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Tranquility on the Bay in Marin - Renovated Waterfront Home

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Last updated: 04/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Relax in a spacious, recently renovated 3-bedroom 2-bath private home perched over pristine Tomales Bay with glistening clean water and fresh air off the Pacific Ocean, yet only an hour from San Francisco.

Enjoy the sunny southwest exposure with colorful sunsets and views of beaches and tree-covered hills across the bay at Point Reyes National Seashore, a great place for whale watching and finding your private beach, or hiking to mountain vistas. Temperatures are typically in the mid 50's-70's. There is new deck, hot tub, and a large dock for crabbing or fishing. Activities include incredible bird watching, fishing, clamming, collecting seashells, eating fresh oysters, crab and clams, or hiking among the wild Elk herd. There are world class restaurants within 2 to 8 miles, a local winery, and quaint villages with great bakeries and organic cheeses and ice cream.

This is a magical place and staying here is a mesmerizing experience, inspiring the name of the home: Tranquility on the Bay.

Keywords: Perched over pristine Tomales Bay, this home has been completely remodeled and tastefully furnished. There is a wrap-around deck and the longest dock in the area, as well as a spa, two flat-screen TVs, broadband Internet, fireplace, two baths, and fully equipped kitchen.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House
  • Guest House

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Limited Accessibility:

    There is a step-down on the deck and in the house ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Not allowed inside of house...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Den


  • King size beds (1) California King in master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Luxurious European mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Third bedroom has pull-out sofa bed for two; den has sofa that converts to futon for one or two small people...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Amenities include a large fishing dock and crane to launch two-person kayak you are welcome to use...moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) 46" 240Hz 1080p High Def Samsung TV in den; 36" High Def flat screen TV in master bedroom with swivel wall-mount ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Sandy beaches are a one-mile kayak paddle across the bay; 30 mile long ocean beaches at Pt Reyes National Seashore; nice ocean beach at Dillon Beach, 11 miles north...moreless

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    Tree covered mountains are west of the bay...moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    Bay connects to ocean about three miles north; ocean roar can be heard from Abbot's Lagoon, two miles west ...moreless

  • Rural
  • Water View:

    Panoramic 180 degree view of Tomales Bay and the Point Reyes National Seashore across the bay...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Perched over Tomales Bay...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    House is on piers over Tomales Bay, a pristine tidal bay connected to ocean and fed by freshwater streams; ocean waves can be heard...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Satellite system...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance:

    No international calls...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Double fireplace faces living room and master bedroom...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    Land line offers free phone calls throughout USA...moreless

  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you might need...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Almost new stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, skylight. Full size range-oven, large refrigerator-freezer with icemaker, dishwasher, disposer, micorwave, coffee maker, toaster, etc. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) wrap around decking with wire railing to preserve views, front porch, patio, and large dock...moreless

  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Jetsetter by Hot Springs suitable for up to three people...moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool


Write a review 4.8
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dry Season 2015
May 1 - Nov 1, 2015
2 night min stay
$350 $450
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,400 $8,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Winter 2015
Nov 2 - Apr 28, 2016
2 night min stay
$350 $450
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,225 $7,900

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$2,400 $8,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $90 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%


$50 holiday surcharge

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Last updated: 04/22/2015
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco or Oakland
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Nick's Cove (one of best bar-restaurants SF Bay)
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Golden Gate at Larkspur Landing
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
San Geronimo, Bodega Bay, Petaluma or Novato
45 Miles
Nearest Train
San Francisco or Oakland
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 1 and Petaluma-Point Reyes Road
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Marshall Store (oysters,crab, clams); Tony's
180 Miles
Nearest Ski
Lake Tahoe
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Marshall Beach (a 15 minute paddle across bay)

Car: Necessary

Whale watching from Point Reyes Lighthouse, bird watching, Elephant seals, sea lions, and harbor seals, fresh oysters, clams, and Dungeness crab, wine-tasting (Pt Reyes winery is six miles south, Sonoma wineries are 30-45 minutes, Napa wineries are 1 hour east, San Francisco culture and night life is one hour, find a deserted beach in Point Reyes National Seashore, golf in nearby Bodega Bay or San Geronimo in beautiful settings, dine at world-class restaurants within 15 minutes, visit art galleries and antique shops in nearby Point Reyes Station and Petaluma.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: I am 62 and enjoy a daily yoga practice, kayaking, nature photography, and listening to live music.

Why the Owner Chose Marshall:
I bought this home because it has a unique setting perched over a clean bay teeming with wildlife and with views of beautiful unspoiled hills and beaches. It is a spacious, comfortable and renovated home with new dual-pane windows, built-in dimmer lighting, light birch floors, and sunny southwestern exposure.

The Unique Benefits at this Guest House:
I enjoy hot tubbing, kayaking, bird-watching, photography, hiking, biking, hearing local musicians, eating the freshest sweetest oysters, clam chowder, and crab. I also enjoy wonderful food at Nick's Cove (3 miles north), Point Reyes Station House Cafe, Cucina Stellina, Reyes Cafe, Toby's, and Cowgirl Creamery. Nearby entertainment is at Rancho Nicasio, the Dance Palace, Old Western Saloon, Smileys Saloon, and the Bolinas Museum.

Contact us

Speaks: english, danish



  • View from Great Room

    View from Great Room

  • Kitchen


  • Dock


  • Spa


  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • View out window

    View out window

  • Living room and fireplace

    Living room and fireplace

  • Master bedroom; TV is now mounted on wall

    Master bedroom; TV is now mounted on wall

  • Home from dock

    Home from dock

  • Master bedroom with King bed and fireplace

    Master bedroom with King bed and fireplace

  • Media room

    Media room

  • Queen bed in second bedroom

    Queen bed in second bedroom

  • Breakfast table and stools

    Breakfast table and stools

  • Dining area and kitchen

    Dining area and kitchen

  • Second bathroom

    Second bathroom

  • Ten-mile beach at nearby Point Reyes

    Ten-mile beach at nearby Point Reyes

VRBO #360090

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Date last modified - Tuesday, May 05, 2015

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Minimum stay: 2 nights
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, danish
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  • Calendar last updated 04/22/2015
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