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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.

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Last updated: 01/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.



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Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • 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

          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

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

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View:

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

              • Rural:

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

              • Village:

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

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Sailing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming

              Dining

              • Dining
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Heating:

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

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

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

              • Living Room
              • Parking:

                For one car off-street...moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided:

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

              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                Peets Coffee is provided!...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                A large supply of herbs and spices ...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden:

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

               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.9
              from 23 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Winter
              Oct 26 - Mar 1, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $220 $235
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              $1,300 $3,800
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $235 $255
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              $1,400 $4,000
              * 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%

              Cancellation policy:

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


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              Last updated: 01/22/2015
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              Location

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

              Car: Necessary

              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.

               

              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.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • 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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              • Sleeps
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              • Bedrooms
                2
              • Bathrooms
                1
              • Property type
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              • Reviews
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              Owner
              Member since: 2006
              Speaks: english
              • Response time: Within an hour
              • Response rate: 100%
              • Calendar last updated: 01/22/2015
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