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

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Last updated: 12/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
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  • 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.

[Please Note: I just bought the beautiful 1-bedroom cabin next door. For guests that want to have 7 bedrooms and 7 baths, you can simply add $220 a night to your bill and rent that cabin as well. Two pictures of the cabin are included on this page, or go to Home Away 3831658 or VRBO 3831658ha to see many pictures.]

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 separate 1-bedroom suite: 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 separate one-bedroom suite next to the 5-car parking area with queen bed, small living room, 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

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Property Type

  • 4 story
  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

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

          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

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

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

              • Piano
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo:

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

              • Television:

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

              • Video Library:

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

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Forests
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Beach:

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

              • Mountain:

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

              • Mountain View:

                Treetop view of the National Park....moreless

              • Near The Ocean

              Sports & Adventure Activities

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

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Basic Soaps
              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace:

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

              • Firewood
              • Free Long Distance:

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

              • Heating
              • Internet:

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

              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking:

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

              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking On Street
              • Shampoo
              • Telephone:

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

              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided:

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

              • Washing Machine:

                1 washer, 2 dryers....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

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

              • Wood Fireplace

              Kitchen

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

              Outside

              • 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
              • Binoculars
              • Deck / Patio:

                (3)...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Patio
              • Tennis:

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

              • Tennis Court
              • Wood Deck

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Hot Tub
              • Outdoor Hot Tub

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card
                   

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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Oct-April
                  Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $525
                  $3,928
                  May-September
                  May 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $625
                  $4,646
                  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.


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                  Last updated: 12/18/2014
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                  Location

                  40 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  San Francisco International
                  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
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Many National Park Beaches

                  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.

                  • 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.

                  • Interior of the cabin next door, available to you for an additional $220 a night

                    Interior of the cabin next door, available to you for an additional $220 a night

                  • 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.

                  • 1 bedroom/1 bath suite with living room next to 5 car parking area.

                    1 bedroom/1 bath suite with living room next to 5 car parking area.

                  • 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.

                  • The 1-bedroom cabin next door for an additional $220 a night.

                    The 1-bedroom cabin next door for an additional $220 a night.

                  • Guests are provided with keys to this private tennis court 2 miles away.

                    Guests are provided with keys to this private tennis court 2 miles away.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

                  $525 - $625 per night (USD)
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                  6 Bedroom / 5.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

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                  Speaks: english
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