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Inverness Vacation Retreat - Tomales Bay View!

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Lofts, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to a wonderful get away for a weekend or longer near the Point Reyes National Seashore. Perched on a hillside amid madrones and oaks, this beautiful home with an open floor plan overlooks Tomales Bay with views of the rolling hills north of Pt. Reyes Station. The house has an open floor plan including architectural floor to ceiling poles giving the feeling of a tree house in the woods. The main living area has extensive windows looking out to the woods and to Tomales Bay and has two loft areas which can be used for sleeping or hanging out. In addition, two bedrooms and a bath downstairs provide privacy and a quiet oasis. Located a short walk from Chicken Ranch Beach and accessible to all that the area has to offer – beaches, great hiking, and local restaurants.

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018


Inverness House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two half bathrooms on main level plus a shower/tub.
  • 3
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Loft - 1 queen , Queen futon in semi-private loft
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Located downstairs in private bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Located downstairs in private bedroom
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Twin futons in second semi-private loft
  • In addition to bedroom/loft areas, there is a queen futon in alcove on main floor, 2 single beds on main floor, for children 1 child bed & 1 queen sized air mattress
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming


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Inverness Vacation Retreat - Tomales Bay View!
average rating of 4.6969695 based on 33 reviews

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home in a great location. Amazing views. The photos on the site don't show how lovely the views and house are. San Francisco is about an hour and a half drive away. There are some beautiful hiking areas and lovely little towns very close

The two lofts are very private, and there is plenty of comfortable sleeping space. I wish the dining room table and oven were a little bigger to accommodate the seven of us who stayed. But we managed and had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The reviews summed this lovely place up well: a cozy tree house! Beautiful views of Tomales Bay.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property and owner very responsive.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house in a quiet location

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location and the house itself. It was more spacious than you expect from the pictures, so was easily accommodating for our 2 families with small kids.

The living space is very roomy, and full of big windows and decks facing the the forest and the bay. Nice magical sunset view.

For the yoga lovers - Part of the living area was a great spot for yoga facing the big windows into the forest.

The kitchen is quite small but well equipped.

The beds were comfortable, and there was plentiful of linens, towels, and extra blankets and bed-sheets. The extra sleeper sofas in the living spaces were handy too.

The lofts were perfect for the kids - they loved the unusual setup. Only downside is they can't be closed off, so noise and light go in.

There were plenty of kids toys and game, which was handy.

The location, just a short walk to the coast was great. And so many things to do within a short drive.

The firewood oven was nice, and there was plenty of firewood provided.

The outdoors grill was useful to have, and worked perfectly.

The owner was very helpful, responsive, and flexible about checkin and checkout hours.

Some of the points to be aware of in case it is an issue for your group:

1. If you have toddlers, beware the deck fencing has wide spacing, that will make it unsafe for them. Stairs to lower floor can also be an issue.

2. Parking is on street and uncovered, with an unpaved trail walking down to the house.

3. Kitchen appliances were on the small side - oven, toaster oven, microwave. A bit more limiting when cooking for a group.

Overall this is a keeper - we would definitely want to be back there again!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Family Friendly Stay

  • 5 of 5

I loved this stay. It was a last minute thing for me as a surprise for my wife and our 3.5 year old son and it worked out perfectly. The large, open living space was warm and inviting. All the natural light coupled with the views of the trees and the bay made us feel as if we were in a treehouse. The wi-fi is a bit challenging in this area in general and this house in no different and the technology entertainment options at the house are a bit dated, but for us that was fine. I was excited to go unplugged for the weekend and for us to spend our days and nights spending quality time with one another untethered to the myriad streaming media services and social accounts that we have become inextricably connected to.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, spacious, clean.

  • 4 of 5

The owner is very helpful and answered all my questions - our stay was during the horrible fires in Sonoma, Napa. The house is great for kids to run around, with comfortable nooks everywhere. In woodsy but not entirely private surroundings. You will hear week-end noise to some extent sitting on the deck in back because it looks out on the Bay and talk from people dining at the restaurants drifts up. But it was not a big problem. I would definitely recommend this for families.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vashon Island, WA

Great location to access all there is to do in the area. Comfortable space with awesome view.

  • 5 of 5

Rey comfortable with lots of different sleeping areas. Clean and bright. We loved our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blue Waters Kayaking
Chicken Ranch Beach
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Chicken Ranch


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Deposit $300

Rate for up to 4 adults. Additional $25/night per adult.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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