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High Tide Cottage on Tomales Bay

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View at high tide from Tomales Bay


Last updated: 05/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Come explore Point Reyes National Seashore and beautiful Tomales Bay from our water front vacation rental, High Tide Cottage, perched directly over the bay. Listen to the waves lap gently below you at high tide. Watch pelicans dive for fish and seals swim by right out in front of you. At High Tide Cottage you will find a welcoming blend of contemporary style and comfortable charm for your vacation getaway. With 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths, High Tide Cottage will comfortably sleep 6 people. With the addition of the Boathouse Annex only available to the renter you can also add a 2 bedroom 1 bath attached apartment to help ensure the space and privacy you need for a fantastic stay!

The Boathouse Annex provides accommodations for an additional 2-4 guests (added $150 per night). $50 extra one time cleaning fee.

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 Tomales Bay water views.

The kitchen features a refrigerator with separate ice-maker/freezer, a 6-burner Viking gas stove, microwave oven and dishwasher. It comes fully equipped with pots and pans, cooking utensils, dishes, silverware and basic herbs and spices. Four bar chairs pull up to the unique 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, satellite TV with DVD player and a deck off the southwest side. Board games and binoculars are available for your use while at High Tide Cottage. The ever-changing moving picture of sea life directly out your windows will enchant you.

Stairs just outside the front door lead down to the small beach, accessible at lower tides. It's a great place for kids and adults alike to explore the teeming sea life. A public boat launch is located at Miller Park, just 1 mile north on Hwy. 1, next door to Nick's Cove 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 are within an hour's drive, or a 15-minute kayak paddle. Make High Tide Cottage your home base for exploring all that west Marin County has to offer.

For larger parties, we have 2 other cottages within 5 minutes walking distance of this property that sleeps an additional 5 and 6 guests per property. These homes can be viewed at (visit our sister sites: High Tide Beach Cabin and High Tide Farms).

Perfect for a family reunion, wedding party and staff retreats! Multiple property discounts are available.


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Overlooks bay...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Overlooks bay...moreless

  • Clawfoot Tub Over the Tomales Bay

Other Amenities

  • Water view from 3 sides of the cottage; Thermostat-controlled gas fireplace; Free local phone calls; Kitchen with gas stove, cooking utensils, pots and pans, dishes and silverware provided; Deck overlooking Tomales Bay; Linens provided; Claw foot bathtub with shower looking out at the bay; Small beach accessible at low tide; Books, games and dvds available....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Great Bay and Ocean Beaches within a short drive....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Sweet little downtown shops in Point Reyes Station (20 minutes south of house)....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Tomales Bay leads directly into the Pacific Ocean....moreless

  • River:

    Walker Creek, 3.5 miles....moreless

  • Rural:

    Cows, sheep, llamas and chickens dot the landscape....moreless

  • Town:

    Town of Marshall, population 50....moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck


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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$375 $400
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%


$290 - $325 per night

Weekly Rate $1,900 (additional for Boathouse rental and holiday weeks)

2 night minimum (3 night minimum for holiday weekends)

$100 cleaning fee ($150 for use of the Boathouse)

10% tax added to guest nights

$150/nt for Boathouse Annex (accommodates an additional 2-4 guests, adds bathroom)

Small well behaved pets considered, additional fee $75.

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Last updated: 05/01/2015
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59 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hog Island Oyster Bay & Nicks Cove
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
San Geronimo Golf Course
50 Miles
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
Hwy One
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Nick's Cove
300 Miles
Nearest Ski
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
Few steps down from the cottage

Car: Necessary

One mile south of Nick's Cove on Highway One. Just North of Hog Island Oysters.

Other Activities: Kayaking


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1980

About: A Bay Area Native, we have spent our summers in Marshall for over 50 years. Now full time residents of West Marin we appreciate the beauty and natural splendor of Tomales Bay. We are attentive homeowners who make sure our properties are well maintained and updates providing all the comforts you need to make this a special and unique vacation experience on an 'over the water setting'. We are always nearby and available to attend to your needs.

Why Inverness:
This property has been in our family for more than 30 years. It is well appointed, updated, and comfortable with enough space for your guests and family. You can easily accommodate 6-10 guests in this spacious home. It is a true escape with spectacular views and a remote feeling. Great oysters and dining is only 5 minutes in either direction from the home making this a unique locavore experience. You can rent kayaks, bring your own and fish right from the deck! It's a birder's paradise and seals and bat rays swim right in front of the house. The scenery is always changing and you will be swept away in it's serenity.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This house is over the water. A small bay with incredible views of Hog Island. Quiet, serene, scenic and spectacular. A one of a kind view of sea life just before the mouth of Tomales Bay leading into the Pacific.

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Speaks: english, spanish

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • View at high tide from Tomales Bay

    View at high tide from Tomales Bay

  • View from side deck of Tomales Bay and Hog Island

    View from side deck of Tomales Bay and Hog Island

  • Sun porch with sleeping alcove and access to front patio

    Sun porch with sleeping alcove and access to front patio

  • Unique eucalyptus slab bar

    Unique eucalyptus slab bar

  • Side deck

    Side deck

  • Relax and take a tub above the waves.

    Relax and take a tub above the waves.

  • Boathouse Annex lower bedroom with King Bed and adjacent full bathroom.

    Boathouse Annex lower bedroom with King Bed and adjacent full bathroom.

  • Your own private beach!

    Your own private beach!

  • An entertainer's kitchen complete with Viking range!

    An entertainer's kitchen complete with Viking range!

  • View of bathtub overlooking Tomales Bay

    View of bathtub overlooking Tomales Bay

  • North bedroom

    North bedroom

  • Dining/kitchen area

    Dining/kitchen area

  • Sunroom bedroom.

    Sunroom bedroom.

  • Boathouse Annex - Upper bedroom.

    Boathouse Annex - Upper bedroom.

$375 - $400 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 2 nights
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