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Spectacular View Bayfront Getaway -- Great for Family or Friends!

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Nestled on the shore of Tomales Bay


Last updated: 07/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Point Reyes Station house description

OUR BEACH COTTAGE 'Helen's Hideaway' is a wonderful setting for a family or friends vacation. We listened to our visitors and recently upgraded the cottage to enhance your comfort and enjoyment of this spectacular setting. This is a simple and well-maintained beach cottage, located right on Tomales Bay.

NEW ADDITION -- INTERNET ACCESS AND NEW FLAT SCREEN TV with Sony Entertainment Network, Netflix and connection for your laptop (pc).

The center of this cottage is a large living room with floor to ceiling windows overlooking Tomales Bay. You can experience the Bay from anywhere on the first floor. It's a great place to watch wildlife while you have an intimate or family meal, read a novel in front of the fire, or just sit and relax.

The house has a master bedroom downstairs with an adjoining bathroom with shower. Upstairs has 2 bedroom, one with a queen size bed and one with twin beds. There is a bathroom on the second floor, with a tub and overhead shower.

The house is surrounded by a deck and has a dock that reaches out into the bay. It's a perfect place to watch the sunset, sip a glass of wine and just enjoy the bliss of beautiful Tomales Bay.

The house is walking distance to the Tony's Seafood Restaurant, The Marshall Store, kayaking, and Hog Island Oysters. Enjoy day trips to Point Reyes Seashore, the Russian River, local wineries, whale watching, etc. We are very well located to take advantage of all the West Marin has to offer!

If you are not up for driving around, its a great place to sit in front of a roaring fire with friends and loved ones. We have a collection of old DVD and videos and a paperback library. If you like to fish, you can throw a line out from the deck or the pier. Digging clams under the house is another afternoon activity. Small charcoal barbecue available to cook your catch!

This is not an elegant house, but comfortable, family-friendly and situated in the midst of spectacular beauty.

Keywords: Vacation House, Bay Front Property, Family Friendly, Bay View

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 120 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            A small wheelchair may fit through the entry door or the sliding door to the deck. A person with limited mobility can access the front yard, the deck and the first floor living room, dining area, bathroom and bedroom...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            It is possible to have a small dog at this house. Arrangements must be made with the manager in advance. No cats are permitted due to allergy potential...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            The dock area is fenced in for child safety. Parents are required to supervise children on the deck at all times. There is a small enclosed front yard....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Primary renters must be at least 25 years of age....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking allowed in the house....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 1: 1 double


          • Queen size Beds (1) One of the upstairs bedrooms has a queen size bed with adjoining bath, Double Beds (1) First floor master bedroom has a double bed with adjoining bathroom, Twin or Single Beds (4) One bedroom with twin beds located on the second floor with adjoining bathroom. It's possible to put twin beds together if desired., Baby Cribs (1) A portable baby crib is available. It is located in the closet of the master bedroom....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Kitchen is equipped with dinnerware for at least six. Kitchen also has basic spices, coffee, tea and some condiments....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Kitchen has cooking utensils as well as a full set of pots and pans....moreless

          • Microwave
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Wood Fireplace:

            Fireplace in the livingroom. Wood for fireplace included...moreless

          • Fireplace
          • Iron & Board
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Private dock for boating or fishing, Private front yard for outdoor eating or sunbathing. Possible to swim off the pier -- at your own risk!...moreless


              • Television:

                New 46'' flatscreen tv with a Sony internet player. A smaller tv and dvd are good for videos or dvd's. We now have internet access so you can connect your laptop to the flatscreen tv too....moreless

              • Video Library:

                We have a selection of old and classic videos and dvd's. Current dvd's are available in Point Reyes at the deli and the library...moreless

              • Games:

                Vintage Monopoly game as well as checkers, cards, etc...moreless

              • Books:

                Great selection of thriller and detective novels....moreless

              • VCR
              • DVD Player


              • Internet:

                We recently connected to the local internet service. This makes is possible to connect to the web, netflix, etc. We also have a Sony Internet player so you can watch free movies as well as buy HBO....moreless

              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Our home has wrap-around deck and a dock. The deck has a gate to the dock which should be kept closed when children are present....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Balcony


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Location & View

              • Water View:

                You have a gorgeous view of Tomales Bay from the whole lower floor of our house. If you are really worn out, you can sit all day and just look at the water -- it's very therapeutic!...moreless

              • Waterfront:

                This house is built over the water on Tomales Bay. Has a spectacular view of the Bay. Fishing is possible off the dock....moreless

              • Beachfront
              • Beach View


              • Restaurants
              • Churches
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Shelling
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sailing
              • Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Kayaking
              • Hiking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing


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              from 10 traveler reviews
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              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Base Rate
              2 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Additional Fees and Taxes:

              Regular weekend rate: $200 per night + tax and cleaning

              Mid-week rate: $200 (June - September) $180 (October - May) + tax and cleaning

              Holiday weekend rate*: $250 per night + tax and cleaning

              Weekly rate: $ 1150 - $1250 (higher rate for holiday week) + tax and cleaning

              *includes Memorial Day, July 4th weekend, Labor Day, Christmas, New Year


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              Last updated: 07/28/2014
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              25 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              San Francisco or Oakland

              Car: Necessary

              This is a perfect base for a weekend of wandering around West Marin or driving to the wine country. Our house is about 45 minutes from Point Reyes seashore (lighthouse, whale watching, hiking, etc) and about a little over an hour to the Russian River (and easy day trip).


              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 1970

              About: This house was owned by our mother who bought it as a family getaway. All of our family has spent weekends and vacations here. We want to share it with you because it a place that means so much to us. We hope you and your loved ones enjoy it as much as we do.

              Why Point Reyes Station:
              This is one of the most pristine locations in the Bay Area. Though it is not far from San Francisco and the East Bay, you very quickly feel you are in 'the country', away from the fast pace of city life. Our mother bought this house as a family getaway and it certainly has been that for our family over these many years.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              This is house is great for a weekend away with a friend or for a family vacation. Located right on Tomales Bay, you find yourself in one of the most pristine seaside locations in California. It's just a great place to escape the busy-ness of every day life and regroup!

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              Speaks: english



              • Nestled on the shore of Tomales Bay

                Nestled on the shore of Tomales Bay

              • Dining area with sliding door to deck and dock

                Dining area with sliding door to deck and dock

              • Front garden

                Front garden

              • Extended dock for fishing or docking your boat

                Extended dock for fishing or docking your boat

              • Early morning fire

                Early morning fire

              • New 32' LCD TV with Sony Player

                New 32' LCD TV with Sony Player

              • A view down the Bay

                A view down the Bay

              • Livingroom surrounded by three-sided view of the Bay

                Livingroom surrounded by three-sided view of the Bay

              • View from the deck

                View from the deck

              • Sunset from the deck

                Sunset from the deck

              • upstairs bedroom

                upstairs bedroom

              VRBO #235835

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              This listing was first published here in 2009.

              Date last modified - Saturday, July 05, 2014

              $200 per night (USD)

              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 07/28/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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