Petite Gem in Muir Beach CA

House - Entire home/apt · Pacific Way, Muir Beach, CA 94965, United States

The Space

My place is tiny but thanks to Airbnb I've been able to afford steady improvements. Recently refinished the floors repainted the inside trim.
Trust me it's still a funky little spot but it fits.
I like the important simple things,working appliances,nice down comforters,a working kitchen.
The setting and view over looking the beach an ocean will always speak for itself. I had nothing to do with it and feel as fortunate as most of my guests feel to enjoy it on a daily basis.

Interaction with Guests

I've been there to greet about 80% of the guests an then I usually leave them their privacy. I think most questions are answered in the discription an house rules but things change so I like to be available. Without being intrusive.

Other Things to Note

Visitors are drawn to Marin by its natural beauty and the region's unique and historical attractions. The dollars they bring stimulate commerce which is vital to the local economy. Balancing the costs and benefits of tourism is essential to the preservation of our communities and our quality of life. Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) is an important part of that balance.
Transient Occupancy Tax is not a tax on the business operator; it is collected by the operator from the transient occupant on behalf of the County. These funds are used in variety of ways to mitigate the impacts of tourism and to fund tourism friendly projects that benefit the County as a whole. Public parks, historical and environmental preservation, and improvements to infrastructure are just a few of the benefits enjoyed by our communities and funded in part by Transient Occupancy Tax.
Short term accommodations including vacation rentals, cabins and retreats must comply with Marin County's Transient Occupancy Tax and Business License requirements.
The Transient Occupancy Tax (Hotel, Motel or Bed Tax) is authorized under State Revenue and Taxation Code Section 7280, as an additional source of non-property tax revenue to local government. This tax is levied in Marin County at a rate of 10% for accommodations at lodging facilities in the unincorporated areas of the County.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Monthly Price: $3500 /month
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Beautiful, cozy, rustic home with an incredible location. Coffee overlooking the beach each morning, minutes to walk down to the waves, endless ocean-view hiking all around. Already figuring out when we can make it back!

    January 2014
  • We had a wonderful time! The location and views from the house and backyard outweighed its strong live-in atmosphere (felt like someone had ran away prior to our arrival). John was responsive to all our questions.

    November 2012

    If you are thinking about having a break off from Reality: go there!
    If you are thinking about writing a book: go there!
    if you just want to get inspired or retreat: go there!

    We fell in love with John' s wonderful beach house, the house itself is vey unique and creates a special and very personal atmosphere.
    We just went out to see the city of San Francisco once, because we'd rather spend almost every minute there. To cook in the fully equipped kitchen was lot's of fun and sitting in front of the nice litle fireplace made us felt like our home.
    The view is breathtaking and i already miss it!!,
    John was a very kind host, but unfortunately we just saw him only once.
    Oh! i forgott to say that i fell in love with the washing mashine, after a long travel i felt it very comfortable that i could wash our clothes!

    Please don't hesitate to book this spot, you will love it!!,

    August 2012
  • Staying here was amazing. My family and I got to stay for 3 nights. John was the nicest person to deal with. The cottage was adorable and unique and comfortable. The view of the beach was great. Directly on Muir Beach, next to all the great hiking in Marin. Unbelievable. Truly a great getaway. I only wished we could've stayed longer.

    August 2012
  • This cabin was perfect - exactly what me & my family was looking for to get away for a few days. It was very rustic but suited us just right. It is amazing to wake up to the sound of the ocean each morning and start your day with a walk on the beach before heading to Muir woods.

    July 2012
  • We stayed 2 nights at John's cabin. It has breathtaking views, and close enough to WholeFoods and Starbucks. However, I have to agree with other people that this place definitely needs lots of improvements. Theoretically the place has everything, but we could barely use anything. Everything is in a such condition that you simply try to avoid it. There was NO internet connection, no TV. John provided firewood from outside, and there was no fire starter (the bottle was empty), so we had to wait until next day to go to Whole Foods. There is no heating system in the house, so we had to do our best to use this firewood for warming up our rooms. We finally decided to sleep without taking off our clothes and our kids were sleeping in sleeping bags. Bottom line: if you want a camping experience, this place is ok. But if you want to get comfort, clean kitchen and bathrooms, then I would probably look for other places to stay in this area.

    July 2012
  • Very peaceful place, seconds to the beach. A great place to chill for a few days.

    July 2012
  • Rustic, cozy, peaceful gem. You'll literally fall asleep to the sounds of waves crashing outside your window. It's no hotel: everything from the vintage record collection, array of travel artifacts, charmingly mismatched sets of dishware, and tall, faded wooden steps tells you that you've discovered an authentic beachside getaway.

    June 2012
  • The location is awesome. We were very lucky and had three days of blue skies, from windy beautiful to just beautiful. I will remember this place with fond memories for that.

    I advise you to take the trail on the other side of the beach and go to the top of the Fox Trail (5km walk) for one of the most surprising and awesome views of SF and the bay. A magic moment.

    On the other side John's place needs some improvement, a lot. The garden is full of junk, and the pets left some unwelcome traces around the table. The first thing that surprised us when arriving was the smell, which was not pleasant and quite astonishing for a house by the sea. The kitchen was a mess too, and the fridge full of old stuff, the washer and dryer were full of clothes. It was hard to find anything really clean. The bathroom was okay, though the window which looks like an aquarium was disturbing too,and hard to describe.

    We didn't see John that much as he left us very quickly and didn't come back.

    Hard to recommend as it is but for the location.

    June 2012
  • I don't really want to tell much about this place - it seemed to special and unique I don't want others to find it!

    The area is absolutely beautiful and the house has a perfect location. If you are in to enjoying nature, taking in all that is around you, and forgetting the world outside.. this place is the spot to be. If you are looking for a modern chic place with a TV, then stay in the city.

    And he has the cutest dog! Stich is awesome!

    June 2012
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I'm very active always busy with some new idea or project I love Muir beach an the surrounding countryside we're surrounded by Golden Gate National Recreation Area,Muir Beach State Park,an Mt Tamalpais State Park, an of course the Pacific Ocean. I've 2 dogs 4 chickens & 2 colonies of honey bees a nice backyard with a little greenhouse. I'm into gardens an gardening. I'm gone most weekends hiking or biking ,surfing or fishing. I have a surf board an crab net for anyone adventurous enough to give it a try. I've traveled a lot in my past an really enjoy the whole free spirit mentality of young(an old) travelers
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