living room looking southMaster bedroom looking east.

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

4 Bedrooms

4 Beds

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

4 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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About this listing

A comfortable four-bedroom three-bath house between Inverness and Inverness Park overlooking the Tomales Bay tidal marsh. Close to trails and beaches in Point Reyes National Recreation Area and to shopping and restaurants at Point Reyes Station.

The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $175
Security Deposit: $250
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: $355 / night


The space

The House is on a hill overlooking the Tomales Bay tidal marsh. It is the last house up a private road. It is isolated by trees and vegetation from its neighbors. The only artificial light visible at night comes from farmsteads on the slope of the hill across the bay. At night the silence is nearly total. Tree frogs croak in the spring. Comfortably accommodates three couples and two children. Sleigh bed and pack 'n'play for children.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms with a king- and a queen-sized bed. There is a third children's bedroom with a child's sleigh bed and an airbed. There are toys and children's books. There is highchair and a travel crib. There are two baths. The kitchen, dining space, and living room are upstairs.

Downstairs there is a bedroom with a queen-sized bed and a bath and, in an adjoining room, a sofa bed. There is an outside staircase to the downstairs which has its own entrance.

There is a one-car garage and parking outside.

Wi-fi, Apple smart TV, and land-line telephone. CD player. Waterstone three stage filtration system for drinking water. Central heat. Propane stove. Electric oven and microwave oven. Dish washer, clothes washer and dryer. Toaster and coffee maker. Coffee grinder. Customary kitchen and dining utensils. Wheel chair accessible on the upper floor.

Guest access

All of the house and garage are accessible.

Interaction with guests

We will give you detailed directions to the house and the keys when the reservation is confirmed. Help is available by phone, email, and, if necessary, in person though it will take an hour to reach you.
Note that the price per day includes a 10% Marin County tax. The price before tax is $227.28 weekdays and $295.45 for Friday and Saturday nights.

The neighborhood

It is one mile and three minutes from the town of Inverness and the store at Inverness Park and five minutes from Pt Reyes. Limantour Beach is a short drive to the south. Hearts Desire, Drakes Beach and other sights and sites in and adjoining the Point Reyes National Recreation Area are within easy reach. There are hiking trails on the Inverness Ridge and throughout the coastal area.

Point Reyes Station shops and restaurants serve an upscale weekend and holiday clientele from San Francisco and Marin County. There are also good restaurants in and on the way to Olema, and restaurants and a store in Inverness.

Getting around

A car is needed (though we expect eventually to have someone arrive by bicycle). There is Marin Airporter from SFO to San Rafael or Petaluma.. Golden Gate Transit has bus service from San Rafael to Inverness but it is not convenient. It is one+ hour drive from San Francisco and about 40 minutes from San Rafael. There is parking on site.

Other things to note

Please be considerate of the neighbors. It is a small neighborhood of only three houses and we are accustomed to a lot of quiet. The houses are screened off by trees and not visible to one another but sound carries. Do talk, laugh and dance, but when you gather outdoors, give a thought to the sound level.
Languages: English and French. Can arrange for Farsi, Italian and Spanish.

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 4PM

No smoking in the house. There is a wood stove but it is not in service. House-broken, flea-free, well-mannered and well-supervised pets that are not left alone to bark their heads off and that stay on the floor and do not scratch doors or other surfaces considered. That said, we like dogs.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

60 Reviews

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Michael User Profile
April 2017
This is a great house and great location between Point Reyes and Inverness. The house is well equipped and very comfortable. Douglas was very communicative and took care of our needs including our stay here which was a lot minute reservation. One thing is that the downstairs additional bedroom has a separate entrance although this did not affect our stay as we didn't need that additional space.

Shi-Ping User Profile
February 2017
Great place, great view. We had a wonderful stay.

Kirsten User Profile
September 2016
Everything was outlined and explained in detail. It was beautiful and homey and so relaxing. Douglas equipped the house with ever amenity and is so nice and accommodating.

Todd User Profile
September 2016
We had a great stay in Inverness. The house was a perfect setup with great views and lots of outdoor space. Nice, quiet location with nature surrounding.

Marc User Profile
August 2016
We really enjoyed our stay. The house was lovely and the views were great.

Beth User Profile
June 2016
We had the most wonderful time at Douglas' place. It was clean and spacious and the view was incredible. We loved listening to and watching the birds. We saw deer, too. Our family of four comfortably stayed in the upstairs and our friends, a couple, stayed in the downstairs. This arrangement gave us our two families a great blend of time together and time apart. Douglas was very responsive to any questions and concerns. I highly recommend this place and, in fact, I wish I was still there:)

Ted User Profile
June 2016
Some friends and I were looking for a place to stay near Inverness for a wedding, and Douglas' house fit the bill. Douglas was very communicative and we had no trouble getting into the house, and it made a perfect place to stay for a weekend in Marin county. It was spacious, clean and well-appointed and easily fit three couples without feeling crowded, it had a great kitchen (which we didn't really get a chance to use) and a beautiful view from the living room and all bedrooms looking out over Tomales Bay and to the hills beyond. I would definitely recommend Douglas' house for any group looking for a getaway in a lovely setting.

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