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Iconic Mushroom House, Dramatic Ocean View Getaway

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3 bedrooms, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Beach towels
Beach towels
Beach towels
Balcony

Overview of Iconic Mushroom House, Dramatic Ocean View Getaway

Iconic Mushroom House, Dramatic Ocean View Getaway

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms3 bathroomsSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
Bolinas, CA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBolinas Beach14 min drive
  • Popular LocationNike Missile Site SF-8848 min drive
  • Popular LocationRodeo Beach73 min drive
  • AirportSan Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.)93 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6
1500 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 bunk bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Shower
Bathroom 2
    Shower
Bathroom 3
    No shower or bathtub

About this property

Entire place

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

Iconic Mushroom House, Dramatic Ocean View Getaway

Romantic vacation home in Bolinas
Welcome to the Mushroom House, a one-of-a-kind coastal escape. Located on the Big Mesa in secluded Bolinas, this rustic visionary structure, built almost 50 years ago, stands boldly, peering down at the Pacific Ocean from its 3-story perch. Just 50 meters from the steep south-facing cliffs that drop down to the rugged beach, the Mushroom House offers expansive views of Duxbury Reef, Stinson Beach, and Bolinas Ridge. Featured in Sunset Magazine in the 70's as an architectural wonder, the house is truly like no other.

Forget the crowds, traffic and noise of everyday life, just take in the sound of the Pacific Ocean and seaside birds as you slow down to the pace of this magical place.

This 1500 square foot house has three floors. The first two are the mushroom stem. On the first floor, behind a swinging bookshelf, you will find a bunk bed (two beds) and full bathroom with shower. The large bedroom on the second floor has a queen bed, 1/2 bathroom, and a beautiful view of the ocean from where you will lay your head. The third floor is the mushroom's cap, featuring a hexagonal, wide-open floor plan that includes a kitchen, living room, and dining area. There is a lovely loft with a queen size Nectar mattress that has pillow views of the ocean and mountain ridge. A full bathroom is right off the living room.

The sleeping arrangement of two queen beds and bunk bed allows for a capacity of 6 occupants. The house is ideal for couples, friends, and families, but there are stairs between each floor and a ladder to the loft, so convenience and safety should be taken into account when bringing small children or the elderly.

The third floor great room has new wood floors, an 18-foot high ceiling with stained glass at the top, and breathtaking views wherever you look. A sliding glass door leads to the dramatic deck where you can enjoy sunbathing, reading, and al fresco meals. You can also curl up inside and watch a movie on the smart TV, stay connected if you want through high speed internet, or listen to music on the bluetooth speaker.

The town of Bolinas is an easy half-mile walk from the house, where you will find a quirky little downtown and lovely public beach. Bolinas has a post office (no waiting), a very nice restaurant (The Coast Cafe), a neighborhood bar (Smiley's - they serve burritos now too!) a library, several boutiques, and two grocery stores: The General Store has just about everything you need; The People’s Store, set back from the street, has organic fruits and vegetables and a good dose of Bolinas charm.

The Mushroom House is extremely relaxing and hard to leave, but local activity is too wonderful to ignore. A walk to town and the beach is a must. If you like to hike, don't miss the Palomarin trail to Bass Lake and Alamere Falls, one of the most beautiful and satisfying hikes in the Bay Area. Just 10 minutes away from the house, the trail winds along the coast, heads inland, hits a beautiful swimming lake, then ends back at the beach where a roaring creek tumbles over a steep cliff onto the sand. Road biking, surfing, tide pooling, mountain biking, boogie-boarding, sand-castle building, and many other possibilities await.

The Mushroom House is a gem. It is not new or shiny, but it is warm, homey, comforting, and closely connected to nature's wonders. Migrating whales have been seen from the deck. A pelican carrying a salmon was spotted through the window by a guest doing dishes. The cleansing ocean air graces this special home every day, inside and out. Come experience the simple life.
Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations are furnished with desks, dining tables, and kitchen islands. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities

Beach

  • Beach towels

Internet

  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Children's books

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen island
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Spices

Dining

  • Dining table

Bedrooms

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 3 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Hair dryer

Entertainment

  • Smart TV
  • Books
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Fenced yard
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture

Laundry

  • Near laundromat

Work spaces

  • Desk

Comfort

  • Heating

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Suitability/Accessibility

  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • Near the bay
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Ecotours nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock

General

  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 1500 sq ft (139 sq m)

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a deadbolt lock

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Iconic Mushroom House, Dramatic Ocean View Getaway Bolinas

About this area

Bolinas

Located in Bolinas, this vacation home is by the sea. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Point Reyes National Seashore and Muir Woods National Monument. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Bolinas Museum - 19 min walk
  • Bolinas Lagoon - 9 min drive
  • Bolinas Beach - 14 min drive
  • Nike Missile Site SF-88 - 48 min drive
  • Rodeo Beach - 73 min drive

Getting around

  • San Francisco Station - 51 min drive
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) - 93 min drive

Restaurants

  • Coast Cafe — 18 min walk
  • Surf's Grill — 10 min drive
  • Stinson Beach Breakers Café — 13 min drive
  • Sand Dollar Restaurant — 13 min drive
  • Parkside Café — 13 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

5.0

Exceptional

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5/5 Excellent

Wonderful One of a Kind Stay!
We loved our short but sweet stay at the Mushroom House after a 3 week long road trip. The views are incredible and the house is beautiful, unique, well kept, and very clean. We had a great meal from Coast Cafe that we brought back to the house to enjoy the views and cherished peace and rest at this great getaway. Thank you for the memorable stay!

5/5 Excellent

Perfect beach getaway
We loved our stay at the Mushroom house! The house had everything we could ask for with beautiful views, a well stocked kitchen, comfortable beds, games, puzzles and more. We’ll definitely be back! Thank you for an amazing few days.

5/5 Excellent

Brilliant in Bolinas
We stayed for three nights and even though it was foggy for part of the time the house was a great place with which to enjoy the ocean in the town of Bolinas. It was a short an enjoyable walk down to the local beach in One Direction, and then the other ample tide pool experiences. The house was wonderful unique and just the right size for our party. Definitely recommend to anybody who wants to feel California!

5/5 Excellent

Comfortable, great views and well equipped
Our family really enjoyed our stay in this unique house. It's clear they want you to have a good time. Lots of extras are provided e.g. all kinds of condiments, beach towels, walking sticks, guide books and maps of the area (luxury TP!) etc. Comfy beds. Kids loved the elephant puzzle.

5/5 Excellent

Campignon magnific!
My 17yo said “this is the ‘sickest’ place we’ve ever stayed”. In teen-speak, I think that means she thought it was cool!