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Cottage on Inverness Bay!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Hot Tub


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

This is a unique opportunity to experience an Inverness cottage of your own. It is located on six acres stretching along the beginning of Tomales Bay. Enjoy gardens, flowers, orchard, marshes and year-round creek. There is an abundant variety of birds and wildlife.

Tomales Bay is at your back door, providing endless vistas of beauty and interest. Enjoy the ever-changing flow of water and quality of light. As the tide rises, take in the reflection of sky and rolling hills from the opposite shore, or the full moon rising over Black Mountain. The views are expansive.

As the tide recedes, watch for the variety of birds foraging for food along the shore, or footprints of deer as they move through the area. You may enjoy the view from the living room, outdoor deck, or sitting at the edge of the bay.

The cottage is approximately 3 miles from the Point Reyes National Seashore visitor Center, and just 2 miles from the town of Inverness.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Where to start: The hills, the sunset, the milky way. . .surreal. We'll be back someday to make sure we just didn't dream it up.
Nov 2010
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Point Reyes Station Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • The cottage is adjacent to a sensitive wetland area. Pets must be pre-approved and are not allowed to run free.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Cottage on Inverness Bay!
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews

Cottage on the Bay

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the cottage on the bay. The grounds are lovely, the view was magnificent and the cottage was cozy with everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I hope you can return soon! I love sharing this special place with guests.
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A little bit of magic...

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I rented this lovely cottage earlier this month. It was one of the best vacations and accommodations we've ever had. Suffice it to say that my husband NEVER cares about accommodations...but he said over and over, "This place is AWESOME!" (When we left Pt Reyes, we spent a few days in San Francisco at another VRBO property that was 3x the cost and a super high-end loft with magazine-spread design and tons of husband didn't even once say it was 'awesome.') But I understand why he was head-over heals about the Cottage on Inverness Bay:

* The sun-rise coming over the marsh! Wowza! We got lucky the first morning and just happened to get up early enough to see it. We set our alarms for the next mornings to make sure we didn't miss the next ones.

* The nights! It felt like being on a comfy bed in the middle of nature....the weather was perfect for leaving windows open at night. The cottage is tiny, so with windows left open on all sides, the sounds and breezes seemed to be all around us. Every imaginable bird made sounds through the night that kept us drifting in and out of magical sleep. A skylight over the bed made it just that much more nature-intense.

* There's so much light from all sides of the cottage, it always felt like the lights were on during the day, even when nothing was turned on.

* Comfort -- everything we needed in the kitchen, bath, room for our belongings, notes here and there clarifying anything that we might have questions about. This owner is very conscientious and wants to make sure her guests are happy. After long days of hiking, we couldn't wait to get 'home.' We thought we'd go out for dinners, but we really just wanted to be in this cottage, so we cooked or got take out and enjoyed being there. Peaceful beyond description

* Location! It's close to town, but an easy drive into the Pt Reyes National Seashore. We were there to enjoy nature, so were happy to have a place that made it easy to get to hiking trails, yet still close enough to get necessities. We became fans of Perry's Grocery and Deli in Inverness Park, a very short distance away.

I can't imagine we won't be back to Pt. Reyes and now we know where "home" is there -- we'd be very disappointed if this place isn't available the next time we'll be traveling to that area. The only think I can think of that could make this place better is a washer/dryer. But the benefits far outweigh that one missing piece, especially for a short stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Restful Retreat on Tomales Bay

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is beautifully appointed and very comfortable. Both inside and out are true works of art, and clearly show the eclectic and sophisticated nature of the owner. The views are exquisite. You can do as much or as little as you want. Our dogs had a wonderful time lying in the sun on the deck. This beautiful cottage is a real find!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our time in Invernes - Good to Average stay

  • 4 of 5


The cottage is overall recommended, and has numerous lovely qualities.

And, there are a few things we wished we had know/would be improved if we were to stay there again.

A few of the many pluses of the cottage

~ gorgeous view out the window of plains, hills, and waterway

~ great for bird watching, and host provides binoculars as well

~ natural (largely organic) kitchen with fantastic range/oven

~ wonderful tub with jets, and tons of hot water available

~ loads of host-provided information about the area

~ fast internet and working cell reception

~ fireplace you can use

Wish had know / were different

~ fridge is right next to bedroom, and when it comes on, it is easily heard whirring away, inches from your head

~ the bed has large people-divots on each side, making sleeping it somewhat uncomfortable and hilly

~ the kitchen has adequate furnishings, but not exceptional. Only one, wooden cutting board, with deep grooves and holes

~ the bedroom is full of light at night, with un-shaded high windows and skylight

~ the heater is in the bedroom, and while that room can be comfy, the other rooms would be much colder (or the bedroom very hot)

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In response to these comments: The remark that the bed seemed "hilly" was due to a mattress topper I had on the bed. Some guests liked it, but after this comment, I have removed it. I have many return guests who love my cottage! Also, the skylight in the bedroom is a favorite feature of many guests - it allows you to see the stars at night! There are also now several cutting boards in the kitchen. Heat can be more easily dispersed throughout the cottage by using the ceiling fan. The wood burning stove is also an excellent source of heat in the living room area. The cottage can be kept very cozy yet there are lots of windows and light - my idea of a perfect getaway! I very much appreciate the comments and do my best to respond and am always ready to make improvements - is my goal to provide a lovely vacation experience for guests.
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Pinole, CA

A Little Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We love this cottage. It is truly a little slice of heaven - an escape for us. We've stayed there twice and will definitely return. There is everything you need to feel at home. Comfy and cozy. Immaculate. A well-supplied kitchen if you want to cook. Peaceful surroundings. Occasional deer visitors. Close to everything - yet quiet, quaint, peaceful. We are grateful this cottage is available for share with people like us who dislike hotels and like staying at places where we feel "at home"! A perfect retreat.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lincoln, Ca

A Magical Place

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this cottage was perfect in every way. It is cozy, quiet and comfortable and everything you might want is available. We loved having breakfast on the deck in the mornings. We enjoyed the secret garden, and in the early evening, watched the abundant bird life from the chairs at the end of the boardwalk....with a glass of wine, of course! The cottage is minutes away from Pt. Reyes National Seashore, Pt.Reyes Station, and the town of Inverness but is secluded and private. We loved it and will be back again..and again...

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Point Reyes/Inverness area has much to offer visitors. Besides beautiful hiking trails, The Point Reyes National Seashore, the Giacomini Wetlands Restoration Project and the Tomales Bay State Park, there are some wonderful shops and restaurants in the area. West Marin is full of people who appreciate growing and serving fresh vegetables and excellent organic food, so the restaurants and food shops offer a wide range of interesting, local cuisine, cheese, and wines. Additionally we are blessed with a wonderful bookstore and many unique gift shops and galleries.


Rates & Availability

Point Reyes Station Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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