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Tree Top Glass Home in the Heart of the National Seashore

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Details
Property
studio
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Inverness Studio Rental Photos and Description

House, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Hi House is a unique elevated studio style glass home located ridgetop amidst Bishop Pines overlooking Tomales Bay State Park and the Point Reyes National Seashore. Situated on five acres and completely surrounded by State Park and National Seashore, this tree top home is the perfect getaway for two. Just relax in comfort neslted in the swaying trees, or venture and explore the historic lighthouse, ocean & bay beaches, or hiking trails and numerous other activities located just minutes away. Your access to this unique home is by a spiral staircase at the back of the house. Due to the unique nature and features of Hi House, children are not permitted.

Located on Pierce Point peninsula at the entrance to Tomales Bay State Park, The Trees By Tomales Bay consists of two private vacation homes situated on 5 acres. The property features spectacular views of Tomales Bay and Abbotts Lagoon, and is surrounded on all sides by State Park and National Seashore.

Enjoy the solitude and peacefullness of our unique setting amidst bishop pines, oaks and beautiful vistas, or venture to the beaches and trails of Tomales Bay State Park (5 minutes) or the many vistas, trails, historic sites and beaches of the Point Reyes National Seashore (5-15 minutes).

POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE comprises over 100 square miles, including 32,000 acres of coastal wilderness area. Estuaries, windswept beaches, coastal scrub grasslands, salt and freshwater marshes, and coniferous forests create a haven of 80 miles of unspoiled and undeveloped coastline. Abundant recreational opportunities include 147 miles of hiking trails, backcountry campgrounds, and numerous beaches, including over 10 continuous miles of unspoiled beach. Kayaking, biking, hiking, beachcombing, surf fishing, seasonal whale and elephant seal watching, bird watching and wildlife viewing are just a few of the activities awaiting your visit. Additionally, you can explore geology, Coast Miwok Indian culture or Lighthouse history by visiting the many historic sites within the park. Located just an hour’s drive from the San Francisco Bay Area, the Seashore is a great escape from a busy city life.

TOMALES BAY STATE PARK is comprised of a 2,000-acre day-use park which features four gently sloping, surf-free beaches, protected from winds by Inverness Ridge, the backbone of the Point Reyes Peninsula, as well as forests, fields, hills, meadows and marshes - each with its own plant life, including varieties of trees, shrubs and wildflowers. One of the finest remaining virgin groves of Bishop pine in California is in the park's Jepson Memorial Grove. Wildlife in the area includes foxes, raccoons, badgers, weasels, chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits, deer, bobcats, skunks, wood rats, field mice, moles and other animals. There are also land and sea birds, including the spotted owl, quail, goldfinches, puffins, great blue heron, pelicans, ruddy ducks, woodpeckers, meadowlarks - and more. The park has hiking trails connecting all its bay beaches, and is a popular place for picnicking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, bird watching, clamming and boating.

Keywords: Elevated Tree Top Glass House

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Jeff and Barbie Fairchild
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016
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About Jeff and Barbie Fairchild

Jeff & Barbie Fairchild

Retired restauranteurs, we now enjoy our grandchildren, sailing, boating, travelling and enjoying all the wonders of our current home here in the heart of Point Reyes National Seashore.

Jeff and Barbie Fairchild purchased this studio in 1954

Why Jeff and Barbie Fairchild chose The Bay Area

This property was purchased as a vacation home by my grandparents. They added a second home, Hi House, in 1960. My siblings and I purchased the property from the family(s) in 1974. We rented occasionally to friends, and in 2004 my wife and I began to offer the homes as vacation rentals.

What makes this studio unique

Peace, solitude, nature. Surrounded by Tomales Bay State Park and the Point Reyes National Seashore. Property is isolated, yet only minutes from the seashore, bay, hiking, biking, birding, whale watching and dining.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing this lovely home. We thought the view inside was as beautiful as the view outside! We stayed here two nights while on our honeymoon. We listened to Sinatra & Dean Martin while sipping champagne. I cooked for Eric the first time as his wife here at Hi House. We will be back!
Sep 2005
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Reviews

Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Tree Top Glass Home in the Heart of the National Seashore
average rating of 4.95 based on 48 reviews
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect! The location, sunrise views, peace & quiet...even the bed and pillows were comfortable. Highly recommend Hi House to anyone looking to get away from it all...will definitely be back!

Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

You literally live up in the trees and at their branch level!! Spectacular!!

  • 5 of 5

This one room home has arranged the utilities to be present but not to take away from a large comfortable living area (500 sq ft). Glass surrounds you on all sides and looking out you see the trunks and branches of very old and the picturesque architecture of the lovely trees on all sides of you. It is a one of a kind! The kitchen and bath are up to date though small as the entire home accents the out of doors. TV available as is a DVD (I think, never used it). It is very well maintained and attractive with nice touches of modern period furniture inside and on the wrap around deck. We already suggested it to the other wedding guests joining us at a friend's son marriage ceremony. We have no reservations about returning as we have a daughter on the Peninsula that we visit 2-3 times year from the East Coast and this would make an excellent reading hiking spot to base ourselves from before or after seeing her

You will love it!!!

Places we liked for food were The Salt Water in Inverness (we had B & L) and Point Reyes Hotel (we had B & D) in Olema. This is as close as you can get to the National Seashore and handy to many, many trails.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Was blown away with the place and location

  • 5 of 5

I was taken aback by the place - it was perfect for me - I wouldn't change a thing - from the location and how it sits in the trees and the deck to the way it is decorated - I needed to decompress quickly and was able to do so in a matter of minutes. I will definitely be back I found my magic place :)

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Perfect Northern California Experience

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience. Everything was perfect. 5 Night stay attending a friends wedding. We took a different trail everyday. Had wonderful weather from fog in the morning that burned off to watching the sunrise and a full harvest moon. Loved the cozy blankets sitting on the porch at night listening to music and the great solitude and stillness. Would highly recommend! Also enjoyed being disconnected from all our technology.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful escape. Like living in the trees.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had been looking for a location that was unique and off the beaten path. We were absolutely delighted with this property. Honestly, other than an occasional passing vehicle, we did not see another human being except when we chose to explore the area away from the property which involved walking on an almost deserted beach and seeing herds of elk. We felt like we were living in the trees. It was truly magical. The property itself was comfortable and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

just in two words

wonderful and amazing

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
TBSP Heart's Desire Beach Entrance
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Heart's Desire Beach
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Drake's Beach
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Historic Point Reyes Lighthouse
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Chimney Rock
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Blue Water's Kayak Rentals
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Thepmonggon Thai Restaurant
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Olema Restaurants - 15 minutes
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Point Reyes - Restaurants, Shopping
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Point Reyes National Seashore Headquarters
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Historic Pierce Point Ranch
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McClure's Beach
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Kehoe's Beach
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Abbott's Lagoon Trailhead
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North Beach
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South Beach
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Elephant Seal Viewing
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Tule Elk Preserve - Tomales Point Trail

Rates & Availability

Inverness Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,335
 

Additional information about rental rates

Processing $20
Tax Rate 10.0%

Check-in time: 3:00 PM Check-out time: 11:00 AM

Holidays $225/night / 3 night min / Plus 10% tax

Maximum 2 Adult Guests, no children.

Cancellations must be 14 days in advance of stay for full refund,less processing fees.

For any cancellation within 14 days of stay we will refund any portion we are able to rebook, less processing fees.

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Amenities

Inverness Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Studio home, bedroom is in living space.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Decks on East and West side(watch sunrises and sunsets), and as we are located in the heart of the National Seashore and State Park and it's abundance of wildlife, we do not allow any pets.

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