About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
Spend your vacation on a former dairy farm, three blocks from the historic and charming town center of Point Reyes Station - just minutes away from the magnificent Point Reyes National Seashore.
The fifty-year-old ranch house has been updated and beautifully furnished. The large country kitchen is perfect for people who like to cook together and contains everything necessary for utilizing the wonderful array of locally grown culinary products available in town. Two large living rooms provide space and privacy for two families to share the house. The four bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. One has a king size bed, one has two doubles, one has a queen and a day bed, and one has two twin beds. A large enclosed patio contains a complete kitchen with a built-in barbeque and a newly renovated swimming pool and half bath. A fully equipped laundry room is also provided.
The Point Reyes area offers excellent opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, boating, wine tasting, dining and simply enjoying the breathtaking scenery. We are located 40 miles north of San Francisco and about 40 miles away from the Napa/Sonoma wine country. Call or e-mail for more information - ask for Jeanette or Dana
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Jeanette Giacomini or Dana Valconesi
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Jeanette Giacomini or Dana Valconesi
My three brothers and I grew up in this ranch house which was built by our parents in 1950. The house was part of a working dairy until 2007. The ranch pasture lands have been purchased by the federal government and are being restored to wetlands as part of the Point Reyes National Seashore. After the death of our parents we decided to convert the house to a vacation rental so that we could afford to maintain it and continue to have access to it for family members. Profits from the rental are used to fund scholarships for local high students.
Jeanette Giacomini or Dana Valconesi purchased this House in 1950
What makes this House unique
The house is within walking distance to the center of the village of Point Reyes Station and yet is secluded enough to provide the peace and quiet necessary for a relaxing getaway. The area offers spectacular scenery and many opportunities for outdoor activities.
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Perfect place for our family get together
We came to Point Reyes Station for a family wedding. This home was perfect for our needs (two families with a range of kids ages from 7 to 20). Pictures of the pool area don't do it justice! The kids had such a good time playing in the pool, ping pong (although fresh balls are needed :-)), bag toss, etc. Thanks for having our family stay at your perfectly located home!
Wonderful family getaway
We had a great time here- close to town, beautiful views, great communication with the owner. Our first trip to Pt Reyes and this place was wonderful for our family. We hiked the nearby area during the day and spent the afternoons in the pool or playing ping pong.
Secluded yet so close to town
For the second year, my friends and I stayed at Waldo Ranch House and enjoyed it even more the second time. The 4 bedrooms are very spacious, and there are many cozy spots for reading or dozing. The kitchen has all the amenities and a roomy eat in area as well as a large dining room. We also loved swimming in the covered pool with the rain beating down on the roof. Magical. It's just a short walk to town for shopping and dining. We plan to stay here often!!!
Paradise in Point Reyes
We had a mini-family reunion in Pt. Reyes over Presidents Day weekend and could not have been more pleased with the ranch! The house is well stocked, the beds are incredibly comfortable, there is lots of privacy, great views and it is so peaceful and quiet. Dana and Jeanette were courteous and very responsive to any questions or needs. Can't wait to get back!
Spacious, extremely well-stocked, beautiful home that provided a wonderful 70th Bday for 10
Thanks so much Dana for your gracious hospitality. You were always available and sooo friendly. The house was spic and span with everything one could want from age toddler to senior citizen. Want to read, there are magazines and books. Want to play, there are board games, ping pong and shuffle board. Want the electronics, there is WiFi and cable TV. Want to hike or go to the beach, all are nearby. Comfortable beds, well stocked dishes and utensils. Short walk to main street Point Reyes for yummy restaurants, bakeries, grocery, etc. We had a wonderful, large family birthday reunion and would definitely come again
Truly wonderful house for a family gathering
My family and I stayed at Waldo's Ranch from December 27 to 31, 2017. There were 9 of us ranging from young adult to whatever I am at 72. Seven stayed in the house, and two came with a VW Camper they parked in the capacious parking area. The ranch looks west, out on the wetland at the south end of Tomales Bay, and the vews are magnificent. The property is on the west edge of Pt Reyes Station, and about a 2 minute walk from Cathy's Creamery among other fantastic cafes, restaurants, and the like in town. We enjoyed a number of coffees while passing through or stopping in the town. We had one exceptionally good meal at Osteria Stellina, which is only 5 minutes walk from the ranch.
At the ranch you would never know you are so very close to all that small town fun. It is a bucolic place, with easy driving access to the Pt. Reyes National Seashore. We had one excellent walk to Limantour Beach and back with a picnic on the beach. Notable sightings were of a hawk with gopher snake in its talons flying over the windshield at the parking lot/trailhead for that walk, and a bobcat crossing our path on the way back from the beach. Our four dinners at the large table in the much larger kitchen were jolly affairs, and we played a number of games at the table in the main sitting room. There are two sitting rooms, one with a great fireplace, and one with a large screen TV-out of the way of non-football fans during our time. Some of us watched a few bowl games.
Waldo's Ranch is altogether a gorgeous, happy, restful place. We were very lucky to have sunny weather, which is not normal for late December, I think. It was a bit chilly for swiming in the pool, but some of the family enjoyed games in the game room next to the pool. The barbecue is excellent, and we used it four nights in a row....
Many thanks to the Giacomini family for providing this exceptional vacation home!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Three night minimum on all other holidays. $25/per person/per night for extra guests over ten.