Tide View on Tomales Bay

House - Entire home/apt · Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Inverness, CA 94937, United States

A comfortable four-bedroom three-bath house one mile south of Inverness overlooking the tidal marsh. Close to trails and beaches in Point Reyes National Recreation Area and to shopping and restaurants at Point Reyes Station, Inverness and Olema.

The Space

The House sits on 3 acres at an altitude of 150 feet. It overlooks the Tomales Bay tidal marshes. Its back is to the forest. California state park property is 300 feet to the west. It is the last house up a private road, 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 only broken by the tree frogs.. Comfortably accommodates six adults and two children.

Guest Access

There are one king- and two queen-sized beds and three baths. There is a sofa bed in the room adjoining the downstairs bedroom,.A room across the hall from the two upstairs bedrooms can sleep two, generally expected to be children, in a sleigh bed and an air bed.. There is a travel crib. So it can potentially sleep ten including infants and children. There are children’s toys and books. The lower suite with a queen bed and bath has its own entrance. There is no internal staircase and it could be used independent of the upstairs rooms. There is a one-car garage and ample parking outside.. .

Wifi, Apple smart TV, and land-line (website hidden) player. Waterstone instant hot water and 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. Customary kitchen and dining utensils. Wheel chair accessible on the upper floor..

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 an easy hike from a trail head around the corner 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, restaurants and a store in Inverness, and a short-order cafe at Drake's Beach.. .

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 ample parking on site.

Other Things to Note

Languages: English, French. Can also manage with a little delay: German, Russian, Italian and Spanish.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1300 /week
Monthly Price: $4500 /month
Security Deposit: $250
Cleaning Fee: $150
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Fantastic communication, and a great place to stay. The house is particularly well-suited to kids and large groups. We were three adults and three children, and didn't even use the separate entrance and living space downstairs.

    March 2014
  • Seven of us, age 64 to two months, spent three lovely nights in this lovely house. Lots of space, pretty child friendly and safe, easy kitchen, and, of course, beautiful views. A place of great refreshment. Thanks!

    March 2014
  • The entire experience of this AirBnb rental was pleasant from beginning to end. Douglas was extremely accommodating and communicative from the beginning. The property is very modern and accommodated our group of six adults. I would definitely stay here again.

    February 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay at Tomales Bay. The house was very clean and had an open layout. It was a close drive to downtown and Point Reyes trails. Douglas was very accommodating and even provided a travel crib and high chair, and some toys for the kids on rainy days. We will return I'm sure.

    February 2014
    Response from Douglas:

    Thank you for the nice review. It is more persuasive than anything we can say. We'll be glad to have you back. Douglas

  • We stayed at the Tide View for a family getaway (6 adults, 2 small kids) and had a wonderful time despite continuous rain which prevented us from enjoying the outdoors. The house is very nice, comfortable, well equipped and has beautiful views so at least we could see the nature around us. It was kid friendly -- we did not need to bring a pack and play or a high chair, there were games and toys, and the space was conducive to adults socializing and kids playing without feeling too crowded or having to split up our party, which was a huge plus for us. The house is very close to Inverness restaurants and grocery stores and just a short drive from Point Reyes, so it's convenient for going out or getting good take out. Douglas was helpful and responsive, and helped us with some of the kid-related logistics. Overall, great experience and would definitely recommend, whether you have kids or not.

    February 2014
  • Douglas was very responsive, and we found the place clean, breezy, and well-lit. We prefer simple, clean accommodations, and this place was wonderful that way. Only down-side for us was that there were no trails or beaches immediately accessible, since we had young kids in tow. But there were lots within a short driving distance (and within walking distance for others without little ones). Really close to Inverness town strip, which was lovely.

    January 2014
  • Beautiful view. New home with nice kitchen, bedding, comfortable beds. Douglas very professional.

    January 2014
  • The hosts were very attentive, responsive, and a pleasure to engage with! Their place was fresh, clean, and so beautiful! Made for a perfect launching pad to explore Point Reyes!

    January 2014
  • We had a fantastic time at the Tide View in Inverness! The house was absolutely beautiful and fully equipped for a comfortable stay. The communal spaces in the house are open and spacious - the private bedrooms are cozy and comfortable. We like the fact that there was a separate downstairs flat for our teenagers to enjoy.

    All new appliances and fixtures were especially nice. The views from the deck and living room were exceptional - very quiet and peaceful surroundings. It's also very close to beaches and trails - and just 10 minutes from Drakes Oyster Farm (yum).

    All in all we had a great time and look forward to returning soon!

    December 2013
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