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Big Lovely House in Inverness - Point Reyes National Seashore

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 4-8/price

Next to a mountain stream, this house is handcrafted and well situated for exploring the pristine nature of Point Reyes National Seashore all around you, nearby Tomales Bay cove beaches, Pacific side oceanic beaches, whale watching, wild flowers, mountain biking, sailing and kayaking. This is one of the iconic, true Inverness homes, only a 5 minute stroll through First Valley to town shops, oysters at Salt Water restaurant and Tomales Bay.

Or going feral, you can cross the footbridge near the house, hike up the mesa where you'll find myriad trails climbing Mount Vision to kettle ponds and sweeping views of the headlands. The house is also perfect for cozy dinners, games, movies, reading and relaxing with loved ones.

This is a great place for a family, at the end of a short lane, safe from road traffic. There is a toy room, shared tennis courts, an open outdoor dining space for picnics under a live oak.

If at all possible, owner prefers to be paid by paper check. This saves on fees and can be sent along with usual contract:) If you are staying a few days, I'm happy to split the vrbo service fee with you.

Keywords: Country House, Oysters, Beaches, Writing Retreat, getaway, West Marin hiking, trees and clean air, quiet, whales and wild life, serene marshlands, gourmet food.

More Details

Owner
Margaret
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2017

About Margaret

We are a family of avid outdoors-folk, sailors, windsurfers, hikers, naturalists.

Margaret purchased this house in 2001

Why Margaret chose The Bay Area

We marvel at Point Reyes and the choices of fun fresh things to do in this boundless and well-protected natural preserve.

What makes this house unique

Heart's Desire hikes, Bodega Bay for a tour of Hitchcock's set for The Birds and crab salad in town, oysters at Hog Island, dinner in Point Reyes, the local farmer's market on Saturdays, taking the hounds to Kehoe Beach for big tumbling waves, reading the paper at Drakes, blackberry picking in September...the list goes on and on!

Amenities

Inverness House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 13:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Family and friends having fun is great, but no parties, none, as neighbors get upset and call.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Hot Outdoor Shower also available
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 3 Queen size Beds, 2 Bunk Beds (4 singles)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
House is a 5 minute walk to Tomales Bay; Inverness is very much a seaside town

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Big Lovely House in Inverness - Point Reyes National Seashore
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
5

Weir house.

  • 5 of 5

Warm,intelligent and comfortable!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Altos
5

Spacious and cozy at the same time

  • 5 of 5

For a family of introverts this house was a dream come true. So many places to get alone-time (the lovely garden hammock, outdoor dining table, garden chairs, delightful bedrooms), as well as two beautiful sitting rooms and a well appointed kitchen for being together and cooking. A friendly neighbor pointed out an osprey nest nearby, a passing deer engaged in a staring contest (and won, easily), squirrels squabbled on the roof, and the smell of bay laurels surrounded us.

Margaret was extremely helpful and a pleasure to interact with, and the house was in a perfect central location to explore the whole of the Point Reyes area.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

quiet cottage in the woods

  • 4 of 5

This was a lovely home with a well equipped kitchen and friendly neighbors-- perfect for family escape.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA
5

What a dreamy house

  • 5 of 5

We loved this magical dream home. It's spacious, light-filled, and gorgeously laid out, with a beautiful yard. It's perfect for an enchanting weekend away. We're hoping to come back!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, CA
5

Relaxing Inverness getaway

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful, kitchen was well stocked with cooking gear (we cooked a lot!), and the close proximity to hikes made it ideal. Although the neighboring houses are very close, it still felt private. The 'master' bedroom was especially lovely. Margaret was very responsive and generous, and gave us a great recommendation on a day hike right from the house, no car needed. My only complaint is that we couldn't stay longer. Thanks for having us in your home!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Watsonville
5

Overall, a very comfortable and pleasant home.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay over a rainy weekend in Inverness. We couldn't go outside like we wanted, but had a great time inside. The owner is very easy to communicate with and is prompt with communications. The house is large and well-equipped, making it very comfortable for 6 adults and 1 toddler.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
SFO
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Inverness House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer
Mar 19 2017 - Oct 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$475
 
 
Fall
Oct 31 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Winter
Nov 17 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
Winter Holidays
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $165
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $30
Tax Rate 9.0%

Please let me know your dates/guest number/adults & kids. This is a rare, original Inverness house, but not a party locale.
I far prefer paper checks as payment; this is old fashioned but saves guests extra fees too, from paypal etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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