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Secret Garden Cottage - Hidden Jewel of Coastal Marin

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Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2015
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Secret Garden Cottage - Hidden Jewel of Coastal Marin

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Inverness Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 bath, (Sleeps 1-2), Tomales Bay view

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, bay view, 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, bay view

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Quiet, relaxing, and beautiful!”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015



We loved everything about this special cottage, especially the many windows through which we were able to enjoy beautiful sunrises, a spectacular full moon, and a great view of Tomales Bay. The gardens are beautiful and peaceful with benches and swings scattered throughout. Everything we could have wanted or needed was provided. Phil spent time giving us helpful hiking tips so we could further enjoy this beautiful area. We hope we can return some day!



Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple
Jan 2015
  • 1 of 15

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Secret Garden Cottage - Hidden Jewel of Coastal Marin
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
5

Wonderful Getaway for Two

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
Minneapolis, MN
5

Garden Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Immaculately kept cottage with exquisite gardens. If you love gardens and hiking, it would be hard to beat this place. Phil is a most knowledgeable and gracious host. We appreciated his excellent advice on hiking and running trails. Don't pass up a soak in the the outdoor tub. Next time we'll stay for a week.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review you have submitted! We are glad you included our cottage and Inverness in your Calif. vacation. Phil and Patsy, owners
5

Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage. It was clearly built and designed with lots of love. It is immaculate and comfortable and cozy and well located. The gardens are magnificent and tended with lots of care. We don't usually hang out in a dwelling, but this place was so wonderful, we hardly wanted to leave. It was a perfect match for the scenery and hiking at Pt Reyes.

Phil was a great and caring concierge and host, and he provided great suggestions for hikes and food spots.

We'll return, for sure!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very thoughtful and complimentary review. We appreciate your suggestions and enjoyed hearing about all the things you did in a short punt of time. We look forward to your return visit. Cheers! Phil and Patsy
Asheville, NC
5

The Best Stay in Coastal Marin

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here Easter weekend. We were in the middle of a two week trip around NoCal.

This place was the absolute highlight of the trip. The cottage is perfectly equipped and ultra clean. The garden and soaking tub put you in relax mode. The views and hikes are outstanding.

Phil's recommendations on the Elk, Elephant Seals, and hikes were right on. How Phil arranged for the rainbow over Tomales Bay we'll never know, but there was no extra charge!

Next time, we skip the wine country and go directly to Secret Garden Cottage.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your excellent review! We appreciate the great care you took with the cottage. You were able to see an amazing number of local sites in a short amount of time! We hope to see you out this way again. Remember, return guests take advantage of our 10% return guest discount! Phil, owner
Los Altos, CA
5

Solitude and Beauty

  • 5 of 5

Up in the trees overlooking Tomales Bay lies a charming, well-cared-for haven of peace. A perfect place to retreat to after a day of exploring the natural beauty of Marin County. Wonderful, just wonderful.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a sweet and simple review! A nice piece of poetry I would say! We'd be happy to have you visit in any season. Phil and Patsy, owners
5

A+

  • 5 of 5

December 19 & 20, 2012

My fiance and I, fashioning our lives around the philosophy of tiny living, are ever on the lookout for unique, experiential gifts to give each other on special occasions, as opposed to things for which we have no particular desire, and absolutely no room.

I had the feeling that we had come across something really special, based on the on-line pictures and reviews of the Secret Garden Cottage (which is aptly named!), but I was positively swept off my feet by the magic of this secluded, little getaway, and left utterly speechless by the majesty of the surrounding environment. It is rare that one feels so sweetly pampered and at the same time so bracingly rugged.

Thank you so much for creating and sharing this place with us. We certainly hope to return!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your unique review! Very thoughtful and pleasing to us as owners,mince we share your philosophy of living and giving. Sincerely, Phil and Patsy

Map

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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Rates & Availability

From $225 Per night

Inverness Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Easter/Spring Break
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 6 2015
4 night minimum stay
$250
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,365
 
 
Memorial Day
May 29 2015 - Jun 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Independence Day
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Veterans' Day
Nov 6 2015 - Nov 9 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$250
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,365
 
 
Christmas holiday
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
$250
From
$250
Thu
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,365
 

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
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 675 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bath tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Queen-size Bed, Inside bathroom w/shower/tub; 7 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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