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Beach and Seashore Hiking Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
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:
February 11, 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.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Beach and Seashore Hiking Retreat
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 36 reviews

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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University Park, MD

Great location in Inverness

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time once again at Locke's Inverness house. It's ideal for our family, as the children enjoy separate quarters off the deck. Just a short walk downhill to Chicken Ranch beach, and lots of beach items on hand to take there. The house is spacious and generously equipped. Lots of help from the owners. Highly recommended for families.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time there -- such a fabulous deck, a well stocked house with a great layout for a group of friends and family. It's also incredibly quiet and peaceful, with a sweet bay beach down the hill. We look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nevada City, California

This is our second time there so you know we really enjoy it.

  • 5 of 5

Locke is a very organized home owner. I like her kitchen and the garage with ping pong and foosball! To sit on the deck and have your appetizers and wine is a must. The short walk to Chicken Ranch Beach is so convenient. I have a special place in my heart for Inverness and being able to rent Locke's house is just what we need once a year. Thank you.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Sunny Spring Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed staying in this large and welcoming home. We were there for an early Mother's Day gathering, and found that the space was so comfortable for the occasion. The kitchen is extremely well equipped, and the dining room and living room are perfect for whole families. There were 5 adults and a small dog in our group, but we never felt crowded or lacking for privacy. What a boon the cottage quarters are: plentiful beds and seating, its own bathroom, a fireplace, and a lovely view. Best of all was the huge open deck that is the central focus of the house. We spent much of our time there: sunning, doing yoga, chatting, eating breakfast, bird-watching, and thrilling to the waterside view. I hope we can return someday.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home was perfect for a family reunion. Great location and very well appointed. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!


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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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