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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: 07/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Inverness house 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

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • 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

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

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

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Microwave
          • Kitchen
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Heating:

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

          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Linens Provided
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Fireplace
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Living Room seats 8
          • Iron & Board

          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

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

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone
              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

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

              Location & View

              • Beach View:

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

              • Waterfront:

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

              • Water View:

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

              • Beachfront:

                Stairs to the beach...moreless

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Kayaking
              • Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Surfing
              • Basketball Court
              • Swimming
              • Mountain Biking
              • Cycling
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Hiking
              • Massage Therapist
              • Laundromat
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Medical Services
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Shelling
              • Whale Watching
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Bird Watching
              • Beachcombing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Marina
              • Library
              • Churches
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.8
              from 9 traveler reviews
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              My Standard Rate
              1 night min stay
              $275

              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.


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              Last updated: 07/28/2014
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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

              VRBO #341269

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              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Thursday, July 17, 2014

              $275 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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