About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 nights
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
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- May 23, 2018
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 Inverness
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.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 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.
Thank you for another wonderful visit. We really appreciate it. We miss the Whitney House already!
Very special place
This house exceeded all of our expectations. The view, the yard, the dock and especially the house were all beautiful. Dakota was extremely helpful and accommodating in settling all of the details of our trip. We hope to return soon!
We’re so glad you enjoyed your visit!
This house IS the dream.
From the tree lined lot with magical Bay views to every perfect piece of wood that made up the house in its entirety... it’s true perfection. Thank you so much for having us. We fell in love with your place so many times. We hope to come back again if you will have us. Thank you for letting us use your kayak too! :)
We are so happy you enjoyed it!
Gorgeous home in a perfect location. Right on tomales bay with sweeping views of the water
We had a lovely stay and the house could not have been more charming. It has that old Marin feel which took us back in time and made the vacation that much more special. The house is steps away from two different beaches and we'll located for hiking in the Park and dining in town. There is also a private dock which would be perfect for sunning and swimming in the summer time. Can't wait to come back and enjoy the Whitney house in the near future.
Thanks so much for choosing our house and appreciating our family home.
Our family loved this Home, beautiful views, quiet, warm environment, very relaxing
Our family decided to go “off the grid” for Christmas after a very rough year. I looked for a home rental on the coast and found the Whitney house. I had never rented a vacation home before but I am so glad I rented this one. Felt welcomed and so comfortable, just what this family needed. Lovely views, great fireplace and a great place to relax. We will definitely come back!!
Thanks for choosing our family home; we are so very glad that you had a lovely holiday and hope that 2018 brings you all good things. The Whitney Family
Mellow, rustic and lovely
One of the best locations in West Marin. This lovely house is situated right on Tomales Bay and the views are amazing. The house is super warm and cozy with an amazing dock and long rolling meadow. It is also located just five minutes away from the Point Reyes National Seashore with access to the ocean, beaches and tons of hiking trails.
We are five minute drive to the Point Reyes National Seashore, a fantastic park to explore by hiking, biking or beach walks. You can walk to the Beaches 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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
**Our house is in a neighborhood where we cannot accommodate gatherings of more than ten guests. **The seventh night free (weekly rate of $2100) is not available for stays that include all or part of a holiday weekend.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Payment is by cash or check in advance unless other arrangements are made with owner.