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Quiet Romantic Cottage Nestled in Woods/ Hiking/Beach/Dogs Ok

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Inverness Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-5)

Secluded Cottage adjoining Point Reyes Park - One Plus Bedrooms (Inverness).

Near the end of a private road, high on a ridgetop between Tomales Bay and the Point Reyes National Seashore, Sea Ridge Cottage is nestled among Bishop Pines and Oaks. From all windows it's just you and nature. Hike directly from the property to nearby Shell Beach, Hearts Desire Beach or Chicken Ranch Beach. Discover hiking trails known only to locals just down the road. You don’t even need to get in your car. Conveniently located minutes away from both the Point Reyes Seashore and the shops/galleries in Inverness, you'll have more time to spend playing or relaxing.

Sleeping arrangements include a queen bed and a full-size loft bed. A daybed, two deep reading chairs, and a large window seat provide comfortable lounging areas to read, or just enjoy the views. Sea Ridge Cottage is an ideal spot for writers. Wireless internet is provided. Enjoy the antiques as well as art from local artists. A charming wood burning stove in the living room provides warmth and atmosphere. Peet's caff & decaf coffee provided, as well as comfy bathrobes, flowers from the garden, field guides, and maps for exploring. Sit on the deck in our rocking chairs or read a good book on our loungers. Listen to nature, identify birds and butterflies, or just enjoy the stars in the evening sky. This is a Smoke-Free cottage. Feel free to bring your well behaved dog.

Guest Comments:

'This was the perfect getaway for us...quiet and nice. Everything we need right here in this delightful cottage.'

- Carla B. 8/2006

' Adorable cabin! We had a great time staying here and so did Ralph, the dog. We visited the lighthouse and Point Reyes Station, and have decided we don't want to leave.'

- Frank, Frances, and Allison B. and Steve N. 8/2006

'Thank you! Three friends have enjoyed this beautiful cabin and setting - a very special spot.'

- Janet, Ellen, and Sara 8/2006

Keywords: Vacation Cottage

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  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for this wonderful getaway and hide away! We did feel cozy being 'Nestled in the Woods'. Hiking from the Cottage to Hearts Desire Beach was a special treat. Window seat was a perfect perch from where to do crossword puzzles and read books. We ate good foods and listened to great music. Next time we'll bring our daughter. She'll love it here.
Oct 2009
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Quiet Romantic Cottage Nestled in Woods/ Hiking/Beach/Dogs Ok
average rating of 4.1 based on 15 reviews

Cozy, cute, quaint cottage nestled in trees.

  • 5 of 5

The owner, Wendy Walsh was very responsive, and detailed in describing everything via phone to us - and it was everything she described. Scheduling our Pt. Reyes get–away was really easy with her. There was three (3) of us staying in the cottage, originally five (5). Two used the loft to sleep in which was fun, and the other in the bedroom. Wendy quickly refunded our money on the guest that didn't show up. Everything worked well in the cottage – heater, toaster oven, fridge, water, etc. The Point Reyes Station location was convenient for restaurants and as well as drives into Point Reyes National Seashore. We had a fun, very relaxing stay. We'll be back!

Thanks Wendy!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manchester, MI

Inverness cabin in woods

  • 2 of 5

The cabin was in a beautiful setting in the woods above Tomales Bay at the end of a narrow road. The main floor bed was comfortable, the bath linens were plentiful and lush. The owner had a nice bottle of wine waiting for us. We enjoyed the wood burning stove (with ample wood provided) on the chilly mornings. The bathroom/shower though tight was very nice and recently updated.

We would have enjoyed it more if the cabin was a little cleaner. One half is very dark and may have been improved if the skylights were cleaned regularly. The sliding door and screen were very hard to operate and the screens had holes in them although there are very few flying bugs there. The small kitchen area and frig were well stocked with coffee, olive oil and basics, but I would not recommend the cottage if you want to do a lot of cooking (we made breakfast one morning and there is an outside propane grill) - the area is just too small and there is no stove although a microwave and toaster oven are provided. We like to read and there is an easy chair that's comfortable and a window seat, but the couch is very uncomfortable for sitting and reading. The upstairs loft bedroom which we did not need/use is accessible by a ladder so some care required for going up and down especially at night I would think. We also had to use a trolley provided to transport our luggage down a sloping path from car park area to cabin - this required a fair amount of effort coming and going.

We had a great time in the area which we love and will return to. Some updates to the cottage would make it a better experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Our third visit to Sea Ridge!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just came back from our third stay at Sea Ridge Cottage and we loved it even more, after taking a year off (to go to Italy instead of Pt. Reyes!). We didn't want to leave there after 5 nights. So peaceful and private, landscaping so beautiful, and the aromas on the flowers! Wendy always has wonderful new things to enhance the kitchen: beautiful new china, the hot pot (perfect for my tea!) and convection/toaster oven are the highest quality. Always a relief to see the Peet's in the 'fridge for my husband. New high quality linens on beds, nice thick cotton towels gives the cottage the air of an expensive hotel. We still haven't hiked all the trails at Pt. Reyes, and we still love the private one down to the beach. Thank you, we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a splendid visit in this Tree House situated on the side of Inverness Ridge. The cottage is exactly as described in VRBO. Owner Wendy provided more useful information and was extremely helpful. Everything was well cleaned and kitchen equipment worked. If you enjoy a rustic cottage close to nature this is the one to use when visiting Point Reyes National Seashore. If you enjoy Czech food try Vladimir's in Inverness. We hiked down to Shell Beach and saw some leopard sharks in the shallows of Tomales Bay. Then we drove to the lighthouse and saw some whales including one "baby". We encountered a sand storm on Limatour Beach but usually it is a fun place to visit.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Back for a second time and loved it even more!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our 5 nights in Searidge Cottage last September so much that we booked a full week this time--and look forward to many more! We loved this magical treehouse even more this time and hated to leave. Wendy has added an ingenious window and sink to the bathroom (and a huge greenhouse type window in the kitchen), both with marble counters, which I think would satisfy some of the complainers above. After being married for 35 years, we didn't mind brushing our teeth in the kitchen sink last year---we felt like we were on a sailboat in the galley. BUT the bathroom is now SO beautiful! Marble counters, new fixtures, new toilet, strong shower, view of the woods, good natural soaps. The kitchen is perfect size for making our breakfasts and lunches. There is a full size refrigerator. (Loved the Peet's coffee again on the first morning!) We always went out to dinner at the many great local restaurants (we're vegetarians). Our favorites: Station House Cafe, Cafe Reyes, Stellina, all a few minutes away in Pt. Reyes Station. In the cottage we chose again to sleep up in the loft because it's so cozy and has very comfortable mattress (full size) ever. Ladder type stair up is actually easy to navigate, even in the dark, with good handholds (and I'm 58 years old!). We love the loft, with its windows out towards the Pacific, watch the moon, hear the wind, see the fog roll out. The downstairs queen size bed in the bedroom looks very comfy too, but we have one at home, and in this magical, beautifully designed treehouse it makes sense to us to stay up in loft. We hiked every day in National Seashore, on all different trails than we did last year. The closest trail heads are about 10 minute drive away. Two long (about 9 mile) hikes we loved: Alamere Falls and Pierce Point---where we saw many rare Tule Elk. Lots of beach walking too, seals, sunsets. Wendy has always been wonderfully easy to work with, cottage is beautifully clean, nice linens. It really looks like photos! Architect's design of cottage and its location on property are ingenious--cottage is completely private from the main house, with very separate parking area. Neither occupants of house nor cottage can possibly see/hear the other one. We saw two cars parked outside the house on the weekend, but never heard or saw a soul there while we were in the cottage. Good lights all along the path down to cottage at night, can be turned on/off at either end. We look forward to many more visits! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous! This place seemed enchanted. I thought we should stay and see if Snow White showed up. But probably better that it was completely quiet and secluded. Naps on the comfy window seat, drinking coffee on the deck watching the butterflies, a romantic fire in the fireplace after oysters barbecued on the deck, hiking to Shell Beach from here. A hummingbird hung out in the flowers just outside the window. This place is like a little fairytale cottage.

The loft had a treehouse feel to it, but we liked the other warm snuggly bed even more. The bathroom and kitchen were small but we found everything we needed. All was clean and equiped with everything. One thing is that it's down a path off the road and while it wouldn't be good for someone who has trouble walking, we loved it because it was off by itself and special not looking at neighbors or houses from any of the windows. The place is super convenient because it was just minutes to Point Reyes Station (loved the Bovine Bakery) or Inverness for supplies and closer to other hikes or beaches as well (Drakes Beach was really great).

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hiking in Both Point Reyes National Seashore and Tomales Bay Park, Massages, Wine Tasting in Napa and Sonoma Valleys, Art Galleries, Wildlife Viewing (tule elk, pronghorn, grey fox, axis and fallow deer, owls, herons, egrets, pelicans, gray, blue and humpback whales, otters, sea lions, elephant seals and much more)* This season's highlights include the Tule Elk rutting season and salmon running.


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Inverness Cottage Rental Rates

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40
Cleaning Fee $60
Tax Rate 10.0%

There is a $200.00 separate damage deposit check required. This check will either be returned to you or ripped up (your choice) unless there is damage.

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Inverness Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Separate enclosed sleeping loft with double bed, Window Seat, Daybed, Electric Baseboard Heating. , Highchair,Cards/Board Games, Eat Out Deck, Deck furniture, Additional Picnic Table on Grounds. The kitchenette has a 2 Burner Stove,Coffee Maker/Grinder, Free standing Convection Oven with a Toaster Oven option, Full Refrigerator, and Microwave.

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