The SpaceThe Cottage is the 4th house from the beach, on it's own separate lot. A 5 minute walk to town. The Cottage consists of a charming bedroom with an exquisitely comfortable queen size bed, TV, radio, Wi-fi, sitting area, armoire, and closets. The living area -- sofa, chair, dining area, kitchen area with coffee maker, toaster oven, toaster, microwave oven, 2 burner stove top, refrigerator/freezer, pots, pans, dishes, cutlery, and some condiments. PLEASE REFER TO THE PHOTOS AND NOTE THAT THE REFRIGERATOR IS VERY SMALL.
The bathroom is newly built, with Italian glass tile floor, shower over tub, all new fixtures, hair dryer. Everything is new, fresh, and clean. The front yard is great for sitting in the sun, enjoying a meal from the out door grill, and sitting under the stars, by the bon fire at night
No pets. No smoking. No children (do not ask if they can sleep on an air mattress on the floor, or in the bed w/ you). ONE CAR ONLY. No overnight guests.
Check-in anytime after 3:00 p.m. Check-out: Noon Guest AccessThe Cottage is self-contained, on its own separate lot.
The lot is small, and the neighbors are close.
You will have your own designated parking space right in front of The Cottage. (ONE CAR ONLY-due to a huge demand for parking, especially in the Summer months.) Interaction with GuestsYou will have all the privacy in the world, but if you should need us for any reason, we are right next door on the adjacent property. The NeighborhoodOur neighborhood borders the Golden Gate National Recreation Area with access to all of the beautifully maintained hiking and biking trails. The town is a 5 minute walk from the cottage, with 3 restaurants, a great take-out deli, book store, shops, Post Office, surf shop, veterinary office, art gallery, library, and a lovely grocery store. The best part about our neighborhood is that it is THE BEACH ! Getting AroundStinson Beach is a quaint, small town, a one--two hour drive from San Francisco and /or Oakland airports. Traveling North from here one can visit Point Reyes (National Seashore), and further on to Mendocino County and the wine country. We have the most beautiful hiking trails, resplendent with bridges, creeks, waterfalls, etc.. The town is a 5 minute walk from the cottage.
The 3 mile long beach is one of the most beautiful in all of Northern California. One does not need a vehicle to get around Stinson Beach if your aim is to come to the beach and stay at the beach. There is a limited transit system accessing San Francisco and areas beyond if one wanted to venture out. What people seem to love most about being here is how easy it is to NOT get in a car.
There is an Airporter/Bus that leaves the San Francisco Airport every 1/2 hour and drops off in Mill Valley, 30 minutes from Stinson Beach. Renting a car at the airport would be the simplest and easiest way of getting here from any of the airports. One parking space is available for guests, just in front of the cottage. Other "day parking" is available for day guests in the adjacent Public Parking lot. Other Things to NoteBefore you read further- please know how much we appreciate any time a family would like to come to the beach. However THIS PARTICULAR COTTAGE is for 1 or 2 adults only. NO CHILDREN, NO PETS. It is small, sweet, and cozy. Please do not ask if a child can join you, even if they sleep in the bed with you, or on the floor on an air mattress. Please do not ask if you can bring your dog, or any pet. We LOVE animals--just not in The Cottage. So please, save yourself the asking: NO PETS. NO CHILDREN. There are many many wonderful rentals that are able to accommodate such a request. This Cottage is not for everyone. It is not a party destination. It is for the person who wants to come out and have a quiet, relaxing time while in The Cottage, at the beach.
Weather can be fickle; days can be foggy and nights cool. Bring a warm jacket.
Also: we have a "Wellness Center" in town where one can book massages, or make appts. for body work by a licensed practitioner. Stinson Beach and Bolinas (the adjacent town) is a favorite spot amongst surfers. Surfing, boogie boarding, kite surfing, hand gliding, kayaking, Yoga classes, fitness classes, etc., are all available. Bicycles and kayaks are easily rented.
There are many opportunities and options to turn your time here into anything you can imagine; a spa week? boot camp? de-tox?
meditation retreat? Or--just come to get away-- and relax.
There is very little you need to pack as far as your travel kit goes.
We supply: hair dryer, q-tips, cotton balls, emery boards, feminine hygiene supplies, disposable razor, tooth brush and toothpaste, mouth wash, first aide kit, EO: shampoo; hair conditioner; shower gel; body lotion, and cozy, cushy Restoration Hardware Bathrobes.