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WHITNEY HOUSE-SPECTACULAR LOCATION W/ PRIVATE BEACH & DOCK

Elan Whtney

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Elan Whtney

Advertiser since: 2011
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WHITNEY HOUSE-SPECTACULAR LOCATION W/ PRIVATE BEACH & DOCK

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Inverness House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

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 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.

Keywords: waterfront, vacation, dock, near Point Reyes National Seashore ,quiet, views ,meadow, beach

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Elan Whtney (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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About Elan Whtney

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.

Elan Whtney purchased this house in 1950

Why Elan Whtney chose Inverness

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We only stayed one night but loved the feeling of a Berkeley-style selection of books, lovely light coming in the windows, rustic charm and home-iness. Hope to return sometime with our dog and children. Thanks for everything
Jan 2011
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Whitney House-Spectacular Location W/ Private Beach & Dock
average rating of 4.8 based on 16 reviews
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Whitney House-Spectacular Location W/ Private Beach & Dock
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Inverness The Bay Area
Northern California
5

Love. Love. Love Whitney House

  • 5 of 5
Whitney House is not a vacation rental but a loved family home and my family was lucky enough to spend a few days there. The photos don't really do it justice. The house is a lovely blend of traditional Inverness cottage and perfect location. Every room has a terrific view. The house was very clean, fresh smelling, and well maintained and stocked. The living room, dining area and kitchen are located in a separate wing from the bedrooms and bathroom which allows early risers/late to bed-ers to not disturb the others. The beds were very comfortable and had cozy comforters and plenty of extra pillows and blankets. Soft cotton sheets.

The kitchen is very well stocked with a wide range of nice quality cookware, utensils, appliances, serving ware, plates and glasses. Spices, oils, and cookbooks too! The dining area easily seats 6 - 8. The living room has comfortable places to sit, a good radio for listening to the World Series, and huge fireplace with firewood provided. I could happily spend many hours hanging out reading and watching the bay thru the windows. By the way, the massive picture windows were spotless!

Outdoors, the yard is HUGE and there is a nice variety of tables and chairs for hanging out and enjoying the views. There is a Weber kettle style bbq, ping pong table, and plenty of games to play. We loved the dock and even took a sailing trip on Tomales Bay with a local sailboat charter company. The sailboat picked us up at "our" dock. Super fun.

The house is located on a quiet street and is within walking distance to a couple of beaches and there is such a cozy beach next to the dock. Yes, we loved having our "own" dock and beach :) The Bay is warm this time of year and we went swimming everyday.

Many thanks to the owners for opening their home. We are already plotting our next trip to Whitney House.
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Whitney House-Spectacular Location W/ Private Beach & Dock
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-4156631572
Inverness The Bay Area
5

my idea of perfect

  • 5 of 5
I just stayed at the Whitney house with a couple of friends to celebrate our birthdays. It was perfect and I can't wait to return with my family. The house appealed to me on every level... the floor plan (all rooms open to the outside and you have to go outside to go from the living room to bedrooms), the scale of the windows, the view, the location, the handmade details, the sense of history, the shade of blue trim, the proximity to hikes, the proximity to saltwater oyster bar, the dock and all the steps and benches leading down to it, the fireplace, the yard/meadow, the books on the shelves. I can't wait to go back. I'm so glad I found this place!
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whitney House-Spectacular Location W/ Private Beach & Dock
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Inverness The Bay Area
4

Birthday fun

  • 4 of 5
We had a fantastic time at the Whitney house..enjoyed sitting by the fire on a rainy day,playing ping pong was our most favorite.. We were unable to get the wall heaters to turn on, so we piled on the blankets. Having the bedrooms separate from the living/dining/kitchen area is a bonus. If others are engaged In a game and your exhausted from having fun all day,peace and quiet can be found.
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Whitney House-Spectacular Location W/ Private Beach & Dock
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-4156631572
Inverness The Bay Area
5

Wonderful visit

  • 5 of 5
My partner and I had a wonderful 3 day visit over the holidays. When we arrived we found the home and grounds very clean and well kept. We enjoyed kayaking from the dock and generally just relaxing. It felt like home right away. We explored the wonderful small towns that were not far away and made a jaunt to Drakes Bay Oyster Farm for some delicious raw oysters. We would like to return again!
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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-4156631572
Inverness The Bay Area
Berkeley, CA
5

Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had a wonderfully relaxing, special weekend here. The location is wonderful -- easy to get to & close to trail heads for hiking and biking (though we did drive to the trail heads due to the narrowness of Sir Francis Drake road). It is quiet and private feeling -- the property is huge. The most amazing feature is the wonderful view through the mid-century modern windows, the pier, and the gorgeous light that fills the living room in the morning. We had a lovely time with our coffee and books in front of the fireplace. The staircase down to the little beach and pier is fairytale-like. The property would be great in the summer with the large meadow and access to Tomales Bay -- we will be back with the kids. The house has an original, rustic feel to it and the layout (with the bedrooms and bathroom detached from the living room/ kitchen) may not work for everyone -- it was fine for us. The property owners were very easy to deal with and answered my many questions very promptly. I have rented hundreds of houses on VRBO (a personal mission to find the perfect rental) and this is one of the few that I loved enough to plan a return trip to.
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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-4156631572
Inverness The Bay Area
Oakland
5

Gorgeous home and property

  • 5 of 5
The place is perfect -- just as described. My only complaint is that the knives are dull.
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Car: necessary

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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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $275 Per night

Inverness House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2014 - Jan 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Easter
Mar 29 2015 - Apr 11 2015
2 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Nightly rate is for 2 adults, $20.00 charge for each adult and $10.00 for each child.
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Amenities

Amenities

Inverness House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 tub and shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Twin (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Brick patio in front of the house with lovely views of Tomales bay, private dock, 2 acre meadow, 10 minute walk to beautiful . beach, stairs to bay access and boat dock, basketball hoop on patiol and it is a 10 minute walk to a kayak rental site Our house has great views of the water from every room.

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