Romantic Lodge in Point Reyes/Inverness: 'Mankas-Esque Retreat'

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Last updated: 11/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Fox Lodge is perfect for those wanting a Manka's experience in their own private lodge. Situated on the Inverness Ridge overlooking the Olema Valley. A home away from home, nestled beside 71,000 acres of protected paradise. Relish Point Reyes antique charm, with the most modern amenities. Many repeat guests so check availability. Special events made memorable.

Perfect for families with children who love family game night, the outdoors and explorations. Ideal for the romantic couple that wants the luxury of an exclusive inn, but the size and privacy of a large home. Perfect for people who want to steal away, put their feet up and relax. Welcome to Fox Lodge.

The LIVING ROOM rises up over two stories with vaulted cathedral ceilings of massive hand-picked fir beams and antique brass fittings. A floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace includes a cavernous hearth for roaring wood fires and rustic mantel filled with antiques. Two deep leather chairs look out over the wall of windows to Olema Valley, one of the most abundant bird-watching locales on the coast.

Stroll past the front FOYER with twig love-seat for two and antique bridge lamps into the expansive FAMILY ROOM. Another floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace caps the room, alongside a 55' HDTV complete with VCR/DVD/Cable/XBox with over 80 movies to select. The large sectional couch surrounds a Ralph Lauren table and antique board games. A door leads to the two-car GARAGE filled with sporting equipment, bicycles, ping pong table, games and toys.

THE KITCHEN is open, true California style, with a wrap-around sunny breakfast nook loaded with pillows and cushions to seat ten for coffee and snacks. An antler chandelier lights the open area beside an antique dry sink cupboard filled with basic cooking supplies and condiments. The kitchen has a long concrete countertop and the latest in appliances: a six-burner gas Wolf Range and oven with hood, a Jenn Air refrigerator with icemaker and filtered water, Bosch dishwasher, antique farmhouse sink, Water Works fixtures. Coffee maker and grinder, cappuccino maker, holiday and feasting pots and pans included. Rustic and fine dining utensils, plates and serving bowls make any cooking event a breeze. A small POWDER ROOM is tucked off the kitchen.

The DINING ROOM is a step away with a Spanish Baroque table that seats eight. An antique library cabinet filled with festive china and antiques sits in the corner and antique waterfowl prints adorn the tongue-in-groove wood panels in deep hunter green. A massive antler chandelier on a dimming switch enables you to create any mood at dinner.

Follow the carpeted stairs past the wildlife and nature prints to the MASTER BEDROOM, the showcase room of Fox Lodge. Wall-to-wall sea grass carpet, thick Woolen plaid Roman shades stretch across three massive windows that look out across the Olema Valley and east to Sonoma. Ralph Lauren and Williams Sonoma Home furnishings create cozy elegance for resting, reading and remembering. The huge WALK-IN CLOSET includes a portable massage table, two terry robes, a library of local books and dressing cabinets.

The MASTER BATHROOM is floored in blue slate, with a massive open stone shower. A 19th century French claw foot bathtub is tucked between two windows that look over pines and firs. Antique cabinets and sink with Water Works fixtures and a lighthouse print by a local Point Reyes artist.

Continue up to the top floor, past the large Hawk print. A BEDROOM with a Ralph Lauren Queen Bed awaits, with a collection of antique birdcalls. Another BATHROOM with double trench sink, tub and shower, also floored in blue slate, lies around the corner. A LAUNDRY ROOM with washer, dryer, ironing board and cleaning supplies is at the end of the long hallway.

Down the opposite end of the hall are two more bedrooms. A THIRD BEDROOM includes a twin-over-full bunk bed, desk, rocking chair and antique games. A FOURTH BEDROOM includes a twin-over-full bunk bed, TV, a closet chocked full of stuffed animals, books, toys and games. These rooms are perfect for guests with children, or nostalgic adults.

A large wooden deck extends outside the kitchen door, complete with Green Egg Bar-B-Que grill and open-air fire pit. A picnic table with benches in included for outdoor dining, or take your wine and cheese in the side-by-side swings under the pines.

Raptors. Red-tailed Hawks. Quail. Rabbit. Whales. Beaches. Waves. Trails. Birds. Bishop Pines. Lighthouses. Tule Elk. Hike. Ride. Play. Sail. Kayak. Shuck Oysters. Taste Wine. Swim. Nap. Read. Relax and Enjoy!


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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 ...moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    Perfect for children. Playrooms stocked with activities, games, crafts and activities....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Stairs with handrails. Living area on first floor large open format....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outdoor fire pit....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pet guest possible, please inquire regarding suitability. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1- Master: 1 king

    Large Eastern King (biggest King bed); Ralph Lauren...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Williams Sonoma Home. Wingback....moreless

  • Large couches.: 3 twin/ single

    Can sleep 3 more easily on oversized couches...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 3 bunk bed

    Twin over full. Pottery Barn. Sleeps adults....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 3 bunk bed

    Twin over full. Pottery Barn. Sleeps adults....moreless

  • King size beds (1) Eastern King (extra large) Ralph Lauren comforter and throws. Bedside views of the Olema Valley, circling hawks., Queen size Beds (1) In the Fox Den Room. Williams Sonoma Home luxurious bed with Ralph Lauren comforter and throws., Child Beds (3) Massive sectional couch in Family Room often utilized as a 'sleepover' bed for 2 - 3 children., Bunk Beds (3) Full over twin bunk beds in the Owl Tree Room and the Bat Cave Room. Upper bunks best for children. Lower bunks (full bed) fine for an adult (or two, snuggling)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1 - Master: toilet, tub, shower

    French claw foot tub. Stone walk in shower....moreless

  • Bathroom 2 - upstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    Double sink...moreless

  • Bathroom - downstairs: toilet


Other Amenities

  • Walk-in closets. Terry cloth robes provided for your enjoyment. Antique 18th century French bath tubs. Massive stone shower in master bath. Antiques throughout. 55 ' HDTV Flat-screen TV. Bose stereo. Crystal stemware. Holiday entertaining decor available (inquire during holiday stays). Antique board games. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Large collection of books available....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Family room includes antique games....moreless

  • Games:

    Large collection of games and toys in closets and in garage....moreless

  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    42' Flat Screen Plasma TV in Family Room. Additional TV in kid's bedroom....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (2) Two TVs provided in total....moreless

  • Toys:

    Large collection of kids toys and activities in rooms, garage and on property. Basketball hoop in driveway....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Extensive children's videos, classics, action and thrillers. Over 120 movies to choice from, including local and San Francisco favorites....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    The Olema Ridge lies in the distance beyond the valley and marsh....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Inverness Ridge, the Olema Hills....moreless

  • Water View:

    In the wet seasons (Fall, Winter) the Olema marsh fills to attact additional birdlife. A glimpse of Tomales Bay can be captured from the bedroom....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    20 spare chairs in garage for use for events, seating....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air on all floors...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Broadband and Wi-Fi throughout the Lodge provided free of charge....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer in 2nd floor laundry room....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Garage and carport parking for up to four vehicles. Covered parking available for RV or Mobile Home....moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Sporting equipment in garage....moreless

  • Garage:

    Available. Two cars plus large detached structure for Winnebago/campers. Unlimited parking....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Two levels on central heating....moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi throughout property....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens, Ralph Lauren blankets, bed sheets, pillows, pillow cases, bath and hand towels are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Fireplace, leather chairs, cozy couch, Bose music system....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    AT&T and Verizon Wireless coverage at the lodge and surrounding area....moreless

  • Parking:

    Separate detached carport, large enough to fit an RV. Offstreet parking. Garage available....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Yes, unlimited....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Yes. Covered, off of drive-way....moreless

  • Telephone:

    (3) Local calls free....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All towels and robes included....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer in 2nd floor laundry room....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Available for you unlimited use....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2) Floor-to-ceiling stone fireplaces in the Living Room and Family Room. Wood shed stocked with firewood....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Big Green Egg bar-b-que outside on deck....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Expresso maker, coffee maker and grinder....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Williams Sonoma....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Williams Sonoma....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    2007 Kitchen. Wolf Gas Range and Oven. Farmhouse sink. Microwave. Stone countertops....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Wolf gas oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Stocked with spices and cooking supplies....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Jenn-Air. Includes ice maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    Wolf gas range....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor candles provided. Outdoor seating for four at the picnic table....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 26 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2015
2 night min stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$545 $595
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $250
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 10%

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/18/2015
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48 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco International
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Western
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Tiburon, Sausalito, Larkspur
19 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 1
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Stellina, Saltwater Depot
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Limatour Beach

Car: Recommended

Bird watching from the property

Cozy nights in front of a massive stone fireplace

Whale watching and seals


Tule elk, fox, deer on/near property

'Green', eco-friendly environs

World famous farmer's market less than a mile away

Walk to Point Reyes Station


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Live in San Francisco, working in real estate as well as partnered in Hog and Rocks restaurant and The NiteCap Bar.

Why the Owner Chose Point Reyes Station:
Incredible setting, natural surroundings, hiking and whale watching less than an hour from San Francisco.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Wine by the cozy stone fireplace, waking up to birds across miles of meadows and marsh, family dinners after long hikes.

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  • Living room with wood burning fireplace

    Living room with wood burning fireplace

  • Living room looking into kitchen

    Living room looking into kitchen

  • Dining room looking into den

    Dining room looking into den

  • Large den with wood burning fireplace and deck to large yard

    Large den with wood burning fireplace and deck to large yard

  • Powder room on main floor

    Powder room on main floor

  • Second bedroom with queen

    Second bedroom with queen

  • Third bedroom with full down, twin up

    Third bedroom with full down, twin up

  • Sunny deck with bbq and picnic table

    Sunny deck with bbq and picnic table

  • Carport


  • Facade with two car garage with interior access

    Facade with two car garage with interior access

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Chef's kitchen with Wolf range

    Chef's kitchen with Wolf range

  • Kitchen


  • Dining room looking into kitchen

    Dining room looking into kitchen

  • Den


  • Master bedroom dramatic views and king bed

    Master bedroom dramatic views and king bed

  • Master bath with large walk in shower stall and antique claw foot soaking tub

    Master bath with large walk in shower stall and antique claw foot soaking tub

  • Guest bathroom with shower over antique claw foot soaking tub

    Guest bathroom with shower over antique claw foot soaking tub

  • Fourth bedroom with full down, twin up

    Fourth bedroom with full down, twin up

  • Large sunny deck

    Large sunny deck

  • Side yard with swings

    Side yard with swings

  • Welcome to Fox Lodge!

    Welcome to Fox Lodge!

VRBO #124244

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 19, 2015

Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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Point Reyes Station #124244

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