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Gorgeous Seaside Cottage on Tomales Bay

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2-bedroom/2-bath beautifully decorated cottage with wonderful views

Tomales Bay is one of those magical places rarely found in todays busy world. A tiny inlet of the Pacific Ocean. Utterly pristine. Unparalleled beauty. A sense of magic is palpable when here, watching the misty morning over the water, or the deer grazing in the early evening. And place such a this requires an equally special location to base yourself from to allow you explore and experience all that is on offer. Welcome to Brynant Cottage.

Located in the tiny seaside town of Marshall, Brynant Cottage is perched on a slight elevation affording you sweeping views of shimmering waters of Tomales Bay. Lovingly decorated with bright and colourful art that embodies the spirit of both San Francisco and the Bay area, tastefully appointed with gorgeous hand made wood furniture, and stocked with everything you need to have a comfortable stay, the cottage is ideal for couples, families and friends looking to slow down and enjoy one of the most beautiful locations in all of California.

At 1500sq feet the cottage is bright and spacious, while still feeling cozy. Beautiful hardwood floors are laid throughout the home . Snuggle up in the main living room, the heart of the home, on the wrap- around couch and enjoy the wood stove while watching a movie on the state of the art entertainment system complete with satellite tv. The open concept design of Brynant Cottage means the main seating area flows seamlessly into the modern kitchen keeping conversation going while lunch or dinner is prepared. The kitchen is complete with new stainless steel appliances and ample lighting. The drawers and shelves are stocked with all the tools of the trade you need to prepare a meal using California’s incredible range of fresh and local ingredients.. The large wooded family table comfortable seats eight people.

Brynant Cottage provides you with ample outdoor space to enjoy in all seasons. Enjoy your morning coffee, or an evening glass of local wine on one of two decks leading off the bedrooms and main room. Sweeping views of the water await you, and there is a comfortable lounge area to settle into. There is no better place to watch the sun sink behind the Marin headlands (easily accessible for hiking!) than Brynant Cottage. Enjoy the gardens surrounding the home in the summer months from this perch. On a winter evening step outside under the star filled sky and enjoy a soak in your own private hot tub, an added bonus of Brynant Cottage

At the end of the day when you are ready for sleep after much exploring and perhaps indulgence, the bedrooms and comfortable beds of Bryant Cottage will await you.

The Master bedroom is a tranquil space decorated to reflect the seaside setting. Snuggle into your plush queen size bed, complete with quilts and crisp white linens. The master bathroom has granite counters, and soaker tub. No details has been over overlooked. A private deck space is located off this main bedroom for you to enjoy.

The second bedroom is complete with two brightly decorated beds facing onto a second media room- a kids delight as well as most adults! Large glass sliding doors allow the space to fill with natural light. Two sofas facing the tv can easily be converted into sleeping space if you have a larger group. The second bathroom located inside this bedroom is tiled in travertine stone with a shower for freshening up.

And added bonus of Brynant Cottage - for those not wanting to cook or looking to explore the famed food culture of California we are literally steps away from the famed Hog Island Oyster Company (reservations a must) or The Marshall Store (something for everyone at this Oyster Shack Smoke House!) Famed restaurants literally dot the surrounding area and artisans abound such as the renowned Cheese producers Cowgirl creamy. Tomales Bay is literally a gastronomic destination and Brynant Cottage puts you on the door step of everything on offer

The nearby Point Reyes National Seashore Park is not to be missed- only a twenty minute drive from Bryant Cottage. Point Reyes has multiple incredible day hikes with expansive ocean views, wildlife galore (think elk, foxes, whales, owls) and the opportunity to enjoy it without large crowds of people

We look forward to sharing this magic location and Brynant Cottage with you- please don't hesitate to send us any questions you have., we are happy to answer and assist you in any way that we can so that your vacation is just that- a restful and enjoyable time!

More Details

Property Manager
Sandy Gray
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018


Marshall House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Beautiful view and amazing kitchen. Very easy to travel up and down HWY 1!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place will look to book this house again in the future!!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our pleasure to share our home with our appreciative guests who prize its location, privacy, and beautiful surroundings. We look forward to hosting many discerning guests going forward. mgr
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Excellent retreat for those seeking seclusion and relaxation.

  • 4 of 5

Excellent retreat for those seeking seclusion snd relaxation. We were working on a book while there this winter and found it the perfect place to write. Some may find the location a bit isolated, with dining choices limited. But the view is beautiful and the cottage itself quite spacious and comfortable. Sandy, the manager is a treasure. She was responsive to our needs and promptly dealt with all of our requests. A great choice for an escape.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really enjoyed meeting these guests as their stay was for several months rather than several days. It is always a pleasure to be able to respond to guests requests and needs. I would welcome these guests back anytime as well as other prospective guests who wish to spend more time in depth with our spectacular location so near yet removed from the bustle of urban life. mgr
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San Francisco

Return trip to Marshall

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to the cottage. The location is ideal. The cottage is very comfortable and comes with everything you need, especially the cozy bathrobes! You can’t beat the sunsets in the hot tub. Can’t wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your return trip to our property. We are so delighted to continue to offer the best experience possibly for our guests. mgr
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Great place in great location with great views.

  • 5 of 5

Surpassed our expectations.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear that our property has surpassed expectations. We are please to provide always the best vacation experience for our guests at our property. mgr
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Redwood City, CA, USA

Great house and awesome view of the bay

  • 5 of 5

Very fresh and well kept house with enough amenities to keep you busy and happy for Thanksgiving. Also big enough for multiple couples to not get on each other's nerves. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We are pleased to be able to provide a clean, welcoming space to our guests. We strive to attend to all aspects of maintaining the property at the highest standards to earn the respect and support from our guests. We look forward to many repeat guests and also welcome new guests to enjoy our lovely location. mgr
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Very nice house.

  • 5 of 5

This is more of a house than a cottage. It has high end finishes and is tastefully decorated. The kitchen is well equipped. As others have mentioned, there is very little in the way of pantry items but we always bring our own anyway, so no problem.

We have rented many homes up and down California. This is definitely one of the nicest. So often the rental properties feel like exactly that, a rental property. Nothing matches, furniture may be lumpy or feel like castoffs (Presumably from the owner's main residence.) That is NOT is not the case here. This really is a very nice home.

Be aware that the house is across the street from the water, not right on the water. That is a drawback but the views are great. And there was great wildlife; we saw deer several times a day, lots of birds, etc.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The guests were extremely responsive and sensitive to the beauty and privacy of the home. It is so rewarding to find that guests and future guests will appreciate the care that the owner has put into this property in order to make it the best rental experience available. It is rare to find wildlife so close for the viewing, and yet frankly commanding a spectacular view removed from the bustle of the shoreline. Thanks again to all nature lovers and and guests who appreciate quality who stay at the home. manager
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

A full refund of deposit will be given upon receiving a written cancellation request by 5:00pm, 30 days prior to the check-in date.
There is no refund of rental payment for cancellation with less than 30 days notification, but deposit can be refundable. A gift certificate will be issued for future dates if cancellation occurs.

If reservation is made 30 days or less prior to your stay, we ask for payment in full plus a refundable deposit of $400 (approximately 1 night rental).
If reservation is made more than 30 days prior to your stay, we ask for a refundable deposit of $400, with the rental payment due 30 days in advance of the stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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