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Tree Top Glass Home in the Heart of the National Seashore

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Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2015
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Tree Top Glass Home in the Heart of the National Seashore

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Inverness Studio Rental Photos and Description

House, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Hi House is a unique elevated studio style glass home located ridgetop amidst Bishop Pines overlooking Tomales Bay State Park and the Point Reyes National Seashore. Situated on five acres and completely surrounded by State Park and National Seashore, this tree top home is the perfect getaway for two. Just relax in comfort neslted in the swaying trees, or venture and explore the historic lighthouse, ocean & bay beaches, or hiking trails and numerous other activities located just minutes away. Your access to this unique home is by electric tram or spiral staircase. Due to the unique nature and features of Hi House, children are not permitted.

Located on Pierce Point peninsula at the entrance to Tomales Bay State Park, The Trees By Tomales Bay consists of two private vacation homes situated on 5 acres. The property features spectacular views of Tomales Bay and Abbotts Lagoon, and is surrounded on all sides by State Park and National Seashore.

Enjoy the solitude and peacefullness of our unique setting amidst bishop pines, oaks and beautiful vistas, or venture to the beaches and trails of Tomales Bay State Park (5 minutes) or the many vistas, trails, historic sites and beaches of the Point Reyes National Seashore (5-15 minutes).

POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE comprises over 100 square miles, including 32,000 acres of coastal wilderness area. Estuaries, windswept beaches, coastal scrub grasslands, salt and freshwater marshes, and coniferous forests create a haven of 80 miles of unspoiled and undeveloped coastline. Abundant recreational opportunities include 147 miles of hiking trails, backcountry campgrounds, and numerous beaches, including over 10 continuous miles of unspoiled beach. Kayaking, biking, hiking, beachcombing, surf fishing, seasonal whale and elephant seal watching, bird watching and wildlife viewing are just a few of the activities awaiting your visit. Additionally, you can explore geology, Coast Miwok Indian culture or Lighthouse history by visiting the many historic sites within the park. Located just an hour’s drive from the San Francisco Bay Area, the Seashore is a great escape from a busy city life.

TOMALES BAY STATE PARK is comprised of a 2,000-acre day-use park which features four gently sloping, surf-free beaches, protected from winds by Inverness Ridge, the backbone of the Point Reyes Peninsula, as well as forests, fields, hills, meadows and marshes - each with its own plant life, including varieties of trees, shrubs and wildflowers. One of the finest remaining virgin groves of Bishop pine in California is in the park's Jepson Memorial Grove. Wildlife in the area includes foxes, raccoons, badgers, weasels, chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits, deer, bobcats, skunks, wood rats, field mice, moles and other animals. There are also land and sea birds, including the spotted owl, quail, goldfinches, puffins, great blue heron, pelicans, ruddy ducks, woodpeckers, meadowlarks - and more. The park has hiking trails connecting all its bay beaches, and is a popular place for picnicking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, bird watching, clamming and boating.

Keywords: Elevated Tree Top Glass House

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2015

About The Owner

Jeff & Barbie Fairchild

Retired restauranteurs, we now enjoy our grandchildren, sailing, boating, travelling and enjoying all the wonders of our current home here in the heart of Point Reyes National Seashore.

The Owner purchased this studio in 1954

Why The Owner chose Inverness

This property was purchased as a vacation home by my grandparents. They added a second home, Hi House, in 1960. My siblings and I purchased the property from the family(s) in 1974. We rented occasionally to friends, and in 2004 my wife and I began to offer the homes as vacation rentals.

What makes this studio unique

Peace, solitude, nature. Surrounded by Tomales Bay State Park and the Point Reyes National Seashore. Property is isolated, yet only minutes from the seashore, bay, hiking, biking, birding, whale watching and dining.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing this lovely home. We thought the view inside was as beautiful as the view outside! We stayed here two nights while on our honeymoon. We listened to Sinatra & Dean Martin while sipping champagne. I cooked for Eric the first time as his wife here at Hi House. We will be back!
Sep 2005
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Tree Top Glass Home in the Heart of the National Seashore
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
5

Spectacular

  • 5 of 5

We just got home from our mini vacation and I am already planning another visit. We take lots of little getaways, such as, Monterey, Point Arena, Mendocino, Fort Bragg, Bodega, and many more. This was the most exciting. I saw an owl in the tree in the back there were too many birds to mention. We drove up the road and saw a coyote and several deer. I drove past Abbott's Lagoon and saw between 50 and 75 tule elk crossing the road. It was such a great experience. The sunset and sunrise from inside the house was wonderful. I can't say enough about this place. Thank you so much for a wonderful birthday!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Chicago
5

Reeeeeeeelax

  • 5 of 5

Can't beat this place for a relaxing getaway! I could not have been happier with finding this place and will go back in a second. Came all the way from Chicago to relax, hike, and shut my phone off. Hiking was great around the area and the gentle distant mooing of the cows as I drank my morning coffee sealed the deal. Don't pass this place up!!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Magical Tree House vacation

  • 5 of 5

The glass tree house shares a property with another house but feels incredibly private because you need to take a tram up to reach it. Also, it is nestled in the trees!

The bed was comfortable, the kitchen was surprisingly well stocked (we cooked every day and even grilled steaks from a delicious butcher nearby).

The only improvement would be to update the bathroom.

There was hot water but tiles could be replaced.

Other than that, the house is absolutely gorgeous!

Being a city girl, i was a little nervous that the lock on one of the doors didn't work, but honestly, you are completely removed in your tree house.

It was too dewey in both the morning and afternoon to use the chairs but we enjoyed the view from within the toasty house.

Great beach hikes and vineyards within 30 - 45 minutes.

I would recommend renting both properties if you are a family or group of friends.

I would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Oakland, CA
5

The VRBO Listing Doesn't Do It Justice

  • 5 of 5

This place was/is perfectly amazing. Brought my wife here for her bday on a holiday weekend, and we just never got used to how unique and incredible it is. All that you need is here--well-equipped kitchen, towels, hot water, etc. Soooo well located, and private. Insane views, so great to wake up to the trees, and hang out at night with a very curious raccoon (no, we did not feed it). My wife, who is quite picky, was blown away, as was I. Made us want to live here or have a place nearby, so...now we're looking. Our only suggestion: some kind of drawers or place to store clothes.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Nature Immersion!

  • 5 of 5

This property is a perfect getaway!

The photos on the listing a good, but this property is SO much bigger and better than what you will be expecting!! This "cottage" is elevated into the trees. You take your own personal cable car up the incline to reach it! Inside is one big room - bedroom, dining room, living room - shaped like an hourglass. And best of all, three sides of the building are shear glass from floor to ceiling!! You can lay in your bed and watch the sunrise, the sunset and everything in between. You totally feel like you area part of the trees surrounding you. There are wraparound decks on three sides for outdoor living. The outdoors and indoors seem to merge into one. On the practical side, the little kitchen is pretty much equipted with everything you will need. Just stock up on groceries in either Point Reyes Station or Inverness. This property is also in a VERY quiet location and close to everything you will want to see in the Point Reyes area.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Virginia Beach, VA
5

  • 5 of 5

Point Reyes was fabulous, and the coziness and privacy of Hi House was perfect! We loved the area, and the house. The wildlife was abundant and the vistas breathtaking.Hard to believe an area so close to the "big city" can feel so remote.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
TBSP Heart's Desire Beach Entrance
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Heart's Desire Beach
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Drake's Beach
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Historic Point Reyes Lighthouse
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Chimney Rock
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Blue Water's Kayak Rentals
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Thepmonggon Thai Restaurant
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Olema Restaurants - 15 minutes
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Point Reyes - Restaurants, Shopping
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Point Reyes National Seashore Headquarters
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Historic Pierce Point Ranch
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McClure's Beach
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Kehoe's Beach
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Abbott's Lagoon Trailhead
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North Beach
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South Beach
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Elephant Seal Viewing
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Tule Elk Preserve - Tomales Point Trail

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Rates & Availability

From $185 Per night

Inverness Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay
$185
From
$225
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,353
$5,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Processing $15
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Check-in time: 3:00 PM Check-out time: 11:00 AM

Holidays $225/night / 3 night min / Plus 10% tax

Maximum 2 Adult Guests, no children.

Cancellations must be 14 days in advance of stay for full refund,less processing fees.

For any cancellation within 14 days of stay we will refund any portion we are able to rebook, less processing fees.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Inverness Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Studio home, bedroom is in living space.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Decks on East and West side(watch sunrises and sunsets), and as we are located in the heart of the National Seashore and State Park and it's abundance of wildlife, we do not allow any pets.

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