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Contemporary Home on Tomales Bay

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath w/views of Tomales Bay, walk to Shell & Chicken Ranch beaches

Enter this 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 with binoculars to spy hawks flying at eye-level through the trees. 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 (with portable space heater). Parking for 3 cars off and on-street. Lovely enclosed private garden street-side. Wood-burning stove. Ping-pong in the garage plus stand-up paddle board. Wireless Internet, turntable and record collection, full Laundry Room, mostly 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.


Owner
Anna Edmondson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Anna Edmondson

Peter (energy engineer/sailor in training) had spent many childhood vacations in Inverness. Anna (editor, open water swimmer, yogi) 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 young-adult boys look forward to unplugging and chilling out. We currently live in Oakland, California.

Anna Edmondson purchased this house in 2011

Why Anna Edmondson chose Inverness

Whenever we arrive at our place in Inverness from our busy lives in the city, we literally "drop in" to a more relaxed state of mind within minutes. Our house is modern and functional and makes us feel connected to the outside, no matter what room we're in. It lends itself to reading, writing, cooking, listening to music, or just zoning out. We walk 6 minutes and we're at Shell Beach which always makes me want to learn to paint with water colors. The restfulness and quality of light has a big effect on us. One of us is always reaching for the binoculars because the master bedroom and living room both have big expansive views across toward Tomales Bay and we're up high on the bluff so it is easy to see hawks at near-eye level swooping through the trees. I (Anna) love to swim in the open water and Tomales is one of the gentlest, friendliest places to swim around. And for all of the many times we've been here, we often go back to the Light House, or Keyhoe or McClure's Beach, places we always return to and discover something new. After a good nap, we'll improvise a light dinner and I have to say, there's nothing like chopping onions when you have a great view!

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, 8 minutes to popular Chicken Ranch (fun for kids and cocktails on the beach).

Amenities

Inverness House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Shoes-off house, leave shoes on porch basket. No outside music/loud noise past 10:00pm.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Sunny, view-reflecting mirrors, blue and white, large mirror
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , White walls, wood cabinets, shaded front-facing window
  • Master bath has a shower, no tub. 2nd bathroom has a tub and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen bed with tempurpedic topper, 4 comfy pillows
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 regular twin beds with big window facing southwest
    Attached Unit - 1 twin/ single , Creamy-yellow tones, carpeted, 2 windows, space heater
  • Master bedroom has a Queen size Bed, 2nd bedroom as 2 Twin Single, 1 twin single bed in studio/office.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
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
Notes:
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 for 4-6 is located 'out back' on the Bay side of the house.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Contemporary Home on Tomales Bay
average rating of 4.869565 based on 46 reviews
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Great!

  • 5 of 5

We have been before and we will come again!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

What a wonderful home with view of Bay

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Anna's home was one of the highlights of our trip to Point Reyes! We (that's 4 adults and an almost 4 year old) loved the view of the Bay from almost the entire house, preparing food in the well equipped kitchen, dining at the spacious dining table, listening to the excellent music collection, and just relaxing in the comfortable living room while the fire was crackling in the heating stove. The house was very clean, communication with Anna effortless, and we appreciated the binder with tips what to do and maps of the area. It is the perfect place to unwind and also to explore the area - Point Reyes Station, the main Visitor Center, the Tule Elk Preserve, beautiful beaches, and Point Reyes lighthouse can all be reached within approx. 10-30 min of driving and you can even walk to the beautiful small Shell Beach. This is a wonderful home and we can definitely recommend staying there.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

lovely home. great views. lots of wildlife. what's not to like.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely house in Inverness

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed, and well kept up. Great location. Lovely time!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Perfect Peaceful Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our weekend getaway at this house. Anna provided useful information on activities and places to eat. The house was well appointed and had everything we needed for a stress-free weekend. Everything was well labelled and we had fun listening to the albums! There was ample space for our family of four to spread out! My son enjoyed the privacy of the studio space and I enjoyed the deck and filtered view of the bay. Kitchen was well equipped.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Very nice cozy home with a view

  • 4 of 5

Very nice cozy home with a view of the bay. It was spacious enough to enjoy with another couple and the bedrooms were comfortable. The location was great, close to the beach and the home was also close to town. We had a great dinner in town. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. We really want our guests to feel comfortable. There is so much to experience in the outdoors here, so we want you to feel you can truly relax beforehand and after an excursion.
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Map

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Nearest Airport
61.1 Miles
Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.6 Miles
Valdimir's
Nearest Ferry
28.2 Miles
Larkspur
Nearest Golf
22.1 Miles
Indian Valley
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Nearest Restaurant
1.6 Miles
Saltwater
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Shell Beach
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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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