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Tree Top Glass Home in the Heart of the National Seashore

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
Jeff and Barbie Fairchild
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

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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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

Amenities

Inverness Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • 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:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • 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.

Reviews

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Tree Top Glass Home in the Heart of the National Seashore
average rating of 4.910714 based on 64 reviews
4

Loved the view of the trees and the hills and the total privacy and quiet seclusion

  • 4 of 5

The property is beautiful and the home is quaint and fully loaded with the things we needed for a romantic get-away. Very nice to have a small kitchen and fridge. The bathroom was very nice and clean and bright. But the 270 degree views are what we paid for and loved. The only problem we had was that on the discharge instructions. we were advised to "not strip the bed" and frankly, that creeped us out a bit. Why? It only leads us to wonder if you routinely wash the sheets after every visit or not. That is something I would address if I owned the property and wanted return clients.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

I loved staying here and so grateful Jeff and Barbie share this house. It is beautifully designed, had everything we needed and just magical. I look forward to spending more time there.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Amazing Treasure!

  • 5 of 5

This place is an amazing treasure! The architecture is stunning and the decor whimsical and mid-century modern. Three of the walls are glass, and the house is up on stilts, so you wake up in the trees. There is a wrap around porch that has different seating areas, making it inviting to sit and watch the wildlife. The interplay of indoors and outdoors gives this house a sublime quality. The furniture is beautiful and extremely comfortable. The kitchen is well appointed and easy to cook in. Even though this is a studio, with the living space sharing the bedroom area, you never feel hemmed in. We want to go back during the winter and be there for the rains. Situated close to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world at Point Reyes National Seashore, there is endless hiking and beachcombing minutes away. The peacefulness combined with the views of the ocean and Tomales Bay create a magic that is forever memorable.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This is a beautiful setting high in the trees where you can watch wildlife and the fog roll in.

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect get away spot! Sitting high in the trees you can watch birds, deer, and the fog roll in. Close to numerous seashore and forest hikes as well as shopping and restaurants. Highly recommend staying here! Hope to return one day soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

A very special experience

  • 5 of 5

This is an unusually beautiful and charming property in itself, and it is situated in the middle of spectacular parklands, all of which made for an amazing getaway and a truly memorable experience. We look forward to return visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely!

  • 4 of 5

Nice proximity to hiking trails and beaches.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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