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High Tide Cottage on Tomales Bay


Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, spanish
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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High Tide Cottage on Tomales Bay

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Marshall House Rental Photos and Description

Marshall Cottage - 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, sleeps 6-10*

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. With the addition of the Boathouse Annex only available to the renter you can also add a 2 bedroom 1 bath attached apartment to help ensure the space and privacy you need for a fantastic stay!

The Boathouse Annex provides accommodations for an additional 2-4 guests (added $150 per night). $50 extra one time cleaning fee.

Main Cottage: 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.

The kitchen features a refrigerator with separate ice-maker/freezer, a 6-burner Viking gas stove, microwave oven and dishwasher. It comes fully equipped with pots and pans, cooking utensils, dishes, silverware and basic herbs and spices. Four 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 and binoculars 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.

Stairs just outside the front door lead down to the small 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 an hour's drive, or a 15-minute kayak paddle. Make High Tide Cottage your home base for exploring all that west Marin County has to offer.

For larger parties, we have 2 other cottages within 5 minutes walking distance of this property that sleeps an additional 5 and 6 guests per property. These homes can be viewed at (visit our sister sites: High Tide Beach Cabin and High Tide Farms).

Perfect for a family reunion, wedding party and staff retreats! Multiple property discounts are available.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Meg (Property Manager)
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About Meg

A Bay Area Native, we have spent our summers in Marshall for over 50 years. Now full time residents of West Marin we appreciate the beauty and natural splendor of Tomales Bay. We are attentive homeowners who make sure our properties are well maintained and updates providing all the comforts you need to make this a special and unique vacation experience on an 'over the water setting'. We are always nearby and available to attend to your needs.

Meg purchased this house in 1980

Why Meg chose Marshall

This property has been in our family for more than 30 years. It is well appointed, updated, and comfortable with enough space for your guests and family. You can easily accommodate 6-10 guests in this spacious home. It is a true escape with spectacular views and a remote feeling. Great oysters and dining is only 5 minutes in either direction from the home making this a unique locavore experience. You can rent kayaks, bring your own and fish right from the deck! It's a birder's paradise and seals and bat rays swim right in front of the house. The scenery is always changing and you will be swept away in it's serenity.

What makes this house unique

This house is over the water. A small bay with incredible views of Hog Island. Quiet, serene, scenic and spectacular. A one of a kind view of sea life just before the mouth of Tomales Bay leading into the Pacific.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Review on

The unobstructed 200o view of Tomales Bay was spectacular. The sun porch is perfect, if you wait until about 4 or 4:30, the warmth of the sun has the bathroom ready for an hour's soak. Not to say there aren't heaters! The bedding is divine. The kitchen is the neatest galley ever, the appointments in bath impressive. The first day was sun and no wind, off we went to drive around the bay, at Drakes Bay we watched marine rescue workers shoo an elephant seal back to the water. All it wanted to do was sunbathe too. It never made a sound in that 45 minutes until it was in the water and then over it's shoulder a big growl. Out by Hearts Desire Beach we pulled over and shared a few minutes with a lynx, face to the sun, smiling. We left first. The second day was a storm with high winds.The cottage had no drafts, no noise and no movement as the waves marched underneath. A tiny creek at the side of the house comes from a natural spring, there are small tide pools to view right under the bathroom window. Early morning is the time to find the Banana Slugs headed for their beds. We came home and told all our friends, they have already made reservations, one couple looking for a 25th anniversary spot, they won't be sorry. We felt so rested, will return soon.
Feb 2011
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High Tide Cottage on Tomales Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
San Francisco

Perfect Weekend Getaway on the Water!

  • 5 of 5

2 couples and one single friend shared this house for a 3-day weekend while our friends were getting married at Point Reyes Station. The house itself exceeded our expectations and had an amazing view of Tomales Bay. My girlfriend and I slept in the sun room, and it was great to fall asleep to the sound of waves beneath us both nights, and then wake up in the morning and open the windows to an incredible view of nature. The only down-side to this room was the lack of privacy, since the windows to the living room don't have blinds on them, but it wasn't much of a problem, since there is a bathroom at the opposite end of the room to change in (if you're too modest to get dressed in front of whoever is hanging out in the living room). The location was also great--it felt really isolated and quiet, but only about 20 minutes to Point Reyes Station, which is where we went to pick up groceries and high quality meat to BBQ. We bought about 70 oysters on our first day from Hog Island Oyster Company down the road, and we mostly hung out on the porch leisurely sucking down oysters for the next 3 days. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at High Tide Cottage! It is truly a unique and private getaway with great oyster and local organic fare available. We hope you are able to visit again soon! Sincerely, Meg
Santa Cruz, Calif.

Quiet Getaway

  • 5 of 5

After a delightful lunch at the Greens in Fort Mason meandered up to the house picking up cheese, supplies at the store and of course Oysters. The wind was blowing as we sat and toasted another visit to Tomales Bay but the house was warm and toasty.

This is our second visit and this time brought my brother and sister in laws. They were amazed at the views. As always a bottle of wine and a chocolate bar awaits your arrival. The house is extremely clean and well kept. Meg emailed to make sure all was good. We went to the reopened Olema House a disaster. Service was so bad I couldn't bring myself to leave a tip. The food was mediocre at best. I suggest bring some food and picking up clams mussels and oysters at HOG ISLAND the best on the bay. Eating raw oysters drinking fine wine and cooking a seafood Bordelaise with your clams and oysters on there six burner commercial cook top. If surf and turf is your pleasure then cooking up some steaks on the gas grill works also. Oh and by the way don’t forget the Brickmaiden Bread and Strauss unsalted butter to go with it. A walk thru the shops in town is always fun and brunch at the Pine Cone dinner delicious. From here a trip north to Tomales or Bodega Bay is a nice ride not a all day affair. I would highly recommend this to any one looking for a quiet get away right on the water High Tides Cottage is just a great place and will definitely continue to go back. Eat oysters drink wine and relaxation should be at the top of anyone’s list when visiting. Thank you to the owners for allowing us to share your Cottage.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your incredible comments and for sharing your experience! I'm so glad you made High Tide Cottage part of your getaway, please come back any time! ~Meg

Just as advertised - Amazing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Hide Tide Cottage is just as advertised and reviewed. It is beautiful, comfortable and completely equipped for a glorious vacation stay. We visited 7/11 - 7/18, 2011. We had 6 people in our group and everyone had all the space they could need. The bedding was soft and cozy, and there are plenty of clean sheets and blankets if needed. We spoke to Krystin part way into our stay and we were quickly supplied with fresh towels. My husband and I chose the sleeping porch and it was delightful, we slept with the door open and enjoyed the sounds of the water. The bath took a little getting used to, but what gorgeous views as you soak in the tub! The furnishings were very nice and comfortable. In the evenings we enjoyed playing games at the huge kitchen table. There was no cell service, but there is internet and satellite TV. The kitchen is a delight also, especially the amazing Viking gas stove. There is a small refrigerator, but it is all you would need, the ice maker worked very well at keeping up with the needs of 2 adults and 4 teen boys. The dishwasher is wonderful. There is no disposal. There is filtered drinking water. Pretty much anything you would need is there, garbage bags, foil, ziploc bags, spices, coffee maker, toaster, toilet paper, cleaning supplies. We ventured into Tomales (wonderful ice cream/sandwich shop across from General Store), Pt Reyes and Petaluma several times, once for a movie, once to go bowling and for several meals. Highly recommend Cattleman's! Skewers, Bubbaques - odd location (inside a convenience store) but excellent food, great service, Lombardi's BBQ. Our daughter moved to San Francisco a few months ago so we drove there to visit with her. Easy day trip. The views were gorgeous, we even saw three otters on the day we left. We would recommend this home if you want to relax, reconnect with your family, catch up on your reading, do some venturing out in the area sightseeing.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Amazing home in amazing location

  • 5 of 5

Three couples rented this home for a long weekend. I was so impressed as soon as we entered. The house is beautiful and the views are incredible. We rode bikes out to the lighthouse (52 miles round trip). We rented kayaks and paddled around the bay - saw leopard sharks. We had barbecued oysters one afternoon. Dinner at Nick's Cove. Cooked dinner a couple of nights in the beautiful kitchen. The trip could not have been better. This home is beautiful and a perfect base for exploring this area.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Santa Ynez, CA

Family dream vacation comes true!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a cottage for our family ranging in age from 9 to 82, to have a family vacation to relax, and make new memories. High Tide cottages was the perfect spot. The two decks are perfect for enjoying the gorgeous view, trying to spot a seal, or soaking up some afternoon sun (bring some extra beach chairs!) The kitchen is a wonderful place to create in, while enjoying the view, or watching the kids stroll the beach in search of treasures. The house is comfortable, simple, bright cheerful, and the views are out every window. It is easy to find a spot to read quietly or take a nap, while others can move about with other activities. We loved lingering at the big dining table and playing games after dinner. It is a short drive to local great casual waterside oyster restaurants. It is also a short drive to either Pt. Reyes Station or Tomales. The former having great food choices (don't miss the Cowgirl Creamery) the latter having a phenomenal bakery. For a more formal dining experience, the Olema Inn is beautiful, and the food is great. Even just a visit for a glass of wine in the garden or the tiny Nantucket style bar. Local beaches across the bay are great for kids, and walking, the ocean beaches though a drive, are gorgous as well. I hear they can be foggy in the summer months though, but we brought big sweaters and enjoyed a pic-nic in the dunes.

The house is well and thoughtfully equipped. There is a very helpful guide prepared by the owners that has great ideas for activities.

Our vacation was a success, and we certainly have new memories.

We would definately go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
59 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hog Island Oyster Bay & Nicks Cove
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
San Geronimo Golf Course
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy One
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nick's Cove
Nearest Ski
300 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
Few steps down from the cottage
Car: necessary

One mile south of Nick's Cove on Highway One. Just North of Hog Island Oysters.

Other Activities: Kayaking


Rates & Availability

From $375 Per night

Marshall House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes $290 - $325 per night
Weekly Rate $1,900 (additional for Boathouse rental and holiday weeks)
2 night minimum (3 night minimum for holiday weekends)
$100 cleaning fee ($150 for use of the Boathouse)
10% tax added to guest nights
$150/nt for Boathouse Annex (accommodates an additional 2-4 guests, adds bathroom)
Small well behaved pets considered, additional fee $75.
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Marshall House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Overlooks bay
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Overlooks bay
  • Clawfoot Tub Over the Tomales Bay
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • North bedroom - 1 double
    South Bedroom - 1 queen
    Sun Porch Bedroom - 1 double , 1 child bed
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Water view from 3 sides of the cottage; Thermostat-controlled gas fireplace; Free local phone calls; Kitchen with gas stove, cooking utensils, pots and pans, dishes and silverware provided; Deck overlooking Tomales Bay; Linens provided; Claw foot bathtub with shower looking out at the bay; Small beach accessible at low tide; Books, games and dvds available.

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