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Two Waterfront Homes plus Teepee on Tomales Bay

Marshall, CA, USA
  • House2100 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

The Property Is Over An Acre With Two Homes With Private Dock and Teepee!

The main home has two bedrooms, one bath, fully equipped kitchen with all new appliances. The dining and entertaining areas all have front row seats to the best water views out to Point Reyes National Seashore Park and Hog Island.

Comfortable, filled with antiques and funky, the eclectic design will make you want to stay forever.

This home has a large deck out back with plenty of seating and dining area so the space can be enjoyed throughout the evening. There is also a gas barbecue with everything you will need. In the garden is a table that accommodates 25 (dinner parties for more than 12 are an extra fee of $750)

This home has all the kitchen items you will need.

The second cottage is an old boathouse that has been renovated to include a bath and a separate bedroom. There is an open space perfect for yoga, lectures, or just enjoying. A large Balinese bed, loft, and extra Queen sized bed allow for up to 7 people to sleep in this rustic yet elegant home.

An authentic teepee is in the back of the property also overlooking the bay and has a full sized bed and electricity for the more adventurous.

A massive Buddah reflects on the water where there is a raised stone deck with chaises to relax. A perfect place for meditation or relaxing.

Extremely romantic, yet perfect for families, gatherings, retreats or enjoying a special place with friends.

There is not another place in West Marin like this one. Waterfront, two unique homes, land to explore and enjoy and fully equipped for your enjoyment.

The owner is a designer who has traveled the world. She is happy to share the treasures she has collected with people who appreciate nature and want a memorable experience.


Dana Cappiello

Member Since 2013
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Calendar last updated:
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About Dana Cappiello

Dana is a designer that travels the world. With a love of flea markets, yoga, writing and nature she seeks to share her magical retreat on the water with you.

Dana Cappiello purchased this House in 2013

Why Dana Cappiello chose McDonald

The view. The unique furnishings. The privacy. Truly the coolest home on the Bay. With lots of room to enjoy the outside, the land is over an acre. Private beach. Set on the water so when you are seeking a unique experience with friends or family with privacy and first class waterfront accommodations choose this property!

What makes this House unique

This private property has two homes. Perfect for retreats, special events or landmark holidays. The separate cottage originally was one of the main boat building sites on Tomales Bay. Spacious and unique, it can be used for yoga, lectures or as an extra home for additional guests. And, there is a teepee set on the hill with a full sized bed and electricity!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, Plus a loft with queen sized futon bed and bedding.
      • Bedroom 4
        2 queen, Plus a single Balinese bed
      • The master bedroom has french doors with glass so that you can view the water from your bed. The additional bedroom has two large windows with a side view of the bay and the back garden. Brand new Keetsa beds with designer 1200 count sheets. Down comforters and pillows.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Uniquely rustic but wonderful.
      • Large, equipped with towels, blow dryer and lotions. Window over tub faces the bay. Unique Fate and Wate scaled from New Orleans.

      Location Type

        • Waterfront
          With a dock! It's heaven. Watch the seals play from the dining table, unobstructed views of the entire bay. Enter the water at your own private beach. Directly across from Hog Island.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Fireplace
                      In main home. Newly installed, works on a remote.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      Hughes Satellite. Streams movies as well.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Exquisite linens, down comforters and pillows.
                    • Living Room
                      With sofa, oversized chair, and plenty of reading materials look at the sea or study the large pine piece with items from around the world. Door leads to intimate deck overlooking the garden and bay.
                    • Parking
                      4 cars can park in front of the homes, additional parking available down the road next to the small beach.
                    • Telephone
                      Available in both homes.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Yes, 8 sets in each homes
                    • Wood Stove
                      In cottage. easy to use, plenty of firewood.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Brand new in main home. Cuisinart in cottage.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          More than you will ever need, including fine china. Basic supply in cottage.
                        • Dishwasher
                          LG stainless steel None in cottage
                        • Kitchen
                          Both homes have kitchens.Newly renovated. The main island is a luggage cart from the railway that used to travel to the front of the homes. The lights made from vintage oyster baskets found in France.
                        • Microwave
                          Brand new in main home. Red one in cottage.
                        • Oven
                          Included in stove in both homes.
                        • Pantry Items
                          All baking dishes, pots, cake dishes, you name it! Bring your own condiments. Lots of spices available. Bring your own for cottage.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Brand new LG stainless steel, french door styled with freezer below. Basic fridge in cottage.
                        • Stove
                          Italian Bertolucci with four burners. Propane gas fired. Gas fired stove in cottage.
                        • Toaster
                          Cuisinart in main home. None in cottage


                            • Dining
                              Overlooking the water this antique pine French table is exquisite in main home. The cottage has a very cool wood table from Indonesia that seats 4 plus a farmhouse table that also seats 4.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 12 people


                                • Books
                                  Feel free to read any of the hundreds of books there, but, please do not take any home with you.....
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                • Video Library


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Large dining and lounging deck off the back of main home. Additional meditation stone deck amongst the trees overlooking the water and large Buddah.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Large, propane fueled grill on back deck of main house.


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Concierge
                                                • Massage
                                                • Private Chef


                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • marina
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  19 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Amazing !!

                                                                  Gail W.

                                                                  Dana's place is absolutely beautiful. We had a family wedding in Marshall and found this home to be a lovely retreat. Chickens, teepee and beauty inside and out. We were not disappointed!!

                                                                  Thank you for sharing this amazing space, we will be back!!!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much! You were great guests which is much appreciated.

                                                                  I keep adding to the home so when you come back there will be more to explore.

                                                                  All the best,


                                                                  Wonderful house and gorgeous location!!

                                                                  Coreen K.

                                                                  I just had such an amazing time at this beautiful property. The houses are really lovely with great amenities and the beds are comfortable. But the views are just amazing! Right on the water with your own private dock to watch the sunset. Really can't beat that. The only drawback was the hot tub didn't work during our stay, but Dana was quick to offer me a refund without me even asking. Dana was also very gracious when my friend drove off with the house's yoga mats in her car... She let her drop them off in SF which was a lot more convenient than driving them back up to Tomales Bay. I really had a great time at this property and hope to stay here again!!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you!!

                                                                  Majestic view and gorgeous houses

                                                                  Yuan W.san francisco

                                                                  Me and my wedding party stayed at Dana's house for 2 days for my wedding at Straus Home Ranch. During the planning process, Dana was responsive and helpful. I managed to visit this house during my wedding site visit at Straus. It really helped me figure out the details and plan out the stays for my party.

                                                                  During the wedding weekend, my wedding party were so impressed by the serene beauty of this space, the view, and the house itself. Everything was perfect for me and my bridesmaids to get ready.

                                                                  The only issue we ran into was how to get hot water shower in the white house. There was only cold water. We managed to shower in the red boathouse without a problem, but perhaps it could be mentioned in the guest manual for future reference.

                                                                  Me and my friends would certainly consider come back here for a weekend getaway!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  I wish you had called me about the water! Shoot, I could have gotten someone over to check on it.

                                                                  Glad you had a good time and congratulations!!!


                                                                  Perfect spot for a family reunion while attending my son's wedding

                                                                  Daniel L.

                                                                  My son had a three day wedding celebration across Highway 1 at the Strauss Dairy Farm. Dana's Place was the perfect spot for us to stay. It easily accommodated 11 of us (my son slept in the teepee) and the house was well supplied for our needs. Dana has added so many interesting and whimsical touches to the decor ... it was like staying in an eclectic museum. The layout and furniture were perfect for visiting when we were away from the wedding festivities, and the location was ideal for excursions to Point Reyes National Seashore and Bodega Bay. Thank you, Dana for being the perfect hostess and affording us this memorable opportunity.

                                                                  Stellar Location!

                                                                  A L.San Francisco Area

                                                                  Lots of space! Everything you need! Magnificent views. Artistic and comfortable touches. Dana was completely accommodating.

                                                                  Beautiful, peaceful, cozy space

                                                                  Genesee H.

                                                                  This place is absolutely stunning, really cozy, and right on the water. The houses and gardens are beautifully decorated, with a lot of attention to detail. Our group had a really lovely time there. I can't wait to go back!


                                                                  Marshall, CA, USA

                                                                  Just over an hour from San Francisco, yet like visiting another country. Private, yet lots to do. A foodie farm-to-table mecca, with oysters, grass fed beef, organic farms, Cow Girl Creamery, Wineries, Brick Maiden Bakery. Great restaurants or private meals with the farmers. Kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, trail running, hiking, horseback riding, biking or just be lazy. Blissful. Less than an hour to the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Bodega Bay.

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                                                                  Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Weddings have an additional $1500 fee. No more than 30 wedding guests with 12 people able to sleep at the property.

                                                                  19 Reviews
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