This secluded, three-bedroom/two-bath country home is situated on one acre overlooking Tomales Bay. Enjoy a bay or woods view from every room. Have breakfast in bed looking out at the bay. Special features include a large deck off the main level, and a smaller off the master suite.
A spacious, contemporary kitchen with Mexican tile floors is fully equipped; the dining nook seats eight.
There is new wall-to-wall carpeting throughout the house. The living room has an inviting fireplace with ample logs supplied in the woodshed.
Amenities include two TVs and VCRs and over 100 movies, CD, tape player & music collection (classical, opera, folk), books, games for adults & children, puzzles, and a washer & dryer.
The house is a five-minute walk to town. Inverness boasts a wonderful general store, a Czechoslovakian restaurant, a fabulous gift shop, and a Shaker workshop. There is also a picturesque library with a historical museum of the area.
Located in nearby Pt.
Reyes Station are art galleries, antique stores, boutiques, and a new cheese creamery which recently got a two-page spread (no pun intended) in the New York Times. Several of the restaurants in the area are outstanding, including Manka's, the Olema Inn, and the Station House Cafe.
Inverness is surrounded by the Point Reyes National Seashore -- with literally hundreds of hiking trails, as well as bay and ocean beaches. Enjoy tide pooling, clamming, mussel picking, and whale watching (January & March). Tennis, horseback riding, and kayaking are all available nearby, as well as biking and bird watching. Nearly 470 avian species have been observed in the park and adjacent waters.
Other attractive activities might include a visit to the Pt. Reyes Lighthouse, the Rouge & Noir Cheese Factory, Johnson's Oyster Farm, or one of the area wineries. (Bring home some fresh oysters to barbecue on the deck.) Wildflower hikes are inspiring, particularly the Chimney Rock Trail in the spring.
And children love blackberry picking in summer & fall.
Try swimming in Tomales bay in summer, or climbing Mt. Wittenberg by foot or horseback--not for the faint of heart!
The wine country in the Napa and Sonoma valleys, San Francisco, and the quaint Russian River towns are all about a one-hour drive from the house.
A viable alternative to all the above is to sunbathe on the deck, read, listen to music, or... just meditate.