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Delightful Craftsman Home in Tranquil Gardens in Old Pt Reyes

Andrew Walmisley

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Andrew Walmisley

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2015
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Delightful Craftsman Home in Tranquil Gardens in Old Pt Reyes

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Point Reyes Station House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Welcome to the historic Creamery Cottage, built in 1915 for the foreman of the old Point Reyes Creamery in the days when butter was king in this town. The railroad, which gives us the 'Station' portion of our name, ran right by our home taking butter, Russian River redwood, and passengers to San Rafael. Across Mesa Road from us is the old historic engine house (locally known as the 'Green Barn') where standard guage locomotives were once exchanged for the narrow guage engines required for the run up to Russian River. You can enjoy authentic photos of this time in our history in the second bedroom of our home.

The days of chugging engines are long gone in Point Reyes and now you couldn't imagine a more tranquil setting for your stay in glorious West Marin. Set on a quiet and private half-acre of roses, natives plants, lavender and fruit trees, near the heart of the Village, our immaculately preserved Craftsman Period home beautifully evokes old California.

The comfortable and stylish interior of our two-bedroom CREAMERY COTTAGE is furnished with antiques and has all the comforts of home: fully-equipped kitchen, dining room with built-ins, piano in sunroom, small study, and elegant living room. LUXURIATE IN OUR COYUCHI ALL-COTTON ORGANIC SHEETS, TOWELS, AND ROBES, as well as our state-of-the-art new CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM (rare in West Marin)! Enjoy the view of Inverness Ridge from our dining room table. Pick seasonal fruits in our garden: apples, cherries, figs, peaches, pears, plums, and blackberries. After a hike in the National Seashore, put your feet up and read a book in our warm and cozy living room, or relax on the deck overlooking a lovely fountain courtyard. Have a picnic in the pretty rose, sage, and lavender-scented garden.

Walk over to the main street of one of California's most charming small towns and savor the 'foody' delights of our renown Farmer's Market, Bovine Bakery, the Station House Cafe, Stellina restaurant, and Cowgirl Creamery. Enjoy world class music at the Dance Palace or browse in one of the best bookshops in Northern California. This is an ideal spot for those who like to balance a wilderness experience with some style and comfort. And because we offer significant discounts for stays of longer than a week or month, this would be an ideal retreat for writers or artists.

Keywords: Vacation Home

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Andrew Walmisley (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2015

About Andrew Walmisley

We are a family of four who live in the San Francisco East Bay, but have deep roots in West Marin. Creamery Cottage is our family home and dear to our hearts. We love to learn how our guests are also touched by this place.

Andrew Walmisley purchased this house in 2003

Why Andrew Walmisley chose Point Reyes Station

I have had a life long passion for the Point Reyes area. This house is perfect for us because it is close to the wilderness, yet charming and comfortable. We also love our beautiful garden, which can be enjoyed year-round. The location of the house is ideal and we take pleasure in just strolling over to the town's main street to get the New York Times, a pastry at the Bovine, and a latte at Toby's Feed Barn. We often go walking by Papermill Creek in the early evening. That is, by the way, a great place to go blackberrying!

What makes this house unique

I love walking into town to 'talk story' with local people; eating bear claws at the Bovine Bakery; browsing in the book shop; walking by Papermill Creek; hiking the trails of Point Reyes; going to the beach at Hearts Desire.

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 28 traveler reviews

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Delightful Craftsman Home in Tranquil Gardens in Old Pt Reyes
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews
5

Great cottage in Pt. Reyes Station

  • 5 of 5

This very lovely cottage was only two blocks from the heart of town, with its great bookstore, bakery, restaurants, etc. The home was very comfortable, with lots of books, art, flowers and sunshine. The large garden is beautiful, quiet and serene. We had a great time visiting the beaches and trails of the nearby Pt. Reyes National Seashore. The owner, Andrew, was very helpful when I lost my car key, finding it and returning it to me.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed the quaint and peaceful cottage. It was an ideal set-up and plenty of room for my family of four. The welcome basket of local goodies was very thoughtful! The beds were very comfortable. You can't beat the location as you're walking distance (literally 1.5 blocks) to town. Andrew stopped by and is very gracious and welcoming. We can't wait to stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Francisco Eastbay
5

Tranquil

  • 5 of 5

This is a tranquil space both inside & out. Tastefully and completely outfitted. Really appreciated the basket of locally-produced goods.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Pt. Reyes Creamery Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with this beautifully preserved and maintained property. Lovely gardens. Perfect location in Pt. Reyes Station (one of our favorite destinations) Will definitely return. Hosts were very helpful and informative.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Sausalito, CA
5

Charmed

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I stayed for two nights, and wished we could have stayed for a week. This was a huge space, both inside and out, for just us. The owners have impecable taste and think of even the slightest detail. Andrew stopped by to introduce himself and was amazingly sweet, even leaving us food gifts! Thank you for creating this beautiful retreat space.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
California, USA
5

A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Creamery Cottage: it is well-furnished, quiet and comfortable and the kitchen has all I needed to cook our meals. We appreciated the owner's kindness. We had been to Pt. Reyes Station before but never stayed overnight and it was a lovely experience. We will definitely visit the Cottage again and will certainly recommend it to people staying in the area (which is amazingly beautiful).

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
SFO
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Larkspur
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Oakland
Nearest Motorway
Highway One
Nearest Restaurant
Stellina, Pine Cone, Station House, Cafe Reyes
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Shell Beach/Limantour Beach/Heart's Desire
Car: necessary

Pt. Reyes Station has a great deal of character. With superb food, cultural activities, and shopping, it is an ideal base for exploring the vast wilderness of the Point Reyes National Seashore.

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Rates & Availability

From $235 Per night

Point Reyes Station House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$235
From
$255
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,400
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75.00
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Point Reyes Station House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Nice, deep, tub and massage shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Our guests love the cozy, traditional, style of our home. It is serene and feels secluded, yet it is a stroll over to the main street of town and a stone's throw from the National Park.

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