Captain's Cabin - Tomales Bay views

House - Entire home/apt · Rannoch Way, Inverness, CA 94937, United States

The Space

The Captain’s Cabin -- Welcome

This is the upper unit of a two unit house. For larger groups we recommend renting both units This unit has a full kitchen, dinning room, large living room with a wood burning fireplace (with a fold-out full size air mattress), two bedrooms (one queen size bed and two singles), and two full bathrooms. Please note the two single beds are located in a room referred to as the sleeping porch (our personal favorite room of the house) directly off of the master bedroom. There is one parking spot included with this unit and additional parking available on the side of the house. There is a gas and a charcoal grill available for your use. This unit also has beautiful and large back deck with sweeping views of the bay.


This house reflects the lives of my grandparents. My grandfather was a master mariner by profession. He sailed in the American Merchant Marine from the 1920s to the 1940s, circumnavigating the globe more than 25 times. His wartime service was as captain of the Liberty ship, SS John Fiske, whose identifying plaque from the ship’s bridge is on the eastern exterior wall next to the steering wheel. When they retired in the 1970s, my grandparents chose this location so that he and my mother could have a quiet life in the woods, but at the same time could see the horizon and part of the sea.

The tree-top setting is just a half-mile from the town of Inverness with its store, post office, café, and restaurants; and a ten-minute drive from the restaurants, shops and weekend Farmers’ Market of Point Reyes Station. Beaches, hiking trails and the Point Reyes National Seashore are within walking distance or a short car ride, and the south-facing deck is sunny and warm all day. But don't take our word for it--read what the New York Times had to say about Salt Water, the local restaurant, and the delights of the wider area. '36 hours in Marin County', 27 Jan. 2013.

We hope that you enjoy our house, enter into its spirit enjoying the views of Tomales Bay, the hills, woods and beaches of western Marin and Elephant Mountain bathed in the ever- changing light of the Point Reyes Peninsula, a very special ‘Island in Time’.

The Chiles/Brock Family

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Extra people: $25 / night after 4 guests
Weekly Price: $1210 /week
Monthly Price: $3520 /month
Cleaning Fee: $60
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • I had a great time with my family at Captain's Cabin ! It's conveniently located and it HAS great view, better than pictures !!

    We thought the home itself, view, and all looked better than pictures shown. The windows are huge and offering stunning views, pretty much from everywhere. I especially loved the view from kitchen, as whichever I needed to face, I had great view of Bay or the beautiful garden.

    It was very clean, even though I'm not that into carpet, it was very well cleaned, and had a very fresh airly feeling. Those are shoes-off area, so I enjoyed laying down in front of fire place and felt very comfortable doing so. Kitchen was super well equipped, impressive collections of herbs and spices. Mostly in good quality and higher end brands. When I forgot to bring my vinegars, I was happy to find something I would buy from the store.

    Master bath room is very roomy. It's rustic luxury, so it shows some ages but very clean with huge tub which my parents enjoyed taking bath. 2nd Bathroom are small and very simple but very clean, well done and functional. I appreciated that they had a lot of hooks for towels in both bathroom.

    Beds were comfy ! Two small beds were good size for an adult as well. I slept in it and I slept very well.

    It totally felt like that we were visiting relative's home....Justinian's grand father's that was. It had that warmth and charm. I think it's wonderful that he is sharing his family history with us.

    Only down side was, upon arrival, we immediately noticed that one of the toilet was not working properly. Justinian was very responsive, but was not able to fix immediately. Fortunately that my brother and father could do the quick yet very involved fix, but if I were by myself then it would have been a bit upsetting. I understand that happens although the cleaning crew should have informed Justinian prior to our arrival.

    March 2014
  • I wish we could have spent longer in the Captain's Cabin. It's an adorable, cozy house with plenty of space. We made lots of use of the fireplace and really enjoyed the views. Great place!

    February 2014
  • Our group of friends had an amazing time in Tomales bay and then at the Captain's Cabine. This house is a true find, something really special filled with history. The house offers a fantastic view on the Bay, a very calm and quiet surrounding perfect for relaxing times away from the city. I'd recommend it in a heartbeat for friends, families or couples. It has all ammenities to satisfy a short or long stay.

    January 2014
  • Captain's Cabin is such a magical place. It was exactly as advertised--beautiful from top to bottom. I give it my highest recommendation!

    January 2014
  • With our two grown-up kids we spent a lovely week at the Captain's cabin. It. is one of the nicest places we ever rented: the great location on top of the hill above Inverness, the gorgeous view over the bay, the cosy living room, the well equipped kitchen, the beautiful furniture, comfortable beds and much more. There was really nothing we missed. We certainly would love to come again.

    January 2014
  • This was such a wonderful place to spend the night with my family. First time in several years we were able to sit around and eat a family dinner together! We loved star gazing the telescope and the fire place. Perfect place for quiet and peace!

    December 2013
  • Awesome location, very charming house, it was a wonderful weekend, thank you!

    December 2013
  • Ditto on the Justinian awesomeness - he could not have been a more gracious host. The cabin was perfect for a weekend getaway with friends - we ate breakfast on the porch admiring the beautiful sunny view, cozied up by the wood burning stove and cooked delicious meals made easy by the fully stocked kitchen. And at a reasonable price to top it all off! If you are planning a trip to the Point Reyes area, do not miss this spot to temporarily hang your hats.

    November 2013
  • Justinian made the stay easy to sign up and check into the cottage. The views from the porch are spectacular, both during breakfast in the sun and stargazing at night. The cottage is quaint and feels very "home-like". I highly recommend staying here.

    November 2013
  • Beautiful home! Great location. Everything was clean and wonderful!
    We really enjoyed our time there.

    October 2013
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I am a wine broker living in San Francisco. This house has been in our family for my entire life, and I have grown up swimming in the bay, hiking the hills and surfing the oceans around this beautiful part of California.
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