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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!
Overall we really liked staying here - very beautiful, private, and of course unusual in its construction. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because at night we were COLD and had to keep the heater on, which was very noisy. The reason we were cold is because there were only two relatively thin blankets on the bed with NO COMFORTER on the bed or anywhere else to be found. It would have been nice to have lain in a bed under cozy comforters and simply looked out the windows and listened to the natural sounds of the area. This would be an easy problem to fix and it was surprising to me since they ask to please be mindful about leaving the heater on unnecessarily (meaning when leaving the house). Otherwise, it was a great place to stay!
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!
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
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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.