"Just A Minit" Bolinas Cottage

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Spring Ave, Bolinas, CA 94924, United States
Sha Sha

Enter a fairytale,a miniature Hobbit
Charming cozy, handmade, artful,rustic redwood cottage with redwood and old fashioned arched windows, antiques, unique branch staircase to airy views of Bolinas Ridge. Great for a family or artistic retreat.

Your host, Sha Sha
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Enter a fairytale,a miniature Hobbit
Charming cozy, handmade, artful,rustic redwood cottage with redwood and old fashioned arched windows, antiques, unique branch staircase to airy views of Bolinas Ridge. Great for a family or artistic retreat.

The Space

This is a doll house with hand cut furniture and homemade sewn coverlets, and arched windows. This is an old redwood house, the bottom half built in 1910 as a garage,and hotdog stand. The cottage has antiques amongst a timeless and soothing quality to being surrounded by wooden redwood timbers and beams. We are just 200 steps from the Bolinas Beach and the town and in the middle of one of the most beautiful locations in California nestled between a national and state parks. Nestled at the base of a 40 acre quail reserve,there is naturally privacy out back as if you were in the forest. Rooms: 2 bedroom with lots a creative architectural spaces with arched windows that opens up into an expansive upstairs after ascending a set of troll stairs into a loft space which can easily become cozy sleeping areas. upstairs loft study studio,enclosed porch room,1 claw foot bathtub,outdoor Japanese hot tub, intimately sleeps 4-6. Pets allowed.Beds: 1 queen bed, 2 queen futon couch-beds,2 single futon-couch Bath/Shower: 1 claw foot tub/shower with personal warm water bidet,Japanese Hot Tub perfectly located between the natural splendor of the coastal parks and the cosmopolitan charms of San Francisco, You are one hour from the major San Francisco museums, 2 minutes from the beach and trails,and the town of Bolinas,Muir Woods and one hour quarter from the heart of the wine country.You can surf in the morning, shop for fine organic food at the Bolinas Peoples Store and eat in Point Reyes restaurant for lunchtime. Spend the evening at the ballet, the opera or hear some of the best live music at Sweet Water in Mill Valley 30 minutes away.. Or best of all, just relax and barbecue in the peace and quiet of the environs of the house, especially on a stormy evening. Yet still there are all the modern conveniences of a fancy hotel and more, including cozy bedding feather pillows, electric blankets, 2012 new washer drier, wireless high speed internet, subscription to 'netflicks,' 2 flat screen tv's ,stereo,cards,games,etc. Kitchen has antique gas range,electric oven,microwave, coffee maker,fresh organic coffee and cream,blender,waffle iron,comprehensive set of cooking utensils and spices,antique french telephones unlimited nationwide calls & internet.
This Cottage Home sleeps very comfortably, four people that know each other.There is an extra charge $25 per night for more than 2 people a $25 pet fee.Yet we can fit more because one can be by themselves in every corner of the house. You could curtain off the upstairs from the downstairs if necessary. However, there are enough futons for more people.
Like entering a fairytale.
Charming cozy, handmade, artful,rustic redwood cottage with redwood and old fashioned arched windows, antiques, unique staircase to views of Bolinas Ridge.
Downstairs has one bedroom, Italian hand tiled old fashioned kitchen with gas stove, full claw foot tub bath with lounge and a warm water bidet for true comfort.
Outdoor Japanese style soaking hot tub. Organic coffee and cream in the mornings,a few spices
Nestled between three National Natural Wildlife parks, it is great place to spend the day hiking in Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods State Parks, Pt Reyes National Seashore. Perfectly located between the natural splendor of the coastal parks and the cosmopolitan charms of San Francisco, You are one hour from the major San Francisco museums, 2 minutes from the beach and trails,and the town of Bolinas,Muir Woods and one hour quarter from the heart of the wine country.You can surf in the morning, shop for fine organic food at the Bolinas Peoples Store and eat in Point Reyes restaurant for lunch. Spend the evening at the ballet, the opera or hear some of the best live music at Sweet Water in Mill Valley 30 minutes away.. Or best of all, just relax in the peace and quiet , even enjoy a stormy evening. There are all the modern conveniences of a fancy hotel and more, including cozy bedding feather pillows, electric blankets,washer drier, wireless high speed internet, subscription to 'netflicks,' 2 flat screen tv's ,stereo,cards,games,etc. Kitchen has antique gas range,electric oven,microwave, coffee maker,fresh organic coffee and cream,comprehensive set of cooking utensils,antique french telephones for unlimited national calling (except Canada & Mexico)calls.
We can guarantee that your stay the "Just a Minit" Bolinas Cottage will be the you vacation experience of a lifetime. We charge a cleaning fee $95+ for short rentals over the rate charged by Air B&B.

Guest Access

The entire house is theirs

Interaction with Guests

I like to meet them on arrival but otherwise try not to disturb them during their stay. They may contact me f they have questions.

The Neighborhood

Peaceful walk to the beach,. A community and local post office,second hand bookstore,museum, art events at the farm stand,hardware store

Getting around

You can take West Marin Stage Bus to Bolinas from San Francisco . Weekends they have direct link from the ferry to Bolinas. Otherwise regular weekdays to arrive you will have to change in Marin City but a about 2.5 hours total from SF and the house is a block and half from bus stop in town

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1286 /week
Monthly Price: $4364 /month
Security Deposit: $250
Cleaning Fee: $95
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  • Sha Sha was great, the house was amazing and the location is perfect - what more could you ask for?

    June 2014
  • Great place - quirky but cozy for a nice, relaxing weekend

    June 2014
    Sha Sha
    Response from Sha Sha:

    Thanks,loved giving crackers to the corgi. We used to have one.

    June 2014
  • funky cottage, great location, and easy logistics. would definitely recommend, especially to those under 6'!

    May 2014
    Sha Sha
    Response from Sha Sha:

    So you were tall for the downstairs section just under the loft? Yes the lower part of the house is the original part from 1910 and then we added the upstairs in 1991. Did you get visited by a neighborhood kitty?

    May 2014
  • Charming house in a great location, we had a great time.

    May 2014
    Sha Sha
    Response from Sha Sha:

    Thanks for staying at least I got to meet you

    May 2014
  • 4 of us (two couples) stayed at Just A Minit, and had a wonderful time there. The house is small and eccentric (as others have noted) but comfortably accomodated our group. The location is great for downtown Bolinas, or for walking to the beach. We had some uncertainty about whether another couple was going to stay there (they ended up deciding it was too small for 6, and so did not stay) and Sha Sha was understanding and accomodating with our last minute plans and decisions. I highly recommend both Sha Sha, and this spot.

    May 2014
    Sha Sha
    Response from Sha Sha:

    Thanks. I did not know,But I had made the prices the same as best I could with the other sites besides air b& B so you were not charged more than you should have been. I will try to remove that line. Thanks for the fyi

    May 2014
  • The cottage in Bolinas was an absolute gem. Hard to describe until you get there. It's cozy for three though it was perfect for us. Everything from the neat little staircase, the wood burning oven, the rustic wood surroundings, the old timey oven/stove, and the Japanese soaking tub and beautiful setting and location were all enough to make me want to go back. Perfectly situation between the beach and the "town". I highly recommend a visit here.

    April 2014
  • What a beautiful, interesting and cozy story book cottage! There were lots of nice details too- heated toilet seat, motion sensor lights for the bathroom and outside where the wood was stored, an amazing shower and tub. We had a very pleasant stay and Sha Sha was communicative and helpful.

    March 2014
  • Sha Sha thank you for everything! We appreciate you granting us a late check in and late check out. Your creative and art filled home was amazing and inspiring! It was fun, mysterious and I only wish I was there right now! We used the soaking tub and it was a delight. It was relaxing with the birds in the morning and the endless stars at night. We enjoyed walking to the beach (great surfing had by my husband and son) and to town (stores and restaurant). Bolinas is a magical place and your house fits in perfectly. We hope to be back very soon!

    February 2014
  • Our family really enjoyed staying at "Just a Minit" cottage. While it is very small, it is unique and charming. You can tell that each piece of furniture, each window, lamp, quilt - each item was hand picked and special.

    The location is great. Just up the road are an overlook of the Pacific and beach access. The little hippy village of Bolinas is just a couple of blocks away. The whole area has the scent of eucalyptus and we saw many hummingbirds.

    One note - you should know that this cottage is unusual in ways that we liked - but some people might not. To gain access to the upper level, you climb a stair/ladder, duck under a beam and then can emerge standing! The stove is an antique - we did just fine but be prepared. The whole place is quite an experience!

    November 2013
  • This house was a great little hidden gem!
    Had a nice stay steps from the beach. Super fun!

    November 2013
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Bahasa Indonesia, English, Español, 日本語
School
Hamlin School, San Francisco, Skidmore College
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Self-Employed, Station House Cafe, Pt Reyes Sta, Ca, 願船漆工房 Gansen Urushi Studio International, Artist, Sha Sha Higby
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