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52 Crescente Avenue

Bolinas, CA 94924


  • Single Family Residence
  • Sold
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,368 SqFt
  • MLS# 21614454

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Perched atop more than three-quarter acres of land on the coveted walk-to-town Little Mesa, is a 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath wood-shingled vintage cottage, offering fabulous expansive views of the ocean and the seaside town of Bolinas below—as well as a myriad of opportunities for expansion. Enter the spacious 3-parcel property at 52 CRESCENTE AVENUE through a rustic gated entrance surrounded by foliage and walk down the path to the front door, where you’re greeted by a 70’s-style handcrafted “starburst” detail over the front porch gable.

Step into the home to enter a cozy-great room, where an exposed wood-beam peaked ceiling tops an open-floor plan living space, complete with corner dining alcove surrounded on two sides by large picture windows offering stunning views of the ocean, Duxbury Reef and rolling hillside. The room is framed by an open kitchen in one corner—offering a curved counter-island and custom cabinetry—and in the opposite corner a rustic wood-burning stove with white brick surround and glass door providing access to a private sitting deck with redwood bench.

To the right of the front door is the bedroom wing, featuring three private rooms, each with dark wood framed windows overlooking pristine nature or serene countryside. The master includes an attached den/office space, private half bath and a large picture window staring out upon the majestic backdrop of Mt. Tamalpais recreation area. Two additional simple bedrooms—one with lovely outlooks of the landscaped property—share a full bath between them and include angled open-beam ceilings.

Wander around the sumptuous level grounds of the property to the vista-point bluff, where a hot tub is perched to soak in gorgeous views of the countryside and seascapes. Make your way past gorgeous leafy foliage, including a lemon tree, wild flowers and succulents, to access a spacious two-car garage with abundant built–in storage space. Dine under the backdrop of peaceful nature, at a quaint picnic area featuring two rustic redwood tables atop a Trex-composite deck.

Just a short downhill stroll to the beach below and a five-minute walk to the charming main street of Bolinas, this large 3-parcel property affords its owners with abundant possibilities to create a seaside paradise with unobstructed views of the ocean, as well as access to the best of West Marin living, with local farm stands, gourmet dining in Pt. Reyes, immediate proximity to Stinson Beach, and open-space hiking trails along the coast. Only a one-hour drive to San Francisco.   


  • Three separate parcels of land
  • First 5,000 SqFt parcel with 1,368 SqFt home
  • Second 5,000 SqFt parcel with large 2 car garage + flat level yard
  • Third parcel with over 27,800 SqFt of rolling hillside stretching all the way down the hill, ensuring a non-obstructed ocean view
  • Total property size just shy of an acre at 37,800+ SqFt
  • Easy Income: Property being sold with option for furniture to be included, allowing for immediate rental income for the short or long term
  • Dream Lot: Lots of level land with gorgeous unobstructed views
  • Spacious 2 car garage with peaked ceiling can be easily converted to family room or guest quarters
  • Two additional off-street parking spaces in front of the garage
  • Complete privacy in a natural setting
  • Property is surrounded by custom-built rustic fencing and mature hedges on street side
  • Built in BBQ area near garage with cement pad
  • Separate picnic area with 2 redwood tables and Trex-composite deck
  • Separate laundry room accessed through outside facing-door in front yard


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Bolinas is a town famous for tearing down road signs, road signs that point to Bolinas that is. Located thirty miles north of San Francisco and ten miles west of San Rafael, Bolinas is a notoriously reclusive beach town traditionally populated with artists, eccentrics, writers, hippies and surfers—more recently Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and movie people.  The exit to the town is an unmarked road off of Highway One (the sign is regularly stolen by residents who would rather not encourage visitors).  Bolinas Lagoon and Stinson Beach are on the east, Bolinas Bay to the south and Olema Valley, Tomales Bay and Point Reyes are just to the north.

The town of Bolinas and Stinson Beach were once part of a huge ranch—a Mexican Land grant that was called Rancho de Baulines (Ranch of the Whales). The town is unincorporated, but receives government services from Marin County. There is, however, a Bolinas Public Utilities District and a Bolinas Fire District to provide local services.

The vibe in Bolinas is decidedly low key, funky and Bohemian. You might think hippy when you first drive into town, but once you really start to look around, you may think again.  Although the services are purposefully scarce, there are a few places that accommodate visitors and townsfolk alike; Smiley’s Schooner Saloon and Hotel is a hub, with live music and a thriving bar scene. There is also the Coast Café, the Blue Heron Inn, the Bolinas Bay Bakery and the tiny Bolinas Museum. Despite its limited commercial district, the town attracts a surprising number of famous people looking to enjoy the gorgeous scenery and stay out of the public eye. Town residents include; Frances MacDormand (actress), Joel Coen (director, Coen Brother’s), Alice Waters (chef), Stephen Ratcliffe (poet, playwright), Grace Slick (singer- Jefferson Airplane), Anne Lamott (author), Susie Tompkins Buell (Esprit founder), Magda Cragg (a sculptress and Mother of Huey Lewis), and the list of high profile neighbors goes on and on.  When you consider that there are less than 2,500 residents, your chance of running into a celebrity at the General Store (which also serves as the Post Office, Library and Fire Department) is pretty good.

Why are so many well known people hiding out in Bolinas?  The town is undeniably charming—this is not your typical California beach town. Bolinas has a personality all its own and magnificent natural surroundings; Alamere Falls are nearby, as is Agate Beach, Muir Woods, Point Reyes National Seashore and Samuel P. Taylor State Park.

If you’re in the market for a Bolinas home, or a vacation getaway, your options will be limited- but interesting to be sure! The town has many different types of properties. From tiny turn of the century cottages with country gardens to uber-modern glass view homes, to quaint farms to gated family compounds.

Bolinas is a very special town, off the beaten track but well worth at least a visit. That is, if you can find it!

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