SECRET GARDEN COTTAGE - HIDDEN JEWEL OF COASTAL MARIN

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Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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SECRET GARDEN COTTAGE - HIDDEN JEWEL OF COASTAL MARIN

Inverness Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2)

Pass through the Inverness Secret Garden Cottage gate into an enchanting world of sensuous delight. The mountain trails, wilderness, and ocean beaches of Point Reyes National Seashore are only minutes away. The Secret Garden Cottage is a unique bed and breakfast retreat, where cares fall away and dreaming is encouraged.

The one-bedroom, one-bath, craftsman-style cottage is nestled in its own private garden amidst six acres of forest. Curl up in front of the Vermont Castings fireplace for a romantic evening, or slip outside for a hot soak in the claw-foot tub set in the garden bath house. Seclusion and solitude are yours to enjoy.

Keywords: B&B Cottage/Vacation rental

Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Secret Garden Cottage - Hidden Jewel of Coastal Marin
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
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Secret Garden Cottage - Hidden Jewel of Coastal Marin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p80574vbi
(415) 669-7444
Inverness The Bay Area
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Beautiful, clean, comfortable, & tranquil place

Beautiful, clean, comfortable, & tranquil place
  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Beautiful, clean, comfortable, tranquil place.
Reviewed by: Sarack from California
Reviewed on: 03/24/2014 for their stay in 03/2014
228890 - Inverness Secret Garden Cottage
This is a great place for a weekend getaway or longer. Located on a hill above Tomales Bay with a beautiful view of the bay from the bedroom/sitting area. The bed is very comfortable. Lovely clean open floor-plan design and well-appointed. Tv, DVD and VCR (if you're interested, and a nice collection of movies) Kitchen has all the implements needed for cooking. The soaking tub outside also has beautiful views and the extensive garden is full of beautiful rare plants and trees. The owners are next door and very responsive but not at all intrusive. We loved everything about this place with the possible exception of the breakfast part of the "bed and breakfast" provided, which consisted of milk, half and half, orange juice and good coffee, in the refrigerator and some fruit and cereal in the cupboard, which for many people is enough. We brought our own food so it didn't really matter. Have already recommended it to all our friends!
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Secret Garden Cottage - Hidden Jewel of Coastal Marin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p80574vbi
(415) 669-7444
Inverness The Bay Area
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Wandering Botanist in the Secret Garden

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
Monday, January 20, 2014
Visiting Northern California--Secret Garden Cottage, Inverness
View of Tomales Bay out the window
View of Tomales Bay out the window
The word garden lured us to stay at a bed and breakfast in Inverness, California. The Inverness Secret Garden Cottage is on a hill above Tamales Bay, just inland of Point Reyes National Seashore.

Remembering it most of a year later, I am jealous. The climate of the Northern California coast is moist and mild. The garden includes wonderful plants I cannot grow.

What would those be? Oh, coast redwood, jasmine, big rhododendrons, camellias, to name a few.
Of course, I chose to live in Northern Colorado, so I chose the climate. But coastal California is a lovely place, with sunshine and mild temperatures, summer fog and winter rain. Wonderful to visit in the winter to get away from snow and ice; equally lovely to visit in midsummer, to take a break from scorching heat.

All around the Secret Garden Cottage are gardens filled with interesting plants. Over half a century, owners committed to gardening have built a gem. Native plants like coast redwoods are interspersed with decorative English species and New Zealand trees rare in the US.

The Garden was started more than fifty years ago as the vacation home of a botanist who worked at the Strybing Arboretum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. She planted and encouraged plants she liked, then with her husband retired to work on the garden full time. The current owners Patsy Faulkner and Philip Jonik bought the property in 1986 and likewise have spent ever more time on it in retirement. The result of all this labor and love is a well-established, well-tended garden with diverse collections of handsome plants. There is even a map from an Inverness Garden Club Tour in 2004, showing the beds, the layout and the locations where particular varieties are planted.
The rhododendron glade and the camellia grove were not flowering when I was there. Both are wonderful plants, so, looking at the big green shrubs, I had to imagine their magnificence in full bloom. Ah...Wonderful colored foliage.

But it was terrific when I was there in mid-May as well. In particular, the Garden made the most wonderful use of colored leaves! Grand displays without flowers. I was inspired to imitate it in my own garden.
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Secret Garden Cottage - Hidden Jewel of Coastal Marin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p80574vbi
(415) 669-7444
Inverness The Bay Area
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Wonderful Getaway for Two

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
My wife and I spent 2 nights at this cottage. We have stayed in several rental properties in this area, and this is one of the best. It is exactly as advertised. Very clean and comfortable. The setting is beautiful and the gardens are a special treat. The owners have thought of everything and have provided good instructions as to how to use all the features of the cottage. We would definitely stay there again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your excellent review. You were able to take advantage of the unusual mild and dry December weather. Please remember that return guests always receive a 10% discount at any time.
Phil and Patsy, owners
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Secret Garden Cottage - Hidden Jewel of Coastal Marin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p80574vbi
(415) 669-7444
Inverness The Bay Area
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Simply Magical

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We didn't have time to write in your guest book this morning, but we just wanted to thank you for a wonderful mini-retreat. The cottage, garden, and the temple-like gazebo were simply magical. We could have sat in the bath-house gazebo for hours contemplating the view, the peace, and the hooting of nearby owls and the buzzing of hummingbirds. Your garden has a delightful variety of plant, too, and I'm glad we were there while many were in bloom. We hope to return for a longer stay.
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Secret Garden Cottage - Hidden Jewel of Coastal Marin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p80574vbi
(415) 669-7444
Inverness The Bay Area
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A Secret Garden Poem

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Mary L. note in the guest book: Sept. 11,2013

Fog so dense it falls like rain,
slickering leathery leaves
in the garden.

Quiet so important that
the landscaper apologizes
for his leaf-blower.

No sea lions visible in the murk -
But as many cows, as in our home county in Wisconsin
on our way to the unlit lighthouse.

After all the hoo-ha and socializing at the America's Cup -
good to be in our own, little contained world,
alone together.
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Hiking in Point Reyes National Seashore, Tomales Bay State Park, and Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Wildlife Viewing along Pacific Ocean and Drakes Bay Beaches (gray whale migration, elephant seal colony, tule elk herds, and an amazing diversity of birdlife), Photography and Art Classes, Dance Palace Community Center for Cultural Events and Music, Convenient Day Trip to Sonoma and Napa Valley Wine Country

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Availability & Rates

Inverness Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Easter/Spring Break
Apr 14 2014 - Apr 21 2014
$250
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,365
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
May 23 2014 - May 27 2014
$250
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Independence Day
Jul 3 2014 - Jul 7 2014
$250
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 2 2014
$250
3 nights
 
 
Veterans' Day
Nov 7 2014 - Nov 11 2014
$250
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Dec 1 2014
$250
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,365
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
$250
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,400
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
$225
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,365
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Holiday weekends and longer holiday periods require at least a 3 day minimum.
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Amenities

Inverness Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 675 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Internet
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bath tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Queen-size Bed, Inside bathroom w/shower/tub; Skylights, Full-size Oven, Cooking Utensils, Dishes, Silverware, and All Linens provided, Outside Bath House with Victorian Claw-foot Tub, Private Driveway, Parking and Entrance, Large Redwood Deck and Outdoor Furniture; self-serve continental breakfast included; No Smoking and No Pets please.
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