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View of High Tide Cottage from Tomales Bay


Last updated: 01/06/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Marshall house 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 main house has two private bedrooms, an additional glassed-in porch bedroom and 1.5 baths. With this arrangement, High Tide Cottage will comfortably sleep 6 people. The Boathouse Annex option provides sleeping accommodations for 2-4 additional guests and an added bathroom.

Main Cottage: 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, hosts 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 10, Beds for 6-10

          • Convertible bed(s)


          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 4: 1 king, 2 sleep sofa /futon

            Boathouse Annex has downstairs bathroom....moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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

          • In main house: Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin convertible bed. In Boathouse Annex: Convertible king bed, futons....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            Boathouse Annex (optional)...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet

            Adjoins bedrooms 1 and 2...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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

          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, bunk room (optional) expands accommodations for up to 10 guests. Small beach accessible at low tide. iPod dock, 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
              • Stove:

                6-burner Viking range and oven...moreless

              • Toaster


              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio
              • Kayak / Canoe:

                available for rental nearby....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa



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                  2 night min stay
                  $375 $400
                  Fri, Sat

                  Additional information about rental rates


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


                  Annex rental is an additional $150 per night. Cleaning fees increased by $50.

                  Pet fee one time $75 per pet.

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                  Last updated: 01/06/2015
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates


                  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

                  Contact us

                  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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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, January 22, 2015

                  $375 - $400 per night (USD)
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Member since: 2010
                  Speaks: english, spanish
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