266 Seadrift Road Aerial

Listed on the MLS with an undisclosed address and an eye-popping $18 million price tag in May, the asking price for the 5,500-square-foot Stinson Beach home at 266 Seadrift Road has just been slashed by $6 million.

That being said, the two undeveloped lagoon-facing lots across the road which were were purchased for $565,000 in 2002 and had been included in the listing for 266 Seadrift Road have now been listed separately as 263 and 265 Seadrift Road for one million dollars apiece.

263 Seadrift Road Lot

35 thoughts on “The Six Million Dollar Stinson Beach Price Cut”
    1. I’m going to guess you don’t visit Stinson much. We go almost every weekend, it’s not like most other N. California beaches, and quite pleasant.

  1. Its a perplexing choice for a beach house given the typically terrible weather on the coast in summer and the year-round freezing cold water. With $12M to spend, surely a Netjets subscription and a beach house in San Diego (at a minimum) would make more sense.

        1. more rustic, fewer boneheads, i prefer 70 at the beach as oppossed to 90. more dogfriendly. more beautiful, better surf. ive always preferred cooler beaches to enjoy over hot weather locations.

          1. Is coastal San Diego that consistently hot? I thought San Diego has the same basic Marine Layer cooling effe4ct as SF? Maybe 75 degrees and not 65, but surely not 90 degrees.

          2. Yeah. According to Weather Underground, Coronado, CA right now (5:19 p.m. on a hell day in Northern California) is 74.5 degrees. Not too bad.

          3. San Diego will see 90s routinely in July, August, September during the early to late afternoons.

          4. I’m with moto on this one. Lots of things to like about San Diego, but it’s pretty much ground zero for tattoo-sleeved boneheads.

          5. Add me to the list of Stinson Beach fans. It’s really chill (love The Sand Dollar) and you’re at the doorstep of West Marin. Everything from Bolinas and up north is right there.

    1. Even with a private jet, it’s way easier/faster to get to Stinson, and have your friends come visit for the day or weekend as well.

      The weather in Stinson is a different microclimate than SF. It’s much sunnier and warmer, even in summer.

  2. This is amazingly cheap considering there are only a few hundred beach houses within an hour of San Francisco. Maybe the beach just isn’t that attractive. Duh.

  3. If close and warm is desired, Santa Cruz through Aptos fits the bill with nice long south facing beaches. And significantly less expensive. And much better beer.

      1. Sorry, didn’t mean to imply that it was as close, just close. There’s only about a 25 minute difference in drive times from the Mission.

        If close is the main criteria, then there’s always Ocean Beach. Or the Dolores Park. 🙂

        1. Ah, OK I got it. Living in the Marina, Stinson just feels really close. I’d even live there (and hope to someday) if I wasn’t working in SF. I like parts of Santa Cruz but parts of it can get a little scuzzy for my taste. As I mentioned above, one of the plusses I see to Stinson is having Bolinas, Olema, Pt. Reyes Station, Tomales just a short trip away. West Marin may very well be one of my all-time favorite places.

        2. Oh my god. On what planet is SC/Aptos 25 a minutes father drive than Stinson? From my house in SF to Stinson on a Friday night after work it’s a 45 minute drive. SF to the fishhook in SC would be at least 2 hours. If you went at the crack of dawn on a Saturday morning to beat the traffic it would still be a good 90 minutes with all clear.

          I lived off Summit Road on Hwy 17 for 6 years – that road is FUBAR more often than not. If I never have to drive that road again in my lifetime, it’ll be too soon.

  4. “Oh my god. On what planet is SC/Aptos 25 a minutes father drive than Stinson? From my house in SF to Stinson on a Friday night after work it’s a 45 minute drive. ”

    Complete poppycock Mrs. L, unless you work until 9pm, or your house in SF is actually in Mill Valley.

    1. uh, the one part is suspect. The other? SC/Aptos is way farther. Stinson will take you an hour plus. Santa Cruz? two hours. All the time. Easy with the “complete poppycock,” I mean, unless you’re enjoying the poppy …

      1. Are you sure about that. From the Mission to Hwy 17 it takes an hour so long as you don’t hit rush hour traffic. San Jose to Santa Cruz is 30 minutes. Yeah, S.Cruz is further distance-wise but it is freeways all the way.

        They’re so close timewise it comes down to what sort of vibe you want. Stinson and Santa Cruz are different worlds. Santa Cruz is warmer, more urban, and cheaper which is why I recommended it. For those allergic to boardwalk beefheads and gutter punks, Capitola and Aptos are a few minutes away.

        1. It takes an hour to get from Mission/20th to Stinson Beach and about 80 minutes to get from Mission/20th to to Santa Cruz, unless there are traffic delays, which of course there usually are at various peak times to head to the beaches or in the work commute. Google maps will tell you that based on measuring more of these trips than will be made by everyone that ever reads this thread.

          Google can also tell you the average traffic delay for these routes at any given time of any day of the week based on their historic data. For example, on average if you leave the Mission at noon on Saturday to head to Stinson, you add another 30 minutes to the drive. That’s about the worst case on average. If you leave for Santa Cruz at the same time, you should plan on 2 hours or so, of which half will be spent crawling on Hwy 17.

          Someday (maybe yesterday or a few years ago) people will wonder why folks ever went back and forth on simple facts like these, when you can just look ’em up.

          1. moto, most people go from SF to Santa Cruz via 280 & 17 because it usually takes the least time. When there isn’t much traffic it is 20+ minutes longer to take Rt 1. For a specific trip it is easy to check the current traffic to choose. There are certainly times when either Rt 1 along the coast or 17 is abominable and the other is ok.

    2. My house in SF is at Haight and Baker. My house in Stinson is in the 100s on Seadrift Road. I take Panoramic, not the coast. It reliably takes me 45 minutes when I leave on Fridays at 7:30. If the dog is in the car, I take an extra 10 minutes. What part of this do you dispute? How often do you do this trip?

  5. UPDATE: The two undeveloped lagoon-facing lots have sold for a combined $2.3 million. The home at 266 Seadrift Road remains on the market listed for $12 million.

  6. From Marin County Planning Distribution E-Mail:

    ‘We Went to the Beach and It Wasn’t There!’

    Learn about the impacts of sea-level rise Saturday at Stinson Beach

    San Rafael, CA – Sand, sun and surf – the perfect mix for a fantastic Labor Day weekend. But what would it be like in the future when the sand is gone as a result of sea-level rise?

    Holiday beachgoers at Stinson Beach will get a vivid preview of what may be in store Saturday when Marin County planners stake the beach with signs showing how the beach could shrink with increased erosion and permanently higher water levels as a result of climate change. It’s part of an effort to educate the public and get more people involved in the process of planning for a coordinated response to sea-level rise.

    “We all have a stake in getting prepared for rising seas – more than many people are aware of,” said Jack Liebster of Marin County’s C-SMART (“Collaboration: Sea-level Marin Adaptation Response Team”) program. “This is a way to provide a picture of the future, and get people to play a role in helping to shape it.”

    Organizers will staff a booth at the “Year 2100” level of the beach to sign up those interested in following and participating in sea-level rise planning, not just in Marin but throughout the Bay Area.

    A preliminary report from the firm of Environmental Science Associates shows Stinson Beach being reduced to almost nothing by 2100 by a combination of drowning by rising seas and increased erosion. Similar consequences could be expected in many ocean-fronting beaches all along California’s coast.

    Go to http://www.MarinSLR.org for additional information.

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