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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
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
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!
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.
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.
This is a tranquil space both inside & out. Tastefully and completely outfitted. Really appreciated the basket of locally-produced goods.
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.
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.
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).
This warm and welcoming cottage has it all - history, charm, location, and comfort. The king bed is among the best we have encountered (my husband is two meters tall, so this really matters to us), the art, books, and personal touches make you feel at home immediately, the kitchen has everything you need to make simple meals or more complex repasts, and the garden is wonderfully relaxing. It is an easy walk to everything in town and to the national park along the creek - the latter is an oasis for birders. There are lots of small touches, such as organic linens, green household products, and fresh flowers, as well as excellent coffee, baked goodies and fruit. The piano is a real bonus.
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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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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