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Frank's Place: Classic Inverness Home with Bay Views, Hot Tub

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

Frank's Place on Inverness Ridge is a charming Point Reyes rental home with panoramic bay views. With spacious living and sleeping areas, wifi and an outdoor hot tub, it's the perfect lodging for families on a Point Reyes adventure or couples seeking a secluded and romantic getaway.

The natural setting is spectacular, with lush surrounding forest giving way to open vistas and rough-and-tumble rhododendron gardens. Here on the ridge nights are dark and quiet, and mornings are beautiful whether drenched in clear light or sheathed in fog. Birds are abundant, including resident Pileated Woodpeckers and many others changing with the seasons. Ravens and hawks ride the winds out over the canyon. Scan the gardens or the meadow below and you may see deer, or even a fox or bobcat.

This classic Inverness style home was designed and built by local architect Jim Campe in 1986. The living room, bedrooms, decks and hot tub all face out over forested parkland to Tomales Bay and the hills beyond. In the main living area wood and tile floors and high, beamed ceilings create an expansive and elegant atmosphere, while clearstory windows capture the afternoon sun. Just down the hall, the carpeted master suite features a king-size bed and large private bathroom with two sinks, giant tub and walk-in shower.

Downstairs are two additional bedrooms with a shared second bathroom. A queen-size bed and TV in one of the bedrooms make it great for a second couple. The other is just right for kids, with two twin beds. A large inflatable mattress and porta-crib are also available if needed. Step out onto the downstairs porch to access the private hot tub.

An additional office room upstairs includes a sofa/daybed that can be made up for yet another sleeping option. WiFi from a cable Internet connection is available throughout, and there's a small computer in the office if you didn't bring your laptop. Cable TV is present upstairs and down, as well as a stereo system in the living room. CDs, games, puzzles, art and many books are here for your enjoyment.

If you're a veteran Point Reyes visitor you probably already have your own list of favorite hikes, beaches and activities--but we'll be happy to offer some suggestions! If you are new to the area you'll be amazed by the beauty and diversity of the Point Reyes National Seashore landscape, and charmed by the small but culturally rich towns of Inverness and Point Reyes Station. Fine dining at any of several great restaurants, delectable treats and coffee at the Bovine Bakery , and a wealth of local, organic and artisan food products are all just minutes away. Be sure to save some time for browsing the local shops and galleries.

Frank's Place is new to the Inverness and Point Reyes vacation rental market, but we are experienced rental owners with a property in Kona, Hawaii that we have been managing for many years. Our local innkeeper is just two doors down, and will ensure that everything is just right for your arrival.

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Owner
Owner
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About The Owner

The Norris family has a long association with Point Reyes dating back to the 1960s. Frank and Virginia built the house in 1986 and lived here for many years. Scott and Jennifer and the kids now live in Sacramento, and we still come out regularly. The house is beautiful--we've spruced it up and now it's ready for you to enjoy!

The Owner purchased this house in 1986

What makes this house unique

You'll love the peace and quiet! The property is beautifully situated in mature forest with plenty of sunlight and open vistas out across a forested canyon to the ridge line, Tomales Bay, and the hills beyond.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Wow! What a great property. We thoroughly enjoyed the brilliant view, the comfy fireplace and the hot tub, too. I’m so glad my wife found this place to celebrate my birthday with two friends. We shall return!”
Oct 2009
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Amenities

Point Reyes Station House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Frank's Place: Classic Inverness Home with Bay Views, Hot Tub
average rating of 4.952381 based on 63 reviews
San Jose, CA
5

Great house with outstanding views.

  • 5 of 5

Great open floor plan, great views, overall awesome property. We will definitely be looking to stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Frank's Place, the Perfect Hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Frank's Place. The setting will takeout breath away. We had everything we could have needed and more. The house is beautifully designed to bring the outdoors indoors in every room. The book collections are amazing, and of course the hot tub is a added bonus. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Claremont, CA
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home in a beautiful setting. Great place to explore the area, hike on some of the many trails and kayak in the bay!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westminster, MA
5

Ideal spot in point reyes

  • 5 of 5

Frank's place is a great place to relax after a full day of hiking etc in the beautiful pt reyes national seashore. Our family of 5 loved it.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkeley, CA
5

Great spot on a steep hill

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic spot for families. Great kitchen & living area. Bird watching from the hot tub can't be beat. The drive up is VERY steep. We were relieved we rented a small SUV, which had no problems.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing location, wonderful accomodations

  • 5 of 5

We truly loved our stay at Frank's place--the house was perfectly appointed and welcoming for our families--two couples, each with one small kiddo. We couldn't have asked for a better location to relax--the multiple decks, cozy fireplace, and lovely windows everywhere were a treat. The kitchen was well stocked, and there were plenty of extra blankets, towels, and other necessities. Beds were comfy. Highly recommend this spot and hope to be back someday.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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