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Mermaids House (Admiral's Quarters) - Tomales Bayfront, Point Reyes, Marshall

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Mermaids House (Admiral's Quarters) - Tomales Bayfront, Point Reyes, Marshall

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Phone: (415) 663-1104

There are two suites at The Mermaids House, separated by a 20 foot entry way. Each suite has its own private deck and private hot tub. This is the VRBO page for the Admiral's Quarters at The Mermaids House. For the VRBO page for the Crew Quarters at The Mermaids House, visit

The Mermaids House:

The Mermaids House is the perfect West Marin getaway. Located on the waterfront of pristine Tomales Bay, it is an ideal spot to relax and unwind. The house is literally built out over the water, so there is nothing between you and the picturesque Point Reyes National Seashore as you gaze out through the giant glass windows.

The Mermaids House offers amazing views of the abundant birdlife that inhabits Tomales Bay and it is not uncommon to spot a seal or two swimming by to say, "hello." The house, nautically themed, creates the illusion that you are traveling aboard a lavish ship, without the seasickness of course. The spacious interior of the house has an air of tasteful class while maintaining a cozy rustic feel.

Complete with a grassy front yard, large deck with a hot tub, and its own pier, the Mermaids House is also well equipped for outdoor living. Whether you spend your time in West Marin hiking in the park, kayaking on the bay, or just relaxing, the Mermaids House is the perfect setting to enjoy some world famous oysters, have a drink, and look out across the bay as the sun sets.

Amenities: Jacuzzi/jet outdoor spa, gas log fireplace, Wi-Fi (wireless internet), phone (free long distance within the continental US), 32" Sharp flat screen satellite TV, stereo/CD player, fully equipped kitchen, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, barbecue, deck tables and chairs, teakwood "steamer" reclining deck chairs. *(No smoking. Sorry, no young children: due to the location of the house over the water. No pets: due to the sensitive nature of the environment.) **(Sorry, we cannot accommodate large gatherings or parties.)

Activities: Hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, hanging out on the beach, kayaking, biking, scenic driving, wine tasting, fishing, shopping, restaurants, sightseeing, whale watching, swimming, boating (rentals at dillon beach), sailing, surfing, windsurfing, tide-pooling, wildlife viewing, golfing (Bodega Bay or San Geronimo). Within one hour from: Napa, Sonoma, San Francisco, Sausalito, Dillon Beach, Bodega Bay.

If you would like to book a stay at the Mermaids House, please give us a call at (415) 663-1104 or email us at We hope to hear from you soon!

More Details

Fred Rodoni
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was a perfect place to unwind and relax – just what we needed! Had a stormy weekend - but it was cozy in here! Thanks for providing such a beautiful, peaceful get-away.
Mar 2009
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Marshall Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Mermaids House (Admiral's Quarters) - Tomales Bayfront, Point Reyes, Marshall
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
San Francisco, California

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  • 5 of 5

Love this place. Perfectly set on the water. My wife and me had the most romantic weekend here watching the water, the birds, and reading. Would come back here again in a heartbeat. Little jacuzzi outside as an added bonus.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Like living in a luxurious yacht

  • 5 of 5

The Admiral's Quarters of the Mermaid house is amazing. The kitchen was awesome and the Peet's coffee in the fridge was a nice touch. The house is elegant and eclectic at the same time. There are tons of cool and fun little decorations. There's plentiful books and information on the area. The house begs one to just relax and enjoy the amazing view with a book in hand.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Replenish here

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I have been coming to the Mermaid House for over 4 years now. We have the luxury of having come 2-4 time/year and we adore this property! We have stayed in both sides of the home - the Admiral's Quarters and the Crew Quarters and we love both. If you want to decompress from life's stresses and replenish in a tranquil, beautiful place - this is it. The home sits on the Tomales Bay with the water lapping under the deck. We sit for hours on the deck & in the hot tub watching birds and an occasion seal popping their head up to look at us, listening to the water and when the wind is right, the roar of the ocean coming over the peninsula.  

Both units have comfortable beds and living spaces and the essentials that one needs in the kitchen. The views are spectacular from both units and the Admiral's Quarters has floor-to-ceiling windows that make you feel like you are on the bay! One should note that the Crew's Quarters has a loft with a steep ladder.

Once we have regained our center, we walk to Hog Island Oyster and indulge! Best oysters we have EVER had! Right next door! Walk in the other direction to the Marshall Store and Blue Waters Kayaking. There is plenty to do in the area. We have kayaked, hiked, and biked. It is a short drive to Point Reyes and then a little further to the national seashore, the beaches, lighthouse, and our favorite - Tomales Point, Pierce Point Ranch. A wonderful hike where you have sweeping views of both the pacific and the bay and you can see the Tule Elk herd. It is truly a wonderful place for outdoor adventure. The bird-watching is spectacular. If you get lucky, you can swim at night in Drake's Bay with bioluminescence. 

It is a short drive to Petaluma and not too much further to Napa/Sonoma wine country. 

Fred and Karen, the owners of this wonderful place been very responsive and take care of this place meticulously. 

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the wonderful review. I would just like to make one minor addition: the ladder you refer to has 9 & 1/2" wide wooden stairs with a stainless steel handrail on each side.
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  • 5 of 5

My wife is a big adventurer and traveler. Unless a place/destination is exceptional, her rule of thumb is to only visit once. She enjoyed our time at the Mermaid House so much that we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A quiet, whimsical place over changing waters

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to crashing waves under the house, at once a little shocking but paradoxically, restful. We both got one of the best sleeps of the spring! The view is unparalleled-- on the water-- an easy place to read and nap, the kitchen well appointed. The house is creatively furnished, nautical, with good restaurants nearby. We loved our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best view in Marshall

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved our stay at Mermaid's House. The view from the windows is spectacular. The house is charmingly decorated and appropriately nautical. There's lots of good places to curl up and read and also have a great view of the bay. I would definitely stay there again.

N. MacDougall

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $95
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

Credit Credit payments accepted through PayPal (no PayPal account necessary to make a payment). 2-night minimum/3-night minimum on Holiday Weekends. Reservation and Security Deposit required to book. 30 day Cancellation Policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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