CHARMING HOME ON TOMALES BAY AT SPECTACULAR PT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE

Robert Ross

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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CHARMING HOME ON TOMALES BAY AT SPECTACULAR PT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Marshall House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Additional 2nd Unit (see description), 2 Baths total

Nourish yourself with the beauty, sea life, and ever-changing water and skies of pristine Tomales Bay. “Raspberry House” is built over the beautiful bay with water-view floor-to-ceiling windows in living room and sun-room. Kitchen windows look across the bay in two directions.

Dancing sunlight sparkles on the water, while a wood-burning stove in living room offers a cozy treat. View the bay from plush queen sofa bed in sun-room. A comfy queen bed in bedroom overlooks garden. A large upper deck has charcoal BBQ, soothing glider couch, table and chairs. Lower deck has a kayak ramp to the water and beach at low tide. Convenient laundry area has washer and dryer. Free wireless from all rooms and deck. Optional second unit off the lower deck has its own kitchen & features a Jacuzzi tub in an exquisite bathroom you'll always remember, sleeps two.

A lovely sculpted garden features luxurious four-person hot tub, redwood meditation bench overlooking a small Buddha Pond. A deck over the water looks out on the bay, viewing Point Reyes National Park beaches on the facing shore. Jaunt down to the rocky beach (shared access). Enjoy true peace and quiet — allow yourself to be wooed into 'being', it happens effortlessly. It’s hard to believe a place this natural and untouched still exists so close to a major metropolitan area. Raspberry House is perfect for a retreat, a romantic get away, or a charming roost from which to explore the rich offerings of nearby attractions.

It’s a short walk to the Hog Island Oyster Co., Tony's Seafood and Marshall Store & Boat Works (great fun when herring are in season). Each serves decadently delicious locally grown oysters (my favorites are the barbecued and Rockefeller... mmm!). Great restaurants and bars, some with music, are nearby in Point Reyes Station, Olema, and Inverness. Have a ball at the Dance Palace in Point Reyes Station. You’ll find delicious bakeries in Pt. Reyes Station, Tomales (15 min), and Freestone (25 min).

Minutes away across the bay is Point Reyes National Seashore –it has an award-winning visitor center, great hiking trails, nesting bald eagles and roaming herds of albino deer & Thule elk (try to catch a glimpse). Stroll on miles of white sand beaches. You may spot seals, sea lions, otters, dolphins and whales. Tide pools teem with sea life.

Dillon Beach and Bodega Bay are only 25 & 30 minutes north. Enjoy enzyme baths and massage at Osmosis (25 minutes), winery touring in Napa & Sonoma Valleys, rafting the Russian River (40 minutes), exploring the world-class coast and beaches, or touring and feasting in San Francisco & Berkeley, only one hour away.

Rental fee is for 2 occupants. A fee of $20./day is added for each additional occupant.

3-night minimum stay on National Holiday Weekends

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Robert Ross (Property Manager)
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About Robert Ross

I bought Raspberry House when my youngest son went off to college and I needed an inspiring place from which to write my dissertation. It has been that (as you can see on volumes of books on relationship) and more - a spiritual retreat, a healing sanctuary, a place to discover and be nourished by the endless wonders of nature, on the water in my kayak or hiking the trails of the national seashore.

Inside and out, I was passionate about creating beauty. Each year I transformed a small area in the old railroad bed yard into lush greenery and flowers. Sculptures from my travels or early morning foraging in my kayak were added next. And recently the The story of why I felt such passion to do this is told in the next section.

I have always commuted a few days a week to the South Bay to support myself and recently retired from a fulfilling career as an organization consultant, mostly in Silicon Valley and around the world where high tech companies sent me. After years of being a therapist, I transferred to assisting people to wake up and live the lives they really want to live.

Why Robert Ross chose Marshall

I think the photos tell the story of why I chose this property. There's no place quite like it.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for making your home and studio available for me to host our family's annual get-together vacation. We came from Kansas, Texas and Wisconsin. We meet at a different location each year but want to return to Raspberry House next time. Your place and the incredible area you live in were ideal. The adults loved it inside and out. The kids were fascinated by the bay: dolphins, seals, otters and especially the Great Blue Heron who landed in the shallow water right in front of us one morning while we ate breakfast on the deck.
Jun 2013
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Charming Home on Tomales Bay at Spectacular Pt Reyes National Seashore
average rating of 4.75 based on 25 reviews
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Charming Home on Tomales Bay at Spectacular Pt Reyes National Seashore
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Marshall The Bay Area
Benicia, California
4

Can't beat the view!

Can't beat the view!
  • 4 of 5
I would give this house a 5 star rating except that it is a bit outdated, especially the kitchen. Cabinets need painting and they don't open and shut well. That said the house was very clean and contained most of our needs. We loved the bedroom, it was very romantic, as it opened up to the beautiful front gardens and to the hot tub. The front part of the house (living room, sunroom and kitchen), and, of course, the deck have a marvelous view. We loved sitting outside on the deck at sunset. We did have a little problem with launching our kayaks from this house. We had to lift them over the deck fence to get them to the ramp and launch them. As it turned out, we would have been better off to use the launch down the street and kayak to the house. The launch is within walking distance. The other problem with the kayaks was that we had to keep them on the ramp at night because had we just tied them up, and left them in the water they would have slammed against the pilings that the house is on. There's not enough beach to tie the kayaks onto a beach. This, of course, is no reflection on the house. I'm just mentioning it to prepare any other people who might want to bring their own kayaks. It's expensive, but it might be easier to just rent kayak down at Blue Water kayaking which is very close to the house. We did enjoy our stay very much.
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We appreciate all comments and take suggestions to heart. The kitchen cabinets have been repainted and other steps have been taken to freshen and upgrade in preparation for your visit.
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Charming Home on Tomales Bay at Spectacular Pt Reyes National Seashore
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Marshall The Bay Area
5

Great weekend

  • 5 of 5
I'm not one to wax poetic in these user reviews, but this place really exceeded expectations. It's very humble, but perfect for a weekend get away. It's walkable to the Marshall Store (a must), and close enough to everything else you need for a chill, romantic weekend. Amazing that it's only an hour or so from SF, yet feels like a different world. Use the hot tub. Enjoy life more.
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Marshall The Bay Area
Bakersfield, California
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5
I planned this vacation for my husband and he told me that this was the most relaxing vacation ever. He only turned the TV on once and that was to watch one football game; the rest of the time we listened to music, read, and fixed wonderful meals. The kitchen has just about everything you could possibly need to make a gourmet meal and having the charcoal grill on the deck was perfect. We were able to prepare steak, fresh fish, etc. and ate most of our meals at home. It was so delightful. The parking and access to the home is very easy and the private garden and water fountain is so peaceful and serene. We had a fire each evening in the woodstove and was both warming and romantic! We are planning to return again next year!
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Marshall The Bay Area
Dublin, Ireland
4

Raspberry Cottage on Tomales Bay

  • 4 of 5
Absolutely wonderful cottage on the seashore in Tomales Bay. The pictures do not do the property justice and the setting and views are to die for. My wife and I had a wonderful week in the cottage and it was a good location for exploring Point Reyes National Seashore and the fabulous coastline north on Route 1. We loved sitting on the deck in the evenings with a glass of wine watching the wildlife and the spectacular sunsets. We also enjoyed the local restaurants especially Nick's Cove (fab french fries with truffle oil and garlic - huge portions so be warned).

The property is obviously used a lot by the owner (and family) and the storage space in the kitchen and bedroom were very cluttered with the owners belongings. The freezer contained a shelf of food marked as the owners which was a bit of a shock as we would not expect to find that in a rental property. There was not a lot of storage space available for guests. It felt a bit like visiting an older relative and sharing the house with them and their family pictures on the walls. The bed had a duvet but no duvet cover which again was a disappointment as we would expect a cover in a property of this standard.

Overall we absolutely loved the cottage and the location and would have rated our experience as excellent but we were disappointed with the amount of owners belongings in the property which made us feel somewhat uncomfortable in the cottage.
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: We thank this guest for the pointers. The house has been "refreshed" with paint, bed comforters now have new duvet covers which are washed along with the linens. The owners' belongings no longer 'clutter' the house
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Marshall The Bay Area
Granite Bay, CA
5

Special place

  • 5 of 5
Stayed here over the weekend with the wife and kids. It's such a special place, right on the water with an unbeatable view. It was much smaller than what we typically rent but the space is utilized well and we comfortably slept all 6 of us. We were able to catch fish off the back deck including a few large bat rays. I would recommend this rental to anyone desiring a true waterfront experience.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Marshall The Bay Area
Colorado
5

Wonderful Weekend on Tomales Bay

  • 5 of 5
My husband and two kids enjoyed a wonderful weekend at the Raspberry house. We were in town for a wedding, and it was a wonderful home base during our stay. The owner and manager were both very friendly and the property was clean and comfortable. We look forward to returning in the future!
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Larkspur to San Francisco
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tony's Seafood, Hog Island Oyster Company
Car: necessary

wildlife viewing, kayaking, wildlife viewing, shelling.

Hiking trails in Point Reyes National Park, Beaches, Enzyme Baths and Massages, Wine tasting in nearby Napa and Sonoma Valleys

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $240 Per night

Marshall House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$240
$1,610
$5,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $85
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Rental fee is for two occupants. Each additional occupant - $20/night.
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Amenities

Amenities

Marshall House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom in the house has been remodeled with redwood cabinets and upholstered sitting bench around original tub and sink. It also has an outside door and small side window to the garden. Bathroom in the adjacent studio unit.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Main house bedroom has a comfortable queen bed facing sliding glass door to garden and skylight revealing the cliff top and sky beyond the yard. Great for watching the hawks, osprey or vultures soar while lying in bed. Queen hide a bed in the sun room looks out 8' windows and sliding glass door to the large deck and water beyond. Adjacent studio apartment has a queen Murphy bed with a close in view of the water, rents separately.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
House: Both living room and sun room have floor to ceiling windows overlooking water. House is built out over the water (except for back wall) Large deck off the sun room overlooking water with low table and chairs, 3 person glider, charcoal barbecue and oyster shucking stump. Lovely gardens on the opposite side with a bench overlooking Buddha Garden. Kayak ramp to the water off the main deck. Hot tub overlooks the water. Adjacent studio cottage: Living area opens to the lower deck on the property and water. Partial view of the water also from the Murphy bed. Large widows in kitchen area, bathroom and living area look out to charming yard, gardens and small private deck with Gas Barbecue. Small bathroom has a unique redwood burl sink and jacuzzi tub with a large window which looks out to the garden.
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