TRANQUILITY ON THE BAY IN MARIN - RENOVATED WATERFRONT HOME

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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TRANQUILITY ON THE BAY IN MARIN - RENOVATED WATERFRONT HOME

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Relax in a spacious, recently renovated 3-bedroom 2-bath private home perched over pristine Tomales Bay with glistening clean water and fresh air off the Pacific Ocean, yet only an hour from San Francisco.

Enjoy the sunny southwest exposure with colorful sunsets and views of beaches and tree-covered hills across the bay at Point Reyes National Seashore, a great place for whale watching and finding your private beach, or hiking to mountain vistas. Temperatures are typically in the mid 50's-70's. There is new deck, hot tub, and a large dock for crabbing or fishing. Activities include incredible bird watching, fishing, clamming, collecting seashells, eating fresh oysters, crab and clams, or hiking among the wild Elk herd. There are world class restaurants within 2 to 8 miles, a local winery, and quaint villages with great bakeries and organic cheeses and ice cream.

This is a magical place and staying here is a mesmerizing experience, inspiring the name of the home: Tranquility on the Bay.

Keywords: Perched over pristine Tomales Bay, this home has been completely remodeled and tastefully furnished. There is a wrap-around deck and the longest dock in the area, as well as a spa, two flat-screen TVs, broadband Internet, fireplace, two baths, and fully equipped kitchen.

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Fred

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I am 62 and enjoy a daily yoga practice, kayaking, nature photography, and listening to live music.

Fred purchased this house in 2010

I bought this home because it has a unique setting perched over a clean bay teeming with wildlife and with views of beautiful unspoiled hills and beaches. It is a spacious, comfortable and renovated home with new dual-pane windows, built-in dimmer lighting, light birch floors, and sunny southwestern exposure.

I enjoy hot tubbing, kayaking, bird-watching, photography, hiking, biking, hearing local musicians, eating the freshest sweetest oysters, clam chowder, and crab. I also enjoy wonderful food at Nick's Cove (3 miles north), Point Reyes Station House Cafe, Cucina Stellina, Reyes Cafe, Toby's, and Cowgirl Creamery. Nearby entertainment is at Rancho Nicasio, the Dance Palace, Old Western Saloon, Smileys Saloon, and the Bolinas Museum.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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4.8
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Tranquility on the Bay in Marin - Renovated Waterfront Home
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews
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Tranquility on the Bay in Marin - Renovated Waterfront Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p360090vb
(415) 269-4513 (California, USA)
Marshall The Bay Area
San Francisco, CA
5

BEAUTY ON THE BAY

  • 5 of 5
We spent four wonderful nights at Tranquility on the Bay, the house was perfect for two couples. Beautiful view to wake up to, coffee on the deck, kayaking on the bay, great kitchen for cooking several of our meals, cribbage games and birds to enjoy (especially Peggy's visits). We enjoyed a Mozzarella cheese farm tour, including brushing the baby water buffalo, hiking Tomales Point trail with the Tule Elk and wildflowers, whale sightings at the Lighthouse, dinner at Nick's Cove and Osteria Stellina and breakfast at the Pine Cone diner. So many favorite things in a perfectly located home, very comfortable and we would love to stay there again!
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Susan, we are glad you had a great time!
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Tranquility on the Bay in Marin - Renovated Waterfront Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p360090vb
(415) 269-4513 (California, USA)
Marshall The Bay Area
5

ROOMS WITH VIEWS!

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful, warm, inviting home, fabulous view and wonderful owners
  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Anita, you are welcome to return anytime. Fred
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Tranquility on the Bay in Marin - Renovated Waterfront Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p360090vb
(415) 269-4513 (California, USA)
Marshall The Bay Area
3

NICE HOUSE

  • 3 of 5
We visited Tranquility on the Bay for a girl's getaway and the house was nice. The setting on the water is really beautiful. All as advertised. There were a few issues though that I feel compelled to point out - particularly because I just got my deposit back and $40.00 was deducted which bummed me out. First - we got there about an hour early. We were greeted by a woman that was pretty rude about it. "No no no - check in is at 4:00" was how we were greeted. Not "hi - nice to see you - welcome - you're a little early..." She seemed to realize how she was coming off pretty quickly and directed us to a nearby place to sit and wait. That was ok - just a minor blip but a little bit of a red flag. Then as the weekend went on - the toilets started to clog. They didn't flood but it meant that we needed to wait to flush for a few hours after someone used it (don't need to go into details here but it was another bummer). We could've called the owners but we didn't want to interrupt our weekend if it wasn't an emergency. So all in all - not a bad weekend at all and again the house is as advertised. We did our very best to follow all instructions for check out. Then - I received my deposit back. I was deducted $25 for not turning off heaters in the master bedroom. I stayed in that bedroom and we really only used the fireplace to my knowledge and that was turned off. To be fair, it could've been turned on by one of my guests and I missed it. I was also charged for not sorting organics from recyclables. I was charged $40 for both the heater and the "not sorting organics". I want to be fair with this review but I'm feeling a bit put off after renting the house (which included a cleaning fee). I feel as if the owner was looking for things to charge me for at the end.
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As the owner of this home, I am distressed by this review because I sincerely want guests to have the best possible experience. I could not get out to inspect the home until 24 hours after these guests left, and when I opened the door, the house was hot. I went into the master bedroom and someone had left the two electric baseboard heaters on the highest setting and bed sheets were thrown over the six-foot long heater and were touching the elements inside. The sheets were very hot and could have caused the house to burst into flames if left there much longer. The printed instructions require guests to turn off all heaters and the gas fireplace when departing. Electric heat is very expensive and the $25 is fair considering our cost per kilowatt hour.
Despite a check-in time of 4:00PM on the rental agreement, these guests showed up at 2:45 and the housekeepers were not finished cleaning.
While these guests were conscious about keeping the home clean, they did not follow instructions about separating recyclables from organic matter and from miscellaneous trash. The housekeeper had to go through the three bins to re-sort garbage, otherwise we get fined by the county, and we have to pay $15 extra to housekeeping to do this.
The only time we have had problems with the toilets flushing is when people flush inappropriate objects. We would have called a plumber if they would have informed us they were not draining properly. We have had no complaints or problems since. I am sincerely sorry this guest was upset about the $40 charge, but it does not seem excessive considering the rules were not followed, costs were incurred, and the house could have burned down by leaving the heater on high with sheets sticking inside against the element.
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Tranquility on the Bay in Marin - Renovated Waterfront Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p360090vb
(415) 269-4513 (California, USA)
Marshall The Bay Area
4

LOVELY WATERFRONT HOME

  • 4 of 5
The house was recently renovated and is both lovely and comfortable. We were 2 couples, a friend and an elderly mother. The single person had to sleep on a sofa (not a sofa bed). So "Sleeps 6" really means 3 couples. Other than this slight inconvenience, the house was a wonderful place to enjoy the ever-changing views of the bay and sky, watch the birds and seals go by and simply relax. We cooked wonderful meals, went kayaking and took a fun trip out to the Pt. Reyes Lighthouse to see the elephant seals. It's convenient to the park, Pt. Reyes Station (and the great eatery Stellina), as well as kayaking beaches.
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The bedding situation is accurately described in the listing: King bed in very large master bedroom with ensuite bathroom; Queen bed in average bedroom; and double bed in small bedroom.
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Tranquility on the Bay in Marin - Renovated Waterfront Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p360090vb
(415) 269-4513 (California, USA)
Marshall The Bay Area
5

TRULY TRANQUIL

  • 5 of 5
Happily, our visit to Tranquility on the Bay has turned into an annual event with friends. The Kellanders are great hosts, sharing with lucky us their warm, inviting, and truly tranquil home and all it has to offer : gourmet kitchen, small personal items which make it feel like one's own home, stunning views, the sound of the water, a deck you never want to leave, a hot tub, the nearness of the Marshall Store and Tony's for fresh barbecued oysters, the list is neverending. I have taken about a thousand pictures and still feel like there aren't enough! And we have cooked and relaxed and played cards and dominos with our friends, explored the trails and Point Reyes Station--and we always leave grateful for the opportunity to visit and the hope to visit again. There aren't enough words to adequately describe this home and the relaxation it provides!
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Tranquility on the Bay in Marin - Renovated Waterfront Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p360090vb
(415) 269-4513 (California, USA)
Marshall The Bay Area
5

GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL

  • 5 of 5
WONDERFUL house. The girlfriends have been renting in Marshall for years and this is the best house yet. House is very spacious, We did not even use the TV room. Who needs TV with all the windows looking out onto the bay

Fred and Karin you are wonderful hosts.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you girls had a great time! The only thing I don't like about Tranquility on the Bay is not being there. Fred (owner)
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
San Francisco or Oakland
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Golden Gate at Larkspur Landing
Nearest Train
45 Miles
San Francisco or Oakland
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Route 1 and Petaluma-Point Reyes Road
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Marshall Beach (a 15 minute paddle across bay)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nick's Cove (one of best bar-restaurants SF Bay)
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
San Geronimo, Bodega Bay, Petaluma or Novato
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Marshall Store (oysters,crab, clams); Tony's
Car: necessary

Whale watching from Point Reyes Lighthouse, bird watching, Elephant seals, sea lions, and harbor seals, fresh oysters, clams, and Dungeness crab, wine-tasting (Pt Reyes winery is six miles south, Sonoma wineries are 30-45 minutes, Napa wineries are 1 hour east, San Francisco culture and night life is one hour, find a deserted beach in Point Reyes National Seashore, golf in nearby Bodega Bay or San Geronimo in beautiful settings, dine at world-class restaurants within 15 minutes, visit art galleries and antique shops in nearby Point Reyes Station and Petaluma.

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Availability & Rates

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Marshall House Rental Rates

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Dry Season
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$425
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,250
$7,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Wet Season
Nov 3 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$325
$2,160
$7,590
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit 500
Cleaning Fee 90 + Tax
Pet Fee 35
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes $50 holiday surcharge
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Amenities

Marshall House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Linens Provided
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) California King in master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Luxurious European mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Third bedroom has pull-out sofa bed for two; den has sofa that converts to futon for one or two small people
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Large Cooler
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Raft
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • forests
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • bay/sound
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • walking
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • equestrian events
  • swimming
  • paragliding
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hot air ballooning
  • rafting
  • basketball court
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • golf
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
Notes:
Amenities include a large fishing dock and crane to launch two-person kayak you are welcome to use
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