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Stinson Beach - Shell Cottage

SuperhostStinson Beach, California, United States
Entire house hosted by Penny
5 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
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Stinson Beach Ocean View - Shell Cottage

The space
We'd love to share our house at the beach with you!
Our family has owned and enjoyed this hillside cottage for over 40 years. We have always loved being 'on the hill' because of the lovely feel of the neighborhood and the lush profusion of plants and trees.

The location has the best of both worlds, the mountain view on one side and the ocean view on the other. It's removed just enough from the hub bub of the downtown beach scene.
One block from the house is the path to the one general grocery store and the village's downtown. One more block and you are on the beach.

The layout of the house is nice for a group. The 2 bedrooms are on opposite ends, allowing for privacy.
There are several outdoor spots to retreat to: a large covered front porch with a dining table and chairs, a small back porch and a large backyard deck 50 feet from the house.
The kitchen, dining room and living room are open-plan with lovely high open beamed ceilings. One bedroom faces the street and the other one the ocean and backyard.
The loft has a view of the mountains. Both kids and adults find the loft cozy. The loft has a steep ladder entry, so we ask that only kids 10 years and up stay there. Our guests are ultimately responsible for anyone's safety when using the loft.
Each bedroom has a Queen bed and the sleeping loft a twin. 1 bath home sleeps 5 comfortably, no pull-out sofa beds.

Views of ocean and Mt. Tamalpais foothills from the spacious front porch, master bedroom and large backyard deck. 3 TV's, cable, DVD player, stereo and wi-fi.
Amenities include, washer/dryer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, BBQ. Off and on street parking.

Guest access
The entire house, except the garage.

Other things to note
Covid-19: This policy may not still be in place by the time of your stay, but I will pass it along, just in case.

"As of Monday, 8/24/2020 Marin County lifted its ban on short-term lodging with a few stipulations that we are passing along to you, our guests;

• All guests staying in a short-term rental or within the same room or suite within a hotel, motel, or comparable lodging must be part of an existing single household unit. No outside visitors are allowed within the unit.
• Facial Covering Requirement: On April 22, 2020, Marin County Public Health implemented a new public health order requiring the use of face coverings when completing essential activities. Everyone is asked to wear a face covering when they are interacting with others who are not members of their household in public and private spaces.
Specifically, the order states that people must wear face coverings when:
- Inside public spaces or waiting in line to enter public spaces
- Seeking health care"

Please note that Shell Cottage is part of a neighborhood of long-term Stinson residents. We ask for your sensitivity and cooperation during your stay by exhibiting sensible behavior and adhering to the above guidance’s given the circumstance that we all find ourselves in with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cleaning and Disinfection Protocol:
Our housekeeper provides a thorough cleaning between rentals. All linens have been washed and commonly used surfaces are disinfected. Please feel free to bring your own disinfection supplies if you choose.
Please note: Our check-in time is 5PM and Check-out is 11am. Due to additional time needed for a thorough clean, no early check-ins or late check-outs will be available.

Homeowner/Guest Liability:
The owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.

*We are requesting that you read and respond to notice to show your agreement and understanding of the above text. Failure to do so within 5 days prior to you arrival may result in your rental being cancelled.
Thanks, Penny
Stinson Beach Ocean View - Shell Cottage

The space
We'd love to share our house at the beach with you!
Our family has owned and enjoyed this hillside cottage for over 40 years. We have always loved being 'on the hill' because of the lovely feel of the neighborhood and the lush profusion of plants and trees.

The location has the best of both worlds, the mountain view on one side…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Dedicated workspace
Indoor fireplace
Cable TV
TV
Dryer
Washer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Stinson Beach, California, United States

Our neighborhood, locally referred to as "The Hill" has a lovely, peaceful feel to it. Our neighbors are mostly local, full-time residents. The folks are very friendly, so feel free to say Hello! Houses are close together and sound carries so please think about keeping loud conversations indoors.

Walks around the neighborhood are particularly nice, revealing interesting homes, from 1920's bungalows to new modern architecture. And the hill is lush with flowers, trees and succulents to boot.
The famous Dip Sea trailhead is right around the corner and the Matt Davis trail begins a block away. All the trails connect so you can pick your distance.
Our neighborhood, locally referred to as "The Hill" has a lovely, peaceful feel to it. Our neighbors are mostly local, full-time residents. The folks are very friendly, so feel free to say Hello! Houses are cl…

Hosted by Penny

Joined in January 2012
  • 102 Reviews
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I am a native Californian and a 4th generation San Franciscan. I've owned the house for 35 years and have lived in it off and on. We've always cherished 'the beach house' in our family. The neighborhood on the hill has really not changed much over the years. My favorite activities at Stinson include daily walks around the neighborhood with friends, volunteering at the library, an aerobics class for seniors and, of course, endless walks on the beach. I live in Marin County now. Spend time with my son and my sweetheart. We go to the farmers' market, cook, shop at Ikea. Going over to San Francisco to the museums is top on our list. I travel to see my daughter who lives in Santa Fe with my two grand-pugs once or twice a year. I stay busy with water aerobics, volunteering at a thrift shop and sewing with my girlfriends.
I am a native Californian and a 4th generation San Franciscan. I've owned the house for 35 years and have lived in it off and on. We've always cherished 'the beach house' in our fa…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 5:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
Smoke alarm