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 hightidecottages.com (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.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
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 VRBO.com/294759:
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.