Waterfront Stinson Beach escape at the foot of Mt. Tam asks $5 million


If Stinson Beach is your getaway-from-the-city of choice, you have no doubt wandered barefoot its sandy, small-town streets imagining what it might be like to tuck into one of its cute cottages and never leave.

If so, this four-bedroom house situate against Mt. Tam with its own deck overlooking the waterfront off Dipsea Road is calling.

Situated on a double lot with ample fruit and vegetable gardens and sun-soaked patios, the 2,356-square-foot house has exactly the vibe you'd want in a beach house: There is greenhouse home to multiple varietals of orchids, air ferns, and other tropical plants; two levels of decks for entertaining; a large red alder tree for shade; and sculptures tucked into the greenery. A bubbling fountain feeds into a small pond, creating a serene spot to bask in the sun or relax in the evening when the artistic lighting turns on.

Inside the main house, a large living room is bright with sunlight through floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of the water on one side and a garden on the other. The bright, airy atmosphere continues into the kitchen and breakfast area where a windowed nook protrudes out into the backyard. The formal dining room opens onto the waterfront deck.

Sleeping areas include a large master bedroom with custom cabinetry and sweeping windows that open up to the lagoon. Doubly soak up vitamin D and suds while sitting in the tub situated under a flowing skylight. The second bedroom, too, has custom cabinetry with a Murphy bed, workspace for two, as well as built-in shelving. Grab a book and chill on the window seat with views of Mt. Tam, or step out into an inner courtyard. A separate cottage provides another two bedrooms and one bathroom so overnight visitors can also have their own private sanctuary.

Location: 5 Dipsea Rd. (Stinson Beach)

Size: 2,356 sq. ft.

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3.5

Asking price: $4,995,000

// For more information, visit seadrift.com.

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