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Whitney House-Spectacular Location W/ Private Beach & Dock

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The house and meadow perched on the edge of Tomales Bay

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Last updated: 04/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Enjoy a 120 degree view of Tomales Bay, Elephant Mountain, Mount Tam and your own two acre sunny meadow, all while relaxing in front of the fire in the Bernardi designed redwood and glass living room.(Each bedroom has a bay view as well.) More photos Walk down the meadow to a magical stairway in the woods that leads to the shore and private dock. Feel free to bring your own watercraft to fully enjoy this remarkable location. Or just dive off the float for a refreshing swim. Chicken Ranch Beach is two minutes to the south and Shell beach five minutes to the north; and the beaches of Point Reyes as well as the lighthouse are just 15 minutes by car. The large brick patio offers the fullness of indoor outdoor living. Words cannot describe the beauty and serenity of dawn or dusk in this truly unique setting.

Keywords: waterfront, vacation, dock, near Point Reyes National Seashore ,quiet, views ,meadow, beach

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    The one acre meadow is ideal for family games, stairs lead to the beach where you can explore the tideline endlessly...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The House is all on one level no stairs from street to house and no stairs inside home....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Brick patio in front of the house with lovely views of Tomales bay, private dock, 2 acre meadow, 10 minute walk to beautiful . beach, stairs to bay access and boat dock, basketball hoop on patiol and it is a 10 minute walk to a kayak rental site Our house has great views of the water from every room....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    You have a spectacular view of Tomales bay from all rooms of the house and the outside patio...moreless

  • Water View:

    You can see Tomales Bay from the living room and bedrooms...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    We have a private dock for your use and it's a short walk to a Tomales bay beach....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating:

    living room and bedrooms all have convenient gas heaters...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$325
$1,925

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Nightly rate is for 2 adults, $20.00 charge for each adult and $10.00 for each child. We have a 2 night minimum.


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Location

Car: Necessary

We are 10 minute drive to the Point Reyes National Seashore a fantastic park to explore by hiking, biking or beach walks. You can walk to the shores of Tomales Bay an inlet of the Pacific Ocean from our back yard or sit on the patio and enjoy the amazing water view with your favorite book

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1950

About the owner: Hello my name is Nick Whitney and I was raised in Berkeley Ca. and grew up coming to my family home in Inverness on weekends and summers. I learned to swim and sail on Tomales Bay with my two siblings Kathleen and Pete we are now the owners of this family gem and are caretaking it for the use of generations to come.

Why the Owner Chose Inverness:
Back in the 1930s my father, Jim Whitney, then a teenager, would walk from the village of Inverness the two and a half miles to Shell Beach climbing the hill just north of Chicken Ranch he would crest a hill above the bay and cross the most beautiful meadow. He, told his young bride Deborah that if the land was ever sold he'd love to build a home and raise their family there. Fortunately, what had been Mc Connell's Dairy's pasture was soon subdivided and Jim and Deborah were able to fulfill their dreams. They raised three children there, Kathleen, Peter, and Nick. Deborah is now 93 and still spends a month every summer at this wonderful retreat, as do Kathleen, Pete and Deborah's 10 grandchildren. Nick and his wife Elan manage the property.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This rustic family home is a great location for friends and families to just relax and enjoy the view or play a pick up game of softball in the meadow. Our home appeals to every generation. When you are staying at Whitney House it's easy to enjoy Tomales Bay and the numerous Pt. Reyes National Seahore activities because you are so close to the bay and beaches. The large open living room and dining area make for memorable family dinners and then it's fun to curl up in front of the fire place and play a game or read.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • The house and meadow perched on the edge of Tomales Bay

    The house and meadow perched on the edge of Tomales Bay

  • Black Mountain and Tomales Bay view from the front yard www.TheWhitneyHouse.com

    Black Mountain and Tomales Bay view from the front yard www.TheWhitneyHouse.com

  • Very comfortable queen bed in master bedroom overlooking our bayfront meadow.

    Very comfortable queen bed in master bedroom overlooking our bayfront meadow.

  • Dining room with kitchen in the background. Lots of windows and natural light!

    Dining room with kitchen in the background. Lots of windows and natural light!

  • Living room with fireplace overlooking Tomales Bay.

    Living room with fireplace overlooking Tomales Bay.

  • One of the beds, with library and meadow view.

    One of the beds, with library and meadow view.

  • Bench in the garden of the Whitney House.

    Bench in the garden of the Whitney House.

  • Garden entrance to the Whitney House.

    Garden entrance to the Whitney House.

  • Front gate and garden entrance. www.TheWhitneyHouse.com

    Front gate and garden entrance. www.TheWhitneyHouse.com

  • Overview of the front yard and meadow on the edge of Tomales Bay.

    Overview of the front yard and meadow on the edge of Tomales Bay.

  • View of Tomales bay from the living room of the Whitney House.

    View of Tomales bay from the living room of the Whitney House.

  • Tomales Bay view of the Whitney House. Dock in lower left, house in upper right

    Tomales Bay view of the Whitney House. Dock in lower left, house in upper right

  • Our private dock and beach on Tomales Bay. www.TheWhitneyHouse.com

    Our private dock and beach on Tomales Bay. www.TheWhitneyHouse.com

  • Garden bedroom with an excellent reading library www.TheWhitneyHouse.com

    Garden bedroom with an excellent reading library www.TheWhitneyHouse.com

  • One of the many gorgeous views from the house.

    One of the many gorgeous views from the house.

  • The dock on Tomales Bay. Seagulls included. Boat not included.

    The dock on Tomales Bay. Seagulls included. Boat not included.

  • Meadow, ocean and forest surround the Whitney House.

    Meadow, ocean and forest surround the Whitney House.

  • The front garden located at the entrance to the Whitney House.

    The front garden located at the entrance to the Whitney House.

  • Antique glass Japanese fishing net float in the living room.

    Antique glass Japanese fishing net float in the living room.

  • View of house and meadow above Tomales Bay.

    View of house and meadow above Tomales Bay.

  • Private dock on Tomales Bay. Boat not included.

    Private dock on Tomales Bay. Boat not included.

  • Garden view of Tomales Bay from the Whitney House.

    Garden view of Tomales Bay from the Whitney House.

  • Native lavender at the Whitney House. www.TheWhitneyHouse.com

    Native lavender at the Whitney House. www.TheWhitneyHouse.com

  • Great blue herons, other wildlife abound in our front yard at the Whitney House

    Great blue herons, other wildlife abound in our front yard at the Whitney House

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 04/29/2015
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