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View of High Tide Cottage from Tomales Bay


Last updated: 06/14/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Come explore Point Reyes National Seashore and beautiful Tomales Bay from High Tide Cottage, perched directly over the water. Listen to the waves lap gently below you. Watch pelicans dive for fish. Fall asleep to the sound of ocean waves breaking in the distance, the festive barking of seals, and the plaintive cry of loons.

At High Tide Cottage you will find a welcoming blend of contemporary style and comfortable charm for your vacation getaway. The house has two private bedrooms with a half bath in between, a loft bedroom with a tiny 3/4 bath below it, and an additional glassed-in porch bedroom with a full bath (including a bathtub with a bay view!)

The open-style living room/dining area/kitchen is a perfect gathering place for family and friends to enjoy time together, surrounded on three sides by spectacular Tomales Bay water views.

The modern kitchen boasts a Viking 6-burner gas stove, refrigerator, ice maker, microwave oven and dishwasher. The house comes fully equipped with pots and pans, cooking utensils, dishes, silverware and basic herbs and spices. Three bar chairs pull up to the unique red eucalyptus slab bar, allowing the chefs in your party to interact with the rest of the group.

The living room area has a thermostat-controlled gas fireplace and TV with DVD player. Steps from the living room lead to three outdoor decks and to a meadow trail and stairs leading to private pasture land directly across State Route One. Board games, books, Ipod player and movies are available. The ever-changing picture of sea life directly out your windows will enchant you. Wifi (5MPS) throughout.

Stairs just outside the front door lead down to the private beach. It's a great place for kids and adults alike to explore the teeming sea life in one of the Pacific Coast's most pristine estuaries.

A public boat launch is located at Miller Park, just 1 mile north on Hwy. 1, next door to Nick's Cove Restaurant and Cottages. Kayaks can be rented in the nearby town of Marshall.

The quaint and charming town of Point Reyes Station is 12 miles south and the beaches of Point Reyes National Seashore and Bodega Bay are a 30 minute drive in either direction (or a 15-minute kayak paddle). Make High Tide Cottage your home base for exploring western Marin and southern Sonoma counties.

Keywords: Cottage, cabin, water front, private beach, pets, bird watching, oysters, artisan cheese, whale watching, wineries, organic, farming, sustainable economy, renown artists, eco tourism, music, fine dining, bicycling, kayaking, bird watching.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Small dog considered at additional $75 one time pet fee....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    enclosed 'moon on water' sleeping porch...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 4: 1 king, 1 queen

    loft with queen bed and open area below it with king bed...moreless

  • Queen Beds (2), Double Beds (2), King bed (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Adjoins bedrooms 1 and 2...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Adjoins 'moon on water' sleeping porch...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


Other Amenities

  • Water view from three sides of the cottage, thermostat-controlled gas fireplace, 3 decks overlooking Tomales Bay, clawfoot bathtub with shower looking out at the bay, first bedroom has one double bed; second bedroom has one queen bed; private sun porch has one double bed, loft bedroom has one queen bed, area below loft has one king bed. Small beach accessible at low tide. iPod dock, Apple TV, wifi, gas BBQ....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Front row seats to Point Reyes National Seashore!...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    HTC sits over the water with a private beach just steps away at low tide. ...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Directly across the Tomales Bay Peninsula (you can hear the distant ocean surf, the gentle cooing of mud hens and barking of seals)....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating:

    Gas fireplace....moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Couch, lounge chairs (2)...moreless

  • Parking:

    For two cars. Room for additional vehicles close by....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    If more than two vehicles, guests may park above on State Route One, access house via private stairway....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:



  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you'll need....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Red eucalyptus bar, spices, water views, deep sink, kitchen opens into living room and kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Compact refrigerator inside and larger fridge available on patio....moreless

  • Stove:

    6-burner Viking range and oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    available for rental nearby....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


Write a review 4.8
from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015
3 night min stay
Nov 25 - Nov 28, 2015
4 night min stay
Dec 23 - Dec 27, 2015
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$450 $495
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $175 + tax
  • Pet Fee $75
  • Tax Rate 10%


Pet fee one time $75 per pet.

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Last updated: 06/14/2015
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Nick's Cove
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Nick's Cove
Nearest Beach
next to (and below) house

Car: Recommended

Marshall is part of the Point Reyes National Seashore and the Golden Gate Recreation Area. This area is famous for oysters, artisan cheese making, whale watching, wineries, organic farming, sustainable economy, world renown artists, eco tourism, music, fine dining, bicycling, kayaking, bird watching and much more...

The wine country is at your doorstep.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1983

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Speaks: english, spanish

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  • View of High Tide Cottage from Tomales Bay

    View of High Tide Cottage from Tomales Bay

  • Side deck

    Side deck

  • Sun porch with sleeping alcove

    Sun porch with sleeping alcove

  • View of bathtub overlooking Tomales Bay

    View of bathtub overlooking Tomales Bay

  • Living room

    Living room

  • South bedroom

    South bedroom

  • Point Reyes National Seashore is a 15 minute paddle.

    Point Reyes National Seashore is a 15 minute paddle.

  • Unique eucalyptus slab bar looking into kitchen/dining area

    Unique eucalyptus slab bar looking into kitchen/dining area

  • Kitchen looking towards bedrooms and living room

    Kitchen looking towards bedrooms and living room

  • View at high tide from kitchen sink

    View at high tide from kitchen sink

  • North bedroom

    North bedroom

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