Enjoy a 120 degree view of Tomales Bay, Elephant Mountain, Mount Tam and your own two acre sunny meadow, all while relaxing in front of the fire in the Bernardi designed redwood and glass living room.(Each bedroom has a bay view as well.) More photos at www.thewhitneyhouse.com Walk down the meadow to a magical stairway in the woods that leads to the shore and private dock. Feel free to bring your own watercraft to fully enjoy this remarkable location. Or just dive off the float for a refreshing swim. Chicken Ranch Beach is two minutes to the south and Shell beach five minutes to the north; and the beaches of Point Reyes as well as the lighthouse are just 15 minutes by car. The large brick patio offers the fullness of indoor outdoor living. Words cannot describe the beauty and serenity of dawn or dusk in this truly unique setting.
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Hello my name is Nick Whitney and I was raised in Berkeley Ca. and grew up coming to my family home in Inverness on weekends and summers.
I learned to swim and sail on Tomales Bay with my two siblings Kathleen and Pete we are now the owners of this family gem and are caretaking it for the use of generations to come.
Back in the 1930s my father, Jim Whitney, then a teenager, would walk from the village of Inverness the two and a half miles to Shell Beach climbing the hill just north of Chicken Ranch he would crest a hill above the bay and cross the most beautiful meadow. He, told his young bride Deborah that if the land was ever sold he'd love to build a home and raise their family there. Fortunately, what had been Mc Connell's Dairy's pasture was soon subdivided and Jim and Deborah were able to fulfill their dreams. They raised three children there, Kathleen, Peter, and Nick. Deborah is now 93 and still spends a month every summer at this wonderful retreat, as do Kathleen, Pete and Deborah's 10 grandchildren. Nick and his wife Elan manage the property.
This rustic family home is a great location for friends and families to just relax and enjoy the view or play a pick up game of softball in the meadow. Our home appeals to every generation.
When you are staying at Whitney House it's easy to enjoy Tomales Bay and the numerous Pt. Reyes National Seahore activities because you are so close to the bay and beaches.
The large open living room and dining area make for memorable family dinners and then it's fun to curl up in front of the fire place and play a game or read.
We are 10 minute drive to the Point Reyes National Seashore a fantastic park to explore by hiking, biking or beach walks. You can walk to the shores of Tomales Bay an inlet of the Pacific Ocean from our back yard or sit on the patio and enjoy the amazing water view with your favorite book
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