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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
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
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.
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.
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!
We booked a reservation for July 4 weekend and fell completely in love with everything about the house. It's perfect for two, cleverly designed and Jeff and Barbie have thought of everything. The kitchen is small but completely equipped with refrigerator, dishwasher, full set of pots & pans, microwave, coffee maker, toaster. No internet (not a bad thing when you're trying to get away), but there's satellite TV and a very comfortable bed.
But the best thing is the view. Windows all the way around with views into the treetops. There's also a deck that wraps around the house where you can have coffee in the morning or wine in the evenings while you're grilling.
We definitely found our getaway spot and can't wait to go back.
What a fantastic property! Wonderful setting in the woods, definitely the most unique home we have ever stayed in! Immaculately maintained. Our only regret is that we were only there 2 nights! Would have loved to be there for a week. It is a bit of a drive from grocery stores or restaurants, so bring groceries with you. Believe me, once you are there, you won't want to leave!!!
The home proved to be a perfect location both to enjoy in its own right and as a base for exploring the Pt. Reyes peninsula. The furnishings and other appointments are great for allowing a couple to relax both indoors and on the wrap-around deck.
We visit Pt. Reyes frequently and will definitely be returning.
Had a great long weekend in Point Reyes at Hi house. Amazing location, secluded but close to town and many great hikes and beaches. Perfect house for a couple, loved having breakfast on the patio and reading in the comfortable chairs. Barbecued dinner one night on the deck and had a great meal at Osteria Stellina in Point Reyes Station another (15min drive away). The nearby service road leaves the house a little more exposed than we would have liked, but there wasn't too much traffic.
We just stayed at the Hi House for our anniversary, and enjoyed a lovely 2 days in a romantic setting. The house is in the woods, but with views of both Tomales Bay and the Pacific. Very private, but with Jeff and Barbie right down the hill. A magical weekend.
A very interesting location. The property is basically small one bedroom studio apartment with wrap around porch raised off the ground so you look out of the floor to ceiling glass walls into the surrounding pine forest canopy. It has a clean and simple layout with a full kitchen and recently remodeled bathroom. The kitchen is small but fully equipped so you can easily prepare your own meals. A road runs below the property and has very little traffic so you feel secluded in your tree house. The adjacent houses are screened by the trees and are below the view from the windows making it feel private. This property is close to many or the best hiking trails and beaches in Pt. Reyes National Sea Shore so you can get out into the park quickly. It was really nice to be able to watch the birds, squirrels and deer that inhabit the area from the deck while enjoying a glass of wine in the evening or having a cup of coffee in the morning. Bring binoculars! We enjoyed our three day stay and will plan to return. We would have no problem recommending this property to friends and family.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
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.