United States / California / Bolinas
Enjoy your own two storey house on the edge of a quail reserve, located one block from the Bolinas Beach and one block from quaint Bolinas Village near shops. Charming cozy rustic redwood cottage with old fashioned arched windows, unique staircase to views of Bolinas Ridge.
Downstairs floor plan has one bedroom, handmade stone hearth, old fashioned kitchen with gas stove, full claw foot tub bath with lounge. Like entering a fairytale. This house is cozy and rustic and full of spirit.
Upstairs is warm with a European feel, light & airy. Enjoy afternoon sun on an enclosed porch bedroom cuddling up to read. The house has lots of windows, skylights, cubbies, and wooden carvings leading out onto a deck to relax privately. There is also a tiny garden with a lookout from a Balinese window. It is expecially cozy on cold nights with the stone hearth we built and handmade felt rugs,like entering another era and place altogether. In the evenings you can walk up the road a little for a view of San Francisco,Stinson Beach, and the little boats fishing in the Bolinas Bay.
You can also cook a meal to enjoy with guests and have them stay over. The upstairs loft / second story overlooks the floor below if you need to be private but aware of your children or friends.You can also curatain it off to make two separate units. It is the home of an international sculptural costume artist, Sha Sha Higby, scroll down below to see more pictures at the websight link.Two minutes from Bolinas' coastal village downtown, which includes two restaurants, the oldest saloon in West Marin, the fabulous Bolinas Museum, and an active community center with music,movies,and performances. The cottage is two minutes from Bolinas Beach by walk,or Duxbury Point and Agate Beach by car.
Amenities: Charcoal BBQ,Wood Burning Stove, space heaters, gas range, single oven, microwave, washer / dryer, Coffee Maker, espressomaker, high chair, Toaster Oven, 1-2 T.V.'s, 2 VCR's, DVD, CD, Amplifier, high chair, toys, puzzles, electric blanket, baby barrier, Parking for 1-2 cars. Bolinas Beach is friendly to pets.
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 the beach, find oysters in Pt Reyes, dine with great cuisine at the local restaurants, or spend the day writing, or visiting shops of local artisans.
You can make a dramatic trip for an hour along Highway 1 to visit San Francisco for the day.
Albert is a handyman and added onto the house himself and created all the niches,together we added the touches to the house to make it an inspiring place to be, to create, have good conversations, or just be by ourselves. Sha Sha is an artist and makes fantastical costumes and performs all over the world with them.
She does research in Japanese Urushi lacquer and many kinds of techniques. Actually this February we are going to Thailand and Myanmar to do research for a month and hope to find a month trade. It is a small house but has so many spaces. Our studio is not in our home here where we have our kitties. If you want to know more about Sha Sha check www.shashahigby.com.
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|Sleeps||4 (2 Bedrooms)|
|Airport||San Francisco,Oakland (56 km)|
When & Where
|Dates not specified|
|Disabled access||Tennis court|
|Bicycles (1)||TV (Terrestrial)|
|DVD||VCR (NTSC (North America))|
|Languages||English / French|