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Inverness, CA. Fantastic retreat for family and friends. Enjoy panoramic views of Tomales Bay and countryside, bird-watching and quiet, starry nights. Just up the street from terrific local beach. Minutes from numerous park beaches and hikes.
Inverness, CA. Fantastic retreat for family and friends. Two minute walk to Chicken Ranch Beach on Tomales Bay - a terrific local beach for families. Spend hours on the beach and then walk back to the house to enjoy panoramic views of the Bay, Black Mountain and countryside, bird-watching and quiet, starry nights.
Just minutes away from numerous ocean and bay beaches and hikes in Point Reyes National Seashore and Tomales Bay State Park. Kayak rentals only 200 yards down the street.
3 BR, 2+ BA (3 showers, 1 tub); panoramic bay views from living areas and bedrooms; spacious deck with amazing view, wifi, cable tv, dishwasher, washer and dryer. (Large desk in master bedroom for any computer work that just can't wait.)
This is a perfect place for 3 couples or two small families.
Main house has 2 BR, 1BA and kitchen; attached cottage has 1BR, 1BA. Both house and cottage have wood-burning stoves - firewood provided. Two-car garage with ping-pong table for spirited competitions. Mud room with shower for easy clean-up from day's activities.
Sunny, large kitchen fully stocked with cooking utensils, spices and staples. (When we aren't renting the house, we use it for family gatherings and feasts.) Two Weber BBQs.
One mile from Inverness general store, bakery and shops, five miles from Point Reyes Station grocery stores, bakery and restaurants.
Minimum stay: During Peak Season (May 24-Nov 30) we generally require 3 night stay if staying Friday or Saturday night or on Major Holiday (New Years, MLK, Presidents, Memorial, Independence, Labor, Thanksgiving, Christmas, ). Otherwise, two-night minimum.
10% local occupancy tax is added into Airbnb price. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
No smoking or outdoor fires. Pets potentially allowed after discussion with owner.
BBQ only West side of house (by front door) or on driveway, not on wood deck.
We had a family vacation at Locke's lovely home. Both the main house & cottage were clean & comfortable. No complaints about the beds including the living room sofa bed. The huge deck overlooking Tomales Bay added a huge outdoor living space. The kitchen had everything-- and I mean EVERYTHING-- you might need to cook & bake up a storm. Lots of glassware/plates/etc. We cooked all our meals & were able seat everyone, including local visiting friends, outside on the deck. A sweet little beach is a short walk away. There is some traffic noise during the day, but otherwise it's very quiet.
Note that the refund policy is very strict & reservations are paid for in full. (That was a little worrisome for us, as we needed to make our reservation far in advance.)
The house was everything we expected it to be. The pictures were so helpful as I chose the house for the large deck, living room with adequate seating for all of us and the large dining room table. The view was exactly what is shown in the picture, absolutely beautiful. The neighborhood was very quiet and safe. As this was my first airbnb experience, I wasn't quite sure how things worked. I waited until the day before to contact the host, not realizing I should have received info right after booking. The host, Locke, was so nice and remedied that right away. Everything was so easy with the house instructions she provided.
Locke was helpful and thorough with the information she gave me. The overall experience for our whole family was a delightful weekend, with plenty to do, and a place that encouraged relaxing and enjoying each other too. The view from the deck is spectacular. One highlight of the trip was watching a full, golden moon rise above the hills across the bay, our grandsons were rapt.
The house was a wonderful getaway for me and my girlfriends. We had everything we needed, from kitchen prep-ware to a cozy fire to beautiful views. Locke and her husband were very responsive and easy to communicate with. This would be a wonderful multi-family vacation home with lots of room to spread out and relax.
We loved the inverness home and Locke and her husband were helpful with some initial glitches. It was a comfortable and beautiful retreat. We sincerely hope to return. Thanks!
Locke was a terrific host and very responsive to our questions. The house was in impeccable order, very cozy and exactly as described. We had an amazing long weekend celebrating my son's wedding. The deck, with it's panoramic view made entertaining and cocktail hour very special. The kitchen is well equipped for a bbqs and dinner parties. We look forward to returning in the near future and highly recommend this lovely retreat in Inverness. Very special place and only 5 minutes to the beach.
My family of 5 stayed here for a week right after Labor Day. The location is wonderful--Chicken Ranch Beach is a 2 minute walk from the house. A private and large deck offers great views of Tomales Bay. There are countless hiking trails, many beaches, and a good number of restaurants located nearby. The house itself was great, with lots of windows, fully equipped kitchen, two grills, very clean and comfortable. Locke was great; very responsive, provided clear and helpful information. We had a relaxing and very enjoyable stay; we just loved it!