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Sherburne and Maricel Slack

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

3 Story Spacious Woodland Home, Private, Secluded and Unique

7 Reviews
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Point Reyes Station House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 6-14)

This three story house is perfect for a romantic get away or as a gathering space for family or group retreats. Spacious and secluded, it is nestled in the woods one mile from Pt. Reyes Station and Inverness in West Marin. Within easy reach of everything the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer, you can walk the nearby beaches and trails, enjoy a great selection of restaurants and locally grown food, or maybe find where Sir Francis Drake hid some of his treasure. Tomales bay and the ocean are within a few minutes' drive.

There is room enough to comfortably sleep 16 but we have accommodated as many as 20 people. The main kitchen seats 6 in the breakfast nook, the second kitchen seats 3 and the dining table in the main room seats 10. We keep extra chairs handy as well. The house is surrounded by forest and has a large deck with ample seating and two grills, two balconies, a pool table, piano, hardwood floors in every room, woodland views from every window, gardens, a variety of fruit trees, and chickens out back. Radiant heating warms the whole house and is especially nice in the bathrooms and kitchen. Very cozy on chill winter mornings.

Sleeping arrangements

There are 2 bedrooms, 2 suites, and the TV room may also be used as a private bedroom with closing doors and a fold-out couch. The entertainment room has a fold-out couch and the two suites each have a fold-out couch and space enough for an air bed, which we have plenty of. That totals 4 beds, 4 fold-out couches and space for 2 (or more) comfortable air beds, all of which are Queen.

Cleanliness

We clean all contact surfaces in the house including all counter tops, table tops, door knobs, cabinet and drawer knobs, railings, chairs, table tops, window sills and any spider webs we find inside or outside. We wash all linens including towels, sheets, pillow cases, the bedspreads and table cloths. We clean the bathrooms and all floors. We also put all decorative pillows through the dryer on high.

Amenities

- WiFi, Netflix, DVD

- Jacuzzi tub in the Master Bath

- Pool Table

- Knabe Baby Grand Piano

- Gas and charcoal grills

- Large back deck, 2 balconies looking into woods

- Two fully equipped kitchens: espresso machine, numerous pots and pans, large bowls, measuring cups, serving dishes, olive oil, eggs, sugar, flour, spices, etc.

- Dishware, silverware, glasses, wine glasses and coffee mugs accommodate 24+ people

- Washing machine and dryer available for long term rentals

- Many excellent restaurants nearby

You are welcome to visit the chickens in their coop or when they're out roaming

The back yard and gardens are yours to enjoy. Apple, pear, plum, cherry and pomegranate trees throughout the property fruit through the summer. When they are productive, fresh fruit will be available to you.

Within 15 minutes:

Shopping

Restaurants

Cheese factories

Oyster farms

Beaches - Drakes, Tomales Bay, Limantour, Heart's Desire, many others in the National

Hiking - Muir Woods, Mt Tamalpais, Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

You can hike 4 miles to the beach, 2.5 miles to the top of Mt. Wittenberg, or explore one of the many other trails in the park which is adjacent to the property

Boating, Kayak rentals - Papermill Creek which empties into Tomales Bay is a quarter mile away

Within an hour:

Wine Country - Napa and Sonoma

Muir Woods

Mt Tamalpaias

San Francisco

Golden Gate Park

Ruby Throated Hummingbirds can be seen in the backyard and from the kitchen window as they dart about the Chinese Lantern flowers.

Two osprey nests also can be seen from the kitchen, the deck, and the master bedroom. It is a treat to hear their cries as they circle on the thermals gaining altitude to then glide off to catch a meal. When they return sometimes they are harassed by crows or vultures or both as these thieves try to rob the ospreys of their catch. We have seen battles between the osprey pairs and groups of vultures. Each year several chicks hatch in each nest. The ospreys take turns guarding them. As one guards the other one defends against the vultures diving toward the nest.

I designed and engineered this home, incorporating chandeliers, molding, and antique glass and doors from estate auctions. I did most of the stonework around the house, handpicking about 120 yards of stone from the quarry at Sears Point. We hope you enjoy the home we have built- we're here to ensure your stay is everything you hoped it would be and more.

If you are considering an event such as a family get together, a celebration, or a seminar we can accommodate you. Long term stays may also be accommodated. Please contact us for pricing arrangements.

If you have children please inquire.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sherburne and Maricel Slack (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Sherburne and Maricel Slack

I have lived in Pt Reyes for over than 30 years. I raised my children here and my wife and I enjoy working in our glass studio. I also do research in nanotechnology. We enjoy traveling and cooking. Family is very important and we look forward to spending as much time as possible with family.

What makes this house unique

Surrounded by national park.

Ospreys occupy their nests - visible from our deck - from January to summer.

A short drive to see whales migrating and to see sea lions giving birth.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place was great! A real unique feel in a wonderful little section of the woods, with gliding ospreys and roosters in the morning. The hosts were fantastic and nice - very easy going, but always there for you in case you had any questions. The house has a variety of things you can use, including the fun pool table and two grills in the back, and the piano in the main room has a great sound! There is plenty of room to sleep for everyone with extra bedding and so forth, the atmosphere is really easy-going, and you're not far from the town of Point Reyes that has a number of shops and places to eat. Was perfect for us. June 2014
Jun 2014
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Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

3 Story Spacious Woodland Home, Private, Secluded and Unique
average rating of 4.857143 based on 13 reviews
5

Unique, luxurious, and fun!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for us to gather, and a great jumping off point for exporing pt. reyes and marin county! Sherb and Maricel were really hospitable and helped with things to do and gave us a tour of the house. They even baked us 2 cassava pies! The house was really comfortable, and had good, large open spaces. We had an excellent time here and will definitely return for gatherings in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AWESOME STAY

  • 5 of 5

Truly an amazing and very comfortable home. Sherb provided timely response to email info. requests. The listing description is totally accurate.

The special pudding dessert was a definite treat! Thank you for sharing your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Lovely, Spaciaous Home

  • 5 of 5

This home is very spacious and comfortably accommodated 8 adults. Lots of charm and warmth in the home. The owners were kind, generous with little treats, and very quick to respond to any inquiry. Looking forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Felt like staying at a friend's house!

  • 5 of 5

Sherb met me on arrival to show me around the house. I have rented many times via Home Away, and Sherb is one of the nicest and most welcoming owners I have met. He even dropped off a home made cake for us! We really enjoyed this house. We played pool in the evening and also watched movies. I was in the area with my team on business, and we are hoping to be back next year to rent from Sherb again!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Thanksgiving in Point Reyes

  • 5 of 5

Sherb and Maricel were very gracious over the holidays. Just after the turn off the century, friends and family from Connecticut moved to the Bay Area, and so began our Thanksgiving tradition. This house made our celebration the best we've had so far. The two kitchens were absolutely perfect and the artisanal touches made it memorable. There were a couple minor quirks with the Internet and television (no football after the turkey!), but staring up at the stars every night more than made up for it.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael and his friends were wonderful guests. We have added television. We had another request for tv recently so we decided to add it, not just make it an option.. The internet has always been fast and reliable but sometimes the password has to be entered. It is on the sheet that is posted on the wall behind the entry door.
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Amazing location, unique property

  • 4 of 5

We loved this house! It was in a great location and setting and allowed us to really enjoy and unwind. The house was as pictured; kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms etc were very clean and well appointed (the house does need high area detail cleaning and is in need of some paint work but nothing that bothered us or hindered our stay).

We really enjoyed how close the house was to everything in the area especially the town of Point Reyes with fantastic restaurants very nearby.

A couple of points to consider - the house only has one TV and it is not connected to cable or satellite. Description mentions Netflix is available but only if you have a device that makes the connection - there is nothing in the house that streams Netflix or any online channels. There is a great selection of DVD's available. Bring a Roku streaming stick and you are all set to watch your favorite shows!

There is also no dishwasher in either of the two kitchens so be prepared to do dishes - this may not bother most but it was a small issue for us. Also, there is no washer/dryer available but it wasn't an issue as we asked prior to arriving so we packed accordingly.

Lastly there is no air conditioning which was not a problem at all in October, not sure how cool it stays in the summer months.

The owners were very pleasant and live next door. They even brought over fresh baked bread and apples from the tree! We would definitely stay here again if in the area; the views in the morning from the balconies are beautiful and relaxing!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is a 42 inch tv connected to high speed internet cable in the dining room which has become a tv room. Netflix is available. Our password is all that is necessary. All guests who have stayed with us so far have had at least one laptop with them. Most guests have had their own Netflix. Hulu, Amazon Prime. etc account. They also use their laptops for viewing in their rooms. There is Wifi throughout the house. If there is a special event like the world series etc we can have tv service connected for your stay. Just let us know. We are not familiar with the term "high area detail cleaning". We have high ceilings. They are clean. A couple of windowsills were in need of sanding and repainting where condensation causes weathering. One of our yearly maintenance items which we have taken care of. We do not state anywhere that we provide a dishwasher or a washer and dryer. We also do not provide a butler or maid or limo service. We always ask guests when they leave if there is anything we can improve. We have had only 3 requests for a dishwasher out of more than 70 visits. We are considering getting a dishwasher because we were told they conserve water which I was not aware of. We DO have several air conditioners but have never found it necessary to use them. The weather here reaches over 90 degrees only 6 to 10 days a year and the humidity is low. We are not sure why there would be concern about not seeing an air conditioner when there was never a need for one. - October.
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Francisco and Oakland - a 1 1/2 hour drive
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
San Geronimo
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hiway 1 Coastal
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Ocean beaches and beachs on Tomales Bay
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Point Reyes Station House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
holiday
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year's Eve
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Refundable Cleaning Dep. $800
Standard cleaning fee $230
Tax Rate 10.0%

The drop down list does not allow entry of more than 12 guests. We can give an accurate quote for guests numbering more than 12. Please contact us.
There will be no charge for children under 2.
We require guests to please sign a rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Point Reyes Station House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Dining room used as a bedroom , has doors for privacy
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We require that guests sign a rental agreement before occupancy. We have a policy of no shoes inside the house. We have a place where shoes can be left at the front door. "Drop in" guests are not allowed. We charge for "events" such as dinners, barbecues, etc when additional guests attend.

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