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Beach and Seashore Hiking Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Inverness, CA. Fantastic retreat for family and friends. Two minute walk to Chicken Ranch Beach on Tomales Bay - a terrific local beach for families. Spend hours on the beach and then walk back to the house to enjoy panoramic views of the Bay, Black Mountain and countryside, bird-watching and quiet, starry nights.

Just minutes away from numerous ocean and bay beaches and hikes in Point Reyes National Seashore and Tomales Bay State Park. Kayak rentals only 200 yards down the street.

3 BR, 2+ BA (3 showers, 1 tub); panoramic bay views from living areas and bedrooms; spacious deck with amazing view, wifi, cable tv, dishwasher, washer and dryer.

This is a perfect place for 3 couples or two small families.

Main house has 2 BR, 1BA and kitchen; attached cottage has 1BR, 1BA. Both house and cottage have wood-burning stoves - firewood provided. Two-car garage with ping-pong table for spirited competitions. Mud room with shower for easy clean-up from day's activities.

Sunny, large kitchen fully stocked with cooking utensils, spices and staples. (When we aren't renting the house, we use it for family gatherings and feasts.) Weber BBQs.

One mile from Inverness general store, bakery and shops, five miles from Point Reyes Station grocery stores, bakery and restaurants.

Minimum stay: During Peak Season (May 24-Nov 30) we generally require 3 night stay if staying Friday or Saturday night or on Major Holiday (New Years, MLK, Presidents, Memorial, Independence, Labor, Thanksgiving, Christmas, ). Otherwise, two-night minimum.

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Locke Jaeger
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Locke Jaeger

For 40 years our family has spent New Year's Eve on North Beach. When we got the opportunity to buy a vacation home in Inverness we knew it was perfect! We love how close this is to the East Bay and to San Francisco. A complete retreat away from the hustle and bustle, but we can still get back to it if we need to. This house has been a great family retreat, for hiking, going to the beach or just being together for meals, reading books, watching movies and playing games. We're happy to share it with you.

Locke Jaeger purchased this house in 2005

Why Locke Jaeger chose The Bay Area

Whether it's raining out or sunny, or cold and foggy, waking up in Inverness you feel relaxed after a quiet night's sleep.

What makes this house unique

We love walking up to the house, opening the front door and.....walking onto the deck! It always surprises people to open the front door and to be on the deck and seeing the view of beautiful Tomales Bay. We can walk to Chicken Ranch beach in 2 minutes, 10 mins drive to Shell Beach and it's a short drive to any number of ocean beaches or hiking trails. A 10 minute drive to Pt. Reyes station.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Locke was great to work with! Very responsive and offered great tips for things to do in the area. The house was lovely and the kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, blender, coffee maker, and even an espresso machine! The deck is amazingly huge, and there was plenty of room for everyone with a living room, dining room, 2 bedrooms and a whole extra cottage. I definitely recommend Locke and her home!
Sep 2013
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Inverness House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 + (two full bathrooms plus a mud-room shower)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) main house bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) main house bedroom, Double Beds (1) cottage bedroom. Main house living room also has full-size sleeper-sofa. Cottage also has full-size futon, full-size sleeper-sofa, and a twin Murphy bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Beach and Seashore Hiking Retreat
average rating of 4.928571 based on 41 reviews
Kenmore, WA

Great place for a small group of friends/family!

  • 5 of 5

The location is great with views, lots of space and everything needed to make a great weekend! Lots of beds and fully stocked kitchen. Quiet with bird songs. Lots of board games and ping pong!

Thanks for sharing your special home!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place! Great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

The location is amazing. The house was perfect; very comfortable, well thought out and stocked with more than all necessary items needed for our family weekend getaway. Locke was so accommodating with our last minute booking. He was available and responded to communications very quickly and thoroughly. We had such a nice time staying at your place. Thank you for helping to make our weekend wonderful, easy and stress-free.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, fantastic views

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what our family needed

  • 5 of 5

The house was spacious but with a cozy feel perfect for winter. I'd love to come back in warmer weather to enjoy the beautiful deck. The guest house is right outside the door and is a very large room, I wasn't expecting how nice it would be. I wish we would've been able to stay longer. We had everything we needed and were so close to Point Reyes Station where we spent a lot of time. The piano was also a delightful surprise!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sonoma, CA

Cozy and still spacious, great location

  • 5 of 5

We came for a family birthday weekend with a couple of friends. It was rainy, and the fireplace and views were a perfect backdrop for an intimate gathering, and easy access to all of Point Reyes made trips to the Lighthouse, hiking, and the nearby beach easy when the rain stopped. The house and kitchen are well-furnished for entertaining, but the space is casual enough that it feels comfortable. With a kids getaway space and large living/dining room, a quiet neighborhood, and great views, the place was a perfect spot for our weekend. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This home is wonderful, spacious and welcoming. We so enjoyed the sunrise, the stars, and the shimmering bay from the amazing deck. The house had everything we needed and then some, but was totally unfussy to match the vibe in Inverness. Ping pong was a blast and it was a such a luxury to walk to the beach multiple times a day!

Owners were responsive and gave great information on how to care for the house. We can't wait to return for more good times and relaxation.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Pt Reyes National Seashore offers tons of hiking and beaches. Blue Waters Kayaking has kayaks for rent just a 5 minute walk away. The town of Inverness and Pt. Reyes Station offer multiple choices of restaurants, farmers markets, shopping, artist studios, bookstores, and the Dance Palace offers theater and music events. Petaluma is a 45 minute drive away to movies cinemas, antiquing and many other options. And of course, there is all of Marin County and San Francisco for even more!


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40
Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning $90
Tax Rate 10.0%

Pets are subject to prior approval by owner. We require three-night minimum during Peak season and around major holidays. Otherwise, two-night minimum. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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