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POINT REYES SECLUDED, ROMANTIC, UNIQUE, SPACIOUS, QUIET, GETAWAY - PRIVATE

Sherburne and Maricel Slack

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Sherburne and Maricel Slack

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2014
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POINT REYES SECLUDED, ROMANTIC, UNIQUE, SPACIOUS, QUIET, GETAWAY - PRIVATE

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Point Reyes Station House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 6-14)

This house is a perfect romantic get away. Spacious and beautiful in the middle of nature it is located between Pt. Reyes Station and Inverness in West Marin and yet is within easy reach of everything the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer. Walk the nearby beaches and trails and maybe find where Sir Francis Drake hid some of his treasure.

The house will comfortably sleep 10 and has balconies and decks with woodland views throughout. There is hydronic heating and on cold mornings the tile floors in the bathroom and kitchen are warm and cozy. The house can sleep up to 16 people. All rooms have hardwood floors.

We are NOT a party venue. If you wish to drink and play loud music into the night we are Not the place for you. We must be respectful of our neighbors. Thank you.

If there are more guests than is stated in the rental agreement you will be charged at the rate of $50/person/night.

If the place is left not as clean as it was on arrival you will be charged for the additional cleaning expense. These charges will be taken out of the damage deposit or charged to your credit card. We have so far not had to make any of these kinds of charges.

Sleeping arrangements:There are 4 bedrooms. The dining room can also be used as a bedroom. There are 3 pullout couches in addition to the beds in some of the bedrooms. There are also 2 more pullout couches in open areas. One is in the large entry room and the other is in the living room. If you are a family group or close friends privacy is not so much of a concern.

If you are considering an event such as a family get together, a celebration, or a seminar we can accommodate you. We can help arrange things on this end as much as possible.We charge a fee for each person attending and if they choose to stay the night the fee will be as stated.

The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need if you decide to cook. On the other hand, there are a number of excellent restaurants nearby, so if you want to escape from cooking, there are plenty of choices.

If you have children please inquire before booking. We charge the full rate for children over 5 years old, $50/night.

Amenities

WiFi, Netflix, DVD

Gas Barbecue

Jacuzzi tub

Fully equipped and stocked kitchen- eggs,milk,olive oil,

spices,sugar

Espresso machine

Pool Table

Baby Grand Piano

Nearby

Beaches (Tomales Bay, Limantour, many beaches in the National Park)

Restaurants

Shopping

Cheese factories

Oyster farms

Boating, Kayak rentals (Papermill Creek which empties into Tomales Bay is a quarter mile away).

Hiking

( Muir Woods, Mt Tamalpaias, Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

You can hike to the beach - 4 miles, to the top of Mt Wittenberg - 2 1/2 miles, or explore the many trails. There are many miles of trails in the park which is adjacent to the property.

One Hour (or less) Drive

Wine Country

San Francisco

Muir Woods

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Mt Tamalpaias

The master bedroom has a queen bed and a somewhat separate area with a pullout couch and desk. There is a dining room and a living room with french doors that open to a large deck and a balcony . There are two pullout couches in the living room. The dining room has a pullout couch.The kitchen has a breakfast area which seats up to 6. There are several barbecues on the deck. One is gas and the other is charcoal.

There is radiant heating throughout which is especially nice in the bathrooms and kitchen. On chill winter mornings the feel of a warm floor is nice.

Ruby Throated Hummingbirds can be seen in the backyard and from the kitchen window as they dart about the Chinese Lantern flowers.

Two osprey nests also can be seen from the kitchen and the master bedroom. It is a treat to hear their cries as they circle on the thermals gaining altitude to then glide off to catch a meal. When they return sometimes they are harassed by crows or vultures or both as these thieves try to rob the ospreys of their catch. We have seen battles between the osprey pairs and groups of vultures. Each year several chicks hatch in each nest. The ospreys take turns guarding them. As one guards the other one strikes at the vultures diving toward the nest.

I designed and engineered and built our house about 30 years ago. When I say I built it I mean I acted as the contractor hiring different workers for different phases of the construction. I did build all the stairs. I did the copper gutters and downspouts and I did most of the stonework, 120 yards of stone from Sears Point which I handpicked at the quarry.

Cleanliness:We clean all contact surfaces in the house including all counter tops, table tops, door knobs, cabinet and drawer knobs, railings, chairs, table tops, window sills and any spider webs we find inside and outside (they spin new webs over night). We wash all linens including towels, sheets, pillow cases, the bedspread and table cloths. We clean the bathrooms and all floors. We also put all decorative pillows through the dryer on high.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sherburne and Maricel Slack (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2014

About Sherburne and Maricel Slack

I have lived in Pt Reyes more than 30 years. I raised my children here and my wife and I enjoy working in our glass studio. I also do research in nanotechnology. We enjoy traveling and cooking. Family is very important and we look forward to spending as much time as possible with family.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place was great! A real unique feel in a wonderful little section of the woods, with gliding ospreys and roosters in the morning. The hosts were fantastic and nice - very easy going, but always there for you in case you had any questions. The house has a variety of things you can use, including the fun pool table and two grills in the back, and the piano in the main room has a great sound! There is plenty of room to sleep for everyone with extra bedding and so forth, the atmosphere is really easy-going, and you're not far from the town of Point Reyes that has a number of shops and places to eat. Was perfect for us. June 2014
Jun 2014
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.7
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Point Reyes Secluded, Romantic, Unique, Spacious, Quiet, Getaway - PRIVATE
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Thanksgiving in Point Reyes

  • of 5
Sherb and Maricel were very gracious over the holidays. Just after the turn off the century, friends and family from Connecticut moved to the Bay Area, and so began our Thanksgiving tradition. This house made our celebration the best we've had so far. The two kitchens were absolutely perfect and the artisanal touches made it memorable. There were a couple minor quirks with the Internet and television (no football after the turkey!), but staring up at the stars every night more than made up for it.
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael and his friends were wonderful guests. We have added television. We had another request for tv recently so we decided to add it, not just make it an option.. The internet has always been fast and reliable but sometimes the password has to be entered. It is on the sheet that is posted on the wall behind the entry door.
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Amazing location, unique property

  • 4 of 5
We loved this house! It was in a great location and setting and allowed us to really enjoy and unwind. The house was as pictured; kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms etc were very clean and well appointed (the house does need high area detail cleaning and is in need of some paint work but nothing that bothered us or hindered our stay).

We really enjoyed how close the house was to everything in the area especially the town of Point Reyes with fantastic restaurants very nearby.

A couple of points to consider - the house only has one TV and it is not connected to cable or satellite. Description mentions Netflix is available but only if you have a device that makes the connection - there is nothing in the house that streams Netflix or any online channels. There is a great selection of DVD's available. Bring a Roku streaming stick and you are all set to watch your favorite shows!
There is also no dishwasher in either of the two kitchens so be prepared to do dishes - this may not bother most but it was a small issue for us. Also, there is no washer/dryer available but it wasn't an issue as we asked prior to arriving so we packed accordingly.

Lastly there is no air conditioning which was not a problem at all in October, not sure how cool it stays in the summer months.

The owners were very pleasant and live next door. They even brought over fresh baked bread and apples from the tree! We would definitely stay here again if in the area; the views in the morning from the balconies are beautiful and relaxing!
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is a 42 inch tv connected to high speed internet cable in the dining room which has become a tv room. Netflix is available. Our password is all that is necessary. All guests who have stayed with us so far have had at least one laptop with them. Most guests have had their own Netflix. Hulu, Amazon Prime. etc account. They also use their laptops for viewing in their rooms. There is Wifi throughout the house.
If there is a special event like the world series etc we can have tv service connected for your stay. Just let us know.
We are not familiar with the term "high area detail cleaning". We have high ceilings. They are clean.
A couple of windowsills were in need of sanding and repainting where condensation causes weathering. One of our yearly maintenance items which we have taken care of.

We do not state anywhere that we provide a dishwasher or a washer and dryer. We also do not provide a butler or maid or limo service.

We always ask guests when they leave if there is anything we can improve. We have had only 3 requests for a dishwasher out of more than 70 visits. We are considering getting a dishwasher because we were told they conserve water which I was not aware of.

We DO have several air conditioners but have never found it necessary to use them. The weather here reaches over 90 degrees only 6 to 10 days a year and the humidity is low. We are not sure why there would be concern about not seeing an air conditioner when there was never a need for one. - October.
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Spacious, Clean Property, Delightful Owners

  • 5 of 5
There were 7 of us having our annual weekend getaway for the oysters picnic in Point Reyes and this time we stayed at Sherb and Maricel's beautiful house. The house is very spacious and very CLEAN, which is especially impressive for a large house like this. We met with both Sherb and Maricel who were very nice and kind and Maricel even baked us some wonderful dessert as well as a loaf of bread!
Each of us really enjoyed the stay and we're planning to go back next year. Thank you Sherb and Maricel, for the wonderful stay!
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Francisco and Oakland - a 1 1/2 hour drive
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
San Geronimo
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hiway 1 Coastal
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Ocean beaches and beachs on Tomales Bay
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

Point Reyes Station House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Dec 8 2014 - Dec 23 2014
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2014 - Dec 28 2014
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 3 2015 - Jan 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 25 2015 - Jan 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Feb 1 2015 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

standard cleaning fee $220
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes A person over 5 is considered an adult. The charge will be $50/person/night. For children under 5 the charge will be half price. It will be $25/under 5/night. Under 2 years are free.The drop down list does not allow entry of more than 12 guests. This is a flaw in Homeaway's software. We have made them aware. We can give an accurate quote for guests numbering more than 12. So please contact us.

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Amenities

Point Reyes Station House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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