About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (max 7 guests)
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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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 2018
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!
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.
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect location, exquisite view, accommodating hosts, and the home had absolutely everything we needed. Can't wait to return!!
Underrated. Large and cozy. Attractive and homey.
Great cast iron in the kitchen. Warm by the fireplace. Warm morning sun on the deck. Toasty in the hot tub. Fats Walker on repeat while playing chess. Pancakes in the morning. Thanks Frank’s.
Another Lovely Weekend at Frank's Place
I've now rented Frank's place twice in the past two years. Both times we had a group of about 6 people, and both times everyone had a great time. The kitchen is well-stocked (including a food processor), the view is phenomenal, and the hot tub is hot. I'd rent it again in a minute.
Perfect for a a weekend retreat
We came out to Point Reyes for a weekend getaway and it was perfect. Frank's Place feels like a true retreat -- it's quiet and isolated, comfortable to relax indoors, and incredible views outdoors. The fireplace and the hot tub were real perks -- we took advantage of both! The beds were all very comfortable and the water in the showers is very hot. The rental is close to everything in the Point Reyes area (though heads up that once you get off the main road and head up to the rental, the road is VERY steep and windy! Follow the directions that come with the rental closely since GPS can cut out.) Overall, we loved our stay and highly recommend Frank's Place!
Great place to stay for a long weekend in Pt Reyes!
Great place to stay for a long weekend in Pt Reyes!
Wonderfully peaceful house with gracious hosts
This is the third time we have stayed at Frank's Place. The house is very comfortable and spacious. It feels very secluded and peaceful with a view of Tomales Bay through the trees. The fire place, with a fire ready to light when we arrived, was great to use during rainy periods as was the hot tub. A five minute drive up the road is access to the Mt Vision and Bayview trails. The hosts are easily accessible by phone. We will definitely return.