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Contemporary Home on Tomales Bay

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


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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November 29, 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Contemporary Home on Tomales Bay
average rating of 4.882353 based on 34 reviews
San Francisco

clean, happy place with nice views of the lagoon

  • 5 of 5

right on the lagoon with views through the trees from the bedroom and back deck and living room. nice wifi and work desk if you can stop looking at the view to work. we loved it here and will return..very quiet and the beach at the end of the street (about 1.5 miles) is one of the best beaches I've seen in California and we live locally! mary

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in Inverness with great accommodations and views of the bay.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend in Inverness. We loved the house, it was nicely furnished and thoughtfully arranged for the 5 of us. The open great room meant that we could all be together cooking or reading or playing games at the table. The views of the bay were wonderful. We found everything we needed for a great stay and would definitely go back. The proximity to Pt. Reyes National Seashore was perfect for us because we had wanted to take the walk to the point to see the Tule Elk. It was an easy drive to the trail head so quite convenient. We explored Pt. Reyes Station for lunch on Sunday, which was also enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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.

Rates & Availability

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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