|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Beautiful skylight-lit home nestled into a wooded hillside. Quiet, secluded location but close to everything - about two miles from Point Reyes Station, Inverness, and the Point Reyes National Seashore visitors' center. Plus an easy 5 min walk for coffee or a sandwich at Perry's Deli, or birding at the Giacomini Wetlands.
Built in 1919, the home features old growth redwood through out. Open, fully-equipped kitchen. Large dining / living room area with chairs for lounging in front of the wood-burning stove, and couches for relaxing and play games. One bathroom with a wood-paneled shower and tub. New outdoor shower! Two bedrooms - one has a Queen sized McRoskey bed, the other has a comfy double bed. There is also a queen sized sleeper sofa in the living room. Skylights in every room.
Right out the back door there are three the levels of patios dotted with ferns, providing views of the surrounding Douglas Fir and Bay forest. The first level is a brick patio with a BBQ, the second level has a table and chairs for enjoying a scenic lunch, and the third level has Adirondack chairs to enjoy the views or a good book.
The home has a second unit on the lower floor, occupied by a full time local resident with separate entrance. Some sounds can transmit through the floor. A washer and dryer, shared by both units, are located in a common area on the lower level. Stairs from this area lead up to the vacation rental unit.
Keywords: Point Reyes, Northern California, West Marin, Tomales Bay, hiking, kayaking, birding, beach, beaches, house
We love hiking, biking, and kayaking in beautiful places. And we're big fans of kind, ecologically-minded people, and delicious, fresh, local food. This makes us a good match for each other and for Point Reyes. We met in graduate school at UC Berkeley studying energy efficiency and renewable energy, and got married in Point Reyes in 2011. We live in Oakland, which is known as 'over the hill' to our West Marin friends.
Merrian Borgeson purchased this house in 2012
We have stayed for a whole week at this beautiful and very well equipped house and enjoyed it very much. It even seemed to be much bigger than on the photos. We really appreciated the comfortable beds with pretty sheets, the good quality of everything here and the wood architecture, so many windows....and it is absolutely quiet. One day we will come back again.
We had a fantastic time here, made even better by Merrian's considerate emails with suggestions for what we could do with our 18th month old! The house is perfectly appointed with childproofing, toys, books, kitchen utensils, seasonings etc, the market is great for all the essentials, Tomales bay beach is an easy drive, we even took our bikes on a ride from Horse Valley Info center!
We just wished we could have stayed longer, but we will definitely recommend this house to everyone!
We loved the location. Near Point Reyes Station. We explored the Saturday Farmers Market, restaurant.
Close to hiking trails, beaches. The house is well equipped and comfortable. Quiet too.
Will go again.
The house is great, a very nice place to stay, beautiful surroundings and exactly what is written in the description. However the downstairs neighbor is very loud, making lots of noise and doing laundry when he/she came home at 4AM (woke us all up because the noise travels up the open stairway). You really hear the neighbors TV which is on, during the day, for long periods of time, because there is no main door.
We really enjoyed this place, stayed with my elder mom, wife, and kids (8 and 12). Nice base for exploring Point Reyes.
- Fresh, local, and organic dining options opportunities abound
- Kayaking, sailing, and swimming on Tomales Bay
- Variety of hiking trails (coastal, mountain, grassland, forest, redwood, and beach trails), and incredible wildflowers, birding, and wildlife viewing.
- Great road biking; favorites are up the coast on Rt 1, or a scenic tour of Nicasio and Lucas Valleys. Experienced riders can even cover the 50 miles from San Francisco in a day
- Within 30 miles of the Muir Woods old growth coastal redwoods and Mt. Tamalpais, home to stunning ocean and bay area views and the birthplace of mountain biking.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
Reservations cannot start on Sunday unless 5 days or more
Holidays are $250/night with a 2-3 night minimum including Christmas, MLK Jr., Mem. Day, July 4th, Labor Day, etc.
10% local tax added; $90 cleaning fee
90% refund for cancellations >3 weeks, 50% refund up to 5 days in advance
$250 refundable damage deposit
Check-in at 4 PM, check out at 12 PM
**10% off if all guests BIKE to Point Reyes!**
**10% off repeat guests!**
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.