About This Listing
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 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.
There are one king- and two queen-sized beds and three baths. There is a twin-sized 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. 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.
Wi-fi, Apple smart TV, and land-line (website hidden) 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 who stay on the floor and do not scratch doors or other surfaces considered.
Great house, great location. I liked that everything about being in the house was easy, no instructions required. The view of Tomales Bay is wonderful.
The house was beautiful and very clean. We loved the modern design and how the simplicity of the decor made the home warm and calming. The open floor plans, natural light and amazing views and surroundings made us feel like we never wanted to leave. Douglas even left us a bottle of wine to welcome us. Our trip to wine country was somewhat long each day, but the drive was spectacular and there are many wonderful places to eat and things to do surrounding Inverness and Point Reyes. We would definitely stay here again and would hope to spend more time relaxing at the home.
This was a truly remarkable property in every way. Gorgeous house, amazing location with a breathtaking view, delightful bedrooms and bathrooms with mega shower heads, comfortable beds, delightful furnishings and artwork on the walls. The separate downstairs unit was perfect for us because my sister and her family wanted their own private space.
The common areas were also perfect. The living rooms and dining rooms were spacious and super comfortable and homey, the entertainment system was terrific with a stereo and a small but mighty collection of CDs and DVDs (in the master bedroom), and a beautiful large screen TV (we could never get the supposedly free netflix subscription to work, however).
The kitchen was also fantastic, with modern appliances, plenty of dishes and cooking gear, and a nice supply of staples like spices, oil, vinegar, etc. They even compost and recycle! Oh, and there was a beautiful patio with a picnic table for outdoor meals when the sun was shining (which wasn't quite enough for us :) Wish there had been a barbecue grill and a hot tub, but you can't have everything!
I can't praise this place enough; it was beyond perfect for my family celebrating my mother's 80th birthday. We were able to project our "this is your life" slide show from our macs to the apple tv, make and eat amazing meals, and just relax and do nothing but read and look at the view. I'll definitely be back.
Thank you, Jonathan. I hope you do come back. The house was easy to prepare for some very nice people who arrived on the day you left. Which brings me to the absence of a hot tub and a barbecue. Would we be able to clean and get it ready for the next person? ( I'm also nervous about the fire hazard.) I think I can solve that problem with two barbecues but hot tubs are expensive. We will solve the netflix access problem and maybe edge toward solving the other two.
If you come back -- and I hope you do -- you will qualify for a 10% discount or, off-season, an adjoining weekday free. Douglas
This place is lovely! We had a college girls reunion (18 years) and this place was excellent. We cooked and relaxed watching the birds. Two egrets and a blue heron made an appearance. This home is clean and spacious. The kitchen is wonderful for preparing meals for groups. We also fined outside for brunch. Douglas was responsive and an excellent host. I would stay here again in a heart beat! Thank you.
This was a simply wonderful accommodation in all ways. Douglas was so welcoming in all his communications and met our special needs with ease. The view is spectacular but the home is equally spectacular. Immaculate, Every amenity. We housed three generations with ease and the children especially loved the space and the toys made available. The deck and patio are a vacation in themselves. High up, you feel ensconced in nature. Great birding and star gazing. You are close to everything in the area. Spectacular beach and hiking and Ft. Reyes Station close by. East coasters in for a family wedding we are trying to plan our next visit. Kitchen and baths are especially lovely, right out of a modern design magazine. Clearly, this house and this area and the view provide an exceptional vacation opportunity. We think is especially perfect for a gathering of families.