Bleu Bay Beach Cottage is a unique vacation home w/private beach on pristine Tomales Bay. ATTENTION: Take advantage of our Winter Rate Discount! This is whale watching season! The nearby seashore is a perfect place to see magnificent gray whales
This is whale watching season! The nearby seashore is a perfect place to see magnificent gray whales on their Southern migration.
Envelop yourself with natural beauty and ever-changing light and water. Our beach cottage is perfect whether you desire a romantic getaway, a fun family vacation, or respite from your busy life.
Bleu Bay Beach Cottage has its own private sandy beach on Bleu Bay Cove, a private getaway gem on the shores of pristine Tomales Bay.
Through many windows in every room of our house, or from our deck and hot tub or our beach, witness incredible sunsets, water views, sea & shore life.
Fall asleep to the sound of gentle waves lapping on our beach. Luxuriate in the 6-person hot tub. Snuggle up next to a cozy fire in the brick surrounded fireplace. Stay in touch through powerful wireless internet, relax with music, watch tapes on TV or bring your favorite DVDs. Cherish a romantic evening, or read an adventure to your children. Create a life-long memory here.
Awake in the comfy queen bed in our private upstairs bedroom to a spectacular view of the bay. The cottage sleeps 4 more in double-sized fold-out couches in the living and sun-rooms. There is one bathroom with a shower/tub combo and spacious countertop with double sinks. Prepare meals in our fully-equipped kitchen stocked with numerous appliances, pots, pans, gas stove & dinnerware.
You’ll love the restaurants, bars, shops, galleries, grocery stores and bakeries in nearby historic Point Reyes Station, Olema, and Inverness.
Popular Nick’s Cove Restaurant is just a mile north. Visit famous Hog Island Oyster Company for local oysters, 2.2 miles south. Local favorite Tony’s Seafood is 3 miles south. 10 minutes north is the town of Tomales with a great deli restaurant and the best bakery in the universe. Dillon Beach and Bodega Bay are a short drive beyond that.
Enjoy enzyme baths and massage at Osmosis (25 minutes). Tour wineries nearby and in Napa or Sonoma Valleys (1 hour). Raft the Russian River (40 minutes). Explore many world-class beaches and coast attractions. Feast and tour locally, in San Francisco or Berkeley, only a little over one hour away and innumerable Bay Area delights.
Launch a kayak or canoe from our sandy beach on the on the cove. Rent kayaks just down the road in Marshall. Otters, seals and sea lions swim, frolic and tend to their daily business. Bleu Bay Cove is permanent home to Great Blue Heron, Snowy White Egret and flocks of other waterfowl and shorebird species. Use our high powered scope or binoculars to magnify your view.
Across the bay a short drive away is famous Point Reyes National Seashore with its award-winning visitor center, great hiking & biking trails where you might see roaming herds of albino deer and Thule elk, an ancient forest, and a real earthquake fault. Bald eagles nest here. Stroll on miles of white sandy beaches where you can observe marine mammals, dolphins, and breaching whales. Explore the tide pools teeming with sea life.
We’re just over an hour from the Golden Gate Bridge, but a world away. A unique vacation spot you’ll long remember. Reward yourself.
Some dogs permitted with prior permission.
I’m pleased to help make your stay at owner Tom Flynn’s beach cottage as perfect as possible.
It’s a privilege to work with a man of Tom’s caliber who is well-known as a visionary environmental manager, advisor, consultant, environmental engineer, and preservationist in California’s professional environmental culture, as well (email hidden) Coastal Commission and NOAA (National Oceanic and Aeronautic Administration).
Tom’s many years of work to eliminate potential for pollution in Tomales Bay has won accolades throughout Marin and Sonoma Counties. Tom has substantially assured the adjective “pristine,” as in “pristine Tomales Bay”. Tom’s leadership to preserve several hundred acres of environmentally sensitive and scenic areas near the edge of Tomales Bay and nearby King Mountain is impressive and inspirational. He is known for results, which provide community, economic, and environmental benefits. This caring and attention to detail is reflected in his beach cottage.
PLEASE NOTE: Airbnb does not have a way for us to collect the Marin County Occupancy Tax (10% of the total rent) so we will make separate arrangements with you to pay it.
Guests have private access to the entire house, hot tub, sandy beach and charcoal BBQ (bring your own briquettes).
Parking is available for two vehicles. One in the parking spot next to the house and one across the private drive opposite the front door.
Interaction with Guests
We ask that guests call the Manager once they've arrived and have access to the cottage.
Bleu Bay Beach Cottage is a unique vacation home w/private beach on pristine Tomales Bay in rural West Marin w/nearby excellent restaurants, creameries, bakeries, shops, wineries, water sports and the natural wonders of Pt Reyes Nat'l Park-relax-hike-bike-paddle-explore.
You will need a vehicle.
Other Things to Note
Bring your canoe or kayak to launch from our beach or rent one nearby at the local concession.
First Rule - Enjoy yourself!
No unexpected guests.
Please respect our home as you would your own.
Since we charge a lower cleaning fee than most houses in our area,
please clean up before you leave, such as doing dishes, taking your food from the fridge, placing trash bags in outside collection bins.
We do accept some dogs. Inquire with the Manager if this interests you.
I surprised my husband with a 2 night stay here for his birthday. A few friends helped to make this happen. Because he and I share our computer, I was very worried about him accidentally seeing an email from Rob as he was confirming and updating me on the rental. After explaining this to him, Rob was more than accommodating to help us keep the secret. When I forgot to call to get the code for the keys, he called to check in, and was very friendly and pleasant to talk to.
The cottage is very comfortable and as described. 5 of us stayed. We couldn't get over the incredible view and waking up looking over the water. We did yoga on the deck, soaked in the hot tub, and were super warm by the fireplace. Overall, a great experience and stay. We would definitely return.
Thanks to you both, Rob and Tom!
We know how fortunate we were to book this very unique cottage for Christmas. Although there are copious guidelines and directions for staying in the cottage, it really is a breeze to locate and to operate.
Waking up to a magnificent, unobstructed view of Tomales Bay each morning was the most wonderful way to escape the city.
Tom and Rob were very professional and kind.
Great location. Stayed for two nights
and enjoyed exploring the area. Owner very helpful as we showed up a little early. Fantastic views from hot tub!
We had a wonderful time at Bleu Bay cottage. The house is beautiful and comfortable. The view is spectacular. The lapping waves right outside are great company. It was a perfect place to have our small family gathering.
Bleu Bay Cottage on Tomales Bay was all that was promised by Tom and Robert. The hot tub was hot and the bedroom was comfortable with a beautiful view of the Bay. The bathroom was spacious, with all the amenities. Due to very rainy and windy conditions while we were there, we were unable to take advantage of the great location and do some kayaking, but if we stay there again, we will definitely have our kayaks with us. It's a perfect location to not only enjoy the water, but to wander around and explore the beautiful environment that is West Marin. We spent many happy hours curled up in the cozy living room, reading and listening to music while the storm raged outside. There are plenty of nearby restaurants and cafes, so we didn't need to cook, but it appeared that all the essentials were provided.
My friends and I had a wonderful stay at the cottage. The cottage being right on the water was just beautiful. It was clean and comfortable. We found kicking back in the hot tub really relaxing. We enjoyed picking up a bag of oysters at Tomales Bay Oyster Co. just 15 minutes drive away. Rob was very responsive and helpful answering our questions after we arrived. Would like to stay again.
An amazing getaway... relaxing on the deck watching the sun set over Bodega Bay and waking up and not being able to distinguish where the water gave way to the sky through the fog on the horizon while sipping a cup of coffee.