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Big Lovely House in Inverness - Point Reyes National Seashore

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Inverness House Rental Photos and Description

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

Next to a mountain stream, this house is handcrafted and ideally situated for exploring the pristine nature of Point Reyes National Seashore. This place 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 the kettle ponds and sweeping views. Nearby are Tomales Bay cove beaches, Pacific side oceanic beaches, whale watching, wild flowers, mountain biking, sailing and kayaking. 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.

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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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!


based on 12 traveler reviews

Big Lovely House in Inverness - Point Reyes National Seashore
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

A magical retreat

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a family celebration and all of us, from toddler to middle schooler to grandparents alike, were so smitten with this place. It was filled with great books, a few great toys, and the kitchen items of my dreams (the best rental kitchen I've ever encountered). I spent much of my time fantasizing about my own family living there--it was so comfortable and tasteful and perfect. We ate outside, played on the rope swing, cooked up numerous feasts, and even played tennis down the road! Margaret was a pleasure to communicate with. Couldn't recommend more highly!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming & Comfortable Home Base for a Visit to Point Reyes

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I really enjoyed our stay here. The house easily accommodated our group of six during our visit to explore Point Reyes. Its open layout and high ceilings, as well as the fully-equipped kitchen and nice big dining table, contributed to a convivial, communal atmosphere. The surrounding area - Inverness itself, Tomales Bay, and Point Reyes - is beautiful, and photographs do not do it justice.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful Family Home

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated my husband's birthday here and it was perfect. Play room, tree house and rope swing for the children...incredible walks in Point Reyes ( one of my favorite places on the planet) for the rest of us. It is large and comfortabe with a well equipped kitchen and toasty warm on a cold night. Point Reyes Station is a bonus. A cute little town to poke around and fine gourmet treats or crafts. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about how perfect our stay was.The house and the surrounding area is all very magical. I can't wait to go back and I highly recommend the stay. I also recommend Saltwater Oyster Depot for which is walking distance from the house :)

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely serene home with all of the amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Weir House for a family wedding that was happening in Point Reyes and we're so glad we did. The home is very cozy with a "cabin-like" feel and is quite large (it's hard to tell in the photos). The internet was fast, the showers were hot, and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook numerous meals for our family. It's located on a narrow road surrounded by trees and quiet neighbors, a short distance away from Point Reyes Station and a five minute walk from a convenience store that can take care of most of your needs. I highly recommend this home, particularly if you are interested in a little r & r.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A delight

  • 5 of 5

This is a truly special home. I feel like "the pictures don't do it justice" is especially true of this home. The master sleeping loft, living room, kitchen are both beautiful, cozy spaces and are also full of beautiful workmanship and touch.

The area is breathtaking, the home special and private, and the outdoor shower after a dip in the stream a gret way to start the day. Margaret was lovely to interact with. A great home and great value.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Inverness House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 16 2016 - Oct 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving or Xmas
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Winter Holidays
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jan 9 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 16 2017 - Oct 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $165
Tax Rate 8.0%

Please let me know your dates/guest number/adults & kids. This is a rare, original Inverness house, but not a party locale. Holidays are 500 per night, 3-5 night minimum.

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Inverness House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Hot Outdoor Shower also available
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 3 Queen size Beds, 2 Bunk Beds (4 singles)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
House is a 5 minute walk to Tomales Bay; Inverness is very much a seaside town

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