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Location, Location, Location! Stunning Bluff & Ridge Views Overlooking Wetlands

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Home w/expansive views,2 Bdrm+Sleeping Loft- max 6 Adults( +2kids)

Perched along the bluff overlooking the new Giacomini Wetlands restored by the Point Reyes National Seashore, Egret’s Overlook Home is a vacation rental home available for intimate gatherings of friends, family and for reunions. Expansive vistas await you from its wrap-around deck. Below is Lagunitas Creek as it merges into the Tomales Bay, restoring vital wetlands for egrets, gray herons, and osprey. Sky reflecting views complement the expansive backdrop as the westward sun drops behind the panoramic view of the Inverness Ridge.

Relax in privacy and enjoy the comfort and spaciousness of this contemporary California home. We can accommodate 6 adults (maximum allowed). The oversized master suite has a high vaulted ceiling with a queen bed, large bathroom and private garden. The second bedroom suite has a queen bed and large attached bathroom. The guest loft has a double futon bed. The office den has wi-fi high speed cable modem internet service. Our fully equipped kitchen can serve up Thanksgiving dinner, brew fresh coffee, or warm up dinner leftovers. Come together in the central dining and living area to share a meal and create lasting memories. Southern exposure and silent radiant floor heating assure comfort all year round. Every room has large picture windows with unique thrilling views. Built level with extra wide passageways makes it handicap friendly.

After a day of hiking, kayaking, exploring, or just relaxing, return to grill fresh local Tomales Bay oysters on the barbecue and watch the sunset. Or dine nearby on local gourmet fare in nearby restaurants. Finish your perfect day stargazing from the deck beneath the cloak of the Milky Way. Located an hour's drive from San Francisco and the wine country.

For availability, see the calendar associated with the web page.

“…We were blessed to have been able to spend this time in such a special place. It was magical… but more than that it was life-changing. We feel more connected than ever to the beauty of Pt Reyes and to the simple harmony of life that your home and its glorious setting helped us to find once again. Thank you again for all the spirit you put into your home and for your willingness to share it with others.”

“…We were searching for a quiet place to rest and your home was a lovely choice. We especially enjoyed the seamless way the fresh air, light and valley view filled the interior space.”

Keywords: Home, vacation rental home, vacation rental property

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Patty Glatt
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Patty Glatt

Patty bought the property in Point Reyes in 1989. She felt like the luckiest person in the world. While working two jobs she spent late nights imagining her 'dream house'. She had never designed anything. After two years of reading about design, principles of kitchen flow, Japanese gardening, and energy efficiency, she presented her plans to a local designer-builder. The home was completed in 1992. The Southwest orientation maximizes views and solar passive energy. The street side remains private with few windows. Two large bedroom suites placed at opposite wings of the home optimizes the view and privacy for all occupants. The central common area is unifying. The open kitchen can accommodate many working simultaneously. The loft is a great place to get away for a nap. As Patty's nephew uses a wheelchair, she designed the doorways and halls wide and the second bathroom is handicap friendly. The master bath indoor-outdoor design pulls you into the garden. Its wrap-around deck overlooks the wetlands facing westward towards the sunset and Inverness ridge. Most visitors spend their time there relaxing, barbecuing as the sun sets, and watching the carpet of stars as the Milky Way sweeps overhead.

Patty Glatt purchased this house in 1992

Why Patty Glatt chose The Bay Area

Point Reyes is located approximately 22 miles north of San Francisco, in West Marin. Close enough to drive out to for the day, yet remote and authentically rural.

When I moved to Point Reyes in 1987 to practice Family Medicine, I loved that it had postal boxes where neighbors gathered. I still love how all you need can be found within 4 blocks.

What makes this house unique

Located on the Point Reyes Mesa across from Inverness Park. Stroll within a private neighborhood, passing a small pond, Cypress groves, and daffodils. We are located one scenic mile north beyond the town of Point Reyes. A favorite day starts with a morning cup of rich coffee and sticky morning buns from the Bovine Bakery, browsing at the Point Reyes Books independent bookstore, and catching the local farmers market in the Summer and Fall at Toby's Feed Barn. Purchase all else at the local Palace market and the Cow Girl Creamery deli replete with local cheese, oven-baked bread, and pick up some local grass fed organic meats at Sun Farms. Or prepare your lunch in our well stocked kitchen before heading out to the Point Reyes National Seashore Headquarters for a full day's hike. The Point Reyes National Seashore contains unique elements of biological and historical interest in a spectacularly scenic panorama of thunderous ocean breakers, open grasslands, bushy hillsides and forested ridges. Drive out to the Lighthouse stopping along the landscape characterized by spectacular shorelines, dairy farms and over 65,000 acres of wilderness protected by the Point Reyes National Seashore. Head home stopping for fresh mussels and oysters from local shellfish Hog Island farms to grill on the barbecue, or select from fine or casual dining options.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From a writer:I meant to leave you a THANK YOU! note, but I was literally working up until the last minute. Thank you so, so much for lending me your lovely home. What a perfect retreat, so many nooks to tuck into and write . . . and so many flat surfaces to spread out on and organize! And the sun, oh the sun. The way you managed to situate the house so that it gets morning, mid-day and afternoon sun is so impressive. I’d love to visit again with my husband and my daughter when she’s a bit older. She’s a girl who gets very absorbed in things and I can see her spending hours with binoculars identifying various water fowl.
Jan 2008
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Point Reyes Station House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Adjoins the second bedroom and shared use with bedroom loft
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , In the master bedroom suite
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second bedroom with detached bathroom shared w/ bedroom loft
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master suite with double sleeper sofa;private bathroom
    Loft bedroom - 1 queen , Queen size cotton futon mattress
  • 2 bedrooms and sleeping loft each with Queen size beds. Sleeping oft queen is slate frame futon. Additional sleepers: Sleeper Sofa (3) in Living room, master bedroom, and 2nd bedroom. Portable infant playpen/crib. Best comfort up to max of 6 adults and 2-3 children.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Record Player with extensive collection Rock, Jazz, Classical, Folk, Latin American Living room wood floors with substantial surface scratches- some guests are bothered by this. Most look above the floor to the expansive vistas beyond


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Location, Location, Location! Stunning Bluff & Ridge Views Overlooking Wetlands
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 35 reviews
Barrington, RI

Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful home for 2 weeks (9/12/09-9/26/09) and just had a great time. The pictures of the home don't really do it justice: it is really much bigger than the pictures make it look. The home is very close to the wetlands, and the deck in back is just huge. We have 2 very young children (5 months and 4 years) and the house is very kid-friendly.

The location can't be beat -- you're within an hour of San Francisco, Samuel P. Taylor State Park, Sonoma and the Point Reyes National Seashore. Lots of great hikes and walks in the area, organic farms, oyster farms and more -- tons to do and see. The home is about a mile from town, with lots of lightly-traveled streets leading there -- very walker and runner friendly. We walked to town nearly every day. There is a nice grocery in town as well as several restaurants (Station House Cafe is our favorite), and a playground for the kids.

There's wifi available, a great hot tub and a large barbeque grill on the deck. Tons of privacy -- most windows face the rear of the house overlooking the wetlands. While you are in a residential area, you barely know you have neighbors! Plenty of room to move around for all -- kiddos included.

We had a fun vacation and enjoyed ourselves very much. Patty is a gracious host, and we hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The large deck was built to wrap around the entire backside of the house, which now faces the new Giacomini Wetlands. The hogwire fencing on the deck prevents small children's hands and parts from slipping, while allowing maximal view sights. You can spend hours watching the tide shift, birds drift on swells of draft, and relax knowing your kids are safe. A great house for families of ALL ages. Location! Location! Location! You won't find a better home for the value with this location.
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A good choice

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful well furnished and situated house just right for a get away and get together. Thank You

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy, well appointed, wonderfully stocked kitchen, great natural beauty evwn with lots of rain

  • 5 of 5

We were on a girlfriend moms get away and we loved the feel of the home. We were able to spread out and everyone have some space. The house was warm even though we had rain our entire stay. The wood-burning stove was a bonus would love to come back to this property in the summertime. We all loved it We all love to cook and we made fantastic gourmet meals in a well thought out fabulously stocked kitchen

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Watsonville, CA

Serene, beautiful, restorative

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's fourth stay at this lovely home, it has become a cherished retreat to enjoy the beauty of the well-furnished, welcoming, beautiful home. The view is stunning and the serenity of the location envelopes and nurtures the soul. Of course, we all look forward to sitting on the expansive deck barbequing oysters from Hog Island Oysters, eating glorious cheeses from Cowgirl Creamery and delicious breads from Bovine Bakery, and drinking nice wines. Recent upgrades of appliances adds to the delight of cooking in the very well-stocked kitchen. I highly recommend renting from Patty, we have had absolutely no problems and look forward to our next stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, invigorating getaway

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of 6 ladies from the south bay who recently stayed in this home to bike, hike, and enjoy all this spectacular area offers. We were delighted with how clean, comfortable, well stocked and warm (love the radiant heating in the floors) the home was. And we were blown away by the incredible location! This home is extremely private with a jaw dropping deck that overlooks an even changing wetlands. It would have been perfect if the hot tub was still on the deck, but we spent much time out there anyway, enjoying the birds, changing tides, sun rises and sun sets.

I know we are all looking forward to coming back to this wonderful getaway and biking more of the great roads in the area. Thanks for sharing your wonderfull home, Patty!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tahoe City, CA

Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

The house was great!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Giacomini Wetlands
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Bovine Bakery
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Toby's Feedbarn
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The Creamery Building
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Sun Farms
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Point Reyes National Seashore Headquarters
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Elephant Seal Colony at Chimney Rock
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Rates & Availability

Point Reyes Station House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Summer Peak
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Christmas- NY
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Linen for 3rd bed $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 10.0%

Maximum number of guests: Base rate is for 4 guests; additional charge for over 4 guests. No more than 6 adults/teens allowed; can have a total of 8 with children, but still limit to 6 adults.
Security Deposit: Will not returned if the number of guests exceeds 6 adult/teens and those of the contract unless the owner is informed in advance and consents.
Cancellation Policy: Cancelled reservations are subject to a charge of $35.00. For cancellations less than 45 days prior to arrival, no refund will be made if the home is not rented for the reserved period.
The rate will be reduced $15 per night if alternate payment is made other than credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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