Waterfront property with incredible views. Great for family reunions, staff retreats and romantic getaways! High Tide Cottage joins the beauty of nature with the comforts of home. You won't want to leave!
Come explore Point Reyes National Seashore and beautiful Tomales Bay from our water front vacation rental, High Tide Cottage, perched directly over the bay. Listen to the waves lap gently below you at high tide. Watch pelicans dive for fish and seals swim by right out in front of you.
At High Tide Cottage you will find a welcoming blend of contemporary style and comfortable charm for your vacation getaway. With 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths, High Tide Cottage will comfortably sleep 6 people. The open-style living room/dining area/kitchen is a perfect gathering place for family and friends to enjoy time together, surrounded on three sides by Tomales Bay water views.
For extra space the Cottage also has a Boathouse Annex only available for guests renting the main house. This is a separate but attached apartment that sleeps an additional 4-5 people and is an upstairs/downstairs apartment. There is a full bath, a king sized bed, queen sized bed and a small twin sleeping loft. An additional fee for the Annex and cleaning will be added to the price.
The modern kitchen, hosts a Viking 6-burner gas stove, refrigerator, ice maker, microwave oven and dishwasher. The house comes fully equipped with pots and pans, cooking utensils, dishes, silverware and basic herbs and spices. Three bar chairs pull up to the unique eucalyptus slab bar, allowing the chefs in your party to interact with the rest of the group.
The living room area has a thermostat-controlled gas fireplace, satellite TV with DVD player and a deck off the southwest side. Board games, books and movies are available for your use while at High Tide Cottage. The ever-changing moving picture of sea life directly out your windows will enchant you. Wifi (5MPS) throughout.
Stairs just outside the front door lead down to the small private beach, accessible at lower tides. It's a great place for kids and adults alike to explore the teeming sea life.
A public boat launch is located at Miller Park, just 1 mile north on Hwy. 1, next door to Nick's Cove Cottages. Kayaks can be rented in the nearby town of Marshall.
The quaint and charming town of Point Reyes Station is 12 miles south and the beaches of Point Reyes National Seashore are within a 30 minute drive. Make High Tide Cottage your home base for exploring all that west Marin County has to offer.
WiFi, DVD and Movie Library, Apple TV, Private Beach, Viking Range, Sea Views...
No Cell reception, land line available. No Cable TV. Limited parking.
Interaction with Guests
I am here to help you with your travel needs to include; dinner reservations, hiking trail info, horseback riding info, private dining, child care and more.
The house is situated in a private enclave of houses called Blue Baie on Tomales Bay. We are 5 minutes from Nick's Cove, 10 minutes from Hog Island Oyster Co., whale watching, kayaking, hiking and biking are within 30 minutes in the Point Reyes National Seashore.
Private car is the best way to get to and from the cottage. We are located 1 1/2 hours from SFO and OAK airports.
Other Things to Note
Wifi, landline, no cell reception, Apple TV, DVD player and DVD library. Instant hot water heater. Rural location and sensitive systems; septic, well water, limited parking, quiet/private lane.
Check in at 4pm. Check out at 11am.
Please place garbage and recycling in black garbage bags provided in outside trash cans when checking out.
We are on a well - so please conserve water at all times.
Turn gas fireplace thermostate to 60 degrees when checking out. Thank you!
Small Dogs considered for additional fee.
The high tide cottage and annex could not be in a more amazing location. The living room is very cozy and the piano kept us entertained through the night. It is a wonderful setting to gather and observe the glory of the bay. All the amenities are there as well. We loved it.
Reserved the cottage and annex for a 4 person, 2.5 day work writing retreat. The house worked well for this purpose, with 5 sleeping areas, 2.5 bathrooms, an Internet connection and hard phone line available, although cell reception was non-existent. The cottage was beautiful, the view gorgeous, and I would return for a vacation (and not just a work-related outing). The kitchen hosted a 6-burner stone, plenty of countertop, though a small frig (additional frig space was available in a frig on the deck). The annex was a separate space with an adjoining door to the main house and a separate door to the deck. Alex & Meg left a bottle of wine and chocolate for us on the counter. They responded within an hour to questions (using the Internet since cell calls were not possible). Overall, a great experience, great place, in a gorgeous setting.
Pros: Beautiful location, right on the water. Fabulous kitchen, lovely rustic finishes throughout. Quiet & tranquil. A beautiful corner of California. Hosts were very responsive leading up to our trip.
Cons: Tiny dorm-style fridge in the kitchen supplemented by a freestanding unit on the deck. Tiny hot water thank -- just enough for two very quick showers before the unit needs to recharge. Sleeping loft is a foam pad laid down in a skylit cubby at the top of a ladder. Not for the mobility impaired or folks who are claustrophobic. Wifi allows only four devices. No cellphone reception anywhere on site. Satellite TV bill was unpaid when we were there and Apple TV too slow to be useful. We had a bit of trouble getting in touch with owner & hosts while we were there, and were left with a bit of a sour taste.
Super super promising weekend that went a bit flat.
It is our sincere desire to create an incredible getaway on Tomales Bay. This serene and rural location in the Point Reyes National Seashore is truly unique. We appreciate accurate feedback and find it necessary to respond by restating the details in our listing; there is no cell reception (or cell towers) in Marshall, so we do have a working landline for guest use. Wifi is local and speed is reliant on the weather and overall use of the guests. We do not have Satellite TV. We have Apple TV. There are two water heaters for the house and one is "instant". High Tide Cottage is a great place to get away from it all and recharge. We are happy to provide all available services in this incredible area. Thank you!
The view at this place is magnificent and truly lives up to the photos. The main house has been nicely remodeled and finished. The Boathouse Annex is cute and fun for kids, even though it has rougher finishes. The owner was very responsive when we requested for a hair dryer.
Stayed at the High Tide with some close friends over New Years. The view is majestic and the surroundings very peaceful. The cottage and annex were also spacious enough to provide four couples with plenty of privacy. I'd also have to say that the place was clean and comfortable. Meg also was very responsive to any questions we had. My only caution would be that the driveway is a bit difficult to find at night.
If you stay here, definitely check out Blue Waters kayaking for a tour of Tomales Bay and finish that exploration with a stop over at the Marshall Store.
Our family rented High Tide Cottage for 4 nights over Christmas and had a wonderful time! Great place to relax and just be together. Thanks again!
The house was comfortable, charming, and in a great location right on the water. We saw tons of birds and seals right from the deck. The owners were available and really helpful suggesting adventures and hikes in the area. The kitchen is very usable and there is a great dining table nook as well. We had a great weekend!
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I live in West Marin County and manage several rental properties. Along with my husband, daughter and a small staff we maintain and rent beautiful properties around Tomales Bay. Living in this area we can appreciate what a visitor would want to experience in a vacation rental during all seasons. We strive to make your visit to this area relaxing, easy and trouble free.