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Sunny, Rustic Family Retreat.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

Rustic family vacation home invites relaxation in redwood paneled house with large wrap around decks and separate sleeping cabin. A retreat for 2 generations of our family is now available to you and yours. Sunny and sheltered, this property offers the ideal combination of traits desired for the ultimate Inverness vacation. In the main house enjoy a fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms and bath with shower. Relax in the main house living room with a fire in the woodstove. Need room to sleep more people or want to spread out your group? Separate sleeping cabin sleeps 4 more people and has a half bath. Decks extend the living from inside to out with large common areas and private get away spaces. A large, flat yard invites you to play.

Access to tennis court one block away included in rental. Other nearby area amenities include easy Tomales Bay swimming beach access (dogs allowed), kayak rental and boat launch. Hike from the house to many trails offering views of Tomales Bay and Pt. Reyes. The beaches of Pt. Reyes, the Pt. Reyes Lighthouse, Drakes Beach, Tomales Bay State Park and all of the Pt. Reyes National Seashore are just a short drive away. Truly a magical place you will want to return to over and over again.

Keywords: Lovingly cared for and personalized family compound; great for family gatherings; walk to swimming beach; access to tennis court; pet friendly; easily accomodates two families

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About The Owner

I grew up spending weekends and summers in this house, retreating from the urban demands of San Francisco. I have had the chance to raise my own children in this timeless place. Inverness remains a magical place that I hope will always be a place where I can retreat and unwind.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1963

Why The Owner chose The Bay Area

This is a second generation family vacation cabin. With all the fabulous memories and the continued attraction to the area, we want to keep this treasure in the family.

What makes this cabin unique

Staying at this house has always meant a slower pace of life. There is deliberately no TV or internet at the house. There are book, board games and sports equipment. It is truly a place to take a time out from the fast pace and constant accessibility of our lives today. TV and internet are available nearby but the need to be intentional about accessing them keeps me honest about truly being on vacation. Tennis courts and Tomales Bay are within 2 blocks of the house. Foot paths in the area provide easy access to all of Inverness. Nearby hiking trails and fire roads offer even more choices for encounters with nature and spectacular vistas.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic time at the cabin. It's kind of perfect in every way. Loved the deck, your decorations, the hammock. We'd really like to visit again some time. Thanks for everything!
May 2014
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Map

Tennis court access comes with rental.

Amenities

Inverness Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • main house bathroom - toilet , shower
    cabin bathroom - toilet , cold water sink
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Detached Unit - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Plenty of books and board games, enjoy disconnecting from TV and internet, TV and internet available nearby in Inverness proper

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.744186 based on 44 reviews
Granite Bay, CA
5

Wonderful Family Weekend at Pt. Reyes

  • 5 of 5

We loved this charming cottage for our family weekend at Pt. Reyes. Although small, it is unique with rustic woodwork, nautical artwork and family photos. With so much wood it was very cozy and it felt like a ship's interior. The main house sleeps 4, but there is a separate cabin with 4 single beds and a half bath. The kitchen was fully stocked - everything a cook would need. We BBQ'd Hog Island oysters and had a nice family dinner, including a great pie from Bovine Bakery. Our family group had 2 and 5 year old boys, and 3 and 5 year old friends came for dinner (well, with their parents :). The deck and yard is great for kids. They have lots of room to run and play, and the grass area is flat. We had lovely sunny weather, so the deck expanded the living area, and we enjoyed wine and oysters on the deck. Wish we could have stayed longer, but hope to return for 5 or 6 days - there is so much to do in the area!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved this place for many reasons

  • 5 of 5

If you want to disconnect from all those electronic gadgets, this is the place. I am afraid to say how wonderful my ten days were at this rustic retreat with my family, and friends from France, because I want to have it available for my next vacation.

OK no wifi, sketchy cell phone service until you get down the hill, but there is a land line for your use and it works great. Plus there are fruit trees. We ate fresh apple crisps, baked apples and pears and apple sauce with every dinner! Lots of room for outdoor games (we brought ladder toss) and corners to read. And lots of places to play board games and cards, which we did every day.

The location is great too. A short walk into town, a short drive to Point Reyes, and everything else to make one find adventure and disconnect. Went horseback riding, kayaking, ate fresh oysters, and hit the notable walks and beaches.

Cabin's beds great for kids, needs a bit more cushions on twin beds for adults. However, kitchen is complete, and it feels like you are living indoors and outdoors at the same time when the doors are open to the wrap around decking. Feels like a family retreat for sure!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles area
5

Beautiful place to relax, surrounded by trees

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the property. The location is lovely, with the beautiful tree-covered hillside creating an atmosphere of peace and isolation. The house and the comfortable cabin provide spacious accommodations, everything is spotless and comfortable, and the large yard (with apple and pear trees) offer kids plenty of space to play.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

5 of us, then 6, spent a few days here to read, write, do art, reflect, make day trips to hiking trails and the beach. It was perfect for our group, who needed a five day respite form our busy lives. Warm, cozy and comfortable (although some of the porch furniture has seen better days). Loved having a break from cell phone and wifi. I would recommend this rustic retreat for anyone seeking a quiet vacation. Loved the separate sleeping cabin for spreading out. A few quirks: shower great, but probably a challenge for tall guests. Some windows need reglazing. Garbage can very small; we filled it in five days. But overall, a wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Nicely rustic. Had everything we needed. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved this family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying here. It is a family home and you can tell. Everything is cozy and well cared for. We loved firing up the wood-burning stoves in the evening, and sunning on the deck in the daytime. The dogs had a fantastic time running around the yard. We will definitely plan to come back.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
cleaning $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

Please note that damage deposit when bringing pets is $250 not the $150 in the automatic quote you receive.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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