Just down the road from the town of Inverness on Inverness Ridge, this house features an open architecture with vaulted ceilings in the combined living room and dining room. Bench seating along the bay windows provides a view of Tomales Bay through the trees, while the back deck is a perfect spot for soaking up afternoon sunshine.
A neighborhood beach is easily accessed just down the hill and many other ocean and bay beaches are just a short drive offering excellent hiking, swimming, bird watching, kayaking, paddle boarding, and many other activities. The Point Reyes Lighthouse and the interpretive center at Bear Valley including a replicate of the Miwok village are great things for kids.
This location is just a couple minutes from Inverness where supplies can be purchased at the Inverness Store and local oysters can be sampled at one of the restaurants. Point Reyes is a fifteen minute drive with additional shopping and dining options.
This home features a master bedroom with a queen bed and a double bed and a loft with a double bed. The galley kitchen is fully stocked with equipment. There is internet service and a TV with a DVD and VCR but no cable. Please note that due to our location the internet connection can be tempermental and that cell phone coverage in the area is limited.
We ask that you bring your own towels and bed linens.
Barbara was welcoming and flexible - the best kind of host there is! The kitchen was the best part of this house, it was perfect for cooking stocked with all the pots and pans and serving platters you would need for a weekend of cooking and bbq-ing. The downstairs bedroom was comfortable and there was plenty of space in the living area for lounging and hanging out. Barbara pre-warned about a lady bug issue upstairs, but we still needed to use the loft bedroom and just avoided the upstairs restroom. Part of living in the wilderness is coexisting with the natural creatures. Hope this is fixed the next time around.
We had a great time staying at the cabin for a quick getaway from the city. Inverness is a great location, my son rode his bike from the house up to the top of Mt. Vision, down to Limantour Beach, and on other Point Reyes trails, and my partner and I enjoyed some beautiful early spring walks and drives. The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen had everything we needed, and best of all we were able to bring our dog.
We enjoyed our weekend at Barbara's home. It is a small rustic home away from the noise of the big city. The home is older and shows it's age but is still clean and well maintained. The balcony provides a lovely view and relaxing spot to have a drink or read a book. It is close to lot's of local spots and attractions. We had a small issue with lady bugs (who knew such a nice little bug could invade a home!) but Barbara reached out in advance to warn us about this. We slept both couples in the shared bedroom as a result. Overall a great stay! Thanks Barbara!
We had a great time hosting family and friends at Barbara's cabin over Thanksgiving. We stayed 3 very comfortable nights and had a wonderful sunny weather. Her place is very central to both Tomales Bay beaches, Pt. Reyes Station, and all the great trails and beaches of Pt. Reyes Natl. Seashore (one of our favorite Calif. locales). The cabin is charming. There's a deck with seating (even under shelter) that faces the woods, a charcoal bbq, and we had sun the entire time! Next time we'll bring hats! The bay view is out the front windows. There's even a woodstove and games to play are everywhere. The kitchen was fully equipped, we brought extra utensils we didn't even need. The nearby town of Pt. Reyes Station has everything you could need, and a smaller store is even closer in Inverness. Though we didn't meet Barbara, she was a very communicative host and answered every question promptly. Her directions were perfect. This visit was all about hosting a gathering of a once in a lifetime combination of friends and family and going hiking. But we will someday return to see more of the Seashore and hope to visit Barbara's cozy cabin once again. I highly recommend it for a quiet, comfortable retreat to an absolutely beautiful coast.
We had a really great time at Barbara's cozy cabin. The location overlooking Tomales Bay is really secluded and pleasant, and the architecture of the cabin is simple yet elegant. All in all, an excellent getaway!
We had a lovely time in Barbara's snug house on a small quiet street in Inverness. It was equipped with all we needed. We spent a cozy time next to her fireplace and had glorious hikes. It is not fancy, but comfortable and we enjoyed ourself immensely.
Trying to retire, love California. Grew up in Northern California. I spent many summers in West Marin, enjoying the sun, sand, and fog. I even learned to swim and sail in the cold waters of Tomales. This house has a special place in my heart. Treat it like your own.