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Beautiful Bleu Bay Beach Cottage with Breathtaking Views @ Pt Reyes Nat'l Park

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Envelop yourself with natural beauty and ever-changing light and water.

Our beach cottage is perfect whether you desire a romantic getaway, a fun family vacation, or respite from your busy life.

Bleu Bay Beach Cottage has its own private sandy beach on Bleu Bay Cove, a private getaway gem on the shores of pristine Tomales Bay.

Through many windows in every room of our house, or from our deck and hot tub or our beach, witness incredible sunsets, water views, sea & shore life.

Fall asleep to the sound of gentle waves lapping on our beach. Luxuriate in the 6-person hot tub. Snuggle up next to a cozy fire in the brick surrounded fireplace. Stay in touch through powerful wireless internet, relax with music, watch tapes on TV or bring your favorite DVDs. Cherish a romantic evening, or read an adventure to your children. Create a life-long memory here.

Awake in the comfy queen bed in our private upstairs bedroom to a spectacular view of the bay. The cottage sleeps 4 more in double-sized fold-out couches in the living and sun-rooms. There is one bathroom with a shower/tub combo and spacious countertop with double sinks. Prepare meals in our fully-equipped kitchen stocked with numerous appliances, pots, pans, gas stove & dinnerware.

You’ll love the restaurants, bars, shops, galleries, grocery stores and bakeries in nearby historic Point Reyes Station, Olema, and Inverness.

Popular Nick’s Cove Restaurant is just a mile north. Visit famous Hog Island Oyster Company for local oysters, 2.2 miles south. Local favorite Tony’s Seafood is 3 miles south. 10 minutes north is the town of Tomales with a great deli restaurant and the best bakery in the universe. Dillon Beach and Bodega Bay are a short drive beyond that.

Enjoy enzyme baths and massage at Osmosis (25 minutes). Tour wineries nearby and in Napa or Sonoma Valleys (1 hour). Raft the Russian River (40 minutes). Explore many world-class beaches and coast attractions. Feast and tour locally, in San Francisco or Berkeley, only a little over one hour away and innumerable Bay Area delights.

Launch a kayak or canoe from our sandy beach on the on the cove. Rent kayaks just down the road in Marshall. Otters, seals and sea lions swim, frolic and tend to their daily business. Bleu Bay Cove is permanent home to Great Blue Heron, Snowy White Egret and flocks of other waterfowl and shorebird species. Use our high powered scope or binoculars to magnify your view.

Across the bay a short drive away is famous Point Reyes National Seashore with its award-winning visitor center, great hiking & biking trails where you might see roaming herds of albino deer and Thule elk, an ancient forest, and a real earthquake fault. Bald eagles nest here. Stroll on miles of white sandy beaches where you can observe marine mammals, dolphins, and breaching whales. Explore the tide pools teeming with sea life.

We’re just over an hour from the Golden Gate Bridge, but a world away. A unique vacation spot you’ll long remember. Reward yourself.

Little more than an hour from San Francisco and the East Bay, 15 minutes from charming Point Reyes Station, and just a mile south of Nick's Cove and two miles north of Hog Island Oysters, Bleu Bay Beach Cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway or peaceful retreat.

More Details

Tom Flynn
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Tom Flynn

I do environmental management over a range of water quality, energy efficiency, land use and have developed environmental clean-up and fitness technology.

Tom Flynn purchased this house in 1975

Why Tom Flynn chose The Bay Area

A little over an hour drive from the Golden Gate Bridge is this natural wonderland replete with high quality restaurants, sustainable agriculture, hiking, biking, water sports, secluded beaches and a National Park which is a gem in the system.

What makes this house unique

Listening to the sound of waves lapping around the beach cottage, enjoying tremendous shorebird and wildlife right outside, kayaking in a peaceful bay, relaxing in a great bed, couch or hot tub with spectacular views. Fabulous locally produced seafood, organic vegetables and fruit. Excellent nearby restaurants.


Marshall House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Bed (1), Queen Sleeper Sofa (1) Full-Size Sleeper Sofa(1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Bleu Bay Beach Cottage with Breathtaking Views @ Pt Reyes Nat'l Park
average rating of 4.75 based on 48 reviews

Great weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Nice place, comfortable bed, great view, friendly neighbors. WINDY!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bleu Bay Cottage did not disappoint!

  • 5 of 5

We have often stayed in the Point Reyes area, but never in Marshall. The cottage was truly a treat for us. Comfortable, warm and cozy, we felt right at home. Everything we needed was provided. It is right on the water, and the views from the living area downstairs and the bedroom upstairs are lovely. Close to Point Reyes sites and Dillon Beach.

The owner was leaving as we were arriving, and he gave us a great tip about the Marshall Market clam chowder. Great place to eat!

We are looking forward to a return visit!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful views, A cozy and comfortable cottage

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning Location!

  • 5 of 5

The location of this house is amazing. At high tide the bay is under the house. It's like being on a boat without all of the rocking! Our last morning as the sun rose, I sat on the deck with my tea and watched the birds and seals play in the bay while off in the distance the elk could be seen and heard on Point Reyes. Just beautiful.

The house was very clean. The gas fireplace heats the whole house and was very cozy. The house has a wall of windows facing the bay including the loft bedroom. The stairs to the bedroom are not for the meek but well worth it. The Wifi was good.

If you plan to cook, note that the counter top convection/bake/microwave oven is small (inside dimensions: 11”Wx13”D, with only 2.5”H clearance for baking and 8”H clearance for convection -microwave cooking because of the required tray positions. It took reading the manual in order to figure out how it works). I could not fit my traditional Christmas casserole (11x13 plus handles) in the oven. Fortunately, they had a smaller pyrex dish at the house and I was able to spoon half of my casserole into it to cook half the first day and the other half the second day.

We hiked in Point Reyes every day and then came 'home' to a steamy hot tub. I'm not usually a hot tub person, but it was very clean and the view of the bay from the hot tub was unreal.

Rob, the property manager was very responsive and easy to work with.

This place is a gem.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect! The view from the bedroom was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This cozy cottage was perfect for my husband and I to escape our everyday routines and play tourists in our own backyard. The lofted bedroom with expansive windows made it feel like you were waking up in a paradise. The cottage was clean, well decorated, and we would definitely come back to this very same little house!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and peaceful weekend away

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a weekend at this absolutely charming cottage. The cottage is right on the water - we had our morning coffee on the deck, appreciating the tranquility and the sounds of local birds. The hot tub is wonderful. The cottage is conveniently located near the Marshall Store (best BBQ oysters) and Point Reyes Station and all of the great little shops. We brought in groceries and prepared most of our meals very comfortably in the perfectly stocked kitchen. Love this place and look forward to coming back soon! Thanks to Robert for quick and easy transactions and communication.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's really great to hear guests let us know they are enjoying the beach cottage. Glad you did. It's a very precious place for my family and I to spend time and we've tried to make it a place that we and others can fully enjoy.
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Nearest Barpub
17 Miles
Nick's Cove
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
San Geronimo National Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
101 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nicks Cove
Car: necessary

There is great beach walking and hiking all over the surrounding area including the remarkable Pt. Reyes National Seashore, but a very local tip: hiking is just a few hundred feet away up a very quiet country road (virtually no cars) through the Straus Creamery pasture lands (the first organic dairy west of the Mississippi). You can walk all the way to the top of the local beautiful hills. At the top of this road you can enjoy expansive views of Tomales Bay and Point Reyes Peninsula.

Miller Boat Launch: This popular 4-acre site is adjacent to Nicks Cove-- just one mile north of our Cottage. It provides a two-lane ramp and docks for motorized and non-motorized boat launching. Boaters can park overnight, which makes Miller an excellent access point for visitors seeking boating adventures in Tomales Bay and the surrounding Point Reyes seashore.

Also about 4 miles South, the Marconi Conference Center (a California Parks Foundation Facility), is a nice place to hike around and take in historical information and beautiful views. Marconi, as you may know, did the first trans-Pacific radio transmissions from this location.


Rates & Availability

Marshall House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $90
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cancellation Policy. 100% refund if reservation is cancelled within 30 days of your arrival date, minus $50 processing fee.
If cancellation is 30-15 days prior to arrival date then you receive a 50% refund, minus $50 processing fee. If cancellation is 7 days or less from arrival date, there is no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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