The Cape Cod Style home is stylishly furnished and large. It has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, a spacious living room with fireplace, and dining room. The quiet and beautiful garden has areas for sitting, as well as a BBQ and outdoor dining table. There is also a hot tub on the back deck, and an adjacent outdoor shower. The front porch is lovely for afternoon sun. The home is clean and has a lot of natural light. There is wireless internet, and garage. Marin Transient Tax is included.
This is an enjoyable, large family home with a two car garage and spillover parking. A short walk leads to the downtown areas of Bolinas for food and shopping, and the beach and surf areas are a short walk in the opposite direction.
The 27' long living room has a fireplace, and comfortable lounging areas with picturesque views and lots of light thru the large windows. There are 2 queen beds, 1 full, and two twin beds. The quiet and private fenced in garden, with lawn areas and a lovely hillside, is private despite proximity to the beach.
The house is equipped with wireless internet and (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Cast, as well as smart DVD players.
Everything in Bolinas is in walking distance. The Post Office is visible down Brighton in one direction the ocean in the opposite. The picture windows frame a park with many native plants and trees. The tennis court is conveniently across the street. This Cape Cod style house is in the Brighton beach section among the distinguishable row of charming old houses.
I live nearby and if possible will greet you when you arrive, give you a tour of the house and garden, and answer any questions you may have anytime. If I am not available, the house manager will be able to do the same.
Welcome to 73 Brighton
Keys: One key will open the front, back, and from the house into the garage, the other key is the rounded one for the garage door.
Parking: The garage is currently being used for furniture storage. There is parking for two cars if you wish to park in the driveway. You can also park on the street but it can be difficult on a sunny day when the surf is good.
Internet: The modem is DSL, and is on the mantle above the fireplace.
Entertainment: Two of the TVs are equipped with (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Cast which allows you to "cast" content from your (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) browser to either TV. There is TiVo upstairs, and regular over the air TV at all three TV’s. Two of the TV’s have DVD players that allow you to watch Netflix or other content. There is a DVD player in the living room that has internet reception. There are also various radios, and blue tooth speakers.
Hot Tub: If you wish to use the hot tub it should be ready. To make it warmer, lift the plastic hatch and turn the left dial with the hash marks to the clockwise. The right dial controls the light. I would recommend however that you first turn on the jets and let it run a little, this seems to have the effect of raising the spa temp; if you turn the dial first and later turn on the jets it may be too hot for you. Please use the outdoor shower prior to using the hot tub or you may be sharing it with a lot of sand, which is unenjoyable for you and damaging to the tub. If the spa is in bad condition, there will be a fee of $150 to clean it and replace water. Please put the cover back on when not in use. (It is best to leave the knob “timed jets” alone, it doesn’t seem to do anything as far as I can see.)
Garbage: The garbage cans are located out the kitchen door. Garbage and recycling go out Wednesday evening for early pickup Thursday.
House Information: The street side is facing west, the porch fine for afternoon sun. The garden side east, beach is south. There are children and adult games in the living room closet. There are two linen closets one up in bedroom #3, one down in bedroom #2. Extra cleaning supplies are located across from the washer and dryer. There is a vacuum upstairs and down in the hall and LR closet respectively should you need one. On the left side of the house is where firewood is located. When using the fireplace gas starter, a slight turn will be enough. There is a tide chart on the coffee table which can be useful when planning a beach walk. Beach towels are located in the
in the living room closet. No towels are to be hung from front porch.
Bolinas: On the way into town are two Farm stands for fresh produce. Prices are good and the produce couldn't be fresher. The first is Gospel Flat Farm at Bolinas- Olema Road and Horseshoe Hill Road, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition to produce, it also features an art gallery. The other farm stand is at Starr Route Farms, just beyond the school and on the same side of the road. It is open on Friday afternoons. There is a liquor store, post office, book and antique store in the Waterhouse building across the street and back towards town a few hundred feet.
There is an organic food store, the People’s Store, behind the Community Center, and beyond the Park in the center of town, a market and a butcher. They often have very fresh fish at this time of year: salmon, tuna, halibut, and rock cod are often available for sale. Amaletto makes homemade gourmet pizza in the pizza oven in his house nearby, the one that looks like a Swiss Chalet, on the other side of the tennis courts on Thursday and Friday nights. His telephone number is (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). The best coffee is at the People's Store. Beth's Bakery, open Thursday-Monday, has an espresso machine, and often delicious french style pastries. The Coast Cafe is fine: not great nor a disaster. Their breakfasts Saturday and Sunday have been good.
The library is in front of the Bolinas Community. Open on Mondays and Wednesdays 10-6, Thursday 1-9, Saturday 10-5. Closed Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday. They have many periodicals and DVD’s.
The Bolinas Museum is definitely worth a look, and they have several exhibits showing simultaneously.
Smiley’s Schooner Saloon offers entertainment every night. Open mic Sunday night, dance bands on Friday and Saturday.
Important: *!!! In case of fire Call 911.
For second floor guests:
Open Window in north facing bedroom, and throw out reeled cable. Place life belt at window around shoulders; then, get out of the window.
Keep your hand off cable you will be automatically lowered to the ground. The other belt will be at the window ready for the next person until all are out. Always keep rope coiled on reel for use.
The system will lower small child, heavy adult, invalid, or unconscious person if life belt is put around them and put out of the window.
Please depart by the scheduled time of 11:00 AM, we often have guests coming in the same day.
Thank you and have a good time!
David Hill, homeowner
Please use the
outdoor shower prior to using the hot tub or you may be sharing it with a lot of
sand, which is unenjoyable for you and damaging to the tub. Excess sand in the
tub will result in a $150 cleaning fee. Please put the cover back on when not in use.
Please do not place anything on top of the toaster oven.
No towels are to be hung from front porch. Please keep the front porch tidy during your stay.
I have lived in Bolinas since I bought a lot and built a house after several years of looking and not finding the house I wanted. After that I purchased then sold another, then another. I was excited when this house was offered to me, because based on my past experience this house is a in a great Bolinas location if you wish to live in the downtown community, enjoy peace and quiet, and be close to the beach.
I was born in S.F. attended Cathedral and Urban schools then UC Berkeley. I farmed in Idaho and dabbled in the music in LA, but have lived in Bolinas for nearly twenty five years. After moving back to SF, I owned an antique store in Jackson Square specializing in Asian art and exhibited at the San Francisco Fall Antiques show.
In Bolinas I served on the board of the Bolinas Museum for many years, and support our community center. Occasionally I take out my old guitar and play on Sunday night at Smiley's open mic.
I put a lot of time and effort into making this house nice and comfortable.