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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.

More Details

Locke Jaeger
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

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 Inverness

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
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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


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Beach and Seashore Hiking Retreat
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 47 reviews
El Cerrito, CA

Wonderful multi-couple retreat

  • 5 of 5

Locke's home is as described and more. The additional studio allows for multiple couples to combine or separate their activities as they wish. Easy beach access, very dog friendly. Easy and quick drive to local towns. All the information you could need is provided. Kitchen is fully stocked. It was a true delight and we hope to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and Lovely Space!

  • 5 of 5

My college friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Beach and Seashore Hiking Retreat. The home was perfectly stocked and comfortable. The beds were AMAZING! I haven't slept that well in so long. The kitchen had everything imaginable and we had no problem cooking all of our meals. The large deck was welcoming and had so many options for seating. It was one of our favorite places to read and visit throughout the weekend. This really was a relaxing home with lots of space for everyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family get together

  • 5 of 5

The house was great, wonderful views and we enjoyed the beach at the end of the road. We also hiked and went horseback riding. Hanging out at the house was great too with the large deck.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Million dollar view!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, lovely, well-stocked, well-located & supremely comfortable!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Even Better Than The Pictures

  • 5 of 5

We were very excited to stay in this beautiful home but when we arrived it blew away our expectations. The main house has two bedrooms that are quite comfortable. The living room is perfect for gathering and being together and the kitchen is incredibly well stocked with everything you could need. We weren't sure what to expect with the adjoining/separate cabin. The cabin has the same stunning views and floor to ceiling windows as the house, is connected to the same deck, and is only a few steps away. Everyone still felt connected regardless of where they slept. We are so grateful to Locke for letting us use this wonderful home -- he could not have made it easier for us, checking in, texting, etc to make sure we were settled. HIGHLY recommend staying in this home.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time at our home away from home in Inverness.

  • 4 of 5

This is a perfect home for anyone with a family.

My girls really enjoyed staying so close to the beach. The little connecting cottage was perfect for Grandpa and Grandma.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $90
Refundable damage deposit $350
Pet Fee $40
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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