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Dakota Whtney

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Whitney House-Spectacular Location W/ Private Beach & Dock

12 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

The Bay Area House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Enjoy a 120 degree view of Tomales Bay, Elephant Mountain, Mount Tam and your own two acre sunny meadow, all while relaxing in front of the fire in the Bernardi designed redwood and glass living room.(Each bedroom has a bay view as well.) Walk down the meadow to a magical stairway in the woods that leads to the shore and private dock. Feel free to bring your own watercraft to fully enjoy this remarkable location. Or just dive off the float for a refreshing swim. Chicken Ranch Beach is two minutes to the south and Shell beach five minutes to the north; and the beaches of Point Reyes as well as the lighthouse are just 15 minutes by car. The large brick patio offers the fullness of indoor outdoor living. Words cannot describe the beauty and serenity of dawn or dusk in this truly unique setting.

Keywords: waterfront, vacation, dock, near Point Reyes National Seashore ,quiet, views ,meadow, beach

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Dakota Whtney (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Dakota Whtney

Hello my name is Nick Whitney and I was raised in Berkeley, California. and grew up coming to our family home in Inverness on weekends and summers.

I learned to swim and sail on Tomales Bay with my two siblings Kathleen and Pete we are now the owners of this family gem and are caretaking it for the use of generations to come.

Dakota Whtney purchased this house in 1950

Why Dakota Whtney chose The Bay Area

Back in the 1930s my father, Jim Whitney, then a teenager, would walk from the village of Inverness the two and a half miles to Shell Beach climbing the hill just north of Chicken Ranch he would crest a hill above the bay and cross the most beautiful meadow. He told his young bride Deborah that if the land was ever sold he'd love to build a home and raise their family there. Fortunately, what had been McConnell's Dairy's pasture was soon subdivided and Jim and Deborah were able to fulfill their dreams. They raised three children there, Kathleen, Peter, and Nick. Deborah is now 97 and still spends time every summer at this wonderful retreat, as do Kathleen, Pete and Deborah's 10 grandchildren. Nick, his wife Elan, and their daughter Dakota manage the property.

What makes this house unique

This rustic family home is a great location for friends and families to just relax and enjoy the view or play a pick up game of whiffleball in the meadow. Our home appeals to every generation.

When you are staying at Whitney House it's easy to enjoy Tomales Bay and the numerous Pt. Reyes National Seahore activities because you are so close to the bay and beaches.

The large open living room and dining area make for memorable family dinners and then it's fun to curl up in front of the fire place and play a game or read. PLEASE NOTE: Gatherings of more than ten people are not permitted.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We only stayed one night but loved the feeling of a Berkeley-style selection of books, lovely light coming in the windows, rustic charm and home-iness. Hope to return sometime with our dog and children. Thanks for everything
Jan 2011
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Reviews

4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

Whitney House-Spectacular Location W/ Private Beach & Dock
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews
5

Beautiful space provided a lovely time with family, in a beloved family retreat...

  • 5 of 5

The Whitney House was the perfect spot for our family reunion vacation, we came from Seattle, Maine and Illinois, and met in this lovely place for 4 fantastic days. We had everything we needed! The fireplace was truly enjoyed, as it rained nearly everyday, and provided a wonderful cozy backdrop for snack type suppers of magnificent local cheese, wine and beers. We enjoyed local restaurants, great views of Tomales Bay ,and hikes nearby. The home felt immediately like home, and fit us perfectly, my brother, a retired librarian delighted in perusing the extensive collection of books. The internet service was great, the owner responsive to our special requests, delivering a package I sent ahead when we first arrived. If you are looking for something chic and 5 star this may not be the place for you, but if you are craving a warm, inviting, rustic space this should fit the bill perfectly! Can't say enough good things about it.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sonoma
5

Such an amazing property!!

  • 5 of 5

This home was so much more than we expected and much more charming and amazing in person! The property and private dock is gorgeous, the house was so cozy, the fireplace was stocked and ready, and every bit of our girls weekend was perfect! We greatly appreciated all of it.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern California
5

Love. Love. Love Whitney House

  • 5 of 5

Whitney House is not a vacation rental but a loved family home and my family was lucky enough to spend a few days there. The photos don't really do it justice. The house is a lovely blend of traditional Inverness cottage and perfect location. Every room has a terrific view. The house was very clean, fresh smelling, and well maintained and stocked. The living room, dining area and kitchen are located in a separate wing from the bedrooms and bathroom which allows early risers/late to bed-ers to not disturb the others. The beds were very comfortable and had cozy comforters and plenty of extra pillows and blankets. Soft cotton sheets.

The kitchen is very well stocked with a wide range of nice quality cookware, utensils, appliances, serving ware, plates and glasses. Spices, oils, and cookbooks too! The dining area easily seats 6 - 8. The living room has comfortable places to sit, a good radio for listening to the World Series, and huge fireplace with firewood provided. I could happily spend many hours hanging out reading and watching the bay thru the windows. By the way, the massive picture windows were spotless!

Outdoors, the yard is HUGE and there is a nice variety of tables and chairs for hanging out and enjoying the views. There is a Weber kettle style bbq, ping pong table, and plenty of games to play. We loved the dock and even took a sailing trip on Tomales Bay with a local sailboat charter company. The sailboat picked us up at "our" dock. Super fun.

The house is located on a quiet street and is within walking distance to a couple of beaches and there is such a cozy beach next to the dock. Yes, we loved having our "own" dock and beach :) The Bay is warm this time of year and we went swimming everyday.

Many thanks to the owners for opening their home. We are already plotting our next trip to Whitney House.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

my idea of perfect

  • 5 of 5

I just stayed at the Whitney house with a couple of friends to celebrate our birthdays. It was perfect and I can't wait to return with my family. The house appealed to me on every level... the floor plan (all rooms open to the outside and you have to go outside to go from the living room to bedrooms), the scale of the windows, the view, the location, the handmade details, the sense of history, the shade of blue trim, the proximity to hikes, the proximity to saltwater oyster bar, the dock and all the steps and benches leading down to it, the fireplace, the yard/meadow, the books on the shelves. I can't wait to go back. I'm so glad I found this place!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birthday fun

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic time at the Whitney house..enjoyed sitting by the fire on a rainy day,playing ping pong was our most favorite.. We were unable to get the wall heaters to turn on, so we piled on the blankets. Having the bedrooms separate from the living/dining/kitchen area is a bonus. If others are engaged In a game and your exhausted from having fun all day,peace and quiet can be found.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful visit

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I had a wonderful 3 day visit over the holidays. When we arrived we found the home and grounds very clean and well kept. We enjoyed kayaking from the dock and generally just relaxing. It felt like home right away. We explored the wonderful small towns that were not far away and made a jaunt to Drakes Bay Oyster Farm for some delicious raw oysters. We would like to return again!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: necessary

We are 10 minute drive to the Point Reyes National Seashore a fantastic park to explore by hiking, biking or beach walks. You can walk to the shores of Tomales Bay an inlet of the Pacific Ocean from our back yard or sit on the patio and enjoy the amazing water view with your favorite book

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Rates & Availability

Inverness House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Summer
Jul 6 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Our house is in a neighborhood where we cannot accommodate gatherings of more than ten guests.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Payment is by cash or check in advance unless other arrangements are made with owner.

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Amenities

The Bay Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 tub and shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen Beds (2)and Small twins (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Brick patio in front of the house with lovely views of Tomales bay, private dock, two acre meadow, ten minute walk to beautiful beaches, stairs to bay access and boat dock, basketball hoop on patio. Ten minute walk to a kayak rental site. Our house has great views of the water from every room. Please note: Our house is in a neighborhood where we cannot accommodate gatherings of more than ten guests.

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