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4.7 / 5Exceptional
22 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Bolinas Beach
    10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Bolinas Lagoon
    7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Mount Tamalpais State Park
    19 min drive
  • Airport
    San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.)
    68 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Bolinas, this cottage is in the city center and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Point Reyes National Seashore and Muir Woods National Monument, while Bolinas Museum and Mountain Play Theatre are cultural highlights.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Bolinas Beach - 10 min walk
    • Bolinas Lagoon - 7 min drive
    • Mount Tamalpais State Park - 19 min drive
    • Muir Woods National Monument - 21 min drive
    • Old Mill Park - 32 min drive

    Getting around

    • Richmond Transit Center - 66 min drive
    • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 84 min drive

    About this property

    The Bolinas Cottage-just a Minit!

    When Sha Sha was a young adult she made a doll house just like this 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 upper half is tall and airey,built when we bought it,as well as the little porch room.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. This cottage serves as a place for open studio,students to stay during workshops,and also as a home for visitors to rent for the weekend or week,or to trade for a home abroad.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,half hour from oysteris in Point Reyes , 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,unlimited nationwide calls, 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 for local calls or unlimited nationwide calls. Time Warp Cozy handcrafted two story house breaming on the edge of a private quail reserve, yet located only 200 steps from Bolinas Beach and one block from Bolinas Village near shops. Charming cozy rustic spirit redwood cottage downstairs with old fashioned arched windows upstairs with European feel antiques wide and open views on all sides, unique staircase to views of Bolinas Ridge. This does not have a view of the ocean but you can walk to the ocean in a couple of minutes for evening strolls. Downstairs floor plan has one bedroom, handmade stone hearth, old fashioned kitchen with gas stove, full claw foot tub bath with warm water bidet and lounge. Also we have a new outdoor Japanese soaking bath situated in the forest. Click the movie on our homepage to see. Enjoy the afternoon sun on an enclosed porch bedroom listening to chimes and the wind/reading den with lots of windows,skylights, cubbies, and wooden carvings from Indonesia,bamboo. Or walk out onto a deck to relax privately . There is also a garden with and Japanese hot tub with open land behind. You are secluded but in the village.It is expecially intimate at night with the stone hearth and handmade felt rugs,like entering another era ,yet all the modern amenities,even heated rugs. You can also cook a meal to enjoy with guests and have them stay over. Organic Coffee,tea,cream,and cereals,spices,syrup,butter are provided. We have oil,spices,vinegar,etc. We have a local health food store 'the Bolinas Peoples Store' where you can buy fine organics right down the street from our house.The upstairs loft/second story overlooks the floor below if you need to be private but aware of your children or friends. It is the home of an international sculptural costume artist,Sha Sha Higby. Scroll down below to see more pictures at the websight link. 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. You can walk along Bolinas Beach, find and dine oysters in Pt Reyes, great cuisine at the local restaurants,or spend the day writing,drawing, or visiting shops of local artisans. You can make a dramatic trip along Highway 1 to visit San Francisco for the day. Pets accepted. This Cottage Home sleeps very comfortably, four people that know each other.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.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Sha Sha Higby,Albert Hollander

    Speaks English

    Property amenities


    Near the beach


    Spa tub


    Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    Onsite parking
    Car recommended

    Family friendly



    Coffee/tea maker


    2 bedrooms
    Bed sheets provided


    1 bathroom
    Hair dryer
    Towels provided

    Living spaces

    Dining room
    Wood stove


    TV with cable/satellite service
    DVD player
    Video library
    Music library

    Outdoor areas



    Washing machine and dryer




    Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    In the city center
    In a rural location

    Things to do

    Outdoor tennis court
    Windsurfing nearby
    Mountain biking nearby
    Ecotours nearby
    Kayaking nearby
    Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
    Hiking/biking trails nearby
    Whale watching nearby
    Parasailing nearby


    Sleeps 4
    Unit size: 1000 sq ft (93 sq m)


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      Wonderful house in Bolinas!

      We had a great time staying in this unique house. The cottage has many intriguing features, including lots of masks and other artwork, a cozy living area and a delightful upstairs outdoor porch. We could walk to the beach and into town with ease. Our host was out of town but kept in touch as necessary for any questions. Bolinas is an interesting, laid back beach community with just enough amenities. Our visits to Point Reyes, Muir Woods and San Francisco were easy to accomplish and lots of fun. We would love to visit again, thank you!

      5/5 Excellent

        Bohemian retreat

        We enjoyed our quick Bolinas get away very much! The love and detail that went into creating the cabin is quite amazing and takes you on a wonderful journey.

        5/5 Excellent


          The most beautiful loving artistic whimsical place I could have ever imagined.

          4/5 Good

            Relaxing and enchanting

            This house is fun. If you are over six feet tall you will need to watch your head. Otherwise it was a lovely, relaxing place in a wonderful town. Enjoyed every minit.

            5/5 Excellent

              a magical experience

              We had a wonderful stay in this magical and inspiring cottage. so many beautiful details, objets, art pieces to enjoy and appreciate! Very comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen where we cooked our meals, wonderful fireplace. Lovely walks in Bolinas and the beach, beautiful drives in the surrounding area. Sha-Sha was most helpful whenever we had questions. A very special adventure!

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