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Inverness Beauty

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Inverness House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

Beautiful custom-built light and airy vacation rental in the Seahaven neighborhood of Inverness (above Shell Beach). Expansive bay views from every room, high ceilings, fireplace, wraparound deck and premium hot tub with a view of the bay and mountains. Quiet and secluded. Romantic for adults, fun for kids, everyone seems to enjoy the house and we have many repeat renters. Only minutes from Point Reyes' beaches, kayaking, hiking, etc.

Two bedrooms+ (One King, Two Twins, Two Queen Sofa beds with premium air mattresses, Three Twin size sleeping platforms). Two full bathrooms, each with Bathtub/Shower. Fully equipped kitchen, Satellite TV, DVD, VCR, wireless DSL, CD player, radio and phonograph, BBQ, washer and dryer. Linens provided.

Some Comments from Past Renters:

"We had the most wonderful time at your house! Many thanks for a lovely opportunity to relax and have fun in a beautiful setting. My husband, my Mum, who's visiting us from Scotland, my little boy, and I all feel restored and revivified!"

"The house is perfect. The pictures don't do it justice. Hope to visit again sometime"

"From the first moment when we drove up- I knew why your house is so special to my wife. That was so great-so many thanks. Everything came off so well- she was thrilled-truly. Everything about your house is so perfect-from the music in the CD player to the great pots and knives that made cooking so easy. Again, so many thanks... And we are already plotting a return!"

"I wanted to send a thanks for the rental. We had a wonderful time and the house is a truly beautiful home. I hope to get the chance to rent again at some future time."

"Just letting you know we had a wonderful weekend in Inverness. Great friends, great weather, and an amazing location. It was a joy."

"Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. we all had a wonderful time and hope to return. besides the spectacularly house design and fantastic view I particularly enjoyed you terraced gardens which not only were lovely in there own right, but fit so harmoniously into the larger landscape."

"The house was gorgeous and wonderfully situated within Inverness. We found everything to be as expected"

"We really enjoyed staying in your home. It was a perfect retreat for our family, and nice space for my nieces and nephew."

"We had a wonderful stay at the house. Loved it."

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  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered

Susan Hill
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2016
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About Susan Hill

We are third and fourth generation Inverness vacationers.

Susan Hill purchased this house in 1972

Why Susan Hill chose The Bay Area

We built this house to take advantage of the beautiful views and forest and because of the proximity to the beaches on Tomales Bay.

What makes this house unique

Our house is made of wood with great expanses of glass, so wherever you are inside you can see the sky, forest or water. The high ceilings and different levels give a great sense of space.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was a delightful experience!
Aug 2014
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Inverness Beauty
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Very good house with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

Great secluded place and very well equipped house with all you need. Comfy beds, good kitchen tools. ( rare in holiday homes), nice shower etc. The house is well positioned between beaches, trails and PRS. Only thing we wondered why the owners put the open fire at an odd place, opposite the stairs?

We can recommend this house strongly.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maryholme manor, SWEDEN

A magical stay in a design home above Tomales bay.

  • 5 of 5

Sometimes the cliche "pictures do not show the beauty of the place" is very appropriate. The home of mrs Hill is a fantastic, all wood and glass cottage lying in complete serenity above Tomales bay. The house is in Seahaven, which is a very tranquil part of Inverness, all woodland, deer and turkey buzzards. There are three houses nearby but none has a view into the property. The property itself is a DREAM. It is clearly somebodys beloved summer house and NOT a typical rental. There are pictures of the family that owns it and poetry books, and You may use the telescope and walking stick. Almost all walls consist of redwood and glass and the house is exquisitely designed so that the beauty of the outside always is present. The views from the huge two storey living room are to die for, and are just as gorgeous from the bedroom. The Patio and hot tub are excellent. The kitchen is spotless and I hope guests continue to try to keep it so. The floors on the upper storey have wall to wall carpeting which is perhaps a little retro, but it is a very nice feeling when You walk barefoot on it. I clearly had the impression that I was a guest at the cottage of a very good friend. You who are fortunate enough to spend a week here should treat this magical place as the place of privilege it truly is. Use, enjoy, but never destroy it, nor the serenity of the place. It is an ideal retreat for a couple and will definitely bring back any romance lost between you. I used it as a base for attending a convention in San Francisco and commuted every day. If You leave at 6AM You are in the city center 730 AM. So it is perfectly workable to use this rental whenever You attend something in SFO. Highway one is, however, not for the easily car is VERY winding. The restaurant Saltwater is very good, which is just a couple of miles away, as well as the market in Inverness Park a few miles further to the south. The Palace Market in Point Reyes caters to all your needs and there is the Cowgirl creamery a block away. Mount Tam Triple Creme is the most delicious cheese money can buy. The house also has a large collection of information about the area and several books covering the subject. You may perhaps wonder about safety? I assure You that You do not even THINK about anything untoward happening. You just revel in the bliss that You feel. Downsides?The Weber grill in the garden has a handle that gets hot so You need to use a stick to lift it. That is the ONLY downside.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect place for a perfect weekend.

  • 5 of 5

We are 3 active women who were there to celebrate a special weekend. The place was jaw-dropping from the moment we drove up. The views were great, the house so well placed, the grounds lovely. The inside is mostly a kitchen and a three tiered living room with floor to ceiling views. The bedrooms were fine but the place to be was the main room. All very well thought out but not pretentious. Be sure to check out the playlist in the CD player. If you were alive in the 70's you are going to rock out! Also, check to see if there is night kayaking while you are there - a very cool experience. And lots of great hikes just minutes away. We would (and already have) recommended this house to friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house with an amazing view

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family of 5 including 3 school aged children. The house is well designed around the incredible view for a wonderful family vacation. While we liked the master bedroom our kids eschewed the second bedroom to sleep on the lower level of the wonderful living room, which we literally lived in. We hiked, kayaked, paddle boarded, ate out (Salt Water in Inverness is awesome, oysters in Marshal the best we've ever had, and Bovine Bakery a treat), walked, beached, saw the sights, and generally had a wonderful time. Coming back to a place that was so inviting we spent more time there than we had planned. The kitchen worked well too, but cannot say enough wonderful things about the multi-level living room, which gives people space to spread out and do their own thing while enabling everyone a view of Tomales Bay. Highly recommend for families.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place for 4th of July weekend

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with a few college friends at this place during 4th of July and it was amazing! The pictures really do not do the house justice. It's close to so many awesome sights and was an amazing place to relax and unwind after a long day of kayaking, hiking, etc.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Place

  • 5 of 5

My best friend was getting married, so we needed a special place for a few ladies to get together to properly celebrate. We needed relaxing, quiet, nature and hot-tub. We got that and more at Inverness . The space is so creative, warm, inviting. The view is spectacular. The kitchen is well stocked for gourmet meals. Susan is very responsive and helpful. Will come again.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tomales Bay Oyster Company
Hog Island Oyster Farm
Bovine Bakery
Pine Cone Diner
Chicken Ranch Beach
Point Reyes Books
Tomales Bay Foods - Cowgirl Creamery
Palace Market
West Marin Food and Farm Tours
Perry's Deli
Osteria Stellina

Bird watching, Whale watching, Elephant Seal watching (in season).


Rates & Availability

Inverness House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning if requested $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until rental period confirmed.
Optional cleaning fee of $150 - notify in advance.
Not suitable for parties.

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Inverness House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Three roughly twin size sleeping pads., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Two Queen sofa beds with air coil mattresses (cushioning air layer eliminates the discomfort of the support rods associated with sleeper sofas).
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • 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
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Lawn, garden, hammock.

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