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Vacation Home Overlooking Heart's Desire Beach at Tomales Bay

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Located on five acres of magnificent bishop pines and oaks, Helen's House has panoramic views of Tomales Bay's Hearts Desire Beach and Tomales Bay State Park, and is completely surrounded by the State Park and Point Reyes National Seashore.

Helen's House is a cabin style home which has a large living room with a stone fireplace, dining area and king bedroom, all with picture windows which have scenic vistas of Tomales Bay. The property also has an outdoor campfire area as well as a picnic area with wood slab tables and gas barbecue which also overlooks Tomales Bay and the State Park lands.

Located on Pierce Point peninsula at the entrance to Tomales Bay State Park, The Trees By Tomales Bay consists of two private vacation homes situated on 5 acres. The property features spectacular views of Tomales Bay and Abbotts Lagoon, and is surrounded on all sides by State Park and National Seashore.

Enjoy the solitude and peacefullness of our unique setting amidst bishop pines, oaks and beautiful vistas, or venture to the beaches and trails of Tomales Bay State Park (5 minutes) or the many vistas, trails, historic sites and beaches of the Point Reyes National Seashore (5-15 minutes).

POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE comprises over 100 square miles, including 32,000 acres of coastal wilderness area. Estuaries, windswept beaches, coastal scrub grasslands, salt and freshwater marshes, and coniferous forests create a haven of 80 miles of unspoiled and undeveloped coastline. Abundant recreational opportunities include 147 miles of hiking trails, backcountry campgrounds, and numerous beaches, including over 10 continuous miles of unspoiled beach. Kayaking, biking, hiking, beachcombing, surf fishing, seasonal whale and elephant seal watching, bird watching and wildlife viewing are just a few of the activities awaiting your visit. Additionally, you can explore geology, Coast Miwok Indian culture or Lighthouse history by visiting the many historic sites within the park. Located just an hour’s drive from the San Francisco Bay Area, the Seashore is a great escape from a busy city life.

TOMALES BAY STATE PARK is comprised of a 2,000-acre day-use park which features four gently sloping, surf-free beaches, protected from winds by Inverness Ridge, the backbone of the Point Reyes Peninsula, as well as forests, fields, hills, meadows and marshes - each with its own plant life, including varieties of trees, shrubs and wildflowers. One of the finest remaining virgin groves of Bishop pine in California is in the park's Jepson Memorial Grove. Wildlife in the area includes foxes, raccoons, badgers, weasels, chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits, deer, bobcats, skunks, wood rats, field mice, moles and other animals. There are also land and sea birds, including the spotted owl, quail, goldfinches, puffins, great blue heron, pelicans, ruddy ducks, woodpeckers, meadowlarks - and more. The park has hiking trails connecting all its bay beaches, and is a popular place for picnicking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, bird watching, clamming and boating.

Keywords: Vacation Home

More Details

Owner
Barbie & Jeff Fairchild
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

About Barbie & Jeff Fairchild

Barbie & Jeff Fairchild

Barbie & Jeff Fairchild purchased this house in 1954

Why Barbie & Jeff Fairchild chose Inverness

This property was purchased by my grandparents and is now owned by our family. We grew up here enjoying the beaches, trails, nature and beauty, and hope to share it with our guests.

What makes this house unique

Helen's House is a beautiful rustic retreat that offers a getaway from the hectic daily grind and allows one to get back in sync with the peacefulness of nature. We are away from it all, and in the middle of it all being surrounded by the Point Reyes National Seashore and Tomales Bay State Park.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Helen's House. It is so peaceful and beautiful here. We wish we could take it with us. Thank you for providing us some time away to celebrate our 5th year anniversary and renew our vows and commitment to each other. We will always remember our special time here and hope to come back again soon.
Sep 2005
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Amenities

Inverness House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full Bath has a Jacuzzi tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Picnic Area, Outdoor Fire Pit, Non Smoking, and as we are located in the heart of the National Seashore and State Park with it's abundance of wildlife, we do not allow any pets

Reviews

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Vacation Home Overlooking Heart's Desire Beach at Tomales Bay
average rating of 4.7708335 based on 55 reviews
Davis, CA
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Helen's House and can't wait to return. The house is charming and the setting overlooking Tomales Bay is beautiful. Close to Heart's Desire Beach and one of my favorite hikes, Abbott's Lagoon trail. Very spacious home beautifully furnished and comfortable. Enjoyed the outside patio, tree swing, and hummingbirds.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2007
  • Stayed: June 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Warm and welcoming house

  • 5 of 5

Staying here is like a warm hug from a favorite relative. Everything about this home is comfortable, relaxing and delightful. The view is remarkable and you are close to all of West Marin's stellar attractions. Very rare in a rental home to have such comfortable beds and good knives - even oyster shuckers! Hog Island oysters a must when staying here.

The Fairchilds are wonderful hosts and this is a place we will return to frequently.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully crafted cabin surrounded by parkland

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 has loved our stays at Helen's House. We immediately relax as we drop into the comfy couches and gaze out at the serene views. Our kids actually hope for rain so that we can stay snug indoors playing board games by the fire. The cabin was lovingly crafted with a huge, gorgeous stone fireplace; I believe it has been in the same family since it was built in the 1950's. The kitchen is a bit worn with what seem to be original cabinets and counters, but to us, that only adds to the charm of the cabin (we hope the owners don't remodel!). It is fully functional and well appointed. The gardens are lovely and well tended, attracting many birds. The property is special in that it is surrounded by parkland, and you can easily walk a short distance along the road to state park trailheads to hike down to Hearts Desire, Pebble, and Shell Beaches.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great spot for relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

The home is very comfortable with a warm, family feeling, with surrounding windows opening onto a peaceful and private scene. It was an easy trip into Point Reyes Station and to other hiking trails in the area. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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HOME SWEET HOME ON THE BAY

  • 5 of 5

This vacation was the 28th my two adult daughters and I have taken for their birthdays. Each trip is different. We were in love with setting, the comfort, the art and the little touches so much that we ended up spending most of the time "at Home". The owners were one step ahead of seeing what was necessary to make the stay wonderful. The wildlife and view kept us at the windows.

We thank you deeply from our hearts.

Judith, Susan and Jill

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vintage paradise

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Helen's house. The home has a cozy warmth and vintage charm, that allows for easy relaxation. The grounds and nearby areas are truly paradise found! We especially loved the wooded trails near Heart's Desire beach. We will definitely return and recommend this property to anyone who appreciates serenity found in nature. It is also a fantastic property for visual artists and/or writers to find inspiration and peace. Thank you to Jeff & Barbie for sharing this truly special place.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Map

Point Reyes National Seashore / Tomales Bay state Park

Point Reyes Historic Lighthouse / Kayaking on Tomales Bay

Several wonderful restaurants within 15 minutes in Inverness, Point Reyes Station and Olema.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Processing $20
Tax Rate 10.0%

Check-in time: 3:00 PM Check-out time: 11:00 AM

Rates are for two / Additional guests are $20/person/night (5 people max)

Cancellations must be 14 days in advance of stay for full refund,less processing fees.
For any cancellation within 14 days of stay we will refund any portion we are able to re-book, less processing fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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