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Contemporary Home on Tomales Bay

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Inverness House Rental Photos and Description

Walk into our 2-bedroom+studio, 2 bath retreat and the views through the ancient oaks will take your breath away. Sky-lights and an open-plan living room and kitchen welcome you to cozy yet flexible gatherings. The Bay-facing landing tempts you to venture outside and enjoy a 2 person Soft-tub hot tub under the stars. 1 queen bed in the master bedroom (private bath w/shower only), 2 twins in the guest room (second bath w/tub & shower), and 1 twin in the studio. Parking for 3 cars off and on-street. Lovely enclosed private garden street-side. Ping-pong in the garage. Wireless Internet, DVD-VCR player, full Laundry Room, carpeted, decorated with international-eclectic style combining antiques with modern accessories. Games and books, art supplies, binoculars, maps and recommendations, phone, variable ATT mobile phone access, no live TV/cable.

  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Anna Edmondson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
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Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Anna Edmondson

Peter (energy engineer) had spent many childhood vacations in Inverness. Anna (editor) discovered it as a college student at UC Berkeley in the 80's. The wild, romantic beauty of Pt. Reyes' moors and beaches captured our imaginations even before we met. One thing led to another and we were finally able to realize our dream of having a place of our own. Inverness is not for the faint of heart - it's unpredictable - at times foggy, cold and moody, other times sunny and exuberant. Here we find peace and inspiration. Even our teen boys look forward to unplugging and chilling out. We currently live in Oakland, California.

Anna Edmondson purchased this house in 2011

What makes this house unique

Multiple bay-windows with views from the living room/kitchen of Tomales Bay through the trunks of Live Oaks on the bluff. Place offers a combined feeling of beach house and tree-house. 8-minute walk from mysterious and beautiful, isolated Shell Beach.


based on 32 traveler reviews

Contemporary Home on Tomales Bay
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews

A perfect spot for a Weekend Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Anna was great to work with and since it was last minute, she made the process very easy! The open floor plan was could be cooking in the kitchen and be engaged with company in the living room and dining room. BBQ grill, spa and wood burning fireplace was great. Take a short walk to Shell Beach and it makes for a perfect weekend! Thanks again Anna and we hope to make it back.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a wonderful week here. It was the perfect location for outdoor pleasures, and we loved relaxing in the evening while making dinner together, playing ping pong, taking a dip in the hot tub, and dining either inside or outdoors. The kitchen is well equipped, the beds are very comfortable, and the views onto Tomales Bay no matter what the weather leave you filled with happiness and gratitude for your good fortune to be there.

Anna was very welcoming, and everything about the home was spotless and tasteful, without being fussy. We have enjoyed all of the restaurants in the area over the years, and would recommend every one of them. The Farmers Market on Saturdays is a fun place to shop, and attend free cooking demos. A short walk from the house down to Shell Beach is a great way to catch the sunset after dinner. In addition to the hikes, and trips to the beach, we would also recommend making reservations for a tour of Hog Island, Point Reyes Farmstead, or the Cowgirl Creamery. Many good times can be had by all.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

4 old friends gathered in Inverness at this great property to catch up after a 4 year hiatus. This wonderful place provided the perfect locale and ambiance for our discussions over drinks, walks and great meals in Pt. Reyes Station and up at Nicks in Marshall. Inverness is a great jumping off place for outdoor activity or quiet contemplation. I can't recommend Anna's place highly enough. We'll be back sooner rather than later.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Inverness Home

  • 5 of 5

This place is the best. The location is perfect for all there is to do in the Pt. Reyes National Seashore. Most of all, it was so lovely to stay in a house that felt like a real home -- from the beautiful decor, to the full-stocked kitchen to the turntable and vinyl collection. Everything about it makes a guest feel welcome. There is a pantry with an array of supplies that can be used and replaced. Tables in both front and back yards. Two bathrooms made guests staying in each room feel like we had enough privacy. We saw a cool woodpecker from the back yard and were able to identify it from some of the house's wonderful literature and material about Pt. Reyes. We went for some epic walks, cooked ourselves lovely dinners while listening to great jazz on the turntable and then relaxed in the hot tub under the stars. Couldn't have asked for a better or more comfortable home base. I'm already dreaming of when I can return .

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A gorgeous and wondeful new home with lots of light.

  • 5 of 5

This house is new (or almost new), airy and light with huge windows, and absolutely beautifully furnished with arts and crafts from around the world. Skylights, nicely laid out, comfortable living room with woodstove (also central heat), a huge dining room table, and a beautiful kitchen wonderfully furnished with top of the line items for cooking.

In addition to the two bedrooms, there is another separate sleeping space with a single bed. There is a washer-dryer and hot tub. There are two outdoor tables in the garden as well. A beautiful home in every way. We did find the two single beds a bit hard, but there was plenty of extra bedding, so we put some extra bedding on those and that worked just fine The Queen (king??) bed was very comfortable, and the bedding was luxurious! We were so lucky to have been able to stay in this gorgeous home!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene vacation retreat for 4

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, airy, very comfortable home with a pleasant view of Tomales Bay through small grove of mature trees. Great location. Appealing decor reflects the owners' travels abroad. Pantry is conveniently stocked with staples. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tomales Bay Oyster Company
Hog Island Oyster Farm
"Known for smaller, delicious oysters like Kumamoto, plus Hog Island, of course. Plus you can..."
Nick's Cove Restaurant
"This place is really known for its setting, more than anything. Go before sunset and grab a ..."
Tomales Bay Foods - Cowgirl Creamery
"Such delicious cheese with great variety. Comes from the cows you see grazing on the slopes ..."
Tomales Bay State Park
"Only 6 minutes from our house, you can explore the Park's trails starting with the "Shell Be..."
Point Reyes Books
"We love this bookstore. The staff are so helpful. Books are displayed in easy-to-peruse fash..."
Car: necessary

This lovely rental in the Seahaven district of Inverness is a 7-minute walk to the romantic, wild, yet sheltered Shell Beach, perfect for an afternoon picnic or early morning walk. Hop in your car and you are minutes away from all the beaches and sights of Pt. Reyes National Sea Shore. Kayaking, paddle-board, and sailboat rentals on Tomales Bay are 3 minutes away. An oyster fan? Head to Marshall and buy delicious oysters to eat there or bring home. For meat lovers, excellent choices at Marin Sun Farms in Pt. Reyes Station. Our favorite short hike is the Firetrail from Old Inverness - like walking through a Chinese watercolor of windswept pines and craggy stone walls up to Mt. Vision Road and views of the Pacific Ocean.


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Inverness House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning & linens fee $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

$295/night for 2 to 3 nights
$260/night for 4 to 5 nights
$245/night for 6 nights/week/2 weeks.

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Inverness House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • 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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bath has a shower, no tub. 2nd bathroom has a tub and shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master bedroom has a Queen size Bed, 2nd bedroom as 2 Twin Single, 1 twin single bed in studio/office.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor tables and chairs located in front of house on gravel area facing sunny rock garden filled with grasses, native plants, Magnolia, Oak, and ferns. Another wooden table and chair set is located 'out back' on the Bay side of the house.

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