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Lolo's Cottage... Perfect Gem on the Bay with Private Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5+)

Lolo's Cottage is the ideal destination for your coastal getaway... Situated along a gorgeous stretch of Tomales Bay, just an hour’s drive from the Golden Gate Bridge and Wine Country. The setting is sublime and amenities abound.

Curl up in the window seats to watch the changing light on the bay. Or dine on the dock at sunset and watch the cormorants dive for their own dinners.

We have everything you need for a comfortable stay. The kitchen is fully equipped for gourmet cooking and we provide complimentary breakfast fixings and all the cooking basics. Just bring your ingredients and you're ready to cook.

Each of the three bedrooms has its own design and color theme and the luxury of down comforters. In addition there is a pack 'n play for families with infants.

I provide an Insider's Guide to area activities and restaurants to help in your trip planning. The Cottage is a 5-minute walk to Hog Island Oyster Co and a 10-minute walk to the Marshall Store & Deli.

We offer high-speed wireless internet connection, and a CD player. There is no TV. However feel free to play any of our DVDs on your own computer. There are lots of board games for your use.

More Details

Lori Kyle
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 25, 2018

About Lori Kyle

Two things to know about us: the first is we love the outdoors. We ride horses on the trails with kindly mounts from a local stable and ride bikes throughout the Tomales Bay area. We walk and hike the trails and love the surprises that come with each season: a swath of lupine on a spring-green hillside; ospreys feeding their chicks in their pole-top nest, low-tide walks that reveal anemones, star fish, fan kelp and tiny crabs usually hidden by high water.

The second thing to know is that we love to eat. Fresh seafood and locally grown organic foods are available year 'round. Just-harvested oysters are a 5-minute walk from our front gate and the area's restaurants merit several stars with varied cuisines and the freshest seasonal ingredients...Heaven!

Lori Kyle purchased this house in 2004

Why Lori Kyle chose Marshall

We'd been visiting the Point Reyes area for decades-- family day trips to the beaches and hiking trails and getaway weekends just for ourselves. We always dreamed of our own home in the area, but it was rare to hear of properties for sale... so it remained just a dream.

When the opportunity for this magical bayside cottage came up, we jumped at the chance and have been been delighted with our decision ever since. It's been 12 years and the WOW hasn't worn off. We're delighted to share it with you!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just spent a blissful three days at your property. It was lovely down to the slightest detail, from the touches of turquoise everywhere, to the light streaming in all the windows, to the impressive array of flowers and plants, to the perfectly stocked kitchen, to the window seats, and the deck (from which we swam). A sea lion even swam very close one day, blowing air through his nose. Thank you for offering such a beautifully organized holiday residence
Jun 2014
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Marshall House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Complimentary shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, and lotions are provided. There is a first aid kit for your use.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Bay View
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bay View
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Garden View
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Each bedroom has its own design and color theme and soft luxury abounds in these quiet spaces. The upstairs queen bedroom is a retreat with fresh white duvet and sheet sets and plump pillows for relaxing. It’s awash with natural light and offers both Bay and hillside views. There is a Pack 'n Play for babies in the alcove. The downstairs queen bedroom is custom decorated in seaside colors and overlooks the Bay. The downstairs twin bedroom features an authentic ship’s porthole window and overlooks the garden. The beds, voted 'super comfortable’ by our guests, have down comforters and pillows, flannel sheets and all linens are included. In addition, we offer a Pack 'n Play for families with babies.


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Lolo's Cottage... Perfect Gem on the Bay with Private Beach
average rating of 4.980392 based on 103 reviews

Everything you could possibly ask for - and then some!

  • 5 of 5

Having booked this lovely home a year in advance of my daughter's wedding, I thought I knew what to expect from the many photos posted by Lori to this site. My expectations were far exceeded! Not only is Lori's home the ultimate in relaxation with its breathtaking views from nearly every room and the tiered deck, but there is nothing you could possibly want for while staying here. Lori has every last detail covered - whether it's information on things to do in the Tomales Bay area, games, stereo, reading materials, cooking equipment and utensils, baking, grilling, condiments, spices and more in the kitchen, linens, etc. Lori has thought of absolutely everything. And done it with comfort and class! We so enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home but there was only one drawback - our visit was not nearly long enough. Wish we could have stayed another two weeks!!! Thank you, Lori, for your hospitality and for making our visit to the area nothing short of perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dreamy , divine,

  • 5 of 5

Lolo’s Cottage is the perfect home for a relaxing and rejuvenating respite from the hustle of everyday life. It is a home away from home. and quite well- appointed and equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Its perch just above the lapping water of Tomales Bay allows for viewing stunning sunsets and watching a myriad of sea and shorebirds skim across the water.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, welcoming home on the Bay ....couldn't have been nicer!

  • 5 of 5

Lori has created a warm and welcoming vacation home sitting on top of the Bay. The furnishings are artistic and comfortable, the layout was perfect for our group of 2 couples and one child. The home is stocked with everything you'd want in a vacation rental.....pots, pans, dishes, oyster shucker, etc. The location can't be beat, easy parking and an absolutely beautiful garden in front. You feel the love in this place. Absolutely perfect escape to Point Reyes!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Lolo's Cottage never disappoints. We feel at home the minute we walk in and see the cozy and welcoming home with its spectacular views. Thank you for creating and sharing an exceptionally peaceful and beautiful haven.


  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's was a treat to host your family at Lolo's and I look forward to seeing you next season! Thanks, too, for taking the time to write a review :-) Best always, Lori
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Amazing House on the Water

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Lola Cottage was amazing. The pictures don't do justice; it was much more spacious than I expected. My family of 5 spent a wonderful week at this house that is perched on the water. The kitchen is fully stocked and we cooked almost every night. The bed linens are luxurious. And, the million dollar view is amazing. If you are comfortable relaxing in a quiet community, this house is perfect for you. To get groceries, it is a good 15 minute drive to town so plan accordingly. The Point Reyes park is nearby and don't miss Heart's Desire beach. Hog Island and Marshall Market are both great and delicious. The house was immaculate and very clean. You can listen to the water lapping on the shore. Oh, one more perk, you can drink delicious well water! We highly recommend this magical spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lolos is a treat... just as it looks in the photos but with that deep tranquility you get from being right on the water, with birdsongs and sightings, changing weather (cozy up by the fire and still get those views or sunbathe on the deck), and of course the proximity to local oysters, cheese makers, bakers...

We cooked a lot and the open kitchen and outdoor BBQ were a joy.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nick's Cove
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
San Geronimo National Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Marshall Deli and Oyster Bar
Car: necessary

West Marin is known for its exceptional restaurants, many featuring Tomales Bay seafood, local artisan cheeses and organic ingredients. Did I mention the bakeries? There are three...all are scrumptious! Art galleries, boutique shopping and a fabulous spa are memorable destinations during your visit—all within a short drive.

Kayak adventures launch just 1/4 mile from the cottage…explore the inlets and secluded western shores of the Pt. Reyes peninsula. Harbor seals often swim alongside your kayak in the winter and spring seasons!

1/4 mile in the other direction and you'll find Hog Island Oyster Company, offering BBQ facilities and freshly harvested Tomales Bay oysters. Beaches, hiking, biking and equestrian trails abound at Point Reyes National Seashore and nearby State Parks.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $110

- Damage deposit is fully refundable and returned within 7 days of departure, usually sooner.

- I recognize that life sometimes requires an unexpected change in plans and I've made our cancellation policy as accomodating as possible:
100% Refund of payment if cancelled 30 or more days prior to scheduled arrival date
If cancelled fewer than 30 days prior to arrival date, I'll refund amounts for any nights I'm able to re-book during that period.

- Guests may wish to purchase travel insurance in case of last minute changes in plans or flight cancellations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.