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Yvetot... Secluded, Comfortable, Private, Beautiful

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-8)

Yvetot video tour now available. To watch our new tour, please click on the video link above and you'll see why our guests love coming to stay at Yvetot!

Enjoy a cup of tea snuggled up in one of the bench seats. Cook a gourmet meal in the fully-appointed kitchen. Feel the warmth from the wood-burning stove and the radiant-heated floors. Appreciate the view of Mount Vision from the private deck. Take an outdoor shower. Read a book in the hammock outside.

This and much more is Yvetot Guest House. Designed and built from largely recycled materials in 2003 by our architect son to accommodate visits from our ever-growing family, it is truly a magical place that we would like to share. It is a mile up from the town of Inverness and close to ocean-side and bay-side beaches. Hiking trails abound from just up the street to the many trails in Point Reyes National Seashore.

The house, which is 800 square feet, comfortably sleeps six people but can accommodate eight: two in the master bedroom and four in the 'children's room' - two twin beds and two twin futons with sleeping bags in the loft. Additional sleeping is possible on the bench seats in the living area and/or in the loft above the hallway.

We just added a great hot tub and deck located on the North side of the property (behind far wall of bedrooms). Sweet spot, excellent views from the tub. Guaranteed to get our kids and grandkids here more often.

There are plenty of DVD's, CD's to play on the Bose music system (into which you can plug your iPod), books, games and toys to entertain everyone. Come and have a wonderful time!

(Mexico? Check out our daughter and family's place in Alamos, find under solipaso, it is very special, too.)

Keywords: Guest House

More Details

Mike or Catherine
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

About Mike or Catherine

Retired GM executive, one feral cat, love this spot on the ridge and the guest house built for family and friends. Garden is special interest.

Why Mike or Catherine chose Inverness

Chose the house and location for retirement...great decision! This spot is very special as sun, views, and 3 acres on the ridge top....very liveable!

What makes this cottage unique

Privacy, uniquely restful setting, and a very excellent job of design and furnishing .... our son is a talented builder and the care, attention to detail is obvious.


Inverness Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has full bath/shower + wonderful outside shower! Like standing under a hot waterfall.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Two twin beds + two twin futons in loft - great for kids!
    Loft - Loft with queen size futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Spacious Olympic Queen bed. Baby crib available.
  • Queen size Beds (1) Olympic queen size - 6 inches wider than a queen bed, Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) portable crib available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(40 traveler reviews)

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Yvetot... Secluded, Comfortable, Private, Beautiful
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Secluded and lovely setting for an adventure and getting away from it all. This time we met our hosts, who were gracious and very welcoming. Catherine shared greens from her garden that were the perfect accompaniment to our locally procured lamb chops and fresh baked bread from Bovine Bakery. Dog-friendly hiking trails nearby-perfect for everyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary, It was fun for us to have you, Jeff, Henry and the dogs up in Yvetot. So pleased to read of your enjoyment. Until next visit, Mike
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A world apart

  • 5 of 5

This place is carved into the Point Reyes landscape with the same feel as that richly endowed but simple and grounded place. Loved every aspect of the very clean and well-appointed house and the wonderful owners' hospitality and thoughtfulness. A week seemed to fly, and we enjoyed the indoor-outdoor flow in sun and rain. Outdoor shower a great experience. Newcomers will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so fortunate to be able to buy this property and we wanted to build Yvetot in a way that reflected the spirit of this wild and beautiful landscape. So thank you Terry for your lovely review, it was great to have you and your family here for Thanksgiving. Mike
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  • 5 of 5

Words cannot express how wonderful Yvetot is. The setting is incredible. The house is lovingly designed, crafted and cared for. The host, Mike, is spectacularly fascinating and equally kind. Every detail has been considered; everything you need is provided from coffee beans to a glorious sunset. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so very nice to write this glowing review. Thanks, Allison. I much enjoyed having your family in Yvetot, and we await you return in the near future. So spectacular today, just in from a walk on Mt. Vision, feeling quite blessed to be here. Mike
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Superb in every way

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I adore this place. There must be so many great places in Inverness, but there is no other place I would rather be than at Yvetot. Quiet, peaceful, beautiful custom craftsmanship, and artistic jems at every corner. Fox, deer and quail families passing by outside. Nothin better!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kate! Yvetot is a very special place and it makes us so happy to share it with you and all our guests.
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Alameda County, CA

Beautiful, peaceful, sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

We loved our 2 night stay at Yvetot! Everything is wonderfully appointed and the cottage feels spacious yet cozy. Plenty of room indoors and out for a couple or family. The hot tub under the stars was a real treat. Mike and Catherine were kind and available if we needed anything. Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elena, So nice to read, and we await your return in January to help bring in the New Year! Very best to you and Donald. Mike and Catherine
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North Oakland

A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We could not have enjoyed our stay more. Thank you to Mike and his family for their generosity in sharing this special place with us. From the peaceful & beautiful location, to the thoughtful and elegant design of the cabin - this was one of my favorite weekend vacations of all time. Thank you Mike - we will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you could be with us up in is such a good experience for us when the vibes are so positive...sort of float down hill to us! Await your return and appreciate the nice thoughts. Mike and Catherine
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Refund Policy: We will refund deposit if booking is canceled 30 days or more in advance. After that, if we are able to re-book during the period you intended to stay, we will refund deposit. Guests over 4, add $50 per night per guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.