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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Inverness house description
Beautiful custom-built light and airy vacation rental in the Seahaven neighborhood of Inverness (above Shell Beach). Expansive bay views from every room, high ceilings, fireplace, wraparound deck and premium hot tub with a view of the bay and mountains. Quiet and secluded. Romantic for adults, fun for kids, everyone seems to enjoy the house and we have many repeat renters. Only minutes from Point Reyes' beaches, kayaking, hiking, etc.
Two bedrooms+ (One King, Two Twins, Two Queen Sofa beds with premium air mattresses, Three Twin size sleeping platforms). Two full bathrooms, each with Bathtub/Shower. Fully equipped kitchen, Satellite TV, DVD, VCR, wireless DSL, CD player, radio and phonograph, BBQ, washer and dryer. Linens provided.
Some Comments from Past Renters:
"We had the most wonderful time at your house! Many thanks for a lovely opportunity to relax and have fun in a beautiful setting. My husband, my Mum, who's visiting us from Scotland, my little boy, and I all feel restored and revivified!"
"The house is perfect. The pictures don't do it justice. Hope to visit again sometime"
"From the first moment when we drove up- I knew why your house is so special to my wife. That was so great-so many thanks. Everything came off so well- she was thrilled-truly. Everything about your house is so perfect-from the music in the CD player to the great pots and knives that made cooking so easy. Again, so many thanks... And we are already plotting a return!"
"I wanted to send a thanks for the rental. We had a wonderful time and the house is a truly beautiful home. I hope to get the chance to rent again at some future time."
"Just letting you know we had a wonderful weekend in Inverness. Great friends, great weather, and an amazing location. It was a joy."
"Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. we all had a wonderful time and hope to return. besides the spectacularly house design and fantastic view I particularly enjoyed you terraced gardens which not only were lovely in there own right, but fit so harmoniously into the larger landscape."
"The house was gorgeous and wonderfully situated within Inverness. We found everything to be as expected"
"We really enjoyed staying in your home. It was a perfect retreat for our family, and nice space for my nieces and nephew."
"We had a wonderful stay at the house. Loved it."
- Vacation Rental
All of the main living areas are on one level with a level entrance (reached by walking across a lawn). There are two other levels that are reached by stairs, but fully visible from the main level....moreless
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Lawn, garden, hammock.
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Music Library
- DVD Player
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Mountain View
- Fitness Center
- Whale Watching
- Mountain Biking
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
- Wildlife Viewing
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Bird watching, Whale watching, Elephant Seal watching (in season).
ReviewsWrite a review
It is so charming how the road abruptly stops in front of a welcoming carpet of lawn. Beautiful grounds, lovingly cared for, let you know right away that you are about to have a magical stay. The house is not big but it has a grand scale - very high ceilings, braced diagonal supports that are playfully interlaced with windows and doors, lots of wood. We came from some R and R after a very busy summer. I settled right in to the reading bed near the main outside deck and hot tub, and there I stayed, book in hand...The kitchen is very well stocked and pleasant to be in. This is the house we hope to come back to over and over and over again. Thank you to the Hill's for sharing...
- Guest Jamie (Davis, CA)
- Date of stay 08/19/13
- Review Submitted 08/23/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+.
We just returned from our stay in this warm and delightful house, where we rested and relaxed in between our forays out into the fog on the hunt for the best oysters on Tomales Bay. The house is truly a modern cabin, both rustic and elegant in a mid-century modern way. We absolutely loved the view, the gorgeous wood decks, and the fireplace (and the well-stocked firewood!). The master bedroom was divine--cozy with a wonderful bed, glorious sheets and comforters. We cooked in the kitchen one night, and we had everything we needed to prepare a gourmet meal. Best of all was the location--overlooking the bay, close to Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes Station, oyster farms up and down the bay, and Saltwater restaurant in Inverness (perfection). Will definitely recommend to anyone coming to this stunning area!
- Guest dolores h.
- Date of stay 04/02/13
- Review Submitted 04/07/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
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Thank you for a fabulous weekend!
Thank you for a fabulous weekend!
I am always a little wary when it comes to unfamiliar houses on vrbo. However, your home could not have been more perfect. It was everything I had hoped it would be, creating the stage for a very special birthday weekend. The view was spectacular, and we really enjoyed the well-supplied kitchen, the fireplace and the hot tub. Thank you so much!
- Guest Stacey (Napa, CA)
- Date of stay 11/11/11
- Review Submitted 11/14/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
An Amazing Retreat
An Amazing Retreat
This house is quite special. I agree with the other reviews, the photos do not do this house justice. It is an architectural piece with multiple levels, lots of light, great views and many gathering spaces all set in a beautiful clearing in the forest with a small lawn, BBQ area and wrap around decks on the view/bay side. We had a family reunion for my mother's 75th birthday and had a wonderful time. Although there are only two bedrooms, the "lower living room" has two singe beds and a pull out couch, so we had plenty of space. This house is immaculate and beautifully cared for. It is NOT you typical rental, all the amenities are as as if provided by a home owner for themselves. The Kitchen is very well stocked with nice pots, pans, knives, coffee maker etc... My mother and I love to cook together so we actually brought many of our own supplies only to find we did not need them. One last note, Shell beach is just a 15 minute walk down the hill. This is a beautiful beach on the bay which usually has better weather than the ocean side beaches as the fog is often held back by the ridge to the west. And you often have this beach all to yourself. Very nice.
- Guest Zac (Berkeley, CA)
- Date of stay 10/22/10
- Review Submitted 10/26/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
The photos don't quite give the house proper justice. After feeling a little wary, when the house came in to view after the long driveway I couldn't stop smiling. It's perfect! Amazing natural environment (saw a buck and two baby dear in the driveway at one point) and perfect comfort level in the house, including way better decor than I'd expected. Cute teak dinning set, great house layout, functional information and directions for everything without taking away from feeling homey. View is amazing, hot tub is the perfect touch, and Point Reyes Station (closest small town) is so cute it's silly. Go to the Pine Cone Diner & Cowgirl Creamery! Great hikes close by, lots of beaches. Took the dog running on the local streets some mornings and the neighborhood is adorable. Perfect!
- Guest Sarah J (Seattle, WA)
- Date of stay 06/24/10
- Review Submitted 07/08/10
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
A beautiful, secluded, house tucked away at the end of a dirt road. You get the sense that you are far away from everything, even though you're less than two hours from San Francisco. This is a great open house with multiple levels so you can easily have a group of 10 or 11. We enjoyed oysters on the bbq... a hot tub overlooking Tomales Bay... and we were close to beautiful Abbots Lagoon, one of my favorite spots in Point Reyes. Totally perfect for a ladies weekend - we hope to come back!
- Guest pamela (san francisco, ca)
- Date of stay 06/12/10
- Review Submitted 06/25/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
This is the perfect place if you are looking for peace, tranquility and comfort. The house has wonderful big windows with amazing views, and is filled with light. The bed in the master bedroom is extremely comfortable. There is a large deck with hot tub, and a lovely garden that was filled with foxgloves and lilies when we were there in May. I would highly recommend this beautiful place.
- Guest gmouse (Reno, NV)
- Date of stay 05/26/10
- Review Submitted 06/03/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
$330/night (Plus 10% Occupancy Tax= $363 Total)(2 Night Minimum) $1980/week (7 Nights) (Plus 10% Tax= $2178 Total) $500 security deposit, refundable if house is left in the same condition. You are responsible for cleaning the house upon departure We can arrange for the house to be cleaned, please let us know beforehand. Any cleaning fees, telephone or Pay-per-view charges will be deducted from depst. Pets allowed with prior approval. This house is NOT suitable for events due to restricted parking.
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Year Purchased: 1972
About the owner: We are third and fourth generation Inverness vacationers.
Why the Owner Chose Inverness:
We built this house to take advantage of the beautiful views and forest and because of the proximity to the beaches on Tomales Bay.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our house is made of wood with great expanses of glass, so wherever you are inside you can see the sky, forest or water. The high ceilings and different levels give a great sense of space.
- Primary: (510) 655-2947 (California, USA)
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View of Tomales Bay from the house
View from the back at night
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