Mole's Cottage

Mole's Cottage with it's full ocean views, is next door to
The Cottage At Muir Beach separated by it's enchanting private succulent gardens. Both cottages are private residences but are also close enough to accommodate friends and family members who want their own space but enjoy vacationing together.

Both Mole's Cottage and The Cottage At Muir Beach, are owned and operated by locally renowned interior designer Victoria Hamilton-Rivers. This is a beautifully decorated property that accommodates 4 people: living room - with breathtaking ocean views, 1 queen master bedroom with ocean views and en suite bathroom, a second double extra long bedroom with garden and ocean views and adjacent bathroom, fully equipped kitchen which looks out on to the succulent gardens, laundry and separate dining area. There is also masses of outdoor space where you can dine, sit or lounge and take in the sounds of the surf.

Spectacular succulent gardens surround Mole's Cottage making it the ideal honeymoon or ocean retreat destination for the much needed rest and relaxation that we all yearn for.


Muir Beach is within easy walking distance from Mole’s Cottage - you can hear the sound of the waves from the property and it's set in the spectacular surroundings of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area where the views and local hikes are some of the most stunning in the world.

The property has it's own private off street parking for two cars in tandem outside the driftwood entry gate that leads to the property. It’s within easy driving distance to Muir Woods, Mill Valley and other parts of Marin County, Stinson Beach and San Francisco. You can see the city from both cottages and watch the boats and ships passing through and the whale migration, during certain times of year. Dolphins, seals, otters, Monarch butterflies, Hummingbirds and other wildlife, are also among frequent visitors to Muir Beach.

Mole's Cottage is an extremely special place for those seeking to be close to nature and the ocean but within easy reach of city life. We hope you will come and stay and please see our guest reviews from those who have!

To view calendar of available dates or book your stay, visit: VRBO



2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Bedroom 1  :   1 queen
Bedroom 2 :  1 full

1 Master Queen Bedroom with ocean and San Francisco views
1 Full (extra long) bedroom with garden and partial ocean views

There is also a sectional sofa in the living room with additional bedding in the cane trunk in the master bedroom. There is a portable twin bed provided upon request.


2 Bathrooms both en suite to bedrooms
Bathroom 1 :  toilet, shower
Bathroom 2 : toilet, shower


There is a fully equipped kitchen at the property. This is a self-catering facility. We recommend that all our guests stop to buy groceries on route before checking in. By the time you arrive, you will just want to kick back and relax and be glad you have everything you like to have, on hand. Please see our Useful Information pdf for details on the location of local grocery stores.

Kitchen Includes:
Refrigerator: LEG model with fridge and freezer
Stove: Electric stove with cook top
Oven: Part of stove set up
Coffee Maker
Dishes & Utensils
Kitchen: The kitchen is fully equipped with everything required for home catering.

Living Room

Sectional Sofa
Handcrafted burl wood coffee table
Wrap around ocean views


Indoor dining area that seats 6 people.
Outdoor dining area that seats up to 10 people. 2 loungers.
Amazing driftwood chairs and bench on quiet back deck.


Garden: Several gardens and vistas to sit and contemplate - great views
Outdoor Grill: Weber gas grill
Deck /Patio: There are two gardens with ocean views - see photos

The Nest

A separate garden studio has been built for those guests wanting a quiet working environment away from the cottage and with ocean views. An electric wall heater, lighting and a USB cable charger are provided.


Mole’s Cottage Directions: PDF Map
Mole’s Parking: PDF Instructions
Rental Agreement: PDF

House Rules

Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Booking & Cancellation Policy
Please see Rental Agreement PDF for full details under Useful Documents sections. All bookings are done on-line through our host sites where a full quote is provided for any dates you may be interested in, by providing those details.


Guests provide their own meals


Heating is by electrical wall heaters. Please be sure to turn these off when you are leaving the premises.
Linens Provided
Washing Machine: Laundry detergent is not provided
Clothes Dryer
Parking: Off street private parking for two cars in tandem
Internet password is: 4152722842
Towels Provided
Iron & Board
Hair Dryer


Washer & Dryer
Kids Welcome
No Smoking
Wall Heater(s)


Off street private parking for two cars in tandem
Please see: parking PDF Instructions


Television – there’s a TV at the property that has a built-in DVD for streaming videos or playing movies from our library of movies. There is no cable connection at the property.
Bose Blue Tooth sound system.
Books: tour guides, maps, fiction, coastal living and interior books and magazines are available to read on the premises.

useful links

Mole's Cottage is located in the heart of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area which is renowned for it's spectacular hikes and views and the National Monument of Muir Woods. Muir Beach is a small village community on the edge of the Pacific about 30 minutes drive north of San Francisco. You can see the city from Mole's Cottage and Muir Beach. It’s uniquely special!
The Pelican Inn
Muir Woods

Local Services & Businesses

The nearest local town is Mill Valley that is approximately 10 minutes drive from the property. There are stores, restaurants, banks, cinema, Sweet Water Music Hall (where local bands play) and more, in nearby Mill Valley.

Muir Beach has it's own local pub and restaurant - The pelican Inn. Please see Useful links for more details. Muir Beach also has it's own local well water supply that is regularly tested and drinkable. We have our own highly trained volunteer Fire Department too so any emergency response needs are prompt and dependable. In the event of emergency please call 911 and our volunteers will immediately be paged.

Tourist & General Attractions

Muir Woods, San Francisco, Napa & Sonoma wine country and other northern California coastal towns: Stinson Beach, Bolinas, Point Reyes, Marshall and Inverness.

Stunning succulent gardens
Easy Beach access
The Pelican Inn - within walking distance
Muir Woods - 5 minutes drive, reservations required.
Muir Beach Overlook - 5 minutes or you can hike, breathtaking views of The Pacific and coastline.
Local Hiking - some of the best in the world.
Mountain biking - as above.
Napa & Sonoma wine country - approximately 50 minutes drive from the property.
SFO and Oakland Airports - approximately 50 minutes drive.
Marin Headlands (which overlooks the Golden gate Bridge and provides stunning views) is approximately 20 minutes drive.
San Francisco - approximately 30 minutes drive.
Stinson Beach - approximately 20 minutes drive of spectacular scenery and a route that's frequently used to make car commercials.

There is a comprehensive folder of local attractions and links left at the property for your use while you're staying.
Please also see our Useful Links and Useful Information pdf.

Sports & Adventure Activities

mountain biking
Please see Useful Links for a comprehensive list of useful information

Leisure Activities

horseback riding
beach combing
bird watching
paddle boating
sight seeing
whale watching (at certain times of year)
scenic drives
wildlife viewing


wheelchair inaccessible
Due to gravel pathway and stairs,
this property is not suitable for wheel chair access.

To view calendar of available dates or book your stay, visit: VRBO


All photographs on this site are authentic and taken either at the
property or on Muir Beach. Photographs by: Sean Mullens, Kurt Lai, Maureen Kringen, Chris Gove,
Louise Veys and Victoria Hamilton-Rivers.

Web design by: Kringen Media in collaboration with Victoria Hamilton-Rivers