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Tranquility on the Bay in Marin - Renovated Waterfront Home

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Last updated: 12/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Marshall guest house 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

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Hot Tub:

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

              • Jacuzzi
              • Outdoor Hot Tub
              • Spa Whirlpool
              • Whirlpool

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card


                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 19 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Wet Season
                  Nov 3 - Apr 30, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $325 $395
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $2,100 $7,500

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

                  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 $75 per night, per additional guest

                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $2,100 $7,500
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Cleaning Fee $90 + tax
                  • Holiday Charge $100 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Tax Rate 10%


                  $50 holiday surcharge

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                  Last updated: 12/15/2014
                  Check availability
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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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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                  $325 - $450 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 12/15/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Member since: 2011
                  Speaks: english, danish
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                  • Response rate: 100%
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/15/2014
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                  Marshall #360090

                  3 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 6

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