Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Romantic Lodge in Point Reyes/Inverness: 'Mankas-esque Retreat'

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Estate, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Fox Lodge is perfect for those wanting a Manka's experience in their own private lodge. Situated on the Inverness Ridge overlooking the Olema Valley. A home away from home, nestled beside 71,000 acres of protected paradise. Relish Point Reyes antique charm, with the most modern amenities. Many repeat guests so check availability. Special events made memorable.

Perfect for families with children who love family game night, the outdoors and explorations. Ideal for the romantic couple that wants the luxury of an exclusive inn, but the size and privacy of a large home. Perfect for people who want to steal away, put their feet up and relax. Welcome to Fox Lodge.

The LIVING ROOM rises up over two stories with vaulted cathedral ceilings of massive hand-picked fir beams and antique brass fittings. A floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace includes a cavernous hearth for roaring wood fires and rustic mantel filled with antiques. Two deep leather chairs look out over the wall of windows to Olema Valley, one of the most abundant bird-watching locales on the coast.

Stroll past the front FOYER with twig love-seat for two and antique bridge lamps into the expansive FAMILY ROOM. Another floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace caps the room, alongside a 55' HDTV complete with VCR/DVD/Cable/XBox with over 80 movies to select. The large sectional couch surrounds a Ralph Lauren table and antique board games. A door leads to the two-car GARAGE filled with sporting equipment, bicycles, ping pong table, games and toys.

THE KITCHEN is open, true California style, with a wrap-around sunny breakfast nook loaded with pillows and cushions to seat ten for coffee and snacks. An antler chandelier lights the open area beside an antique dry sink cupboard filled with basic cooking supplies and condiments. The kitchen has a long concrete countertop and the latest in appliances: a six-burner gas Wolf Range and oven with hood, a Jenn Air refrigerator with icemaker and filtered water, Bosch dishwasher, antique farmhouse sink, Water Works fixtures. Coffee maker and grinder, cappuccino maker, holiday and feasting pots and pans included. Rustic and fine dining utensils, plates and serving bowls make any cooking event a breeze. A small POWDER ROOM is tucked off the kitchen.

The DINING ROOM is a step away with a Spanish Baroque table that seats eight. An antique library cabinet filled with festive china and antiques sits in the corner and antique waterfowl prints adorn the tongue-in-groove wood panels in deep hunter green. A massive antler chandelier on a dimming switch enables you to create any mood at dinner.

Follow the carpeted stairs past the wildlife and nature prints to the MASTER BEDROOM, the showcase room of Fox Lodge. Wall-to-wall sea grass carpet, thick Woolen plaid Roman shades stretch across three massive windows that look out across the Olema Valley and east to Sonoma. Ralph Lauren and Williams Sonoma Home furnishings create cozy elegance for resting, reading and remembering. The huge WALK-IN CLOSET includes a portable massage table, two terry robes, a library of local books and dressing cabinets.

The MASTER BATHROOM is floored in blue slate, with a massive open stone shower. A 19th century French claw foot bathtub is tucked between two windows that look over pines and firs. Antique cabinets and sink with Water Works fixtures and a lighthouse print by a local Point Reyes artist.

Continue up to the top floor, past the large Hawk print. A BEDROOM with a Ralph Lauren Queen Bed awaits, with a collection of antique birdcalls. Another BATHROOM with double trench sink, tub and shower, also floored in blue slate, lies around the corner. A LAUNDRY ROOM with washer, dryer, ironing board and cleaning supplies is at the end of the long hallway.

Down the opposite end of the hall are two more bedrooms. A THIRD BEDROOM includes a twin-over-full bunk bed, desk, rocking chair and antique games. A FOURTH BEDROOM includes a twin-over-full bunk bed, TV, a closet chocked full of stuffed animals, books, toys and games. These rooms are perfect for guests with children, or nostalgic adults.

A large wooden deck extends outside the kitchen door, complete with Green Egg Bar-B-Que grill and open-air fire pit. A picnic table with benches in included for outdoor dining, or take your wine and cheese in the side-by-side swings under the pines.

Raptors. Red-tailed Hawks. Quail. Rabbit. Whales. Beaches. Waves. Trails. Birds. Bishop Pines. Lighthouses. Tule Elk. Hike. Ride. Play. Sail. Kayak. Shuck Oysters. Taste Wine. Swim. Nap. Read. Relax and Enjoy!

More Details

Laura Rogers
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Laura Rogers

Live in San Francisco, working in real estate as well as partnered in Hog and Rocks restaurant and The NiteCap Bar.

Laura Rogers purchased this estate in 2013

Why Laura Rogers chose The Bay Area

Incredible setting, natural surroundings, hiking and whale watching less than an hour from San Francisco.

What makes this estate unique

Wine by the cozy stone fireplace, waking up to birds across miles of meadows and marsh, family dinners after long hikes.


Point Reyes Station Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - Master - toilet , tub , shower , French claw foot tub. Stone walk in shower.
    Bathroom 2 - upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Double sink
    Bathroom - downstairs - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1- Master - 1 king , Large Eastern King (biggest King bed); Ralph Lauren
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Williams Sonoma Home. Wingback.
    Large couches. - 3 twin/ single , Can sleep 3 more easily on oversized couches
    Bedroom 3 - 3 bunk bed , Twin over full. Pottery Barn. Sleeps adults.
    Bedroom 4 - 3 bunk bed , Twin over full. Pottery Barn. Sleeps adults.
  • King size beds (1) Eastern King (extra large) comforter and throws. Bedside views of the Olema Valley, circling hawks., Queen size Beds (1) In the Fox Den Room. Williams Sonoma Home luxurious bed with Ralph Lauren comforter and throws., Child Beds (3) Massive sectional couch in Family Room often utilized as a 'sleepover' bed for 2 - 3 children., Bunk Beds (3) Full over twin bunk beds in the Owl Tree Room and the Bat Cave Room. Upper bunks best for children. Lower bunks (full bed) fine for an adult (or two, snuggling)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Walk-in closets. Terry cloth robes provided for your enjoyment. Antique 18th century French bath tubs. Massive stone shower in master bath. Antiques throughout. 55 ' HDTV Flat-screen TV. Bose stereo. Crystal stemware. Holiday entertaining decor available (inquire during holiday stays). Antique board games.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

92% Complete
7% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Romantic Lodge in Point Reyes/Inverness: 'Mankas-esque Retreat'
average rating of 4.923077 based on 39 reviews

The home and property were perfect

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't of asked for anything more this home had it all views utensils firewood two fireplaces in a great location

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great for a Point Reyes experience

  • 4 of 5

Quiet & wonderful, ideal for a large group.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful house, hunting lodge feel

  • 5 of 5

Fox Lodge is a lovely home. We liked the appointments very much and the house was good for our family size (two couples, each with two children). Master suite is gorgeous, other rooms a bit dark and ordinary by comparison. The yard area is a huge plus for the children and the deck is fabulous- a great gathering spot. Convenient to Point Reyes Station. The house itself is a bit dark (good for sleeping and relaxing) although the curtains in kids' rooms need some stitching. The huge fireplace, which we did not use, seems to have permeated the house with a bit of a smokey smell.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed all that Point Reyes had to offer at this great location. Our children loved the space.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Durham, NC

Comfortable and gorgeous home for our family visit to Point Reyes!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful and conveniently located house was an ideal home base for our family of six. When we weren't out exploring and hiking, we and our four adult children had plenty of space to relax in the many rooms and nooks of this particularly charming house. We loved the views from the luxurious master bedroom. David was easy to communicate with and everything about the rental and stay was easy and delightful.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Fox Lodge - the Perfect Retreat for our Wedding Party

  • 4 of 5

We found Fox Lodge to be the perfect location for our family as we prepared for our son's wedding. With adult children coming and going at different times during the week before the wedding, we had plenty of space to accommodate them and to gather to meet soon-to-be new relations. The house was lovely, with a lodge-like feel and a great floor plan.

I prepared a dinner for our new in-laws and did find that the pots and pans needed a bit of a scrub. The oven also was a bit of the challenge and might need to be calibrated. Lighting was an issue. We found several light bulbs that needed replacing and struggled to get enough light in the house to see where we were going.

The area was absolutely breath taking, and wild life was in abundance. The hiking was fabulous, with well marked trails through easy terrain that led to incredible vistas of the sea and shores.

We ate at several restaurants in the area and found them all to be wonderful. We particularly enjoyed the Bovine Bakery and its scrumptious offerings.

The wedding was incredibly beautiful. At the end of the ceremony, a double rainbow developed, surely an omen of good things to come for the happy couple.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
48 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Western
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Tiburon, Sausalito, Larkspur
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Stellina, Saltwater Depot
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Limatour Beach
Car: recommended

Bird watching from the property

Cozy nights in front of a massive stone fireplace

Whale watching and seals


Tule elk, fox, deer on/near property

'Green', eco-friendly environs

World famous farmer's market less than a mile away

Walk to Point Reyes Station


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

You might like these similar properties