this at all, as it adds to the sense of being in a secret hideaway, but you will want to give any guests with you pretty specific directions to find the place, not just the address. To sum up, I couldn't have found a more perfect place to spend a relaxing birthday weekend with friends. Everyone who came was totally charmed and enjoyed it thoroughly. Thanks, Lyn! 14 December 2016 - 22:21:00
  10. Carolyn B.
    This house is perfect as a gathering place for families - we had 6 adults and 3 children and it was really comfortable for everyone. We arrived just in time to play BINGO at the Community Center and what a fun way to "meet" Bolinas. Beach is an easy walk, tide pooling nearby, lots of room for a big family dinner and great space in the eat in kitchen. The kitchen was well equipped so lots of cooking took place too! Great "hang out" home - and good for afternoon naps on the sofas in two different spaces. All in all, even with rainy weather, a wonderful memorable trip. Thanks to our hosts for making it so easy! 21 February 2017 - 21:40:00
  11. Alice L.
    We stayed at the Bo House for a book club retreat, and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect spot. The home and grounds are immaculately maintained - there is a loving hand at work here. We felt so grateful that the owners were willing to share such a special home with us. The care and love they have put into the Bo House is palpable. We are a group of 12 ladies and were very comfortable in the home, even with our large group. The gathering rooms are gracious, and were wonderful for hours and hours of cooking/talking (in the kitchen), eating/talking (around the gorgeous dining table), or just plain sitting/talking (in the living room/ on the porch). (We talk a lot). The location is fabulous, just a block into the center of town, and yet it feels totally removed when you're in the home. It was so lovely to have a home base where we didn't need to get in the car all weekend. Some of us went on a run, some on a walk to the beach, and some just into town - it was a wonderful, chill, relaxing vibe, and there is an ease to the house and its location. We loved it! Thanks for the Magic. We hope to make this our yearly retreat spot :) Thank you Lyn!! 13 March 2017 - 17:10:00
  12. Ellen B.
    Lots of places to be with a group or to have privacy, lovely views - felt like being in a treehouse. 27 April 2017 - 12:35:00
  13. Ron G.
    The Bo house was perfect for our family get together for 12. 6 good bedrooms, large dining and kitchen areas and plenty of porch and living spaces. The setting is great and Bolinas is a perfect town for exploring W Marin. 15 July 2017 - 04:09:00
  14. Lin W.
    We loved our time at the Bo House and want to return! It is a family-friendly retreat with all the amenities you could want. It was light, airy, relaxing, fun and really well-appointed. The kids loved it and we did too! 22 August 2017 - 18:28:00
  15. mae c.
    It's an absolutely beautiful home, modern and clean. Walking distance to town and the beaches. The family just loved it! 05 September 2017 - 16:06:00
  16. Chris C.
    A beautiful home with plenty of space inside and outside to enjoy and relax. We celebrated my mom's life here and couldn't have found a better place! 12 September 2017 - 17:38:00
  17. Dana C.
    This is a lovely place to stay with a group or for a multi-family weekend. The house is spacious, with many sleeping spots. The decor is restful, interesting, but not precious. The kitchen is well equipped for large parties and accommodates multiple cooks at once. We especially enjoyed leisurely meals around the long dining table and walks on the property, in town, and on the beach. Host is friendly and responsive, and our few (minor) issues were dealt with promptly. 12 September 2017 - 17:01:00
  18. Michelle F.
    We were there for a work planning retreat and were very comfortable in the house and loved to have the garden and the beauty of Bolinas to enjoy when we were not working. Thank you! 04 November 2017 - 03:42:00
  19. ben s.
    This place is perfect. Lovely historic house impeccably maintained. Inside and out the place was everything we hoped for and more. Excellent location, easy access. Kids loved the swing. Absolutely no complaints whatsoever. 15 November 2017 - 16:59:00

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