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Very Unique Private Home-Close to Beaches-Golf-San Francisco

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Point Reyes Station house description

“A Treetop Fantasy” Time Magazine

“Blackthorne floats among the treetops like a great ship” AAA's VIA magazine

Would you like your vacation or corporate retreat to be in a one-of-a-kind, totally unique home resembling a giant elegant tree house that Sunset magazine called “A carpenter’s fantasy”?

To see a video of this property go to: http://www.youtube.com/embed/E8bwSwMqAbM?rel=0 or simply click the Video button on this page.

The Blackthorne (formerly the Blackthorne Inn) is a 6 bedroom 5.5 bath totally private 3200 square foot home resembling a giant, elegant tree house with 3500 square feet of decking adjacent to a national park (The Point Reyes National Seashore) yet centrally located only 1.4 miles from the town of Point Reyes with its fine dining and shops, 2.5 miles from the village of Inverness, minutes from world class ocean beaches and Tomales Bay State Park swimming beaches, less than a mile from the Park’s headquarters with endless hiking trails and less than one hour from San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and the Napa/Sonoma wine country.

“The Blackthorne, about an hour north of San Francisco, looks as if it were built by mad King Ludwig working in wood.” The Dallas Morning News

General Description: This 4-story home sits on a private 3 acres that feels like a thousand acres as you are surrounded by national park in total privacy. The Blackthorne rises to the level of the treetops with the help of a 4-story handmade cedar spiral staircase. The atrium built with floor-to-ceiling glass doors from San Francisco’s former train station connects to the living room with it’s 20 foot ceiling, 6 skylights, castle-like turrets, and walk-in stone fireplace.

First, Second and Third Floors: The first floor has two large bedrooms, one with it's own additional sitting room, each with private entrances and decks. There is one full bath on this floor. The second floor has the living room, large dining area, kitchen, atrium, half bath and massive decking and separate laundry room with 1 washer and 2 dryers. The third floor has two very unique gabled bedrooms complete with skylights and stained glass, each with its own private bathroom and deck.

4th Floor and Detached Cabin: The octagonal shaped bedroom on the 4th floor has floor to ceiling glass on 7 of its 8 sides and treetop panoramic views on all sides. This room connects to a one-of-a-kind footbridge that leads to a private deck with bathroom and hot tub and both indoor and outdoor showers. In addition there is a one-bedroom detached cabin with queen bed, private bath and Satellite TV included with your rental.

“This is an architectural achievement. The operative word here is ‘elegant,’ for while whimsical in design, offers every imaginable comfort and feature”
Diane Siskin, Chattanooga New-Free Press

For your enjoyment The home comes with 4 televisions with 170 channels, DSL high speed wireless internet, 150 first run high definition movies (DVD's), over 100 CD's for music as well as 4 ipod players, five telephones with unlimited local and long distance calling (in the U.S.),a gas Bar BQ Grill, a sparkling hot tub and baby grand piano. In addition, guests are provided with 4 tennis racquets, tennis balls and a key to a private tennis court 3 minutes away for unlimited tennis.

If you want a one-of-a-kind experience that you, your family and friends will remember, talk about and return to, visit this unique place and see why the New York Times reader’s poll gave The Blackthorne its 5 star highest rating.

Although children love the Blackthorne, the home may not be suitable for young children as there are many stairs and balconies.

“Which brings us to treehouses. At their simplest they are for kids, at their most complex, for Tarzan and Jane. Or they were until The Blackthorne.”
Robert Ragaini, The Boston Sunday Globe

Property Type

  • 4 story
  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Wifi high speed internet. 5 telephones with unlimited calling (in the U.S.). 4 TV's with 170 channels (Direct TV). 135 High Definition first run movies. 2 i-pod players. Laundry room with washer and two dryers. Stone fireplace with unlimited firewood. All guests are given a key to a private tennis court 3 minutes from the home. Tennis Racquets and tennis balls provided....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Television:

                (4) 4 TV's. 170 channels. 150 movies (DVD's). ...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo:

                2 i-pod players. One is hooked up to 4-speaker system....moreless

              • CD Player
              • Books
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Music Library:

                100 CD's and two i-pod players....moreless

              • Piano
              • Video Library:

                135 first run movies (DVD's) in High Def....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Restaurants
              • Museums
              • Forests

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean
              • Beach:

                10-18 minute drive to the beach. Many beaches to choose from....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Treetop view of the National Park....moreless

              • Mountain:

                Mount Tamalpais is an 18 minute drive away...moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Kayaking
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Swimming
              • Sailing
              • Surfing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Hiking
              • Cycling
              • Golf
              • Tennis
              • Fishing

              Arrival Day

                  • Flexible

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 8 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Parking On Street
                          • Broadband Access
                          • Wireless Internet:

                            High speed Wifi. No password needed....moreless

                          • Wood Fireplace
                          • Free Long Distance:

                            Unlimited complementary long distance calling in the U.S. (no international calls please)....moreless

                          • Activities Guide
                          • Firewood
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Shampoo
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Parking:

                            5-car parking area and unlimited parking on the street....moreless

                          • Washing Machine:

                            1 washer, 2 dryers....moreless

                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Fireplace:

                            Large rock fireplace with unlimited firewood provided....moreless

                          • Internet:

                            Wifi (high speed). No password required....moreless

                          • Towels Provided:

                            12 Bath Towels and 12 hand towels provided....moreless

                          • Telephone:

                            5 land lines with unlimited calling in the U.S....moreless

                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided

                          Kitchen

                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Blender
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Mini Refrigerator
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Stove
                          • Kitchen
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Stove
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave

                          Outside

                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Patio
                          • Deck / Patio:

                            (3)...moreless

                          • Tennis:

                            All guests are given the key to a private tennis court 2 miles from the home. 4 racquets and tennis balls provided....moreless

                          • Binoculars
                          • Wood Deck
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Tennis Court
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Balcony:

                            One indoor balcony overlooking the living room. One outdoor balcony overlooking the National Park. 3,000 square feet of decks with views. 3 bedrooms each have their own private deck....moreless

                          • Barbecue

                          Payment Type

                          • Visa
                          • Mastercard

                          Pool / Spa

                          • Outdoor Hot Tub
                          • Hot Tub
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          May-September
                          May 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $575
                          $3,700
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $525

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • cleaning $175
                          • Tax Rate 10%

                          Notes:

                          50% deposit at booking. The remaining 50% 2 weeks before arrival.


                          This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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                          Last updated: 07/22/2014
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                          Location

                          40 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          San Francisco International
                          8 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Many National Park Beaches
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Town of Point Reyes
                          10 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          3 courses(San Geronimo, Indian Valley, Bodega Bay)
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Town of Point Reyes

                          Located Less Than One Hour North of San Francisco.

                          One hour from the Napa Valley wine country.

                          1.4 miles to town of Point Reyes.

                          2.5 miles to village of Inverness.

                          10-18 minutes from many National Park Ocean beaches.

                          Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, tennis, beaches.

                          Golf: San Geronimo golf course, Indian Valley golf course, Bodega Bay golf course.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2010

                          About the owner: My name is Robert Galliani. I am a 3rd generation San Franciscan. My wife of 23 years and I have three children ages 20, 18 and 16. We happily and very fortunately live in a beautiful place called Marin County California where our lives are intertwined and revolve around our children. We bought The Blackthorne and continually improve it. We invite people to rent it nightly and weekly to experience this unique, one-of-a-kind, hand made home, which we will keep in our family for generations.

                          Why the Owner Chose Point Reyes Station:
                          In 1975 a friend of mine who was a Princeton educated engineer and his wife bought a spectacular acre of land next to the Point Reyes National Seashore halfway between the village of Inverness CA and the town of Point Reyes CA. (1 hour from San Francisco). With the help of master craftsmen, he built a spectacular 4-story wood crafted 'castle' resembling a giant tree house that his wife named 'Blackthorne' after the main character in James Clavell's novel SHOGUN. From 1982 to October 2010 they ran it as a very successful and famous B&B. We bought it because the location is heaven on earth. The house is placed adjacent to a a national park surrounded and minutes from some of the best beaches in the world as well as the quaint town of Point Reyes with its fine restaurants and shops and the village of Inverness. 100,000 acres of national park covered with hiking trails is at our doorstep while Tomales Bay is 8 houses down the street and the city of San Francisco is a one hour drive away.


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                          Speaks: english

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                          Photos

                          • Entry at twilight

                            Entry at twilight

                          • South side exterior

                            South side exterior

                          • Living room from interior balcony above.

                            Living room from interior balcony above.

                          • Kitchen.

                            Kitchen.

                          • Sunroom with floor to ceiling glass on 3 sides.

                            Sunroom with floor to ceiling glass on 3 sides.

                          • 1st floor bedroom with two single beds, private entrance and TV.

                            1st floor bedroom with two single beds, private entrance and TV.

                          • 3rd floor bedroom with private bath and deck.

                            3rd floor bedroom with private bath and deck.

                          • 4th floor octagonal bedroom sitting area.

                            4th floor octagonal bedroom sitting area.

                          • 1st floor bathroom.

                            1st floor bathroom.

                          • Additional 3rd floor bathroom with adjoining deck.

                            Additional 3rd floor bathroom with adjoining deck.

                          • Fireplace. Unlimited firewood provided.

                            Fireplace. Unlimited firewood provided.

                          • Main deck with treetop view of the National Park.

                            Main deck with treetop view of the National Park.

                          • Entry in Daytime

                            Entry in Daytime

                          • Living Room with 20'ceilings, fireplace, piano, and 6 skylights.

                            Living Room with 20'ceilings, fireplace, piano, and 6 skylights.

                          • Living room looking toward dining area.

                            Living room looking toward dining area.

                          • Dining area.

                            Dining area.

                          • 1st floor bedroom with private deck and sitting room.

                            1st floor bedroom with private deck and sitting room.

                          • 3rd floor bedroom with 2 balconies and private bath.

                            3rd floor bedroom with 2 balconies and private bath.

                          • 4th floor octagonal bedroom with floor to ceiling windows on 7 sides.

                            4th floor octagonal bedroom with floor to ceiling windows on 7 sides.

                          • Detached 1 bedroom/1 bath cabin included with your rental.

                            Detached 1 bedroom/1 bath cabin included with your rental.

                          • 3rd floor all-redwood bathroom.

                            3rd floor all-redwood bathroom.

                          • 4th floor deck with hot tub, bathroom with indoor & outdoor showers and bridge.

                            4th floor deck with hot tub, bathroom with indoor & outdoor showers and bridge.

                          • Baby Grand Piano.

                            Baby Grand Piano.

                          • Drakes Beach. Minutes away.

                            Drakes Beach. Minutes away.

                          VRBO #323070

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                          This listing was first published here in 2010.

                          Date last modified - Thursday, February 27, 2014

                          $525 - $575 per night (USD)
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                          6 Bedroom / 5.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 12

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                          Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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