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Delightful Craftsman Home in Tranquil Gardens in Old Pt Reyes

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The house combines comfort and charm in an ideal walkable location.

The house combines comfort and charm in an ideal walkable location. In the Village of Point Reyes, yet tranquil and secluded. Classic Craftsman home built in 1915 and an important part of local history Our comfortable and elegantly furnished living and dining room. There is no better place to read a book or enjoy conversation with friends Our guests enjoy our extensive library of Californiana and natural history Our gracious living room Style and comfort close to the serene beauty of Point Reyes National Seashore The cozy front sunroom for a good read or good movie.  Enjoy our DVD collection Enjoy the piano in our second sunroom Luxuriate in all organic cotton sheets in our comfortable King Bed Guests tell us that this is the most comfortable bed they have ever slept in! The sun-drenched second bedroom with views of the garden. We love our view of Inverness Ridge from our dining room table Fully equipped, light-filled traditional cook's kitchen with lovely views Enjoy our eclectic art collection, including work of local artists Relax on the deck Enjoy the charming fountain courtyard Lovely lawn and picnic table in our expansive gardens Winter in the garden, looking toward the old walnut tree and the house beyond. A view across the orchard: serenity and privacy in the heart of the Village! Papermill Creek in the National Park - 10 min. stroll from the Cottage Magnificent Point Reyes National Seashore (taken by my daughter on horseback). Father and daughter walking the beach at Millerton, just five minutes away.

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Last updated: 04/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Point Reyes Station house description

Welcome to the historic Creamery Cottage, built in 1915 for the foreman of the old Point Reyes Creamery in the days when butter was king in this town. The railroad, which gives us the 'Station' portion of our name, ran right by our home taking butter, Russian River redwood, and passengers to San Rafael. Across Mesa Road from us is the old historic engine house (locally known as the 'Green Barn') where standard guage locomotives were once exchanged for the narrow guage engines required for the run up to Russian River. You can enjoy authentic photos of this time in our history in the second bedroom of our home.
The days of chugging engines are long gone in Point Reyes and now you couldn't imagine a more tranquil setting for your stay in glorious West Marin. Set on a quiet and private half-acre of roses, natives plants, lavender and fruit trees, near the heart of the Village, our immaculately preserved Craftsman Period home beautifully evokes old California.

The comfortable and stylish interior of our two-bedroom CREAMERY COTTAGE is furnished with antiques and has all the comforts of home: fully-equipped kitchen, dining room with built-ins, piano in sunroom, small study, and elegant living room. LUXURIATE IN OUR COYUCHI ALL-COTTON ORGANIC SHEETS, TOWELS, AND ROBES, as well as our state-of-the-art new CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM (rare in West Marin)! Enjoy the view of Inverness Ridge from our dining room table. Pick seasonal fruits in our garden: apples, cherries, figs, peaches, pears, plums, and blackberries. After a hike in the National Seashore, put your feet up and read a book in our warm and cozy living room, or relax on the deck overlooking a lovely fountain courtyard. Have a picnic in the pretty rose, sage, and lavender-scented garden.

Walk over to the main street of one of California's most charming small towns and savor the 'foody' delights of our renown Farmer's Market, Bovine Bakery, the Station House Cafe, Stellina restaurant, and Cowgirl Creamery. Enjoy world class music at the Dance Palace or browse in one of the best bookshops in Northern California. This is an ideal spot for those who like to balance a wilderness experience with some style and comfort. And because we offer significant discounts for stays of longer than a week or month, this would be an ideal retreat for writers or artists.



Keywords: Vacation Home

Property Type

  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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          • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

            Nice, deep, tub and massage shower...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Stove
          • Toaster
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Dining
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            Organic, all-cotton linens supplied by Coyuche, a local company...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            All cotton, organic towels, as well as beach towels provided...moreless

          • Heating:

            Wonderful new efficient forced air system in every room...moreless

          • Parking:

            For one car off-street...moreless

          • Living Room
          • Iron & Board
          • Washing Machine
          • Parking Off Street
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Our guests love the cozy, traditional, style of our home. It is serene and feels secluded, yet it is a stroll over to the main street of town and a stone's throw from the National Park. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Very complete library of Californiana and local natural history. Wonderful cook books...moreless

              • Television
              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo

              Communications

              • Broadband Access
              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Half an acre of beautiful gardens and lawns...moreless

              • Deck / Patio

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Location & View

              • Rural:

                In the heart of the rich pastures of West Marin, in a charming old town on the edge of the National Seashore....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Sweet view of Inverness Ridge and Mt. Wittenberg from the dining room....moreless

              • Village:

                Right in the town of Pt Reyes Station, bu extremely quiet and serene....moreless

              Car

                  • Necessary

                  Activities

                  • Fitness Center
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Sailing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Whale Watching
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Restaurants
                  • Churches
                  • Playground
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Beachcombing

                  Other Activities

                      • Pt. Reyes Station has a great deal of character. With superb food, cultural activities, and shopping, it is an ideal base for exploring the vast wilderness of the Point Reyes National Seashore....moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • highly recommended

                        highly recommended

                        • Guest SD (San DIego)
                        • Date of stay 03/16/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/23/14
                        This place is everything it says it is, and a good deal for the price. Very comfortable, cozy and tastefully decorated with everything you need. Not the fanciest modern amenities, but everything works and the place is beautiful. It's in a quiet spot where you don't hear any traffic or noise but is about two blocks from all the restaurants and nightlife that Pt. Reyes Station has to offer. We stayed with a 2 1/2 year old and it was perfect, the owner was very accommodating and found us a nice crib for her. Definitely recommended.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                      • Excellent Family Getaway

                        Excellent Family Getaway

                        • Guest Ashley D.
                        • Date of stay 03/14/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/22/14
                        The Creamery Cottage was the perfect getaway for a family of four. It's a block's walk to the main drag, which makes it easy to explore downtown. It's also a great location from which to get out to Limantour Beach or Point Reyes Lighthouse. We arrived to a fresh box of cookies from the local Bovine Bakery and a bottle of Strauss organic milk (a local dairy). This touch, along with the organic sheets and eco-friendly cleaning materials, was a perfect match for us. The house feels like a home. The kitchen is fully stocked, which we've found to be atypical for a rental. The kids' room has two comfortable twin beds, which adjoins the master bedroom through the bath. There is a wonderful sunroom, perfect for watching a movie or reading books. The yard was a great place to play with our kids in the evenings, running around after dinner before sunset, as well as exploring the nooks and crannies of the vegetable, fruit, and flower garden. We can't wait to go back, as it was wonderful!

                        Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with young children.

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                      • Excellent Stay

                        Excellent Stay

                        • Guest PK
                        • Date of stay 02/28/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/09/14
                        Did a small reunion with some friends from college. We had good meals in town, hiked the cliffs, and saw whales by the lighthouse. The house was perfect. We play in band, and Andrew kindly had the piano tuned for us. Very comfortable stay, highly recommended.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

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                      • Lovely home so convenient to town, yet so peaceful too.

                        Lovely home so convenient to town, yet so peaceful too.

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 01/17/14
                        • Review Submitted 01/28/14
                        We had a truly wonderful time here and thank Andrew so much. From the delicious cookies and milk upon arrival to the super comfortable beds to the traditional decor, we appreciated everything and felt a world away from everyday life. Yet it was so easy to stroll to town and pick up anything we might need or to walk to dinner. I loved all the cozy spaces and my daughter just loved that there was the piano to play and a kids bike to ride. So many good books to look at too, it inspired my husband to delve into California history more. We'll be back!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                      • A Merry Christmas 4 all!

                        A Merry Christmas 4 all!

                        • Guest Douglas B.
                        • Date of stay 12/23/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/09/14
                        My wife and I, and our two adult children, spent three wonderful nights of our Christmas reunion in the cottage. We found it suited our needs perfectly, and felt quite at home. The cottage was as advertised, well equipped and convenient to downtown Point Reyes Station and the near by National Seashore. We would highly recommend the Creamery Cottage to those interested in an accommodation with a comfortable and clean residential character ("i.l.o." a commercial hotel) and a central location for the area. The owner could not have been more cooperative and accommodating.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

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                      • Beautiful, cozy cottage for toddler fun!

                        Beautiful, cozy cottage for toddler fun!

                        • Guest Rebecca (San Francisco)
                        • Date of stay 09/06/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/09/13
                        I just spent a beautiful weekend at this cottage with my 2-year-old daughter, best friend and her 2-year-old son. Everything was perfect. The cottage was very clean, cute and cozy with an updated kitchen. The layout was perfect for little ones because there are no stairs inside and plenty of room to play with legos and dolls in the living room. We enjoyed the apple and pear orchard outside, running races and smelling the flowers. We loved that the huge yard was enclosed so no fears about running into the street. It was very hot in Point Reyes the weekend we stayed there but the cottage stayed cool and we didn't even need fans for nap time. The cottage is just two blocks from the main drag so we could walk to dinner, breakfast and the store and bank - no getting into car seats or driving around! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. We will definitely be back!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                      • Our stay at Creamery Cottage

                        Our stay at Creamery Cottage

                        • Guest Daniel (Chicago, IL)
                        • Date of stay 06/16/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/14/13
                        My husband, two young boys and I had looked so forward to exploring Point Reyes National Seashore--little did we know how much we would also enjoy the time beyond the wilderness in the delightful Creamery Cottage! We spent a week exploring the coastline and interior preserve early in the day, then returning to the cottage in the late afternoon to see the sun set behind Inverness Ridge, prepare relaxing dinners and enjoy the natural beauty of Andrew’s garden. The garden itself was so charming, walled in by enormous hedge, our boys freely wandered and explored the range of nature, beautiful flowers and impressive array of fruit trees. The kitchen had all we needed to prepare many meals, and we needed to just walk two blocks into the town center to pick up local produce, renowned Cowgirl Creamery cheese (not to be missed) and Bovine Bakery treats. Andrew too helped make our stay very comfortable, and was quick to respond to any questions we might have had. The Creamery Cottage gave us a very unique and special experience in Point Reyes, and helped made our visit particularly memorable. We all hope to return here again soon.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                      • Wonderful Historic Cottage

                        Wonderful Historic Cottage

                        • Guest Leigh (United States)
                        • Date of stay 05/20/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/02/13
                        My wife, daughter and I spent 3 wonderful days at the Creamery Cottage. Just a few blocks away from downtown stores and the Bovine Bakery, the cottage is quiet and surrounded by a beautiful garden, fruit trees and plantings. The cottage is an excellent base for exploring the Pt. Reyes National Seashore and Tomales Bay. We cooked our meals in the well equiped kitchen and then settled in for the evening to explore the cottage's amazing library of books. We only touched the surface of Pt. Reyes and the cottage library, next time we will stay for a week.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                      • Absolutely wonderful

                        Absolutely wonderful

                        • Guest Sarah (Kansas)
                        • Date of stay 10/01/12
                        • Review Submitted 10/09/12
                        My husband and I (in our 30s) traveled with his parents (in their 60s) to Pt. Reyes Station for a side trip from a San Francisco vacation. We all had a wonderful time and enjoyed the cottage! The rooms were spacious, everything was sparkling clean, and all the details made us feel at home. We cooked two meals in the great kitchen and had everything we needed. The dining room was especially welcoming to us and provided a really nice change of pace from our travels. The apples from the orchard were awesome! Andrew was great to work with - incredibly responsive - and a great host. Would recommend him and this property without hesitation!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                      • Wonderful accomodation for a family of four.

                        Wonderful accomodation for a family of four.

                        • Guest HGL (New Jersey)
                        • Date of stay 08/05/12
                        • Review Submitted 09/23/12
                        Point Reyes was everything we hoped for and more, as was this charming cottage with it's homely and thoughtful touches. We loved the beautiful garden, the owners' collection of books to browse, the art on the walls, the well stocked kitchen and comfy beds. It would have been a wrench to leave every day except there were so many wonderful places to explore! A week wasn't long enough and we hope to return one day soon.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                      Rental basis: Per property
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                      2 night min stay
                      $220 $240
                      Fri, Sat
                      $1,253 $3,630
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning $60
                      • Tax Rate 10%

                      Notes:

                      Guests pay by check to secure reservation. Fully Refundable up to One Month Prior to Arrival


                      Cancellation policy:

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


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                      Last updated: 04/13/2014
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                      Location

                      • Nearest Airport: SFO at 60 Miles
                      • Nearest Ferry: Larkspur at 20 Miles
                      • Nearest Train: Oakland at 30 Miles
                      • Nearest Motorway: Highway One at Point Reyes Station
                      • Nearest Beach: Shell Beach/Limantour Beach/Heart's Desire at 5 Miles
                      • Nearest Restaurant: Stellina, Pine Cone, Station House, Cafe Reyes at Point Reyes Station
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2003

                      About the owner: We are a family of four who live in the San Francisco East Bay, but have deep roots in West Marin. Creamery Cottage is our family home and dear to our hearts. We love to learn how our guests are also touched by this place.

                      Why the Owner Chose Point Reyes Station:
                      I have had a life long passion for the Point Reyes area. This house is perfect for us because it is close to the wilderness, yet charming and comfortable. We also love our beautiful garden, which can be enjoyed year-round. The location of the house is ideal and we take pleasure in just strolling over to the town's main street to get the New York Times, a pastry at the Bovine, and a latte at Toby's Feed Barn. We often go walking by Papermill Creek in the early evening. That is, by the way, a great place to go blackberrying!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      I love walking into town to 'talk story' with local people; eating bear claws at the Bovine Bakery; browsing in the book shop; walking by Papermill Creek; hiking the trails of Point Reyes; going to the beach at Hearts Desire.


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                      • The house combines comfort and charm in an ideal walkable location.

                        The house combines comfort and charm in an ideal walkable location.

                      • Classic Craftsman home built in 1915 and an important part of local history

                        Classic Craftsman home built in 1915 and an important part of local history

                      • There is no better place to read a book or enjoy conversation with friends

                        There is no better place to read a book or enjoy conversation with friends

                      • Our gracious living room

                        Our gracious living room

                      • The cozy front sunroom for a good read or good movie.  Enjoy our DVD collection

                        The cozy front sunroom for a good read or good movie. Enjoy our DVD collection

                      • Luxuriate in all organic cotton sheets in our comfortable King Bed

                        Luxuriate in all organic cotton sheets in our comfortable King Bed

                      • The sun-drenched second bedroom with views of the garden.

                        The sun-drenched second bedroom with views of the garden.

                      • Fully equipped, light-filled traditional cook's kitchen with lovely views

                        Fully equipped, light-filled traditional cook's kitchen with lovely views

                      • Relax on the deck

                        Relax on the deck

                      • Lovely lawn and picnic table in our expansive gardens

                        Lovely lawn and picnic table in our expansive gardens

                      • A view across the orchard: serenity and privacy in the heart of the Village!

                        A view across the orchard: serenity and privacy in the heart of the Village!

                      • Magnificent Point Reyes National Seashore (taken by my daughter on horseback).

                        Magnificent Point Reyes National Seashore (taken by my daughter on horseback).

                      • In the Village of Point Reyes, yet tranquil and secluded.

                        In the Village of Point Reyes, yet tranquil and secluded.

                      • Our comfortable and elegantly furnished living and dining room.

                        Our comfortable and elegantly furnished living and dining room.

                      • Our guests enjoy our extensive library of Californiana and natural history

                        Our guests enjoy our extensive library of Californiana and natural history

                      • Style and comfort close to the serene beauty of Point Reyes National Seashore

                        Style and comfort close to the serene beauty of Point Reyes National Seashore

                      • Enjoy the piano in our second sunroom

                        Enjoy the piano in our second sunroom

                      • Guests tell us that this is the most comfortable bed they have ever slept in!

                        Guests tell us that this is the most comfortable bed they have ever slept in!

                      • We love our view of Inverness Ridge from our dining room table

                        We love our view of Inverness Ridge from our dining room table

                      • Enjoy our eclectic art collection, including work of local artists

                        Enjoy our eclectic art collection, including work of local artists

                      • Enjoy the charming fountain courtyard

                        Enjoy the charming fountain courtyard

                      • Winter in the garden, looking toward the old walnut tree and the house beyond.

                        Winter in the garden, looking toward the old walnut tree and the house beyond.

                      • Papermill Creek in the National Park - 10 min. stroll from the Cottage

                        Papermill Creek in the National Park - 10 min. stroll from the Cottage

                      • Father and daughter walking the beach at Millerton, just five minutes away.

                        Father and daughter walking the beach at Millerton, just five minutes away.

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                      Date last modified - Tuesday, April 08, 2014

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                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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